Knowing the ICSE Class 9 Economics Syllabus will provide a comprehensive understanding of the subject. ICSE Class 9 Economics Syllabus will help students in planning their study schedule in an organised way. So, students are advised to go through the entire syllabus right at the beginning of the session. Here, we have provided a detailed ICSE Class 9 Syllabus for Economics, along with a download PDF.
ICSE Class 9 Economics Syllabus 2020-21
1. Introduction to Economics
(i) Definition of Economics according to Adams, Robbins, Keynes and Samuelson. Self-explanatory.
(ii) Micro & Macro Economics.
Meaning, difference and examples only.
(iii) Types of activities.
Economic and non-economic activities: meaning and examples; difference between Economic and non-economic activities.
(iv) Sectors in an Economy.
Primary, secondary and tertiary sectors: meaning and examples, along with differences.
(v) Basic Economic terms.
Meaning of the following economic terms: Wants, Goods, services, wealth, utility, production, consumption, sustainable consumption, factors of production, market, price, value, income, saving, wealth, welfare, economy.
Government sectors, firms, households, foreign sector: meaning only.
2. Types of Economies
(i) On the basis of Nature.
Capitalist Economy, Socialist Economy, Mixed Economy – with reference to India (meaning and differences).
(ii) On the basis of Development.
Developed Economy and Developing Economy: meaning and differences.
(iii) Economic growth and development.
Meaning and differences.
3. The Indian Economy: A Study
(i) Primary Sector: Agriculture – contribution of agriculture; problems of Indian agriculture; government measures to increase agricultural production; Green revolution and its impact; food security.
(a) Agriculture and allied activities: meaning; contribution of agriculture to employment, industry, trade and self-sufficiency in food production: a brief understanding of the above.
(b) Problems of Indian Agriculture: a brief understanding of: limited use of technology, fragmentation of land holdings, dependence on monsoon, lack of rural credit facilities, inadequate storage & marketing facilities.
(c) Government measures to improve agricultural production: Use of High Yielding variety seeds, use of fertilizers and insecticides, Better irrigation facilities, Adoption of technology, Setting up of agricultural research centres and institutes, Provision & expansion of rural credit facilities. Provision of better storage and marketing facilities: a brief understanding of the above.
(d) Green Revolution: meaning and its positive impacts.
(e) Meaning of Food Security; role of Food Corporation of India (FCI).
(ii) Secondary: Industry: meaning and types; adverse impacts of industrialisation and measures to overcome adverse impacts.
(a) Meaning of Industry; a brief understanding of the interdependence of Agriculture and Industry.
(b) Types of Industries; large scale and medium scale Industries. Meaning, features and examples only. Cottage & Small-Scale Industries. Meaning, features and examples; significance with reference to India.
(c) Adverse impacts of industrialisation: a brief understanding of the adverse impacts with reference to industrial pollution and deforestation; measures to overcome the adverse impacts: Afforestation, Waste management.
(iii) Tertiary Sector: Education and Healthcare, Transportation, Banking, Insurance, Communication, Storage and Warehousing.
Role of each of the above in the economic development of the country in brief with the help of examples.
5. Major Problems of the Indian Economy
Meaning of poverty line – concept based on calorie intake; Relative and absolute poverty: meaning with examples; causes of poverty: any five causes of poverty to be discussed.
Meaning; Types: Seasonal, Structural, Technological: meaning and example of each. Causes of unemployment- any five to be discussed.
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