With the engineering entrance examinations about to begin, the pressure is building on students not only regarding their performance but also regarding the new online medium to give entrance test.
Gargi, a class 12th student of science stream, says,”It is extremely difficult for me to decide on the mode of examination for AIEEE. Though BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology and Science admission test) is online, and I am sitting for it I am not sure if I should take the risk of giving AIEEE in the online mode.”
According to Harsh Tiwari, public relations executive, Delhi Technological University, “The online option is available to test-takers in 22 cities. The online medium would make it convenient for many students who couldn’t take the exam before due to geographical constraints. Students should familiarise themselves with the online mechanism before the exam.”
However, Ajay Antony, course director IIT-JEE and AIEEE, TIME, says, “Students must try out online examinations provided by a good content provider. Select the test series carefully. The transition from paper to pencil to the online format is not just a structural one. In the online version, the student will be tempted to copy valid data on working sheets. Copying data which might not be used can be a waste of precious time. Solve your problems on a sheet when you take the test and write the answers online.”
While the notification of IIT-JEE has already been out, the notification of AIEEE will be out soon.
Tips for online examination
The content of the examination will be same. The students have to make themselves know the process of going back and forth with marked questions for the last segment marking. The students need to make themselves perfect in the coding system. For this they should regularly practice mock test papers. The strategy of revision will be the same. Start going through class 11 portions also as class 11 and class 12, both have equal weightage.