CBSE Class 12 Sociology Syllabus

Sociology is an optional subject for class 12 CBSE students. The Central Board of Secondary Education has released the syllabus of Sociology for class 12. Candidates can get the syllabus from cbse.nic.in. The entire syllabus is divided into two parts, i.e. in Theory part and in the practical part. Candidates will be given 3 hours to complete the exam of the entire theory part.

Sections and Units

There are two sections in the theory part i.e. A and B. The name of the sections is Indian Society (Section A) and Change and Development in Indian Society (Section B). The sections are further subdivided into various units. In the theory part, there are a total of 15 units. Section A is having 7 units and the rest of the 8 units are from Section B. The name of the units from Unit 1 to Unit 15 units are Introducing Indian Society, The Demographic Structure of Indian Society, Social Institutions-Continuity and Change, Market as a Social Institution, Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion, Challenges of Cultural Diversity, Suggestions for Project Work, Structural Change, Cultural Change, The Story of Indian Democracy, Change and Development in Rural Society, Change and Development in Industrial Society, Globalization and Social Change, Mass Media and Communications, and Social Movements.


There are three sections in the practical part also. The sections are known as Project (undertaken during the academic year at school level), Viva – based on the project work, and Research design. The name of the units under these sections are Statement of the purpose, Methodology / Technique, Conclusion, Overall format, Research Question/Hypothesis, Choice of technique, the Detailed procedure for implementation of the technique, Limitations of the above technique.

Marks Distribution

CBSE has also decided the weightage of the marks for every unit. The units one and seven are no-evaluative. But unit two contains 6 marks, unit three 6 marks, unit four 6 marks, unit five 6 marks, unit six 8 marks, and from unit eight to unit fifteen, the distributions of the marks each unit contain 6 marks.

The CBSE board has also defined the number of periods in which the syllabus should be finished. So, according to the pdf released by CBSE, the teachers of the various schools affiliated with CBSE should complete the entire syllabus within 200 periods.

As per the latest news, the CBSE Date Sheet 2019 is expected to be out in the fourth week of December 2018. First of all, the exams for the vocational subjects will be held then the students of core subjects will be able to appear for the board exams. On the basis of the circular sent by CBSE, the students may enroll in the exams after February 15, 2019.