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CBSE Class 11 is an important year for students as it sets the groundwork for all the vital subjects covered in the next class. Having chosen their stream, students can begin working towards their career goals. Many students also start targeting competitive examinations at this stage, so studying sincerely to get high marks becomes critical. Therefore, students should utilise the academic year to strengthen their basics. Doing so will help them face the board exams next year with confidence.

CBSE Class 11: Subjects

Students have to study at least five subjects in class XI which they have to study in class XII as well:

Sets of Subjects Subjects
Compulsory Subjects Subject 1 Language I: English or Hindi
Subject 2 Language II: Language other than Language I or an elective subject from Academic Electives in lieu of Language II
Subject 3, Subject 4, & Subject 5 Combination of one Skill subject from Skill Electives and two elective subjects from Academic Electives or Combination of two Skill subjects from Skill Electives and one elective subject from Academic Electives or All Three Skill subjects from Skill Electives or All Three from Academic Electives
Additional Subject Optional Subject 6 One language at elective level or one subject from Academic Electives or any one subject from Skill Electives
Subjects of Internal Assessment Subject 7 to 8 501-General Foundation Course 502-Physical and Health Education Work Experience

CBSE Class 11: Syllabus & Study Material for 2024-25

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) releases the syllabus for classes 1 to 12. The curriculum serves as a guideline for teachers and students. Let’s see the syllabus for Class 11:

Subjects Chapters
Hindi Antra Hindi Book

  • प्रेमचंद
  • अमरकांत
  • हरिशंकर परसाई
  • रांगेय राघव
  • सुधा अरोड़ा
  • ओमप्रकाश वाल्मीकि
  • गजानन माधव मुक्तिबोध
  • पांडेय बेचन शर्मा ‘उग्र’
  • भारतेंदु हरिश्चंद्र
  • कबीरदास
  • सूरदास
  • देव
  • सुमित्रानंदन पंत
  • महादेवी वर्मा
  • नागार्जुन
  • श्रीकांत वर्मा
  • धूमिल

Aaroh Hindi Book

(अ) गद्य भाग

  • नमक का दारोगा
  • मियाँ नसीरुद्दीन
  • अपू के साथ ढाई साल
  • विदाई-संभाषण
  • गलता लोहा
  • रजनी
  • जामुन का पेड़
  • भारत माता

(ब) काव्य भाग

  • हम तौ एक एक करि जांनां
  • मेरे तो गिरधर गोपाल दूसरो न कोई
  • घर की याद
  • चंपा काले-काले अच्छर नहीं चीन्हती
  • गजल
  • हे भूख! मत मचल, हे मेरे जूही के फूल जैसे ईश्वर
  • सबसे खतरनाक
  • आओ, मिलकर बचाएँ

Vitan Hindi Book

  • भारतीय गायिकाओं में बेजोड़ – लता मंगेशकर
  • राजस्थान की रजत बूँदें
  • आलो आंधारि
  • भारतीय कलाएं

Antral Hindi Book

  • हुसैन की कहानी अपनी जबानी
  • आवारा मसीहा
English English Core Hornbill


  • The Portrait of a Lady
  • We’re Not Afraid to Die…if We Can All Be Together
  • Discovering Tut: the Saga Continues
  • The Adventure
  • Silk Road


  • A Photograph
  • Laburnum Top
  • The Voice of the Rain
  • Childhood
  • Father to Son

Woven Words


  • The Peacock
  • Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds
  • Coming
  • Telephone Conversation
  • The World is too Much With Us
  • Mother Tongue
  • Hawk Roosting
  • Ode to a Nightingale

Short Stories:

  • The Lament
  • A Pair of Mustachios
  • The Rocking-horse Winner
  • The Adventure of the Three Garridebs
  • Pappachi’s Moth
  • The Third and Final Continent


  • My Watch
  • My Three Passions
  • Patterns of Creativity
  • Tribal Verse
  • What is a Good Book?
  • The Story
  • Bridges

English Core Snapshots

  • The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse (Prose)
  • The Address (Prose)
  • Mother’s Day (Play)
  • Birth (Prose)
  • The Tale of Melon City

Fiction: The Old Man and the Sea (Novel unabridged) by Ernest Hemingway Drama: Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw


  • Determiners
  • Tenses
  • Clauses
  • Modals
  • Rearrange Jumbled Sentences in a Paragraph
  • Rearrange the Jumbled Words into a Meaningful Sentence
  • Editing and Omission
  • Transformation of Sentences
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Notice Writing
  • Advertisement Writing
  • Poster Writing
  • Letter Writing
  • Business Letter
  • Letter of Enquire
  • Letter of Complaint
  • Letters to the Editor Format
  • Letter for Job Application
  • Letter to School Authorities
  • Article Writing
  • Speech Writing Format
  • Report Writing
  • Narrative Writing
Mathematics Unit-I: Sets and Functions

  • Sets
  • Relations & Functions
  • Trigonometric Functions

Unit-II: Algebra

  • Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
  • Linear Inequalities
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Sequence and Series

Unit-III: Coordinate Geometry

  • Straight Lines
  • Conic Sections
  • Introduction to Three-dimensional Geometry

Unit-IV: Calculus

  • Limits and Derivatives

Unit-V Statistics and Probability

  • Statistics
  • Probability
Physics Unit I: Physical World and Measurement

  • Units and Measurements

Unit II: Kinematics

  • Motion in a Straight Line
  • Motion in a Plane

Unit III: Laws of Motion

  • Laws of Motion

Unit IV: Work, Energy and Power

  • Work, Energy and Power

Unit V: Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

  • System of Particles and Rotational Motion

Unit VI: Gravitation

  • Gravitation

Unit VII: Properties of Bulk Matter

  • Mechanical Properties of Solids
  • Mechanical Properties of Fluids
  • Thermal Properties of Matter

Unit VIII: Thermodynamics

  • Thermodynamics

Unit IX: Behavior of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases

  • Kinetic Theory

Unit X: Oscillations and Waves

  • Oscillations
  • Waves
  • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Structure of Atom
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • Thermodynamics
  • Equilibrium
  • Redox Reactions
  • Organic Chemistry -Some Basic Principles and Techniques
  • Hydrocarbons 
Biology Unit-I Diversity of Living Organisms

  • The Living World
  • Biological Classification
  • Plant Kingdom
  • Animal Kingdom

Unit-II Structural Organization in Animals and Plant

  • Morphology of Flowering Plants
  • Anatomy of Flowering Plants
  • Structural Organisation in Animals

Unit-III Cell: Structure and Function

  • Cell-The Unit of Life
  • Biomolecules
  • Cell Cycle and Cell Division

Unit-IV Plant Physiology

  • Photosynthesis in Higher Plants
  • Respiration in Plants
  • Plant – Growth and Development

Unit-V Human Physiology

  • Breathing and Exchange of Gases
  • Body Fluids and Circulation
  • Excretory Products and their Elimination
  • Locomotion and Movement
  • Neural Control and Coordination
  • Chemical Coordination and Integration

CBSE Class 11 Study Plan to Maximise Score in 2024-25 Exams

Students can refer to the below-given tips to get good marks in CBSE Class 11 Exam 2025:

  • After a year of solving all the exercises, examples and practice papers, keep the last 20 days for practice.
  • Also, plan how to deal with complex/confusing questions in the exam. Don’t panic. Relax and stay calm.
  • Try solving high-weightage questions first, i.e. start with 6-mark questions. It will also help you to boost your confidence level and score high.
  • If you have prepared using NCERT and covered every topic thoroughly, no other book is needed.
  • Also, revise all the important formulae, theorems, key points and other information during last-minute preparation.
  • Take breaks in between studies, just to relax your mind.

List of Future Exams after Class 11

Some of the competitive exams for CBSE Class 11 students are listed below:

  • International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO)
  • Technothlon
  • International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO)
  • National Science Olympiad (NSO)
  • National Cyber Olympiad (NCO)
  • International Informatics Olympiad (IIO)
  • International Olympiad in Mathematics (IOM)
  • International Olympiad of English Language (IOEL)
  • International Olympiad of Science (IOS)
  • National Maths Talent Contest (NMTC)
  • International English Olympiad (IEO)
  • International Reasoning & Aptitude Olympiad (IRAO)
  • National Talent Search Examination, Stage-1 (NTSE STAGE-1)
  • National Standard Examination in Astronomy (NSEA) – Followed by International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO)
  • National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP) – Followed by International Physics Olympiad (IPhO)
  • National Standard Examination in Chemistry (NSEC) – Followed by International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO)
  • National Standard Examination in Biology (NSEB) – Followed by International Biology Olympiad (IBO)
  • Pre-Regional Mathematics Olympiad (PRMO) – Followed by International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO)

Benefits of solving class 11 sample papers

Some of the benefits of solving CBSE Class 11 sample papers are mentioned below:

  • It helps in building confidence
  • You can analyze your performance by solving these sample papers
  • Sample papers helps in revising the entire syllabus
  • Sample papers give you an in-depth chapter-wise marking scheme
  • Sample papers also help in improving speed and accuracy along with the performance of the student.

CBSE Class 11 Preparation Tips

  • Review and understand subject-wise syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Distribute the topics equally as per priority and start preparation.
  • Identify your weak areas and take the requisite measures to overcome them.
  • Make weekly schedules for all major subjects or whatever seems difficult to you.
  • Separate the easy and challenging chapters and begin with the latter ones.
  • Practice the previous year’s question papers.

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