Paper lengthy,a little tricky,say students

Day one of the Central Board of Secondary Education examinations for Class XII received a mixed response from students with some looking positively happy while others a little disappointed.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:March 3, 2009 3:56 am

Day one of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examinations for Class XII received a mixed response from students with some looking positively happy while others a little disappointed.

The exams were held at more than 40 centres across the city. Parents were also seen accompanying their anxious wards to the examination centres.

On the chemistry paper,a student,Siddartha Verma,said: “I was very anxious before I sat for the test as I have always been scared of the subject. Though,I entered the hall with fear,the question paper turned out to be not as difficult as I had imagined.”

The questions on organic chemistry,however,left the students stumped. “The paper was not very tough but I found the questions on organic chemistry very confusing. It could be because I have never developed a liking for the subject,” smiled Tanushree,another student.

Her friend,Aakriti,added “While organic chemistry is very scoring,it poses challenging questions during the test. It was tricky today.”

The length of the paper also played spoilsport for many students. “The one-mark questions were a good way to increase the score but the paper was too lengthy. I could not attempt the last two questions,” rued Armaan,another student.

For the experts,however,the question paper was according to the syllabus but the length did not go down too well with students.

“The question paper exceeded the time limit. Otherwise,it was not very difficult. I have got a positive feedback from all my students. If one had studied the syllabus thoroughly,scoring first division marks was easy,” said Sunil K,an expert on the subject.

‘Not more than five people will accompany students to exam centre’
MOHALI:
District Magistrate Prabhjot Singh Mand on Monday issued an order prohibiting the assembly of five or more persons,including parents,relatives and others related to the candidates appearing in the exams,outside the centres for the ongoing annual exams of Class XII,X and VIII being conducted by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) across Mohali district. In an ex-parte order issued under Section 144 of the CrPC,the DM said the unnecessary gatherings outside the examination centres at times lead to a law and order problem,following which the prohibition was imposed with immediate effect to continue till March 28,said an official release.

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