Interview with Shiv Pratap Raghuwanshi, Functional Head, Resonance
In this interview with Careers360, Shiv Pratap Raghuwanshi of Resonance shares his insight on the JEE (Main) 2014 paper pattern and difficulty level.
Careers360:JEE Main 2014 offline mode of exam is over now. What is your overall analysis of the paper?
Shiv Pratap Raghuwanshi: The paper was of moderate difficulty level. Physics Paper was above average and almost of same difficulty level as was last year. Some of the questions of physics involved calculations, which made the paper a bit lengthy and difficult also. Most of the questions were from the main branches of Physics and very few questions were of the topics, which are out of league like semiconductor devices, communication systems, etc. Last year’s paper had enough weightage for these topics.
Chemistry paper was very easy. All three parts of the chemistry were easy. Physical chemistry was of greater weightage in comparison to organic and least weightage was there for Inorganic chemistry. Overall chemistry paper was easy and was time saving that could be utilised in Maths paper, which was lengthy though not very tough. Overall paper was very much similar to last year’s paper difficulty level wise. (Check JEE Main overall difficulty level analysis by Resonance)
Careers360:Can you give a brief idea about the difficulty level of the exam? Which subject was the toughest in the exam? Which was comparatively easier?
Shiv Pratap Raghuwanshi: The paper was of moderate level and Physics was the toughest (though for some students, Maths appeared to be the toughest) and Chemistry was easiest of all.
Careers360: Your take on difficulty level of questions featured in JEE Main 2014 question paper and topics on which maximum numbers of questions were covered.
Shiv Pratap Raghuwanshi:In Physics, tough questions were from Fluid Mechanics and Properties of Matter part, which generally is neglected topic and less practice is done by the students on these topics. Next difficult topic in Physics was electrodynamics due to calculations involved in the question asked. Questions from rest of the topics were very easy in Physics.
In Chemistry, none of the question was tricky or tough and there wasn't any ambiguity in chemistry questions, which generally is not the case with Chemistry subject. So, most of the questions were straightforward and easy in Chemistry. (Check JEE Main question wise difficulty level analysis by Resonance)
Careers360: How many students from your centre have opted for the JEE Main 2014 offline mode? What is their feedback on the exam?
Shiv Pratap Raghuwanshi: Most the students opted for offline mode (approximately 80% of the students), reason for this can be:
1. They are less familiar with the online mode.
2. They will get more time for the preparation of JEE Advanced after JEE Mains.
First reaction from student side is that the paper was very easy but most of the students did silly mistakes and even in simple questions many of them filled incorrect options. So, actual score in general is low.
Careers360:What is the expected JEE Main 2014 Cutoff?
Shiv Pratap Raghuwanshi: The cutoff will be very much similar to JEE 2013 Main, It will be around 115 marks for general. (Check JEE Main expected Cut Off by Resonance)
Careers360:Any special highlights that you want to share.
Shiv Pratap Raghuwanshi: The paper was good, except Chemistry. Students should be motivated to score better in JEE Advanced. Best wishes from my side to those who will be eligible for JEE Advanced(study hard for the remaining time) and also for those who will be taking admissions in NITs and other state engineering colleges on the basis of JEE MAIN.
JEE (Mains)2014 first day online mode exam that was conducted on April 9 brought smiles for aspirants. Students found the computer based exam much easier than the offline exam that was held on April 6.
Chemistry and Mathematics papers had no much tricky questions and physics was a tad simpler according to the examinees.
Around 1.72 lakh candidates had appeared for the first day of JEE Main 2014 online examination. Three more online tests will be held on April 11, 12 and 19.
Students even found direct questions from NCERT test books of CBSE board and common questions from previous year question bank. Physics question paper that lengthier and difficult in the written test was comparatively easier in the computer-based exam
Many candidates who took the exam in the online mode found the version better than written examination as the students do not have to bother shading the correct options properly to be considered as their answer.
Many a times students mix up with the OMR sheet and then blacken the wrong option or do improper shading and loose mark unreasonably.
The answer keys will be published at the official website on April 25 and results are expected to be be announced on May 3 after which the top 1.5 lakh students will take the JEE Advanced on May 25 to seek entry in the IITs.
The Board will declare the All India ranks tentatively on July 7 and the students can get hold of their rank cards, the day onwards.
Students who get selected for JEE Advanced have to register their names from May 3 to 9. JEE Advanced exam will be held on May 25. Results will be announced on June 19. Architecture aptitude test will be held on June 26 and results are scheduled to be released on June 29.
JEE Mains is conducted to provide admissions to undergraduate engineering programmes in NITs, IIITs and other centrally funded technical institutions in India.