Check Detailed Class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020-21

Punjab Board releases its new syllabus for class 12th 2020. Students preparing for class 12th exam 2020 should go through the new 12th PSEB Syllabus2020-21. Subjects like English, Maths, Computer, and EVS are the same for all three streams arts, science, and commerce. Students appearing for PSEB 12th exam 2020 should set goals according to the new 12th PSEB Syllabus. Every unit and topic in the 12th PSEB Syllabus is mandatory for students to prepare for the 12th PSEB exam 2020.

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PSEB Class 12th Exam 2020- Details

Given below some of the important details that students must know. Students are advised to check out all the information mentioned below.

Full exam name Punjab Board of Secondary Education 12th Examination
Short Exam NamePSEB 12th
Conducting BodyPunjab School Education Board
Frequency of ConductOnce a year
Exam LevelIntermediate
Mode of ApplicationOffline
Mode of ExamOffline
Exam Duration3 Hours

Latest Updates

  1. On July 21st, 2020 the PSEB result got declared. Students can check the PSEB class 12th result 2020.
  2. Punjab board has reduced the PSEB 12th syllabus by 30%. 
  3. In this pandemic situation of COVID-19, VSI helps students to know how to prepare for the CA foundation during the lockdown. It is even possible that students can complete their CA course in just four months.

Class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020- Scheme of Subjects

The scheme of subjects for class 12th PSEB Syllabus is mentioned below. For a better understanding of the class 12th PSEB syllabus, students must keep this point in their minds.

  1. There are 4 compulsory subjects that each student has to appear for the PSEB exam 2020.
  2. Commerce stream students have to choose 4 elective subjects.
  3. Science and commerce stream students both can opt maths or computer application as additional subjects.

Class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020- Compulsory Subjects

Here are subjects which all the three-stream students have to study for class 12th PSEB exam 2020. 

  1. General English
  2. General Punjabi of Punjabi History and Culture
  3. Environmental Education
  4. Computer Science

Class 12th PSEB Syllabus for Class 12th 2020

Students can download the Class 12th PSEB Syllabus from the official website. Here are steps that will guide students to easily download the New Class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020. The steps are as follows:

Step 1: Visit the official website of Punjab Board.

Step 2: Select the “Punjab Board Syllabus for class 12th 2020” link.

Step 3: A new window will appear on the screen. Click on the download button to download the 12th PSEB Syllabus.

Step 4: Download the pdf file for future reference.

Class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020 for Arts, Science, and Commerce

On this page, you will find out the class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020 for all the streams (arts, science, and commerce). To prepare for PSEB class 12th exam 2020 students must go through the class 12th PSEB Syllabuss 2020. Every topic and chapter in the class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020 is mandatory for students to prepare for PSEB 12th exam 2020.

Class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020- English

English is a compulsory subject for all the three-stream (arts, science, and commerce) students. English consists of four sections. Given below is the detailed class 12th PSEB Syllabus for English.

Section A – Lessons for Intensive Study

  1. Hassan’s attendance problem 
  2. The March King
  3. Thinking out of the box
  4. Robots and people
  5. On giving advice
  6. On saying please
  7. The story of my life
  8. Two gentlemen
  9. In celebration of being alive
  10. Gadari Badas in Kalapani jail

Section B- Poetry

  1. Prayer of the woods
  2. On friendship
  3. The echoing green
  4. Once upon a time
  5. Cheerfulness Taught by a reason
  6. Father returning home
  7. The road not taken
  8. On his blindness

Section C- Lessons for extensive study

  1. The school for sympathy
  2. A chameleon
  3. Bholi
  4. The gold frame
  5. The barber’s trade union
  6. The bull beneath the earth

Section D- Grammar and composition

  1. Determiners
  2. Use of non- finite
  3. Transformation of sentences
  4. Application
  5. Voice
  6. Narration
  7. Email writing
  8. Precis writing
  9. Letter writing
  10. Explaining newspaper headline

Class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020- Maths

Syllabus for maths is the same for both science and commerce stream students. Students are advised to practice maths as much time as they can then only they can score good marks in exams. All the topics in the class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020 are mandatory for the PSEB class 12th exam 2020.

UnitsTopics
Relation and functions
  1. Relations & Functions
  2. Inverse Trigonometric Functions
algebraMatrices and Determinants
Calculus
  1. Continuity and Differentiability
  2. Applications of Derivatives
  3. Integrals
  4. Applications of the Integrals
  5. Differential Equations
Vectors and three-dimensional geography
  1. Vectors
  2. 3 Dimensional Geometry
Linear programmingLinear Programming
probabilityprobability

Class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020- Computer Science

The computer science syllabus is the same for all three streams (arts, science, and commerce) students. The detailed class 12th PSEB Syllabus of computer science is given below.

TopicsMarks
Revision of 11th class3
Uses of string function6
User-defined function7
Window movie maker- 17
Window movie maker- 25
Networking resolution9
Library functions6
e-governance7
total50

Class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020- Punjabi

Punjabi is a compulsory subject for all three stream students (arts, science, and commerce). Punjabi is a language subject for every student appearing for PSEB 12th exam 2020. The detailed class 12th PSEB Syllabus for Punjabi is given below.

Class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020- EVS

EVS is also a compulsory subject for arts, science, and commerce students. The detailed class 12th PSEB Syllabus for EVS is given below.

Class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020- Physics

Physics is a conceptually based subject for science stream students. Every topic in class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020 is mandatory for preparation in the 12th PSEB exam 2020. Students appearing for the 12th PSEB exam 2020 are advised to make notes, practice derivatives, solve numerical questions, etc. The detailed syllabus is given below.

TopicsMarks
Electrostatics9
Current electricity7
Magnetic effects of current and magnetism10
Electromagnetic induction and current7
Electromagnetic waves4
optics14
Dual nature of matter5
Atoms and nuclei7
Electronic devices7
Total marks70

Class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020- Chemistry

Chemistry is a conceptually based subject for science stream students. Every topic in class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020 is mandatory for preparation in the 12th PSEB exam 2020. Students appearing for the 12th PSEB exam 2020 are advised to make notes, learn chemical formulas, solve numerical questions, etc. The detailed syllabus is given below.

Class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020- Biology

Biology is a theory-based subject. Students should make notes and should practice diagrams. The detailed syllabus for class 12th PSEB Syllabus for biology is mentioned below. All the topics are mandatory for the preparation of the class 12th PSEB exam 2020.

UnitsChaptersMarks
reproduction
  1. Reproduction in organisms
  2. Sexual reproduction in flowering plants
  3. Human Reproduction
  4. Reproductive health
1

8

2

3

Genetics and evolution
  1. Heredity and variation
  2. Molecular Basis of Inheritance
  3. Evolution
5

10

3

Biology and human welfare
  1. Human Health and Disease
  2. Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production
  3. Microbes in human welfare
6

3

5

Biotechnology and its application
  1. Biotechnology: Principles and processes
  2. Biotechnology and its applications
4

6

Ecology and environment
  1. Organisms and populations
  2. Ecosystem
  3. Biodiversity and Conservation
  4. Environmental issues
3

8

1

2

Class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020- Business Studies

Business studies is a theory-based subject. All the topics in the syllabus are mandatory for the preparation of class 12th PSEB 2020. The detailed syllabus for the class 12th PSEB Syllabus for biology is mentioned below.

Class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020- Accountancy

The detailed class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020 for accountancy is given below.

Section A:

  1. Accounting for not for profit organization
  2. Reconstitution of partnership
  3. Accounting for partnership
  4. Dissolution of partnership firm

Section B:

  1. Accounting for share capital and debentures
  2. Statement of changes in the financial position
  3. Analysis of financial statements

Section C:

  1. Overview of the computerized accounting system
  2. Accounting using DBMS
  3. Using a computerized accounting system
  4. Accounting application of the electronic spreadsheet

Class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020- History

History is a theory subject. Students should make notes, learn important dates, and also should practice map work. The detailed class 12th PSEB Syllabus for history is given below.

Section A
Physical Features of the Punjab and their influence on its History.Guru Arjan Dev Ji and His Martyrdom.
Sources of the History of Punjab.Guru Hargobind Ji and Transformation of Sikhism
Political, Social, and Economic Conditions of Punjab at the beginning of the 16th Century.Guru Har Rai Ji and Guru Har Krishan J
Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s life and His Teachings.Guru Teg Bahadur Ji and His Martyrdom
Development of Sikhism under Guru Angad Dev Ji, Guru Amar Das Ji and Guru Ram Das Ji.Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the foundation of Khalsa, His battles and His personality.
Banda Singh Bahadur.
Section B
Abdus Samad Khan, Zakaria Khan and Mir Mannu, Their relations with the Sikhs.Anglo-Sikh Relations (1800-1839).
Rise of the Dal Khalsa and its mode of Fighting.Ranjit Singh’s relations with Afganistan and his N.W.F. Policy.
Social and Economic Conditions of Punjab under the Mughals.Civil and Military Administration of Ranjit Singh.
Invasions of Ahmed Shah Abdali and disintegration of Mughal rule in Punjab.Character and Personality of Ranjit Singh.
Origin and Growth of the Sikh Misls and the nature of the organization.First Anglo-Sikh War – Causes and Results.
Ranjit Singh’s Career and Conquests.Second Anglo-Sikh War – Causes and Results, Annexation of Punjab.
Section C
Battles of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.First Anglo-Sikh War.
Important Battles of Banda Singh Bahadur.Second Anglo-Sikh War.
Ranjit Singh’s kingdom.

Class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020- Economics

Economics consists of two subjects- Microeconomics and macroeconomics. All the topics given in the class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020 is mandatory for the preparation of the PSEB class 12th exam.

Microeconomics

Chapters Topics
IntroductionMeaning of Micro Economics, Central Problems of an Economy, etc
Consumer behavior and demandConsumer’s Equilibrium, Theory of Demand, Price Elasticity of Demand
Producer behavior and supplyProduction, Theory of Supply, Concepts of Costs & Revenue, Producer’s Equilibrium
Forms of market and price determinationForms of Market, Price Determination under Perfect Competition

Macroeconomics

ChaptersTopics
National income and related aggregateMacro Economics, Measurement of National Income
Determination of income and employmentAggregate Demand and Supply, Propensity to Consume and Save, Problems of Excess and Deficient Demand, etc
Money and bankingMoney, Central Bank, Commercial Banks, reforms and issues in Indian Banking System, etc.
Government budget and the economyGovernment Budget, Budget Receipts, Budget Expenditure, Balance Budget, Surplus Budget and Deficit Budget, etc.
Balance of trade and balance of paymentsForeign Exchange Rate, Balance of Payment Accounts, etc.

Class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020- Political Science

The detailed class 12th PSEB Syllabus for political science is given below.

Part A- Political Theory

  1. Political system
  2. Bureaucracy
  3. Public opinion
  4. Interest and pressure groups
  5. Some major contemporary political theories
  6. Electorate
  7. Party system

Part B- Indian Political System

  1. Indian democracy
  2. Party system in India
  3. National integration
  4. India and the world
  5. Democracy at grass root
  6. Electoral system
  7. The foreign policy of India

Class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020- Sociology

The detailed class 12th PSEB Syllabus for Sociology is given below.

UnitsTopics
Tribal, rural and urban societies in India
  1. Tribal Society
  2. Rural Society
  3. Urban Society
Inequalities in India society
  1. Caste Inequalities
  2. Class Inequalities
  3. Gender Inequalities
Structural and cultural society
  1. Westernization and Sanskritization
  2. Modernization and Globalisation
  3. Social Movement
Society problems in India society
  1. Social Problems
  2. Violence Against Women
  3. Social Issues

Class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020- Geography

The detailed class 12th PSEB Syllabus for Geography is given below.

UnitsTopics
Nature and scope of geography and its branchesGeographical thoughts, Radical and postmodern geography, all branches of Geography in brief, etc.
Human resourcesPopulation, Determinants of population change, Human development concept, Human Settlement, etc.
Economic geography: types of economic activities
  1. Primary Activities: Concept of changing trends; gathering; pastora, Geographical distribution of major crops in India, etc.
  2. Secondary Activities: Concept, Manufacturing types, Distribution of resources and their conservation, Industries: Types, Distribution of selective industries, etc.
  3. Tertiary Activities: Quaternary activities, Quinary Services, etc.
Transport, communication, and tradeLand transport, Water Transport, Air Transport, Oil and Natural Gas pipelines, International and National trade, etc.
Practical workTypes of data, Representation of data, Thematic Maps, Data analysis and generation of diagrams graphs, Field Studies and Land Use survey, Satellite Communication, etc

PSEB Marking Scheme 2020 for Class 12

The PSEB marking scheme 2020 for 12 is based on different sections of the questions. These sections are divided into four categories.

  1. Section A includes the objective type of questions carrying 1 mark each.
  2. Section B includes a very short type of questions carrying 2 marks each.
  3. Section C includes the short type of questions carrying 4 marks each.
  4. Section D includes the long type of questions carrying 6 marks each.

PSEB Marking Scheme 2020 for Class 12 of ALL Streams

There are 5 compulsory subjects for class 12th students with a combination subject of Science, Arts, and Commerce. The subject for the class 12th PSEB exam is given below.

  1. General English
  2. General Punjabi
  3. Environmental Education
  4. Computer Science
  5. Elective Subjects
  6. Combinations – Science, Commerce, and Arts.
Subjects Total marksTheoryPractical CCEMin pass marks
General English75651025
General Punjabi75651025
Environmental education5045517
Computer science10050401033
Elective subjects100901033

PSEB Marking Scheme for Science Group

Subjects Total marksTheoryPractical CCEMin pass marks
Physics 10070201033
Chemistry 10070201033
Biology10070201033
Mathematics100901033

PSEB Marking Scheme for Commerce Group

Subjects Total marksTheoryPractical CCEMin pass marks
Business studies- II75601025
Accountancy II7550151025
Business economics & quantitative methods-II75651025
Fundamentals of e-business7550151025

Tips to Prepare PSEB Class 12th Exam 2020

Here are some tips which will guide students to prepare for the PSEB class 12th exam 2020. It is very important to make future plans for how to prepare for exams. The tips to prepare PSEB class 12th exam 2020 are as follows:

  1. The most important thing before making any routine preparations for the PSEB 12th exam is that students should go through the PSEB class 12th syllabus thoroughly by 2020 thoroughly.
  2. Students should refer to books in which all the topics are given and in simple language.
  3. Students should make a daily routine and should devote most of the time studying.
  4. Students are advised to make notes, solve questions, and also students must solve previous year question papers.
  5. Students must try to complete their class 12th PSEB Syllabus before time so that they get enough time for preparations.
  6. The most important point students must keep in mind is that they must avoid distractions and stress.

FAQs

Q1. From where students can download the class 12th PSEB Syllabus 2020?

Ans: Students can download the PSEB class 12th syllabus 2020 from the official website or can download it from this page also.

Q2. What are the important topics for the PSEB class 12th exam 2020?

Ans: Every topic which is mentioned in the PSEB class 12th syllabus 2020 is mandatory for the exam.

Q3. What are the minimum passing marks for the PSEB class 12th exam 2020?

Ans: Minimum passing marks for PSEB class 12th exam 2020 is 33 percent.