Bengaluru: Hundreds of aspirants appeared for JEE Advanced 2017 on Sunday, with the hope of landing a seat at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Science and others premier institutions. Students took the test in the morning and afternoon sessions across Bengaluru, Mangaluru and Mysuru.
“I felt physics was much harder than expected, mathematics was little easier and chemistry was average. The time was sufficient. They had adopted a different style of asking questions this time. However, it was nothing outside of syllabus and nothing that could shock you or throw you off," said Aradh, one of the PU students who was shortlisted after JEE (Main).
Paper 2 in the afternoon seemed to be more challenging. “Paragraphs in physics were tricky and thankfully there was no negative marking. I just had enough time to finish the paper. Chemistry was a breeze and mathematics was moderate," said Dhruv Sririam, one of 1.7 lakh students who took the exam.
Dr H.N. Subrahmanyam, HoD of physics and Srinivas Sastry, HoD of maths, both from BASE, said, “Concepts are well tested. Majority of the questions are single concept application. In multiple-choice questions, the marking scheme is student-friendly. Maths was moderately tough." Mohan B.R., HoD of chemistry from BASE, said, “Questions from Class 11/1st PU and Class 12/2nd PU syllabus are balanced in JEE Main. The paper was of good level but had very few questions on physical chemistry.”
Analysis by T.I.M.E (Triumphant institute of Management Education)
- Partial marking of +1 will be awarded for each correct option in Section 1, provided no incorrect response is darkened. There is no negative marking if none of the bubbles are marked. If the student marks a wrong option, 2 marks will be deducted
- +3 will be given for the correct response and 0 marks for all other cases. In other words, there is no negative marking in Section 2
- 3 marks will be given for the correct answer and -1 for the wrong answers for Section 3