ICSE Class 10 English-II Syllabus 2024-25

CISCE has released the Latest Updated Syllabus of the New Academic Session 2024-25, for ICSE class 10 English-II 2024-25.

ICSE class 10 English-II Syllabus has been revised and updated for the new session 2024-25. It’s very important for both Teachers and Students to understand the changes and strictly follow the topics covered in ICSE class 10 English-II 2024-25.

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Latest ICSE Class 10 English-II Syllabus 2024-25

  1. To develop and integrate the use of the four language skills i.e. listening, speaking, reading and writing for the purpose of effective communication.
  2. To develop a functional understanding of the grammar, structure and idiom of the language.
  3. To develop the capacity to read efficiently and access information effectively.
  4. To develop an appreciation of good literature.
  5. To experience, through literature, the thoughts and feelings of the peoples of the world.

There will be two papers:

Paper 1: English Language;

Paper 2: Literature in English.

Each of these papers will be of two hours duration.

Paper 1:

English Language (80 Marks)

Internal Assessment

(80 Marks)

(20 Marks)

Paper 2:

Literature in English (80 Marks)

Internal Assessment

(80 Marks)

(20 Marks)

Paper 2 - Literature In English (Two Hours) - 80 Marks

Internal Assessment For English Paper-2

Candidates will be required to answer questions based on the prescribed textbooks, which include Drama, Prose (Short Stories) and Poetry.

Drama and Prose (Short Stories)

Questions set will be central to the text. Candidates will be required to show that they have understood the passage and are able to clearly respond in their own words

Excerpts may be given from the drama and prose texts leading to questions.


A poem, or lines from poems, will be given and questions will be set to test the candidates’ response. The questions will focus on the content, understanding and the personal response of candidates to the entire
poem as a whole.

Internal Assessment

Paper 2 - Literature in English

Schools will set, assess and record written assignments by the candidates as given below:

Class X: Two or three assignments of reasonable length (not exceeding 1500 words in total)


The assignments/projects are to be evaluated by the subject teacher and by an external examiner. (The External Examiner may be a teacher nominated by the Head of the school, who could be from the faculty, but not teaching the subject in the section/class. For example, a teacher of English of Class VIII may be deputed to be an External Examiner for Class X, English projects.)

The Internal Examiner and the External Examiner will assess the assignments independently.

Award of Marks

(20 Marks)

Subject Teacher (Internal Examiner)

10 marks

External Examiner

10 marks

The total marks obtained out of 20 are to be sent to the CISCE by the Head of the school.

The Head of the school will be responsible for the online entry of marks on the CISCE’s CAREERS portal by the due date.

ICSE Class 10 English-II Syllabus 2023-24

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