The fate of the 200,000 students who qualified for the JEE-Advanced exam will be revealed as the results are declared on Sunday.
Students can check their results on the official website of JEE (Advanced) 2016.
Students who cleared the JEE-Mains, the first phase of the two-phase IIT-Joint Entrance Examinations, were eligible to sit for the JEE-Advanced examination conducted by IIT Guwahati on May 22. The performance of a candidate in JEE-Advanced will form the basis for admission to the Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s and Dual Degree programs (entry at the 10+2 level) in all the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and the Indian School of Maines (ISM)..
The JEE-Advanced 2016 was conducted in two parts — while Paper 1 was conducted from 9 am to 12 pm and Paper 2 was conducted from 2 pm to 5 pm.
Paper 1 and 2 both comprised of 54 questions each — 18 from each subject — and were worth 186 marks. Each subject carried 124 marks, and the total marks the exam was 372.
Experts in Kota differed on the difficulty level of this year’s Advanced papers, but most agreed that physics was tougher than chemistry and mathematics.
Managing director of Resonance Eduventures Pvt Ltd, RK Verma, said all subjects were of similar difficulty level.
“Around 96 marks can be considered easy overall, 118 marks moderate and 158 marks are considered difficult in the paper by the Resonance Team. Overall, it is felt that paper was of similar difficulty as last year,” he said.
Allen Career Institute director Brajesh Maheshwari too made a similar observation. He said the second physics paper was tougher than the first, and the mathematics paper was lengthy in the first paper than the second, in which calculus questions were tough.
In chemistry, questions related to physical chemistry were difficult but those on organic and inorganic chemistry were of moderate difficulty, he said.
Even before the results of the Advanced 2016 are declared on Sunday, coaching institutes in Kota are ready with the all-India toppers list and rankings but haven’t disclosed names.
Kota is considered the Mecca of coaching in the country and a number of students make it to the all India toppers list every year. In 2015, more than 10,000 students, who had taken coaching from Kota, were selected for JEE Advanced counselling. This year 35,000 students have taken JEE (Advanced) from various institutes in Kota.
Last year, Kota-based Bansal Classes had rightly predicted that Satwat Jagwani, a student from the coaching institute, would top the All India JEE Advanced 2015 list.