Published: 27th June 2020
Karnataka students find SSLC Math exam not so tough as lockdown looms large
Like the previous exam, SSLC's Math exam also went well and students wrote it without any tension. They wore masks, carried sanitisers and maintained social distancing at the exam centres
While some of us hated Mathematics and got confused with numbers, others loved this subject as there was nothing much to remember except formulae and method of solving problems. On Saturday morning, SSLC students across Karnataka wrote their second exam, Mathematics.
Their exams began again on June 25 as Karnataka has managed to unlock the state after the pandemic. The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) conducted exams in 3,209 centres across the state for 8.5 lakh students. The government also made arrangements at the border districts of Karnataka to help children write their exams smoothly.
Students stand and discuss about how their exam went
The marks scored in Math will decide the future of students leading them to choose Science, Commerce and Arts. Therefore, we stepped out to ask how the exam went and whether expected questions were part of the paper. Darshan M from BM English School says, "Math has been a difficult subject for me and I thought to score well this time. But the early lockdown in March did not help us clear our doubts on the subject with teachers. At the same time, I could not focus due to confusion about whether these exams would happen or not. The question paper was neither tough nor easy for me but I could have done better."
Bhavani A, another student from RBANMS High School felt that the paper was easy and that pretty much anyone can pass it if not score good marks. She says, "There was nothing complicated to solve. All the portions and problems were from the textbook and we got extra time to study this time. Fifteen days prior to the exam was enough for me to revise Math syllabus."
Parents maintain social distance while they wait for children outside exam centre
Meanwhile, Lideya Raj, a student from BM English High School also said the same. She says, "We got some similar and common questions from preparatory exams and it was not tough for me. And the arrangements inside the exam hall have been great. If the desks are huge, then two people sit at either side and a single student was made to sit in smaller desks. Hence, there is nothing to worry except focussing when you write the exam."
Some students stated that they solved previous years question papers to get a hang of finishing the exams on time. Questions like state and prove the Pythagoras theorem, Questions related to Arithmetic Progression, Basic proportionality theorem. quadratic equations and many such easy questions were asked.