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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Examination...??? Oh my Gawd.... not Again.......

The very thought of an examination gives jitters all over my body even after so many years and for many other kids who are studying in some form or the other. It also raises many a concern in the minds of the Parents about the progress of their child.
Most Students are so very worried at all times during Exams, It so reminds me of myself

Examinations in Schools n Colleges are so heavily weighed by the Parents that they always feel that any kid who gets a high percentage of marks in school and college examinations is by far an intelligent kid and the one with more responsibility.

What everybody fail to understand here is that these examinations are just a test of some knowledge that has been dumped into the kids heads, whether they want it or not. They cannot really speak in volumes about one's intelligence and Moral Responsibilities and Values.

One of my mentor's Mr. Virat Chirania, would always raise a question when addressing any group of youngsters as to on a Scale of 100 how much would you give value to the 15 yrs of education that we compulsorily are given, how much does that add value to your personality and character. Astonishingly after a series of such sessions we came to a conclusion that most youngsters agreed that it is more of the Soft Skills that we otherwise learn from our experiences in life that are more valuable than education in itself.

Whether you score 100 or 60 it doesnt really reflect on your Character and your personality. We may take examples of very highly succesfull people in their respective fields of work, Right from Bill Gates to Steve Jobs to Dhirubhai Ambani to Sachin Tendulkar to Warren Buffet to to 50 Cents all of them had less of education but they were very very high on the soft skills aspect of life.

A study by the top job recruiting portals and the HRM of various companies have revealed that Job offers have been given in plenty to candidates with an average score of 60-70 percent than to most of the toppers as the study shows that the candidates with 60-70 percent scores are the ones with all round abilities to perform while the others are just inclined only to studies.

The main cause for concern here is the fact that these toppers are merely awesome pukers and that they dont really have any real understanding of the subject.

Children Learning and Mugging Up the answers - Last minute studies
To have really passed the examinations in Life we may reflect on a few situations and how we would have acted in these situations.
  1. How much do we value Punctuality, are we always in time for our meetings, appointments , dates or we keep the others waiting.??
  2. How often do we stand up against anything thats wrong, or do we give in citing peer pressure and fear of the wrath of the superiors.??
  3. Do we initiate Bribe at any given situation, like telling Mom to buy you a bike in case you pass with Flying colors.??
  4. Do we always finish up any work or task that we have agreed to perform at all costs or do we give up in between citing some silly reason.??
  5. Do we do things because we like doing it or because we have committed to it.??
  6. How do we address any elderly person that we meet.??
  7. Do we offer a seat in a bus/ train to anyone who is old/ pregnant or is handicapped at all times or have we ill treated them.??
  8. How often have we given up and contemplated suicide or thoughts its not my job.
  9. Has there been a situation wherein you have lied that has come to haunt / hurt you in future.
  10. How often have we only complained about the Pot Holes in the Roads, the Scams, the Slums and never ever taken any step towards eradicating the problem.
  11. Whether you Drink and Drive or whether you use your mobile phone while driving ??
  12. Do you ever cross the railways tracks or use the foot over bridge always ??
  13. How much have we valued every piece of information that has come our way ??
These questions would have surely gone into the mind ringing various alarm bells asking you to wake up soon and realise the value of life and to pass the real test and examinations in life. All I am asking of you is to be aware of everything that is happening and to be at the tip of your toes in order to make your life completely fruitful.

Some eventful events in my Life wherein I have failed/ passed examinations.
  • I have always had only enough pocket money to be able to just somehow manage my expenses at all times till now. So when ever I used to be Stopped by any Traffic Polic constable, the first thing I would do is to simply switch off the vehicle and put the keys in my pocket and just stand there alongwith the Officer. I would not show that I am very busy and instead just stand there with a long face asking him to pardon me. It would take a longer time but the constable in the end would just forgive me and let me go away.
There are two facets to the story, In case one we may say that I dint bribe the Officer in order to escape and that was really kool. If we see another side to the story we may easily observe that I broke the rules in the book and got away with it. The right thing for me to have done would have been to accept the violation and to have got a challan prepared by the Officer and to have paid the fine in a respective court. 

Had all of us requested for a challan at all times when ever we violated the traffic rules then we would be in a more stronger position to eradicate Corruption on the roads.
  • It is not easy to be working in a job just for the sake of working. At all times one must always ask a question to oneself- Will I still be doing this job if I had 100,000 Dollars in my Bank Account. If the answer is yes then, it is purely because of one's love for the work that one wants to be in that particular job. Here the examination is when we decide with our heart more than the mind.
Realizing that we need to learn more in Life than these stupid questions and answers.
Every moment of every day in our Life is an examination that we have to keep giving in the school of the LORD. So one must be very conscious of every activity that they are doing because they must know that the Lord always is keeping a very close vigil on our activities.

Happy Days Ahead and All the Best for your Results.

May all of us Pass the Examinations with Flying Colours.


  1. hmmm...Another marvelous write up in ur blog Sharon.... I m always curious to read ur blog coz I truely admire the way represent ur thoughts... superb... :))

  2. interesting yet a very pragmatic read with nice illustrations n the best part its specific,Happy Blogging,JGD :)

  3. i truly liked everything in ur blog! it's vry interesting, n i wish there had been an option of awesome in d reaction column..!! :)

  4. Awesome.....really make u think over the whole system of education...n what is important in life...only education.......or education with self development (thanks to AOL r mentors working on both):)

  5. the above comments actually will be the feelings and reactions of each and every person reading this post of urs....wt to say now...the words are always same for all your posts ....amazing...awesome...interesting...superb...marvelous...admiring,...inspiring....in just one word...all your posts just rock...luv em..

  6. to a very large extent i agree with you (the part about developing the soft skills and personal growth)
    but at the same time i feel that the education system is not all that bad. sure it needs a lot of improvement but it teaches us a lot of things we take for granted
    8+5=? it takes less than 3 seconds to solve that

    no doubt that just cramming 'studying' is bad we need to have a holistic growth which involves a lot more that studies but nevertheless studying is required it is required.
    ps like the post:)

  7. the issues that you are raising are really deep and really need to be thought and worked upon.

    As Raghav suggests, yes somethings are really good and our education system is looked up for many things but yes there is a large scope of improvement.

    Proud of you bhai...lov u...JGD


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