CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus 2021-22 Board Exam for Term 1 & 2

CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus 2021-22: The CBSE Board has released the revised Class 12th Syllabus of Chemistry for the academic session 2021-22. Students need to know the syllabus to begin their preparation. The CBSE board has divided the syllabus into two terms and the examination per term will be conducted separately. Term-I comprises a total of 6 units and these combined units consist of 35 marks. Likewise, Term-II comprises a total of 7 units and these combined units consist of 35 marks. In this article, we have provided all the important information regarding the class 12th chemistry syllabus i.e. Detailed syllabus of both the terms, Practicals, Evaluation Scheme, Basic Tips, Special Tips, etc.

CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus 2021-22 (Term-I)

In Term-I, the exam will be of Multiple Choice Questions(MCQ) including case-based MCQs and assertion-reasoning type MCQs. The exam will be conducted at the end of the year i.e around November-December of 2021. Term-I comprises of first 6 units, these units are Solid State, Solutions,  p -Block Elements, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, Biomolecules.

Class 12th syllabus for Term-I 
Name of UnitsMarks
Unit 1: Solid State (08 Periods)10
Unit 2: Solutions (08 Periods)
Unit 3: P -Block Elements(07 Periods)10
Unit 4: Haloalkanes and Haloarenes (09 Periods)15
Unit 5: Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers(09 Periods)
Unit:6 Biomolecules (08 Periods)
Total70

CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus 2021-22 (Term 2)

In Term II, questions from different formats i.e case-based, situation-based, open-ended- short answer, long answer type will be asked. The exam will be conducted around March-April of 2022. Term-II comprises of remaining units i.e. Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, d -and f -Block Elements, Coordination Compounds, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, and Amines.

Class 12th Syllabus for Term-II
Name of UnitsMarks
Unit 7: Electrochemistry(07 Periods)13
Unit 8: Chemical Kinetics(05 Periods)
Unit 9: Surface Chemistry(05 Periods)
Unit 10: d -and f -Block Element(07 Periods)9
Unit 11: Coordination Compound(08 Periods)
Unit 12: Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids(10 Periods)13
Unit 13: Amines(07 Periods)
Total32

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Detailed CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus 2021

Class 12th Chemistry Syllabus- Unit 1 (Solid State)

  1. Classification of solids based on different binding forces
  2. Molecular, ionic, covalent and metallic solids, amorphous and crystalline solids (elementary idea).
  3. Unit cell in two dimensional and three-dimensional lattices
  4. Calculation of density of unit cell, packing in solids, packing efficiency, voids
  5. The number of atoms per unit cell in a cubic unit cell, point defects.

Class 12th Chemistry Syllabus- Unit 2 (Solutions)

  1. Types of solutions, expression of concentration of solutions of solids in liquids
  2. Solubility of gases in liquids, solid solutions, Raoult's law
  3. Colligative properties - the relative lowering of vapour pressure, the elevation of boiling point
  4. Depression of freezing point, osmotic pressure, determination of molecular masses using colligative properties.

Class 12th Chemistry Syllabus- Unit 3 (Haloalkanes and Haloarenes)

  1. Haloalkanes: Nomenclature, nature of C–X bond, physical and chemical properties. Optical rotation mechanism of substitution reactions.
  2. Haloarenes: Nature of C–X bond, substitution reactions (Directive influence of halogen in monosubstituted compounds only).

Class 12th Physics Syllabus- Unit 4 (Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers: Alcohols)

  1. Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties (of primary alcohols only). Identification of primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols, mechanism of dehydration.
  2. Phenols: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, acidic nature of phenol, electrophilic substitution reactions, uses of phenols.
  3. Ethers: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, uses.

CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus PDF

For detailed revised CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus 2021-22 refer to the official Class 12 Syllabus for Chemistry from the below link and download the pdf and start your preparation for the Chemistry subject. 

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CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus for Practical

Practical Evaluation Scheme: The marks break up of practicals, Project work, Class records, Viva has listed below. All the sections combined consist of 15 marks. In the below table the marks of both the terms are given.

Evaluation Scheme for ExaminationMarks for Term 1Marks for Term 2
Volumetric Analysis0404
Salt Analysis0404
Content-Based Experiment0202
Project Work and Viva05
Class record and Viva5
Total1515

CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus for Practicals, Term-I

Class 12th Practicals for Term-I are listed below in a detailed manner.

PracticalsDetails
Volumetric Analysis

Determination of concentration/ molarity of KMnO4 solution by titrating it against a standard solution of:

1. Oxalic acid

2. Ferrous Ammonium Sulphate

(Students will be required to prepare standard solutions by weighing themselves).

Salt Analysis
  1. Determination of one cation and one anion in a given salt.
  2. Cations- Pb2+, Cu2+, As3+, Al3+, Fe3+, Mn2+, Ni2+, Zn2+, Co2+, Ca2+, Sr2+, Ba2+, Mg2+, NH4+
  3. Anions – (CO3)2- , S2- , NO2- , SO3*2- , SO4*2- , NO3-, Cl-, Br-, I-, PO4*3- , C2O4*2- , CH3COO-
  4. Note: Insoluble salts excluded
Content-Based Experiment
  1. Chromatography
  2. Separation of pigments from extracts of leaves and flowers by paper chromatography and determination of Rf values.
  3. Separation of constituents present in an inorganic mixture containing two cations only (constituents having a large difference in Rf values to be provided).
  4. Characteristic tests of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins in pure samples and their detection in given foodstuffs.

CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus for Practicals, Term-II

Class 12th Practicals for Term II are listed below in a detailed manner.

PracticalsDetails
Volumetric Analysis

Determination of concentration/ molarity of KMnO4 solution by titrating it against a standard solution of:

1. Oxalic acid

2. Ferrous Ammonium Sulphate

(Students will be required to prepare standard solutions by weighing themselves).

Salt Analysis
  1. Determination of one cation and one anion in a given salt.
  2. Cations- Pb2+, Cu2+, As3+, Al3+, Fe3+, Mn2+, Ni2+, Zn2+, Co2+, Ca2+, Sr2+, Ba2+, Mg2+, NH4+
  3. Anions – (CO3)2- , S2- , NO2- , SO3 *2- , SO4*2- , NO3-, Cl- , Br- , I- , PO4*3- , C2O4*2-,CH3COO-
  4. Note: Insoluble salts excluded
Content-Based Experiment
  1. Preparation of Inorganic Compounds
  2. Preparation of double salt of Ferrous Ammonium Sulphate or Potash Alum.
  3. Preparation of Potassium Ferric Oxalate.
  4. Tests for the functional groups present in organic compounds:
  5. Unsaturation, alcoholic, phenolic, aldehydic, ketonic, carboxylic, and amino (Primary) groups.

How to complete the syllabus of class 12th Chemistry?

The syllabus is a roadmap to any examination. Here we have mentioned some tips to complete the syllabus and crack the exam with flying colours.

1. Read the entire syllabus thoroughly.

2. Separate the units according to months

3. Plan revision days, for example - you can revise on the 2nd, 5th, and 9th days.

4. After completion of any unit solve some model papers.

How to increase sitting to complete the Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus?

You can increase sitting gradually, it's not a one-day process. Take baby steps i.e. the first day sit for 2 hours and don’t involve yourself in these two hours anywhere except studies. Break these 2 hours into 4 slots. Each slot consists of 30 minutes. study with full focus in these 30 minutes and complete all the chunks likewise. Then second or third day increase an hour. This process will make you consistent and studies will become a habit. That’s how you can increase these hours as per your need and increase your sitting.

Special Tips for CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus

Pomodoro technique: You must have heard of studying for a short duration and taking a 5 minutes break. This method is called the Pomodoro technique. In this method, students have to study for 25 minutes. Then take a 5 minutes break to relax, and repeat the process. After being consistent for a week you can increase your focus span and also if you want to sit for a longer time then study for 50 mins and then take 10 mins break and you can repeat it 2 to 3 times. After that, take a long break of 20 to 30 min. This technique is very effective and you won’t feel tired and feel rejuvenated before every study session by using this method.

Feynman technique: This technique is a simple process where you first study a topic then you have to teach the same topic to another person. If you don’t have anyone to teach, you can pretend to teach it to an imaginary audience. While doing so, you will find where you are lacking and were confused about the topic.  Read that topic again by book to clear the point where you were stuck. This technique is effective because you will understand the topic in-depth and also make it simple to teach your imaginary audience.

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CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus: FAQs

Q. How many units are there in the New CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus 2021-22?

Ans. The New CBSE Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus is divided into two terms. First-term has 6 units while the second term consists of 7 units.

Q. Is NCERT enough to complete the CBSE Class 12 Chemistry syllabus?

Ans. Yes, NCERTs are more than enough to complete the CBSE Class 12 chemistry syllabus.

Q. Did CBSE give grace marks in Chemistry 2021?

Ans. No, there is no grace marks policy in CBSE.