ICSE Class 9th English Syllabus Pdf Exam Pattern Question Papers Solved Books Notes

ICSE Class 9th English Syllabus Pdf Exam Pattern Question Papers Solved Books Notes

ICSE Class 9th English Syllabus Pdf is available here. Candidates can download the syllabus in pdf format as it can be used in future any time. Those students who want to download the syllabus as soon as possible can check it from cisce.org website or from our website. Candidates can get the information of syllabus along with exam pattern, solved question papers, books and more by reading the whole article. Candidates are advised to download the syllabus before starting preparation of exam. Check below section for more details.

ICSE Class 9th English Syllabus Pdf

ICSE Class 9th English Syllabus Pdf

With the help of syllabus, candidates will know about which types of chapters have to study for examination. Syllabus reduces the burden of candidates.  Below, we are given previous year question paper of 9th Class English Exam, candidates should check it and grab the information about which type of questions need to tackle in exam. Check prescribed books and make notes according to the ISCE Syllabus for 9th class English Exam. First candidates should check the important concept of syllabus which is given below and thereafter download the detailed syllabus of ICSE IX Class English by clicking the below link.

ICSE Board IX English Exam Pattern

ICSE English Exam will contain two papers;

  • Paper 1. English Language
  • Paper 2. Literature in English

Both papers will carry 80 marks and each of these papers will be of 2 hours duration. The internal assessment for both exam will carry 20 marks.

ICSE Syllabus for 9th Class English Pdf

Paper 1 — English Language

Question 1: Candidates will be required to write a composition of about 300– 350 words from a choice of subjects which will test their ability to: organise, describe, narrate, report, explain, persuade or argue, present ideas coherently with accuracy and precision, compare and contrast ideas and arrive at conclusions, present relevant arguments and use correct style and format.

Question 2: Candidates will have to write a letter from a choice of two subjects requiring either a formal or an informal mode of treatment. Suggestions regarding the content of the letter may be given. The layout of the letter with address, introduction, conclusion, etc., will form part of the assessment. Special attention must be paid to the format of the letter with emphasis on vocabulary appropriate to the context.

Question 3: Candidates will be given a specific situation and will be required to:

  • Write the text for a notice based on given directions.
  • Write an e-mail on the same content as the notice.

Question 4: An unseen prose passage of about 450 words will be given. Uncommon items of vocabulary, or structure will be avoided. One question will be set to test vocabulary. Candidates will be required to show an understanding of the words/phrases in the context in which they have been used.

Question 5: There will be a number of short answer questions to test the candidates’ knowledge of functional grammar, structure and use of the language.

Paper 2 — Literature in English

Candidates will be required to answer five questions from ONLY three of the prescribed textbooks, one of which must be drama, one prose and one poetry.

Prose and Drama

Questions set will be central to the text. Candidates will be required to show that they have understood the passage and are able to clearly give their interpretation of the questions set, which should be in their own words and relevant to the text.


A poem, or passages from poems, will be given and questions will be set to test the candidates’ response to the poem. The questions will focus on the content, understanding and the personal response of candidates to the poem as a whole.


Paper 1. (Language)

No specific book is being recommended for background reading.

Paper 2. (Literature in English)

  • Drama: The Merchant of Venice or The Mousetrap – Agatha Christie
  • Treasure Trove: A collection of ICSE Poems & Short Stories

Poetry: (All poems to be studied)

The Heart of the Tree – Henry Cuyler Bunner

  • The Cold Within–James Patrick Kinney
  • The Bangle Sellers – Sarojini Naidu
  • After Blenheim – Robert Southey
  • Television – Roald Dahl
  • Daffodils – William Wordsworth
  • I Know why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
  • The Patriot – Robert Browning
  • Abu Ben Adhem – Leigh Hunt
  • Nine Gold Medals – David Roth

Prose: ONLY one of the following:

  1. Short Stories: (All short stories to be studied):
  • Chief Seattle’s Speech
  • Old Man at the Bridge–Ernest Miller Hemingway
  • A Horse and Two Goats–R.K. Narayan
  • Hearts and Hands – O.Henry
  • A Face in the Dark – Ruskin Bond
  • An Angel in Disguise– T.S. Arthur
  • The Little Match Girl-Hans Christian Andersen
  • The Blue Bead – Norah Burke
  • My Greatest Olympic Prize – Jesse Owens
  • All Summer in a Day – Ray Douglas Bradbury
  1. Animal Farm: George Orwell or
  2. Call of the Wild – Jack London

Download links

Go to CISCE Website: www.cisce.org


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