CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus 2024-2025

class 10 English syllabus

Class 10 English Syllabus (Language and Literature Syllabus) for 2024-25 (Subject code 184)

Check out the Class 10 English Syllabus in this post. 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, , 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.

 

Section – Wise Weightage

Sections

Weightage

A.

Reading Skills (40 periods)

20 Marks 

B.

Writing Skills with Grammar (40 periods)

20 Marks 

C.

Literature Textbooks and Supplementary Reading Text (50 periods)

40 Marks

Section A

I. Reading Skills

Reading Comprehension through Unseen Passage – 20 Marks

1. Discursive passage of 400-450 words. (10 marks)
2. Case-based passage (with visual input- statistical data, chart etc.) of 200-250 words. (10 marks)
(Total length of two passages to be 600-700 words)

Multiple Choice Questions / Objective Type Questions, and Short Answer Questions (to be answered in 30-40 words) will be asked to assess comprehension, interpretation, analysis, inference, evaluation and vocabulary
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Section B

II. Grammar – 10 Marks

3. The courses at the secondary level seek to cement high professional grasp of grammatical items and levels of accuracy. Accurate use of spelling, punctuation and grammar in context will be assessed through Gap Filling/ Editing/Transformation exercises. Ten out of 12 questions will have to be attempted.

 

III. Writing Skills – 10 Marks

4. Writing a Formal Letter based on a given situation in 100-120 words. One out of two questions is to be answered. (05 Marks)
5. Writing an Analytical Paragraph in 100-120 words on a given Map / Chart / Graph/Cue/s. One out of two questions is to be answered. (05 Marks)

Section C – 40 Marks

Language through Literature

IV. Reference to the Context  (5+5 = 10 Marks)

6. One extract out of two from Drama / Prose.
7. One extract out of two from poetry. 

Multiple Choice Questions / Objective Type Questions Very Short Answer Questions (one word/ One sentence), Short Answer Questions (to be answered in 30-40 words) will be asked to assess inference, analysis, interpretation, evaluation and vocabulary.

 

V. Short & Very Long Answer Questions – 30 Marks

8. Four out of Five Short Answer Type Questions to be answered in 40-50 words from the book FIRST FLIGHT to assess interpretation, analysis, inference and evaluation. (04 x 03 = 12 marks)
9. Two out of Three Short Answer Type Questions to be answered in 40-50 words each from FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET to assess interpretation, analysis, inference and evaluation.  (02 x 03 = 06 marks)
10. 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 text. This can be a passage-based question taken from a situation/plot from the text. (06 marks)
11. 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. (06 marks)

 

Prescribed Books: Published by NCERT, New Delhi

First Flight

Prose

  1. A letter to God
  2. Nelson Mandela – Long Walk to Freedom
  3. Two Stories About Flying
  4. From the Diary of Anne Frank
  5. Glimpses of India
  6. Mijbil the Otter
  7. Madam Rides the Bus
  8. The Sermon at Benares
  9. The Proposal (Play)

 

Poems

  1. Dust of Snow
  2. Fire and Ice
  3. A tiger in the Zoo
  4. How to Tell Wild Animals
  5. The Ball Poem
  6. Amanda!
  7. The Trees
  8. Fog
  9. The Tale of Custard the Dragon
  10. For Anne Gregory

 

Footprints Without Feet

  1. A Triumph of Surgery
  2. The Thief’s Story
  3. The Midnight Visitor
  4. A Question of Trust
  5. Footprints Without Feet
  6. The Making of a Scientist
  7. The necklace
  8. Bholi
  9. The Book That Saved the Earth

 

3. Words & Expressions-II (Workbook for Class X) – Units 1 to 4 and Units 7 to 11

 

Class – X (2023 – 24)

Sections

Competencies

Total marks

Reading Comprehension

Conceptual understanding, decoding, analyzing, inferring, interpreting and vocabulary

20

Writing Skill and Grammar

Creative expression of an opinion, reasoning, justifying, illustrating, appropriacy of style and tone, using appropriate format and fluency. Applying conventions, using integrated structures with accuracy and fluency

20

Language Through Literature

Recalling, reasoning, appreciating, applying literary conventions illustrating and justifying etc. Extract relevant information, identifying the central theme and sub-theme, understanding the writers’ message and writing fluently

40

Total

80

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