The CBSE and ISC boards have reduced the humanities syllabus for class 11 for the academic year 2021. As per the announcement made by the boards, nearly 30% of the syllabus has been reduced due to the non-functioning of schools. 

This post takes you through the detailed Class 11 Humanities Syllabus. You can also know the deleted topics this year and check the next year's syllabus below. 

CBSE Class 11 Humanities Syllabus 2020-21

History, Geography, Political Science, and English are mandatory 11th Humanities Subjects while Mathematics, Hindi, Physical Education, Home Science, Entrepreneurship, legal Studies, Fine Arts, and Economics are the optional subjects.

Check out the subject-wise 11th Humanities Syllabus PDF below and enhance your exam preparations.  

CBSE Class 11 History Syllabus

The new structure of the History subject holds a weightage of 80 marks for theory and 20 marks for the Project work. Check out the table below to know the revised syllabus for history.

Units Topics Periods Marks
1 Introduction to World History 3
Section A Early Societies 17 8
2 Introduction 2
3 Writing and City Life 15
Section B Empires 37 20
4 Introduction 7
5 An Empire Across Three Continents 15
6 Central Islamic Lands 15
Section C Changing Traditions 36 20
7 Introduction 7
8 Three Orders 14
9 Changing Cultural Traditions 15
Section D Paths to Modernization 52 28
10 Introduction 7
11 The Industrial Revolution 15
12 Displacing Indigenous People 15
13 Paths to Modernization 15
Map Work (Units 1 – 13) 10 4
Project Work 10 20
Total 165 100

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CBSE Class 11 Geography Syllabus

The theory holds 70 marks weightage and the project work holds 30 marks weightage. In Geography, you will study all information related to all the countries and continents in detail. 

The table below shows the revised Humanities class 11 CBSE Syllabus for Geography.

Units Topics Marks
A Fundamentals of Physical Geography 35
1. Geography as a Discipline 30
2. The Earth
3. Landforms
4. Climate
5. Water (Oceans)
6 Life on the Earth
Map and Diagram 5
B India-Physical Environment 35
1 Introduction 30
2 Physiographic
3 Climate, vegetation and soil
Map and Diagram 5
Total 70
C Practical Work in Geography Part I 30
1 Fundamentals of Maps 15
2 Topographic and Weather Maps 10
Practical Record Book and Viva 5

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CBSE Class 11 Political Science Syllabus

This subject focuses on the political processes, the working of various types of governments, and scientific analysis of various political activities, institutional organizations, and many administrative theories and concepts. In political science, 80 marks are allotted for theory and 20 marks for project work.

Units Topics Periods Marks
A Indian Constitution at Work 86 40
1 Constitution 30 13
2 Election and Representation 14 12
3 The legislature 14
4 The Executive 12 12
5 The Judiciary 12
6 Local Governments 4 3
B Political Theory 72
7 Political Theory: Introduction 12 4
8 Liberty 12 15
9 Equality 12
10 Justice 12 15
11 Rights 12
12 Development 12 6
Total 158 80

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CBSE Class 11 English Syllabus

English is the core and essential subject for the 11th class for all the streams i.e. Science, Humanities, and Commerce. In English 100 marks are divided into 4 sections i.e. 20 marks for Reading Skills, 30 marks for Writing Skills and Grammar, 30 marks for Literature and Long Reading Text, and 20 marks for Assessment of Speaking and Listening Skills.

The table below shows the weightage of the English subject of CBSE.

Section Topics Marks
A Reading Skills Multiple Choice Questions (1x6 = 6 marks) Objective Type Questions (1x6 = 6 marks) The passage of 550-600 words in length will be used for note-making and summarizing (Note making - 4 marks, Summarizing – 4 marks). The passage of 350-400 words in length will be used to assess comprehension, interpretation and inference. OR 3. An unseen poem of 28-35 lines to assess comprehension, interpretation and inference. 20
B Writing Skills and Grammar One Short Answer Question: Based on notice/ poster/ advertisement. Posters and advertisements should lead to creative rendering, provisions for which should be made in the marking scheme. (4 Marks) Two Long Answer Questions: Letters based on verbal/visual input. – (6x2=12 Marks) Error Correction, editing tasks/cloze passages Re - ordering of sentences, Transformation of sentences 30
C Literature and Long Reading Text Two Objective Type Questions out of three (1x2 =2) Five Short Answer Questions out of six (3 questions should be from Hornbill) (2x5 = 10) One Long Answer Question out of two from Hornbill (to be answered in120-150 words) (6 marks) One Long Answer Questions out of two from Snapshots (to be answered in120-150 words) (6 marks) One Long Answer Question out of two from Hornbill (to be answered in120-150 words) (6 marks) 30
D Assessment of Speaking and Listening Skills Assessment of Listening and Speaking Skills will be for 20 marks. It is recommended that listening and speaking skills should be regularly practiced in class. 20
 Total 100

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CBSE Class 11 Humanities Syllabus for Optional Subjects

Go through the revised and deleted CBSE Humanities Syllabus for class 11 PDF below. The below-provided PDF includes the revised and deleted topics of Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Home Science, Entrepreneurship, Mathematics, Legal Studies, Fine Arts, Physical Education, and Hindi.

Deleted Topics in Optional Subjects Revised Syllabus of Optional Subjects

ICSE Class 11 Humanities Syllabus 2021

History, Geography, Political Science, English, (Main Subjects), Economics, Mathematics, Home Science, Fashion Designing, Physical Education, Mass Media and Communication, Hospitality Management, and Legal Studies (Optional Subjects) are the Class 11 Humanities Subjects in ICSE board.

Check out the latest weightage and deleted portion of the syllabus of ICSE 11th Humanities Syllabus 2021 from the post below.

ICSE History Syllabus 2021

In History, you will study Indian History and World History. Indian History deals with the study of the Growth of Nationalism, Emergence of Colonial Economy, Social and Religious Movements, etc while World History deals with the study of World War – I, the Great Depression, Rise of Communism: Russia (1917 – 1939), Rise of Fascism: Italy (1919 – 1939), etc.

 In History, the theory exam holds a weightage of 80 marks and Project Work holds a weightage of 20 marks. 

Units Content Marks
I Paper I (Theory) 80
Part I (Compulsory short answer questions) 20
Part II (Section A and Section B ) (5 questions of 12 marks. And students should attempt two questions from each section and one from either Section A or Section B). 60
II Paper II (Project work) 20
 Project Work 20
 Total (Paper I and Paper II) 100

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Class 11 Geography Syllabus

Here, you will study the topics like Geography as a Discipline, Principles of Physical Geography, Man – Environment Interaction.

In Geography, the theory holds the weightage of 70 marks, and Project work and Practical holds the weightage of 30 marks.  

Units Content Marks
I Paper I (Theory) 70
Part I (Compulsory short answer questions from section A & B) (and one question of Map work from Section B) 30
Part II (Students will be required to answer four out of seven questions. Each question in this part shall carry 10 marks). 40
II Paper-II (Practical and Project work) 30
Practical and Project Work 30
Total (Paper I and Paper II) 100

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Deleted Geography Syllabus Revised Geography Syllabus

ICSE Class 11 Political Science Syllabus 2021

In Political Science, you will study Political Theory and Contemporary International Relations. Also, you will study Sovereignty, Law, Liberty, Equality, Justice, etc. In Contemporary International Relations, Cold War, Unipolar World, Regional Cooperation, etc.

The theory paper holds a weightage of 80 marks and Project work holds the weightage of 20 marks.

Units Content Marks
I Paper I (Theory) 80
Part I (Compulsory short answer questions) 20
Part II (Section A and Section B ) (5 questions of 12 marks. And students should attempt three questions from Section A and two questions from Section B) 60
II Paper II (Project work) 20
 Project Work 20
 Total (Paper I and Paper II) 100

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Deleted Political Science Syllabus Revised Political Science Syllabus

ICSE Class 11 English Syllabus 2021

In English, the examination will be directed in two parts i.e. Part – I is English Language and Part II – English Literature. Referring to the best Class 11 Humanities Books will help improve your vocabulary and grammar skills.

The theory paper holds a weightage of 80 marks and Project Work holds a weightage of 20 marks. 

English Language  
Units Content Marks
1 A composition on one of a number of subjects. 20
2 a.) Directed writing (article writing, book review, film review, review of cultural programme, speech writing, report writing and personal profile) based on suggested points. (15 marks) b.) Proposal Writing based on a given situation. The proposal should include (i) An Introduction (ii) Objectives (iii) List of measures to be taken. A concluding statement is desirable. (10 marks) 25
3 Short-answer questions to test grammar, structure and usage. 15
4 Comprehension. 20
 Total 80
 Project work 20
 Grand Total 100

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Deleted English Syllabus Revised EnglishSyllabus

ICSE Class 11 Syllabus for Optional Subjects in Humanities

Download the revised and deleted syllabus PDF for optional subjects of Humanities stream below. The below-provided PDF includes the revised and deleted topics of Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Home Science, Entrepreneurship, Mathematics, Legal Studies, Fine Arts, Physical Education, and Hindi.

Deleted Topics in Optional Subjects Revised Syllabus of Optional Subjects

FAQ's

What is the CBSE Class 11th Syllabus for Political Science?

According to the official syllabus published by CBSE the class 11th Political syllabus consists of two parts i.e. Part A - Indian Constitution at work and Part B is Political Theory. In these teo parts there are twelve chapters which are Constitution, Election and Representation, Legislature, Executive, Judiciary, local Governments, Political Theory: An Introduction, Liberty, Equality, Justice, Rights, and Development.


How many Chapters are deleted from Themes of World History?

Three Chapters are deleted from themes of World History that are

·          Early Societies (Theme – 1) Complete Chapter

·         Nomadic Empires (Theme – 5) Complete Chapter

·         Confrontation of Cultures (Theme – 8) Complete Chapter


How many Units are there in ICSE Geography Class 11th Syllabus?

There are eights units in ICSE class 11th geography syllabus which are Geography - its interdisciplinary approach and future prospects, Formation of the Earth, Changing Face of the Earth Land forms and Processes of Gradation, Atmosphere , The Realms of Water , World Climatic types , Biosphere – Life on the Earth, and Natural hazards, their causes and management.

What is the weightage of Part B - India: Physical Environment, section of CBSE Class 11th Geography syllabus?

Part B - India: Physical Environment has a weightage of 35 Marks which comprises three units and Map Work & Diagram.


How to download the Class 11th Humanities Syllabus PDF?

Students can download the Subject wise Class 11th Humanities Syllabus PDF directly by clicking on the links included in the article above.