Putting an end to all the apprehension and speculation, the physics exam for the on-going Class 12 boards turned out to be a happy one with most students finding the paper easy.
The exam consisted of questions worth 70 marks and had to be attempted in three hours – it was divided into five sections i.e. A,B,C,D,E. Most students found section C to be time consuming and tough.
Relief was writ large on the faces of students coming out of the examination hall on Saturday. For most, the paper was simple, especially when compared to last year’s board exam, but was lengthy.
The paper consisted of many direct questions, easy numericals and straight-forward derivations.
Abhimanyu, a DAV student, said, “The paper was not very difficult, but since I had not prepared very well, I found it bit tough. I will, though, prepare in a better manner for the other examinations.”
“The exam was quite easy. I am expecting good marks this year,” said Khushboo, who appeared for her paper at KB DAV Sector-7.
“It was easy but lengthy due to which I was unable to answer a few questions. It was not difficult at all,” Kirti, another student, quipped.
“The paper was easier than I had expected. Many of the frequently asked questions were repeated,” said Risham, who appeared for the exam at St John’s High School, Sector 26.
While analysing the question paper, Chandigarh-based JEE physics trainer Kunal Singh said, “CBSE has given a cakewalk to the science students after much hue and cry over the physics paper last year.”
Singh further said that it was the easiest paper in the last seven years and that 90% of the questions were straight forward, repetitive and simple.
“I am sure that the number of candidates scoring more than 90 will increase sharply this year,” he added.
Tamana Rishi, a student of DAV Public School, Amritsar, said, “I was little nervous as physics is a complicated subject . But after going through the question paper, I was surprised to see that the paper was direct and easy. I am sure I will pass .”
“I found the paper quite easy as there were no tricky questions. I was nervous but it came as a good surprise to me . Only two numericals were there - rest of the paper was theoretical which made it easy,” Shivdev Singh from DAV Public School, Amritsar, said.
(with inputs from Shubam Mahajan)