Students from the district who took their first board examination on Thursday morning came out of exam halls saying that the question paper was relatively easy. The examinations, for students of schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), started nationwide on Thursday with the first exam being of English.
A total of 10,98,891 students have registered themselves for the board examination this year . The exams, taken by thousands of students in Gautam Budh Nagar district, will continue till April for students of science, commerce and humanities subjects.
“My friends and I thought that paper was okay. I finished it half an hour before the rest of my batch mates. However, questions from the novel ‘The Invisible Man’ were tricky,” said Kushagra Rastogi, a class 12 student from Delhi Public School, Noida.
Another DPS student, Aishwarya Srivastava, expressed happiness over the ‘easy’ questions asked in the exam.
“Generally, everybody found the paper to be easy. It was not lengthy either, unlike last year. We had been preparing for this exam for a year and I finished it 15 minutes before the set time of three hours,” said Srivastava.
However, some students were left disappointed over what they felt were difficult questions from ‘The invisible Man’.
“We had prepared straightforward lengthy answers from the novel, but tricky questions were put up in the question paper. Many of my friends couldn’t understand the questions, but we somehow managed to finish the paper,” said Raghav, a student of Somerville School, Noida.
For now, the students are relaxed over what many felt was relatively easy paper, but many believe that their real test would be on March 25 when they will have to appear for mathematics exam.