The first ever Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced in its new format for entry into 16 Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, was held in the city on Sunday.
There were two separate objective type (multiple choice question) papers.
Students who wrote the offline exam felt Mathematics section in Papers 1 and 2 was the toughest. “Overall, papers were tough, especially Mathematics, and add to this, a new scoring pattern,” said Manu S H, a student from VVS Sardar Patel PU College, who aspires to join IIT Bombay for mechanical engineering or electronics.
Abhijit Shenoy from National Public School, Indiranagar, too said Mathematics was hard.
“The papers were quite nice, but mathematics in Papers 1 and 2 was tough. Chemistry in Paper 2 was harder than what was in
first paper,” said Abhijit, who prefers IIT Bombay or Delhi.
“Considering Papers 1 and 2, Mathematics papers were marginally lengthy and
difficult compared with Physics and Chemistry.
This time, the single correct options did not have negative marking whereas only multiple correct answer, column matching and numerical questions had negative marking,” explained Professor Srinivasa Sastry from city-based coaching centre BASE.
As many as 1.5 lakh students who wrote JEE (Main) exam qualified for the advanced exam.
The results of JEE (Advanced) will be declared on June 23. It will be available at the IIT Delhi website www.jeeadv.iitd.ac.in.