Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 27
Around 2,000 students appeared for the JEE-Advanced 2020, an entrance test for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), in two shifts amid Covid-19 preventions in the city today.
Students had to mark biometric attendance for which they had to report at 7:30 am for paper-I and 12:45 pm for paper-II. The first paper was held from 9 am to noon and the other from 2 pm to 5 pm. Both papers were compulsory and carried 198 marks each. Each question paper was divided into three sections —physics, chemistry and mathematics.
Sachin, who appeared at an examination centre in Mohali, said, “I found paper-I tougher than paper-II. Chemistry was the only section where questions were moderate. Maths and physics sections were exhaustive.”
He added that in maths, questions from algebra and calculus were lengthy and difficult. Physics section was lengthy too and questions were mostly from rotation, work power energy, magnetism and thermodynamics concepts.
IIT-JEE physics expert Kunal Singh said, “The JEE-Advanced is always a tough nut to crack due to diversity as well as complexity of questions which are always beyond basic school textbooks. Negative marking and huge calculations in multiple-choice and integer-type questions check the student’s accuracy making the exam more difficult. On the basis of students’ feedback, I think mathematics and physics questions were lengthy, intricate and highly conceptual, which makes scoring tough. Still, students claimed the paper was overall a bit easier than the previous year.”
Those qualifying the exam will be eligible to get enrolled for the bachelor’s, integrated master’s and dual degree programmes in all IITs and IISERs. The JEE-Advanced result will be announced on October 5.
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