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CBSE Class 9 English Language and Literature Syllabus 2017-2018

Apr 25, 2017 17:23 IST

    class 9 english language and literature syllabus, class 9 english syllabus 2017-2018, cbse syllabus 2017-2018CBSE has released the Class 9 English Language and Literature syllabus for the academic session 2017-2018. In this article you will get the complete syllabus of CBSE Class 9 English Language and Literature. The assessment scheme will be similar to class X Board examination. This year as per the CBSE’s remodeled assessment structure, the Assessment scheme will have an 80 marks component for Class 9 Annual examination in all scholastic subjects along with a 20 marks component of Internal Assessment (IA). IA comprises Periodic Tests (PT) with weightage of 10 marks, Notebook Submission of 5 marks and Subject Enrichment Activities of 5 marks. Students must know the entire syllabus before starting preparing for the exams.

    Find below the complete syllabus for CBSE Class 9 English Language and Literature:

    Section-Wise Weightage English Language and Literature



    Total Weightage 80



    Reading Skills



    Writing Skills with Grammar



    Literature Textbook and Extended Reading Text





    Note:  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 with four Very Short Answer Type questions to test vocabulary. (12 marks)

    Section B: Writing and Grammar      30 Marks                                                         60 Periods

    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 filling 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)

    Section C: Literature Textbook and Extended Reading Text          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) (4 × 2 = 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)

    English Language And Literature Course


    Literature Reader


    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


    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. 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 Storm in Ersama

    7. The Last leaf

    8. A House is Not a Home

    9. The Accidental

    10. The Beggar

    Main Course Book

    1. People

    2. Adventure

    3. Environment

    4. The Class IX Radio and Video Show

    5. Mystery

    6. Children

    7. Sports and Games


    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

    Prescribed Books: Published by CBSE, New Delhi

    Interact in English Series


    Extended Reading Texts (either one)


    BEEHIVE (Textbook for class IX)

    Gulliver’s Travels (unabridged) by Jonathan Swift

    Moments (Supplementary Reader for class IX)

    Three Men in a Boat (unabridged) by Jerome K. Jerome

    NOTE: Teachers are advised to:

    (i) Encourage classroom interaction among peers, students and teachers through activities such as role play, group work etc.

    (ii) Reduce teacher-talk time and keep it to the minimum.

    (iii) 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.

     Reading Section: Reading for comprehension, critical evaluation, inference and analysis are skills to be tested.

     Writing Section: All types of short and extended writing tasks will be dealt with.

     Grammar: Grammar items mentioned in the syllabus will be taught and assessed.

     Listening and Speaking Skills  (50 Periods)

    CBSE Class 9 English Communicative Syllabus 2017-2018

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