Despite heavy rain in the morning, students took their first Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board exam for elective English for Class 12 on Monday.
Students were at ease while attempting the paper which was, by consensus, quite easy.
“I think the paper was a cakewalk nothing was out of syllabus. It also made the pressure of exams much lighter for me and I would be more confident while preparing for the next exam,” said Shaifali Sharma, a Class 12 student.
A few students struggled to complete the paper on time as they found it too lengthy to be completed in three hours.
“The comprehensive passages were quite time-consuming and the reading section was tough. Despite focusing on speed and time, I could not attempt the complete paper,” said Sahil Sharma, a student of Class 12.
It was the first time that English paper in CBSE carried three questions for comprehension part according to Neerja Jain, English teacher, GMSSS-16.
“I think the paper was really easy and also most of the literature part was from the first ten chapters only. However, there were certain changes in the comprehension part this time,” she said.
Parents were anxiously waiting outside the centres. Many could not even drop their child to the exam centre on time owing to the heavy rain.
“There were a lot of traffic jams in the city. Despite of leaving early in the morning for the exam centre, I could not drop my son on time due to water logging and slow traffic. I had to change my route to the center and commuted from the inside roads connecting sectors,” said Bikar Pal Singh, a parent.
Class 10 students will sit for their first exam, science, on Tuesday.