CBSE and ICSE boards have released the syllabus for the 12th commerce stream for the academic year 2021-22 on the official website. This post takes you through detailed information about the Class 12 Commerce Syllabus for both CBSE and ICSE boards.

CBSE Class 12 Commerce Syllabus 2021-22

The CBSE board has reduced the 30% of the syllabus for the academic year 2020 due to the non-functioning of schools. Note that the reduced syllabus is only for last year.

In CBSE, accountancy, business studies, economics, English are the 4 mandatory subjects while mathematics, physical education, information practices, legal studies, entrepreneurship are optional subjects. 

Before starting the preparation, it is important to go through the detailed syllabus as this will help you know the important topics from the exam point of view.

CBSE Class 12 Accountancy 2021 Syllabus

The theory for Accounts in Class 12 holds a weightage of 80 marks while 20 marks are allocated to the project work submitted by students. Check out the table below to know the detailed Class 12 Accountancy Syllabus for the CBSE board.

Units Periods Marks
Part A Accounting for Not-for-Profit Organizations, Partnership Firms, and Companies
Unit 1. Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Organizations 25 10
Unit 2. Accounting for Partnership Firms 90 30
Unit 3. Accounting for Companies 35 20
150 60
Part B Financial Statement Analysis
Unit 4. Analysis of Financial Statements 30 12
Unit 5. Cash Flow Statement 20 8
50 20
Part C Project Work 20 20

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Business Studies Class 12 Commerce 2021-22 Syllabus (CBSE)

The theory exam holds a weightage of 80 marks while for the Project work, students are marked out of 20. Check out the table below to know the Class 12 Business studies Syllabus and the weightage for the session 2021-22.

Units Topics Periods Marks
Part A Principles and Functions of Management - 50
1. Nature and Significance of Management 12 16
2. Principles of Management 11
3. Business Environment 08
4.  Planning 08 14
5. Organising  10
6. Staffing 13 20
7. Directing 09
8. Controlling 07
- Total 78 50
Part B Business Finance and Marketing - 30
9. Financial Management 20 15
10. Financial Markets 18
11. Marketing Management 24 15
12. Consumer Protection 05
- Total 67 30
Part C Project Work ( One) 20 20

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Economics Class 12 Commerce Syllabus (CBSE) 2021-22

Like other subjects, Economics also has 80 marks out of 100 dedicated to the theory exam while 20 marks are allocated to the project submission. The weightage as per the CBSE Class 12 Economics Syllabus is listed below:

Units Marks Periods
Part A - Introductory Macroeconomics
Unit 1 National Income and Related Aggregates 12 30
Unit 2 Money and Banking 6 15
Unit 3 Determination of Income and Employment 10 25
Unit 4 Government Budget and the Economy 6 15
Unit 5 Balance of Payments 6 15
40 100
Part B - Indian Economic Development
Unit 6 Development Experience (1947-90) and Economic Reforms since 1991 12 28
Unit 7 Current Challenges facing Indian Economy 22 60
Unit 8 Development Experience of India – A Comparison with Neighbours 6 12
Theory Paper (40+40 = 80 Marks) 40 100
Part C - Project Work 20 20

Download revised and deleted syllabus for Economics subject for the academic session 2020-21 below:

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CBSE Class 12 Syllabus for English

Let us understand the distribution of the Class 12 Commerce Syllabus for the English language here:

Units Topics Marks
Part A Reading Comprehension  20
Literature 20
Part B Writing Section 16
Literature Section 24
Total - 80
Internal Assessment - 20

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CBSE Class 12 Commerce Syllabus for Optional Subjects

Go through the revised and deleted portions of optional subjects from the 12th commerce stream. Download revised and deleted syllabus for Maths, Physical Education, Information Practices, Legal Studies, Entrepreneurship below. 

Deleted Portions in Optional Subjects Revised Syllabus of Optional Subjects

ICSE Class 12 Commerce Syllabus 2021-22

In order to compensate for the loss of instructional hours during the 2020-2021 session, the CISCE has worked with its subject experts to reduce the syllabus for all major subjects at ICSE and ISC levels. Check out the subject-wise revised syllabus and also deleted portions below. 

Revised Class 12 Accountancy Syllabus

There will be two papers in this Subject: Paper-I will be a theoretical paper of 80 marks and three hours duration, while 20 marks are allotted to Paper-II (Project submissions) in ICSE Business Studies Examination 2020 - 2021. The revised weightage as per the updated Class 12 ICSE Commerce Syllabus for Accounts is listed below:

Units Topics Marks
Section A 60     
1    Partnership Accounts 
Fundamentals of Partnership
Goodwill
Reconstitution of Partnership
2 Joint Stock Company Accounts
SECTION B -MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING 20      
3 Financial Statement Analysis 
4 Cash Flow Statement (Only for Manufacturing Companies) 
5 Ratio Analysis
OR SECTION C - COMPUTERISED ACCOUNTING 
- Accounting Application of Electronic SpreadSheet
- Database Management System (DBMS)
Theory 80
Project Work  Two Project works to be done from any theory topic 20
Total - 100

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ICSE Class 12 Business Studies Syllabus

There will be two papers in this Subject: Paper-I will be a theoretical paper of 80 marks and three hours duration, while 20 marks are allotted to Paper-II (Project submissions) in ICSE Business Studies Examination 2020 - 2021. The Revised ICSE Business Studies Syllabus for session 2020-2021, along with the weightage is Listed below:-

Units Topics Marks
Paper 1 (Theory) 80     
Part 1   Part I (20 marks) will consist of compulsory short answer questions testing knowledge, application and skills relating to elementary/fundamental aspects of the entire syllabus. 
Part II (60 marks) will consist of eight questions, out of which candidates will be required to answer any five questions, each carrying 12 marks.
Paper 2 (Project Work) 20      
- Two Project works to be done from any theory topic
Total - 100

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ICSE Class 12 Commerce Syllabus

There will be two papers in this Subject: Paper-I will be a theoretical paper of 80 marks and three hours duration, while 20 marks are allotted to Paper-II (Project submissions) in ICSE Business Studies Examination 2020 - 2021. The revised weightage as per the updated Class 12 ICSE Commerce Syllabus for Commerce Subject is listed below:

Units Topics Marks
Paper 1 (Theory) 80     
Part 1   Part I (20 marks) will consist of compulsory short answer questions testing knowledge, application and skills relating to elementary/fundamental aspects of the entire syllabus. 
Part II (60 marks) will consist of eight questions, out of which candidates will be required to answer any five questions, each carrying 12 marks.
Paper 2 (Project Work) 20      
- Two Project works to be done from any theory topic
Total - 100

Download revised and deleted syllabus for Commerce subject below:

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ICSE Class 12 Economics Syllabus

There will be two papers in this Subject: Paper-I will be a theoretical paper of 80 marks and three hours duration, while 20 marks are allotted to Paper-II (Project submissions) in ICSE Economics Examination 2020 - 2021. The revised weightage as per the updated Class 12 ICSE Commerce Syllabus for Economics is listed below:

Units Topics Marks
Paper 1 (Theory) 80     
1 Micro Economic Theory
2 Theory of Income and Employment
3 Money and Banking
4 Balance of Payment and Exchange Rate
5 Public Finance
6 National Income
- Part I (20 marks) will consist of compulsory short answer questions testing knowledge, application and skills relating to elementary/fundamental aspects of the entire syllabus. 
- Part II (60 marks) will consist of eight questions, out of which candidates will be required to answer any five questions, each carrying 12 marks.
Paper 2 (Project Work) 20      
- Two Project works to be done from any theory topic
Total - 100

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ICSE Class 12 English Syllabus (ICSE)

The English subject has two components, English Language and Literature in English. There will be two papers in this Subject: Paper-I will be a theoretical paper of 80 marks and three hours duration, while 20 marks are allotted to Paper-II (Project submissions) in ICSE English Language Examination.

The Revised ICSE English Syllabus for session 2020-2021, along with the weightage is Listed below:-

Units Topics Marks
Paper 1 (Theory) 80     
- A composition on one of a number of subjects 20
- Directed writing (article writing, book review, film review, review of the cultural program, speech writing, report writing, personal profile, and statement of purpose) based on suggested point 15
Proposal Writing based on a given situation. The proposal should include An Introduction; Objectives; a List of measures to be taken. A concluding statement is desirable 10
Short-answer questions to test grammar, structure, and usage 15
Comprehension 20
Paper 2 (Project Work) 20      
- Three Project works to be done from topics: Listening, Speaking, and Writing skills
Total - 100

Download revised and deleted syllabus for English subject for the academic year 2020 below:

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ICSE Class 12 Commerce Syllabus for Optional Subjects

Here are the revised and deleted portions of class 12 commerce optional subjects. Download revised and deleted syllabus for Political Science, Computer Science, Maths, Physical Education, and Fine Arts subject below. 

Deleted Portions in Optional Subjects Revised Syllabus of Optional Subjects

FAQ's

Is the CBSE Class 12 Commerce Syllabus 2021 released?

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. 

Is there any change in the CBSE Class 12 Commerce Syllabus PDF?

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.

How to download the CBSE Class 12 Commerce Syllabus PDF?

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.