CBSE Syllabus Class 12 Mathematics

On July 5, 2021, CBSE had announced that the Syllabus for Class 12 Board Exams will be reduced as per a Term-based Examination System and on July 22, 2021, they finalised the reduced syllabus as well by providing updated PDFs.

CBSE Class 12 Syllabus has undergone drastic changes since the previous 2020-21 session. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the education system has been challenging for both teachers and students.

So, similar to the 30% reduction in the last session, CBSE decided to reduce the overall syllabus according to the Term-based Board Examination for the 2021-22 session again.

We, at Educart, were prompt about it and have updated the changes in all the subjects for you. Here, you can find:

  • freely-downloadable PDF links to the latest reduced Class 12 Mathematics Syllabus for 2021-22 academic session; and
  • simple analysis of all the deleted topics/ chapters for 2021-22 Term-based Board Exam.

With all this information in hand, both teachers and students will have a defined structure to begin the learning process on time and efficiently.

Class 12 Mathematics Reduced Syllabus for 2021-22 (Reduced)

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We have also provided the syllabus for the 2021-22 session that was previously restored so that you can compare the deleted and added topics.

Class 12 Mathematics Reduced Syllabus for 2021-22 (Restored Previously)

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Now, let us take a look at the syllabus for Term I and Term II Board Exams in detail and try to understand what changes have been made.

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Term I

Units Unit Names Marks
I Relations and Functions 08
II Algebra 10
III Calculus 17
V Linear Programming 05
Internal Assessment
Periodic Tests (05) + Activities & Viva (05)

Unit I: Relations and Functions

1. Relations and Functions

Types of relations: Reflexive, symmetric, transitive and equivalence relations. One to one and onto functions, <red> composite functions, inverse of a function. <red>

2. Inverse Trigonometric Functions

Definition, range, domain, principal value branch. <red> Graphs of inverse trigonometric functions Elementary properties of inverse trigonometric functions. <red>

Unit II: Algebra

1. Matrices

Concept, notation, order, equality, types of matrices, zero and identity matrix, transpose of a matrix, symmetric and skew symmetric matrices. Operation on matrices: Addition and multiplication and multiplication with a scalar. Simple properties of addition, multiplication and scalar multiplication. Non-commutativity of multiplication of matrices <red> and existence of non-zero matrices whose product is the zero matrix (restricted to square matrices of order 2). Concept of elementary row and column operations. <red> Invertible matrices and <red> proof of the uniqueness of the inverse, if it exists. <red> (Here all matrices will have real entries)

2. Determinants

Determinant of a square matrix (up to 3 x 3 matrices), <red> properties of determinants, <red> minors, cofactors and applications of determinants in finding the area of a triangle. Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix. <red> Consistency, inconsistency and number of solutions of systems of linear equations by examples, <red> solving systems of linear equations in two or three variables (having unique solution) using inverse of a matrix.

Unit III: Calculus

1. Continuity and Differentiability

Continuity and differentiability, derivative of composite functions, chain rule, derivative of inverse trigonometric functions, derivative of implicit functions. Concept of exponential and logarithmic functions.

Derivatives of logarithmic and exponential functions. Logarithmic differentiation, derivative of functions expressed in parametric forms. Second order derivatives. <red> Rolle’s and Lagrange's Mean Value Theorems (without proof) and their geometric interpretation. <red>

2. Applications of Derivatives

Applications of derivatives: <red> rate of change of bodies, increasing/decreasing functions, <red> tangents and normals, <red> use of derivatives in approximation, <red> maxima and minima (first derivative test motivated geometrically and second derivative test given as a provable tool). Simple problems (that illustrate basic principles and understanding of the subject as well as real-life situations).

Unit V: Linear Programming

1. Linear Programming

Introduction, related terminology such as constraints, objective function, optimization, different types of linear programming (L.P.) problems, <red> mathematical formulation of L.P. problems, <red> graphical method of solution for problems in two variables, feasible and infeasible regions (bounded <red> or unbounded <red>), feasible and infeasible solutions, optimal feasible solutions (up to three non-trivial constraints).

Term II

Units Unit Names Marks
III Calculus 18
IV Vectors and Three-Dimensional Geometry 14
VI Probability 08
Internal Assessment
Periodic Tests (05) + Activities & Viva (05)

Unit III: Calculus

3. Integrals

Integration as an inverse process of differentiation. Integration of a variety of functions by substitution, by partial fractions and by parts, Evaluation of simple integrals of the following types and problems based on them.

∫dx/ x2 ± a2, ∫dx/ √(x2 ± a2), ∫dx/ √(a2 − x2), ∫dx/ ax2 + bx + c, ∫dx/ √(ax2+bx+c)

∫{(px + q)/ (ax2 + bx + c)} dx, ∫{(px + q)/ √(ax2 + bx + c)} dx, ∫√(a2 ± x2) dx, ∫√(x2 − a2) dx

<red> ∫√(𝑎𝑥2 + 𝑏𝑥 + 𝑐) 𝑑𝑥, ∫(𝑝𝑥 + 𝑞)√(𝑎𝑥2 + 𝑏𝑥 + 𝑐) 𝑑𝑥 <red>

<red> Definite integrals as a limit of a sum <red>

Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (without proof).Basic properties of definite integrals and evaluation of definite integrals.

4. Applications of the Integrals

Applications in finding the area under simple curves, especially lines, <red> circles/ <red> parabolas/ellipses (in standard form only), <red> Area between any of the two above said curves <red> (the region should be clearly identifiable).

5. Differential Equations

Definition, order and degree, general and particular solutions of a differential equation. <red> Formation of differential equations whose general solution is given. <red> Solution of differential equations by method of separation of variables, solutions of homogeneous differential equations of first order and first degree. Solutions of linear differential equations of the type:

(dy/ dx) + py = q, where p and q are functions of x or constants; and

<red> (d𝑥/ d𝑦) + px = q, where p and q are functions of y or constants. <red>

Unit IV: Vectors and Three-Dimensional Geometry

1. Vectors

Vectors and scalars, magnitude and direction of a vector. Direction cosines and direction ratios of a vector. Types of vectors (equal, unit, zero, parallel and collinear vectors), position vector of a point, negative of a vector, components of a vector, addition of vectors, multiplication of a vector by a scalar, position vector of a point dividing a line segment in a given ratio. Definition, Geometrical Interpretation, properties and application of scalar (dot) product of vectors, vector (cross) product of vectors, <red> scalar triple product of vectors. <red>

2. Three-Dimensional Geometry

Direction cosines and direction ratios of a line joining two points. Cartesian equation and vector equation of a line, coplanar and skew lines, shortest distance between two lines. Cartesian and vector equation of a plane. <red> Angle between (i) two lines, (ii) two planes, (iii) a line and a plane. <red> Distance of a point from a plane.

Unit VI: Probability

1. Probability

Conditional probability, multiplication theorem on probability, independent events, total probability, Bayes’ theorem, Random variable and its probability distribution, <red> mean and variance of random variable. Binomial probability distribution. <red>

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