Teachers and students classified the Class 12 Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) Physics exam question paper, held on Wednesday, as “balanced” and of “medium difficulty level”.
“The paper was balanced. More questions were direct, applicative questions didn’t require much critical thinking and numericals were easily attemptable. Below average students can easily get passing marks but to get 100% required good time management,” said Rannu Pathak, who teaches physics at Mount Abu School, Rohini.
Most students said the paper was easy and they could attempt most questions. However, some students said the paper was lengthy.
“The five marks questions were easy but three marks question were tricky and lengthy. But overall the paper was good,” said Kunark, a student.
Teachers said the Physics paper was not difficult as most of the questions were straightforward and included derivations. They said students who could manage time will be able to score well.
“The paper was balanced and can be graded as average to easy. Students would find it easy to score a minimum of 70% marks provided they have prepared keeping in mind the specified board syllabus,” said Nitin Bharadwaj, physics teacher at Evergreen senior secondary school, Vasundhara Enclave.
A physics teacher from a government school said, “The paper was of average difficulty level. Students will be able to score good marks if they attempted most questions.”
Class 12 student, Afreen Zehra, whose exam center was Kendriya Vidyalaya Gole market, said the paper was “not very difficult”. Another student Dipanshu Sharma said, “It was little complicated but easy. Section B and C were difficult.”
Students will appear for Business Studies exam on Thursday and after that the next exam will be of Mathematics on March 20.
The examination for Class 10 was conducted at 16,363 centres across the country. Students appeared for Class 12 examination at 10,678 centres in India. Fifty-eight examination centres have also been set up in some Gulf countries and six in various other countries.
The CBSE has a three-tier arrangement for surprise checking flying squads from the Board itself, Delhi’s Directorate of Education (DoE) and those from outside Delhi.
In a first, the board has also come up with a mobile application to help students locate their examination centre using their phone numbers.