CBSE Class 10 English Communicative Syllabus 2022

CBSE Class 10 English Communicative Syllabus 2022: Providing an overall outline of the subject as a core language the CBSE has already released the official CBSE 10th English Syllabus in which it has describes the official distribution of marks. and the overall marking pattern that is to be followed for the year 2021-22. For the students, the overall subject of English is broken into 3 parts.

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Naming the reading skill, writing and grammar and then finally the literature. all these combining gives the overall exam format of the CBSE English 10th Syllabus that is prescribed by the NCERT for the year 2021-22.  So the students that are interested may read ahead as here is all that you need to know about the official English CBSE 10th Syllabus.

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Section Name Topic Names Weightage
Reading Skills Passage 1:-
(300-350 words)
8 Objective type questions
(1 Marks each)Passage 2:-
(350-400 words)
4 Short answer type questions
(2 Marks each)
4 Very short answer type questions
(1 mark Each)
Writing Skills with Grammer Writing 
Formal Letter complaint / inquiry / placing order / letter to editor / article 100-150 words:-
Thematically based upon the main course book
(8 Marks)Short story based on a given outline 150-200 words
(10 Marks)

(12 marks)

  • Tenses
  • Modals
  • Use of passive voice
  • Subject-verb concord
  • Reporting
    (i)  Commands and requests
    (ii)  Statements
    (iii)  Questions
  • Clauses:
    (i)  Noun clauses
    (ii)  Adverb Clauses
    (iii)  Relative clauses
  • Determiners
  •  Prepositions

Gap filling with one or two words to test Prepositions, Articles, Conjunctions, and Tenses.
(4 marks)
Editing or Omission
(4 marks)
Sentences Reordering or Sentence Transformation in context
(4 marks)

Literature Textbook and Extended reading Text Literature Textbook

  1. A Letter to God
  2. Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  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 M
  8. Mijbil the Otter
  9. Madam Rides the Bus
  10. The Sermon at Benares
  11. The Proposal


  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 Triumph 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
Total 80

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CBSE 10th Syllabus 2022(All Subjects)

Name of Subject Download Link
English (Lang and Literature) Click Here 
Hindi (A) Click Here
Hindi (B) Click Here
Maths Click Here
Science Click Here
Social Science Click Here

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