CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus 2021-22 (Term-1 & Term-2) 10th English Study Material

CBSE Syllabus for Class 10 English (Literature & Grammar): Students appearing in CBSE 10th Board exam can check CBSE syllabus for class 10 English. CBSE has published the reduced CBSE 10th English syllabus 2021 on BSE Class 10 English Syllabus 2021 comprises marks distribution for each section along with the topics and chapters. The CBSE 10th English syllabus 2021 is further divided into the literature syllabus and grammar syllabus.

CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus 2021-22

In the table below, all the topics included in every section are provided. Students must check them all while preparing for the examination.

CBSE 10th English Syllabus 2021-2022 (Complete Syllabus)

Section Section name Topics Included
A Reading Skills
  • A factual passage of 300-350 words with eight Objective Type Question
  • A Discursive passage of 350-400 words with four Short Answer Type Questions
B Writing Skills with Grammar Writing Skills

  • Formal letter complaint / inquiry / placing order
  • letter to editor/article
  • The questions will be thematically based on the prescribed books
  • Writing a short story based on a given outline or cue/s


C Literature Textbooks and Supplementary Reading Text
  • One out of two extracts from prose/poetry/drama for reference to context. Four Objective Type Question( including MCQs).
  • Five Short Answer type Questions to be answered in 30-40 words each from the prescribed textbook.
  • One out of two Long Answer type Questions from FIRST FLIGHT to be answered in about 100-150 words.
  • One out of two long answer questions from the book ‘FOOTPRINTS without FEET’ theme.

CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus 2021-22 for Literature Reader

As mentioned above, there are mainly two textbooks. The CBSE syllabus for Class 10 English prescribed under each textbook is mentioned in the table below.

CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus for Literature Reader (First Flight)

PROSE (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. The Hundred Dresses –I

6. The Hundred Dresses –II

7. Glimpses of India 8.Mijbil the Otter

9. Madam Rides the Bus

10. The Sermon at Benares

11. The Proposal

POETRY 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. Animals

8. The Trees

9. Fog

10. The Tale of Custard the Dragon

11. For Anne Gregory

SUPPLEMENTARY READER (Footprints without Feet) 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. The Hack Driver

9. Bholi

10. The Book that Saved the Earth

CBSE Class 10 English syllabus 2021 for Grammar

Grammar plays an important role in the English subject. Students must practice it with consistency to score well in the examination. Below are the topics of the grammar section which are included in the CBSE class 10 English syllabus 2021.

  • Tenses
  • Modals
  • Use of passive voice
  • Subject-verb concord
  • Reporting

(i) Commands and requests

(ii) Statements

(iii) Questions

  • Clauses:

(i) Noun clauses

(ii) Adverb clauses

(iii) Relative clauses

  • Determiners
  • Prepositions

Important Links of NCERT Class 10 English Syllabus

CBSE Class 10 English (Language & Literature) Syllabus 2021-2022 for Term 1 and Term 2 Download Here
Download CBSE Class 10 Maths Syllabus
CBSE Class 10 Science Syllabus 
CBSE Class 10 Social Science Syllabus 
Download NCERT Text Books for Class 10 English


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