CBSE 10th Class English Paper: marking scheme 2020

PUBLISH DATE 24th February 2020

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will hold the class 10 English examination on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

The CBSE class 10 English Language and Literature (Code no. 184) theory exam will be of 80 marks and the total duration of the exam will be three hours. The English exam will be conducted from 10.30 am to 01.30 pm.

Candidates who are appearing for CBSE class 12 English examination are advised to read more to check the question paper pattern, sample paper and previous year question paper.

CBSE class 10 English question paper pattern

The CBSE class 10 English question paper has three sections as follows — Reading Comprehension, Writing Skill and Grammar, and Literature Textbook and Supplementary Reading Text. The first section Reading Comprehension carries 20 marks, section B Writing Skill and Grammar is of 30 marks and the section C Supplementary Reading Text carries 30 marks.

Reading Comprehension

Conceptual Understanding, decoding Analyzing, inferring, interpreting and vocabulary.

Writing Skill and Grammar

Creative expression of an opinion, reasoning, justify, illustrating, appropriacy of style and tone, using appropriate format and fluency, applying conventions, using integrated structures with accuracy and fluency.

Literature Textbook and Supplementary Reading Text

Recalling, reasoning, appreciating, applying literary conventions extrapolating, illustrating and justifying etc. Extracting relevant information, identifying the central theme and subthemes, understanding the writer’s message and writing fluently.

CBSE class 10 English suggested question paper design

Typology Objective
MCQs (1 mark
Short Answer
Question 30-40
words (2 marks
Long Answer
100-150 words
(8 marks each)
Very Long
(10 marks
Reading Comprehension 4 MCQ+ 8 Objective
Type Questions
4 - - 20
Writing Skill and
12 - 1 1 30
Literature Textbook and
Supplementary Reading Text
4 5 2 - 30
Total 28 18 24 10 80

Prescribed Books for CBSE class 10 English exam 2020 (Published by NCERT, New Delhi)

Candidates can refer to the following books — First Flight and Footprints Without Feet – Supplementary Reader for Class X.

CBSE class 10 English sample question paper can be obtained from the link given below.

CBSE class 10 English sample question paper

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