CBSE Class 10 English Language and Literature New Syllabus 2019 – 2020

CBSE 10th English language and literature Syllabus 2019 – 20 : The CBSE has officially released the official CBSE 10th English Syllabus for the English communicative part as this has a different set of books. The official marking pattern of this part is divided into 3 sections.

The first section is the Reading section that contains questions and exercises that are made to test the reading skill of the student. The second one is the grammar section that has been that will be testing the student’s skills with the grammar portion and then the literature section that will be based upon the literature and the novel portion of the course. So here is all that you need to know about the CBSE 10th English language and literature.

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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. 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


  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

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)

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