Class 10 English Language and Literature Syllabus is issued by CBSE , New Delhi recently . For SA1 parts , there are total 7 chapters that to be taught in schools in session 2015 – 2016. This syllabus ia applicable for all cbse affiliated schools like KV , Navodaya , Dps and all public & private schools .
English Language and Literature Syllabus For Class 10
- CBSE Syllabus For 2015 – 2016 Class 10 English Language and Literature ( Term 1 & Term 2 )
CBSE Syllabus For 2015 – 2016 Class 10 English Language and Literature ( Term 1 & Term 2 ) is issued by CBSE , New Delhi recently for both summative assesment SA1 and SA2 . Term 1 is from April to September 2016 and Term 2 is from September to March 2016. All cbse students and cbse school should follow this syllabus for exam in March 2016.Download Syllabus
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- Class 10 English Language and Literature Sample Papers For Both SA1 & SA2
- Class 10 English Language and Literature Previous Year Solved Question Papers For Both SA1 & SA2
- Class 10 English Language and Literature NCERT Solution
- Class 10 English Language and Literature Class Notes For Both SA1 & SA2
- Class 10 English Language and Literature CBSE Syllabus For SA1 & SA2 – 2014-2015
Class 10 English Language and Literature CBSE Syllabus For SA1 & SA2 (2014-2015) was recently introduced by CBSE ,New Delhi this Year . It is available for download in pdf format. For session 2015 schools must follow this syllabus .
- English Language and Literature Class 10 Syllabus 2013 CBSE – Term 1& Term 2
English Language and Literature syllabus for class 10 foy year 2013-2014 is recently issued by CBSE on their websites cbse.nic.in for first term and second term . This syllabus should be followed for examnination in March 2014.
- Updated Class 10 English Language and Literature March Syllabus 2012 -2013 CBSE
Updated syllabus English Communicative class 10 for 2012 – 2013 term 1 and term 2 was published by cbse on cbseacademic.in . Students preparing fo March board exams should download this syllabus
English Language and Literature Syllabus Overview
Total Number of Periods for Class 10 English Language and Literature Syllabus
For session 2015-2016 total 190 periods have been alloted for full English Communicative syllabus . For cce first term 90 period have been given and for cce second term 100 periods have been given .
- Read also – CBSE Class 10 Date Sheets For March 2016 Exams.
Number of Chapters in syllabus
Total 16 chaters should be taught in all cbse affiliated school to students in session 2015-2016 . Seven chaters is for SA1 and Nine chapters for SA2 .
- Read also – How to prepare for class 10 March 2016 board exams.
Books Recommended For English Language and Literature Curriculum
Below is the list of books to be foolowed by all cbse students and schools for upcoming march exam :
- Main Course Book
Class 10 English Language and Literature Syllabus For Year 2015-2016
It is a division of marks assigned to all the four skills of language. The distribution of marks for Formative Assessments carrying 40% weightage may be done by the schools themselves. A variety of activities to assess all the skills of language may be used for Formative Assessments.
The Summative Assessment Question Papers, if developed by the schools themselves, may be for 70 marks to which 20 marks may be added for Assessment of Speaking and Listening skills making the paper of 90 marks. The one third of the 90 marks i.e. 30 should be added each in both Summative Assessments.
Assessment of Speaking and Listening skills (ASL) will be done formally at the term end examination in Summative – II. Schools can conduct ASL for Summative – I themselves. However, assessment of these skills may also be done under the Formative activities spread over two terms.
There will be one written paper of English at the end of each term carrying 70 marks. The time limit will be three hours.
SECTION A: READING
Qs 1-2. This section will have two unseen passages of a total length of 700-750. The arrangement within the reading section is as follows:
Q. 1: A Factual passage of 300-350 words with eight very short answer type questions. [8 marks]
Q. 2: A Discursive passage of 350-400 words with four short answer type questions to test inference, evaluation and analysis and four MCQs to test vocabulary. [12 Marks]
SECTION B: WRITING AND GRAMMAR
Q. 3: Letter to the editor / article in about 100-120 words based on visual or verbal stimulus. [5 marks]
Q. 4: Writing a short story based on a given outline or cue/s in about 150-200 words. [10 marks]
The Grammar syllabus will include the following areas in classes IX and X.
- 1. Tenses
- 2. Modals (have to/had to, must, should, need, ought to and their negative forms)
- 3. Use of passive voice
- 4. Subject – verb concord
- 5. Reporting
- (i) Commands and requests
- (ii) Statements
- (iii) Questions
- 6. Clauses:
- 7. Noun clauses
- 8. Adverb clauses of condition and time
- 9. Relative clauses
- 10. Determiners, and
- 11. Prepositions
The above items may be tested through test types as given below:
Q. 5: Gap filling with one or two words to test Prepositions, Articles, Conjunctions and Tenses. [3 marks]
Q. 6: Editing or omission. [4 marks]
Q. 7: Sentences reordering or Sentence Transformation in context. [3 marks]
SECTION C: LITERATURE TEXTBOOKS AND LONG READING TEXT
Q.8: One out of two extracts from prose/poetry/drama for reference to context. Three very short answer questions. [3 marks]
One mark in each extract will be for vocabulary. One question will be used for testing local and global comprehension and one question will be on interpretation.
Q.9: Four short answer type questions from FIRST FLIGHT & FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET (two from each) to test local and global comprehension of theme and ideas (30-40 words each). [2×4=8 marks]
Q.10: One out of two long answer type questions to assess how the values inherent in the texts have been brought out (FIRST FLIGHT & FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET). Creativity, imagination and extrapolation beyond the text and across the texts will be assessed. (80-100 words). [4 marks]
Q.11: One out of two Long Answer Questions on theme or plot or character involving interpretation and inference in about 100-120 words based on prescribed novel. [10 marks]
- FIRST FLIGHT – Textbook for Class X
- FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET – Supplementary Reader for Class X
Novel ( either one)
- Diary of a Young Girl – 1947 By Anne Frank (unabridged edition)
- The Story of My Life – 1903 By Helen Keller (unabridged edition)