Jamshedpur, May 21: Around one thousand students from the city took Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2017 exam held in DBMS English School BH Area, Siksha Niketan Telco and DBMS Hindi School.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras conducted the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) advanced paper 2017 on Sunday in which about 2 lakh candidates appeared from across the country. Apart from Jamshedpur, three other centres of Jharkhand were at Bokaro, Dhanbad and Ranchi.
The JEE Advanced examination consisted of two papers (Paper 1 and Paper 2) of three hour duration each. Paper 1 started from 09:00 am and concluded at 12:00 while the Paper 2 started by 2:00 pm and concluded at 5:00 pm. Experts found the paper 2 to be more difficult than Paper 1.
This year, the papers contained 183 questions each with 61 marks for each subject and a total weightage of 366 marks. There was a mixture of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), integer type questions and passage type questions.
Through JEE (Advanced), IITs offer admission into undergraduate courses leading to a Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s or Bachelor-Master Dual Degree in Engineering, Sciences, Architecture, or Pharmaceutics.
JEE Advanced 2017 results will be declared on Sunday, June 11, 2017 10:00 am. IIT Madras, the organising authority of this year’s exam will release the category wise All India Ranks (AIR) of successful candidates on the online portal after the results are declared. The candidates will be sent the text messages regarding their results to their registered mobile numbers.
To qualify for JEE advanced, students had to score at least 81 in the JEE main exam which was held on April 2, 2017 and was found to be of moderate difficulty. Only the top 2,20,000 candidates who cleared the main exam were shortlisted for the advanced paper to compete for 11,032 seats in the IITs.
Shyam Bhusan, director of Narayana IIT Academy said, more than half of the total students who appeared for the JEE advanced exam on Sunday doesn’t consider themselves in the race for IIT