Examination and its importance
Student, generally, fear to take up an examination. They regard it a great evil. As the examination days draw near students become greatly nervous. They keep bending over their books, all the time night and day; they keep them busy with their books. Still they do not get satisfaction. On the examination days, they read almost the whole night. They seem to be passing their time n constant fear and anxiety.
It is commonly believed that examinations are the true test of merit. Only the deserving students pass the examination. All the rest fail. But the facts are not so. Examination is not the true test of merit. It is often seen that those, who do not deserve to pass, get through, while those who deserve to pass, get failed. The reason is that many students use unfair means and manage to pass the examination.
The importance of an examination is still sufficiently great. Students, who are really good at studies, maintain their record in all the examinations. All the examinations, passed by a student, taken together, reveal the true merit of that student. There can be no other proper way to judge the merit if each student. Government service, are also awarded on the basis of written examinations and viva-vorce tests.
Examination system of this day has got many defects. In many cases, it is found to be no true test of the student’s knowledge. It is always open to unfair means. Student manages to pass an examination and yet remain quite blank.
There are two views about examination. Some people hold that there should be no examination or a few examinations as possible. The promotion may be given to students on the basis of their work in the class and on the remarks of the teachers. But this does not seem good. It is easy to influence the teacher, who are local men, and can be easily persuaded to give do not deserve promotion; can go up to the nest higher class by using a little influence. The other view seems to be better. According to this view, there should be regular weekly tests in every subject and there quarterly examinations. The final result should be based on the results of all weekly tests and the result of all quarterly examinations. This suggestion is put forward with the views that the students my become regular in their studies and acquire thorough knowledge of the subject. The second thing is that when there will be May test and examination, all having equal value there should not be so much of conclusion and worry at the last examination. The labor and the interest of the students will get divided equally among all the examinations.
An examination is not necessarily an evil, as the students generally think. Examination enables the student to judge their merits and put in more labor, when necessary. It also enables them to rise higher and higher education. So instead of calling examination an evil, it would be better to call it a blessing in disguise.