While JEE Main had received mixed reviews, JEE Advanced, held on the 22nd of May, has largely been regarded as tough by students across the country. The paper conducted by IIT Guwahati was anticipated to have a tough mathematics section however those who appeared for it shared that the physics section was much more difficult.
Last years’ JEE Advanced paper, set by IIT Bombay, was said to be quite tough due to the change in pattern however this years’ paper is said to be tougher. Here is a look at how students from different parts of the country reacted on it.
Physics questions were the most difficult. The physics questions took a lot of time as well. There were so many tricky questions as well,” shared Naman Wadhwa who scored 191 marks in JEE Main and qualified for JEE Advanced.
“This was my second attempt at cracking JEE and I didn’t expect such difficult questions to be asked. The mathematics section in Paper I took comparatively more time than the Paper II sections. Overall, I found it quite difficult even though I was well prepared for the exam this time around”, said engineering aspirant, Akshay Arora. “I found Maths to be very calculative though Chemistry was easy. Of course, the marking scheme is different from the previous years”, said Nitin, another engineering aspirant who appeared for JEE Advanced this year.
Atil Arora, a JEE coaching expert from Indore, said, “The students have given a feedback that the question paper was very tough compared to the previous year’s question paper. Physics and Maths questions were tough for the students. However, the number of questions were less as compared to last year but the questions were lengthy”.
Nevertheless, there were students who shared that the paper wasn’t as difficult as they had expected. “I was expecting the paper to be more difficult but it was in some way a relief. Chemistry was pretty easy though maths took some of my time”, said Nishant who appeared for JEE Advanced on Sunday. Another candidate, Rahul also shared that, “I am expecting a good score. My target above 180. Yes, maths was a bit difficult but I was prepared well for it”.