CBSE Class 12 Maths Syllabus 2023-24

Central Board of Secondary Education has released the CBSE Class 12 Maths Syllabus 2023-24 at the official website The Class 12 Maths Syllabus is very important for the students who are going to give their board exams this year. We have provided the PDF of the CBSE 12th Maths Syllabus for 2023-24 in this article for ease of the students. The question paper for the board exam will also be prepared with context to the Class 12 Maths Syllabus for the academic year 2023-24 so the students are advised to go through the syllabus and cover the chapters much before the exams. Scroll through this page to know the complete Class 12th Maths Syllabus 2023-24.

Maths Class 12 Syllabus 2023-24 [Basic Maths]

The Maths Class 12 Syllabus 2023-24 decodes the marks distribution for all the chapters. Students can take a look at the CBSE Class 12 Maths Syllabus 2023-24 and plan their study hours and strategy to score well in the Class 12th examination. The Class 12th Maths Syllabus 2023-24 serves as a blue print of the question paper as it helps the students know which chapter carries more marks and in this way students can decide on the chapters they want to invest more time.

CBSE Class 12 Maths Syllabus 2023-24
S.No. UnitsNo. of PeriodsMarks
I.Relations and Functions3008
IV.Vectors and Three - Dimensional Geometry3014
V.Linear Programming2005
Internal Assessment 20
Total Marks 100

CBSE 12th Basic Maths Syllabus 2023-24 (Chapter-Wise)

The Chapter-wise CBSE 12th Basic Maths Syllabus 2023-24 has been detailed in this section. There are total of 8 units and 13 chapters from where the questions in the board exams are going to be framed. All the chapters are important and students must try to cover it all prioritising those chapters which carry more marks. Scroll through this page to know the CBSE Class 12 Syllabus 2023-24 for Maths and start with your preparations for the exams.

Unit-I: Relations and Functions

Chapter 1: Relations and Functions

  1. Relations and Functions: Types of relations, reflexive, symmetric, transitive and equivalence relations. One-to-one and onto functions.

Chapter 2: Inverse Trigonometric Functions

  1. Inverse Trigonometric Functions: Definition, range, domain, principal value branch. Graphs of inverse trigonometric functions

Unit-II: Algebra

Chapter 1: Matrices

  1. Matrices: Concept, notation, order, equality, types of matrices, zero and identity matrix, transpose of a matrix, symmetric and skew-symmetric matrices. Operation on matrices: Addition and multiplication and multiplication with a scalar. Simple properties of addition, multiplication and scalar multiplication. Non-commutativity of multiplication of matrices and existence of non-zero matrices whose product is the zero matrix (restrict to square matrices of order 2). Invertible matrices and proof of the uniqueness of inverse, if it exists; (Here all matrices will have real entries).

Chapter 2: Determinants

  1. Determinants: Determinants of a square matrix (up to 3 x 3 matrices), minors, co-factors and applications of determinants in finding the area of a triangle. Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix. Consistency, inconsistency and number of solutions of system of linear equations by examples, solving system of linear equations in two or three variables (having unique solution) using inverse of a matrix.

Unit-III: Calculus

 Chapter 1: Continuity and Differentiability

  1. Continuity and Differentiability: Continuity and Differentiability, chain rule, derivative of inverse trigonometric functions, 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 sin−1 𝑥 , cos−1 𝑥 and tan−1 𝑥, derivative of implicit functions. Concept of exponential and logarithmic functions. Derivatives of logarithmic and exponential functions. Logarithmic differentiation, derivative of functions expressed in parametric forms. Second order derivatives.

Chapter 2: Applications of Derivatives

  1.  Applications of derivatives: rate of change of bodies, increasing/decreasing functions, maxima and minima (first derivative test motivated geometrically and second derivative test given as a provable tool). Simple problems (that illustrate basic principles and understanding of the subject as well as real life situations).

Chapter 3: Integrals

  1. Integrals: Integration as inverse process of differentiation. Integration of a variety of functions by substitution, by partial fractions and by parts, Evaluation of simple integrals of the following types and problems based on them.

             ∫ dx x 2 ± a 2, ∫ dx √x 2 ± a 2 , ∫ dx √a 2 − x 2 , ∫ dx ax2 + bx + c , ∫ dx √ax2+bx+c

             ∫ px + q ax2 + bx + c dx, ∫ px + q √ax2+bx + c dx, ∫ √a 2 ± x 2 dx, ∫ √x 2 − a 2 

             ∫√𝑎𝑥2 + 𝑏𝑥 + 𝑐 𝑑𝑥,  Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (without proof). Basic properties of definite integrals and evaluation of definite integrals.

Chapter 4: Applications of the Integrals

  1. Applications of the Integrals: Applications in finding the area under simple curves, especially lines, circles/ parabolas/ellipses(in standard form only) 

Chapter 5: Differential Equations

  1.  Differential Equations Definition: order and degree, general and particular solutions of a differential equation. Solution of differential equations by method of separation of variables, solutions of homogeneous differential equations of first order and first degree. Solutions of linear differential equation of the type:

            dy dx + py = q, where p and q are functions of x or constants. 

            d𝑥 d𝑦 + px = q, where p and q are functions of y or constants.

Unit-IV: Vectors and Three-Dimensional Geometry

Chapter 1: Vectors

  1. Vectors: Vectors and scalars, magnitude and direction of a vector. Direction cosines and direction ratios of a vector. Types of vectors (equal, unit, zero, parallel and collinear vectors), position vector of a point, negative of a vector, components of a vector, addition of vectors, multiplication of a vector by a scalar, position vector of a point dividing a line segment in a given ratio. Definition, Geometrical Interpretation, properties and application of scalar (dot) product of vectors, vector (cross) product of vectors.

Chapter 2: Three-dimensional Geometry

  1. Three-dimensional Geometry: Direction cosines and direction ratios of a line joining two points. Cartesian equation and vector equation of a line, skew lines, shortest distance between two lines. Angle between two lines.

Unit-V: Linear Programming

Chapter 1: Linear Programming

  1. Linear Programming: Introduction, related terminology such as constraints, objective function, optimization, graphical method of solution for problems in two variables, feasible and infeasible regions (bounded or unbounded), feasible and infeasible solutions, optimal feasible solutions (up to three non-trivial constraints).

Unit-VI: Probability

Chapter 1: Probability

  1. Probability: Conditional probability, multiplication theorem on probability, independent events, total probability, Bayes’ theorem, Random variable and its probability distribution, mean of random variable.

CBSE Class 12 Basic Maths Syllabus 2023-24 for Internal Assessment

CBSE Class 12 Basic Maths Syllabus 2023-24 for Internal Assessment carries 20 Marks which further gets divided into two parts- Periodic Tests and Mathematics Activities. The Periodic Test is a Pen and Paper Assessment for 10 Marks and the format of the periodic test are questions such as very short answer (VSA), short answer (SA) and long answer (LA) to effectively test the knowledge, understanding, application, skills, analysis. In Mathematics Activities, for activities, NCERT Lab Manual may be referred for 10 Marks.

CBSE Class 12 Basic Maths Syllabus 2023-24 for Internal Assessment
Internal Assessment                         20 Marks
Periodic Tests ( Best 2 out of 3 tests conducted): Periodic Test is a Pen and Paper assessment.10 Marks
Mathematics Activities: For activities NCERT Lab Manual may be referred.10 Marks

CBSE Maths Class 12 Syllabus 2023-24 [Applied Maths]

The CBSE Maths Class 12 Syllabus 2023-24 for applied maths consists of 8 units in total that further gets divided into more topics. CBSE has introduced the applied mathematics as an optional subject in the higher secondary classes for the students to apply the mathematical methods into various fields like physics, medicine, biology, etc. The CBSE Class 12 Maths Syllabus 2023-24 along with the marks distribution has been tabulated below.

CBSE Maths Class 12 Syllabus 2023-24 [Applied Maths]
S. No.UnitsMarks
I.Numbers, Quantification and Numerical Applications 11
IV.Probability Distributions10
V.Inferential Statistics05
VI.Index Numbers and Time-based data06
VII.Financial Mathematics15
VIII.Linear Programming08
Internal Assessment20
Total Marks100

CBSE 12th Applied Maths Syllabus 2023-24 (Chapter-wise) 

CBSE 12th Applied Maths Syllabus 2023-24 must not be confused with basic maths as both papers are completely different and include different chapters. The chapters included in the CBSE Class 12 Applied Maths Syllabus 2023 are more of practical nature and are specially designed for students belonging to streams other than science. Go through this page to know the chapter-wise CBSE Class 12th Syllabus-24 2023 for Applied Maths.

Unit-I: Numbers, Quantification and Numerical Applications 

Unit-I: Numbers, Quantification and Numerical Applications 

  1. Modulo Arithmetic
  2. Congruence Modulo
  3. Alligation and Mixture
  4. Numerical Problems: Solve real life problems mathematically
  5. Numerical Inequalities

Unit-II: Algebra

Unit-II: Algebra

  1. Matrices and types of matrices
  2. Equality of matrices, Transpose of a matrix, Symmetric and Skew symmetric matrix
  3. Algebra of Matrices
  4. Determinants
  5. Inverse of a matrix
  6. Solving system of simultaneous equations using matrix method, Cramer’s rule

Unit-III: Calculus

Unit-III: Calculus

  1. Higher Order Derivatives
  2. Application of Derivatives
  3. Marginal Cost and Marginal Revenue using derivatives
  4. Increasing /Decreasing Functions
  5. Maxima and Minima
  6. Integration
  7. Indefinite Integrals as family of curves
  8. Definite Integrals as area under the curve
  9. Application of Integration
  10. Differential Equations
  11. Formulating and Solving Differential Equations
  12. Application of Differential Equations

Unit-IV: Probability Distributions 

Unit-IV: Probability Distributions 

  1. Probability Distribution
  2. Mathematical Expectation
  3. Variance
  4. Binomial Distribution
  5. Poison Distribution
  6. Normal Distribution

Unit-V: Inferential Statistics

Unit-V: Inferential Statistics

  1. Population and Sample
  2. Parameter and Statistics and Statistical Interferences
  3. t-Test (one sample t-test and two independent groups t-test)

Unit-VI: Index Numbers and Time-based data

Unit-VI: Index Numbers and Time-based data

  1. Time Series
  2. Components of Time Series
  3. Time Series analysis for univariate data
  4. Secular Trend
  5. Methods of Measuring trend

Unit-VII: Financial Mathematics

Unit-VII: Financial Mathematics

  1. Perpetuity, Sinking Funds
  2. Calculation of EMI
  3. Calculation of Returns, Nominal Rate of Return
  4. Compound Annual Growth Rate
  5. Linear method of Depreciation

Unit-VIII: Linear Programming

 Unit-VIII: Linear Programming

  1. Introduction and related terminology
  2. Mathematical formulation of Linear Programming Problem
  3. Different types of Linear Programming Problems
  4. Graphical method of solution for problems in two variables
  5. Feasible and Infeasible Regions
  6. Feasible and infeasible solutions, optimal feasible solution

CBSE Class 12 Applied Maths Syllabus 2023-24 for Internal Assessment 

Refer to the table below to know the CBSE Class 12 Applied Maths Syllabus 2023-24 for Internal Assessment. Each comprises 10 marks, total of 20 marks. Students should perform well in periodic tests and Maths Activities conducted in the school to fetch maximum marks.

CBSE Class 12 Applied Maths Syllabus 2023-24 for Internal Assessment
Sl. NoArea and WeightageAssessment AreaMarks allocated
1.Project work (10 marks) Project work and record5
Year-end Presentation/ Viva of the Project5
2.Practical work (10 marks) Performance of practical and record5
Year-end test of any one practical5
Total Marks20

Special tips for Students  

  1. Planning: Make a daily study plan based on the Maths syllabus and follow that plan religiously. Many students failed to follow their study plan, failing of plan depends upon lack of discipline. Discipline is hard to inculcate in life but it is not impossible.
  2. Practice: Go through the concepts and then solve problems based on those concepts, it will help students to understand concepts in-depth.
  3. Take Baby Steps: If you can’t achieve daily targets, then make short targets. Achieving targets will give you internal satisfaction, gradually increase your targets.
  4. Revision: Keep track of topics daily that have been completed. Revise them in short intervals of time, by revision you can retain them for a longer period.
  5. Study with a Group: Studying with classmates encourages an interactive environment to keep you engaged. This gives you a chance to test your knowledge with others. It will boost your confidence if you take part actively and make others understand the concepts if they are stuck anywhere.
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Class 12 Maths Syllabus 2023-24: FAQs

There are 6 Units in Basic Maths and 8 Units in Applied Maths.

Yes, NCERTs are more than enough to complete the CBSE Class 12 Maths Syllabus 2023-24.

Class 12th Maths is not a cakewalk for students but if students study with proper planning they can surely fetch good marks in Class 12th Maths.

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