Unseen Passage for CBSE Class 4 to 10

The unseen passage is asked in the English exam and constitutes a major weightage. It comes under the reading section of the English paper and covers 5 to 20 marks in the examination. So, students who gain good command in solving unseen passages can easily score these marks. To help them, we have provided unseen passages for Classes 4 to 10. Practising these unseen passages will boost students’ confidence levels and help them score high marks on the English exam.

Unseen passages are introduced in the English subject to test the understanding and grasping power of the students. Usually, a passage is given to students, and they are asked to answer the questions based on the passage by reading it carefully. Mostly 2 passages are asked in the exam. With the new exam pattern, CBSE has introduced multiple-choice questions in the exam. So, some of the questions based on unseen passages are in the form of MCQs.

Unseen Passage for Class 4 to 10 Students

Students of Class 4 to 10 can access the unseen passage in English from the link below:

CBSE Class 4 Unseen Passage
CBSE Class 5 Unseen Passage
CBSE Class 6 Unseen Passage
CBSE Class 7 Unseen Passage
CBSE Class 8 Unseen Passage
CBSE Class 9 Unseen Passage
CBSE Class 10 Unseen Passage

Tips to Attempt an Unseen Passage

Students must keep the following important points in their minds while solving the unseen passage in English.

  1. Read the passage carefully to understand the theme of the passage.
  2. If a student does not understand the meaning of some words used in the passage, he should try to understand the expected meaning by reading the sentences before and after them.
  3. Students must keep their answers brief and to the point.
  4. Students should write answers in their own words rather than using the exact sentences from the passage.
  5. To answer the vocabulary-based questions, students should first read the sentences or words given in the questions. Then, they should try to understand the meaning and search for the word from the passage that has the required meaning as asked in the question.
  6. After answering all the questions, students should go through all the answers once more and make the necessary corrections (spelling, punctuation, grammar, etc.).
  7. Many times, questions based on the central idea of the passage are asked. To answer this question, students must read the passage two or three times.

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