CBSE Class 9 English Language & Literature Syllabus 2022-23

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CBSE Class 9 English Language & Literature Syllabus 2022-23 includes The Fun They Had, The Sound of Music, The Little Girl, A Truly Beautiful Mind, The Snake and the Mirror, My Childhood, Reach For The Top, Kathmandu, If I were You etc for the session 2022 – 2023. Here is the detailed syllabus. To download class 9 English Language & Literature CBSE latest sample question papers for the 2023 exams, please install the myCBSEguide App which is the best mobile app for CBSE students. The myCBSEguide app not only provides you the CBSE class 9 English Language & Literature model question papers but it also provides class 9 English Language & Literature chapter-wise test papers, class 9 English Language & Literature best revision notes and other study material for class 9 English Language & Literature students.

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CBSE Class – 9
English – Language and Literature (Code No. 184)
Syllabus (2022-23)


Sections
AReading Skills (40 periods)
BWriting Skills with Grammar (40 periods)
CLiterature Textbooks and SupplementaryReading Text (50 periods)

Section A
Reading Skills

Reading Comprehension through Unseen Passage (20 Marks)

  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 will be asked to assess inference, analysis, interpretation, evaluation and vocabulary.

Section B

III. Grammar (10 marks)

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

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 12 questions will be attempted.

IV Creative Writing Skills (10 marks)

This section will have short as well as long writing tasks including compositions.

  1. 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. (5 marks)
  2. Writing a Diary Entry/ Story on a given title in 100-120 words. One out of two questions is to be answered. (5 marks)

Section C

V. Reference to the Context (40 marks)

  1. One extract out of two from Drama/Prose.
  2. One extract out of two from poetry. (5+5=10 marks)
  3. Multiple Choice Questions/Objective Type Questions will be asked to assess inference, analysis, interpretation, evaluation and vocabulary.

VI. Short & Long Answer Questions

  1. Three out of Four Short Answer Type Questions to be answered in 40-50 words from the book BEEHIVE. (3×3=9 marks)
  2. Two out of Three Short Answer Type Questions to be answered in 40-50 words from the book MOMENTS. (3×3=9 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 texts. This can also be a passage-based question taken from a situation/plot from the texts. (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)

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

Marks-80

SectionsCompetenciesTotal marks
Reading ComprehensionConceptual understanding, decoding, analyzing, inferring, interpreting and vocabulary20
Writing Skill and GrammarCreative expression of an opinion, reasoning, justifying, illustrating, appropriacy of style and tone, using appropriate format and fluency. Applyingconventions, using integrated structures with accuracy and fluency20
Language Through LiteratureRecalling, 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
Total80

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