Download CBSE Class 10th Syllabus of English Language and Literature for 2016-17

Check English Language and Literature Class 10th syllabus issued by CBSE. The board has updated the latest syllabus for the session of 2016-17. CBSE Class 10 English Language and Literature syllabus is available for Summative Assessment 1 ( SA1) and Summative Assessment 2 (SA2) which you can download here.

The syllabus of this session is much like the previous session. There is no major change made by CBSE.

Total marks of question paper will be 70. Section wise weightage is given below:

• Reading Skills: 20 marks
• Writing and Grammar: 25 marks
• Literature textbook and Novel (Long Reading Text): 25 marks

Assessment of Speaking and Listening (ASL) will be conducted of 20 marks. Adding this, total marks of exam is of 90 marks.

Prescribed Books:

Interact in English Series
• First Flight
• Footprints without Feet

Novel (Long Reading Text)

• The Diary of a Young Girl (unabridged) by Anne Frank
• The Story of my Life (unabridged) by Helen Keller

Chapters coming in SA I 

First Flight


• A Letter to God
• Nelson Mandela
• Two Stories about Flying
• From the Diary of Anne Frank
• The Hundred Dresses - I
• The Hundred Dresses - II


• Dust of Snow
• Fire and Ice
• A Tiger in the Zoo
• How to Tell Wild Animals
• The Ball poem
• Amanda

Supplementary Reader (Footprints without Feet)

• Triumph of Surgery
• The Thief's Story
• The Midnight Visitor
• A Question of Trust
• Footprints without Feet

Chapters coming in SA II

First Flight


• Glimpses of India
• Mijbil the Otter
• Madam Rides the Bus
• The Sermon at Benares
• The Proposal


• Animals
• The Trees
• Fog
• The Tale of Custard the Dragon
• For Anne Gregory

Supplementary Reader

• The Making of a Scientist
• The Necklace
• The Hack Driver
• Bholi
• The Book that Saved the Earth

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