Some like it, some don’t- Hindi is one such subject. While Hindi may seem like a simple subject, you should know that language subjects can be quite tough to score in. However, it is not impossible. Class 9th Hindi, in particular, is disliked by several students, and the disinterest often shows in their results. However, there are several ways in which one can easily score highly in this subject. No, we aren’t asking you to burry into the books till you finally pass out. Here are some ideas that will help you prepare for Class 9 Hindi, while also helping you enjoy it thoroughly!
Know The Subject & Syllabus
Here’s some knowledge for you. CBSE divides class 9 Hindi into two parts: Course A and Course B. Both the courses have similar contents, but it is the marking scheme that somewhat varies.
Begin your preparation by going through your syllabus. Take out all the prescribed books, and check out the part of the content. CBSE prescribes four NCERT Hindi BOOKS class 9. The course is divided into Course A and Course B respectively. and each course has two books. The names of all these books are as follows:
In addition to these books, you will also be required to be well-versed with Hindi grammar, unseen passages, and writing skills.
Many students find the 9th standard Hindi question paper quite tricky. As such, let us break it down for you, so you can understand it better.
The Hindi examination paper is divided into four sections:
Here are some preparation tips to follow according to the exam pattern:
The comprehensions section is of 10 marks and contains an unseen passage and questions based on the passage. Students are required to answer the questions based on their understanding of the passages. there are a few ways in which you can ace this section:
- Practice several passages before your final exam, as this will help you in achieving the required pace.
- Read the passage thoroughly at least twice, so you will retain what’s given and wouldn’t have to go through the text again while answering questions.
- Once you are done answering the questions, tally it once with the passage.
The second section of the CBSE Hindi exam is the grammar section. This section is allotted 16 marks and consists of basic Hindi grammar sections. As such, this is the easiest section to score in! Here’s how you can achieve full marks in this section:
- Get a thorough understanding of the various grammar rules in Hindi.
- Go through reference books and practice mock questions extensively.
As mentioned above, both A and B courses in 9th Hindi comprise two books each. These books feature a potpourri of prose and poems, which are curated by subject experts to help you understand the language better, while also making you morally strong. The literature part is usually quite extensive, and preparing for it requires more time in comparison to the rest of the sections. As such, here are a few tips on acing the literature part of your syllabus:
- Go through the text thoroughly, and give each chapter/poem more readings than just one.
- Highlight key elements in the text, this will help you during revision.
- Practice back questions properly, as they are most frequently asked in the exams.
- Frame your own questions while reading the text, and answer them.
Practice makes a man perfect. And this statement holds true when it comes to writing. In order to boost your writing skills, you must practice, and practice, and practice. This section usually consists of letters, essays, short stories, etc. As such, try using a creative approach, learn how to frame sentences properly, and write in a flow. Also, make sure you memorize all the formats by heart and write everything in order.
3. Make Notes
Making notes is an excellent habit that helps significantly in preparing for exams. The syllabus of 9th standard Hindi is enormous, to say the least, and the best way to organise everything in clear and concise form, and for retaining better, is preparing notes.
You can make these notes on sticky notes and affix them in your books, or make them on separate sheets/notebooks/registers if you want them to be more detailed. Enhance your notes with coloured pens, highlighters, diagrams, and more, as they will help you grasp more efficiently. Also, do not jot everything down, and only write selective details that will help you during the revision stage.
4. Ask Questions
If you have any questions regarding your the course, or anything else, make sure you as your teachers. Your teacher will help simplify things for you, by providing easier solutions. You can write your questions down in a separate space, and ask them during the class, or afterwards. Do not hesitate!
5. Practice Mock Papers
Practising mock papers, and last years question papers is more important than one can speculate. Firstly, they help you understand the pattern of the paper. Secondly, you get an understanding of the kind of questions you might be asked in the exams. And here’s a little secret- questions from these papers are oftentimes repeated in the exams!
6. Maintain A Time Table
This step isn’t unique to just Hindi exams. Maintaining a timetable is incredibly important while preparing for your exams. Create a draft in the beginning, and assign a specific number of hours to each chapter/topic. Also, give yourself a few breaks in between, so you do not get exhausted. Maintaining a proper timetable will help you hugely in organising everything, and will also help you cover the entire syllabus in time, and much more efficiently.
Preparing for class 9th Hindi exams can be a tad bit tricky, but you can achieve high scores in exams by using the right approach to study. Follow the above-mentioned steps religiously to achieve the best results!