The Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2016 was held on May 22. As many as 2,500 students had written the exam, conducted by IIT Guwahati.
Aspirants who had appeared for the exam found the paper tough when compared to previous year.
Each paper comprised 54 questions, which carried 186 marks.
Paper 1 Analysis:
Dr. Sridhar G, MD Ace Creative Learning Pvt Ltd said, "Paper 1 was moderate. Physics was moderately easy like previous year with 6 easy, 10 moderate and 2 difficult questions. Chemistry was moderate with a marginal increase in the standard when compared to last year. There were 8 easy, 7 moderate and 3 difficult questions."
"The maths paper was difficult as last year with 5 easy, 8 moderate and 5 difficult questions. An average student can score between 70 and 80, whereas a well-prepared student can score about 130-140 out of 186. Overall the paper was good and had put students to test," he added.
L S Nikitha, student Deeksha Network said, "I felt the paper was moderate. I had gone through the hand book of formulae and solved previous year question papers. The question paper pattern was the same. There were no tricky questions."
Paper 2 Analysis:
Dr. Sridhar G, MD Ace Creative Learning Pvt Ltd said, "Paper 2 was difficult. Physics was moderately difficult with an increase in the difficulty level when compared to last year with 4 easy, 8 moderate and 6 difficult questions. Chemistry was also moderately difficult with an increase in the difficulty level in comparison to previous year with equal distribution of 6 questions for easy, moderate and difficult level."
"The maths paper difficulty level was similar to that of last year with 4 easy, 7 moderate and 7 difficult questions. An average student can score 25, whereas a well-prepared student can score about 40-45 out of 186 marks. Overall the number of questions are reduced and the paper was of IIT standard," he added.
L S Nikitha - student from Deeksha Network opines,"I felt Paper 2 was easier than Paper 1. I could able to answer most of the questions and felt more confident about my answers in paper 2. None of the questions was out of syllabus or tricky. I'm not sure what score to expect but will wait for the answer keys to release. I want to pursue Computer Science Engineering and planning to join R V College."