CBSE Class 11 Syllabus 2016 Geography Syllabus 2016-17

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CBSE Class 11 Syllabus 2016 – 2017 Geography syllabus 2016 – 2017 is released by Central Board Secondary Education Board Class XI Geography exam pattern 2016-2017 download CBSE Geography Syllabus 2017 Class 11 @ cbse website. Interested and who are appearing students can download this exam model paper pattern 2017 given below.

CBSE Class 11 Syllabus 2016 Geography Syllabus 2016-2017

Latest update on 12.07.2016: Dear students…! It is latest information for who are appearing in CBSE Board Class 11th. Huge number of students appearing CBSE Class XI and they are searching for their CBSE Syllabus 2016-2017 and previous model papers and exam pattern 2015, 2016… Interested can check their subject wise syllabus of 2016 for Commerce, Arts & Science Stream. Here you can check or you can download pdf form CBSE Geography Syllabus 2016-17 class 11.

CBSE Class XI Geography Syllabus 2016 Exam Pattern 2017

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CBSE Class 11 Syllabus 2016 – 17 Geography Subject

Geography (029)
Class – XI (2016-2017)

One theory Paper   –   70 marks (3 and 3 1/2 Hours)

Part A Fundamentals of Physical Geography Total 30 marks
 Unit 1: Geography as a discipline 25 marks
 Unit 2: The Earth
 Unit 3: Landforms
 Unit 4: climate
 Unit 5: Water (Oceans)
 Unit 6: Life on the Earth (OTBA)
 Map work and diagram  5 marks
 Part B India-Physical Environment 30 Marks
 Unit 7: Introduction  25 marks
 Unit 8: Physiography
 Unit 9: Climate, Vegetation and Soil
 Unit 10: Natural Hazards and Disasters
 Map and Diagram  5 marks
Note: The question paper will include a section on Open Text-based Assessment of 10 marks from unit-6 (Part A). No other question will be asked from this unit. The open test material on this unit will be supplied to students in advance. These materials are designed to test the analytical and higher order thinking skills of students. the OTBA will be asked in the final examination to be held in March 2017.
Part C Practical Work 30 marks
 Unit 1: Fundamentals of Maps 10 marks
 Unit 2: topographic and Weather Maps 15 marks
 Unit 3: Practical Record Book and Viva  5 marks

Details of CBSE Geography Syllabus 2016-17 Class 11

Part A: Fundamentals of Physical Geography — 87 periods

Unit-1: Geography as a Discipline  — 04 periods

  • Geography as an integrating discipline, as a science of spatial attributes.
  • Branches of Geography; Physical Geography and Human Geography.
  • Scope and Career Options.

Unit -2: The Earth — 11 periods

  • Origin and evolution of the earth; Interior of the earth.
  • Wegener’s continental drift theory and plate tectonics.
  • Earthquakes and volcanoes: causes, types and effects.

Unit-3: Landforms — 20 periods

  • Rocks: major types of rocks and their characteristics.
  • Geomorphic processes: weathering, mass wasting, erosion and deposition; soil-formation.
  • Landforms and their evolution.

Unit – 4: Climate — 30 periods

  • Atomosphere – composition and structure; elements of weather and climate.
  • Insolation- angle of incidence and distribution; heat budget of the earth-heating and cooling of atmosphere (conduction, convection, terrestrial radiation and advection); temperature – factors controlling temperature; distribution of temperature-horizontal and vertical; inversion of temperature.
  • Pressure-pressure belts; winds-planetary, seasonal and local; air masses and fronts; tropical and extratropical cyclones.
  • Precipitation-evaporation; condensation-dew, frost, fog, mist and cloud; rainfall-types and world distribution.
  • world climates-classification Koeppen, Global warming and climatic changes.
  • Climate and Global Concerns.

Unit – 5: Water (Oceans) — 10 periods

  • Basics of Oceanography
  • Oceans – distribution of temperature and salinity.
  • Movements of ocean water-waves, tides and currents; submarine reliefs.
  • Ocean resources and pollution.

Unit – 6: Life on the Earth — 07 periods

  • Biosphere – importance of plants and other organisms; biodiversity and conservation; ecosystem and ecological balance.

Map work on identification of features based on 1 to 6 units on the outline / physical/ political map of the world. — 05 periods.

Part – B India – Physical Environment  — 78 Periods

Unit-7: Introduction  —  04 periods

  • Location, space relations, India’s place in the world.

Unit – 8: Physiography  —  28 periods

  • Structure and Relief; Physiographic Divisions.
  • Drainage systems; Concept of river basins, Watershed; the Himalayan and the Peninsular rivers.

Unit – 9: Climate, Vegetation and Soil — 28 periods

  • Weather and climate – spatial and temporal distribution of temperature, pressure winds and rainfall, Indian monsoon: Mechanism, onset and withdrawal, variability of rainfalls: spatial and temporal; use of weather charts; Climatic types (koeppen).
  • Natural vegetation-forest types and distribution; wild life; conservation; biosphere reserves.
  • Soils – major types (ICAR’s classification) and their distribution, soil degradation and conservation.

Unit – 10: natural Hazards and Disasters: Causes, Consequences and Management — 10 periods

  • Floods, Cloudbursts
  • Droughts: types and impact
  • Earthquakes and Tsunami
  • Cyclones: Features and impact
  • Landslides

Map work of features based on above units for locating and labelling on the outline/ political/ physical map of India — 04 periods.

Open Test based Assessment – 05 periods

Part-C: Practical Work  —  50 Periods

Unit – 1: Fundamentals of Maps  —  20 periods

  • Geo spatial data, Concept of Geographical data matrix; Point, line, area data.
  • Maps-types; scales-types; construction of simple linear scale, measuring distance; finding direction and use of symbols.
  • Map projection – Latitude, longitude and time, typology, construction and properties of Projection: Conical with one standard parallel and Mercator’s projection. (only two projections).

Unit – 2:  Topographic and Weather Maps  —  periods

  • Study of topographic maps (1 : 50,000 or 1 : 25,000 survey of India maps); contour cross section and identification of landforms-slopes, hills, valley, waterfall, cliffs; distribution of settlements.
  • Aerial photographs: Types and Geometry-vertical aerial photographs; difference between maps and aerial phtographs; photo scale determination. Identification of physical and cultural features.
  • Satellite imageries, stages in remote sensing data-acquisition, platform and sensors and data products, (photographic and digital).
  • Use of weather instruments: thermometer, wet and dry-bulb thermometer, barometer, wind vane, rain gauge.

Practical Record Book and Viva Voce

viva to be based on Practical Unit 1 and 2 only.

CBSE Class 11 Syllabus 2016 Geography 2016-17

Geography (Code No. 029)
Class – XI (2016-17)

One theory Paper   –   70 marks (3 and 3 1/2 Hours)

Part I Fundamentals of Physical Geography Total 30 marks
 Unit 1: Geography as a discipline 25 marks
 Unit 2: The Earth
 Unit 3: Landforms
 Unit 4: climate
 Unit 5: Water (Oceans)
 Unit 6: Life on the Earth (OTBA)
 Map work and diagram  5 marks
 Part II India-Physical Environment 30 Marks
 Unit 7: Introduction  25 marks
 Unit 8: Physiography
 Unit 9: Climate, Vegetation and Soil
 Unit 10: Natural Hazards and Disasters
 Map and Diagram  5 marks
Note: The question paper will include a section on Open Text-based Assessment of 10 marks from unit-6 (Part A). No other question will be asked from this unit. The open test material on this unit will be supplied to students in advance. These materials are designed to test the analytical and higher order thinking skills of students. the OTBA will be asked in the final examination to be held in March 2017.
 Value Based Question from any unit 1-6 (Part-I), 7-10 (Part-II) – 3 marks
Note:- One value based Question can be taken from any unit 1-6 (Part-I), 7-10 (Part-II).
Accordingly the weightage of the lessons can be reduced as per the discretion of the teacher.
Part III Practical Work 30 marks
 Unit 1: Fundamentals of Maps 10 marks
 Unit 2: topographic and Weather Maps 15 marks
 Practical Record Book and Viva  5 marks

2. Weightage to Difficulty Level:

Estimated Difficulty Level Percentage
 (i) Easy (E)  20%
 (ii) Average (AV)  60%
 (iii) Difficult (D)  20%

CBSE Geography Class 11 Question Paper Design 2016 – 17
Geography (Thery) – Code No.029 – Class-XI
Time – 3 hours — Max. Marks – 70

Typology of Questions Learning Outcomes & Testing Skills Short Answer (1 mark) Short Answer (3 marks) Long Answer (5 marks) Map Skills based (5 marks) Marks %
Remembering-(Knowledge based simple recall questions, to know specific facts, terms, concepts, principles, or theories; Identify, define, or recite, information), Map skill based questions (Identification, Location)
  • Reasoning
  • Analytical Skills
  • Critical Thinking
3 1 1 1 (identify location) 16 23%
Understanding – (Comprehension) to be familiar with meaning and to understand conceptually, interpret, compare, contract, explain, paraphrase information) 1 1 2 14 20%
Application (Use abstract information in concrete situation, to apply knowledge to new situations; Use given content to interpret a situation, provide an example, or solve a problem 1 2 13 19%
Higher order thinking skills (Analysis & Synthesis – Classify, compare, contrast, or differentiate between different pieces of information; Organize and /or integrate unique pieces of information from a variety of sources) (includes Map interpretation) 2 1 2 (OTBA) 1 (Map interpretion) 20 28%
Evaluation- (Appraise, judge, and / or justify the value or worth of a decision or outcome, or to predict outcomes based on values) 1 1+ (values based) 7 10%
Total 7×1=7 6×3=18 7×5=35  2×5=10 70 (22) Practical 30 100%
Time Estimated 15 min. 60 min. 70 min. 20 min. 165+15=180 min

Note:

  • No Chapterwise weightage, care to be taken to cover chapters in both books.
  • The question paper will include a section on Open Text-based Assessment of 10 marks from Unit-6 (Part-A). No other question will be asked from this unit. The open text material on this unit will be supplied to students in advance. These materials are designed to test the analytical and higher order thinking skills of students. The OTBA will be asked in the final examination to be held in March 2017.

Prescribed Books:

  1. Fundamentals of Physical Geography, Class XI, Published by NCERT.
  2. India, Physical Environment, Class XI, Published by NCERT.
  3. Practical Work in Geography, Class XI, Published by NCERT.
  4. Note: The above text books are also available in Hindi medium.

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