CBSE Syllabus of Class 9 English Language and Literature 2019-20

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CBSE Syllabus of Class 9 English Language and Literature 2019-20 contains all the topics of this session. myCBSEguide provides you latest Syllabus for Class 9 English in PDF format for free download. For a large number of students, the higher secondary stage will be a preparation for the university, where a fairly high degree of proficiency in English may be required. Syllabus for Class 9 English now available in myCBSEguide mobile app. The curriculum for March 2020 exams is designed by CBSE, New Delhi as per NCERT textbooks for the session 2019-20.

CBSE Syllabus for class 9 English 2019-20

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CBSE Syllabus Class 9 English Language and Literature

SECTION – WISE WEIGHTAGE

SectionTotal Weightage
80
AReading Skills20
BWriting Skills with Grammar30
CLiterature Textbook and Supplimentary Reading Text30

Note-The annual board examination will be of 80 marks, with a duration of three hours. There will be internal assessment for 20 Marks.

SECTION A: READING (50 Periods)

This section will have two reading passages. (20 Marks)

  1. A Factual passage 300-350 words with eight Objective Type Questions( including Multiple Choice Questions). (8 marks)
  2. A Discursive passages of 350-400 words with four Short Answer Type Questions to test inference, evaluation and analysis four Objective Type Questions ( including Multiple Choice Questions) to test vocabulary. (12 marks)

SECTION B: WRITING AND GRAMMAR (60 Periods)

For writing tasks there will be internal choice. (30 Marks)

  1. Writing an Article/Descriptive Paragraph (person/place/event/diary entry) in about 100-150 words based on visual or verbal cue/s. The questions will be thematically based on the prescribed books. (8 marks)
  2. Writing a short story based on a given outline or cue/s in about 150-200 words. (10 marks)
    The Grammar syllabus will include the following areas

    1. Tenses
    2. Modals
    3. Use of passive voice
    4. Subject-verb concord
    5. Reporting
    6. Commands and requests
    7. Statements
    8. Questions
    9. Clauses:
      1. Noun clauses
      2. Adverb clauses of condition and time
      3. Relative clauses
    10. Determiners
    11. Prepositions
      The above items may be tested through test types(grammar in context) as given below:
  3. Gap filling with one or two words to test Prepositions, Articles, Conjunctions and Tenses. (4 marks)
  4. Editing or omission (4 marks)
  5. Sentences reordering or sentence transformation in context. (4 marks)

SECTION C: LITERATURE TEXTBOOKS (60 Periods)

There will be Internal Choice for every question. (30 Marks)

  1. One out of two extracts from prose/poetry/play for reference to the context. Four Objective Type Questions: two questions of one mark each on global comprehension and two questions of one mark each on interpretation. (1×× 4=4)
  2. Five Short Answer Type Questions from BEEHIVE AND MOMENTS (3 questions out of four from BEEHIVE and 2 questions out of three from MOMENTS) to test local and global comprehension of theme and ideas (to be answered in 30-40 words each) (2××5=10)
  3. One out two long answer type questions from the book BEEHIVE to assess creativity, imagination and extrapolation beyond the text and across the texts. ((to be answered in 100-150 words each ) (8 marks)
  4. 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). (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

NOTE: Teachers are advised to:

  1. encourage classroom interaction among peers, students and teachers through activities such as role play, group work etc.
  2. reduce teacher-talk time and keep it to the minimum,
  3. take up questions for discussion to encourage pupils to participate and to marshal their ideas and express and defend their views.Besides measuring attainment, texts serve the dual purpose of diagnosing mistakes and areas of non-learning. To make evaluation a true index of learners’ attainment, each language skill is to be assessed through a judicious mixture of different types of questions.
    1. Reading Section: Reading for comprehension, critical evaluation, inference and analysis are skills to be tested.
    2. Writing Section: All types of short and extended writing tasks will be dealt with.
    3. Grammar: Grammar items mentioned in the syllabus will be taught and assessed.

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT

Assessment of Listening and Speaking Skills (50 Periods)

Assessment of Listening and Speaking Skills will be for 20 marks. It is recommended that listening and speaking skills should be regularly practiced in the class. Art-integrated activities like Role Play, Skit, Dramatization etc. can also be used.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (Code No. 184)

Textbooks
Literature Reader – Course (2019-20) CLASS – IX

PROSE (Beehive)

  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. Packing
  8. Reach for the Top
  9. The Bond of Love
  10. Kathmandu
  11. If I were you

POETRY

  1. The Road Not Taken
  2. Wind
  3. Rain on the Roof
  4. The Lake Isle of Innisfree
  5. A Lengend of the Northland
  6. No Men Are Foreign
  7. The Duck and the Kangaroo
  8. On Killing a Tree
  9. The Snake Trying
  10. A Slumber did My Spirit Seal

SUPPLEMENTARY READER (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. Weathering the Strom in Ersama
  7. The Last Leaf
  8. A House is Not a Home
  9. The Accidental Tourist
  10. The Beggar

  1. Typology: Reading Comprehension
    Objective Type Question including MCQs (1 mark each) : 4 MCQ & Objective Type Questions
    Short Answer Question (2 marks each): 4
    Long Answer Question 1 100-150 words (HOTS) (8 marks) : 0
    Very Long Question 150-200 words (HOTS) (10 marks) : 0
    Total marks: 20
  2. Typology: Writing Skill and Grammar
    Objective Type Question including MCQs (1 mark each) : 12
    Short Answer Question 30-40 words (2 marks each) : 0
    Long Answer Question 1 100-150 words (HOTS) (8 marks): 1
    Very Long Question 150-200 words (HOTS) (10 marks): 1
    Total marks: 30
  3. Typology: Literature Textbook and Supplementary Reading Text
    Objective Type Question including MCQs (1 mark each) : 4
    Short Answer Question 30-40 words (2 marks each): 5
    Long Answer Question 1 100-150 words (HOTS) (8 marks): 2
    Very Long Question 150-200 words (HOTS) (10 marks) : 0
    Total marks: 30
  4. Total Marks
    Objective Type Question including MCQs (1 mark each) : 1××28=28
    Short Answer Question 30-40 words (2 marks each): 2××9=18
    Long Answer Question 1 100-150 words (HOTS) (8 marks): 8××3=24
    Very Long Question 150-200 words (HOTS) (10 marks): 10××1=10
    Total marks: 80

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