CBSE Grade 9 Term 1 Exam: All You Need to Know

by Asmita Kundu August 24, 2021

Class 9 Term 1 Examinations CBSE

It is imperative that CBSE Class 9 students are familiar with the new changes introduced by the Board with regards to their curriculum. The CBSE had recently announced the redrafting of the way the Class 9 exams would be tackled. The Board has said that it will introduce changes in the exam pattern, exam timelines, syllabus for the exams among a host of other important notifications. Students, as well as other stakeholders, must know that CBSE is doing away with the annual system of examinations for Class and introducing two term-end examinations instead - Term 1 and Term 2. So, let us try and uncover what the CBSE Class 9 Term 1 examinations entail, including exam pattern, timelines, syllabus, etc. 


CBSE Class 9 Term 1 Exam Pattern and Timelines

With two term-end exams being introduced, students must be curious as to when the Class 9 Term 1 exams will be held and what will the exam pattern be like. Well, look no further! Here we have assembled complete information on the exam pattern details and timeline.

Particulars

Details

Exam

CBSE Grade 9 Term 1

Exam Timeline

November-December (to be conducted in a flexible schedule over 4-8 weeks) 

Exam Duration

1.5 hours (90 minutes)

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (Case-Based, Assertion-Reason Type)

Conducting Body

CBSE


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Class 9 Term 1 CBSE Exam Syllabus

The rationalisation of the CBSE Term 1, Term 2 Class 9 syllabus for the respective examinations is one of the many changes introduced. Each term-end examination will comprise only 50 percent of the syllabus. Complete details of the CBSE Term 1 examination for Grade 9 can be found below. 


Science

Unit Name

Marks

Chapter - 2: Matter-Its Nature and Behaviour 

9

Chapter - 5, 6: Organization in the Living World

18

Chapter 8, 9: Motion, Force and Work

13

Total

40

Internal Assessment

10

Grand Total

50


Mathematics

Unit Name

Marks

Number Systems

8

Algebra

5

Geometry

13

Coordinate Geometry

4

Statistics & Probability

6

Mensuration

4

Total

40

Internal Assessment

10

Grand Total

50


English

Section

Marks

Reading - Questions based on unseen passages to assess evaluation,  vocabulary, inference, analysis and interpretation:  

  1. Discursive passage (about 400-450 words) 

  2. Case-based Factual passage (assisted with statistical data/visual input/chart etc. About 200-250 words)

10

Writing 

  1. Descriptive paragraph (Person)

  2. Short Story (based on beginning line, outline, cues etc.)


Grammar 

  1. Tenses 

  2. Subject-Verb Concord 

  3. Reported Speech 

  4. Commands and Requests

  5. Modals 

  6. Determiners  

  7. Statements 

  8. Questions

10

Literature 

Questions based on extracts/texts to assess inference, interpretation, extrapolation above and across the texts. 


Moments 

  • The Lost Child 

  • In the Kingdom of Fools 

  • The Adventures of Toto

  • The Happy Prince 


Beehive  

Prose 

  1. The Fun They Had 

  2. A Truly Beautiful Mind 

  3. The Sound of Music 

  4. The Little Girl 

  5. My Childhood 

Poems 

  1. The Road Not Taken 

  2. A Legend of The Northland

  3. Wind 

  4. Rain on The Roof 

20

Total 

40

Internal Assessment 

10

Grand Total 

50


Social Science

Unit Name

Marks

India and the Contemporary World -1 

10

Democratic Politics – I

10

Contemporary India – I 

10

Economics

10

Internal Assessment

10

Total Overall

50


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