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CBSE Class 12 Sociology Syllabus & Marks Distribution 2017-18

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Unit-wise marks for CBSE Class 12 Sociology





Indian Society


Introducing Indian Society (Non-evaluative)


Demographic Structure & Indian Society


Social Institutions-Continuity and change


Market as a Social Institution


Pattern of Social Inequality and Exclusion


Challenges of Cultural Diversity


Suggestions for Project Work (Non-evaluative)



Change and Development in Indian Society


Structural Change


CBSE Class 12 Sociology Syllabus


  • Unit 1: Introducing Indian Society Colonialism, Nationalism, Class and Community
  • Unit 2: Demographic Structure And Indian Society

Rural-Urban Linkages and Divisions

  • Unit 3: Social Institutions: Continuity & Change

Family and Kinship
The Caste System

  • Unit 4: Market As A Social Institution

Market as a Social Institution

  • Unit 5: Pattern of Social Inquality & Exclusion

Caste Prejudice, Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes
Marginalization of Tribal Communities
The Struggle for Women’s Equality
The Protection of Religious Minorities
Caring for the Differently Abled

  • Unit 6: The Challenges Of Cultural Diversity

Problems of Communalism, Regionalism, Casteism & Patriarchy
Role of the State in a Plural and Unequal Society
What We Share

  • Unit 7: Suggestions For Project Work


  • Unit 8: Structural Change

Colonialism, Industrialization, Urbanization.

  • Unit 9: Cultural Change

Modernization, Westernization, Sanskritisation, Secularization .
Social Reform Movements & Laws

  • Unit 10 : The Story Of Democracy

The Constitution as an instrument of Social Change
Parties, Pressure Groups and Democratic Politics
Panchayati Raj and the Challenges of Social Transformation

  • Unit 11: Change And Development In Rural Society

Land Reforms, Green Revolution and Agrarian Society

  • Unit 12: Change And Development In Industrial Society

From Planned Industrialization to Liberalization
Changes in the Class Structure

  • Unit 13: Globalisation And Social Change
  • Unit 14: Mass Media And Communication Process
  • Unit 15: Social Movements

Class-Based Movements: Workers, Peasants.
Caste-Based Movements: Dalit Movement, Backward Castes, Trends in Upper Caste Responses.
Women’s Movements in Independent India.
Tribal Movements.
Environmental Movements.

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