Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 students complained that Thursday’s accountancy exam was lengthy. Though the paper was not difficult, some students left questions that carried 20-25 marks owing to the length.
Students are already complaining about Monday’s mathematics paper, which they say was long and tough.
“It was such a lengthy paper. In pursuit of completing it, I ended up messing up with everything. I even left a 15-mark question,” said Anushi Arya, a commerce student of Montfort School in north Delhi.
She said there was no way anyone could complete the paper within three hours. “First math and now accounts. I don’t know what is going to happen,” she said.
As journal entries with lengthy workings were asked in most questions, students took time to solve them. Even the theory part of the paper was described to be bit tricky. But no question was out of syllabus.
“There was a lot of calculation to be done which consumed the maximum chunk of our time. The one-mark questions were especially tricky. There were around three questions that were unexpected,” said Priyanka, a student of Presidium School.
After the examination, many students posted complaints on the online board of the National Consumer Forum, demanding leniency in the paper correction.
But among the students too, there were some who could complete the paper and said they were satisfied.
However, the teacher called it an average paper that was wellbalanced and said students who had practised well could easily solve it and get a perfect score.
“A few questions were lengthy but it was easy as most questions were application based. Valuebased questions and missing figure questions were simple,” said Jyoti Arora, principal Mount Abu Public School, Rohini.