The examination for probationary engineers in Madras Fertilizers Limited, Manali , Chennai was conducted on 8th Jan 2011 FN. So many people skipped breakfast and landed in this place, out of choice or out of lack of options. The nearby shops got their fortune in Sunday as many turned surprised at the crowd. The boy at nearby bakery got some sales experience. I asked him whether he goes to school, he said he is in 7th standard. But unfortunately his classteacher or teachers don’t care enough about their students. This boys fingernails were grown and had lot of dirt accumulated. I went to a supermarket in search of a nail clipper, but it was not available. I didn’t see this boy licking up the newspaper pieces, or spitting or worse putting his fingers into nose. The crowd was not considering all these trivialities. The job at hand was to pass the exam, or finish the exam at least. People from all over the world was there, these exams should be given a national importance and the companies be given award for initiatives on national integration.
Some people had not received the admit cards, the officials distributed it. The exam invigilator calls every guy "Sir" but girls don’t get the same treatment though the invigilator is a women. Privileges of and engineer and gender discrimination can be a topic of study. We "bubbled" the exam with pen though the admit card told us to bring pencils, eraser and sharpener.
The exam was having 100 questions 2 hours. GK, English, quantitative aptitude and technical subject of specialisation.
Over all the wait for exam after applying was long, so the result is not to be expected soon. And those who are average never expect result , because the crowd was that large.