Nearly 3,700 medical aspirant from tricity appeared for the undergraduate entrance examination of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Sunday.
The examination, which was held in 18 cities across India, was conducted at various centres, mostly government schools, in the city.
The paper format remained the same as last year, with a total of 200 questions-60 questions each in biology, chemistry and physics as well as 20 general knowledge questions.
City-based physics trainer Kunal said that physics paper was, as usual, in contrast with the conventional CBSE PMT paper, with emphasis on analytical and mathematical aspect of application of concepts.
While most questions were direct ones, physics section had lengthier questions. "Scores in physics and general knowledge sections will certainly be the deciding factor for securing top ranks in the exam," he said.
Another physics trainer, Vivek Gulati, said that candidates found the physics section, with many questions requiring calculations, the most difficult.
The biology section, meanwhile, was not entirely based on NCERT, said local PMT trainer teacher Arvind Goyal. It had a significant number of questions based on diagrams and of the matching type, while the chemistry section has more questions from inorganic than organic chemistry.
'Allow students to take question paper home'
Goyal, however, said that it was wrong on the part of the AIIMS authorities to not allow students to take the AIIMS question paper home.
"The institute should follow the CBSE system and promote transparency by uploading their answer keys and allow students to take question paper home," he said.
The city has high hopes from its medical aspirants
Last year, city lad Arnav Aggarwal topped the undergraduate entrance exam. Chandigarh has secured the first rank in the entrance exam thrice in the last four years.
AIIMS, New Delhi, has a total of 72 seats out of which 37 seats for the general category. Vacant seats in the reserved categories would also be filled by candidates from the general category.
Besides the main institute, the six branches of the prestigious institute, which were opened in 2013- Bhopal, Patna, Jodhpur, Rishikesh, Raipur and Bhubaneswar-have an intake of 100 students each.