Over 1 lakh appear for JEE advanced

At least 1.28 lakh students took the Joint Entrance Exam (advanced) on Sunday after getting shortlisted in the JEE main held on May 6.

Fourteen lakh candidates registered for JEE 2013, while 1.5 lakh got shortlisted in the JEE main. The difference between the previous years’ and this year’s entrance examinations is that earlier, entry to the Indian Institutes of Technology was based on the performance in IIT-JEE examination papers subject to obtaining minimum 60 per cent qualifying marks in class 12 board examination.

But this year, the performance in JEE (advanced) will be taken into consideration if one qualifies to be in the top 20 percentile of the respective class 12 board exam.
The JEE (advanced) had two objective-type papers. Each paper comprised physics, chemistry and mathematics.

 The duration of each paper was three hours.

According to experts, this year the marking pattern has been changed drastically in both papers. “A few questions in chemistry part are tough. Mathematics is relatively tougher than physics and chemistry. Overall, Paper 2 is a shade easier than Paper 1.
However, cut-offs are expected to be lower than previous years,” said the director of IIT-JEE.

JEE (main) was relatively easy this year. It is an eligibility test for the JEE (advanced), which the candidate has to take if he or she is aspiring for admission to undergraduate programmes offered by IITs.

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