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Political Science Class 12 CBSE (Science) CBSE Topics and Syllabus

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CBSE Syllabus For Class 12 Political Science: Knowing the Syllabus is very important for the students of Class 12. Shaalaa has also provided a list of topics that every student needs to understand.

The CBSE Class 12 Political Science syllabus for the academic year 2022-2023 is based on the Board's guidelines. Students should read the Class 12 Political Science 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 12 Political Science Syllabus pdf 2022-2023. They will also receive a complete practical syllabus for Class 12 Political Science in addition to this.

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CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus for Contemporary World Politics

1.1 Cold War Era
  • Emergence of two power blocs after the second world war. Arenas of the cold war.
  • Challenges to Bipolarity:- Non Aligned Movement, quest for new international economic order.
  • India and the cold war.
1.3 US Hegemony in World Politics
  • Growth of unilateralism: Afghanistan, first Gulf War, response to 9/11 and attack on Iraq.
  • Dominance and challenge to the US in economy and ideology.
  • India's renegotiation of its relationship with the USA.
1.4 Alternative Centres of Power
  • Rise of China as an economic power in post-Maoera, creation and expansion of European Union, ASEAN. India's changing relations with China.
1.5 Contemporary South Asia in the Post Cold War Era
1.6 International Organizations
1.8 Environment and Natural Resources
1.9 Globalisation
  • Economic, cultural and political manifestations. Debates on the nature of consequences of globalisation. Anti-globalisation movements. India as an arena of globalization and struggle against it.









CBSE Class 12 Political Science Syllabus for Politics in India since Independence

2.1 Challenges of Nation-building
  • Nehru's approach to nation-building; Legacy of partition:- challenge of 'refugee' resettlement, the Kashmir problem.
  • Organisation and reorganization of states; Political conflicts overlanguage.
2.2 Era of One-party Dominance
  • First three general elections, nature of Congress dominance at the national level, uneven dominance at the state level, coalitional nature of Congress. Major opposition parties.
2.3 Politics of Planned Development
  • Five year plans, expansion of state sector and the rise of new economic interests.
  • Famine and suspension of five year plans.
  • Green revolution and its political fallouts.






2.4 India'S External Relations
  1. Nehru's foreign policy.
  2. Sino-Indian war of 1962, Indo-Pak war of 1965 and 1971.
  3. India's nuclear programme.
  4. Shifting alliance in world politics.







2.5 Challenges to the Congress System
  • Political succession after Nehru. Non-Congressism and electoral upset of 1967, Congress split and reconstitution, Congress' victory in 1971 elections, politics of 'garibi hatao'.
2.6 Crisis of the Democratic Order
  • Search for 'committed' bureaucracy and judiciary.
  • Navnirman movement in Gujarat and the Bihar movement.
  • Emergency:- context, constitutional and extra-constitutional dimensions, resistance to emergency.
  • 1977 elections and the format on of Janata Party.
  • Rise of civil liberties organisations.
2.7 Rise of Popular Movements
2.8 Regional Aspirations
  • Rise of regional parties. Punjab crisis and the anti Sikh riots of 1984. The Kashmir situation.Challenges and responses in the North East.
2.9 Recent Developments in Indian Politics
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