Has our Indian school education (10th,12th) lost its true meaning?Considering 10th and 12th standard education, In the good old days, we had schools teaching us lessons on various subjects. At the end of the year, the student was assessed for writing answers to questions that carried 2 marks, 5 marks, and 10 marks. For this, the student had to understand the topic and then be able to formulate answers. Scoring a centum was unheard apart from mathematics.
Fast forward to today's education, children go to schools, attend classes etc. But the crucial decisions are made based on CET, CGPA (with upgradation), NEET, JEE, JEE advanced, various state and university entrance exams. What this has done is adding stress, increased competition but the true concern for me is different. Now students are learning wtih an intention score high in these entrance exam that is often MCQ based or problem-solving aptitude related questions. In this bargain, I feel students, teachers, school, etc teach and learn knowledge focussed on these qualifying exam topics, rather than overall true knowledge that the curriculum dictates for that standard (10th or 12th). Are we under-educating our children?