Students happy with new question paper pattern

15-minutes grace time was helpful

Students happy with new question paper pattern


Scribes assisting visually challenged students in SSLC exam at a centre in Mysore on Thursday. KPN

On Thursday, SSLC students appeared for  English, Optional English and Kannada papers. They were allotted 15 minutes to revise the question paper.

Manjushree S K, a 10th standard student from government girls school said, although the students had to prepare hard to answer the changed question paper pattern, the grace time was helpful.

“Essay type questions were a challenge. The 15 minutes before the examination gave students time to select the questions. We got a whole two-and-a half hours to answer the questions. The multiple choice questions were easy,” said Manjushree who wrote the second language-English paper. 

Another student, Venkatesh Prasad said that the Kannada paper was lengthy but easy.  “If not for the 15 minutes, students would not have been able to answer all the questions. I was nervous before the examination began, as we had expected the changes in the question paper pattern, but the Kannada exam was easy.”

Rekha S, student said that with 75 per cent essay type questions, answering the question paper took relatively a long time.

She said, “the SSLC helpline was very useful. Students were able to focus well and revise with concentration. The counselling offered by the helpline service helped us to prepare for the changed question paper pattern.”

Students debarred

As many 25 students who appeared for the SSLC 2010 examination on Thursday were debarred for malpractice and impersonation across the State. According to KSEEB, eight students from Bijapur, six from Kolar, three from Gulbarga, two from Chikmagalur, one each from Belgaum, Raichur and Bidar were debarred for malpractice while three students were suspended for impersonation in Bellary.

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