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CBSE Class 9 Mathematics Examination Pattern 2019

Dec 31, 2018 09:28 IST
    CBSE Class 9 Maths Exam Pattern
    CBSE Class 9 Maths Exam Pattern

    Having the right exam pattern in hand helps to plan the study timeline accordingly. Once you get an idea of the format of question paper, it becomes easy to move forward to check the syllabus of the exam and strategise the preparation.

    In this article, we bring the examination pattern for CBSE Class 9 Mathematics exam. From previous session, CBSE had terminated the semester system in class 9. Under the current assessemnt scheme, students’ performance is assessed by conducting an annual exam only that is conducted for the complete syllabus of class 9.

    CBSE Class 9 Mathematics Syllabus 2018-2019

    Therefore, all the CBSE students of class 9 who will be taking their annual exam 2019, must have an idea of the exam pattern so that they may prepare accordingly and write a perfect exam to score optimum marks.

    Here, we are providing the latest examination pattern for CBSE Class 9 Mathematics, to give a preview of the exam structure that students will see in the CBSE class 9 annual exam 2019.

    CBSE Class 9 Mathematics Examination Pattern is as follows:

    This year CBSE class 9 Mathematics question paper will be conducted for 80 marks covering 100% syllabus. The remaining 20 marks are alloted to internal assessment (IA) which will be added while calculating the overall grade.

    Internal Assessment will comprise of:

    • Average of the marks scored in three periodic tests
    • 5 marks for notebook submission
    • 5 marks for subject enrichment activities

    While preparing for the Mathematics exam, students should know the worth of each unit.

    CBSE Class 9 Mathematics Solved Practice Paper

    Find below the CBSE Class 9 Mathematics Unit-Wise Weightage :


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    CBSE Class 9 Mathematics Question Paper format is given below:

    • The Maths question paper will comprise of a total of 30 questions divided into four sections, viz., A, B, C and D.
    • Section A will contain 6 questions of 1 mark each.
    • Section B will contain 6 questions of 2 marks each.
    • Section C will contain 10 questions of 3 marks each.
    • Section D will contain 8 questions of 4 marks each.

    CBSE Class 9 Mathematics Questions Paper Design will be as follows:


    Mathematics (Code No. 041)            Time : 3 hrs                                         Marks: 80

    Typology of Questions

    Number of questions of different types

    Total Marks

    Remembering (Knowledge based-

    Simple recall questions, to know specific facts, terms, concepts, principles or theories; Identify, define, or recite, information)

    VSA – 2


    SA (I) - 2

    SA (II) - 2

    LA - 2

    Understanding (Comprehension- to be familiar with meaning and to understand conceptually, interpret, compare, contrast, explain, paraphrase, or interpret information)

    VSA – 2


    SA (I) – 1

    SA (II) – 1

    LA - 4

    Application (Use abstract information in concrete situation, to apply knowledge to new situation; Use given content interpret a situation, provide example, or solve a problem)

    VSA – 2


    SA (I) – 2

    SA (II) – 3

    LA - 1

    Higher Order Thinking Skills

    (Analysis & Synthesis-Classify,compare, contrast, or differentiate between different pieces of information; Organize and /or integrate unique pieces of information

    from  variety of sources)

    VSA - None


    SA (I) – 1

    SA (II) – 4

    LA - None

    Evaluation ( Judge, and/or justify

    the value or worth of a decision or

    outcome, or to predict outcomes based on values)

    VSA – None


    SA (I) – None

    SA (II) – None

    LA -1




    Abbreviations used are:

    VSA: Very Short Answer (1 Mark)

    SA (I): Short Answer –I (2 Marks)

    SA (II): Short Answer –II (3 Marks)

    LA (I): Long Answer (4 Marks)

    Knowing the exam format will help students create an appropriate strategy and finally make a smart and effective preparation for the Mathematics exam. This will definitely help to grab the best scores in this exam.

    Students may also check the following links to explore more stuff that is important for CBSE Class 9 Annual exam preparations:

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