Class-12 Economics-retest: Mixed reactions, but everyone thrilled that exams ended
The CBSE conducted a retest for Class 12 Economics today; the original exam on March 26 had been cancelled due to a paper leak. This finally brings to an end the board exams for Class 12 students. For many, today's paper brought good news, as they found it easier than the last. However, others said the numerical section was lengthy this time.
Nikhil Vasishth (Lucknow) said everyone who practised regularly would have been able to solve the paper. Ashi Kala (Jaipur) found the paper "pretty straightforward" and easier than the last. "The questions in the re-exam were comparatively less lengthy," said Mansi Agarwal (Patna). For Kumud Garg (Bhopal), today was "quite easy and scoring." ""The pattern of question paper was same as it was earlier."
There were complaints too. Dhruv (Lucknow) found "few questions tricky." Riddhi Agarwal (Jaipur) agreed. "This time there were diagrams and examples. It was more complicated." Anupam Mishra (Kolkata) summed it up: "A student who could have scored 85 in the previous paper can score 60-65 this time." Many like Shashank Sharma (Bhopal) said they didn't find much time to study due to competitive exams.
Giving her inputs, Rupa Chakroborty, teacher (Allahabad) said the paper was "balanced and in accordance with the syllabus." Alpona Dey, teacher (Allahabad) seconded Chakroborty. "The previous paper had more of direct questions while today's paper had more application-based where students had to put in higher order thinking skills." "The numerical questions were time-consuming while around six theoretical questions had graphs," she added.
About 600,000 students took the retest today at 4,000 centres across India. Foreign students were exempted as the leak didn't impact their results, the board said. Security measures were beefed up to ensure the CBSE doesn't have to face embarrassment again.