CBSE Board Exam 2024 Highlights: Check Analysis For Geography Board Exam

CBSE Board Exam 2024 commenced from February 15 for Classes 10 and 12.

CBSE Board Exam 2024 Highlights: Check Analysis For Geography Board Exam
New Delhi:

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted Class 12 Geography paper today, Thursday February 29, 2024. The exam started at 10.30am and concluded around 1.30pm. This year, a total of 39 lakh students from 26 countries are taking the examinations. In the national capital, the examinations are being held at 877 centers, with 5.80 lakh students appearing.

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Students appearing in the examination have been advised to arrive at the center at least 30 minutes before the commencement of the exam. They must not forget to carry their admit card as it is a crucial document. Candidates without admit cards will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.

Students must also bring their own stationery as borrowing in the examination hall is not permitted. Prohibited items should not be brought into the examination hall, as doing so may result in cancellation of the exam.

CBSE commenced conducting board exams for Classes 10 and 12 starting February 15. Class 12 exams will be held until April 2 while Class 10 exams will take place till March 13.

Here are the LIVE updates on the Geography Board Exam:

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Feb 29, 2024 16:21 (IST)
Exam As Per Syllabus But Paper Was Time Consuming, Haryana School Teacher Says
The exam was as per the syllabus and MCQs was asked from the depth of the course, says Mrs Divya Dang, principal, lady Florence Convent school, Sohna. The short questions were easy and long questions were based on analysis and were moderate. Key topics that were covered in the class were asked in the examination. I feel students were able to perform, the paper was time consuming.

Feb 29, 2024 16:21 (IST)
Balanced Paper And Students Were Satisfied, Says Uttar Pradesh School Teacher
All three sets of Geography papers were relatively easy, says Soma Majumdar, PGT Geography, VidyaGyan Leadership Academy, Bulandshahr.  The papers were well-structured with a variety of competency-based questions. However, some questions required critical thinking, necessitating students to draw upon their prerequisite knowledge. The bar graph in question 19 was a little blurred. The map questions were good. Overall, it was a balanced paper and students were satisfied.

Feb 29, 2024 14:36 (IST)
Question On Compound Bar Graph Lacked Clarity, Says Noida School Teacher
A question on compound bar graph in the paper did not have much clarity, says Ms Sudeshna, Geography teacher, DAV School Noida. "It would have been difficult for students to comprehend it. Apart from it, the paper was fine.  The exam this year was a bit difficult as compared to last year. The question paper of Set 1 had direct questions from the course," she adds. 

Feb 29, 2024 09:59 (IST)
CBSE Issues Clarification On Open Book Exam
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has clarified its intentions to conduct a comprehensive study within its affiliated schools to assess the viability of implementing the OBE within the Indian educational framework.

The move aligns with the recommendations outlined in the National Curriculum Framework for Secondary Education (NCF-SE). Initially, the Board plans to experiment with the OBE approach and subsequently evaluate its feasibility within the Indian context.

Contrary to media reports, the CBSE has refuted claims about immediate plans to introduce the OBE in selected schools as part of a pilot run for specific subjects and grade levels. Instead, the Board is currently focused on initiating a study to ascertain the feasibility of the initiative.

In an interview with Education Times, Joseph Emmanuel, the Director of Academics at CBSE, said "Some media reports have created confusion; the CBSE has decided to undertake a study to understand the feasibility for bringing assessment reforms like the OBE based on recommendations in the NEP-2020 and NCF-SE 2023. The study would be conducted in select CBSE schools as it is important to first experiment, and then examine the viability of the OBE."

Mr Emmanuel further elaborated, "The CBSE has earlier introduced case-based questions in the board exam paper; students can answer the case-based questions only if they have a conceptual understanding."
Feb 29, 2024 09:58 (IST)
Key Guidelines For Students

  • Students should abstain from spreading fake news regarding paper leaks or other matters.
  • Familiarise themselves with exam guidelines before the exam.

Feb 29, 2024 09:57 (IST)
How To Beat Exam Stress, CBSE Lists Do's And Don'ts
CBSE had earlier listed certain do's and don't for students and parents to follow during the board exams. Recognising that examination time is one of very common situation when adolescents may find difficulty in coping with the stress, CBSE said following these strategies will help students to maximize their performance in the examination.

  • Know your concentration span, Study with breaks.
  • Students must work out best time for concentration.
  • They must hold group study for difficult subjects.
  • Students must not be discouraged by previous results. They must try to identify their weak areas from previous exams and work on them.
  • Students must make time management plan for all subjects.
  • They must repeat their learnt work so the recall in exam is easy. Work not repeated or revised is easily forgotten.
  • Students must plan their revision time by drawing up a timetable. The timetable should also include activities such as playing, walking, watching TV that help in relaxation.