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Class 10 English Communicative Sample Paper 2024

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CBSE Sample Papers Class 10 English Communicative 2024 is a re-introduced subject in the CBSE curriculum. We are providing English Communicative sample papers for Class 10 CBSE exams. Sample Papers are available for free download in myCBSEguide app and website in PDF format.

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Class 10 English Communicative Sample Papers

This year CBSE has made some changes to the format of the question paper. Class 10 English Communicative model paper has also some modifications. Hence, it is very important to analyze the question paper format and prepare for the board exams accordingly.

The factual passage is totally different and questions are also based on competencies. It is a mix of MCQs, True/false, Fill ups, one word and short answers. Also, the marks distribution among these questions is uneven.

The essence of the grammar part is almost the same but the format is changed. CBSE has tried to include everything in 10 marks.

There is no big change in the literature part but the syllabus is reduced. So, you must check the list of chapters included in the syllabus for the session 2023-24.

Class 10 – English Communicative (101)
CBSE Sample Paper (2023-24)

Maximum Marks: 80
Time Allowed: : 3 hours

General Instructions:

  1. 15-minute prior reading time allotted for Q-paper reading.
  3. Attempt questions based on specific instructions for each part.


  1. Read the following passage
    1. Dirshti was young woman who had always been fascinated by the supernatural. She had read countless books and watched numerous documentaries about ghosts and otherworldly beings. So, when she heard about an abandoned hotel on the outskirts of town that was said to be haunted, she knew she had to investigate.
    2. One night, Dirshti decided to sneak into the dilapidated hotel with a few of her friends. As they made their way through the dark, eerie corridors, they heard strange noises and felt cold spots. They were convinced that they were not alone
    3. Suddenly, they came across a room that was different from the rest. It was filled with old cooking equipment and strange symbols etched into the walls. Drishti felt a chill run down her spine as she entered the room. She knew that this was where the most paranormal activity occurred. As they were examining the room, they heard a loud bang coming from the hallway. They froze in fear, not knowing what was coming their way. They could hear footsteps approaching, and they knew they had to hide.
    4. They quickly ducked behind some old shelves as the footsteps grew louder. The sound of breathing was getting closer and closer until finally, they saw a figure appear in the doorway. It was a man wearing a chef’s hat, with a face that was twisted in a sinister smile. Drishti and her friends felt their blood run cold as the man approached them. They could feel his cold breath on their faces as he leaned in, whispering in a deep voice, “You shouldn’t be here.”
    5. Dirshti and her friends were frozen with fear as they stared into the chef’s eyes. But suddenly, the lights flickered on and the figure disappeared. They looked around the room, and everything seemed normal. They had been so scared that they hadn’t realized they were in a room with faulty wiring.
    6. Disappointed, they realized that their ghost hunt had been a bust. They left the hotel feeling deflated and let down. They had hoped for an exciting, spine-tingling adventure, but all they got was a scary moment caused by faulty wiring. As they drove home, they couldn’t help but feel foolish for getting so worked up over nothing. They had been so convinced that they would find evidence of the paranormal that they had overlooked the simple explanation for the noises they had heard.
    7. Dirshti learned an important lesson that night. Sometimes, the scariest things are the ones that we create in our own minds. She realized that she didn’t need to chase after the supernatural to experience thrills and excitement. The world around her was full of mystery and wonder, and she was content to experience it without the need for ghosts and ghouls.
      Answer the following questions, based on the passage above.

      1. How does the setting contribute to the overall mood and atmosphere of the story?
        (A) It creates a sense of nostalgia.
        (B) It provides a sense of false security.
        (C) It adds to the suspense in the story.
        (D) It presents a contrast with the real world.
      2. List two ways, how the disappointment that Drishti and her friends felt after their ghost hunt, is analogous to the feeling of waking up from a dream. Answer in 30 -40 words
      3. What is the main flaw in Drishti’s approach to investigating the haunted hotel?
        (A) She was too focused on finding evidence of the paranormal.
        (B) She was too skeptical and refused to believe in the possibility of ghosts.
        (C) She relied too heavily on other people’s accounts of the supernatural.
        (D) She didn’t take enough precautions to ensure her safety.
      4. After which paragraph of the story, would the following paragraph most likely be placed?
        They commenced walking through the hotel, Drishti’s torchlight barely illuminating the darkness around her. Suddenly, they heard a loud creaking noise behind them. Drishti whipped around, pointing her flashlight in the direction of the noise. Nothing . Shaken, they all quickened their pace.
      5. Briefly explain (in 30-40 words) any two elements that classify the story as scary
      6. Substitute the underlined word in the following sentence with a word/ phrase from paragraphs 4- 6, that means the same.
        The sound of the footsteps outside the door left her petrified and the rasping breathing added to her horror
      7. What is the most significant lesson that Drishti learns from her experience in the haunted hotel?
        (A) The importance of avoiding risk- taking.
        (B) The need to be more sceptical of the supernatural.
        (C) The value of evaluating your weaknesses
        (D) The power of imagination to create suspense.
      8. Complete the following appropriately.
        Based on the use of the word “dilapidated” to describe the hotel, in Paragraph 2, we can infer that its condition was ________.
      9. Complete the sentence appropriately.
        If the title, The Hotel Haunting is given to this passage, it would be an inappropriate title, as compared to The Unsettling Encounter at the Abandoned Hotel because ________.
      10. State whether the given assertion is TRUE or FALSE.
        The reason Drishti and her friends visited the abandoned hotel was to prove the existence of ghosts.
  2. Read the following table displaying the details of five House Captains.
    NameMottoParticipation in activitiesAchievementsAwardsPersonal QualitiesDrawbacksOther notable things
    Rohit“Together we can achieve greatness”Debate club, Quiz club1 st prize in Science OlympiadBest StudentDiligent, confident, empatheticSometimes tends to be overly competitiveVolunteer at a local NGO
    Sanya“Service before self”Social service club, Drama club1 st prize in Debate competitionBest OratorCompassionate, organized, responsibleCan be overly selfcritical at timesParticipated in a Model United Nations conference
    Rajat“Never give up, always rise up”Sports club, Music club2 nd position in Chess competitionBest SportspersonPerseverant, team player, adaptableCan sometimes be indecisivePlays in a local band
    Aryan“Success through hard work”Photography club, Science club1 st prize in Photography competitionBudding InnovatorCreative, curious, detailorientedCan sometimes procrastinateBuilt a working model of a wind turbine for a science fair
    Ananya“Strive for excellence”Dance club, Art club1 st prize in Art competitionCreative MindConfident, hardworking, imaginativeTends to overthink thingsPublished her own poetry collection

    Answer the following questions, based on the table above.

    1. Identify the person who is likely to ask many “why” questions, and support your choice with one reason.
    2. Which house captain is most likely to struggle the most with handling stress during the school’s annual inter-house sports tournament?
      1. Rohit
      2. Sanya
      3. Rajat
      4. Ananya
    3. Give two justifications for Sanya being the best fit to lead a school-wide initiative to promote mental health and well-being among students.
    4. Select the correct option to fill the blank and complete the analogy.
      ______ : paint brush :: Rajat : tabla

      1. Rohit
      2. Sanya
      3. Aryan
      4. Ananya
    5. Based on the personal qualities of the House Captains, why is Rajat the most likely to be a collaborative worker?
    6. Complete the given sentence with the appropriate reason, with reference to the information in the table. We can infer that Aryan’s overall performance may be negatively impacted by his weakness in time management because ___________.
    7. Explain briefly why situation (b), from the three situations given below, showcases Ananya’s motto, “Lead by example”?
      1. During a group project, Ananya assigns each team member specific tasks and sets a high standard for the project’s quality. She tells them to actively participate in the project and take it to fruition.
      2. During a house debate competition, Ananya notices that a few of her house members are struggling to articulate their arguments effectively. Ananya takes the time to listen to their concerns and provides constructive feedback and support.
      3. During a fundraising event, Ananya volunteers to be in charge of organizing and coordinating the event but she frequently delegates tasks to others and attends to her school assignment while her team completes the task successfully.
    8. Select the option that correctly matches the House Captains (a) -(c), to the trophies (i)-(v).

      1. (a) – (ii) , (b) – (i) , (c) – (iii)
      2. (a) – (i) , (b) – (v) , (c) – (iv)
      3. (a) – (v) , (b) – (iii) , (c) – (ii)
      4. (a) – (iii) , (b) – (iv) , (c) – (i)

      Identify the House Captain who fits the saying-Being too hard on oneself.


  1. As the school Head Girl, write an email, in about 50 words, to the Teacher Coordinator, Student Enrichment Activities of your school, informing her/him of the need to schedule transport for the participants of the inter-school dance competition, at the mandated venue. Include a reason why you would need a smaller vehicle instead of the school bus.
    You may copy the given template to write your email.

    Cc:[email protected]
    date:Sept 10, 2023, 07:03 PM


  2. Write a factual description, in not more than 100 words, of a potted plant that you and your sibling recently chose, to gift your parent.
    1. Write a letter to the librarian, City Library, in not more than 120 words, for purchase and addition of popular fiction and non-fiction titles in Braille and also the intake of audio books, to promote inclusion. You are an NGO employee, from the same city. You may use ideas from Unit 2: Education, along with your own ideas to write this letter


    2. You are a sports scout*. Write a letter to the Governor of your region, drawing attention to the need for creating and upgrading sport facilities and following practices to enable the local / indigenous sporting talent from your city, to hone their skills. Include specific recommendations. Write the letter in not more than 120 words using ideas from Unit 1: Health and Medicine, along with your own.
    1. Some people prefer solo travel, while others enjoy travelling in a group. As Hema Joseph of class X-C, write an article for your school magazine, in about 150 words, discussing the advantages and disadvantages of each preference and examining the factors that influence these choices. Use the given cues, along with your own ideas and those you may have gathered from Unit 5: Travel and Tourism, to create this article.
      *How can loneliness and safety concerns impact solo travel?
      *What are some factors that can make solo travel more expensive?
      *How does travelling alone allow for personal growth and discovery?
      *What are some advantages of being able to choose your itinerary and pace?
      *How can conflicts and disagreements arise when travelling with others?
      *What are some factors that can limit independence and freedom when travelling with a group?
      *How does travelling with others provide opportunities to make friends? “What are some ways that group travel can be more cost-effective?
      *How can personality type influence travel preferences?
      *How does budget impact travel choices?
      *What role does the destination play in determining travel preferences?


    2. Space tourism, though in its early stages, is a reality. As Jagmeet Singh of class X-D, write an article for your school magazine, in about 150 words, discussing the opportunities and challenges of space tourism, the ethical considerations surrounding it and how it might impact society. Use the given cues, along with your own ideas and those you may have gathered from Unit 3: Science, to create this article.
      Safety concerns and potential accidents in space tourism
      Space debris and the need for responsible space traffic management
      Turning space into a commodity: the ethics of commercializing space
      Ensuring equality and access to space tourism opportunities
      Promoting responsible and sustainable practices in space tourism
      Balancing economic opportunities with environmental and social responsibility

SECTION C : GRAMMAR (10 marks)

  1. Complete the tasks A-C , as directed
    1. Fill the blanks (i) -(iii) with the appropriate option from those in the brackets
      Time travel (i) ________ ( ought to /should/ could) become a reality in the near future, (ii) _______ (allows/ allowed/ allowing) human beings to experience the thrill of travelling back or forward in time.
      However, (iii) _______ (most/ many/ much) challenges must be overcome, such as ensuring safety and affordability for all potential time-travellers.
    2. In the following paragraph, one word has been omitted in each line. In your answer sheets, remember to write the missing word along with the word that comes before and after it, as shown below. The first one has been done as an example.
      No.TextWord beforeOmissionWord after
      e.g.Ever wondered sleep deficit? Well,wonderedaboutsleep
      isleep deficit a common problem among
      teenagers today, with many staying up late
      iito use electronic devices. This lead to
      iiidifficulty in concentrating, mood swings, even
      ivIt’s important for teens to prioritize sleep
      to ensure their overall health and well-being.
    3. Do as directed.
      1. Rearrange the following jumbled words/phrases in the given dialogue to create a meaningful sentence.
        Did you know that the lack of hydrological resources affects more than 40% of the world population?
        No, I didn’t. What are hydrological resources?
      2. Report the dialogues to complete the paragraph that follows.
        Photographer: I want to use a drone for photographing your event. Customer: Really! Do you usually offer this advice? Photographer: No. I don’t. Your event is in an open and picturesque area and I want to capture the complete scene.
        The photographer told the customer that she wanted to use a drone for photographing his event. The customer exclaimed in surprise and asked (ii) ________. The photographer replied in the negative and shared that (iii) ________ as his event was in an open and picturesque area


  1. Read the given excerpts and answer the questions briefly, for ANY TWO excerpts, of the three, given.
    (A) But must I confess how I liked him, How glad I was he had come like a guest in quiet, to drink at my water-trough And depart peaceful, pacified, and thankless, Into the burning bowels of this earth?

    1. What can be inferred about the speaker’s attitude towards nature based on the excerpt?
    2. List the meaning of the phrase “burning bowels of this earth”.
    3. How is the snake’s arrival and departure symbolic?
    4. The speaker compares the snake to the guest . Which word in the extract displays the snake’s non-guest like behaviour?

    (B) ANTONY: If you have tears, prepare to shed them now. You all do know this mantle : I remember The first time ever Caesar put it on; ‘Twas on a summer’s evening, in his tent, That day he overcame the Nervii : Look, in this place ran Cassius’ dagger through: See what a rent the envious Casca made: Through this the well-beloved Brutus stabb’d; And as he pluck’d his cursed steel away,

    1. How does Antony use visual imagery to make his point about the assassination of Caesar?
    2. What is the significance of the mantle that Antony refers to, in his speech?
    3. Identify the tone of Antony’s statement when he says, “If you have tears, prepare to shed them now”.
    4. What does Antony’s reference to the Nervii suggest about Caesar’s military prowess?

    (C) “Well,” I said, “we’re leaving on Monday. Is there anything I can do for you before we go?” Nicola shook his head, but suddenly Jacopo said, “Sir,” he burst out, “every Sunday we make a visit to the country, to Poleta, 30 kilometres from here. Usually we hire bicycles. But tomorrow, since you are so kind, you might send us in your car.” I had already told Luigi he might have the Sunday off. However, I answered, “I’ll drive you out myself.” There was a pause. Nicola was glaring at his young brother in vexation . “We could not think of troubling you, sir.” “It won’t be any trouble.”

    1. State one reason why Jacopo might have wanted a car ride despite the choice of hired bicycles?
    2. Why was there a pause after the narrator’s offer?
    3. What does the narrator’s offer to drive the brothers to Poleta reveal about his character?
    4. Identify the phrase that indicates that the visit to Poleta on Sundays is significant as a routine or tradition.
  2. Answer ANY FIVE of the following six questions in about 30- 40 words each
    1. How effective is the use of the phrase “Nothing beside remains”, in conveying the theme of the transience and impermanence of power and human achievement, in Ozymandias by P.B.Shelley?
    2. What does the writer wish to convey via the use of the metaphor for a false friend in the given line from The Letter?…the cold used sleep to extend its sway over all things even as a false friend lulls his chosen victim with caressing smiles.
    3. Comment on Elsie Brown’s writing style in the story, The Shady Plot.
    4. In Patol Babu, Film Star, how is Patol Babu’s character a commentary on the struggling actors in the film industry?
    5. In the story, Virtually True, Michael said , “That’s what I like about computers. The more futuristic they get, the better you can understand the past.” Explain what he meant.
    6. What is Stanley Houghton’s primary purpose in employing irony in the play ‘The Dear Departed’?
  3. Answer ANY ONE of the following two questions in about 150 words
    1. Even though both, the frog from Vikram Seth’s poem, The Frog and the Nightingale and Abel ‘s children from the play, The Dear Departed, display greed, there are differences. Elaborate, in about 150 words, how the greed of the frog and that of Abel’s children differ in motivation, actions, relationship, and consequences.


    2. Imagine that the mariner hears of Mrs. Packletide’s hunt and decides to share some advice with her, about the impact of wilfully killing creatures. As the mariner, write this letter, in about 150 words, to Mrs. Packletide, based on the consequences following your own experience of having killed a creature intentionally. (Rime of the A

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