January 25, 2011   10:59:23 AM
Baninder Rahi | Chandigarh

The city’s prestigious PEC University of Technology will organise a mock engineering test for aspiring engineers and technocrats with the help of the students and alumni of the university. “This is aimed at helping out the aspiring engineers. After the test, we will them how to crack engineering tests and the courses and colleges they should opt for,” said Mohit Singla, a 2nd year student of mechanical engineering and convenor of the mock test.

“Around 40,000 students are likely to participate at around 25 centres in four States,” he added. The mock test for All India Engineering Entrance Examination and All India Pre-Medical Test would be held on March 27 and the last date for the registration is January 31. A team of around 100 coordinators is involved for conducting this test. Speaking to The Pioneer, Mohit Singla said: “The test is based on actual patterns AIEEE and AIPMT. We are doing this with the help our seniors.”

He added: “Around 40000 candidates are expected to appear for the test at various centers across the states naming Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Jammu. Everything is free but students have to pay Rs 500 as a fee for taking this test.”

The students have compiled a kit which is given to the registered candidates free of cost. Kit includes three books and a compact disc. One book contains fully solved yester years question papers. The second book ‘How to Succeed’ written by Prof O P Aggarwal emphasizes the best practices a student should adopt for achieving success in competitive examinations.

Bakul Gupta, one of the co-ordinators for the test, said: “Apart from this, all sorts of short cuts, tips and tricks and time saving techniques have been prepared by the PECUT students and drafted in the manual to facilitate the students to solve questions of Chemistry and Physics.” Last year, more than 10000 students appeared for the test and this time while evaluating the result team will use OMR scanner. Mohit Singla said: “We have a toll free number—1800-103-3733—through which parents and students can take guidance and counseling from the toppers of the PECUT and IITs.”

[From the original in The Pioneer here.]