Tips to Prepare for Class 10 English Exam

The board exams are first faced in class 10 by the students. Some students might have the exam fear with many questions in their mind, mainly the pattern of the questions asked. But students should prepare their minds and think of boards as a normal exam and prepare fearlessly. There is nothing to be scared of when you are confident of your preparation. Make a goal to achieve and make your mindset for the same. Your mind is your power. It will be set as you command and automatically it will inspire you to achieve your goal.

English is a language which is very easy and at the same time, it is difficult if you don’t understand the vocabulary or the grammar. English is important even for other subjects also. This is also the language used throughout our life to communicate both in schools and also in our professional lives

Class 10 English has three portions that are prose, poetry, and the supplementary reader. All these can be well prepared with the help of NCERT solutions.

Advantage of preparing from NCERT

Students can prepare well and gain their confidence level with the help of the NCERT where the solutions are given chapter-wise for all the three portions that are First Flight, poems, and the supplement reader Footprints without feet.

The exercises are solved very systematically and the solutions include the summary of the chapters and the poems which are very easy to understand. Students can very well practise writing the answers in the correct format.

The syllabus and the chapters are based on the updated CBSE curriculum. Students can rely upon this without any misconception. The preparation can be made good with proper practise and focus.

solutions are prepared by teachers who have proper subject knowledge. The solutions are very deeply managed in an organized way to make the student’s preparation easy and they can have a good command of English.

Prose(First Flight)

  1. A Letter to God
  2. Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  3. Two stories about Flying
  4. From Diary of Anne Frank
  5. The Hundred Dresses-I
  6. The Hundred Dresses-II
  7. Glimpses of India
  8. Mijbil Otter
  9. Madam Rides the Bus.
  10. The Sermon at Benaras
  11. The Proposal


  1. Dust of Snow
  2. Fire and Ice
  3. A tiger in the Zoo
  4. How to tell Wild Animals
  5. The Ball Poem
  6. Amanda
  7. Animals
  8. The Trees
  9. Fog
  10. The Tale of Custard the Dragon
  11. For Anne Gregory

Supplementary Reader(Footprints without Feet)

  1. A Triumph of Surgery
  2. The Thief’s Story
  3. The Midnight Visitor
  4. A Question of Trust
  5. Footprints without Feet
  6. The Making of a Scientist
  7. The Necklace
  8. The Hack Driver
  9. Bholi
  10. The Book that Saved the Earth

The Grammar consists of

  1. Tenses
  2. Modals
  3. Use of Passive Voice
  4. Subject-Verb concord
  5. Reporting
  6. Clauses
  7. Determiners
  8. Prepositions

Tips for Preparation of Class 10 English

The class 10 English is mainly on theory concepts. The answers have to be correctly written with appropriate phrases and words. This can be learnt with the correct practice of reading and writing only. Students should make sure that they practise reading the chapters and answer the questions framing the sentences appropriately. This can be done if every day a paragraph or any topic from the text can be written. This will help in developing writing skills.

Correct Format

Practise answering the questions with correct formats. Evaluate your answers with NCERT to know where you stand and how good or how better you can write the answers. It is very important to present your answers well. Examiners reading your answers should not have any second thoughts about giving the marks. This can be possible only with the proper practice of writing and reading.


Grammar is very essential when we talk about languages. The answers or your essays can be made interesting only when they are grammatically correct. To have proper knowledge and usage of grammar you should practise and follow the rules and regulations of the topics. 


In literature usually, it’s a content-based question. To answer correctly and relevantly one should know the storyline of the chapters and understand the questions asked. It is not about filling your answer sheet. It is about the proper content in your answers.


Students reading the poem should understand the meaning and how the poet has compared with life. Once understand it would be easy for you to format proper sentences. There would be some words that could be a little complicated. For such words, you should make a note and understand the meanings. 

Solving the previous and the sample question papers

Once after the completion of the syllabus, it is very important to solve the question papers of previous years and the sample papers given in the NCERT solutions. This will give you an idea to answer during board exams. You can also develop your speed so it becomes easy for you to finish on time during the exams. You can also refer to the Previous Year Question Paper for CBSE Class 10 English.

Revise and understand 

Revise and understand the rules of the grammar topics very clearly. Practise the rules for letter writing both formal and informal. Outline while writing an essay. Divide the topics into topics and subtopics. This will make it easier to fill in with proper sentences.

Following these would be easy for students in the preparation of English. This will also help them in improving their vocabulary.


English is very important as it is required everywhere and almost used by everyone for communicating in daily life. Students appearing for class 10 boards cannot neglect English as this adds to the overall percentage and also the contents in all the subjects the language used is English. They should have proper grip and command of the language.

A proper study plan and practising reading and writing will develop and improve writing skills. The chapter’s summary should be understood properly to get the correct format for writing the answers. Follow the grammar rules of each topic in the syllabus. Reading the newspaper every day is a very good method of improving vocabulary and getting a proper grip of the language.

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