JEE Mains turns out to be cakewalk

25 questions are easy, 53 questions are of moderate difficulty and 12 questions are relatively hard.

Though Aadhar cards were made mandatory this year, none of the students found it hard to arrange one before application. As per the candidates the JEE paper was good, but this year Mathematics section was tricky while the students felt that CBSE had also increased the difficulty level. "The GK part of aptitude was manageable", says a student, Shronit Jain from Ramjas School. However, serious students found the paper relatively easy compared to previous year. In Mathematics Set-D Q 28 is controversial and a few questions are lengthy. I could not answer many questions despite working them out completely.

Admission through centralised allocation process in NIT's / IIIT's / DTU / CFTI's for over 24000 seats in undergraduate courses will be according to merit list based on marks in JEE Main examination, however the candidate must be in top twenty percentile of respective board or should score minimum 75 % marks in his/her board examination. "For me, physics and chemistry were easier", he said. "Students who attempted mathematics first will be at a disadvantage as it consumed a lot of time". The JEE Main section consisted of Organic chemistry. Going by students' response the cut-offs were expected to go high around 115 or above. Last year, it was 100.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today conducted the paper I (pen paper based) of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2017 Examination across 1781 centres across India. The JEE Main score will also be taken as an eligibility for JEE-Advanced for admissions into Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT).

Lengthy mathematics paper perplexed the candidates while physics and chemistry were relatively easy in the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) held on Sunday. As per the data available, the total number of registration for JEE Main 2017 is 11, 98,989 while the number of male students appearing for the exam is 8,62,526, the percentage being 72 per cent.

  • Leroy Wright