Indore: Central Board of Secondary Education conducted class X board science examination on Wednesday. Though the exam paper was not tough, application-based questions in chemistry were a challenge for students. Physics numericals were tough and tested students a little more than normal.
Analysing the paper, subject experts talked about possible results. “Three-mark questions were tricky to understand for students, which challenged average students and might even affect the overall score,” expert Chanchal Chauhan said. She added that most students will pass but “may not with flying colours.”
“Biology section was easy, which may help in boosting scores, while chemistry challenged every student,” Chanchal said. Discussing physics section of paper, expert Harshad Shevgaonkar said, “It was easy, scoring. Most questions were from prescribed NCERT book. Physics numericals were not as challenging as expected, so we can hope for a good result for most students.
“CBSE science paper was NCERT-based paper. It was a balanced paper. Direct questions were asked. Tough questions were also there. It was an average and scoring paper for me.”
“The paper was moderate and balanced. No question was out of syllabus, the paper was not too difficult. In chemistry, some questions were tricky but those who had concept clear found it easy. In biology, no diagram was specifically asked. In physics, questions related to current and light were mostly asked.”
“The paper was based on concepts of NCERT and questions were also basic. Overall, paper was easy. There weren’t as many numericals as expected. So, it was easier for me.”
“Question paper was easy and student-friendly. Physics had balanced scheme of numericals and theory. Chemistry questions were based on reactions, so a little tricky with difficult language. Biology was overall nice.”
“It was an average paper. Tricky questions in chemistry took time in understanding. So, it stretched my planned time. However, biology and physics sections were easier. So, it was balanced.”