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17. ECONOMICS (Code No. 030)
Economics is one of the social sciences, which has great influence on every human being. As economic life
and the economy go through changes, the need to ground education in children’s own experience becomes
essential. While doing so, it is imperative to provide them opportunities to acquire analytical skills to
observe and understand the economic realities.
At senior secondary stage, the learners are in a position to understand abstract ideas, exercise the power of
thinking and to develop their own perception. It is at this stage, the learners are exposed to the rigour of
the discipline of economics in a systematic way.
The economics courses are introduced in such a way that in the initial stage, the learners are introduced to
the economic realities that the nation is facing today along with some basic statistical tools to understand
these broader economic realities. In the later stage, the learners are introduced to economics as a theory of
The economics courses also contain many projects and activities. These will provide opportunities for the
learners to explore various economic issues both from their day-to-day life and also from issues, which are
broader and invisible in nature. The academic skills that they learn in these courses would help to develop
the projects and activities. The syllabus is also expected to provide opportunities to use information and
communication technologies to facilitate their learning process.
Understanding of some basic economic concepts and development of economic reasoning which the
learners can apply in their day-to-day life as citizens, workers and consumers.
Realisation of learners’ role in nation building and sensitivity to the economic issues that the nation is
Equipment with basic tools of economics and statistics to analyse economic issues. This is pertinent
for even those who may not pursue this course beyond senior secondary stage.
Development of understanding that there can be more than one view on any economic issue and
necessary skills to argue logically with reasoning.
CLASS – XI (2017-18)
Theory: 80 Marks Project: 20 Marks
Units Marks Periods
Part A Statistics for Economics
1. Introduction 13 07
2. Collection, Organisation and Presentation of Data 27
3. Statistical Tools and Interpretation 27 66 40 100
Part B Indian Economic Development
4. Development Experience (1947-90) and Economic Reforms since 1991 12 28
5. Current Challenges facing Indian Economy 20 60
6. Development Experience of India - A Comparison with Neighbours 08 12
Theory Paper (40+40 = 80 Marks) 40 100
Part C Project Work 20 20
Part A: Statistics for Economics
In this course, the learners are expected to acquire skills in collection, organisation and presentation of
quantitative and qualitative information pertaining to various simple economic aspects systematically. It also
intends to provide some basic statistical tools to analyse, and interpret any economic information and draw
appropriate inferences. In this process, the learners are also expected to understand the behaviour of
various economic data.
Unit 1: Introduction 07 Periods
What is Economics?
Meaning, scope, functions and importance of statistics in Economics
Unit 2: Collection, Organisation and Presentation of data 27 Periods
Collection of data - sources of data - primary and secondary; how basic data is collected, with
concepts of Sampling; Sampling and Non-Sampling errors; methods of collecting data; some
important sources of secondary data: Census of India and National Sample Survey Organisation.
Organisation of Data: Meaning and types of variables; Frequency Distribution.
Presentation of Data: Tabular Presentation and Diagrammatic Presentation of Data: (i) Geometric
forms (bar diagrams and pie diagrams), (ii) Frequency diagrams (histogram, polygon and ogive)
and (iii) Arithmetic line graphs (time series graph).
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