New Delhi: The IIT Joint Entrance Examination on Sunday offered a number of surprises with change in the question pattern as nearly four lakh students appeared in the test for admission to the prestigious institutes.

The number of questions came down from 132 last year to 120 in both the papers. However, the number of subjective type questions was more than those in last year.

“There were more subjective type questions which created problem. Such questions consume more time,” said Ansal Basu, a candidate.

However, the paper carried 60 questions each this time, six each less from last year. “The questions were answerable,” he said. Among all the sections, Mathematics was tough as usual.Prof Gautam Baruah, Director of IIT-Guwahati, said that changes in the question pattern was a usual phenomenon.No untoward incident was reported from any centre during the test, he said. — PTI