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  • 500,000+ students take IIT-JEE 2012 across India

    More than 500,000 engineering aspirants sat for one of the toughest entrance tests in the country as the Indian Institutes of Technology conducted their joint entrance test, IIT-JEE 2012, at 1,067 centres across the country.

    IIT-JEE came with 10 versions of test papers, coded 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 could take a copy of their answer-sheets home.

    This year's JEE had two tests of 60 marks each, having questions from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry with 20 questions from every subject.

    "While the first exam was for 210 marks, the second was for 198 marks. However, this year, some of questions were lengthier & a bit tricky, compared to last year," Rahul Khanna, expert said.

    The results for the IIT-JEE test would be declared on or after May 18.

    Source: TOI