CBSE Class 10 English Previous Years question papers

Paper pattern:

Section A (15 marks): It includes reading comprehension. Two unseen passages will be provided. The passage can be literary, factual or discursive to test comprehensions. Also, note making is provided in this section.

Section B (20 marks): It is the section where our writing skills are put to examine. Various forms of writings such as notice writing, letter writing, poster making, article writing etc. are included in this section.

Section C (15 marks): This section is meant to test the student’s grammar skills.

Section D (20 marks): This section is based on literature and poems.

CBSE English question papers.

English question paper 1

English question paper 2


  • Practice by writing out every answer. Writing will help you analyse your grammatical as well as spelling mistakes and help you improve on them.
  • Read the chapters out loud. This technique will not only help you memorise the answers and important points, but also give you a clearer understanding of the language.
  • Try and write about topics which are trending in the news. This will help you improve your style of writing and learn new terms.
  • Prepare flash cards to remember the names of various authors and characters.
  • Read every poem and chapter at least once and answer all the questions given at the end of the chapter/poem.
  • Solve previous year papers/ sample papers to get familiar with the questioning pattern and to be able to identify your weak points.
  • Always time yourself while answering the sample papers as it will help you manage time during the exam.
  • Revise as many times as you can.
  • Try and finish chapters which you fine easy to understand as it will boost your confidence.
  • Read NCERT books regularly. CBSE board exam question papers are completely based on this book.
  • Do not start a new chapter/topic at the last minute. Revise the topics/chapters which you have already completed.

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