CBSE Syllabus of Class 10 English Language and Literature 2019-20

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CBSE Syllabus of Class 10 English Language and Literature 2019-20 contains all the topics of this session. myCBSEguide provides you latest Syllabus for Class 10 English in PDF format for free download. For a large number of students, the higher secondary stage will be a preparation for the university, where a fairly high degree of proficiency in English may be required. Syllabus for Class 10 English now available in myCBSEguide mobile app. The curriculum for March 2020 exams is designed by CBSE, New Delhi as per NCERT textbooks for the session 2019-20.

CBSE Syllabus for class 10 English 2019-20

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CBSE Syllabus of Class 10 English Language and Literature

SECTION – WISE WEIGHTAGE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

SectionTotal Weightage 80
AReading Skills20
BWriting Skills with Grammar30
CLiterature Textbooks and Supplementary Reading Text30
TOTAL80

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

SECTION A: READING (50 Periods)

This section will have two unseen passages of a total length of 700-750. The arrangement within the reading section is as follows: (20 Marks)

  1.  A factual passage of 300-350 words with eight Objective Type Question( including Multiple Choice Questions). (8 marks)
  2. A Discursive passages of 350-400 words with four Short Answer Type Questions to test inference, evaluation and analysis four Objective Type Question( including Multiple Choice Questions) to test vocabulary. (12 marks)

SECTION B: WRITING AND GRAMMAR (60 Periods)

For writing tasks there will be internal choice (30 Marks)

  1. Formal letter complaint / inquiry / placing order / letter to editor / article in about 100-150 words. The questions will be thematically based on the prescribed books. (8 marks)
  2. Writing a short story based on a given outline or cue/s in about 150-200 words. (10 marks)
    The Grammar syllabus will include the following areas in class X.

    1. Tenses
    2. Modals
    3. Use of passive voice
    4. Subject-verb concord
    5. Reporting
      1. Commands and request
      2. Statements
      3. Questions
    6. Clauses :
      1. Noun clauses
      2. Adverb Clauses
      3. Relative clauses
    7. Determiners
    8. Prepositions
      The above items may be tested through test types given below:
  3. Gap filling with one or two words to test Prepositions, Articles, Conjunctions, and Tenses. (4 marks)
  4. Editing or omission. (4 marks)
  5. Sentences Reordering or Sentence Transformation in context. (4 marks)

SECTION C
LITERATURE TEXTBOOKS AND SUPPLEMENTARY READING TEXT (60 Periods)

Internal choice will be there. (30 Marks)

  1. One out of two extracts from prose/poetry/drama for reference to context. Four Objective Type Question( including MCQs): Two questions of one mark each on global comprehension and two questions of 1 mark each on interpretation. (4 marks )
  2. Five Short Answer type Questions to be answered in 30-40 words each from FIRST FLIGHT and FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET to test local and global comprehension of theme and ideas( three from FIRST FLIGHT and two from FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET). ( 2××5=10 marks)
  3. One out of two Long Answer type Questions from FIRST FLIGHT to be answered in about 100-150 words to assess creativity, imagination, and extrapolation beyond the text and across the texts. (8 marks)
  4. One out of two long answer question from the book ‘FOOTPRINTS without FEET’ on theme or plot involving interpretation, extrapolation beyond the text and inference or character sketch to be answered in about 100-150 words. (8 marks)

Prescribed Books: Published by NCERT, New Delhi

  • FIRST FLIGHT – Text for Class X
  • FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET – Supplementary Reader for Class X

Note: Teachers are advised to:

  1. encourage classroom interaction among peers, students, and teachers through activities such as role play, group work etc.
  2. reduce teacher-talking time and keep it to the minimum,
  3. take up questions for discussion to encourage pupils to participate and to marshal their ideas and express and defend their views, and
  4. continue the Speaking and Listening activities given in the NCERT books.

Besides measuring attainment, texts serve the dual purpose of diagnosing mistakes and areas of non-learning. To make evaluation a true index of learners’ attainment, each language skill is to be assessed through a judicious mixture of different types of questions.

  1. Reading Section: Reading for comprehension, critical evaluation, inference and analysis are skills to be tested.
  2. Writing Section: All types of short and extended writing tasks will be dealt with.
  3. Grammar: Grammar items mentioned in the syllabus will be taught and assessed over a period of time. There will be no division of syllabus for Grammar.

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT
Assessment of Listening and Speaking Skills (50 Periods)
Assessment of Listening and Speaking Skills will be for 20 marks. It is recommended that listening and speaking skills should be regularly practiced in the class. Art-integrated activities like role-play, skit, dramatization etc. can also be used.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (Code No. 184)
Course (2019-20)

Textbooks
Literature Reader (First Flight)
PROSE (First Flight)

  1. A Letter to God
  2. Nelson Mandela
  3. Two Stories about Flying
  4. From the Diary of Anne Frank
  5. The Hundred Dresses – I
  6. The Hundred Dresses – II
  7. Glimpses of India.
  8. Mijbil the Otter
  9. Madam Rides the Bus
  10. The Sermon at Benares
  11. The Proposal

POETRY

  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. Animals
  8. The Trees
  9. Fog
  10. The Tale of Custard the Dragon
  11. For Anne Gregory

SUPPLEMENTARY READER (Footprints without Feet)

  1. A Triumphy 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. The Hack Driver
  9. Bholi
  10. The Book that Saved the Earth

(Marks 80)

  1. Reading Comprehension :
    Objective Type Questions including MCQs (1 mark each) :
     4 MCQ+8 Objective Type Questions
    Short Answer Question 30-40 words (2 marks each): 4
    Long Answer Question 100-150 words (8 marks each) : 0
    Very Long Answer Question 150-200 words (10 marks each) : 0
    Total marks: 20
  2. Writing Skill and Grammar :
    Objective Type Questions including MCQs (1 mark each) :
     12
    Short Answer Question 30-40 words (2 marks each) : 0
    Long Answer Question 100-150 words (8 marks each): 1
    Very Long Answer Question 150-200 words (10 marks each): 1
    Total marks: 30
  3. Literature Textbook and Supplementary Text :
    Objective Type Questions including MCQs (1 mark each) :
     4
    Short Answer Question 30-40 words (2 marks each): 5
    Long Answer Question 100-150 words (8 marks each): 2
    Very Long Answer Question 150-200 words (10 marks each) : 0
    Total marks: 30
  4. Total
    Objective Type Questions including MCQs (1 mark each) :
     (1××28=28)
    Short Answer Question 30-40 words (2 marks each) : (2××9=18)
    Long Answer Question 100-150 words (8 marks each) : (8××3=24)
    Very Long Answer Question 150-200 words (10 marks each) : (10××1=10)
    Total marks: 80

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