Mathematics is a compulsive and scoring subject. However, many Class 9 students consider it tough as it requires them to memorize numerous formulas for a long time. And speaking about the Mathematics examination, it is the worst nightmare a Class 9 student can ever have. Yet, it is easy to score good marks in this subject with proper practice. With continuous practice, students can get accuracy in solving mathematical questions. Also, if the students will practise all the questions, examples and exercises of all chapters, they will be well prepared and more confident for the exam. Other than that, getting good scores in Maths will help in boosting the overall percentage of Class 9.
Here’s how to score to achieve decent marks in the Class 9 Maths exam.
■ Be well versed with the syllabus
The CBSE or Central Board of Secondary Education is one of the reputed educational boards in India. The board has drafted the Class 9 Maths syllabus according to the understanding levels of the students. The chapters in the syllabus are based on daily life. As per the CBSE guidelines, the Class 9 Maths syllabus covers 15 different chapters. These are –
- Chapter 1- Number System
- Chapter 2- Polynomials
- Chapter 3- Coordinate Geometry
- Chapter 4- Linear Equations in Two Variables
- Chapter 5- Euclid’s Geometry
- Chapter 6- Lines And Angles
- Chapter 7- Triangles
- Chapter 8- Quadrilaterals
- Chapter 9- Areas of Parallelograms and Triangles
- Chapter 10- Circles
- Chapter 11- Constructions
- Chapter 12- Heron’s Formula
- Chapter 13- Surface Areas and Volumes
- Chapter 14- Statistics
- Chapter 15- Probability
■ Know the question paper format
The Class 9 Maths question paper consists of four sections.
- Section A comprises 10 Multiple Choice Questions. Each question carries one mark.
- Section B consists of 5 short assertion reason type questions. Every question is of 2 marks.
- Section C encompasses 10 short answer type questions. Each problem in this section carries 3 marks.
- Section D consists of 5 long answer type questions. And each question consists of 6 marks.
The total of the Maths question paper is 80 marks.
■ Take classes regularly
Students should take Maths lectures in the school or coaching centres regularly. They should maintain punctuality in their studies. If a student misses one lecture, then it is difficult for him to understand the entire chapter taught in the class. If students maintain regularity, then it will have a positive impact on their performance in the examination.
■ Listen to lectures attentively
Students should listen to their teachers when they are teaching in the classroom. They should pay attention to the topics as this will help them to solve problems easily and enhance their confidence level. At the same time, if students face any doubts while understanding the chapter or solving questions, then they can take help from their mentors. This way will not turn into piles of doubts.
■ Focus on Maths NCERT book
Class 9 students are recommended to use the Maths NCERT book to prepare for the examination. Many students have a habit of referring to reference books instead of NCERT. However, they must refer to reference books only when they have gone through the NCERT thoroughly. Students who are done with practising NCERT can consider reference books to practise more. If they face any difficulties while understanding tough topics like triangles, they can refer to RS Aggarwal Class 9 Chapter 8 solutions and other chapter solutions for better clarity.
■ Revise all-important formulas
Formulas are the only things to be remembered in Maths. If students memorize formulas daily, they’ll be able to solve problems quickly. Here’s a simple way to recall formulas daily.
First, jot down all the significant formulas on paper or in a notebook and then stick them on the wall where they can be easily visible. Every day keep on reading them while walking, before sleeping and after waking up in the morning.
■ Practise previous years question papers
If students are keen on scoring decent marks in the Class 9 Maths exam, they should solve previous years’ question papers and sample papers. As Maths is not a theory subject, the only way to keep mathematical concepts in mind is to practise questions daily. Hence, solving sample papers and mock tests is the perfect way to clear concepts. Try to schedule time for practising questions.
Time management plays a crucial role while solving a math problem. So, students should calculate the time taken in solving a particular type of question. And then keep on practising to solve those types of questions in a short period. This similar approach can be followed in other chapters too.
■ Analyse exam preparation performance
After solving question papers, students will get an idea of their weakly prepared topics and mistakes. Start rectifying those mistakes and scratch its concepts to depth to convert weaknesses into strengths. This constant practice will enable Class 9 children to achieve their dream of getting good marks in the Maths exam.
■ Say ‘no’ to social media
As the exam approaches, students should disconnect themselves from social media apps as it wastes time. The time which was spent on social media earlier should now be used in revising chapters. During this time, practice sample papers and take mocks as much as possible.
■ A night before the exam
Students should also maintain their health besides studying and preparing for the exam the whole day. According to research, it is found that almost 10% of marks rely on how effectively a student utilizes his time a night before the exam. Don’t sit and begin with revising the full syllabus just a day before the exam. Instead, focus on key topics and significant questions. Eat healthy foods and drink plenty of liquids. Stay calm and relaxed. Listen to some music or watch a movie to keep things great.
■ Things to do during the examination
In the examination hall, a student shouldn’t have any hassle while writing answers. First, the students should go through the question paper thoroughly and make out a proper strategy in mind to attempt the paper. Try to attempt long questions first to avoid panic at the last moment. After that, do short and very short answer type questions. After that, revise the answer sheet before submitting it.