Yesterday on 11th April, 2010, around 4.5 lakh students appeared for IITJEE
2010 entrance exam all over the nation. There were some major changes in the
pattern of the examination.
Change in Pattern
Change of pattern of exam is very important to select the good talent. The
change in pattern of the exam brings unpredictability and students who can think
on the fly and has good IQ perform better as compared to those who slog a lot.
In last few years equal weight age was given to paper-1 and paper-2 but this
year the trend has been broken. Paper-1 was for 252 marks where as paper-2 was
only 237 marks with physics, chemistry and mathematics combined together. Also
in paper-1 there was more number of questions in paper-2.
Paper-1 had 84 questions in all whereas paper-2 had only 57 questions. It
means paper-1 had 47% more questions than paper-1. Why IIT would have done this?
IMO, generally students get tired in paper- and find it difficult to
perform up to their abilities.
Another change was the partial marking in more than one choice correct type
of questions. It was never there in IIT but this year you can get marks even if
you could not tick all correct choice. [..]