CBSE Class 10 English Sample paper 2021-2022 for Term 1, with Answers: Download in PDF

Here is the CBSE Class 10 English Language and Literature Sample Paper for the upcoming Term 1 Board Exam (2021-2022). You will also find the solution cum marking scheme, which can be used to verify correct answers.

This includes the CBSE Class 10 English Term 1, Sample Paper 2021-2022 and its Marking Scheme. The sample paper and the marking scheme can be downloaded in PDF format so students have access to these valuable resources whenever they are convenient. You will find out how many MCQs will be asked for each type of paper by looking at the sample paper. The paper’s difficulty level will be also revealed. The CBSE Marking Scheme will allow you to verify the correct answers. To perform well on your CBSE Class10 English Term 1 Exam 2021-2022, you will need to practice all questions.

CBSE Class 10 English Language & Literature (184) Term 1 Sample Question Paper 2021-2022

Time: 90 minutes

Maximum. Maximum.

General Instructions

1. The Question Paper has THREE sections.

Section A-READING contains 18 questions. As per the instructions given for each question, attempt a total 14 questions.

3. Section B-WRITING AND GRAMMAR contains 12 questions. As per the instructions given for each question, attempt a total of 10 questions.

4. Section C-LITERATURE contains 30 questions. As per the instructions given for each question, attempt 26 questions.

5. All questions carry equal marks.

6. 6.

You can check:CBSE Class 10 English Term 1 Syllabus 2021-2022


I. Please read the following passage.

I. Our mother is nature, and she is our first teacher. Her greatest lesson is to keep our equilibrium in life. Through our sorrows, joys and fears, we learn to keep our composure. Nature has a thousand lessons for us, provided that we are open to them.

II. A sapling becomes a fully grown tree over time. What was once a delicate tree can become a sturdy tree that can support others. It doesn’t matter how tall or how big it becomes, no matter how many birds and animals it supports, its roots remain where they were. This is a lesson: to stay grounded, to respect and to embrace our roots and to give back to the humble beginnings that made us who we are.

III. There is also the message of peaceful coexistence. “I am because I am.” Nature gives every creature the chance to exist. The existence of one creature, or being, depends on the existence and health of the other. The antelope is what the tiger eats, and without it the tiger would die. The over-abundance in antelopes would also lead to their starvation if they were not tigers.

IV. You might have noticed that birds and squirrels emit an alarm to other creatures when they see a predator. To save others’ lives, they put their own lives at risk. Although many animals, such as salmon, die shortly after they spawned, this doesn’t mean that they aren’t still important. It is a small price that one life is lost for the benefit of others.

V. In spring, the snow melts to give rise to new green leaves. These leaves turn to gold in autumn, and then they are buried in winter’s cold grave. We must embrace change. It is important to understand that there is always growth, even in pain. You can cut holes in trees and they will grow around them. A river will flow no matter what happens to it. Nature teaches us that no matter how much grief you feel, life will continue to flow.

VI. Remember that life is not about trying to keep up with others. It is about living. Give up on being a slave to work and take a breather. Enjoy the moment, be happy, and spend time in nature learning valuable lessons. (419 words)


Based on your comprehension of the passage, choose the correct answer for eight of the ten questions.

Q.1The author explains that the following is the most important lesson nature has to teach us.

A. Balanced in our emotions.

B. partial to joys of life

C. Fearful of Unhappiness.

D. is indifferent to fears.

Q.2Choose the option that best completes the dialogue referencing paragraph II.

Jai: In this school, I have done well. They consider me the best. I can get admission anywhere. This is my moment.

Sid: Congratulations! Just remember, we should …………………………………….

A. becomes strong despite our weaknesses.

B. Be kind and supportive of everyone.

C. Respect the origins of where we are from.

D. Take care of ourselves from the beginning.

Q.3Select the one that best communicates the message: ‘I am because you are.

A. Tigers are dependent upon antelope

B. Antelope is dependent on tigers

C. Humans depend on animals

D. We are all dependent on one another

Q.4What are the warning signs that birds and squirrels give to others? Select one of the following options:

A. A. Observation skills and alertness.

B. B.

C. Selfless assistance to others.

D. Willingness to protect oneself.

Q.5Choose the option that has the underlined words which can be used to replace lurking (paragraph 4).

A. A.

B. B.

C. The officer was captured on camera pouncing with force to grab the fleeing suspect.

D. The thief walked boldly into the house, believing it was empty of residents.

Q.6Portmanteau words such as smog, which is smoke + fog, are words that combine parts of several words into one word.

Choose from the following options to choose a Portmanteau term that appears in the paraVI.

A. coexistence

B. workaholic

C. fully-grown

D. flourish

Q.7Choose the qualities that the author asks us to adopt from paragraph 3.


(1) Acceptable

(2) passionate

(3) emotional

(4) Resilient

(5) Perceptive

A. (2), (4), and (5)

B. B.

C. (1), C. (4) and C. (5)

D. (3), 4 and 5

Q.8Which of these is illustrated by the changing seasons?

A. The beauty of nature.

B. Nature’s creativity.

C. All seasons are the same.

D. Nothing lasts forever.

Q.9What advice does the writer give in paragraph VI?

A. Indulging with competition with other people.

B. Prioritizing.

C. Living life with seriousness

D. To have free time for ourselves.

Q.10Select the option that best expresses the central idea of your passage.

A. Nature: She forgives no mistakes. Her yea and her nay are the same. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

B. You will be able to understand everything better if you look deeply into the natural world. – A. Einstein

C. Nature does not deceive us. It is us who deceive ourselves. -Jean Jacques Rousseau

D. Nature’s beauty can make all the ugly things in the world disappear! -Mehmet Murat

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CBSE Class 10 English Sample Paper for Term 1 The Marking Scheme