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CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus for 2024-25: Download PDF – CBSE Guidance

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has officially released the syllabus/curriculum for the Class 10 students for the academic session 2024-25. The syllabus of Class 10 English (Language & Literature) remains the same as the previous year. The detailed syllabus is given below for you. You can also take a printout of the syllabus and use it when needed.

Board CBSE
Class 10
Session 2024-25
Subject English Language & Literature (184)
Content Type Syllabus/Curriculum
Official Website


CLASS – X (2024-25)

  • Theory – 80 Marks
  • Internal Assessment – 20 Marks


Section A Reading Skills 20 Marks
Section B Writing Skills with Grammar 20 Marks
Section C Literature 40 Marks

Section A (Reading Skills)

I. Reading Comprehension through Unseen Passage20 Marks

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

Multiple Choice Questions / Objective Type Questions, and Short Answer Questions (to be answered in 30-40 words) will be asked to assess comprehension, interpretation, analysis, inference, evaluation, and vocabulary.

Section B (Grammar and Writing Skills)

II. Grammar (10 Marks)

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

3. Accurate use of spelling, punctuation, and grammar in context will be assessed through Gap Filling/ Editing/Transformation exercises. Ten out of 12 questions will have to be attempted.

III. Writing Skills (10 Marks)

  1. Formal Letter based on a given situation in 100-120 words. (5 marks)
  2. Writing an Analytical Paragraph (100-120 words) on a given Map/Chart/ Graph/Cues. (5 marks)

Section C (Language through Literature)

IV. Reference to the Context

  1. One extract out of two from Drama/Prose. (5 Marks)
  2. One extract out of two from poetry. (5 Marks)

V. Short and Very Long Answer Questions 

  1. First Flight and Footprints without Feet (30 Marks)



  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. Glimpses of India
  6. Mijbil the Otter
  7. Madam Rides the Bus
  8. The Sermon at Benares
  9. The Proposal (Play)


  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. The Trees
  8. Fog
  9. The Tale of Custard the Dragon
  10. For Anne Gregory


  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. Bholi
  9. The Book that Saved the Earth


  1. Units 1 to 4 and Units 7 to 11

Download Class 10 English Language & Literature Syllabus for 2024-25 [PDF]

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