Class 12 students of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) took their mathematics exam on Monday. Many complained that the paper this year was lengthy and questions that carried lesser marks were the ones that turned out to be the most time consuming.
This year there was a change in the format of the question paper with Section B carrying 29 compulsory questions of two marks each. Many students complained that these questions were the most time consuming, making the paper lengthy.
“The last few questions were from relation and function and differential equation. They were time-consuming and did not carry much marks,” said Jatin Bajaj, a student.
Some students found the trigonometry section easy, and some were of the opinion that the geometry section was more difficult than the rest.
“I always had problems with geometry and all optional questions of the portion were difficult for me. I ended up skipping two compulsory questions,” said Sonam, a student of Somerville School.
In Gurgaon too, students complained about difficult portions of the paper. “I expected the maths exam to be easier this year due to the change in paper pattern. However, it was tough. I am disappointed and hope to pull through with other subjects,” said Rohini Shah, a student of St PBN Public School in Gurgaon.
Vanya Jain, a student of Suncity World School in the city, said that while the questions were from the NCERT syllabus itself, she found them quite tricky.
“Some of my classmates were crying after the exam as they had left questions worth 10 to 15 marks unanswered,” said Yashika Khanna, of Rotary Public School in Gurgaon.
Kashish Sharma of the school too said she found the six-mark calculus portion difficult. “They were optional so I chose application of integration instead of calculus and am hoping to score over 85 out of 100. We are expecting the CBSE to be lenient in checking as they had set a tough paper,” she said.