At over 2000 examination centres, more than million aspiring candidates took the Joint Entrance Examination(JEE) (Mains) on Sunday. The teachers have pointed out that there were discrepancies found in the question paper, just like the previous year. Though, the teachers could not confirm some questions to be wrong, before the answer key is made public by CBSE.
One teacher of FIIT JEE, R L Trikha said, “Question 84 (in set F) has two answers and question 17 appears to have not matching answer in choices given. The mathematics section is a shade tougher than last year’s with a few lengthy questions.” As the answer key by CBSE has not been made public yet, it is becoming tough to claim that a certain question or the answers given in the options are wrong or not. Keshav Agarwal of coaching institute Turning Point said, “There were some ambiguities in the chemistry part. Chemistry is usually easy but wasn’t this year. Mathematics was relatively tough and physics, mediocre.” According to some teachers the qualifying scores for this year’s JEE Mains could range in between 105 to 110, like the previous year.
The examination is taken in two parts consisting of paper I and II, for candidates applying for specified courses offered under JEE. The Paper I pattern has been kept same to that of which began in the year 2011. The second paper was also quite similar to that off the last year.
Another coaching centre Akash Education Services’ teacher Akash Chaudhury said, “In Physics, there were two questions which had more than one correct answer. Many students reported the section on mathematics to be lengthy. In Chemistry, distribution of questions was quite skewed with more questions from organic chemistry. One question was found to be ambiguous in Chemistry also.”
The top two lakh candidates who have taken the JEE Mains examination will reach to the JEE Advanced level examination, which is schedule to be held on 23 May, 2016.