CBSE Class 9 English (Language & Literature) Revised Syllabus for 2020-2021

CBSE has released the new syllabus for all subjects of class 9 with reduced contents. The board has cut down the syllabus of all subjects by 30%. Here, we have provided the revised syllabus of CBSE Class 9 English Language and Literature subject to download in PDF format. This Syllabus for Class 9 English Language and Literature has a detailed course structure that will help students know the topics prescribed by the board for the examinations to be held in the 2020-21 academic year. Students should refer to the latest CBSE syllabus only while they study the subject and prepare for the internal assessment or annual exams. 

CBSE Class 9 English (Language and Literature) syllabus 2020-2021 includes:

Important* CBSE Class 9 Complete Guide for Self-Study during COVID-19 Break

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

Section-Wise Weightage English Language and Literature

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Section

 

Total Weightage 80

No. of Periods

A

Reading Comprehension

20

40

B

Writing Skills with Grammar

20

40

C

Literature Textbook and Supplementary Reading Text

40

50

 

TOTAL

80

 

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

There will be an internal assessment for 20 Marks.

Also Check: CBSE Class 9 Deleted Chapters/Topics from Syllabus for 2020-2021

PART A

Reading:-

Unseen Passage (20 Marks)

I. Multiple Choice Questions based on a Discursive passage of 400-450 words to test inference, evaluation and vocabulary. Ten out of twelve questions to be answered. (10x1=10)

II. Multiple Choice Questions based on a Case-based factual passage (with visual inputstatistical data, chart etc.) of 200-250 words to test analysis and interpretation. Ten out of twelve questions to be answered. (10x1=10)

(Total length of two passages to be 600-700 words)

Literature Textbooks (10 Marks)

III. Multiple Choice Questions based on an extract from drama/prose to test inference, evaluation and vocabulary. Any 1 out of 2 extracts to be done. (5x1=5)

IV. Multiple Choice Questions based on an extract from poetry to test analysis and interpretation. Any 1 out of 2 extracts to be done (5x1=5)

Grammar

V. Ten Multiple Choice Questions, out of twelve, to be answered. Questions shall be based on the following

i. Tenses

ii. Modals

iii. Subject – verb concord

iv. Reported speech

a. Commands and requests

b. Statements

c. Questions

v. Determiners

Deleted:

PART B

Writing 10 marks

I. Writing a Descriptive Paragraph (word limit 100-120 words) on a person or a diary entry based on visual or verbal cue/s. One out of two questions is to be answered. (5 marks)

II. Writing a story (word limit 100-120 words) on the basis of given cue/s . One out of two questions is to be answered. (5 marks)

Deleted:

Literature 30 Marks

III. Four out of six Short Answer Type Questions to be answered in 20-30 words each from BEEHIVE and MOMENTS (two out of three from BEEHIVE and two out of three from MOMENTS). (2x4=8 marks)

IV. Four out of six Short Answer Type Questions to be answered in 40-50 words each from BEEHIVE and MOMENTS (two out of three from BEEHIVE and two out of three from MOMENTS). (3x4=12 marks)

V. One out of two Long Answer Type Questions from BEEHIVE to be answered in about 100- 120 words each to assess creativity, imagination and extrapolation beyond the text and across the texts. This can be a passage-based question taken from a situation/plot from the texts. (5 marks)

VI. One out of two Long Answer Type Questions from MOMENTS on theme or plot involving interpretation, extrapolation beyond the text and inference or character sketch to be answered in about 100-120 words. (5 marks)

Prescribed Books: Published by NCERT, New Delhi

Deleted

  1. The Lake Isle of Innisfree
  2. The Snake & The Mirror
  3. The Duck & The Kangaroo
  4. Kathmandu
  5. A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal

Deleted

  1. Ishwaran the Storyteller
  2. The Accidental Tourist

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 learning outcome, texts serve the dual purpose of diagnosing mistakes and areas of non-learning. To make evaluation a true index of learners’ knowledge, 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 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

Listening and Speaking Competencies 30 Periods

Assessment of Listening and Speaking Skills will be for 05 marks.

It is recommended that listening and speaking skills should be regularly practiced.

Art-integrated projects based on activities like Role Play, Skit, Dramatization etc. must be used. Please refer to the Circular no. Acad-33/2020 dated 14th May 2020 at the link http://cbseacademic.nic.in/web_material/Circulars/2020/33_Circular_2020.pdffor details.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Question Paper Design

(Code No. 184)   

CLASS – IX (2020 – 21)

Marks-80

Download Rationalised Syllabus for CBSE Class 9 English for 2020-2021

We have also provided below the link to the old syllabus that was released in the month of April. Students can refer to this old syllabus to cross-check with the new one to know which topics have been removed and what changes in the board has made in the new curriculum for CBSE Class 9 English Language and Literature subject.

CBSE Class 9 English Language and Literature (OLD) Syllabus 2020-21

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