Rajasthan Board English Core Syllabus for Class 10

Rajasthan Board Syllabus for Class 10 English Core

Time: 3.15 Hrs

Marks: 80

Sessional Marks: 20

Total Marks: 100



(i) 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 - 150 words (7 marks) - Four or five

comprehension questions


(ii) Passage 2 - 200 words (8 marks)-Four or five comprehension

questions and two questions on vocabulary.

15 Marks

2. Writing

(i) Letter writing- (One out of Two)

Informal - personal, such as to family and friends.

Formal - letters to the editor/letter of complaints,

enquiries, requests, applications

Email - formal letters to the principal of the school or to the

editor of a Newspaper or a Magazine.


(ii) Writing a short paragraph on a given outline / topic

in about 60 words


(iii) Composition : A short writing task based on a verbal and /

or visual stimulus. (diagram, picture, graph, map, chart, table,

flow chart etc.) Maximum words 75

15 Marks




Avariety of short questions involving the use of particular structures

within a context. Test types used will include -clause, gap-filling,sentence-completion,

sentence-reordering, dialogue-completion,sentence-transformation (including combining sentences)

The Grammar syllabus will include the following areas for teaching-

1. Tense (Simple Present, Present Continuous, Present Perfect,

Simple Past, Past Continuous, Past Perfect and Tense showing

Future Action) 04

2. Clauses (Noun Clauses, Adverb Clauses of condition & time,

Relative Clauses ) 03

3. Use of Active & Passive 02

4. Direct and Indirect Speech 04

5. Models (Command, Request, Permission, Probability, Obligation)

15 Marks

4.Text Books & Supplementary Reader

Prose - First Flight


(i) Two extracts from different prose lessons included in Textbook

(Approximately 75 words each)


These extracts would require effort on the part of the students to

supply the responses. (One mark in each extract will be for vocabulary and

remaining three marks will be for testing local and global comprehension.)


(ii) One out of two questions extrapolative in nature based on any one of

the prose lessons from Textbook to be answered in about 60 words.


(iii) One out of two questions on Drama Text (local and global

comprehension question) (30-40 words)

35 Marks


Poetry - First Flight


(i) One out of two reference to context from the prescribed poems


(ii) 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.



Supplementary Reader - Foot Prints without Feet


(i) 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 80 words.


(ii) One out of two short answer type questions of interpretative and

evaluative nature based on lessons to be answered in 30-40 words


(iii) One out of two short answer type questions based on factual

aspects of the lessons to be answered in 20-25 words.



Prescribed Text Books:


1. First Flight - NCERT's Book Published under Copyright

2. Foot Prints without Feet - NCERT's Book Published under Copyright

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