Rajasthan Board Home Science Syllabus for Class 12

Rajasthan Board Syllabus for Class 12 Home Science

1. Know Little Children (0-3 years)


Some specific characteristics: physical and motor-height, weight and body

proportions; motor development during 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12

months and 1-3 years (milestones only); social and emotional developments; recognition

of people around; socialization, expression of emotions; cognitive development; learning

through concrete operations and language development.


Protection from preventable diseases: immunization - concept and types (natural

and acquired), breast feeding (one of the ways to develop natural immunity);

immunization chart; symptoms and incubation period of childhood diseases - TB, DPT,

polio, measles, cholera, diarrhoea, Chicken Pox.



Physically handicapped (partially blind & deaf, affected/missing limb):


characteristics & needs. Substitute care at home and outside: siblings, grand parents, neighbors creche, day


care centres etc: Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) - objectives and functions.


2. Nutrition for Self, Family and Community


Planning meals for the family: meaning and importance of meal planning, principles and

factors affecting meal planning, planning meals for the family; keeping in mind the needs of

individual members, including children, pregnant women, lactating mother, members suffering

from fever and diarrhea; role and preparation of ORS.


Ways to ensure good health for the family: using safe drinking water-importance of

potable water for good health, qualities of safe drinking water; household methods of

making water safe for drinking; boiling, filtering, use of alum and chlorine tablet role of

hygiene for food handlers at home level. Safety against food adulteration, definition and

meaning of food adulteration as given by Food safety and standred authority of India;FSSAI

common adulterants present in cereals, pulses, milk and milk products, fats and oils, sugar,

jaggery, honey, spices and condiments. Ill effects of some of the adulterants present in the

foods: kesari dal, metanil yellow, argemone seeds.


Nutrition Education of Community : Preparation of ORS, Nutrition Education of Pregnant




3. Money Management and Consumer Education



Family Income: various sources of family income: (i) money income, (ii) real income,

direct and indirect; Supplementing family income-need & ways; need and procedure for

keeping household accounts.


Savings and Investment: meaning and importance of savings; ways/methods of

investment banks, post-office, LIC, Units, PPF, PF; basis for selection of method of

investment risk, security, profit, tax saving.


Consumer Protection and Education: meaning, problems faced by consumer, Consumer

Protection Amendment Act (2001) and Services; Consumer aids: labels, standardization

marks, advertising, guidebooks/leaflets, Consumer redressal forum.


4. My Apparel


Clothing and its relation to personality: Elements of line, colour, texture: elements of

design: balance, rhythm, proportion, harmony, emphasis; factors that influence the selection

of clothes: personality, age, climate, occupation, figure, occasion, fashion; selection and

purchase of fabrics. Purpose, quality, cost, season, reliable shop.


Checking size and quality in ready-made garments, need and criteria: seams, hem, plackets,

fasteners, workmanship, design, drape.


Care of clothes: General principles and precautions to be followed while removing stains

and washing: Cleansing agents: soaps and detergents (basic differences); Storage of clothes.


5. Things I can do with my Home Science Training- File



Things I can do with my Home Science Education



Application of knowledge of Home Science in everyday life.

Usefulness of some of the skills learnt here for supplementing family income.

Skills learnt here can be gainfully used for employment (self-employment, apprenticeship).

Further training required to make this field a career: various sources and facilities

available for training.




Time: 3 Hours

Total : 30 Marks



1. Know Little Children (0-3 years)


Activity: Observe a child in neighborhood or at home for various milestones of

physical and motor developments and prepare a chart.

Practical: Make an interview schedule for working mother.

Activity: Interview three mothers working outside the home to find out their

arrangements of substitute care for their children (0-3 yrs) in their absence.

Practical-Prepare a chart of milestones

Practical: Prepare a chart for immunization of a child.


2. Nutrition for Self and Family


Practicals: Plan meals for the family and carry out modifications to suit individual needs

including persons suffering from fever or diarrhea and for pregnant and lactating

mother. Prepare and serve one dish.

Practical: Six Nutrition menage for a pregnant woman

Practical: Preparation of oral re-hydration solution

Practical: Demonstrate preparation of ORS to mother / neighbor / Anganwadi / health



Practical: Simple tests for checking adulteration in-


(i) Cereals

(ii) Pulses

(iii) Milk and milk products

(iv) Tea leaves

(v) Dhania powder

(vi) Red chillies

(vii) Haldi powder

(viii) Gur (Jaggery) / Burra / Sugar

(ix) Black Pepper (Whole)


3. Money management and Consumer Education


Activity: Open an account. Find out and report how an account is opened in a bank

and post office. Collect and fill forms.

Activity: Read and evaluate labels of any four household items bearing different

standardization marks.

Practical: Fill bank/post office forms

Practical: Prepare one label each for four household items/products bearing different

standardization marks


4. My Apparel


Practical : Make sample of

(a) basic stitches and seams: (i) Running Stitch (ii) Hemming (iii) Blind stitch (iv) Inter-locking

(b) Fasteners - Buttons and hooks. (c) Patch work

or make an apron and incorporate all the above (a, b, and c).

Practical: Examine quality in ready-made garments, workmanship and labels.

Practicals: Relative effect of temperature of water on the clothes during the process of

washing clothes (cold, luke-worm, hot). Draw conclusions and how this knowledge is helpful.




Removal of stains of -


(i) Tea stain (ii) Coffee stain (iii) Curry

(iv) Grease (v) Ball point ink (vi) Lipstick (vii) Blood

Practical: Make a soap/detergent (liquid/powder/cake)





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