The Central Board of Secondary Education conducted the Boards 10th Mathematics Exam today commencing from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Over 16.38 lakh students were found to have appeared for the examination.
The pattern of the question paper involves:
- The question paper consisted of 30 questions divided into four sections A, B, C, and D.
- Section A contained 6 questions of 1 mark each.
- Section B contained 6 questions of 2 marks each.
- Section C contained 10 questions of 3 marks each.
- Section D contained 8 questions of 4marks each.
- There was no overall choice. However, an internal choice was provided in four questions of 3 marks each and three questions of 4 marks each.
- Total time allowed: 3 Hours
- Maximum Marks: 80
According to the feedback received by the students, it was found that:
- Most of the students reported the Paper was very easy.
- Students reported that Paper was lengthy
- Majority of students found Section ‘D’ was tough
- The time-taking section of the paper was Section ‘C’
- 2 to 3 questions were repeated from the previous year papers.
- None of the questions were out of syllabus.
- The easiest Section was reported Section ‘A’
- The Average marks that are expected by the students are 40-50
- The Sample papers released by CBSE were very helpful as the questions were repeated.
- There was no misprint witnessed in the paper.
- The question paper of 2019 was easier than the previous one.
- The 4 marker questions were of medium difficulty level
- Majority of students reported that the questions mostly were according to the NCERT pattern, and most of the questions were similar to that of the examples given in the NCERT.
According to the Prachi, GGSSS Sunder Nagri, “The paper was easy and straight from the textbooks.”
“Questions asked are straight from the NCERT,” she added.
Another student from the same school, Ria says, “Theorem and diagram were also from the NCERT books.”
“My question paper set was easy. Questions from Algebra chapter were moderate. Questions from Statics were the easiest,” said Mantisha, a class 10 student.
According to a government school teacher Sanjay Sharma “The CBSE did a very good thing this year as well. They have not changed anything in section D. All the questions were as per the CBSE pattern. The students who have practiced a bit, solving the tricky question, they would be able to score good marks. According to m,e an average student can also be able to score good marks. Out of 80 marks, 65-70 marks can easily be obtained by them. If you include internal marks also then I think 90+ marks can be scored by the students.”
Many changes were introduced this year by the CBSE for 10th Board Examination, which included:
- Compulsory Board exams were re-introduced, where no choice for ‘Home Board’ would be given.
- The passing mark percentage has been reduced from 35% to 33%
- Internal choices were increased by 33%
According to CBSE, the 10th Board Examinations commenced on 5th March and will continue to last till 4th April 2019. The next important exam is the Science Exam, scheduled to be conducted on 13th March 2019.