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The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) conducts the Class 9 exams every year. The board was established in 1969 after legislative approval. PSEB primarily targets the development and promotion of secondary education in Punjab and governs every aspect of school education in the state.
PSEB is mainly concerned with improving the quality of school education, prescribing textbooks for students and conducting various board examinations at school levels. The school curriculum proposed by PSEB is designed by a full-fledged academic wing that consists of highly experienced experts of all major subjects. They improvise the textbooks for Class 9 regularly and publish them at regular intervals.
The Punjab Board conducts the Class 9 exams once a year. The Punjab School Education Board is responsible for conducting the Class 9 exams. Students are advised to go through the details regarding the Punjab Board Class 9 exams mentioned below. This will provide students with the important details that will help students in their further exam preparation. Continue reading to know more.
|Name of Exam||Punjab Board Class 9|
|Exam Conducting Body||PSEB|
|PSEB Full Form||Punjab School Education Board|
|Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|Passing Marks Criteria||33%|
The board conducts the PSEB Class 9 examinations for all compulsory and elective subjects except for Punjabi, Punjab History and Culture, out of 100 marks. PSEB students of Class 9 have to score a minimum of 33/100. Punjabi, Punjab History and Culture subject carry 75 marks in total, and students have to score a minimum of 25/75 to get admitted to the next class. The examination is conducted for a total duration of three hours.
Class 9 doesn’t have public exams. The exams are conducted at the school level. However, students have to prepare well for these exams to have a good foundation for their 10th class public exam. Therefore, it is important to be familiar with the concepts taught in class 9 Punjab Board.
Students who wish to score well in any examination must be thorough with the syllabus and exam pattern of the question paper. Understanding the syllabus of all the important subjects is the first step towards preparing for the final exams. The PSEB syllabus of a particular subject of class 9 will give students an idea about the topics and concepts that will be taught in class during the academic year.
The Punjab School Education Board creates the class 9 Punjab Board curriculum. The syllabus covers a variety of subjects, and the board offers students the liberty to choose from eight different streams in PSEB class 9. The syllabus includes compulsory subjects such as:
Every candidate is allowed to choose between any one of the following elective subjects:
The Pre-vocational Subjects are:
NSQF (National Skill Qualification Framework):
The subject-wise list of chapters for Maths, Science, English, and Social Science is given below:
In order to score well in PSEB Class 9 Maths exam, students need to thoroughly go through the chapters and their content. This will help them plan an effective study routine. To make things easier for students, below we have provided the Punjab Board Class 9 Mathematics syllabus for their reference:
|Chapter 1- Number Systems|
|Chapter 2- Polynomials|
|Chapter 3- Coordinate Geometry|
|Chapter 4- Linear Equations in Two Variables|
|Chapter 5- Introduction to Euclid’s Geometry|
|Chapter 6: Lines and Angles|
|Chapter 7: Triangles|
|Chapter 8: Quadrilaterals|
|Chapter 9: Areas of Parallelograms and Triangles|
|Chapter 10: Circles|
|Chapter 11: Constructions|
|Chapter 12: Heron’s Formula|
|Chapter 13: Surface Areas and Volumes|
|Chapter 14: Statistics|
|Chapter 15: Probability|
The Punjab Board Class 9 Science syllabus consists of 15 chapters. Students need to go through all the chapters in order to score well. Given below is the PSEB Class 9 Science syllabus for the student’s reference. Students can go through this table and accordingly start their exam preparation.
|Chapter 1- Matter in Our Surroundings|
|Chapter 2- Is Matter Around Us Pure?|
|Chapter 3- Atoms and Molecules|
|Chapter 4- Structure of the Atom|
|Chapter 5- The Fundamental Unit of Life|
|Chapter 6- Tissues|
|Chapter 7- Diversity in Living Organisms|
|Chapter 8- Motion|
|Chapter 9- Force and Laws of Motion|
|Chapter 10- Gravitation|
|Chapter 11- Work and Energy|
|Chapter 12- Sound|
|Chapter 13- Why Do We Fall Ill?|
|Chapter 14- Natural Resources|
|Chapter 15- Improvement in Food Resources|
English is an important subject in Punjab Board Class 9. Students need to prepare all the topics carefully in order to get a good score. Below, we have provided the Punjab Board Class 9 English syllabus that students can refer to while preparing for their exams.
|Unit-I Reading Skills|
|Reading Comprehension of unseen passage with five multiple-choice questions|
|Unseen Picture/Poster based Comprehension with five multiple-choice questions|
|Unit-2 Text Books: English Main Course Book|
|1. Grooming of a Boy|
|2. Plants also Breathe and Feel|
|3. Budgeting Your Time|
|4. Journey by Night|
|5. The Discovery of Moon|
|6. Three Great Indians|
|7. The Death of Abhimanyu|
|1. Open Thy Eyes and See Thy God (Rabindranath Tagore)|
|2. No Men Are Foreign (James Kirkup)|
|3. The Nightingale and the Glow-worm (William Cowper)|
|English Literature Book (Supplementary Reader)|
|1. The Magic Violin|
|2. Wishes Come True|
|3. In the Flood|
|4. A letter to God|
|5. The Last Leaf|
|6. The Bewitched Jacket|
|7. The King Who Limped|
|1. Nature of Words (Context-Meaning)|
|2. Words as different Parts of Speech|
|6. Formation of words|
|5. Simple and Complex Sentences|
|9. Tenses (Concord and Sequence)|
|Unit-5 Guided Creative Writing|
|2. E-mail messages|
|3. Letter Writing|
|4. Paragraph Writing (not more than 100 words)|
In Punjab Board Class 9 Social Science, there are total 13 chapters. Students can go through the table below to find all the chapters. Based on this, students can decide which chapters to start preparing first.
|Sr. No.||Chapters Name|
|1(a)||India Size and Location|
|1(b)||Punjab Size and Location|
|2(a)||India Physiographic Units|
|2(b)||Punjab Physical Features or Physiography|
|5||Natural Vegetation and WildLife|
|1||Story of a Village|
|3||Poverty: Challenge Facing India|
|4||Food Security in India|
The PSEB class 9 examinations for all compulsory and elective subjects, except for Punjabi, Punjab History and Culture, are for a total of 100 marks. PSEB students of class 9 have to score a minimum of 33/100 to pass. Punjabi, Punjab History, and Culture subjects carry 75 marks in total, and students have to score a minimum of 25 out of 75 to get promoted to the next class.
The examination is conducted for a total duration of three hours. Class 9 doesn’t have any public exams, the exams are conducted at the school level. However, students have to only focus on their school curriculum and study well for these exams to have a good foundation for their class 10 exams, which is an important and public exam. Therefore, it is important to be familiar with the concepts taught in class 9 Punjab Board.
Punjab State Education Board’s class 9 exam is an important milestone in students’ lives. Even though these marks are not considered for the 10th board exam, they form the foundation of most topics taught in the 10th standard. To comprehend most of the concepts taught in the syllabus of class 10 and class 11 and 12, students need a fundamental understanding of the class 9 concepts.
Moreover, to crack exams like NTSE and some Olympiads, one must properly understand class 9 concepts. Hence, the preparation for PSEB class 9 must be taken seriously.
While preparing for any exam, it is always beneficial to have some preparation tips. These preparation tips not only help students to have a solid exam preparation but also saves their time. Before we get into the details of PSEB class 9 preparation for exams, let us first take a look at the main subjects taught in this class:
|PSEB Class 9 Preparation: Subjects|
|Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)|
|Social Studies (History, Geography, Civics)|
Let us now take a look at the best books to be used for PSEB class 9 preparation.
The PSEB class 9 syllabus for each subject is quite easy. For effective preparation, candidates must first thoroughly study the textbooks of their respective subjects. Students can use various online study materials like articles and videos as references if they do not understand some topic.
However, NCERT books are sufficient for overall preparation. Moreover, students can watch Embibe’s class 9 videos to gain a conceptual understanding of all topics taught in class 9. The videos are rich with amazing visuals and practical explanations that will help children remember their subjects better.
Studying for 6 hours every day is sufficient for PSEB class 9 preparation. However, it is important to spend those 6 hours properly, without wasting any time on unnecessary distractions. The time spent on studies must be properly planned, and students must divide their daily study time between different subjects like Maths, Science, Social Science etc.
They must also include a variety of activities like revisions practice tests to avoid monotony and boredom while preparing for the exam. Students must keep the following points in mind while preparing a study timetable for the exam:
|PSEB Class 9 Preparation: Study Timetable|
|1. Except Mathematics, study all other subjects for at least 1 hour daily.|
|2. Mathematics requires a lot of practice, so allocate 2 hours for Maths.|
|3. Allot 1.5 hours for Science. Depending on individual requirements (like homework), allot time for Physics, Chemistry, and Biology within this time. Depending on your needs and convenience, you can study one, two or all three Science papers on a given day.|
|4. Similarly, allot 1.5 hours for Social Science papers (History, Civics, Geography, etc.).|
|5. Study any literature subject (from English/Hindi/Sanskrit) for 1 hour every day. For instance, if you study Hindi from 8 pm to 9 pm on Monday, study English/Sanskrit from 8 pm to 9 pm on Tuesday.|
|6. Be willing to change your timetable based on your convenience, strengths, weaknesses, and needs.|
|7. Avoid studying for more than 2-3 hours at a stretch. Take frequent breaks not to let studying overwhelm you at any point.|
|8. Eat properly and sleep for at least 7-8 hours every day. Do not compromise on your health and wellbeing.|
Students can check FAQs related to the PSEB class 9 exam 2023 below.
Q. What is the full form of PSEB?
A. The full form of PSEB is Punjab School Education Board.
Q. What is the syllabus of class 9 PSEB 2023?
A. Students can access the complete and updated syllabus of PSEB class 9 on this page.
Q. How to fill out the PSEB registration form for class 9?
A. The school authorities fill out the PSEB registration form for all class 9 students. Students just need to provide their correct details, pay the registration fee, and verify the details filled in the registration form. After the payment and verification, schools submit the overall registration form of all their students to the PSEB regional office.
Q. Has PSEB reduced the syllabus?
A. Yes. The Punjab School Education Board reduced the syllabus by 30% for the academic year 2022-23.
Q. ‘What is democracy? Why democracy?’ Is this chapter included in the class 9 PSEB syllabus?
A. No, this chapter is not a part of the PSEB class 9 Social Science book. However, this chapter is present in NCERT class 9 Social Science textbook.
Q. Can a student fail the class 9 PSEB exam?
A. Yes, students can fail class 9 in the Punjab School Education Board if they do not secure at least 33% marks.
|S. No.||Name of School||Status of the School||Location|
|1||Ajanta Public School||Senior Secondary||Amritsar|
|2||Amarpuri Public School||Senior Secondary||Amritsar|
|3||American School||Middle Class||Amritsar|
|4||Amritsar Public School||Senior Secondary||Amritsar|
|5||Angels World School||Secondary School||Amritsar|
|6||Army School||Senior Secondary||Amritsar|
|7||Ashok Vatika Public School||Senior Secondary||Amritsar|
|8||Baba Isher Singh Public School||Senior Secondary||Amritsar|
|9||Bhai Gurdas Academy||Senior Secondary||Amritsar|
|10||Bibi Kaulan Ji Public School||Senior Secondary||Amritsar|
|11||Dav Public School||Senior Secondary||Amritsar|
|12||Delhi Public School||Senior Secondary||Amritsar|
|13||Akal Academy||Senior Secondary||Barnala|
|14||Baba Gandha Singh Public School||Secondary School||Barnala|
|15||Dashmesh Public School||Secondary School||Barnala|
|16||Greenfield Convent School||Senior Secondary||Barnala|
|17||Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya||Senior Secondary||Barnala|
|18||Sacred Heart Convent School||Senior Secondary||Barnala|
|19||Sarvottam Academy||Senior Secondary||Barnala|
|20||Ss International School||Senior Secondary||Barnala|
|21||Y S School||Secondary School||Barnala|
|22||Anand Sagar Academy||Senior Secondary||Bathinda|
|23||B.G.N.Adarsh Public School||Secondary School||Bathinda|
|24||Baba Wadhawa Singh Ji Vidya Kender||Secondary School||Bathinda|
|25||Bhai Daan Singh Akal Academy||Secondary School||Bathinda|
|26||Bhai Roop Chand Public School||Senior Secondary||Bathinda|
|27||Bharatiya Model Sen. Sec. School||Senior Secondary||Bathinda|
|28||Cambridge Global School Bathinda||Senior Secondary||Bathinda|
|29||Clay India International School||Senior Secondary||Bathinda|
|30||Cms Guru Kashi Public School||Senior Secondary||Bathinda|
|S. No.||Name of the school||Category||Location|
|1||St. Francis School||Co-ed||Amritsar|
|2||Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School||Girls School||Amritsar|
|3||All Saints Convent School||Co-ed||Amritsar|
|5||Holy Heart Presidency School||Co-ed||Amritsar|
|6||Model Study High School||Co-ed||Amritsar|
|7||Cedar Spring High School||Co-ed||Amritsar|
|8||Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School||Co-ed||Amritsar|
|9||St. Thomas Convent School||Co-ed||Amritsar|
|10||St. Mary’s Convent School||Co-ed||Amritsar|
|11||International Fateh Academy||Co-ed||Amritsar|
|12||St. Joseph’s School||Co-ed||Amritsar|
|13||Mother Teacher International School||Co-ed||Barnala|
|14||Saint Bachanpuri International School||Co-ed||Barnala|
|15||B V M International School||Co-ed||Barnala|
|16||Gobind International Public School||Co-ed||Barnala|
|17||Saint Paul’s High School||Co-ed||Bathinda|
|18||St. Mary’s Convent School||Co-ed||Faridkot|
|19||Pristine Vibe School||Co-ed||Faridkot|
|20||Guru Gobind Singh International School||Co-ed||Faridkot|
|21||St. Joseph’s School||Co-ed||Fatehgarh Sahib|
|22||Balak Yesu Convent School||Co-ed||Fatehgarh Sahib|
|23||St. Roop Convent School||Co-ed||Fatehgarh Sahib|
|24||Assumption Convent School||Co-ed||Ferozepur|
|25||St. Joseph’s Convent School||Co-ed||Ferozepur|
|26||Sacred Heart Convent School||Co-ed||Ferozepur|
|27||Sachkhand Convent School||Co-ed||Ferozepur|
|28||Sacred Heart Convent School||Co-ed||Ferozepur|
|29||Doon Junior School||Co-ed||Ferozepur|
|30||Ambrosial Public School||Co-ed||Ferozepur|
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