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CBSE Class 12 Commerce Syllabus 2021

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : May 20, 2023


The Central Board of Secondary Education has prescribed the syllabus for class 12 commerce stream on the official website. As per the recent announcement, the syllabus has been reduced by the CBSE for the academic year 2021. 

Therefore, it is important to be aware of the revised syllabus to score better in the exam. This post takes you through complete details regarding CBSE Class 12 Commerce Syllabus 2021.

Revised Syllabus of Class 12 Commerce CBSE 2021

Due to the non-functioning of schools, the CBSE board has reduced nearly 30% of the syllabus this year for all subjects. Note that the revised syllabus is only for the academic session 2021. From next year, the exam conducting authority may replace the old syllabus or they may retain the current one.

Check out the detailed revised CBSE 12th Commerce Syllabus PDF below and know the topics to be studied for the upcoming board exams.

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Class 12 Commerce CBSE Syllabus for Accountancy

The new course structure for the Accountancy subject provides 80 marks weightage for theory and 20 marks for the project. In the theoretical portion, every unit carries a different weightage as given below in the following table. 

Check out the detailed CBSE Class 12 Accountancy Syllabus and its weight below. 

Units Marks
Part A Accounting for Not-for-Profit Organizations, Partnership Firms and Companies Total - 60
Unit 1. Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Organizations 10
Unit 2. Accounting for Partnership Firms 30
Unit 3. Accounting for Companies  20
Part B Financial Statement Analysis Total - 20
Unit 4. Analysis of Financial Statements 12
Unit 5. Cash Flow Statement 8
Part B Computerized Accounting  Total - 20
Unit 4. Computerized Accounting 20
Part C: Project Work 20

CBSE Class 12 Business Studies 2021 Syllabus

The theory exam holds a weightage of 80 marks while the project work holds a weightage of 20 marks. Go through the detailed CBSE Class 12 Business Studies Syllabus below. Also, the marks distribution for different units is tabulated below:

Units Marks
Part A Principles and Functions of Management Total - 50
1. Nature and Significance of Management

2. Principles of Management 
3. Business Environment 
4. Planning 
5. Organising 
6. Staffing

7. Directing
8. Controlling
Part B Business Finance and Marketing Total - 30
9. Financial Management
10. Financial Markets
11. Marketing Management 
12. Consumer Protection
Project Work (One) 20
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CBSE Class 12 Economics Syllabus 2021 & Weightage

Economics is given a weightage of 80 marks for theory and 20 marks for project work. Here is the brief CBSE Class 12 Economics Syllabus tabulated. Marks Allocation for different units done by CBSE is as follows:

Units Marks
Part A Introductory Macroeconomics Total - 40
National Income and Related Aggregates 10
Money and Banking  6
Determination of Income and Employment 12
Government Budget and the Economy 6
Balance of Payments 6
Part B Indian Economic Development Total - 40
Development Experience (1947-90) and Economic Reforms since 1991  12
Current Challenges facing Indian Economy 22
Development Experience of India – A Comparison with Neighbours 06
Part C: Project Work 20

CBSE Class 12 English Syllabus 2021 & Weightage

This subject carries 80 marks for the theory paper and 20 marks for the listening and speaking skills exam. Marks are allocated according to various sections that examine English Language as well as Literature skills as mentioned in the table below:

Section Competencies Total Marks
Reading Comprehension Conceptual understanding, decoding, Analyzing, inferring, interpreting, appreciating, literary, conventions and vocabulary, summarizing and using appropriate format/s 20
Creative writing skills and Grammar Conceptual Understanding, application of rules, Analysis, Reasoning, appropriacy of and tone, using appropriate format and fluency, inference, analysis, evaluation and creativity 16
Literature Textbooks and Supplementary Reading Text Recalling, reasoning, appreciating literary convention, inference, analysis, creativity with fluency 44
Assessment of Listening and Speaking Skills - 20

CBSE Class 12 Mathematics Syllabus 2021

Mathematics is one such subject among the 12th Commerce Subjects which is very important. Most of you find Maths difficult, however, if prepared well it is definitely easy to score marks. 

The mathematics exam is divided into 80 marks for theoretical paper and 20 marks for internal assessment. In Mathematics, marks are not allocated chapter/unit-wise. Instead, marks are allotted to the respective topics as given in the table below:

Topics Marks
Unit-1: Relations and Functions 08
Unit-2: Algebra 10
Unit-3: Calculus 35
Unit-4: Vectors and Three - Dimensional Geometry  14
Unit-5: Linear Programming 05
Unit-6: Probability 08
Internal Assessment 20

CBSE Class 12 Information Practices 2021 Syllabus

In this subject, 30 marks are allocated for practicals and theoretical paper is given a weightage of 70 marks. Unit-wise marks distribution of Informatics Practices is given in the table below:

Units Marks
Unit-1: Data Handling - 2  30
Unit-2: Basic Software Engineering 15
Unit-3: Data Management - 2  15
Unit-4: Society, Law and Ethics - 2 10
Practical 30

CBSE Class 12 Computer Science 2021 Syllabus

In Computer Science, 30 marks are allocated for practicals and theoretical paper is given a weightage of 70 marks. Unit-wise marks distribution is given in the table below:

Units Marks
Unit-1: Programming and Computational Thinking-2 30
Unit-2: Computer Networks 15
Unit-3: Data Management-2 15
Unit-4: Society, Law and Ethics-2 10
Practical 30

CBSE Class 12 Legal Studies 2021 Syllabus

Legal Studies is given a weightage of 80 marks for theory and 20 marks for project work. Unit-wise mark allocation of the subject is given in the following table:

Units Marks
Unit-1: Theory and Nature of Political Institutions 15
Unit-2:Nature and sources of law 15
Unit-3: Historical Evolution of Indian Legal System  10
Unit-4: Judiciary: Constitutional, Civil and Criminal Courts and Process  20
Unit-5: Family Justice System  20
Project on unit 2 20

Deleted CBSE Class 12 Commerce 2021 Syllabus PDF

This year, the board has deleted a few topics from each subject due to the ongoing crisis across the country. Here is the deleted syllabus for CBSE Class 12 Commerce subjects for the academic year 2020-21. Download the syllabus PDF to know which topics are not included in this year's syllabus.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the Central Board of Secondary Education has released the syllabus for Class 12 Commerce stream on their official website. We have provided the detailed syllabus in this post. 
Yes, around 30% of the syllabus has been reduced this year. Students can find the revised CBSE Class 12 Commerce Syllabus in this post. We have also shown the deleted part of the portions for reference.
You can download the CBSE Class 12 Commerce Syllabus 2021 from the official website or from our post. Visit the official website of CBSE i.e., cbse.in and click on syllabus. Now check the syllabus for your stream and respective subjects. Download the PDF and start your preparation. 
The following topics are deleted from CBSE Class 12 Accountancy Syllabus:
  • Accounting for Partnership firms
  • Admission of a partner
  • Retirement and death of a partner
  • Accounting for Debentures 
  • Redemption of debentures-Methods
You can go through the above post to know the topics that are deleted from the Class 12 Maths Syllabus CBSE.


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