While the Maths paper was easier than expected for some students, while it was difficult for others. Different sets had different difficulty level questions.
Refer the article from India today for how students feel about today’s exam and what were the questions in different set of question paper.
CBSE Class 10 Mathematics paper analysis: Board examiner says moderate paper, check student reactions and full question paper
The CBSE Class 10 Mathematics paper was held today at various exam centres across India. Students said the exam was easy and many of them are expecting high marks.
he Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 10 board exam 2019 began today and the students all over India appeared for the Mathematics paper. Students said that the class 10 Maths paper was easier than expected and most didn’t face any difficulties in solving the paper. However, the experienced board examiner we spoke to said that there were some tricky questions and the paper was of moderate level.
Many of the students we spoke to said the exam went really well or amazing and that they were very happy with it.
India Today got talking to experienced Board examiner Debjani Kar, senior Maths teacher at Hariyana Vidya Mandir, Kolkata, about the standard of the CBSE 2019 Class 10 Maths paper, and how students could be expected to fare in the results.
Different Maths paper Sets had different levels of questions
“The Maths papers of different sets had different questions,” said a student appearing for the exam in Delhi who had received Set 2 of the Maths paper.
“So, for some students, the question paper was easy while for others, the paper was tough,” he added.
However, when we tried to confirm this from other students, they denied it.
Yet another student pointed out that the paper was lengthy and that the Trigonometry questions were tough.
10 percent questions not from NCERT, says board examiner
“The Maths paper is not as easy as some students are making it be. Usually, there are straightforward theorem based questions in the class 10 Maths paper,” said board examiner Debjani Kar.
“But this year, they gave a corollary question instead of a theorem question which weaker students will have problems tackling,” she added.
Moreover, she added that 10 percent of the questions were not from NCERT and if students focused only on practicing from the NCERT, they could lose marks.
She also noted that one of the quadratic questions given in Set 1 paper was difficult and students wouldn’t be able to solve it if they haven’t come across a question of this type.
“The Mathematics paper was of moderate level, it wasn’t too easy but it wasn’t so hard that too many students fail in the exam,” she said.
Expected marks in CBSE 2019 Class 10 Maths paper
When we asked students about the marks they expect, most of them said they should get 90 above in the 100 marks paper. Board examiner Debjani Kar noted that average students should get 45 above in the 80 mark theory paper of class 10 maths.
Class 10 Maths board exams to have two levels from 2020
In order to ease the pressure of lakhs of students, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to introduce two levels of examination in Class 10 Mathematics board examination.
According to reports, the new change in pattern will come into effect from 2020 to cater to different kinds of learners.
The nomenclature for the two examinations will be as follow:
- Mathematics-Standard: For the existing level of examination
- Mathematics-Basic: For the easier level
About Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) was founded on November 3, 1962. It’s headquartered at Preet Vihar, New Delhi.
Its primary function includes preparing academic programmes and organising examinations, especially for Class 10 and Class 12 students.
As per the official data, a total of 16,38,428 candidates have registered for class 10 examination, while 11, 86,306 candidates have registered for class 12 examinations.
The Class 10 board exam is conducted at 4,453 centres across India and 78 centres outside India.
A total of 4,510 and 2,846 differently-abled candidates have registered for class 10 and class 12 examinations respectively.
For any query related to board exams, candidates can visit the official website, cbse.nic.in