Online Tution   »   CBSE Syllabus - Class 9,10, 11,...   »   CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus

CBSE Class 12 Political Science  Syllabus 2022-23 Pdf Download

Class 12 Political Science  Syllabus 2022-23

The Central Board of Secondary Education has recently released the CBSE Class 12 Political Science  Syllabus 2021-23 on its official website. We have provided the CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2022-23 in a detailed manner on this page to save the efforts of students.   The students must go through the entire CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2022-23  given on this page and bookmark this page to get all the latest updates from CBSE.

Class 12 Political Science  Syllabus 2022-23 PDF Download

Class 12 Political Science  Syllabus 2022-23 PDF


Class 12 Political Science  Syllabus 2022-23: Exam Structure

Here we have given the structure of CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2022-23. CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2023 is divided into 2 parts. These are -Part A: Contemporary World Politics, and Part B: Politics in India since Independence.Check the table below to know the marks break up of each unit of CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2022-23

Part A: Contemporary World Politics


Units Contents Marks
1 The End of Bipolarity 8
2 New Centres of Power 12
3 Contemporary South Asia
4 United Nations and its Organizations 10
5 Security in Contemporary World
6 Environment and Natural Resources 10
7 Globalization
Total 40


Part B: Politics in India since Independence


Units Contents Marks
1 Challenges of Nation-Building 08
2 Planned Development
3 India’s Foreign Policy 08
4 Parties and Party System in India 12
5   Democratic Resurgence
6   Regional Aspirations 12
7   Indian Politics: Recent Trends and Development
Total 40

Class 12 Political Science  Syllabus 2022-23: Unit wise

Part A: Contemporary World Politics

Unit 1 : The End of Bipolarity

Disintegration of Soviet Union, Unipolar World, Middle East Crisis – Afghanistan,
Gulf War, Democratic Politics and Democratization – CIS and the 21st Century
(Arab Spring).

Unit 2: New Centres of Power

European Union, ASEAN, SAARC, BRICS. Nations: Russia, China,
Israel, India, Japan and South Korea.

Unit 3:  Contemporary South Asia

Conflicts and efforts for Peace Democratization in South Asia ,Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives.

Unit 4: United Nations and its Organizations

Principal Organs, Key Agencies: UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO, ILO, Security Council
and the Need for its Expansion.
5 Security in Contemporary World
Security: Meaning and Type; Terrorism.

Unit 6 : Environment and Natural Resources

Environmental Movements, Global Warming and Climate Change, Conservation
of Natural Resources.

Unit 7:  Globalization

Globalization: Meaning, Manifestation and Debates.

Part B: Politics in India since Independence

Unit 1 Challenges of Nation-Building

Nation and Nation Building. Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel and Integration of States.
Nehru’s approach to nation-building; Legacy of partition: challenge of ‘refugee’
Resettlement, the Kashmir problem. Political conflicts over language. Linguistic
Organisation of States.

Unit 2 : Planned Development

Changing nature of India’s Economic Development Planning Commission and
Five Year Plans, National Development Council, NITI Aayog.

Unit 3:  India’s Foreign Policy

Principles of Foreign Policy; India’s Changing Relations with Other Nations: US,Russia, China, Israel; India’s Relations with its Neighbours: Pakistan, Bangladesh,
Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Myanmar; India’s Nuclear Programme.

Unit 4:  Parties and Party System in India

One Party Dominance, Bi-Party System, Multi-Party Coalition System.

Unit 5:  Democratic Resurgence

Jaya Prakash Narayan and Total Revolution, Ram Manohar Lohia and Socialism,
Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya and Integral Humanism, National Emergency,
Democratic Upsurges – Participation of the Adults, Backwards and Youth.

Unit 6 : Regional Aspirations

Rise of regional parties. Punjab Crisis. The Kashmir Issue, Movements for Autonomy.

Unit 7: Indian Politics

Recent Trends and Development
Era of Coalitions, National Front, United Front, United Progressive Alliance (UPA)– I & II, National Democratic Alliance (NDA) I, II, III & IV, Issues of Development
and Governance.

Class 12 Political Science  Syllabus 2022-23: Project 

1. The Project work will be implemented for 20 Marks.
2. Out of 20 marks, 10 marks are to be allotted to viva voce and 10 marks for project work.
3. For class XII, the evaluation for 20 marks project work should be done jointly by the internal as well as the external examiners.
4. The project can be individual/pair/group of 4-5 each. The Project can be made on any of the topics given in
the syllabus of a particular class.
5. The suggestive list of activities for project work is as follows: –
Role Play, Skit, Presentation, Model, Field Survey, Mock Drills/Mock Event etc.
6. The teacher should give enough time for preparation of the Project Work. The topics for Project Work
taken up by the student must be discussed by the teacher in classroom.

Guidelines for Political Science Subject Project Work:

Objectives of the project work

The objectives of the project work are to enable learners to:
•probe deeper into theoretical concepts learnt in classes XII
•analyse and evaluate real-world economic scenarios using theoretical constructs and
•demonstrate the learning of economic theory
• follow up aspects of economics in which learners have interest
• develop the communication skills to argue logically

Role of the teacher:

The teacher plays a critical role in developing thinking skills of the learners. A teacher should:
 help each learner select the topic based on recently published extracts from the news
media, government policies, RBI bulletin, NITI Aayog reports, IMF/World Bank reports
etc., after detailed discussions and deliberations of the topic
 play the role of a facilitator and supervisor to monitor the project work of the learner
through periodic discussions
 guide the research work in terms of sources for the relevant data
 educate learner about plagiarism and the importance of quoting the source of the
information to ensure authenticity of research work
 prepare the learner for the presentation of the project work
 arrange a presentation of the project file

Steps involved in the conduct of the project:

Students may work upon the following lines as a suggested flow chart:
1. Choose a Title/Topic
2. Need of the Study, Objective of the Study
3. Hypothesis
4. Content -Timeline, Mind maps, Pictures, etc. (Organization of Material/Data Present Material/Data)
5. Analyzing the Material/Data for Conclusion
6. Draw the Relevant Conclusion

7. Bibliography

Expected Checklist for the Project Work

→ Introduction of topic/title
→ Identifying the causes, events, consequences and/or remedies
→ Various stakeholders and effect on each of them
→ Advantages and disadvantages of situations or issues identified
→ Short-term and long-term implications of strategies suggested during research
→ Validity, reliability, appropriateness, and relevance of data used for research work and for
presentation in the project file
→ Presentation and writing that is succinct and coherent in project file
→ Citation of the materials referred to, in the file in footnotes, resources section, bibliography

Assessment of Project Work:

→ Project Work has broadly the following phases: Synopsis/ Initiation, Data Collection, Data
Analysis and Interpretation, Conclusion.
→ The aspects of the project work to be covered by students can be assessed during the academic year.
→ 20 marks assigned for Project Work can be divided in the following manner

The teacher will assess the progress of the project work in the following manner:

Month  Periodic   Work Assessment Rubrics Marks  

April -July

Instructions about Project

Guidelines, Background reading

Discussions on Theme and

Selection of the Final Topic,

Initiation/ Synopsis

Introduction, Statement of Purpose/Need and objectives of the study, Hypothesis/Research Question, Review of Literature, Presentation of Evidence, Methodology, Questionnaire, Data Collection. 6

August –


Planning and organization:

forming an action plan, feasibility, or baseline study,

Updating/modifying the action plan, Data Collection

Significance and relevance of the topic; challenges encountered while conducting the research.  5



November –


Content/data analysis and interpretation.

Conclusion, Limitations,

Suggestions, Bibliography,

Annexures and overall

Content analysis and its relevance in the current scenario.

Conclusion, Limitations, Bibliography, Annexures and Overall Presentation.

presentation of the project.



Final Assessment and VIVA by both Internal and External


External/ Internal Viva based on the project     4
  TOTAL 20 


Suggestive Topics

Students can choose any topic related to the syllabus.
 Assessment will be done by external examiner in coordination with internal examiner and the date of
Project Assessment will be fixed by CBSE in the month of February/March 2023.


•At the end, each learner will present the research work in the Project File to the External and Internal examiner.
•The questions should be asked from the Research Work/ Project File of the learner.
• The Internal Examiner should ensure that the study submitted by the learner is his/her own
original work.
• In case of any doubt, authenticity should be checked and verified. *

Class 12 Political Science  Syllabus 2022-23: Prescribed Books:

1. Contemporary World Politics, Class XII, Published by NCERT
2. Politics in India since Independence, Class XII, Published by NCERT
3. Reference Material available with this document

Class 12 Political Science  Syllabus 2022-23:FAQs

Q. Will CBSE conduct CBSE Class 12 Exam 2023 annually?
Yes, CBSE has recently announced that from the next session CBSE will conduct annual board exams.
Q. Where I can get CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus 2023?
You can get CBSE Class 12 Political  Science Syllabus 2023 from this page. To get the syllabus of other subjects the students can visit the official website of Adda247 School.

Sharing is caring!

Thank You, Your details have been submitted we will get back to you.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.