CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus 2020-21: English, in CBSE Class 10 board exam, is an easy subject and students can easily score high in this subject. But they need to have a clear knowledge of the syllabus of English Class 10 CBSE 2020-21.
English syllabus Class 10 is divided into two parts that is, English Communicative and English Language & Literature. In this article, we will provide you with the detailed Class 10 English syllabus along with prescribed books to refer to for the subject. Read on to find out!
|Download – NCERT Books for Class 10 English|
Latest Update: CBSE has released the revised syllabus for all subjects of Class 10. The syllabus has been reduced by 30% for the effective assessment of students.
CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus 2021
There are three sections in CBSE Class 10 English:
- Writing Skills with Grammar,
- Literature Textbook and Extended Text Reading
Let us see weightage of each of the sections:
|Section||Section Details||Total Weightage|
|B||Writing Skills with Grammar||30|
|C||Literature Textbook and Supplementary Reading Text||30|
CBSE Class 10 Syllabus For English: Section – A: Reading 20 Marks
Section A – Reading will have two unseen passages of a total of 700-750 words.
I. Multiple Choice Questions based on a Discursive passage of 400-450 words to test inference, evaluation, and vocabulary. Ten out of twelve questions to be answered. (10×1=10)
II. Multiple Choice Questions based on a Case-based factual passage (with visual input statistical data, chart, etc.) of 300-350 words to test analysis and interpretation. Ten out of twelve questions to be answered. (10×1=10)
(Total length of two passages to be 700-750 words).
Literature Textbooks – 10 Marks
III. Multiple Choice Questions based on an extract from drama/prose to test inference, evaluation, and vocabulary. Any 1 out of 2 extracts to be done. (5×1=5)
IV. Multiple Choice Questions based on an extract from poetry to test analysis and interpretation. Any 1 out of 2 extracts to be done (5×1=5)
V. Grammar 10 – Marks
- Ten Multiple Choice Questions, out of twelve, to be answered. Questions shall be based on the following:
iii) Subject-verb concord
iv) Reported speech
a. Commands and requests
- Use of Passive Voice
- Clauses: Noun, Adverb, Relative
CBSE Class 10 Syllabus For English: Subjective Questions
Writing – 10 Marks
I. Formal letter (word limit 100-120 words) based on a given situation. One out of two questions is to be answered. (5 marks)
II. Writing an analytical paragraph (word limit 100-120 words) based on a given outline/data/chart/cue/s .One out of two questions is to be answered. (5 marks)
CBSE Class 10 Syllabus For English | Literature 30 Marks
III. Four out of six Short Answer Type Questions to be answered in 20-30 words each from FIRST FLIGHT and FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET (two out of three from FIRST FLIGHT and two out of three from FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET). (2×4=8 marks)
IV. Four out of six Short Answer Type Questions to be answered in 40-50 words each from FIRST FLIGHT and FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET (two out of three from FIRST FLIGHT and two out of three from FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET). (3×4=12 marks)
V. One out of two Long Answer Type Questions from FIRST FLIGHT to be answered in about 100-120 words each to assess creativity, imagination, and extrapolation beyond the text and across the texts. This can be a passage-based question taken from a situation/plot from the texts. (5 marks)
VI. One out of two Long Answer Type Questions from FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET on theme or plot involving interpretation, extrapolation beyond the text, and inference or character sketch to be answered in about 100-120 words. (5 marks)
Published by NCERT, New Delhi
FIRST FLIGHT – Deleted
- How to Tell Wild Animals
- Mijbil the Otter
- For Anne Gregory
- FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET – Supplementary Reader for Class X
Foot Prints Without Feet – Deleted
- The Midnight Visitor
- A Question of Trust
- The Book That Saved The Earth
- WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS – II (WORKBOOK FOR CLASS X)
Guidelines For Assessment In Listening And Speaking Skills
- Activities for listening and speaking available at www.cbseacademic.in can be used for developing listening and speaking skills of students.
- Subject teachers should also refer to books prescribed in the syllabus.
- In addition to the above, teachers may plan their own activities and create their own material for assessing listening and speaking skills.
(ii) Parameters for Assessment:
The listening and speaking skills are to be assessed on the following parameters:
- Interactive competence (Initiation & turn-taking, relevance to the topic).
- Fluency (cohesion, coherence, and speed of delivery).
- Language (accuracy and vocabulary).
- The practice of listening and speaking skills should be done throughout the academic year.
- The final assessment of the skills is to be done as per the convenience and schedule of the school.
(iv) Record Keeping: The record of the activities done and the marks given must be kept for three months after the declaration of result, for any random checking by the Board.
No recording of speaking skills is to be sent to the Board.
Now you have a clear idea about the detailed CBSE Class 10 Syllabus for English Communicative as well as English Language and Literature. Finish each and every topic included in the syllabus.
FAQs On English Syllabus Class 10 CBSE 2020-21
Here are some of the frequently asked questions related to English Class 10 syllabus:
|Q1: What is the syllabus of English Class 10?|
A: CBSE Class 10 Syllabus for English is available for 4 sections namely Reading, Writing, Grammar and Literature. You can download the revised and reduced syllabus for Class 10 English in detail fromthis page.
|Q2: How many chapters are there in English Class 10?|
A: There are 3 English books prescribed by CBSE for Class 10. The number of chapters in each book is:
(i) First Flight: 11 Chapters
(ii) Footprints Without Feet Supplementary Reader: 10 Chapters
(iii) Words And Expression-2: 11 Chapters
|Q3: How early should I finish my English syllabus for Class 10 Board exam?|
A: You should complete the English syllabus Class 10 at least 30 days prior to the exam date. Then focus on revision of all the important topics.
|Q4: Is Class 10 English syllabus reduced for 2020-21 academic session?|
A: Yes, CBSE has reduced the entire syllabus for Class 10 English by up to 30% for the 2020-21 academic session to compensate for the losses incurred due to COVID-19.
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