The admission process to the top engineering institutes in the country moved on further with the mains stage of the exam. A number of applicants in Jaipur found paper 1 (BE/ B Tech) of JEE Mains lengthy. They were not satisfied with the time limit for paper, while in Pune many students said that the paper was stress free. In Jaipur, applicants said that the paper was not easy to attempt. They found chemistry and physics portion was tougher in comparison to mathematics. All the questions had to be answered in three hours. There were 90 questions in total, carrying 360 marks.
As per the students who took the exam said, overall the question paper was lengthy and it was not easy for them to attend more than 75 questions. Though, their preparation was good.
In Jaipur, around 44,000 applicants appeared for exam across 72 centers. Electronic gadgets were banned at the place. In Bihar, around 54000 students appeared for exam. They found the paper easy and the chemistry as the most scoring part.
In Lucknow, applicants reached centre hours before the start of the paper as they knew frolicking will be done. Number of students took exam in Lucknow but we do not have their reaction till now. As per the CBSE guidelines, students started lining up at the centre since 7 am. There were strict actions to avoid use of unfair means. Parents waited outside the examination hall. No violence was reported.
JEE (Main) is being conducted at the centers in 129 cities in India and Abroad by CBSE. Lakhs of aspiring engineers are likely to appear for the exam this year. The question paper contains three parts "“ Physics, Chemistry, mathematics of equal weightage. This paper has to be attempt in a slot of three hour.
Top 1.5 lakhs of applicants will be selected for the JEE (advanced) for admission to the( IIT's) Indian Institute of technologies based on the performance.