Most students finish their papers well before time
NEW DELHI: Their first brush with the Central Board of Secondary Education examinations was a pleasant experience for the majority of Class X students who appeared for their Social Science paper on Friday.
Though the Social Science paper is usually long and students keep writing up to the last minute, most examinees finished their exam well before the scheduled time of 1-30 p.m. "I was through with my paper by 12-30 p.m. It was an easy paper. It was not lengthy; nothing was out of syllabus. I knew all the answers. Almost all my friends were satisfied with the question paper," said a visibly elated Prasanna Gaekwad, a student of Kendriya Vidyalaya at Rangpuri.
Dhruv Sharma of Air Force Golden Jubilee School said the paper was "good and much easier than what the first-timers had anticipated''.
"Awesome!" was how Manjul Prateeti described her paper.
And unlike the Class XII Physics paper on Thursday when students claimed that one of the sets was tougher than the other two, the Class X students on Friday faced no such problem.
"The questions were all same. It is just that the serial numbering was different in each set," said Manjul of Army Public School in Noida who finished her paper 20 minutes before time.
Since the CBSE had decided to increase the number of pages in the answer-books for Classes XII and X from this year, students were spared the effort of attaching supplementary sheets. The pages in the main answer-books have been increased from 40 to 48 for Class XII and from 32 to 40 for Class X. "Asking extra sheets during exams can disrupt concentration and also time is wasted in attaching them," said Prasanna.
Over 2-lakh students appeared for the Class X examination at about 555 centres across the Capital on Friday.