Actually, it's more like trial by fire-walking.
On Sunday, Delhi-based Quest Tutorials gave a motivational seminar for 50 ... students [...]. Its climax, a mandatory walk over a six-feet wide firebed of coal heated to 1,100 degrees fahrenheit, ostensibly to remove their inhibitions and fears about writing the exam.
"The students were motivated for four hours in advance and they managed wonderfully. The aim was to make them believe they can walk even on burning coal and need not fear it; similarly, they can crack the IIT-JEE," said Praveen Tyagi, Director, Quest Tutorials.