CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus 2022-2023

Class 10 English Syllabus (Language and Literature Syllabus) for 2022-23 (Subject code 184)

Check out the Class 10 English Syllabus for both terms 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, 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.


 

Section – Wise Weightage

Sections
AReading Skills (40 periods)
BWriting Skills with Grammar (40 periods)
CLiterature Textbooks and Supplementary Reading Text (50 periods)

 

Section A

Reading Skills

Reading Comprehension through Unseen Passage – 20 Marks

I. Discursive passage of 400-450 words. (10 marks)
II. 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 will be asked to assess inference, analysis, interpretation, evaluation and vocabulary.

 

Section B

III Grammar – 10 Marks

  • Tenses
  • Modals
  • Subject – verb concord
  • Reported speech
    • Commands and requests
    • Statements
    • Questions
    • Determiners

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.

IV Creative Writing Skills – 10 Marks

This section will have short as well as long writing tasks including compositions.
I. Formal Letter based on a given situation in 100-120 words. One out of two questions is to be answered. 05 Marks
II. Writing an Analytical Paragraph (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

 
V. Reference to the Context
I. One extract out of two from Drama / Prose.
II. One extract out of two from poetry. (5+5 = 10 Marks)

Multiple Choice Questions / Objective Type Questions will be asked to assess inference, analysis, interpretation, evaluation and vocabulary.

 
VI. Short & Very Long Answer Questions – 30 Marks
I. Four out of Five Short Answer Type Questions to be answered in 40-50 words from the book FIRST FLIGHT – 04 x 03 = 12 marks
II. Two out of Three Short Answer Type Questions to be answered in 40-50 words each from FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET. – 02 x 03 = 06 marks
III. 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. – 06 marks.
IV. 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 (2022 – 23)

SectionsCompetenciesTotal marks
Reading ComprehensionConceptual understanding, decoding, analyzing, inferring, interpreting and vocabulary20
Writing Skill and GrammarCreative 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 fluency20
Language Through LiteratureRecalling, 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 fluently40
Total80

 
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