CBSE Class 10 English Communicative Syllabus 2019 – 2020

CBSE 10th Class English Communicative Syllabus 2019 – 2020: 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 2019-20. For the students, the overall subject of English is broken into 3 parts.

Namingly the reading skill, writing and grammar and then finally the literature. all these combiningly give the overall exam format of the CBSE English 10th Syllabus that is prescribed by the NCERT for the year 2019-20.  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 NameTopic NamesWeightage
Reading SkillsPassage 1:-
(300-350 words)
8 Very short 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 GrammerWriting 
Formal Letter 100-120 words:-
Thematically based upon the main course book
(8 Marks)
Short story based on a given outline 200-250 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 TextLiterature Textbook
  1. Two Gentlemen of Verona
  2. Mrs. Packletide’s Tiger
  3. The Letter
  4. A Shady Plot
  5. Patol Babu
  6. Virtually True


  1. The Frog and the Nightingale
  2. Mirror
  3. Not Marble, nor the Gilded Monuments
  4. Ozymandias
  5. The Rime of Ancient Mariner
  6. Snake


  1. The Dear Departed
  2. Julius Caesar

Extended Reading Text (With choice)

  1. Diary of a Young Girl
  2. The Story of My Life

Extracts from prose/poetry/play for reference to the context

  • Four very short answer type questions of 1 mark each (4 Marks)
  • Four Short Answer type Questions of 2 marks each (30-40 words) (08 marks)
  • One long answer type question (100-120 words) (8 marks
  • One very long answer type question (200-250 words)(10 Marks)

CBSE 10th Syllabus 2019 – 2020 (All Subjects)

Name of SubjectDownload Link
English (Lang and Literature)Click Here 
Hindi (A)Click Here
Hindi (B)Click Here
MathsClick Here
ScienceClick Here
Social ScienceClick Here
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