Chandigarh: “Our English question paper was easy but lengthy,” was the reaction of a majority of Class XII students who appeared for the CBSE examination on Thursday.
The first examination day saw students appearing for the English core as well as elective papers. The examination began at 10.30 am and ended at 1.30 pm. Meanwhile, this year more than 15,000 Class XII students from Tricity appeared for the board examinations at 35 centres in the Tricity.
“It was a very balanced and easy paper and was not tough at all. Whatever was taught in our class came in the examination. Though the paper was lengthy, whoever had studied carefully in the class would have done well,” said Kartika, a student from Government Senior Secondary School, Manimajra.
Echoing the same reaction, Menal Sharma, another student from Government Senior Secondary School, said, “Anyone who has prepared the syllabus thoroughly certainly didn’t find and difficulty as the paper was not at all tough as there were balanced set of questions from all portions of the syllabus.”
However, a few found the paper to be lengthy and did not seem satisfied with the allotted time. Confirming the same, Ravi, a student of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 40-B, said, “The question paper was extremely lengthy and I couldn’t get sufficient time to answer all the questions. I could only answer 80-mark questions. I think the examiners should keep the allotted time in mind while framing the question.”
“The English paper was well framed. Unseen passages were neither very tough nor very easy. Topics from writing skills were quite relevant. The literature section was also well targeted. Overall, it was a student-friendly paper,” said Arti Malhotra, who teaches English at Saupin’s School, Sector 32, Chandigarh.
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