CBSE Class 9 English Study Guide


Complete Study Guide for CBSE Class 9 English (Language and Literature


CBSE Class 9 English Exam pattern, marking scheme, syllabus, books, chapters, Sample papers, videos, lesson explanation notes, NCERT Solutions and Extra Questions as per latest pattern

This article on Complete Guide for CBSE Class 9 English will help students know the complete course structure, course content, sectional weightage, examination marking scheme, prescribed books and tips for scoring good marks in examinations.

The CBSE Class 9 English Syllabus has been released by the Central Board of Secondary Education.  The CBSE has planned a comprehensive syllabus with weightage to all aspects of language skills – reading, writing, grammar and literature. Students should be well-prepared in all aspects of the English language in order to get a high score. 

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Let us see the details of the class 9 English (Language and literature) course syllabus.



CBSE Class 9 Syllabus 2024-25 English (Language and literature)

For students starting a new class, the syllabus acts as a route map. It aids in planning and organisation and provides clear expectations. Students may maximise their learning opportunities by beginning class on the right foot and making informed judgements by being familiar with the syllabus. This is the most important resource for Class 9 students who will be exposed to some ideas of a more advanced level in this new class. Along with the unit-by-unit mark distribution and question paper format, the syllabus explains a chapter-by-chapter list of topics that are required for the yearly assessment. To score well in their examinations, students must follow the directions and criteria outlined in the CBSE syllabus.


CBSE Class 9 Section-Wise Weightage

CBSE Class 9 Section-Wise Weightage

The complete curriculum for class 9 English is as follows.



  • The section will have two unseen passages with the maximum word limit of 750 words. The passages can be of any two types out of the following: literary / factual / discursive. 
  • Objective Type Questions (including Multiple Choice Questions), and Very Short Answer type Questions will be asked to test inference, evaluation, analysis and vocabulary in context.



There will be both short and long writing tasks in this section. Writing skills is a scoring section and students must concentrate on the formats of the writing pieces. Also, the word limit should not be exceeded in order to avoid negative marking. The students must include all essential information required in the answer in order to score full marks. There is internal choice in each question in this section.

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

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


10 Marks

Students can check out 10 solved examples of story writing to get a better understanding of the topic



Over time, grammar concepts will be taught and evaluated. There will be no division of syllabus for Grammar.

1. Tenses
2. Modals
3. Subject – verb concord
4. Reported Speech
(i) Commands and Requests
(ii) Statements
(iii) Questions
5. Clauses:
(i) Noun clauses
(ii) Adverb clauses
(iii) Relative clauses
6. Determiners

The above listed grammar topics will be tested through following integrated grammar questions of the following types.



3 Marks

4 Marks

Sentences Reordering or Sentence Transformation in context

3 Marks



Literature Textbook Syllabus and Marking Scheme-

class 9 Literature Textbook Syllabus and Marking Scheme

Students can check out important MCQs for class 9

Class 9 Short and Long Answer Questions


CBSE Class 9 Prescribed Books

Interact in English Series by CBSE


Beehive- Main Course Book (Revised Edition)
Moments- Literature Reader (Revised Edition)
Workbook (Revised Edition)



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  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 (Part 1 and Part 2)
  8. Kathmandu
  9. If I were You


  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


Students can ace the poetry questions by gaining knowledge of all poetic devices in class 9 poems.


  1. The Lost Child
  2.  The adventures of Toto
  3.  Iswaran the Storyteller
  4.  In the kingdom of fools
  5.  The Happy Prince
  6. Weathering the storm in Ersama
  7.  The Last Leaf
  8.  A House is not a Home
  9.  The Beggar




Follow the following given tips to pass your examinations with flying colours- 

Read Chapter Summary of Beehive and Moments books and also get a detailed explanation of chapters for clear understanding.

Improve your English Grammar so that you may write good answers and speak English confidently as well. You may check out the English Grammar Course launched specially for Class 9 and Class 10 students. 

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