One good thing about NIT is the policy the professors (most of them) here follow for exam. Back in GEC days, the one with strong wrists and wild imagination had a better chance to score marks than the one who actually knew something about the subject. Marks were mostly given in accordance to the weight of the answer sheet (It is not the fault of GEC but Calicut University).
Over here, we are suppossed to write our answers in the four sheets provided (again, in most of the cases). And mostly, the answers wont exceed 2-3 sheets. Writing exam is not at all a pain (if you know the subject).
PS: Had my first mid-term (of this semester) last week.