THE Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) by Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), comprising two papers, was conducted Sunday. For some, maths paper proved lengthy and tough.
Siddharth Satapathya, a candidate, said, “Physics was easy and thus bought me more time to solve maths problems, but I still had to leave some unanswered,” he said.
The exam, which will be a gateway for admission into the 15 IITs, saw registration of 1,52,351 students from across the country who had cleared the JEE-Mains.
“There were 29,351 candidates registered from IIT Bombay zone, but the actual number of candidates who appeared will be known in two days,” said Prof Rajkumar S Pant, vice chairman of JEE 2013 from IIT Bombay.
Around 4,200 candidates registered from Mumbai and Navi Mumbai and nearly 10 per cent of those who had registered from IIT Bombay Zone — which includes Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Rajasthan — did not take the exam.
Besides clearing JEE (Advanced), students this year will have to be in the top 20 percentile in their respective boards to seek admission to IITs.