CBSE Class 9 Exam Pattern

This artcle provides you the latest examamination pattern for the various subjects of CBSE Class 9. The artcle will make you familiar with the latest format used in CBSE Class 9 Summative Assessment-I & Summative Assessment-II.

CBSE Class 9 Examination forms a sound basis for future Classes. That's why students are advised to be well prepared to take the exams so as to score optimum. Remember, Education is a step by step process in which each year's hard work makes you prepared for the board exams. So never try to neglect any phase of this process as it may affect the higher class's studies.

Keeping this point in mind, Jagranjosh has prepared this article describing the latest examination pattern used in CBSE Class 9 Summative Assessment-I & Summative Assessment-II.

Class 9 Exam Pattern

Class 9 Examination is held in two modes:

  1. Summative Assessment I: It includes Formative Assessment I and II, and its period lies between the months of April and September.
  2. Summative Assessment II: It includes Formative Assessment III and IV, and its period lies between the months of October and March.

All the Questions Papers framed in both the modes are as per the Blueprint issued by CBSE.

Compulsory Subjects Covered:

  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Social Science
  • Hindi
  • English

Question Paper Details:


Time Allotted for Examination

Total no. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Individual Sections with Markings


   3 – 3½ hours



Section A: 75 Marks

  • 3 questions of 1 mark each
  • 3 questions of 2 marks each
  • 12 questions of 3 marks each
  • 6 questions of 5 marks each

Section B: 15 Marks

  • 9 MCQs of 1 mark each
  • 3 practical based questions of 2 marks each


   3 – 3½ hours



Section A: 4 Marks

Section B: 12 Marks

Section C: 24 Marks

Section D: 40 Marks

Section E: 10 Marks

Social Science

      3 hours



Section A: 8 Marks

Section B: 36 Marks

Section C: 40 Marks

Section D: 6 Marks (Map)


      3 hours



Section A: 20 Marks

Section B: 15 Marks

Section C: 30 Marks

Section D: 25 Marks


      3 hours



Section A - Reading: 20 Marks

Section B - Writing & Grammer: 25 Marks

Section C - Literature & Long reading text: 25 Marks

Apart from the compulsory subjects, the students could also opt for the optional subjects according to their area of interest.

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