Over 5,000 appear for offline examination of JEE Main

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Apr 2018 11:02:48



Staff Reporter

Over 5,000 students of different districts in Chhattisgarh appeared for offline examination of JEE Main at various examination centres in capital Raipur on Sunday. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the examination and online mode would be conducted by CBSE on April 15 and 16. Majority of students were of the view that the paper was moderate difficult and questions from Chemistry were least asked. Aditya Sharma said, ‘Chemistry was tough, Maths was lengthy and Physics part of the paper was average’. There were many questions which were not asked from easy chapter like - Atomic Structure, Bio molecules, Polymer Surface and Metallurgical. It was a kind of biased paper in chemistry as compared to past JEE paper. Questions from Physics and Maths were or moderate difficulty level’ said another student.

‘I would not say the paper was hilariously tough. However, mathematics was lengthy and the questions on series were disturbing. One had to really choose questions on Physics to score from. Chemistry, concentrated on the lesser important chapters,’ stated Rohit from Bhilainagar. Rajat Ghosh said, ‘The paper was comparatively tougher than the last 3-4 years. Chemistry as well as Physics was tough and Maths was very lengthy. I don’t know how some students were saying paper was easier than last year. I had attempted last year paper few days back and got 200. In today’s paper I will hardly get 140 marks. Another student Sajida from Korba said, ‘The paper was above moderate difficulty level. Chemistry, which comes easy each year, was tougher and questions were picked from chapters which don’t have much weight age. Maths was as usual ‘hard’, she pointed.

Harish appeared for the first time, said, ‘I was expecting a tough paper, though it was not’. I found Chemistry part of the paper bit hard’. ‘The question papers of JEE Main 2018 comprises questions asked in the entrance examination in the previous years. JEE Main question papers 2018 for paper 1 has questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics,’ he added. Rahul who appeared for paper second time for the entrance exam, said, ‘Many Physics and Mathematics questions were from previous papers. This paper was easier than the previous year’s. I am sure, this time I will be able to make it to the JEE Advanced 2018’.Out of these candidates, only about 2.2 lakh candidates would be shortlisted to appear in the JEE Advanced 2018, giving them a chance to compete for 10,000 seats in the various Indian Institutes of Technology or the IITs.

The paper had 90 questions. A correct answer will fetch a student four marks, wrong answer will be awarded with one negative mark. Jagdish Tulsiyani, faculty of well known coaching institute for JEE Mains as well as Advanced preparation asserted that this time many students of the state are appearing for this examination through online mode and so it is little tough to analyse performance of students in state on this examination.