A vast majority of the students, who appeared in the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2015 on Sunday, says the question paper was lengthier and significantly tougher than what they had been anticipating.
A lot of the examinees complained that not only the paper was tricky, but also grossly out of pattern. JEE (Advanced) 2015 was held in two different parts. Paper-1 was scheduled from 09:00 am to 12:00 pm whereas Paper-2 from 02:00 pm to 05:00 pm. Both the papers were supposed to carry 180 marks each.
However, to their horror, Paper-1 turned out to include 264 questions and Paper-2 240 questions. Adding more to their woes, Paper-2 also had a lot of negative marking in Math and Physics. In addition, most of the questions were time consuming too, complained many students.
“They can’t change the pattern out of the blue. We were carried away by the thought that it would be an easy paper because we had practiced solving earlier sample papers. How ever, the first glance of the paper completely flummoxed us,” said Sandilya B, one of the examinees from the state of Gujarat, as reported by the Times of India.
Many candidates are worried over their overall performance in both papers. JEE (Advanced) is the second phase of the two-part Joint Entrance Examination and it is used to handpick eligible candidates for admission to India’s premier technology institutes – the IITs. Every year the IIT JEE(Advanced) exam pattern is different.
Only those who qualify the first phase of the Joint Entrance Examination – JEE (Main) – with a certain cut off mark are allowed to sit in JEE (Advanced).
The results of JEE (Advanced) 2015 will be announced on June 18.