ISC Class 11 Syllabus

ISC Syllabus for Class 11 All Subject 

Class 11 plays an important role in defining the career course of a student. This is when the subjects get a bit tougher than usual.  Class 11 forms the basis of Class 12. It helps students by making their foundation strong for them. Performing well in class 11 is quite important for students. To do so, students must have a thorough idea of the ISC class 11 syllabus. Class 11 is different for every student depending upon their subjects. Several subjects included in class 11 syllabus ISC are Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Accounts, Economics, Business Studies, Geography, etc. 

ISC Class 11 Syllabus All Subjects 

ISC is a government-recognized education board. Students who take admission into class 11 must be aware of their syllabus thoroughly. They should have an idea of the topics of each and every subject so that they can perform well in their exams. Students can also get help with important questions in the syllabus by asking their teachers for the same or accessing them on the Extramarks website. 

ISC Class 11 Syllabus        

The subject wise syllabus for different subjects of class 11 is given below- 

Physics: 

  • Physical-World and Measurement
    • Physical-world
    • Units and measurement
  • The Motion of the System of Particles and Rigid Body
    • The idea of center of mass: center of mass of a two-particle system
  • Laws of Motion
    • The general concept of force, inertia, Newton’s first law of motion
  • Kinematics
    • Motion in a straight line
    • Motion in a plane
  • Gravitation
    • Kepler’s law of planetary motion, the universal law of gravitation. Generation due to gravity and its variation with altitude latitude and depth
    • Gravitational potential and gravitational potential energy, escape velocity, orbital velocity of a satellite, geostationary satellites
  • Work, Power, and Energy
    • Work done by a constant force and a variable force, Kinetic energy
  • Heat and Thermodynamics
    • Thermal properties of matter
    • Thermodynamics
  • Oscillations and Waves
    • Oscillations
    • Wave
  • Properties of Bulk Matter
    • Mechanical properties of fluids
    • Chemical properties of solids
  • The Behaviour of Perfect Gases and Kinetic
    • Theory of gases: kinetic theory: equation of state of a perfect gas, work done in compressing a gas. Kinetic theory of gases- assumptions, the concept of pressure
  • Paper-II- practical work
  • Project work and practical file

Chemistry: 

Physical Chemistry topics: 

  • Some Basic Concepts Of Chemistry 
    • General introduction: importance and scope of chemistry
  • States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
    • States of matter and their characteristic properties
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
    • Significance of classification, the study of Mendeleev’s periodic table, and its limitation
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
    • Introduction, concepts types of system
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
    • Valence electrons, ionic bond character
  • Structure of an Atom
    • Discovery of fundamental particles electron
  • Equilibrium
    • Ionic Equilibrium
    • Chemical Equilibrium
  • Redox reactions
    • Concept of oxidation and reduction
  • s- Block elements
    • Group one and two elements
    • Preparation and properties of some important compounds
  • Some p- Block elements
    • Group 13 elements
    • Group 14 elements
    • Preparation and properties of some important compounds
    • Important compounds
  • Hydrocarbons
    • Classification of Hydrocarbons
    • Aliphatic hydrocarbons
    • Aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Hydrogen
    • Hydrogen and its compounds
  • Environmental chemistry
    • Types of environmental pollution (air, soil, and water pollution) 
  • Organic chemistry: some basic principles and techniques
    • General introduction, classification, and IUPAC nomenclature of organic compounds and isomerism
  • Practical Paper:
    • Basic Laboratory Techniques
    • Titration

Mathematics

  • Set and functions
    • Sets
    • Relations and functions
    • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate Geometry
    • Straight lines
    • Calculus
    • Circles
    • Limits and derivatives
  • Statistics and probability
    • Statistics
    • Probability
  • Introduction to 3-dimensional geometry
    • Co-ordinate axis and coordinate planes in three dimensions
    • Distance between two points and Section formula
    • Coordinates a point
  • Statistics
    • Combined mean and standard deviation
    • Rank correlation by spearman’s (correction included)
    • The median, quartiles, deciles, percentiles, and mode of grouped and ungrouped data
  • Index numbers and moving averages
    • Moving averages
    • Index numbers
  • Algebra
    • Principle of mathematical induction complex number
    • Permutation and combination
    • Sequence and series
    • Quadratic equations
    • Binomial Theorem
  • Calculus
    • Limits and derivatives
  • Conic section
    • Sections of cone
    • Ellipse
    • Parabola
    • Hyperbola
  • Mathematical reasoning
  • Correlation analysis
    • Coefficient of correlation by Karl Pearson
    • Definition and meaning of covariance

Biology:

  • Diversity of living organisms
    • Animal Kingdom
    • The living world
    • Plant Kingdom
    • Biological classification
  • Cell: structure and function
    • Cell-the unit of life
    • Cell cycle and cell division
    • Biomolecules
  • Human physiology
    • Digestion and absorption
    • Body fluids and circulation
    • Locomotion and movement
    • Chemical coordination and integration of endocrine glands and hormones
    • Breathing and exchange of gases
    • Excretory Products and their elimination
    • Neural control and coordination
  • Structural organization in animal and plants
    • Morphology of flowering plants
    • Structural organization in animals
    • Anatomy of flowering plants
    • Cockroach
  • Plant physiology
    • Transport in plants
    • Photosynthesis in higher plants
    • Plant growth and development
    • Mineral nutrition
    • Respiration in plants
  • Practical work
  • Project work

English

  • Composition, types of composition- narrative, argumentative, short story, descriptive, discussion types, and reflective
  • Writing section including article, review, speech, personal profile, statement of purpose, report writing and proposal writing
  • Grammar section
  • Reading comprehension

Computer Science:

  • Numbers
    • Representation of numbers in different bases and interconversion between them, eg. Binary, decimal, octal, hexadecimal
    • Addition and subtraction operations for numbers on different basis
  • Propositional logic, hardware implementation, arithmetic operations
    • Propositional logic
    • Logic and hardware
  • Objects
    • Objects as data (attributes) + behavior (methods or methods)
    • The basic concept of a virtual machine
    • Analysis of some real-world programming examples in terms of objects and classes
    • Compile-time and run-time errors
  • Variables, expressions
    • Variables as names for values
    • Assignment operation
    • Named constant final
    • Difference between the left-hand side and right-hand side of an assignment
  • Methods and constructors
    • Methods and constructors
    • Formal arguments and actual arguments in methods
    • Methods as a mechanism for side effects
    • Different behavior of primitive and object arguments
    • Examples of algorithmic problem solving using methods (number problems, finding roots of algebraic equations, etc)
    • Static Methods and variables
  • Basic input-output data file handling (binary and text)
    • Basic input output using scanner and printer classes
    • Data File handling
  • Implementation of algorithms to solve problems
    • Address correctness issues
    • Implement and execute the algorithm in Java and debug where necessary
  • Trends in computing and ethical issues
    • Artificial intelligence and the internet of things, virtual reality, and augmented reality
    • Intellectual property, software copyright and patents, and free software foundation
    • Cyber security, privacy, netiquette, spam, phishing
  • Encodings
    • Binary encodings for integers and real numbers using a finite number of bits
    • Characters and their encodings for example ASCII, Unicode, ISCII
  • Introduction to object-oriented programming using Java
  • Primitive values, wrapper classes, types, and casting
    • Primitive values and types
  • Statements, scope
    • Statements
    • Grouping statements
  • Arrays, strings
    • Structured data types-arrays
    • Example algorithms that use structured data types
    • Strings
  • Recursion
    • Concept of recursion
    • Simple recursive methods
  • Packages
    • Definition
    • Importing user-defined packages
    • Creation of packages
    • Interaction of objects across packages
  • Paper-II- Practical
  • Projects

Accounts 

  •  Introduction to Accounting
  • Types of accounts 
  • Background of accounting and accountancy 
  • Journal, Ledger, and Trial Balance 
  • Subdivision of journal – cash book 
  • Ledger: posting from journal to respective ledgers 
  • Journal: recording of the journal with narration 
  • Bank Reconciliation Statement 
    • Bank reconciliation statement 
  • Depreciation
    • Problems relating to the purchase and sales of assets incorporating 
    • Methods of charging depreciation 
    • Depreciation 
  • Bills of Exchange
    • Practical problems 
    • Introduction to negotiable instruments  
  • Accounting Concepts 
    • GAAP 
  • Final Accounts and concept of trading, profit and loss account and balance sheet [in both the manner, meaning with adjustments and without adjustments], marshaling of balance sheet
    • Marshaling of the balance sheet
    • Preparation of the trading account 
    • Trading 
    • Provisions and reserves 
    • Capital and revenue expenditure/income 
  • Rectification of Errors 
    • Types of errors 
    • Errors 
  • Accounts from incomplete records 
    • Ascertainment of profit/loss by the statement of affairs methods including applications 
    • Single entry and difference of double entry 
  • Non-Trading Organisation 
    • Preparation of income 
    • Different books maintained and differences between them 
    • Non-trading organizations 
  • Introduction to the use of computers in accounting 
    • Management information system 
    • Accounting information system 
    • Advantages and limitations of CAS 
    • Components of CAS, features 
    • Introduction to the Computerised Accounting System
  • Project work 

History 

  • Growth of Nationalism 
    • Revolutionary Nationalism 
    • Swadeshi Movement 
  • The emergence of the Colonial Economy 
    • Development of modern industries 
    • Disruption of the traditional economy 
    • Development of means of transportation and economy 
    • Colonial forest policy – impact on local communities 
  • Social and Religious Movements 
    • Aligarh movement 
    • Arya samaj 
    • Brahmo samaj 
    • Reform movements 
    • Impact of modern ideas in Europe on Indian administrators 
    • Struggle against caste: Veerasaligsm, Naryan Guru, and Jyotirao Phule 
    • The women’s question 
  • Protest against colonial rule 
  • Gandhian Nationalism [1916-1922]
    • Agitation against the Rowlatt Act, Jallianwala Bagh [1919]
    • The launching of the passive resistance movement by Gandhi 
  • Gandhian Nationalism [1927-1934]
    • Civil Disobedience Movement [1930-1934]
    • Simon Commission 
  • Impact of the second phase of industrialization in Europe during the late 19 and 20th centuries:
    • Growth of women’s struggles for the right 
    • Urbanization, growth of working-class 
  • World War I: causes, events leading to it
    • Introduction to new technologies and strategies 
    • Short term causes 
    • Nationalism 
    • Arm race
    • Imperial rivalry 
    • An outline of main long-term alliances 
  •  Peace settlement after world war I and establishment of a league of nations:
    • League of nations 
  • Failure of collective security [Manchuria and Abyssinia] 
  • Establishment of the mandate system 
  • League of Nations – membership [absence of major powers]
  • The Great Depreciation 
    • Causes leading to the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and its impact on the economy of Japan, France, Britain, Germany and the USA. 
  • Rise of Communism: Russia [1917-1939]
    • The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 – a brief account of events in 1917
  • Rise of Fascism: Italy [1919-1939]
    • Main features of the Mussolini domestic policy 
    • Post-war discontent and the rise of power of Benito Mussolini 
  •  The Rise of Nazism: Germany [1933-39]
    • The Nazi State: from 1933 onwards 
    • Rise of Hitler to power and factors assisting his rise 
  • Rise of Militarism: Japan [1919-1973]
    • Events leading to the attack of pearl harbour 
    • Reasons for militarism in the 1930s
    • Expansion into China 
  • Project 

Sociology 

  • Origin and Development of Anthropology and Sociology 
    • Sociology and other Social Sciences 
    • Classic Thinkers and Theories 
    • The emergence of Sociology and Anthropology as Disciplines 
  • Research Methodology 
    • Historical method and scientific 
    • Statistical method, fieldwork, and case study method 
    • Methods of Sociology and Anthropology – Comparative Method 
    • Importance of Research Methodology in Sociology and Anthropology 
  • Basic concepts 
    • Culture 
    • Socialization – Man as a social animal 
    • Individual and Society 
  • Social structure 
    • Social processes 
    • Status and role 
    • Social groups
  • Social problems 
    • Special requirements 
    • Abled to discuss with reference to social, cultural environment and infrastructure – attitudes 
    • Problems of the aged and differently-abled to be discussed with reference to social 
    • Overpopulation 
  • Indian Sociologists 
    • MN Srinivas – the concept of Brahminisation and Sanskritisation 
    • Irawati Karve – Kinship and the family 
    • NK Bose – the Hindu method of tribal absorption 
    • GS Ghurye – theories of the origin of the caste system 
    • Radha Kamal Mukherjee – Social Ecology 
  • Project work 

Home Science 

  • Concept and Scope of Home Sciences 
    • Career options in Home Sciences 
    • Importance and Relevance of the study of Home Sciences 
    • Introduction to the five streams of Home Sciences and how they integrate to form a meaningful whole 
  • Food and Nutrition 
    • Elementary study of micro and macronutrients 
    • A review of the relationship between food and health, the importance of a balanced diet for everyday life 
  • Resource management 
    • Fundamentals of banking 
    • Savings and investments 
    • Work simplification 
    • Management: the need for management at home 
    • Efficient management resources – material, human and shared [community]
  • Human development 
    • Understanding special needs 
    • Philosophy of human development
    • Periods of growth and development during childhood 
    • Introduction to the study of human development 
  • Textiles and clothing 
    • Textiles finishing 
    • Fabric construction 
    • Textile fibres
  • Introduction to communication and extension 
    • Role of audio and visual aids in communication and extension 
    • Mass – print and electronic 
    • Group – discussions, demonstrations and field trips
    • Individual – verbal and written 
    • Methods of communication – individual 
  • Practical 

Psychology 

  • The subject Psychology 
    • Heredity and Environment 
    • Fields of Psychology 
    • Definition of Psychology 
  • Methods of Psychology 
    • Basic Statistical concepts – statistics, sample, population 
    • Understanding why statistics is used [descriptive and inferential]
    • Use of statistics in the integration of data 
    • Interpretation of search results 
    • Scientific methods in Psychology – Observation 
  • Attention and perception 
    • Errors in perception – illusions of size and shape 
    • Perceptual processes – the difference between sensation and perception 
    • Nature of attention – its inner and outer determinants
  • Emotions and motivation 
    • Frustration – blocking of motives 
    • Social motives 
    • Theories of motivation 
    • What is meant by theories, motives and instincts 
    • Theories of emotional dealing with physiological 
    • What is meant by emotions: basic emotions 
  • Learning 
    • Learning disabilities – definition and types
    • Classical and operant conditioning 
    • How learning takes place 
    • What is meant by learning?
  • Remembering and forgetting 
    • How memory can be improved 
    • Why and how forgetting occurs 
    • How it works – different models 
    • The memory system 
  • Thinking, problem solving and creativity 
    • Creative thinking – what is meant by convergent and divergent thinking 
    • Reasoning – how it is carried out 
    • Concepts and how they are formed 
    • What is meant by thinking 

Practical 

Let’s look into Some of the Easy Ways to Ace Class 11 Under the ISC Board    

The class 11 syllabus can be a bit difficult for some students. However, with proper time management skills and a study schedule, students can prepare for their exams very well and can complete the class 11 syllabus ISC in time. Here are a few tips using which students can score well in their exams-

  • Students must have a clear understanding of all the topics in advance.
  • Set a specific time for each topic and stick to the time limit.
  • After completing the topic or chapter, revise the chapters as well.
  • After completing the syllabus, students must then refer to guides, sample tests, practice papers, and previous year’s ICSE question papers.
  • Maintain a notebook to note down all your doubts.
  • Pay more attention to details and topics that are considered important.
  • Try to learn every concept by going into detail and learning different steps of the answer.
  • Do not forget your health while preparing for the exam. Take good care of your health and sleep on time as it helps in maintaining focus and productivity.

About ISC Class 11 Syllabus   

The class 11 ISC syllabus is a vast one and it includes many subjects from three streams namely, Science, Commerce, and Arts. There are several subjects, such as Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Economics, History, Geography, Computer Science, and others, that need to be covered by students.  Being thorough with the  ISC class 11 syllabus is important for students as it also helps them next year in the preparation of the class 12th board. 

ISC Class 11 Syllabus 2019-2020 Latest ISC Syllabus

Most of the students fail to understand the importance of class 11 in the beginning and then regret it later when they get low marks. Students must pay attention to the ISC syllabus for class 11 from the beginning so that they do not waste their time and can learn every concept within the required time. Studying well in class 11 reflects in the later stages of students as well since it plays a major role in deciding their career. Students who are in class 11 must refer to the NCERT books and their important questions since they help the students acquire great marks.