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CBSE Class 10 English Exam 2020 Today: Follow These Best Exam Writing Tips to Score 100% in Paper

Gurmeet Kaur

The Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE will conduct the Class 10 English Exam today. The exam will be conducted between 10:30 am and 01:30 pm. However, students will get the question paper on 10:15 am and will be allowed to read all the questions properly before they start writing the exam. For their first important paper in the CBSE Board Exam 2020, class 10 students must have a plan to write all the answers accurately. A good performance in this paper is really important to raise your confidence level for the other exams falling afterwards.

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We are presenting here the best tips suggested by experts to write the English exam appropriately and score high marks:

There will be three sections in the CBSE Class 10 English paper

(i) Section A - Reading section of 20 marks

(ii) Section B - Writing & Grammar section of 30 marks

(iii) Section C - Literature section of 30 marks

Check: CBSE Class 10 Question Paper Pattern for English Exam 2020

Without having a plan, it’s not possible to complete your English paper in time. So, it’s better that you have a proper plan to stay organised and attempt all questions accurately. You can take help of the following tips for writing all three sections of the CBSE Class 10 English paper appropriately:

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1. Attempt all questions in sequential order

In the English paper, it’s better to attempt all the sections in following order:

Section A: Start with this Reading based section. This can be the most time consuming section as it includes questions based on two unseen passages which requires a careful reading.

Section B: This section demands you to present your thoughts and ideas accurately in a meaningful manner. Therefore, this is also a time consuming section

Section C: This section may seem to be easier to you than other two sections as you would be more or less familiar with the questions/contents given in this section. So, it’s better to attempt this section in last.

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2. Adopt a separate technique for each section

To write accurate answers for questions given in different sections of the English paper, you must have a proper technique curated for each section. For this, you may take help of the following tips:

Tips to attempt Section A:

Check CBSE Class 10 English Topper's Answer Sheet for Best Exam Writing Technique

Tips to attempt Section B:

Check: Correct Format for Letter Writing in CBSE Class 10 English Exam 2020

Tips to attempt Section C:

Check: CBSE Class 10 English Important Questions from First Flight & Footprints without Feet

3. Keep an eye on time

It’s important to devote appropriate time to each section so that you may complete your paper in time. You can write your paper according to the following time plan:


No. of Questions


Section A: Reading


50 minutes

Section B: Writing & Grammar


60 minutes

Section C: Literature


50 minutes




Remaining 20 minutes should be kept to recheck all the answers in last to avoid any mistakes or add some additional points wherever required.

All the exam writing tips stated above can be useful only if you remain mentally alert along with being completely prepared with the course curriculum. So, revise all the chapters, notes, formats carefully before the exam to show an extra ordinary performance on the exam day.

Also Read:

CBSE Class 10 English Sample Paper 2020

CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus Paper 2020

CBSE Class 10 English Previous Year Question Papers



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