CBSE 12th Physics Syllabus Download 2014

CBSE Board exam for the session 2013-14 is scheduled to be started in the month of March 2014. Still the final announcement regarding the proper date sheet and schedule are to be declared in some weeks. The board will conduct board exams on the similar pattern of CBSE.

Candidates must have to cover their all topics and portions to score well in the final intermediate exams in session 2013-14. Prescribed syllabus is most important for proper preparation in the last phase of preparation.

We are providing syllabus of all subjects with all necessary topics and important portion details for CBSE 12th Board exam. Below we have provided syllabus of 12th Board Physics which must be downloaded by candidates to prepare according to the provided topics and portions.

Download CBSE 12th Board Physics Syllabus 2014 | Physics Syllabus Download for 12th CBSE


Electric charges: Conservation of charge, Coulomb’s law-forces between two point charges, forces between multiple charges; superposition principle and continuous charge distribution. Electric field: Electric field due to a point charge, Electric field lines, Electric dipole, Electric field due to a dipole, Torque on a dipole in a uniform electric field. Electric flux, Gauss’s law and its applications to find field due to infinitely long uniformly charged straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell. Electric potential and its calculation for a point charge, electric dipole and system of charges; Equipotential surfaces, Electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges in an electrostatic field,

Conductors and insulators, Dielectrics and electric polarization, capacitor, combination of capacitors in series and in parallel, capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates, Energy stored in a  capacitor.


Electric current, Drift velocity, Ohm’s law, Electrical resistance, Resistances of  different materials, V-I characteristics of Ohmic and nonohmic conductors, Electrical  energy and power, Electrical resistivity, Colour code for resistors; Series and  parallel combinations of resistors; Temperature dependence of resistance. Electric Cell and its Internal resistance, potential difference and emf of a cell, combination of cells in series and in parallel. Kirchhoff’s laws and their applications, Wheatstone bridge, Metre bridge. Potentiometer – principle and its applications.


Biot – Savart law and its application to current carrying circular loop, Ampere’s law and its applications to infinitely long current carrying straight wire and solenoid, Force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields, cyclotron, Force on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field. Force between two parallel current-carrying conductors-definition of ampere. Torque experienced by a current loop in uniform magnetic field; Moving coil galvanometer, its current sensitivity and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter

Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment: Bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid, magnetic field lines; Earth’s magnetic field and magnetic elements. Para, dia and ferro magnetic substances, Magnetic susceptibility and permeability, Hysteresis, Electromagnets and permanent magnets


Electromagnetic induction; Faraday’s law, induced emf and current; Lenz’s Law,  Eddy currents. Self and mutual inductance, Alternating currents, peak and rms value of alternating current/ voltage; reactance and impedance; LCR series circuit,  resonance; Quality factor, power in AC circuits, wattless current, AC generator and transformer.


Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics: Transverse nature of electromagnetic waves, Electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, X-rays, gamma rays). Applications of e.m. waves.

Reflection and refraction of light at plane and spherical surfaces, mirror formula,  Total internal reflection and its applications, Deviation and Dispersion of light by a prism, Lens Formula, Magnification, Power of a Lens, Combination of thin lenses in  contact, Microscope and Astronomical Telescope (reflecting and refracting) and  their magnifying powers. Wave optics: wavefront and Huygens Principle, Laws of reflection and refraction using Huygen’s principle. Interference

Young’s double slit experiment and expression for fringe width. Diffraction due to a single slit, width of central maximum. Resolving power of microscopes and astronomical telescopes, Polarization, plane polarized light; Brewster’s law, uses of plane polarized light and Polaroid


Dual nature of radiation, Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard’s observations; Einstein’s photoelectric equation; particle nature of light, Matter waves-wave nature of particle, de Broglie relation. Davisson Germer experiment


Alpha-particle scattering experiment; Rutherford’s model of atom; Bohr model,  energy levels, hydrogen spectrum, Composition and size of nucleus, atomic masses, isotopes, isobars; isotones. Radioactivity-alpha, beta and gamma  particles/rays and their properties; radioactive decay law, Mass-energy relation, mass defect; binding energy per nucleon and its variation with mass number, nuclear fission and fusion.


Semiconductors; semiconductor diode: I-V characteristics in forward and reverse  bias; diode as a rectifier; I-V characteristics of LED, photodiode, solar cell and Zener diode; Zener diode as a voltage regulator, Junction transistor, transistor action, characteristics of a transistor; transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration) and oscillator. Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR). Transistor as a switch


Propagation of electromagnetic waves in the atmosphere; Sky and space wave  propagation, Need for modulation, Amplitude and Frequency Modulation, Bandwidth of signals, Bandwidth of Transmission medium, Basic Elements of a Communication  System

Candidates must feel free to download these given syllabus of 12th Physics which will be helpful in their board exam preparations. Central Board of Secondary Education every year maintains and adopts some strict rules regarding portions and syllabus. On the behalf of it we have provided Physics syllabus for 2013-14 sessions.

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