Knowing and fully understanding the syllabus is very important before starting the preparation for an exam. The students who are in class 9th should familiarize with CBSE Class 9 English syllabus 2022-2023 to score good marks in both mid-term and annual examination. English is a subject that will not only help students in clearing the exam but it will also boost their confidence and proficiency in oral/ written communication. The syllabus of English subject contains various topics from prose, poetry, grammar, etc. Go through this post to find complete information related to CBSE Class 9 English Syllabus 2022.
CBSE 9th Class English Term I Syllabus 2022 – 1st Syllabus
The written examination of English Subject will carry 80 marks . Apart from this, 20 marks will be provided on the basis of student’s performance in the internal assessment. The duration of written exam will be 3 hours and the internal assessment will take place at the school level. The unit-wise syllabus of CBSE 9th Class English is given in the table below.
CBSE Class 9th Syllabus English 2022 – 2023
A. Reading Skills
B. Writing Skills with Grammar (40 periods)
C. Literature Textbooks and Supplementary Reading
Let’s go through the section wise syllabus of CBSE class 9th English 2022-2023 as given below.
Section A: Reading Skills
Reading Comprehension through Unseen Passage 20 Marks
I. Discursive passage of 400-450 words. (10 marks)
II. 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 (40 periods)
- Subject – verb concord
- Reported speech: Commands and requests, Statements, Questions, Determiners
IV Creative Writing Skills 10 marks
This section will have short as well as long writing tasks including compositions.
I. Writing a Descriptive Paragraph (word limit 100-120 words) on a person/event/situation based on visual or verbal cue/s. One out of two questions is to be answered. 5 marks
II. Writing a Diary Entry/ Story on a given title in 100-120 words. One out of two questions is to be answered. 5 marks
Section C. Literature Textbooks and Supplementary Reading
V. Reference to the Context 40 Marks
I. One extract out of two from Drama / Prose.
II. One extract out of two from poetry. (5+5 = 10 Marks)
Multiple Choice Questions / Objective Type Questions will be asked to assess inference, analysis,
interpretation, evaluation and vocabulary.
VI. Short & Long Answer Questions
I. Three out of Four Short Answer Type Questions to be answered in 40-50 words from the book BEEHIVE. 3×3=9 marks
II. Two out of Three Short Answer Type Questions to be answered in 40-50 words from the book MOMENTS. 3×3=9 marks
III. 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
IV. 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
CBSE Class 9th English Internal Assessment
Guidelines for Assessment in Listening and Speaking Skills (ALS)
ALS must be seen as an integrated component of all four language skills rather than a compartment of two. Suggested activities, therefore, take into consideration an integration of the four language skills but during assessment, emphasis will be given to speaking and listening, since reading and writing are already being assessed in the written exam.
The focus is to use the assessment of Listening Skills for improving learners’ competency to listen for basic interpersonal, instructional and academic purposes. A number of sub-skills need to be developed in the everyday classroom transaction. Given below are some of the sub-skills of listening which need to be assessed for the Internal Assessment component of Listening:
i. Listening for Specific Information
ii. Listening for General Understanding
iii. Predictive Listening
iv. Inferential Listening
v. Listening for Pleasure
vi. Intensive Listening
vii. Evaluative Listening
Hence, the assessment items being prepared by subject teachers must assess the above.
Assessment of speaking skills must be made an important component of the overall assessment, using this assessment as learning.
I. Guidelines for Assessment in Listening and Speaking Skills:
A. Classes 9-10:
As part of Subject Enrichment Activities for Internal assessment, the Assessment of Listening and Speaking Skills will be for 03 marks.
It is recommended that listening and speaking skills should be regularly practiced. Artintegrated 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 http://cbseacademic.nic.in/web_material/Circulars/2020/33_Circular_2020.pdffor details
- Activities for listening and speaking available at www.cbseacademic.in can be used for developing listening and speaking skills of students.
- Teachers can also use the NCERT book ‘Interactions’ available at the link: https://ncert.nic.in/pdf/publication/otherpublications/Interactions.pdf
- Subject teachers should also refer to books prescribed in the syllabus.
- In addition to the above, teachers may plan their own activities and create their own material for assessing the listening and speaking skills
ii. Parameters for Assessment: The listening and speaking skills are to be assessed on the
a) Interactive competence (Initiation & turn taking, relevance to the topic).
b) Fluency (cohesion, coherence and speed of delivery).
d) Language (accuracy and vocabulary)
Note: You can check the suggestive rubric in the teacher’s guidelines given below.