Mumbai: Even as the complaints of the CBSE Class 12 students that the Mathematics paper was too tough and hence a re-exam is necessary is pending a decision by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the CBSE Class 10 students claimed that their Maths paper too was "lengthy and tricky".
Several students who took the examination on Saturday said that the paper had given them a tough time and many had lost out in completing the paper. Some parents even claimed that a question was not part of the syllabus.
"The paper was tricky and there were some problems which students took a lot of time to answer. Due to these questions, they ended up not being able to complete the entire paper," said the parent of a Class 10 student.
"There were a few problems in the NCERT textbooks which carried a footnote saying that these exercises are not from the examination point of view. But there was a four-mark question in the paper from one of those exercises. Because of the footnote, the students had not prepared for those questions and ended up losing those marks. The board should grant those marks to the students," a parent said.
Complaints by the CBSE Class X students came barely a week after concerns were raised over the 'tough and tricky' Class XII Maths paper by students, teachers and parents.
After the issue found resonance even in parliament, the CBSE assured that the matter will be put before a committee a suitable decision will be taken soon.
The CBSE board however ruled out re-exam of the paper as demanded by some students.
Interestingly, while the debate was on regarding the Maths paper, complaints were lodged by several Class 12 students that their Political Science paper too was tough, and beyond their level.
The CBSE is yet to officially issue a response on Class 10 Maths and Class 12 Political Science papers.