An average student can easily score 60% marks said Rupali Saini, a PGT Biology. 'All the questions were from the syllabus and there were direct questions in all the three subjects. Board has designed paper keeping in mind that students are going to write board exam first time,' she added.
"This year, with the implementation of the new assessment pattern in class 10 under which the mandatory board exams are being conducted as the annual assessment, a different format is being followed in board question papers," said Ms Saini. "Class 10 Science question paper also had a different format as compared to that followed in the previous years".
'Questions from ‘Practical’ section were relatively difficult as compared to that from theoretical section. Overall 65+ marks were easily scorable. Paper was lengthy as compared from last year’s question paper. Less questions were asked from previous year’s question paper,' said Mr. Rajshekhar Ratrey, VP, Educational Content, Toppr.com.
Another expert, Mrs Pranamika Bora, TGT Physics in G.D Goenka Public School, Greater Noida, said students would have found Physics and Biology questions easier as compared to some Chemistry questions.
"In Physics and Biology, almost all questions can be attempted by even a below average student if he has studied the NCERT book thoroughly," Ms Bora said.
"Overall level of the paper was from expected topics - barring a few- mostly in Chemistry like balancing equations. Value based question was attemptable to all. Scoring more than 95 percentage wouldn't be that challenging," she added.
According to the teachers, in Biology section, many questions were from 'How do Organisms Reproduce?'. Contrary to the expectation lesser questions were from Heredity and Evolution.
On 12 March, confusion arose with wrong paragraph numbers in Class 10 English question paper. CBSE has assured to consider the concerns of students. An official from CBSE told NDTV that it will make sure that no student is put to any disadvantage because of this confusion.
CBSE Class 10 Exams Ahead
Students will have two days gap hereafter. On 19 March, class 10 will sit for Arabic/ Tibetan/ Nepali/ Health care services paper. On 20 March there will be language papers. Social Science exam will be the next big exam on 22 March. Mathematics exam will be held on 28 March 2018.
A total of 16,38,428 students have registered for CBSE class 10 exams this year. The exams began on 5 March along with class 12 board exams.
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