It has been confirmed that JEE Advanced 2019 will be conducted by IIT Roorkee. This confirmation was made public on the official website of JEE Advanced i.e jeeadv.ac.in, stating that JEE Advanced 2019 will be conducted on  May 19, 2019, in computer based mode. This is not the first time when IIT-R is conducting IIT-JEE. Here, are 4 facts to know when IIT Roorkee conducted the exam last time.

 IIT Roorkee conducted JEE Advanced in 2008 as well.

Previously known as IIT JEE, this entrance examination made its reputation by setting its difficulty level which is still being matched up by other entrance exams. Back in 2008, JEE Advanced was held on April 13. Paper 1 was conducted for 246 marks, whereas Paper 2 was conducted for 243 marks, containing 69 and 66 questions.


JEE Advanced 2008 Paper Analysis

When IIT Roorkee had conducted JEE Advanced 2019 last time, the Maths was the most difficult section to be attempted, followed by Physics and Chemistry sections. Also, students claimed that Paper 2 was much harder than Paper 1, as it required a lot of patience and time to solve.

As per the reports, there was a major change in the JEE Advanced exam pattern, that was implemented in the JEE Advanced 2008 (when IIT Roorkee had last conducted). In the place of subject type questions, assertion and reasoning based questions were introduced, along with 8 subjective type questions in Paper 2. To eliminate the guesswork did by the candidates, the authorities introduced “more than one correct response” questions with negative marking were introduced. And then by 2010, the authorities changed the exam pattern by removing the assertion and reason type of questions from both Paper 1 and Paper 2. The exam pattern for JEE advanced 2019 is said to have MCQ/Objective type questions only from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics sections.

Last Time IIT-R Conduct JEE Advanced in Offline Mode

In the year 2008, when IIT Roorkee conducted this national level engineering entrance exam for admissions to various IITs, it was conducted in offline mode i.e candidates had to marks their response over the OMR sheets provided at the center. Ten years later i.e from 2018 onwards, the authorities finally started conducted JEE Advanced in online mode. Applicants rejoiced after having heard this confirmation, as appearing in CBT mode will give the advantage of changing the responses marked, unlike in the case of OMR sheets.

JEE Advanced 2008 Stats

The JEE Advanced 2008 was conducted for 489 marks in total( 246+243 marks). With a cutoff mark of  172, 7903 candidates approximately qualified for this exam, at that time. IIT JEE AIR 1 – Shitikanth Kashyap has scored 159 marks in Mathematics, 142 marks in Physics and 132 marks in Chemistry section, respectively. IIT Roorkee received a whopping 3.22 lakhs of application for JEE Advanced 2008.

Will the number increase this year? What do you all think? Share your views in the comment section, below! Also, stay tuned with Aglasem News for more updates on JEE Advanced 2019!