JIPMER MBBS Entrance Exam 2014 new question pattern gives importance to physical sciences and neglects the biological sciences that are more essential for medicine. The old pattern gave equal importance to all five subjects -- English, physics, chemistry, botany and zoology -- while the new pattern will include 120 of the total 200 questions from physical sciences alone; i.e., roughly 60% of the total marks. The new pattern will reduce the importance given to biology from 40% to 30%.
This enhancement of marks in physical sciences by 20% and reduction of marks from biological sciences by 10% is not only unfounded and baseless but also unfair on the part of such a great institution as JIPMER 2014.
The JIPMER 2014 duration of the examination for the new question paper pattern was not in proportion to the marks allotted to physical sciences. Most of the questions in physics and chemistry will be problem-solving types that require at least 75 seconds on an average to solve one query. So it will take 150 minutes to finish 120 questions from physical sciences. There will not be enough time to answer the remaining 80 questions from botany, zoology and English which may require 40 seconds each; i.e., 53 minutes. JIPMER will hold entrance examinations at various centres on June 8 to select candidate for admission into MBBS programme.