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ISC Class 12 Syllabus: Download Chapter-wise PDFs

ISC Class 12 Syllabus: The syllabus forms the basic step for preparing for the board exam. The topics studied at this level are crucial for students, as many of the entrance exams require a good understanding of the subjects. So students need to familiarise themselves with the ISC Class 12 syllabus and prepare for each topic in the syllabus properly. In this article, we have provided the Class 12 syllabus for all the subjects. 

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The Indian School Certificate (ISC) annual exam is conducted for students enrolled in CISCE affiliated schools. Recently the board has reduced the ISC Class 12 syllabus as a result of the covid-19 related disruption. This step has been taken to reduce the load of students and provide them with enough time to prepare for the exam. The entire syllabus has been divided into Term 1 and Term 2. Continue reading to know more.

ISC Class 12 Syllabus: Overview

Before we move forward with the details of the exam and syllabus here is an overview of the exam:

Name of ExamIndian School Certificate (ISC)
Name of BoardCouncil for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)
Medium of InstructionEnglish
Grading SystemPercentage/Marks
Official Websitecisce.org
Level of the ExamNational level
Mode of RegistrationOffline via the School for Regular Students and Online for Private Students
Mode of ExamOffline
Class 12 Language SubjectsEnglish, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Sanskrit, Tamil, Malayalam, Urdu, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi etc.
Class 12 Academic SubjectsMathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Studies, Social Studies, Economics, Accountancy, Political science etc.
Frequency of ExamOnce in a Year

ISC Class 12 Syllabus: Important Reference Books

Textbooks are an essential part of ISC preparation. CISCE provides a list of standard books from which the schools can choose for teaching students. The council does not provide any textbooks. ISC board books will help students to prepare effectively for the upcoming board exam. The list of subject-wise ISC books for Class 12 are listed in the table below:

Physics(i) ISC Physics Book II for Class XII by P. Vivekanandan, D.K. Banerjee and Anand V. Karthik(ii) Nootan ISC Physics Class XII by Kumar.Mittal(iii) New Simplified Physics, For Class 12th by S. L. Arora
Chemistry(i) Nootan ISC Chemistry for Class 12 by HC Srivastava(ii) S Chand ISC Chemistry for Class 12 by RD Madan and BS Bisht(iii) Physical and Inorganic Chemistry by KL Chugh
Biology(i) S. Chand A Textbook of ISC Biology Class 12 by Sarita Aggarwal(ii) Nootan ISC Biology Class 12 by VK Singh and DK Jain
Mathematics(i) S. Chand’s ISC Mathematics Class – XII by O.P. Malhotra, S.K. Gupta, Anubhuti Gangal(ii) ISC Mathematics Class 12 – R D Sharma ( Vol 1 & Vol 2) by R D Sharma(iii) Understanding I.S.C. Mathematics Class XII by M.L. Aggarwal

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ISC Class 12 Subject-wise Syllabus

CISCE has reduced the syllabus of the main subject for ISC Class 12. The syllabus has been reduced keeping in mind the pandemic situation and difficulties faced by the students in completing the syllabus. The council has also divided the syllabus into two terms term 1 and term 2. Students can start their preparation by going through the syllabus available on this page for both terms. 

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ISC Class 12 Chemistry Term-1 Syllabus

The topics and chapters to be covered in ISC Class 12 Term-1 Chemistry examination are:

S.No UNIT Periods MARKS
1 Solid State 8 10
2 Solutions 8
3 p-Block Elements 7 10
4 Haloalkanes and Haloarenes 9
5 Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers 9 15
6 Biomolecules 8
TOTAL 49 35

ISC Class 12 Chemistry Term-2 Syllabus

The topics and chapters to be covered in ISC Class 12 Term-2 Chemistry examination are:

S.No UNIT No. of
Periods
MARKS
1 Electrochemistry 7
13
2 Chemical Kinetics 5
3 Surface Chemistry 5
4 d-andI-Block Elements 7
9
5 Coordination Compounds 8
6 Aldehydes,Ketones and Carboxylic Acids 10
13
7 Amines 7
TOTAL 49 35

ISC Class 12 Physics Term-1 Syllabus

The topics and chapters to be covered in ISC Class 12 Physics Term-1 examination are:

Unit No.

Name of Unit

No. of Periods

Marks

Unit–I

Electrostatics

23

17

 

Chapter–1: Electric Charges and Fields

 

Chapter–2: Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance

Unit-II

Current Electricity

15

 

Chapter–3: Current Electricity

Unit-III

Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

16

18

 

Chapter–4: Moving Charges and Magnetism

 

Chapter–5: Magnetism and Matter

Unit-IV

Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

19

 

Chapter–6: Electromagnetic Induction

 

Chapter–7: Alternating Current

 

Total

73

35

ISC Class 12 Physics Term-2 Syllabus 

The topics and chapters to be covered in ISC Class 12 Physics Term-2 examination are:

Unit No.

Name of Unit

No. of Periods

Marks

Unit–V

Electromagnetic Waves

2

17

 

Chapter–8: Electromagnetic Waves

Unit–VI

Optics

18

 

Chapter–9: Ray Optics and Optical Instruments

 

Chapter–10: Wave Optics

Unit–VII

Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter

7

11

 

Chapter–11: Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter

Unit–VIII

Atoms and Nuclei

11

 

Chapter–12: Atoms

 

Chapter–13: Nuclei

Unit–IX

Electronic Devices

7

7

 

Chapter–14: Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits

Total

45

35

ISC Class 12 Biology Syllabus

The topics and chapters to be covered in ISC Class 12 Biology examination are:

Evaluation Scheme (Theory)

Units

Term 1

Marks

VI

Reproduction: Chapter – 2, 3 and 4

15

VII

Genetics and Evolution: Chapter – 5 and 6

20

Units

Term 2

Marks

VIII

Biology and Human Welfare: Chapter – 8 and 10

14

IX

Biotechnology and its Applications: Chapter – 11 and 12

11

X

Ecology and Environment: Chapter – 13 and 15

10

Total Theory (Term – I and Term – II)

70

ISC Class 12 Maths Term-1 Syllabus

The topics and chapters to be covered in ISC Class 12 Maths Term-1 examination are:

No.UnitsMarks
I.Relations and Functions8
II.Algebra10
III.Calculus17
V.Linear Programming5
 Total Theory40
 Internal Assessment10
 Grand Total50

ISC Class 12 Maths Term-2 Syllabus

The topics and chapters to be covered in ISC Class 12 Chemistry Term-2 examination are:

No.UnitsMarks
III.Calculus18
IV.Vectors and Three-Dimensional Geometry14
V.Probability8
 Total Theory40
 Internal Assessment10
 Grand Total50
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ISC Class 12 English Syllabus

The topics and chapters to be covered in ISC Class 12 English examination are:

BIFURCATED SYLLABUS

Semester I (40 Marks)

Semester II (40 Marks)

English Paper 1 – Language

Comprehension

Composition

Grammar

Directed Writing

Proposal Writing

Semester I (40 Marks)

Semester II (40 Marks)

English Paper 2 – Literature in English

Textbook

Topic

Textbook

1. The Tempest:

William Shakespeare

Act 3

1. The Tempest:

William Shakespeare

2. Echoes: A Collection of ISC Short Stories

1. To Build a Fire – Jack London

2. The Story of an Hour – Kate Chopin

2. Echoes: A Collection of ISC Short Stories

3. Reverie: A Collection of ISC Poems

1. The Darkling Thrush – Thomas Hardy

2. Birches – Robert Frost

3. Crossing the Bar – Alfred, Lord Tennyson

3. Reverie: A Collection of ISC Poems

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT

10 Marks

10 Marks

ISC Class 12 Syllabus: Languages and Electives PDFs

Below here we have provided the syllabus for other remaining subjects and students can download specific subject PDFs from the table:

ISC Class 12 Indian Languages 2022 Syllabus
ISC Class 12 History 2022 Syllabus
ISC Class 12 Political Science 2022 Syllabus
ISC Class 12 Geography 2022 Syllabus
ISC Class 12 Sociology 2022 Syllabus
ISC Class 12 Psychology 2022 Syllabus
ISC Class 12 Economics 2022 Syllabus
ISC Class 12 Commerce 2022 Syllabus
ISC Class 12 Accounts 2022 Syllabus
ISC Class 12 Business Studies 2022 Syllabus
ISC Class 12 Computer Science 2022 Syllabus
ISC Class 12 Environmental Science 2022 Syllabus
ISC Class 12 Biotechnology 2022 Syllabus

ISC Class 12 Practical Syllabus 2021-22

Practicals are also conducted for select subjects in ISC Class 12 exam for 15 marks. You can check the syllabus for ISC practical exams here:

ISC Class 12 Physics Practical 2022 Syllabus PDF
ISC Class 12 Chemistry Practical 2022 Syllabus PDF
ISC Class 12 Biology Practical 2022 Syllabus PDF

ISC Class 12: Exam Pattern 2022

The ISC 2022 exam pattern will help students understand the marking scheme, paper pattern, and types of questions asked in the exam. Students can also learn how to manage their time effectively in the exam. We have provided the exam pattern of ISC Class 12 for different subjects in the table below:

SubjectTypes of Questions AskedTotal MarksDuration
English Paper 1Composition, directed writing, short answer questions based on grammar and comprehension803 hours
English Paper 2One textual question (compulsory) on the Shakespeare play/alternative prescribed play together with four other questions on at least three texts, which may include the Shakespeare play/alternative play.803 hours
Indian LanguagesComposition, comprehension, grammar and questions from prescribed textbooks803 hours
Modern Foreign LanguagesShort composition, passage, unseen passage and questions and prescribed textbooks803 hours
Classical LanguagesQuestions on grammar, unseen translation and translation from the prescribed textbooks803 hours
Elective EnglishQuestions are based on prose, drama and poetry803 hours
MathematicsQuestions are asked from algebra, calculus, vectors, probability, and linear programming among others803 hours
Fashion DesigningQuestions are based on definitions of fashion, design details, wardrobe planning, and designers703 hours
Electricity and ElectronicsCompulsory short answer questions and long questions. The topics are based on the distribution of electric power, D.C. generator and motor, A.C. motor, wires, cables, and electrical wires.803 hours
Computer ScienceCompulsory short answer questions and there are more sections, where questions are asked from Boolean Algebra, Computer Hardware, Implementation of algorithms to solve problems, etc.70 3 hours
Geometrical and Mechanical DrawingCandidates are required to answer all questions. The preparation of working drawings and assemblies from dimensioned sketches based on the following- fastening (nuts, bolts, studs, keys, cotters, pins, locking devices), rigid and flexible joints, screw threads wheels and transmission of motion and power803 hours
MusicThe syllabus is divided into three parts Vocal, Instrumental and Tabla. Candidates need to choose one of them70 3 hours
HistoryCompulsory short answer questions and there are more sections, where questions are asked from Word War II, De-colonisation – in Asia (China), Protest Movements etc.803 hours
Political ScienceThe theory paper is divided into two parts. The first mark includes questions of 20 marks and the second part consists of 60 marks.803 hours
GeographyQuestions are divided into 3 sections with each section including brief answer type questions703 hours
PsychologyCompulsory short answer questions and there are more sections, where questions are asked from intelligence and ability, psychological Disorders and psychotherapy, social thought and social behaviour etc.703 hours
SociologyCompulsory short questions answer and other questions are based on social institutions, political organisations, social change and development, etc.703 hours
AccountsCompulsory short questions answer and other questions are based on Database Management System (DBMS), Ratio Analysis, etc.803 hours
CommerceCompulsory short questions answer and other questions are based on Business
Environment, Marketing, Financing, Management, etc.
803 hours
Physical EducationThe theory paper is divided into two sections A and B. Candidates are required to answer five questions out of seven from Section A, each carrying 8 marks. Section B is based on questions on major games in the syllabus.70 3 hours
BiotechnologyThe questions are asked from Cell Culture Technology and Bioinformatics chapters703 hours
Mass Media and CommunicationThe questions are in form of multiple choices, true/false questions and brief answers from the syllabus topics703 hours
Hospitality ManagementThe question paper is divided into three sections of multiple choices questions, and brief answers from the syllabus topics703 hours
Legal StudiesThe theory paper has two parts, one of 20 marks and the other of 50 marks. All include theory questions from syllabus topics.703 hours
Environmental ScienceCompulsory short questions answer and other questions are based on human beings and nature, population and conservation ecology and monitoring population70 3 hours

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FAQs on ISC Class 12 Syllabus

Here we are providing a few commonly asked questions that students can go through and get answers to:

Q.1: Is ISC Class 12 syllabus reduced for 2021-22?
Ans: Yes, the CISCE board has reduced the syllabus to compensate for the loss caused due to the covid-19 pandemic. 

Q.2: Are ISC Class 12 board exams tough?
Ans: The ISC English board is considered tougher as compared to other boards but the core subjects are more or less similar. As far as the syllabus is concerned it is not much different from CBSE  and scoring marks is easier in ISC Class 12 as the checking is a bit lenient.

Q.3: Where can I download the previous year’s papers for ISC Class 12 preparations?
Ans: Students can download the previous year’s papers for ISC Class 12 from Embibe.

Q.4: What is ISC Class 12 exam pattern?
Ans: The ISC Class 12 Term 1 exams will include only multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and will be held offline. Term 2 exams will include objective and subjective questions. The duration of all exams of semester 1 is 1.5 hours.

Q.5: How can I score well in the ISC Class 12 board exams?
Ans: It is advisable for the students to create a timetable and go through the syllabus properly so that they have enough time to revised before the exam. They should also solve previous year’s question papers to get a clear idea of the exam pattern as well as the types of questions asked in the exam.

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