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Class 9

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In class 9, your child learns concepts that will build the base for competitive exams in the future.

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Learning is class 9 is all about strengthening your foundation for all competitive exams in the future.

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What you will learn

Physics

You will learn about the laws of motion, work and energy. You will also learn about gravitation and sound.
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Chemistry

You will discover new theories about atom and matter.
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Maths

You will learn complex theorems in Geometry and will solve equations of varying difficulty in Algebra.
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Biology

You will explore and learn about the hierarchy of organisms, agricultural practices, and environmental issues.
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History

You will learn about contemporary world history and the Indian freedom struggle.
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Civics

You will learn about democracy, the constitution, human rights etc.
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Geography

You will learn about major rivers, canals and mineral resources in india.
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English

You will get more proficient at reading comprehension, grammar, vocabulary and writing.
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Economics

You will be introduced to concepts of poverty, food security, and people as resources.
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Co-curricular Learnings

Encourage your child to participate in the various tests, but do not pressurise them. Studies have shown that learning suffers when students are stressed. These tests – if taken in the right spirit – encourage critical thinking, and are a lot of fun.
Competitive Examinations
  1. NSTSE

    The National Level Science Talent Search Examination is a diagnostic test which helps students improve their overall learning ability, and educational performance.

  2. NSO

    NSO is a national-level examination based on the syllabi prescribed by CBSE, ICSE, or other state boards.

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  3. IMO

    The International Maths Olympiad is conducted to identify and encourage Mathematical creativity in children.

All you need to know about Class 9

Sections

Syllabus for Class 9

Exam Pattern and Grading for Class 9

  • Exam Pattern for Class 9
  • Grading System

Competitive Examinations for Class 9

How to prepare for Class 9

  • Preparation Tips for Class 9
  • Study Material for Class 9
  • Previous Years' Papers for Class 9

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Here is the syllabus for CBSE Class 9

maths Mathematics
  1. Number Systems
  2. Algebra
  3. Coordinate Geometry
  1. Geometry
  2. Mensuration
  3. Statistics and Probability
science Science
  1. Matter Its Nature and Behaviour
  2. Organisation in Living World
  3. Motion, Force and Work
  1. Our Environment
  2. Food: Food Production
To test
  1. The presence of starch in the given food sample
  2. The presence of the 129 adulterant melanin yellow in dal
To prepare
  1. A true solution of common salt, sugar and alum
  2. A suspension of soil, chalk powder and fine sand in water
  3. A colloidal solution of starch in water and egg albumin or milk in water
  4. A compound using iron filings and sulphur powder and distinguish between these
To carry out the following reactions and classify them as physical or chemical change
  1. Iron with copper sulphate solution in water
  2. Burning of magnesium ribbon in air
  3. Zinc with dilute sulphuric acid
  4. Heating of copper sulphate crystals
  5. Sodium sulphate with barium chloride in the form of their solutions in water

Here’s a full list of practicals’ you will encounter in Class 9

Social Science
  1. India and the Contemporary World I
  2. Contemporary India I
  3. Democratic Politics I
  4. Economics
  5. Disaster Management (Through Project and Assignments)
english English
  1. 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. 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
  1. Drama
    • Villa for Sale
    • The Bishop’s Candlesticks
Hindi

You can find the hindi syllabus here.

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Exam Pattern for Class 9

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

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
32 & below E Failed
  • The minimum qualifying grade in all the subjects under the Scholastic Domain is ‘D’. All assessments 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 9 and once in class 10.
Grade Grade Point
A 4.1 - 5
B 3.1 - 4
C 2.1 - 3
D 2
E 0 - 1

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The following is the list of competitive exams for Class 9:

  • NSTSE: The National Level Science Talent Search Exam encourages students to reason critically while solving problems. NSTSE question papers are scientifically designed to test concepts underlying the curriculum. Students from classes 2 to 12 from recognised schools are eligible. The subjects and study matter are based on the curriculum prescribed by the CBSE board.

  • NIMO: The EduHeal Foundation conducts the National Interactive Maths Olympiad (NIMO) which promises to make Math more fun. It aims to do this by introducing interactive activities like Olympiads, workshops and seminars.

  • NBTO: The National Biotechnology Olympiad is creating awareness about Biotechnology and bringing in an element of challenge and competition among students. It is also inspiring the younger generation to enhance their knowledge about issues related to Biotechnology, and test their aptitude for future careers in the field.

  • GeoGenius: Established by leading academicians, GeoGenius aims to popularize the understanding of Geography among school children. It also educates them about the planet and inculcates a deep love and respect towards the environment, which plays a major role in their progress.

  • ASSET: Assessment of Scholastic Skills through Educational Testing is a scientifically designed, skill-based assessment test. Rather than testing through multiple-choice questioning, it focuses on measuring how well school students master fundamental concepts. The test also provides information on the strengths and weaknesses of both individual students and entire classes.

  • Olympiads:
    • 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.

    • Science Olympiad Foundation: There are several Olympiads organized by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) such as IMO, NCO, NSO and ISO. These Olympiads are held annually and are considered very tricky for students.

    • 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.

The Junior Science Olympiad program follows the following 5 stages:

  • Stage I: National Standard Examination in Junior Science (NSEJS)
  • Stage II: Indian National Junior Science Olympiad (INJSO)
  • Stage III: Orientation cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in Junior Science
  • Stage IV: Pre-departure Training Camp (PDT) for IJSO
  • Stage V: Participation in International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO)

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Preparation Tips for Class 9

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 for Class 9

You can refer the following books to study for your Class 9 school and competitive exams. Make sure you accompany the text you read with sufficient problems to solve:
maths Mathematics
  • NCERT
  • R.D. Sharma
  • Guidelines for Mathematics Laboratory in Schools, Class IX - CBSE Publication
  • A Handbook for Designing Mathematics Laboratory in Schools - NCERT Publication
  • Mathematics Exemplar Problems for Class IX - NCERT Publication
Hindi
  • NCERT
  • Together With (Hindi) by Rachna Sagar
Social Science
  • NCERT
  • Together Towards a Safer India - Part II - A Textbook on Disaster Management for Class IX - Published by CBSE
science Science
  • NCERT
  • S. Chand
  • Lakhmir Singh and Manjit Kaur
  • Assessment of Practical Skills in Science - Class IX - CBSE Publication
  • Laboratory Manual - Science - Class IX - NCERT Publication
  • Exemplar Problems - NCERT Publication

Previous Years' Papers for Class 9

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.