Just a few upsets, but IIT-JEE was easy
Lengthy and tricky questions in mathematics and the physics and chemistry questions being average, gave a tough time to nearly 4.72 lakh students on Sunday, April 11th, in the IIT-Joint Entrance Exam for admission into about 10,000 seats in prestigious 15 IITs, ISM Dhanbad and IT-BHU Institutes.
The Main complaint across the country was about that the papers carrying printing errors as subject-heads of mathematics and physics were interchanged. Although JEE released an quick official statement saying there was a minor error in the order of printing of the subject headings, the exam was conducted at 1,026 centres, the statement about the error reached the center at different stages.
This year, there were two papers of three hours each, paper-I had 84 questions and paper-II had 57 questions. While the question paper had the first 28 questions from physics, followed by an equal number of questions from chemistry and mathematics. The first session started at 9.00 am and continued till 12.00 noon while the second session at 2.00 pm.
As every year there was a mixed reviews on the IIT JEE paper. Some students felt the Mathematics paper to be tough and lengthy, and was much above the standard that was taught to the CBSE syllabus, where as physics and Chemistry to be average. Some students opinion was that the paper was not tough but was lengthy
The results of IIT JEE 2010 will be announced on 26 May 2010. The IITs have decided to conduct online counselling for general category students this year. This will give relief to students who earlier used to go to different counselling centres for securing a seat for themselves. However, the OBC candidates will have to go to the exam centres for counselling where their certificates will be examined.