CBSE Class 9 English Syllabus 2024-25: CBSE syllabus for Class 9 English Language and Literature for the 2024-25 session is released at cbse.gov.in. Download the complete syllabus here to know the latest course content and exam pattern.

CBSE Class 9 English Syllabus 2024-2025: The latest syllabus for CBSE class 9 English (Language and Literature) is provided in this article. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released the updated syllabus for Class 9 for the new academic session on March 23, 2024. The board has not made any major alterations in the syllabus and the exam pattern also continues to remain the same.  However, it’s always recommended to refer to the latest syllabus to study according to the prescribed course structure and assessment criteria.

By referring to the latest CBSE Class 9 English syllabus, students will be familiar with the weightage of marks for different sections (reading, writing, grammar, literature) and the format of questions asked in the exam. This allows them to focus their studies on the areas that hold more weightage and ensure they are well prepared for the year end exams. Check and download the complete syllabus below.

CBSE Class 9 English (Language & Literature) Syllabus 2024-25 Highlights

Name of Board

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Official Website

cbse.gov.in

Class

CBSE Class 9

Academic Year

2024-2025

Subject

English (Language & Literature)

Subject Code

184

Status of Syllabus

Released

Deletion in Syllabus

No

Exam Pattern

Annual Theory Exam (80 Marks) + Internal Assessment (20 Marks)

Exam Duration

3 Hours

The CBSE Class 9 English curriculum majorly divided into three sections which are as follows:

Section

Weightage

No. of Periods

(Suggestive)

A. Reading Skills

20

40

B. Writing Skills & Grammar

20

40

C. Language through Literature

40

50

Total

80

130

Section A – Reading Skills

I. Reading Comprehension through Unseen Passage (20 Marks)

1. Discursive passage of 400-450 words. (10 marks)

2. Case-based 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 will be asked to assess inference, analysis, interpretation, evaluation and vocabulary.

Section B – Writing Skills with Grammar

II. Grammar  (10 Marks)

Determiners
Tenses
Modals
Subject – 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 12 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 – Literature through Literature (40 Marks)

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 inference, analysis, interpretation, evaluation 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. 4×3=12 marks

9. Two out of Three Short Answer Type Questions to be answered in 40-50 words from the book MOMENTS. 3×2=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 texts. This can also be a passage-based question taken from a situation/plot from the texts. 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

Prescribed Books for CBSE Class 9 English (Language and Literature)

English Textbook – Beehive

Prose Poems
1. The Fun They Had
2. The Sound of Music
3. The Little Girl
4. A Truly Beautiful Mind
5. The Snake and the Mirror
6. My Childhood
7. Reach For The Top
8. Kathmandu
9. If I were You
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

English Textbook – 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

English Workbook WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS – II

Units 1 to 6 and Units 8, 10 & 11

CBSE Class 9 English Internal Assessment

The components of internal assessment include:

  • 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 practised.
  • Art-integrated projects based on activities like Role Play, Skit, Dramatization etc. must be used.

You can also download the above syllabus in PDF format from the link provided below:

Related:

CBSE Class 9 Syllabus 2024-2025 (All Subjects)

Also Read:

NCERT Books for Class 9 English

NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English

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