Students of Class 10 took their first Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board exam of science on Tuesday.
The question paper got mixed reactions from the students where most found the paper to be quite easy while few could not give their best while attempting the paper. They found physics section easy to attempt.
"There was nothing out of syllabus and questions were from the NCERT books. This paper has left me relaxed as this is one of the most important subjects for us and now half of my tension has reduced," said Akash Kumar a Class 10 student, Delhi Public School, Chandigarh.
Rohan Dua, another student, said otherwise, "The paper was quite lengthy and difficult. Thankfully I managed to complete my paper in the last minute."
No cases of cheating were reported on the day in the city according to CBSE officials.
Parents were seen waiting for their children outside the gates of the centers in anxiety. "I had been praying since morning for my child as he has studied really hard for the exam. Science is a bit difficult and an important subject for students, I was worried," said Sunita Bharadwaj, mother of a student.
Power cuts in the city continued to harass students which affected their preparation for the exam. "Administration should take the matter seriously and they should make sure that power cuts are not scheduled during exam time.
There was no light in my area and thus my daughter could not study with full concentration on last day of preparation. Board exams are very crucial for the students and these things should be taken care of by the electricity department,' stated Anoop Joshi, resident of Aman City, SAS Nagar.
Students of Class 12 will sit for business studies exam on Wednesday.