CBSE Class 12 Maths: Exam leaves Students in Tears

Meritnation|Mar 15th, 2016 06:26pm

dreamstime_10375694“Lengthy, tough, tricky and dreadful…” complained students on Monday while leaving their exam halls all over the country. The CBSE Class 12 Maths board exam left students in tears and in disappointment with the Board for setting such a tough paper.

For most of the students the paper was not only lengthy but tricky too. Students complained that many unseen questions in the paper required time to think and hence made it lengthy. Even teachers claimed that the paper was tougher than that of the previous years’ and said that around 50% of the questions were based on Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS), compared to 10-20% previously.

“The paper was tough. Most of the students could not attempt it well and are depressed. The pattern of the questions asked in the exam was way different from the normal pattern of the CBSE. Either the CBSE should conduct the exam again or adopt a liberal attitude during the evaluation of answer sheets,” said mathematics teacher Rakesh Sharma.
The noise raised by the paper being very tough has also reached the ears of our parliamentarians. During the zero hour discussion, K.V. Thomas, Congress leader from Kerala raised the issue and said that “the government should take it seriously” since the Maths exam could play a decisive role in the career goals of students.

Students took to sharing their grievances on social media sites, urging other students to post on the forums for the Board to take note of the issue. Parents and students alike sent tweets to the Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani about the challenging paper.

Check: CBSE Class 12 Maths Board Paper Analysis and Solutions


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  • 1. Manka Agarwal  |  April 20th, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Yes my neighbour who is in 12 was telling

  • 2. prachi  |  March 31st, 2016 at 9:53 am

    though i Am not A MATHS STUDENT STILL i do care for my batch mates…even the toppers were claiming the paper was too disappointing. cbse should look into this matter as it is the matter of future of lakhs of students of our country!!!

  • 3. someone  |  March 19th, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    The exam sure was lengthy but not hard.

  • 4. someone  |  March 19th, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    The exam sure was lengthy but not hard. It was moderate level

  • 5. Anonymous  |  March 17th, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Ohhh my. Though I am class 9, I am apprehensive now. I need to practice continually in order to succeed in my 12th Board exams. As for this year, I believe that if the common consensus is that the paper was arduous then the govt. must heed to the views of students and organise a retest for the betterment of the students. This exam is of paramount importance in every student’s career life.

  • 6. reet  |  March 16th, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    yes,, the paper was unexpected, it was very much lengthy and difficult as compared to other boards. now i regret that i chose cbse board. this difficult paper ruined our future. We want an action to be taken

  • 7. JUGRU  |  March 16th, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    The exam was way too easy . I’ll get 100 marks for sure . waz sleeping for 45 mins after finishing exam . CBSE has to improve the standard to atleast RMO levels

  • 8. JUGRU  |  March 16th, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    I don t think the paper was hard . In fact I’m pretty sure about my centum.
    I was sleeping for 45 mins after finishing the exam…CBSE must improve their standards( at least to RMO levels) ..

  • 9. neha reddy  |  March 16th, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    everyone do deserve a second chance and board exams is something really really important and the marks the student scores decides their future and now in this case i request cbse to conduct a retest

  • 10. jazlin  |  March 16th, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    that’s true…….. i won’t deny ..that i kept all others subject at stake….and practised mathematics…. more than other subject … for entire….year..and not only from NCERT but books from many other well known publications…including ARIHANT and TOGETHER WITH ..but…. after seeking to the fact….the kind of question paper appeared….it was ..heart thrombing…. being a biology student….i practised… mathematics..much harder…to over come a usual saying … that bio students are not good at maths…but this time..question paper was damn disappointing….CBSE must seek sooner…to this matter…..!!!!

  • 11. Akanksha  |  March 15th, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    I agree, I worked hard for my maths exam but the questions were hard and tricky so my performance was much bad then I expected, please tell cbse to conduct examinations again. ‘WE STUDENTS really need it’

  • 12. shreya  |  March 15th, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    yes the govt. should pay attention to it..

  • 13. Aakash Deep  |  March 15th, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Cbse f**k up students dream in maths exam.


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