Syllabus : CBSE Syllabus of English Language and Literature for Class 10 For March
ENGLISH - LANGUAGE
(Code No. 184)
Syllabus and Examination Specifications
One Paper Time:3 Hours
Marks : 100
SECTION A : READING 20 Marks 30
Question No. 1 & 2 will be two unseen passages of total 500
words with a variety of questions including 4 marks for vocabulary.Only prose
passages will be used. One will be factual and the other will be literary.
Passage 1 - 200 words (8 marks) - Four or five comprehension questions
Passage 2 - 300 words (12 marks) - Four or five comprehension questions and two
questions on vocabulary. Marks for vocabulary will not exceed 4 marks.
Typology of questions:
Very short answer type and short answer type questions may be asked to test
local comprehension besides questions on vocabulary and comprehension of higher
level skills such as drawing inferences and conclusions. Students may also be
asked to frame questions for 2 marks. Two passages may be either factual,
discursive or literary.
SECTION B : WRITING 20 Marks 40
Question No. 3 Letter Writing - One letter in not more than 150 words
based on provided verbal stimulus and context. Types of letter : Informal;
Personal such as to family and friends. Formal : Letters of complaint, enquiry,
request & application 8 Marks
Question No. 4 Writing a short paragraph on a given outline/topic in
about (50-80 words) 4 Marks
Question No. 5 Writing a short writing task based on a verbal and / or
visual stimulus. (diagram, picture, graph, map, chart, flow chart etc.)
Descriptive/Argumentative/ imaginative writing-(125-150 words)and 8 marks.
SECTION C : GRAMMAR 15
Marks 45 Periods
Question No. 6-9 A variety of short
questions involving the use of particular structures within a context. Text
types used will include gap-filling, sentence-completion, sentence-reordering,
dialogue-completion and sentence-transformation (including combining sentences).
The Grammar syllabus will include the following areas for teaching:
1. Use of non-finites.
2. Sentence connectors : as, since, while, then, just because, just, until.
3. Clauses with what, where and how.
4. Past Tense.
5. Modals : can, could, may, must, might.
Note : All other areas covered in Class IX will also be tested in Class X
as this is an integrated course for this area of learning.
Q. 6 Fill in the blanks/editing/omission- 4 marks
(use of tenses/determiners/
Q. 7 Transformation of sentences and relation between
sentences, clauses and the use of the simple past tense tested through sentence
completion.- 4 marks
Q. 8 Word building/word finding- 4 marks
(negatives, noun , verb, adjectival & adverb
forms; synonyms and antonyms
Q. 9 Rearranging words/phrases to make meaningful sentences-
SECTION D : TEXT BOOKS 45
Marks 95 Periods
Q. 10 & Q. 11 Reading a given
text – 2 passages of 5 marks each -10 marks
Long answer-(one out of two-80 words) 1x6=6marks
two out of three Short answer-(30-40 words)=4 marks
One out of two extracts for 4 marks
Three short questions for 2 marks each based on lines given from the poems
Supplementary Reader – 15 marks
1 out of 2 long answer question-(100 words) -8 marks
1 out of 2 short answer questions -(30-40 words) -4 marks
1 out of 2 short answer questions -(20-30 words) -3 marks
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