CBSE Class XII students unhappy with ‘back-to-back’ papers in exam schedule

Even science students are not particularly happy with the schedule, as they get only one day between their English and physics papers.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Updated: January 16, 2018 1:29 pm
cbse.nic.in, cbse datesheet 2018, cbse Even science students are not particularly happy with the schedule, as they get only one day between their English and physics papers. (Representational Image)

The timetable of the CBSE Class XII board exams has given students, parents and even academicians much to complain about. Students said the “back-to-back” exam schedule is not going to leave them much time for revisions. Those in the humanities stream seem to have the toughest exam schedule: their psychology exam is on April 5, political science exam is on April 6 and legal studies exam is on April 7.

Dinesh Rath, a Class XII student, said it was stressful to take the “lengthy” political science exam after the psychology paper. “Political science is quite a vast subject… we have nearly 20 chapters. There is not even a one-day gap between the exams, which is unfair. By the time we complete the psychology paper and come back home, half the day is gone. We barely get a few hours, and that too if we don’t rest at all. In my class, most students are not happy with the exam schedule… we have heard that students in other cities have written to the government, urging it to change the schedule…,” he said.

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Even science students are not particularly happy with the schedule, as they get only one day between their English and physics papers. “Physics is not just a lengthy subject but a very important one… we need at least three days to revise properly… we don’t even mind if they swap the two subjects, scheduling the physics paper first and English later… But we are thankful that they didn’t mess up our timetable, like they did with humanities students, who have papers with no breaks,” said Sanchit Srivastva, a Class XII science student.

Neelam Chakraborty, principal of DPS School, said it would have been better if CBSE had given breaks between the crucial papers. “It’s not that students go for last-minute learning… it’s more of a psychological issue… a couple of days’ break puts the student’s mind to rest,” she said.

Binita Poonekar, principal of Army Public School, Pune, offered a possible explanation for the packed timetable, “If you study it closely, you will see that the day there is no Class XII paper, there is a Class X exam scheduled. The board also has to complete the exam process in time, so that students can prepare for the competitive exams… A gap between papers is desirable… but maybe the dates do not permit it,” she said.

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  1. alok barthawal
    Jan 15, 2018 at 8:28 pm
    What the foolish CBSE wants to show by putting students to such peril. Given less preparation time they will not be able to perform well. It is not war. God willing they will have some common sense in their brains. Atleast do not play with their future.
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    1. D Somasekharan
      Jan 15, 2018 at 1:11 pm
      Million students out there will have million requirements and complaints about the exam dates. All that cannot be fulfilled by the Board... As I see this year they have very well scheduled the dates giving at least couple of days gap and moreover students have all the time in the world ( 15 Jan - 5 Mar to be precise) to prepare themselves, then why this Hue Cry , I don't understand .... Most of them out there don't even realize, many good aspirants out there wants to finish the exam soon, get the marklist and enroll themselves in some overseas universities , as they (universities) don't wait too long for their recruitment process...
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      1. alok barthawal
        Jan 15, 2018 at 8:31 pm
        you are not a student. Are you sick or what. Think from the child's perspective. Giving 3 days gap is not bad. Let the children perform and give their best.
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      2. Naeem Nasarullah
        Jan 14, 2018 at 11:38 pm
        We have a similar problem !! On 9th of march having Business Studies and without a gap the very next day is Multimedia Web Technology!! Even its lengthy !! I could see computer science and informatic Practices exam conducted on the same day even mmw is related to these two subjects!! Why dont you conduct that 3 together as we dont have even a day gap for mmw !! Its lengthy subject and lot to study and memorize!! Please its a humble request to CBSE to reschedule all the exams in the most fair manner so that we get at least one day gap for all exams !! Please!! Dont Kill the Students like this !! Please
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        1. KHUSHI SINGLA
          Jan 14, 2018 at 8:41 pm
          we need at least three days to revise properly… we don’t even mind if they swap the two subjects, scheduling the physics paper first and English later… But we are thankful that they didn’t mess up our timetable, like they did with humanities students, who have papers with no breaks,”
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          1. KHUSHI SINGLA
            Jan 14, 2018 at 8:42 pm
            we need at least 3 days to revise physics
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            1. KHUSHI SINGLA
              Jan 14, 2018 at 8:45 pm
              even we dont get a single day between music n chem :(
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