New Delhi, Mar 7: The first day of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 10 examination saw many happy faces outside the centre as the Hindi paper was not a tough nut to crack for everyone. Students and teachers were satisfied as the paper was easy and all questions, reportedly, were from the syllabus. Also Read - Early High School Start Time Can Increase Tardiness Rate And Absenteeism in Students

The CBSE Board Exam 2018 commenced on Monday, March 5, at various centers across the nation. According to an expert, the Hindi exam questions paper was as per the pattern, balanced and catered all sorts of students. Experts expect the passing percentage to be high this year. Before the exam, teachers who went through the question paper said that it was optimum and students would not find the paper lengthy. Also Read - Students in China Go Back to School Wearing Unique Hats To Maintain Social Distancing

Students, coming out of the examination hall, said that paper was easy and could be completed within the given time frame. Most of the students hoped to score good marks in the main paper as it was easier than expected. Also Read - Must Watch | 60 Doctors Across India Dance to 'Happy', Spread Cheer With Their 'Song of Hope'

This year question pattern was changed. The paper was divided into four parts- A, B, C, D. The students were given 15 minutes to go through the question paper. The complete paper had to be attempted in three hours duration. Students were required to answer all the questions of every section.

Over 16 lakh students have registered for Class 10 examination. The students will sit for English paper on March 12. The class 10 exams will end on April 4 and the Class 12 exams will end on April 13. Students who have appeared for CBSE Class 12 Board Exam said that the English question paper was lengthy but easy. The questions were direct and did not have much difficulty in answering them.

In a big relief, the board has also provided one-time passing criteria relaxation to Class 10 students. The students will have to achieve 33 percent overall to pass, instead of 33 percent separately in the final written test and internal assessments.