CBSE Class 11 Syllabus For Academic Year 2020-21

CBSE Class 11 Syllabus : Class 11 is a very crucial class as the syllabus and concepts used in Class 11 are the basis of syllabus for various competitive examinations like NEET, JEE etc. Class 11 is the first step into the path which you have decided for yourself. Students varying in their interest opt for Science, Commerce and Humanities after Class 10. The selected stream of your choice will decide the upcoming syllabus and also your future. Science stream has different syllabus and so does the others. Concepts and basics taught in Class 11 are very important as the weightage of questions from Class 11 and 12 in the competitive exams are almost equal. Studying thoroughly with clear concepts will increase your chances of getting good grades.

As due to the Covid-19 pandemic and shutting down of schools all over the country, it has affected the studies of students. Due to this reason, CBSE has decided to reduce syllabus in each subject of Class 11.


CBSE Class 11 Syllabus for All Subjects

Central Board of Secondary Education frames and design Class 11 syllabus. The syllabus is also beneficial for those students who are preparing for competitive examinations. CBSE Class 11 detailed syllabus is available here. Syllabus of all three streams is available here. Class 11 can find the complete revised syllabus of all subjects.

Importance of CBSE Class 11 Syllabus

Importance of class 11 syllabus is described in few points below:

  • It included an overview of syllabus and topics for the particular academic session
  • It works as a guide for teachers as well as students
  • It works as a tracking help as students can find out the percentage of syllabus completed
  • Syllabus will also help the students in providing information on assignments and practicals assigned and allotted in the particular academic session
  • Knowing and following a planned study flow, it will give extra confidence to students while attempting the exam

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 Ques 1. What are the compulsory subjects for class 11 Science stream?

Answer 1. The compulsory subjects for class 11 are:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • English

These 3 subjects are compulsory for all three streams. These are the compulsory subjects which students are required to attempt in any stream.


Ques 2. What are the optional subjects for class 11 science stream?

Answer 2. Optional subjects for class 11 are as follows:

  • Computer/Biology
  • Physical Education/ Mathematics


Students in science stream can opt Biology (PCB) or mathematics(PCM) as an optional subject or they can opt both as PCMB. Students can also opt for physical education or computer science as fifth subject in class 11.


Ques 3. What are the compulsory subjects for class 11 Commerce stream?

Answer 3. The compulsory subjects for Class 11 commerce stream are:-

  • Accountancy
  • Business studies
  • Economics
  • English

There are 4 compulsory subjects for class 11 and students can opt for any optional subject as their fifth subject. There are many options to select from like Mathematics, Psychology, Physical Education, Fine Arts, Computer science etc.


Ques 4. What are the compulsory subjects for class 11 Humanities stream?

Answer 4. The compulsory subjects for Class 11 humanities stream are:-

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Computers

These are the three compulsory subjects of humanities stream. 2 subjects are taken as optionals.

Optional subjects available for humanities are:

  • Geography
  • History
  • Civics
  • Political science
  • Sociology
  • English literature
  • Hindi literature
  • Sanskrit literature
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Physical education



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