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Study 9th STANDARD - English

STUDY - SECTION A : READING 20 Marks  40 Periods

 

Two unseen passages with a variety of comprehension questions including 04 marks for word-attack skills such as word formation and inferring meaning in the longer passage of 12 marks.

1 250-350 words in length – 08 marks

2 400-450 words in length – 12 marks

A factual passage (e.g. instruction, description, report etc.) or a literary passage (e.g. extract from fiction, drama, poetry, essay or biography). The passage will be between 250-350 words in length. (In the case of a poetry extract the text may be shorter than 150 words)  8 marks

A factual passage or a discursive passage involving opinion, (argumentative, persuasive or interpretative text). The passage will be between 400-450 words in length. Questions on word attack skills will be for 04

marks. 12 marks

 

The total length of the two passages will be between 650 and 800 words.

 

STUDY - SECTION B : WRITING 30 Marks 63 Periods

 

The Writing section comprises of four writing tasks as indicated below:

Questions 3 and 4 are short compositions of not more than 50 words each -

(notice, message postcard) 5 + 5    10 Marks

 

Important note on format and word limit:

Notice : Notice must be placed in a box. Word limit: 50 words for body of the notice.

Message : Message must be placed in a box. Word limit: 50 words for body of the message.

Postcard : Format of postcard has to be printed in the question paper for candidates to copy while writing the answer. Word limit: 50 words for body of the letter.

 

5. Composition based on a verbal stimulus such as an advertisement, notice, newspaper clipping, tabular data, diary extract, notes, letter or other forms of correspondence.

Word limit : 150-175 words (For letter : 150 words only for body of the letter)  10 Marks

6. Composition based on a visual stimulus such as a diagram, picture, graph, map, cartoon or flow chart. 10 Marks

 

Word limit : 150-175 words 10 Marks

 

One of the longer (10 marks) compositions will draw on the thematic content of the Main Course book.

 

 

STUDY - SECTION C : GRAMMAR 20 Marks 42 Periods

 

Questions No. 7-11

A variety of short questions involving the use of particular structures within a context (i.e., not in isolated sentences). Test types used will include gap-filling, cloze (gap filling exercise with blanks at regular intervals), sentence completion, reordering word groups in sentences, editing, dialogue - completion and sentence - transformation.

 

The grammar syllabus will be sampled each year, with marks allotted for :

Verb forms

Sentence structures

Other areas

 

Note : Jumbled words in reordering exercise to test syntax will involve sentences in a context. Each sentence will be split into sense groups (not necessarily into single words) and jumbled up.

 

 

STUDY - SECTION D : LITERATURE (Prose-12/Plays-8/Poetry-10)

30 Marks 65 Periods

 

12 and 13 : Two extracts out of three from different poems from the prescribed reader, each followed by two or three questions to test local and global comprehension of the set text. Each extract will carry 3 marks.

 

Word limit : one or two lines for each answer. 3+3     6 Marks

 

14. One out of two questions (with or without an extract) testing appreciation and local and global comprehension of a poem from the prescribed Reader.

 

Word limit : 50-75 words  04 Marks

 

15. Two questions based on one of the drama texts from the prescribed Reader to test local and global comprehension of the set text.

 

Word limit : one or two lines for each question if an extract is given. If an extract is not given, the word limit will be roughly 75 words. 04 Marks

 

16. One out of two questions from the drama texts based on the plot, theme, characters. 04 Marks

 

17. One out of two questions based on one of the prose texts from the prescribed reader to test

global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the set text.

 

Word limit : 50-75 words 04 Marks

 

18. One out of two questions based on the prose texts from the prescribed Reader to test global

comprehension and extrapolation beyond the set text.

 

Word limit : 150-175 words 08 Marks

 

Questions will test comprehension at different levels : literal, inferential and evaluative.

 

Prescribed Books/Materials

1. Interact in English — IX Main Course Book Revised edition Published by

CBSE

2. Interact in English — IX Literature Reader Revised edition Delhi-110092

3. Interact in English — IX Workbook Revised edition


ENGLISH - LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Code No. 184

Examination Specifications

CLASS IX

 

One Paper 3 Hours Marks : 100

Section Marks

Reading 20

Writing 20

Grammar 15

Literature 45

 

STUDY - SECTION A : READING 20 Marks 30 Periods

 

Questions 1 and 2. Two unseen passages of total 500 words with a variety of questions including 4 marks for vocabulary. Only prose passages will be used. One will be factual and the other will be literary.

Passage 1 - 200 words (8 marks) - Four or five comprehension questions

Passage 2 - 300 words (12 marks) - Four or five comprehension questions and two questions on vocabulary.Marks for vocabulary will not exceed 4.

STUDY - SECTION B : WRITING 20 Marks 40 Periods

3. Letter Writing - One letter in not more than 80 words based on provided verbal stimulus 8 Marks and context. Types of letter : Informal; Personal such as to family and friends. Formal : Letters of complaint, enquiry, request and application

 

4. Writing a short paragraph on a given outline/topic in about 60 words 4 Marks

 

5. Writing a short writing task based on a verbal and / or visual stimulus. (diagram, picture,

graph, map, chart, flow chart etc.) Maximum words 80 8 marks

 

 

STUDY - SECTION C : GRAMMAR 15 Marks 45 Periods

Question No. 6-11

A variety of short questions involving the use of particular structures within a context. Text 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 (present with extension)

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

  1. (i)     Commands and requests
  2. (ii)   Statements
  3. (iii) Questions

6. Clauses :

  1. (i)     Noun clauses
  2. (ii)   Adverb Clauses of condition and time
  3. (iii) Relative Clauses

7. Determiners, and

8. Prepositions

Note : No separate marks allotted for any of grammatical items listed above.

 

STUDY - SECTION D : TEXT BOOKS 45 Marks 95 Periods

Beehive - NCERT Textbook for Class IX

Prose 20 Marks

 

12 & 13 Two extracts from different prose lessons included in Textbook (approximately 10 Marks 100 words each) 5X2

 

These extracts chosen from different lessons will be literary and discursive in nature

Each extract will be of 5 marks. One mark in each extract will be for vocabulary. 4 marks in each passage will be used for testing local and global comprehension besides a question on interpretation.

 

14. One out of two questions extrapolative in nature based on any one of the prose lessons from Textbook to be answered in about 80 words. 6 Marks

 

15. Two out of three questions from Prose Text (local and global comprehension question)

(30-40 words) 4 Marks

 

Poetry 10 Marks

16. One out of two extracts from a poem from the prescribed Reader followed by two or three questions to test the local and global comprehension of the set text. The extract will carry four marks. 4 Marks

 

17. Two out of three short answer type questions on interpretation of themes and ideas 6 Marks

Moments - NCERT Supplementary Reader for Class IX 15 Marks

 

18. One out of two questions from Supplementary Reader to interpret, evaluate and analyse character, plot or situations occurring in the lessons to be answered in about 100 words 8 Marks

 

19. One out of two very short answer type questions based on factual aspects of the lessons to be answered in 30-40 words 4 Marks

 

20. One out of two short answer type questions of interpretative and evaluative nature based on lessons to be answered in 20-30 words 3 Marks





9th Standard Subjects


English Social-Studies
Mathematics Science

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