HISTORY (Code No. 027)
Class XII, Syllabus (2017-18)
Paper One Max Marks : 100
Themes in Indian History Part-I
Units 1 - 4
Themes in Indian History Part-II
Units 5 - 9
Themes in Indian History Part-III
Units 10 - 15
|Unit 16 : Map Work||10||5|
Note: There is no change in the syllabus. Value Based Question can be from Part-1, 2, 3 of textbooks and
carry 04 marks. Accordingly teacher can reduce weightage of the corresponding section.
Class XII: Themes in Indian History
PART - I
Broad overview: Early urban centres.
2. Political and Economic History: How (14)
Broad overview: Issues in social history,
4. A History of Buddhism: Sanchi Stupa (14)
Histories through Chronicles
7. New Architecture: Hampi (13)
8. Religious Histories: The Bhakti-Sufi Tradition(13)
9. Medieval Society through Travelers' (13)
PART - III ( Periods 80)
(b) East India Company, revenue settlements
(c) Changes over the nineteenth century.
Story of official records: An account of why
Excerpts: From Firminger's Fifth Report,
Discussion: What the official records tell and
11. Representations of 1857 (13)
12. Colonialism and Indian Towns: (13)
Town Plans and Municipal Reports
14. Partition through Oral Sources (14)
16. Map Work on Units 1-15 (10)
17. Project Work (10 periods)
Please refer Circular for project work guidelines.
Project work will help students:
- To develop skill to gather data from a variety of sources, investigate diverse viewpoints and
arrive at logical deductions.
- To develop skill to comprehend, analyze, interpret, evaluate historical evidence and understand
the limitation of historical evidence.
- To develop 21st century managerial skills of co-ordination, self-direction and time management.
- To learn to work on diverse cultures, races, religions and lifestyles.
- To learn through constructivism-a theory based on observation and scientific study.
- To inculcate a spirit of inquiry and research.
- To communicate data in the most appropriate form using a variety of techniques.
- To provide greater opportunity for interaction and exploration.
- To understand contemporary issues in context to our past.
- To develop a global perspective and an international outlook.
- To grow into caring, sensitive individuals capable of making informed, intelligent and
- To develop lasting interest in history discipline.
I. Weightage to content
|Themes in Indian History (Part I)||25 Marks|
|Themes in Indian History (Part II)||25 Marks|
|Themes in Indian History (Part III)||25 Marks|
|Map Work||5 Marks|
|Project work||20 Marks|
|Note:- Value Based Question can be taken from any of the above theme I,II,or III ----04 Marks|
II. Weightage to Difficulty level
|Estimated Difficulty Level||Percentage|
|(i) Easy (E)||30%|
|(ii) Average (AV)||50%|
|(iii) Difficult (D)||20%|
|Scheme of Option: No internal choice except for blind students.|
III. Division of Question Paper
The Question paper will be divided into A, B, C, D and E
- Part A will carry 3 very short answer questions of 2 marks each.
- Part B 'Section-I' will carry 6 short answer questions of 4 marks each, out of which one is a value
based compulsory question. (Part-B' Section-II', Value based)
(No change in the syllabus)
- Part C will carry 3 long answer questions of 8 marks each (word limit '350').
- Part D will carry three source -based questions. The number of questions will be three, carrying 7
marks each (no internal choice). The sources will be taken from the textbooks as directed therein.
- Part E will have 1 map question of 5 marks. Items covered are identification and Location.
IV. Scheme of Option
Part A will have no choice.
Part B will be divided into 2 sections (3 books) +1 Value Based section.
- Section I will have 6 questions from all the three books, out of which the student will attempt any
- Section-II -One question will be a value based question which is a compulsory question.
Part C will carry three Long Answer Questions. The number of questions will be 3, carrying 8 marks
each. (Each question from three themes with Internal Choice).
Part D will be Source-Based Questions. There will be THREE sources, ONE from each book followed by
questions. There will have "no internal choice".
In Part E, there will be one Map Question -Test items will be 'identification' and Location.
There is no change in the list of Maps.
V. Weightage of Marks Book-wise
|Book I (Ancient India)||2(1)||4 + 4||7(1)||8(1)||25|
|Book II (Medieval India)||2(1)||4 + 4||7(1)||8(1)||25|
|Book III (Modern India)||2(1)||4 + 4||7(1)||8(1)||25|
|Map||5 x 1||5|
|Project work -||20|
|2 x 3 = 6||4 x 6 = 24||7 x 3 = 21||5||8 x 3 = 24||100|
(Note: Value Based Question can be from Part-1, 2, 3 textbooks and carry 04 marks. Accordingly
teacher can reduce weightage of the corresponding sections.)
LIST OF MAPS
1. P-2. Mature Harappan sites: Harappa, Banawali, Kalibangan, Balakot, Rakhigarhi, Dholavira,
Nageshwar, Lothal, Mohenjodaro, Chanhudaro, Kot Diji.
2. P-30. Mahajanapada and cities :
Vajji, Magadha, Kosala, Kuru, Panchala, Gandhara, Avanti, Rajgir, Ujjain, Taxila, Varanasi.
3. P-33. Distribution of Ashokan inscriptions:
(i) Kushanas, Shakas, Satavahanas, Vakatakas, Guptas
(ii) Cities/towns: Mathura, Kannauj, Puhar, Braghukachchha
(iii) Pillar inscriptions - Sanchi, Topra, Meerut Pillar and Kaushambi.
(iv) Kingdom of Cholas, Cheras and Pandyas.
4. P-43. Important kingdoms and towns:
(i) Kushanas, Shakas, Satavahanas, Vakatakas, Guptas
(ii) Cities/towns: Mathura, Kanauj, Puhar, Braghukachchha, Shravasti, Rajgir,
Vaishali, Varanasi, Vidisha
5. P-95. Major Buddhist Sites:
Nagarjunakonda, Sanchi, Amaravati, Lumbini, Nasik, Bharhut, BodhGaya, Shravasti, Ajanta.
1. P-174. Bidar, Golconda, Bijapur, Vijayanagar, Chandragiri, Kanchipuram, Mysore, Thanjavur,
Kolar, Tirunelveli, Quilon
2. P-214. Territories under Babur, Akbar and Aurangzeb: Delhi, Agra, Panipat, Amber, Ajmer,
1. P-297. Territories/cities under British Control in 1857:
Punjab, Sindh, Bombay, Madras Fort St. David, Masulipatam, Berar, Bengal, Bihar,
Orissa, Avadh, Surat, Calcutta, Daccan, Chitagong, Patna, Benaras, Allahabad and Lucknow.
2. P-305. Main centres of the Revolt:
Delhi, Meerut, Jhansi, Lucknow, Kanpur, Azamgarh, Calcutta, Benaras, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Agra, Avadh.
3. P-305. Important centres of the National Movement:
Champaran, Kheda, Ahmedabad, Benaras, Amritsar, Chauri Chaura, Lahore, Bardoli,
Dandi, Bombay (Quit India Resolution), Karachi.