The Advanced stage of the JEE exam that was held on Sunday throughout the country was rated as 'tougher than usual' by the candidates who wrote the exam. The Physics of the exam was especially tougher than some of the previous editions of the paper.
According to one of the aspirants who scored 191 marks in JEE Mains, "Physics questions were the most difficult. The physics questions took a lot of time as well. There were so many tricky questions as well,"
In the JEE Advanced exam, the students had to write two tests, with both of them containing questions of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. The total sum of the two papers was 186 marks with about 54 questions in each of the papers. Paper 1 and Paper 2 were conducted from 9 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm respectively.
A JEE coaching expert said, "The students have given a feedback that the question paper was very tough compared to the previous year's question paper. Physics and Maths questions were tough for the students. However, the number of questions were less as compared to last year but the questions were lengthy,"
Another aspirant, who had scored 252 marks in the JEE Mains had this to say about the paper - "The paper was difficult because of few questions of Maths and Physics but I am hoping to score well as this year's marking scheme is good compared to the past years."
The marks obtained in this exam would decide the merit list of the students for getting admissions into the 23 IITs for Bachelor's engineering exam.