Class 9 CBSE is a crucial year in the life of any student. Usually, the results of Class 9 CBSE does not compare to the importance of the board exams but the preparation for Class 9 CBSE forms the foundation for the classes that follows. Hence it is the right time to strengthen your foundation for a better academic future. In this article, we are going to tell you how a student can manage to top his/her Class 9 CBSE exams while juggling studies, school, family, social life and extra circular activities.
What should you keep in Mind while Preparing a Time Table for Class 9 CBSE?
Preparing the right timetable is one of the important stages before you start preparation for Class 9th. Here, we are going to help you in preparing a timetable that toppers usually follow –
While making a plan, you need to consider your strengths and weaknesses. Allocate extra time in your timetable for the subjects or topics, in which you think you are weak or you score less. Always consult experienced people around you like teachers, parents, seniors, etc. before making important decisions regarding how to approach Class 9 CBSE that you are lagging in.
Discipline is key to following any time table. Cultivating discipline will help you complete tasks in any field you pursue. Include a period of power nap of half-one hour in your timetable after coming from the school that will refresh your mind and body from day-long fatigue. Do not study for long hours continuously. You should take a break of minimum 10 minutes after every 1-2 hours of study.
A healthy body is pivotal for a healthy mind. Vitamin-C is a rich food that helps students in increasing their memory power and better immunity. So always include vitamin-C enriched food in your diet or meal. Yoga helps enhance your concentration. So include Yoga in your timetable in the morning for 15-20 minutes. Yoga is also known to improve your blood circulation. Consume more seasonal fruits and have a balanced diet. Never compromise with your health because “Robust mind resides in Robust Body.” Eat well and sleep for 7-8 hours daily to refresh your mind for the next day. This will help you keep your body fit during your Class 9 CBSE preparations.
How much time to allot for your Daily Activities in Class 9 CBSE?
A typical school day for a Class 9 CBSE student involves school duration of 5-6 hours. Including the travel time of 1 hour, there are 7 hours that you spend for the school. Adding another 8 hours for sleep leaves you with 9 hours that you need to spend efficiently. For the Class 9 CBSE preparation, target a cumulative study session of 6 hours daily. Keep in mind that those 6 hours must be properly spent in your studies. Spend the remaining 3 hours for activities not related to studies like entertainment, taking meals, outdoor games, hobbies, etc. Note, co-curricular and extracurricular activities are key to the overall personality development a Class 9 CBSE student.
Keep the following points in mind while you prepare a timetable for academics in Class 9 CBSE –
Mathematics is a subject that needs practice so the average practice time for Maths will be more than the other subjects. The other subjects need 1-1.5 hours of focused studies on a daily basis. Allocate around 2 hours daily for the better practice for Maths. Also try to solve different types of problems and see how a problem can be solved using a different method instead of spending too much time practicing the same type of questions.
Note that, the time allocation depends on your strengths, weaknesses and other academic interests like preparing for competitive exams, inter school competitions, etc. Time allocation would vary from student to student but overall you should not study more than 6 hours daily.
How to approach the different Subjects in Class 9 CBSE
Class 9 CBSE usually comprises of Maths, Science, Social Science, and Literature. Here we are giving you the proper guideline that the students of Class 9th must follow –
CBSE Class 9 Maths
Maths is one of the most important subjects in Class 9 CBSE. Maths comprises of Geometry, Mensuration, Statistics, and Probability. For these topics, know and prepare the basic theorems by heart. Questions mostly come from NCERT books. So finishing the NCERT textbook is imperative. You can move onto reference books once you complete the NCERT questions. Class 9 CBSE Maths involves many theorems, formulae, and equations. Keep a copy of those that are difficult for you to remember handy so you could refer to them easily from time to time.
CBSE Class 9 Science
The Science subject of Class 9 CBSE comprises of Chemistry, Biology, and Physics that should be studied initially from NCERT. But if you want more proficiency, you can refer books from private publishers as well. Note that, relying on online content for the preparation of this subject will not be the best for you. Make the notes of important things like definitions, experiments, short descriptions, reactions, equations, formulas, etc.
Social Science for Class 9 CBSE
Social science is an easy subject to prepare for the students. The best thing about social science is that it is similar to story-telling and you can easily recollect it. Preparing from NCERT books or your textbooks will be more than sufficient. Make notes of important things (like the year, the name of rivers, etc.) and revise them regularly. Maintain these notes properly as this subjects often has a lot to remember and organizing your notes will help you recall content well.
CBSE Class 9 English/ Hindi
Literature in English or Hindi should be only studied from the prescribed books. For grammar, use standard reference books as having a firm knowledge of grammar will be very helpful for you in the future.
How Topper’s go the extra mile in Class 9 CBSE?
Here are some additional tip to be followed apart from your given timetable so that you can become a topper in your Class 9 CBSE –
Complete concentration during study sessions is key to success. Focusing hard for 1 hour will be better than sitting with distractions for 2-3 hours.
Mugging the answers blindly never helps. So always try to connect the dots. It is essential to understand a concept if you want to apply it.
Study as per your teacher’s schedule. Being disciplined and adhering to deadlines and submissions will help you maximize your practical marks that are in your teacher’s hands.
Attempt as many Class 9 CBSE sample papers and solve as many practice questions as possible. Previous year’s Class 9 CBSE papers will also help to boost your preparation drastically. Also, practice to maintain a good handwriting so that you can get replicate the same legibility in your Class 9 CBSE exams.
Always, maintain a cool head. Don’t let pressure get to your head.
Minimize the consumption of passive entertainment such as mobile phones, social networking sites, TV etc. as they do not add value to your personal development and will hinder you performance in Class 9 CBSE.