CBSE exams 2017: ‘Too less time to focus on entrances,’ say students on class 12 date sheet

With exams for subjects like Economics and Hindi occurring in the later half of April, teachers are worried about how to keep the students engaged in preparation.

Written by Manasa Durgavajjhala | New Delhi | Updated: January 12, 2017 2:54 pm
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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday released the date sheets for class 12 and 10 examinations. The board exams, which generally take place from the first date of March, have been pushed back a week due to the elections. The exams will carry on till the end of April. The delay and the extension of dates have drawn mixed reactions from teachers and students.

The chief concern for many is that the postponement would shorten the time required to prepare for the entrance examinations for various undergraduate courses across streams. Most of these entrance exams are scheduled to start in April, May and June. While NEET 2017 is likely to held in May, the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main), conducted by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) is slated to take place on April 2, 2017.

Also read: CBSE Class 10 and 12 exams 2017 postponed to March 9 due to elections

“Now we have just one week to prepare for the JEE mains while last year, there were flat two weeks,” says Ankita D, a Class 12 science student, from Ryan International School, Noida. She also said that science students with computer electives have only two days to prepare for it. “But it is manageable,” she added.

Palak Bhandari, another student from Class 12, expressed her concern for the delay and the little time they would have after the exams to study for entrance exams. Being from the commerce stream, she complained that the date sheet could have been better arranged.

“We have eight days for Business studies (B.St.), 19 days for economics, but only three days for Maths — the toughest of all the subjects,” she said. She suggested that the dates for mathematics and business studies exams should be switched.

The economics paper is scheduled for April 17, 2017, which bites into the days required to study for entrances to be conducted in May. With exams for subjects like Economics and Hindi occurring in the later half of April, teachers, too, are worried about how to keep the students engaged in preparation.

Also read: CBSE Class 12 exams 2017 datesheet released- check here

“The Hindi paper is listed on April 22 and instead of concentrating on that my students will have their attention drawn towards the university entrances,” says R Rangarajan, a teacher at DTEA Senior Secondary School in Delhi. The principal, Raji Kamalasanan, expressed similar concerns and said that the exams have been extended for too long a period.

“How long can a student keep up the preparation momentum?” she asked, “Unless the board exams are over, children can’t peacefully concentrate on competitive exams.”

Other students, however, are quite satisfied with the date sheet and say they are glad that the papers have been delayed as it gives them more time to prepare. Riya Bansal, a class 12 student from the humanities stream, said they had enough time to prepare between each exam.

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    Charan Harsha
    Jan 11, 2017 at 1:44 am
    We had no time for informatics practices as it is to be scheduled on 27 th and we have only one day to prepare for it rest all we had enough time for PCME taking I.P
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      Indu
      Jan 13, 2017 at 4:56 am
      economics paper on 17 th and NATA enterence paper on 16 th. how is possible for children studying outside India to do both . Without nata we can't get admission to any architecture course .... at least give a gap in between so we can go to India do the NATA and come back to do the economics paper ...
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        Priyanshu Kumar
        Jan 11, 2017 at 1:06 pm
        Dear ankita, no one can prepare itself for jee entrance exam in few weeks, so it is not issue of concern
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          Sebani
          Jan 10, 2017 at 3:13 pm
          I think everything is manageable but for computer science there is only a day ....this is not fair as fr studs having bio have 10 days ...lt;br/gt;It would have been better if exams would started from Feb end.
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            Rajalakshmivenu
            Jan 10, 2017 at 5:22 pm
            Please try winding up the board exams by march end.we actually don't need such a long gap between exams like accountancy and economics.it is very difficult to concentrate on an exam which falls after 18-19days of gap.especially for commerce students who are aspiring to write the IIT hsee which is going to be held on 16/04/2017,(day previous to our economics exam).please. it would be a great favour if the time table is rescheduled.
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              Viba
              Jan 11, 2017 at 1:33 pm
              Maths have very less time. Social too. I need little more time and teachers have not completed the portions. Very sad about this date sheet
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                akarsha shrivastava
                Jan 11, 2017 at 4:11 pm
                I am having jee mains on 9 n my physical education Paper is on 10 ..lt;br/gt;Why do they do this ? I am very upset with the timetable. When CBSE is the only one who conducts both the exams they should keep in mind such things ..lt;br/gt;Our future depends on both of them n there is no gap :(
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                  Amitabha Das
                  Jan 11, 2017 at 5:32 am
                  Post your opinion...The date sheet of cbse examination may be rescheduled and the gap between each paper may be reduced which will shorten the duration of the examination process.
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                    Tawar Ashok
                    Jan 11, 2017 at 3:51 pm
                    Post your opinion..nobady is worried about students future,only dirty politics is very very important.
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                      Anshima Gautam
                      Jan 11, 2017 at 2:43 pm
                      We had less time for maths preparation and s.s.t too . This datesheet is not appropriate ....
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                        Hemangi
                        Jan 11, 2017 at 3:02 pm
                        JEE mains on 2nd April n bio XM on 5th . Whats with this . Should prepare for mains or bio
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                          jatin
                          Jan 11, 2017 at 6:59 am
                          Accountancy... being the main subject of commenrce is on 29th march where students who have ip stream will only have 1 day for accounts preparation because ip exam is on 27th march... within one day revision for an exam like accounts is pressuring us alot! Atleast 3 days gap could have been given!!!
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                            The motivator
                            Jan 11, 2017 at 4:53 pm
                            Yo guys..!!!! Jst take a chill pill.. dont freak out.. u shud make the best of ur oppurtunity.. keep hardwork.. u will surely acheive success..!!!!😁all the best... give ur best.. make ur parents proud..!!!✌🖒🖒
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                              Nabila
                              Jan 12, 2017 at 5:49 pm
                              Only one day for computer science .atleast 5 days should be given.
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                                Nizam
                                Jan 11, 2017 at 11:32 am
                                Couldn't agree with you more...lt;br/gt;IP could have been preponded for 5 day, that would have been perfect 😞
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                                  Pournami
                                  Jan 24, 2017 at 2:32 pm
                                  Those who are willing to study and p with flying colors will study in the given possible time..so those who complaint are the ones who can't face challenges....so guys just accept the challenge and make the best out of the small time!!! :D ALL THE BEST EVERYONE :D
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                                    rabiur rahaman
                                    Jan 11, 2017 at 2:39 pm
                                    I am having ip and account i am having only 1 day gaph for account exam as my ip exam on 27 march and account 29 and what i will do of 17 days in eco !! No more days in account which is important and tough subject
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                                      Radhika
                                      Jan 11, 2017 at 10:18 am
                                      The CBSE should also take in to account the ease of the children of humanities with maths stream.the maths exam is on 20th march while history exam is on. 23 rs march, giving only 2 days to maths students to study a vast subject , which has 3 long books to memorise. Otherwise in all the other exams the gap is appropriate....
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                                        Sanchi Chheda
                                        Jan 11, 2017 at 4:41 pm
                                        Switch Date of Maths...At least 7 days for Maths preparation needed.
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                                          Sahil lohchab
                                          Jan 11, 2017 at 2:58 pm
                                          We have less time!!!
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                                            bhuvnesh
                                            Jan 12, 2017 at 4:55 am
                                            govt. first prefence to election and not to worried student enterene exam conduct on april and may
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