CBSE Class 9 English Language and Literature Syllabus 2023-24

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Class 9 English Language and Literature Syllabus for Academic Session 2023-24 (Subject code 184)

 

Syllabus for Academic Session 2023-24

The Official website of the CBSE provides details regarding the exam pattern, section – wise break up of marks, details of questions, word limit, etc. Students can check out the post below for more details on the paper pattern, syllabus, deleted topics, grammar topics list and writing skills syllabus for Class 9 English Language and Literature paper. For the literature section, the CBSE has prescribed two readers for Class 9 – Beehive English reader and Moments English Supplementary reader. Both these books are published by the NCERT.
 

Sections

Weightage

A.

Reading Skills (40periods)

20 Marks

B. 

Writing Skills with Grammar (40periods)

20 Marks

C.

Literature Textbooks and Supplementary Reading Text (50periods)

40 Marks 


 

Section A

Reading Skills

I. Reading Comprehension through Unseen Passage 20 Marks

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

(Total length of two passages to be 600-700 words)

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

II. Grammar – 10 Marks

  • Determiiners
  • Tenses
  • Modals
  • Subject – verb concord
  • Reported speech
    • Commands and requests
    • Statements
    • Questions

 

3. The courses at the secondary level seek to cement high professional grasp of grammatical items and levels of accuracy. Accurate use of spelling, punctuation and grammar will be assessed through Gap Filling/ Editing/ Transformation exercises. Ten out of twelve questions will be attempted.
 

III.  Writing Skills – 10 marks

4. Writing a Descriptive Paragraph (word limit 100-120 words) on a person/event/situation based on visual or verbal cue/s. One out of two questions is to be answered. – 05 marks
5. Writing a Story (on a given title)/ Diary Entry, in 100-120 words. One out of two questions is to be answered. – 05 marks

 

 

Section C

Language Through Literature

IV. Reference to the Context – 40 Marks

6. One extract out of two from Drama / Prose.
7. One extract out of two from poetry. (5+5 = 10 Marks)

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

 

V. Short & Long Answer Questions

8. Three out of Four Short Answer Type Questions to be answered in 40-50 words from the book B EEHIVE to assess interpretation, analysis, inference and evaluation. (3 x 3 = 9 marks)
9. 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. (3×3=9 marks)
10. 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 texts. This can also be a passage-based question taken from a situation/plot from the texts. (6 marks)
11. 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.  (06 Marks)

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

3. Words & Expressions – II (Workbook for CLASS IX) – Units 1 to 6 & Units 8, 10 & 11

Class – IX (2023 – 24)
 

Sections

Competencies

Total marks

Reading Comprehension

Conceptual understanding, decoding, analyzing, inferring, interpreting and vocabulary

20

Writing Skill and Grammar

Creative 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 fluency

20

Language Through Literature

Recalling, reasoning, appreciating, applying literary conventions illustrating and justifying etc. Extract relevant information, identifying the central theme and sub-theme, understanding the writers’ message and writing fluently

40

Total

80


 
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