CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus 2023-2024, Check updated Syllabus and Download PDF

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CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus 2023-2024: All the students who are in CBSE Class 10 must know the complete syllabus of all the subjects. English is a very important subject in a Board Class as it can be very scoring. Often, students fear the subject but it you put a little effort, you can gain the maximum from this subject. Here we have provided the the complete CBSE Class 10 syllabus for the benefit of the students. In Class 10th, your marks are divided in two sections; internal assessments and external marks, i.e., board exams. You should complete the internal assessments on time to grab those marks as Class 10 percentage is crucial for your higher studies.

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Additionally, study hard for your board exams by understanding the syllabus, the exam pattern, and marking scheme. You can prepare a time table and allot significant time to each and every subject.  Read this article to know complete CBSE Class 10 English syllabus.

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CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus: Course Structure
CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus: Marks Distribution 
CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus
CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus: PDF Download
Preparation tips for CBSE Class 10 English Exam

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CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus: Course Structure

Section Skills Periods
A Reading skills 40
B Writing skills and Grammar 40
C Literature Textbooks and Supplementary Reading Texts 50

CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus: Marks Distribution 













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CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus




Question-based on the following kinds of unseen passages:

1. Discursive passage of 400-450 words.

2. Case-based passage (with visual input- statistical data, chart etc.) of 200-250 words.

3. (Total length of two passages to be 600-700 word

Multiple Choice Questions / Objective Type Questions will be asked to assess inference, analysis, interpretation, evaluation and vocabulary.


1. Formal Letter based on a given situation in 100-120 words. One out of two questions is to be answered.

2. Writing an Analytical Paragraph (100-120 words) on a given Map / Chart / Graph / Cue/s . One out of two questions is to be answered.


1. Tenses

2. Modals

3. Subject – verb concord

4. Reported speech

  • Commands and requests
  • Statements
  • Questions
  • Determiners


First Flight


1. A letter to God

2. Nelson Mandela - Long Walk to Freedom

3. Two Stories About Flying

4. From the Diary of Anne Frank

5. Glimpses of India

6. Mijbil the Otter

7. Madam Rides the Bus

8. The Sermon at Benares

9. The Proposal (Play)



1. Dust of Snow

2. Fire and Ice

3. A tiger in the Zoo

4. How to Tell Wild Animals

5. The Ball Poem

6. Amanda!

7. The Trees

8. Fog

9. The Tale of Custard the Dragon

10. For Anne Gregory



1. A triumph of Surgery

2. The Thief's Story

3. The Midnight Visitor

4. A Question of Trust

5. Footprints Without Feet

6. The making of a Scientist

7. The necklace

8. Bholi

9. The Book That Saved the Earth

CBSE Class 10 English (Language & Literature) Syllabus (PDF)

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Preparation tips for CBSE Class 10 English Exam  

  • Candidates should practice reading and writing practice as English is a theoretical subject and requires this practice. Therefore, make it a practice to read and write for at least an hour each day.
  • Look at the CBSE class 10 sample questions to learn more about the marking pattern, paper format, and level of difficulty 
  • Candidates should make a habit of reading newspapers on daily basis. It will help improve reading skills and enhance students' vocabulary. 
  • Understand the CBSE Class 10 English syllabus for 2022–2023 to make sure you are studying all you should do for the board exams.
  • The CBSE is likely to release the datesheet for CBSE Class 1o for this session. Therefore, students must complete the entire CBSE Class 10 English 2022–23 syllabus before exam dates are declared.
Read the latest NCERT Class 10 English Books thoroughly to prepare for the CBSE Board Exam 2022 that will be held in a subjective type pattern. Students will have to write long and short form answers for which they should have in-depth knowledge of the chapters and topics prescribed in the CBSE Syllabus.

Formal letter will be based on which situation ?

Formal letter based on a given situation ·

  • Letter of Order 
  • Letter of Enquiry

What all topics are included in the grammar section ?


1. Tenses

2. Modals

3. Subject Verb Concord

4. Determiner

5. Reported Speech

6. Commands and Requests

7. Statements

8. Questions

Where can I find the full syllabus ?

CBSE Class 10 English (Language & Literature) Syllabus (PDF) 

You can download the syllabus from this link. 

Which book is best for Class 10 English ?

Read the latest NCERT Class 10 English Books thoroughly to prepare for the CBSE Exam that will be held in a subjective type pattern.

When will CBSE Class 10 Exams be conducted ?

The CBSE Board Exams for Class 12 will be held in March-April 2023. 

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