BANGALORE: The Joint Entrance Examination (Main) 2014 for admission to undergraduate engineering programmes at NITs, IITs, other state-funded and self-financed institutes, was held at the Hubli and Mangalore centres on Sunday.
While some students travelled all the way from Bangalore to write the exam in these two centres, many have decided to opt for the online test, starting April 9.
Students felt the Mathematics paper was lengthy while Physics and Chemistry papers were a breeze. “Physics and Chemistry papers were very good. I didn’t focus much on Mathematics from the beginning itself, which is why I didn’t answer it too well either,” said Neha Yalagachin from Hubli. “Chemistry was very simple. Physics wasn’t difficult too but Mathematics was quite lengthy,” added Megha Mantur, a student of Chinmaya PU College. She also wrote the exam in Hubli.
A review by academicians endorsed this. They found Mathematics was slightly difficult compared to previous years’ JEE Main, but there were no surprises in the pattern. They were standard questions normally found in reference books and discussed in classrooms.
Physics, on the other hand, turned out to be moderate with two lengthy problems. The Chemistry paper too was well-planned, with questions largely based on concept application and some repeated from previous papers, the experts said.
Date: April 7, 2014