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CBSE Class 9 English Language And Literature Syllabus 2023-24 and Past Papers (Code No. 184)

By SchoolMyKids Expert|5 - 6 mins read| July 18, 2023

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Class 9 English Syllabus Overview 

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 9 English syllabus is designed to enhance the language skills and communication abilities of students. The syllabus is divided into three parts – Reading Skills, Writing Skills with Grammar, and Literature Textbooks & Supplementary Reading Text.

The English Language syllabus focuses on developing the four language skills – reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students are taught to comprehend and analyse texts, write in different formats, deliver speeches, and participate in group discussions. The syllabus also includes grammar, vocabulary, and language functions.

Some of the key highlights of the CBSE Class 9 English syllabus are:

  • Reading comprehension passages with questions on inference, vocabulary, and grammar
  • Writing skills including narrative, descriptive, and argumentative essays
  • Spoken and written grammar, including tenses, modals, active and passive voice, and clauses
  • Literary texts from India and abroad, including works by Shakespeare, Wordsworth, and Tagore
  • Group discussions and debates on various topics

Overall, the CBSE Class 9 English syllabus aims to improve student’s language skills and build a strong foundation for their higher studies. By following this syllabus, students can enhance their communication skills and become confident and effective communicators.

CBSE Class 9  English Language And Literature Section Wise Weightage

Section Total Weightage – 80
AReading Skills20
BWriting Skills with Grammar20
CLanguage through Literature40
 TOTAL80

Note : The Board examination will be of 80 marks, with a duration of three hours. There will be an Internal Assessment of 20 marks.

Class 9 English Language And Literature Exam Paper Format and Marking Scheme

CBSE Class 9 English Syllabus is divided into three sections which are as follows:

  1. Reading Skills
  2. Writing Skills with Grammar
  3. Literature Textbooks and Supplementary Reading Text 

SECTION A: READING SKILLS

Periods50

This section will have two unseen passages of a total length of 600-700. The arrangement within the reading section is as follows:

  1. Discursive passage of 400-450 words. (10 marks)
  2. Case-based factual passage (with visual input- statistical data/chart etc.) of 200-250 words. (10 marks)

Multiple Choice Questions / Objective Type Questions/Very Short Answer Questions will be asked to assess comprehension, interpretation, analysis, inference, evaluation and vocabulary.

SECTION B: WRITING SKILLS AND GRAMMAR

Periods40

Writing Skills

  1. Writing a Descriptive Paragraph (word limit 100-120 words), describing a person / event/ situation, based on visual or verbal cue/s. One out of two questions to be answered. (5 marks)
  2. Writing a Story (on a given cue/title)/Diary Entry, in 100-120 words. One out of two questions is to be answered. (5 marks)

Grammer

The courses at the secondary level seek to cement a high professional grasp of grammatical items and levels of accuracy. The Grammar syllabus will include the following areas in class X.

  1. Determiners
  2. Tenses
  3. Modals
  4. Subject – verb concord
  5. Reporting
    1. Commands and requests
    2. Statements
    3. Questions

The above items may be tested through test types as given below:

  1. Accurate use of spelling, punctuation and grammar will be assessed through Gap Filling/ Editing/Transformation exercises. Ten out of twelve questions will be attempted.

SECTION C: LANGUAGE THROUGH LITERATURE   

Periods 50

Reference to the Context (5+5 = 10 Marks)

  1. One extract out of two, from Drama / Prose.
  2. One extract out of two, from poetry.

Multiple Choice Questions / Objective Type Questions will be asked to assess interpretation, analysis, inference, evaluation, appreciation and vocabulary.

Short & Long Answer Questions

  1. Four out of Five Short Answer Type Questions to be answered in 40-50 words from the book BEEHIVE to assess interpretation, analysis, inference and evaluation. (4×3=12 marks)
  2. Two out of Three Short Answer Type Questions to be answered in 40-50 words from the book MOMENTS to assess interpretation, analysis, inference and evaluation. (3×2=6 marks)
  3. One out of two Long Answer Type Questions from BEEHIVE to be answered in about 100-120 words to assess creativity, imagination and extrapolation beyond the text and across the text. This can also be a passage-based question taken from a situation/plot from the text. (6 marks)
  4. One out of two Long Answer Type Questions from MOMENTS, on theme or plot involving interpretation, extrapolation beyond the text and inference or character sketch to be answered in about 100-120 words. (6 marks)

CBSE Class 9 English Language And Literature Prescribed Books

Published by NCERT, New Delhi

Beehive

  • Prose
    1. The Fun They Had
    2. The Sound of Music
    3. The Little Girl
    4. A Truly Beautiful Mind
    5. The Snake and the Mirror
    6. My Childhood
    7. Reach For The Top
    8. Kathmandu
    9. If I were You
  • Poems
    1. The Road Not taken
    2. Wind
    3. Rain on The Roof
    4. The Lake Isle of Innisfree
    5. A Legend of The Northland
    6. No Men Are Foreign
    7. On killing a tree
    8. A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal
  • Moments
    1. The Lost Child
    2. The adventures of Toto
    3. Iswaran the Storyteller
    4. In the kingdom of fools
    5. The Happy Prince
    6. The Last Leaf
    7. A House is not a Home
    8. The Beggar

Class IX English Language and Literature Competencies

SectionsTesting competencies/ learning outcomesMarks
Reading ComprehensionConceptual understanding, decoding, analyzing, inferring, interpreting and vocabulary20
Writing Skills and GrammarCreative expression of an opinion, reasoning, justifying, illustrating, appropriacy of style and tone, using appropriate format and fluency. Applying conventions, using integrated structures with accuracy and fluency20
Language through LiteratureRecalling, reasoning, appreciating, applying literary conventions, extrapolating, illustrating and justifying etc. Extracting relevant information, identifying the central theme and sub themes, understanding the writer’s message and writing fluently.40
Total 80
 
 

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