UP Board Class 11 History Syllabus 2023-24 (Latest Syllabus PDF Download)

Students of UP Board can check class 11 history syllabus 2023-24 here. This will help students to compensate for the lack of study during the period of the pandemic. The syllabus of class 11th History contains a lot of units divided into 3 sections.

It is very important for a student to know and understand the syllabus in order to prepare for the examination. The questions in the exam will be derived from the topics included in the syllabus. In this post, you will find the latest UP board class 11 History syllabus 2023.

UP Board Class 11 History Syllabus 2023-24 PDF

As stated earlier the syllabus is now reduced by 30%. The students should the topics included in the syllabus. The topics which are included in the class 11th History syllabus are given below-

Section – 1: Early Societies (10 marks)

  • Writing and City Life Focus: Iraq, 3rd millennium BCE
    • Growth of towns
    • Nature of early urban societies
    • Historians debate on uses of writing

Section – 2: Empires (25 marks)


  • An Empire across three continents (Focus : Roman empire, 27 BCE to 600 CE)
    • Political evolution
    • Economic expansion
    • Religion-culture foundation
    • Late antiquity
    • Historians’ views on the institution of slavery
  • Central Islamic Lands (Focus : 7th to 12th Centuries)
    • Polity
    • Economy
    • Culture
    • Historians’ viewpoints on the nature of the crusades.

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Section – 3: Changing Traditions (25 marks)


  • Three orders (Focus : Western Europe, 13th – 16th century)
    • Feudal society and economy
    • Formation of states
    • Church and Society
    • Historians’ views on decline of feudalism
  • Changing Cultural Traditions (Focus on Europe, 14th to 17th century)
    • New ideas and new trends in literature and arts
    • Relationship with earlier ideas
    • The contribution of West Asia
    • Historians’ viewpoints on the validity of the notion ‘European Renaissance’

Section – 4: Towards Modernization (30 marks)


  • The Industrial Revolution (Focus on England, 18th and 19th Century)
    • Innovations and technological change
    • Patterns of growth
    • Emergence of a working class
    • Historians’ viewpoints, debate on ‘Was there an Industrial Revolution’?
  • Displacing Indigenous People (Focus on North America and Australia, 18th – 20th century)
    • European colonists in North America and Australia
    • Formation of white settler societies
    • Displacement and repression of local people
    • Historians’ viewpoints on the impact of European settlement on indigenous population.
  • Paths to modernization (Focus on East Asia, late 19th and 20th century
    • Militarization and economic growth in Japan
    • China and the Communist alternative.
    • Historians’ debate on the meaning of modernization.

NOTE: Keeping in view the importance of both the themes i.e. Japan and China, it is advised that both must be taught in the schools.

UP Board class 11 History syllabus PDF 2022-2023

Class 11th History UP Board Syllabus – Removed topics

The following topics are removed from the syllabus for the academic year 2023-24. Please note the students need to avoid these topics as questions will not be asked from them.

Section I: Early Societies


  • From the Beginning of Time (Focus : Africa, Europe till 15000 BCE)
    • Views on the origin of human beings
    • Early societies
    • Historians’ views on present day gathering hunting societies.

Section II: Empires

  • Nomadic Empires (Focus: The mongol, 13th to 14th century)
    • The nature of nomadism
    • Formation of empires
    • Conquests and relations with other states
    • Historians’ views on nomadic societies and state formation.

Section III: Changing Tradition

  • Confrontation of Cultures (Focus on America, 15th to 18th Century
    • European voyages of exploration
    • Search for gold; enslavement, raids, extermination.
    • Indigenous people and cultures – the Arawaks, the Aztecs, the Incas
    • The history of displacements
    • Historians’ viewpoints on the slave trade
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