CBSE Class 12 Biology Syllabus 2018-19

CBSE Class 12 Biology Syllabus 2018-19

As in previous years, CBSE has published the CBSE Class 12 Biology Syllabus for 2018-19. Here, you can find details about the theory marks distribution, units and chapters, and Practicals evaluation scheme. Also, information about Biology question paper design, question wise break up and the prescribed text books are also given.

CBSE Class 12 Biology Syllabus- Theory Marks Distribution

Here, let’s see the theory marks and periods distribution, based on the official CBSE Syllabus for Biology for Class 12. Also, the total time allowed for theory is 3 hours and the total marks is 70.

CBSE Class 12 Biology Syllabus- Theory Evaluation
CBSE Class 12 Biology Syllabus- Theory Evaluation

Biology Units & Chapters- CBSE Class 12

Unit V1 Reproduction has the following chapters:

Chapter-1: Reproduction in Organisms

Chapter-2: Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants

Chapter-3: Human Reproduction

Chapter-4: Reproductive Health

Unit-VII Genetics and Evolution has chapter5, 6 and 7, as given below:

Chapter-5: Principles of Inheritance and Variation

Chapter-6: Molecular Basis of Inheritance

Chapter-7: Evolution

Unit-VIII Biology and Human Welfare has the following chapters:

Chapter-8: Human Health and Diseases

Chapter-9: Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production

Chapter-10: Microbes in Human Welfare

Unit-IX Biotechnology and Its Applications has Chapter 11 and 12, as given below:

Chapter-11: Biotechnology – Principles and processes

Chapter-12: Biotechnology and its Application

Unit-X Ecology and Environment has the following chapters:

Chapter-13: Organisms and Populations

Chapter-14: Ecosystem

Chapter-15: Biodiversity and its Conservation

Chapter-16: Environmental Issues

CBSE Class 12 Biology Syllabus – Practicals

The time allowed for practicals is 3 hours and maximum marks is 30. So check the practicals evaluation scheme, as per the CBSE Class X11 Syllabus for Biology.

PRACTICALS Evaluation Scheme

CBSE Class 12 Biology Syllabus- Practicals Evaluation
CBSE Class 12 Biology Syllabus- Practicals Evaluation

Prescribed Text books for CBSE Class 12 Biology

As per CBSE, the following books are prescribed for CBSE Class 12 Biology:

  1. Biology, Class-XII, Published by NCERT
  2. Other related books and manuals brought out by NCERT (consider multimedia also)

CBSE Class 12 Biology Syllabus- Question paper design

CBSE Class 12 Biology Question paper will be designed to measure the students subject matter expertise in a comprehensive manner. Therefore, the question paper will evaluate the following:

* Remembering (knowledge based)

* Understanding (Comprehension)

* Application

* High order Thinking Skills (Analysis & Synthesis)

* Evaluation

Question wise break up- CBSE Class X11 Biology

CBSE has given a sample template showing the question wise break up for CBSE Class 12 Biology Theory evaluation. Also, the types of questions, marks per question, total number of questions and total marks are given. However, there may be some internal changes made to the sample template, as needed. Check below to see the Question wise break up for Biology Theory evaluation:

Type of Question Marks per Question Total No. of Questions Total Marks
Very Short Answer 1 05 05
Short Answer-I 2 07 14
Short Answer-II                             3 12 36
Long Answer 5 3 15
Total 27 70

For additional details:

The above information is based on the CBSE Biology Syllabus for 2018-19, from the official CBSE website.

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