JEE Main 2013 offline exam paper has been conducted on April 7, 2013. The subject experts have already given their verdict on the pattern and difficulty level of the exam. Careers360 talked to some expert faculty of Physics, Chemistry and Maths from Brilliant Tutorials.
This article gives you the observations made by Prof. U J Rao, faculty member – Physics; Prof. Kuttuswamy, faculty member – Chemistry and Prof. Madhava Ramaswamy, faculty member – Mathematics.
Excerpts from the interview:
Q: What is your take on the Physics section of JEE Main 2013 exam?
Prof. U J Rao: The Physics section was on a higher level of difficulty. The questions were on the chapters of higher level, meant for IITs. The students required to put in lot of time to solve the questions which were heavy with calculation and required conceptual clarity.
Q: Was it tougher than last year’s JEE Main exam or easier like the entire paper?
Prof. U J Rao: Compared to last year’s JEE Main exam, the Physics section was more difficult. Though in general the other sections were of easy to moderate difficulty level, Physics was an exception.
Q: What did your students have to say on the toughness of the Physics section of JEE Main 2013 exam?
Prof. U J Rao: Physics gave the students the hardest time. This is not only because the questions were calculation intensive or difficult, but some questions were ambiguous as well. Some of the questions lacked correct options.
Q: What is the synopsis of the Chemistry section at JEE Main 2013 exam?
Prof. Kuttuswamy: The Chemistry paper had very standard questions. I won’t say they were very easy. Definitely a student needs to have adequate knowledge and intelligence to crack the section. A well prepared student will find it to be a cakewalk to solve the questions. The first 15 questions were very comfortable.
Q: In comparison to JEE Main exam in previous year, where does the Chemistry section stand?
Prof. Kuttuswamy: The section was almost of the same level in last year’s JEE Main paper. In that regard, there was not much difference or surprises strewn in the exam paper.
Q: What should the students who are taking the online JEE Main 2013 exam from April 8 to 25 focus on?
Prof. Kuttuswamy: Go through the detailed analysis, answer keys and solutions to get a broad idea about what to expect. There won’t be any drastic difference between the two formats of the exam. Do well and give your best shot.
Q: How would you rate the Mathematics section of the exam?
Prof. Madhava Ramaswamy: According to the students, the mathematics section was the easiest among the three sections. The questions were not tricky at all. The section have asked questions on the prescribed topics in the syllabus of JEE Main exam.
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