UP Board Class 9 Social Science Syllabus 2023-24

UP Board Social Science syllabus 2023-24 has been released now. Those candidates who are going to prepare for the final exam must know and understand the syllabus thoroughly. The question paper of the final examination will be prepared based on the topics included in the syllabus. In this post, we are going to provide the complete UP Board Class 9 Social Science Syllabus 2023-24.

UP Board Social Science Class 9th Syllabus 2023-24

The topics which are still included in the UP Board class 9th syllabus for Social Science subject are given below. Students must study the following topics only in order to prepare for the final examination.

Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World – I (20 Marks)

Section – 1 (10 marks)

  1. 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
  1. 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

Section – 2 (05 marks)

Pastoralists in the Modern World

  • Pastoral Nomads and their Movements
  • Colonial Rule and Pastoral Life
  • Pastoralism in Africa

Map works (05 marks)

List of Map Items


Chapter-1: The French Revolution

Outline Political Map of France (For locating and labeling / Identification)

  • Bordeaux
  • Nantes
  • Paris
  • Marseilles

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.

(Note: For visually impaired candidates 05 questions related to map will be asked.)

Unit 2: Contemporary India – I (20 marks)

Section 1: (07 marks)

  • India
    • Size and Location
  • Physical Features of India
    • Major Physiographic Divisions
  • Drainage
    • Major rivers and tributaries
    • Lakes
    • Role of rivers in the economy
    • Pollution of rivers

Section 2: (08 marks)

  • Climate
    • Factors influencing India’s climate
    • The Indian Monsoon
    • Distribution of Rainfall
    • Monsoon as a unifying bond
  • Population
    • Size
    • Distribution
    • Population Growth and Process of Population Change

Map Work: (05 marks)


Chapter -1: India-Size and Location

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

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 (Location and Labelling)

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 – 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

Note: For visually impaired candidates 05 questions related to map will be asked.

Unit 3: Democratic Politics – I (15 marks)

Section 1: 09 marks

  1. What is Democracy? Why Democracy?
  • What are the different ways of defining democracy?
  • Why has democracy become the most prevalent form of government in our times?
  • What are the alternatives to democracy?
  • Is democracy superior to its available alternatives?
  • Must every democracy have the same institutions and values?
  1. Constitutional Design:
  • How and why did India become a democracy?
  • How was the Indian constitution framed?
  • What are the salient features of the constitution?
  • How is the democracy being constantly designed and redesigned in India?

Section 2: 06 marks

  1. Woking of Institutions:
  • How is the country governed?
  • What does parliament do in our democracy?
  • What is the role of the President of India, the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers? How do these relates to one another?
  1. Democratic Rights:
  • Why do we needs rights in a constitution?
  • What are the Fundamental Rights enjoyed by the citizen under the Indian constitution?
  • How does the judiciary protect the Fundamental Rights of the citizen?
  • How is the independence of the judiciary ensured?

Unit 4: Economics (15 marks)

Section 1: (07 marks)

  1. People as resource:
  • Overview
  • Economic activities by men and women
  • Quality of Population
  • Unemployment

Section 2: (08 marks)

  1. 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
  1. Food Security in India
  • Overview
  • What is Food Security?
  • Why Food Security?
  • Who are food insecure?
  • What is Buffer Stock?
  • What is the Public Distribution System?
  • Current Status of Public Distribution System

Project work/ Activity

  • Students should identify music, dance, festivals and cuisines during the particular weather and also note down if a region bears some similarity with the other. Students should collect vegetation and materials / information regarding animal kingdom around the vicinity of their college. They should prepare a list of endangered species and efforts for their conservation.


  • River Pollution
  • Deforestation and Ecological imbalance

Note: Any other similar activity can also selected

Project work: It’s teacher’s discretion to allot any 3 projects (5 marks each) from the syllabus to students.

UP Board class 9 Syllabus PDF 2022-2023

Class 9th Social Science UP Board Syllabus – Excluded Topics

The following topics are removed from the syllabus of UP Board Social Science Syllabus of Class 9th.

Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World – I

Section 1:

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: 

IV: Forest Society and Colonialism

  • Why Deforestation?
  • The Rise of Commercial Forestry
  • Rebellion in the Forest
  • Forest Transformations in Java

Unit 2: Contemporary India – I 

Section 2:

  1. Natural Vegetation and Wild Life
  • Factors affecting Vegetation
  • Vegetation types
  • Wild Life
  • Conservation

Unit 3: Democratic Politics – I

Section 1:

  1. Electoral Policies:
  • Why and how do we elect representatives?
  • Why do we have a system of competition among political parties?
  • How has the citizens’ participation in electoral politics changed?
  • What are the ways to ensure free and fair elections?

Unit – 4: Economics

Section – 1:

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