CBSE Class 12 Sociology Syllabus 2022-23: Download Latest Syllabus


CBSE Class 12 Sociology Syllabus 2022-23: Download the latest syllabus, course structure and question paper design by Jagran Josh.

The CBSE Class 12 Sociology Syllabus 2022-23 has been released for eager students who are waiting to sit for the CBSE Board Examinations in the coming months of February and March.

If you are one of the students who will take this exam, you should approach this program with an intention of discovery and exploration. Since sociology has multiple theories, concepts, and its applications in case study questions, it is a subject with immense scoring potential if you get the core of the topics.

Pursuing sociology in CBSE 12 class, students would be able to analyze and appreciate the diversity in our contemporary Indian society.

Below is the latest program released by the council and the link to download it directly from Jagran Josh.

CLASS XII (2022-23)
Paper time for a theory: 3 hours max. Points: 80



Unit 1 Presentation of Indian society
– Colonialism, Nationalism, Class and Community

Unit 2 The demographic structure of Indian society
– Theories and concepts in demography
– Rural-urban links and divisions
– Population policy in India

Unit 3 Social Institutions: Continuity and Change
– Caste and caste system
– Tribal communities
– Family and relatives

Unit 5 Patterns of social inequality and exclusion
– Social inequality and social exclusion
– Systems justifying and perpetuating inequality – Caste, tribe, other backward classes
– Adivasi struggles
– The fight for equality and women’s rights
– The struggles of people with disabilities

Unit 6 The challenges of cultural diversity
– Cultural communities and the nation-state
– Regionalism in the Indian context
– Issues and identities related to the nation-state and religion
– Communalism, secularism and the nation-state
– State and civil society

Unit 7 Suggestions for Project Work


Unit 8 Structural Change
– Understand colonialism, industrialization, urbanization

Unit 9 Cultural Change
– Social reform movements
– Different types of social change: sanskritization, westernization, modernization, secularization

Unit 11 Change and development in rural society
– Agrarian structure: Caste & class in rural India
– Agrarian reforms, green revolution and emerging agrarian society
– The green revolution and its social consequences
– Transformation of rural society
– Work flow
– Globalization, liberalization and rural society

Unit 12 Change and development in the industrial society
– From planned industrialization to liberalization
– How people find jobs
– Work process: how work is done, working conditions, working from home, strikes and unions

Unit 15 Social Movements
– Concept of social movements
– Theories and classification of social movements
– Ecological movements
– Class movements: Workers, Peasants
– Caste-based movements: Dalit movement, backward class/caste, upper caste response trends
– Tribal movements
– Women’s movements in independent India


C. Project undertaken during the school year at school level 15 dots

  1. Introduction -2 points
    2. Statement of intent – 2 points
    3. Research question – 2 points
    4. Methodology – 3 points
    5. Data analysis – 4 points
    6. Closing – 2 points

D. Viva – based on project work 05 dots

The books prescribed by the CBSE for the class 12 sociology course are:

CLICK HERE to download the CBSE Class 12 Sociology syllabus in PDF format.

Prescribed books:

  1. Presentation of Sociology, Class XI, published by NCERT
    2. Understanding Society Class XI published by NCERT
    3. Indian Society, Class XII, published by NCERT
    4. Social Change and Development in India, Class XII, published by NCERT

All of these books can be easily found on our website.

Click on the link below to download the pdf of NCERT manuals for class 12.

You can also access it from the CBSE website and any college bookstore near you.


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