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CBSE biology students asked which is better, burial or cremation?

People have raised question over the relevance of the paper. Some of them tagged Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar on Twitter. (Sunil Ghosh / HT file)

The teachers and students described the Class 12 CBSE Biology paper as tricky and moderately difficult. However one question about cremation practices in the paper led to people questioning the HRD minister.

The question under Section D was based on air pollution and asked students to justify with arguments whether one should “bury” or “burn” to control air pollution.

“How is this question relevant to Biology? Does the CBSE wants to promote burial and not burning? They even asked impressionable minds to give reasons in support,” said Alok Bhatt who tagged the question paper to the HRD minister Prakash Javadekar on Twitter.

Teachers, however, said air pollution is a part of the Biology syllabus. They said most questions in the paper were from the NCERT textbook.

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