Class 9 Social Science Test Papers and Periodic Assessment Exams

CBSE Class 9 Social Science Test Papers are the collection of past unit test papers and periodic assessment class test papers which helps students to prepare for upcoming monthly quarterly half yearly and annual exams. Here on Ribblu one can get a lot of Test Papers for Class 9 Social Science (History, Geography, Economics, Political Science) in PDF format for free.CBSE chapter wise practice papers with solution for class 9 Social Science for free download in PDF format.9th Social Science chapters have many topics and all these topics are included in CBSE Solved test papers of class 9 Social Science.

CBSE practice question papers are based on NCERT syllabus and latest CBSE curriculum for this academic session. The unit tests, chapter wise solved papers, important questions, and questions asked in previous year exams are included in CBSE test papers and CBSE practice papers with solution and answer keys. These are solved question papers from all chapter have all type of questions may be asked in annual exams such as VSA very short answer type questions, MCQ Multiple Choice Questions , SA short answer type questions, LA long answer type questions, VBA value based questions and HOTS higher order thinking skill based questions.

Total Papers : 12

Total Papers : 12

Class 9 Social Science Studies Marks Distribution
Units Marks
India and the Contemporary World –I 20
Contemporary India –I 20
Democratic Politics –I 20
Economics 20
Total 80
Internal Assessment 20
Grand Total 100

Structure of CBSE Social Science Studies Sample Paper for Class 9 is

Type of Question Marks per Question Total No. of Questions Total Marks
Objective Type Questions 1 20 20
Short Answer Type Questions 3 8 24
Long Answer Type Questions 5 6 30
Map Skills 3+3 6
Total 34 80

CBSE Social Science Class 9 Syllabus

The CBSE has designed the Social Science syllabus for class 9 with the objective to develop an understanding about the country with respect to its historical perspective, economic development, geographical distribution and political scenario. Check below the details of CBSE Social Science Class 9 Syllabus 2022-2023 along with the unit-wise marks distribution and important topics.

Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World – I

Section 1: Events and Processes: (All the three themes are compulsory)

I. The French Revolution:
• French Society During the Late Eighteenth Century
• The Outbreak of the Revolution
• France Abolishes Monarchy and Becomes a Republic
• Did Women have a Revolution?
• The Abolition of Slavery
• The Revolution and Everyday Life

II. Socialism in Europe and the Russian Revolution:
• The Age of Social Change
• The Russian Revolution
• The February Revolution in Petrograd
• What Changed after October?
• The Global Influence of the Russian Revolution and the USSR

III. Nazism and the Rise of Hitler:
• Birth of the Weimar Republic
• Hitler’s Rise to Power
• The Nazi Worldview
• Youth in Nazi Germany
• Ordinary People and the Crimes Against Humanity

Section 2: Livelihoods, Economies and Societies:
IV. Forest Society and Colonialism:
• Why Deforestation?
• The Rise of Commercial Forestry
• Rebellion in the Forest
• Forest Transformations in Java

V. Pastoralists in the Modern World:
• Pastoral Nomads and their Movements
• Colonial Rule and Pastoral Life
• Pastoralism in Africa

Unit 2: Contemporary India – I

1. India
• Location
• Size
• India and the World
• India’s Neighbours

2. Physical Features of India:
• Major Physiographic Divisions – Himalayan Mountains, Northern Plains, Peninsular Plateau, Indian Desert, Coastal Plains, Islands

3. Drainage:
• Concept
• Drainage Systems in India
• The Himalayan Rivers – Ganga and Brahmaputra River System

• The Peninsular Rivers- Narmada Basin, Tapti Basin, Godavari Basin, Mahanadi Basin, Krishna Basin, Kaveri Basin
• Lakes
• Role of Rivers in the Economy
• River Pollution

4. Climate:
• Concept
• Climatic Controls
• Factors influencing India’s climate – Latitude, Altitude, Pressure and Winds (excluding Jet Streams and Western Cyclonic Disturbances and related figures)
• The Seasons – Cold Weather Season, Hot Weather Season, Advancing Monsoon, Retreating/Post Monsoons
• Distribution of Rainfall
• Monsoon as a unifying bond

5. Natural Vegetation and Wild Life:
• Types of Vegetation – Tropical Evergreen Forests, Tropical Deciduous Forests, Thorn Forests and Shrubs, Montane Forests, Mangrove Forests
• Wild Life

6. Population:
• Population Size and Distribution – India’s Population Size and Distribution by Numbers, India’s Population Distribution by Density
• Population Growth and Processes of Population Change – Population Growth, Processes of Population Change/Growth

Unit 3: Democratic Politics – I

1. What is Democracy? Why Democracy?

• What is Democracy?
• Features of Democracy
• Why Democracy?
• Broader Meanings of Democracy

2. Constitutional Design:

• Democratic Constitution in South Africa
• Why do we need a Constitution?
• Making of the Indian Constitution
• Guiding Values of the Indian Constitution

3. Electoral Politics:

• Why Elections?
• What is our System of Elections?
• What makes elections in India democratic?

4. Working of Institutions:

• How is the major policy decision taken?
• Parliament
• Political Executive
• The Judiciary

5. Democratic Rights:

• Life without Rights
• Rights in a Democracy
• Rights in the Indian Constitution
• Expanding scope of rights

Unit 4: Economics

1. The Story of Village Palampur:
• Overview
• Organization of Production
• Farming in Palampur
• Non-farm activities in Palampur

2. People as Resource:
• Overview
• Economic Activities by Men and Women
• Quality of Population
• Unemployment

3. Poverty as a Challenge:
• Overview
• Two typical cases of Poverty
• Poverty as seen by Social Scientists
• Poverty Estimates
• Vulnerable Groups
• Interstate Disparities
• Global Poverty Scenario
• Causes of Poverty
• Anti-Poverty measures
• The Challenges Ahead

4. Food Security in India:
• Overview
• What is Food Security?
• Why Food Security?
• Who are food insecure?
• Food Security in India
• What is Buffer Stock?
• What is the Public Distribution System?
• Current Status of Public Distribution System
• Role of Cooperatives in food security

CBSE Class 9 Social Science Syllabus: Prescribed Books

Below is the list of Social Science CBSE Class 9 books:

  1. India and the Contemporary World – I (History) – Published by NCERT
  2. Contemporary India – I (Geography) – Published by NCERT
  3. Democratic Politics – I Published by NCERT
  4. Economics – Published by NCERT
  5. Together, Towards a Safer India – Part II, a textbook on Disaster Management for Class IX – Published by CBSE.
  6. Learning outcomes at the Secondary stage Published by NCERT

CBSE Class 9 Social Science Syllabus: Map Items

Subject – History

Chapter 1: The French Revolution Outline Political Map of France (For locating and labelling / Identification)

  1. Bordeaux
  2. Nantes
  3. Paris
  4. Marseilles

Chapter 2: Socialism in Europe and the Russian Revolution Outline Political Map of World (For locating and labelling / Identification)

Major countries of First World War 11 (Central Powers and Allied Powers) Central Powers – Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey (Ottoman Empire) Allied Powers – France, England, Russia, U.S.A.

Chapter 3: Nazism and Rise of Hitler Outline Political Map of World (For locating and labelling / Identification)

  1. Major countries of Second World War Axis Powers – Germany, Italy, Japan Allied Powers – UK, France, Former USSR, USA
  2. Territories under German expansion (Nazi Power) Austria, Poland, Czechoslovakia (only Slovakia shown on the map), Denmark, Lithuania, France, Belgium

Subject – Geography Outline Political Map of India

Chapter 1: India-Size and Location

  1. India-States with Capitals, Tropic of Cancer, Standard Meridian (Location and Labelling)

Chapter 2: Physical Features of India

  1. Mountain Ranges: The Karakoram, The Zasker, The Shivalik, The Aravali, The Vindhya, The Satpura, Western & Eastern Ghats
  2. Mountain Peaks – K2, Kanchan Junga, Anai Mudi
  3. Plateau – Deccan Plateau, Chotta Nagpur Plateau, Malwa Plateau
  4. Coastal Plains – Konkan, Malabar, Coromandal & Northern Circar (Location and Labelling)

Chapter 3: Drainage

Note: Only map items of this chapter as listed below are to be evaluated in the Examination. Rivers: (Identification only)

  1. The Himalayan River Systems-The Indus, The Ganges, and The Satluj
  2. The Peninsular rivers-The Narmada, The Tapi, The Kaveri, The Krishna,
  3. The Godavari, The Mahanadi
  4. Lakes: Wular, Pulicat, Sambhar, Chilika

Chapter 4: Climate

Areas receiving rainfall less than 20 cm and over 400 cm (Identification only)

Chapter 5: Natural Vegetation and Wild Life

  1. Vegetation Type: Tropical Evergreen Forest, Tropical Deciduous Forest, Thorn Forest, Montane Forests and Mangrove- For identification only
  2. National Parks: Corbett, Kaziranga, Ranthambore, Shivpuri, Kanha, Simlipal & Manas
  3. Bird Sanctuaries: Bharatpur and Ranganthitto
  4. Wild Life Sanctuaries: Sariska, Mudumalai, Rajaji, Dachigam (Location and Labelling)

For Preparation of board exams students can also check out other resource material

CBSE Class 9 Social Science Sample Question Papers

Important Questions for Class 9 Social Science Chapter Wise

Social Science Revision Notes for class 9

Previous Year Question Paper CBSE Class 9 Social Science

Why Attempting Past Test Papers are Important for Exam Preparation?

Test papers are mainly class test papers that the subject teacher had prepared in the past for previous students. Thus when students attempt such practice test papers they get to know the framework which the subject teacher is following in making examination papers. Apart from reference books and notes, Test Papers are very effective study materials for exam preparation. When a student tries to attempt previous test papers , it becomes very easy to gauge how well the topics have been understood and what kind of questions are asked in exams related to that chapter.

As they say before facing the main battle one needs to practice on small fights and get expertise and that will make sure the success in the finals. Similarly in order to score high marks in annual exams, it is imperative to attempt previous test papers so that the student identifies and checks whether the understanding of all concepts of the already prepared chapters of any particular subject are complete or not. It highlights the weak areas if any and gives students ample amount of time to revisit the topics and work on those areas and be better prepared before exams.

Periodic Test papers, Weekly tests and Unit Test papers are usually framed on few chapters of the syllabus thus the concentration of questions asked are of good depth thus when a student attempts those papers, it makes sure that no topic or fundamental concept has been skipped by students while studying any chapter.

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