UP Board Class 10 English Syllabus

UPMSP Class 10 English Syllabus

The most recent UP Board Class 10 English Syllabus (UPMSP) for 2022–2023 is now available for download. In order to perform well on the exam, students are suggested to download the Class 10 English Syllabus UP Board. Our highly skilled subject professors thoroughly analysed the syllabus using the most recent Uttar Pradesh Board exam format. We at Extramarks have ensured that the UP Board English Syllabus Class 10 has been adequately reviewed and is provided here. The syllabus is the first and most important thing a student must review and is essential for exam preparation.

Apart from the official website of UPMSP, the Class 10 UP Board English Syllabus is also available on the Extramarks website. Apart from the syllabus, the Extramarks website also offers UPMSP Sample Question Papers, UPMSP Previous Year Question Papers, UPMSP Syllabus and many other study tools.

UPMSP Class 10 English Syllabus

Following is the direct link to the Class 10 English UP Board Syllabus:

  • UPMSP Class 10 English Syllabus

UPMSP Class 10 English Syllabus- unit-wise weightage


Section A- Reading 10 marks
Three multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and one vocabulary-based question are both followed by a short paragraph. 3+3 = 6, 2+2 = 4
Section B – Writing 10 marks
Application / Letter writing 4 marks
Report /articles based on clues/ descriptive paragraph 6 marks
Section C – Grammar 15 marks
Five multiple-choice questions (MCQs) on parts of speech, tenses, articles, sentence rearranging, spelling, and three very short answer questions on narrative voice and punctuation were also included. 5*1 = 5

3*2 = 6

A short passage in Hindi to be translated into English 4 marks 
Section D- Literature 35 marks
Prose  15 marks
Two short answer questions based on a prose passage 2+2=4
One long answer question 4 marks
Two short answer questions 2+2=4 marks
Three very short match type/vocabulary-based questions 1*3= 3 marks
Poetry  8 marks
Two short answer questions based on poetry extract 2 marks
Four lines from any poem prescribed in the syllabus

The central idea of any one of the given poems


One short answer type question based on poetry lessons

3 marks
Supplementary reader  12 marks
One short answer question 3 marks
One long answer question 4 marks 
Five multiple choice questions  1*5=5
Total  100 marks


UPMSP Class 10 English Syllabus- unit-wise syllabus

In accordance with the new changes in the syllabus, the 70 per cent syllabus that will be covered in the upcoming examination is as follows:

Reading                                                                                                                                                             10 marks

  1. One short passage has three Multiple Choice Questions                                                     3*1= 3
  2. One passage followed by three very short answer questions                                                     3*2= 6 
  3. One vocabulary-based question                                                                                                                1

Writing skills                                                                                                                                                     10 marks

  1. Application / Letter (formal/informal)                                                                                                       4
  2. Report / Article/ Descriptive paragraph (One option based on given verbal input, another on figurative input) in about 80-100 words.                                                                                                    6

Grammar                                                                                                                                                          15 marks

  1. Five multiple choice questions based on tenses, parts of speech, spellings, articles and reordering of sentences.                                                                                                                   5*1= 5
  2. Three very short answer questions based upon punctuation and narration voice.               3*2= 6
  3. Translation of a short passage from Hindi to English. (4 sentences)                                                  4

Literature                                                                                                                                                          35 marks

FIRST FLIGHT (23 marks)

Prose (15 marks)

  1. Two multiple choice questions based on the given extract                                                        2*1= 2
  2. Three multiple choice questions based on chapters                                                                    3*1= 3
  3.  Two short answer questions in about 30-40 words each                                                           3+3 = 6
  4.  One long answer question in about 60 words                                                                                         4

Poetry (08 marks)

  1.  Two multiple choice questions based on the extract given.                                                        2*1= 2
  2. One short answer question based on poetry in about 30-40 words OR four lines from any poem in the syllabus.                                                                                                                                                    3
  3. The central idea of the given poem.                                                                                                            3


  1. Five multiple choice questions based on the prescribed poems.                                                5*1= 5
  2. One short answer question of about 30-40 words.                                                                                 3
  3. One long answer question of about 60 words.                                                                                         4

Prescribed books and lessons from UPMSP Class 10 English Syllabus

First Flight- Textbook



A Letter to God G.L. Fuentes
Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
From the Diary of Anne Frank Anne Frank
Glimpses of India:

  • A Baker from Goa
  • Coorg
  • Tea from Assam
  • Lucio Rodrigues
  • Lokesh Abrol
  • Arup Kumar Datta
Madam Rides the Bus Vallikkannan
The Sermon at Benaras




Dust of Snow Robert Frost
Fire and Ice Robert Frost
A Tiger in the Zoo Leslie Norris
Amanda!  Robin Klein
Animals  Walt Whitman
The Trees Adrienne Rich
Fog  Carl Sandburg 


Footprints without Feet- Supplementary Reader


A Triumph of Surgery James Herriot
The Thief’s Story  Ruskin Bond
Footprints Without Feet H.G. Wells
The Making of a Scientist  Robert W. Peterson
The Necklace Guy De Maupassant
Bholi  K.A. Abbas


UPMSP Class 10 English Syllabus for internal assessment

The internal assessment will be conducted as follows:

  1. First internal assessment (based on oral expression) August                                                   10 marks
  2. Second internal assessment (based on creative writing) December                                       10 marks

There will be four monthly tests (they will altogether be round up to 10 marks):

  • First monthly test in July (Descriptive question based)
  • Second monthly test in August (multiple choice questions based)
  • Third monthly test in November (Descriptive question based)
  • Fourth monthly test in December (multiple choice questions based)

UPMSP Class 10 English Syllabus- Exam pattern

Students in class 10 should be familiar with the exam format as well. The UP class 10 exam will be administered offline, and the exam format has changed in specific ways. The board has decreased the number of exams given. Exam A and Exam B were the previous formats used by the UP Board for each subject. But going forward, each subject will have one exam. The weighting for the UP Board Class 10 exam is listed below:

  • Marks out of 70 on the theoretical exam.
  • For internal and project work, you get 30 marks.
  • Therefore, candidates must take both internal and project work seriously.

UP Board Class 10 English Syllabus 2023-24

Unit Name


Number system




Coordinate geometry








Statistics and Probability




Project work


Grand Total


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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. Will the UP Board revise the date of the 10th-class exam?

Yes, the board has the authority to maintain the current timetable for the 10th class board exam or to provide a revised one depending on the situation. Regardless of the circumstances, we will inform all students on our Extramarks website.

2. What is the format of the SSLC exams in Uttar Pradesh?

To learn the pattern, students should read the previous year’s paper. Students should continuously check updates on the official website in case there are any changes to the pattern.