I have different takes on EXAMS:
We need to be good enough on a common parameter. Exams have been a very trusted method for the same. I do believe, not all can do well in EXAMS but wohi baat hai naa “Shaadi ho gayi hai, nibhaao”.
They are there to encourage our performance, identify the weak points and guide the pathless course of life.
Exams also give us a chance to think about many things that we never get a chance to do. For Example, A very good friend writes plays and poetry while preparing for exams. [Also to mention, they are very very beautiful]
They are also a Lazy Man’s way to assess
What we need in the real world is facts, mere learnings cannot make everyone a Tata/Birla.
A middle income group family need MARKS for admissions.
We cannot google everything, exams make us interpret and decode and analyze.
At the end of the day we are bay number So and so for our employer because we were worthy of being there, without degrees/ education to flaunt.
I respect the fact that the students must gain more information and not only marks, but that needs a lot of hard work from the parents/siblings/peers/relatives.
To look at the contrary, one might do well over all in the preparation and fail on the exam, what can we call that?/ I would call that ill fate at times and poor exam stress handling technique.
At the end of it all, i would say Love it or hate we need to take the EXAMS to prove our worth in the materialistic world.
P.S- i am discounting things we are good at, charitable undertakings and passions!!