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PSEB syllabus 2021 for class 10th and class 12th is provided on the board's official website, and the updated syllabus contains the latest board exam pattern. The new syllabus also provides an overview of the board examination and the new course structure. Punjab Board class 10th syllabus and the class 12th syllabus will help students understand the board examination's objective.

How to Download PSEB Syllabus 2021 for Class 10th?

Follow the steps below to download the PSEB syllabus 2021 for class 10th:

Step 1: Visit the official website of the Punjab board - 

Step 2: Under the "Important Links" section, click on the "Syllabus" option.

PSEB 10TH Syllabus 2021

Step 3: The PSEB Syllabus page will appear on the screen. Click on the "Class 10th Syllabus link".

Step 4: The syllabus for class 10th will open in a new window. Download the PDF of the "PSEB syllabus".

Step 5: Take a print out of the syllabus PDF for future reference.

How to Download PSEB Syllabus 2021 for Class 12th?

Follow the steps below to download the PSEB syllabus 2021 for class 12th:

Step 1: Students are required to visit the official website of the PSEB-

Step 2: Under the "Important Links" section on the home page, click on "Syllabus" as shown in the snippet below.

Punjab board syllabus 2021

Step 3: A new page will open with different links and click on the "Class 12th Syllabus" link.

Step 4: Download the class 12th PSEB Syllabus PDF for future reference.

PSEB 10th and 12th Syllabus 2021 Important Points

1. Students are required to go through the latest PSEB 10th and 12th class board examination curriculum.

2. Analyzing the PSEB syllabus for class 10th and 12th board will give students an edge over the exam.

3. Familiarizing with PSEB syllabus will help students in time management and proper planning of exams.

PSEB Class 10th Syllabus 2021

Below is the list of subjects for class 10th which includes compulsory, elective, and vocational subjects.

Compulsory subjects:

  • Punjabi/Punjabi history

  • English

  • Science

  • Social Science

  • Mathematics

  • Computer Science (Grading subject)

Elective subjects: 

  • Urdu

  • Sanskrit

  • Arabic

  • French

  • German

  • Agriculture

  • Home Science

  • Cutting and Tailoring

  • Health Science

  • Mechanical drawing and painting

  • Music

Pre-Vocational Subjects:

  • Computer Science (Pre-vocational)

  • Electronic & Technology

  • Farm Machinery

  • Knitting (Hand and Machine)

  • Engineering drawing and Duplicating

  • Food Preservation

  • Commercial Art

  • Manufacturing of Sports Goods

  • Manufacturing of Leather Goods


  • Retail

  • Automobile

  • Health Care

  • Information Technology

  • Security

  • Beauty and Wellness

  • Travel and Tourism

  • Physical Education and Sports

  • Agriculture

Question Paper Structure for Pre-Vocational Subjects

The pre-Vocational subject question paper will comprise of three parts (Part-I, Part-II, and Part-III).

Part-I consists of objective type questions carrying one mark each.

Part-II consists of seven short answer type questions carrying three marks each. Candidates can attempt any five questions out of these.

Part-III consists of two questions carrying five marks each. Candidates will have to attend any one question from this section.  

Question Paper Structure of Practical:
Time: 3 hrs, Maximum Marks: 60

Distribution of marks will be as follows:

(i) Practical notebook/sessional work/visits/project work. 10 Marks
(ii) Viva Voice 10 Marks
(iii) Actual Performance 40 Marks

PSEB Class 12th Syllabus 2021

General English:

Section A (Lessons for Intensive study)

March King Katherine Little Bakeless


Robots and People Isaac Asimov

On Giving Advice Joseph Addison

On Saying 'Please' A. G. Gardiner

The Story of My Life Helen Keller

Two Gentlemen of Verona A. J. Cronin

In Celebration of Being Alive, Dr. Christian Barnard

Thinking Out of the Box: Lateral Thinking (Adapted from the article from the Internet)

Gadari Babas in Kalapani Jail

Dr.Harish Puri

Section B (Poetry)

Prayer of the Woods Anonymous


On Friendship Khalil Gibran

The Echoing Green William Blake

Once upon a Time Gabriel Okara

Cheerfulness Taught by Reason Elizabeth Barret Browning

Father Returning Home Dilip Chitre

The Road Not Taken Robert Frost

On His Blindness John Milton

Section C (Lessons for Extensive study)

The School for Sympathy E. V. Lucas


A Chameleon Anton Chekhov

Bholi K. A. Abbas

The Gold Frame R. K. Luxman

The Barber's Trade Union Mulk Raj Anand

The Bull beneath the Earth K. S. Virk

Section D (Grammar and Composition)




Use of Non-finite

(Infinitives, Gerunds, Participles)

Transformation of Sentences 




Précis writing

Letter writing (Official/Business/To Editors)


Explaining Newspaper Headline

E-Mail writing

Punjabi History and Culture

Part -A


The Great Mughals and their legacy to Punjab.

Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Successors of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Banda Singh Bahadur and his Martyrdom.

Sikhs became the Masters of Punjab.


Punjab under Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

The British occupation of Punjab.Some Famous Legends of the Punjab:-

a. Puran Bhagat b. Heer Ranjha c. Sohni Mahiwal

Classical Literature of the Medieval period.



Banda Singh Bahadur

Shri Guru Gobind Singh

Maharaja Ranjit Singh

First Anglo-Sikh War

Second Anglo Sikh war

General Punjabi:


  • The Great Mughals and their legacy to Punjab.

  • Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

  • Successors of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

  • Banda Singh Bahadur and his Martyrdom.

  • Sikhs became the Masters of Punjab.


  • Punjab under Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

  • The British occupation of Punjab.

  • Some Famous Legends of the Punjab:-

    • a. Puran Bhagat

    • b. Heer Ranjha

    • c. Sohni Mahiwal

  • Classical Literature of the Medieval period.



  • Banda Singh Bahadur

  • Shri Guru Gobind Singh

  • Maharaja Ranjit Singh

  • First Anglo-Sikh War

  • Second Anglo Sikh war

Environmental Education:

Unit Number Unit name Content
Unit-I Biodiversity

• Levels of biodiversity species, eco, and genetic.

• Balance in nature.

• Biodiversity for the sustenance of mankind.

• Resource limitation.

• Ecological role of biodiversity.

• Interdependence among different species.

• India as a megadiversity nation.

• The economic potential of biodiversity.

• Loss of biodiversity- threatened, endangered, and extinct.

• Strategies for conservation of biodiversity in situ and ex-situ.

• Mitigating the people-wildlife conflict

Unit-II Environmental Management

• Need for environment management vis-a-vis development.

• Aspects of environmental management-ethical, economic, technological, and social.

• Legal provisions for environmental management.

• Approaches for environmental management- economic, policies, environmental indicators, the setting of standards, information exchange, and surveillance.

• The problem of stubble and its management ( study material upload on the website)

Unit-III Sustainable Development

• The concept of sustainable development.

• The concept of sustainable consumption.

• Need for sustainable development for improving the quality of life for the present and future.

• Challenges for sustainable development-political and administrative will, dynamic and flexible police, appropriate technologies, comprehensive review and revision mechanism, human approach.

• Development of skilled manpower.

• Role of individual and community.

• Role of national and international agencies (both governmental and non-governmental)

Unit-IV Sustainable Agriculture

• Need for sustainable agriculture.

• Green revolution-impact on the environment.

• Importance of soil for crops, Irrigation systems, use of manure, and fertilizers.

• Crop protection-major plant pests and diseases (wheat, rice, cotton, sugarcane, potato), measures for their control agrochemicals. Impact of agrochemicals on the environment.

• Elements of sustainable agriculture-mixed farming, mixed cropping, crop rotation, biological and economic consideration, use of biofertilizers and biopesticides, biological pest control, integrated pest management.

• Application of biotechnology in crop improvement.

• Management of agricultural produces- storage, preservation, transportation, and processing

Unit-V Environmental Actions

• Meeting basic human needs, food, water, shelter, and fuel for all.

• Population control

• Changing consumption patterns.

• Prevention and control of environmental pollution.

• Waste management- reduce, reuse, and recycle;

• Community movement for ecological restoration and conservation of environment like joint forest Management (JFM), student's participation in tree rearing, social and agroforestry.

• Drugs-ill effects(Part-II) Consequences of use of different drugs, The narcotic drugs, and psychotropic substances Act-1985 offenses as penalties. (study material uploaded on the website)


1.Relations and functions

Types of relations: Reflexive, symmetric, transitive, and equivalence relations. One to one and onto functions, composite functions, the inverse of a function. Binary operations.

2. Inverse Trigonometric Functions

Definition, Range, Domain, Principal value branches. Graphs of inverse trigonometric functions. Elementary properties of inverse trigonometric functions.

3. Matrices

  • The concept, notation, order, equality, types of matrices, zero matrices, the transpose of a matrix, symmetric and skew-symmetric matrices. Addition, multiplication, and scalar multiplication of matrices, simple properties of addition, multiplication, and scalar multiplication. Noncommutativity of multiplication of matrices and existence of non-zero matrices whose product is the zero matrices (restrict to square matrices of order 2).

  • The concept of elementary row and column operations. Invertible matrices and proof of the uniqueness of inverse, if it exists; (Here all matrices will have real entries).

4. Determinants

  • A determinant of a square matrix (up to 3×3matrices), properties of determinants, minors, cofactors, and applications of determinants in finding the area of a triangle. Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix.

  • Consistency, inconsistency, and several solutions of a system of linear equation by examples, solving system of linear equations in two or three variables (having a unique solution) using the inverse of a matrix.

5. Continuity and Differentiability

  • Continuity and Differentiability, a derivative of composite functions, chain rule, a derivative of inverse trigonometric functions, derivative of implicit function. Concepts of exponential and logarithmic functions. Derivatives of loge x and ex.

  • Logarithmic differentiation. A derivative of functions expressed in parametric forms. Second-order derivatives. Rolle’s and Lagrange’s Mean Value Theorems (without proof) and their geometric interpretations.

6. Applications of Derivatives

  • Applications of derivatives: a rate of change, increasing/decreasing functions, tangents and normals, approximation, 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)

7. Integrals

  • Integration is an inverse process of differentiation. Integration of a variety of functions by substitution, by partial fractions, and by parts, Definite integrals as a limit of a sum. Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (without proof).

  • Basic properties of definite integrals and evaluation of definite integrals

8. Applications of the Integrals

Applications in finding the area under simple curves, especially lines, areas of circles/parabolas/ellipses (in standard form only), area between the two above said curves (the region should be clearly identifiable).

9. Differential Equations

Definition, order, and degree, general, and particular solutions of a differential equation. Formation of the differential equation whose general solution is given.

A solution of differential equations by the method of separation of variables, homogeneous differential equations of the first order and first degree.

10. Vectors

Vectors, scalars, magnitude and direction of a vector. Direction cosines/ratios of vectors.

Types of vectors (equal, unit, zero, parallel and collinear vectors), position vector of a point, negative of a vector, components of a vector, the addition of vectors, multiplication of a vector by a scalar, position vector of a point dividing a line segment in a given ratio. Scalar (dot) product of vectors, a projection of a vector on a line. Vector (cross) product of vectors, scalar triple product.

11.Three-dimensional Geometry

Direction cosines/ ratios of a line joining two points. Cartesian and vector equation of a line, coplanar and skew lines, the shortest distance between two lines. Cartesian and vector equation of a plane. The angle between

(i) two lines,

(ii) two planes,

(iii) a line and a plane.

The distance of a point from a plane

12. Linear Programming

Introduction, the definition of related terminology such as constraints, objectives function, optimization, different types of linear programming (L.P.) problems, the mathematical formulation of L.P problems, graphical method of solution for problems in two variables, feasible and infeasible regions, feasible and infeasible solutions, optimal feasible solutions (up to three non-trivial constraints)

13. Probability

Multiplication theorem on probability. Conditional probability, independent events, total probability, Baye’s theorem, Random variable, and its probability distribution, mean, and variance of a haphazard variable.Repeated independent (Bernoulli) trials and Binomial distribution.

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