Assam HS Syllabus 2023: Download AHSEC 12th Syllabus

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Feb 20, 2023 to Mar 20, 2023

Shubhi Shriti

Updated on Jan 25, 2023 by Shubhi Shriti

Shubhi Shriti

Shubhi Shriti Updated on Jan 25, 2023

The Assam HS syllabus 2023 provided by the board contains detailed information about the topics to be covered in each subject and the mark distribution for the same. The data provided in the syllabus booklet is crucial for students to ease their preparation for the Assam HS exams 2023. All affiliated institutions, including government and private schools, follow the same Assam HS syllabus 2023 given by the board.

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Assam HS Stream-wise Subjects

The two core subjects of the Assam HS syllabus 2023 that are common for every student across all streams are:

  • English 
  • Modern Indian Language (MIL)

A student is required to pick one of the following options as part of the Modern Indian Language as per Assam HS syllabus 2023. Language options are common for all students across all streams.

  • Assamese
  • Bengali
  • Bodo
  • Hindi
  • Nepali
  • Urdu
  • Khasi
  • Garo
  • Mizo
  • Manipuri
  • Hmar
  • Alternative English

There are three streams; Science, Commerce, and Arts. Below are the details of stream-wise elective subjects that will help candidates prepare accordingly:

Assam HS Science Syllabus

Assam HS syllabus 2023 for Science consists of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and other subjects.

Assam HS Physics Syllabus

Students can go through the following table to get an idea of the chapters and important topics included in the Assam HS syllabus 2023 for Physics:

Assam HS Physics Syllabus
Unit Name Important Topics Marks
Electrostatics Electric field lines; Electric flux, Statement of Gauss’s theorem, free charges and bound charges inside a conductor, etc. 08
Current Electricity Ohm’s law, electrical resistance, V-I characteristics (linear and non-linear), series and parallel combinations of resistors; temperaturedependence of resistance, etc. 08
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism Ampere’s law and its applications to infinitely long straight wires, straight and toroidal solenoids, Magnetic Hysteresis Electromagnets and factors affecting their strengths, etc. 08
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents Alternating currents voltage, peak, and RMS value of alternating current/voltage power, AC generator, and transformer, etc. 08
Electromagnetic Waves Electromagnetic spectrum: Transverse nature of electromagnetic waves. Need for displacement currents, etc. 03
Optics Refraction and dispersion of light through a prism, refraction of light, total internal reflection, and itsapplications, optical fibers, refraction at spherical surfaces, Young’s double-slit experiment and expression for fringe width, coherent sources and sustained interference of light, etc. 14
Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation Photoelectric effects: Hertz and Lenard’s observations; Einstein’s photoelectric equation, Davisson-Germer experiment, etc. 04
Atoms and Nuclei Composition and size of nucleus, atomic masses, isotopes, isobars; isotones, etc. 07
Electronic Devices Zener diode as a voltage regulator. Junction transistor, transistor action, characteristics of a transistor,etc. 07
Communication System Propagation of electromagnetic waves in the atmosphere, sky, and space wave propagation, Elements of a communication system, etc. 03

Assam HS Syllabus 2023 for Chemistry

Students can go through the following table to get an idea of the chapters and important topics included in the Assam HS syllabus 2023 for Chemistry:

Assam HS Syllabus 2023 for Chemistry
Unit Name Important Topics Marks
Solid State Unit cells in two-dimensional and three-dimensional lattices, calculation of the density of unit cells, packing in solids, voids, number of atoms per unit cell in a cubic unit cell, etc. 4
Solutions relative lowering of vapour pressure, the elevation of boiling point, depression of freezing point, osmotic pressure, etc. 5
Electrochemistry Kohlrausch’s Law, electrolysis and laws of electrolysis (elementary idea), dry cell – electrolytic cells and Galvanic cells, etc. 5
Chemical kinetics catalyst; order and molecularity of a reaction; rate law and specific rate constant, integrated rate equations and half-life, etc. 5
Surface chemistry homogeneous and heterogeneous activity and selectivity; enzyme catalysis; colloidal state: the distinction between true solutions, colloids, and suspensions, etc. 4
General principles and processes of Isolation of Elements Principles and methods of extraction: concentration, oxidation, reduction electrolytic method, and refining; occurrence and principles of extraction of aluminum, copper, zinc, and iron, etc. 3
p-Block Elements General introduction, electronic configuration, oxidation states, occurrence, trends in physical and chemical properties, etc. 8
d- and f-Block Elements interstitial compounds, alloy formation. Preparation and properties of K2Cr2O7 and KMnO4, etc. 5
Coordination Compounds coordination number, color, magnetic properties and shapes, IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds, etc. 3
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes Nomenclature, nature of C-X bond, physical and chemical properties, mechanism of substitution reactions, etc. 4
Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, acidic nature of phenols, electrophilic substitution reactions, uses of phenols, etc. 4
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic acids Nomenclature, acidic nature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, etc. 6
Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen Nomenclature, classification, structure, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, etc. 4
Biomolecules Elementary idea of a-amino acids, peptide bond, polypeptides, proteins, primary structure, secondary structure, tertiary structure and quaternary structure (qualitative idea only), denaturation of proteins, etc. 4
Polymers Natural and synthetic, methods of polymerization (addition and condensation), copolymerization, etc. 3
Chemistry in Everyday life Chemicals in medicines– analgesics, tranquilizers, antiseptics, disinfectants, antimicrobials, antifertility drugs, antibiotics, antacids, antihistamines, etc.


Assam HS Syllabus 2023 for Biology

The Assam HS syllabus 2023 for Biology contains important units like Genetics and Evolution, Sexual Reproduction, Biotechnology and its Application, etc. Given below is the Assam HS syllabus 2023 for Biology:

Unit name Important Topics Marks
Group A - Botany
Sexual Reproduction Asexual Reproduction, Sexual Reproduction, Apomisix and Polyembryony, etc. 6
Genetics and Evolution Evolution of Life Forms- A Theory, Mechanism of Evolution, A Brief account of Evolution, Origin and Evolution ofMan, etc. 5
Biology and Human Welfare Animal Husbandry, Tissue Culture, Microbes in Sewage Treatment, Microbes as Biofertilisers, etc. 7
Biotechnology and its Application Principles of Biotechnology, Tools of recombinant DNA Technology, Biotechnological Applications in Medicine, etc. 12
Ecology Organism and its Environment, Populations, Medicinal and Timber Yielding Plants, etc. 5
Group B - Zoology
Reproduction Pregnancy and Embryonic Development, Medical Termination of Pregnancy, etc. 5
Genetics and Evolution Sex Determination, Replication, Human Genome Project, DNA Fingerprinting, etc. 15
Biology and Human Welfare Common Diseases in Humans, Drugs and Alcohol Abuse, Single Cell Protein, etc. 5
Biotechnology and its Application Biotechnological Applications in Agriculture, Transgenic Animals, Ethical Issues, etc. 1
Ecology Ecological Pyramids, Biodiversity Conservation, Medicinal and Timber Yielding Plants, Degradation by Improper Resource Utilization and Maintenance, etc. 9
Total 70

Assam HS Commerce Syllabus

Assam HS Commerce subjects consist of Business Studies, Accountancy, Economics and many more.

Assam HS Syllabus 2023 for Business Studies

Go through the following table to get an idea of the chapters and important topics included in the Assam HS syllabus 2023 for Business Studies:

Assam HS Syllabus 2023 for Business Studies
Unit No. Unit Name Important Topics Marks
Part A - Principles and Functions of Management
Unit I Nature and Significance of Management Management– concept, objectives, importance, Nature of management; Management as Science, Management functions - planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling, ETC. 8
Unit II Principles of Management Principles of Management — meaning, nature, and significance, Fayol’s Principle of Management, Taylor’s Scientific Management– Principles and Techniques, etc. 8
Unit III Business Environment Business Environment– meaning and importance, Dimensions of Business Environment— Economic, Social, Technological, Political and Legal, etc. 8
Unit IV Planning Meaning, features, importance, limitations, types of Plans- Objectives, Strategy, Policy, Procedure, Method, Rule, Budget, Programme, etc. 8
Unit V Organizing Meaning and importance: Formal and information organization, Difference between delegation and decentralization, etc. 8
Unit VI Staffing Meaning, need and importance of staffing, steps in the staffing process, Selection– meaning and process, etc. 8
Unit VII Directing Meaning, importance, and principles, Motivation- meaning and importance. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, etc. 8
Unit VIII Controlling Meaning and importance: Steps in the process of control, Techniques of control, etc. 8
Part B - Business Finance and Marketing
Unit IX Financial Management Capital Structure– Meaning and factors, Financial planning– meaning and importance, etc. 10
Unit X Financial Markets Capital Market: nature and types– primary and secondary market, Distinction between capital market and money market, etc. 10
Unit XI Marketing The distinction between marketing and selling, Product —nature, classification, branding, labeling, and packaging, etc. 10
Unit XII Consumer Protection Consumer rights, Way and means of consumer protection — Consumer awareness and legal redressal with special reference to the Consumer Protection Act, etc. 6
Unit XIII Entrepreneurship Development  --


Assam HS Syllabus 2023 for Economics

Unit name Important Topics Marks
Part A - Introductory Microeconomics for Class 11
Introduction Central problems of an economy, production possibility curve and opportunity cost, microeconomics, etc. 4
Consumer Behaviour and Demand meaning and attainment of equilibrium through Utility Approach: One and two commodity cases, measurement of pricethe elasticity of demand– percentage, total expenditure and geometric methods, etc. 13
Producer Behaviour and Supply Production function, Supply, Cost and Revenue, etc. 15
Forms of Market and Price Determination Forms of the market– perfect competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition– their meaning and features, etc. 10
Simple applications of Tools of demand and supply rationing, floors and ceilings and FoodAvailability Decline (FAD) Theory, etc. 08
Part B - Introductory Macroeconomics for Class 12
National Income and Related Aggregates Circular flow of income, concepts of GDP, GNP, NDP, NNP, Measurement of National Income– Value Added method, Income method and Expenditure method, etc. 15
Determination of Income and Employment Determination of income and employment: two-sector model, Problems of excess and deficient demand, etc. 12
Money and Banking Money: meaning, evolution and functions, Recent significant reforms and issues in Indian Banking System: privatisation and modernisation, etc. 8
Government Budget and the Economy Government budget– meaning and its components, Objectives of the government budget, etc. 8
Balance of Payments Foreign exchange rate– meaning (fixed and flexible), merits and demerits; determination through demand and supply, A brief analysis of recent exchange rate issues, etc. 7
Total 100

Assam HS Arts Syllabus

Assam HS Arts subjects consist of Economics, History, Advanced Hindi and other subjects.

AHSEC HS Arts Syllabus
AHSEC HS Arts Syllabus  
Political Science Economics History
Education Logic and Philosophy Geography
Mathematics Advanced Assamese Advanced Hindi
Sanskrit Arabic -- 

AHSEC HS English Syllabus  



Section A: Reading Skills, Reading unseen prose passage


Section B: Advanced Writing Skills


Section C: Grammar

Narration: Direct and Indirect (4 marks) Voice (3 marks)

Tenses (5 marks) Proposition (4 marks) Transformation of Sentences (4 marks)



Section-D (Prescribed Books)





How to Download Assam HS Syllabus 2023?

Students can also visit the board's official website to download the latest Assam HS syllabus 2023 by following the detailed steps given below. They can also find HS 2nd year Assamese and English books online.

Given below are the steps to download the Assam HS syllabus 2023:

Steps to download syllabus

Step 1: Visit AHSEC's official website.

Step 2: Select the "Syllabus" option under the "Academics" tab on the homepage. 

Step 3: Go to "Syllabus and Curriculum" section.

Step 4: Click on the relevant link to download the preferred stream syllabus.

Step 5: Download and save the Assam HS syllabus 2023 PDFs for further reference.


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