CBSE Class 12 Physics Syllabus 2022-23 PDF Download (Updated)

Physics Syllabus Class 12 2022 - 2023: CBSE board's Class 12 Physics Syllabus has been revised for the current academic session 2022-23.  You can view and download the latest syllabus in PDF to know course content, practicals and examination scheme for Physics syllabus in class 12 under CBSE Board.

Download CBSE Class 12 Physics Syllabus 2022-2023 PDF here
Download CBSE Class 12 Physics Syllabus 2022-2023 PDF here

Physics Syllabus Class 12 2022 - 2023: CBSE Syllabus plays a major role in helping students prepare an effective study plan. In fact, the syllabus of each subject does not server as a roadmap for the students board examination but also for many competitive exams ahead.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the revised syllabus for the class 12th for the 2022-2023 session. We have provided below the revised CBSE Class 12 Physics Revised Syllabus which students may read and download in PDF.

This syllabus mentions the details of the course structure for the theory paper and the practical exams. Students must follow this latest syllabus to study the prescribed chapters and topics only and avoid the content dropped for the current academic session.

You can visit CBSE Class 12 Physics DELETED Syllabus to check the topics that have been removed from the syllabus for 2022-23. These topics would not be evaluated either in school assessments or board examination.

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CBSE Class 12 Physics Syllabus 2022-23 

Check CBSE Class 12 Physics Syllabus 2022-23 below:

CBSE Class 12 Physics Unit-wise Weightage of Marks


Name of the unit







Current Electricity



Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism



Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents


Electromagnetic Waves





Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter



Atoms and Nuclei


Electronic Devices








Check the following NCERT Resources

NCERT Book for Class 12 Physics

NCERT Solutions for Class 12 Physics

Unit 1: Electrostatics 

Chapter–1: Electric Charges and Fields

Electric charges, Conservation of charge, Coulomb's law-force between twopoint charges, forces between multiple charges; superposition principle and continuous charge distribution.

Electric field, electric field due to a point charge, electric field lines, electric dipole, electric field due to a dipole, torque on a dipole in uniform electric field.

Electric flux, statement of Gauss's theorem and its applications to find field due to infinitely long straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell (field inside and outside).

Chapter–2: Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance

Electric potential, potential difference, electric potential due to a point charge, a dipole and system of charges; equipotential surfaces, electrical potential energy of a system of two-point charges and of electric dipole in an electrostatic field.

Conductors and insulators, free charges and bound charges inside a conductor. Dielectrics and electric polarization, capacitors and capacitance, combination of capacitors in series and in parallel, capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates, energy stored in a capacitor (no derivation, formulae only).

Unit 2: Current Electricity 

Chapter–3: Current Electricity

Electric current, flow of electric charges in a metallic conductor, drift velocity, mobility and their relation with electric current; Ohm's law, V-I characteristics (linear and non-linear), electrical energy and power, electrical resistivity and conductivity, temperature dependence of resistance, Internal resistance of a cell, potential difference and emf of a cell, combination of cells in series and in parallel, Kirchhoff's rules, Wheatstone bridge.

Unit 3: Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

Chapter–4: Moving Charges and Magnetism

Concept of magnetic field, Oersted's experiment.

Biot - Savart law and its application to current carrying circular loop.

Ampere's law and its applications to infinitely long straight wire. Straight solenoid (only qualitative treatment), force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields.

Force on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field, force between two parallel current-carrying conductors-definition of ampere, torque experienced by a current loop in uniform magnetic field; Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment, moving coil galvanometerits current sensitivity and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter.

Chapter–5: Magnetism and Matter

Bar magnet, bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid (qualitative treatment only), magnetic field intensity due to a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) along its axis and perpendicular to its axis (qualitative treatment only), torque on a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) in a uniform magnetic field (qualitative treatment only), magnetic field lines.

Magnetic properties of materials- Para-, dia- and ferro - magnetic substances with examples, Magnetization of materials, effect of temperature on magnetic properties.

Unit 4: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

Chapter–6: Electromagnetic Induction

Electromagnetic induction; Faraday's laws, induced EMF and current; Lenz's Law, Self and mutual induction.

Chapter–7: Alternating Current

Alternating currents, peak and RMS value of alternating current/voltage; reactance and impedance; LCR series circuit (phasors only), resonance, power in AC circuits, power factor, wattless current. AC generator, Transformer.

Unit 5: Electromagnetic waves 

Chapter–8: Electromagnetic Waves

Basic idea of displacement current, Electromagnetic waves, their characteristics, their transverse nature (qualitative idea only). Electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, X-rays, gamma rays) including elementary facts about their uses.

Unit 6: Optics 

Chapter–9: Ray Optics and Optical Instruments

Ray Optics: Reflection of light, spherical mirrors, mirror formula, refraction of light, total internal reflection and optical fibers, refraction at spherical surfaces, lenses, thin lens formula, lens maker’s formula, magnification, power of a lens, combination of thin lenses in contact, refraction of light through a prism.

Optical instruments: Microscopes and astronomical telescopes (reflecting and refracting) and their magnifying powers.

Chapter–10: Wave Optics

Wave optics: Wave front and Huygen’s principle, reflection and refraction of plane wave at a plane surface using wave fronts. Proof of laws of reflection and refraction using Huygen’s principle. Interference, Young's double slit experiment and expression for fringe width (No derivation final expression only), coherent sources and sustained interference of light, diffraction due to a single slit, width of central maxima (qualitative treatment only).

Unit 7: Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter 

Chapter–11: Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter

Dual nature of radiation, Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard's observations; Einstein's photoelectric equation-particle nature of light.

Experimental study of photoelectric effect

Matter waves-wave nature of particles, de-Broglie relation.

Unit 8: Atoms and Nuclei

Chapter–12: Atoms

Alpha-particle scattering experiment; Rutherford's model of atom; Bohr model of hydrogen atom, Expression for radius of nth possible orbit, velocity and energy of electron in his orbit, of hydrogen line spectra (qualitative treatment only).

Chapter–13: Nuclei

Composition and size of nucleus, nuclear force

Mass-energy relation, mass defect; binding energy per nucleon and its variation with mass number; nuclear fission, nuclear fusion.

Unit 9: Electronic Devices

Chapter–14: Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits

Energy bands in conductors, semiconductors and insulators (qualitative ideas only) Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors- p and n type, p-n junction

Semiconductor diode - I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias, application of junction diode -diode as a rectifier.


CBSE Class 12 Physics Sample Paper 2022-23

CBSE Class 12 Physics Practical Evaluation Scheme:

CBSE Class 12 Physics Syllabus 2022-23: Practicals


Two experiments one from each section

7+7 Marks

Practical record [experiments and activities]

5 Marks

One activity from any section

3 Marks

Investigatory Project

3 Marks

Viva on experiments, activities, and project

5 Marks


30 marks


Download the practical syllabus from the following link to know the list of experiments and project work to be done in the 2022-23 session:

CBSE Class 12 Physics Practical Syllabus 2022-2023 (Download in PDF)

CBSE Class 12 Physics Prescribed Books:

1. Physics, Class XI, Part -I and II, Published by NCERT.

2. Physics, Class XII, Part -I and II, Published by NCERT.

3. Laboratory Manual of Physics for class XII Published by NCERT.

4. The list of other related books and manuals brought out by NCERT (consider multimedia also).

Note: The content indicated in NCERT textbooks as excluded for the year 2022-23 is not to be tested by schools and will not be assessed in the Board examinations 2022-23.

Students may download the full syllabus in PDF from the following link:

Download CBSE Class 12 Physics Syllabus 2022-2023 PDF

 All the best!



How to download CBSE Class 12 Physics Syllabus 2022-2023 in PDF?

To download CBSE Class 12 Physics Syllabus 2022-2023 in PDF, click on the link given towards the end of the article. You will be able to directly download the syllabus in PDF. You can also get CBSE Class 12 Physics practical syllabus for 2022-23.

How many units to study in the CBSE Class 12 Physics Syllabus 2022-23?

The CBSE Class 12 Physics syllabus has undergone some reduction in 2022-23. Now there are a total of 145 chapters to be studies under 9 units. However, you must check the list of deleted topics from each chapter and the practical syllabus to make sure that you are studying what is going to be evaluated.

How will CBSE Class 12 Board Physics Syllabus help students?

CBSE Class 12 Physics syllabus serves as a roadmap to your preparation for the upcoming board examination and also makes your preparation easier by keeping it organised and planned. You can check all the chapters and their respective unitwise marks weightage here. The Phyiscs practical exam details are also included. It will also help you analyze the contents of all chapters and proceed accordingly. It will help you complete the syllabus well in time before the pre-boards and board exam.
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