Centre: People’s High School, Panaji
It has been one week into the state SSC examinations and the heat is still on, both figuratively and factually. On this unusually hot 7th of April 2005, parents anxiously await their wards. Its almost time and there goes the bell signaling the end of the paper, Social Science II. The students stream out and I move in.
One of the students to come out, Miss Sakshi has this to say, “The paper was not very difficult but, I might lose a few marks in the short questions.” Although she was very unhappy, she said that the paper wasn’t tough, i.e., we can expect good results in this paper.
One, Mr. Akash says, “I studied hard for the paper. I don’t know why they gave such a tough paper. Actually it was very lengthy and I had to leave the last question, I didn’t have enough time.” That puts things in a different perspective. The going might not have been good for more.
Both Miss. Anjali and Miss. Swamini agree “The paper was not very tough nor easy but, with a little more effort we could have done much better. Actually, there wasn’t sufficient gap between the last paper and this.” Well said miss, one can always do better if he has studied harder.
Speaking of gap between the papers, it seemed to be a general consensus that the time was insufficient.
Finally one last student walking out, nose still deep in the paper, Mr. Anuj says “I think I lost half mark”. That just about summed up all his views about the paper.
Then, coming to other aspects like the conduction of the examination, copying, etc. most students seemed to agree that overall there was hardly any cheating and the invigilators were good!
However the paper might have been, just one thing stood out, the paper was finally over.