Jamshedpur : Students of class X of the Council for the Indian School certificate Examinations (CISCE) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) across the city appeared for their first paper today.
ICSE students answered English language, their counterparts from CBSE answered their Hindi paper today. The ICSE examination started at 11 am and ended at 1 pm, English language being a two hours paper. CBSE students started their three hour paper at 10:30 am.
This year about 9000 students from class X are appearing from across 64 schools across the city. There are 32 schools each under ICSE and CBSE (includes neighbouring district Seraikela-Kharswan also) in and around the city. While ICSE in the city will conclude on Apr 17 with mathematics, CBSE students will answer their last paper –social science on Apr 10.
The first day of ICSE examination saw satisfied students as English is always considered as the comfortable subject for students in city schools. The students will answer their English Literature paper on Mar 15. CBSE students will answer science on Mar 22.
CBSE has five centres — DAV Public School and St. Mary’s English High School in Bistupur; Vidya Bharti Chinmaya Vidyalaya in Telco, Jamshedpur Public School in Baridih and Baldwin Farm Area High School in Kadma where students answered their exams.
Principals of ICSE schools were happy for the easy paper and smiling faces of their students.
School authorities informed said that special arrangements have been made for the 10th and 12th examination. A flying squad has been constituted to keep a vigil look on the examination process. Principals of the schools also felt that the first day of the paper was satisfactory and students looked contended after answering the papers. Though the first timers, answering ICSE were quite nervous, things became easier once they started answering.
Nervousness ruled the campus as students made last minutes revision and discussions with their classmates.
The students appearing for the ICSE examination (class 10th) said that the questions were straightforward however the paper was lengthy due to which they had to struggle to complete the paper on time. Students came out of their examination halls with smiling faces as the English Language both for class X and XII was found to be easy.
“I felt that the paper was quite easy but it was a bit lengthy. However, length does not matter as long as you know the answers,” said a student of DBMS.
“We have made elaborate arrangements for the exams and are happy to note that everything went off smoothly. Students of ICSE and ISC were satisfied with the question papers too,” said Rajani Shekhar, principal of DBMS English School.