Examinations are a tool to assess the students' calibre in a certain class and to promote them to a higher class. how ever students are morally scared of examinations - they build a phobia about examinations.
The whole career of the students depends on the exams. A students may be a good student but due to some circumstances like 1ll-health or lack of time for preparation of exams he/she may not be able to fare well, then the student's career is at stake.
students have a sigh of relief when the exams are over they feel that they have come through an ordeal.
One cannot truly judge the calibre of a student through a short examination. Scientist like Einstein failed in their examinations too but went on to become successful people.
Assessment on the teacher's part is also not faultless. Many teachers who are not capable are given the work of assessment. Their lack of knowledge can cause problems for students.
Sometimes the papers leak out or a lot of partiality is shown to certain students. Examinations kill the student's genuine interest in study and importance is given to cramming. Hence exams are of chance and guessing games.
However, examinations are a necessary evil as they are the only tool to evaluate a student to give him/her the required promotion for further studies.
In the absence of examination, all educational activities would slow down, there would be no reliable system of testing and assessment and there would be all-round deterioration in educational efforts and standards.
If there were no examinations majority majority of students would not bother to study at all. Bright and sincere students would get lost among the lazy masses. We would never be able to separate the brilliant students from the dullards.
We have to ward off the problems and make an examination system that is fair and welcome to the students, that encourages them towards evaluation and one that makes the education system an honest one.
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