Most of the class 12 students who appeared for the CBSE board exam on Thursday said the business studies paper was difficult and lengthy.
A number of students complained that they were unable to complete the paper on time and had to leave it midway.
“The exam was tricky and extremely time consuming. There were a number of case studies and three hours were not enough for solving the paper,” said Rohan Bhatia, a student of DPS, Sector 45 .
Parents said they saw many students who were upset because they could not complete the paper in time.
“The paper was very lengthy and there were a number of indirect questions. I saw a lot of students disappointed and a few were even crying,” said Bhavna Kalra of Gurgaon.
Though a majority said the exam was tricky and time consuming, some students said that they were expecting a different pattern this year.
“The pattern of the question paper was the same as we had expected. Questions were indirect and were a little tricky,” said Ashrit Sethi of Suncity School.
Another student Gyaneshwari of Rotary Public School agreed and said, “The paper was balanced. There were a few indirect questions and case studies. However, it was manageable for me since I was thorough with the concepts.”
Teachers also agreed with the students and said that the paper was tricky. “The paper was difficult for students who did not have a proper understanding of the concepts. It was indeed a lengthy paper but time management is a major component in each examinations. In our school, the students were given a lot of training to attend lengthy exam papers,” said Roopali, a business studies teacher in DAV Public School, Sector 14.