HYDERABAD: The online mode of JEE Main, which began across the country on Saturday, had very few takers and a majority of them found the paper easier than the offline mode. The difficulty of Computer Based Test was moderate and from the Telugu states, a total number of 20,748 candidates registered for the exam - 5,988 from Telangana and 14,760 from Andhra Pradesh.
According to students and coaching institutes, the paper was balanced and of moderate level with Mathematics being the toughest, followed by Chemistry and Physics.
Candidates are most confident about their performance in the Chemistry section as most of the questions were from the Class XII syllabus and students could easily relate to it.
Dr Chukka Ramaiah, an educationist providing IIT JEE coaching for 35 years, said, “Not many of my students opted to take the exam today but the ones who took it felt that the question paper was lengthy and subjective. The order of difficulty is Maths, Physics, and Chemistry with Chemistry being the easiest. Some of my Physics students said the online paper was more difficult than the offline paper while some others felt otherwise. There was, at least, one question from each of the chapters in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics,” IIT Ramaiah, as he is popularly known, said.
Sanket B, one of the candidates, said, “As compared to the paper in the written exam held on April 3, Physics was not that tough. Maths and chemistry were of similar level. The questions in the Mathematics section were time-consuming but could be solved with ease.”
Vamsi S said, “Taking a lot of mock tests in the last few weeks helped us a lot. I could manage my time well due to the flexibility offered by the online mode and I am satisfied with my attempt. The paper seems to be easier than last year’s online paper and this year’s offline exam. Of all the subjects, I found Physics a little difficult.”
The exam is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the final answer key of JEE Main (both offline and online) is expected after the online exam ends on Sunday and the results are likely to be declared on April 24.
Admissions to engineering courses will be based on 40 per cent score in JEE and 60 per cent score in the board exam. JEE (Main) scores are taken into account for admissions to undergraduate engineering and architecture programmes at National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), other centrally-funded technical institutions and institutions funded by participating state governments.
The total number of registered candidates for JEE (Main)-2016 is 12.07 lakh, of whom nearly two lakh students opted for online exam and the remaining for the traditional written exam.
Results Likely on April 24
- The total number of registered candidates for JEE (Main)-2016 is 12.07 lakh
- Nearly two lakh students opted for online exam (April 9 and 10) and the rest for written exam which was held on April 3
- The number of registered candidates from Telangana is 5,988 and from AP 14,760
- Students say online exam a little easier than the written exam
- Maths, Physics and Chemistry papers are found to be tough in the descending order
- Maths section found to be lengthy and time-consuming
- The online exam ends today
- Results are expected on April 24