AIEEE no match for IIT JEE

Students also had sufficient time to complete the paper in time as the number of questions in each section was reduced by five.

Experts agreed that the paper was at best a moderately difficult paper with focus on testing application and calculation skills of students.

Professor Balakrishna Hegde, a teacher of Physics at coaching centre BASE said, “The question paper had a slightly higher application side to it and had more calculation based questions compared to previous years.” He added that overall the paper was a high scoring paper for students who had prepared well.

T N Suresh, a mathematics professor said that the paper was much easier than IIT JEE and about 30 per cent of the paper was straightforward.

“Students who had prepared for the IIT JEE exam would have found the paper easy. About 32 per cent of the questions were easy, and the rest were uniformly divided,” he said.

Interacting with Deccan Herald, students said that they had no problems with respect to time management. While some students expressed doubts over the penalty for wrong answers, others questioned the rationale behind some questions, which were memory based.

Saketh, a student who appeared for both IIT JEE and Sunday’s AIEE opined that although the paper was easy, the paper was more complex than previous years. “AIEEE cannot hold a candle to the IIT JEE but this year, the nature of the paper was closer to that of the JEE. Particularly, the maths portion was tougher with emphasis on application based questions,” he said. However, Ashwin Kamath, a student who appeared for AIEEE at the Sindhi High School centre said that the paper was very easy and posed no problems, but added that there was confusion over the penalty marks deducted for wrong answers.

“The paper was very easy and most at our centre could finish it well in time. But there was a doubt about the penalty marks because we could not figure out if the deduction was just 1/4 mark for each question or 1/4 of the total marks dedicated for each question,” he said.

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