CBSE Class 10 English Paper 2019 : Analysis, Review & Students’ Reaction

CBSE Class 10 English Paper 2019 : Analysis, Review & Students’ Reaction

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the examination for Class 10 English Communicative and English Language & Literature papers today from 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM. This was an important exam for students under ongoing CBSE Board Examination 2019. We are bringing here all the latest updates and analysis of the Class 10 English exam .

Students having English Communicative or English Language & Literature as one of their major subjects appeared for the CBSE board exam of their respective subject. In the both the exams, the duration of the paper was 3 hours and the total marks were 80.

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Question Paper Format

CBSE Class 10 English (Communicative) paper consisted of total 11 questions divided into three sections namely A, B & C

Section Topics Marks
A Reading Skills 20 marks
B Writing Skills with Grammar 30 marks
C Literature Textbook and Extended Reading Text 30 marks
Total - 80 marks

In section A, there were two passages and questions based on these passages were asked.

In section B, questions were based on story writing, letter writing and rearrangement of jumble words (or phrases) to form meaningful sentences

In section C, questions based on stories and poems given in textbooks were asked.

There was no overall choice in the question paper. However, internal choices were provided in a few questions.

Easy Writing Skills section

The Writing Skills portion usually takes up the most time as it contains long-form writing-based questions. But this section was not that difficult this year and students didn’t take long to complete it.

No question from Shakespeare

The Literature portion carried straight questions from NCERT but as one student informed, there were no questions set from Julius Ceaser.

CBSE almost always sets a question from the excerpt of the Shakespeare play in the NCERT book, but that wasn’t the case this year.

Expected marks

The students we spoke to looked very happy with the Class 10 English paper and are expecting marks of around above 75.

Students' review and comments for CBSE Class 10 English Paper 2019:

  • Most of the students said that all the questions in the paper were easy and straightforward.
  • The most time-consuming section was the writing section (Section B).
  • Students claimed one 8 marks question in Section B to be out of syllabus.
  • Some questions in the grammar and the literature section were similar to that of last year’s.
  • Format of question paper was exactly similar to that of the latest CBSE Sample Paper.
  • Students are expecting averagely 70 marks out of 80.






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