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CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2018 - 2019

CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 Political Science is available here. It contains important details like CBSE Class 12 Political Science 2018-19 question paper format, prescribed books etc. You can also download the latest CBSE Syllabus for political science with the help of download link given in this article.

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CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2018 - 2019
CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2018 - 2019

Class 12 Political Science Syllabus for CBSE Board Exam 2019 is available here for download in PDF format. Besides course structure, it also contains important details like question paper design, prescribed textbook etc. You can download this syllabus in PDF format with the help of download link given at the end of this article.

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Important portions of the CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2018-19 are given below

Details of Units and their weightage in CBSE 12th Political Science board exam 2018 – 19

Units

 

Marks

Part A: Contemporary World Politics

 

1

Cold War Era

 

14

2

The End of bipolarity

3

US Hegemony in World Politics

 

 

16

4

Alternative centres of Power

5

Contemporary South Asia

6

International Organizations

 

10

7

Security in Contemporary World

8

Environment and Natural Resources

 

10

9

Globalisation

 

Total

50

Part B: Politics in India since Independence

 

10

Challenges of Nation-Building

 

 

16

11

Era of One-party Dominance

12

Politics of Planned Development

13

India's External relations

6

14

Challenges to the Congress System

 

12

15

Crisis of the Democratic Order

16

Rise of Popular Movements

 

 

16

17

Regional aspirations

18

Recent Developments in Indian Politics

 

Total

50

COURSE CONTENTS

Part A: Contemporary World Politics

1

Cold War Era

Emergence of two power blocs after the second world war. Arenas of the cold war. Challenges to Bipolarity: Non Aligned Movement, quest for new international economic order.

India and the cold war.

2

The End of Bipolarity

New entities in world politics: Russia, Balkan states and Central Asian states, Introduction of democratic politics and capitalism in post-communist regimes. India's relations with Russia and other post-communist countries.

3

US Hegemony in World Politics

Growth of unilateralism: Afghanistan, first Gulf War, response to 9/11 and attack on Iraq.

Dominance and challenge to the US in economy and ideology. India's renegotiation of its relationship with the USA.

4

Alternative Centres of Power

Rise of China as an economic power in post-Maoera, creation and expansion of European Union, ASEAN. India's changing relations with China.

5

Contemporary South Asia in the Post-Cold War Era

Democratisation in Pakistan and Nepal. Ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, Impact of economic globalization on the region. Conflicts and efforts for peace in South Asia. India's relations with its neighbours.

6

International Organizations

Restructuring and the future of the UN. India's position in the restructured UN. Rise of new international actors: new international economic organisations, NGOs. How democratic and accountable are the new institutions of global governance?

7

Security in Contemporary World

Traditional concerns of security and politics of disarmament. Non-traditional or human security: global poverty, health and education. Issues of human rights and migration.

 

8

Environment and Natural Resources

Environment movement and evolution of global environmental norms. Conflicts over traditional and common property resources. Rights of indigenous people. India's stand in global environmental debates.

9

Globalisation

Economic, cultural and political manifestations. Debates on the nature of consequences of globalisation. Anti-globalisation movements. India as an arena of globalization and struggle against it.

Part B: Politics in India since Independence

10

Challenges of Nation- Building

Nehru's approach to nation-building; Legacy of partition: challenge of 'refugee' resettlement, the Kashmir problem. Organisation and reorganization of states; Political conflicts over language.

11

Era of One-Party Dominance

First three general elections, nature of Congress dominance at the national level, uneven dominance at the state level, coalitional nature of Congress. Major opposition parties.

12

Politics of Planned Development

Five year plans, expansion of state sector and the rise of new economic interests. Famine and suspension of five year plans. Green revolution and its political fallouts.

13

India's External Relations

Nehru's foreign policy. Sino-Indian war of 1962, Indo-Pak war of 1965 and 1971. India's nuclear programme. Shifting alliance in world politics.

14

Challenges to the Congress System

Political succession after Nehru. Non-Congressism and electoral upset of 1967, Congress split and reconstitution, Congress' victory in 1971 elections, politics of 'garibi hatao'.

15

Crisis of the Democratic Order

Search for 'committed' bureaucracy and judiciary. Navnirman movement in Gujarat and the Bihar movement. Emergency: context, constitutional and extra-constitutional dimensions, resistance to emergency. 1977 elections and the formation of Janata Party. Rise of civil liberties organisations.

16

Popular Movements in India

Farmers' movements, Women's movement, Environment and Development-affected people's movements. Implementation of Mandal Commission report and its aftermath.

17

Regional Aspirations

Rise of regional parties. Punjab crisis and the anti Sikh riots of 1984. The Kashmir situation. Challenges and responses in the North East.

18

Recent Developments in Indian politics

Participatory upsurge in1990s. Rise of the JD and the BJP. Increasing role of regional parties and coalition politics. Coalition governments:

NDA (1998 - 2004)

UPA (2004 - 2014) NDA (2014 onwards)

Prescribed Books:

1. Contemporary World Politics, Class XII, Published by NCERT

2. Politics in India since Independence, Class XII, Published by NCERT

Note: The above textbooks are also available in Hindi and Urdu versions.

Other important details such as CBSE class 12 Political Science question paper design, weightage or the distribution of marks over the different dimensions paper are available in PDF of the syllabus.

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