CBSE Class 9 Social Science New Exam Pattern 2020 (Download PDF)


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CBSE Class 9 Annual Exams for the session 2019 - 20 will be conducted by all schools internally. Schools generally conduct the exams according to the guidelines set by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Examination pattern, format of question paper and evaluation scheme remains common to all schools across India. Examination pattern helps students understand the criteria according to which exam will be conducted and gives them an idea about how their performance will be evaluated. So, it’s quite important for students to know the latest exam pattern so that they are able to make preparations according to the same.

CBSE Class 9 Social Science Examination Pattern 2020:

  • Under the CBSE Class 9th Annual Exam 2020, Social Science theory exam will be conducted for 80 marks which will be based on the complete Social Science syllabus. The remaining 20 marks will be allotted on the basis of internal assessment (IA).

Internal Assessment is to be conducted on the basis of following activities:

  • Periodical Test (Average of three periodic tests) – 10 Marks
  • Portfolio (Note book submission + student’s achievements in the subject throughout the year) – 5 Marks
  • Subject Enrichment Activity (Project work) – 5 Marks

Details of internal assessment for Class 9 Social Science can be checked from the latest syllabus which can be checked from the following link:

CBSE Class 9 Social Science Syllabus for Annual Exam 2020

CBSE Class 9 Social Science Question Paper Design:

  • According to the format given in Class 9 latest syllabus, CBSE Class 9 Social Science question paper in the Annual Exam 2020 will consist of total 35 questions divided into three sections – A, B and C. Questions of different marks in all three section will be allocated in the following manner:

Section A: Objective Type Questions (20 Marks)

  • This section will consist of 20 questions of one mark each.
  • Questions may be asked in different formats like multiple choice type questions, very short answer type questions, match the column type questions, fill in the blank type questions, etc.

Section B: Short Answer Type Questions (24 Marks)

  • There will be 8 questions (21 - 28) of three marks each.
  • Each question needs to be answered in about 80 words.

Section C: Long Answer Type Questions + Map Question (30 + 6 = 36 Marks)

  • This section will have of 6 questions (from 29 to 34) of five marks each.
  • Each question needs to be answered in about 120 words
  • This section will also have two map questions; one from History and second from Geography.
  • Each map question will be of three marks.

- Published/Last Modified on: February 8, 2020

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