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Open book Examinations will work for India?

Open book Examinations will work for India?
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The moment Open Book Examinations are talked about, students will be delighted and will be wondering when India will implement open book examinations...

The moment Open Book Examinations are talked about, students will be delighted and will be wondering when India will implement open book examinations in the education system.
Students always used to envy their counterparts in other countries who are enjoying open book exams.They think it is extremely easy to clear examinations under this open book system.
Sometime back, even CBSE planned to have open book examinations for Classes IX and XI. But the proposal is yet to get clearance from the Union Government. But before that let's examine the advantages and disadvantages of open book exam system.
Perhaps the best advantages would be that students need not memorise and experience tensions of forgetting the same in the exam hall. It will increase attendance in schools as examination stress will be reduced. The system will encourage students to implement into practice what they study in school.
The greatest drawback would be confining students to merely turning pages. If teachers do not train students then even with open book system, they may fail to clear the exams. Students will be burdened with carrying extra material and most of the time will be wasted in searching for answers during the examination time.
Open book system is good as it reduces tensions of remembering everything during the exams among students. Education department must consider all pros and cons and should do ground work perfectly before implementing any system so that there won't be any confusion and the same time transformation will be smooth.

By Pramod Nandivada
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