Gujarat Board English Core Syllabus for Class 9

Gujarat Board Syllabus for Class 9 English Core



                                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.

                            SECTION B : WRITING                             20 Marks (40 Periods)
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 and application                       8 Marks
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

                                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
(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)
Beehive - NCERT Textbook for Class IX
Prose          20 Marks
12 & 13 Two extracts from different prose lessons included in Textbook (approximately 100 words each)             5X2= 10 Marks
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

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