CBSE Class 11 is crucial for students as it sets the foundation for all important topics that will be covered not only in class 12th but in further studies too. It is important to prepare well in Class 11th not just to do well in CBSE class 12th boards but also to appear in different competitive entrance exams. Students should utilize the Class 11th academic year to build their basics which will help them to score well on boards as well as in other competitive exams.
Once students enter Class 11th they need to choose streams as per their interests. So, class 11th is the right time to decide what you plan to do after class 12th. Students need to choose streams as per their future career plans. CBSE has divided the class 11th syllabus into two terms: Term 1 and Term 2. Subjects in all streams as prescribed in CBSE Class 11 syllabus are vast and diverse. So, students need to strictly follow the syllabus while preparing for their term-end exams. While preparing for their class 11 exams, students should focus on those topics where the weightage of marks is high.
CBSE customises the syllabus according to the streams students choose to study. Students opting for the Science stream in Class 11, will have to study five compulsory subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology, and 2 additional subjects along with one optional subject.
Students opting for Commerce stream will need to study subjects like Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics, English, and 1 additional subject. a Students opting for Arts and Humanities will study subjects like Geography, Economics, Psychology, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Sociology, Legal Studies, Media Studies, Fine Arts, Fashion Studies, English, Human Rights, and Gender Studies. As per the National Education Policy 2020, students are now allowed to choose subjects from many disciplines. They will be able to select skill electives and choose to study different Indian and Foreign languages.
Languages include Hindi, English, and other 30 languages. The curricula in languages focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and developing effective communicative proficiency. Learners use language to comprehend, acquire and communicate ideas. Subjects like Dance, Drama, Music, Heritage Crafts, Fine Arts, Sculpture, and related subjects aim to help learners cultivate interest and appreciation for arts and encourage them to enthusiastically participate in related activities, thus, promoting abilities such as imagination, creativity, value arts, and the cultural heritage.
Skill Electives help in the development of professional competencies, which are analytical, applied, and outcome-based. Undergoing skills training in schools can help students learn about a trade progressively to create a product and also to become problem solvers in real life. At present many skill electives are being offered by the CBSE Board in the fields of Hospitality and Tourism, emerging technology like Artificial Intelligence, Geospatial Technology, Finance, Business, Retail & Insurance, etc. Students can also choose subjects from diverse areas such as Fashion Design, Agriculture, Banking, Mass-Media Healthcare, and many more. Skill electives can be offered along with any subject, as per the scheme of studies.
General Studies, Health and Physical Education (Work Education has been subsumed), Yoga, traditional games, indigenous sports, NCC, Scouts and Guides, Martial Arts, etc. are an integral part of the curriculum and would be in the routine of the schools for the holistic development of children. A candidate can also undertake an additional elective which may either be a language at the elective level or, any other elective subject.
CBSE syllabus for all streams is vast and diverse. Students need to concentrate more on their studies as they need to cover all topics within a limited time and perform well to get good scores in Class 12th or to even pass competitive exams like IIT-JEE, NEET, etc. in the future.