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English - Language and Literature Class 9 CBSE CBSE Topics and Syllabus

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100.00 Reading

Q 1-2. This section will have two/three reading passages. The arrangement within the reading section is as follows:

SA – I:

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 questions to test vocabulary. 12 marks


Q.1a: A Factual passage 200-250 words with five very short answer type questions with one question to test vocabulary. 5 marks

Q. 1b: A Literary passage (Prose only – Fiction / Non-fiction) of 200-250 words with five short answer type questions to test inference, evaluation and analysis with one question to test vocabulary. 5 marks

Q. 2: Open text based assessment (OTBA) with 1–2 long answer questions to test analytical and critical thinking skills. 10 marks

Q. 8. One out of two extracts from prose/poetry/play for reference to the context. Three very short answer questions. 3 marks

One mark in each extract will be for vocabulary. One question will be used for testing local and global comprehension and one question will be on interpretation.

Q.9. Four short answer type questions from BEEHIVE AND MOMENTS to test local and global comprehension of theme and ideas (30-40 words each) 2x4 = 08 marks

Q.10.One out two long answer type questions to assess how the values inherent in the texts have been brought out (BEEHIVE & MOMENTS). Creativity, imagination and extrapolation beyond the text and across the texts will be assessed. (80-100 words) 4 marks

Q. 11. One out of two Very Long Answer Questions on theme or plot involving interpretation and inference and character sketch in about 100-120 words based on prescribed extended reading text. 10 marks

200.00 Writing and Grammar

Q. 3: Writing a diary/article in about 100-120 words based on visual or verbal cue/s, and the questions will be thematically based on the MCB. 5 marks

Q. 4: 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 in classes IX & X.

1. Tenses

2. Modals (have to/had to, must, should, need, ought to and their negative forms)

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, and

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

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