NCERT Solutions for CBSE Class 10 English(2021-2022)

CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus 2021-2022

CBSE Class 10 English Grammar

CBSE Class 10 English Grammar Complete Material Prepared by English Subject Experts for 2020-2021 Board Exams as Per CBSE (NCERT) guidelines.

A. Resource Material

B. Integrated Grammar

CBSE Class 10 English Language & Literature Syllabus 2020-2021 (Revised)

Check the Revised CBSE Class 10 English Language and Literature syllabus to know the prescribed topics, internal assessment scheme, question paper design and other necessary details for the academic session 2020-2021.

CBSE has released the revised syllabus for all subjects of class 10. The syllabus has been reduced by 30% for the effective assessment of students. Students must go through the complete syllabus to know the chapters and topics to be prepared this year. Developing a clear understanding of the CBSE Curriculum will help you achieve success in your first board examinations.  With this article, students may read and download the revised CBSE Class 10 English Language and Literature Syllabus for the current academic session 2020-2021.

Contents of CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) syllabus 2020-21 are:

  • Section-wise weightage for question paper
  • Preparatory content for each section
  • Division of marks in each section
  • Prescribed books
  • Components of Internal Assessment
  • Textbook course
  • Question paper design for the annual board examination

Find below the complete syllabus for CBSE Class 10 English Language and Literature:

CLASS – X (2020-21)




Total Weightage


Reading Skills



Writing Skills with Grammar



Literature Textbook and Supplementary Reading Text





Note: The annual examination will be of 80 marks, with a duration of three hours. There will be internal assessment for 20 Marks.



Reading   20 Marks

  1. Multiple Choice Questions based on a Discursive passage of 400-450 words to test inference, evaluation and vocabulary. Ten out of twelve questions to be answered. (10×1=10)
  2. Multiple Choice Questions based on a Case-based factual passage (with visual input statistical data, chart etc.) of 300-350 words to test analysis and interpretation. Ten out of twelve questions to be answered. (10×1=10)

(Total length of two passages to be 700-750 words).

Literature Textbooks  10 Marks

III. Multiple Choice Questions based on an extract from drama/prose to test inference, evaluation and vocabulary. Any 1 out of 2 extracts to be done. (5×1=5)

  1. Multiple Choice Questions based on an extract from poetry to test analysis and interpretation. Any 1 out of 2 extracts to be done (5×1=5)

Grammar 10 Marks

  1. Ten Multiple Choice Questions, out of twelve, to be answered. Questions shall be based on the following:

i. Tenses

ii. Modals

iii. Subject – verb concord

iv. Reported speech

a. Commands and requests

b. Statements

c. Questions

v. Determiners


  • Use of Passive Voice
  • Clauses: Noun, Adverb, Relative
  • Prepositions

PART B – Subjective Questions (40 marks)

Writing 10 Marks

I. Formal letter (word limit 100-120 words) based on a given situation. One out of two questions is to be answered. (5 marks)

II. Writing an analytical paragraph (word limit 100-120 words) based on a given outline/ Data/ Chart/ Cue/s .One out of two questions is to be answered. (5 marks)

Literature 30 Marks

III. Four out of six Short Answer Type Questions to be answered in 20-30 words each from FIRST FLIGHT and FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET (two out of three from FIRST FLIGHT and two out of three from FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET). (2×4=8 marks)

IV. Four out of six Short Answer Type Questions to be answered in 40-50 words each from FIRST FLIGHT and FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET (two out of three from FIRST FLIGHT and two out of three from FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET). (3×4=12 marks)

V. 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. (5 marks)

VI. 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. (5 marks)

Prescribed Books:

Published by NCERT, New Delhi

FIRST FLIGHT – Text for Class X


  1. How to Tell Wild Animals
  2. Trees
  3. Fog
  4. Mijbil the Otter
  5. For Anne Gregory
  6. FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET – Supplementary Reader for Class X


  1. The Midnight Visitor
  2. A Question of Trust
  3. The Book That Saved The Earth


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 practiced . Art-integrated projects based on activities like Role Play, Skit, Dramatization etc. must be used. Please refer to the Circular no. Acad-33/2020 dated 14th May 2020 at the link for details

Guidelines for Assessment in Listening and Speaking Skills

(i) Activities

  • Activities for listening and speaking available at can be used for developing listening and speaking skills of students.
  • Subject teachers should also refer to books prescribed in the syllabus.
  • In addition to the above, teachers may plan their own activities and create their own material for assessing the listening and speaking skills.

(ii) Parameters for Assessment:

The listening and speaking skills are to be assessed on the following parameters:

i. Interactive competence (Initiation & turn taking, relevance to the topic).

ii. Fluency (cohesion, coherence and speed of delivery).

iii. Pronunciation

iv. Language (accuracy and vocabulary).

(iii) Schedule:

  • The practice of listening and speaking skills should be done throughout the academic year.
  • The final assessment of the skills is to be done as per the convenience and schedule of the school.

(iv) Record keeping: The record of the activities done and the marks given must be kept for three months after the declaration of result, for any random checking by the Board.

No recording of speaking skills is to be sent to the Board.


CLASS – X (2020-21)(Code no.184)

Marks 80


NCERT Solutions Class 10 English First Flight

English has been the cornerstone language for verbal communication around the world. By studying these  solutions, students will immerse themselves in the wonders of literary works and comprehend complex vocabulary and develop a thorough understanding of how to construct meaningful passages. These solutions are divided into three parts – Oral Comprehension Check, Thinking about the Text, and Thinking about the language. Oral Check examines student’s understanding of verbal communication and tests their spoken skills while the other two sections test student’s understanding of English content and vocabulary. The NCERT Solutions Class 10 English First Flight not only helps students understand topics in-depth but also enables them to master the language in the process, transforming them into conceptual thinkers and speakers of the English Language.

Below given are the chapter wise details of First Flight NCERT Class 10 English Solutions,

Chapter 1 – A Letter to God

Written by G.L. Fuentes, this story depicts the faith of a simple poor farmer named Lencho in God. He was an honest farmer. His crops were destroyed due to the hailstorm and thus he wrote a letter to God to send him money. The postmaster saw the letter and decided to help him. He collected some money and put in the envelope. When Lencho came to the post office, the office people gave him the envelope. This story is all about his faith and how postman helped him anonymously by collecting money in the name of God.

Chapter 2 – Nelson Mandela – Long Walk to Freedom

The chapter is all about Nelson Mandela, the first black President of South Africa. It begins with the description of the speeches and the inaugural ceremony of the newly elected president. Thereafter, the chapter takes you to the first decade of the twentieth century when the white supremacy introduced the system that made the life of the dark-skinned population as hell. It describes how Nelson Mandela and other black people have struggled at that time and how he joined the African National Congress and fought for his rights. It includes 18 questions and other exercises as well.

Chapter 3 – Two Stories about Flying

This chapter includes two parts namely His First Flight and Black Aeroplane. Both stories are related to the experiences of flying and are completely unique. The first one is written by Liam O’Flaherty and is about a young seagull who is afraid of flying. Here students will find why does he afraid and how does he conquer his fear. The second part is written by Frederick Forsyth where you’ll read the story of the pilot who got stuck in the storm clouds. The story tells the incident happens on the way and how he escapes death miraculously.

Chapter 4 – From the Diary of Anne Frank

The chapter is about the content written in the diary of Anne Frank. In the diary, she talks about being lonely despite being surrounded by family and friends. She immediately needs a true friend with whom she can share her feelings and thus she decides to write a diary. Unlike others, she doesn’t mention facts in the diary rather, she describes her background, her family, her early childhood and about her schooling. She decides to name her diary as a kitty. She decides to mention his math professor who gave her punishments in the form of essays on weird topics.

Chapter 5 – The Hundred Dresses – 1

This story is about a poor girl, Wanda Patronski, who goes to school with other American Children in an American Town. This chapter describes how this poor girl is judged by her classmates. Her classmates find her completely different in many ways. This story is based on the true experiences of the author about the girl who is teased by her classmates. She is always quiet and always wears the same faded blue dress to the school every day, although she claims to have a hundred dresses. This story is told from the perspective of one of Wanda’s classmates, Maddie.

Chapter 6 – The Hundred Dresses – 2

The story begins with the letter from Wanda’s father informing about their moving to a big city where no one would tease Wanda for their appearance and funny name. After knowing about the letter, the whole class realized their rude and derogatory attitude towards Wanda. Maddie and Peggy were regretting hard and she couldn’t concentrate on her studies. Both of them went to Wanda’s residence but that time they had already left. On Christmas, the teacher received another letter from Wanda informing that she had new dresses and thus the old one should be gifted to Maddie and Peggy.

Chapter 7 – Glimpses of India

This chapter comprises three parts namely A Baker from Goa, Coorg and Tea from Assam. All three parts are beautifully narrated. The first one is written by Lucie Rodrigues and is a pen-portrait of Goan village baker. Written by Lokesh Abrol, the second part is about Coorg which is a coffee town and is famous for its rainforests and spices. The third part describes the story of Pranjol, a youngster from Assam, whose father is a manager of tea-garden in Upper Assam. He has invited his friend Rajvir and explained to him about tea gardens. It is written by Arup Kumar Dalla.

Chapter 8 – Mijbil the Otter

The story is all about the author who loves pets but when his dog Jonnie died, he was too sad to think of keeping a dog again. He traveled to Southern Iraq and thought of having an Otter. He went to Basra to get an Otter and there he found Mijbil. Here, students will get to read what happened when the writer found Mijbil, how the narrator brought Mijbil to his place, was Mijbil comfortable with him, etc.

Chapter 9 – Madam Rides the Bus

This is a sensitive and heart-touching story of an eight years old girl’s first bus journey into the world outside her village. Valli tried to understand the mystery of life and death at a very tender age. The outside world for Valli was quite charming and this she decided to go to the town all by herself. She herself paid the bus fare and enjoyed the journey. She was trying to understand the meaning of life and death in her own terms. She returned home in time and none of the family members could know about her journey.

Chapter 10 – The Sermon at Benares

Written by Bretty Renshaw, this chapter covers the whole journey of Gautama Buddha right from the princehood to his saintly life. Students here will find why Gautama Buddha gave up all the worldly pleasures and sought enlightenment. He wandered for seven years and finally attained salvation under a tree at Bodhgaya. His first sermon was delivered at Benares as this place was considered holiest due to the presence of the Ganga River. This chapter describes how a person can attain the peace of mind and how one can draw out the arrow of lamentation, complaint and grief.

Chapter 11 – The Proposal

This story is written by Russian short story writer and dramatist Anton Chekhov. It is a one-act play which was originally titled as The Marriage Proposal. It is about the tendency of wealthy families to seek ties with other wealthy families. Ivan Lomov, a wealthy neighbor of Stepan Chubukov, also wealthy came to seek the hand of Chubukov’s daughter Natalya. All three were quarrelsome people. Here students will get to read what happened to the marriage proposal amidst their quarrel.

NCERT Solutions class 10 English Footprints without Feet

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