The Class 12 Board examinations under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) kicked off on Monday with the English examination being conducted the first, as every year.
A minimum of 11,86,144 students have been notified to have appeared for the examination. The students who gave the examination had only one reaction in their minds- the question paper was easy, but too lengthy.
Hrithik Chauhan, a class 12 student at Salwan Public School, said, “I was very nervous when I woke up today but my anxiousness disappeared the moment I read the question paper. It was not just easy but it had all the questions which made a student feel comfortable.”
Teachers across schools in Delhi heaved a sigh of relief as they said that the question paper was set to give an enormous score to the students, although accepting that it was a bit lengthy.
Vanita Sehgal, Principal of Delhi Public School, RK Puram, said, “It was quite a straight-forward question paper and my students found it easy. Children did not face any hurdle in attempting the paper.”
Romila Kumar, who teaches English at the Vasant Valley School, termed the paper as ‘student-friendly’, saying that even an average student could attempt it completely and score high. She said, “It was a very simple paper. There was hardly any difference in the sets. Examiners had just jumbled up the questions and almost every student had a smooth journey in the three hours. As for the students have been consistent all year round with their preparation, they can easily score above 90.”
The question paper contained questions which were not extra-long and were equally easy than what the paper looked like in the last several years. The questions in the novel section were also protagonist based.
All the students finished their examination within the given exam time limit and did not need to put any extra time for solving the paper. As for the students, an article asking to write about the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan proved to be fruitful as they had studies about it over the year.
Hrithik, who is now aiming at scoring above 90 in the subject, said, “I was very happy when I saw the question on cleanliness of surroundings because I have been reading about it in newspapers for the last two years. It immediately boosted my confidence when I was writing the paper.”
The CBSE class 12 examinations are set to end on April 12, while the class 10 examinations will end on April 4.