BENGALURU: It was a tough time for PUC students who dread doing calculations. They found Tuesday’s Mathematics paper of the ongoing PU II final examination, lengthy. Many students said that they could not solve the paper within the stipulated time.
“Though questions were not so tough, the paper was a bit lengthy. I did not find any errors in the questions and the paper was according to the syllabus. Difficulty level was more or less the same as that of last year,” said Poojitha Maheshappa of DCFL PU College, Bengaluru.
Yashaswini CN, Surana PU college, Bengaluru said: “It was an extremely lengthy paper. I could not attempt all questions in the given time. Since Biology paper was easy, I was expecting an easy Maths paper too. It was disappointing and the lengthy paper troubled several students.” Experts, however, termed the paper an easy one. Though they also agreed that it was a little lengthy.
Vigneshwar Hegde,a faculty member in Mathematics department at BASE, said, “The question paper was reasonably good and all the questions were from the NCERT book. Pattern was also as per the model paper given by the board. Questions were pertaining to all chapters, with due importance to all the lessons in the prescribed syllabus. There were no ambiguous, wrong or out-of-syllabus questions.”
“Students, who would have prepared well, might not have found the paper very difficult,” Hegde added. Dr Sridhar G, MD, Deeksha said, “It was a lengthy paper but an easy one. Around 28 questions were easy, 20 moderate and 2 questions were lengthy. This was in line with the blue print. An average student will be able to score anything between 50 and 55 marks. Question standard was high in comparison to the previous year.”
Mobile seized from both students and invigilators
A day after the question paper leak rumour triggered commotion during PUC exams, the department seized at least 15 mobile phones on Tuesday. Mobiles were seized from both the students and the invigilators.
Though there is a strict ban on using mobile phones during examination for both students and invigilators, some invigilators were also caught carrying mobiles inside the exam hall on Tuesday. Students brought this to the notice of the department by leaving a message on the helpline.
Following the same, authorities concerned swung into action and seized the mobiles.
On Monday, a part-time lecturer of a private college in Raichur district took the photograph of a question paper and circulated the same through WhatsApp, leading to paper leak rumours.
A circular was subsequently issued restricting usage of mobile phones, even by invigilators, during the exams.