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CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus

English is a language subject that assists students in expressing themselves. And for class 10 students, now is the time to improve their vocabulary, grammar, and speaking skills. So, the CBSE English Syllabus for class 10 is set for the students to know more about the language and gradually become comfortable using it. 

Let’s have a look at the latest CBSE class 10 English syllabus, which can also be downloaded in pdf form.

TERM- 1

READING 

Question based on the following kinds of unseen passages to assess inference, evaluation, vocabulary, analysis and interpretation: 

1. Discursive passage (400-450 words) 

2. Case based Factual passage (with visual input/ statistical data/ chart etc. 300-350 words)

WRITING SKILL 

  1. Formal letter based on a given situation. 

∙ Letter to the Editor 

∙ Letter of Complaint (Official) 

∙ Letter of Complaint (Business)

GRAMMAR 

1. Tenses 

2. Modals 

3. Subject-Verb Concord 

4. Determiner 

5. Reported Speech 

6. Commands and Requests 

7. Statements 

8. Questions

LITERATURE 

Questions based on extracts / texts to assess interpretation, inference, extrapolation beyond the text and across the texts.

FIRST FLIGHT 

1. A Letter to God 

2. Nelson Mandela 

3. Two Stories About Flying 

4. From the Diary of Anne Frank 

5. The Hundred Dresses 1 

6. The Hundred Dresses 2

POEMS 

1. Dust of Snow 

2. Fire and Ice 

3. A Tiger in the Zoo 

4. The Ball Poem

FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET 

1. A Triumph of Surgery 

2. The Thief's Story 

3. Footprints Without Feet

TERM- 2

READING 

Question based on the following kinds of unseen passages to assess inference, evaluation, vocabulary, analysis and interpretation: 

1. Discursive passage (400-450 words) 

2. Case based Factual passage (with visual input/ statistical data/ chart etc. 300-350 words)

WRITING SKILL 

  1. Formal letter based on a given situation 

∙ Letter of Order 

∙ Letter of Enquiry 

  1. Analytical Paragraph (based on outline/chart/cue/map/report etc.)

GRAMMAR 

1. Tenses 

2. Modals 

3. Subject Verb Concord 

4. Determiner 

5. Reported Speech 

6. Commands and Requests 

7. Statements 

8. Questions

LITERATURE 

Questions based on extracts / texts to assess interpretation, inference, extrapolation beyond the text and across the texts.

FIRST FLIGHT 

1. Glimpses of India 

2. Madam Rides the Bus 

3. The Sermon at Benares 

4. The Proposal (Play)

POEMS 

1. Amanda 

2. Animals 

3. The Tale of Custard the Dragon

FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET 

1. The Making of a Scientist 

2. The Necklace 

3. The Hack Driver 

4. Bholi

We hope you find this comprehensive information on English Syllabus useful for your studies and preparation of your class 10 exams.