English Class 10 Term-I Syllabus

The syllabus consists of three sections: (i) Reading Skills (ii) Writing Skills with Grammar (iii) Literature.

Exam Structure

Section  Topic  Marks 
Reading Skills  10 
Writing and Grammar  10
Literature 20 
  Total  40

Section A: 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; 300-350 words)

Section B: Writing and Grammar


1. Formal letter based on a given situation.

  • Letter to the Editor
  • Letter of Complaint (Official)
  • Letter of Complaint (Business)


  1. Tenses
  2. Modals
  3. Subject-Verb Concord
  4. Determiner
  5. Reported Speech
  6. Commands and Requests
  7. Statements
  8. Questions

Section C: Literature

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


  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


  1. Dust of Snow
  2. Fire and Ice
  3. A Tiger in the Zoo
  4. The Ball Poem


  1. A Triumph of Surgery
  2. The Thief's Story
  3. Footprints Without Feet
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