How to Prepare for Class 11 Economics Effectively?

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Class 11 Economics is important concerning Class 12 board exams. To prepare for Class 11 Economics, a mandatory book is a book suggested by the CBSE board, Economics Textbook NCERT for Class 11. In this article, we will discuss how to prepare for Class 11 Economics. 

NCERT textbooks are the most important textbooks students should use for their exams. For Class 11, CBSE has suggested using Economics Textbook from NCERT. Economics subject is introduced in Class 11 and it is important to understand the concepts of Class 11 economics thoroughly. To study Economics effectively, a student should understand a paper pattern, know how to use textbooks, easily available NCERT solutions, and practice questions. As the CBSE board’s new pattern suggests, a student should be able to develop critical and analytical thinking. A student should understand concepts and apply reasoning to them instead of just memorizing them. 

For Class 11 Economics, the NCERT Economic textbook is essential. Most of the questions asked in exams are either directly from the textbook or based on the textbook. Apart from scoring high marks in exams, the textbook will help you in mastering the economic ideas and viewpoints easily. It comprises all necessary topics. Each topic is explained in lucid and simple language. But only reading a textbook will not help you in completing the syllabus of Class 11 Economics. A student should prepare for the subject by planning a study plan. A proper technique of studying will help in learning concepts in a small amount of time. A thorough plan of action will help you remember learned concepts. Here are six steps to prepare for Class 11 Economics effectively –  

Step I – Understand the new CBSE pattern 

CBSE has declared its new pattern for the academic year 2021 – 2022. The new pattern aims to develop students’ fundamentals and making students understand advanced level concepts. The economics written paper of class 11 will be of a total of 80 marks. Students will get 3 hours to finish the paper. There also will be project work of 20 marks. The written paper will consist of objective questions, competency-based questions, short and long answer questions. Here the student should realize that memorizing the answers will not help in competency-based questions. So, a student should study accordingly. Here, the Economics textbook will be of great help in preparation. 

 Step II – Using Economics Textbooks NCERT for Class 11 

This is the most important and basic step of all in preparing for exams. NCERT has always been a good reference book for many states and nationwide exams. The economics book for Class 11 is no exception. The textbook has two sections – 1. Statistics for Economics (contains first three units) and 2. Introductory Microeconomics (contains 4 later units). Each part has a weightage of 40 marks. Now, to start with your preparation, start with the textbook, students must consider the following four steps – 

  • Reading – Read the chapters thoroughly. Do not try to understand or analyze the concepts at first. Just read the concept first. It will help you to know how many concepts are there in a chapter to learn. 
  • Comprehension – After reading the concept try to understand the concept on your own. Mark the difficult words and terms which you find hard to grasp. Try to find etymology, definition, and other relative information of those concepts. It will help you understand the concepts easily and you will be less dependent on memorizing. 
  • Application – After you understand the concept, you should learn the examples, instances, and possible applications related to that concept given in the textbook. Try to analyze how the concept is related and applicable to that particular example given in the textbook. Try to come with your examples. 
  • Revision – Revision is important. Most of the concepts are easy to remember once you understand them. But with time students tend to forget the concepts once they study. Hence first revise concepts once a week and then once a month. It increases the brain’s retention capacity for information. 

Step III – Solving Practice Questions  

This is also part of studying the Economics textbook. Each chapter or unit has some practice questions (short and long answer questions combined) at the end of that chapter or unit. Solving questions will prepare you for board exam questions. Once you understand how to write questions you can easily ace the exams. Writing a good answer is a skill that cannot be achieved in a day. Students need to practice answer writing skills after understanding concepts by solving practice questions. 

Step IV – Using NCERT Solutions  

NCERT solutions are easily available online. A student should use NCERT solutions from a reliable source. It will help you clear any doubts you have. 

Step V – Prioritizing in Studying  

Class 11 Economics has distributed the marks weightage for each chapter and unit. When a student is planning for the study, they can always start with a chapter with the highest marks weightage. Sometimes some concepts are very hard to understand and it does not make any sense to spend more time with them. Understanding syllabus marks weightage and prioritizing study will help you achieve your goal in a given time. 

Step VI – Making notes 

Making notes is a final step in preparation. Make notes for every concept after understanding it. Notes should be in short. Students can use one-liners, abbreviations, flow charts, graphs, tree diagrams, etc. Short notes are the indicator of how much a student has understood the concept. Short notes will help on the day before an exam. Short notes will help you revise concepts and related topics quickly. Always write your notes on your own. Do not copy from other sources. Self-made notes will help you in remembering topics. 


About Class 11 Economics, a student should have a learning approach. For Class 11 students Economics is a new subject and hence they should not rush into by-hearting every concept there in the textbook. Instead, students should ease themselves in the process of learning the subject. This will help in grasping the subject of matter and will build a foundation for Class 12 Economics. Using the above six steps, students can prepare for the subject more efficiently and effectively.