Review About Joint Entrance Examination 2017 – Mains

‘Mathematics tough, physics and chemistry moderately easy’

Thousands of students aspiring to study engineering and technology in the country’s most prestigious institutions took the JEE (Main) on Sunday.

Apart from Chennai, the examination, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE), was held in Madurai and Coimbatore in the State.

Students who wrote the examination said the mathematics portions of the paper were tough and lengthy. “Barring a few tricky questions in organic chemistry, I was able to attempt physics and chemistry without any problem. Mathematics, however, was tricky and most of us took time to finish the paper,” said K. Vikram, a Class 12 student.

Paper I started at 9.30 a.m. and went on for three hours. It had 90 questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. While this was for students aspiring to study engineering, Paper II examination, held in the afternoon, was for students planning to pursue architecture and planning.

“The paper was definitely a good one and we found both Physics and Chemistry to be moderate, while students told us that Mathematics was challenging. A few questions in the chemistry part were from the NCERT textbook and this was a relief for many,” said Pawan Kumar, deputy director, FIITJEE Chennai.

Board exams on

For many students, the examination has been scheduled at a crucial juncture as science stream students who have opted for biology have their Board examination on April 5.

“We had a few study holidays after our Chemistry examination, so were able to devote some time for brushing up on preparing for the JEE as well. But, having to take our biology exam in two days after this has been a bit of a concern for us and most of us felt the mains could have been scheduled after the Board exams,” Prithi, a biology student said.

Online test

While the papers on Sunday were offline ones, the JEE (Main) online examination will be conducted on April 8 and 9 in centres across the country.

Students and parents began queuing outside examination centres in the city as early as 7 a.m. Most students attempted both the qualifying papers, which would enable them to pursue engineering or architecture in undergraduate programmes at institutes across the country.

Top scorers in Paper I of the JEE (Main) examination will also be eligible to appear for the JEE (Advanced) examination, which will be conducted by an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).