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CBSE Class 9 Science Syllabus 2018-2019

Apr 3, 2018 16:49 IST
    CBSE Class 9 Science Syllabus
    CBSE Class 9 Science Syllabus

    CBSE has released the syllabus for all subjects of Class 9. In this article you will get the complete syllabus of CBSE Class 9 Science and know all the topics to be studied for the annual exams 2018-2019.

    As per the assessment scheme introduced in Class 9 from the last session, 2017-18, now class 9 students are assessed on the basis of a final exam in all scholastic subjects carrying 100 marks. It is composed of an 80 marks component for annual examination and a 20 marks component for Internal Assessment (IA). IA comprises Periodic Tests (PT) with weightage of 10 marks, Notebook Submission of 5 marks and Subject Enrichment Activities of 5 marks.

    General Instructions:

    1. Out of 80 marks annual examination, 68 marks weightage shall be for theory and 12 marks weightage shall be for practical based questions.

    2. For internal assessment

    • Three periodic tests will be conducted by the school. Average of the best two tests will be calulated that will have a weightage of 10 marks towards the final result.
    • Practical / Laboratory work should be done throughout the year that will have a weightage of 5 marks towards the final result.
    • Regularity, class work and home assignment completion along with neatness and upkeep of notebook will carry a weightage of 5 marks towards the final result.

    CBSE Class 9 Mathematics Syllabus 2018-2019

    So, before starting with the new session, students should know the latest CBSE syllabus so that they may prepare a right plan to study the course properly.

    Find below the complete syllabus for CBSE Class 9 Science:

    CBSE Class 9 Science Unit-Wise Weightage

    Unit No.

    Unit Name



    Matter - Its Nature and Behaviour



    Organisation in the Living World



    Motion, Force and Work



    Our Environment



    Food; Food Production






    Internal assessment



    Grand Total


    Note: Above weightage includes the weightage of questions based on practical skills.

    Theme: Materials

    Unit I: Matter-Nature and Behaviour        

    (50 Periods)

    Definition of matter; solid, liquid and gas; characteristics - shape, volume, density; change of state-melting (absorption of heat), freezing, evaporation (cooling by evaporation), condensation, sublimation.

    Nature of matter: Elements, compounds and mixtures. Heterogeneous and homogenous mixtures, colloids and suspensions.

    Particle nature, basic units: Atoms and molecules, Law of constant proportions, Atomic and molecular masses.

    Mole concept: Relationship of mole to mass of theparticles and numbers.

    Structure of atoms: Electrons, protons and neutrons, valency, chemical formula of common compounds. Isotopes and Isobars.

    Theme: The World of the Living

    Unit II: Organization in the Living World      

    45 Periods)

    Cell - Basic Unit of life: Cell as a basic unit of life; prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, multicellular organisms; cell membrane and cell wall, cell organelles and cell inclusions; chloroplast, mitochondria, vacuoles, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus; nucleus, chromosomes - basic structure, number.

    Tissues, Organs, Organ System, Organism: Structure and functions of animal and plant tissues (only four types of tissues in animals; Meristematic and Permanent tissues in plants).

    Biological Diversity: Diversity of plants and animals - basic issues in scientific naming, basis of classification. Hierarchy of categories / groups, Major groups of plants (salient features) (Bacteria, Thallophyta, Bryophyta, Pteridophyta, Gymnosperms and Angiosperms). Major groups of animals (salient features) (Nonchordates upto phyla and chordates upto classes).

    Health and Diseases: Health and its failure. Infectious and Non-infectious diseases, their causes and manifestation. Diseases caused by microbes (Virus, Bacteria and Protozoans) and their prevention; Principles of treatment and prevention. Pulse Polio programmes.

    Theme: Moving Things, People and Ideas

    Unit III: Motion, Force and Work          

    (60 Periods)

    Motion: Distance and displacement, velocity; uniform and non-uniform motion along a staight line; acceleration, distance-time and velocity-time graphs for uniform motion and uniformly accelerated motion, derivation of equations of motion by graphical method; elementary idea of uniform circular motion.

    Force and Newton’s laws: Force and Motion, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Action and reaction forces, Inertia of a body, Inertia and mass, Momentum, Force and Acceleration. Elementary idea of conservation of Momentum.

    Gravitation: Gravitation; Universal Law of Gravitation, Force of Gravitation of the earth (gravity), Acceleration due to Gravity; Mass and Weight; Free fall.

    Floatation: Thrust and Pressure. Archimedes’ Principle; Buoyancy; ElementaryIdea of Relative Density.

    Work, energy and power: Work done by a Force, Energy, Power; Kinetic andPotential energy; Law of conservation of energy.

    Sound: Nature of sound and its propagation in various media, speed of sound, range of hearing in humans; ultrasound; reflection of sound; echo and SONAR. Structure of the Human Ear (Auditory aspect only).

    Theme: Natural Resources: Balance in Nature

    Unit IV: Our Environment

    (15 Periods)

    Physical resources: Air, Water, Soil. Air for respiration, for combustion, for moderating temperatures; movements of air and its role in bringing rains across India. Air, Water and Soil pollution (brief introduction). Holes in ozone layer and the probable damages.

    Bio-geo chemical cycles in nature: Water, Oxygen, Carbon and Nitrogen.

    Theme : Food

    Unit V : Food Production            

    (10 Periods)

    Plant and animal breeding and selection for quality improvement and management; Use of fertilizers and manures; Protection from pests and diseases; Organic farming.


    Praticals should be conducted alongside the concepts taught in theory classes.

    List of Experiments

    1. Preparation of:

    (a) A true solution of common salt, sugar and alum

    (b) A suspension of soil, chalk powder and fine sand in water

    (c) A colloidal solution of starch in water and egg albumin/milk in water and distinction between these on the basis of

    • Transparency
    • Filtration criterion
    • Stability

    2. Preparation of

    (a) A mixture

    (b) A compound using iron filings and sulphur powder and distinction between these on the basis


    • Appearance, i.e., homogeneity and heterogeneity
    • Behaviour towards a magnet
    • Behaviour towards carbon disulphide as a solvent
    • Effect of heat

    3. Separation of the components of a mixture of sand, common salt and ammonium chloride (or camphor).

    4. Performing the following reactions and classifying them as physical or chemical changes :

    (a) Iron with copper sulphate solution in water

    (b) Burning of magnesium ribbon in air

    (c) Zinc with dilute sulphuric acid

    (d) Heating of copper sulphate crystals

    (e) Sodium sulphate with barium chloride in the form of their solutions in water.

    5. Preparation of stained temporary mounts of (a) onion peel, (b) human cheek cells & to record observations and draw their labeled diagrams.

    6. Identification of Parenchyma, Collenchyma and Sclerenchyma tissues in plants, striped, smooth and cardiac muscle fibers and nerve cells in animals from prepared slides. Drawing of their labeled diagrams.

    7. Determination of the melting point of ice and the boiling point of water.

    8. Verification of the Laws of reflection of sound.

    9. Determination of the density of solid (denser than water) by using a spring balance and a measuring cylinder.

    10. Establishing the relation between the loss in weight of a solid when fully immersed in

    (a) Tap water

    (b) Strongly salty water, with the weight of water displaced by it by taking at least two different solids.

    11. Determination of the speed of a pulse propagated through a stretched string /slinky.

    12. Study of the characteristics of Spirogyra / Agaricus, Moss / Fern, Pinus (either with male or female cone) and an Angiospermic plant. Drawing and providing two identifying features of the groups they belong to.

    13. Observing the given pictures / charts / models of earthworm, cockroach, bony fish and bird. For each organism, drawing of their picture and recording:

    (a) One specific feature of its phylum.

    (b) One adaptive feature with reference to its habitat.

    14. Verification of the law of conservation of mass in a chemical reaction.

    15. Study of the external features of root, stem, leaf and flower of monocot and dicot plants.


    1. Question paper will consist of 27 questions.

    2. All questions would be compulsory. However, an internal choice will be provided in two questions of 3 marks each and one question of five marks.

    *One question of 3 marks will be included to assess the values inherent in the texts.


    1. Science - Textbook for class IX - NCERT Publication

    2. Assessment of Practical Skills in Science - Class IX - CBSE Publication

    3. Laboratory Manual - Science - Class IX, NCERT Publication

    4. Exemplar Problems Class IX - NCERT Publication


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