CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Solved Sample Paper 2019

Practice the sample paper designed as per the latest format for English (Language and Literature) exam 2019. Go through the fully solved CBSE sample paper to understand the format of board question paper and criteria to write correct answers.

Created On: Jan 14, 2019 17:10 IST
CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Solved Sample Paper
CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Solved Sample Paper

English (Language and Literature) can be a bit difficult to beat subject, if not prepared carefully. Students need to be well versed with the literature part of this language will have detail analysis of prose, essays, writing assignments, etc.

To help students, brief their preparations, we are presenting the completely solved sample paper for CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) subject. This sample paper is based on the latest examination pattern and contains questions as per the format to be followed in CBSE exams 2019.

CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Previous Years Question Papers

Some significant features of this paper are:

  • Covers the whole syllabus of CBSE class 10 English (Language and Literature).
  • Follows the latest examination pattern for class 10 English (Language and Literature) exam 2019.
  • Each question has been provided with detailed and precise solution.

The solutions provided in this sample paper will give an idea about how to frame perfect answers in board exams.

Structure of CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Solved Sample Paper is as follows:

(i) The sample question paper is divided into three sections:

Section A : Reading 20 marks

Section B : Writing and Grammar 30 marks

Section C : Literature 30 marks

(ii) All questions are compulsory.

(iii) Total time allowed: 3 Hours

(iv) Maximum Marks: 80

Some sample questions and their solutions from the CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Solved Sample Paper 2019 are given below:

Q. Over the past few years there has been constant rise in Coaching Institutes and private tuition centers all over India. Write an article in about 150-200 words highlighting the exploitation of young minds that seek sincere counseling and proper direction. You are Mahesh/Mita a student of class IX of Kendriya Vidyalaya, BHU Varanasi.


Title: Increasing Dependency on Coaching Institutes

Tuition centres and Coaching Institutions have increased in large numbers over the past decades.

The competitive attitude that has conquered the hearts of parents and children alike, force them to admit the young ones in these classes. While going through coaching institutes to prepare for various entrance examinations has definitely helped students, their role is way too much exaggerated. It's the power of advertising and peer pressure that makes students to gravitate towards these institutes. It has become a lifestyle of both the elite and the common man.

Most of the institutes are promoting education in lieu of earning more and more from the students. To get maximum earning from the students, the institute faculty does such a counselling of the students that they tend to feel so attracted towards the course they offer. Even, the parents also feel that they should enrol their kids in such courses to brighten their future.

Then students are over burdened with the schedule and their minds are exploited by such tight schedules. The need of the hour is that parents must spend a few hours with their children, while they read and learn. Apart from the classroom learning, all that a student require is attention and time. For any other assistance, the teachers and staff at school are ever-ready to help them.

CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Syllabus 2018-2019

Q. Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow.

“The peasants of your father’s grandfather, as I have already had the honour of explaining to you, used to bake bricks for my aunt’s grandmother. Now my aunt’s grandmother, wishing to make them a pleasant…”

i. Who is the speaker?

ii. What did the peasants do?

iii. Who is the speaker talking to?

iv. Which land was under dispute?


i. Lomov.

ii. The peasants baked bricks for Lomov’s aunt’s grandmother.

iii. Natalya

iv. Oxen Meadows

Q. Our attitude towards a situation evokes both negative and positive response. Analyze this with reference to the poem, ‘Dust of Snow’ to bring out the inherent valuable lessons.  


Whatever situation life throws at us, it evokes both positive and negative responses. The poet, in the poem ‘Dust of Snow,’ was in a sorrowful mood. However, when a crow shook down the ‘dust of snow’ on him, his bitter mood changed into a more optimistic one. Now, being in a sorrowful or bad mood already, the poet could have got angry at that crow also. However, the dust of snow becomes a positive medium of change for him. It made him cheerful to some extent and helped him forget his sadness, at least for a few moments. Thus, we see that instead of seeing the negative aspect of a happening, one should see the positive aspect, and one’s response may greatly affect the outcome of incidents.

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CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Solved Sample Paper 2019

CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) exam will be conducted 23 March, 2019. Students must practice the CBSE sample paper provided here to understand the format in which questions will be asked in the Class 10 English exam 2019.

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