New Delhi. The MHRD under the leadership of Smriti Irani announced today that the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Advanced), gateway to the IITs, will introduce a section on the HBO TV series ‘Game of Thrones’. There were smiles on the faces of all the students for the first time ever in Kota, Rajasthan where millions of clueless youth in the country train to crack one of the toughest examinations in the world.
“We have observed that understanding the plot of Game of Thrones (GOT) requires a tremendous aptitude and such a section in the entrance test would help differentiate the best from the others”, said Prof. Therian Lanista, Faculty at IIT Bombay. “GOT also helps pick up knowledge that is necessary to cope with the high pressure curriculum and environment at the IITs”, he added.
This development comes in the wake of a spurt in demand for GOT followers in the job market. Recruiters are hiring candidates who can absorb large amounts of convoluted shit and discuss about it at length now more than ever. A GOT point in your resumé carries a lot of weight. One can see prospective job seekers update “GOT Season 1 – Beginner” or “GOT Season 4 – Advanced” in their Awards and Honors section on LinkedIn.
Students who don’t watch GOT are being shunned socially as they do not have anything to contribute to discussions. They are also at a disadvantage when it comes to job placements. “All I did wrong was choose to study over watching GOT”, says Aditya Hudur, a topper who lost his job offer to a ‘GOT Season 6 – Expert’.
There were also talks about GOT syllabus being introduced in schools under CBSE but they were dropped when Pahlaj Nihalani intervened. Meanwhile, FIITJEE and Bansal’s classes have written to George R. R. Martin soliciting a guidebook including questions and unsolved papers on how to crack the GOT section in JEE.