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Maths moderately tough at IIT-JEE main exams

Published Apr 4, 2016, 6:46 am IST
Updated Apr 4, 2016, 6:46 am IST
Students coming out from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Kadavanthra, after taking the IIT-JEE (Main)in Kochi on Sunday. (Photo: DC)
 Students coming out from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Kadavanthra, after taking the IIT-JEE (Main)in Kochi on Sunday. (Photo: DC)

KOCHI: In the IIT-JEE main exam held in the offline mode on Sunday, many questions in physics were time consuming and students were losing confidence to attempt these questions, experts who interacted with the students after the exam said. Some questions in the paper were not properly worded.

According to Ajay Antony, course director, JEE Training, T.I.M.E, a coaching firm, 45 percent of the physics questions were easy, while 27 percent were medium and 30 percent difficult.

Majority of the questions in chemistry were in the range of easy to moderate. “One question was from area out of JEE syllabus and two others were provided with insufficient or mismatching data. Surprisingly the distribution of questions in the broader sense among the three areas - physical, organic and inorganic were equal,” said Ajay Antony.

“About 47% of the paper was considered ‘easy’ and only about 10% of the paper was ‘difficult’ while the rest was medium and hence this was a student-friendly paper,” he added.

“The Question Paper - I for B.E/B.Tech courses in 2016 was similar to pattern in the past years 2011 to 2015. Papers were balanced and set from CBSE syllabus of Class XI & XII,” said R L Trikha, director, FIITJEE, a coaching firm.  

“Overall difficulty level for mathematics was moderate. A student who has been focused and serious all through the two years in improving speed & accuracy by taking regular quizzes & mock tests on JEE-M pattern must have done reasonably well. It is always relative performance, which matters in such highly competitive examinations,” said Mr Trikha.

“But as we work through the maths paper one understands that the paper looks easy because the students may identify all ‘easy’questions and if he/ she avoid the traps set in between they will be able to live through. The paper has only about 33% of marks from ‘easy’ category and has over 50% ‘medium’ questions,” said Mr Ajay Antony.

Around 12 lakh students took the JEE Main 2016 examinationon Sunday from over 2,000 centres in 129 cities in India and abroad. Sources said that it would be the last IIT main examinations in the present format.

From the next year, aspirants to IITs, NITs and other technical institutes will likely have to first clear a national aptitude test, as the Central Government was giving final shape to suggestions for bringing in changes in the current format of the joint entrance examination (JEE).

Location: India, Kerala


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