Latest CBSE Syllabus for Class 9 of English Language and Literature 2018-19

CBSE has released the syllabus for Class 10 English Language and Literature. In the class 9th, CBSE has removed the communicative course and only Language and Literature course is there. There is major chance that communicative course will be dropped from the next session and only Language and Literature will continue.

There is no major change has been made in the syllabus and the pattern and it is same as the previous year. In Board examination, the entire syllabus will come. The Board examination will be of 80 marks, with a duration of three hours.

The Question paper contains three sections:


Total Weightage 80
Reading Skills
Writing Skills with Grammar
Literature Textbook and Supplementary Reading


Section A Reading: 20 Marks

• Question 1: A Factual passage (300-350 words) (Eight VSAQs) : 8 Marks
• Question 2: A Discursive passage (300-350 words) (Four SAQs and Four VSAQs) : 12 Marks

Section B Writing and Grammar: 30 Marks

• Question 3: An Article/ Descriptive Paragraph (person/ place/ event/diary entry) in about 100-150 words (based on MCB): 8 Marks
• Question 4: Short story based on clues in about 150-200 words: 10 Marks
• Question 5: Gap filling with one or two words to test Prepositions, Articles, Conjunctions and
Tenses: 3 Marks
• Question 6: Editing or Omission: 4 Marks
• Question 7: Sentences Reordering or Sentence Transformation: 3 Marks

Section C Literature Textbook and Extended Reading Text: 30 Marks

• Question 8: One out of two extracts from prose/poetry/play (Four VSAQs): 4 Marks
• Question 9: Four SAQs from the Beehive and Moments: 2 ✖ 4 = 8 Marks
• Question 10: One out of two long answer type questions from the Beehive and Moments: 8 Marks
• Question 11: One out of two Long Answer Questions from the book Moments on theme or plot
involving interpretation, extrapolation beyond the text and inference or character
sketch in about 100-150 words.: 10 Marks

Prescribed Books:

• Beehive – Textbook for class IX
• Moments – Supplementary Reader for Class IX

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