About 3,500 students appeared in the Joint Entrance Exam (advanced) a eight centres in Chandigarh on Sunday, of which over 1,000 were from the city. The examinees said the paper was a bit tough and lengthy.
The examination was held in two sessions—9am to noon and then 2pm to 5pm. The two-part examination comprised questions totalling 186 marks each.
Experts said multi-answer questions was a new thing this year. In this format, students are given four marks if all four options are marked correctly. But in case an incorrect option is marked, the answer is deemed as wrong and the examinees loses two marks (negative marking).
Savin Sadhu, a local academician, said, “The chemistry paper was easy, but the calculations in the phsyics and mathematic sections were of relatively higher standard and slightly lengthy. Even the brightest of students couldn’t attempt all questions.”
Similarly, another local JEE trainer, AK Ganguly said some of the students found the paper lengthy and change in the marking scheme and format of the paper gave tough times to examinees.
Dhruv Jaglan, a resident of Zirakpur, said, “The exam was lengthy as well as slightly tough.”
Vishwajeet, another student, found Paper 1 tough. “The mathematics section was complicated and in paper 2, questions in the physics section were too complicated . I couldn’t finish as I wanted to.” The results are expected on June 12.