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CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus 2020-2021 New (Subject code 184)

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By Ruchika Gupta

CBSE English Syllabus for Class 10 2020-2021 session - Language and Literature

CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus - From the academic year 2020-21, the CBSE has scrapped the English Communicative  paper (subject code 101). Now the students only have one option for English subject paper in Class 10 Board exam - English Language and Literature paper (subject code 184). The major changes are in the section C of the class 10 English paper - Literature section. However, let us have a look at the syllabus, section - wise weightage and question - wise allotment of marks in the CBSE Class 10 English paper.

 

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Section - wise weightage for the CBSE Class 10 English Language and Literature paper


The Board examination of Class 10 English will be of 80 marks, with a duration of three hours. The section - wise weightage of marks in the class 10 English paper will be as follows

 

Section

Topic

weightage

A

Reading skills

20

B

Writing skills with grammar

30

C

Literature Textbooks and Extended Reading Text/s

30

Total

80

 

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Syllabus of CBSE Class 10 English Language and Literature paper

The section - wise syllabus for the class 10 English paper is as follows -

Section A - Reading section (Total marks allotted - 20 marks)

This section will have two unseen passages of a total length of 700-750. The arrangement within the reading section is as follows:

Q.1: A Factual passage of 300-350 words with eight Very Short Answer type Questions.

Q. 2: A Discursive passage of 350-400 words with four Short Answer type Questions and four MCQs.

 

Section B - Writing skills and Grammar (Total marks allotted - 30 marks)

Q 3: Formal letter complaint / Inquiry / placing order / Letter to the editor / article in about 100-120 words. The questions will be thematically based on the prescribed books.

Q4. Writing an analytical paragraph on the basis of the given map/ chart/ report/ line graph etc.in about 150-200 words.

The English Grammar syllabus will include the following areas in class X.
1. Tenses
2. Modals
3. Use of passive voice
4. Subject - verb concord
5. Reporting
(i) Commands and requests
(ii) Statements
(iii) Questions
6. Clauses:
(i) Noun clauses
(ii) Adverb clauses
(iii) Relative clauses
7. Determiners
8. Prepositions

The above items may be tested through test types as given below:

Q5.Cloze passage/ Gap Filling /Editing. 4marks

Q6. Dialogue writing/Reporting a dialogue on a given cue. 6marks

 

Section C - Literature Textbooks and Extended Reading Text/s (Total marks allotted - 30)

Internal choice will be there.

Q7.One out of two extracts from prose/poetry/drama for reference to context. Two Short Answer Type Questions.

Q8. Five Short Answer Type Questions out of seven to be answered in 30-40 words each from FIRST FLIGHT and FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET (three from FIRST FLIGHT and two from FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET).

Q9. One out of two Long Answer Type Questions from the book ‘FIRST FLIGHT’ to be answered in about 100-150 words.

Q10. One out of two Long Answer Type Question from the book ‘FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET’ to be answered in about 100-150 words.

 

Prescribed Books for Section C of the class 10 English paper are as follows -

Published by NCERT, New Delhi

  • First Flight - Text for Class X
  • Footprints Without Feet -Supplementary Reader for Class X

Extended Reading Texts (either one of the following):

a. The Diary of a Young Girl (1947) by Anne Frank ( uploaded on CBSE website)
b. The Story of My Life (1903) by Helen Keller ( unabridged edition)

Although the Class 10 English board exam will include the complete syllabus covered in the academic year, the CBSE has given a break up of the syllabus to be covered in term I and II. The break up of lessons from the prescribed books is as follows -

 

Textbooks

Literature Reader (First Flight)

Prose

Term I

Term II

1. A letter to God

7. Glimpses of India

2. Nelson Mandela

8. Mijbil the Otter

3. Two stories about flying

9. Madam rides the bus

4. From the diary of Anne Frank

10. The sermon at Benaras

5. The Hundred Dresses I

11. The Proposal

6. The Hundred Dresses II

Poetry

1. Dust of snow

7. Animals

2. Fire and ice

8. The Trees

3. A Tiger in the zoo

9. Fog

4. How to Tell Wild Animals

10. The tale of Custard the Dragon

5. The Ball poem

11. For Anne Gregory

6. Amanda

Supplementary Reader (Footprints without Feet)

1. A Triumph of Surgery

6. The Making of a Scientist

2. The Thief's story

7. The Necklace

3. The Midnight visitor

8. The Hack Driver

4. A Question of Trust

9. Bholi

5. Footprints without Feet

10. The Book that Saved the Earth

 

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Question - wise marks allotment for CBSE Class 10 English paper

The maximum marks allotted to each question in sequence of question numbers as asked in the CBSE class 10 English paper is as follows -

Section A

Reading Skills

Total marks - 20

Q1

Unseen passage

8 marks

Q2

Unseen passage

12 marks

Section B

Writing skills with grammar

Total marks - 30

Q3

Formal letter writing

10 marks

Q4

Short story writing

10 marks

Q5

Cloze passage/ Gap Filling /Editing.

4 marks

Q6

Dialogue writing/Reporting a dialogue on a given cue.

6 marks

Section C

Literature Textbooks and Extended Reading Text/s

Total marks - 30

Q7

Reference to context

4 marks

Q8

Five short answer questions

5*2 = 10 marks

Q9

Long Answer type Question

8 marks

Q10

Long Answer type Question

8 marks

 

Total

80 Marks

 

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