After IIT-JEE, aspiring engineering students had to go through yet another mammoth exam this month — the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE).
More than 70 colleges fall under the wing of this exam, a number that includes the prestigious National Institutes of Technology. And thankfully, Sunday’s AIEEE came to a close without any glitches this year.
Close to 11 lakh students appeared for the exam across 1,735 centres in the country. Experts said the paper was similar to that of last year and those who scored 50 per cent and above will easily rank among the toppers.
“The paper had the similar difficulty level. But the Physics section this year was slightly simpler. Anyone scoring 50 per cent should secure an All India Rank of around 15,000. This paper sets the tone for the online exam next week,” said Gautam Puri, managing director of CL Educate.
The exam received mixed response among students, some of who claimed that Physics was the toughest section in the paper.
“Physics was tougher than what I had expected so I’m slightly doubtful of my performance in that section. Maths and Chemistry were manageable but the paper was more difficult than what we thought it would be,” said Isha Mathur, an aspirant.
Others said that the paper was not that difficult and those who had their Class 12 syllabus on fingertips would have found it a cakewalk.
“Even though it was a multiple choice paper, there was some ambiguity. But if you were thorough with your syllabus, it was not such a difficult feat. All three sections had the same difficulty level, but I think maths was easiest to crack,” said Rohan Bakshi, an aspirant.