This time JEE-Advanced conducted on 25 May 2014 for entry into IITs, brought some tough time for the aspirants who appeared in the examination. The variations in the question format and the quality of the questions made the aspirants find it rough this time. Some more changes made in the Joint Entrance Exam (Advanced) for paper-I was of no negative marking for the wrong answers this time were given. While in paper-II, the questions were easier by it came up with the negative marking process.
This move was taken to ensure that the flow of quality students was kept intact in the IITs. Through this way the results will have only fewer candidates who will score above the 35% cut off marks for the IIT admissions as compared to last year.
According to the section division, the physics section has all four multiple options which candidates had to solve to arrive to the answer in which more than one answer was correct. It was a lengthy paper as per students. Earlier it was easy to arrive at the answer by eliminating the wrong ones. Chemistry section paper-I had most of the questions with its integer type answers which made the entire paper tough.
As per the candidates this year the questions were tricky and lengthy and the questions with negative marking should be kept in the morning slot as it seems better for them to solve the questions carefully. Debashish Panigrahi, IIT-Kharagpur and convenor of JEE (Advanced) this year said that the students are expected to read the instructions very carefully and then sign them after reading it as off to avoid confusions and lose of the marks.