More than five lakh students who aspire to take admission in IITs, appeared for the last IIT-JEE exam 2012, held on April 8, 2012, all across the country.

Last Updated: 2012-04-09T04:38:59+05:30

Over Five Lakh Aspirants Take the Last IIT-JEE Exam 2012 Across India

New Delhi: More than five lakh students, who aspire to take admission in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), appeared for the last IIT-JEE exam 2012. The exam was conducted yesterday i.e. on April 8, 2012, at around 1067 centres across the country. IIT-JEE is considered to be as one of the toughest entrance tests in the country. It is supposedly the last IIT-JEE exam as JEE is expected to be replaced by an all India entrance examination - Indian Science Engineering Eligibility Test (ISEET), starting next year.
According to sources, IIT-JEE came with 10 versions of test papers, coded from 0 to 9, as a measure to prevent cheating. For the first time, the test takers had to mark their answers with a pen and at the end of the exam, they were allowed to take a copy of their answer-sheets home. This would help them to analyze their performance and assist them in matching their answers with the correct answers of the question paper loaded on the JEE website, after few days.
A total of 10,300 seats will be available for students this year, clubbing all the IITs together. This year, to qualify for an IIT rank, students will have to score 143 marks in JEE. The examinations were held in two sessions from 9 am to 12 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm. The first exam was for 210 marks while the second was for 198 marks. IIT aspirants gave mixed reactions about the exam. Most of them found the chemistry paper easier in comparison to physics, while mathematics turned as the lengthiest.
However, all students were happy with the paper and their performance for the last IIT-JEE. Sources informed that results for the IIT-JEE test would be declared on or after May 18, 2012. For any further details, candidates are advised to regularly visit the Institute’s official website:
- By Archana Sharma
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