Punjab Open School Syllabus 2023

Vedika Dubey

Updated on Jan 25, 2023 by Vedika Dubey

Vedika Dubey

Vedika Dubey Updated on Jan 25, 2023

The updated syllabus for class 10th and 12th open school exams will be provided on the official website - pseb.ac.in. The updated syllabus contains the latest exam pattern and overview of the board examination, and the syllabus also gives an idea about the new course structure. The syllabus will help candidates appearing for class 10th & 12th open school exams understand the board examination objectives. The syllabus can be easily downloaded by visiting the official website and performing the steps mentioned in the following sections. The syllabus will be available in PDF file format, and hence the candidates can save the files to refer to while preparing for the exams.

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How to Download Punjab Open School Secondary/10th Syllabus 2023?

Find below the step-by-step procedure to download the Punjab Open School 10th syllabus 2022 from the official website.

Step 1: Visit the official website of the Punjab board - pseb.ac.in.

Step 2: Click on the "Old Website" option on the top bar of the home page.

Step 3: On the old website, click on the "Open School" option from the left sidebar of the home page.

Step 4: Under the "Important Links" section on the left sidebar, click on the "Syllabus" option.

Step 5: The syllabus page will appear on the screen. Click on the "Syllabus for Class 10th for the Academic Year 2023-24" link.

Step 6: The syllabus for class 10th will open in a new window. Download and save the syllabus PDF.

Step 7: Take a printout of the syllabus PDF for future reference.

How to Download Punjab Open School Secondary/12th Syllabus 2023?

Find below the step-by-step procedure to download the Punjab Open School 12th syllabus 2023 from the official website.

Step 1: Candidates are required to visit the official website of the Punjab board - pseb.ac.in.

Step 2: Click on the "Old Website" option on the top bar of the home page.

Step 3: On the old website, click on the "Open School" option from the left sidebar of the home page.

Step 4: click on the "Syllabus" option under the "Important Links" section on the home page.

Step 5: A new page will be opened with several syllabus links. 

Step 6: Click on the link that says "Revised Syllabus of 12th Class for Academic Year 2023".

Step 7: The Syllabus PDF will be opened. Download the class 12th open school syllabus PDF for further reference.

Punjab Open School Class 10th Syllabus 2023

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

Punjab Open School 10th Syllabus
Compulsory Subjects Elective Subjects Pre-Vocational Subjects


Punjabi and Punjabi history


Computer Science (Prevocational) 




Electronic & Technology




Farm Machinery 

Health Care

Social Science


Knitting (Hand and Machine)

Information Technology



Engineering drawing and Duplicating


Computer Science (Grading subject)


Food Preservation

Beauty and Wellness


Home Science 

Commercial Art

Travel and Tourism 


Cutting and Tailoring

Manufacturing of Sports Goods

Physical Education and Sports 


Health Science

Manufacturing of Leather Goods Agriculture

Mechanical drawing and painting

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- Music - -

Punjab Open School Class 12th Syllabus 2023

There are a few mandatory subjects and a few elective subjects at the 12th level. Find below the detailed subject-wise syllabus.

Class 12th Syllabus for General English

Find below the section-wise topics according to the class 12th syllabus for General English.

Syllabus for General English



Section A (Lessons for Intensive Study)

The 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

Echoing Green William Blake

Once upon a Time Gabriel Okara

Cheerfulness Taught by Reason Elizabeth Barrett 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

Chameleon Anton Chekhov

Bholi K. A. Abbas

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

Email writing

Class 12th Syllabus for General Punjabi

Find below the part-wise topics according to the class 12th syllabus for General Punjabi.

Syllabus for General Punjabi



Part A


Great Mughals and their legacy in 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.

Part B  

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.

Part C   

Banda Singh Bahadur

Shri Guru Gobind Singh

Maharaja Ranjit Singh

First Anglo-Sikh War

Second Anglo Sikh war

Class 12th Syllabus for Environmental Education

Find below the unit-wise topics according to the class 12th syllabus for Environmental Education.

Syllabus for Environmental Education

Unit Number

Unit Name


Unit- I


• Levels of biodiversity species, eco and genetics.

• Balance in nature.

• Biodiversity for the sustenance of mankind.

• Resource limitation.

• Ecological role of biodiversity.

• Interdependence among different species.

• India is a mega diverse 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 uploaded on the website)


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 policy, appropriate technologies, comprehensive review and revision mechanisms, and 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 of 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 produce- storage, preservation, transportation, and processing


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, narcotic drugs, and psychotropic substances Act-1985 offenses as penalties. (study material uploaded on the website)

Class 12th Syllabus for Mathematics

Find below the unit-wise topics according to the class 12th syllabus for Mathematics.

Syllabus for Mathematics

Unit Name


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.

Inverse Trigonometric Functions

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


  • 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. Non-commutativity of multiplication of matrices and the existence of non-zero matrices whose product is zero matrices (restricted to square matrices of order 2).
  • The concept of elementary row and column operations. Invertible matrices and proof of the uniqueness of the inverse, if it exists; (Here all matrices will have real entries).


  • 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 a number of solutions of a system of linear equations by examples solving systems of linear equations in two or three variables (having a unique solution) using the inverse of a matrix.

Continuity and Differentiability

  • Continuity and Differentiability, a derivative of composite functions, chain rule, derivatives of inverse trigonometric functions, derivative of implicit function. Concepts of exponential and logarithmic functions. Derivatives of loge x and ex.
  • Logarithmic differentiation. Derivative of functions is expressed in parametric forms. Second-order derivatives. Rolle’s and Lagrange’s Mean Value Theorems (without proof) and their geometric interpretations.

Applications of Derivatives

  • Applications of derivatives: the 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)


  • 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

Applications of 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).

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.


Vectors, scalars, magnitude and direction of a vector. Direct 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.

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

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)


Multiplication theorem on probability. Conditional probability, independent events, total probability, Bayes 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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