The CBSE and SSC exams went off smoothly on Tuesday, the day of the first paper.
SSC students appeared for the first language paper (non-English), while CBSE Class 12 students appeared for the physics paper. For CBSE Class 10 students, it was an optional paper – French.
“It was a good paper, there was no problem of any kind,” said Sayyed Danish, a private SSC candidate who appeared for the Urdu exam.
The SSC board’s Mumbai division helpline got a slew of calls related to technical issues such as students’ exam centres, the timetable and details to mention on the answer sheet.
“No problems were reported by any students, most of the queries were routine,” said A Lonkar, who was manning the helpline during the day.
“A few students also called to ask about the Best-Five matter. But we told them that there had not yet been any resolution on the matter.”
Instances of cheating were also reported at two centres in the Mumbai division, but officials did not provide further details.
CBSE students also had a smooth day. “The children were very happy with the physics paper, anyone who had studied from the textbook in detail would have been able to do well,” said Indu Mathu, principal of Apeejay School in Nerul.
Class 10 students appeared for the French paper, and reported that it was a good paper. The next paper for them is the maths paper on Saturday.