JEE-Main: Online exam was easier, but mathematics lengthy, student say

16 Apr 2018 | By Gogona Saikia
JEE Main (online exam) reactions

Students who appeared the JEE Main online exam yesterday gave mixed reactions, with most agreeing that overall, the paper was balanced.

But some said it was somewhat easier than the offline exam, since calculations in mathematics and theorem-based questions in physics were less time-consuming.

Many found the mathematics part lengthy.

The online exam is being held today too at various centers.

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16 Apr 2018JEE-Main: Online exam was easier, but mathematics lengthy, student say

Reviews-I'Equal weightage to Class 11 and 12 syllabus'

According to Shivam Pandey (Bhopal), "The paper was of moderate level. It had equal weightage of class 11 and 12 syllabus.

For Avinash Priyam (Dhanbad), "Chemistry, which used to be tough earlier, was easy this year."

"Questions in chemistry were a bit complex. However, physics was easy," said Ajay Yadav (Allahabad).

An unnamed teacher said the online exam was as moderate as the offline.

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'Mathematics was lengthy, many couldn't complete the paper'

Reviews-II'Mathematics was lengthy, many couldn't complete the paper'

But due to the lengthy mathematics part, many couldn't complete the paper, said Vaibhav Anand (Delhi).

"The mathematics section consisted lots of descriptive questions," said Sayan Maiti (Delhi).

Experts couldn't give their feedback since hard copies of the paper weren't issued.

"Students will get the paper after two days in their mail, then a comprehensive analysis will be possible," said Ramesh Batlish, Head, FIITJEE Noida.

ScheduleResults likely to be out next month

The JEE Main was held in pen-paper mode on April 8. Today is the last day for online exams.

The CBSE will release the official answer key on the JEE website ( on April 24.

Results of Paper I (offline) are likely to be out in the last week of this month. Results of Paper II (online) are expected to be announced in May.