The ongoing CBSE class 12th examinations are becoming a tough nut to crack for the most of the students. This time, the controversy was regarding the mathematics paper.
For the second time in a row, class 12 CBSE mathematics paper made students weep as this year paper too was difficult. In fact, according to some principals at exam centers, students were crying as they couldn't complete the paper and even one mark questions were lengthy.
As per a student of Presidium School, Ashok Vihar, Sanya Ahuja, she heard many of her classmates talking that how they left 15 to 20 marks worth of questions unanswered. The paper was tough as even one mark questions weren't straight forward. She started crying when half time was over as the paper had too many vectors.
According to principal of The Indian School, Tania Joshi, such papers disappoints kids and drops their morale as two six-mark questions from matrices and determinants and one four-marker were all lengthy.
If the paper is tough, then the checking is lenient, says Isha Patel who studies at Delhi Public School, R K Puram. She left about six-seven marks. Another student said that she had solved 10-year papers and those are all direct questions. This time, 80% of the questions were indirect.
Sanya Ahuja said that she was expecting to score over 90 marks as Delhi University cut-off percentages are higher.
Nitish Gupta and Nisha Bajaj, maths teachers at Mount Abu Public School have a different view. According to them, it was a balanced paper but lengthy and any student scoring 100% would require good time management and fast calculation on his/her behalf.