Online AIEEE Day-I springs up no surprises, glitches in Ahmedabad!
The online AIEEE which began on Monday was taken over by more than 30,000 candidates on its inaugural day. Apart from a few tense moments caused by technical glitches, candidates, who took the online test on Monday, said there was hardly any difference in the level of questions when compared to the offline test.
This year, the online test was made compulsory by CBSE for all tier-1 cities across the nation. According to the candidates, the pattern of the test was similar to the offline version held in smaller towns on April 29. The examination had 90 questions divided into three sections — Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.
Most students said the Maths section was the easiest, with almost all questions requiring straight-forward answers. But, this was more than compensated by the Physics section, which aspirants said, took a lot of time to complete.“Some questions were very tricky, which required the application of multiple concepts, this required a lot of time” said Alisha Khanna, who took the exam at a centre in Delhi. Questions on organic chemistry were also on the higher side, she said.
Out of around 11 lakh candidates who have registered for the AIEEE from across the country, around 1.65lakh are appearing for the online version of the test. On the first day, the exam was conducted smoothly at 140 centres across the country. The online test is to be held on three more days — May 12, 19 and 26. Around 10 lakh candidates have already appeared for the test in the traditional pen-paper pattern on April 29.
Technical Glitches in Ahmedabad Centre
The online exam for All India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE) that was held on Monday at the LJ Engineering College in the city proved to be a nightmarish experience for students. The exam was delayed by at least one-and-a-half hours owing to technical glitches.
The exam which was supposed to be conducted from 10 am to 1 pm got over at 2.30 pm owing to technical problems. Sources in the college said the examinees in room numbers 7, 8, 9 and 10 were stuck owing to technical errors. "They had to be then shifted to a different room. The centre coordinator spoke to National Informatics Centre (NIC) officials and sorted out the error," said college officials.