JEE MainKozhikode: Students heaved a sigh of relief after the JEE (Main) pen and paper exam held today across the country as the paper was moderately easy. A higher cut off can be expected this year. It can be pegged around 100-108 marks range, opined experts. 

Cut-off marks for common merit list was 100 and 105 in 2016 and 2015 respectively. Over 10.2 lakh students took the exam today for admission in IITs and NITs in the country. 

"Last year, both Physics and Mathemetics papers had higher difficulty level. However this year, Physics and Chemistry questions were direct and easy compared to that of previous year," said Bhuvana Anilkumar of Times Coaching Centre. 

Elaborating on the Mathematics paper, she said, "Mathematics was slightly tougher and most of the questions needed much longer time for calculation. Due to this, students would hesitate to take Maths questions."

Physics and Chemistry questions were really a confident booster, observed Sajith of Times Coaching Centre. "Compared to last year, Physics questions were moderate which require a less mathematical calculation. Multiple-concept question were also less in number. This helped students to try more questions from this section," he said. 

Chemistry questions also did not trouble students, Sajith added. 

The online exams will be held on April 8 and 9 in various centres across the country. The answer keys and images of response sheets (OMR sheets) of Pen & Paper Based examination and answer keys of Computer based examination will be displayed on the website during 18-22 April 2017.