CBSE Class 10 English Language & Literature Revised Syllabus for Board Exam 2021 (Reduced by 30%)

Check the Revised CBSE Class 10 English Language and Literature syllabus to know the prescribed topics, internal assessment scheme, question paper design and other necessary details for the academic session 2020-2021.

Created On: Mar 23, 2021 11:18 IST
CBSE Class 10 English Language and Literature Syllabus
CBSE Class 10 English Language and Literature Syllabus

CBSE has released the revised syllabus for all subjects of class 10. The syllabus has been reduced by 30% for the effective assessment of students. Students must go through the complete syllabus to know the chapters and topics to be prepared this year. Developing a clear understanding of the CBSE Curriculum will help you achieve success in your first board examinations.  With this article, students may read and download the revised CBSE Class 10 English Language and Literature Syllabus for the current academic session 2020-2021.

Check - CBSE Class 10 English Paper Pattern & Sample Paper for Board Exam 2021

Contents of CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) syllabus 2020-21 are:

  • Section-wise weightage for question paper
  • Preparatory content for each section
  • Division of marks in each section
  • Prescribed books
  • Components of Internal Assessment
  • Textbook course
  • Question paper design for the annual board examination

Also Check: CBSE Class 10 English Deleted Portion of Syllabus for Board Exam 2021

Find below the complete syllabus for CBSE Class 10 English Language and Literature:

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (Code No. 184)
CLASS – X (2020-21)
SECTION - WISE WEIGHTAGE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Section

 

Total Weightage

A

Reading Skills

20

B

Writing Skills with Grammar

30

C

Literature Textbook and Supplementary Reading Text

30

 

TOTAL

80

Note: The annual examination will be of 80 marks, with a duration of three hours. There will be internal assessment for 20 Marks.

PART A

Reading   20 Marks

I. 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)

II. 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).

CBSE Class 10 English (Language & Literature) Question Paper 2020

Literature Textbooks  10 Marks

III. 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)

IV. 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

V. Ten Multiple Choice Questions, out of twelve, to be answered. Questions shall be based on the following:

i. Tenses

ii. Modals

iii. Subject – verb concord

iv. Reported speech

a. Commands and requests

b. Statements

c. Questions

v. Determiners

Deleted:

  • Use of Passive Voice
  • Clauses: Noun, Adverb, Relative
  • Prepositions

PART B – Subjective Questions (40 marks)

Writing 10 Marks

I. Formal letter (word limit 100-120 words) based on a given situation. One out of two questions is to be answered. (5 marks)

II. 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

III. 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)

IV. 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)

V. 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)

VI. 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

FIRST FLIGHT – Text for Class X

Deleted

  1. How to Tell Wild Animals
  2. Trees
  3. Fog
  4. Mijbil the Otter
  5. For Anne Gregory
  6. FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET – Supplementary Reader for Class X

Deleted

  1. The Midnight Visitor
  2. A Question of Trust
  3. The Book That Saved The Earth
  4. WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS – II (WORKBOOK FOR CLASS X)

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT

Listening and Speaking Competencies 30 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 link http://cbseacademic.nic.in/web_material/Circulars/2020/33_Circular_2020.pdf for details

Guidelines for Assessment in Listening and Speaking Skills

(i) Activities

  • 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:

i. Interactive competence (Initiation & turn taking, relevance to the topic).

ii. Fluency (cohesion, coherence and speed of delivery).

iii. Pronunciation

iv. Language (accuracy and vocabulary).

(iii) Schedule:

  • 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.

CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Previous Years Question Papers

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

CLASS - X (2020-21)(Code no.184)

Marks 80


Download CBSE Class 10 English Revised Syllabus for Board Exam 2021

We have also provided below the link to the uncut /original syllabus that was released in the beginning of the current academic session. Students can check this syllabus to make a comparison with the reduced syllabus and make a list of the topics and chapters which they do not have to prepare for the final assessment.

CBSE Class 10 English Language and Literature (OLD) Syllabus 2020-21

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