CBSE Board Class XII 12th Vocal Music Syllabus 2019-2020 & Music Theory notes

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Class 12th Vocal & Instrumental Music syllabus – Music Theory notes 

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HINDUSTANI MUSIC VOCAL (Code – 034) Examination Structure for Assessment 

Class XII

TOTAL: 100 Marks      Time: 02 Hours

Theory  30 Marks

Practical  70 Marks

Time: 25-30 Minutes for each candidate

  • Examiners are requested to ask the questions directly related to the
  • Marks should be awarded in accordance with the marking

Distribution of Marks



Value PointsMarks
1.Choice Raga (Vilambit and Drut Khayal)10+5=15
2.Examiner’s Choice Ragas10
3.One Tarana and one Dhamar with dugun and Chaugun5+5=10
4.One Composition of Sadra or Dadra06
5.Folk song04
6.Identification of Ragas05


Reciting the Thekas of Prescribed Talas with hand beats in

Thah and Dugun and Chaugun

8.Tuning of Tanpura and questions regarding5
9.Practical file5

HINDUSTANI MUSIC VOCAL (Code – 034) Course Structure 

Class XII

Theory -60 periods    Time: 02 hours

TOTAL: 100 Marks

Marks – 30

  • Questions to be set with internal choice covering the entire syllabus unit wise
  •  Candidate has to attempt at least one question from each unit.
No.UnitsNo.of PeriodsMarks
Units 112
1.1Brief study of the following

Alankar, Varna, Kan, Meend, Khatka, Murki, Gamak.

1.2Brief study of the following

Sadra, Dadra, Gram, Murchhana, Alap, Tana.

Unit 2
2.1Study of the following

Classification of Ragas- Anicent, Medieval and Modern

2.2Historical development of time theory of Ragas06
Unit 3
3.1Detail study of the following

I. Sangeet Ratnakar

II. Sangeet Parijat

3.2Life sketch and Cotribution of Abdul Karim Khan, Faiyaz Khan, Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Krishna Rao Shankar Pandit06
Unit 4
4.1Description of Prescribed Talas along with Tala Notation- Thah, Dugun, Tigun and Chaugun0706
4.2Study of various parts and tuning of Tanpura05
Unit 5
5.1Critical study of Prescribed Ragas along with Recognizing Ragas from phrases of Swaras and elaborating them0506
5.2Writing in Notation the Compositions of Prescribed Ragas.07

Class XII


Practical   – 160 periods                                                                                         Marks – 70


S.NoTopicsNo. of periods
1.Two Vilambit Khayal with simple

elaborations and few in any two of the prescribed Ragas.

2.One Drut Khyal woth simple elaboration and few tanas in the following Rgas-

Bhairav, Bagesshri, Suddha Sarang and


3.One Tarana and one Dhamar with dugun and

chaugun in any one of the oprescribed Ragas.

4.a.                      One composition of Sadra or Dadra

b.                    Folk song.

5.Ability to recognize the Ragas from the

Phrases of swaras rendered by the examiner.

6.Recitation of the Thekas of Jhaptala, Rupak,

Tilwada and Dhamar with Dugun and Chaugun, keeping tala with hand beats.

7.Knowledge of the structure and tuning of



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