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CBSE Class 12 Biology Exam Analysis: While Sections B, C and D were ‘moderately difficult’, Section E was earlier and more straightforward, say experts

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the Class 12 Biology exam today, March 16, which students said was of medium difficulty. The paper had a balanced distribution of questions — easy, medium and difficult — and covered the entire syllabus, students said. While Sections B, C and D were “moderately difficult”, Section E was easier and more straightforward.

“A balanced distribution of questions was found in the Biology paper, which included easy, medium and difficult questions. The paper had a clear focus for different groups of students. The questions in Sections B, C and D were moderately difficult, but Section E was mostly straightforward. Regardless of the format of the CBSE 2023 biology sample paper, the paper also required a technical application to answer the questions. Students who prepare thoroughly with NCERT books do well in the exam,” said Manjulatha S, TGT Science, JAIN International Residential School, Bangalore.

“The paper was very accessible. It covered the entire curriculum. I was able to answer all the questions while simultaneously preparing for the next CBSE model along with NCERT books,” said Aditi Saho and Pragnya, Class 12, JAIN International Residential School, Bangalore.

There were 12 easy type questions, 18 medium type questions and 3 difficult type questions. The paper is divided into five sections (A, B, C, D & E) covering almost all parts of the prescribed syllabus. The MCQs asked were easy and scored, but the assertion and proof questions were a bit tough,” said Smita Mudliyar, Academic Supervisor (Medical) – Aakash Byju’s Digital, adding that it was of medium difficulty.

38,73,710 students are appearing for 10th and 12th exams. The exam will be held at 10:30 am and will end at 1:30 pm. Of the total number of enrolled students, 16.79 million are women. The CBSE board exam started on February 15 and will continue till March 21 for class 10 and April 5 for class 12.

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