Mangaluru, Apr 09 2018: A record of at least 10,000 students sat for the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) at 20 centres in the city on April 8, Sunday. The marks secured in the JEE Main and JEE Advanced examinations are considered for admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology, National Institutes of Technology and other Centrally funded technical institutions.
The JEE Main is held both using pen and paper and also using computer. The Computer based IIT Main will be on April 15 and April 16.
Of the 20 examination centres, 16 centres had the Paper 1 meant for admission to BE and B.Tech courses. There were four examination centres where both Paper 1 and Paper 2 were held.
The Paper 2 is for those seeking admission to B.Arch and B. Planning courses. The Paper 1 comprising objective type questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics was held between 9.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. The Paper 2 involving objective questions in Mathematics, aptitude test and drawing test, was held between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Among the examination centres with more number of students included the Kendriya Vidyalaya-1, Panambur, where 480 appeared while 26 remained absent. As many as 271 students wrote Paper 1 and 2 in Kendriya Vidyalaya-2, Yekkur. The other examination centres having more number of students included St. Aloysius College and Sharada Vidyalaya.