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  • Last Modified 10-08-2022

CBSE Class 9 Syllabus 2022-23: Check Details

CBSE Class 9 Syllabus 2022: CBSE Class 9 is regarded as one of the most important stages in a student’s life. The concepts covered in the CBSE Class 9 syllabus lay the foundation for understanding advanced and descriptive concepts in higher classes. The students will be appearing for their board exams in the coming year. Therefore, it is crucial that they prepare by referring to the syllabus carefully.

The syllabus of Class 9 CBSE for different subjects helps to strengthen their foundation. As a result, the students can score higher marks in the later examination, especially in boards. In order to help students with their CBSE Class 9 exam preparation, all the important details regarding the exams have been provided in this article. Students can find it all on this page, from the syllabus to exam patterns. Scroll down to know more.

CBSE Class 9 Exam 2022-23: Overview

All students preparing for their examinations can check the insightful overview in the table below for information about the conducting body, exam mode, subjects, marks, qualifying marks, etc.

Name of the ExamCentral Board of Secondary Education Class 9 Examination
Commonly Known asCBSE Class 9 Exam
Conducting BodyCentral Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Exam LevelMatriculate
CBSE Official Websitecbse.gov.in
NCERT Official Websitencert.nic.in

CBSE Class 9 Eligibility Criteria

Students can check the CBSE prescribed eligibility criteria on the official CBSE website. The same criteria have also been mentioned below. Students should check their eligibility in advance since the board can cancel a student’s candidature if they do not meet the criteria. Therefore, students must check for the below-mentioned criteria and ensure that they are eligible:

  1. They should have passed their class 8 examinations.
  2. They must have passed the qualifying examination from an institution affiliated with CBSE or any other recognised board, or the institute itself should be recognised by the Education Department of the Government of the respective state or union territory.
  3. The student also has to satisfy the requirement of lower as well as upper age limits as specified by the government of the state or union territory.
  4. Furthermore, the student has to produce the following documents at school.
    1. The school leaving certificate/transfer certificate signed by the Head of the Institution last attended, if applicable.
    2. Students must produce all the documents related to the qualifying or equivalent examination, including the passing certificate or result.
    3. They also need to produce their official date of birth certificate.

The NCERT provides all books for CBSE Class 9. Therefore, students must refer to the latest official NCERT books to study for the academic year 2022-23. The NCERT books cover the entire prescribed syllabus. Furthermore, all schools prepare their question papers for exams based on the NCERT Class 9 books. Therefore, students should prefer NCERT books to prepare for their examinations.

All NCERT books for Class 9 are available at the book shops for purchase. They can also download NCERT Class 9 book PDFs online from NCERT’s official website, i.e., ncert.nic.in. Furthermore, the NCERT books are also available for download in the table below:

NCERT Class 9 BooksName of Class 9 Book
NCERT Books For Class 9 English(i) Beehive
(ii) Moments (Supplementary Reader)
(iii) Words and Expressions – 1
NCERT Books For Class 9 Hindi(i) क्षितिज
(ii) स्पर्श
(iii) कृतिका
(iv) संचयन
NCERT Books For Class 9 MathsMathematics Textbook for Class IX
NCERT Books For Class 9 ScienceScience Textbook for Class IX
NCERT Books For Class 9 Social Science(i) Democratic Politics
(ii) Contemporary India
(iii) India and the Contemporary World
(iv) Economics
NCERT Books For Class 9 Sanskrit(i) शेमुषी प्रथमो भागः
(ii) व्यकारानाविथी:
(iii) अभ्यास्वान भव

CBSE Class 9 All Subjects

CBSE offers a variety of subjects that a student can choose from in the 9th Class. There are five compulsory subjects, out of which the students need to choose two compulsory language subjects from the available options. Furthermore, as per the latest syllabus and guidelines, they also need to choose optional subjects, depending on their schools. Also, students must take only those subjects in Class 9, which they intend to continue in Class 10. Students can check the approved list of subjects available for Class 9 below:

  1. CBSE Class 9 Maths
  2. CBSE Class 9 Science
  3. CBSE Class 9 Social Science
  4. CBSE Class 9 Hindi
  5. CBSE Class 9 English

Scheme of Selection of Subjects:

Compulsory SubjectName of SubjectGroup
Subject 1Language I
(Hindi- Course A or Hindi- Course B or English Language and Literature)
Group L
Subject 2Language II
(Any one from the group of languages other than the language chosen as Subject 1)
Group L
Subject 3Mathematics – Basic or Mathematics – StandardGroup A1
Subject 4ScienceGroup A1
Subject 5Social ScienceGroup A1
Optional SubjectName of SubjectGroup
Subject 6Skill SubjectGroup S
Subject 7Language III
(Any subject other than those opted as Subjects 1 and 2)
Group L/ Group A2
Internal Assessment SubjectName of SubjectGroup
Subject 8 and Subject 9– Art Education
– Health and Physical Education
– Work Experience

Note: Work experience is subsumed in Health and Physical Education.

List of CBSE Class 9 Subjects – Language (Group L)

Students can check the list of language subjects available from the table below. They can choose their language subjects from the list depending upon the availability of the same in their respective schools.

Subject CodeName of the Language Subject
002Hindi Course A
085Hindi Course B
184English Language and Literature
003Urdu Course A
303Urdu Course B
004Punjabi
005Bengali
006Tamil
007Telugu
089Telugu Telangana
008Sindhi
009Marathi
010Gujarati
011Manipuri
012Malayalam
013Odia
014Assamese
015Kannada
016Arabic
017Tibetan
018French
020German
021Russian
023Persian
024Nepali
025Limboo
026Lepcha
092Bodo
093Tangkhul
094Japanese
095Bhutia
096Spanish
097Kashmiri
098Mizo
099Bahasa Melayu
122Sanskrit
131Rai
132Gurung
133Tamang
134Sherpa
136Thai

Note:

  1. Students must select any one language subject from course A and course B.
  2. Furthermore, they can choose only one out of Telugu (Code 007) and Telugu Telangana (Code 089).

List of CBSE Class 9 Subjects – Academic (Group A1)

Students can check the list of compulsory academic subjects from the table below:

Subject CodeName of the Academic Subject
041Mathematics – Standard
241Mathematics – Basic
086Science
087Social Science

Note: Students can choose any one subject between Mathematics – Standard (Code 041) and Mathematics – Basic (Code 241).

List of CBSE Class 9 Subjects – Optional (Group A2)

Students can check the list of optional subjects from the table below:

Subject CodeName of the Subject
031Carnatic Music (Vocal)
032Carnatic Music (Melodic Instruments)
033Carnatic Music (Percussion Instruments)
034Hindustani Music (Vocal)
035Hindustani Music (Melodic Instruments)
036Hindustani Music (Percussion Instruments)
049Painting
064Home Science
076National Cadet Corps (NCC)
165Computer Applications
154Elements of Business
254Elements of Book-keeping & Accountancy

Note: Students can choose any one subject from Carnatic Music (Vocal) [Code 031], Carnatic Music (Melodic Instruments) [Code 032], Carnatic Music (Percussion Instruments) [Code 033], Hindustani Music (Vocal) [Code 034], Hindustani Music (Melodic Instruments) [035], and Hindustani Music (Percussion Instruments) [Code 036].

List of CBSE Class 9 Subjects – Skill Subject (Group S)

Students can check the list of skill subjects from the table below:

Subject CodeName of the Skill SubjectJob Roles
401RetailingStore Operations Assistant
402Information TechnologyDomestic IT Executive/ Operator
403SecurityUnarmed Security Guard
404AutomotiveAutomotive Service Technician
405Introduction to Financial MarketsBusiness Correspondent
406Introduction to TourismAssistant Tour Guide
407Beauty & Wellness Assistant Beauty Therapist
408AgricultureSolanaceous Crop Cultivator
409Food Production Assistant Chef (Reg.)
410Front Office OperationsFront Office Executive
411Banking and InsuranceField Executive
412Marketing and SalesMarketing Assistant
413Health CareGeneral Duty Assistant
414ApparelHand Embroider
415MultimediaTexture Artist
416Multi Skill Foundation CourseMulti Skill Assistant
417Artificial Intelligence
418Physical Activity Trainer (New)

Note: Out of the three subjects — Computer Applications (Code 165), Information Technology (Code 402), and Artificial Intelligence (Code 417) — students can only choose only one.

CBSE Class 9 Exam Pattern 2022-23

The board has provided the exam pattern and special scheme of assessments for the Class 9 examination 2022-23. Schools had been following the special scheme from the 2021 academic session. Students must check the details of the exam pattern on the official website; a brief description of the same is given below:

Special Scheme of Assessment for CBSE Class 9 Exam 2022-23

CBSE has released a special scheme of assessment for the academic session 2022-23. All schools have to follow the same and conduct the examinations accordingly. Students can check the special scheme below:

  1. The board has divided the academic session into two terms, i.e. Term I and Term II with approximately 50% syllabus in each.
  2. CBSE has released a rationalised syllabus, and the same has to be followed by the schools.
  3. As per the guidelines and moderation policy, the internal assessments/practicals/project work is now more credible and valid.
  4. The internal assessment consists of three periodic tests. In addition, it also consists of student enrichment, portfolio, and practical work/speaking listening activities/project work.
  5. Schools have to create a student profile for all the assessments taken throughout the year and maintain the records in digital format.
  6. Furthermore, schools must upload their internal assessment marks on the CBSE IT platform.

For more details, the students can check the internal assessment/practicals/projects guidelines for CBSE Class 9.

UnitsUnit NameMarks
Unit INumber Systems08
Unit IIAlgebra05
Unit IIICoordinate Geometry04
Unit IVGeometry13
Unit VMensuration04
Unit VIStatistics and Probability06
Total40
Internal Assessment10
Final Total50

Term I Examination Scheme for CBSE Class 9 Science

Students can check the Term I examination scheme for CBSE Class 9 Science below:

UnitsUnit NameMarks
Unit IMatter – Its Nature and Behaviour: Chapter 209
Unit IIOrganisation in the Living World: Chapter 5 and 618
Unit IIIMotion, Force and Work: Chapter 8 and 913
Total40
Internal Assessment10
Final Total50

Class 9 Term I Examination Scheme for Social Science

Students can check the Term I examination scheme for CBSE Class 9 Social Science below:

Units Unit NameMarks
Unit IIndia and the Contemporary World – I10
Unit IIContemporary India – I10
Unit IIIDemocratic Politics – I10
Unit IVEconomics10
Total40
Internal Assessment10
Grand Total50

CBSE Class 9 Term II Examination Scheme

Students can check the exam pattern and subject-wise marking scheme for Term II examination/Year-end examination below:

Class 9 Term II/Year-end Examination Scheme for English

Students can check the Term II or year-end examination scheme for CBSE Class 9 English below:

SectionSection NameMarks
Section AReading10
Section BWriting and Grammar10
Section CLiterature20
Total40
Internal Assessment10
Grand Total50

Class 9 Term II/Year-end Examination Scheme for Hindi Course A

Students can check the Term II or year-end examination scheme for CBSE Class 9 Hindi Course A (हिंदी पाठ्यक्रम ‘अ’) below:

क्रमांकविषयवस्तुकुल अंक
1पाठ्यपुस्तक क्षितिज भाग 1 एवं अनुपूरक पाठ्यपुस्तक कृतिका भाग 120
2लेखन20
कुल40
आंतरिक मूल्यांकन10
कुल योग50

Class 9 Term II/ Year-end Examination Scheme for Hindi Course B

Students can check the Term II or year-end examination scheme for CBSE 9th Class Hindi Course B (हिंदी पाठ्यक्रम ‘ब’) below:

क्रमांकविषयवस्तुकुल अंक
1पाठ्यपुस्तक स्पर्श भाग 1 एवं अनुपूरक पाठ्यपुस्तक संचयन भाग 114
2लेखन26
कुल40
आंतरिक मूल्यांकन10
कुल योग50

Class 9 Term II Examination Scheme for Maths

Students can check the Term II/year-end examination scheme for CBSE 9th Class Maths below:

UnitUnit NameMarks
Unit IIAlgebra12
Unit IVGeometry15
Unit VMensuration09
Unit VIStatistics and Probability04
Total40
Internal Assessment10
Final Total50

Term II Examination Scheme for CBSE Class 9 Science

Students can check the Term II or year-end examination scheme for Class 9 Science below:

UnitUnit NameMarks
Unit IMatter – Its Nature and Behaviour: Chapter 3 and 418
Unit IIOrganisation in the Living World: Chapter 1308
Unit IIIMotion, Force and Work: Chapter 10 and 1114
Total40
Internal Assessment10
Final Total50

Class 9 Term II Examination Scheme for Social Science

Students can check the Term II or year-end examination scheme for Class 9 Social Science below:

UnitUnit NameMarks
Unit IIndia and the Contemporary World – I10
Unit IIContemporary India – I10
Unit IIIDemocratic Politics – I10
Unit IVEconomics10
Total40
Internal Assessment10
Grand Total50

Syllabus of Class 9 CBSE

The board has released a special assessment scheme, according to which the academic session is divided into two terms with approximately 50% of the CBSE Class 9 syllabus in each. Furthermore, the board has also released the revised syllabus for CBSE 9th Class. Students can check the overall as well as the term-wise syllabus for Class 9 from the official website.

It is advisable that the students check the CBSE Class 9 syllabus to better understand all the topics that they need to study throughout the academic session. Students can check as well as download the revised Class 9 syllabus 2022-23 PDF below. In addition, students can also check the deleted syllabus of Class 9 CBSE 2020-21 from the links below.

S.No.CBSE Class 9 Syllabus
1CBSE Syllabus for Class 9 English
2CBSE Syllabus for Class 9 Hindi
3CBSE Syllabus for Class 9 Maths
4CBSE Syllabus for Class 9 Science
5CBSE Syllabus for Class 9 Social Science

Students can check the subject-wise syllabus below.

CBSE Syllabus for Class 9 English

Students can check the units as well as subtopics from the CBSE Class 9 English Syllabus below:

Part A

  1. Unseen Passage
  2. Literature Textbooks
  3. Grammar

Part B

  1. Writing
  2. Literature

CBSE Syllabus for Class 9 Maths

Students can check the units as well as subtopics from the CBSE Class 9 Maths Syllabus below.

Unit I: Number Systems

  1. Real Numbers

Unit II: Algebra

  1. Polynomials
  2. Linear Equations in Two Variables

Unit III: Coordinate Geometry

Unit IV: Geometry

  1. Introduction to Euclid’s Geometry (Not For Assessment)
  2. Lines and Angles
  3. Triangles
  4. Quadrilaterals
  5. Area
  6. Circles
  7. Constructions

Unit V: Mensuration

  1. Areas
  2. Surface Areas and Volumes

Unit VI: Statistics & Probability

  1. Statistics
  2. Probability

CBSE Syllabus for Class 9 Science

Students can check the units as well as subtopics from the CBSE Class 9 Science Syllabus below.

Unit I: Matter – Its Nature and Behaviour

  1. Nature of Matter
  2. Particle Nature and Their Basic Units
  3. Structure of Atoms

Unit II: Organization in the Living World

  1. Cell – Basic Unit of Life
  2. Tissues, Organs, Organ System, Organism
  3. Biological Diversity
  4. Health and Diseases

Unit III: Motion, Force and Work

  1. Motion
  2. Force and Newton’s Laws
  3. Gravitation
  4. Floatation
  5. Work, Energy and Power
  6. Sound

Unit IV: Our Environment

  1. Physical Resources
  2. Biogeochemical Cycles in Nature

Unit V: Food Production

CBSE Syllabus for Class 9 Social Science

Students can check the units as well as subtopics from the CBSE Class 9 Social Science Syllabus below:

Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World – I

  1. The French Revolution
  2. Socialism in Europe and the Russian Revolution
  3. Nazism and the Rise of Hitler
  4. Forest Society and Colonialism
  5. Pastoralists in the Modern World

Unit 2: Contemporary India – I

  1. India
  2. Physical Features of India
  3. Drainage
  4. Climate
  5. Natural Vegetation and Wildlife
  6. Population

Unit 3: Democratic Politics – I

  1. What is Democracy? Why Democracy?
  2. Constitutional Design
  3. Electoral Politics
  4. Working of Institutions
  5. Democratic Rights

Unit 4: Economics

  1. The Story of Village Palampur
  2. People as Resource
  3. Poverty as a Challenge
  4. Food Security in India

CBSE Class 9 NCERT Solutions

Students must study and practice questions from the NCERT textbooks for their examinations. However, if they find it difficult to solve any problem in the NCERT Class 9 books, they can always refer to the NCERT solutions available here. We have provided NCERT solutions for Class 9 Science and Maths. Students can check the NCERT Class 9 solutions and find answers to all the questions or problems in the textbook.

Students can check the following links for more information on subjects, syllabus, and sample papers.

CBSE Class 9 HindiCBSE Class 9 Syllabus
CBSE Class 9 ScienceCBSE Class 9 English
CBSE Class 9 Social ScienceCBSE Class 9 Maths
NCERT Books for Class 9CBSE Sample Papers for Class 9 

CBSE Class 9 Exam Preparation Tips

When it comes to scoring good marks in the exam, students always need to prepare well for it. Therefore, students need to prepare well to score good marks in the final examinations. Students can even follow various CBSE Class 9 examination preparation tips while preparing for the exam. Here are some preparation tips that can help you achieve better marks in exams:

  1. Exam Pattern: Students must check the latest exam pattern before starting their preparation for the exam. The structure of the question paper, types of questions, duration of the Class 9 examinations is talked about there.
  2. Syllabus: Students must check the CBSE Class 9 syllabus before starting their preparation. A brief idea about the different topics, their difficulty levels, and other details can be gathered before preparing for the exam.
  3. Timetable: Students should create a timetable to study for the exams. Dedicate each subject and/or topic in a time slot to cover everything. Don’t forget to take regular and frequent breaks in between.
  4. NCERT Textbooks: It is essential that students understand that the NCERT Class 9 textbooks are the most important in their preparation journey. Most questions in the exams will be from the textbook. So, before studying from reference books, practice from NCERT textbooks. 
  5. Quality Study Material: Students must only study for their exams from good quality, trustworthy study materials. The NCERT Class 9 solutions are a great place to start with.
  6. Take Notes: Always take notes while studying because these notes are going to help you during revision. You can always refer to your Class 9 notes for a quick revision instead of searching for topics in thick books.
  7. Previous Year Question Papers: Candidates must practice CBSE 9th previous year papers as much as possible. Sometimes, questions are repeated from previous years.
  8. Mock Tests: You can also find free CBSE Class 9 mock tests on our site through which you can practice more for exams.

CBSE Sample Paper Class 9 2022-23

Students can find hundreds of questions to practice from in the sample papers available online. This will help them prepare for their examination in a much better way. Students can access CBSE Class 9 sample papers here for previous year questions, important topics, and more. 

CBSE Class 9 Mock Test 2022-23

Mock tests are a great way to prepare for the actual exam without feeling the pressure of it. Students can take free mock tests on Embibe to prepare for their exams. These tests will give students an idea about the type of questions, difficulty level of the exam, and structure of the question paper. Through regular mock tests, students can increase their speed to solve or answer questions. Take free Class 9 mock tests to be prepared for every exam.

Grading System in CBSE Class 9 Examination

Schools follow a grading system to award the performance of students in exams. Students can check the grading system below: 

Marks RangeGrade
91 to 100A1
81 to 90A2
71 to 80B1
61 to 70B2
51 to 60C1
41 to 50C2
33 to 40D
32 and belowE (Essential Repeat)

FAQs About CBSE Class 9 Exam Syllabus 2022-23

Q.1: What is the syllabus of Class 9 CBSE 2022-23?
Ans: You can access the complete and updated syllabus of CBSE Class 9 on Embibe. You can even download the CBSE Class 9 syllabus PDF for all subjects from our website.

Q.2: How to fill out the CBSE registration form for Class 9?
Ans: 
The school authorities fill out the CBSE 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 registration form of all their students to the CBSE regional office.

Q.3: How many subjects are there in CBSE Class 9?
Ans: According to the CBSE curriculum, Class 9 has five main subjects: two are language subjects and three are compulsory academic subjects. Students may choose English, Hindi, or any other language subject. However, the three compulsory academic subjects are Maths, Science, and Social Science. Apart from these five subjects, students can also choose a third language subject as optional.

Q.4: ‘What is democracy? Why democracy?’ Is this chapter in the Class 9 CBSE syllabus?
Ans: Yes, it is chapter 1 of Civics from the CBSE Class 9 Social Science book. Students can get the syllabus, free NCERT solutions, and notes of this chapter at Embibe.

Q.5: How many books are there in Class 9 CBSE?
Ans: There are mainly 11 NCERT books in CBSE Class 9. However, if you have Sanskrit as an optional subject, there are 14 books in total. Students can check the NCERT books for CBSE Class 9 below:
(i) English: Beehive, Moments (Supplementary Reader), and Words and Expressions – 1
(ii) Hindi Course A: क्षितिज and कृतिका OR Hindi Course B: स्पर्श and संचयन
(iii) Mathematics
(iv) Science
(v) Social Science: Democratic Politics-I, Contemporary India-I, India and the Contemporary World-I, and Economics-I
(vi) Sanskrit: शेमुषी प्रथमो भागः, व्यकारानाविथी:, and अभ्यास्वान भव

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