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Economics Class 11 CBSE (Arts) CBSE Topics and Syllabus

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CBSE Syllabus For Class 11 Economics: Knowing the Syllabus is very important for the students of Class 11. Shaalaa has also provided a list of topics that every student needs to understand.

The CBSE Class 11 Economics syllabus for the academic year 2021-2022 is based on the Board's guidelines. Students should read the Class 11 Economics Syllabus to learn about the subject's subjects and subtopics.

Students will discover the unit names, chapters under each unit, and subtopics under each chapter in the CBSE Class 11 Economics Syllabus pdf 2021-2022. They will also receive a complete practical syllabus for Class 11 Economics in addition to this.

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I Statistics for Economics

In this course, the learners are expected to acquire skills in collection, organisation and presentation of quantitative and qualitative information pertaining to various simple economic aspects systematically. It also intends to provide some basic statistical tools to analyse, and interpret any economic information and draw appropriate inferences. In this process, the learners are also expected to understand the behaviour of various economic data.

1.1 Introduction
  • What is Economics?
  • Meaning, scope and importance of statistics in Economics
1.2 Collection, Organisation and Presentation of Data
  • Collection of data - sources of data - primary and secondary; how basic data is collected, with
    concepts of Sampling; methods of collecting data; some important sources of secondary data:
    Census of India and National Sample Survey Organisation.
  • Organisation of Data: Meaning and types of variables; Frequency Distribution.
  • Presentation of Data: Tabular Presentation and Diagrammatic Presentation of Data: (i) Geometric
    forms (bar diagrams and pie diagrams), (ii) Frequency diagrams (histogram, polygon and ogive)
    and (iii) Arithmetic line graphs (time series graph).
1.3 Statistical Tools and Interpretation
  • (For all the numerical problems and solutions, the appropriate economic interpretation may be attempted. This means, the students need to solve the problems and provide interpretation for the results derived.)
  • Measures of Central Tendency- mean (simple and weighted), median and mode
  • Measures of Dispersion - absolute dispersion (range, quartile deviation, mean deviation and
    standard deviation); relative dispersion (co-efficient of range, co-efficient of quartile-deviation co-efficient of mean deviation, co-efficient of variation); Lorenz Curve: Meaning, construction and
    its application.
    Correlation - meaning, scatter diagram; Measures of correlation - Karl Pearson's method (two
    variables ungrouped data) Spearman's rank correlation.
    Introduction to Index Numbers - meaning, types - wholesale price index, consumer price index
    and index of industrial production, uses of index numbers; Inflation and index numbers.
II Introductory Microeconomics
II Indian Economic Development

201 Development Experience (1947-90) and Economic Reforms since 1991
  • A brief introduction of the state of Indian economy on the eve of independence. Common goals of Five Year Plans.
  • Main features, problems and policies of agriculture (institutional aspects and new agricultural strategy, etc.), industry (industrial licensing, etc.) and foreign trade.
  • Economic Reforms since 1991:
    Need and main features - liberalisation, globalisation and privatisation; An appraisal of LPG policies
202 Current Challenges Facing Indian Economy
  • Poverty- absolute and relative; Main programmes for poverty alleviation: A critical assessment;
  • Rural development: Key issues - credit and marketing - role of cooperatives; agricultural diversification; alternative farming - organic farming
  • Human capital Formation: How people become resource; Role of human capital in economic development; Growth of Education Sector in India
  • Employment: Formal and informal, growth and other issues: Problems and policies.
  • Inflation: Problems and Policies
  • Infrastructure: Meaning and Types: Case Studies: Energy and Health: Problems and Policies- A critical assessment;
  • Sustainable Economic Development: Meaning, Effects of Economic Development on Resources and Environment, including global warming.
203 Development Experience of India
  • A comparison with neighbours
  • India and Pakistan
  • India and China
  • Issues: growth, population, sectoral development and other developmental indicators.
3.2 Consumer Equilibrium and Demand
3.3 Producer Behaviour and Supply
3.4 Forms of Market and Price Determination
3.5 Non - Competitive Markets
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