Students from across the State came to Chennai for the All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT) on Sunday. While responses about the examination remained mixed, coaching centres said the paper was tougher than last year’s.
“After a preliminary examination of the question paper we have found that the exam was more challenging than last year. It has come back to the level it had in 2012. Just book learning would not be enough to crack the examination,” said Joshua Martin of Inspire Learning.
The biology paper had indirect questions where students had to apply concepts. “In physics, one doesn’t usually find problem questions in the medical entrance tests, but this time it had problem solving questions,” he said.
Nilanjan Dey of Aakash Coaching Institute said that while the paper was challenging many students gave a positive feedback. “It has been challenging but students thought it was a good paper. They were positive about cracking it,” he said.
The results are likely to be declared by CBSE in the first week of June.