CBSE Class 10 English Language and Literature Syllabus for 2022-23

On April 21st, 2022, CBSE released a reduced syllabus for classes 9 to 12 of the 2022-23 academic session.

After so many changes in the last 2 to 3 years, CBSE has finalised a reduced syllabus for Class 10 teachers and students to follow. However, the term-based examination pattern will NOT BE FOLLOWED in 2022-23.

We were prompt about the syllabus release and have updated the changes in all the subjects for you. Here, you can find:

  • PDF download links to the latest reduced Class 10 English Language & Literature Syllabus for 2022-23 academic session; and
  • simple analysis of all the deleted topics/ chapters to be followed this year.

2022-23 Reduced Syllabus

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We have also provided the syllabus for the 2020-21 session that was previously restored so that you can compare the deleted and added topics.

2020-21 Reduced Syllabus

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PART-WISE SYLLABUS ANALYSIS (2022-23)
Topics Added (✔️) | Topics Deleted ()
PART A: READING SKILLS
NIL
PART B: CREATIVE WRITING SKILLS
NIL
PART B: GRAMMAR
Use of Passive Voice
Clauses: Noun, Adverb Clauses of condition and time, Relative Clauses
Prepositions
Part C: LITERATURE
First Flight (Prose)
5. The Hundred Dresses - I
6. The Hundred Dresses - II
First Flight (Poetry)
✔️ 4. How to Tell Wild Animals
7. Animals
✔️ 8. The Trees
✔️ 9. Fog
✔️ 11. For Anne Gregory
Footprints without Feet
✔️ 3. The Midnight Visitor
✔️ 4. A Question of Trust
8. The Hack Driver
✔️ 10. The Book That Saved The Earth
CLASS 10 ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE BLUEPRINT 2022-23
Section Topics Marks Distribution Marks
A Reading Skills Discursive Passage 10 20
Case-based Passage 10
B Creative Writing Skills Formal Letter 05 10
Analytical Paragraph 05
Grammar Tenses, Modals, Subject – Verb Concord, Reported Speech, Commands and Requests, Statements, Questions, Determiners - 10
C Literature
(Beehive & Moments)
Reference to the Context 10 40
Short & Long Answers 30
INTERNAL ASSESSMENT
Pen Paper Test (05) + Multiple Assessment (05) + Portfolio (05) + Subject Enrichment (05)
20
TOTAL 100

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT

Listening and Speaking Competencies

Assessment of Listening and Speaking Skills will be for 5 marks. It is recommended that listening and speaking skills should be regularly practiced.

COMPETENCY-BASED QUESTION PAPER DESIGN
Sections Competencies Total Marks
Reading Skills Conceptual understanding, decoding, analyzing, inferring, interpreting and vocabulary 20
Creative Writing Skills and Grammar Creative expression of an opinion, reasoning, justifying, illustrating, appropriacy of style and tone, using appropriate format and fluency. Applying conventions, using integrated structures
with accuracy and fluency.
20
Language through Literature Recalling, reasoning, appreciating, applying literary conventions illustrating and justifying etc. Extract relevant information, identifying the central theme and sub-theme, understanding the writers’ message and writing fluently. 40
TOTAL 80

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