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Syllabus for Class-IX : Uttarakhand Board of School Education

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Class – IX
One Paper 3 Hours Marks : 100

1 & 2 Two unseen passages of total 500 words with a variety of questions including 4 marks for vocabulary. Only prose passages will be used. One will be factual and the other will be literary. Passage 1 – 200 words (8 marks) – Four or five comprehension questions Passage 2 – 300 words (12 marks) – Four or five compehension questions and two questions on vocabulary. Marks for vocabulary will not exceed 4.

3. Letter Writing – One letter in not more than 80 words based on provided verbal stimulus and context. Types of letter : Informal; Personal such as to family and friends. Formal : Letters of complaint, enquiry, request & application 08 Marks
4. Writing a short paragraph on a given outline/topic in about 60 words 04 Marks
5. Writing a short writing task based on a verbal and / or visual stimulus. (diagram, picture, graph, map, chart, flow chart etc.) Maximum words 80 08 Marks

Questin No. 6-11
A variety of short questions involving the use of particular structures within a context. Text types used will include gap-filling, sentence-completion, sentence-reordering, dialogue-completion and sentence-transformation (including combining sentences). The Grammar syllabus will include the following areas in class IX : 1. Tenses (present with extension) 2. Modals (have to / had to, must, should, need, ought to and their negative forms) 3. Use of passive voice 4. Subject-verb concord 5. Reporting (i) Commands and requests (ii) Statements (iii) Questions 6. Clauses : (i) Noun clauses (ii) Adverb Clauses of condition and time (iii) Relative Clauses 7. Determiners, and 8. Prepositions
Note : No separate marks allotted for any of grammatical items listed above.

SECTION D : TEXT BOOKS 45 Marks Beehive – NCERT Textbook for Class IX
Prose 20 Marks
12 & 13 Two extracts from different prose lessons included in Textbook (Approximately 100 words each) 5×2 = 10 Marks
These extracts chosen from different lessons will be literary and discursive in nature Each extract will be of 5 marks. One mark in each extract will be for vocabulary. 4 Marks in each passage will be used for testing local and global comprehension besides a question on interpretation.
14. One out of two questions extrapolative in nature based on any one of the prose lessons from Textbook to be answered in about 80 words. 06 Marks
15. One question on Drama Text (local and global comprehension question) (30-40 words) 04 Marks

Poetry 10 Marks
16. One extract from a poem from the prescribed reader followed by two or three questions to test the local and global comprehension of the set text. The extract will carry four marks. 04 Marks
17. Two out of three short answer type questions on interpretation of themes and ideas 06 Marks

Moments – Supplementary Reader for Class IX 15 Marks
18. One out of two questions from Supplementary Reader to interpret, evaluate and analyse character, plot or situations occurring in the lessons to be answered in about 100 words 08 Marks
19. One out of two very short answer type questions based on factual aspects of the lessons to be answered in 20-30 words 03 Marks
20. One out of two short answer type questions of interpretative and evaluative nature based on lessons to be answered in 30-40 words 04 Marks

Class – IX
One Paper Time : 3 Hours Marks : 60
I. Food 05
II. Matter – Its nature and behaviour 15
III. Organisation in living world 13
IV. Motion, Force and Work 20
V. Our Environment 07

Theme : Food
Unit 1 : Food
Plant and animal breeding and selection for quality improvement and management ; use of fertilizers, manures; protection from pests and diseases; organic farming.

Theme : Materials
Unit 2 : Matter – Nature and behaviour
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. Heterogenous 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 the particles and numbers. Valency. Chemical formula of common compounds. Structure of atom : Electrons, protons and neutrons; Isotopes and isobars.

Theme : The World of the living
Unit 3 : Organization in the living world.
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, Thalophyta, Bryo phyta, Pteridophyta, gymnosperms and Angiosperms). Major groups of animals (salient features) (Non-chordates upto phyla and chordates upto classes). 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; chloroplast, mitochondria, vacuoles, ER, golgi apparatus; nucleus, chromosomes – basic structure, number. Tissues, organs, organ systems, organism. Structure and functions of animal and plant tissues (four types in animals; merismatic and permanent tissues in plants). 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 4 : Motion, Force and Work
Motion : Distance and displacement, velocity; uniform and non-uniform motion along a straight line; acceleration, distance-time and velocity-time graphs for uniform and uniformly accelerated motion, 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, inertia of a body, inertia and mass, momentum, force and acceleration. Elementary idea of conservation of momentum, action and reaction forces.

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, elementary idea of relative density. Work, Energy and Power : Work done by a force, energy, power; kinetic and potential 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
Unit 5 : Our Environment
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, nitrogen

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  1. In 2015-16 Uttarakhand home annual exam,there are 70 maximum marks shown in science paper of 9th standard. Why?

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