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CBSE Class 9 Social Science Examination Pattern 2018

Jan 12, 2018 17:11 IST
    CBSE Class 9 Social Science Exam Pattern
    CBSE Class 9 Social Science Exam Pattern

    In this article students will get to know the latest examination pattern and question paper format for CBSE class 9 Social Science Exam 2018.

    With the termination of dual assessment scheme, CBSE has brought some major changes in examintion structure and question paper format of all subjects of class 9th. From this year, students will be taking an annual exam in place of the summative assessments conducted previously. Thus, to get prepared for the new exam structure, it’s very important for students to know the latest examination pattern and question paper structure for class 9 annual exams 2018.

    CBSE Class 9 Social Science Syllabus 2017-2018

    Here, we are providing the latest examination pattern for CBSE Class 9 Social Science, to give a preview of the exam structure that students will see in the CBSE class 9 annual exam 2018. This will help students make an appropriate preparation strategy and write a perfect exam to score optimum marks in social science exam 2018.

    CBSE Class 9 Social Science Examination Pattern is as follows:

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

    Internal Assessment will be conducted as per the following marks distribution:

    Internal Assessment

    20 Marks

    Periodical Test  (Average of three periodic tests)      

    10 Marks

    Note Book Submission

    05 Marks

    Project Work

    05 Marks

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

    Following table shows the CBSE Class 9 Social Science Unit-Wise Weightage:


    Unit Name



    India and the Contemporary World - I



    Contemporary India - I



    Democratic Politics - I








    CBSE Class 9 Science Examination Pattern 2018

    There will be a total of 27 questions of different weightage as given below:

    Type of Questions

    No. of Questions

    Marks per question

    Very Short Answer Type



    Short Answer Type



    Long Answer Type



    Map Questions (History)



    Map Questions (Geography)






    CBSE Class 9 Social Science Questions Paper Design will be as follows:


    Social Science (Code No. 087)

              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 – None


    SA – 2

    LA – 2

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

    VSA – 3


    SA – 1

    LA – 2

    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 – 3

    LA – 2

    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 - 2


    SA – 3

    LA – 1

    Creating, Evaluation and Multi-Creating Evaluation and Multi-Disciplinary (Generating new ideas, product or ways of viewing things

    Appraise, judge, and/or justify the value or worth of a decision outcome, or to predict outcomes based on values)

    VSA – None


    SA  – 2

    LA – None


    VSA – 2


    SA - 1

    LA -None




    Abbreviations used are:

    VSA: Very Short Answer (1 Mark)

    SA: Short Answer (3 Marks)

    LA: Long Answer (5 Marks)

    CBSE class 9 Science examination pattern given above has been designed as per the instructions given in CBSE Class 9 Social Science syllabus and the sample papers released for class 10 Social Science. As, the course structure of class 9 is similar to that of class 10, class 9 Science question paper format  is also expected to be same as that in CBSE class 10 Science exam.

    Students must go through the exam pattern given here, so as to get prepared for the final exam and earn excellent marks.

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