March 4, 2013, 12:00 am
The CBSE Class X Board examinations got under way on Saturday with the Mathematics exam.
For students good at the subject, it was the best start they could ask for. But, students with no particular love for the subject entered the exam hall with a prayer on their lips not to have their confidence shattered by the end of the three-hour ordeal.
Students were of the view that mock papers given on the CBSE website were simple to solve while the real paper was atleast 10 times more difficult. They ended up making silly mistakes due to time crunch. But even with all odds, they are confident of scoring decent marks. tnnHardik Chaudhury, a class X student from Divine Child International School says, "The exam was easy for those who had studied thoroughly. However, 20 per cent of the questions were tricky, but not difficult to solve."
As there is no exam to be conducted on Sunday, students were seen hanging about near the exam centre, long after the exam was done with.