Balanced history paper tests understanding of concepts | education$high-school | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Mar 29, 2017-Wednesday
New Delhi
  • Humidity
  • Wind

Balanced history paper tests understanding of concepts

Board exams 2016 Updated: Mar 09, 2016 16:01 IST
HT Correspondent
Board exam 2016

Students coming out of examination centre after appearing in a Central Board of Secondary Education paper.(Burhaan Kinu / HT file photo)

Keeping up with the trend this year, the history paper of class 12 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) was a balanced one and students called it an easy.

“Most of the questions were from the syllabus and the difficulty level was not very high or low. It was easier than last year’s paper,” said Maulikka Bhardwaj Sharma, a student of Ahlcon International School.

It, however, required students to manage time well to be able to complete the paper.

But teachers who teach the subject said there was a 21-mark question which was a test of the students’ understanding of the concept. “These questions were not straightforward. For example, one of the passages talked about marriage between Bhim and Hidimba. With these as the source, students were questioned on the concept of caste and marriage and asked to draw relevance of the concept in contemporary times. Some students must have found it difficult. But it was overall a balanced paper,” said Renu Sharma, history teacher at Ahlcon International.

Read more | Class 12 physics exam: Mixed reaction from Lucknow students