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Class X Social Science paper evokes mixed response

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Every minute counts: Students busy with last minute revision before the CBSE Class X examination in New Delhi on Monday.
Every minute counts: Students busy with last minute revision before the CBSE Class X examination in New Delhi on Monday.

Staff Reporter

Some say question paper “easy”, some find it “tricky”

NEW DELHI: The Class X Social Science paper of the Central Board of Secondary Education examination evoked a mixed response from students on Monday, with some rejoicing over the “easy” question paper and others complaining that it had many “tricky” questions.

However, most said the questions were from the books prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training and that the paper was not lengthy and that they were able to finish it on time.

“It was pretty good. Yes, there were application-based questions but they were not at all tough. I hope to score good marks,” said a confident Tanvi Maru of Modern School, Vasant Vihar.

Jyotika Nair from Ryan International School, Kondli, echoed the same sentiment: “The paper went off very well. All the sets were easy and similar. Anyone who had gone through the NCERT books would have found the question paper easy. All the questions were direct.”

However, there were some students who disagreed with that.

“There were no direct questions. In fact, they were tricky. I got Set-1, which had a lot of tricky questions. After the examination, I checked the other two sets and they were fine and had mostly direct questions,” said Joseph John of St. Francis de Sales School, Janakpuri, who said some of his classmates burst into tears after the examination.

Arunima Banerjee, a student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, R. K. Puram, Sector 8, also felt that some questions were tricky. “Some questions were based on conceptual understanding. I got Set-2, which was okay but I think Set-1 was a bit lengthy. Some of my friends could not complete their answers,” she added.

Meanwhile, the subject teachers were happy with the question paper, which they felt was according to the prescribed syllabus.

“We had followed the CBSE sample papers to the T. The paper was exactly like the pre-CBSE paper that we had designed. Our kids were thrilled.

Though most questions were straightforward and the same in all the three sets, while comparing I felt that Set-3 was a little more difficult. It was a decent paper, though I think the map part was a little tricky,” said Sangeeta Hasija, who teaches Geography at Springdales School, Pusa Road.

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