xaminations are supposed to test the overall capabilities of students - memory, recollection, reasoning, application and presentation. We have analyzed the question papers of so many schools of different boards, and found one commonality. Barring a few, most of the exams are focused on theory and completely ignore the application of theory.
If a student has a good memorizing capacity, neat hand writing and good recollection - that student is guaranteed a great score.
This way of conducting exams, in today's context, has no meaning at all. This clearly reflects that many people who hold an engineering degree are not able to solve even a simple puzzle.
The missing part is - reasoning and application.
When we interviewed a lot of students and teachers of this generation, here are the common questions we got.
1. Why can't we have everything fully based on problem solving and extend exam time?
2. Why can't we have everything open book, when it comes to problem solving?
3. In negative marks based MCQ, why can't you give negative marks to unattended questions too?
4. Even with MCQ, why can't you have step marks while solving a question?
5. Why can't we have exams every other month, scrapping the intermediate class tests etc.?
6. Can you publish analytics of marks based on region, schools, etc.?
7. Can you publish analytics on the teachers who correct our papers?
8. Can you make entry to medical or law or engineering based on school exam marks as well as entrance test marks, rather than just one?
9. Can you provide state-wise normalization of marks and provide analytics publicly?
10. Can you try current mode of exams and this new mode of exam, and see what works better?