Published: 27th April 2019
Do we need a systematic organisation to monitor examinations and curriculum?
John Monterio opines about the need for an authority that looks into releasing exam results so the system works in order and helps students
“Good luck happens to people who work hard for it. Sometimes people just fall into the honey pot, but I've consistently strived to create whatever good fortune I can get in my life - and consistently strive just as hard not to screw it up once I have it” - Patrick Duffy (b.1949), American actor.
Should you change the dance floor if you can’t dance well? That is the way of the world where people can’t adjust to realities. There are exams and exams and one has to slot for them according to his vision. And these visions are multiple according to students aiming for them. Now there are people who ask for sequencing for the release of exam results. But first the facts.
According to one media report, the move by the Department of Pre-University Education, Karnataka, which has broken the tradition of announcing PU results before conducting CET this year, was to ensure there’s no pressure on students ahead of the entrance exams. But the move is seen as likely to affect students’ performance in the competitive exam scheduled for the end of April. Education experts say that since the announcement of results, due to stress, many students haven’t been able to study well. After seeing their marks, if they are below expectations, they find it harder to concentrate. So it’s advisable, some say, to announce PU results after CET like how it used to be done earlier.
A lecturer said that it does affect students’ performance. It also depends on the marks a student scored in the examination. If the marks are poor, it will affect the student mentally and he or she may not able to prepare well for the CET. PU students are under tremendous stress as there are umpteen competitive exams to prepare for.
A student, who is preparing for the CET, said the early announcement of PU results will affect performance. However, he said that he has taken it positively and is working on his weakness. So, there are two sides to the issue. According to one educationist, there is a positive effect on performance. Since the PU results were announced around two weeks prior to CET, it will help students identify their weak points and work on them so that they can better it in the CET.
In 2018, K-CET Examinations were held on April 18-19, while PUC results were announced on April 30. This year PU results were out on April 15 and K-CET Examination is scheduled for April 29 and Beyond these arguments on what should come first and what next, one should not forget to appreciate the efficiency involved in putting out the PU results. Even so, we can create a few more jobs by having an authority to determine and regulate the sequence of releasing the results of public examinations