The Joint Engineering Entrance (Advanced) held on Sunday turned out to be more challenging than anticipated by the students.
Over 1.60 lakh students had registered for the examination which contains two papers. K. Shyamsundar, a State Board student who attended the exam, said he found Physics to be the toughest.
He had prepared for the exam for the past two years only through online coaching sessions. “Students found the paper was way tougher than what it was in the last five years,” said B. Pavan Kumar, deputy director of FIIT-JEE, which runs integrated programmes for competitive exams.
It came as a shock to the students as usually one of the three subjects — Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry — would be relatively easy.
According to him, many students found all three subjects tough, with Chemistry being relatively easy. Unlike previous years, the students had to solve all…