CBSE Syllabus for Class 9 S.St (Social Science) 2018-19

Latest CBSE Syllabus for Class 9 S.St (Social Science) 2018-19

CBSE has released the syllabus for Class 9 Social Science. There is no major change has been made in the syllabus and the pattern and it is same as the previous year. In Board examination, the entire syllabus will come. The Board examination will be of 80 marks, with a duration of three hours.


I India and the Contemporary World - I 20
II Contemporary India - I20
III Democratic Politics I 20
IV Economics   20


Unit - I - India and the Contemporary World - I

• The French Revolution
• Socialism in Europe and the Russian Revolution
• Nazism and the Rise of Hitler
• Forest Society and Colonialism
• Pastoralists in the Modern World
• Peasants and Farmers

Unit - II - Contemporary India - I

• India - Size and Location
• Physical Features of India
• Drainage
• Climate
• Natural Vegetation and Wild Life
• Population

Unit - III - Democratic Politics - I

• What is Democracy? Why Democracy?
• Constitutional Design
• Electoral Politics
• Working of Institutions
• Democratic Rights

Unit - IV- Economics

• The Story of Village Palampur
• People as Resource
• Poverty as a Challenge
• Food Security in India (pg no. 49-51 deleted)

Prescribed Books:

• India and the Contemporary World - I History - Published by NCERT
• Contemporary India - I Geography - Published by NCERT
• Democratic Politics - I Published by NCERT
• Economics - Published by NCERT
• Together, Towards a Safer India - Part II, a textbook on Disaster Management for Class IX - Published by CBSE

List of Map Items for Social Science

Subject - History

Chapter-1: The French Revolution
Outline map of France (For locating and labelling/Identification)
• Bordeaux
• Nantes
• Paris
• Marseilles

Chapter-2: Socialism in Europe and the Russian Revolution
Outline map of World (For locating and labelling/Identification)
• Major countries of First World War
(Central Powers and AlliedPowers)
Central Powers - Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey (Ottoman Empire)
Allied Powers - France, England, (Russia), America

Chapter-3: Nazism and the Rise of Hitler
Outline map of World (For locating and labelling/Identification)
• Major countries of Second World War
Axis Powers – Germany, Italy, Japan
Allied Powers – UK, France, Former USSR, USA
• Territories under German expansion (Nazi power)
Austria, Poland, Czechoslovakia (only Slovakia shown in the map), Denmark, Lithuania, France, Belgium


Ch-1: India-Size and Location
1-India-States with Capitals, Tropic of Cancer, Standard Meridian (Location and

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

Ch-3: Drainage
Rivers: (Identification only)
a. The Himalayan River Systems-The Indus,The Ganges, and The Satluj
b. The Peninsular rivers-The Narmada, The Tapi, The Kaveri, The Krishna, The
Godavari, The Mahanadi
Lakes: Wular, Pulicat, Sambhar, Chilika, Vembanad, Kolleru

Ch-4: Climate
1. Cities to locate: Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Jodhpur, Bangalore, Mumbai,
Kolkata, Leh, Shillong, Delhi, Nagpur (Location and Labelling)
2. Areas receiving rainfall less than 20 cm and over 400 cm (Identification only)

Ch-5: Natural Vegetation and Wildlife
Vegetation Type: Tropical Evergreen Forest, Tropical Deciduous

Forest, Thorn Forest, Montane Forests and Mangrove-
For identification only
National Parks: Corbett, Kaziranga, Ranthambor, Shivpuri, Kanha,
Simlipal & Manas
Bird Sanctuaries: Bharatpur and Ranganthitto
Wild life Sanctuaries: Sariska, Mudumalai, Rajaji, Dachigam (Location and Labelling)

Ch-6: Population (location and labelling)
• The state having highest and lowest density of population
• The state having highest and lowest sex ratio
• Largest and smallest state according to area

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