CBSE Class 12 exam: Students say economics paper surprisingly easy

Teachers said all questions in the CBSE Class 12 economics paper were based on the NCERT book and it should be easy for students to score well.

delhi Updated: Apr 17, 2017 21:30 IST
Heena Kausar
Heena Kausar
Hindustan Times
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Class 12 Board exams started on March 9 and will go on till April 29. The next exam is sociology on April 20.(Sonu mehta/HT Photo)

CBSE Class 12 students appeared for economics exam on Monday with many finding it “very easy”. Though dreaded often, the paper left many students pleasantly surprised because of its “low difficulty level” and said they could complete it before time.

“The paper was very easy and I completed my answers in nearly two hours. I had a lot of time in the end to revise. All questions were based on the NCERT book,” said Vanshika, a class XII student from Manav Sthali School in Rajendra Nagar.

Another student, Muskan, said, “It wasn’t lengthy. Almost all questions were from CBSE sample paper. I am expecting to score above 90 marks.”

Economics paper is mainly taken by students of commerce and humanities. It’s also one of the most sought-after but elusive courses at the undergraduate level. The cut-offs at Delhi University for BA (honours) economics are the highest.

Anuradha Wadhwa, who teaches economics at Evergreen Evergreen Public School, Vasundhra Enclave, said, “Paper was easy and straightforward. Around 10-15 % was conceptual and analytical in nature. There were no out-of-syllabus questions. Students should be able to score easily.”

A student from Convent of Jesus and Mary School, however, said she got stuck on a few questions as they required longer time to solve. “Though the paper was easy, I found some questions tricky.”

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 Board exams started on March 9 and will go on till April 29. The next exam is sociology on April 20. Over 10 lakh students are appearing for the exam across India of which two lakh are in Delhi.

First Published: Apr 17, 2017 15:56 IST