The IIT JEE main examination lived up to its billing of one of the toughest exams in the country. The recently conducted main exam was 'tough' according to a number of students who wrote the exam.
The 3 hour long first paper carried 30 objective type questions from mathematics, physics and chemistry. Physics and maths were relatively tougher than chemistry this year. The marking scheme was +4, -1.
According to a student in Chennai who sat for the exam, "The physics questions took up a lot of time due to which I did not have enough time to solve the maths portion. I had to leave out two or three questions at the end,"
Another student had this to say about the exam, "The questions were conceptual and so it required lot of thinking and involved multiple steps. A few questions in the maths portion were ambiguous but others were easy,"
According to TIME director, Ajay Anthony, the paper's difficulty level was higher than earlier years. According to him, the students found the maths portion significantly tricky.