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Science paper mixed bag

The last big paper of the Class X board exam— Science—threw up a mixed bag for students. Although many of them thought the paper was balanced a few difficult terms left some students guessing.

delhi Updated: Mar 29, 2009 00:47 IST
HT Correspondent

The last big paper of the Class X board exam— Science—threw up a mixed bag for students. Although many of them thought the paper was balanced a few difficult terms left some students guessing.

“The paper was very good and balanced. A few questions were twisted and we had to think them over. But those who were well-prepared would’ve found it easy,”said Sheena Bartaria, student of DPS, Mathura Road.

Abhishek Karmakar, a student of Bloom Public School, Vasant Vihar also found the paper “easy. A few short questions were difficult but otherwise it was an easy paper,”said Karmakar.

However, Biology questions on nastic movement and movement of curvature left students in a lurch.

“The examples of these movements are given in the book but the terms are not used. So students got confused and had difficulty in understanding the question,” said Vinita Mathur, biology teacher at St Thomas Girls Senior Secondary School.

Mathur said the school would write to the CBSE on Monday.

“Many students could not answer the two-mark question. Since the textbook is used as a guideline, we will request the CBSE to consider moderation while marking,” said Mathur.

Teachers were also disappointed at the lack of questions on genetics.

“Genetics is a tough topic for students to understand and they work hard to cover that part. At least one question should have been asked,” commented Mala Gupta, Biology teacher at Springdales School, Pusa Road. “But we cannot blame the CBSE for not asking a question. It is their prerogative,” said Gupta.