CBSE has released syllabus of Class 9 for the academic session 2016‒2017.
The key contents of the syllabus issued by CBSE for Class 9 Mathematics are:
 General Instructions
 Syllabus for CBSE Class 9 First Term
 Syllabus for CBSE Class 9 Second Term
 Question Paper Design for Mathematics Class 9 (201617)
General Instructions:
1. As per CCE guidelines, the syllabus of Mathematics for classes IX and X has been divided term wise.
2. The units specified for each term shall be assessed through both Formative and Summative Assessments.
3. In each term, there will be two Formative Assessments, each carrying 10% weightage.
4. The Summative Assessment in term I will carry 30% weightage and the Summative Asssessment in term II will carry 30% weightage.
5. Listed laboratory activities and projects will necessarily be assessed through formative assessments.
Syllabus for CBSE Class 9 Mathematics First Term is as follows
First Term Marks: 90
Unit No. 
Unit Name 
Marks 
I 
NUMBER SYSTEMS 
17 
II 
ALGEBRA 
25 
III 
GEOMETRY 
37 
IV 
COORDINATE GEOMETRY 
11 
V 
MENSURATION 


Total (Theory) 
90 
UNIT I: NUMBER SYSTEMS
1. REAL NUMBERS (18 Periods)
1. Review of representation of natural numbers, integers, rational numbers on the number line. Representation of terminating / nonterminating recurring decimals on the number line through successive magnification. Rational numbers as recurring/ terminating decimals.
2. Examples of nonrecurring/nonterminating decimals. Existence of nonrational numbers (irrational numbers) such as √2, √3 and their representation on the number line. Explaining that every real number is represented by a unique point on the number line and conversely, viz. every point on the number line represents a unique real number
3. Existence of √x for a given positive real number x and its representation on the number line with geometric proof.
4. Definition of nth root of a real number.
5. Recall of laws of exponents with integral powers. Rational exponents with positive real bases (to be done by particular cases, allowing learner to arrive at the general laws.)
6. Rationalization (with precise meaning) of real numbers of the type 1/(a+b√x), 1/(√x+√y) (and their combinations) where x and y are natural number and a and b are integers.
UNIT II: ALGEBRA
1. POLYNOMIALS (23) Periods
Definition of a polynomial in one variable, with examples and counter examples. Coefficients of a polynomial, terms of a polynomial and zero polynomial. Degree of a polynomial. Constant, linear, quadratic and cubic polynomials. Monomials, binomials, trinomials. Factors and multiples. Zeros of a polynomial. Motivate and State the Remainder Theorem with examples. Statement and proof of the Factor Theorem. Factorization of ax^{2} + bx + c, a ≠ 0 where a, b and c are real numbers, and of cubic polynomials using the Factor Theorem.
Recall of algebraic expressions and identities.
Verification of identities:
(x+y+z)^{2} = x^{2}+y^{2}+z^{2}+2xy +2yz+2zx, (x ± y)^{3} = x^{3}± y^{3}±3xy (x ± y), x^{3}±y^{3 }= (x ± y) (x^{2} ± xy + y^{2}), x^{3}+y^{3}+z^{3}‒ 3xyz = (x + y + z) (x^{2}+y^{2}+z^{2 }‒ xy ‒ yz ‒ zx) and their use in factorization of polynomials.
UNIT III : GEOMETRY
1. INTRODUCTION TO EUCLID'S GEOMETRY (6) Periods
History  Geometry in India and Euclid's geometry. Euclid's method of formalizing observed phenomenon into rigorous Mathematics with definitions, common/obvious notions, axioms/postulates and theorems. The five postulates of Euclid. Equivalent versions of the fifth postulate. Showing the relationship between axiom and theorem, for example:
(Axiom) 1. Given two distinct points, there exists one and only one line through them.
(Theorem) 2. (Prove) Two distinct lines cannot have more than one point in common.
2. LINES AND ANGLES (13) Periods
1. (Motivate) If a ray stands on a line, then the sum of the two adjacent angles so formed is 180^{} and the converse.
2. (Prove) If two lines intersect, vertically opposite angles are equal.
3. (Motivate) Results on corresponding angles, alternate angles, interior angles when a transversal intersects two parallel lines.
4. (Motivate) Lines which are parallel to a given line are parallel.
5. (Prove) The sum of the angles of a triangle is 180O.
6. (Motivate) If a side of a triangle is produced, the exterior angle so formed is equal to the sum of the two interior opposite angles.
3. TRIANGLES (20) Periods
1. (Motivate) Two triangles are congruent if any two sides and the included angle of one triangle is equal to any two sides and the included angle of the other triangle (SAS Congruence).
2. (Prove) Two triangles are congruent if any two angles and the included side of one triangle is equal to any two angles and the included side of the other triangle (ASA Congruence).
3. (Motivate) Two triangles are congruent if the three sides of one triangle are equal to three sides of the other triangle (SSS Congruence).
4. (Motivate) Two right triangles are congruent if the hypotenuse and a side of one triangle are equal (respectively) to the hypotenuse and a side of the other triangle. (RHS Congruence)
5. (Prove) The angles opposite to equal sides of a triangle are equal.
6. (Motivate) The sides opposite to equal angles of a triangle are equal.
7. (Motivate) Triangle inequalities and relation between ‘angle and facing side' inequalities in triangles.
UNIT IV: COORDINATE GEOMETRY
COORDINATE GEOMETRY (6) Periods
The Cartesian plane, coordinates of a point, names and terms associated with the coordinate plane, notations, plotting points in the plane.
UNIT V: MENSURATION
1. AREAS (4) Periods
Area of a triangle using Heron's formula (without proof) and its application in finding the area of a quadrilateral.
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Syllabus for CBSE Class 9 Mathematics Second Term is as follows
Second Term Marks: 90
Units 
Unit Name 
Marks 
II 
ALGEBRA (Contd.) 
16 
III 
GEOMETRY (Contd.) (Quadrilaterals  10 Marks) (Area, Circle & Constructions  28 Marks) 

V 
MENSURATION (Contd.) 
18 
VI 
STATISTICS 
10 
VII 
PROBABILITY 
08 

Total (Theory) 
90 
Note: The text of OTBA for SAII will be from Unit  III, Chapter 4, Quadrilaterals
UNIT II: ALGEBRA (Contd.)
2. LINEAR EQUATIONS IN TWO VARIABLES (14) Periods
Recall of linear equations in one variable. Introduction to the equation in two variables.
Focus on linear equations of the type ax+by+c=0. Prove that a linear equation in two variables has infinitely many solutions and justify their being written as ordered pairs of real numbers, plotting them and showing that they lie on a line. Graph of linear equations in two variables. Examples, problems from real life, including problems on Ratio and Proportion and with algebraic and graphical solutions being done simultaneously.
UNIT III: GEOMETRY (Contd.)
4. QUADRILATERALS (10) Periods
1. (Prove) The diagonal divides a parallelogram into two congruent triangles.
2. (Motivate) In a parallelogram opposite sides are equal, and conversely.
3. (Motivate) In a parallelogram opposite angles are equal, and conversely.
4. (Motivate) A quadrilateral is a parallelogram if a pair of its opposite sides is parallel and equal.
5. (Motivate) In a parallelogram, the diagonals bisect each other and conversely.
6. (Motivate) In a triangle, the line segment joining the mid points of any two sides is parallel to the third side and in half of it and (motivate) its converse.
5. AREA (7) Periods
Review concept of area, recall area of a rectangle.
1. (Prove) Parallelograms on the same base and between the same parallels have the same area.
2. (Motivate) Triangles on the same (or equal base) base and between the same parallels are equal in area.
6. CIRCLES (15) Periods
Through examples, arrive at definition of circle and related conceptsradius, circumference, diameter, chord, arc, secant, sector, segment, subtended angle.
1. (Prove) Equal chords of a circle subtend equal angles at the center and (motivate) its converse.
2. (Motivate) The perpendicular from the center of a circle to a chord bisects the chord and conversely, the line drawn through the center of a circle to bisect a chord is perpendicular to the chord.
3. (Motivate) There is one and only one circle passing through three given noncollinear points.
4. (Motivate) Equal chords of a circle (or of congruent circles) are equidistant from the center (or their respective centers) and conversely.
5. (Prove) The angle subtended by an arc at the center is double the angle subtended by it at any point on the remaining part of the circle.
6. (Motivate) Angles in the same segment of a circle are equal.
7. (Motivate) If a line segment joining two points subtends equal angle at two other points lying on the same side of the line containing the segment, the four points lie on a circle.
8. (Motivate) The sum of either of the pair of the opposite angles of a cyclic quadrilateral is 180° and its converse.
7. CONSTRUCTIONS (10) Periods
1. Construction of bisectors of line segments and angles of measure 60^{o}, 90^{o}, 45^{o} etc., equilateral triangles.
2. Construction of a triangle given its base, sum/difference of the other two sides and one base angle.
3. Construction of a triangle of given perimeter and base angles.
UNIT V: MENSURATION (Contd.)
2. SURFACE AREAS AND VOLUMES (12) Periods
Surface areas and volumes of cubes, cuboids, spheres (including hemispheres) and right circular cylinders/cones.
UNIT VI: STATISTICS (13) Periods
Introduction to Statistics: Collection of data, presentation of data — tabular form, ungrouped / grouped, bar graphs, histograms (with varying base lengths), frequency polygons. Mean, median and mode of ungrouped data.
UNIT VII: PROBABILITY (9) Periods
History, Repeated experiments and observed frequency approach to probability.
Focus is on empirical probability. (A large amount of time to be devoted to group and to individual activities to motivate the concept; the experiments to be drawn from real  life situations, and from examples used in the chapter on statistics).
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