CBSE Class 10 Mathematics paper analysis: Board examiner says moderate paper, check student reactions and full question paper

Mar 8 2019 10:30AM

The 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 did not 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 would not be able to solve it if they have not come across a question of this type.

"The Mathematics paper was of moderate level, it was not too easy but it was not 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.
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