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Latest CBSE Class 9 English Syllabus - Language and Literature (code 184)

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CBSE Class 9 English Syllabus - English Language and Literature (Code No. 184)

English Syllabus (2020-21) for Class IX

As per CBSE Class 9 English Syllabus, English (Language and Literature) paper is a compulsory subject for all students appearing in the Class 9 examination under the CBSE. Previously, there were two different subject codes for English paper, namely, English Communicative and English Language and Literature. From the academic year 2018 - 19, the CBSE has scrapped the English Communicative paper for class 9. Now the students have to appear for the English Language and Literature paper (subject code 184).

 

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As per the syllabus of Class 9 English, English Language and Literature paper (written exam) is divided into three sections carrying a total weightage of 80 marks. The remaining 20 marks of English Language and Literature paper are alloted to Assessment of Speaking and Listening Skills (ASL) which will be marked through a viva voce (oral exam) conducted by the respective teachers.

The weightage given to each section of the English Language and Literature paper is as follows-

 

SECTION A

READING

20 Marks

SECTION B

WRITING AND GRAMMAR

30 Marks

SECTION C

 LITERATURE TEXTBOOKS

30 Marks

Total

80 marks

Oral exam

ASL

20 marks

Total

100 marks

 

Let us discuss the syllabus for each section of the Class 9 English Language and Literature paper (Code No. 184)

Section A- Reading section

This section will have two reading passages.

Q.1: A Factual passage 300-350 words with eight Very Short Answer type Questions.The total marks allotted to this will be 8 marks

Q. 2: A Discursive passage of 350-400 words with four Short Answer type Questions to test inference, evaluation and analysis with four Very Short Answer Questions to test vocabulary. The total marks allotted to this will be 12 marks

 

Section B- Writing and Grammar

For writing tasks there will be internal choice.

Q. 3: Writing an Informal Letter on a situation /Descriptive Paragraph (person/place/event/diary entry) in about 150-200 words based on visual or verbal cue/s. 10 marks

Q. 4: Writing a story based on a given outline or cue/s in about 150-200 words. 10 marks
The Grammar syllabus will include the following topics
i. Tenses
ii. Modals
iii. Use of passive voice
iv. Subject – verb concord
v. Reported speech
a. Commands and requests
b. Statements
c. Questions
vi. Clauses:
a. Noun clauses
b. Adverb clauses of condition and time
c. Relative clauses
vii. Determiners
viii. Prepositions

The above items may be tested through test types (grammar in context) as given below:

Q. 5: Cloze passage / Gap Filling / Editing. 4 marks.

Q. 6: Dialogue Writing/ Reporting dialogue on a given cue. 6 marks

 

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Section C - Literature textbooks

Q. 7. One out of two extracts from prose/poetry/play for reference to the context. Four Very Short Answer Questions: two questions of one mark each on global comprehension and two questions of one mark each on interpretation. (1x4=4 marks)

Q.8. Five Short Answer Type Questions from BEEHIVE AND MOMENTS (3 questions from BEEHIVE and 2 questions from MOMENTS) to test local and global comprehension of theme and ideas (30-40 words each) 2x5 = 10 marks

Q.9. One out two long answer type questions from the book BEEHIVE to assess Creativity, imagination and extrapolation beyond the text and across the texts. (100-150 words) The total marks allotted to this will be 8 marks

Q.10. One out of two Long Answer Questions from the book MOMENTS on theme or plot involving interpretation, extrapolation beyond the text and inference or character sketch in about 100-150 words. The total marks allotted to this will be 8 marks

 

Prescribed Books: Published by NCERT, New Delhi

  • Beehive – Textbook for class IX
  • Moments – Supplementary Reader for Class IX
  • Words and Expressions-I, Workbook

Let us have a look at the breakup of the syllabus from the prescribed books for term I and II.

 

TERM I

TERM II

Prose (Beehive)

1. The Fun They Had

7. Packing

2. The sound of music

8. Reach for the Top

3. The Little girl

9. The Bond of Love

4. A Truly beautiful mind

10. Kathmandu

5. The Snake and the Mirror

11. If I were You

6. My Childhood

Poetry (Beehive)

1. The Road Not Taken

 6. No Men Are Foreign

2. Wind

7. The Duck and the Kangaroo

3. Rain on the Roof

8. On Killing a Tree

4. The Lake Isle of Innisfree

 9. The Snake Trying

5. A Legend of the Northland

10. A Slumber did My Spirit Seal

Supplementary Reader (Moments)

 1. The Lost Child

6. Weathering the Storm in Ersama

2. The Adventures of Toto

 7. The Last leaf

3. Iswaran the Storyteller

8. A House is Not a Home

 4. In the Kingdom of Fools

9. The Accidental Tourist

5. The Happy Prince

10. The Beggar

 

Here is a tabular form of the Question paper format for class 9 English paper-

Q. No.

Section

Question type

Maximum Marks

1

A

 Eight very Short Answer type Questions

8

2

A

 Four Short Answer type Questions,  Four Very Short Answer Questions

4 * 2 = 8
4* 1 = 4

3

B

Informal Letter

10

4

B

Story writing

10

5

B

Cloze passage / Gap Filling / Editing.

4

6

B

Dialogue Writing/ Reporting dialogue

6

7

C

Four Very Short Answer Questions

4

8

C

Five Short Answer Type Questions

10

9

C

long answer type questions from the book BEEHIVE

10

10

C

Long Answer Questions from the book MOMENTS

10

 

Students can see the detailed explanation, summary and solutions to NCERT Questions of NCERT Beehive and Moments books, here

Students can see video lessons of explanation of lessons from NCERT Class 9 Beehive book, here

Students can see video lessons of explanation of lessons from NCERT Class 9 Moments book, here

Students can also practice MCQs on lessons from Beehive and Moments books, here

For a free Mock test of Class 9 English MCQs, click here