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CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Board Exam 2018: Latest Exam Pattern

Dec 5, 2017 14:54 IST
CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature): Latest Exam Pattern
CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature): Latest Exam Pattern

Only a few months are left for the CBSE Class 10 Board Exams 2018 to commence. Now, students who are going to appear for Class 10 Board Exams must start doing an effective preparation to cover the whole syllabus and then start revisions before exams. But before they start preparing for exams they must have an idea about the exam structure and type of questions to be asked in CBSE Class 10 Board Exams 2018.

From the current session the examination pattern for CBSE Class 10 has been changed. CBSE recently released the sample papers for all important subjects to give an idea of the examination pattern to be followed in Class 10 Board Exams 2018.

CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Sample Paper 2017-2018

Here, we will discuss about the major changes observed in the latest examination pattern to be followed in CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Board Examintion 2018.

CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Board Exam Pattern is as follows:

CBSE board will conduct the class 10 English (Language and Literature) exam for 80 marks, with a duration of 3 hours.

It will cover 100% syllabus of the subject.

Other 20 marks are kept with schools for internal assessment (IA).  

IA comprises:

  • Periodic Tests (PT) with weightage of 10 marks each
  • Notebook Submission of 5 marks
  • Subject Enrichment Activities of 5 marks.

CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Syllabus 2017-2018

As per the sample paper, released by the CBSE Board, the new examination pattern for CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Board Exam 2018 will be according to the following format:

There will be a total of 11 questions divided into three section, viz., A, B and C. Section-Wise Weightage in English Communicative is as follows:

Section

No. of Questions

Total Marks

A: Reading

1-2

20

B: Writing and Grammar

3-7

30

C: Literature

8-11

30

Total

11

80

Section A: Reading

(20 Marks)

Q.1:  A Factual passage 300-350 words with eight Very Short Answer Type Questions. (8 marks)

Q. 2:  A Discursive passage of 350-400 words with four Short Answer Type Questions to test inference, evaluation and analysis with four MCQs to test vocabulary. (12 marks)

Section B: Writing and Grammar

(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. (8 marks)

Q. 4:  Writing a short story based on a given outline or cue/s in about 150 – 200 words. (10 marks)

Q. 5: Gap filling with one or two words to test Prepositions, Articles, Conjunctions and Tenses. (4 marks)

Q. 6: Editing or Omission (4 marks)

Q. 7: Sentences Reordering or Sentence Transformation in context. (4 marks)

Section C: Literature Textbook and Extended Reading Text     

(30 Marks)

Q. 8. One out of two extracts from prose/poetry/play for reference to the context.  Four Very Short Answer Questions: two questions of one mark each for global comprehension and two questions of one mark each for interpretation. (4 marks)

Q. 9.  Four Short Answer type Questions from from First Flight and Footprints Without Feet (two from each to test local and global comprehension of theme and ideas. (30-40 words each) (4 × 2 = 08 Marks)

Q. 10. One out of two Long Answer type Questions to assess how the values inherent in the text have been brought out (First Flight and Footprints Without Feet) creativity, imagination and extrapolation beyond the text and across the texts, will be assessed. (100-120 words). (8 marks)

Q. 11. One out of two very Long Answer Questions on theme, plot or character involving interpretation and inference in about 200-250 words based on prescribed extended reading text. (10 Marks)

 All questions are compulsory however some questions might have an internal choice to select from. 

Students must consider this latest pattern while preparing for CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Board Exam 2018.

Though the CBSE Class 10 Assessment Structure has been changed completely as compared to the previous one, but it’s not a big deal to score well in Class 10 Board exams if you have a clear strategy and a good study plan to cross the victory line. So stay alert and focused.

All the very best!

CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Board Exam 2017: Question Paper

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