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  • Offline AIEEE done & dusted! What to EXPECT in ONLINE AIEEE

    If the difficulty level of the offline test is any indicator, then the online test takers don’t have much to fret about — just be thorough with your understanding of the plus-two textbooks

    EXPERTS who’ve analyzed the All-India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) 2012 offline test are unanimous on one point: it had no nasty surprises. Mathematics was tougher than last year, but even then, the section had questions that were direct and formula-based. The difficulty level of Physics and Chemistry was the same as last year’s.

    “Chemistry was the simplest, followed by Mathematics and then Physics,” informs Sharad Awasthi, Chief Operating Officer of the education service provider, CL Educate, formerly known as Career Launcher.

    Even the distribution of questions from the syllabi of classes XI and XII was pretty fair. There were 30 questions in each subject, including five ‘Assertion-Reasoning’- type questions in Mathematics and three in Physics. “These questions covered almost everything from classes XI and XII,” Awasthi says. “But Mathematics had a few extra questions from Permutations and Combinations as well as from the chapters on Integration.”

    The offline test on April 29 was taken by around 58,000 aspirants at 61 centres. The online test, which was first administered on May 7 (Monday), will now be given on May 12, 19 and 26. “The offline test must have come as a relief to the online test takers,” says Awasthi. “They do not have much to worry about the question paper.”

    The test, as in the previous years, followed the single-paper format. Each section of the paper was of 120 marks, so the total added up to 360. Students who score more than 290, predict experts, are likely to find themselves in the rank range of 300. The results are expected to be announced by June 15.

    Another important point that came out of the offline test analysis is that many of the questions were repeats from the IIT-JEE and AIEEE of the past five to seven years. “The format of the questions was identical, though the figures were changed,” says Awasthi. “This can be a pointer to the online test takers.”

    This year, test takers have an additional advantage. Those offline applicants who were not able to make it to the test centres for various reasons have been given the option of applying for the online test scheduled for May 12, 19 and 26.

    AIEEE 2010 topper Vipul Singh finds these changes heartening. “It is good to see a lot of changes in the positive direction,” he says. “I am sure in the years ahead, AIEEE will keep getting easier, unless of course it is merged with the other tests and discontinued in its present form.”

    Moral of the story? Don’t panic over the AIEEE, but don’t take it easy either.

    Source: Mail Today