The race to get a seat in the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) is expected to be tougher this year, say experts, given the tough question paper for the joint entrance exam ( JEE) – Advanced held on Sunday.
Although the papers were longer, the Maths and Physics sections were tougher with trickier questions. The Chemistry section had a balanced approach, according to the students. The students did not have a break as they would have expected due to the Covid, which according to few experts, will make the difference between those who had access to the training and those who did not.
According to information provided by the JEE office of IIT Bombay, which organizes the single-window entrance test for admission to the 23 IITs, this year, “out of 1,60,038 candidates registered for JEE ( Advanced) 2022, 1,56,089 were present in the examination.”
This year, the JEE (Advanced) was held in 577 centers in 124 cities. However, there is still no clarity on the number of seats available in all the IITs for this year’s admission. “The seat matrix for JoSAA is still not finalized by some institutes,” the JEE office shared.
“Though Maths was long, the Physics section had some new concepts compared to last year,” said Mohit Sardana, director and Mumbai territory head of FIITJEE, a coaching institute. “The difficulty level of the question paper has shown that those who had access to better coaching facilities may have been in a better position than students who faced resource constraints during their preparation time amid the pandemic,” said Praveen Tyagi, founder and director of IITian PACE. , a coaching institute for JEE.