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 of complete detail of the practical syllabus.

## CBSE Class 12 Physics Syllabus PDF Download 2020-21

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

Deleted – Class 12 Physics Syllabus

REVISED – Class 12 Physics Syllabus

Unit No. |
Name of Unit |
No. of Periods |
Marks |

Unit–I |
Electrostatics |
23 | 16 |

Chapter–1: Electric Charges and Fields | |||

Chapter–2: Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance | |||

Unit-II |
Current Electricity |
15 | |

Chapter–3: Current Electricity | |||

Unit-III |
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism |
16 | 17 |

Chapter–4: Moving Charges and Magnetism | |||

Chapter–5: Magnetism and Matter | |||

Unit-IV |
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents |
19 | |

Chapter–6: Electromagnetic Induction | |||

Chapter–7: Alternating Current | |||

Unit–V |
Electromagnetic Waves |
02 | 18 |

Chapter–8: Electromagnetic Waves | |||

Unit–VI |
Optics |
18 | |

Chapter–9: Ray Optics and Optical Instruments | |||

Chapter–10: Wave Optics | |||

Unit–VII |
Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter |
07 | 12 |

Chapter–11: Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter | |||

Unit–VIII |
Atoms and Nuclei |
11 | |

Chapter–12: Atoms | |||

Chapter–13: Nuclei | |||

Unit–IX |
Electronic Devices |
07 | 7 |

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

Total |
118 |
70 |

### CBSE Class 12 Physics Practical Syllabus

#### SECTION–A

- To determine resistance per cm of a given wire by plotting a graph for potential difference versus current.
- To find resistance of a given wire using metre bridge and hence determine the resistivity (specific resistance) of its material.
- To verify the laws of combination (series) of resistances using a metre bridge.

OR

To verify the laws of combination (parallel) of resistances using a metre bridge. - To compare the EMF of two given primary cells using potentiometer.
- To determine the internal resistance of given primary cell using potentiometer.
- To determine the resistance of a galvanometer by half-deflection method and to find its figure of merit.
- To convert the given galvanometer (of known resistance and figure of merit) into a voltmeter of desired range and to verify the same.

OR

To convert the given galvanometer (of known resistance and figure of merit) into an ammeter of desired range and to verify the same. - To find the frequency of AC mains with a sonometer.

#### SECTION–B

- To find the value of
*v*for different values of u in case of a concave mirror and to find the focal length. - To find the focal length of a convex mirror, using a convex lens.
- To find the focal length of a convex lens by plotting graphs between u and v or between 1/u and 1/
*v*. - To find the focal length of a concave lens, using a convex lens.
- To determine the angle of minimum deviation for a given prism by plotting a graph between angle of incidence and angle of deviation.
- To determine the refractive index of a glass slab using a travelling microscope.
- To find the refractive index of a liquid by using a convex lens and plane mirror.
- To draw the I-V characteristic curve for a p-n junction in forward bias and reverse bias.
- To draw the characteristic curve of a zener diode and to determine its reverse break down voltage.