Physics stumps JEE Main aspirants
Physics stumps JEE Main aspirants. Focusing completely on conceptualised questions, the paper setters of JEE Main have given tough moments for lakhs of students across the country who appeared for the JEE Main (offline) examination on Sunday.
More than 94 per cent turned up for the exam in AP
Cut off mark could be around 110: Experts
Hyderabad: Focusing completely on conceptualised questions, the paper setters of JEE Main have given tough moments for lakhs of students across the country who appeared for the JEE Main (offline) examination on Sunday. Aspirants had to sweat hard for cracking some of the questions in physics paper and it consumed most of the time, students who came out after writing the exam told The Hans India. For students in Andhra Pradesh, the paper was even tougher since they faced the exam with upgraded (advanced) syllabus for the first time. “In a way, physics may prove to be the deciding factor,” Ravi Oruganti, Keertana Miriyala, two aspirants of the city said.
Experts have also felt the same. “The difficulty level in physics was slightly higher as compared to other sections. Though the questions covered entire syllabus, they were conceptual and not completely based on formula,” FIITJEE director R L Trikha analysed.
“Initial response from the students was that the physics part was tougher than the mathematics and chemistry part. Chemistry and mathematics were rated as 'Easy to Medium'. There were some problems in physics which are found to be tough,” Ajay Antony, director of TIME Institutes of Chennai told The Hans India.
“In mathematics, 11 questions were easy, 12 were moderately tough and seven completely tough questions. In physics, one question on surface tension was framed somewhat wrong which confused students a lot,” Dr K Krishna Chaitanya, Director of Nano IIT Academy of Hyderabad informed.
In mathematics, algebra-30 per cent, calculus-25 per cent, co-ordinate geometry- 20 per cent questions were asked.
Going by the level of difficulty, the cut-off mark this time could be around 110, Krishna Chaitanya estimated. Other experts across the country have also put the cut off mark on the same level- between 105- 120. Last year, it was 113.
“Many questions were repeat of questions asked in past JEE papers. This helped students who had thoroughly solved question bank of past years,” Anand Kumar, an engineering expert who runs famous ‘Super 30’ in Patna maintained.
The JEE offline examination was held in five cities in Andhra Pradesh- Hyderabad, Warangal, Khammam, Guntur and Tirupathi with an overall turn-out of 94 per cent. There are no reports of any untoward incident from anywhere. “It was smoothly conducted with the cooperation and coordination of revenue, police and general public,” N Venkateswara Rao, CBSE regional coordinator of Guntur said. “In the morning session, more than 94 per cent appeared whereas for paper II, the attendance was 96 per cent,” he added. In Warangal too, more than 97 per cent have taken the paper I, according to Mathyas Reddy, regional coordinator. In Hyderabad, the regional coordinator Sita Kiran mostly evaded media even after repeated trials.
“The test paper had 90 questions for 360 marks. There were three parts in the question paper consisting physics, chemistry and mathematics. The order of subjects was different in different versions of the booklets. The options given for the questions were also shuffled in various versions. There was no ‘Assertion Reasoning’ type of questions in any of the subjects this time. All questions were 'Single Correct Multiple Choice' type,” Ajay Antony explained.