No negative marking in JEE Advanced paper-I

The IITs are known for throwing surprises. This year, after a long time, there was no negative marking for wrong answers in paper-I for the Joint Entrance Exam (Advanced) conducted on Sunday. This was balanced out by setting an easier paper-II, but with negative marks.

This move, predicted teachers from coaching institutes, will result in fewer candidates scoring above the 35% cut-off for IIT admissions compared to last year.

“To ensure the flow of quality students, the IITs set a paper which requires candidates to be very good at concepts,” said Experts “In the physics section, they had to solve all four multiple options to arrive at the answer as more than one answer was correct. Earlier, it was easier to arrive at the answer by eliminating the wrong ones. Paper-I was reminiscent of the old JEE subjective
question papers in terms of difficulty level. It was tricky and lengthy.

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