CBSE Class 12 Maths Exam Analysis 2021: Lengthy, difficult; teacher says multiple right answers

CBSE Class 12 Maths Exam Analysis 2021: Sections A had few tricky questions, Sections B was easy and Section C was time consuming, students said.

CBSE Class 12 Maths Exam Analysis 2021: Lengthy, difficult; teacher says multiple right answers CBSE Class 12 mathematics exam analysis 2021
Anu Parthiban | Dec 6, 2021 - 3:09 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education conducted the CBSE Class 12 maths exam today, December 6. As per students and teachers, the CBSE Class 12 maths exam was lengthy, difficult and tricky. Moreover, a teacher also said that couple of questions had multiple right answers.

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Seema Behl, Principal, Brain International School said, "Two questions in the paper can have the same options- in question number 21, both the options A and C seem correct, same with question number 43, options A and D were identical. Overall the paper was standard, case studies required a good understanding of language.”

Taking about the ambiguity in the number of questions to be attempted, she said, “Also in Section C, the instructions were a bit contradictory, while in the section, it was written 8 out of 10 attempts, but in the question on case study, the candidates asked to attempt 4 out of 5."

Ganesh, a teacher from JAIN International Residential School, (JIRS), Bengaluru, said, "Section A tested the knowledge and understanding of the students, where few questions required a little calculations. Section B was tricky and students require in-depth understanding of the concepts to answer the questions. The questions from Linear Programming are time consuming."

"Section C tested the application skills of the students. This section seems difficult for an average student to score. All questions in this section demand extensive calculations, whereas the time allotted for each question is not sufficient enough. The notation used in the question number 42 is not there in the NCERT Text book due to which students didn't understand the question. Overall the question paper appears to be tricky, difficult and time consuming, " Ganesh added.

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A CBSE Class 12 student, Abhijeet, said, “Sections A was easy with few tricky questions, Sections B was easy and straightforward questions, Section C was slightly tricky, but case based questions were very easy.”

Another student said, “The questions were relatively simple but the paper was a little lengthy. The case based questions in particular were a little difficult. However, section A and section B included straight forward questions.”

Parveen Shaikh, principal, Somaiya School said, “The Section – A was easy and straightforward and the Section – B was very conceptual but the Section – C was quite easy but very time consuming.”

Manasi, a student from JAIN International Residential School (JIRS), Bengaluru, "The paper was a bit on the harder side. I felt that section C was the hardest. The paper was lengthy. Q(42) of set 4 had symbols not present in the NCERT textbooks.The question paper had a few ambiguous questions. Overall the paper was moderately hard."


"The case study was a bit difficult to understand due to language, section B has a mixture of difficult and easy questions, while section A was standard. The paper was not fully NCERT based,” Nitish Gupta, PGT Maths (HOD), Mount Abu Public School, Rohini said.

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