The first exam of Karnatka II PUC seemed to be a good kick start for the candidates who appeared as most of them termed it to be an easy paper. In an exam centre at Jayanagar, 238 students appeared for the Biology exam.
How was the Karnataka II PUC Biology Exam Paper?
Most students felt that it was an easy paper with "most expected questions." "It was a very easy paper with Part B being the least easy. There is good chances of scoring well in this exam," said Fathima Niyaz, a student.
Another student S Pooja who had earlier been apprehensive about the exam relieved as her fear cooled down at once she was given the paper. "I was very tensed as I imagined that it would be a difficult paper. But it turned out to be a pleasant surprise and it went on well," she said.
"I attended all the questions and I have given my hundred per cent to score 100/100. What I got were all very much expected questions," said Krisha Nandhini.
How did the Karnataka II PUC first exam go?
With cameras installed in all the exam halls, it is reported that malpractices were not found during the exam. Principal Y B Prabhavathi of NMKRV College for Women, which was an exam centre says that the exam took place in a peaceful manner with no lapse in rules. "Students were here on time and everything went on very well."
Malanna, a teacher who was also the invigilator of one of the exam halls said that there were no late entries and that the exam took place in good spirits over all.
Section wise analysis of Biology paper
Starting with a question on what is hermaphrodites, the one mark questions comprised of definitions to recognise and write about some biological terms such as euchromatin, endemism and eutrophotication. Ten questions carrying one mark each, with a total of ten marks were given in this section.
This part consisted of eight two mark questions with a choice to answer any five weighing 10 marks in total. Questions like Hardy- Weinberg principle and Down's syndrome were some of the interesting questions asked.
Part C carried three marks per answer. A total of eight questions were given. Out of this, students were given a choice to answer any five in about 40 to 80 words each. While seven theory questions were present, this section had one question for diagram on simple stirred tabk bioreactor.
This part comprised of two sections. Section I had six questions with an option to answer any four while Section II has five questions with an option to answer any three. Each answer carried five marks.