Students who appeared in the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) on last Sunday found the questions papers tough and very challenging to solve.
Most of the students that took the exam found that the question paper was "more difficult" than last year's, especially the physics section, which contained several tough questions.
There are around 2,500 students appeared for the exam at 8 centers in Indore and most walked out of the centers with gloomy faces after the exam.
"Physics questions were very difficult. The physics questions took a lot of time as well. There were so many tricky questions as well," said Sumit Khanna .
The JEE (Advanced) followed the pattern in which students had to appear for two papers with combined questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
The two papers carried 186 marks each where there was a total of 54 questions in each paper. Paper 1 which was from 9am - 12pm, contained 5 single correct option, 8 multiple correct options and 5 single digit integer type questions. The Paper 2 that was from 2pm - 5pm also contained 2 comprehensions.
Several coaching expert In Indore felt that the students appeared for JEE (Advanced) had a backbreaking time this year.
" We talked to several students and most of them said that the question paper was very tough compared to the previous year's question paper. Physics and Maths questions were partiularly tough for the students. Though the number of questions were less as compared to last year but the questions were lengthy," said a coaching expert from Indore.
But the students still keep their hopes of getitng high marks this year. " No doubt the paper was difficult because of few questions of Maths and Physics but I am hoping to score well as this year's marking scheme is good compared to the past years" said Sunil Sharma another student.
On the basis of the performance of the candidate in this examination, it will determine the admission to various bachelor's degree programmes in 23 IITs, including Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad along with other reputed engineering institute across the country.