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  • Written by Rahul Khatake
  • Last Modified on 2-02-2023
  • Written by Rahul Khatake
  • Last Modified on 2-02-2023

CBSE Class 9 Exam 2023

About Exam

Every year, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the Class 9 examination. Class 9 is an important stage for students to build a strong foundation for higher classes. CBSE provides quality education to students across India. It envisions a robust, vibrant, and holistic school education system that develops excellence in every sphere of a student’s life. 

CBSE Class 9 has five mandatory subjects: English, Mathematics, Social Science, Hindi, and Science, apart from which, students need to choose two mandatory languages from the available options. Read more to find more about the CBSE 9th exam details.

CBSE Class 9 Exam Summary 2023

The CBSE Class 9 curriculum is designed in such a way so as to build a conceptual foundation for Class 10. Class IX and X are a composite course. Students therefore should take only those subjects in class IX which they intend to continue in Class X. Subjects can be offered as under:

Category Subjects Group
Compulsory Subject 1 Language I (Hindi -Course A or Hindi -Course B or English Language and Literature or English Communicative) Group-L
  Subject 2 Language II (Any one from the Group of Languages (Group-L) other than the Language chosen as Subject 1) Group-L
  Subject 3 Mathematics – Basic or Mathematics Standard Group- A1
  Subject 4 Science
  Subject 5 Social Science
Optional Subject 6 Skill subject Group-S
Subject 7 Language III /Any subject other than opted above GroupL/GroupA2
Subjects of Subject 8 and 9 Art Education Internal Assessment Subject 8 and 9
Assessment and certification at school level
Art Education
Health & Physical Education Work Experience*

*Work experience is subsumed in Health and Physical Education.

CBSE Class 9 Official Website

CBSE Class 9 Exam Syllabus

Exam Syllabus

Below we have provided detailed syllabus for CBSE Class 9 students:

CBSE Class 9 Science Syllabus

The Science subjects can be further classified into Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

Chapter Number Chapter Name
1. Matter in Our Surroundings
2. Is Matter Around Us Pure?
3. Atoms and Molecules
4. Structure of The Atom
5. The Fundamental Unit of Life
6. Tissues
7. Diversity in Living Organisms
8. Motion
9. Force and Laws of Motion
10. Gravitation
11. Work and Energy
12. Sound
13. Why Do We Fall Ill
14. Natural Resources
15. Improvement on Food Production

CBSE Class 9 Maths Syllabus

The CBSE Class 9 Maths syllabus is provided below:

Chapter Number Chapter Name
1 Number Systems
2 Polynomials
3 Coordinate Geometry
4 Linear Equations in Two Variables
5 Introduction to Euclid’s Geometry
6 Lines and Angles
7 Triangles
8 Quadrilaterals
9 Areas of Parallelograms and Triangles
10 Circles
11 Constructions
12 Heron’s Formula
13 Surface Areas and Volumes
14 Statistics
15 Probability

CBSE Class 9 Social Science Syllabus

Social Science subject is further divided into History, Geography, Political Science, and Economics.

Chapter Number History Geography Political Science Economics
1. The French Revolution India – Size and Location What is Democracy? Why Democracy? The Story of Village Palampur
2. Socialism in Europe and the Russian Revolution Physical Features of India Constitutional Design People as Resource
3. Nazism and the Rise of Hitler Drainage Electoral Politics Poverty as a Challenge
4. Forest Society and Colonialism Climate Working of Institutions Food Security in India
5. Pastoralists in the Modern World Natural Vegetation and Wildlife Democratic Rights
6. Population

CBSE Class 9 English Language & Literature Syllabus

The syllabus for CBSE Class 9 English Language & Literature is as below:

Topic Chapter Name
Prose 1. The Fun They Had 2. The Sound of Music 3. The Little Girl 4. A Truly Beautiful Mind 5. The Snake and the Mirror 6. My Childhood 7. Reach For The Top 8. Kathmandu 9. If I were You
Poems 1. The Road Not taken 2. Wind 3. Rain on The Roof 4. The Lake Isle of Inn is free 5. A Legend of The Northland 6. No Men Are Foreign 7. On killing a tree 8. A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal
Moments 1. The Lost Child 2. The adventures of Toto 3. Iswaran the Storyteller 4. In the kingdom of fools 5. The Happy Prince 6. The Last Leaf 7. A House is not a Home 8. The Beggar

CBSE Class 9 English Communicative Syllabus

The syllabus for CBSE Class 9 English Communicative is as below:

Sr. No. Topic Name
1 Tenses
2 Modals
3 Subject – verb concord
4 Reporting (i) Commands and requests (ii) Statements (iii) Questions
5 Clauses(i) Noun clauses (ii) Adverb clauses (iii) Relative clauses
6 Determiners

Read more about CBSE class 9 syllabus 2022-23.

CBSE Class 9 Study Plan to Maximise Score

Study Plan to Maximise Score

To score good marks in the CBSE Class 9 exam 2023, we at Embibe have provided some of the exam preparation tips and strategies below:

CBSE Class 9 Preparation Tips

Here are a few tips students should keep in mind as they prepare for the exams: 

  • A detailed and well-planned exam preparation strategy is required to clear the CBSE 9th annual exam with good scores. 
  • One must be aware of their weak and strong points to plan their preparation.
  • Preparing a timetable by giving equal importance to all the subjects is necessary to excel in the exam. 
  • Keep all distractions like mobiles and laptops away while studying. 
  • Take notes of important points and use flow charts and diagrams to make the concepts easier to understand. 
  • Practice previous years’ question papers to understand the format of the question paper and to learn better time management. 
  • Take regular breaks after studying each subject for some time to regain focus. 
  • Select a place that will be comfortable to sit and study away from any distractions. 
  • Practice mock tests for detailed self-evaluation. 
  • Practice writing rather than giving the answers orally, as writing increases speed and improves handwriting and spelling. 
  • Try to finish the syllabus one month before the exam to get sufficient time for revision.

CBSE Class 9 Exam-taking Strategy

Below we have provided some of the exam-taking strategies to score good marks in the exams:

  • Be well-prepared for the examination. 
  • Always arrive at the examination centre early to avoid the last-minute rush. 
  • Listen to all the last-minute instructions given by the examiner. Read the instructions given in the question paper carefully.
  • Read all the questions and choices thoroughly before answering.
  • Allocate sufficient time for all the given questions based on the weightage of the marks so that you can complete the examination within the allotted time frame.
  • Answer all the questions you know well first, and then do the rest of the questions. 
  • Do not panic or lose confidence while encountering difficult or confusing questions. Keep yourself calm. 
  • Try to complete all the given questions.

CBSE Class 9 Detailed Study Plan

Students need a detailed study plan and proper guidance to clear the CBSE Class 9 examination. Here are a few tips for your reference.

  • It is better to follow a timetable that you can follow every day, giving equal importance to all the subjects. 
  • Spend at least 6-7 hours each day studying different subjects in a detailed manner.
  • Maths is a scoring subject. So it requires daily practice for a minimum of 2 hours.
  • One should study all other subjects except Maths for at least 1 hour daily.
  • In Science, there are three sections, i.e., Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. One should thus allocate 1.5 hours for studying each of the required sections.
  • Social Science is divided into History, Geography, and Civics. Therefore, allocate 1.5 hours to study Social Science daily.
  • Literature subjects can be studied for 1 hour on any given day.
  • One should not study continuously for long hours. Take short breaks after every 2-3 hours.
  • This timetable can be changed according to your needs, convenience and priorities.
  • Meditate before starting your day. You can also do yoga and other physical activities to keep fit and healthy. 
  • Follow a balanced diet. 
  • Take proper rest and sleep for at least 7-8 hours daily.

Check details on CBSE class 9 preparation tips.

FAQs on CBSE Class 9 Exam

Freaquently Asked Questions

Q.1: Are the Class 9 NCERT books good for practicing?

Ans: The NCERT textbooks and solutions are prescribed by the CBSE board for Class 9 annual examination. The final question papers are set based on the NCERT books. Thus, they are the best material for learning the concepts and also for practicing.

Q.2:How many hours should I study for the Class 9 annual exam?

Ans: Students are advised to develop a habit of studying daily. Ideally, students should study 4-5 hours daily to achieve maximum scores in the CBSE Class 9.

Q.3: How to submit the CBSE Class 9 registration form?

Ans: The school authorities fill out the CBSE registration form for all Class 9 students. Students must provide correct information for the registration form, pay the registration fee, and verify the details they entered in the registration form. After the payment and verification of details, schools submit the overall registration form of all their students to the CBSE regional office.

Q.4: Can a student fail in Class 9 CBSE annual exam?

Ans: The CBSE Class 9 exam results depend on the student’s performance. If a student does not perform well in the exams, then they can fail and would not be promoted to Class 10.

Q.5: Is the CBSE Class 9 syllabus difficult?

Ans: The syllabus of CBSE 9th is considered tougher than both classes 8 and 10. However, once students conceptualise the topics in Class 9, understanding the Class 10 concepts becomes a lot easier.

List of Educational Institutions for CBSE Class 9

About Exam

There are over 21000 CBSE-affiliated schools in India. Students and parents can access the CBSE schools directory to know the schools in a certain location. The schools can be located based on state, district, Affiliation number-wise, keyword wise.

Future Exams After Class 9


Studying for CBSE Class 9 exams also help students in preparing for other competitive examinations such as:

  • International Science Olympiad (ISO)
  • International Computer Olympiad (ICO)
  • International Drawing Olympiad (IDO)
  • Silverzone International Social Studies Olympiad (iSSO)
  • International Maths Olympiad (IMO)
  • English International Olympiad (EIO)
  • National Essay Olympiad (NESO)
  • General Knowledge International Olympiad (GKIO)

Details of the exams that Class 9 students can appear for:

  • National Talent Search Examination (NTSE): Students are assessed based on their understanding and knowledge of Science, Maths, Social Science, Mental Ability and General Knowledge. Students who qualify are awarded a scholarship for the next academic year and cash prizes.
  • National Level Science Talent Search Exam (NLSTSE): The questions asked in the exam are Physics, Maths, Biology Chemistry and other General Awareness questions.
  • Indian National Olympiad (INO): Students are evaluated based on their knowledge and understanding of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy and Junior Science. The exam comprises a five-stage procedure. The first stage is a written exam conducted by NSE (National Standard Examination).
  • GeoGenius: This exam aims to create interest in geography. In this exam, students are asked to mark the various locations of India on a blank map.
  • National Interactive Maths Olympiad (NIMO): This exam assesses the students' mental ability and mathematical skills. It also aims to reduce the fear of mathematics amongst the students.

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