Class 9th paves the way for class 10th, which has all the hype because it’s a ‘board’ class. As such, the preparation for class 10th begins in its preceding grade, so students are required to work hard even in class 9th. A lot of people believe that class 9th Maths is slightly more difficult than class 10 maths, and we can’t disagree. A lot of students struggle with scoring good grades in class 9th maths exams. The concepts are quite complex and require more effort and preparation than other standards. Despite these biased opinions, we can not ignore the fact that maths is also a highly scoring subject, that can be easily aced when given the right amount of time and practice.
All you need to score highly in this exam is a well-rounded approach, that will help you sail through effortlessly. This can include setting up a timetable, choosing the right reference material, practising daily and more. If you do not have the time to chalk down a well-rounded plan for preparing for this subject, don’t fret! We have eased the task for you by putting together a list of the best ways in which you can conquer the class 9th maths exam.
Understand Syllabus Thoroughly
Some students begin their preparations without glancing at the syllabus. While this may seem harmless, it can leave you in absolute confusion once you’re in the middle of completing your syllabus. Understanding the syllabus right in the beginning gives you time to chalk down a study plan based on the weightage of each chapter. Find below the class 9th maths syllabus along with the respective weightage of each chapter:
UNIT 1- NUMBER SYSTEM (08 marks)
UNIT 2- ALGEBRA (17 marks)
UNIT 3- COORDINATE GEOMETRY (04 marks)
UNIT 4- GEOMETRY (28 marks)
UNIT 5- MENSURATION (13 marks)
UNIT 6- STATISTICS & PROBABILITY (10 marks)
Gather All The Material
Once you are well-versed with the syllabus, you can then move on to gathering all the material. Remember, there’s absolutely no dearth of study material for class 9th maths exam, however, it is important for you to only indulge in quality material. As such, here’s what all you should refer to for your preparation:
NCERT- NCERT should be the go-to book for all students, as it contains anything and everything prescribed by CBSE. It is curated by experts to give all students a thorough grasp of the concepts, along with some practice questions. As such, it is important for all students to have this book on their fingertips.
RD SHARMA- This is another reliable reference book, which is known for offering a detailed explanation of concepts, in addition to a plethora of practice questions, and more to prepare you thoroughly for the exam.
RS AGGARWAL- Another great pick is R S Aggarwal Solutions for CBSE Class 9 which is curated to get you well-versed with the entire course. It contains a select but helpful range of questions that you can practice on a day to day basis to achieve peace, and clarity of concepts.
SAMPLE PAPERS- Sample papers and previous year’s question papers are easily available on the market, as well as online. Make a habit of solving sample papers, which will help in enhancing your speed of solving questions, while helping you understand the exam pattern.
Plan A Timetable
You need to have a well-planned timetable to streamline your studies. If you do not have a proper timetable, you’ll eventually find yourself lost amidst the extensive syllabus. As such, go through the syllabus and the weightage of each chapter, and make a timetable accordingly. Make sure you give ample time to each chapter and also keep some time for practising sample pampers.
Most students do not make notes for Maths considering, thinking that they will be of no use. However, it is important for all students to understand that it is quite vital. The approach used for making notes for maths is quite different from the rest of the subjects. As such, here are a few things you can do:
1. Separate every sheet into three parts. Use the first area to note concepts, the second part to solve equations, and the remaining one for rough calculations.
2. Note all the formulas separately as this will help you significantly at the time of revision.
3. Use visual aids like diagrams, charts, etc to enhance your notes.
4. Make your notes colourful.
5. Write down the important points/ formulas on sticky notes and place them on your study table, books, or anywhere else. This will help you in recalling them.
Know Your Strengths & Weaknesses
Your syllabus will be composed of various chapters, some of which will be easy, while others will be quite difficult. Make sure you pay more attention to areas that you are weak in and make sure you don’t skip anything. But at the same time, do not waste a lot of time on things that you find too difficult, and move on to the next topics. You can always come back to the difficult part after you are done with the rest of your syllabus.
Practising daily is key to achieving good scores in class 9th maths exam. As such, make sure you practice sample questions on a daily basis and stay consistent in it. Practising daily will help you in achieving a better speed in answering questions while making concepts absolutely clear in your mind.
Ask Your Seniors
Your seniors have been through what you’re going through currently. As such, you can always approach your seniors for tips on cracking the exam. You can also take the help of your siblings, parents, tutors, and school-teachers, in case you feel stuck.
Exam Day Tips:
Here are some exam day preparation tips:
1. Do not go through complex concepts right before the exam.
2. Make sure you are equipped with all the required stationery.
3. Keep yourself relaxed and composed.
4. Read every question carefully before attempting.
5. Do write the steps for each question, as getting the steps right will also fetch you marks in this exam.