CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Physics for Academic year 2019-2020

The syllabus for Class 11 Physics is helpful for students. It provides information on topics, sub topics along with the marks distribution of all chapters. Physics syllabus of Class 11 is designed by subject experts after a proper study and research. It includes all the necessary information that a student should know before start preparing for the exam. CBSE syllabus for Class 11 Physics for the academic year 2019-2020 cover all the important topics and subtopics along with the marking scheme and time duration.

Students can download the Class 11 latest CBSE syllabus of Physics subject along with the marking scheme and time duration from the PDF link provided below. This is the official syllabus that is issued by the CBSE for class 11 students and also contains the question paper design scheme.

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Marking Scheme of CBSE Class 11 Physics Syllabus

The CBSE syllabus for class 11 Physics is divided into total 10 units. The table below shows the unit name, marks distribution and time allocated to complete each unit.

Unit No. Name of Unit No. of Periods Marks
Unit–I Physical World and Measurement 10 23
Chapter–1: Physical World
Chapter–2: Units and Measurements
Unit-II Kinematics 24
Chapter–3: Motion in a Straight Line
Chapter–4: Motion in a Plane
Unit–III Laws of Motion 14
Chapter–5: Laws of Motion
Unit–IV Work, Energy and Power 12 17
Chapter–6: Work, Energy and Power
Unit–V Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body 18
Chapter–7: System of Particles and Rotational Motion
Unit-VI Gravitation 12
Chapter–8: Gravitation
Unit–VII Properties of Bulk Matter 24 20
Chapter–9: Mechanical Properties of Solids
Chapter–10: Mechanical Properties of Fluids
Chapter–11: Thermal Properties of Matter
Unit–VIII Thermodynamics 12
Chapter–12: Thermodynamics
Unit–IX Behaviour of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases 08
Chapter–13: Kinetic Theory
Unit–X Oscillations and Waves 26 10
Chapter–14: Oscillations
Chapter–15: Waves
Total 160 70

CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Physics Practical

Below are the list of the experiments that Physics practicals.



  1. To measure diameter of a small spherical/cylindrical body and to measure internal diameter and depth of a given beaker/calorimeter using Vernier Calipers and hence find its volume.
  2. To measure diameter of a given wire and thickness of a given sheet using screw gauge.
  3. To determine volume of an irregular lamina using screw gauge.
  4. To determine radius of curvature of a given spherical surface by a spherometer.
  5. To determine the mass of two different objects using a beam balance.
  6. To find the weight of a given body using parallelogram law of vectors.
  7. Using a simple pendulum, plot its L-T2 graph and use it to find the effective length of second’s pendulum.
  8. To study variation of time period of a simple pendulum of a given length by taking bobs of same size but different masses and interpret the result.
  9. To study the relationship between force of limiting friction and normal reaction and to find the co- efficient of friction between a block and a horizontal surface.
  10. To find the downward force, along an inclined plane, acting on a roller due to gravitational pull of the earth and study its relationship with the angle of inclination θ by plotting graph between force and sin θ.



  1. To determine Young’s modulus of elasticity of the material of a given wire.
  2. To find the force constant of a helical spring by plotting a graph between load and extension.
  3. To study the variation in volume with pressure for a sample of air at constant temperature by plotting graphs between P and V, and between P and 1/V.
  4. To determine the surface tension of water by capillary rise method.
  5. To determine the coefficient of viscosity of a given viscous liquid by measuring the terminal velocity of a given spherical body.
  6. To study the relationship between the temperature of a hot body and time by plotting a cooling curve.
  7. To determine specific heat capacity of a given solid by method of mixtures.
  8. To study the relation between frequency and length of a given wire under constant tension using sonometer.
  9. To study the relation between the length of a given wire and tension for constant frequency using sonometer.
  10. To find the speed of sound in air at room temperature using a resonance tube by two resonance positions.

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