UPSEE 2012 Analysis - Easy, but some questions tricky!
The U.P. State Entrance Examination (SEE) 2012 which was conducted this Sunday brought a lot of smiles on the faces of engineering aspirants. Most aspirants found the paper easy though some questions a little tricky. Candidates said while chemistry was the easiest, that of physics and mathematics was slightly tougher.
UPSEE-2012 was conducted by Gautam Buddh Technical University (GBTU).
The question paper was divided into three sections -- physics, chemistry and mathematics, with 50 questions of four marks each. There was no negative marking. Unlike previous year, where there were multiple choice questions (MCQs) in which more than one answer was correct, this year, there were straight questions with only one correct answer. The inclusion of MCQs last year boomeranged due to technical errors in the questions which created confusion among the examinees.
In mathematics, maximum questions were from trigonometry while in physics they were from optics and mechanics. Maximum questions in chemistry were from inorganic part.
"There were straight questions from inorganic chemistry. It was easy to solve them,'' said an aspirant Gaurav Singh. Another candidate Akansha said: "The paper was simple but lengthy. Questions in physics were tricky and tough.''
Nearly 1.76 lakh candidates appeared in the exam at 227 centres in UP. In Lucknow, the exam was held at 32 centres from 7.30am to 11.30am. In the afternoon shift, 12 noon to 2.30pm, SEE for BArch candidates was held.
Though the exam was conducted peacefully, some confusion was reported at a centre in Gorakhpur. SEE coordinator Prof VK Singh said a few candidates took away the question booklet which is submitted with the OMR sheet (where candidates mark the correct responses). "The centre superintendents had to call the students back to the examination centre. It was, however, an unintentional move (on the part of students),'' said Prof Singh.
Last year, the pattern was changed in SEE. Instead of two papers, one for physics and chemistry, and other for mathematics, there was a single paper containing questions from all three subjects.
This year, there are about 1.20 lakh BTech seats in various engineering colleges. Last year, 1.76 lakh applications were received for about 1.15 lakh seats, but only 25,903 seats were filled.
This year, GBTU officials have made another change in the admission criteria: management quota from colleges have been withdrawn. Only 5% NRI quota will be applicable. In engineering, 20% seats will be filled through All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), 5% through NRI and remaining from SEE.