CBSE Class 12 Maths Syllabus 2019 - 2020 & Links of Important Important Resources

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CBSE Class 12 Maths Syllabus 2019-20
CBSE Class 12 Maths Syllabus 2019-20

CBSE Class 12 Maths Syllabus 2019-20 is available here for download in PDF format. Major changes have been observed in the exam pattern and the new CBSE Syllabus 2019-20 of Class 12 Maths. Students can download Class 12 Maths Syllabus 2019-20 with the help of download link given at the end of this article.

CBSE Class 12 Maths Sample Paper 2020 (Issued by CBSE): Download PDF

CBSE 12th Date Sheet 2020: CBSE Time Table 2020 for Science, Commerce, Arts & Other

Most important portion of CBSE Class 12 Maths Syllabus 2019-20 is given below:

Unit Name

Number of Periods


I. Relations and Functions



II. Algebra



III. Calculus



IV. Vectors and Three - Dimensional Geometry



V. Linear Programming



VI. Probability






Internal Assessment



Unit-I: Relations and Functions

1. Relations and Functions (15 Periods)

Types of relations: reflexive, symmetric, transitive and equivalence relations. One to one and onto functions, composite functions, inverse of a function.

2. Inverse Trigonometric Functions 15 Periods

Definition, range, domain, principal value branch. Graphs of inverse trigonometric

Functions Elementary properties of inverse trigonometric functions.

List of Books Recommended for CBSE Class 12 Maths

• NCERT for Class 12 Mathematics: All Chapters (With Solution)

• NCERT Exemplar for Class 12 Mathematics - All Chapters (With Solution)

• Mathematics for Class 12 by R D Sharma (Volume 1 & 2): 2019-2020 Session

Unit-II: Algebra

1. Matrices (25 Periods)

Concept, notation, order, equality, types of matrices, zero and identity matrix, transpose of a matrix, symmetric and skew symmetric matrices. Operation on matrices: Addition and multiplication and multiplication with a scalar. Simple properties of addition, multiplication and scalar multiplication.

Non- commutativity of multiplication of matrices and existence of non-zero matrices whose product is the zero matrix (restrict to square matrices of order 2).Concept of elementary row and column operations. Invertible matrices and proof of the uniqueness of inverse, if it exists; (Here all matrices will have real entries).

2. Determinants (25 Periods)

Determinant of a square matrix (up to 3 x 3 matrices), properties of determinants, minors, co-factors and applications of determinants in finding the area of a triangle. Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix. Consistency, inconsistency and number of solutions of system of linear equations by examples, solving system of linear equations in two or three variables (having unique solution) using inverse of a matrix.

Unit-III: Calculus

1. Continuity and Differentiability (20 Periods)

Continuity and differentiability, derivative of composite functions, chain rule, derivative of inverse trigonometric functions, derivative of implicit functions. Concept of exponential and logarithmic functions.

Derivatives of logarithmic and exponential functions. Logarithmic differentiation, derivative of functions expressed in parametric forms. Second order derivatives. Rolle’s and Lagrange's Mean Value Theorems (without proof) and their geometric interpretation.

2. Applications of Derivatives (10 Periods)

Applications of derivatives: rate of change of bodies, increasing/decreasing functions, tangents and normals, use of derivatives in approximation, maxima and minima (first derivative test motivated geometrically and second derivative test given as a provable tool). Simple problems (that illustrate basic principles and understanding of the subject as well as real-life situations).

3. Integrals (20 Periods)

Integration as inverse process of differentiation.Integration of a variety of functions by substitution, by partial fractions and by parts, Evaluation of simple integrals of the following types and problems based on them.

CBSE Class 12 Maths Syllabus 2019-20

Definite integrals as a limit of a sum, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (without proof).Basic properties of definite integrals and evaluation of definite integrals.

4. Applications of the Integrals (15 Periods)

Applications in finding the area under simple curves, especially lines, circles/ parabolas/ellipses (in standard form only), Area between any of the two above said curves (the region should be clearly identifiable).

5. Differential Equations (15 Periods)

Definition, order and degree, general and particular solutions of a differential equation. formation of differential equation whose general solution is given. Solution of differential equations by method of separation of variables, solutions of homogeneous differential equations of first order and first degree. Solutions of linear differential equation of the type:

(dy/dx) + py = q, where p and q are functions of x or constants.

(dx/dy) + px = q, where p and q are functions of y or constants.

Unit-IV: Vectors and Three-Dimensional Geometry

1. Vectors (15 Periods)

Vectors and scalars, magnitude and direction of a vector. Direction cosines and direction ratios of a vector. Types of vectors (equal, unit, zero, parallel and collinear vectors), position vector of a point, negative of a vector, components of a vector, addition of vectors, multiplication of a vector by a scalar, position vector of a point dividing a line segment in a given ratio. Definition, Geometrical

Interpretation, properties and application of scalar (dot) product of vectors, vector (cross) product of vectors, scalar triple product of vectors.

2. Three - dimensional Geometry (15 Periods)

Direction cosines and direction ratios of a line joining two points. Cartesian equation and vector equation of a line, coplanar and skew lines, shortest distance between two lines. Cartesian and vector equation of a plane.Angle between (i) two lines, (ii) two planes, (iii) a line and a plane. Distance of a point from a plane.

Unit-V: Linear Programming

1. Linear Programming (20 Periods)

Introduction, related terminology such as constraints, objective function, optimization, different types of linear programming (L.P.) problems, mathematical formulation of L.P. problems, graphical method of solution for problems in two variables, feasible and infeasible regions (bounded or unbounded), feasible and infeasible solutions, optimal feasible solutions (up to three non-trivial constraints).

Unit-VI: Probability

1. Probability (30 Periods)

Conditional probability, multiplication theorem on probability, independent events, total probability, Bayes’ theorem, Random variable and its probability distribution, mean and variance of random variable.

Prescribed Books for CBSE Class 12Maths:

Mathematics Part I - Textbook for Class XII, NCERT Publication

Mathematics Part II - Textbook for Class XII, NCERT Publication

Mathematics Exemplar Problem for Class XII, Published by NCERT

Mathematics Lab Manual class XII, published by NCERT

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