CBSE Class10 English (Language and Literature) Sample Paper 2019

Oct 31, 2018 09:31 IST
CBSE Class10 English (Language and Literature) Sample Paper 2019

In this article, we are providing the CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Sample Paper 2019 along with the marking scheme for the same.

The CBSE Class 10 English Language and Literature sample paper is published by the board and is designed as per the remodeled assessment structure that was introduced from the previous session, i.e., 2017-2018. So, students must read and solve this latest CBSE sample paper before starting preparing for the Class 10 English Language and Literature board exam 2019.

Inside CBSE Sample Paper for Class 10 English (Language and Literature)Exam 2019:

  • The question paper is divided into three sections :





Writing and Grammar





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

Students may download the sample paper and marking scheme in PDF format from the links given in this article.

A few sample questions from the CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) sample paper 2019 are given below:

Q. India is a highly populated country. People lack in maintaining proper sanitation and hygiene as a result they suffer from various diseases. India has a serious sanitation challenge; around 60 percent of the world’s open defecation takes place in India. Poor sanitation causes health hazards including diarrhea, particularly in children under 5 years of age, malnutrition and deficiencies in physical development and cognitive ability. You are Nitish /Nikita, head boy/girl of Anand Public School, Jaipur. Write a letter to the editor of a national daily, highlighting the problem and suggesting practical ways to ensure public sanitation and the right to dignity and privacy. (100-120 words)


CBSE 10 english sample paper

Q. Fill in any four of the blanks choosing the most appropriate option from the ones given in the box. Write the answers in your answer –sheet against the correct blank numbers.

1. Butterflies are abundant (a) ___________ the Central African Republic.

2. It (b) ___________home to nearly 600 identified species.

3. Many butterflies are brilliantly coloured and small (c) ___________ some are as big as saucers.

4. Farmer Philippe (d) ___________ solace in collecting butterfly wings from his fields and turning them into works of art.

5. My favourite hobby, since my childhood, is (e) ___________ butterflies.

 cbse english language and literature sample paper

Q. Rearrange any four of the following word or phrases to make meaningful sentences.

i. enters / millions tons / the/ every year / of / ocean /plastic

ii. are / waters/ sightings / junk – filled /of /common

iii. population / middle-class / increasing / is / coastlines / along

iv. trash/ increase/ has led / waste management/lack/of/in / to

v. close/like/ others/ helping/my/friends

Q. At about the age of twenty five, the Prince, thereof shielded from the sufferings of the world, while hunting out glanced upon a sick man, then an aged man, then a funeral procession, and finally a monk begging for alms. These sights so moved him that he at once became a beggar and went out into the world to seek enlightenment concerning the sorrows he hadwitnessed.

Questions :

i. Whose age has been referred here?

ii. What was the effect of sights on the prince?

iii. How did witnessing sorrow change him?

iv. What does „glance‟ imply in the given lines?

Q. Attempt any one out of two long answer type questions in 100-120 words.

A. People should always try to live within their means. Aspirations have no limits but one should never forget the ground realities. Elaborate on the basis of chapter, “The Necklace”.


B. Simple moment proves to be very significant and saves rest of the day of poet from being wasted. Explain on the basis of the poem “Dust of Snow”.

To download the complete CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) sample paper and its marking scheme, click on the following links:

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

Marking Scheme

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