JEE Mains 2016 gets over with second round of online mode today

Students outside St Francis Institute of Management and Research, Borivali West – JEE Main 2016 online exam centre

JEE Mains 2016 gets over with 2nd round of online mode today. The second phase of the online JEE Mains 2016 was held across the country today. It marked the culmination of the entire exam process, spread over three days – April 3, 2016, for the pen and paper mode, and April 9 and 10, 2016 for the computer-based tests.

Unlike yesterday when hundreds of aspirants flocked to take the exam, today the examination centres wore a deserted look with only a handful of them opting to go the online way. The best takeaway, however, was the fact that most of the students, who took the online exam, were satisfied with the question paper and level of difficulty.

Raju Avadhi, one of the aspirants, said, “As there was a gap of a week between the two modes. I was under the impression that this paper would be difficult than the offline one. But I am glad that I was wrong. It was much easier than the last week’s exam.” 

Overall, students found the Mathematics section severe and lengthy, while environment chemistry was easy and Physics was average. 

Karan Singh, an engineering student who was taking the exam for the second time, said, “Last year, I had opted for the offline mode of the exam; it was time-consuming and challenging. The online mode is comparatively easier, and there’s no wastage of time in marking the answers on the OMR sheets.” 

Ashish Arora, the professor at Allen Coaching Institute, had a different take on why students found the online mode of JEE Mains easier than the offline one. “Students have to attempt on one question at a time. It helps them focus better. There is a minimal distraction, and that’s why students found the online mode better.”

Some students were worried about technical issues as they were attempting an online exam for the first time. However, they encountered no such issues today. Krishna Shah, an aspirant who appeared for the online test today, said, “The test procedure was very smooth. There were no problems with the computer systems or software.” Anand Pathare, another student who took the exam at D.G. Ruparel College in Matunga, Mumbai, also appreciated the efficiency of the invigilators and the computer facilities. He said, “There were no technical glitches as such. There weren’t too many students in the class so there were a lot of spare computer systems to switch to if required.”

The results of the JEE Mains are expected on April 27, 2016.

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Inputs by Manaal Bhombal, Sanjana Donkar, Vaishnav Mudbhatkal