CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 Physics for Academic Year 2019-2020

The Central Board of Secondary Education popularly known as CBSE is responsible for creating the CBSE syllabus for Class 12 Physics and conducting the exam. Students of Class 12 are advised to have an in-depth knowledge of the CBSE Class 12 Physics syllabus to get a fair idea about the Physics paper pattern and marking scheme. By going through the CBSE Class 12 Physics Syllabus students will get to know the unit names, chapter under each unit and  sub topics included in it. Along with this they will also get to know the Physics practical syllabus and evaluation scheme.

To download the CBSE Syllabus for class 12 Physics click on the pdf link provided below. The PDF also contains the list of Physics experiments consisting complete detail of the practical syllabus.

Download CBSE Class 12 Physics Syllabus for 2019-2020

Given below CBSE Class 12 Physics syllabus along with marking scheme and number of periods required for completing each unit.

Unit No. Name of Unit No. of Periods Marks
Unit–I Electrostatics 22 16
Chapter–1: Electric Charges and Fields
Chapter–2: Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
Unit-II Current Electricity 20
Chapter–3: Current Electricity
Unit-III Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism 22 17
Chapter–4: Moving Charges and Magnetism
Chapter–5: Magnetism and Matter
Unit-IV Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents 20
Chapter–6: Electromagnetic Induction
Chapter–7: Alternating Current
Unit–V Electromagnetic Waves 04 18
Chapter–8: Electromagnetic Waves
Unit–VI Optics 25
Chapter–9: Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
Chapter–10: Wave Optics
Unit–VII Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter 08 12
Chapter–11: Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
Unit–VIII Atoms and Nuclei 15
Chapter–12: Atoms
Chapter–13: Nuclei
Unit–IX Electronic Devices 12 7
Chapter–14: Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits
Total 150 70

CBSE Class 12 Physics Practical Syllabus

SECTION–A

  1. To determine resistance per cm of a given wire by plotting a graph for potential difference versus current.
  2. To find resistance of a given wire using metre bridge and hence determine the resistivity (specific resistance) of its material.
  3. To verify the laws of combination (series) of resistances using a metre bridge.
  4. To verify the laws of combination (parallel) of resistances using a metre bridge.
  5. To compare the EMF of two given primary cells using potentiometer.
  6. To determine the internal resistance of given primary cell using potentiometer.
  7. To determine the resistance of a galvanometer by half-deflection method and to find its figure of merit.
  8. To convert the given galvanometer (of known resistance and figure of merit) into a voltmeter of desired range and to verify the same.
  9. To convert the given galvanometer (of known resistance and figure of merit) into an ammeter of desired range and to verify the same.
  10. To find the frequency of AC mains with a sonometer.

SECTION–B

  1. To find the value of v for different values of u in case of a concave mirror and to find the focal length.
  2. To find the focal length of a convex mirror, using a convex lens.
  3. To find the focal length of a convex lens by plotting graphs between u and v or between 1/u and1/v.
  4. To find the focal length of a concave lens, using a convex lens.
  5. To determine the angle of minimum deviation for a given prism by plotting a graph between angle of incidence and angle of deviation.
  6. To determine the refractive index of a glass slab using a travelling microscope.
  7. To find the refractive index of a liquid by using a convex lens and plane mirror.
  8. To draw the I-V characteristic curve for a p-n junction in forward bias and reverse bias.
  9. To draw the characteristic curve of a zener diode and to determine its reverse break down voltage.
  10. To study the characteristics of a common – emitter npn or pnp transistor and to find out the value of current and voltage gains.

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