CBSE Class 10 English paper 2024 was ‘balanced’; difficulty level, analysis

CBSE Class 10 English Exam Analysis: The paper was moderately difficult and literature section tested comprehensy according to the teachers.

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CBSE 10th English exam analysis out. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)CBSE 10th English exam analysis out. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Vagisha Kaushik | February 26, 2024 | 04:15 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The English paper of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) was balanced and moderately difficult as per student reactions and analysis by teachers.

According to Aashita Chauhan, TGT, KIIT World School, “The English paper had a moderate degree of difficulty, as claimed by the students. It was composed of an equal number of application and analysis-based problems. Overall, the English paper was easy to comprehend and concise.”

Sharing section-wise analysis, the teacher added that both of the unseen passage portions in Section A were trivial and needed a little thought. The inferential questions required considerable thought and could be easily misinterpreted. Analysis, deductive reasoning, and critical thinking were the foundations of the questions.

The grammar in Section B was easy, and the writing tasks in the form of a letter to the editor and a complaint letter were both manageable. However, the analytical paragraphs were relevant to current issues. The writing section included familiar topics, and gave students enough opportunity to express themselves.

CBSE 10th English section-wise analysis

Although the literature portion seemed simple, the inferential questions required considerable thought and could be easily misinterpreted, she said. “It was rather time consuming and safe to say that even if the literature component was rather straightforward, the students still needed to do an extensive analysis of it. There was a good mix of knowledge, quantitative, and application-based problems in the question paper.”

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Richa Sharma, VidyaGyan School-Bulandshahr found the English paper balanced with a good mix of textual as well as competency-based questions meant for students with high, mediocre, and average language proficiency. “Structured similarly to the CBSE-issued sample paper, the paper was somewhat lengthy and required critical thinking to solve. The questions demanded skills such as decoding, analysis, inference, interpretation, critical thinking, and reasoning,” she said.

Alka Kapur, Principal Modern Public School, Shalimar Bagh analysed the paper as balanced. “Today's 10th English CBSE Board Exam presented a well-balanced and standard paper, requiring students to demonstrate competency in the Literature Section. The focus was on a thorough understanding of chapters rather than mere cramming, emphasizing the importance of a deeper comprehension for scoring well. The Literature Section served as a testament to students' comprehensive knowledge.

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