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CBSE Class IX CCE Syllabus English Language and Literature 2011



Code No. 184

Examination Specification

Division of Syllabus for Term I(April-September)   I

Summative Assessment ITotal Weightage Assigned
Formative Assessment20%
Division of Syllabus for Term II(October -March)Total Weightage Assigned
Summative Assessment II
Formative Assessment20%
  1. The total weightage assigned to Summative Assessment (SA I & II) is 60%. The total weightage assigned to Formative Assessment (FA 1, 2, 3 & 4) is 40%. Out of the 40% assigned to Formative Assessment, 10% weightage is assigned to conversation skills (5% each in Term I & II) and 10% weightage to the Reading Project (at least 1 Book is to be read in each term and the Project will carry a weightage of 5% in each term)
  2. The Summative Assessment I and Summative Assessment II is for eighty marks. The weightage assigned to Summative Assessment I is 20% and the weightage assigned to Summative Assessment II is 40%.

Section A: READING

15 Marks30 periodsQs 1-3 Three unseen passages of total 500 words followed by 15 marks Multiple Choice Questions of 1 mark each, Out of the 15 marks, 3 marks will be for vocabulary. The questions will test inference, evaluation and analysis. The passages may be extracts from poetry/factual/literary/discursive passages.

Section B: WRITING

15 marks40 periodsQ 4 Letter Writing: One out of two letters (formal/informal/email) in not more than 100 words based on verbal stimulus and context provided.Types of letter: Informal-personal, such as to family and friends.Formal- letters to the Editor.Email- formal letters to Principal of the school or to the editor of a Newspaper or a Magazine.6 MarksQ 5 Writing an article, speech or debate based on visual or verbal stimulus in not more than 120 words (One out of two).                                                                                                                     6 MarksQ 6 Writing a short composition in the form of dialogue writing/story or report of minimum 80 words (One out of two).                                                                                                                     3 Marks

Section C: GRAMMAR

15 marks45 PeriodsThis section will assess Grammar items in context for 5 marks. It will carry 5 questions of 3 marks each.Qs 7-11. A variety of short questions involving the use of particular structures within a context. Test types used will include gap-filling, sentence-completion, sentence-reordering, dialogue-completion and sentence-transformation (including combining sentences). 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)     Questions6.        Clauses:(i)        Noun clauses(ii)       Adverb clauses of condition and time(iii)     Relative clauses
  1. Determiners, and
  2. Prepositions
Note: No separate marks are allotted for any of the grammatical items listed above.All questions will be multiple choice questions. The questions will be based on a sample of grammar items taught in class IX.


35 Marks95 periodsBeehive-NCERT Text Book for Class IX                                                                                           25 marksQ 12 Two reference to context Multiple Choice Questions from Prose or Play.Upto one mark in each extract will be for vocabulary, at least one question will be used for testing local and global comprehension and one question will be on interpretation. (20-30 words)                                                                                                                               4X2=8MarksQ 13 Two out of three reference to context stanza from a poem followed by 3 Multiple Choice Questions to test local and global comprehension of the set text. (20-30 words)3X2=6 MarksQ 14 Three out of four Short Answer questions based on Prose or Play to test local and global comprehension of theme and ideas. (40-50 words)                                                  2X3=6 MarksQ 15 One out of two Long Answer questions extrapolative in nature based on Prose or Play.(Upto 80 words)                                                                                                                                    5 MarksMoments: NCERT Supplementary Reader for Class IX                                                          10 MarksQ 16 One out of Two Long Answer Questions from Supplementary Reader to interpret, evaluate and analyse character, plot or situations occurring in the lessons to be answered in about80 words.                                                                                                                                                  4 MarksQ 17 Two out of three Short Answer Type Questions based on factual aspects, interpretation or evaluation of a lesson. (40-50 words)                                                                             3X2=6 MarksNOTE: 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-talking time 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, and(iv)   Use scale of assessment for conversation skills for testing the students for continuous assessment.Besides measuring attainment, tests serve the dual purpose of diagnosing mistakes and areas of non-learning. To make evaluation a true index of learners’ attainment, each language ability is to be tested through a judicious mixture of different types of questions. In addition to the summative tests, formative assessment is essential to measure the level of attainment in the four language skills and the learners’ communicative capability. Formative assessment should be done through ‘in class’ activities throughout the year.

Prescribed Books

  1. Beehive – Textbook for Class IX                                                                         Published by NCERT,
  2. Moments – Supplementary Reader for Class IX                      Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi Reading Section:
Reading for comprehension, critical evaluation, inference and analysis is a skill to be tested formatively as well as summatively.

Writing Section:

All types of short and extended writing tasks will be dealt with in both I and II Term Summative as well as in Formative Assessment.


Grammar items mentioned in the syllabus will be taught and assessed formatively over a period of time. There will be no division of syllabus for Grammar in the summative assessments for the two terms.

Syllabus for Terms

S.No. Text BooksFirst Term (April – September)Second Term (October – March)
FA 1 10FA2 10SA I 20FA3 10FA4 10SA II 40
TEXT BOOK (Beehive)
1       The fun they had
2       The Sound of Music
3              The little girl4              A TrulyBeautiful mind✓ ✓✓ ✓
5       The Snake and the Mirror
6       My childhood
7       Packing
8       Reach for the Top
9       The Bondof Love
10     Kathmandu
11      If I were You
1     The Roadnot taken
2    Wind
3       Rain onthe Roof
4       The Lake Isle of Innisfree
5       A legend of the Northland
S.No Text BooksFA 1FA 2SA IFA 3FA 4SA II
6No Men are Foreign
7The Duck and the Kangaroo
8On Killinga Tree
9The SnakeTrying
10A Slumber did My Spirit Seal
Supplementary Reader (Moments)
1The Lost Child
2The Adventure of Toto
3Ishwaran the Story Teller
4In the Kingdom of Fools
5The Happy Prince
6Weathering the Storm in Erasma
7The Last Leaf
8A House is Not a Home
9The Accidental Tourist
10The Beggar
  1. Formative Assessment is assessment ‘for’ learning. Thus schools may adapt the above breakup as per their convenience.
  2. All activities related to Formative Assessment such as Language games, quizzes, projects, role plays, dramatisation , script writing etc must be done as ‘in class’ and ‘in school’ activities. In case, a field survey or visit is taken up it must be under the direct supervision of the teacher.