CBSE Class 9 Mathematics Examination Pattern 2019

In this article you will know the examination pattern and question paper format for CBSE Class 9 Mathematics Exam 2019. Here you will know all major changes brought to Mathematics paper from the previous session. It will help to make an effective preparation for the exam.

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.

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