CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus 2021-2022 (Subject code 184)


By Ruchika Gupta

Class 10 English Language and Literature Syllabus for Academic Session 2021-22 (Subject code 184)

Revised Syllabus for Academic Session 2021-22

The Official website of the CBSE provides details regarding the exam pattern, section – wise break up of marks, details of questions, word limit, etc. Students can check out the post below for more details on the syllabus for Class 10 English Language and Literature paper such as the paper pattern, syllabus, deleted topics, grammar topics list and writing skills. For the literature section, the CBSE has prescribed two readers for Class 10 – First Flight English reader and Footprints without Feet English Supplementary reader. Both these books are published by the NCERT.

As per the new Assessment policy, the CBSE has divided the syllabus into two parts – namely, term 1 and term 2 with equal weightage for term 1 and term 2 exams. The syllabus has been reduced for the convenience of the students. 

 

Click here for the new Assessment policy of CBSE

 

The marks allocation and evaluation details of the written paper and internal assessment for the English Language and Literature paper of class 10 is as follows-

Section  Weightage
Reading 10
Writing and Grammar 10
Literature 20
Total  40
Internal Assessment 10
Grand Total 50

 

Term I

Reading section (10 marks) Passage 1  Discursive passage of 400 – 450 words
Passage 2 Factual passage of 300 – 350 words
Writing and grammar section (10 marks) Formal letter Editor, Complaint (official and business)
1. Tenses 

2. Subject-Verb Concord 

3. Modals 

4. Determiners 

5. Reported Speech 

6. Commands and Requests

7. Statements 

8. Questions

  Literature section (20 Marks) FIRST FLIGHT PROSE 1. A Letter to God 

2. Nelson Mandela 

3. Two Stories About Flying 

4. From the Diary of Anne Frank 

5. The Hundred Dresses 1 

6. The Hundred Dresses 2

FIRST FLIGHT POEMS  1. Dust of Snow 

2. Fire and Ice 

3. A Tiger in the Zoo 

4. The Ball Poem

FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET 1. A Triumph of Surgery 

2. The Thief’s Story 

3. Footprints Without Feet

 

Term II

Reading section (10 marks) Passage 1  Discursive passage of 400 – 450 words
Passage 2 Factual passage of 300 – 350 words
Writing and grammar section (10 marks) Formal letter Order, Inquiry
Analytical Paragraph
1. Tenses 

2. Subject-Verb Concord 

3. Modals 

4. Determiners 

5. Reported Speech 

6. Commands and Requests

7. Statements 

8. Questions

  Literature section (20 Marks) FIRST FLIGHT PROSE 1. Glimpses of India 

2. Madam Rides the Bus 

3. The Sermon at Benares 

4. The Proposal (Play) 

FIRST FLIGHT POEMS  1. Amanda 

2. Animals 

3. The Tale of Custard the Dragon

FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET 1. The Making of a Scientist 

2. The Necklace 

3. The Hack Driver 

4. Bholi