History Commerce (English Medium) Class 11 CBSE Syllabus 2024-25


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CBSE Syllabus 2024-25 Class 11: The CBSE Class 11 History Syllabus for the examination year 2024-25 has been released by the Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE. The board will hold the final examination at the end of the year following the annual assessment scheme, which has led to the release of the syllabus. The 2024-25 CBSE Class 11 History Board Exam will entirely be based on the most recent syllabus. Therefore, students must thoroughly understand the new CBSE syllabus to prepare for their annual exam properly.

The detailed CBSE Class 11 History Syllabus for 2024-25 is below.

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CBSE Class 11 History Syllabus for Chapter 1: Introduction to World History

CBSE Class 11 History Syllabus for Chapter 2: Early Societies

1 From the Beginning of Time
  • Focus: Africa, Europe till 15000 BCE  
  • Views on the Origin of Human Beings  
  • Early Societies  
  • Historians’ Views on Present-day Gathering- Hunting Societies  
2 Early Cities
  • Focus: Iraq, 3rd Millennium BCE  
  • Growth of Towns  
  • Nature of Early Urban Societies  
  • Historians’ Debate on Uses of Writing  

CBSE Class 11 History Syllabus for Chapter 3: Empires

3 An Empire Across Three Continents
  • Focus: Roman Empire, 27 BCE to 600 CE  
  • Political Evolution  
  • Economic Expansion  
  • Religio-Cultural Foundation  
  • Late Antiquity  
  • Historians’ Views on the Institution of Slavery  
4 Central Islamic Lands
  • 7th to 12th Centuries - Polity  
  • 7th to 12th Centuries - Economy  
  • 7th to 12th Centuries - Culture  
  • Historians’ Viewpoints on the Nature of the Crusades  
5 Nomadic Empires
  • The Nature of Nomadism  
  • Formation of Empires  
  • Conquests and Relations with Other States  
  • Historians Views on Nomadic Societies and State Formation  

CBSE Class 11 History Syllabus for Chapter 4: Changing Traditions

6 Three Orders
  • Feudal Society and Economy  
  • Formation of States  
  • Church and Society  
  • Historians’ Views on Decline of Feudalism  
7 Changing Cultural Traditions
  • New Ideas and New Trends in Literature and Arts  
  • Relationship with Earlier Ideas  
  • The Contribution of West Asia  
  • Historians’ Viewpoints on the Validity of the Notion ‘European Renaissance’.  
8 Confrontation of Cultures
  • European Voyages of Exploration  
  • Search for Gold  
  • Focus on America, 15th to 18th Century - Enslavement  
  • Focus on America, 15th to 18th Century - Raids  
  • Indigenous People and Cultures – the Arawaks, the Aztecs, the Incas  
  • History of Displacements  
  • Historians’ Viewpoints on the Slave Trade  

CBSE Class 11 History Syllabus for Chapter 5: Paths to Modernization

9 The Industrial Revolution
  • Innovations and Technological Change  
  • Focus on England, 18th and 19th Century - Patterns of Growth  
  • Focus on England, 18th and 19th Century - Emergence of a Working Class  
  • Historians’ Viewpoints, Debate on ‘Was There an Industrial Revolution?  
10 Displacing Indigenous People
  • European Colonists in North America and Australia  
  • Formation of White Settler Societies  
  • Displacement and Repression of Local People  
  • Historians’ Viewpoints on the Impact of European Settlement on Indigenous Population  
11 Paths to Modernization
  • Militarization and Economic Growth in Japan  
  • China and the Communist Alternative  
  • Historians’ Debate on the Meaning of Modernization  

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