The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has conducted Class 10th Mathematics paper on March 28, 2018. The Mathematics paper is one of the important subjects for CBSE Class 10th students, so they were nervous and expected the test paper to be tough like past year question paper of CBSE Class 10th Mathematics. But, today the students were relieved as CBSE Class 10th Mathematics paper turned out to be easier unexpectedly.
We bring here CBSE Class 10th Mathematics paper analysis, students reaction for the subject paper and other factors as mentioned below –
Overall paper analysis:
CBSE Board Class 10th Mathematics paper was measured to be easy to moderate level by the test takers. The students expected the test paper of CBSE Board Class 10th Mathematics to be difficult as it is one of the important subjects. However, the questions were moderate difficulty and generally, the questions were based on concepts including Height and Distance, Constructions, Geometry and Statistics etc. Moreover, the majority of the questions were based on concepts from NCERT Exemplars only including Theorem based questions, tangent to a circle, the point of contact etc.
Student’s reaction to CBSE Class 10th Mathematics Paper:
Students who appeared for CBSE Class 10th Mathematics shared that the test paper was easier as compared to the Class 10th Mathematics pre-board exam. They said, however, Section C which carried 3 marks question had tricky questions. Therefore, the overall difficulty level of CBSE Class 10th Mathematics was of moderate level.
Some students found questions based on Arithmetic progression to be time-taking one and also, questions in section D were though easy but lengthy.
Majority of students found questions based on graphs, probability and statistics to be the easy ones. They said the questions were direct and easy to understand, therefore it did not take the time to solve the questions except for some tricky questions in section C.
Therefore, students felt that scoring in CBSE Class 10th Mathematics paper is easier
What factors contributed the paper difficulty level to be easy?:
As most students have practised the NCERT Exemplars which are based on CBSE prescribed syllabus only, therefore, they found the paper to be of moderate level.
The questions were based on commonly asked and most important topics for the subject, which all students have prepared well enough for.
Generally, students expected the paper to be difficult as per the last year question papers, but this year the paper was comparatively easier and also, thorough preparation of CBSE Syllabus from NCERT books done by students helped them to attempt the paper well enough.