Class 10 : English Language and Literature Syllabus (2020-21) For CBSE Board Exam | (CODE NO. 184) | Vyakhyaedu




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Class 10 : English Language and Literature Syllabus (2020-21) For CBSE Board Exam | (CODE NO. 184)

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Note: 
The annual board examination will be of 80 marks, with a duration of three hours. There will be internal assessment of 20 Marks.

SECTION A: READING

This section will have two unseen passages of a total length of 700-750. The arrangement within the reading section is as follows-:    20 marks

1. A factual passage of 300-350 words with eight Objective Type Questions (including Multiple Choice Questions). 
8 marks

2.A Discursive passage of 350-400 words with four Short Answer Type Questions to test inference, evaluation and analysis and four Objective Type Questions ( including Multiple Choice Questions) to test vocabulary. 
12 marks
SECTION B: WRITING AND GRAMMAR

For writing tasks, there will be internal choice -:    30 Marks

3. Formal letter based on a given situation in about 150-200 words. 
10marks
4. Writing an analytical paragraph on the basis of the given map/ chart/ report/ line graph etc.in about 150-200 words. 
10marks

The Grammar syllabus will include the following topics in class X:
  • Tenses
  • Modals
  • Use of passive voice
  • Subject – verb concord
  • Reported speech
  1. Commands and requests 
  2. Statements 
  3. Questions
  •  Clauses
  1.  Noun clauses
  2.  Adverb clauses
  3.  Relative clauses
  •  Determiners
  •  Prepositions


The above items may be tested through test types given below:


5.Cloze passage/ Gap Filling /Editing. 

4marks

6. Dialogue writing/Reporting a dialogue on a given cue. 

6marks





SECTION C: LITERATURE TEXTBOOK AND
 SUPPLEMENTARY READING TEXT



Internal choice will be there. -:   30 Marks

7. One out of two extracts from prose/poetry/drama for reference to context. Two Short Answer Type Questions on interpretation. 
 2x2=4marks

8. Five Short Answer Type Questions out of seven to be answered in 30-40 words each from FIRST FLIGHT and FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET (three from FIRST FLIGHT and two from FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET).  
2x5=10 marks

9. One out of two Long Answer Type Questions from the book ‘FIRST FLIGHT’ to be answered in about 100-150 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. 

8 marks

10.One out of two Long Answer Type Question from the book ‘FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET’ on theme or plot involving interpretation, extrapolation beyond the text and inference or character sketch to be answered in about 100-150 words. 
8 marks

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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)

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