CBSE Syllabus for Class 9 Science 2021 -2022 Exam​


CBSE Class 9 Science syllabus has everything that you need to know for your exam preparations. It includes the number of topics to be studied for the exam, the marks associated with every unit and the assessment scheme for theory, practicals and internal assessment. According to CBSE Class 9 Science syllabus, there are 5 Units that you need to study. These are Matter’s Nature and Behaviour, Organization in the Living World, Motion, Force and Work, Our Environment and Food; Food Production. The theory examination for Class 9 Science is of 80 marks and 20 marks are allocated for internal assessment. The syllabus also provides the list of experiments for the practical exam and the topics to be studied under each unit for your theory exam. 


Class 9 CBSE Syllabus for Science will help you understand the concepts of atoms and molecules, isotopes, isobars and the mole concept. You will study concepts of force, motion, states of matter, food resources, and biochemical cycles of nature. You will also learn the concepts of the basic unit of life that is a cell. The syllabus is an important component of every course as it helps in understanding the exam pattern and evaluation scheme. With the help of the syllabus, you can decide your study schedule and track your learning progress. You can understand what is expected from you in the subject and study accordingly. 


AskIITians provides the complete syllabus for Class 9 Science. You can download the syllabus and access it at any time from our website. We have included the latest updates in the syllabus so that you study only what is required. Along with the syllabus for Class 9 Science, you can access our study resources like chapter notes, live classes, recorded lectures, chapter tests, daily practice papers, flashcards, mindmaps and more on our online CBSE coaching for Class 9. 


CBSE Class 9 Science Syllabus 2021-22 Topics 


You can check the marks associated with each unit of the Class 9 Science syllabus from the table given below. We have also mentioned some of the main topics to be covered in the unit. For the complete list of topics, please download CBSE Class 9 Science syllabus from the link given on this page. In the next table, we have stated how internal assessments would take place for the Class 9 Science subject. 


CBSE Class 9 Science Units 

CBSE Class 9 Science Tmopics 


Unit 1: Matter - Its Nature and Behaviour

Definition of matter, characteristics of matter, elements, compounds, mixtures, atoms and molecules, mole concept, molecular mass, electrons, protons, neutrons 


Unit 2: Organization in the Living World

Cell, types of cells, tissues in plants and animals, cell organelles in plants and animals, diversity in plants and animals, major groups of plants, health and its failure, diseases


Unit 3: Motion, Force and Work

Motion, displacement, uniform and non-uniform motion, force, Newton’s law of motion, inertia, gravitation,  buoyancy, relative density, work done by a force, kinetic energy, potential energy 


Unit 4: Our Environment

Air, water and soil pollution, ozone layer depletion, water cycle, nitrogen cycle, oxygen cycle, carbon cycle


Unit 5: Food; Food Production

Organic farming, fertilisers and manures, protection of crops from pests and diseases, plant and animal breeding 




80 Marks 


Internal assessment

20 Marks 


Grand Total 

100 Marks 


CBSE Class 9 Science Internal Assessment Criteria 



Periodic Tests 

5 Marks 

Tests to be conducted by schools at regular intervals. Average of the best of two tests will be considered 

Subject Enrichment 

5 Marks 

This will include activities like short tests, oral test, quiz, concept maps, projects, posters, presentations and enquiry based scientific investigations

Practical Work 

5 Marks 

Practical experiments to be done as per the given syllabus 


5 Marks 

Classwork and other samples by students 


Total 20 Marks 



CBSE Syllabus Class 9 Science FAQs 


#1 How many chapters are included in the Class 9 Science syllabus?


CBSE Class 9 Science syllabus includes 5 Units namely Matter - Its Nature and Behaviour Organization in the Living World Motion, Force and Work Our Environment Food; Food Production. There are a total of 15 Chapters as given below:

Chapter 1- Matter in Our Surroundings

Chapter 2- Is Matter Around Us Pure?

Chapter 3- Atoms and Molecules

Chapter 4- Structure of the Atom

Chapter 5- The Fundamental Unit of Life

Chapter 6- Tissues

Chapter 7- Diversity in Living Organisms

Chapter 8- Motion

Chapter 9-Force and Laws of Motion

Chapter 10- Gravitation

Chapter 11- Work and Energy

Chapter 12- Sound

Chapter 13- Why Do We Fall Ill?

Chapter 14- Natural Resources

Chapter 15- Improvement in Food Resources


#2 How can I get full marks in Class 9 Science? 


  • Read the NCERT textbook carefully and make notes of every chapter
  • Solve NCERT exercises and NCERT Exemplar books to make your concepts strong
  • Use flashcards to remember definitions and concepts
  • Practice diagrams correctly so that you can get full marks for your answers in the exam 
  • Make sure to focus on internal assessments too as they comprise 20 marks


#3 How can askIITians help you prepare for the Class 9 Science exam? 


Join askIITians online CBSE coaching classes for live sessions and video-based learning from home. Here you can get various study materials and resources to prepare the concepts such as revision notes, flashcards, daily practice papers, study planners, mindmaps, chapter tests and much more! 


#4 What is motion in Class 9 Science? 


When an object moves from one position to another concerning the observer, it is said to be in motion. For example, the earth is always in motion. Motion might be in a straight line, uniform or non-uniform. 



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