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Total Weightage

A Reading Skills


B Writing Skills with Grammar


C Literature Textbook and Extended Reading Text




• The annual examination will be of 80 marks, with a duration of three hours.

SECTION A: READING  20 Marks 50 Periods
This section will have two reading passages as per the details below :
Q.1: A Factual passage 300-350 words with eight Very Short Answer Type Questions. (8 marks)
Q. 2: A Discursive passage of 350-400 words with four Short Answer Type Questions to test inference, evaluation and analysis and four Very Short Answer Type questions to test vocabulary. (12 marks)

Q. 3: Writing a diary/article in about 100–120 words using visual or verbal cue/s.
The questions will be thematically based on MCB. 8 marks
Q. 4: Writing a short story based on a given outline or cue/s in about 200 - 250
words. 12 marks
The Grammar syllabus will include the following areas in class IX :
1. Tenses
2. Modals
3. Use of passive voice
4. Subject – verb concord
5. Reporting
(i) Commands and requests
(ii) Statements
(iii) Questions

6. Clauses:
(i) Noun clauses
(ii) Adverb clauses of condition and time
(iii) Relative clauses
7. Determiners
8. Prepositions
The above items may be tested through test types as given below:
Q.5: Gap flling with one or two words to test Prepositions, Articles, Conjunctions and Tenses. 3 marks

Q. 6: Editing or Omission 4 marks
Q. 7: Sentences Reordering or Sentence Transformation in context. 3 marks

30 Marks 60 Periods

Q.8. 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 for global comprehension and two questions of one mark each for interpretation. 4 marks

Q.9. Four Short Answer type Questions from the Literature Reader to test local and global comprehension of theme and ideas (30-40 words each) 4x2 = 08 Marks

Q.10. One out of two Long Answer type Questions to assess how the values inherent in the text have been brought out. Creativity, imagination and extrapolation beyond the text and across the texts will be assessed. (100-120 words). 8 marks

Q.11. One out of two very Long Answer Questions on theme, plot involving interpretation, inference and character sketch, in about 150-200 words based on the prescribed extended reading text. 10 marks

Prescribed Books: Published by CBSE, New Delhi
Interact in English Series

  • Main Course Book (Revised Editions)
  • Workbook (Revised Editions)
  • Literature Reader (Revised Editions)

Extended Reading Texts (either one)

  • Gulliver's Travels (unabridged) by Jonathan Swift
  • Three Men in a Boat (unabridged) by Jerome. K. Jerome



Literature Reader


1. How I Taught My Grandmother to Read

3. The Man Who Knew too Much

2. A Dog Named Duke

4. Keeping it from Harold

5. Best Seller



1. The Brook

5. The Seven Ages

2. The Road Not Taken

6. Oh, I Wish I’d Looked After My Teeth

3. The Solitary Reaper

7. Song of the Rain

4. Lord Ullin’s Daughter



1. Villa for Sale

2. The Bishop’s Candlesticks


1. People

5. Mystery

2. Adventure

6. Children

3. Environment

7. Sports and Games

4. The Class IX Radio and Video Show


Extended Reading Text (either one): Gulliver’s Travels in four parts, Unabridged Edition (2005) by Jonathan Swift Parts I & II
Three Men in a Boat, Unabridged Edition
(1889) by Jerome K. Jerome - Chapters 1 – 10

Gulliver’s Travels in four parts Unabridged Edition (2005) by Jonathan Swift - Parts III & IV
Three Men in a Boat, Unabridged
Edition (1889) by Jerome K. Jerome - Chapters 11-19

WORK BOOK* - Suggested Break-up of Units for the Purpose of Classroom Teaching only-NOT FOR TESTING (see the note below)

1 Verb Form

1 Connectors

2 Determiners

2 The Passive

3 Future Time Reference

3 Reported Speech

4 Modals

4 Prepositions

*Note on Workbook: The suggested split up of the units of the Workbook reflects a distribution for the purpose of classroom teaching only. Since grammar and usage is not to be tested directly, but in an integrated manner, the split up as shown, does not restrict questions in the grammar section of question papers to the specifc units shown in the split up of Workbook units. Grammar is to be tested by recycling grammar items learnt over a period of time in a comprehensive manner. Teachers may adapt this suggested distribution for classroom teaching, making modifcations according to their specifc needs

1. Schools may adapt the given break-up as per their convenience.
2. Activities such as Language games, quizzes, projects, role plays, dramatization, script writing etc must be done as ‘in class’ and ‘in school’ activities. In case, a feld survey or visit is taken up, it must be under the direct supervision of the teacher

Reading skills :- conceptual understanding, decoding, analyzing, inferring, interpreting,  and vocabulary.
VSA Question (1 mark) =12
SA Question (30-40 words) (2 mark) = 04
Total Marks = 20

Creative Writing Skills and Grammar :- Expressing an  opinion, reasoning,  justifying, illustrating, appropriacy of  style  and tone,  using appropriate  format  and fluency.  Applying  convenations,  using integrated  structures  with accuracy  and fluency
VSA Question (1 mark) =10
LA Question (100-120 words) (5 mark) = 01
VLA Question (200-250 words) (12 mark) = 01
Total Marks = 30

Literature Textbook and Extended Reading Texts :- Recalling, reasoning, appreciating, applying literary conventions, extrapolating, illustrating and justifying etc. Extracting relevant information, identifying the central theme and sub themes, understanding the writer’s message and writing fluently.
VSA Question (1 mark) = 04
SA Question (30-40 words) (2 mark) =04
LA Question (100-120 words) (4 mark) = 01
VLA Question (150-200 words) (10 mark) = 01
Total Marks = 30

VSA Question (1 mark)
= 26x01=26
SA Question (30-40 words) (2 mark) =08x02=16
LA Question (80-100 words) (4 mark) = 02x08=16
VLA Question (150-200 words) (10 mark) = 01x10=10
VLA Question (200-250 words) (12 mark) = 01x12=10
Total Marks =80Marks

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