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Class 10 Hindi Exams: What Tips to Follow?

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Students usually have questions about language and literature exams: how to study well and score better? Do literature subjects require extra effort? How should we prepare for letters and essays? Hindi is also one of those subjects where it gets a bit complex to score good grades.

However, language papers are not that difficult to master. With good reading habits and comprehension skills, students can perform well in literature exams. In this article, we are going to enlist a few crucial tips to follow for cracking your class 10 Hindi examination. 


Practice every material that you can lay your hands on. You can utilize the Vedantu class 10 Hindi study material for your preparation. Set a timer as you solve the papers because ideally, you should complete the paper within two and half hours (maximum) for practice sessions. This is to ensure that the paper is not left incomplete by any chance, as literature papers are bound to be lengthy. Nonetheless, with proper practice in a time-bound environment, you can ace the exam. Always draw margins on your answer script and maintain steady, neat and clean handwriting throughout your answer paper.

Reading list

Ensure that you read every single chapter thoroughly, including the author’s or poet’s introduction. This way you can have a good command of the chapter and input important points from the writer’s bio, in your answer. Almost 50% of CBSE board exam questions are from the NCERT textbook itself. Hence, always revise the chapters regularly to keep them fresh in your mind as you prepare for the exam. Mugging up answers isn’t a good idea. Try to understand the meanings of the prose and poetry pieces in the syllabus and write down a summary of what you think about it. Take help from your teacher in case you are stuck on a question. You can even quote from the stories and poems to enhance your answers and ultimately score better marks.


An important part of scoring well in literature and language papers is to clear up the basic concepts and rules. Along with that, make sure to have the topics prescribed in the syllabus at your fingertips. Every grammatical rule has exceptions and it is helpful to be well aware of them. Grammar is the part of the question paper that can fetch the most marks because every correct answer will get you full marks.

Language papers are not that difficult to master. With good reading habits and comprehension skills, students can perform well in literature exams. In this article, we are going to enlist a few crucial tips to follow.Click To Tweet


The reading comprehension may seem difficult, but practising reading them and answering questions based on that regularly. Try to read 5 to 10 unseen passages every few days, to be well versed with the concept of attempting and solving unseen passages. It is a common mistake to write irrelevant points in comprehension questions. Make sure to answer in a crisp and precise manner, and write only what has been asked in the question. Note that the answers should relate to the paragraph well.


Dedicate a few hours each day to sharpen your writing skills. Read quotations, news, and sample pieces, to improve your vocabulary and writing prowess. Students must know the correct format of formal and informal letters, articles, essays, advertisements, and other topics mentioned in the syllabus. Let us discuss a few points for each of these topics:

1. Letters –

    • Begin writing a letter with proper salutation and address. Add a subject line and greet the person you’re addressing your letter to.
    • A good practice is to divide your letter into three distinct paragraphs.
    • In the first paragraph, you’re supposed to introduce yourself as the writer of the letter along with the assigned topic. This will open the grounds for the next section. 
    • The second paragraph is going to be the body of your work. Here, you are going to describe your subject in detail, with special attention to points specified in the question (if any). This is going to allow you to correctly formulate an exhaustive answer to any creative question.
    • The third and final paragraph should ideally contain the concluding remarks. This has to include a short note of thanks along with a request for a reply or solution in case of a formal letter; and well wishes in case of an informal letter. 

2. Essays –

    • Once again, try to divide your content properly to ensure ease of writing, understanding, and in turn, marking. The traditional categorisation of introduction, body, and conclusion is perfect for a class 10 student.
    • Introduce your topic with a relevant quotation or slogan for brownie points. Then, you can begin with the actual introduction. 
    • The body must have extensive details and must be concise and crisp at the same time. The goal is to include as many points as possible without sounding forced or boring.
    • The conclusion should be the perfect ending to your essay. You can emphasise your title or the main topic covered in the final few lines for an edge.

3. Articles/advertisements – There’s only one way to correctly answer this question, and that is to follow the prescribed format as closely as possible. If that is done, you can be sure about a good enough score, provided there are no sentence construction errors. It is important to stick to the word limit and adhere to the topic without any digression. Sentence construction should be grammatically correct and creative.

Marking scheme

Be acquainted with the latest question paper pattern of the exam to prepare accordingly. Solve previous year’s question papers and your score will improve significantly. It is imperative to know the distribution and weightage of marks for accurately devoting time to each section and practice profusely.

The class 10 Hindi Exam is not a tough fight, and if you are equipped with strong preparation, it should be a cakewalk!

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