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NEB Class 11 Physics Syllabus 2080

NEB Class 11 Physics Syllabus 2080. CDC Latest Updated NEB Syllabus for Class 11th Physics Nepali Students for NEB Exams 2080-2081.
NEB Class 11 Physics Syllabus 2080

NEB Class 11 Physics Syllabus 2080

Complete Class 11 Physics Updated Syllabus for 2080 provided NEB.

  • Subject: Physics 
  • Grades: 12 
  • Subject code: Phy. 101 (Grade 11) 
  • Credit hrs:
  • Working hrs: 160

1. Introduction

This curriculum presumes that the students joining grade 11 and 12 science stream come with diverse aspirations, some may continue to higher level studies in specific areas of science, others may join technical and vocational areas or even other streams. The curriculum is designed to provide students with general understanding of the fundamental scientific laws and principles that govern the scientific phenomena in the world. It focuses to develop scientific knowledge, skill competences and attitudes required at secondary level (grade 11-12) irrespective of what they do beyond this level, as envisioned by national goals. Understanding of scientific concepts and their application, in day to day context as well as the process of obtaining new knowledge through holistic approach of learning in the spirit of national qualification framework is emphasized in the curriculum.

Also Check: Class 11 Model Question (All Subject)

In particular, this curriculum aims to provide sufficient knowledge and understanding of science for all learners to become confident citizens in the technological world. It helps the students to recognize the usefulness and limitations of laws and principles of physics and use them in solving problems encountered in their daily lives along a sound foundation for students who wish to study physics or related professional or vocational courses in higher education. It also helps to develop science related attitudes such as a concern for safety and efficiency, concern for accuracy and precision, objectivity, a spirit of enquiry, inventiveness, appreciation of ethno-science, and willingness to use technology for effective communication. It also promotes awareness of the principles and laws of science that are often the result of cumulative efforts and their studies and applications are subject to economic and technological limitations and social, cultural and ethical perceptions/acceptance.

The curriculum prepared in accordance with National Curriculum Framework is structured for two academic years in such a way that it incorporates the level-wise competencies, grade-wise leaning outcomes, scope and sequence of contents, suggested practical/project activities, learning facilitation process and assessment strategies so as to enhance the learning on the subject systematically. 

2. Level-wise competencies 

In completion of this course, students are expected to demonstrate the following competencies: 

1. relate the phenomena and processes of the world around them to the knowledge and understanding of physical laws, principles and theories and describe them using appropriate scientific vocabulary, terminology and conventions 

2. use scientific instruments, apparatus and methods to collect, evaluate and communicate information accurately and precisely 

3. design simple experiment to develop relations among physical quantities, 

4. carryout simple scientific research on issues related to physics and 

5. construct simple models to illustrate physical concepts 

6. use the knowledge of physics to promote care for the environment, indigenous knowledge, social values and ethics 

NEB Class 11 Physics Subject Chapter Lists:

Class 11


1. Physical quantities
2. Vectors 
3. Kinematics
5. Work, energy and power
6. Circular motion
7. Gravitation
8. Elasticity

Heat and Thermodynamics

9. Heat and temperature
10. Thermal expansion
11. Quantity of heat
12. Rate of heat flow
13. Ideal gas

Wave and optics

14. Reflection at curved mirror
15. Refraction at plane surfaces
16. Refraction through prisms
17. lenses
18. Dispersion

Electricity and Magnetism

19. Electric charges
20. Electric field
21. Potential, potential difference and potential energy
22. Capacitor
23. DC circuits

Modern physics

24. Nuclear physics
25. Solids
26. Recent trends in physics

Class 11 Physics: NEB Syllabus 2080

Unit Contents


1. Physical quantities (3 hour) 1.1. Precision and significant figures. Dimensions and uses of dimensional analysis.
2. Vectors (4 hour)

2.1. Triangle, parallelogram and polygon laws of vectors

2.2. Resolution of vectors; Unit vectors

2.3. Scalar and vector products.

3. Kinematics (5 hour)

3.1 Instantaneous velocity and acceleration

3.2 Relative velocity

3.3 Equation of motion(graphical treatment)

3.4 Motion of a freely falling body

3.5 Projectile motion and its applications.

4.Dynamics (6 hour)

4.1 Linear momentum, Impulse

4.2 Conservation of linear momentum

4.3 Application of Newton’s laws

4.4 Moment, torque and equilibrium

4.5 Solid friction: Laws of solid friction and their verifications.

5. Work, energy and power (6 hour)

5.1 Work done by a constant force and a variable force

5.2 Power

5.3 Work-energy theorem; Kinetic and potential energy

5.4 Conservation of Energy

5.5 Conservative and non-conservative forces

5.6 Elastic and inelastic collisions

6. Circular motion (6 hour)

6.1 Angular displacement, velocity and acceleration

6.2 Relation between angular and linear velocity and acceleration

6.3 Centripetal acceleration 6.4 Centripetal force

6.7 Conical pendulum

6.8 Motion in a vertical circle 

6.9 Applications of banking.

7. Gravitation (10 hour)

7.1 Newton’s law of gravitation

7.2 Gravitational field strength

7.3 Gravitational potential; Gravitational potential energy

7.4 Variation in value of ‘g’ due to altitude and depth

7.5 Centre of mass and center of gravity 

7.6 Motion of a satellite: Orbital velocity and time period of the satellite

7.7 Escape velocity

7.8 Potential and kinetic energy of the satellite

7.9 Geostationary satellite 7.10 GPS

8. Elasticity (5 hour)

8.1 Hooke’s law: Force constant

8.2 Stress; Strain; Elasticity and plasticity

8.3 Elastic modulus: Young modulus, bulk modulus, shear modulus

8.4 Poisson’s ratio

8.5 Elastic potential energy.

Heat and Thermodynamics

9. Heat and temperature (3 hour)

9.1 Molecular concept of thermal energy, heat and temperature, and cause and direction of heat flow

9.2 Meaning of thermal equilibrium and Zeroth law of thermodynamics.

9.3 Thermal equilibrium as a working principle of mercury thermometer.

10. Thermal expansion (4 hour)

10.1 Linear expansion and its measurement

10.2 Cubical expansion, superficial expansion and its relation with linear expansion

10.3 Liquid Expansion: Absolute and apparent

10.4 Dulong and Petit method of determining expansivity of liquid

11. Quantity of heat (6 hour)

11.1 Newton’s law of cooling

11.2 Measurement of specific heat capacity of solids and liquids

11.3 Change of phases: Latent heat

11.4 Specific latent heat of fusion and vaporization

11.5 Measurement of specific latent heat of fusion and vaporization

11.6 Triple point

12. Rate of heat flow (5 hour)

12.1 Conduction: Thermal conductivity and measurement

12.2 Convection

12.3 Radiation: Ideal radiator 

12.4 Black- body radiation 

12.5 Stefan – Boltzmann law.

13. Ideal gas (8 hour)

13.1 Ideal gas equation

13.2 Molecular properties of matter

13.3 Kinetic-molecular model of an ideal gas

13.4 Derivation of pressure exerted by gas,

13.5 Average translational kinetic energy of gas molecule

13.6 Boltzmann constant, root mean square speed

13.7 Heat capacities: gases and solids.

Wave and optics

14. Reflection at curved mirror (2 hour)

14.1 Real and Virtual images. 

14.2 Mirror formula

15. Refraction at plane surfaces (4 hour)

15.1 Laws of refraction: Refractive index

15.2 Relation between refractive indices 

15.3 Lateral shift

15.4 Total internal reflection.

16. Refraction through prisms (3 hour)

16.1 Minimum deviation condition

16.2 Relation between Angle of prism, minimum deviation and refractive index

16.3 Deviation in small angle prism.

17. lenses (3 hour)

17.1 Spherical lenses, angular magnification

17.2 Lens maker’s formula 

17.3 Power of a lens

18. Dispersion (3 hour)

18.1 Pure spectrum and dispersive power

18.2 Chromatic and spherical aberration 

18.3 Achromatism and its applications

Electricity and Magnetism

19. Electric charges (3 hour)

19.1 Electric charges

19.2 Charging by induction

19.3 Coulomb’s law- Force between two point charges

19.4 Force between multiple electric charges.

20. Electric field (3 hour)

20.1 Electric field due to point charges; Field lines

20.2 Gauss Law: Electric Flux

20.3 Application of Gauss law: Field of a charge sphere, line charge, charged plane conductor

21. Potential, potential difference and 

potential energy (4 hour)

21.1 Potential difference, Potential due to a point, Charge, potential energy, electron volt

21.2 Equipotential lines and surfaces 

21.3 Potential gradient

22. Capacitor (7 hour)

22.1 Capacitance and capacitor 

22.2 Parallel plate capacitor

22.3 Combination of capacitors 

22.4 Energy of charged capacitor

22.5 Effect of a dielectric Polarization and displacement.

23. DC circuits (10 hour)

23.1 Electric Currents; Drift velocity and its relation with current

23.2 Ohm’s law; Electrical Resistance; Resistivity; Conductivity

23.3 Current-voltage relations; Ohmic and Non-Ohmic resistance

23.4 Resistances in series and parallel,

23.5 Potential divider

23.6 Electromotive force of a source, internal resistance

23.7 Work and power in electrical circuits

Modern physics

24. Nuclear physics (6 hour)

24.1 Nucleus: Discovery of nucleus

24.2 Nuclear density; Mass number; Atomic number

24.3 Atomic mass; Isotopes

24.4 Einstein’s mass-energy relation

24.5 Mass Defect, packing fraction, BE per nucleon

24.6 Creation and annihilation

24.7 Nuclear fission and fusion, energy released

25. Solids (3 hour)

25.1 Energy bands in solids (qualitative ideas)

25.2 Difference between metals, insulators and semi-conductors using band theory

25.3 Intrinsic and extrinsic semi- conductors

26. Recent trends in physics (6 hour)

26.1 Particle physics: Particles and antiparticles, Quarks (baryons and meson) and leptons (neutrinos)

26.2 Universe: Big Bang and Hubble law: expansion of the Universe, Dark matter, Black Hole and gravitational wave

Total Working Hours

 160 Hours

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