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 CBSE class 11th Physics syllabus
 Marks distribution of CBSE class 11th Physics
 Practical exam marks distribution
CBSE Class 11th Physics Syllabus
CBSE had recently revised and reduced the syllabus by 30%. Students can download the Physics syllabus for class 11th pdf from below. We advise you to print it out and keep it with you while preparing for exams. It will help in checking your preparation progress and also focus on introductory chapters more.
Units  Chapter Names 
Unit–I  Physical World and Measurement 
Chapter–1: Physical World  
Chapter–2: Units and Measurements  
UnitII  Kinematics 
Chapter–3: Motion in a Straight Line  
Chapter–4: Motion in a Plane  
Unit–III  Laws of Motion 
Chapter–5: Laws of Motion  
Unit–IV  Work, Energy and Power 
Chapter–6: Work, Energy and Power  
Unit–V  Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body 
Chapter–7: System of Particles and Rotational Motion 

UnitVI  Gravitation 
Chapter–8: Gravitation  
Unit–VII  Properties of Bulk Matter 
Chapter–9: Mechanical Properties of Solids  
Chapter–10: Mechanical Properties of Fluids  
Chapter–11: Thermal Properties of Matter  
Unit–VIII  Thermodynamics 
Chapter–12: Thermodynamics  
Unit–IX  Behaviour of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases 
Chapter–13: Kinetic Theory  
Unit–X  Oscillations and Waves 
Chapter–14: Oscillations  
Chapter–15: Waves 
Unit Wise Marks Distribution of CBSE Class 11th Physics
Class 11th Physics exams are divided into two: practical and theory of 30 marks and 70 marks respectively. The exam duration will be 3 hours. Each student can refer to the marks distribution of the class 11th Physics syllabus to prepare for the exams accordingly. The first three units, i.e., Physical World and Measurement, Kinematics, and Laws of Motion, constitute the highest number of marks. The unitwise marks distribution is as follows 
Theory
Time: 3 hrs., Max Marks: 70
Unit  UnitWise  No. of Periods  Marks 
Unit–I  Physical World and Measurement  6 
23

UnitII  Kinematics  16  
Unit–III  Laws of Motion  10  
Unit–IV  Work, Energy and Power  12 
17

Unit–V  Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body 
16  
UnitVI  Gravitation  8  
Unit–VII  Properties of Bulk Matter  22 
20

Unit–VIII  Thermodynamics  10  
Unit–IX  Behaviour of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases 
8  
Unit–X  Oscillations and Waves  23  10 
Total  131  70 
CBSE Class 11th Physics  Practical Exam Marks Distribution
The record, to be submitted by the students at the time of their annual examination, has to include:
 Record of at least 8 Experiments, four from each section, to be performed by the students
 Record of at least 6 Activities [with three each from section A and section B], to be demonstrated by the teacher
Time Allowed: 3 hours, Max. Marks: 30
Assessment  Marks Alotted 
Two experiments one from each section  7+7 
Practical record (experiment and activities)  5 
One activity from any section  3 
Marks Investigatory Project  3 
Viva on experiments, activities and project  5 
Total  30 
Practical Exam Pattern
Students must plan their academic year and the first step to the process is to be aware of the syllabus of the subject, exam pattern marks distribution etc., to prepare for the exams.
SECTION A
Experiment

 To measure the diameter of a small spherical/cylindrical body and measure the internal diameter and depth of a given beaker/calorimeter using Vernier Callipers and find its volume.
 To measure the diameter of a given wire and thickness of a given sheet using a screw gauge.
 To determine the volume of an irregular lamina using a screw gauge.
 To determine the volume of an irregular lamina using a screw gauge.
 To determine the radius of curvature of a given spherical surface by a spherometer.
 To determine the mass of two various objects using a beam balance. 6. To find the weight of a given body using the parallelogram law of vectors.
 Using a simple pendulum, plot its LT2 graph and find the second's pendulum's effective length.
 To study the variation of the period of a simple pendulum of a given length by taking bobs of the same size but different masses and interpreting the result.
 To study the relationship between the force of limiting friction and normal reaction, and to find the coefficient friction between a block and a horizontal surface.
 To find the downward force, along an inclined plane, acting on a roller due to the gravitational pull of the earth and studying its relationship with the inclination θ by plotting graphs between force and sinθ.
Activities
 To make a paper scale of given least count, e.g., 0.2 cm, 0.5 cm. 2. To determine the mass of a given body using a metre scale by the principle of moments. 3. To plot a graph for a given set of data, with a proper choice of scales and error bars. 4. To measure the force of limiting friction for rolling a roller on a horizontal plane. 5. Study the variation in a range of a projectile with an angle of projection.
 To study the energy conservation of a ball rolling down on an inclined plane (using a double inclined plane).
 Study the dissipation of a simple pendulum's energy by plotting a graph between squares of amplitude and time.
SECTION–B
Experiment
 To determine Young's modulus of elasticity of the material of a given wire.
 Find the force constant of a helical spring by plotting a graph between load and extension.
 To study the variation of volume with pressure for a sample of air at constant temperature by plotting graphs between P and V; and between P and 1/V.
 To determine the surface tension of water by capillary rise method.
 To determine the viscosity of a given viscous liquid by measuring the terminal velocity of a given spherical body.
 Study the relationship between the temperature of a hot body and time by plotting a cooling curve.
 To determine the specific heat capacity of a given solid by the method of mixtures.
 Study the relationship between frequency and length of a given wire under constant tension using sonometer.
 To analyse the relation between the size of a given wire and pressure for continuous frequency using sonometer.
 Find the speed of sound in the air at room temperature using a resonance tube with two resonance positions.
Activities
 Observe the change of state and plot a cooling curve for molten wax. 2. Watch and explain the effects of heating on a bimetallic strip. 3. Note the change in the level of liquid in a container on heating and interpret the observations.
 To study the effect of detergent on the surface tension of water by observing capillary rise. 5. To analyse the factors affecting the rate of loss of heat of a liquid.
 To study the effect of load on the depression of a suitably clamped metre scale loaded at (i) its end (ii) in the middle.
 To observe the decrease in pressure with an increase in velocity of a fluid.
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