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Maharashtra State Board HSC Biology Syllabus, Pattern and Marks Allotment

Jun 5, 2018 19:31 IST
    Maharashtra Board HSC Biology Syllabus
    Maharashtra Board HSC Biology Syllabus

    Maharashtra State Board for Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) has prescribed the syllabus and paper pattern of HSC Biology subject for students who will be studying in Class 11th and Class 12th. The Biology subjects can be selected as an elective subject of the seven subjects to be studied by students at higher secondary level. The Maharashtra Board HSC Biology question paper has been given weightage of 70 marks for Theory Paper and 30 marks for Practical Paper.

    • The syllabus of HSC Biology subject has been designed under the supervision of Council of Boards of School Education in India (COBSE).
    • Maharashtra Board HSC Biology paper has been revised so that students appearing for national level entrance exam like National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), AIIMS MBBS etc.
    • The syllabus for Biology subject including Botany and Zoology has been prescribed by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has been divided in to two equal parts for Class 11th and 12th of Higher Secondary level of Maharashtra State Board of SSC and HSC Education.

    Maharashtra Board HSC Biology Syllabus for Class 11th

    Botany:

    Units

    Chapters

    Unit 1 Diversity in Living World

     

    Chapter 1 - Diversity in organisms

    Chapter 2 - Kingdom Plantae

    Unit 2 Structure and function of cell

     

    Chapter 3 - Biology of cell

    Chapter 4 - Cell Division

    Unit 3 Structural organization in plants

    Chapter 5 - Morphology of Plants

    Unit 4 Plant Physiology

     

    Chapter 6 - Plant Water Relations and Mineral Nutrition

    Chapter 7 - Plant Growth and Development

    Zoology:

    Units

    Chapters

    Unit 1 Diversity in Living World

    Chapter 8 - Kingdom Animalia

    Unit 2 Structure and function of cell

    Chapter 9 - Organization of Cell

    Unit 3 Structural organization in Animals

    Chapter 10 - Study of Animal Tissues

    Chapter 11 - Study of Animal Type

    Unit 4 Human Physiology

    Chapter 12 - Human Nutrition

    Chapter 13 - Human Respiration

    Chapter 14 - Human skeleton and Locomotion

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    Maharashtra Board HSC Biology Syllabus for Class 12th

    Botany:

    Units

    Chapters

    Unit 1: Genetics and Evolution

    Chapter 1 - Genetic Basis of Inheritance

    Chapter 2 - Gene: its nature, expression and regulation

    Unit 2: Biotechnology and its application

    Chapter 3 - Biotechnology: Process and Application

    Unit 3: Biology and Human Welfare

    Chapter 4 - Enhancement in Food Production

    Chapter 5 - Microbes in Human Welfare

    Unit 4: Plant Physiology

    Chapter 6 – Photosynthesis

    Chapter 7 - Respiration

    Unit 5: Reproduction in Organisms

    Chapter 8 - Reproduction in Plants

    Unit 6: Ecology and Environment

    Chapter 9: Organisms and Environment -I

    Zoology:

    Units

    Chapters

    Unit 1: Genetics and Evolution

    Chapter 10 - Origin and the Evolution of Life

    Chapter 11 - Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance

    Unit 2: Biotechnology and its application

    Chapter 12- Genetic Engineering and Genomics

    Unit 3: Biology and Human Welfare

    Chapter 13- Human Health and Diseases

    Chapter 14- Animal Husbandry

    Unit 4: Human Physiology

    Chapter 15- Circulation

    Chapter 16- Excretion and osmoregulation

    Chapter 17- Control and Co-ordination

    Unit 5: Reproduction in Organisms

    Chapter 18- Human Reproduction

    Unit 6: Ecology and Environment

    Chapter 19-Organisms and Environment-II

    Type of questions –

    1. Multiple Choices Based Questions
    2. Very Short Answer type questions
    3. Short Answer I
    4. Short Answer II
    5. Long Answer type questions

    Marking Scheme –

    • The MCQs and VSA type of questions carry 1 mark
    • Short Answer Type I questions carry 2 marks
    • Short Answer Type II questions carry 3 marks
    • Long Answer Type questions carry 5 marks

    Difficulty level of HSC Biology question paper –

    The difficulty level of questions has been decided as under –

    • Most difficulty question – 20%
    • Average difficulty questions -50%
    • Easy questions – 30%

    Moreover, the students are tested for their knowledge and skills as per the weightage given below – 

    • Concept knowledge has been given weightage of 30%
    • Subject understanding has been given 40% weightage
    • Skills of Knowledge Application has been given 30% weightage

    The marks for each chapter of HSC Biology subject has been allotted as under –

    Chapter-wise Marks Allotment for Class 11 Biology:

    Chapters

    Marks

    Chapter 1 - Diversity in organisms

    2

    Chapter 2 - Kingdom Plantae

    3

    Chapter 3 - BioBiology of cell

    5

    Chapter 4 - Cell Division

    5

    Chapter 5 - Morphology of Plants

    10

    Chapter 6 - Plant Water Relations and Mineral Nutrition

    5

    Chapter 7 - Plant Growth and Development

    5

    Chapter 8 - Kingdom Animalia

    5

    Chapter 9 - Organization of Cell

    5

    Chapter 10 - Study of Animal Tissues

    5

    Chapter 11 - Study of Animal Type

    5

    Chapter 12 - Human Nutrition

    5

    Chapter 13 - Human Respiration

    5

    Chapter 14 - Human skeleton and Locomotion

    5

    Total

    70

    Chapter-wise Marks Allotment for Class 12th Biology –

    Chapters

    Marks

    Genetics Basis of Inheritance

    5

    Gene: Its nature, Expression and Regulation

    4

    Biotechnology: Process and Application

    3

    Enhancement in Food Production

    3

    Microbes in Human Welfare

    3

    Photosynthesis

    5

    Respiration

     5

    Reproduction in Plants

    4

    Organism and Environment – I

    3

    Origin and the Evolution of Life

    3

    Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance

    3

    Genetic Engineering and Genomics

    2

    Human Health and Diseases

    2

    Animal Husbandry

    2

    Circulation

    6

    Excretion and osmoregulation

    4

    Control and Co-ordination

    5

    Human Reproduction

    5

    Organisms and Environment-II

    3

    Total

    70

     

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