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Class IX English Course-B



One Paper Time: 3 Hours Marks : 100

SECTION A : READING 20 Marks 30 Periods

Question No. 1 & 2 will be 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 marks.


SECTION B : WRITING 20 Marks 40 Periods

Question No. 3 Letter Writing - One letter in not more than 80 words based on provided verbal stimulus and context. Types of letter : Informal; Personal such as to family and friends. Formal : Letters of complaint, enquiry, request & application 8 Marks

Question No. 4 Writing a short paragraph on a given outline/topic in about 60 words 4 Marks

Question No. 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 and 8 marks.

SECTION C : GRAMMAR 15 Marks 45 Periods

Questin 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
(i) Commands and requests
(ii) Statements
(iii) Questions
6. Clauses :
(i) Noun-clauses
(ii) Adverb Clauses of condition and time
(iii) Relative Clauses
7. Determiners, and
8. Prepositions
Note : No separate marks allotted for any of grammatical items listed above.

SECTION D : TEXT BOOKS 45 Marks 95 Periods

New NCERT Textbook for Class IX Prose 20 Marks

Question No. 12 & 13 Two extracts from different prose lessons included in Textbook (Approximately 100 words each). 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.


Question No. 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


Question No. 15. One question on Drama Text (local and global comprehension question) (30-40 words) 4 Marks


Poetry 10 Marks
Question No. 16. One extract 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.


Question No. 17. Two out of three short answer type questions on interpretation of themes and ideas 6 Marks

New NCERT Supplementary Reader for Class IX 15 Marks


Question No. 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


Question No. 19. One out of two short answer type questions of interpretative and evaluative nature based on lessons to be answered in 30-40 words 4 Marks


Question No. 20. One out of two short answer type questions based on factual aspects of the lessons to be answered in 20-30 words 3 Marks

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