Do you think examinations are really necessary?"Do you like to study"? Ask this question to any child and you will find many of them answering in the affirmative. Though there are a lot many like me who will always answer that there is no point in studying so many books. It's fine as long as you are studying seriously or playing around with your companions, but when it comes to exams, everybody is tensed. Nowadays, even the parents will show their gloomy faces during the exams of their kids to you as if their bosses have punished them in office. To many, it's a phobia. They think exams are everything in life and you need to pass each one of them to be successful.
Now can we imagine a life without exams? There are instances of many students cheating in exams and scoring good marks. There are many who cheat during every exam but clear them successfully. There is even more who score good marks in higher studies but when it comes to applying their knowledge fail miserably. There are numerous entrance exams and students are admitted in the respective courses based on their performances in them. Now, if the traits of a child can be analyzed at the beginning and the course of her/his interest is imparted, is there a necessity for all these exams? You may ask about evaluating what they learn, but aren't the questions in all the exams repetitive? There are sample test papers of several years available in the market and one can easily pass the exams by studying them. In fact, many students are doing that only rather than studying books. Rather than asking many questions about a particular topic why aren't the students judged on their capabilities of applying the knowledge in respective fields?