This year about 1 lac candidates were to appear for Online version. But due to lack of awareness regarding Online tests, a sense of fear due to non- familiarity with computer based tests, many of the students who had the online version available in their cities, booked a seat for offline version at a nearby center. Kolkata, Nagpur and Mumbai are some such cities, where candidates chose Durgapur, Amravati, Thane as their offline test centers. Due to the unprecedented rush of students in such nearby cities, the transportation & lodging system crumpled. The parents and students suffered in the process.
At many centers it was reported that the students were not given any extra time to fill their details in the OMR sheets. As the answer sheets(OMR) were inside the question paper, hence once the paper was distributed, the invigilator started the exam. Further due to video footage being filmed during the exam (the students were asked to pose before the camera while giving the exam) concentration of the students was disturbed. Such activities if required, must be done in complete secrecy, and taking care about not disturbing the students. Many students have reported a loss of atleast 10-15 mins collectively.
With a huge competition with 11 lakh students the least a student wants is a wrong questions asked in the paper. But unfortunately this did happen in on the last Sunday of April-12. Two questions in the Physics section were having some or the other mistake.
- In one question, a diatomic molecule was assumed to follow Bohr's rule of angular momentum quantization. The answer to this question comes out where a term of : ; must be present in the denominator. But in no option, such a term was present. The closest answer was
- In another question, the mass of neutron was given wrong. Using the data given in the question, the mass defect comes out negative. No option was having a negative sign for the energy released.
Chemistry paper was simple and all the questions asked were from the NCERT text book. This has always been the trend with Chemistry paper.
Mathematics was a bit moderate, but again as some questions were from previous IITJEE's , a student with a good preparation for IITJEE, must have done 20-25 questions correct.
A score above 200 will fetch you a seat in NITs. For being in the top 3000 ranks, the score must be beyond 280.