CBSE Class 11 Economics Syllabus 2017-2018

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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

facing today.

 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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