Examinations

Examination is examination whether it is the worldly examination or the examination in the world hereafter. A student is well aware of this word and he knows that examination is. In the course of his school or college career a student has to go through a prescribed course of studies. These studies range over a variety of subjects. The subjects again are such as are calculated to impart to the student a working knowledge of most things that are of everyday importance in this world. The higher course of studies as imparted by college provides for specialization in more than a test of the student's knowledge in the various subjects. Examinations are conducted by different ways. The method is regulated by the intellectual development of students and by the subjects. In general there are three board principles according to which examinations are held. These result in the three classes of examinations oral of viva voce written and practical. First of all there are oral examination. They are confined to tender boys. Who are just beginners and whose intellectual capacity and ability are not so far advanced s to justify a written examination. In certain exceptional cases advanced students are subjected to an oral or as they are better known viva voce examinations. In such cases these examinations are designed to test the thoroughness of a student's knowledge in a branch. There are certain subjects in which the soundness of one's knowledge is best judged by promptness with which questions are answered. Oral examinations which allow the minimum amount of time for thinking afford the best facilities for such a test. The second way of examination is written. The method of holding examinations is by far the most widely adopted. Questions are set and put into writing and the students have similarly to put down their answers in writing. This is a fixed period of time in which the questions have to be answered. This method of examination affords students the maximum amount of apportunity to think over their answers. In this way they can show their best ability. These are limited to particular subjects the nature of which demands a practical demonstration of the students knowledge. Practical examinations are usually held in scientific subjects. They have their own importance. They make the students study properly. Perhaps the highest utility of examinations lies in the fact that they give students an impetus to prepare the subjects in which they have to sit for an examination. The vast majority of students are naturally averse to studies. It is an examination which supplies the motive force to the general bulk of students to have a thorough knowledge of the subjects in which they are to be examined. Otherwise no body would bother about his studies.