There are 11 questions in the paper divided into three sections - Reading, Writing & Grammar, and Literature.
|B||Writing Skills with Grammar||30|
|C||Literature Textbooks and Extended Reading Text||30|
The annual examination is of 80 marks, with a duration of three hours.
This section will have two reading passages.
Q.1: A Factual passage 300-350 words with eight very Short Answer type Questions. [8 marks]
Q.2: A Discursive passage of 350-400 words with four Short Answer type Questions to test inference, evaluation and analysis with four Very Short Answer Questions to test vocabulary. [12 marks]
Q.3: Writing a diary/article in about 100-120 words based on visual or verbal cue/s. The questions will be thematically based on the prescribed books. [8 marks]
Q.4: Writing a short story based on a given outline or cue/s in about 200- 50 words. [12 marks]
The Grammar syllabus will include the following areas in class IX:
The above items may be tested through test types as given below:
Q.5: Gap filling with one or two words to test Prepositions, Articles, Conjunctions and Tenses. [3 marks]
Q.6: Editing or Omission [4 marks]
Q.7: Sentences reordering or Sentence Transformation in context. [3 marks]
Q.8: One out of two extracts from prose/poetry/play for reference to the context. Four Very Short Answer Questions: two questions of one mark each on global comprehension and two questions of one mark each on interpretation. [4 marks]
Q.9: Four Short Answer Type Questions from BEEHIVE AND MOMENTS to test local and global comprehension of theme and ideas (30-40 words each) [2×4=8 Marks]
Q.10: One out two long answer type questions to assess how the values inherent in the texts have been brought out (BEEHIVE & MOMENTS). Creativity, imagination and extrapolation beyond the text and across the texts will be assessed. (100-120 words) [8 marks]
Q.11: One out of two Very Long Answer Questions on theme or plot involving interpretation and inference and character sketch in about 150-200 words based on prescribed extended reading text. [10 Marks]
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Extended Reading Texts (either one)