The Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Delhi conducted the all
India Joint Entrance Exam-Advanced today, 27th Sept 2020 in two
shifts- morning (9 am to 12 pm) and afternoon (2:30 pm to 5:30 pm).
The exam was conducted in 222 cities and 1001 exam centres across the
country amid strict health safety norms and staggered reporting
timings keeping in mind the continuing spread of the COVID 19
pandemic. About 96% of students appeared for the exam, out of which
1,51,311 candidates took the first shift whereas 1,50,900 candidates
took the second.
Majority of the students who appeared for the exam in the state
capital found the second paper to be slightly difficult, lengthy, and
time-consuming when compared to the first. Ramesh Batlish, head
FIITJEE Noida stated that though the paper was comparatively easier
than the previous year, candidates this year faced difficulties,
especially in the mathematics section. The physics section was
extremely lengthy while chemistry comprised of balanced questions. Out
of the total, 54 questions remained the same as last year.
Anirban Ghosh, another JEE Advanced candidate analyzed the paper as
moderate, with questions mostly asked from chapters of class 11 and 12
from NCERT itself. He, who had to bear the hustle and bustle of the
public transport to reach his designated centre in Kolkata, 18kms away
from home says, “The preparation at exam centre was good, and follow
the COVID-19 protocols, but I really faced problems commuting in
The results for this examination are slated to be announced on
October 5, soon after which the cut off (which varies from institute
to institute) will be available as well. Following this, start the
Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) will conduct the admission to
the 23 IITs soon after.