Ayodhya : Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE conducted the Class 12 Accountancy paper today. The examination ended at 1:30 pm and the first reports are out. As per the reactions, the question paper was confusing and many students found it lengthy. There was one 8 mark question which was at the center of the early discussions. Teachers have now had time to carefully examine the question papers and shared their feedback on the question paper. Many teachers have pointed out mistakes in the question paper, misprinting and on the length of the paper.
Calling the paper botched and misprinted, teachers brought to notice how the amount was required to be reduced from Rs. 80,000 to Rs. 87,000. Another question which was for 8 marks was reportedly misprinted. The teachers pointed out that in the choice question, one of the choices was from Dissolution and the other was Retirement. The question paper asked the students to make a realisation account but that is incorrect as in retirement the question should have asked for a revaluation account.
Another error pointed out by the experts was a missing entry in the Hindi translation. Another teacher has also pointed out that all the sets were not balanced and that apparently one set was easier than the other two. Many teachers have reportedly already sent in their feedback to the board and are expecting a positive response.
CBSE Class 12 Accounts Paper Analysis: Student reactions and initial feedback
As per the reports, an 8 mark question which had choice allegedly had a misprint. The experts have now shared that one of the questions could not have had the account which was asked of from the students. Students reported being confused by the paper. The question paper took longer than usual and many students struggled to complete the exam.
While the complete details have not been divulged as yet, a student pointed out that one of the questions in the set asked the students to prepare a type of account which is not correct. A senior teacher present at the center agreed. “The question asked students to make a realisation account, where in fact there should have been a revaluation account. We would discuss it among ourselves and write to the board about it,” said the expert.
Students were unhappy and many students were close to tears. The observers were called to intervene at a few centers where they helped the students calm and attempt the questions they knew.
“I was confused about the retirement question and the question had a choice. Because of this I attempted the other choice because it was an 8 mark question. Now my friends are telling me that there was a misprint…but I have lost the marks!” Shivangi, a student who appeared for the exam shared.
Teachers are currently discussing the papers. Experts have said that there seems to be a misprint and the report would be shared with the board regarding the same. Many teachers have also asked the students to be calm as the board would surely look at the question with leniency.
Barring the 8 mark question (which was present in all the three sets), the remaining paper was relatively balanced. Teachers and experts say that students would be able to easily pass in the paper as there were enough easy questions. The edge, however, would be with the students who are good with concepts, pointed out an expert.