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 real test paper and marking strategy by the CBSE board. Class 12 CBSE board Physics syllabus provides students, the important Physics topics present in the syllabus which is indeed prepared by the academic experts to measure students’ understanding.

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Given below Class 12 Physics syllabus along with marking scheme and time duration.

No. of Periods

Marks

Unit–I

Electrostatics

22

15

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

16

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

17

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

10

Chapter–11: Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter

Unit–VIII

Atoms and Nuclei

14

Chapter–12: Atoms

Chapter–13: Nuclei

Unit–IX

Electronic Devices

15

12

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

Unit–X

Communication Systems

10

Chapter–15: Communication Systems

Total

160

70

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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Vector A of magnitude 4 units is directed along the positive x-axis. Another vector B of magnitude 3 units lies in the x-y plane and makes an angle 30 with the positive x-axis as shown in the figure. Then A.B is