Students of HSC (Science) who had appeared for Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GUJCET) carrying 40% weightage for the final result for admissions had a stressful paper, most of the students were reduced to tears when they came out after writing the maths paper which was dubbed to be the most difficult ever.
Students were found in a misery for Maths paper. It needs to be mentioned that the maths paper in the Board exams too was very difficult and a PIL has been filed on the issue in the court by many of the parents. Shiva Varma, an HSC(Science) student of AG School said “It was an extremely difficult paper. Most of the questions were lengthy, involving four to five steps which are not expected in a multiple choice question (MCQ) paper. It was supposed to be written in 60 minutes, but would require at-least 2 hours to be properly attempted. The paper has left me and my friends jittery about the results”.
Maths teacher Sanjay Patel said that the paper was too tough for average and even above average students to answer in one hour. He also said that question number 14 of the C set of the question paper had a printing mistake.
The Chairman of GSHSEB- Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board RR Varsani said that “the board has ordered a review of the paper. There does not seem to be any mistakes in the paper. However, if there is any problem, justice would be done to the students. Earlier on the day, the physics paper too was difficult and lengthy. Most of us are going to be worried a lot”.
A student of HSC (Science) from St.Xavier's School, Anushka Patel said “The paper was the toughest as compared to papers of last five years. Many toppers of my school too were reduced to tears when they came out of the centre”. Despite all these, there was a high drama at 3 exam centres of GUJCET where papers charged that their wards were not allowed for break and were given the question paper almost three minutes later.
At Vikas Gruh, Paldi parents complained to the DEO that their wards were given the GUJCET paper which begun at 10 am late by 10-12 minutes. They also said that the students were not then given extra time, saying this was an injustice to the students.
However, GSHSEB chairman RR Varsani said that the board officials checked and the papers were not given late in any of these centres.
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