BANGALORE: Nearly 5.6 lakh students across the country on Sunday took IIT - Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)for admissions into the 15 Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.
The entrance test was conducted in two sections of three hours each. The morning paper held at 9 am had 60 questions for 210 marks, while the second paper conducted in the afternoon at 2 pm had 60 questions for 198 marks.
Both the papers were based on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematicsâ€™ concepts.
In Karnataka, there were four centres for the IIT-JEE- Bangalore, Belgaum, Mangalore and Mysore.
A common rank list of candidates who score at least 10 pr cent in each subject and 35 per cent in aggregate will be prepared. The results will be declared on May 18.
Seshadri L, a candidate, said, â€śNo question had a straightforward answer, which is very much like the expected IIT paper. The questions tested your knowledge. The paper was easy if you knew your concepts. It was tough,â€ť he said.
Prof N Chidanand from BASE, a Bangalore-based coaching centre, said t the papers moderately difficult. â€śThe Physics paper was moderate compared to Chemistry and Mathematics. The numerical problems were lengthy,â€ť he said.
This yearâ€™s IIT-JEE would be the last entrance examination as the Ministry of HRD is all set to introduce a common, national level entrance test called Indian Science Engineering Eligibility Test (ISEET) from 2013.