CBSE Class 10 English Language and Literature Syllabus (New) Released 2021-22
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Class 10 English Language and Literature Syllabus for Academic Session 2021-22 (Subject code 184)
CBSE Class 10 Language and Literature Syllabus - The Exam pattern and syllabus for Class 10 Board Examinations to be held in March - April 2022 has been released by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
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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 video below to get a detailed discussion on the paper pattern, syllabus, deleted topics, grammar topics list and writing skills syllabus for Class 10 English Language and Literature paper. 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.
Earlier, the CBSE had deleted 30 percent of the syllabi for the academic session 2020-21 due to the pandemic but now, it has listed down the detailed syllabi for the current academic session 2021-22.
PART A (40 Marks)
Reading 20 Marks
- 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. (10x1=10)
- 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. (10x1=10)
(Total length of two passages to be 700-750 words)
Literature Textbooks 10 Marks
- 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. (5x1=5)
- Multiple Choice Questions based on an extract from poetry to test analysis and interpretation. Any 1 out of 2 extracts to be done (5x1=5)
Grammar 10 Marks
- Ten Multiple Choice Questions, out of twelve, to be answered. Questions shall be based on the following:
PART B – Subjective Questions (40 marks)
Writing 10 Marks
- Formal letter (word limit 100-120 words) based on a given situation. One out of two questions is to be answered. 5 marks
- 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
Literature 30 Marks
- 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). (2x4=8 marks)
- 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). (3x4=12 marks)
- 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)
- 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)
Prescribed Books: Published by NCERT, New Delhi
1. FIRST FLIGHT – Text for Class X
2. FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET – Supplementary Reader for Class X
3. WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS – II (WORKBOOK FOR CLASS X)
Note: Teachers are advised to:
- Encourage interaction among peers, students and teachers through activities such as role play, discussions, group work etc.
- Reduce teacher-talking time and keep it to the minimum,
- Take up questions for discussion to encourage pupils to participate and to marshal their ideas and express and defend their views, and
- Follow the Speaking and Listening activities given in the NCERT books.
Besides measuring learning outcome, texts serve the dual purpose of diagnosing mistakes and areas of non-learning. To make evaluation a true index of learners’ knowledge, each language skill is to be assessed through a judicious mixture of different types of questions.
- Reading Section: Reading for comprehension, critical evaluation, inference and analysis are to be tested.
- Writing Section: All types of short and extended writing tasks will be dealt with.
- Grammar: Grammar items mentioned in the syllabus will be taught and assessed over a period of time.
- Listening and Speaking Competencies 50 Periods
- Assessment of Listening and Speaking Skills will be for 05 marks.
- It is recommended that listening and speaking skills should be regularly practiced.
Art-integrated projects based on activities like Role Play, Skit, Dramatization etc. must be used. Please refer to the Circular no. Acad-33/2020 dated 14th May 2020 at the http://cbseacademic.nic.in/web_material/Circulars/2020/33_Circular_2020.pdf for details.
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 the 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). iii. Pronunciation iv. 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.