Gujarat Board English Core Syllabus for Class 10


Gujarat Board Syllabus for Class 10 English Core

ENGLISH -CORE
Code No. 184
Examination Specifications
CLASS X

                                      SECTION A : READING                       20 Marks (30 Periods)
Questions 1 and 2 two unseen passages of total 500 words with a variety of questions including 4 marks for vocabulary.
Only prose passages will be used. One will be factual and the other will be literary.
Passage 1 - 200 words (8 marks) - Four or five comprehension questions 8 marks
Passage 2 - 300 words (12 marks)-Four or five comprehension questions and two questions on vocabulary.
Marks for vocabulary will not exceed 4 marks. 12 marks

                                  SECTION B : WRITING                    20 Marks (40 Periods)
3. Letter Writing - One letter based on provided verbal stimulus and context.                  8 Marks
Type of letter : Informal: Personal such as to family and friends.
Formal : Letter of complaints, enquiries, requests, applications
4. Writing a short paragraph on a given outline / topic in about 60 words 4 Marks
5. Composition : A short writing task based on a verbal and / or visual stimulus. (diagram, picture, graph, map, chart, table, flow chart etc.) Maximum words 80                                      8 Marks

                                         SECTION C : GRAMMAR                    15 Marks (45 Periods)
Question No. 6-11

A variety of short questions involving the use of particular structures within a context. Test types used will include cloze, gap-filling, sentence-completion, sentence-reordering, dialogue-completion and sentence-transformation (including combining sentences). The Grammar syllabus will include the following areas for teaching:
1. Use of non-finites.
2. Sentence connectors : as, since, while, then, just because, just, until.
3. Clauses with what, where and how.
4. Past Tense.
5. Modals : can, could, may, must, might.
Note : All other areas covered in Class IX will also be tested in Class X as this is an integrated course for this area of learning.

                                        SECTION D : TEXT BOOKS                       45 Marks (95 Periods)

First Flight - NCERT Textbook for Class X
Prose 20 Marks

12 & 13 Two extracts from different prose lessons included in Textbook (Approximately 100 words each)          5x2 = 10 Marks
These extracts chosen from different lessons will be literary and discursive in nature Each extract will be of 5 marks. One mark in each extract will be for vocabulary. 4 marks in each passage will be used for testing local and global comprehension besides a question on interpretation.

14. One out of two questions extrapolative in nature based on any one of the prose lessons from Textbook to be answered in about 80 words. 6 Marks

15. One out of two questions on Drama Text (local and global comprehension question) (30-40 words)                4 Marks

Poetry             10 Marks

16. One extract from a poem from the prescribed reader followed by two or three questions to test the local and global comprehension of the set text.           4 Marks

17. Two out of three short answer type questions on interpretation of themes and ideas contained in the poems to be answered in 30-40 words each.                 6 Marks

Foot Prints without Feet - NCERT Supplementary Reader for Class X                   15 Marks

18. One out of two questions from Supplementary Reader to interpret, evaluate and analyse character, plot or situations occurring in the lessons to be answered in about 100 words.                                   8 Marks

19. One out of two short answer type questions of interpretative and evaluative nature based on lessons to be answered in 30-40 words         4 Marks

20. One out of two short answer type questions based on factual aspects of the lessons to be answered in 20-30 words.                                   3 Marks

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