Engineering students relieved by easier JEE (Advanced) papers
Around 1.71 lakh engineering aspirants on Sunday took the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) across 500 centres in the country and abroad. Most of the students found the exam papers, especially the mathematics section, easier than previous papers.
A total of 2.2 lakh candidates who appeared for JEE (Main) test, held on April 8, were shortlisted for JEE (Advanced), which holds the key for 23 Indian institutes of Technology (IITs) and ISM Dhanbad. The exam consists of two papers, both of which are divided into three sections – physics, chemistry, and mathematics.
The aspirants, who appeared for the test, said that the paper had a similar pattern as that of last year’s papers, with hardly any surprise. “The paper was moderately difficult – not very easy, not very tough. It was very much doable,” said Shivam Bansal, an aspirant.
The students found the mathematics section relatively easier than physics and chemistry. “In Mathematics, the level of the paper was easy to moderate. In comparison to the practice of previous years, the questions required only basic understanding. No question involving critical thinking was there”, said Aakash Chaudhry, director, Aakash Educational Services Pvt. Ltd, based on his interaction with aspirants who appeared for in the examination.
Aspirants said that physics was a mix of some easy and tricky questions. “Physics had some challenging, application-based questions. There were very few direct questions,” said Neeraj Nair, who took the test on Sunday.
“The students found the overall level of the paper moderate, but not easy. Chemistry was reported tougher compared to mathematics and physics,” said Ramesh Batlish, an expert from FIITJEE coaching classes.