CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Syllabus 2021-2022 - Download in PDF

CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Syllabus 2021-22 is available here. Download the new syllabus to check the course structure prescribed for the new academic session.

Created On: May 7, 2021 14:05 IST
CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Syllabus 2021-22
CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Syllabus 2021-22

Check the latest CBSE syllabus for Class 10 English (Language and Literature) subject which the board released recently for the new academic year 2021-2022. In this new syllabus, the board has not made any reduction. Therefore, students must go through the full syllabus to prepare proper planning for the study of the course and perform well in their English examination.

Check Course Structure for Class 10 English Language and Literature (Code No. 184):

SECTION - WISE WEIGHTAGE

Section

 

Marks

Periods

A

Reading Skills

20

50

B

Writing Skills with Grammar

20

60

C

Literature Textbooks and Supplementary Reading Text

40

60

 

Total

80

170

Also Check: CBSE Class 10 English Complete Study Material for 2021-2022

PART A

Reading (20Marks)

I.Multiple Choice Questions based on a Discursive passage of 400-450 words to test inference, evaluation and vocabulary. Ten out of twelve questions to be answered. (10x1=10)

II.Multiple Choice Questions based on a Case-based factual passage (with visual input statistical data, chart etc.) of 300-350 words to test analysis and interpretation. Ten out of twelve questions to be answered. (10x1=10)

(Total length of two passages to be 700-750 words).

Literature Textbooks (10 Marks)

III.Multiple Choice Questions based on an extract from drama/prose to test inference, evaluation and vocabulary. Any 1 out of 2 extracts to be done. (5x1=5)

IV.Multiple Choice Questions based on an extract from poetry to test analysis and interpretation. Any 1 out of 2 extracts to be done (5x1=5)

Grammar (10 Marks)

V.Ten Multiple Choice Questions, out of twelve, to be answered (including gap filling/ editing/ dialogue writing).

Questions shall be based on the following:

·         Tenses  Modals

·         Subject – verb concord

·         Reported speech

·         Commands and requests

·         Statements

·         Questions

·         Determiner

·         Use of Passive Voice

·         Clauses: Noun, Adverb Clauses of condition and time, Relative Clauses  

·         Prepositions

PART B

Writing (10 Marks)

I.Formal letter based on a given situation (word limit 100-120 words). One out of two questions is to be answered. (5 marks)

II.Writing an analytical paragraph based on the given map/ Chart/ report/ line graph/ Cue/s (word limit 100-120 words). One out of two questions is to be answered. (5 marks)

Literature (30 Marks)

III.Four out of six Short Answer Type Questions to be answered in 20-30 words each from FIRST FLIGHT and FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET (two out of three from FIRST FLIGHT and two out of three from FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET). (2x4=8)

IV.Four out of six Short Answer Type Questions to be answered in 40-50 words each from FIRST FLIGHT and FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET (two out of three from FIRST FLIGHT and two out of three from FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET). (3x4=12)

V.One out of two Long Answer Type Questions from FIRST FLIGHT to be answered in about 100-120 words each to assess creativity, imagination and extrapolation beyond the text and across the texts. This can be a passage-based question taken from a situation/plot from the texts. (5 marks)

VI.One out of two Long Answer Type Questions from FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET on theme or plot involving interpretation, extrapolation beyond the text and inference or character sketch to be answered in about 100-120 words. (5 marks)

Prescribed Books: Published by NCERT, New Delhi

1.FIRST FLIGHT – Text for Class X

2.FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET – Supplementary Reader for Class X

3.WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS – II (WORKBOOK FOR CLASS X)

Note: Teachers are advised to:

(i) encourage interaction among peers, students and teachers through activities such as role play, discussions, group work etc.

(ii) reduce teacher-talking time and keep it to the minimum,

(iii) take up questions for discussion to encourage pupils to participate and to marshal their ideas and express and defend their views, and

(iv) follow the Speaking and Listening activities given in the NCERT books.

Besides measuring learning outcome, texts serve the dual purpose of diagnosing mistakes and areas of non-learning. To make evaluation a true index of learners’ knowledge, each language skill is to be assessed through a judicious mixture of different types of questions.

1.Reading Section: Reading for comprehension, critical evaluation, inference and analysis are to be tested.

2.Writing Section: All types of short and extended writing tasks will be dealt with.

3.Grammar: Grammar items mentioned in the syllabus will be taught and assessed over a period of time.

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT

Listening and Speaking Competencies (50 Periods)

→ Assessment of Listening and Speaking Skills will be for 05 marks.

→ It is recommended that listening and speaking skills should be regularly practiced.

→ Art-integrated projects based on activities like Role Play, Skit, Dramatization etc. must be used. Please refer to the Circular no. Acad-33/2020 dated 14th May 2020 at the http://cbseacademic.nic.in/web_material/Circulars/2020/33_Circular_2020.pdf for details.

Guidelines for Assessment in Listening and Speaking Skills

i.Activities  

→ Activities for listening and speaking available at www.cbseacademic.in can be used for developing listening and speaking skills of students.  

→ Subject teachers should also refer to books prescribed in the syllabus.

→ In addition to the above, teachers may plan their own activities and create their own material for assessing the listening and speaking skills.

ii.Parameters for Assessment: The listening and speaking skills are to be assessed on the following parameters:

i.Interactive competence (Initiation & turn taking, relevance to the topic).

ii.Fluency (cohesion, coherence and speed of delivery).

iii.Pronunciation

iv.Language (accuracy and vocabulary).

iii.Schedule:

→ The practice of listening and speaking skills should be done throughout the academic year.  

→ The final assessment of the skills is to be done as per the convenience and schedule of the school.

iv.Record keeping:

→ The record of the activities done and the marks given must be kept for three months after the declaration of result, for any random checking by the Board.

No recording of speaking skills is to be sent to the Board.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Code no. (184)

CLASS - X (2021-22)

Marks 80

Download CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus for 2021-2022 (PDF)

Also Check:

NCERT Books of All Subjects for Class 10

NCERT Solutions of All Subjects for Class 10

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