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ICSE Class 10 English-I Syllabus 2022-23

CISCE has released the Latest Updated Syllabus of the New Academic Session 2022-23, for class 10.

Class 10th Syllabus has been revised and changed many times during the Covid situation but finally it released. It’s very important for both Teachers and Students to understand the changes and strictly follow the topics covered in each subject for Class 10th.

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ICSE English-I Class 10 Reduced Syllabus 2022-23

ICSE
ENGLISH PAPER 1 - LITERATURE IN ENGLISH 2022-23 REVISED SYLLABUS ALONG WITH SUGGESTIONS
S.No. TOPICS QUESTIONS MARKING SCHEME & KEY POINTS SUGGESTIONS MARKS DIVISION QUESTION WISE TIME MANAGEMENT TOTAL TIME
1 Composition (300-350 words) (i) Original Short Story writing 1. Good plot or storyline is the key. 1. Focus on the importance of writing an original story. You may also provide 1/ 2 dialogues to make your story sound more realistic. 20 marks 30 marks 2 Hours
2. The readers must relate to the characters, a key component of a story. 2. The plot should be based on a situation that must take a sharp turn at the end. This will add to the spice in the story. Give a logical and interesting ending to your story.
3. A good short story must have a proper setting/atmosphere which should be related to the plot. 3. Correct grammatical constructions and spelling, punctuation, and syntax must be appropriate.
4. The short story must have a clear, logical, and satisfying climax. The climax can convey a moral message. 4. Utilise the reading time and plan your composition before you start writing.
5. Do not forget to revise your composition to make it error-free.
(ii) Narrative Essay 1. Marks are credited for proper sequence/order of events. 1. You must be imaginative.
2. Narration must have clarity and should be lively, vivid, and realistic. 2. Unnecessary details must be avoided.
3. Theme and atmosphere are important components. 3. Use a variety of linkers (words that combine sentences and show the relationship between ideas).
4. Ensure the use of visual, auditory, olfactory, and tactile senses to accentuate the composition. 4. Utilise the reading time and plan your composition before you start writing.
5. Do not forget to revise your composition to make it error-free. Pay special attention to grammatical, punctuation, syntax, and spelling errors.
(iii) Argumentative Essay 1. One must have a clear stand FOR/AGAINST the given topic. 1. First explore the meaning of the given topic. You may use a relevant quotation.
2. Present 4 to 5 points FOR/AGAINST the given topic with examples. 2. Utilise the reading time to think about the points FOR/AGAINST the given topic.
3. Logical planning and a clear presentation of the argument are very essential. 3. Use of short and logical sentences is preferable.
4. Prejudiced views/ angry condemnations must be avoided. 4. Do not forget to give a suitable conclusion.
5. Do not forget to revise your composition to make it error-free. Pay special attention to grammatical, punctuation, syntax, and spelling errors.
(iv) Descriptive Essay 1. Ensure the use of visual, auditory, olfactory, and tactile senses to accentuate the essay. 1. Do not stray.
2. Follow a sequential pattern of writing. 2. Avoid using vague adjectives.
3. Descriptive essays must have an introduction, body, and conclusion. 3. Have an eye for detail.
4. Rely on your imagination rather than on facts.
5. Do not forget to revise your composition to make it error-free. Pay special attention to grammatical, punctuation, syntax, and spelling errors.
(v) Picture Composition 1. A wide interpretation of the picture is accepted. 1. Pay attention to the details of the picture.
2. A mere itemization/listing /description of the picture is NOT given credit. 2. Ensure correct grammatical constructions and spelling, punctuation, and syntax must be appropriate.
3. Points mentioned in the Original Short Story Writing section can be followed here as well. 3. Utilise the reading time and plan your composition before you start writing.
4. Points mentioned in the Original Short Story Writing section can be followed here as well.
5. Do not forget to revise your answers to make the answers error-free.
2 Letter Writing (i) Informal Letter 1. Layout contains 2½ marks: Sender’s address, Date, Salutation, Subscription, Signature (First Name) 1. Do not stray or ramble. 10 marks 20 marks
2. Subject Matter contains 2 ½ marks. 2. Keep the tone personal and courteous.
3. Expression contains 5 marks. 3. Correct grammatical constructions and spelling, punctuation, and syntax must be appropriate.
4. Revise your letter after writing a polite conclusion.
(ii) Formal Letter 1. Layout contains 3 marks: Sender’s address, Date, Receiver’s address Salutation, Subscription, Signature (Name + Surname) 1. Keep your sentences short.
2. Subject Matter contains 2 marks. 2. Tone of the letter should be formal.
3. Expression contains 5 marks. 3. Be precise and do not ramble.
4. Ensure correct grammatical constructions and spelling, punctuation, and syntax must be appropriate.
5. Do not forget to revise your letter to make it error-free.
3 Notice and E-mail Writing (i) Notice 1. Give a creative title to your notice. 1. Provide all the necessary details. Unnecessary ones should be avoided. 5 marks 15 marks
2. Title must be appropriate and short. 2. Stick to the proper layout.
3. Adhere to the proper format (Date, Time, Venue, Audience) 3. Ensure correct grammatical constructions and spelling, punctuation, and syntax must be appropriate.
4. Do not forget to revise your notice to make it error-free.
(ii) E-mail 1. E-mail id [No name to be used in the email id] 1. Do not write personal e-mail id.
2. Subject [As in formal letter] 2. Subject must be short and appropriate.
3. Opening sentence 3. Do not forget to mention all the details that you provided in your notice correctly.
4. Closing sentence [Subscription, as in formal letter] 4. Ensure correct grammatical constructions and spelling, punctuation, and syntax must be appropriate.
5. Expression – All details of the notice are to be included in full sentences in the e-mail. [Date/time/venue should be included.] 5. Do not forget to revise your e-mail to make it error-free.
4 Unseen Comprehension MCQs and Subjective Questions 1. Candidate’s vocabulary is tested. 1. Utilise the 15 minutes reading time and read the passage thoroughly. 20 marks 30 marks
2. Candidates are required to show an understanding of the words/phrases in the context in which they have been used. 2. Do mind mapping and chalk out the relevant points you need to write in your answer.
3. The MCQs and subjective questions are to test the candidates’ ability to comprehend the explicit content and organisation of the passage and to infer information, intention, and attitude from it. 3. To write the summary, try to incorporate only the main points and leave out the extra words.
4. Summary question tests the candidates’ ability to distinguish main ideas from supporting details and to extract salient points to rewrite them in the form of a summary. 4. Ensure an easy flow of thoughts.
5. Do not forget to revise your answers to make them error-free.
5 Grammar Tense verbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Transformation of sentences 1. This section tests the candidates' knowledge of functional grammar, structure, and use of the language. Marks are credited for accurate spellings, grammatical construction, syntax, punctuations, and spellings. 1. Practice and solve a lot of grammar exercises. 20 marks 30 marks
2. Think logically.
3. Do not forget to revise your answers to make them error-free.
INTERNAL ASSESSMENT
S.No. TOPICS QUESTIONS MARKING SCHEME SUGGESTIONS MARKS DIVISION TOTAL MARKS TIME
1 LISTENING SKILLS Aural A passage of about 300 words will be read aloud by the examiner twice, the first time at normal reading speed (about 110 words a minute) and the next time at a slower speed. Then the candidates are to answer an objective type test on the paper provided, based on the passage read. Candidates’ attention and auditory skills are tested. 1. Listen to the dictation very minutely. 10 marks 20 30 minutes
2. Pay attention to little details of the dictation.
2 SPEAKING SKILLS Oral Candidates are required to make an oral presentation for about 2 minutes, which will be followed by a discussion on the subject with the examiners, for about 3 minutes. Marks will be awarded for: Fluency, Subject Matter, Organisation, Quality of Language, and Delivery. 1. Work on your language fluency. 10 marks 1 hour preparation time; 2 minutes for oral presentation
2. Choose a good topic and ensure that the subject matter is excellent.
3. Be confident and smartly present your speaking skills.
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