23 PU students debarred

23 PU students debarred

Chemistry paper was too lengthy; accountancy was easy

23 PU students debarred

The highest number of malpractices were reported in Gulbarga and Bijpaur with four students each debarred in the two districts.  Another candidate was held for impersonation and immediately debarred at Hassan. Three students each were debarred in Belgaum, Bagalkot and Haveri districts followed by two at Kolar. Students were also debarred in Bellary, Davangere and Mysore districts.

‘Chemistry paper lengthy’

Chemistry and accountancy papers drew contrasting reactions from the students.
The students found the chemistry paper being too lengthy while the accountancy exam posed few problems.  Siddharth, a student from St Joseph’s PU College said the Chemistry exam was tougher. “The paper was lengthy and tougher than my preparatory question papers,” he said.

Another student Pramod agreed about the length of the paper, but felt that the level of difficulty was exaggerated more by its length.  However, Puneeth Kumar, who seemed confident about his performance, said, “The paper was easy but then the toughness depends on preparation and also each student’s experience.”

Experts too agreed that the paper could have posed time constraints and it was indeed lengthy.  According to Y K Jayaramappa, a faculty of Chemistry at BASE, the paper was lengthy as there were several questions usually reserved for two marks under the one mark section.

Although the difficulty level was moderate Jayaramappa argued that the multiple sub-divisions under Section ‘C’ probably resulted in the students spending more time to understand the section.

The accountancy paper, according to students, was a breeze. Shailesh, a Commerce student at St Joseph’s PU College said the accountancy paper was quite easy and did not take much time for him to finish.  “The preparatory exam in college was tougher,” he said.  Shailesh’s batchmates, Amit and Sooraj also agreed with him.