CBSE Class 12 physics syllabus 2024 has 9 units; complete list

CBSE Board Exams 2024: Class 12 date sheet will be issued soon on the official website, cbse.gov.in.

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CBSE Class 12 physics syllabus 2023-24CBSE Class 12 physics syllabus 2023-24

Vagisha Kaushik | November 14, 2023 | 10:36 AM IST

NEW DELHI: For the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 board exams 2024, the physics syllabus will cover nine units – electrostatics, current electricity, magnetic effects of current and magnetism, electromagnetic induction and alternating currents, electromagnetic waves, optics, dual nature of radiation and matter, atoms and nuclei, and electronic devices.

The CBSE 12th board exam 2024 for physics will be conducted for a duration of three hours. The theory exam will be held for 70 marks whereas the practicals will carry 30 marks.

CBSE 12th Board Exam 2024: Unit-wise marks distribution

Unit

Total marks

Unit 1: Electrostatics

16

Unit 2: Current electricity

Unit 3: Magnetic effects of current and magnetism

17

Unit 4: Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents

Unit 5: Electromagnetic waves

18

Unit 6: Optics

Unit 7: Dual nature of radiation and matter

12

Unit 8: Atoms and nuclei

Unit 9: Electronic devices

7

Total

70

Physics syllabus Class 12 CBSE 2023-24

Unit 1: Electrostatics

  • Chapter 1 - Electric Charges and Fields
  • Chapter 2 - Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance

Unit 2: Current electricity

  • Chapter 3 - Current electricity

Unit 3: Magnetic effects of current and magnetism

  • Chapter 4 - Moving charges and magnetism
  • Chapter 5 - Magnetism and matter

Unit 4: Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents

  • Chapter 6: Electromagnetic induction
  • Chapter 7: Alternating current

Unit 5: Electromagnetic waves

  • Chapter 8 - Electromagnetic waves

Unit 6: Optics

  • Chapter 9 - Ray optics and optical instruments
  • Chapter 10 - Wave optics

Unit 7: Dual nature of radiation and matter

  • Chapter 11 - Dual nature of radiation and matter

Unit 8: Atoms and nuclei

  • Chapter 12 - Atoms
  • Chapter 13 - Nuclei

Unit 9: Electronic devices

  • Chapter 14 - Semiconductor electronics: Materials, devices and simple circuits

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