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1. English Communicative
Code No. 101
CLASS - IX
EXAMINATION SPECIFICATIONS
Division of Syllabus for Term II (October-March) Total Weightage Assigned
Summative Assessment II 30%
Section Marks
Reading 20
Writing 25
Grammar 20
Literature 25
Formative Assessment 20%
TOTAL 90 marks 50%
Note:
1. The total weightage assigned to Summative Assessment (SA I&II) is 60%.  The total weightage
assigned to Formative Assessment (FA1, 2, 3, &4) is 40%.  Out of the 40% assigned to
Formative Assessment, 10% weightage is assigned to conversation skills (5% each in T erm
I&II) and 10% weightage to the Reading Project (at least 1 Book is to be read in each term
and the Project will carry a weightage of 5% in each term).
2. The Summative Assessment I and Summative Assessment II is for ninety marks.  The weighatge
assigned to Summative Assessment I is 30% and the weightage assigned to Summative
Assessment II is 30%.
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1. English Communicative
Code No. 101
CLASS - IX
EXAMINATION SPECIFICATIONS
Division of Syllabus for Term II (October-March) Total Weightage Assigned
Summative Assessment II 30%
Section Marks
Reading 20
Writing 25
Grammar 20
Literature 25
Formative Assessment 20%
TOTAL 90 marks 50%
Note:
1. The total weightage assigned to Summative Assessment (SA I&II) is 60%.  The total weightage
assigned to Formative Assessment (FA1, 2, 3, &4) is 40%.  Out of the 40% assigned to
Formative Assessment, 10% weightage is assigned to conversation skills (5% each in T erm
I&II) and 10% weightage to the Reading Project (at least 1 Book is to be read in each term
and the Project will carry a weightage of 5% in each term).
2. The Summative Assessment I and Summative Assessment II is for ninety marks.  The weighatge
assigned to Summative Assessment I is 30% and the weightage assigned to Summative
Assessment II is 30%.
2
SECTION A: READING
20 Marks
Qs1-3 The reading section will have three unseen texts as shown below:
The total length of the three passages will be between 850 - 1100 words. There will be at least 5
marks for assessing vocabulary. All questions on vocabulary will not be from the same passage.
Care should be taken to cover all the three text types, ie factual, discursive and literary while
selecting the passages. A poem may or may not be used as one of the three texts.  Apart from a
poem, literary texts in prose may include excerpts from authentic literature such as short story,
autobiography, biography, travelogue, novel etc.
Whenever a poem or a literary text is used, the other two texts should be discursive and factual,
thus covering all the three text types.
SECTION B: WRITING (25 Marks)
The writing section comprises four writing tasks as indicated below.
Q4.  A short composition of upto 50 words in the form of a Notice, Message or Diary Entry.
4 Marks
Q5. A composition of upto 100 words in the form of biographical sketch, data interpretation,
dialogue writing or description (people, objects or events) 6 Marks
T ext Number T ext Type Length Marks Type of Questions.
Supply Type
(gap filling, sentence
completion, table
completion, word
attack questions,
reference and short
answer questions)
---- do -----
10 Marks 450 - 500 words Factual/Discursive/ Literary T ext 1
T ext 2
T ext 3
Factual/Discursive/ Literary
Factual/Discursive/ Literary
200 - 300 words
200 - 300 words.
In case of a poem,
it may be shorter
than 200 words.
5 Marks
5 Marks
Multiple Choice
Questions
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1. English Communicative
Code No. 101
CLASS - IX
EXAMINATION SPECIFICATIONS
Division of Syllabus for Term II (October-March) Total Weightage Assigned
Summative Assessment II 30%
Section Marks
Reading 20
Writing 25
Grammar 20
Literature 25
Formative Assessment 20%
TOTAL 90 marks 50%
Note:
1. The total weightage assigned to Summative Assessment (SA I&II) is 60%.  The total weightage
assigned to Formative Assessment (FA1, 2, 3, &4) is 40%.  Out of the 40% assigned to
Formative Assessment, 10% weightage is assigned to conversation skills (5% each in T erm
I&II) and 10% weightage to the Reading Project (at least 1 Book is to be read in each term
and the Project will carry a weightage of 5% in each term).
2. The Summative Assessment I and Summative Assessment II is for ninety marks.  The weighatge
assigned to Summative Assessment I is 30% and the weightage assigned to Summative
Assessment II is 30%.
2
SECTION A: READING
20 Marks
Qs1-3 The reading section will have three unseen texts as shown below:
The total length of the three passages will be between 850 - 1100 words. There will be at least 5
marks for assessing vocabulary. All questions on vocabulary will not be from the same passage.
Care should be taken to cover all the three text types, ie factual, discursive and literary while
selecting the passages. A poem may or may not be used as one of the three texts.  Apart from a
poem, literary texts in prose may include excerpts from authentic literature such as short story,
autobiography, biography, travelogue, novel etc.
Whenever a poem or a literary text is used, the other two texts should be discursive and factual,
thus covering all the three text types.
SECTION B: WRITING (25 Marks)
The writing section comprises four writing tasks as indicated below.
Q4.  A short composition of upto 50 words in the form of a Notice, Message or Diary Entry.
4 Marks
Q5. A composition of upto 100 words in the form of biographical sketch, data interpretation,
dialogue writing or description (people, objects or events) 6 Marks
T ext Number T ext Type Length Marks Type of Questions.
Supply Type
(gap filling, sentence
completion, table
completion, word
attack questions,
reference and short
answer questions)
---- do -----
10 Marks 450 - 500 words Factual/Discursive/ Literary T ext 1
T ext 2
T ext 3
Factual/Discursive/ Literary
Factual/Discursive/ Literary
200 - 300 words
200 - 300 words.
In case of a poem,
it may be shorter
than 200 words.
5 Marks
5 Marks
Multiple Choice
Questions
3
Questions 4 & 5 will assess students' skill of expressing ideas in clear and grammatically cor-
rect English, presenting ideas coherently and concisely, writing a clear description, a clear ac-
count of events, expanding notes into a piece of writing,  transcoding information from one form
to another or using a style appropriate for a notice, message or diary entry.
Q6. An extended writing task (length upto 120 words) in the form of a Formal/Informal Letter or
Email. The long piece of writing will assess the use of appropriate style, language, content and
expression. 7 Marks
Q.7 An extended writing task (length upto 150 words) in the form of an Article, Speech, Report or
Story. 8 Marks
Students' skills of expressing ideas in clear and grammatically correct English, planning,
organising and presenting ideas coherently by introducing, developing and concluding a topic,
comparing and contrasting ideas and arriving at a conclusion, presenting an argument with
supporting examples, using an appropriate style and format and expanding notes into longer
pieces of writing and creative expression of ideas will be assessed.
Qs 6 & 7 will make use of a visual/ verbal stimulus.
Important Note on Format and Word Limit:
l Format will not carry any separate marks and in most cases, format will be given in the
question paper.
l The word limit given is the suggested minimum word limit. Candidates must not be
penalised for writing more or less than the suggested word limit provided the topic is
covered adequately.  Stress should be on content, expression, coherence and relevance of
the content presented.
SECTION C: GRAMMAR (20 Marks)
This section will assess Grammar items in context for 20 Marks.  It will carry 5 questions of 4
marks each.
Questions 8 & 9 will have Multiple Choice Questions. The test types for MCQs include
the following:
l Gap filling
l Sentence completion
l Dialogue completion
Questions 10,11 & 12 will be based on response supplied by students  (supply type).
The test types will include the following:
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1. English Communicative
Code No. 101
CLASS - IX
EXAMINATION SPECIFICATIONS
Division of Syllabus for Term II (October-March) Total Weightage Assigned
Summative Assessment II 30%
Section Marks
Reading 20
Writing 25
Grammar 20
Literature 25
Formative Assessment 20%
TOTAL 90 marks 50%
Note:
1. The total weightage assigned to Summative Assessment (SA I&II) is 60%.  The total weightage
assigned to Formative Assessment (FA1, 2, 3, &4) is 40%.  Out of the 40% assigned to
Formative Assessment, 10% weightage is assigned to conversation skills (5% each in T erm
I&II) and 10% weightage to the Reading Project (at least 1 Book is to be read in each term
and the Project will carry a weightage of 5% in each term).
2. The Summative Assessment I and Summative Assessment II is for ninety marks.  The weighatge
assigned to Summative Assessment I is 30% and the weightage assigned to Summative
Assessment II is 30%.
2
SECTION A: READING
20 Marks
Qs1-3 The reading section will have three unseen texts as shown below:
The total length of the three passages will be between 850 - 1100 words. There will be at least 5
marks for assessing vocabulary. All questions on vocabulary will not be from the same passage.
Care should be taken to cover all the three text types, ie factual, discursive and literary while
selecting the passages. A poem may or may not be used as one of the three texts.  Apart from a
poem, literary texts in prose may include excerpts from authentic literature such as short story,
autobiography, biography, travelogue, novel etc.
Whenever a poem or a literary text is used, the other two texts should be discursive and factual,
thus covering all the three text types.
SECTION B: WRITING (25 Marks)
The writing section comprises four writing tasks as indicated below.
Q4.  A short composition of upto 50 words in the form of a Notice, Message or Diary Entry.
4 Marks
Q5. A composition of upto 100 words in the form of biographical sketch, data interpretation,
dialogue writing or description (people, objects or events) 6 Marks
T ext Number T ext Type Length Marks Type of Questions.
Supply Type
(gap filling, sentence
completion, table
completion, word
attack questions,
reference and short
answer questions)
---- do -----
10 Marks 450 - 500 words Factual/Discursive/ Literary T ext 1
T ext 2
T ext 3
Factual/Discursive/ Literary
Factual/Discursive/ Literary
200 - 300 words
200 - 300 words.
In case of a poem,
it may be shorter
than 200 words.
5 Marks
5 Marks
Multiple Choice
Questions
3
Questions 4 & 5 will assess students' skill of expressing ideas in clear and grammatically cor-
rect English, presenting ideas coherently and concisely, writing a clear description, a clear ac-
count of events, expanding notes into a piece of writing,  transcoding information from one form
to another or using a style appropriate for a notice, message or diary entry.
Q6. An extended writing task (length upto 120 words) in the form of a Formal/Informal Letter or
Email. The long piece of writing will assess the use of appropriate style, language, content and
expression. 7 Marks
Q.7 An extended writing task (length upto 150 words) in the form of an Article, Speech, Report or
Story. 8 Marks
Students' skills of expressing ideas in clear and grammatically correct English, planning,
organising and presenting ideas coherently by introducing, developing and concluding a topic,
comparing and contrasting ideas and arriving at a conclusion, presenting an argument with
supporting examples, using an appropriate style and format and expanding notes into longer
pieces of writing and creative expression of ideas will be assessed.
Qs 6 & 7 will make use of a visual/ verbal stimulus.
Important Note on Format and Word Limit:
l Format will not carry any separate marks and in most cases, format will be given in the
question paper.
l The word limit given is the suggested minimum word limit. Candidates must not be
penalised for writing more or less than the suggested word limit provided the topic is
covered adequately.  Stress should be on content, expression, coherence and relevance of
the content presented.
SECTION C: GRAMMAR (20 Marks)
This section will assess Grammar items in context for 20 Marks.  It will carry 5 questions of 4
marks each.
Questions 8 & 9 will have Multiple Choice Questions. The test types for MCQs include
the following:
l Gap filling
l Sentence completion
l Dialogue completion
Questions 10,11 & 12 will be based on response supplied by students  (supply type).
The test types will include the following:
4
l Sentence reordering
l Editing
l Omission
l Sentence transformation
Questions 8 to 12 will test grammar items which have been dealt with in class IX.  Different
structures such as verb forms, sentence structure, connectors, determiners, pronouns, preposi-
tions, clauses, phrases etc., can be tested through formative assessment over a period of time.
As far as the summative assessment is concerned, it will recycle grammar items learnt
over a period of time and will test them in context.
T ests types used will include gap-filling, cloze (gap filling exercise with blanks at regular inter-
vals), sentence completion, recording word groups into sentences, editing, dialogue-comple-
tion and sentence-transformation.
The grammar syllabus will be sampled each year, with marks allotted for:
Verbs 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.
SECTION D: LITERATURE
(25 Marks)
Q13. will have the following arrangement:
13 A: An extract from poetry with three Multiple Choice Questions based on reference to
context. 3 Marks
13 B: An extract from a short story with three reference to context questions requiring the
students to supply the answers. 3 Marks
13 C: An extract from a play with three reference to context questions requiring the students to
supply the answers. 3 Marks
Q14.Four out of  five short answer type questions based on prose, poetry and play of 2 marks
each.  The questions will not test recall but  will test inference and evaluation.
(30-40 words each) 8 Marks
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1
1. English Communicative
Code No. 101
CLASS - IX
EXAMINATION SPECIFICATIONS
Division of Syllabus for Term II (October-March) Total Weightage Assigned
Summative Assessment II 30%
Section Marks
Reading 20
Writing 25
Grammar 20
Literature 25
Formative Assessment 20%
TOTAL 90 marks 50%
Note:
1. The total weightage assigned to Summative Assessment (SA I&II) is 60%.  The total weightage
assigned to Formative Assessment (FA1, 2, 3, &4) is 40%.  Out of the 40% assigned to
Formative Assessment, 10% weightage is assigned to conversation skills (5% each in T erm
I&II) and 10% weightage to the Reading Project (at least 1 Book is to be read in each term
and the Project will carry a weightage of 5% in each term).
2. The Summative Assessment I and Summative Assessment II is for ninety marks.  The weighatge
assigned to Summative Assessment I is 30% and the weightage assigned to Summative
Assessment II is 30%.
2
SECTION A: READING
20 Marks
Qs1-3 The reading section will have three unseen texts as shown below:
The total length of the three passages will be between 850 - 1100 words. There will be at least 5
marks for assessing vocabulary. All questions on vocabulary will not be from the same passage.
Care should be taken to cover all the three text types, ie factual, discursive and literary while
selecting the passages. A poem may or may not be used as one of the three texts.  Apart from a
poem, literary texts in prose may include excerpts from authentic literature such as short story,
autobiography, biography, travelogue, novel etc.
Whenever a poem or a literary text is used, the other two texts should be discursive and factual,
thus covering all the three text types.
SECTION B: WRITING (25 Marks)
The writing section comprises four writing tasks as indicated below.
Q4.  A short composition of upto 50 words in the form of a Notice, Message or Diary Entry.
4 Marks
Q5. A composition of upto 100 words in the form of biographical sketch, data interpretation,
dialogue writing or description (people, objects or events) 6 Marks
T ext Number T ext Type Length Marks Type of Questions.
Supply Type
(gap filling, sentence
completion, table
completion, word
attack questions,
reference and short
answer questions)
---- do -----
10 Marks 450 - 500 words Factual/Discursive/ Literary T ext 1
T ext 2
T ext 3
Factual/Discursive/ Literary
Factual/Discursive/ Literary
200 - 300 words
200 - 300 words.
In case of a poem,
it may be shorter
than 200 words.
5 Marks
5 Marks
Multiple Choice
Questions
3
Questions 4 & 5 will assess students' skill of expressing ideas in clear and grammatically cor-
rect English, presenting ideas coherently and concisely, writing a clear description, a clear ac-
count of events, expanding notes into a piece of writing,  transcoding information from one form
to another or using a style appropriate for a notice, message or diary entry.
Q6. An extended writing task (length upto 120 words) in the form of a Formal/Informal Letter or
Email. The long piece of writing will assess the use of appropriate style, language, content and
expression. 7 Marks
Q.7 An extended writing task (length upto 150 words) in the form of an Article, Speech, Report or
Story. 8 Marks
Students' skills of expressing ideas in clear and grammatically correct English, planning,
organising and presenting ideas coherently by introducing, developing and concluding a topic,
comparing and contrasting ideas and arriving at a conclusion, presenting an argument with
supporting examples, using an appropriate style and format and expanding notes into longer
pieces of writing and creative expression of ideas will be assessed.
Qs 6 & 7 will make use of a visual/ verbal stimulus.
Important Note on Format and Word Limit:
l Format will not carry any separate marks and in most cases, format will be given in the
question paper.
l The word limit given is the suggested minimum word limit. Candidates must not be
penalised for writing more or less than the suggested word limit provided the topic is
covered adequately.  Stress should be on content, expression, coherence and relevance of
the content presented.
SECTION C: GRAMMAR (20 Marks)
This section will assess Grammar items in context for 20 Marks.  It will carry 5 questions of 4
marks each.
Questions 8 & 9 will have Multiple Choice Questions. The test types for MCQs include
the following:
l Gap filling
l Sentence completion
l Dialogue completion
Questions 10,11 & 12 will be based on response supplied by students  (supply type).
The test types will include the following:
4
l Sentence reordering
l Editing
l Omission
l Sentence transformation
Questions 8 to 12 will test grammar items which have been dealt with in class IX.  Different
structures such as verb forms, sentence structure, connectors, determiners, pronouns, preposi-
tions, clauses, phrases etc., can be tested through formative assessment over a period of time.
As far as the summative assessment is concerned, it will recycle grammar items learnt
over a period of time and will test them in context.
T ests types used will include gap-filling, cloze (gap filling exercise with blanks at regular inter-
vals), sentence completion, recording word groups into sentences, editing, dialogue-comple-
tion and sentence-transformation.
The grammar syllabus will be sampled each year, with marks allotted for:
Verbs 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.
SECTION D: LITERATURE
(25 Marks)
Q13. will have the following arrangement:
13 A: An extract from poetry with three Multiple Choice Questions based on reference to
context. 3 Marks
13 B: An extract from a short story with three reference to context questions requiring the
students to supply the answers. 3 Marks
13 C: An extract from a play with three reference to context questions requiring the students to
supply the answers. 3 Marks
Q14.Four out of  five short answer type questions based on prose, poetry and play of 2 marks
each.  The questions will not test recall but  will test inference and evaluation.
(30-40 words each) 8 Marks
5
Q15.One out of two long answer type questions to assess personal response to text (story, poem or
play) by going beyond the text/ poem/story or extract.  Creativity, imagination and extrapolation
beyond the text and across two texts will also be assessed. (150 words)            8 Marks
Prescribed Books/ Materials
1. Interact in English - IX  Main Course Book (revised edition)
2. Interact in English - IX  Literature Reader (revised edition) Published by CBSE
3. Interact in English - IX  Workbook (revised edition) Delhi-110092
Reading Section:
Reading for comprehension, critical evaluation, inference and analysis are skills to be tested
formatively as well as summatively.  There will be no division of passages for this section, how-
ever, for reading purpose. The Interact in English Main Course Book will be read in two terms
i.e. T erm I (April-September) and T erm II (October-March).
Writing Section:
All types of short and extended writing tasks will be dealt with in both I and II T erm Summative as
well as Formative Assessment. For the purpose of assessment all themes dealt with in the Main
Course Book and other themes of current interest may be used.
Note on assessing Writing Tasks.
Q4. Content : 2 marks
        Expression : 2 marks (accuracy & fluency)
        Total : 4 marks
Upto one mark may be deducted for spelling, punctuation and grammar errors.
Q5. Content : 3 marks
        Fluency : 2 marks
       Accuracy : 1 mark
       Total : 6 marks
Upto one mark may be deducted for spelling, punctuation and grammar errors.
Q6. Content : 3 marks
Accuracy : 2 marks
Fluency : 2 marks
T otal : 7 marks
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