Students find JEE Main paper lengthy and tricky

Students find  JEE Main paper lengthy and tricky

 Students who took the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main paper on Sunday, for entrance to engineering colleges across the country, found the test to be lengthy and tricky.

The pen-and-paper based exam, for admission to BE and BTech courses, was conducted between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm. Students have to clear the JEE Main, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), to take the JEE Advanced for entry to IITs, NITs and IIITs.

Krupa Krishnamurthy, a student of Chaitanya PU College, said that the Mathematics section was tough. “I had not practised enough for Maths so I did not attempt all questions. I was worried about the negative marking,” she said. The Chemistry and Physics sections were lengthy but good, she added.

Students were not allowed to carry pencil pouches or water bottles into the exam halls. Only hall tickets and Aadhaar cards were allowed into the classroom and pens were provided to them.

Sanidhya M, a medical aspirant, took the exam only to test her preparedness for National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET), the entrance exam for MBBS course. “I attempted only one question in the Math section. I could solve most of the questions in Physics and Chemistry was easy too, except Organic which was tough. I think I could do better if I concentrate more and practice,” she said.

An analysis by coaching centre BASE said that the Mathematics paper was tougher than previous years’ while the Physics paper was easier. Chemistry was of moderate difficulty.

Students have the option to take the computer-based exam which will be held on April 8 and 9.

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