No one could be judged only by marks. Do you agree? If yes, then continue reading but if no, then don’t read this blog. People in India are obsessed with marks and they indirectly accept that if a person brings high grades, he is more intelligent and deserving than the one who fails to do so and those orthodox people keep the originality shattered. Marks can be used to judge someone’s proficiency in particular subjects but using only marks in judging the same does not seem fair. As far as JEE is concerned, I totally regret the testing style.
1) Students should be encouraged to develop their interests and should also be allowed to have the freedom of their spectrum of study. What will a Computer Science aspirant do by studying so called IIT level chemistry in those two years when he is required to study Computer Science and increase his proficiency in it. The problem occurs when the person who is a master in CS fails to do well in JEE, which actually does not test CS fundamentals, gets bad grades in the JEE. That person deserves a good CS College but he will not get into. Whereas, other people get in undeservedly who don’t even know a penny in computer science. Injustice! Isn’t it?
2) Preparation for JEE deprives a person of ones holistic development which is very necessary at the age when one is in high school.World is just not confined to books. So, go ahead and check out your hobbies and interests because what matters ultimately is whether you are happy with what you do. No one wants to be a ‘fish out of water’. You must be knowing Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson). He got admitted to Oxford University in the department of electrical engineering but he came out to be a better actor than an engineer just because he was not burdened with a world confined to books. He got time to explore his hobby and finally excelled in it. So, opportunities (extracurriculars) other than just regular studies do matter.
3) JEE tests more how one manipulates formulas but not the basic principles and fundamental reasoning.It just teaches us what to learn but not why to learn. Curiosity suppressed. Isn’t it? Many times, JEE questions come out to be hypothetical in which the scenario depicted has no feasibility with the laws of nature and this is the worst part, so to say.This somewhat seems paradoxical to me as JEE prep. teaches one how things happen in nature and the exam itself violates the fundamental fact.
4) JEE is mainly focused on theoretical testing and not practical testing. Even is a student wants to learn how things happen practically, most of the JEE prep. teachers suppress them and say than “your first preference is to clear JEE”.This is a concrete proof that students are pressurized to study only for JEE. Sustainable learning has always been suppressed due to JEE. I think these four points are enough to convince you that JEE does not even stand in one of the best ways to judge engineering aspirants.
Here is what I have reblogged from Scroll.in. You may read if you are curious to know how many IITians are wasting your money. Yeah, you saw that right; it is your money! Please note that I said many IITians and not all IITians. The below words depend on strong demographical survey.