Science students of class 12 CBSE were generally a happy lot on Monday as their chemistry paper went off well on the whole. However, a few questions, especially based on conversions, were deemed somewhat tricky and difficult by some students.
After the physics paper on March 5 turned out to be troublesome for many, students were scared and expected a tough paper. However, teachers said the paper was quite straightforward and based on the NCERT textbook.
"It was a very good and well-balanced paper across all three sets in terms of difficulty level and length. Quite a few questions were taken directly from the exercises in the book. If a child has studied the NCERT thoroughly, they should be able to do well," said Swarnmayee Mohapatra, a teacher from Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar.
However, some students found a few questions tricky, such as conversions. "The questions on conversions were a bit tough and required some thinking," said Reema Bisht, a student. "In set three, the conversion questions were slightly conceptual but doable," said Tanmay Sharma, another student.
Overall, most students said they found the paper easy and expect to score well. Many said they finished the paper between thirty minutes to an hour before time. "The paper was easy. Most of the questions were direct and only one or two questions were tricky. We expected a much tougher paper and it turned out be easier than the sample papers also," said Snehanshu Sadangi, a student of Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan.