STRENGTHEN & RESPECT LAST QUALIFYING EXAMINATION RATHER THAN INTRODUCING ENTRY/EXIT EXAMINATIONS

  Thought By-
Dr. Panckaj Garg,
Founder & Advisor ,
Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women's University, Jaipur
  Date: 2019-01-21  
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Thought Process
 

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Thought Process:
STRENGTHEN & RESPECT LAST QUALIFYING EXAMINATION RATHER THAN   INTRODUCING ENTRY/EXIT EXAMINATIONS


The Central/State Government gradually executing the new testing methods for students by introducing new Entrance/Exit Examinations and now this became the fashion trends in testing system to introduce Exit Examinations  for almost every discipline which are forcefully imposing on students.

It is suppose to be happen that; the Government makes it mandatory for every graduate to appear for an 'Exit Exam'  but Exit Exam renders Higher Education System redundant. Universities are authorized entity by the Government to develop curriculum, conduct examinations and award degrees and competent enough to execute all. Introducing new exam patterns over existing examination is not a right path to improve education and evaluation quality.

Rather than implementing the Entry/Exit Exam System, the government has to think about to increase the effort put forth to improve the quality of the education and strengthen the evaluation process. There is no need of these kinds of experiments to impose on students.  There is only need to strengthen the Higher Education evaluation System so that the last qualifying examination marks could be considered as final outcomes of students learning skills.


In my Opinion, students should be accountable for what they have learned in entire duration of their program and across the Nation only single exam system should be implemented by the Central Government for Secondary (10th) and Senior Secondary Education(12th) level and  the standardized 10th & 12th examinations should be conducted by Central Examination Agency like National Testing Agency (NTA) or Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)  with the help of State Governments in  two choice of languages i.e. English & State Language. The passing criteria should be same for both mode of languages and the Central Government decide the minimum Percentage for Merit of every discipline for Higher Education/Recruitment.


Syllabus of all undergraduate programs should be as per society and industry needs including studies of subjects like Human Ethics & values, Moral Education, Analytic & Aptitude based Knowledge, General Knowledge, Skill oriented knowledge of particular discipline etc. so that students will seriously concentrate on their studies and can enjoy their curriculum throughout their student life. There will be no more burden remains on students for taking extra coaching to qualify the other Entrance/Exit Exams and Students can focus on their studies with full concentration. However, the Exit Exam policies may have adverse effects on students during preparation of their final year examination. Most of students give weightage to only their competitive examinations & coachings that affects on their overall performance and they obtaining low grades/less marks in their School/University Examinations ultimately students are suffering a lot due to these complicated education policies resultant to increasing drop-out rates due to lack of concentration in their core studies, extra mental and psychological burden on students to qualify the entrance examinations, wastage of their time and money and increasing rate of unemployability and unfortunately thousands of students across the country also commit suicide every year who face failure in examination, unemployment and depression  due to high pressure of Entrance Exams.

If Government put efforts to strengthen the quality of education with required modifications in curriculum may be called as ‘National Curriculum’; comprises 70 % core subjects, 20 % Skill Based and 10 % Value Added Courses and by giving weightage to student’s last qualifying examination scores so that student’s could be motivated to gain adequate knowledge of their curriculum and will obtain good score. They will not need to spend their money on special coachings and their valuable time & money will also save. Universities should be authorized for declaration of Merit for entry into next level for higher education or jobs as well as to be registered as a professional in their respective Registration Councils on the basis of students last qualifying examinations score without any Exit Exam. If Students not secure good marks should be given an opportunity to reappear in examination to improve their score card.  In addition the Government should train group of teachers as a National Assessor for assessment of skill based courses and declare “National Skill Assessor Board”. The Board provides facility to each & every University to assess their student’s skills. 

The Government should promote and give weightage to students last qualifying examination score by providing various scholarship and fellowships to those students who obtained higher marks in their last qualifying School/University examination. Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University, Jaipur adopted the same policies since its inception to provide subsidy to meritorious students who obtained good score in their last qualifying examinations at their entry level and fellowship provided to those students who did hard work throughout entire duration of their  program to obtain  highest marks.

 

We designed a following suggestive curriculum chart that may give a single exam solution to all students for their next level higher education /Registration in professional Programs/Merit for Recruitments Purpose as Current year pass out students could be considered for Merit List and previous year pass out students may also considered for Waiting List.

 

Minimum Eligibility Score/
Marks

60

86%

18

90%

8

80%

86

86%

Eligible  for Administrative, Science & Research  Services  like 
IAS, IPS, Public Services etc.

Eligible  for Medical & Engineering Disciplines

Curriculum
 
Core subjects    (70%)
Skill Based Subjects (20%)
Valued Added Subjects (10%)
Total
(100%)

Entry  level of Employability

(Consider For Government Jobs and  Eligible  for Registration  in Professional Fields)

Entry  level
of 
Higher  Education

(Consider For Higher Education in Any University)

All University declare their own  Merit List

 
Marks
Percentage
Marks
Percentage
Marks
Percentage
Overall  performance
Marks
Overall  performance   Percentage
Max. Marks

 

70

 

100%

 

20

 

100%

 

10

 

100%

 

100

 

100%

Minimum Eligibility Score/
Marks

60

86%

18

90%

8

80%

86

86%

Eligible  for Administrative, Science & Research  Services  like 
IAS, IPS, Public Services etc.

Eligible  for Medical & Engineering Disciplines

 55

78%

15

75%

5

50%

75

75%

Eligible  for  Medical & Technical & Teacher Education Services

Eligible  for  Management & Commerce and Teacher Education Disciplines 

 45

64%

 10

50%

3

 30%

58

 58%

Eligible For Arts & Other Ministerial Services

Eligible For Arts,  Humanities & Other Disciplines

  •     Students secured below 58 % marks are eligible to apply  for defence Services/Jobs such as Police, Army etc.

 

I am sharing my opinion for debate on National issue ‘Entrance/Exit Exam' and wider discussions are needed from all stakeholders for right solution.  So kindly share your views.

 

 

           Dr. Panckaj Garg
Founder & Advisor
Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University, Jaipur