Wednesday, April 24

CBSE Class 10 Hindi B Analysis: “Moderare,” Says Expert

Edited by Uzma Parveen

Class 10th CBSE Board Hindi Examination was held at different centers distributed across various cities, today February 21. The exam started at 10:30 am and concluded at 1:30 pm.

To know the difficulty level of the Hindi exam and its analysis, we reached out to Ms. Lalita Baghel, TGT Hindi, Indirapuram Public School, Ghaziabad and Ms. Maya Lohani, PGT (HOD), Army Public School, Delhi Cantt. As per the teachers the overall question paper was found to be of moderate level.

According to Ms Lohani, there was no question from outside the syllabus in all the three sets and among the all 3 sets, the second set of question paper was found to be more vague and complex level as compared to the first and third. Ms Baghel said, the examination level was quite high and the paper was time-consuming as the several questions had different parts.

Expert Analysis of Hindi Question Paper

Feedback (review) of the question paper is as follows in the order of questions: —

  • Both the passages of question number 1 and 2 of the unseen passages (Apathit part) were found to be according to the level of the students, however, the options for many of the questions of the unseen passages were similar and were confusing to the children.
  • In the Reading section of the question paper, many of the questions in the passage were very difficult for children at their level. Ms Bhagel mentioned that some words asked in the questions were difficult which are not usually not used by teachers also while teaching. For instance, a word in the passage ‘Prabhruti’ was mentioned and the meaning of the word ‘Prabhruti’ has been asked which is not at the level of general students.
  • Question numbers 3, 4, 5 and 6 were of 20 marks based on various points of grammar and idioms; Which according to the students were based on their rational comprehension skills. In the grammar part, the ‘Match the pairs’ questions are very time-consuming. Which troubled the kids and took up a lot of time.
  • The textbook portion was balanced from question 7 to question 13.
  • Question No. 7, 8, 9, 10, questions based on the passage and passage read, were confusing to the students due to their similar sounding answers. For example, many options for questions based on passages from the poem Manushta based on Ranti Dev and Bade Bhai Saheb were found to be confusing to the students.
  • As per the Ms Lohani’s analysis in “Section B” under the descriptive question section, question numbers 11 and 12 based on main book ‘Sparash’ were found to be of a moderate level, but question 13 based on supplementary book ‘Sanchayan’ were all indirect and application based. None of the questions were direct from the text book.
  • The paragraph in question number 14 was on contemporary topics and according to the level of children like importance of sports, environment, Beti Padhao: Beti Bachao etc.
  • In question number 15 which was letter writing, a lot of difference was found in the difficulty level in different set numbers one, two and three.
  • Question numbers 16 and 17 on information and advertisement writing were found to be of moderate level in which the difficulty level was found to be balanced.
  • The entire article skill demonstrated heavy and complex use of Hindi appropriate for students’ level, says Ms Lohani.
  • Ms Lohani also mentioned that topic of short story question number 18 seems to be based more on an article or essay and less on imagination of children. The question was about short story but there is no story element included in it.
  • As an option the subject of the email was of normal difficulty level.
  • The ‘creative writing’ part is also fine.

According to Ms. Baghel, the question paper can be beyond expectations for students who score 100% marks.

The Hindi exam was of a total of 80 marks as 20 marks are allocated to internal assessment which is obtained from the schools.