CBSE Releases Class 12 Syllabus for Geography

The Central Board of Secondary Education has released the Class 12 Geography syllabus. Candidates who are pursuing class 12 from CBSE and have opted the Geography subject can download the syllabus from cbse.nic.in. It is available in the pdf format. In the file, the candidates can check the name of the sections, units, maximum marks decided for each section and the number of periods in which the entire syllabus should be completed.

Geography syllabus has been divided into three major parts, Part A, Part B, and Part C. The name of the first part is Fundamentals of Human Geography, the second part is India: People and Economy and the third part is Practical Work. These parts are further subdivided into the various units. Part A has five units and map work. Part B is also having five units and map work. There are three units in the Part C. So, there are a total of 10 units in the theory portion and three units in the practical portion. For the theory portion, the name of the units from one to ten is Human Geography, People, Human Activities, Transport, Communication, and Trade, Human Settlements, People (India), Human Settlements (India), Resources and Development, Transport, Communication, and International Trade, and Geographical Perspective on selected issues and problems. For the practical portion, the three units are Processing of Data and Thematic Mapping, Field study or Spatial Information Technology, and Practical Record Book and Viva Voce.


For all these units, CBSE has defined the number of periods in which the units should be completed. According to the Central Board of Secondary Education, Part A should be finished within 90 periods, Part B within 90 periods and Part C within 40 periods. Talking in terms of the units, the unit one should be completed into 5 periods, unit two 18 periods, unit three 28 periods, unit four 24 periods, unit five 10 periods, unit six 15 periods, unit seven 10 periods, unit eight 30 periods, unit nine 15 periods, unit ten 15 periods. For the practical part, the first unit should be covered within 25 periods, unit two within 15 periods.

Along with the number of periods, the board has also defined the maximum marks for each unit. It means, it has also been defined that form which unit how many marks’ questions will be asked. So, from unit to ten, the distribution of marks is defined as Unit one to five are having 35 marks, unit six to unit ten contain 35 marks and 30 marks have been given for practical work.

As per the latest news, the CBSE Board Date Sheet 2019 is expected to be released in the fourth week of December 2018. Students will be able to appear for the exam after February 15, 2019. The candidates who have selected the vocational subjects will be able to appear for the board exams in the month of February 2019 while for the core subjects, the exams will be held in the month of March 2019.