CBSE Class 9 Social Science Syllabus 2022 – Updated Syllabus of 1st and 2nd Term – Download PDF

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Social Science is a compulsory and important subject up to secondary stage of school education. Students can learn many values important for them to become a well-informed and responsible citizen. The syllabus is designed in such a way that it familiarizes the students with geographical, historical, political and economic aspects of the country. This article presents the CBSE Class 9 Social Science Syllabus 2022 for the students and consists of all the important topics related to this subject.

CBSE Class 9 Social Science Syllabus 2022

Before we move on and discuss topics, let’s discuss the distribution of marks and periods per unit in Term – I and Term – II.

CBSE Class 9th Term I Social Science Syllabus 2022


Number of Periods


India and the Contemporary World – 1



Contemporary India – I



Democratic Politics – I







71 periods

40 marks


CBSE Class 9th Term II Social Science Syllabus 2022


Number of Periods


India and the Contemporary World – 1



Contemporary India – I



Democratic Politics – I







86 periods

40 marks

CBSE Social Science Class 9 Term I Syllabus 2022 – 1st Term 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 Term I along with the unit-wise marks distribution and important topics.

India and the Contemporary World – I

Section 1: Events and Processes: (Theme one)

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

Contemporary India – I

  • India: Size and Location, India and the World, India’s Neighbours
  • Physical Features of India: Major Physiographic Divisions

 Democratic Politics – I

  • Democracy: What is Democracy?, Why Democracy?, Broader Meaning of Democracy, Features of Democracy


  • The Story of Village Palampur: Overview, Organization of production, Farming in Palampur, Non-farm activities of Palampur
  • People as Resource: Overview, Economic activities by men and women, Unemployment, Quality of Population

List of Map Items Class 9th 2022 – 23 – Term I

Subject – History

Chapter-1: The French Revolution

Outline Political Map of France

  • Bordeaux
  • Nantes
  • Paris
  • Marseilles

Subject – Geography

Chapter -1: India-Size and Location

  • India-States with Capitals, Tropic of Cancer, Standard Meridian

Chapter -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, Coromandel & Northern Circar

CBSE Class 9th Social Science Term II 2022 – 2nd Term Syllabus

Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World – I

Section 1: Events and Processes: (Theme two and three)

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 USS

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

Unit 2: Contemporary India – I

3. Drainage

  • Major rivers and tributaries
  • Lakes
  • Role of rivers in the economy
  • Pollution of rivers

Note: Only Map Items as given in the Map List from this chapter to be evaluated in Examination.

4. Climate

  • Concept
  • Climatic Controls
  • Factors influencing India’s climate
  • The Indian Monsoon
  • Distribution of Rainfall
  • Monsoon as a unifying bond

5. Natural Vegetation and Wild Life

  • Factors affecting Vegetation
  • Vegetation types
  • Wild Life Conservation

Unit 3: Democratic Politics – I

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
  • Judiciary

Unit 4: Economics

3. Poverty as a Challenge

  • 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

List of Map Items Class 9th 2022 – 23- Term II

Subject – History

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

  • Major countries of First World War (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 labeling / 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

Subject – Geography (Outline Political Map of India)

Chapter -3: Drainage

  • Rivers: (Identification only)
    • The Himalayan River Systems-The Indus, The Ganges, and The Satluj
    • The Peninsular rivers-The Narmada, The Tapi, The Kaveri, The Krishna, The Godavari, The Mahanadi
  • 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

  • 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)

CBSE Class 9 Social Science Internal Assessment 2022

Marks Description
Periodic Assessment 10 Marks
  • Pen and Paper Test – 5 Marks
  • Assessment using multiple strategies For example, Quiz, Debate, Role Play, Viva, Group Discussion, Visual Expression, Interactive Bulletin Boards, Gallery Walks, Exit Cards, Concept Maps, Peer Assessment, SelfAssessment, etc. – 5 Marks
Portfolio 5 Marks
  • Classwork and Assignments
  • Any exemplary work done by the student
  • Reflections, Narrations, Journals, etc.
  • Achievements of the student in the subject throughout the year
  • Participation of the student in different activities like Heritage India Quiz
Subject Enrichment Activity 5 Marks
  • Project Work
Total Marks 20 Marks

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Updated: 2022-01-14 — 12:51 pm


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  1. Lalchandra Kumar

    Syllabus yahi hai na is ke basis pe term 1st exam hoga.

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