SSLC Hindi paper may prove a tough nut to crack for many

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When compared to English and Malayalam papers, the SSLC Hindi examination on Wednesday may have presented much more difficulty to the students. One reason for this can be that the students may have approached the exam in anticipation of the usual questions as in the model examinations.

But the very first question itself suggested that the questioner wanted the candidates to think before giving their answers. Most students found themselves confused as to who indeed made that statement.

The second question, which was to write a screenplay, gave enough concepts with it for the students to attempt. The grammatical questions 3,7 and 17 followed the usual line, while question number 15 sought to find out adjectives.

Students who had learned thoroughly about the concepts of adjectives and nouns might not have found this question difficult. But those who gulped up adjectives through shortcuts might have found it a bit complex.

The analytical questions carrying two marks each (Q Nos 4,18) were out of the usual context and hence might have forced the students to think before scripting down the answers.

Question 5, which asked the students to prepare a news report, was difficult to answer, based only on the contexts given with it. The questioner could have ideally added a few more points to this question and ensured more clarity.

The final answer in question number 8, which asked to 'match the following and choose correct answers', might have posed some difficulty initially. But as one finds out the remaining answers, it too could be solved easily.

Most students have properly answered questions 6, 9, 10, 12 & 13. Question number 11, which sought to complete the word pyramid, can be answered in more than one way. Question numbers 14 and 16, which respectively dealt with writing a diary and letter and the concept of a poem, were along the usual lines.

For question number 19, which asked the students to prepare a poster, the smarter ones might have found out enough clue points from its choice question for writing comments. It would have been ideal had the four-marks questions carried much clearer clues.

It is hardly surprising the changed question patterns posed trouble to the students, who didn’t receive adequate learning experiences over the last two years due to the pandemic. In general, the question paper made the students think more than what was usually required and stole a good volume of the time allotted for the exam.

However, those who have answered the questions with a clear understanding will still be able to score good marks.

Information Courtesy: G Somashekharan (Govt VHHS, Kulakada, Kottarakkara)

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