JEE Main 2017 began at 9.30 am today, on April 2. Students were not allowed to take their bags and any kind of pens to the examination hall. The national level engineering entrance test is being held for Paper I from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm, while Paper II will be conducted from 2 pm to 5 pm. Paper I is held for B. Tech/B.E. admissions whereas Paper II is for admissions to B. Arch/B. Planning courses. The Paper 1 (B.Tech/BE) of JEE Main comprises of questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, while JEE Main Paper 2 (B. Arch/B. Planning) carry questions from Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing. Some examinees spoke to Careers360 about their expectation from the examination and their preparation. To read JEE Main 2017 student reactions, read through the article below.
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JEE Main 2017 Exam Instructions:
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Test takers checking their JEE Main 2017 roll numbers:
Instructions for JEE Main 2017 (Offline Exam):
All test takers were given black ball point pen by CBSE inside the exam hall to take the paper.
Use of pencils or any other pens was restricted. They were not even allowed to carry any bags or any kind of pen to the exam hall.
Examinees were asked to cross-check and ensure that the codes of the answer sheet and test booklet are same.
As per CBSE, the test takers were required not to fold or make any stray marks on the JEE Main 2017 Answer Sheet.
The examinees could not leave the examination hall till the time the exam was over.
Examinees entering JEE Main 2017 examination centre:
JEE Main 2017 Student Reactions for Paper I:
Talking to Careers360 Vinisha, a Delhi University student said, “I am prepared for Chemistry and Mathematics but not Physics as I did not get a good teacher for the subject. My target is to score 150 marks.”
As per the guidelines from the exam conducting authority, the test takers had to reach the exam venue 2.30 hours before the slated test time. In other words, they were required to reach the allotted JEE Main 2017 exam centre by 7 am.
Nupur, who appeared in Paper I of JEE Main 2017 offline exam said that the exam was of moderate difficulty level. As per Nupur, Chemistry was the easiest section and there were no glitches in paper.
Another examinee Advik shared, “This is my second attempt for JEE Main. I completely relied on self-studies and did not take any coaching. My strong area is Mathematics.”
Shiv Singh, who is appearing for JEE Main for the first time said, "I did not get much time for preparation, however could utilize the time left after my board exams for JEE Main preparation. I am also appearing for other entrance exams like BITSAT, IP etc.
Closed gates of JEE Main 2017 test centre:
Divya, who has taken coaching for JEE Main 2017, is expecting to score 250 marks, while Manoj is expecting a score between 180 to 200.
JEE Main 2017 Student Reactions for Paper II:
JEE Main 2017 Paper II got over at 5 pm on April 2. The pen & paper based test for admissions to B. Arch and B. Planning programmes started at 2 pm. Careers360 brings you some student reactions of JEE Main 2017 Paper II below.
Students, Parents waiting outside the exam centre:
Nandini, who appeared for Paper II and had taken coaching shared, "I found the exam was overall easy, but questions from Mathematics were a bit tough."
Students entering the exam centre for JEE Main 2017 Paper II:
After the exam, another test taker Deepak, who attempted 45 questions in Paper II said, "I found the overall paper on easier side and amongst all sections, Chemistry was the easiest." Apart from JEE Main, he also plans to appear in VITEEE and BITSAT.
Prashant, who attempted a total of 50 questions in Paper II also found Chemistry to be the easiest of all sections. He will also be taking NDA and IP CET exam.
Test takers coming out of the exam centre:
For Ankur, it was a little different from Nandini, Deepak and Prashant. He found aptitude section to be the easiest and plans to appear in IPU CET too. According to him, the overall paper was easy.
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JEE Main 2017 Paper 1 : Student reaction (Prashant Singh)
JEE Main 2017 Paper 1 : Student reaction (Yogesh Tanwar)
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