CBSE 2017-18 Syllabus Class-12 : Biology


CBSE Class-12 Syllabus 2017-18


Subject: Biology

The present syllabus provides the students with new concepts along with an extended exposure to
contemporary areas of the subject. The syllabus also aims at emphasizing on the underlying principles that
are common to both animals and plants as well as highlighting the relationship of Biology with other areas of
knowledge. The format of the syllabus allows a simple, clear and sequential flow of concepts. The syllabus
also stresses on making better connections among biological concepts. It relates the study of biology to real
life through the use of technology. It links the discoveries and innovations in Biology to everyday life such as
environment, industry, health and agriculture. The updated syllabus also focuses on reducing the curriculum
load while ensuring that ample opportunities and scope for learning and appreciating basic concepts of the
subject continue to be available within its framework. The prescribed syllabus is expected to:
 promote understanding of basic principles of Biology;
 encourage learning of emerging knowledge and its relevance to individual and society;
 promote rational/scientific attitude towards issues related to population, environment and
 enhance awareness about environmental issues, problems and their appropriate solutions;
 create awareness amongst the learners about diversity in the living organisms and developing respect for
other living beings;
 appreciate that the most complex biological phenomena are built on essentially simple processes;
It is expected that the students would get an exposure to various branches of Biology in a more contextual
and friendly manner as they study the various units.



Courtesy: CBSE