ICSE Class 9 History And Civics Syllabus 2023-24

CISCE has released the Latest Updated Syllabus of the New Academic Session 2023-24, for class 9. Students must refer to www.cisce.org under the ‘Regulations and Syllabuses’ page for ICSE 2025.  

Class 9th Syllabus has been revised and updated for the new session 2023-24. It’s very important for both Teachers and Students to understand the changes and strictly follow the topics covered in each subject for Class 9th.

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ICSE History And Civics Class 9 Latest Syllabus 2023-24

There will be one paper of two hours duration carrying 80 marks and an Internal Assessment of 20 marks.

S.No. Unit Topics Sub -Topics Marks
Section A: Civics
An elementary study is required of this section without verbatim study of the Constitutional Articles in detail.
1 Our Constitution Definition of Constitution - date of adoption, date of enforcement and its significance. Features: Single Citizenship, Universal Adult Franchise, Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy (meaning), Welfare State.
2 Elections Meaning; Composition of Election Commission (in brief); Direct and Indirect election; General election; Mid-term election and By-election.
3 Local Self Government (i) Rural: Three-tier system of Panchayati Raj – Gram Panchayat, Panchayat Samiti, Zila Parishad – their meaning and functions.
(ii) Urban: Municipal Committees and Municipal Corporations – meaning and functions.
Section B: History
1 The Harappan Civilisation Sources: Great Bath, Citadel, seals, bearded man, dancing girl, dockyard, script.
Origin, extent, urban planning, trade, art & craft, and its decline.
2 The Vedic Period Sources: Vedas and Epics (brief mention); Iron Artifacts and Pottery.
Brief comparative study of Early and Later Vedic society and economy.
3 Jainism and Buddhism Sources: Angas, Tripitikas and Jatakas (brief mention).
Causes for their rise in the 6th century B.C.; Doctrines.
4 The Mauryan Empire Sources: Arthashastra, Indika, Ashokan Edicts, Sanchi Stupa.
Political history and administration (Chandragupta Maurya and Ashoka); Ashoka’s Dhamma.
5 The Sangam Age Sources: Tirukkural and Megaliths.
A brief study of society and economy.
6 The Age of the Guptas Sources: Account of Fa-hien; Allahabad Pillar Inscription.
Political history and administration (Samudragupta and Chandragupta Vikramaditya); Contribution to the fields of Education (Nalanda University), Science (Aryabhatta) and Culture (works of Kalidasa, Deogarh temple).
7 Medieval India (a) The Cholas Sources: Inscriptions; Brihadishwara Temple. Political history and administration (Rajaraja I, Rajendra I).
(b) The Delhi Sultanate

Sources: Inscriptions; Qutab Minar.

Political history and administration (Qutbuddin Aibak, Alauddin Khilji and Muhammad Bin Tughlaq).

(c) The Mughal Empire Sources: Ain-i-Akbari, Taj Mahal, Jama Masjid and Red Fort.
Political history and administration (Babur, Akbar and Aurangzeb).
(d) Composite Culture Sources: Bijak, Guru Granth Sahib, Ajmer Sharief, St. Francis Assisi Church (Kochi).
Significance of Bhakti Movements and Sufism (Mirabai, Sant Jnaneswar and Hazrat Nizamuddin). Influence of Christianity (St. Francis Xavier).
8 The Modern Age in Europe (a) Renaissance Definition, causes (capture of Constantinople, decline of Feudalism, new trade routes, spirit of enquiry and invention of the printing press) and impact on art, literature and science (Leonardo Da Vinci, William Shakespeare and Copernicus).
(b) Reformation Causes of reformation (dissatisfaction with the practices of the Catholic Church and new learning); Martin Luther’s contribution, Counter Reformation.
(c) Industrial Revolution Definition of the term. Comparative study of Socialism and Capitalism.

Internal Assessment

S.No. Unit Topics Sub -Topics Marks
1 Internal Assessment Any one project/assignment related to the syllabus. 20
Suggested Assignments
  • ‘The Indian constitution protects the rights of children, women, minorities and weaker sections.’ Elaborate on the basis of a case study.
  • ‘Fundamental Duties complement Fundamental Rights.’ Illustrate with the help of a Power Point Presentation.
  • Highlight the civic issues of your locality and what suggestions would you offer to address them.
  • Visit a museum or local site of historical importance and discuss its significance.
  • Discuss the art and architectural features of any of these monuments: Buddhist Caves, Ajanta; Iron Pillar, Mehrauli; Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur; Mattancherry Synagogue, Cochin; Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati; St. Thomas Basilica, Chennai; Tower of Silence, Mumbai.
  • Make a pictorial presentation of inventions and innovations as a result of the Industrial Revolution.
  • Make a comparative study of the Harappan and the Mesopotamian Civilisations.

2022-23 Reduced Syllabus

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