CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Question Paper 2019 with Marking Scheme

CBSE question paper 2019 of Class 10 English (Language and Literature)  subject is provided here for download in PDF format. With this previous year question paper, students can get an idea about the type of questions that are asked in the English exam and make the right plan to prepare for the same.

Structure of CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Question Paper 2019 was as follows:

  •  The question paper was divided into three sections:





Writing and Grammar





  • All questions were compulsory.
  • Total time allowed: 3 Hours
  • Maximum Marks: 80

CBSE Class 10 English Language and Literature Syllabus 2019-20

A few questions from CBSE Class 10 English Language & Literature Question Paper 2019 are given below:

Q. You have lost your original certificates of class X and XII. You want to get their duplicates issued but you do not know the procedure. Write the letter to the chairman, CBSE, Preet Vihar enquiring about the fee to be deposited, mode of payment, time taken by the board for issuing duplicate certificates and any other formalities. You are tarun/Taruna, 7/9, Kunj Apartments, Shimla (100-120 words).


Q. More and more people are used to carrying mobile phones to their workplace. However, the use of mobile phones can be dangerous at certain times and places. Write an article on the topic, ‘Mobile Phone Manners.’ Take hints from the information that follows:

  • The Government on Thursday banned the use of cellular phones at petrol pumps as they could ignite flammable vapours present in the air.
  • Don’t use mobiles
  • While driving
  • Inside an aircraft
  • When in ICU
  • If you are near a heart patient or someone who has pacemaker

Q. Rearrange any four of the following words/phrases to make meaningful sentences:

(a) ignore/instinct/my first/the snake/was to

(b) I didn’t want/ killed one/I had/it/as/never/to kill

(c) only dangerous/duty/to/was/kill/my/ones

(d) back/and returned/farm/I went/to the/stick/with a

(e) hesitated/it/I/but still/attack/to

Q. Answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each:

(i) How did Kisa Gotami realise that life and death is a normal process?

(ii) Why did Maddie write a note to Peggy and then tore it?

(iii) How can you say that Horace Danby was good and responsible but the crew of the space probe on the Earth?

(iv) What difficulty do the crew of the space probe face on the Earth?

(v) What was the most fascinating thing that Valli saw on the street?

The complete question paper can be downloaded from the following link:

CBSE Class 10 English (Language & Literature) Question Paper 2019

While practicing with the previous year question paper of CBSE Class 10 English, students should also get aware about the latest pattern of examination for which they should go through the sample paper released by CBSE for the Board Examination 2020. Board has made certain changes in the format of questions to introduce more number of objective type questions. To get familiar with all these changes, check the CBSE Class 10 English sample paper from the following link:

CBSE Class 10 English (Language & Literature) Sample Paper for Board Exam 2020

Also check the detailed examination pattern with blueprint and evaluation scheme for the current year for Class 10 English subject. This examination pattern will make you aware of the new format of question paper and criteria of assessment of students' performance in CBSE Class 10 English Exam 2020. Check the link below:

CBSE Class 10 English (Language & Literature) Examination Pattern 2020

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