Students feel that the Question paper seemed to be a mixed bag of difficulties. Though many students claimed that the exam was difficult, teachers say they felt it easy. However, it is the students who write the exam and they can feel it so.
The question paper was of total 100 marks with 29 questions, divided into three parts A, B and C contained question of 1-mark, 4-marks and 6 marks respectively.
Students who had a small discussion among themselves shared their views about the difficult exam. While the section A had questions of 1 mark were straight forward questions, Section B was filled with 4 marks questions based on topics like Integration, Matrix, Determinants and Geometry.
Section B was a bit time consuming, they said. And the Section C had questions of 6 marks each, which were although easy but quite lengthy.
Most of the students did find it difficult to complete the exam. Few teachers from renowned schools from Delhi said that Time Management was essential in today's exam. Students who have practiced much sample papers have found the exam quite simple.
Parents who rose up with anger after hearing that the Maths paper was difficult wrote up to the board officials.
A group of parents of students from the Kendriya Vidyalaya, Hebbal, have written a letter to the Regional Officer, CBSE Chennai Region, urging appropriate remedial action.
The letter, a copy of which is with The Hindu, states that the paper deviated from the standard pattern of the previous years. "Most of the questions given were not regular problems and twisted and were beyond the capacity of an average child," the letter stated.
Yagati Keshava Murthy, a parent, said the tough paper would cause a drop in the overall percentage of the student, affecting ranking in competitive exams like JEE, Common Entrance Test. "CBSE students will be at a disadvantage as compared to students of other boards. We want the board to take appropriate action and help our wards to meet their aspirations," Mr. Murthy said.
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