HP Board Class 12 Physics Syllabus

The syllabus of HP Board Class 12 Physics introduces students to some of the new concepts of Physics and provides in-depth information on certain topics that have studied till class 11th. The main purpose behind this is to strengthen the concepts developed in the students and provide a firm foundation for further learning in Physics. Here we have provided the detailed HPBOSE Class 12 Physics Syllabus along with the marks distribution. Students can also find the evaluation scheme for Physics Practical Exam.

Download HPBOSE Class 12 Physics Reduced Syllabus 2020-21 PDF

HPBOSE Class 12 Physics (Theory) Reduced Syllabus 2020-21

Sl No Unit/Chapters/Topics Deleted Topic
1 Electrostatics (Period 8) a) Superposition principle (Page 19 Topic 1,8.1) and continuous charge distribution (Page 32 Topic 1.13) 

b) Uniformly charges thin spherical shell (field inside and outside) (Page 39) Article no. 1.15.3

c) Van de Graaf Generator (Page 83) Article 2.16

2 Current Electricity (Period 6)  a) Electrical Energy and Power (Page 105) Article3.9 N.B. (Because it is already taught in 9th & 10th Classes in advance) 

b) Temperature Dependence of resistance (Page 103) Article 3.8 

N.B. (It is of high order standard St. Difficult to understand)

c) Combination of cells in series and in parallel (Page 113) Article 3.12 

N.B. (It is already covered in 9th class Physics Syllabus) 

3 Magnetic effect of current and magnetism (Period 7)  a) Cyclotron (Page 140) Article 4.4.2 

b) Moving coil galvanometer its current sensitivity & conversion to ammeter (Period 7) and voltmeter (Page 163) Article 4.11 (It is time-consuming concept & high order subject matter) 

c) Hysteresis loop and electromagnets and factors affecting their strengths permanent magnets (Page 195) Article Last Part 9f article S.6.3 and Article 5.7 (Page 195 to 196)

4 Electromagnetic Induction and alternating current (Period 6)  a)LC: Oscillations (Qualitative treatment only) (Page 255) Article 7.8 Induction and alternating 

b) Power in AC Circuits, wattles current (Page 252) Article 7.7 

5 Electromagnetic Waves NIL
6 Optics (Period 10) a) Reflection or light (Page 310 to 315) Spherical Mirror, S mirror Formulas Article 9.1& 9.2 (9.2.1 to 9.2.3) 

b) Optical Instruments (Human Eye, Images Formation & accommodation, correction of eye defects (Myopia, hypermetropia, Prestoyopia and astigmatism using lenses. (Page 336, 337) Article 9.9.1 (It is covered already in 9th class Biology part) 

c) wave optics: Resolving power of microscopes and astronomical telescopes (Page 37-2 to 375) Article 10.6.3 

7 Dual nature of matter and radiation a) Davisson Germer Experiment (Page 403) Article 11.9 

(It is a topic of higher level study) (It needs experimental setup to explain)

8 Atomic & Nuclei (Period O5)  a) Alpha-Particle Scattering experiment, Rutherford’s model of atom (Period OS) (Page no) Article 12.1, 12.2, 12.2.1)

b) Composition and size of nudeus, atomic masses, isotopes, Isobars & isotones (Page 438 to 441) Article 13.1, .13.2 13.3) 

(It is already taught in 11 Chemistry Syllabus) 

9 Electronics Devices (Period 04)  a) Zener Diode and Zener Diode as a voltage regulator (Page 485, 486) Article no. 14.8 & 14.8.1) 

b) Transistor as an oscillator (Page 500 to 501) Article 14.9.5

10 Communication Systems a) Production and detection of an amplitude Modulated waves (Page 525 to 527) Article 15.9 and 15.10

HPBOSE Class 12 Physics (Practical) Reduced Syllabus 2020-21

Experiments Section – A

  1. Experiments No. 1-5 are retained and Experiments No. 6 to 8 are Deleted
  2. Activity No. 1, 3, 4, 5, are retained and activity No. 2 and 6 are Deleted

Experiments Section – B

  1. Experiments No. 2, 4, 5, 8, 10 are retained and Experiments No. 1, 3, 6, 7, 9 are Deleted
  2. Activity No. 2, 3, 4 & 5 are retained and activity No.l, 6, 7 and 8 are Deleted

HPBOSE Class 12 Physics Syllabus

The theory paper of class 12 Physics HP Board consists 60 marks with 3 hours of time duration. The practical are of 25 marks and remaining 15 marks are for the internal assessment. Students can download the complete syllabus pdf from the link below;

Download HPBOSE Class 12 Physics Syllabus PDF

Marks Distribution of HP Board Class 12 Physics Syllabus

The Himachal Pradesh Class 12 Physics syllabus is divided into 10 units and carries the weightage of each unit is as below;

Unit Marks
Unit 1: Electrostatics 07
Unit 2: Current Electricity 07
Unit 3: Magnetic effect of current & Magnetism 07
Unit 4: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current 07
Unit 5: Electromagnetic Waves 03
Unit 6: Optics 12
Unit 7: Dual Nature of Matter 03
Unit 8: Atoms and Nuclei 04
Unit 9: Electronic Devices 06
Unit 10: Communication Systems 04
Total 60

Evaluation Scheme for HP Board Physics Practical Exam

The Physics practicals are of 25 Marks. The marking scheme for practicals are mentioned below;

Topics Marks
One experiment from any one Section 7
Two activities (One from each section) 3+3 = 6
Practical record (experiments & activities) 5
Record of demonstration experiments & Viva based on these experiments 2
Viva on experiments and activities 5
Total 25

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