Unlike last year, the Business Studies paper this year in the Class 12 Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) was not very difficult though few questions were tricky and required effort to solve.
The paper’s direct questions were easy. However, the case studies questions were described as tricky and confusing by the teachers. Some students also said the paper was lengthy. “The paper was easy, but a bit lengthy. There were few questions, which were tricky too but I would still call it easy,” said Sohini a student of the Lal Bahadur Shastri School in Delhi.
Shahid, another student part of the Patrachar Vidyalaya, said, “We were given situations and had to apply our knowledge and implement it. So that ways it was bit tricky. If we had understood the concept then it was an easy paper.”
Like last year, few case study questions worth 8-10 marks weightage was confusing even for teachers. “A six-mark question could have three different answers. We also had to discuss among ourselves on the right answer. Losing six marks is a big deal for students who are aiming more than 90 marks,” said Ekta Kandhari, business studies teacher at Ahlcon International School.
Last year, too there was a six mark question which had put students in a fit. Many students had also scored less-marks in the subject.
However teachers said this year’s paper was easier compared to the previous year. The pattern of the CBSE Business Studies paper was changed in 2015.