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CBSE Class 12 Maths paper HOTS debacle

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In the uproar caused over the Mathematics examination for Class 12, conducted by the CBSE, a new problem has surfaced. The students took to social media to express their dissatisfaction over the HOTS questions given in the paper.

Almost 50 percent of the paper was set around higher order thinking skills which should ideally be only 10 to 20 percent of the paper. Even though the questions were broadly based on the syllabus, the questions were of high difficulty and required conceptual understanding of the subject.

Students generally consider the Mathematics paper to be a high-scoring subject which will increase their chances of getting into good colleges. This comes from the high cutoffs that colleges put out.

Social media was used as a tool by the students to protest. #CBSE and #cbseboards showed how upset the students were. Not only Twitter but even Facebook saw the aftermath in the form of page called Retest of the Mathematics Examination for Class 12 CBSE 2015 where students requested for a re-examination. CBSE was also trending on Facebook for quite some time.


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