CBSE Class 11 Mathematics Syllabus
COURSE STRUCTURE CLASS XI Mathematics
One Paper Total Period–240 [35 Minutes each]
Three Hours Max Marks: 80
No. 
Units 
No. of Periods 
Marks 
I. 
Sets and Functions 
60 
23 
II. 
Algebra 
50 
25 
III. 
Coordinate Geometry 
50 
12 
IV. 
Calculus 
40 
08 
V. 
Statistics and Probability 
40 
12 

Total 
240 
80 

Internal Assessment 

20 
Detailed Syllabus Class 11 Mathematics
UnitI: Sets and Functions
1. Sets 20 Periods
Sets and their representations, Empty set, Finite and Infinite sets, Equal sets, Subsets, Subsets of a set of real numbers especially intervals (with notations). Universal set. Venn diagrams. Union and Intersection of sets. Difference of sets. Complement of a set. Properties of Complement.
2. Relations & Functions (20) Periods
Ordered pairs. Cartesian product of sets. Number of elements in the Cartesian product of two finite sets. Cartesian product of the set of reals with itself (upto R x R x R). Definition of relation, pictorial diagrams, domain, codomain and range of a relation. Function as a special type of relation. Pictorial representation of a function, domain, codomain and range of a function. Real valued functions, domain and range of these functions, constant, identity, polynomial, rational, modulus, signum, exponential, logarithmic and greatest integer functions, with their graphs. Sum, difference, product and quotients of functions.
3. Trigonometric Functions (20) Periods
Positive and negative angles. Measuring angles in radians and in degrees and conversion from one measure to another. Definition of trigonometric functions with the help of unit circle. Truth of
the identity sin2x + cos2x = 1, for all x. Signs of trigonometric functions. Domain and range of trigonometric functions and their graphs. Expressing sin (x±y) and cos (x±y) in terms of sinx, siny, cosx & cosy and their simple applications. Deducing identities like the following:
Identities related to sin2x, cos2x, tan2 x, sin3x, cos3x and tan3x.
UnitII: Algebra
 Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations (10) Periods
Need for complex numbers, especially√−1, to be motivated by inability to solve some of the quadratic equations. Algebraic properties of complex numbers. Argand plane
2. Linear Inequalities (10) Periods
Linear inequalities. Algebraic solutions of linear inequalities in one variable and their representation on the number line.
3. Permutations and Combinations (10) Periods
Fundamental principle of counting. Factorial n. (n!) Permutations and combinations, derivation of Formulae for ^{n}Pr and ^{n}Cr and their connections, simple applications.
4. Binomial Theorem (10) Periods
Historical perspective, statement and proof of the binomial theorem for positive integral indices. Pascal’s triangle, simple applications.
5. Sequence and Series (10) Periods
Sequence and Series. Arithmetic Mean (A.M.) Geometric Progression (G.P.), general term of a G.P., sum of n terms of a G.P., infinite G.P. and its sum, geometric mean (G.M.), relation between
A.M. and G.M.
UnitIII: Coordinate Geometry
 Straight Lines (15) Periods
Brief recall of two dimensional geometry from earlier classes. Slope of a line and angle between two lines. Various forms of equations of a line: parallel to axis, point slope form, slopeintercept form, twopoint form, intercept form, Distance of a point from a line.
2. Conic Sections (25) Periods
Sections of a cone: circles, ellipse, parabola, hyperbola, a point, a straight line and a pair of intersecting lines as a degenerated case of a conic section. Standard equations and simple properties of parabola, ellipse and hyperbola. Standard equation of a circle.
3. Introduction to Threedimensional Geometry (10) Periods
Coordinate axes and coordinate planes in three dimensions. Coordinates of a point. Distance between two points.
UnitIV: Calculus
 Limits and Derivatives (40) Periods
Derivative introduced as rate of change both as that of distance function and geometrically. Intuitive idea of limit. Limits of polynomials and rational functions trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. Definition of derivative relate it to scope of tangent of the curve, derivative of sum, difference, product and quotient of functions. Derivatives of polynomial and trigonometric functions.
UnitV Statistics and Probability
 Statistics (20) Periods
Measures of Dispersion: Range, Mean deviation, variance and standard deviation of ungrouped/grouped data.
2. Probability (20) Periods
Events; occurrence of events, ‘not’, ‘and’ and ‘or’ events, exhaustive events, mutually exclusive events, Axiomatic (set theoretic) probability, connections with other theories of earlier classes. Probability of an event, probability of ‘not’, ‘and’ and ‘or’ events.