Physics teachers from various city government schools held a meeting in Sector 16 on Monday to discuss the CBSE physics question paper of Class 12 , conducted on Monday, which they referred to be difficult and different from the usual pattern followed by the respective board.
Teachers found the question paper tricky and lengthy which, according to them, could not be completed within stipulated time.
They also pointed out errors stating that many three marks questions in all the three sets were not justified.
"The paper was very lengthy and drastically off-track from the previous year's pattern. While the concept of an exam should be 'how much does a person know', the paper seemed to be about 'how much can he write in a speculated time'.
Most questions were beyond the comprehension of students. Even the brightest of my students couldn't attempt any of the three-mark questions due to lack of time," said Chhavi Chopra, a physics tutor in city.
"Students are shattered and depressed, which may affect their performance in the next exam. CBSE should either conduct the exam again or give grace marks to all irrespective of whether questions have been attempted or not," she added.
"The question paper was really difficult and different this time. Students from city's top schools even complaint of facing difficulty in attempting the questions. Paper was not scoring at all", stated Bhag Singh, physics teacher.
Amarjit Singh, another teacher said that CBSE should keep in mind the 40% weightage for JEE (main) while checking the papers and grace marks should also be given to the students for the lengthy paper.
"Students were seen puzzled at the centers. They were getting confused and anxious as they did niot expect such a twisted and difficult paper. CBSE should stick to its pattern or should release sample papers before following a changed pattern to give a fair idea to the students before,"said Bhag Singh.
Dapinderjeet singh, a Class 12 student said though paper was a bit lengthy and tricky there were some direct questions which could be scoring for the students.