The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) publicized a new version of the Maths class XII syllabus for the 2021-2022 session. After thorough research and study around the emerging needs and demands around the mathematics subject and its application in the latest scenarios of society. The CBSE board has reduced the Maths class XII syllabus and updated the exam pattern. This article will get insights into the new version of the Maths class XII syllabus with section-wise weightage and termwise details for the 2021-2022 session.

The prime objective of the new version of the Maths class XII syllabus is to provide hands-on expertise to the senior school students in:

- Acquiring knowledge and critical understanding through visualizing approach for numerous basic concepts, terms, principles, and symbols; and gaining mastery of underlying processes and skills.
- Feeling the flow of reasons through a solution-driven problem-solving approach.
- Applying the knowledge and expertise gained in the class XII session to solve problems and wherever possible through multiple methods and techniques from hit-and-try to substitution methods
- Evolving positive attitude to think, analyze, and comprehend logically in different work and real-time scenarios.
- Advancing interest in the Maths subject through actively participating in related contests.
- Acquiring different aspects of Mathematics’ application in daily life
- Building up mindfulness of the elimination of gender biases, protection of the environment, removal of social barriers, need for national integration, and observance of small family norms.
- Widening devotion and admiration towards renowned and skillful Mathematicians for their contributions in Mathematics

So, to ensure that all the prerequisites are covered for the new session, CBSE has released the class XII Maths syllabus in the two terms – term 1 and term 2. The tabular format of the syllabus covers the marks distribution in theory and internal assessments of 2021-2022 for terms 1 and 2.

## Theory Syllabus for Class 12 Maths Term 1

No. | Units | Marks |

1 | Relations and Functions | 08 |

2 | Algebra | 10 |

3 | Calculus | 17 |

4 | Linear Programming | 05 |

Total Theory | 40 | |

Internal Assessment (Periodic Test + Mathematics Activities) | 10 (5 + 5) | |

Grand Total | 50 |

In the term 1 CBSE class XII maths syllabus, you will have to attempt a theory paper of 40 marks and an internal assessment of 10 marks. Also, there will be no chapter-wise weightage for the 2021-2022 session in terms one and two theory papers.

## Summary of Theory Syllabus (Term 1)

The theory paper of term 1 will comprise questions from the four units. It will cover relations and functions, inverse trigonometric functions, matrices, determinants, continuity and differentiability, applications of derivatives, and linear programming. The duration of the theory paper is 90 minutes.

## Summary of Practical Syllabus (Term 1)

The internal assessment will comprise a periodic test and a set of Mathematical activities of 5 marks each.

## Periodic Test for Term 1

The subject teacher will conduct three tests of pen and paper mode during term 1. The test will contain a balanced mix of the set of question types. The question type will be Very Short Answer (VSA), Short Answer (SA), and Long Answer (LA).

## Mathematic Activities for Term 1

In the Mathematic activities section, you will have to :

- Perform and maintain an activity file record of Maths Lab activities for term 1
- Attempt an activity and will be followed by a viva-voce in the term 1 assessment.

Here, the weightage of the internal evaluation across the two bifurcations will be as shown below:

Internal Assessment | ||

No. | Units | Marks |

1. | Periodic Test | 5 |

2. | Activities performed in term 1 and record-keeping in record file | 3 |

3. | Assessment of the activity performed followed by the viva-voce in the term 1 end test | 2 |

Grand Total | 10 |

You will have to perform any four activities covered in the NCERT Maths Lab manual in the 2021-2022 session of term 1.

## Theory Syllabus for Class 12 Maths Term 2

No. | Units | Marks |

3 | Calculus | 18 |

4 | Vectors and Three-Dimensional Geometry | 14 |

5 | Probability | 08 |

Total Theory | 40 | |

Internal Assessment (Periodic Test + Mathematics Activities) | 10 (5 + 5) | |

Grand Total | 50 |

In the term 2 CBSE class XII maths syllabus, you will have to attempt a theory paper of 40 marks and an internal assessment of 10 marks.

## Summary of Theory Syllabus (Term 2)

The theory paper of term 2 will comprise questions from the four units. It will cover integrals, applications of the integrals, differential equations, vectors, three-dimensional Geometry, and probability. The duration of the theory paper is 90 minutes.

## Summary of Practical Syllabus (Term 2)

The internal assessment will comprise a periodic test and a set of Mathematical activities of 5 marks each.

## Periodic Test for Term 2

The subject teacher will conduct three tests of pen and paper mode during term 2. The test will contain a balanced mix of the set of question types. The question type will be Very Short Answer (VSA), Short Answer (SA), and Long Answer (LA).

## Mathematic Activities for Term 2

In the Mathematic activities section, you will have to:

- Perform and maintain an activity file record of Maths Lab activities for term 2
- Attempt an activity that will be followed by viva-voce in the term 2 assessment.

Here, the weightage of the internal evaluation across the two bifurcations will be as shown below:

Internal Assessment | ||

No. | Units | Marks |

1. | Periodic Test | 5 |

2. | Activities performed in term 2 and record-keeping in record file | 3 |

3. | Assessment of the activity performed followed by the viva-voce in the term 2 end test | 2 |

Grand Total | 10 |

You will have to perform any four activities covered in the NCERT Maths Lab manual in the 2021-2022 session of term 2.

## FAQs of Class 12 CBSE Maths

### How many units are covered in the class XII Maths syllabus for both terms?

Five units will be covered in the class XII Maths syllabus for both terms.

### Which units have maximum weightage across both the terms?

For the session 2021-2022, CBSE announced that there would be no specific weightage distribution across different units in both terms. However, unit three Calculus will have the highest mark distribution of 35 marks across all the units.

### How are the marks distributed according to the syllabus in class 12 Mathematics?

From 100 marks, 80 marks are for the theory examination, while the internal assessment is 20 marks. Refer to the above article to get a detailed overview of marks distribution across all the units in both terms.

### Which book shall I refer to to perform lab activities and maintain the activity record file?

To perform and maintain the activity record file, refer to the NCERT Lab Manual.

### How many lab activities are required to perform in both terms?

You will have to perform any four lab activities in each term. So, you will have to complete eight activities for both terms.