CBSE Class 9 Assessment Structure 2017-2018

In this article students will get acquainted with the CBSE class 9 latest assessment structure that introduced by the board from Current academic session, i.e., year 2017-2018. This article will also make you aware of the importance of class 9 for laying a strong foundation for Board Class 10.

Created On: Dec 12, 2017 09:44 IST
Modified On: Jan 18, 2018 13:20 IST
CBSE Class 9 Exam Pattern 2017-2018
CBSE Class 9 Exam Pattern 2017-2018

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.

CBSE Class 9 Syllabus 2017-2018: All Subjects

Keeping this point in mind, Jagranjosh has prepared this article describing the latest assessment scheme and the examination pattern implememnted to CBSE Class 9 course.

Changed CBSE Class 9 Assessment Scheme

Shutting down the Dual Assessment Scheme, CBSE has brought a significant change in the Assessment Scheme to be followed in Class 9 current academic session, i.e., 2017-2018 onwads. The assessment, examination and report card patterns for class 9 students will be similar to that of class 10 Board students.

According to which the CBSE Class 9 report card will have scores of a single yearly term comprising a periodic test, notebook, subject enrichment and annual examination. The co-scholastic grading will be on a five-point grading scale.

CBSE Class 9 Exam Pattern

Find below the details of CBSE Class 10 New Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme:

1. 80 Marks Annual Examination:

  • Schools will conduct Class-IX Examination for 80 marks in each subject covering 100% syllabus of the subject of Class-IX only.
  • Student has to secure 33% marks out of 80 marks in each subject.
  • Marks and Grades both will be awarded for Individual subjects.
  • 9-point grading will be same as followed by the Board in Class XII.

2. 20 Marks Internal Assessment:

Student has to secure 33% marks out of overall 20 marks earmarked in each subject. Internal assessment consists of

(i) Periodic Test:

  • Three Periodic Written Tests are to be conducted in each subject in an Academic Year.
  • Each periodic test will carry 10 marks.
  • Average of the best two tests to be taken for final marks submission.
  • Three Periodic Tests will help student prepare for the Annual Board Examination and help teachers to keep a track of the students’ learning thoughout the year.

(ii) Notebook Submission

  • This is to give weightage to student’s regularity,  assignment completion, neatness & upkeep of notebook.
  • Notebook submission will hold 5 marks for Periodic Test.
  • It aims at inculcating the qualities of regularity, punctuality and neatness among the students.

(iii) Subject Enrichment Activity

  • Subject Enrichment Activity will also add 5 marks to Periodic Test.
  • It covers

(a) Speaking and listening skills in Language Subjects

(b) Practical lab work in Science.

(c) Math lab practical in Mathematics.

(d) Map work and project work in Social Science

  • These are the subject specific activities which will help in better understanding of the subject  and skill development.

CBSE Class 10 New Exam Pattern 2017-2018

Grading Scale for Scholastic Areas:

Marks Range
















32 & below

E (Failed)

The overall assessment pattern for CBSE Class 9 can be summed up as below:

(i) Annual Examination for whole syllabus of the year : 80 marks

(ii) Internal Assessment: 20 marks

  • Periodic written tests: 10 marks
  • Notebook submission: 5 marks
  • Subject enrichment activity: 5 marks

Co-scholastic activities:
They will be graded on a five-point scale (A-E) but there will be no descriptive indicators.

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