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CBSE Political Science 2024 Syllabus

CBSE Syllabus Class 12 Political Science 2025

Unit Name Chapter Name Marks
Contemporary World Politics Cold War Era 12
End Of Bipolarity
US Hegemony In The Politics 12
Alternative Centers Of Power
Contemporary South Asia
International Organizations 8
Security In The Contemporary World
Environment And Natural Resources 8
Total Of section A  40
Politics In India Since Independence Challenges Of Nation Building 12
Era Of One Party Dominance
Politics Of Planned Development
India And External Relations 06
Challenges To the Congress System 10
Crisis Of the Democratic Order
Rise Of Popular Movements 12
Regional Aspirations
Recent Development In Indian Politics
13 (periods)
Total Of Section B 40
Total  80

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Part A: Contemporary World Politics
1 Cold War Era: Emergence of two power blocs after the second world war. Arenas of the cold war.
Challenges to Bipolarity: Non-Aligned Movement, quest for new international economic order.
India and the cold war.
2. The End of Bipolarity
New entities in world politics: Russia, Balkan states and Central Asian states.Introduction of democratic politics and capitalism in postcommunist regimes. India’s relations with Russia and other post-communist countries.
3 US Hegemony in World Politics
Growth of unilateralism: Afghanistan, first Gulf War, response to 9/11 and attack on Iraq.
Dominance and challenge to the US in economy and ideology.
India’s renegotiation of its relationship with USA.
4 Alternative Centres of Power
Rise of China as an economic power in post-Mao era, creation and expansion of European Union, ASEAN. India’s changing relations with China.
11  Periods
5 Contemporary South Asia in the Post-Cold War Era
Democratisation in Pakistan and Nepal. Ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, Impact of economic globalization on the region. Conflicts and efforts for peace in South Asia. India’s relation with its neighbours.
6 International Organizations
Restructuring and the future of the UN. India’s position in the restructured UN. Rise of new international actors: new international economic organizations, NGOs. How democratic and accountable are the new institutions of global governance?
7 Security in Contemporary World
Traditional concerns of security and politics of disarmament. Non-traditional or human security: global poverty, health and
education. Issues of human rights and migration.
8 Environment and Natural Resources
Environment movement and evolution of global environmental norms. Conflicts over traditional and common property resources. Rights of indigenous people. India’s stand in global environmental debates.
9 Globalization
Economic, cultural and political manifestations. Debates on the nature of consequences of globalization. Anti-globalization movements. India as an arena of globalization and struggle
against it
Part B: Politics in India since Independence
10 Challenges of Nation-Building
Nehru’s approach to nation-building; Legacy of partition: challenge of ‘refugee’ resettlement, the Kashmir problem.
Organization and reorganization of states; Political conflicts over language
11 Era of One-Party Dominance
First three general elections, nature of Congress dominance at the national level, uneven dominance at the state level, coalitional nature of Congress. Major opposition parties.
12 Politics of Planned Development
Five-year plans, expansion of state sector and the rise of new economic interests. Famine and suspension of five year plans. Green Revolution and its political fallouts.
13 India’s External Relations
Nehru’s foreign policy. Sino-Indian war of 1962, Indo-Pak war of 1965 and 1971. India’s nuclear programme. Shifting alliance in world politics.
14 Challenges to the Congress System
Political succession after Nehru. Non-Congressism and electoral upset of 1967, Congress split and reconstitution, Congress’ victory in 1971 elections, politics of ‘garibi hatao’
15 Crisis of the Democratic Order
Search for ‘committed’ bureaucracy and judiciary. Navnirman movement in Gujarat and the Bihar movement. Emergency: context, constitutional and extra-constitutional dimensions, resistance to emergency. 1977 elections and the formation of
Janata Party. Rise of civil liberties organizations.
16 Popular Movements in India
Farmers’ movements, Women’s movement, Environment and Development-affected people’s movements. Implementation of Mandal Commission report and its aftermath.
17 Regional Aspirations
Rise of regional parties. Punjab crisis and the anti-Sikh riots of 1984. The Kashmir situation. Challenges and responses in the North East.
18 Recent Developments in Indian Politics
Participatory upsurge in 1990s. rise of the JD and the BJP. Increasing role of regional parties and coalition politics. Coalition governments:
NDA (1998-2004)
UPA (2004-2014)
NDS (2014 onwards)
13 Periods


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