CBSE Class 9 English Language and Literature Syllabus 2023-24

CBSE has released the Latest Updated Syllabus of the New Academic Session 2023-24 on March 31st, 2023, for class 9.

CBSE Board has issued the latest updated syllabus for Class 9th which is to be strictly followed. Board has restored SINGLE BOARD EXAM PATTERN once again like last year 2022-23.

We have also updated Oswal Gurukul Books as per the Latest Paper Pattern prescribed by Board for each Subject Curriculum.

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CBSE Class 9 English Latest Syllabus 2023-24

Sections Periods Weightage
A Reading Skills (40 periods) 20 Marks
B Writing Skills and Grammar (40 periods) 20 Marks
C Language through Literature (50 periods) 40 Marks

CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus 2023-24: Section-Wise Summary

Section A

Reading Skills

I. Reading Comprehension through Unseen Passage

20 Marks

1. Discursive passage of 400-450 words.

(10 marks)

2. Case-based factual passage (with visual input- statistical data/chart etc.) of 200-250 words.

(10 marks)

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

Multiple Choice Questions / Objective Type Questions/Very Short Answer Questions will be asked to assess comprehension, interpretation, analysis, inference, evaluation and vocabulary.

Section B

Writing Skills and Grammar

II Grammar

10 Marks

  • Determiners
  • Tenses
  • Modals
  • Subject โ€“ verb concord
  • Reported speech
    • Commands and requests
    • Statements
    • Questions

3. The courses at the secondary level seek to cement high professional grasp of grammatical items and levels of accuracy. Accurate use of spelling, punctuation and grammar will be assessed through Gap Filling/ Editing/Transformation exercises. Ten out of twelve questions will be attempted.

III Writing Skills

10 Marks

4. Writing a Descriptive Paragraph (word limit 100-120 words), describing a person / event / situation, based on visual or verbal cue/s. One out of two questions to be answered.

5 marks

5. Writing a Story (on a given cue/title)/Diary Entry, in 100-120 words. One out of two questions is to be answered.

5 marks

Section C

Language through Literature

IV. Reference to the Context

(5+5 = 10 Marks)

6. One extract out of two, from Drama / Prose.
7. One extract out of two, from poetry.

Multiple Choice Questions / Objective Type Questions will be asked to assess interpretation, analysis, inference, evaluation, appreciation and vocabulary.

V. Short & Long Answer Questions

8. Four out of Five Short Answer Type Questions to be answered in 40-50 words from the book BEEHIVE to assess interpretation, analysis, inference and evaluation.

4x3=12 marks

9. Two out of Three Short Answer Type Questions to be answered in 40-50 words from the book MOMENTS to assess interpretation, analysis, inference and evaluation.

3x2=6 marks

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

6 marks

11. 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.

6 marks

Beehive

Prose

a. The Fun They Had
b. The Sound of Music
c. The Little Girl
d. A Truly Beautiful Mind
e. The Snake and the Mirror
f. My Childhood
g. Reach For The Top
h. Kathmandu
i. If I were You

Poems-

  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. On killing a tree
  8. A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal

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. The Last Leaf
  7. A House is not a Home
  8. The Beggar

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 .

CBSE Class 9 English Syllabus 2023-24 : Competency Based Question Paper Design

Sections Competencies Total marks
Reading Comprehension Conceptual understanding, decoding, analyzing, inferring, interpreting and vocabulary 20
Writing Skill and Gramm Creative expression of an opinion, reasoning, justifying, illustrating, appropriacy of style and tone, using appropriate format and fluency. Applying conventions, using integrated structures with accuracy and fluency 20
Language through Literature Recalling, reasoning, appreciating, applying literary conventions illustrating and justifying etc. Extract relevant information, identifying the central theme and sub-theme, understanding the writersโ€™ message and writing fluently. 40
Total 80

The Changes for Class 9 (2023-24) Year-end Board Examinations are as under:

(Class-9)
Periodic Assessment Academic Session 2022-23 Academic Session 2023-24
Composition of question paper year-end examination/ Board Examination (Theory)
  • Competency Based Questions are 40% in the form of Multiple-Choice Questions, Case Based Questions, Source Based Integrated Questions or any other type.
  • Objective Questions are 20%
  • Remaining 40% Questions are Short Answer/ Long Answer Questions
  • Competency Focused Questions in the form of MCQs/Case Based Questions, Source-based Integrated Questions or any other type = 50%
  • Select response type questions(MCQ) = 20%
  • Constructed response questions (Short Answer/Long Answer type Questions, as per existing pattern) = 30%

2022-23 Reduced Syllabus

(for reference purposes only)

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