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CBSE Class 9 Mathematics Examination Pattern 2018

Jan 11, 2018 17:08 IST
    CBSE Class 9 Maths Exam Pattern
    CBSE Class 9 Maths Exam Pattern

    As for class 9, CBSE board introduced a new assessment scheme, so students will have to face a completely different exam structure in their annual exams 2018.  

    The board terminated the semester system, which constituted four formative and two summative assessments. This year students’ performance will be assessed by conducting an annual exam only that will be for the complete syllabus of class 9.

    CBSE Class 9 Mathematics Syllabus 2017-2018

    Therefore, before students actually take the exam, they 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 exams 2018.

    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 : Set-I

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


    Unit Name























    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.

    NCERT Solutions for CBSE Class 9 Maths

    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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