CBSE Class 10 English Blueprint 2024: Know distribution of marks based on competencies

Rohan Tyagi

Updated On: February 26, 2024 03:14 pm IST

The complete details regarding CBSE Class 10 English Blueprint 2024 are given below. Find the section-wise and question-wise distribution of marks based on competencies has been shared below.
CBSE Class 10 English Blueprint 2023-24 (Image Credits: Pexels)CBSE Class 10 English Blueprint 2023-24 (Image Credits: Pexels)

CBSE Class 10 English Blueprint 2024: The written paper of CBSE Class 10th English Subject is conducted for 80 marks. The paper is divided into three sections: A, B, and C, with a total of 11 questions having multiple sub-questions. All of the questions are compulsory but will be asked with internal choices in some of them. The question paper has been designed in such a pattern that half of the weightage of the question paper is based on competencies while the other half will contain questions from the syllabus.

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CBSE Class 10 English Blueprint 2024

Here is the detailed paper pattern and marking scheme of CBSE 10 Class English 2024 question paper in the table shared below:

SectionQuestion TypeTotal Number of QuestionsMarks per QuestionTotal Marks
Section AReading Skills (Two unseen passages)2 questions with 10 sub-questions each10 mark20 marks
Section BWriting Skills with Grammar -
Error Detection
Essay Writing
Letter Writing
3 questions10+5+5 marks20 marks
Section CLanguage through Literature -
Two Seen Passage and Prose
Short Answer type Questions (3 marks each)
Long Answer Type Questions (6 marks each)
6 questions5+5+12+6+6+6 marks40 marks
Overall---11 questions---80 marks

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CBSE Class 10 English Blueprint 2023-24 Marks Distribution

Check the section-wise marks distribution based on competencies regarding the marking scheme, answering pattern, and others that have been shared below:

  • Section A contains no internal choice having Two questions with 10 MCQ/one-word answer-based questions each.
  • Section B is entirely based on writing and grammar. Que 3 will contain 12 one-mark questions out of which only ten have to be answered.
  • Que 4 and Que 5 are entirely writing-based questions having internal choice in both questions. The maximum limit of the use of words is 100-120 words only carrying 5 marks each
  • Section C is based on the literature syllabus of CBSE Class 10. Que 6 and Que 7 contain five MCQ each of one mark
  • Que 8 contains five short-answer type questions of 3 marks each out of which only 4 have to be attempted
  • Que 9 contains three short-answer type questions of 3 marks each out of which only 2 have to be attempted
  • Que 10 and 11 have to be answered in Long answer type questions carrying 6 marks each

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How many subjects are included in the CBSE Class 10 exam 2023-24?

There are 5 major subjects in the CBSE Class 10 exam 2023-24, including Mathematics, Social Science, Science, English, and Hindi.

What is the marking scheme followed by the CBSE board for Class 10 exams 2023-24?

The board is going to conduct the theory exam for CBSE Class 10 for 80 marks, and 20 marks will be reserved for internal assessment. The internal assessment includes multiple assessments, periodic tests, notebooks, and subject-specific enrichment activities.

When are the CBSE Class 10 Board Exam 2024?

CBSE Class 10 Board Exams will be conducted from February 19, 2024 to March 13, 2024. Students can check the detailed date sheet on the official website. 

What is the new exam pattern and marking scheme followed by CBSE?

In the CBSE Class 10 exam 2024, students will get 30% short answer/long answer type questions. There will be 50% competency-based questions in the form of case-based questions, source-based. In addition, there will be 20% MCQ-type questions.

How to test my knowledge for CBSE Class 10 board exams?

Students can start solving the previous year question papers to check their preparation level. They can also solve important questions for different topics. 


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