CBSE successfully conducted the Math exam of class 12 on Monday, March 20, 2017 at various test centers across the country and according to an experienced CBSE Board math examiner, this year the paper was quite easy and questions were mainly set from the NCERT book. Similar reports were also received from other teachers who said that this CBSE's main focus was the NCERT textbook along with the questions from previous year papers, NCERT examples and multiple choice questions.
As mentioned by India Today Education -
Majority of examinees said that paper was easy though there were few who said that paper was simple but was length, no one said that paper was difficult. In comparison to previous year paper, this year's paper was quite easy but due to being lengthy some students fell short of time and couldn’t complete the exam in time.
Simple exam with questions from NCERT text book
"The question paper was pretty easy and hardly any questions were set from outside NCERT," says Debjani Kar.
"In the question set from Linear Programming (Set 3), there was no problem sum to be solved. The in-equation was given straight away and the students needed to plot it on the graph to find shaded region and then maximize. Linear programming questions have never been set this easy in the past 7-8 years," she adds.
"Students who thoroughly studied their NCERT textbook are bound to score well," says Kar
Persistent standard across all sets
"The level of the question paper was same across each set of the Math paper. If one paper had a tricky question, the corresponding questions in the other sets were also tricky," says Shaveta Sachdeva.
She further said that paper was quite easy and any student who did the NCERT thoroughly and has done question papers from last 10 years then he/she is bound to find the paper simple and scoring.
Students view on paper
Students from Ramjas School said that the paper was easy. "There were a few tricky questions, but if I had solved such questions before, I would have been able to get full marks," says a student.
"If students have gone through NCERT-the textbook and exemplar-it would be very easy to score 90 in this paper. A perfect score of 100 is also achievable this time if students have gone through every topic of each chapter thoroughly," says Shraunit, yet another student from Ramjas.
Change in paper format was also introduced this year as Section-B consisted of two marker questions and total of 29 questions were assigned in this section.