CBSE Class 10 English Language and Literature New Syllabus 2023

CBSE 10th English language and literature Syllabus 2023: 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.

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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.

CBSE English Language and Literature Syllabus 2022

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CBSE 10th Exam Schedule

Section Total Weightage: 80
A Reading Skills 20
B Writing Skills with Grammar 30
C Literature Textbooks and Supplementary
Reading Text

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Section Name Topic Names Weightage
Reading Skills A factual passage 1:-
(300-350 words)
8 Objective Type Question
(1 Marks each)Passage 2 (Discursive passages ):-
(350-400 words)
4 Short answer type questions4 Objective Type Question
Writing Skills with Grammer Writing 
Formal letter complaint / inquiry / placing order / letter to editor / article in about 100-150 words. The questions will be thematically based on the prescribed booksShort 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

The above items may be tested through test types given below:

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 Supplementary 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
  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)

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.

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) .

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.

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.

Total 80

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