System of examinations
Examinations are said to be a necessary evil they have an important place in the educational curriculum. In India no student’s education is complete without passing the necessary examinations. They are necessary to test the intelligence of a student. But because of several factors examinations in India are not serving this purpose, it is often seen that the marks a student gets bear no relation to his fund of knowledge.
In his career a student faces various kinds of examinations. In the traditional system of examinations, a student’s knowledge of a subject is tested I about three hours. He will be aside to answer a few questions from the prescribed syllabus.
A student who luckily learns these questions alone will get good marks one who ignores them may fail. They do not test the student’s knowledge of the subject as a whole. To overcome this defect 1objective type tests’ are introduced. They are expected to cover the whole of the prescribed syllabus. But these do not test a student’s capacity to express the subject in an organized from. Mere one-word answers will see him through the examinations. In addition to these, oral tests are also conducted.
In evaluating the answers of a student there cannot be uniformity among the examiners. Personal likes and dislikes come in. in the examinations students resort to unfair methods. What the student learns in one year is tested in just three hours through a few questions. This seems to be unfair to the students. Several evils are associated with the conduct ofexaminations.
Question papers get leaked because of dishonest people ad the examinations are postponed. Students have to suffer when certain examinations are cancelled. All this creates a psychological disadvantage to the student. Examinations have to be fair. Otherwise the intelligent student will be at a loss.