Best reference books for CBSE class 10 English 2020 - Most of the students struggle with a common question “Why to refer other reference books for 10th class English”. To answer the same, here we have provided the list of CBSE Books for Class 10 English and their benefits. Class 10 is the crucial stage of one’s academic life as CBSE 10th marks are considered for further studies. So, choosing the best reference books for CBSE class 10 English is essential to score high marks in board exams. English is a compulsory language subject for all CBSE class 10 students. Although CBSE prescribed class 10 English Books are best for 2020 board exams, following a few references CBSE 10 English books ace your chances to grab full marks. Read more to know more about class 10 Best reference books for English, syllabus, exam pattern and question papers.
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Best reference books for CBSE class 10 English

How to Choose Best reference books for CBSE class 10 English 2020?

Choosing the best book is the first and main step towards your preparation for exams. So, You should keep in mind some points while choosing the best reference books for CBSE class 10 English. Here are some qualities need to check before buying a book for class 10 English:

  • It is most preferred that the book you are buying must be as per CBSE class 10 syllabus 2020. As all the questions are asked from the syllabus.

  • Easy to understand is the main reason to buy the best reference books for CBSE class 10 English. So, ensure that the language of the book should have proper examples and problems to grasp the concepts.

  • The best book defines concepts with concise and articulate information.

Best reference books for CBSE class 10 English 2020

There are various CBSE 10th class English reference books, some of the best books are provided below. These are the books referred by experts and toppers.

Book Name


English Communicative


English Language and Literature

Together With

All In One English Language & Literature CBSE class 10


Xam Idea Complete Course English for CBSE Class 10

VK Global

High School English Grammar and Composition Book

Wren and Martin

Which are the Best Reference books for CBSE Class 10 English 2020?

  • For Grammar: Candidates should refer to “High School English Grammar and Composition Book by Wren and Martin” to prepare for grammar section. This book consists of well-defined information about all the topics.

  • For Solutions and Guidance: Candidates should read “English Language and Literature by Together With” and “English Communicative by Oswaal” to get the solutions and answers to the questions of text-book.

  • To practise: Candidates want to practise with types of question asked in the exam should refer to “Xam Idea Complete Course English for CBSE Class 10 by VK Global” and “All In One English Language & Literature CBSE class 10 by Arihant Publications”. These books contain a number of question on all topics.

CBSE 10th English Prescribed Books

CBSE prescribes the NCERT Books. In the beginning, you should read these books to grasp the concepts then you can move on other reference books for CBSE class 10 English. CBSE prescribed the following NCERT Books. Click on NCERT Class 10 English Books to download the same in pdf files:

  • First Flight – Text for Class X

  • Footprints Without Feet – Supplementary Reader for Class X

  • Words and Expressions - 2

CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus 2020

  1. Formal letter complaint / inquiry / placing order / letter to editor / article.

  2. Writing a short story based on a given outline.

  3. Tenses

  4. Modals

  5. Use of passive voice

  6. Subject-verb concord

  7. Reporting (Commands and requests, Statements and Questions)

  8. Clauses(Noun clauses, Adverb clauses and Relative clauses)

  9. Determiners

  10. Prepositions

CBSE 10th English Marking Scheme

As per CBSE 10th Exam pattern, the marking scheme of English is provided in the table given below. Candidates can check the same and start preparing accordingly.


Section Name



Reading Skills



Writing Skills with Grammar



Literature Textbooks and Supplementary Reading Text


Also, Check other subjects CBSE class 10 reference Books:

How to prepare for CBSE 10th English Exam 2020?

  • First of candidates should analyze the syllabus and read NCERT books to grasp the concepts.

  • After choosing the best reference books for CBSE class 10 English, he/she should read the same to get more information about the topics.

  • Practise is an important part of preparation so solve previous year CBSE 10th question papers to know about the types and number of questions asked in the exam.

  • Make notes on important topics/chapters and read them to revise the entire syllabus in short. Then, solve CBSE Class 10 English sample papers 2020.

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when is going to the result will publish

Suryashis Chakraborty 22nd Mar, 2020

Hello Himanshu,

The CBSE Board was earlier scheduled to declare the CBSE Class 10 Boards Examination results online, on, in the first week of May. The declaration of the results was expected to be on May 6, 2020. However due to the ongoing Corona Virus pandemic, the examinations have been postponed and the results are expected to be delayed.

You can stay updated on our website via the following link:

Hope this helps you. We wish you the best for your future endeavours!



I bubbled one letter of my name incorrectly but wrote correctly in boxes? (CBSE class 10)

Nikki Nair 20th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant

If you have filled your Roll no correctly then according to your number the scanner will match the database and will consider the wrong bubble that you have marked!

Even the Application has another advantage that it either checks the characters or the bubble .Either of them have to be correct

If both of them are wrong ,then there are chances that the paper may be rejected,Else you are good to go



In 2020 those cbse class 10th exam was completed will also reschedule or not and when the results are coming ?

Neha Kanwar 19th Mar, 2020


No the exams which are already finished will not be rescheduled.

Rescheduling is for the exams which are not yet commenced.

The result date of cbse class 10th board exams has not been declared yet but  most probable are to be expected in the first week of may.

Good luck for your results!


i wrote my roll no above the boxes but filled bubbles correctly in cbse class X board exam , will there be any problem??

Aashima Puri 14th Mar, 2020


No it's not a matter to worry about. If you have written the roll number on the sheet , it would suffice the need and your paper would be easily located.


I want preparatory 1st science question paper of 10th class

Hrisheekesh Singh 28th Jan, 2020

Hi Smitha,

You should carry forward your preparation of class 10th science exam in the following steps:-

1. Read a particular chapter through NCERT thoroughly.

2. Try solving the in-chapter exercises.

3. Memorize the formulae or equations orally.

4. Try writing those formulae and equations again and again.

5. Make notes of the chapter.

6. Try solving the end chapter exercises.

7. Keep revising your notes again and again to increase your remembering ability. Keep rewriting the formulae and equations also.

8. Be confident during the exam.

I hope this helps you,

Good Luck for your exam

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