On an average, students could attempt as many as 25-26 questions per section.
"The questions were of AIEEE level and easier compared to questions that which used to appear in the examination conducted by IITs. We got what we expected. I guess the key to good performance here was clear concept. I could attempt 25 questions per section," said Sushmitha Anantha Murthy, a student of Sri Kumarans Home for Children.
A student from Don Bosco Institute of Technology Subhash Holla, who took JEE online exam said, "The questions were comparatively easy. I would say, it was a paper far easier than IIT, but more difficult than AIEEE. Section wise, Physics was the most difficult one, followed by Chemistry and Mathematics. It was more about theory and less about problem solving methods,"
While the students appearing for the test at Don Bosco Institute of Technology were in the last 10 minutes of their papers, their systems shut down as power went off. Although power supply was restored and the allotted time was provided, the examinees were a worried lot.
JEE Main had three sections - Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics - with 30 questions in each. The examination will be held on April 22, 23 and 25, 2013 as well. The results are scheduled to be declared on May 7 and the next stage of the test, JEE (Advanced), will be held on June 2, 2013.
The next JEE main online exam will be held in the city on April 22 at SJB Institute of Technology, Kengeri; Acharya Institute of Technology, Hesargatta; Don Bosco, Mysore Road; East West College Polytechnic, BGS Health Centre, Uttarahalli; Acharya College, Whitefield; Rajajeshwari College, Rajarajeshwari Nagar; Don Bosco, Kumbalgod and RV Engineering College.
It was the first time that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the all-India comprehensive test for engineering aspirants and students say they are happy with the format.