CBSE Class 10 English Previous Year Question Papers

These Previous Year Question Papers Class 10 English are important for students to prepare for board exams. Solving the last 10 years question papers for CBSE English Class 10 will help students revise all chapters covered in their syllabus thoroughly. By solving the past years’ papers, students will get an idea of the English paper pattern and type of questions asked in the exam. So, to help students prepare better for the exam, here on ribblu students can freely download Past Year Question Papers for Class 10 English , Half Yearly Question Papers, Pre Board Examination Papers with solutions. All these papers are available in PDF format. They must solve these CBSE Previous Year Question Papers to score high marks in the Class 10 English exam. These previous year papers and board papers are in accordance with CBSE guidelines and prescribed syllabus and thus after solving them students get enough confidence and practice to face the forthcoming exams

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Class 10 English Marks Distribution
Units Marks
Reading Skills 20
Writing Skills with Grammar 30
Literature Textbook and Supplementary text 30
Internal Assessment 20
Total 100

CBSE Class 10th Chapter-wise English Syllabus

Students can find the latest chapter-wise English syllabus below:

Section A – Reading Skills (20 marks)

Reading Comprehension through Unseen Passage (20 Marks)

  • Discursive passage of 400-450 words. (10 marks)
  • Case-based passage (with visual input- statistical data, chart etc.) of 200-250 words. (10 marks)

(Total length of two passages to be 600-700 words)

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

Section B – Grammar and Writing Skills (20 marks)

III. Grammar 10 Marks  

  • Tenses
  • Modals
  • Subject-verb concord
  • Reported speech
  • Commands and requests
  • Statements
  • Questions
  • Determiners

IV. Creative Writing Skills (10 marks)

  • Formal Letter based on a given situation in 100-120 words. One out of two questions is to be answered. (5 marks)
  • Writing an Analytical Paragraph (100-120 words) on a given Map / Chart/ Graph/ Cue/ s. One out of two questions is to be answered. (5 marks)

Section C  – Literature Textbooks and Supplementary Reading  (40 Marks)

V. Reference to the Context

  • One extract out of two from Drama / Prose.
  • One extract out of two from poetry. (5+5 = 10Marks)

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

VI. Short & Very Long Answer Questions (30 Marks)

  • Four out of Five Short Answer Type Questions to be answered in 40-50 words from the book. First Flight (4×3=12 marks)
  • Two out of Three Short Answer Type Questions to be answered in 40-50 words each from Footprints Without Feet. (2×3=6 marks)
  • One out of two Long Answer Type Questions from First Flight to be answered in about 100-120 words each to assess creativity, imagination and extrapolation beyond the text and across the texts. This can be a passage-based question taken from a situation/plot from the texts. (6 marks)
  • One out of two Long Answer Type Questions from Footprints Without Feet on theme or plot involving interpretation, extrapolation beyond the text and inference or character sketch to be answered in about 100-120 words. (6 marks)

Topics from First Flight are as follows:

Prose

  • A letter to God
  • Nelson Mandela – Long Walk to Freedom
  • Two Stories About Flying
  • From the Diary of Anne Frank
  • Glimpses of India 6. Mijbil the Otter
  • Madam Rides the Bus
  • The Sermon at Benares
  • The Proposal (Play)

Poems

  • Dust of Snow
  • Fire and Ice
  • A tiger in the Zoo
  • How to Tell Wild Animals
  • The Ball Poem 6. Amanda!
  • The Trees
  • Fog
  • The Tale of Custard the Dragon
  • For Anne Gregory

Topics from Footprints Without Feet are as follows:

  • A triumph of Surgery
  • The Thief’s Story
  • The Midnight Visitor
  • A Question of Trust
  • Footprints Without Feet
  • The making of a Scientist
  • The necklace
  • Bholi
  • The Book That Saved the Earth

3. Words and Expressions – II (Workbook for Class X) – Units 1 to 4 and Units 7 to 11

Internal Assessment

Listening and Speaking Competencies (30 Periods)

  • Assessment of Listening and Speaking Skills will be for 05 marks.
  • It is recommended that listening and speaking skills should be regularly practised.
  • Art-integrated projects based on activities like Role Play, Skit, Dramatization etc., must be used.

Structure of CBSE English Sample Paper for Class 10 is

Type of Question Marks per Question Total No. of Questions Total Marks
Objective Type Questions 1 28 28
Short Answer Type Questions 2 9 24
Long Answer Type Questions - I 8 3 24
Long Answer Type Questions - II 10 1 10
Total 41 80

For Preparation of exams students can also check out other resource material

CBSE Class 10 English Sample Papers

CBSE Class 10 English Worksheets

CBSE Class 10 English Test Papers

CBSE Class 10 English Important Questions

CBSE Class 10 English Revision Notes

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In order to access the level of preparation done by any particular student he or she needs to solve Previous Year Question Papers. These papers act as perfect tools to practise for the final board exam. If one wants to get a clear look and feel of how final exam papers are framed in terms of level of difficulty, time and other aspects then , all students must make sure that they attempt these papers once their course revision is finished. Few benefits of solving Previous Question Papers are given below:

  • Revising the subject is very good practice but until and unless one Solves the past question papers in the lookalike environment as in board exam or final class room exam, there is most likely that student may not be able to identify and check whether the understanding of all concepts of the subject are complete or not. It is only after students attempt the question paper in the same time frame he or she is able to judge the capability of solving the paper in the stipulated time frame. It highlights the weak areas if any and gives students ample amount of time to work on those areas and be better prepared before exams.
  • Knowing everything is great but it is of no use unless the implementation and results are not matching with that. There is always a risk of the case in which in spite of knowing everything a student falls short of time to complete the entire question paper and thus loses marks. Generally CBSE Board papers and previous year questions are generally of 3 hour duration. So while practicing such papers it is imperative to create a final exam or board like environment at home and ensure that the Question paper is attempted only in 3 hours and then check whether it was possible to complete the paper in the desired amount of time. Often at first students take longer than expected, and thus they get early warning to practice more and increase the speed.
  • Students with anxiety issues need previous year papers more than anyone for overcoming such issues. Since they do not know what questions will be asked in the CBSE board they create panic in their mind due to this fear of the unknown and get scared with the idea that they might not be able to do well in exams. Thus such students need to complete at-least 7-10 Question papers prior to the exams, to gain confidence and get into a better frame of mind.