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Syllabus

Mathematics

Course Structure

Unit No. Unit Name Marks
1 Number Systems 08
2 Algebra 17
3 Coordinate Geometry 04
4 Geometry 28
5 Mensuration 13
6 Statistics and Probability 10
Total 80

Science

Course Structure

Unit No. Unit Name Marks
1 Matter – Its Nature and Behaviour 23
2 Organisation in Living World 20
3 Motion, Force and Work 27
4 Our Environment 06
5 Food: Food Production 04
  Total 80
  Internal Assessment 20
  Grand Total 100

Practicals (List of Experiments)

  1. 01.
    To test:
    • The presence of starch in the given food sample
    • The presence of the 129 adulterant melanin yellow in dal
  2. 02.
    To prepare:
    • A true solution of common salt, sugar and alum
    • A suspension of soil, chalk powder and fine sand in water
    • A colloidal solution of starch in water and egg albumin or milk in water and distinction between these on the basis of:
      • Transparency
      • Filtration Criterion
      • Stability
  3. 03.
    To prepare
    • A mixture
    • A compound using iron filings and sulphur powder and distinguish between these on the basis of:
      • Appearance, i.e. homogeneity and heterogeneity
      • Behaviour towards a magnet
      • Behaviour towards carbon disulphide as a solvent
      • Effect of heat
  4. 04.
    To carry out the following reactions and classify them as physical or chemical changes:
    • Iron with copper sulphate solution in water
    • Burning of magnesium ribbon in air
    • Zinc with dilute sulphuric acid
    • Heating of copper sulphate crystals
    • Sodium sulphate with barium chloride in the form of their solutions in water
  5. 05.
    To prepare stained temporary mounts of onion peel and human cheek cells, record observations and draw their labelled diagrams.
  6. 06.
    To identify Parenchyma and Sclerenchyma tissues in plants, striped muscle fibres and nerve cells in animals – from prepared slides – and then draw their labelled diagrams.
  7. 07.
    To separate the components of a mixture of sand, common salt and ammonium chloride (or camphor) by sublimation.
  8. 08.
    To determine the melting point of ice and the boiling point of water.
  9. 09.
    To establish a relationship between the weight of a rectangular wooden block lying on a horizontal table and the minimum force required to move it using a spring balance.
  10. 10.
    To determine the mass percentage of water imbibed by raisins.
  11. 11.
    Verification of the laws of reflection of sound.
  12. 12.
    Establishing the relation between the loss in weight of a solid when fully immersed in:
    • Tap water
    • Strongly salty water, with the weight of water displaced by it by taking at least two different solids
  13. 13.
    Determination of the speed of a pulse propagated through a stretched string or slinky.
  14. 14.
    Study of the characteristics of Spirogyra or Agaricus, Moss or Fern, Pinus (either with male or female cones) and an Angiospermic plant. Drawing and providing two identifying features of the groups they belong to.
  15. 15.
    Verification of the law of conservation of mass in a chemical reaction.
  16. 16.
    Study of the external features of root, stem, leaf and flower of monocot and dicot plants.

Social Science

  1. 01.
    India and the Contemporary Word – I
  2. 02.
    Contemporary India – I
  3. 03.
    Democratic Politics – I
  4. 04.
    Economics
  5. 05.
    Disaster Management (Through Project and Assignments)

English

  1. 01.
    Prose
    • How I Taught My Grandmother to Read
    • A Dog Named Duke
    • The Man Who Knew Too Much
    • Keeping it from Harold
    • Best Seller
  2. 02.
    Poetry
    • The Brook
    • The Road Not Taken
    • The Solitary Reaper
    • Lord Ullin’s Daughter
    • The Seven Ages
    • Oh, I Wish I’d Looked After My Teeth
    • Song of the Rain
  3. 03.
    Drama
    • Villa for Sale
    • The Bishop’s Candlesticks

Hindi

For the Hindi syllabus, click here

Exam Pattern and Grading Scheme

Sections Marks
A Reading Skills 20
B Writing skills with Grammar 25
C Literature Textbook and Long Reading Test 25
D Assessment of Speaking and Listening (ASL) 20
Total 90

Grading System

The Assessment of Scholastic Attainments (Part 1) will be reported twice in a year. The nine- point grading scale for measuring Scholastic achievements is given below:

RANGE OF 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 3
00 – 22 E2 2

The minimum qualifying grade in all the subjects under the Scholastic Domain is ‘D’. All assessments with regard to the academic status of the students shall be done in marks and will be given in grades.

The Assessment of Co–Scholastic Areas 2(A, B, C & D) and 3(A, B) will be done on a five-point scale (shown in the table below); reported once in class IX and once in class X.

Grade Grade Points
A 4.1 - 5
B 3.1 - 4
C 2.1 - 3
D 2
E 0 - 1

The minimum qualifying grade in Co-Scholastic Domain is ‘D’.

Preparation

    Hard work and focus are the keys to cracking exams. We have prepared a sample study plan which will be helpful for you. The most important aspect for scoring good marks is strengthening your concepts. However, all subjects require some special and specific tips, which you can refer below:

  • English: Keep a pocket dictionary on you at all times, in case you come across new words. Practice writing and grammar thoroughly using reference books. Understand chapters from books thoroughly. Practice writing essays and letters.
  • Mathematics: Practice each type of problem from the NCERT book. Do the same from the reference book you’re using. Learn all formulae, theorems and theorem proofs thoroughly.
  • Science: Chemistry is basic. Just read chapters from the book. Learn new definitions, definitions, etc. and solve some numericals from the end of each chapter. In Physics, numerical problems require more practice. Learn definitions of units of measurements and remember the causes of various Physics phenomena from the textbook. Biology is to be mugged up from the textbook or the reference book. The fundamentals for Organic Chemistry can be clearly conceptualized from the basic level for future understanding.
  • Social Science: History and Civics require mugging. Don’t hesitate in doing so. Economics is conceptual, so start understanding concepts from the textbook. Geography includes both conceptual and theoretical topics. Mug up definitions and understand concepts. Also make sure to practise maps thoroughly.
  • Sanskrit: Just like English, Sanskrit requires practice in both writing and grammar. Go through reference books to do this.

Study Material

  • English
  • Math
  • Hindi
  • S.Sc
  • Science
  1. 01. Together With
  2. 02. Comprehensive
  1. 01. NCERT
  2. 02. R.D. Sharma
  3. 03. Guidelines for Mathematics Laboratory in Schools, Class IX – CBSE Publication
  4. 04. A Handbook for Designing Mathematics Laboratory in Schools – NCERT Publication
  5. 05. Mathematics Exemplar Problems for Class IX – NCERT Publication
  1. 01. NCERT
  2. 02. S. Chand
  3. 03. Lakhmir Singh and Manjit Kaur
  4. 04. Assessment of Practical Skills in Science – Class IX – CBSE Publication
  5. 05. Laboratory Manual – Science – Class IX – NCERT Publication
  6. 06. Exemplar Problems – NCERT Publication
  1. 01. NCERT
  2. 02. Together With (Hindi) by Rachna Sagar
  1. 01. NCERT
  2. 02. Together Towards a Safer India – Part II – A Textbook on Disaster Management for Class IX – Published by CBSE

Previous Years’ Papers

Practising model papers and previous years’ papers is important as it helps you simulate the real exam. Make sure that you practice them repeatedly so that you can learn all formulae by heart and solve problems easily on the day of the exam. You can find practise papers by NCERT for your assistance below:

CBSE Sample Papers for Class 9

Doubt Clarification

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Which competitive and scholarship exams can I take this year?

The following is the list of competitive exams you can take part in and test your skills:

  1. National Level Science Talent Search Examination (NLSTSE): NSTSE is a diagnostic test which helps students improve their overall learning ability and educational performance. Unlike other tests which may only find out how much a student knows or has memorised, NSTSE measures how well a student has understood the concepts and provides a detailed feedback on the same, to help him/her improve. Thus NSTSE helps each student to know early, whether he/she has properly understood a concept, so that immediate action can be taken to correct the aberration and pave a path for improvement. Often, students develop conceptual gaps which increase as the students go to higher classes and turn those into a ‘phobia’ for the subject.
  2. National Interactive Maths Olympiad (NIMO): EduHeal Foundation is conducting the National Interactive Maths Olympiad (NIMO). NIMO promises to make math more fun by introducing interactive activities like interactive olympiad, workshops and seminars.
  3. National Biotechnology Olympiad (NBTO): This olympiad is as much about creating awareness about Biotechnology by bringing in an element of challenge and competition as about inspiring the younger generation to enhance their knowledge about Biotechnology issues and to test their aptitude for taking up career in Biotechnology in future.
  4. GeoGenius: Geo-Genius is established by leading academicians with an aim of popularizing the understanding of Geography among the school children. Its mission is to spark student interest in Geography and increase public awareness about it, to educate the children about Earth and to inculcate a deep love and respect for the environment which plays a major role in their progress.
  5. Assessment of Scholastic Skills through Educational Testing (ASSET): It is a scientifically designed, skill-based assessment test. Rather than testing rote learning, through multiple-choice questioning, it focuses on measuring how well skills and concepts underlying the school syllabus have been learnt by the student. The test provides information on the strengths and weaknesses of individual students and also entire classes.
  6. NSTSE: Unlike other tests which may only find out how much a student knows or has memorized, NSTSE measures how well a student has understood the concepts and provides a detailed feedback on the same, to help him/her improve.
  7. Olympiads:
    1. Silverzone Olympiads: It is a competitive exam at school level conducted for classes I to XII in various subjects including Mathematics, English, French, General Knowledge, Informatics etc.
    2. Science olympiad foundation:There are several Olympiads organized by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) such as IMO, NCO, NSO and IEO. These Olympiads are held annually and are considered very tricky for students.
    3. IJSO: IJSO is a competitive examination open to students of all countries in the world, primarily studying in secondary schools. All basic subjects of Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics) are given roughly equal representation in the IJSO examination.
    4. The Junior Science Olympiad program follows the following 5 stages:
      1. Stage I: National Standard Examination in Junior Science (NSEJS)
      2. Stage II: Indian National Junior Science Olympiad (INJSO)
      3. Stage III: Orientation cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in Junior Science
      4. Stage IV: Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT) for IJSO
      5. Stage V: Participation in International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO)

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