JEE Main Exam Online (CBT) 2018: Paper I moderate but time taking
Aspirants who appeared for Joint Entrance Examination on Sunday termed the online computer based test (CBT) as lengthy but scoring.
The online examination (JEE Main 2018 Paper I), which was taken in two time slots: 9.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 5pm, is vital for aspirants who want to enter NITs, IIITs or CFTIs. With 90 questions 30 questions each from mathematics, physics and chemistry the pattern of the examination remained untouched.
Alok, engineering aspirant: Physics was calculative and time taking. The chemistry part was scoring with fundamentals. Overall, the online paper was moderately difficult, but lengthy.
Kapil Agarwal, JEE main aspirant: The mathematics section was lengthy and tough.
Kunal Singh, IIT-JEE physics expert, said: We had mixed reviews from aspirants about the JEE Main Computer Based Test. Several claimed that the chemistry part was conceptual. The mathematics focused on Class XI with application-oriented problems and physics questions encapsulated strong analytical concepts. Many students found the physics and mathematics paper lengthy as apart from the calculations, scrolling between the questions was time consuming. He added: The physics part was a blend of Class XII and Class XI fundamentals which needed practice and conceptually efficient skills to solve the challenging questions.
Abhay Mahajan, IIT JEE Mathematics expert said that many students found maths as the toughest section out of the three. The exam included several questions of the conic section, which, according to some students, were tough. Altogether, students found the difficulty level of the online paper to be on a par with the offline exam, he said.
The exam is held in two stages JEE Main which is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and JEE Advanced which is held by different IITs every year.
The results of phase-1 will be declared on April 30 and the selected candidates will take the JEE Advanced Exam 2018 on May 20.