Any change required in the evaluation system of students?The examinations are over. The results are declared. The percentage of passes is ever increasing. The marks scored by the students are beyond imagination. Near perfect scores. How is it possible? Being an oldtimer, I know how difficult it was to score beyond 70%. In the olden days, the subjects were less, the depth to which we studied was very shallow compared to the present day subjects and the depth to which they are taught. The parents are not in a position anymore to coach their children at home. The students are scoring higher marks in spite of many disadvantages they are facing.
In the olden days, the evaluation was very strict. Marks were given only if the complete answer was correct. For a mathematical problem full marks if correct otherwise zero marks. The gradation of the students was very distinct with a clear difference between the range of marks obtained. The system gradually changed with marks being awarded for steps and procedure. This helped the students to score better and the gradation of the merit of a student became thin. Now, a mere point makes all the difference in the grades. This creates a situation where students get disheartened by the thinnest demarcation of their grades. Does this require a change in the system of a how a student is evaluated?