Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE has released the sample paper of English language and literature for class 10th on its official website. Along with the sample paper, the board has also published the solved paper with marking scheme. These are the official documents students can refer to while preparing for CBSE board exam 2020 and take them as mock tests to during preparation or revision.
What will be the exam pattern of CBSE class 10 English 2020 exam?
The english language and literature paper of class 10th will contain three sections A, B and C namely reading skills, writing skills with grammar and literature textbook & supplementary reading text respectively. Section A is 20 marks, section B of 30 marks and section C is of 30 marks. The total marks of the paper are 80 marks, which a student needs to complete in a duration of 3 hours.
Sample paper released by the board contains questions in all 3 sections individually. Section A has two reading passages with objective type and short answer type questions; in the sample paper this section has 12 questions of 1 mark each, and 4 questions of 2 marks each with no internal choices.
In section B writing & grammar, there are questions on fill in the blanks, spot the error, rearrange the sentences, letter writing, story writing. The sample paper has 1 letter writing of 8 marks, 1 story writing of 10 marks and both these questions have internal choices. Then there are 12 questions of 1 mark without any internal choices.
Section C of the paper is entirely based upon the syllabus of the english textbook also having internal choices in every question. Here, in sample paper, there are 4 questions of 1 mark, 5 questions of 2 marks, 2 letter writing or explanation type questions of 8 marks each.
As there will be questions on letter writing and article writing in the paper, so for the clarity, the board has specified the format and structure of both in the marking scheme.
What is the format for letter writing as per CBSE Class 10 English marking scheme 2020?
For the 8 marks worth letter writing question, the word limit prescribed is 100-150 words. The format of the letter should contains sender’s address, date, receiver’s address, subject heading, salutation, complimentary close; correct format will fetch 1 mark. 4 marks are for the body content, 3 for expression including the grammar, appropriate words and spellings.
What is the format for article writing as per CBSE Class 10 English marking scheme 2020?
Similarly, for the article writing, total marks are 8 which are segregated as 1 mark for format comprising of heading and writer’s name, 4 marks for content and 3 for expression.
What is the format for story writing as per CBSE Class 10 English marking scheme 2020?
Story writing question in the sample paper is of 10 marks, and word limit prescribed is 150-200. Title is the only component in format, for 1 mark. Content will be of 4 marks, in which story should start with the cue, plot should be clear, there should be a proper sequence of events, and style should be original. 5 Marks will be given for expression that includes creativity, grammatical accuracy, appropriate words, spellings, coherence and relevance, originality of ideas and style .
How to download CBSE Class 10 English Sample Paper 2020?
Students can download any of the CBSE sample papers 2020, including that for class 10 English from cbseacademic.nic.in. For a successful download, the first thing a student has to do is to visit the official website which is cbseacademic.nic.in. Then on the home page, navigate to “sample question paper” tab, available in the top section of the website, under a green tab. Keep cursor over it (if on PC) or tap it (if on mobile) to access the dropdown list. From therein select the year 2019-20 and class X. Soon after this, the list of published sample paper opens. Select the subject english and access the actionable link to open the sample paper and marking scheme.
CBSE board has announced that class 10th as well as 12th 2020 exams will start on February 15, 2020, and end by March 31, 2020. Usually the English exam is the second last paper, with social science usually being the last exam. Last year the English paper was conducted on March 23. For more updates and any information students can visit regularly the official website of CBSE cbse.nic.in and cbseacademi.nic.in.