As the final bell rang at test centres across the Capital, students emerged looking relieved at having successfully completed the AIEEE test, this time without any interruptions.
Students at a few centres, including Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan (BVB), had already started to write the first AIEEE exam when they were asked to hand over their answer sheets and return after three hours because of the paper leak.
The second exam that they appeared for was tougher, students said. "This exam was quite difficult when compared to the first one. Of all the sections, physics was by far the toughest," said Jayant Narayan, who appeared for the exam at BVB.
Students also felt that other sections like mathematics and chemistry had higher level of difficulty. "Chemistry in the earlier exam was very simple. In this one chemistry was much tougher than physics or mathematics," said Rahul Rastogi, another student.
In most other centres, students were either asked to leave the exam hall or were not allowed to enter once the news of the leak spread. "I think the harassment that all of us underwent in the morning made the exam seem tougher," said Rohan Arora, who appeared for the test at RK Puram, sector 2.
According to various coaching centres, the physics paper was the most difficult of all. Each subject had 30 questions and the pattern was exactly the same for all the subjects. There were 4 choices in all questions.
In physics, there were three assertion-reasoning questions and no comprehension. In Maths there were five assertion-reasoning questions and no comprehension.