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CBSE Class 9 Syllabus For Maths

Different units in the CBSE Class 9 syllabus for Maths:

CBSE Class 9 Syllabus: Unit-wise Marks Distribution



Unit 1: Number Systems


Unit 2: Algebra


Unit 3: Coordinate Geometry


Unit 4: Geometry


Unit 5: Mensuration


Unit 6: Statistics & Probability




Detailed CBSE Class 9 Syllabus For Maths

CBSE Class 9 Syllabus

Unit 1: Number Systems

1. Real Numbers  (18 Periods)

1. Review of representation of natural numbers, integers, rational numbers on the number line. Representation of terminating / non-terminating recurring decimals on the number line through successive magnification. Rational numbers as recurring/ terminating decimals. Operations on real numbers.

2. Examples of non-recurring/non-terminating decimals. Existence of non-rational numbers (irrational numbers) such as  and their representation on the number line. Explaining that every real number is represented by a unique point on the number line and conversely, viz. every point on the number line represents a unique real number.

3. Definition of nth root of a real number.

4. Existence of  for a given positive real number x and its representation on the number line with geometric proof.

5. Rationalization (with precise meaning) of real numbers of the type   (and their combinations) where x and y are natural number and a and b are integers.

6. Recall of laws of exponents with integral powers. Rational exponents with positive real bases (to be done by particular cases, allowing learner to arrive at the general laws.)

Unit 2: Algebra

1. Polynomials  (23 Periods)

Definition of a polynomial in one variable, with examples and counter examples. Coefficients of a polynomial, terms of a polynomial and zero polynomial. Degree of a polynomial. Constant, linear, quadratic and cubic polynomials. Monomials, binomials, trinomials. Factors and multiples. Zeros of a polynomial. Motivate and State the Remainder Theorem with examples. Statement and proof of the Factor Theorem. Factorization of ax2 + bx + ca ≠ 0 where a, b and c are real numbers, and of cubic polynomials using the Factor Theorem.

Recall of algebraic expressions and identities. Verification of identities:

(z)2 = x2 + y2 + z2 + 2xy + 2yz + 2zx

(± y)3 = x3 ± y3 ± 3xy (± y)

x3 + y3 + z3 – 3xyz = (y + z) (x2 + y2 + z2 – xy – yz – zx) and their use in factorization of polynomials.

2. Linear Equations in Two Variables (14 Periods)

Recall of linear equations in one variable. Introduction to the equation in two variables.

Focus on linear equations of the type ax by = 0. Prove that a linear equation in two variables has infinitely many solutions and justify their being written as ordered pairs of real numbers, plotting them and showing that they lie on a line. Graph of linear equations in two variables. Examples, problems from real life, including problems on Ratio and Proportion and with algebraic and graphical solutions being done simultaneously.

Unit 3: Coordinate Geometry

1. Coordinate Geometry (6 Periods)

The Cartesian plane, coordinates of a point, names and terms associated with the coordinate plane, notations, plotting points in the plane.

Unit 4: Geometry

1. Introduction to Euclid’s Geometry (6 Periods)

History – Geometry in India and Euclid’s geometry. Euclid’s method of formalizing observed phenomenon into rigorous Mathematics with definitions, common/obvious notions, axioms/postulates and theorems. The five postulates of Euclid. Equivalent versions of the fifth postulate. Showing the relationship between axiom and theorem, for example:

(Axiom) 1. Given two distinct points, there exists one and only one line through them.

(Theorem)  2. (Prove) Two distinct lines cannot have more than one point in common.

2. Lines and Angles (13 Periods)

1. (Motivate) If a ray stands on a line, then the sum of the two adjacent angles so formed is 180oand the converse.

2. (Prove) If two lines intersect, vertically opposite angles are equal.

3. (Motivate) Results on corresponding angles, alternate angles, interior angles when a transversal intersects two parallel lines.

4. (Motivate) Lines which are parallel to a given line are parallel.

5. (Prove) The sum of the angles of a triangle is 180o.

6. (Motivate) If a side of a triangle is produced, the exterior angle so formed is equal to the sum of the two interior opposite angles.

3. Triangles (20 Periods)

1. (Motivate) Two triangles are congruent if any two sides and the included angle of one triangle is equal to any two sides and the included angle of the other triangle (SAS Congruence).

2. (Prove) Two triangles are congruent if any two angles and the included side of one triangle is equal to any two angles and the included side of the other triangle (ASA Congruence).

3. (Motivate) Two triangles are congruent if the three sides of one triangle are equal to three sides of the other triangle (SSS Congruence).

4. (Motivate) Two right triangles are congruent if the hypotenuse and a side of one triangle are equal (respectively) to the hypotenuse and a side of the other triangle (RHS Congruence).

5. (Prove) The angles opposite to equal sides of a triangle are equal.

6. (Motivate) The sides opposite to equal angles of a triangle are equal.

7. (Motivate) Triangle inequalities and relation between ‘angle and facing side’ inequalities in triangles.

4. Quadrilaterals (10 Periods)

1. (Prove) The diagonal divides a parallelogram into two congruent triangles.

2. (Motivate) In a parallelogram opposite sides are equal, and conversely.

3. (Motivate) In a parallelogram opposite angles are equal, and conversely.

4. (Motivate) A quadrilateral is a parallelogram if a pair of its opposite sides is parallel and equal.

5. (Motivate) In a parallelogram, the diagonals bisect each other and conversely.

6. (Motivate) In a triangle, the line segment joining the mid points of any two sides is parallel to the third side and in half of it and (motivate) its converse.

5. Area (7 Periods)

Review concept of area, recall area of a rectangle.

1. (Prove) Parallelograms on the same base and between the same parallels have the same area.

2. (Motivate) Triangles on the same (or equal base) base and between the same parallels are equal in area.

6. Circles (15 Periods)

Through examples, arrive at definition of circle and related concepts-radius, circumference, diameter, chord, arc, secant, sector, segment, subtended angle.

1. (Prove) Equal chords of a circle subtend equal angles at the center and (motivate) its converse.

2. (Motivate) The perpendicular from the center of a circle to a chord bisects the chord and conversely, the line drawn through the center of a circle to bisect a chord is perpendicular to the chord.

3. (Motivate) There is one and only one circle passing through three given non-collinear points.

4. (Motivate) Equal chords of a circle (or of congruent circles) are equidistant from the center (or their respective centers) and conversely.

5. (Prove) The angle subtended by an arc at the center is double the angle subtended by it at any point on the remaining part of the circle.

6. (Motivate) Angles in the same segment of a circle are equal.

7. (Motivate) If a line segment joining two points subtends equal angle at two other points lying on the same side of the line containing the segment, the four points lie on a circle.

8. (Motivate) The sum of either of the pair of the opposite angles of a cyclic quadrilateral is 180oand its converse.

7. Constructions (10 Periods)

1. Construction of bisectors of line segments and angles of measure 60o, 90o, 45o etc., equilateral triangles.

2. Construction of a triangle given its base, sum/difference of the other two sides and one base angle.

3. Construction of a triangle of given perimeter and base angles.

Unit 5: Mensuration

1. Areas (4 Periods)

Area of a triangle using Heron’s formula (without proof) and its application in finding the area of a quadrilateral.

2. Surface Areas and Volumes (12 Periods)

Surface areas and volumes of cubes, cuboids, spheres (including hemispheres) and  right circular cylinders/cones.

Unit 6: Statistics & Probability

1. Statistics (13 Periods)

Introduction to Statistics: Collection of data, presentation of data – tabular form, ungrouped / grouped, bar graphs, histograms (with varying base lengths), frequency polygons. Mean, median and mode of ungrouped data.

2. Probability (9 Periods)

History, repeated experiments and observed frequency approach to probability. Focus is on empirical probability. (A large amount of time to be devoted to group and to individual activities to motivate the concept; the experiments to be drawn from real life situations, and from examples used in the chapter on statistics).

CBSE Class 9 Syllabus For Science

The marks distribution for every unit in the CBSE Class 9 syllabus for Science are tabulated below:

CBSE Class 9 Syllabus: Unit-wise Marks Distribution



Unit 1: Matter – Its Nature And Behavior


Unit 2: Organisation In The Living world


Unit 3: Motion, Force, And Work


Unit 4: Our Environment


Unit 5: Food Production




Detailed CBSE Class 9 Syllabus For Science

CBSE Class 9 Syllabus

Unit 1: Matter – Its Nature And Behavior (50 Periods)

Definition of matter; solid, liquid and gas; characteristics – shape, volume, density; change of state-melting (absorption of heat), freezing, evaporation (cooling by evaporation), condensation, sublimation.

Nature of matter: Elements, compounds and mixtures. Heterogeneous and homogenous mixtures, colloids and suspensions.

Particle nature, basic units: Atoms and molecules, Law of constant proportions, Atomic and molecular masses.

Mole concept: Relationship of mole to mass of theparticles and numbers.

Structure of atoms: Electrons, protons and neutrons, valency, chemical formula of common compounds. Isotopes and Isobars.

Unit 2: Organisation In The Living World (45 Periods)

Cell – Basic Unit of life: Cell as a basic unit of life; prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, multicellular organisms; cell membrane and cell wall, cell organelles and cell inclusions; chloroplast, mitochondria, vacuoles, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus; nucleus, chromosomes – basic structure, number.

Tissues, Organs, Organ System, Organism: Structure and functions of animal and plant tissues (only four types of tissues in animals; Meristematic and Permanent tissues in plants).

Biological Diversity: Diversity of plants and animals – basic issues in scientific naming, basis of classification. Hierarchy of categories / groups, Major groups of plants (salient features) (Bacteria, Thallophyta, Bryophyta, Pteridophyta, Gymnosperms and Angiosperms). Major groups of animals (salient features) (Nonchordates upto phyla and chordates upto classes).

Health and Diseases: Health and its failure. Infectious and Non-infectious diseases, their causes and manifestation. Diseases caused by microbes (Virus, Bacteria and Protozoans) and their prevention; Principles of treatment and prevention. Pulse Polio programmes.

Unit 3: Motion, Force, And Work (60 Periods)

Motion: Distance and displacement, velocity; uniform and non-uniform motion along a staight line; acceleration, distance-time and velocity-time graphs for uniform motion and uniformly accelerated motion, derivation of equations of motion by graphical method; elementary idea of uniform circular motion.

Force and Newton’s laws: Force and Motion, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Action and reaction forces, Inertia of a body, Inertia and mass, Momentum, Force and Acceleration. Elementary idea of conservation of Momentum.

Gravitation: Gravitation; Universal Law of Gravitation, Force of Gravitation of the earth (gravity), Acceleration due to Gravity; Mass and Weight; Free fall.

Floatation: Thrust and Pressure. Archimedes’ Principle; Buoyancy; ElementaryIdea of Relative Density.

Work, energy and power: Work done by a Force, Energy, Power; Kinetic andPotential energy; Law of conservation of energy.

Sound: Nature of sound and its propagation in various media, speed of sound, range of hearing in humans; ultrasound; reflection of sound; echo and SONAR. Structure of the Human Ear (Auditory aspect only).

Unit 4: Our Environment (15 Periods)

Physical resources: Air, Water, Soil. Air for respiration, for combustion, for moderating temperatures; movements of air and its role in bringing rains across India. Air, Water and Soil pollution (brief introduction). Holes in ozone layer and the probable damages.

Bio-geo chemical cycles in nature: Water, Oxygen, Carbon and Nitrogen.

Unit 5: Food Production (10 Periods)

Plant and animal breeding and selection for quality improvement and management; Use of fertilizers and manures; Protection from pests and diseases; Organic farming.

It is to be noted that out of 80 marks annual exam of Science, 68 marks are for theory and 12 marks for practicals. Let us now look at the CBSE Class 9 syllabus for Science practicals.

CBSE Class 9 Syllabus For Science Practicals

CBSE Class 9 Syllabus For Science Practicals

List Of Experiments

1. Preparation of:

(a) A true solution of common salt, sugar and alum

(b) A suspension of soil, chalk powder and fine sand in water

(c) A colloidal solution of starch in water and egg albumin/milk in water and distinction between these on the basis of:

  •    i. Transparency
  •    ii. Filtration criterion
  •    iii. Stability

2. Preparation of

(a) A mixture

(b) A compound using iron filings and sulphur powder and distinction between these on the basis


  •    i. Appearance, i.e., homogeneity and heterogeneity
  •    ii. Behaviour towards a magnet
  •    iii. Behaviour towards carbon disulphide as a solvent
  •    iv. Effect of heat

3. Separation of the components of a mixture of sand, common salt and ammonium chloride (or camphor).

4. Performing the following reactions and classifying them as physical or chemical changes :

(a) Iron with copper sulphate solution in water

(b) Burning of magnesium ribbon in air

(c) Zinc with dilute sulphuric acid

(d) Heating of copper sulphate crystals

(e) Sodium sulphate with barium chloride in the form of their solutions in water.

5. Preparation of stained temporary mounts of (a) onion peel, (b) human cheek cells & to record observations and draw their labeled diagrams.

6. Identification of Parenchyma, Collenchyma and Sclerenchyma tissues in plants, striped, smooth and cardiac muscle fibers and nerve cells in animals from prepared slides. Drawing of their labeled diagrams.

7. Determination of the melting point of ice and the boiling point of water.

8. Verification of the Laws of reflection of sound.

9. Determination of the density of solid (denser than water) by using a spring balance and a measuring cylinder.

10. Establishing the relation between the loss in weight of a solid when fully immersed in

(a) Tap water

(b) Strongly salty water, with the weight of water displaced by it by taking at least two different solids.

11. Determination of the speed of a pulse propagated through a stretched string /slinky.

12. Study of the characteristics of Spirogyra / Agaricus, Moss / Fern, Pinus (either with male or female cone) and an Angiospermic plant. Drawing and providing two identifying features of the groups they belong to.

13. Observing the given pictures / charts / models of earthworm, cockroach, bony fish and bird. For each organism, drawing of their picture and recording:

(a) One specific feature of its phylum.

(b) One adaptive feature with reference to its habitat.

14. Verification of the law of conservation of mass in a chemical reaction.

15. Study of the external features of root, stem, leaf and flower of monocot and dicot plants.

CBSE Syllabus For Class 9 Social Science:

Detailed Syllabus For History, Geography, Pol science & Economics

CBSE Syllabus For Class 9 Social Science 2019: The Central Board Of Secondary Education (CBSE) recommends the NCERT curriculum for Class 9 Social Science in schools affiliated to the board. The CBSE Syllabus for Class 9 Social Science is divided into 4 parts – History, Political Science, Economics and Geography. Students of Class 9 should have a thorough knowledge of the Social Science Syllabus in order to score good marks in the 9th grade.

In this article, we will provide you with all the detailed information regarding CBSE Syllabus For Class 9 Social Science. Read on to find out.

CBSE Syllabus For Class 9 Social Science 2019

Social Science unit-wise mark distribution:

Unit Number

Unit Name



India and the Contemporary World – I



Contemporary India – I



Democratic Politics







80 Marks

CBSE Syllabus For Class 9 Social Science: India And The Contemporary World – I (History)

The CBSE Syllabus for Class 9 History is given below. 

Sub-Unit 1.1: Events And Processes: In this unit, the focus is on three events and processes that have shaped the identity of the modern world. Each represents a different form of politics and a specific combination of forces. One event is linked to the growth of liberalism and democracy, one with socialism, and one with a negation of both democracy and socialism.

Chapter 1: The French Revolution

(a) The Ancient Regime and its Crises

(b) The Social Forces that led to the Revolution

(c) The Different Revolutionary Groups and Ideas of the Time

(d) The Legacy

Chapter 2: Socialism in Europe and the Russian Revolution

(a) The Crises of Tzarism.

(b) The Nature of Social Movements between 1905 and 1917.

(c) The First World War and Foundation of Soviet State.

(d) The Legacy.

Chapter 3: Nazism and the Rise of Hitler

(a) The Growth of Social Democracy

(b) The Crises in Germany.

(c) The Basis of Hitler’s Rise to Power.

(d) The Ideology of Nazism.

(e) The Impact of Nazism.

Sub-Unit 1.2: Livelihoods, Economies, and Societies: The themes in this section will focus on how different social groups grapple with the changes in the contemporary world and how these changes affect their Lives.

Chapter 4: Forest Society and Colonialism

(a) The Relationship between Forests and Livelihoods

(b) Changes in Forest Societies under Colonialism

Case studies: Focus on two forest movements one in colonial India (Bastar) and one in Indonesia.

Chapter 5: Pastoralists in the Modern World

(a) Pastoralism as a Way of Life

(b) Different Forms of Pastoralism

(c) What Happens to Pastoralism under Colonialism and Modern States?

Case studies: Focus on two pastoral groups, one from Africa and one from India.

Chapter 6: Peasants and Farmers

(a) Histories of the Emergence of Different Forms of Farming and Peasant Societies

(b) Changes in Rural Economies in the Modern World

Case studies: Focus on contrasting forms of rural change and different forms of rural societies (expansion of large-scale wheat and cotton farming in USA, rural economy and the Agricultural Revolution in England, and small peasant production in colonial India)

Map Work Based on theme 4/5/6. (Internal choice will be provided)

CBSE Syllabus For Class 9 Social Science: Contemporary India – I (Geography)

The CBSE Syllabus For Class 9 Geography is given below:

Chapter 1: India – Size and Location

Chapter 2: Physical Features of India – Relief, Structure, Major Physiographic Unit

Chapter 3: Drainage – Major Rivers and Tributaries, Lakes and Seas, the Role of Rivers in the Economy, Pollution of Rivers, Measures to Control River Pollution

Chapter 4: Climate – Factors Influencing the Climate; Monsoon- its Characteristics, Rainfall, and Temperature Distribution; Seasons; Climate and Human Life

Chapter 5: Natural Vegetation and Wild Life – Vegetation Types, Distribution as well as Altitudinal Variation, Need for Conservation and Various Measures. Major Species, their Distribution, Need for Conservation and Various Measures

Chapter 6: Population – Size, Distribution, Age-Sex Composition, Population Change – Migration as a Determinant of Population Change, Literacy, Health, Occupational Structure and National Population Policy: Adolescents as Under-Served Population Group with Special Needs.

CBSE Syllabus For Class 9 Social Science: Democratic Politics (Political Science)

The CBSE Syllabus For Class 9 Political Science is given below:

Chapter 2: What is Democracy? Why Democracy?: What are the different ways of defining democracy? Why has democracy become the most prevalent form of government in our times? What are the alternatives to democracy? Is democracy superior to its available alternatives? Must every democracy have the same institutions and values?

Chapter 3: Constitutional Design: How and why did India become a democracy? How was the Indian constitution framed? What are the salient features of the Constitution? How is democracy being constantly designed and redesigned in India?

Chapter 4: Electoral Politics: Why and how do we elect representatives? Why do we have a system of competition among political parties? How has the citizen’s participation in electoral politics changed? What are the ways to ensure free and fair elections?

Chapter 5: Working of Institutions: How is the country governed? What does Parliament do in our democracy? What is the role of the President of India, the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers? How do these relate to one another?

Chapter 6: Democratic Rights: Why do we need rights in a constitution? What are the Fundamental Rights enjoyed by the citizen under the Indian constitution? How does the judiciary protect the Fundamental Rights of the citizen? How is the independence of the judiciary ensured?

CBSE Syllabus For Class 9 Social Science: Economics

The CBSE Syllabus For Class 9 Economics is given below:

Chapter 1: The Story of Village Palampur: Economic transactions of Palampore and its interaction with the rest of the world through which the concept of production (including three factors of production (land, labor, and capital) can be introduced.

Chapter 2: People as Resource: Introduction of how people become a resource I asset; economic activities are done by men and women; unpaid work was done by women; quality of human resource; the role of health and education; unemployment as a form of non-utilization of human resource; sociopolitical implication in the simple form.

Chapter 3: Poverty as a Challenge: Who is poor (through two case studies: one rural, one urban); indicators; absolute poverty (not as a concept but through a few simple examples)-why people are poor; unequal distribution of resources; comparison between countries; steps taken by the government for poverty alleviation.

Chapter 4: Food Security in India: Source of Food grains, variety across the nation,famines in the past, the need for self sufficiency, role of government in food security, procurement of food grains, overflowing of granaries and people without food, public distribution system, role of cooperatives in food security (food grains, milk and vegetables ration shops, cooperative shops, two-three examples as case studies)

CBSE Syllabus For Class 9 Social Science: List Of Map Items For Social Science

Subject – History

Chapter 1: The French Revolution: Outline map of France (for locating and labeling/identification)

  1. Bordeaux
  2. Nantes
  3. Pans
  4. Marseilles

Chapter 2: Socialism in Europe and the Russian Revolution: Outline map of World (for locating and labeling/identification)

  1. Major countries of First World War
    (Central Powers and Allied Powers)
    Central Powers – Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey (Ottoman Empire)
    Allied Powers – France, England, (Russia), America

Chapter 3: Nazism and the Rise of Hitler: Outline Map of World (for locating and labeling/identification)

  1. Major countries of Second World War
    Axis Powers – Germany, Italy, Japan
    Allied Powers – UK, France, Former USSR, USA
  2. Territories under German expansion (Nazi power)
    Austria, Poland, Czechoslovakia (only Slovakia shown in the map), Denmark, Lithuania, France, Belgium

Subject – Geography

Chapter 1: India – Size and location: India-States with Capitals, Tropic of Cancer, Standard Meridian, Southernmost, Northernmost, Easternmost and Westernmost points of India (location and labeling)

Chapter 2: Physical Features of India

  1. Mountain Ranges: The Karakoram, The Zasker,The Shivalik, The Aravali, The Vindhya, The Satpura, Western & Eastern Ghats
  2. Mountain Peaks: K2, Kanchan Junga, Anai Mudi,
  3. Plateau: Deccan Plateau, Chotta Nagpur Plateau, Malwa plateau
  4. Coastal Plains: Konkan, Malabar, Coromandel & Northern Circar (location and labeling)

Chapter 3: Drainage

  1. Rivers : (identification only )
    (a) The Himalayan River Systems: The Indus, The Ganges, and The Satluj
    (b) The Peninsular Rivers: The Narmada, The Tapi, The Kaveri, The Krishna, The Godavari, The Mahanadi
  2. Lakes: Wular, Pulicat, Sambhar, Chilika, Vembanad, Kolleru

Chapter 4: Climate

  1. Cities to Locate: Tiruvananthpuram, Chennai, Jodhpur, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Leh, Shillong, Delhi, Nagpur (location and labeling)
  2. Areas receiving rainfall less than 20 cm and over 400 cm (identification only)

Chapter 5: Natural Vegetation and Wild Life

  1. Vegetation Type: Tropical Evergreen Forest, Tropical Deciduous Forest, Thorn Forest, Montane Forests and Mangrove (for identification only)
  2. National Parks: Corbett, Kaziranga, Ranthambor, Shivpuri, Kanha, Simlipal & Manas
  3. Bird Sanctuaries: Bharatpur and Ranganthitto
  4. Wild life Sanctuaries: Sariska, Mudumalai, Rajaji, Dachigam (location and labeling)

Chapter 6: Population (Location and Labelling)

  1. The states having the highest and lowest density of population
  2. The states having the highest and lowest sex ratio
  3. Largest and smallest state according to area

English Communicative Class 9 Syllabus





Reading Skills



Writing Skills with Grammar



Literature Textbook and Extended Reading Text





The annual examination is of 80 marks, with a duration of three hours.

Section A: Reading

This section will have two reading passages as per the details below:

Q.1: A Factual passage 300-350 words with eight Very Short Answer Type Questions. [8 marks]

Q. 2: A Discursive passage of 350-400 words with four Short Answer Type Questions to test inference, evaluation and analysis and four Very Short Answer Type questions to test vocabulary. [12 marks]

Section B: Writing and Grammar

Q.3: Writing a diary/article in about 100-120 words based on visual or verbal cue/s. The questions will be thematically based on MCB. [8 marks]

Q.4: Writing a short story based on a given outline or cue/s in about 200-250 words. [12 marks]

The Grammar syllabus includes the following areas in classes IX:

  1. Tenses
  2. Modals (have to/had to, must, should, need, ought to and their negative forms)
  3. Use of passive voice
  4. Subject - verb concord
  5. Reporting
    • Commands and requests
    • Statements
    • Questions
  6. Clauses
    • Noun clauses
    • Adverb clauses of condition and time
    • Relative clauses
  7. Determiners
  8. Prepositions

Above topics will be tested through test types as given below:

Q.5: Gap filling with one or two words to test Prepositions, Articles, Conjunctions and Tenses [3 marks]

Q.6: Editing or Omission [4 marks]

Q.7: Sentences reordering or Sentence Transformation in context [3 marks]

Section C: Literature Textbook and Extended Reading Text

Q.8: One out of two extracts from prose/poetry/play for reference to the context. Four Very Short Answer Questions: two questions of one mark each for global comprehension and two questions of one mark each for interpretation. [4 marks]

Q.9: Four Short Answer type Questions from the Literature Reader to test local and global comprehension of theme and ideas (30-40 words each) [8 marks]

Q.10: One out of two Long Answer type Questions to assess how the values inherent in the text have been brought out. Creativity, imagination and extrapolation beyond the text and across the texts will be assessed. (100-120 words). [8 marks]

Q.11: One out of two very Long Answer Questions on theme, plot involving interpretation, inference and character sketch, in about 150-200 words based on the prescribed
extended reading text. [10 Marks]

Competitive Examinations for Class 9 with early preparation

The following is the list of competitive exam for Class 9:

  •  NSTSE: The National Level Science Talent Search Exam encourages students to reason critically while solving problems. NSTSE question papers are scientifically designed to test concepts underlying the curriculum. Students from classes 2 to 12 from recognised schools are eligible. The subjects and study matter are based on the curriculum prescribed by the CBSE board.
  •  NIMO: The EduHeal Foundation conducts the National Interactive Maths Olympiad (NIMO) which promises to make Math more fun. It aims to do this by introducing interactive activities like Olympiads, workshops and seminars.
  •  NBTO: The National Biotechnology Olympiad is creating awareness about Biotechnology and bringing in an element of challenge and competition among students. It is also inspiring the younger generation to enhance their knowledge about issues related to Biotechnology, and test their aptitude for future careers in the field.
  •  GeoGenius: Established by leading academicians, GeoGenius aims to popularize the understanding of Geography among school children. It also educates them about the planet and inculcates a deep love and respect towards the environment, which plays a major role in their progress.
  •  ASSET: Assessment of Scholastic Skills through Educational Testing is a scientifically designed, skill-based assessment test. Rather than testing through multiple-choice questioning, it focuses on measuring how well school students master fundamental concepts. The test also provides information on the strengths and weaknesses of both individual students and entire classes.
  •  Olympiads:
    •  Silverzone Olympiads: It is a competitive exam at school level conducted for classes I to XII in various subjects including Mathematics, English, French, General Knowledge, Informatics etc.
    •  Science Olympiad Foundation: There are several Olympiads organized by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) such as IMO, NCO, NSO and ISO. These Olympiads are held annually and are considered very tricky for students.
    •  IJSO: IJSO is a competitive examination open to students of all countries in the world, primarily studying in secondary schools. All basic subjects of Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics) are given roughly equal representation in the IJSO examination.

The Junior Science Olympiad program follows the following 5 stages:

  •  Stage I: National Standard Examination in Junior Science (NSEJS)
  •  Stage II: Indian National Junior Science Olympiad (INJSO)
  •  Stage III: Orientation cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in Junior Science
  •  Stage IV: Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT) for IJSO
  •  Stage V: Participation in International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO)
    • SCO International Olympiad (Physics,Maths,Biology and Chemistry): This Olympiad is organized by School Connect Online,and its only one kind of competitive exam in India and Abroad which gives study materials to students before exam and challenge students to appear exam like many National and International Olympiad.

How to prepare for Class 9

Preparation Tips for Class 9

You need to know what to study, how to study, how to manage time,how to manage accuracy every question/exam and where to look for references for better exam result. Below is a list of subject-wise pointers for your preparation.


  • The best way to learn it is by practicing the problems as much a possible. It is highly recommended that problems be practiced till good confidence is achieved.
  • It is important that you spend more time on working out problems you’re weak at and practice it until you satisfied to achieve. Divide time for each unit at your comfort, depending on the total number of marks, and your level of proficiency in it.
  • Maths is a practical subject. The best way to learn it is by practicing problems. Make sure you practice problem solving only after you’ve gained good confidence.
  • During the exam read the question paper carefully,analyse it well and select the best questions to solve first. Attempt the sections that carry more weightage/marks first.


  • Remember biological terms, practice diagrams and be thorough with different processes.
  • Biology course content can be serious and may need multiple readings due to its theoretical nature.
  • Using flash cards can be a good memory retention technique.
  • This subject is strenuous on the memory as concepts are basically pure information. You can approach Biology by trying to visualize the functions of the described phenomena and trying to correlate them with analogies that you’re familiar with. Give special attention to the names and spellings of the many biological terminologies.


  • Practice derivations at least 8 times and solve and practice questions on the basis of important derivations.
  • Solve at least 8 sample question papers on the basis of the derivations you’ve learned. This will give you an idea about where you’re going wrong and how you could improve.
  • Attempt as many conceptual questions on those derivations as you can. This will give you a better understanding of the subject.
  • Look for new questions on similar context from previous year’s question papers, sample papers and other model test papers.
  • Always time yourself while solving sample papers as it will help you better manage time during the exam.


  • Revise the notes you’ve prepared throughout the year if not then refer to the best notes online and resort to videos for easy to understand concept. They will help you memorize the subject in a systematic way.
  • Make a note of various formulae and stick them on a wall or your study table. Try to read and memorise them every time you pass them.
  • Solve at least 8 sample question from the numerical topics you’ve learnt. This will give you an idea about where you’re going wrong and how you could improve.
  • English: Keep a pocket dictionary on you at all times, in case you come across new words. Practice writing and grammar thoroughly using reference books. Understand chapters from books thoroughly. Practice writing essays and letters.

Previous Years’ Papers for Class 9 in School Connect Online

Practicing model papers is important like previous year papers,sample papers from various resources, as this helps you simulate the real exam for m. Make sure that you practice regularly so that you can learn all formulae by heart and solve problems easily on the day of the exam.

So practice is an essence for your success in exam,then practice as much as possible for your best performance

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