Post-exam analysis


As board exams kickstarted from March 5 and Physics being the second subject, Rajshekhar Ratrey, VP, Educational Content, Toppr.com analysed the paper and said that it was moderate in terms of the difficulty level.

“Questions on optics were difficult. Marks weightage were similar as compared to last year paper and the overall paper was moderate. According to the students, paper was more logical having reasoning questions and conceptual understanding was necessary to answer. Almost four to five questions were similar from last year’s question paper. Derivations were less as compared to last year paper. Most of the students attempt was between 45-55 Marks and basis our analysis one can easily score 55 plus out of 70 marks,” Ratrey says.

Physics paper consisted of three sections of total 70 marks that had to be answered within three hours of duration.

Talking about the third paper which was Business Studies, Ratrey said: “The weightage across all chapters was similar to last year’s paper. The questions with case studies of the 2018 paper were on the harder side compared to the 2017 paper. The chapter “entrepreneurship development” was not given any weightage in the papers of 2017 and 2018 IV.  According to our analysis, 55 plus out of 80 is easily achievable. Overall, the level of the paper was medium. Some students found the case studies confusing. The paper was not lengthy and could be completed by the students in the allotted time. The students had mixed reviews on the difficulty level of the paper.”



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