ICSE Class 10 English Paper 1 and 2 Reduced Syllabus

The syllabus for ICSE Class 10 is believed to be the most challenging among other Board syllabi. Due to the COVID situation prevalent since 2019, ICSE has made several changes in their syllabus and paper pattern. So, it is important to be updated with all such changes for both teachers and students.

In this page, we have provided direct and free access to the Reduced Class 10 English Paper 1 and 2 Syllabus PDF for the Semester-based session 2021-22.

Reduced Syllabus for 2021-22 Academic Session

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In the 2021-22 Semester-based session, ICSE Class 10 Exams were 100% MCQ based. So, in the table given below, we have also provided the Bifurcated Syllabus for 2021-22 session.

Each of the two papers - English Language and Literature in English were of 1 hour duration.

Semester I (40 Marks) Semester II (40 Marks)
English Paper 1 - Language
1. Comprehension 1. Composition
2. Grammar 2. Letter
3. Notice
4. Email
English Paper 2 - Literature in English
Textbook Topic Textbook Topic
The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare’s unabridged play by A.W. Verity)
Act 3
(Scenes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5)
The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare’s unabridged play by A.W. Verity)
Act 4
(Scenes 1 & 2)
Act 5
TREASURE TROVE: A Collection of ICSE Poems & Short Stories
Poems (i) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
(ii) The Patriot – Robert Browning
Poems (iii) Abou Ben Adhem - Leigh Hunt
(iv) Nine Gold Medals - David Roth
Short Stories (i) The Little Match Girl – Hans Christian Andersen
(ii) The Blue Bead – Norah Burke
Short Stories (iii) My Greatest Olympic Prize – Jesse Owens
(iv) All Summer in a Day – Ray Douglas Bradbury
10 Marks 10 Marks

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