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CBSE Syllabus of Class 9 Home Science 2019-20

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CBSE Syllabus for Class 9 Home Science – in PDF

CBSE Syllabus of Class 9 Home Science 2019-20 contains all the topics of this session. myCBSEguide provides you latest Syllabus for Class 9. Home science is the science of a home and it includes all the things that concern the person, home, family members and resources. Home science courses nowadays offer Dietitian and Nutrition subjects, Resource Management, Fashion or Textile Designing, Communication and Development, Psychology and child development. You can Download the latest CBSE Syllabus of Class 9 in PDF format is now available in myCBSEguide mobile app.

CBSE Syllabus for class 9 Home Science 2019-20

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CBSE Syllabus Class 9 Home Science

Home science is a practical science that is essential for every individual to handle challenging responsibilities of the life. Home Science as a discipline aims to empower learners by developing understanding of five different areas namely:

  • Food and Nutrition
  • Human Development, Childhood Studies
  • Resource Management
  • Fabric and Apparel Science
  • Development Communications and Extension

The subject helps students to understand changing needs of Indian society, academic principles as well as develop professional skills.

Objectives: The syllabus at Secondary level develops an understanding in the learners that the knowledge and skills acquired through Home Science facilitates development of self, family and community. It endeavours to –

  • Acquaint learners with the basics of human development with specific reference to self and child.
  • Help to develop skills of judicious management of various resources. l Enable learners to become alert and aware consumers.
  • Impart knowledge of nutrition and lifestyles to enable prevention and management of diseases. l Inculcate healthy food habits.
  • Help to develop understanding of textiles for selection and care of clothes.
  • Develop skills of communication to assist in advocacy and dissemination of knowledge to community.

Home Science (Code No. 064)
Class – 9 (2019-20)

Course Structure: Theory & Practical 
Theory: 70 Marks Time: 3 Hrs.
Practical: 30 Marks

NoUnitsMarksNo. of Pd.
1Concept and scope of Home Science Education and recent trends0305
2Human growth & Development – I0825
3Family and Values0820
4Food, Nutrition and Health1545
5Fiber and Fabric1534
6Resource Management1434
7Measures of Safety and Management of Emergencies0717
Total70 180
Grand Total100220

Unit I: Concept and scope of Home Science Education and recent trends
05 Pd

  1. Concept of Home science
  2. Fields of Home Science
  3. Relevance of study of Home Science and career options
  4. Recent trends

Unit II: Human Growth & Development – I
25 Pd

  1. Concept of growth and development
  2. Principles of growth and development
  3. Factors affecting growth and development (environmental and heredity)
  4. Age specific milestones (Birth to adolescence)

Unit III: Family and Values
20 Pd

  1. Concept and types of family
  2. Role of family in Holistic development of an individual (Physical, Social, Psychological and spiritual)
  3. Ethical and value based society (need for happy family, respect and care for each member of family, Dignity of labour, work distribution within the family)
  4. Importance of Girl Child.
  5. Influence of various factors on a family: Globalisation, urbanisation, migration, technology and media.

Unit IV: Food, Nutrition and Health 45 Pd

  1. Definition of food, nutrition, nutrient, Health and nutritional status.
  2. Food and its functions (Physiological, social and psychological)
  3. Nutrients: sources and functions
  4. Relationship of food, health and diseases
  5. Malnutrition: concepts and components (over nutrition and under nutrition)
  6. Concept of Balanced Diet
  7. Methods of cooking and processing
  • Cooking methods: Dry methods, moist methods, combination methods
  • Processing methods: Germination, Fermentation, Mutual supplementation / Combination
  • Conservation of nutrients while cooking and processing

Unit V: Fibre and Fabric 34 Pd

  1. Definition of Fiber and Yarn
  2. Classification of fiber on the basis of origin and length
  3. Characteristics of fibers: feel, appearance, colour fastness, length, strength, absorbency, shrinkage, elasticity, effect of heat and sunlight.
  4. Methods of construction of fabric – brief description of weaving, knitting and felting.
  5. Selection of fabric : Factors affecting selection of fabric (age, purpose, occupation, fashion, figure, climate, comfort and cost).

Unit VI: Resource Management
34 Pd

  1. Resources: Definition and characteristics
  2. Types of resources (Human : Time, Energy, Knowledge and attitude Non-Human : Money, materialistic goods and community resources)
  3. Waste Management – Need to refuse, reduce, reuse, repair and recycle waste.
  4. Proper disposal of kitchen waste (Biodegradable : Composting, Vermicomposting, biogas and bagass. Non Biodegradable : Inceneration, Land fills and recycle)

Unit VII: Measures of Safety and Management of Emergencies
17 Pd

  1. Accident prone / Unsafe Zones at home
  2. Need of safety at home
  3. Measures of safety against burns, electric shocks, cuts, fractures, bites, poisoning
  4. First Aid: Concept and Importance

40 Periods (30 Marks) 

Any two from 1 to 4 (3 ×× 2 = 6 Marks)

  1. Observation of motor skills in three-year-old child.
  2. Behavioral changes in an adolescent through observation method among peer any two group.
  3. Role of family members: collage/chart etc.
  4. Design educational games specific to functions/sources of nutrients.
    5 to 7 (4 Marks)
  5. Weights and measures: Equivalents/conversions of Ounce, gram, cup, teaspoon, tablespoon, how to use a kitchen weighing scale.
  6. Identification of fruits, vegetables, spices, oils, sugars, cereals, and lentils
  7. Food processing method demonstration: Germination and Fermentation.
  8. Collection and Identification of fabrics, physical and burning tests. (3 Marks)
  9. Take a case study of a house for disposal of kitchen waste and encourage segregation of biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste, through creating slogans / posters etc. (5 Marks)
  10. Prepare a first aid kit and practice giving first aid for burns, cuts, bites, fractures, electric shocks. (group activity) (5 Mark)
  11. File work (4 Marks)
  12. Viva voce (3 Marks)

Home Science (Code No. 064)
Class – 9 (2019-20)
Design of the Question Paper

The weightage of the distribution of marks over different dimensions of the question paper for classes 9 shall be as follows:
Time: 3 Hrs.
Theory: 70 Marks
Practical: 30 Marks
A. Weightage of Content-Unit-Class: 9 (2019-20)

1Concept and scope of Home Science Education and recent trends03
2Human growth & Development – I08
3Family and Values08
4Food, Nutrition and Health15
5Fiber and Fabric15
6Resource Management14
7Measures of Safety and Management of Emergencies07
Grand Total100

Objective type Questions (OTQ) (1 mark)
Remembering: 4
Understanding: 5
Applying: 5
Analysing: 1
Evaluating: 3
Total: 18
Short Answer (SA) (2 marks)
Remembering: 1
Understanding: 1
Applying: 2
Analysing: 1
Evaluating: –
Total – 5
Case study and picture based (3 marks)

Remembering: 1
Understanding: –
Applying: 1
Analysing: –
Evaluating: –
Total – 5
Long Answer – II (LAI) (4 marks)
Remembering: 1
Understanding: –
Applying: 1
Analysing: 1
Evaluating: 1
Total – 4
Long Answer – II (LAII) (5marks )
Remembering: 1
Understanding: 1
Applying: 1
Analysing: 1
Evaluating: –
Total – 4
Total Marks
Remembering: 18
Understanding: 12
Applying: 21
Analysing: 12
Evaluating: – 07
Total: – 70
% Weightage

Remembering: 26%
Understanding: 17%
Applying: 30%
Analysing: 17%
Evaluating: – 10%
Total: – 100%
 No Chapter wise weightage, care should be taken to cover all chapters.
Scheme of questions
Total number of questions = 33 Weightage to difficulty level of questions

S. No.Estimated difficultyPercentage

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