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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.
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:
|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 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
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Below we have provided detailed syllabus for CBSE Class 9 students:
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|
|7.||Diversity in Living Organisms|
|9.||Force and Laws of Motion|
|11.||Work and Energy|
|13.||Why Do We Fall Ill|
|15.||Improvement on Food Production|
The CBSE Class 9 Maths syllabus is provided below:
|Chapter Number||Chapter Name|
|4||Linear Equations in Two Variables|
|5||Introduction to Euclid’s Geometry|
|6||Lines and Angles|
|9||Areas of Parallelograms and Triangles|
|13||Surface Areas and Volumes|
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||–|
The syllabus for CBSE Class 9 English Language & Literature is as below:
|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|
The syllabus for CBSE Class 9 English Communicative is as below:
|Sr. No.||Topic Name|
|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|
Read more about CBSE class 9 syllabus 2022-23.
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:
Here are a few tips students should keep in mind as they prepare for the exams:
Below we have provided some of the exam-taking strategies to score good marks in the exams:
Students need a detailed study plan and proper guidance to clear the CBSE Class 9 examination. Here are a few tips for your reference.
Check details on CBSE class 9 preparation tips.
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.
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.
Studying for CBSE Class 9 exams also help students in preparing for other competitive examinations such as:
Details of the exams that Class 9 students can appear for:
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