CBSE Class 9 English Language and Literature Syllabus 2017-18

CBSE Class 9 English Language and Literature Syllabus 2017-18

Download latest cbse class 9 English Language and Literature syllabus for the session 2017-2018. This year CBSE has changed the exam pattern. This year, there is no CCE pattern or division of syllabus for SA1 or SA2 as it used to be before. Your final exam will consist of 80 marks and 20 marks will be of internal assessment. This year complete syllabus will be there for your final/annual exam. Each year cbse keep on issuing revised syllabus. Although the topics and textbooks remain same, the contents within vary year by year. Along with English Language and Literature syllabus for class 9 cbse has also issued question paper pattern and weightage of each chapter. That’s why it is strongly recommended to download new class 9 English Language and Literature syllabus 2017-18 this year and be on safe side.

Gone are the days of SA1& SA2, now you have to practise a lot in a more precise way covering complete syllabus! It’ll be better if you practise according to the English Language and Literature syllabus issued by cbse. Syllabus acts as prima facie for your CBSE exam. It reduces the topics, tells the weightage of each chapter so that you can invest more time on important topics.

Students are advised to download the class 9 cbse English Language and Literature syllabus for the session 2017-2018 even if they have the previous year syllabus because it’s of no use & there is a lot of changes in the new syllabus, question pattern and weightage of each chapter.

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English Language and Literature Syllabus Class 9 2018

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English Language and Literature Syllabus for Class 9 Board Exam 2018

Section A: Reading

This section will have two reading passages.

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]

Section B: Writing and Grammar

Q.3: Writing a diary/article in about 100-120 words based on visual or verbal cue/s. The questions will be thematically based on the prescribed books. [8 marks]

Q.4: Writing a short story based on a given outline or cue/s in about 200- 50 words. [12 marks]

The Grammar syllabus will include the following areas in class IX:

  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
  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 Textbooks

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 on global comprehension and two questions of one mark each on interpretation. [4 marks]

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) [2×4=8 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. (100-120 words) [8 marks]

Q.11: One out of two Very Long Answer Questions on theme or plot involving interpretation and inference and character sketch in about 150-200 words based on prescribed extended reading text. [10 Marks]

Prescribed Books

Published by NCERT

  • BEEHIVE – Textbook for Class IX
  • MOMENTS – Supplementary Reader for Class IX

Extended Reading Texts (either one)

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


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