Tamil Nadu State Board Class 9

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  • Written by Harshitha A
  • Last Modified on 18-01-2023
  • Written by Harshitha A
  • Last Modified on 18-01-2023

About Exam

About Exam

Exam Brief

Tamil Nadu State Board School Examinations (Sec.) and Board of Higher Secondary Examinations is the world’s largest school board, with great appeal in Commonwealth countries and other developing and developed nations. It is often known as the Tamil Nadu State Board of School Examinations. It emphasises successful learning in accordance with the National Curriculum Framework (NCF 2005) standards by making learning more learner-centred.

The board allows pupils with the freedom and autonomy to develop their knowledge, potential talent, and physical and mental abilities to their full potential. It is also responsible for conducting Secondary and Senior Secondary Examinations, publishing results, etc.

Exam Summary

To make examinations more flexible and integrated into classroom life, the Tamil Nadu State Board of School Examinations implemented Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE). CCE promotes students’ scholastic and co-scholastic knowledge while also reducing the fear and stress that comes during final exams. Students are assessed on their ability to think critically, as well as application-oriented and problem-solving problems.

Tamil Nadu Board Class 9 follows the curriculum, syllabus and textbooks as per the recommendations of National Curriculum Framework 2005 and National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education-2009.

Name of the board State Board School Examinations (Sec.) & Board of Higher Secondary Examinations, Tamil Nadu
Established on 1910
Headquarters address State Board of School Examinations(Sec.) & Board of Higher Secondary Examinations, Tamil Nadu College Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu – 600006
Email ID [email protected]
Level of the exam School-level
Mode of exam Offline
Language subjects
  • English
  • Tamil
Academic subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Science
Exam Pattern Trimester
Medium of exam Tamil or English
Official website www.tamilnadustateboard.org

Official Website Link

https://www.tamilnadustateboard.org/

Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

Exam pattern details - Scoring pattern (+/- Marking)

  • CCE comprises an assessment of both Scholastic and Co-Scholastic areas. 
  • Formative and one Summative Assessment is conducted separately for three terms.
  • Formative Assessment (FA) uses a diagnostic and remedial assessment that happens throughout each term.
  • Students are given a summative assessment at the end of each semester (SA). Each SA would only be evaluated on the syllabus covered during that term.

Curricular Learning Units

Scholastic Area Co-Scholastic Area
Tamil Life Skills
English Work Experience
Mathematics Visual and Performing Arts
Science Attitudes and Values
Social Science Co-curricular Activities like

  • Scouts and Guides,
  • NSS
  • Club Activities
  • Indigenous sports
  • Any other unique individual skills
  Physical Education/Folk Arts/Yoga/Gardening/Gymnastics
  • Scholastic areas awarded Grades on a 9 – Point Scale.

Grades for Formative Assessment (FA)

Marks Grade Grade Point
37-40 A1 10
33-36 A2 9
29-32 B1 8
25-28 B2 7
21-24 C1 6
17-20 C2 5
13-16 D 4
9-12 E1
8 & below E2

Grades for Summative Assessment (SA)

Marks Grade Grade Point
55-60 A1 10
49-54 A2 9
43-48 B1 8
37-42 B2 7
31-36 C1 6
25-30 C2 5
19-24 D 4
13-18 E1
12 & below E2

Overall Grades (FA + SA)

Marks Grade Grade Point
91-100 A1 10
81-90 A2 9
71-80 B1 8
61-70 B2 7
51-60 C1 6
41-50 C2 5
33-40 D 4
21-32 E1
20 & below E2
  • The co-scholastic areas will be graded on a 5 – Point Scale.

Excellent

A

Very Good

B

Good

C

Satisfactory

D

Needs Improvement

E

  • The academic year has 3 Terms, i.e., Term I, Term II and Term III.
  • The assessment framework for the scholastic area is as follows.
Term Type of Assessment (Marks) Mode of Assessment
Term 1 (June to September) FA1 (20+20) Best 4 activities out of 6 + Best 4 Slip tests/CATs out of 6
SA1 (60) Pen-paper test
Term 2 (October to December) FA2 (20+20) Best 4 activities out of 6 + Best 4 Slip tests/CATs out of 6Check note
SA2 (60) Pen-paper test
Term 3
January to April
FA3 (20+20) Best 4 activities out of 6 + Best 4 Slip tests/CATs out of 6
SA3 (60) Pen-paper test

Syllabus and Blueprint

Exam Syllabus

Exam Syllabus

Mathematics Syllabus for Class 9 Tamil Nadu Board

Chapter
Number
Chapter Name Topics
Term 1
1 Set Language
  • Introduction
  • Set
  • Representation of a Set
  • Types of Sets
  • Set Operations
  • Cardinality and Practical Problems on Set Operations
2 Real Numbers
  • Introduction
  • Rational Numbers
  • Irrational Numbers
  • Real Numbers
3 Algebra
  • Introduction
  • Polynomials
  • Arithmetic of Polynomials
  • Value and Zeros of a Polynomial
  • Division of Polynomials
  • Remainder theorem
4 Geometry
  • Introduction
  • Geometry Basics – Recall
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Constructions
5 Coordinate Geometry
  • Mapping the Plane
  • Devising a Coordinate system
  • Distance between any two points
Term 2
1 Set Language
  • Introduction
  • Properties of Set Operations
  • De Morgan’s Laws
  • Cardinality and Practical Problems on Set Operations
2 Real Numbers
  • Introduction
  • Radical Notation
  • Surds
  • Rationalisation of Surds
  • Scientific Notation
3 Algebra
  • Introduction
  • Factor Theorem
  • Algebraic Identities
  • Factorisation
  • Synthetic division
4 Geometry
  • Introduction
  • Parts of Circle
  • Circle Through Three Points
  • Properties of Chords of a Circle
  • Cyclic Quadrilaterals
  • Constructions
5 Statistics
  • Introduction
  • Collection of Data
  • Measures of Central Tendency
  • Arithmetic Mean
  • Median
  • Mode
Term 3
1 Algebra
  • Introduction
  • Linear Equation in One Variable
  • Linear Equation in Two Variables
  • The slope of a Line
  • The intercept of a Line
  • Simultaneous Linear Equations
  • Consistency and Inconsistency of Linear Equations in Two Variables
2 Coordinate Geometry
  • Introduction
  • The Mid-point of a Line Segment
  • Points of Trisection of a Line Segment
  • Section Formula
  • The Coordinates of the Centroid
3 Trigonometry
  • Introduction
  • Trigonometric Ratios of Some Special Angles
  • Trigonometric Ratios for Complementary Angles
  • Method of using Trigonometric Table
4 Mensuration
  • Introduction
  • Heron’s Formula
  • Application of Heron’s Formula in Finding Areas of Quadrilaterals
  • Surface Area of Cuboid and Cube
  • The volume of Cuboid and Cube
5 Probability
  • Introduction
  • Basic Ideas
  • Classical Approach
  • Empirical Approach
  • Types of Events

Science Syllabus for Class 9 Tamil Nadu Board

Chapter Number Chapter Name Topics
Term 1
1 Measurement and Measuring Instruments
  • Physical quantities and units
  • SI system of units
  • Fundamental units of SI system
  • Unit prefixes
  • Rules and conventions for writing SI units and their symbols
  • Vernier calliper and screw gauge
  • Measuring mass
  • Accuracy in measurements
2 Motion
  • State of rest and motion
  • Types of motion
  • Distance and displacement
  • Uniform and non-uniform motion
  • Speed, velocity and acceleration
  • Graphical representation of motion along a straight line
  • Equations of motion
  • Centripetal acceleration and force
  • Centrifugal force
3 Light
  • Reflection of light
  • Curved mirrors
  • The image formed by curved mirrors
  • The real and virtual image
  • Concave mirror
  • Convex mirror
  • Speed of light
  • Total internal reflection
4 Matter Around Us
  • Is matter particulate or continuous?
  • Evidence for the existence of particles?
  • Kinetic particle theory of three states of matter
  • Solids
  • Liquids
  • Gases
  • Effect of temperature on the movement of particles
  • Changes in states of matter and the kinetic particle theory
  • Melting
  • Freezing
  • Boiling
  • Evaporation
  • Sublimation
  • Effect of pressure on gases
  • Classification of matter based on composition
  • Element
  • Compound
  • Differences between mixtures and compounds
  • Types of mixtures
  • Colloidal solutions
  • Separation of mixtures
5 Atomic Structure
  • Laws of chemical combination
  • Law of reciprocal proportions
  • Discovery of nucleus
  • Discovery of neutrons
  • Isotopes
6 Living World of Plants – Plant Physiology
  • Do they move on their own accord?
  • Do plants move?
  • Do plants actually sense light?
  • Types of tropisms in plants
  • More to movement than growth
  • What is photosynthesis?
  • Food chain
  • Respiration in plants
7 Living World of Animals – Diversity in Living
Organism – Kingdom Animalia
  • Classification of living organisms
  • Criteria for classification of animal kingdom
  • Phylum – Protozoa
  • Phylum – Porifera
  • Phylum – Coelenterata
  • Phylum – Platyhelminthes
  • Phylum – Nematoda aschelminthes
  • Phylum – Annelida
  • Phylum – Arthropoda
  • Phylum – Mollusca
  • Phylum – Echinodermata
  • Phylum – Chordata
  • Division Vertebrata
  • Super class tetrapoda
  • Binomial names of common animals
8 Health and Hygiene – Food for Living
  • Classes of nutrients
  • A case study
  • Protein-energy malnutrition (PEM)
  • Minerals – functions and deficiency diseases
  • Vitaminosis
  • Methods of food preservation
9 Computer – An Introduction
Term 2
1 Heat
  • Effects of heat
  • Transfer of heat
  • Concept of temperature
  • Specific heat capacity
  • Heat capacity or thermal capacity
  • Change of state
  • Latent heat
2 Electric Charge and Electric Current
  • Electric charges
  • Electric current
  • Electric circuit diagram
  • Effects of electric current
  • Types of current
  • Safe handling of electrical energy
3 Magnetism and Electromagnetism
  • Magnetic field
  • Magnetic field lines
  • Magnetic effect of current
  • Force on a current-carrying conductor in a magnetic field
  • Force on parallel current-carrying conductors
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Electric generator
  • Transformer
  • Applications of electromagnets
4 Periodic Classification of Elements
  • Early concepts of classification of elements
  • Modern periodic table
  • metals, non-metals and metalloids
  • Alloys
5 Chemical Bonding
  • Kossel-Lewis’s approach to chemical bonds
  • Lewis dot structure
  • Types of chemical bond
  • Oxidation, reduction and redox reactions
6 Acids, Bases and Salts
  • What are acids?
  • What are bases?
  • Tests for acids and bases
  • How strong are acid or base solutions?
  • What are salts?
7 Organization of Tissues
  • Plant tissues
  • Meristematic tissues
  • Permanent tissues
  • Simple tissues
  • Complex tissues
  • Animals tissues
  • Epithelial tissues
  • Connective tissues
  • Muscular tissues
  • Nervous tissues
  • Cell division
  • Types of cell division
8 Organ Systems in Animals
  • Organ systems in animals
  • Human digestive system
  • Human excretory system
  • Human reproductive system
9 Parts of Computer
  • Parts of a computer
  • Classification of computer
  • Connecting the computer
Term 3
1 Fluids
  • Thrust and pressure
  • Pressure in fluids
  • Atmospheric pressure
  • Pascal’s law
  • Density
  • Buoyancy
  • Archimedes’ principle
  • Laws of floatation
2 Sound
  • Production of sound
  • Propagation of sound waves
  • Characteristics of a sound wave
  • Distinguishing different sounds
  • Speed of sound
  • Reflection of sound
  • Echo
  • Reverberation
  • Ultrasonic sound or ultrasound
  • SONAR
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Structure of the human ear
3 Universe
  • Building block of the universe
  • The solar system
  • Orbital velocity
  • Time period of a satellite
  • Kepler’s laws
  • International space station
4 Carbon and its Compounds
  • Discovery of carbon – milestones
  • Compounds of carbon – classification
  • Special features of carbon
  • Physical properties of carbon and its compounds
  • Chemical properties of carbon and its compounds
  • Carbon compounds in everyday life
  • Plastics – catenated long-chain carbon compounds
  • New rules to make Tamil Nadu plastic-free
  • Role of students in the prevention of plastic pollution
5 Applied Chemistry
  • Nanochemistry
  • Pharmaceutical chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Radiochemistry
  • Dye chemistry
  • Agricultural and food chemistry
  • Forensic chemistry
  • Applications of applied chemistry
6 Environmental Science
  • Biogeochemical cycles
  • Adaptations of plants
  • Adaptations of animals to habitat, temperature and light
  • Water conservation
  • Farm ponds
  • Water recycling
  • IUCN
7 Economic Biology
  • Horticulture
  • Manuring
  • Biofertilizers
  • Medicinal plants
  • Mushroom cultivation
  • Aeroponics
  • Aquaponics
  • Dairy farming
  • Aquaculture
  • Pisciculture
  • Prawn culture
  • Vermitechnology
  • Apiculture
8 World of Microbes
  • Microbes and their types
  • Applications of microbes
  • Microbes and diseases
  • Airborne diseases
  • Waterborne diseases
  • Vector borne diseases
  • Diseases transmitted by animals
  • Immunization
9 Hardware and Software
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Types of software
  • System and application software types

Social Science Syllabus for Class 9 Tamil Nadu Board

Chapter
Number
Chapter Name Section
Term 1
1 Evolution of Humans and Society – Prehistoric Period History
2 Ancient Civilisations
3 Early Tamil Society and Culture
4 Intellectual Awakening and Socio-Political Changes
1 Lithosphere – I Endogenetic Processes Geography
2 Lithosphere – II Exogenetic Processes
3 Atmosphere
1 Forms of Government and Democracy Civics
2 Election, Political Parties and Pressure Groups
1 Understanding Development: Perspectives, Measurement and Sustainability Economics
2 Employment in India and Tamil Nadu
Term 2
1 The Classical World History
2 The Middle Ages
3 State and Society in Medieval India
4 The Beginning of the Modern Age
1 Hydrosphere Geography
2 Biosphere
1 Human Rights Civics
1 Money and Credit Economics
Term 3
1 The Age of Revolutions History
2 Industrial Revolution
3 Colonialism in Asia and Africa
1 Man and Environment Geography
2 Maping Skills
3 Disaster Management : Responding to Disasters
1 Forms of Government Civics
2 Local Self Government
3 Road Safety
1 Tamil Nadu Agriculture Economics
2 Migration

English Syllabus for Class 9 Tamil Nadu Board

Unit
Number
Section Chapter Name
Term 1
1 Prose Goal Setting
Poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Supplementary The Fun They Had
2 Prose I Can’t Climb Trees Anymore
Poem A Poison Tree
Supplementary The Envious Neighbour
3 Prose Old Man River
Poem Little Sarah
Supplementary Little Cyclone: The Story of a Grizzly Cub
Term 2
4 Prose Seventeen Oranges
Poem The Spider and the Fly
Supplementary The Cat and the Pain-killer
5 Prose Water – the Elixir of Life
Poem On Killing a Tree
Supplementary Earthquake
Term 3
6 Prose From Zero to Infinity
Poem The Comet
Supplementary Mother’s Voice
7 Prose A Birthday Letter
Poem The Stick-together Families
Supplementary The Christmas Truce

Tamil Syllabus for Class 9 Tamil Nadu Board

Term 1