CBSE 10th English Board Exam 2021 : Correct Format of letter Writing to Score Full Marks in Paper

The correct format of letter writing, topics of letters and marking scheme are discussed here. These important things will help to make quick and easy preparation for CBSE Class 10 English exam 2021.

In CBSE Class 10 English paper, letter writing is considered as one of the most important questions as students can easily score full marks in this question with a little preparation. However, there is no particular study material or books to learn this question but students just need to understand the correct format according to which the information is to be penned down.

We will explain here some important points along with the correct format which must be considered while writing a letter in the CBSE exams.

In CBSE Class 10 English paper letter writing question carries 8 marks and comes with an internal choice.

Types of Letters To Be Asked in CBSE Class 10 English Exam Are:

  • Letter to the editor of a newspaper (drawing the public’s attention towards social or common issues)
  • Complaint letter (reporting a lost wallet, cycle, etc., complaint on neighbours, poor facilities at a tourist place, etc.)
  • Order placing letter (ordering books, equipments for school, etc.)
  • Enquiry letter (planning a trip, details for joining a class, etc.)

1. Topics for Letter to Editor:

  • Expressing your views about child labour, unemployment, crime against women, habits of smoking, problems arising due to increasing population, drug addiction, etc.
  • Pointing to the rash driving by the DTC drivers, over speeding by bikers, etc.

2. Topics for Complaint:

  • Regarding some products that you purchased, like defective mobile handset, camera, etc.
  • Regarding misbehaviour of staff or salesman
  • Regarding problem faced in society like shortage of water, frequent power break down, etc

3. Topics for Order Placing Letter:

  • Placing an order for school uniforms for dress store of school.
  • Placing an order for books for the school library or other educational purpose.
  • Placing an order for sports items for your school team.
  • For placing orders for some eatables for your birthday party or any other event.

4. Topics for Inquiry:

  • Asking about the details for taking admission in a course.
  • Inquiring about some welfare schemes launched by the government.
  • Writing to a tourism company to inquire about the details of some tour package.

Format for Writing a Formal Letter

There’s a strict format to follow while writing a formal letter which is explained below:

1. Sender’s address: On the left side of the page, just next to the margin, write the sender’s address/ contact details.

2. Date: Below the sender’s address write the date after leaving one line.

3. Receiver’s address: After date, write the address of the recipient (the Officer / Principal / Editor).

4. Subject of the letter: Here you have to mention the main purpose of the letter in 4 - 5 words.

5. Salutation: Respected Sir / Madam

6. Body: Here you have to explain the matter of your letter. Body of letter must be divided into 3 paragraphs as follows: 

  • First Paragraph: Introduce yourself and the purpose of writing the letter in brief.
  • Second Paragraph: It should include the matter in detail.
  • Third Paragraph: Here you have to conclude your letter by mentioning the conclusion or solution.

7. Complimentary Closing:

Thanking you.

Yours faithfully, Yours sincerely

8. Sender’s name/signature and designation (if applicable)

# Understanding letter writing format with help of an example:

Here we are giving an example of a correct letter format referring a the answer written by the highest scorer in CBSE English (Language & Literature) Paper 2018:

Question: You intend to join coaching classes at International Coaching Center situated in Raipur. The institute specializes in teaching science to classes XI – XII. Write a letter of inquiry in 100-120 words addressed to the Administrator incharge of the institute seeking clarification about the timings, duration, staff, transport and other necessary details for joining the institute. You are Rajesh/Rajni 2, Library Road Jabalpur.

Answer.

Marking Scheme to be followed for Letter Writing Question in CBSE Class 10 English Exam 2020:

  • Format – 1 mark
  • Content – 2 marks
  • Expression – 2 marks

Under content, credit should be given for the candidates’ creativity in the presentation of the ideas, appropriate use of language and skills of reasoning.

 

14 January, 2021, 1:16 pm

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7 January, 2021, 7:20 am

CBSE Board Exam Dates 2021 : CBSE Classes 10, 12 Board Exams To Begin From May 4

CBSE Class 10, 12 board examinations will be held from May 4, 2020, to June 10, 2021. The practical examinations will begin from March 1.

Check Official Notification

CBSE Classes 12 and 10 Board examinations will be held from May 4, 2021, to June 10, 2021. The practical examinations will begin from March 1, 2021. Class 12 board examination will be held in pen and paper mode at designated examination halls. Class 12 students can also check the official CBSE website cbse.nic.in for the full schedule of both theory and practical exams. Students are advised to take all precautions regarding the COVID-19 protocol.

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has announced the CBSE Boards examination dates for Class 12 during his live session.

CBSE boards examination aspirants had been asking for the board examinations schedule for over a month. They had also complained of facing stress as they are clueless about the upcoming exams which would set course for their future career.

There were several live discussions conducted by the Education Minister on December 10, December 16 and December 22 to discuss CBSE Board examinations, engineering entrance examination JEE Main 2021 and medical entrance examination NEET 2021.

 

7 January, 2021, 7:20 am

CBSE Board Exams 2021 : CBSE Exam Dates to be Announced on December 31

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will announce the examination dates for CBSE Boards 2021 on December 31 at 6 pm. The minister on Friday made this announcement on his Twitter handle.

“Major announcements for students & parents! I will announce the date when the exams will commence for students appearing for #CBSE board exams in 2021. Stay tuned,” he tweeted.

On December 22, while interacting with teachers in a webinar, education minister had announced that board examinations will not be held till February 2021 due to Covid-19 pandemic and the dates will be announced after considering the situation. He also said that the dates will be announced much before so that the students get enough time to prepare for their examination.

“In January, practical exams would begin and normally the exams would be conducted from mid-February to mid-March. Based on the present conditions, I can say holding exams will not be possible in the months of January or February. That we have decided. However, after this period, we will hold consultations and take a final decision,” the minister had said.

 

7 January, 2021, 7:20 am

CBSE 10th & 12th Board Exam 2021 Update : No Board Exams Till February 2021, Online Exams Impossible: Education Minister

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ today said that the coming CBSE board exams will not be held until February 2021. The Minister said that the exam will be conducted offline as ‘we need a laptop and stable internet and electricity for each student which is a challenge.’

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ today said that the coming CBSE board exams will not be held until February 2021. A decision on when to start the exams will be taken by the government later, he added. Today Mr. Pokhriyal held a live interaction with teachers on the upcoming board exams. Prior to this, he had interacted with students regarding entrance exams and online classes.

Teachers across the country have been sharing their concerns and suggestions on Twitter by using #EducationMinisterGoesLive. Their main concerns are regarding upcoming CBSE and state board syllabus, exam patterns and exam dates. The government has not shared the schedule for the CBSE Board examinations 2021 till now which has been making students and their parents anxious.

“The Classes 10 and 12 CBSE board exams 2021 will not be held in January and February. The exact exam schedule will be decided after February 2021,” said Ramesh Pokhriyal.

“Cancelling exams and promoting students without exam will put a stamp on these students. These students might face trouble in getting jobs and admissions at higher education level in future as they would be termed as COVID-era students. We do not want that for our students,” he added.

The Minister said that the exam will be conducted offline as ‘we need a laptop and stable internet and electricity for each student which is a challenge.’

“A percentage of students do not have equal access to education. While we have used unique methods to teach students but having such methods for exams might not be fair,” he said.

The CBSE board exams will be conducted on a reduced syllabus. There will also be 33% internal choices in the exam, said Pokhiryal. 30% of the total syllabus has been scrapped and some states have also declared the same while others are likely to make an announcement soon.

He informed about the training imparted to the teaching faculty across the nation to conduct online classes by the National Council of Education, Research and Training (NCERT).

Education Minister said, “CBSE has trained 4.80 lakh teachers in online education teaching. Training of teachers in online education is critical. Schools are yet to resume to their full capacities. Several platforms like ‘Nishtha' has been launched for the benefit of teachers."

"NCERT has been providing online content. Various regional schools and educational boards have uploaded their curriculum on DIKSHA platform", Mr Pokhriyal added.

Various teachers have also complained about difficulties faced by them during the online classes including the internet connectivity, lack of access to proper mobile phones or laptops. They have also raised concern about lack of practical sessions held in 2020 and have requested to do away with the practical examinations for CBSE Board exams 2021.

Earlier Mr Pokhriyal had a live interaction with students on December 10 to discuss upcoming entrance and board exams including JEE Main 2021 and NEET 2021. The live interaction with teachers was earlier scheduled to be held on December 17. The webinar has been postponed after considering the "overwhelming response".

 

7 January, 2021, 7:20 am

CBSE Board Exams 2021 Dates : Here's what Education Minister said Today

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank today held a webinar to address the concerns related to upcoming competitive and board exams 2021 through his Twitter and Facebook pages.

While interacting with teachers, parents, and students on upcoming competitive and board exams 2021, the education minister said that the dates exams would be released much before the commencement of exams so that students get ample time to prepare.

CBSE Board Exam Dates 2021

Talking about the CBSE 10th and 12th Board Exam 2021 dates, the education minister said that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) would release the board exam schedule 2021 after taking into consideration the prevailing situation.

The CBSE board usually releases annual board exam date sheets by November or December, but this year, the board exam schedule has not been released as of now. Pokhriyal assured students that the CBSE Board exam schedules 2021 will be released much before the commencement of exams so that students get ample time to prepare.

CBSE practical examinations will be conducted at students’ respective schools following the COVID-19 guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

 

10 December, 2020, 4:30 pm

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