Chennai: Students who appeared for the JEE (Main) offline found the Physics test to be tricky and lengthy as it was based more on concepts. While some may have found Maths difficult, many said the Chemistry test turned out to be easy.
According to CBSE regional head K. Srinivasan, around 6,000 students from the city took the exam in 13 centres, with Coimbatore, Madurai and Puducherry also hosting cities besides Chennai. V.Ramanah a candidate from Maharishi Vidya Mandir school, said he found Physics to be tricky. “I found Maths and Chemistry to be easy. But Physics was more concepts-based and we needed to think more so it was time consuming. The questions were not proportionate to the time allotted. I attempted 75 percent of the questions,” he said.
S. Sriram a candidate said he found Maths to be difficult. He said, “One question was ambiguous but overall it was very lengthy. I found Chemistry and Physics easy.” He added that for each section there are 30 questions and the questions are a combination of class 11 and 12 as well as CBSE and matriculation board.
Sriram’s father S.Sivaram said that after the JEE examination it is a relief for the parents as well. “For the past two years, it was a struggle for my son as well as the entire family. I didn’t allow him to watch television frequently and for the past few months everything was stopped. Now after the JEE examination we are relaxed and now waiting for the result,” he said.
Many students found Maths to be somewhat difficult. Hari Bala a student said, “I found Physics very difficult but Maths was a bit difficult. I could not take proper preparations because my board examination got over on April 1. But Chemistry was easy in comparison to the other two subjects,” he said.
Further, as per coaching centre analysis of the question papers, Physics paper was tough in comparison to the other two subjects. Ajay Antony course director for JEE, TIME said, “EM waves and communications was represented in the paper with an overwhelming weightage. In Maths, 50 percent of the paper was set at medium difficulty level.”
Akash Chaudhury of Akash educational Services, a coaching centre for JEE, said that in all the three subjects five to six questions were framed differently. A few of them were also ambiguous. He said, “In Physics, there were two questions which had more than one correct answer, leaving students in a dilemma whether to leave it or attempt it. In addition, two questions were confusing and anyone who tried attempting have wasted fair amount of time.”...