II PU exams: Electronics, CS papers 'a cakewalk'

II PU exams: Electronics, CS papers 'a cakewalk'

II PU exams: Electronics, CS papers 'a cakewalk'

The Electronics and Computer Science papers in the II PUC examinations turned out to be a cakewalk for students on Friday. Most students were relaxed while coming out of exam centres as they could finish the papers on time.

R Shravya, a student from MES PU College who took the exam at KLES PU College, found the Computer Science paper very easy. “We finished it on time. I am delighted,” she added. 

Karthik V S, who took the Electronics exam at KLES PU College, said, “It was a rather easy paper. We didn’t expect it to be this simple.” Bharat Kumar, another student at KLES PU College, echoed him.

Dr Milind, vice-president, Deeksha, a coaching centre, said the Computer Science paper was easy with the exception of two tricky questions. “An average student could score 40-45 marks. The paper maintained the set pattern and blueprint without any out-of-syllabus questions and errors.”
Meanwhile, a student in Tumakuru was debarred for indulging in malpractice.

Bus pass conundrum
Since students are not allowed to take the exam at their own college, the validity of their concessional bus passes created problems for them as conductors asked them to pay the fare.

Many harried students called up the helpline set up by the Department of Pre-University Education (DPUE) and explained the problem. Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, Tanveer Sait, later announced that students can travel by bus by showing their hall tickets along with the passes.

A press release from Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) said, “PU Board officials have informed that institution centres have been allotted to students other than their colleges. KSRTC issued student passes between residence and their institution. To avoid the inconvenience to II PUC students, KSRTC has decided to allow these pass holder students to travel in buses between their residence and allotted exam centres on production of exam hall tickets and student passes during the examination period (sic).”