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A mother offering food to her daughter appearing for the Joint Engineering Entrance Examination in Khammam on Saturday.– Photo: By Arrangement. Performance in the physics paper will be the decisive factor to gain eligibility for the JEE (Advanced) as students attempting JEE (Main) found the paper lengthy and difficult. Only 1.5 lakh candidates among the 11 lakh-odd, who took the test on Saturday will be chosen for the JEE (Advanced), to be held in May, for entry into the IITs.
Students who appeared for the JEE (Main) said that Physics was tougher than they all expected as the questions were lengthy and time taking. “Normally we answer questions within two or three minutes but today we had to take more than five minutes for majority questions,” said several students, who tested their luck in the test. “This was the toughest in the last six or seven years,” said Kondal Rao, IIT trainer at Narayana IIT Academy adding that students need not worry as it was tough for everyone. Mathematics and Chemistry papers were relatively easy and on expected lines though couple of questions were tricky and tough.
The paper was more or less has the same difficulty level as that of JEE Main 2014 off line paper except the Physics paper,” said, Ajay Antony, Course Director, JEE, TIME. He said in physics paper some areas like wave optics, properties of liquids were totally not represented but Thermodynamics became an area of importance. Percentage of difficult questions has gone down compared to last year but there was increase in medium level questions, which were around 60 per cent.
In chemistry questions from physical and organic chemistry areas were straight and more questions came from Inorganic chemistry compared to previous years. Mathematics was challenging for students with over 50 per cent being medium difficulty level, he said. Teachers associated with IIT training for a long time say that the cut-off marks are likely to be between 110 and 113 this year in the general category. Last year it was 115 and the year before 113. Some other trainers say the cut off may range between 118 and 120.
Some institutes known for their IIT coaching have predicted that students scoring above 320 may find a place in the top 100 and those scoring 250 may figure in the top 5,000 ranks. But all these predictions will depend on their performance in their respective boards as those marks are also considered for calculating the rank.
The exam went off without any problems in the city. However, some students found it difficult to keep a watch on the time as wrist watches were not allowed inside the exam hall at several centres. Over 30,000 students gave a shot at the joint entrance examinations held in 43 centres across the district on Saturday for admission into India’s Institutes of Technologies (IIT) - the premier institutes of engineering and technology.
Nearly 6,000 students from the State wrote the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) in 15 examination centres in Mangaluru and Hubballi on Saturday. A separate set of students will attempt the online JEE (Main) on April 10 and 11.
An official said the examination was held smoothly in all the centres. While those wanting admission to BE, B.Tech and other undergraduate courses attempted the exam from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., exams to B.Arch or B. Planning courses in institutions other than IIT took place between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Many students felt the Physics questions were tough while those in Chemistry were easy. “There were many questions in Physics where the calculations were lengthy,” said Pradeep Pai, a student of Canara PU College in Mangaluru.
Physics was more difficult than Chemistry and Mathematics. Vishal Naik, a student of Deeksha Network from Bengaluru, found Physics and Mathematics “pretty tough” and lengthy, while Chemistry was easy.
who trains students in Physics at BASE, said that the paper was moderate and a well-prepared student could answer them easily. Sonar Muruti, who teaches Chemistry at BASE, said there were no surprises in the paper and most questions were on single concept basis while about 25 per cent were memory based.
Ajay Antony, Course Director of JEE Training of TIME, said the test paper had 90 questions for 360 marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Each subject had 30 objective type questions. While four marks are given for a correct answer, there is negative marking for a wrong answer. Some of the Physics questions were lengthy and needed innovative thinking process to solve them, he said. ‘The physics questions were thought-provoking, while chemistry questions were direct and easy’.
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