Over 1,700 students, who had qualified the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (Mains)-2015 held in April took the JEE (advanced) examination at six centres in Chandigarh on Sunday, according to leading coaching insitutes in the city.
JEE (advanced) is the annual entrance examination for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technologies (IIT) and other top-level science and engineering institutions.
About 1.5 lakh students, including from reserved categories, appeared for the exam in India. The question paper included separate sections on chemistry, physics and mathematics, where each subject was given an equal weightage of 88 marks. The exam had to be attempted in three hours duration.
The questions were objective type (multiple choice) designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of the candidates. The candidate could opt for the question paper in English or Hindi. Kunal Singh, a city-based physics teacher claimed that the number of students, who had qualified JEE main from the tricity had increased this year.
He added, in 2014, 1,801 candidates had appeared for JEE (advanced), out of which 393 made it into the common merit list. Keshav, a JEE advanced candidate said, “Physics part was relatively analytical in comparison to the other sections, but overall paper stressed on basic concepts”.
The results will be announced online on June 13, on the basis of which a cutoff will be decided, following which all India ranks will be declared for the final admissions.