The Living World Class 11 Notes

When we think about it the world is an interesting place and the wide range of living types is pretty amazing. Further, there are extraordinary habitats be it mountains, forests, oceans, lakes, deserts in which the living organisms take shelter and it is quite extraordinary. However, everything in the world sometime may make us wonder, what
exactly is life? Notably, this question is complicated as it has many sides to it be it scientific or philosophical. However, in class 11, students will study certain aspects of it and they will largely reflect on – what is living as well as understand the diversity in the living world. The will also learn about taxonomic categories, order and taxonomical aids.

Thus, to help students master the chapter and the topics given in an effective manner, we at Byju’s are providing “the living world” class 11 notes here for free. These CBSE notes will be helpful in understanding the chapter in quick succession and students can have a complete revision of the topics before the exams. In essence, these notes act as a premier study tool and can help student secure higher grades in the exams.

Have a look at some of the important chapter topics below:

What is living

Diversity in the Living World

Taxonomic Categories

Taxonomical Aids

However, apart from these notes students are advised to solve sample papers, previous year question papers and mock tests of CBSE class 11 to be well prepared for the exams. Find the links below;

Biology Sample Papers Class 11

Biology Class 11 Important Questions

CBSE Question Papers for Class 11 Biology

Frequently asked Questions on CBSE Class 11 Biology: The Living World


What is ‘Taxonomy’?

Taxonomy is the science of naming, describing and classifying organisms and includes all plants, animals and microorganisms of the world.


What are taxonomic categories?

Linnaeus’ hierarchical system of classification includes seven levels called taxa. They are, from largest to smallest, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species.


What is ‘Diversity’?

Species diversity refers to the number of different species in an ecosystem or on Earth as a whole.


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