Examinations - has it killed education

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Amreek said: (Apr 25, 2017)  
Examinations are the real devil of our education system. Exams focuses on ability to memorize rather than on understanding the concepts. In general exceptional students and innovators waste their time in proving their ranking in an examination.

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Arpita said: (Apr 25, 2017)  
Basically, today's education system forces the children to cram things and forget about the true knowledge. Whatever we study is based on the examination point of view and, therefore, we forget it just after the examinations. It has blocked the student's vision and they do not try to cross their boundaries; they keep themselves limited just to the school books and forget about understanding the concepts. But are these examinations fair? They don't judge our knowledge but our cramming powers. So definitely examinations are somewhat killing education.

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Yaser Shah said: (Apr 24, 2017)  
The Exam is nothing firstly a student prepares his/her examination, at last, the jk bose taken a paper out of pattern the student get loss his year this decrease the student interest.

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Yusmart said: (Apr 5, 2017)  
Examination system should be changed as it only focuses on marks but not on career. Marks should not be the reason for our career. It must change.

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Nandi said: (Apr 4, 2017)  
No never, even a student can prove his/her knowledge by teaching, presenting papers, developing projects and all. So I don't hope so examination will play an indispensable role to prove our knowledge.

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Vijay said: (Apr 2, 2017)  
According to me, the exam is the best for a student. Without examination how to prove a student his knowledge what he has. For my knowledge, the examination is the increase the knowledge.

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Khusbu said: (Mar 24, 2017)  
According to my point of view,

Now-a-days, wherever we see there is a lot of competition in every field. If we take an example of an MBA entrance exam, there are 80, 000 candidates and seats were only 40, 000. So, if there is no examination then how we conduct that seats to students. Without examination students were no more to interested in studies. Some students are there who learn for the knowledge, and those who does not atleast they learn it from the fear of the examination. Education is the first need to live a wealthy life in future. So, examination has not killed the education in my point of view.

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Sharanjeet Singh said: (Mar 22, 2017)  
Yes, definitely examinations has killed education because parents give burden to their children to come first in examination or become scholar but then don't think about their children practical enhancement. Examination just based on course or syllabus not help to polish your skills.

Even, Education system becoming complicated now a days. Everyone works for score, not for the achievement.

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Jerin Jose Podiyadi said: (Mar 22, 2017)  
Current education system is killing educational values. Examinations are conducted to test ones memorizing and writing skills of what we have learnt from the classes taken by the teachers. It does not.

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Animesh Jha said: (Mar 20, 2017)  
It is right that exam has killed the student. Why there is exam actually. "All the people say that education are based on exam but I say that education is not a priority". So I could say that much thing. Please share this message to all.

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Marcus Felix said: (Mar 16, 2017)  
NOTHING EVER KILLED ANYTHING. The only thing that killed is the way its used.

Exams were meant to let the student realize his/her current status, not their future. Keeping their mind in succeeding their future, they neglected their interest towards their favorite subjects. And more over exams are basic means of evaluating ourselves.

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Ankush Patel said: (Mar 15, 2017)  
Hello, friends.

According to my point of view, examination is important because without examination only very less number of students studied their subject properly other not even without exams most of the students don't touch the books.

Exams do not measure the talent of a student but only thing is that due to fear of exams most of the student studied and gain a little knowledge. From the exams, anyone can learn the time management, his/her learning capability. And we are not talking about only written exam there are many practical exams also in our school and college life where many thing we learn in the day of practical exam related to working of machines, software.

If exams would not there then no one interested to know how do they work what is the importance of this machine and software.

Many students has interest in a particular field they are not interested to understand the other subjects but for those students, other subjects also important because in future it will help them. Like a mechanical student learn biology then after that, they know the joint of bones and how a person can move their hands and legs so that they design mechanical operated hand and legs for the physically disable person.

Exams are not judged the people talent but only because of exams no. Of people studied otherwise, they do not open the books.

Exams is a fear but it is good for the people because whatever we write in exams after exam everyone forgot but something they learn from that exam what mistakes he/she did in the exam. From exams, you learn discipline and how to make concentration.

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Bhavik Prajapati said: (Mar 14, 2017)  
Hi friends, listen guys without exams nothing will prove. That how much the candidate or student have the knowledge or capabilities in themselves. According to me, examination isn't killed education. It depends on the particular student. Our education system wants to introduce the students with their facts that how much knowledge you have or what type of changes you need. If there are no exams in our whole academic year then no one will take the education perfectly. People avoid learning new things. Yeah, the point can consider that if you select the subject in which you haven't any interest. Then you never try to learn it & in your all the academic year you west your life's important time. And I agreed with the point also that the practical knowledge should be introduced in syllabus. So the students didn't get bored with theoretical knowledge. And try to understand the topic perfectly. That's all.

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Sanam Khan said: (Mar 14, 2017)  
What is the meaning of an education where students only mug up the notes given by their subject teachers and after the examination tend to forget them?

Education is given to make us independent and for enhancing our knowledge. It is an important part of our lives nowadays. The examination has obviously killed education. Education is not only about learning something given in books. It is about discovering what all is present around us and inside us. Many of us have talents. Different skills. But we don't enhance them rather we choose to hide them just because we need marks and percentages for getting a highly paid and well-respected job. But what about our likes and hobbies which can take us a long way in that particular field? All we need is support from our parents for discovering what we really are capable of doing but sadly no one is there to support us. Education system today stops us from achieving our desired goals and examination kills the education we gain per year.

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Zaara Abdul Kadir Nachan said: (Mar 9, 2017)  
Examination is not burdened it is a treasure of knowledge. Exams are an identity of ours.

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Priya said: (Mar 3, 2017)  
Yeah. Examination is only for the percentage, not the talent. Many of the students have many talents in our own way but the parents are not allowing to show our talent because. They want only high score with others. So the students should not show our talent. They show the talents only to the dreams, not the real life. So examination has it killed education.

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Albin Mathew said: (Feb 28, 2017)  
Examinations never kills education it is nothing but over understanding we need exam to recall the subject which ever we learned exam is nothing but it is time to express over understanding and over ability to learn and by the exam fear only we learn and we must have exam to know whether the student have a capacity to promote to next class or not these is all about my point of view.

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Manasi said: (Feb 26, 2017)  
While reading all of the above comments I understood our education system is nearby worst but I think the only reason for this is not exams. The only problem that is making education system worst is mentality to judge some one on the basis of marks or ranks. Exams must be conducted but only to recall whatever we have studied and the change should be made in education system that we have to face exams only for the fields where we are interested. And other subjects should be studied for basic knowledge and if this happens exams will really not remain a burden. Only I want to say is that exams are not killing the education system but it is just the view and system of our society which is going to kill education system.

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Manasi said: (Feb 18, 2017)  
Hey, friends, I think exams are not a problem it's just the presentation of what we have studied whole year.

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Manasi said: (Feb 18, 2017)  
I think exams are nothing but just a formality. We should have fun while learning. The stress will only make you have burden but if you learn according to your choice you will surely create history.

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Jesto Jose said: (Feb 17, 2017)  
Examinations kill education, really I am agreeing with this. Exams are just to check the memorizing ability. I know many people who will score well in exams but they will be poor in practicals, this is because of their memorizing ability. Exams are just to vomit the words to answer sheet that had eaten from books. From my opinion, I will say that education system should be changed and practicals should be concentrated more.


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Ravish said: (Feb 3, 2017)  
Yes, I think the Indian examination system has killed the education system. In present the system everyone is more concerned about are marks. Students focus on things which fetch them marks, teachers focus on teaching what will probably come in exam. From an early age, students are compared by teachers and parents on basis of marks which creates a kind of tension among the low performing students, however, they can be good in some other areas, which they should try to discover and try to excel in that particular field.

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Nishanth Bk said: (Jan 29, 2017)  
Yes, examinations have killed education. As a student of 7th I have come across this situation. All my classmates and I want only ranks and we just mug up everything. We don't want to gain knowledge we just want percentage. How can a piece of paper decide anyone's future? If a child had many abilities but he is not good in studied he is just ignored by everyone. Only student who is good in studies can exhibit his talent. Exams have killed everything.

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Ravi Pandey said: (Jan 29, 2017)  
Examinations are important for us but if these are taken in right way.

By exam, we only just analyse the memorising capabilities of a student.

But we have to check the understanding capabilities of a student.

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Athreya said: (Jan 28, 2017)  
No. Examinations aren't only specified for education. Examinations are something that are used to TEST what you are good at. Its the education system that screwed up this education. I anyone got bad score in anything it means that he/she isn't good in it. So they have to try something and test themselves to know what they are good at. Everything in this world has to be examined to know how good it is. So its only the differences in the education system that's making the country's level of education.

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Viraj Anand said: (Jan 28, 2017)  
It's not the examinations that kill the education. It's the system that has brought the education to this level. Examinations are the measure of knowledge. You can only know that you are good at something unless you test it. And that tests are termed as examinations. So it's the education system that's killing the education. For example countries like Finland, their education system is completely different and obviously, they are successful and still they have examinations.

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Tahu said: (Jan 27, 2017)  
Examinations are not the only way to judge the student's talent. But, in today's life, they will judge the student's talent only on the basis of the scores got by the student.

The faculty shows extra interest on those who is topped in the exams. So, there is no other way for the student rather than to mug up and vomit in the exams. So. That they should not get any criticism in front of others. We cannot judge the capability of a student based on his marks. If we conduct the examinations in a healthy manner I mean not by mugging based upon his understanding. This will be helpful for the student life long.

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Deep Kedia said: (Jan 23, 2017)  
I think that children just keep on mugging up their syllabus to score marks. They think that it would be a proud moment for their parents if they secure good ranks. But they do not realise that they are spoiling their future and damaging their career by doing that.

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Deep Kedia said: (Jan 23, 2017)  
Examination has changed the way children study. Nowadays, although competition in the field of education has increased, students study just to gain marks and not to gain knowledge. In today's fast-paced world students do not know what is happening in the world around them. I therefore fully support the point that examinations have killed education.

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Anjali Raghav said: (Jan 22, 2017)  
I don't think examinations system has killed education, but with modernisation, surely our examination system has also changed. Early people used to study in order to gain knowledge, to make their dream come true, but today's generation only focuses on getting passed.

Thus leniency and not-so-serious approach towards life have killed our education system.

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Rakesh said: (Jan 20, 2017)  
No one in the world is perfect. If they are really that. Then they are not humans. Exams are the part of the studies in academics. They are the primary selections for future. But, I don't think so that knowledge will be permanent with us. The person who has talent at that moment is the one be successful in the future. So, keep on learning, not for marks for your future.

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Sohini Ghosh said: (Jan 9, 2017)  
Students are really fed up with the studies. If the study load could be reduced then they will be more helpful. Everyone is worried about marks but not concerned about gaining knowledge.

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Hemanth Kumar said: (Dec 16, 2016)  
Yes friends, you are right examination had killed everyone's talent in their hearts. Examination is nothing. Exams cause unnecessary stress. No important weightage to sports and other co-curricular activities. How do evaluate quality with a formal test? so one paper cannot change the mind of the talented students.

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Anonymous said: (Dec 15, 2016)  
Examinations have caused instability among children and made education a by-product. In today's time the actual goal is to score 100% irrespective of whether you have or have not understood the chapter. It focuses more on learning word by word rather than experiments and experience. Hence, exams have killed education.

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Abc said: (Dec 12, 2016)  
Yeah, I think as by scoring good marks in an exam we can't prove anything. Its just like reading 100 of words within a day for the exam and remembering nothing after exams means of no use na. So education should be like that that students can study by enjoying and can express their talent.

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Akanchha Tiwari said: (Dec 8, 2016)  
In my view, examination is not the only way to judge the talent of a person because some people study before the day of exam just because of fear that they have to score well and for that they just mug up whole concept and its like they vomit on exam paper and after few days they forget the whole concept. So the one exam paper scoring is not the way to judge the one's talent. The education system should be such that the students should learn the things with their interest in the field, not by force. There are many talented students in India who do not score well in exam but they have knowledge and talent but they cannot properly express it because of language problem or because of fear so the students who are scoring less we should give chance to them also to excel in their own interested field. Many students we have seen they suicide because of exam pressure They might be talented in other fields but due to pressure to score well in exam they leave their talent and by forcibly they focus their mind in exam in which they are not interested. Exam is necessary but we always cannot judge people based on their scores in exam. The job should not be given to a person only based on marks sheets but the person should be given job based on their talent and based on their interest for that. One marks sheet or examination sheet cannot change the human's talent inside them.

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Simran Kaur said: (Dec 6, 2016)  
Examination is not a matter of life the death. Rather it is matter of joy. To tell the world that you know it. To show your worth.

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Nabakumar said: (Nov 24, 2016)  
Hello, friends. I am Nabakumar Bhakat.

I have already studied your concept about the topic "EXAMINATION- HAS IT KILLED EDUCATION".

I will say that examination is very essential in our life. If we can't give the exam then how a student can identify himself and how can he understand who is he or she? and also which position will belong him or her? In the first job interview the interviewer first see how many persentage he got in his or her exam. So the examination is very necessary to a person who search a job? and its also essential to increase our thought. That means what is wrong? and what is right? because practical exam can't full fill our satisfaction.

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Pratik said: (Nov 20, 2016)  
In real if we consider a math exam if we do not score good marks than we are treated poorly in that subject but it is wrong in that exam we scored less marks due to lack of time or pressure to finish it on time and on the hand if we do that question at home we can slovenly them easily so exam is not a way of determining one's knowledge so only focus should be given to increasing knowledge and one's talent should determined by his interest in that field.

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Neeraj said: (Nov 3, 2016)  
Consider the situation, your one semester has ended and there is no such an exam like thing. What will happen now? How can one evaluate what you have studied in that semester? There are 2 ways either he evaluate you on basis of your practical knowledge in that subject or he may ask you orally. Both of these ways are not effective. Because all subjects can not be implemented practically and orally. If you are going to be enrolled in any job, how will you show your skills at that time? Practically or orally! I An electric technician has equivalent practical knowledge than an Engineer. So is he different?How to make difference. There should be exams that show how well you know your subjects and stream.

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Seethalakshmi Gunasekaran said: (Oct 25, 2016)  
I agree with you guys that examinations are a good way of expressing the talents. But in the current situation, we don't have a good education system. Education system has been changed into corruption. Anyway, that is not the topic is about. 5 out of 10 children gets good marks. Then, what about the rest 5 how will they express their talent if they have the only one way (examination) to express their talent. They could have talent in art, sports or any other activities. According to me, examinations have not killed the education system but it killed most of the students' life who are talented in other activities because everyone considering it as the only way to express the talents.

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Tamilselvan said: (Oct 19, 2016)  
Hello everybody,

I'm Tamilselvan. The examination system has not killed the education. ONE TIME WRITE AN EXAM IS EQUAL TO THE 10 TIMES OF READING THE SAME QUESTION. But our study method is very very poor. Just minding in our mind all and vomit on papers whatever they studied. This is not a proper study for exam. We should know the concept of our study. In real time when that is using. In my point of view, practical exams are much better than theoretical exams.

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Nikita Kumawat said: (Oct 14, 2016)  
No, I don't thing examinations have killed the education. The examination is the way to evaluate ourself. Through only score cards we realise where we actually stand. Although at the time of placements only score cards don't matter, we should have knowledge in every field and should be good at aptitude, reasoning, vocabulary, general knowledge, current affairs and obviously practical knowledge of our field and we should be evaluated on this basis before placements but to evaluate us, the organisation have to conduct exam for that, so that they can sort the cream from the bulk of candidates. Thus, examinations haven't killed education. The examination is the key to evaluating ourself.

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Keshav Sharma said: (Oct 12, 2016)  
Hello guys,

My name is Keshav,

I read out everyone view, about the examination. I don't say that exams are not necessary for us. But guys think how will you show your talent to the world, by your mark sheet? Everyone scores good marks it's a common thing but everyone doesn't have the same talent. You can simply identify a red apple from a green apple's group. However, the exam doesn't show your talent. You can only check your knowledge through exams but you can't learn skills.

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Manisha said: (Oct 10, 2016)  
Well, I don't think so it has killed education. Taking my example I usually study before exams which are a great way to keep up our learnings and it acts as a revision in our mind. So examinations are a must in the education system. Apart from this examinations plays a crucial role in getting into the corporate world or entering into a new college. Examinations serve the foundation for the competition which makes person strive for achievement.

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Manish Singh said: (Oct 9, 2016)  
From my point of view, examination is the best way to test yourself. It shows your effort towards the field in which you are working. It also shows that the effort to get your goal and to compete others. Examination helps you in your impromisation. It also helps you in selection of your field. Examination should be conducted and I am fully agree with the examination pattern.

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Utkarsh Bansal said: (Oct 5, 2016)  
Education is that knowledge which a person remembers for years not for a night instead surprise exams test the knowledge. A paper should be on an objective basis that is questions should be expressed in a practical manner. For eg "there are two types of human activity one is economic other is non-economic, the question can be asked in two ways either they would simply ask the definition our provide a situation like "a woman \'b\' is cooking for her family" classify its any of the human activity. So examination should be held in the second way (where it tests the knowledge as well as skills).

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Hari Shekhar said: (Sep 29, 2016)  
I support examinations as it has many features which support the student life. You may say the examination creates a great pressure to the students but if he can't bare the simple examination pressure how can he bare his pressures in his professional life from his office, family, society. If we do not conduct exams a student never touches the book.

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Sia said: (Sep 28, 2016)  
Indeed! Examinations have killed the very purpose of education. Examinations test the memory power of a student and not his talent/interest/depth of understanding in a subject. In India, most of the schools, the length of an answer in an exam determines whether the student is "brilliant" or a "dullard". Examinations focus on the quantity and not the quality, and that is where the system is faulty.

Exams are imperfect: A mere couple of questions cannot scale the extent of knowledge.

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Sanjeev T said: (Sep 28, 2016)  
Yes, examinations have never been correct, the way it happens is not the correct format.

1. Children by heart all the answers, and the ones they remember and put on the paper good the marks.

2. Some even just read the important ones or most probable ones.

3. With this type of exams, most children become lone and focus on scoring rather than learning.

This whole system is no point and no use.

I real life, we do every time refer and make the decision, we need to be more collaborative, discussing and deciding.

It should be more of practical kind of, where give tasks in the group of students let then analyse refer books and solve the give problems. Which creates healthy environment, communication, proactive, learn from failed attempts and progress.

Scores should be based on behavior, learning ability, communication, proactiveness, problem-solving skills, sports, cultural activities in the whole year, and written tests.

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Rishabh said: (Sep 26, 2016)  
Actually, I laughed reading an answer below I mean giving test is fun FUN FUN really?FUN for whom it's like a bomb which actually just came with a load of stress, unwanted study at unwanted times, super mental dusturber, etc. So how can the exam be fun? It may be fun for some of the people only some from some I mean 20 out of 150. See like if I'm good in science I have taken the basic education of English and maths which are required in science also a little bit about social science from the little bit I mean very basic so everyone would know what is it. After 8 years mean in 8th class (13 year old) I would like to study only English, maths and science but there is nothing like it I have to choose a course of stream in which either you like or not you have to study those other subjects too if failing in that subject will ruin your career and marks. So not everyone is good at everything everyone has talent but is lacking to show it cause of this dumb education system as I have earlier posted. Exams should be conducted only if the person is interested in that field of the subject exam.

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Nitin said: (Sep 24, 2016)  
I really don't think examinations have killed education.

Examinations are the best way to test a student's capabilities in presence of pressure and it prepares them for the future.

The only thing that tends me to go for this topic is that how students take examinations-.

- Students often get too much depressed about their exams.

- Usually, parents judge their child's capabilities on the basis of their exam results.

- The 3-hour examination and 100 marks question paper often inculcate the concept of rote learning in students.

I believe examinations are good for students but the fear students have created in their minds regarding examinations really saddens.

Examinations are the most fun way to test your capability building, not your knowledge. Friends think it practically how can you be asked to pen down the whole.

The thing you studied in a year in just 3 or 4 hours? And your judge yourself on the basis of that.

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Ayush Srivastava said: (Sep 22, 2016)  
Yes. Examination has killed Education. Examination makes children stress this make the study for hours and days and night this make our body soft and clumsy. We stay at home and we will not be aware of the world. Our school is taking 40 marks exams every month we can't even get out of my house and there are so much competition and pressure for future that we have studied. We can't leave our studies like that.

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Mohammad Nadib Hasan. said: (Sep 19, 2016)  
From my side, yes, it is. Nowadays examination becomes one kind of fear for students. Students depend on specific topics, they are not interested to know something new. Because of examination system education become a business. Students do not get the opportunity to explore or enjoying education.

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Rishabh said: (Sep 19, 2016)  
I think yes. Exams have killed education.We need to eradicate this exam system,not eradicate I mean like lowering it to very little. Why I am saying this is, I explain it to you with a story or say example, once there was an elephant, ant, monkey, fish and dog and they all have one owner. One day the owner was taking a test like exam or say he was seeing the abilities so he gathered all of his pets and said them to hand on a branch of tree without wasting any time monkey furiously hanged on the tree but others could not, now see like take the fish cannot climb the tree but is excellent in swimming in water, where as elephant is strong and massive, dogs have excellent loyalty and smelling sense and ant is hard working and can go into the ground holes due to its size. So everyone has its talent, and talent is like an ocean which cannot be tested through exams. Also not hatefully peoples who are supported to this that exams are not killing education they are either teachers or what can I say. Do you know that India has worst education system it doesn't even appear in top 40 lists of best education system countries!! Here are some of them top 20
-> Finland
-> South Korea
-> Hong Kong
-> Japan
-> Singapore
-> UK
-> Netherlands
-> New Zealand
-> Switzerland
-> Canada
-> Ireland
-> Denmark
-> Australia
-> Poland
-> Germany
-> Belgium
-> USA
-> Hungary
-> Slovakia
-> Russia

And Finland is winner why? let me tell you in Finland after the age of 7 or 8 there is no restriction to attendance, you can take as many holidays as you desire it's not mandatory or compulsory to attend school every day. It is not mandatory to appear in exams its your wish but you need to appear in an exam which happens in secondary higher school means 12 class. The school doesn't charge tuition fees,teachers there are more concerned to make the child understand the concept and learn and make use of that in real life. There is no grading or ranking in schools for student cause it creates a bad comparison between them like discrimination creating mental problems.there are plenty thing but can't be told it's too much

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Amaan Nakhawa said: (Sep 15, 2016)  
The examination hasn't killed the education because by this only we can know the student's memory, brain power, and ability but some people think that students are copying in examinations so how we check the student's ability. From my opinion, the teachers should give the student's the different projects by roll number wise in the classroom like assignments so by this, we can check their knowledge and education.

Thank you!

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Naveen said: (Sep 14, 2016)  
Yes, I think examination is no need to improve our knowledge because if one will score high mark by knowing to write without any grammatical mistake, another one doesn't have that much knowledge in language so he can't able to express in written form. By this, we can't conclude he is weak in education. In my point of view, he can have more knowledge than who have scored more in an examination, so, the examination will not decide our knowledge.

Thanking You.

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Kapil said: (Sep 14, 2016)  
Hi guys,

I think exams should not be the only criteria to judge a person talent may be he/she is good in another field. Students purely focus on mugging rather than learning because of this examination system and all of we know learning is more important than mugging. We should change our education system, where practical knowledge should get higher priority than theoretical knowledge. A little bit theoretical knowledge is also important.

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Lopa said: (Sep 9, 2016)  
No exams never kill education but it's a part of education. To test ourself and to test how much we are skilled. Then only we can understand ourself better. If exams will not happen then every student will seem like equal there is no good and bad student at all. So from my point of view examination is important.

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Ankit Kumar Rajpoot said: (Sep 2, 2016)  
According to me, Exam is a good way to check the capacity of any student but if somebody thinks, students wrote their subjects then we can change their way of exam like practical exam, etc.

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Shivam said: (Aug 30, 2016)  
I also think partially that examination has killed education as people keep on rote learning without enjoying or giving consideration to the practical implementation of the subject. We can't check a person's knowledge based on a single exam as one may give it by cramming the night before the exam.

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Narmada said: (Aug 26, 2016)  
In my point of view, examinations are not killing education because without reading it not get to understood, by reading they get and they output what they understood.

And also it's better to provide like seminars.

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Aakanksha said: (Aug 25, 2016)  
Examinations have not killed education. But treating it as a sole metric of intelligence has. If viewed as an instrument of checking our progress in a subject, exams are necessary. We can see where we stand on a particular subject and improvise accordingly. The problem is rather than viewing it as an improvement tool, the education system has turned it into a competition to score the highest marks. Hence unhealthy practices like rote learning, cramming are encouraged, since the end goal of getting marks has become important than enjoying the process of learning. A paper of limited duration cannot correctly assess a person's knowledge on that subject. Hence instead of forcing students to replicate what they have stored in their memory boxes, examinations should adopt a method wherein the application skills are tested. These assessment tests should be continuous so that it gives everyone a fair chance and put last minute crammers at a disadvantage. In short, examinations are necessary, but it is the need of the hour to give it a complete makeover.

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Khush said: (Aug 25, 2016)  
According to me, exams make a student serious about studies. Without examination, the student will take their subjects lightly. But the main things that should be changed is our syllabus and the way of taking examinations. Examinations should be solely based on logic and practical knowledge. So there will be no need of cramming.

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Aravind A. S. said: (Aug 25, 2016)  
Practical knowledge of subjects is what a student need in his/her life. Without it he/she may get a degree but will never make him/her a professional.

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Anish Alex Mathews said: (Aug 25, 2016)  
Exams should be one of the criteria to judge a student, but not the only one criteria.

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Kohan said: (Aug 23, 2016)  
I think examination motivate the student to be ready, however, it also makes stress or nightmare in some of the students. Most exams are taken according to on teachers interest, not students and this way destroys student creativity.

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Irine H Varghese said: (Aug 22, 2016)  
No, Examinations are needed. It checks whether we are aware of that particular subject. Also, it checks our ability to face problems. If there is no exam, then there will be no competition between students. Maybe they won't study at all.

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Richa said: (Aug 20, 2016)  
Our education system gives more focus on theory rather than practical knowledge but if you say examination kills education than its wrong because the exam is a thing by which you come to know that where you are among others but yes it is a little bit wrong when you are judged by your theory results.

Education and Examinations should a base more on practical knowledge or real world knowledge rather than only focus on books. To make students practically involved in studies.

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Sahil Jindal said: (Aug 19, 2016)  
The examination deals with the only theory part. That's why most of the students are concentrate on the book part. That time the practical approach of the subject is missing by the students.

So, In the industry level practical point are useful so examination is really killed the education.

The examination is not better than practical.

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Khushbu Bharti said: (Aug 19, 2016)  
Hello friends,

According to me, Examination little bit spoiling our education system but we can't say it's killed our education. Suppose if you think it's not happening in our life then some student losses our education, I agree that exam should not be criteria to judge the ability of students. Some student can get good marks by mugging even if they don't know anything related to that subject but we can't be repealed that system it's affected education. And even that here no matter that how much secure a mark in examination due to this examination sometime whenever we are going to start a self-study of our examination subject we gain lots of knowledge about this particular subject.

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V.Jameer said: (Aug 18, 2016)  
The examination is a must in any education system transcending the drawbacks of rote learning one must know how to learn with understanding and also relate it to an entity in the physical world.

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Guddu said: (Aug 15, 2016)  
Yes, I do think. From my view education clearly, means learning new things and having knowledge not mugging up due to the pressure of examination for getting good marks. I would like to elaborate by giving an example parents are pressurising their children to have good academic performance and because of that child are not learning they are mugging up.

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Diya said: (Aug 7, 2016)  
Examination have killed education because nowadays student are more interested in getting marks than to understand it. In today's worlds there is a huge syllabus and to overcome it, student usually learn by their heart. Students those who don't have the learning up power they usually commit suicide.

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Liza said: (Aug 6, 2016)  
I think that examinations are important in some case.

If a student study everything in a practical way then he doesn't need to give exam and if he gives exam also then he will get nice marks.

He will win all the race in life.

But if he gave the exam by not understanding anything then he will fail in his life even though he would have secured highest marks in class.

So through examination one can't say who is intelligent.

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Deviyank Sharma said: (Aug 5, 2016)  
I totally disagree with it because all your preparations, knowledge and dedication is worthless If you don't know where you are standing. Regarding marks, Well it depends on the mentality of an individual whether he counts himself or herself on the score or the knowledge. Weakness and Strengths both are important aspects of any battleground stepping into it.

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Shubham said: (Aug 3, 2016)  
Yes, I agree with it. Students are only learning those parts which will be asked in the examination. They think that having good marks in the examination means they are talented. Also who don't care about marks and try to learn by their heart and if they got fewer marks than those whose studied for 4 days before exam then it creates wrong thinkings in those students.

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Heena Gupta said: (Jul 30, 2016)  
Yes, I do agree examinations have killed education because children are much more focused on grabbing marks rather than knowledge. They don't have their basics clear. All they study is to get marks.

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Nightingale said: (Jul 28, 2016)  
The government has reduced the standard of education by giving compulsory pass category till eighth. Nowadays almost all exams are blue print oriented in that where there is a way to judge the ability of the children. All renowned scientists were not good scorers in their exams. Learning overnight and mere vomiting isn't education. Our system has to be modified to practical applications in day to day life, not in mere writing. We are almost dead in the field of education when compared to other nations. So there is nothing more to kill again. Men turned drunkards, women turned TV meds, of course, students educated ill literates. Hats off to our government.

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Foram said: (Jul 27, 2016)  
Hello friends,

The examination has not killed the education but they can saw you that what you have archiving or understood the before exam and now what you have learn more. Exams are testing you or judging you. Exam through you can judge yourself. And the exam is like your turning point if you clear the exam then you can reach your goal. Or you can not clear the exam not be upset you have more understand and clear about your concepts. And then again try the exam and definitely you clear your all exams. Exams are the best way to shows your concept.

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Varun Singh said: (Jul 27, 2016)  
Actually no. Because it mainly depends on how an individual prepares and presents himself/herself for and/or for an exam. Mainly people study to pass the exams. The same people if talks any think about knowledge. One has read rather trying to remember what he/she reads.

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Rohit Saini said: (Jul 22, 2016)  
Hi, friends. I am Rohit.

It is true that education is killing the inspirations of those students who are interested in learning what they want to learn and the competitive exam system has crushed they're dreamed and make them a thing which only feeds those words written in those books without any desire to do so.

It is very bad as in the childhood of man (when he is in 11 or 12 standard) , time when he sees the world in his way this dirty system make him know what it wants them to copy in their heads and later on make most of them it's servant and apply for labour job instead and don't let him rise high on its own.

So, friends, it's important that in this ugly system that we emphasize on learning more & not on just copying things in your mind.

Like Albert Einstein never liked this system, he was against this and left the school and the competitive system and started living and learning in His own way and believed that no one is less than anyone but everyone is unique in his own way.

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Rupanjana Saha said: (Jul 16, 2016)  
Hi! I am Rupanjana Saha from India. I think exam gives us a lot of pressure and nowadays, the students who read in class 6 are reading about class 8 studies and thus creating a pressure. We can improve this system by reporting this to the to the head of the system!

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Vijay said: (Jul 14, 2016)  
Actually, it's true fact that examination has killed the education because the thinking of our parents is that "if my child studies better so he can get a better job in the future" but it's really happened? NO. Are you know what is the problem of our society, they think that if our child could not secure his future so "WHAT THE PEOPLE SAY" that's the reason that students cannot show their skills in any other profession.

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Arunesh Kumar said: (Jul 13, 2016)  
Hello, myself Aruneshkumar.

I am sure to agree that examination has killed education. In present days the students have a much lengthy syllabus. And every student wants to prove them in the exam. So they used to route learning. Cause of lengthy syllabus they can not cover it properly by practically.

So they have not practically experience in any sub. They make as bookworms.

In other countries like America, they give practical knowledge.

So, l believe, practically knowledge is more than theoretical knowledge.

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Pawan Kumar Mahawar said: (Jul 1, 2016)  
Good morning to all, myself Pawan Mahwar.

I have read views of all my friend. Most of the views were on against the examination. My supporting points towards examination are:.

First of all, how will you determine the capability of the student? For this, you will have to take part in exams like oral examination, written examination & practical examination. If you are selected for an interview. For that interview, you have shown that you are capable for this job. If you take an interview, he asks what is the favourite subject. Then he asks only that things.

And examination takes only 7-10 day per semester. It doesn't mean that you don't have time for your creativity, your sports. You can also see a student having the good pointer, he shows good performance in all things. Whatever he does.

As our friends said, a theoretical knowledge is not necessary. It is just a memory. Sir if you are doing practically. You can't understand, what is happening why it is happening.

In engineering college, if you do the project in any branch. Professor will definitely say that first, you do literature survey, then you start. Prof may also take an oral exam, ppt on that literature survey what you have done for the project. This exam will show your capabilities.

So finally, I conclude my opinion. An examination is not a devil. It is just a criteria to check your capabilities.

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Lavanya said: (Jun 27, 2016)  
Of Course, exams are spoiling our education. Education should be built step by step. It should not be pushed. Talent and knowledge keep our life to move forward. I like to give you one example: In Higher, secondary everyone forced to get top marks but now we can't found that person, who got the first mark and just for others satisfaction. We can found some persons who discontinue their current studies and moving again to their interest ones. Like that Making waste of time in examinations. We can plan some interesting in their studies not to be a bookworm. We can provide practicals in every study. Which help them life long to remember their studies.

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Ajeet Kumar Singh said: (Jun 26, 2016)  
Yes, Examinations has killed the education, because if we talk about the present scenario, students are being sent to school forcibly by their parents so that they could pass the examinations as their expectations and could get a job to secure their future. In all this, they are lacking the knowledge. Students are learning which matters the examinations only. For instance: there are many of my relatives and neighbors, they frankly say that somehow their child could get a job, and their work has been done.

There might be a solution according to me after teaching some compulsory subjects till their primary grades (till class 5th), they should be allowed only one subject to be focused and should be asked to take the examination of the same subject. They should not be forced for the exams of another subject. In this way, a student will select a subject of his choice and will give his 100% to that subject surely.

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Chameli said: (Jun 21, 2016)  

I am in fewer of the examination system.

As some of my friends have discussed the negative aspects of exams, I don't completely deny this thing but I would like to highlight some points which show the importance of examinations.

The situation about which many of the guys are talking is the ideal one according to which each and every student is fond of studies and curious about learning new things. But if see the reality then we can understand that around 80-85% of the students of todays generation do not study before exams, now if we think about them then it seems that they would not study anything if exams will not be there and what will be their future then.

So we can say that exams are the most important tool that helps in maintaining an appropriate level of knowledge among the students.

At last, I would like to say that examinations also includes practicals, viva voice, and other internal assessments in order to the practical knowledge of the students.


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Samara said: (Jun 17, 2016)  
Examinations are necessary to evaluate the performance of a student. That is why Indian universities have made it to the list of world's top 100 engineering institutes. There is no criterion other than exams which can rate the performance of a student. If there are no exams, then no one will bother to study and on what basis can they be given admit to the universities.

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Priyanka Nair said: (Jun 10, 2016)  
I do not feel examinations are necessary for proper education. While examinations help us test our knowledge, over the years they have become more of a memory test. Marks have become more important than knowledge, they have become part of one's identity. One is often judged by the marks scored by him or her in an examination. The pressure and stress faced by students due to these tests have led to them losing interest in studies. Some might say without exams, students will not study. I say students will not study if they lack interest in the subject and what they study with interest will be the right education (for them). Thus, I feel exams should not be the trigger for them to study, their passion to explore and find out should be their trigger.

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Preeti said: (Jun 1, 2016)  
Hello, everyone.

I would like to speak everything about exams today. I have been really frustrated by these exams. I hate exams. No matter how much I study how much I understand I always score average. Because I don't mug up things. I try and understand everything properly. Read everything in detail. So that I gain more knowledge about the subject.

But then in exams, I have never been able to complete my paper. Because I apply my mind and write sensible answers but people who mug up things complete their paper easily and some people even write stupid things by just reading the meaning of the topic. Elaborate the answer and even they score marks.

So what's the difference then? Also, I think marks depends on other circumstances like sometimes a student knows everything but then due to hesitation, lack of time, out of course questions, inability to write stupid things elaborating one line into 100 lines. Etc. Also illness. But then that student even if he or she can explain every topic if you ask. Scores less and others score more even if they don't know much. Marks marks marks everywhere.

The students who are capable of doing great things are left behind doing nothing because of this system. I am not saying every student who scores well knows nothing and every student who scores less is intelligent. But the only thing is this system of marks has let down many students because of stupid judgments everyone makes.

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Haritha said: (May 25, 2016)  
Guys. In my point of we never think to break our thoughts or to think outside of the box because we don't know how to do that. This is not our mistake. This is because of our education SYSTEM. We are born with creativity but this gotten suppressed in a later stage. How? when the time we start to learn in schools that Is the starting stage. When a person scores high marks in the exam All the teachers and student calling him our genius. Is he really a genius? a big no, the purpose of EXAMS are conducted is to test to our memory power. BUT WHAT IS THE USE OF IT anyhow we going to forget it after a period. Till now we are giving important which is non-essential one.

Guys remind your school day. Science project is will be conducted. But how many will participate in that? Out of 38, not more than 6 people from each class will participate in that, why? we all learn science subject from our small classes. If we can't even invent something newly then what we are going to do later. Even though we are good at studies and score high marks in exam, if we can not do anything from what we learn. Then what is the point of scoring high marks in exams and learning? It is totally utter waste at the end.

Our teacher only knows to teach what is in the book. That we can also do it isn't it. Then what is the use of teachers? Really I don't understand it. Do you know? think deeply. Guys everyone knows that education system should change but no one is taking a step regarding that. Do you know what is the reason behind it? if we commenting on this what is going to happen. Do you think it will bring changes nothing will change. Do you know something even though we know which is the right path but we will never go and fight for that how amazing isn't it? We just took this issue as a topic to discuss.

Do you know because of this education system we have not gain anything for a long time but we have lots more which you can't even think. How much will it be? if you all thinking that we should stop this anyhow means. What are you going to do? What will happen if this same issue going to affect the next generation? Do you have any idea about that? So that only to avoid some tragic I am doing research on it. I am psychologist student of the 1st year. To become my research successful one I need your supports and help.

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Samata Nayak said: (May 20, 2016)  
I am not against the examination system, but there need some changes in our system. We are forced to give the exam according to the university syllabus, sometimes we are not good at the particular subject and we get fewer marks.

And further in future we are judged or face rejections according to that mark. So I think it needs some changes in the examination system.

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Cherie said: (May 2, 2016)  
I think the present examination system is not helping the students creativity. It just tests his retaining power not his intelligence or understanding of any particular subject.

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Kainat Manzoor said: (Apr 28, 2016)  
I hate exams because they spoiled my days and night, I don't know what to do with these horrible exams, they are disgusting. I am not at all satisfied with the examination system it puts a lot of pressure on us we can't even sleep properly and have dark circles around our eyes and I think it's really bad.

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Gaurav Walia said: (Apr 23, 2016)  
Hello, friend, I am Gaurav.

I am somewhat in favour of examination, you are saying that. The student just cramps and vomit their answers on answer-sheet. I am a hostler and I have noticed that about 85% of students are not interested in the study. They even don't open their books before the exam.

NOW just think over it, if there is no examination system. So, when do they study and what will be the future of the world.

An at-least student came to know what are their topics about which they are going to study.

I agree that practical knowledge is the must for everyone, but at least for showing off they study and grab some knowledge.

And something is far better than nothing. So examination system should not be stopped but it should be updated.

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Kunal Mehta said: (Apr 17, 2016)  
I'm Kunal, I think examinations are killing the education. By "examinations" I refer to the prevailing conditiion of exams. The exams where students are expected to mug up answers. Students, all they talk about is marks, grades but they lack curiosity about what they study.

Exams put immense pressure on the student because failure in performance would cause them consequences. The pressure of peers, career is all based on that one test.

The student doesn't get time for extracurricular activities. I think exams, along with education, are killing the student too. We need to change the exam conduct pattern. There is so much competition around the world today.

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Vivek L.Prajapati said: (Apr 13, 2016)  

I am Vivek,

We can never judge any students by taking their exam only because students prepare their selves only for exams and after some time they forget all things. Exam gives students pressure and at the time of exam, students keep in their mind fear of exam and only try to get more and more marks as possible. So from exam, one can not judge that who is better.

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Krishna Vamsi said: (Mar 14, 2016)  
I think, it doesn't make sense that exams kill creativity or exam result in talented outcome. CREATIVITY is far more important than CAPABILITY. So just the simple logic is that the way, in which the questions are asked must be changed. The topics like aptitude and reasoning must be included in every national level examination irrespective of the department or profession. By this we can extract the people who not just only are capable of studying a large content, but also can tackle with different situations.

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