CBSE schools in Kerala raise concerns about difficulty level of physics exam

Council of CBSE schools in Kerala raises concerns about high level of difficulty of the CBSE Class 12 physics paper and it's effect on students and schools.

CBSE schools in Kerala raise concerns about difficulty level of physics exam CBSE class 12 physics paper 2023. (Picture: Shutterstock)
Ishita Ranganath | Mar 8, 2023 - 8:50 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Council of CBSE schools, Kerala (CSSK) raises concerns about the difficulty level of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 physics examination on behalf of all schools in Kerala.

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The concerns came after receiving feedback from various schools and students. According to a letter by the council, the students found all three sets of the CBSE Class 12 physics theory paper relatively tough and difficulty level was beyond the expected standards.

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After a detailed analysis of all three sets were made, it was also observed that there were pattern alterations and higher order questions were more than "permissible limits". The CBSE physics paper for class 12 had time-consuming indirect questions.

The council also emphasised the challenges being faced by schools in this regard. The letter read "CBSE schools are struggling to survive especially in Kerala, while we deliver extreme quality in teaching learning process, retaining the students in grade 11 and 12 has always been a challenge as parents feel that students will not be able to get desirable marks to even qualify for higher education."

The letter further said that such questions papers will add to the misery of the parents and would lead to them preferring state boards in the future and hamper the prospective for higher education admissions.

While analysing the Class 12 physics question paper on the day of the exam, KIIT World School, Gurugram, academic coordinator, PGT physics, Yogita Sharma, said: “Most students felt Section-C difficult and time-consuming. Section C was considered difficult, while Section D was considered moderate to difficult level.”

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