CBSE CLASS 12 BIOLOGY TERM-2 SYLLABUS (2021-2022)

CBSE

BIOLOGY
CLASS – XII
2021-22

 The present curriculum provides the students with updated concepts along with extended exposure to contemporary areas of the subject. The curriculum also aims at emphasizing the underlying principles that are common to animals, plants and microorganisms as well as highlighting the relationship of Biology with other areas of knowledge. The format of the curriculum allows a simple, clear, sequential flow of concepts. It relates the study of biology to real life through the use of technology. It links the discoveries and innovations in biology to everyday life such as environment, industry, health and agriculture. The updated curriculum focuses on understanding and application of scientific principles while ensuring that ample opportunities and scope for learning and appreciating basic concepts continue to be available within its framework. The curriculum is expected to:

  • promote understanding of basic principles of Biology
  • encourage learning of emerging knowledge and its relevance to individual and society
  • promote rational/scientific attitude towards issues related to population, environment and development
  • enhance awareness about environmental issues, problems and their appropriate solutions
  • create awareness amongst the learners about diversity in the living organisms and develop respect for other living beings
  • appreciate that the most complex biological phenomena are built on essentially simple processes

It is expected that the students would get exposure to various branches of Biology in the curriculum in a more contextual and systematic manner as they study its various units.



 TERM-2

WEIGHTAGE

Units Term – II Marks
VIII Biology and Human Welfare: Chapter – 8 and 10 14
IX Biotechnology and its Applications: Chapter – 11 and 12 11
X Ecology and Environment: Chapter – 13 and 15 10

Total 

35



TERM – II

(CHAPTER WISE)

 

Unit-VIII Biology and Human Welfare

Chapter-8: Human Health and Diseases

Pathogens; parasites causing human diseases (malaria, dengue, chikungunya, filariasis, ascariasis, typhoid, pneumonia, common cold, amoebiasis, ringworm) and their control; Basic concepts of immunology – vaccines; cancer, HIV and AIDS; Adolescence – drug and alcohol abuse.



Chapter-10: Microbes in Human Welfare

Microbes in food processing, industrial production, sewage treatment, energy generation and microbes as bio-control agents and bio-fertilizers. Antibiotics; production and judicious use.

Unit-IX Biotechnology and its Applications

Chapter-11: Biotechnology – Principles and Processes

Genetic Engineering (Recombinant DNA Technology).

Chapter-12: Biotechnology and its Application

Application of biotechnology in health and agriculture: Human insulin and vaccine production, stem cell technology, gene therapy; genetically modified organisms – Bt crops; transgenic animals; biosafety issues, biopiracy and patents.

Unit-X Ecology and Environment

Chapter-13: Organisms and Populations

Organisms and environment: Habitat and niche, population and ecological adaptations; population interactions – mutualism, competition, predation, parasitism; population attributes – growth, birth rate and death rate, age distribution.

Chapter-15: Biodiversity and its Conservation

Biodiversity – Concept, patterns, importance; loss of biodiversity; biodiversity conservation; hotspots, endangered organisms, extinction, Red Data Book, Sacred Groves, biosphere reserves, national parks, wildlife, sanctuaries and Ramsar sites.

 

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