Class 12 CBSE students, appearing for their board examinations, described their Biology paper on Monday as lengthy and largely application-based.
Hundreds of anxious students across India had earlier demanded that the CBSE re-conduct their Class XII Mathematics examination after an “unexpectedly tough” question paper left many candidates in tears. The CBSE later said it will take ‘remedial measures’ while checking the paper.
Some students later had claimed that their accountancy paper, though not difficult, was lengthy too and they had to leave questions that carried 20-25 marks as they ran out of time.
Monday’s paper, however, was different.
“The paper was a little tricky, but overall easy. Like most other papers this year, the questions were application based but well within the NCERT syllabus,” said Sushma, a student of Evergreen Senior Secondary School.
The paper was lengthy as some elaborative concepts from the genetics were asked as questions carrying 2-3 marks.
“The paper was adequately balanced and scoring. I had studied my NCERT well and also managed my time properly. I am hoping to get a good score,” said Mansi Jain, Class 12 student of Mount Abu Public School.
Teachers also said that the paper was easy, with possibility of students even scoring 100 per cent in it.
“Questions were direct and any student who had been thorough with the syllabus will definitely score well,” said Radha Rani, a Biology teacher from Evergreen Senior Secondary School in east Delhi.