UP Board Syllabus Class 11 Business Studies for 2025

UP Board Business Studies Class 11 Syllabus (2024-25)

Business studies is one of the most interesting subjects students study in their lives. You gain various business management skills, and as you progress through this subject you can even choose to specialise in the fields like Entrepreneurship, Marketing, General finance, Advertising, etc. UP Board Class 11 syllabus is a detailed set of content that covers all the topics taught in previous classes in a deeper way, which also makes it more extensive and tougher to cover for some students. The first step for any student to prepare for UP Board exams is to have a clear understanding of the syllabus. In this page, we have provided direct and free access to the Class 11 Business Studies Syllabus PDF for the 2025 session.

Syllabus for 2024-25 Academic Session UP Board Class 11 Business Studies

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Business Studies 2024-25 Syllabus
Unit Unit Name Marks
1 Nature and Purpose of Business 18
Forms of Business Organisations
2 Public, Private and Global Enterprises 16
3 Emerging Modes of Business 16
4 Formation of a Company 16
Sources of Business Finance
5 Small Business 16
Internal Trade
6 International Business-1 18


Part A: Foundation of Business

Unit 1 (i): Evolution and Fundamentals of Business 

  • (i) History of Trade and Commerce in India: Indigenous Banking System, Rise of Intermediaries, Transport, Trading Communities: Merchant Corporations, Major Trade Centres, Major Imports and Exports, Position of Indian Sub-Continent in the World Economy.
  • Business – meaning and characteristics
  • Business, profession and employment Concept
  • Objectives of business
  • Classification of business activities – Industry and Commerce
  • Industry-types: primary, secondary, tertiary Meaning and subgroups
  • Commerce-trade: (types-internal, external; wholesale and retail) and auxiliaries to trade; (banking, insurance, transportation, warehousing, communication, and advertising) – meaning
  • Business risk-Concept

Unit 1 (ii): Forms of Business Organisations

  • Sole Proprietorship-Concept, merits and limitations.
  • Partnership-Concept, types, merits and limitation of partnership, registration of a partnership firm, partnership deed. Types of partners
  • Hindu Undivided Family Business: Concept
  • Cooperative Societies-Concept, merits, and limitations.
  • Company – Concept, merits and limitations; Types: Private, Public and One Person Company – Concept
  • Formation of company – stages, important documents to be used in formation of a company
  • Choice of form of business organisation

Unit 2 (i): Public, Private and Global Enterprises

  • Public sector and private sector enterprises – Concept
  • Forms of public sector enterprises: Departmental Undertakings, Statutory Corporations and Government Company.
  • Global Enterprises – Feature. Public private partnership – concept

<red> Unit 2 (ii): Business Services <red>

  • <red> Business services – meaning and types. Banking: Types of bank accounts – savings, current, recurring, fixed deposit and multiple option deposit account <red>
  • <red> Banking services with particular reference to Bank Draft, Bank Overdraft, Cash credit. E-Banking meaning, Types of digital payments <red>
  • <red> Insurance – Principles. Types – life, health, fire and marine insurance – concept <red>
  • <red> Postal Service – Mail, Registered Post, Parcel, Speed Post, Courier – meaning <red>

<red> Unit 3: Social Responsibility of Business and Business Ethics <red> 

  • <red> Concept of social responsibility <red>
  • <red> Case of social responsibility <red>
  • <red> Responsibility towards owners, investors, consumers, employees, government and community <red>
  • <red> Role of business in environment protection <red>
  • <red> Business Ethics – Concept and Elements <red>

Part B: Finance and Trade

Unit 4: Sources of Business Finance

  • Concept of business finance
  • Owners’ funds- equity shares, preferences share, retained earnings
  • Borrowed funds: debentures and bonds, loans from financial institutions and commercial banks, public deposits, trade credit, Inter Corporate Deposits (ICD).

Unit 5 (i): Small Business and Enterprises

  • Entrepreneurship Development (ED): Concept, Characteristics and Need. Process of Entrepreneurship Development: Start-up India Scheme, ways to fund start-up. Intellectual Property Rights and Entrepreneurship
  • Small scale enterprise as defined by MSMED Act 2006 (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Act)
  • Role of small business in India with special reference to rural areas
  • Government schemes and agencies for small scale industries: National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) and District Industrial Centre (DIC) with special reference to rural, backward areas.

Unit 5 (ii): Internal Trade

  • Internal trade – meaning and types services rendered by a wholesaler and a retailer
  • Types of retail-trade-Itinerant and small scale fixed shops retailers
  • Large scale retailers-Departmental stores, chain stores – concept
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax): Concept and key-features

Unit 6: International Trade

  • International trade: concept and benefits
  • Export trade – Meaning and procedure
  • Import Trade – Meaning and procedure
  • Documents involved in International Trade; indent, letter of credit, shipping order, shipping bills, mate’s receipt (DA/DP)
  • World Trade Organisation (WTO) meaning and objectives


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