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HP Board 12th Syllabus 2024

HP Board 12th Syllabus 2024: As mentioned before the Himachal Pradesh Board published the HP Board 12th Syllabus 2024 on its official website for students to gain an idea of the subjects and the topic they will cover during their entire year. The syllabus and the subject choices are the same as that of CBSE with three streams available to students in their class 11th, namely Science, Arts, and Commerce. English is a compulsory subject irrespective of the stream of the student. Below we have listed the syllabus for the benefit of the students.

HP Board 12th Syllabus

HP Board 12th Syllabus 2024: Highlights

Students are given compulsory subjects in Himachal Pradesh 12th Syllabus 2024 that they need to study according to the stream they choose and also some elective subjects within which they have a choice. The list of compulsory course subjects according to the streams are as follows:

HP Board 12th Syllabus - Humanities or Arts Subjects

English (Core)


Computer Science


Human Ecology and Family Science


Political Science




Physical Education

Public Administration

Fine Arts


HP Board 12th Syllabus - Commerce Subjects including



Business Studies




HP Board 12th Syllabus - Science Subjects Including







Some Elective subjects in Himachal Pradesh Board 12th Syllabus candidates can choose from are as follows:

  1. Automobiles
  2. Retail
  3. Agriculture
  4. Security
  5. Tourism
  6. ITES
  7. Health Care
  8. Telecom
  9. Physical Education
  10. BSFI (Banking, Finance Service and Insurance)
  11. Media and Entertainment
  12. Financial Literacy

Students can choose the elective subjects which are generally any one of the many available to pair up with the stream or group they have chosen to graduate in. A summary of the HPBOSE 12th Syllabus 2024 subject-wise is provided below: 

Himachal Pradesh Board 12th Syllabus for English consists of Sections divided into:

  • Section A for Reading skills and Reading unseen passages and note-making. 
  • Section B includes advanced writing skills and literary subjects and texts prescribed by the state board for reading.

Himachal Pradesh Board 12th Syllabus for Mathematics includes:

  • Relations and Functions
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Vectors and three-dimension Geometry
  • Linear Programming
  • Probability, carrying a total of 85 marks.

Himachal Pradesh Board 12th Syllabus for Human Ecology and Family Science include:

  • Work, Livelihood, Career opportunities
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Fabric and Apparel
  • Resource and Management
  • Communication and Extension including school-oriented and designed 3-hour practicals for students to appear for. The total marks for the practical are 60 marks.

Himachal Pradesh Board 12th Syllabus for Computer Science include topics such as:

  • Network Operating System
  • Desktop Publishing 
  • Elementary Server Script
  • RDBMS Concepts and MYSQL
  • PL and SQL
  • Internet Buisness Applications

HP Board 12th Syllabus for Economics include topics such as:

  • Consumer Behaviour and Demand
  • Producer Behaviour and Demand
  • Forms of Market and Price Determination
  • Simple Applications of Tool of Demand and Supply Curves
  • National Income and Related Aggregates
  • Determination of Income and employment
  • Money and Banking
  • Government Budget and the Economy
  • Balance of Payments

HP Board 12th Syllabus for Physics include topics such as:

  • Harappan Archaeology
  • Political and Economical History
  • Social Histories
  • History of Buddhism
  • Agrarian Relations
  • Mughal Court
  • New Hampi Architecture
  • Religious Histories and Bhakti Sufi Tradition
  • Medieval Society 
  • Colonialism and Rural Society 
  • Representations
  • Colonialism
  • Partition through Oral Sources
  • Making of the Constitution including Map Work.

Himachal Pradesh Board 12th Syllabus for Political Science includes:

  • The era of One-Party Dominance
  • Politics of Planned Development
  • India’s External Relations
  • Challenges to and Restoration of Congress System
  • Crisis of the Constitutional Order
  • Democratic Upsurge
  • Social Movements
  • Recent Issues and Challenges
  • Contemporary World Politics
  • US Dominance
  • Cold War
  • Globalization 
  • Security in the contemporary World
  • South Asia and the Post War Era
  • International Organizations

HP Board 12th Syllabus for Geography includes the following topics for students to study:

  • Human Geography
  • People
  • Human Activities
  • Transport, Communication, and Trade
  • Human Settlements
  • Map Work
  • Resources and Development
  • Transport, Communication and International Trade
  • Geographical Perspective on Selective Issues and Problems
  • Map Work and practical work are part of the syllabus.

Himachal Pradesh Board 12th Syllabus for Psychology include topics such as:

  1. Self and Personality
  2. Meeting Life challenges
  3. Psychological Disorders
  4. Variations in Psychological Attributes
  5. Therapeutic Approaches
  6. Psychology and Life
  7. Developing Psychological Skills
  8. Social Influence and Group Processes and including some practical or project work alongside students.

HP Board 12th Syllabus 2024 for Sociology include:

  • Structure of the Indian Society
  • Social Institution, Social Inequality, and exclusion
  • Challenges to Unity
  • Social Change and Politics
  • Social Movements

Apart from the above subjects, many other subjects have their detailed syllabi posted on the official website of the board along with the specific subject-wise marking scheme. The weightage of the marks of any subject is divided into two segments, the theory part, and the practical part. The marks or the weightage of each differs from subject to subject. The weightage of practicals in any practical subject will be more, for example, subjects like physical education and human ecology and family science, etc.

Students can download the subject wise HP Board 12th syllabus for the official website by following the steps below:
  • Visit the official website of the HP Board
  • Head over to the primary menu and click ‘Downloads’.
  • Select the option that says ‘Syllabus’. 
  • In the new window, the classes will be listed and candidates must click on the ‘Plus Two Syllabus’ option. 
  • The Pdf format of the entire subject list along with the subject-wise marking scheme, weightage, and syllabus with chapter names will appear in front of the screen. 
  • Candidates are advised to download the HP Board 12th Syllabus 2024 online for further use. 

The HP Board 12th Syllabus also includes the prescribed book list and the names of the chapters and sections of different subjects. The syllabus is as detailed as it gets and candidates can benefit a lot from the syllabus.

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