: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS :
Q1 : What is the importance of these competitive examinations?
ANS : These examinations improve student’s mental ability, thinking power and memory.
Let me tell you how.
1) In these examinations they never give you the space for the rough work or the space that is given is not enough. Thus all the work you have to do mentally.
2) You have to correlate many things simultaneously no matter you have learned or not in the school.
e.g. Medha purchased one liter milk on every even date and half liter milk on every odddate in the month of June at Rs.10 per liter. Find the bill amount.
Explanation: In this question you can’t say that they haven’t learned CALENDER in the school yet. This sum is based on there observations. They just see the calendar daily but fail to observe it. They have learn numbers from 1 to 10000 means they are familiar with ODD and EVEN numbers also. Then where the question arises the they haven’t learn this CALENDER? Don’t you think that This is what known as the thinking or observation ability?
3) Now about memory.
First of all they have to remember the complete syllabus of all subjects. (This ability helps the student in 10th and 12th standards) They have to solve problems mentally, because the space given to them for the rough work is not enough and the tendency of doing rough work every time is a time consuming job, due to this they may run short of time.
Q2 : How many exams are there in all?
ANS : In all there are 41 examinations every year from STD 2nd to STD 9th.
Q.3 : How do we come to know about these examinations? And which examinations is for which standard?
ANS : See all these examinations (other than 4th and 7th scholarship examination conducted by Maharashtra Government) are private and conducted only on SUNDAYS. As you can not compare an apple to apple so is true about all these examinations. All are good in their own respect and certainly help a student in the long run.
Q4 : Schools and few of the private classes say that some students are not that brilliant to appear for such examination. Is there such criteria for these examination?
ANS : Let me tell you and also ask you few questions, which you are supposed to ask suchpeople.
1) Whether such teachers were Merit holders during their school days? If not why we should believe that they can develop our kids?
2) Do they show results of all those ‘brilliant and capable’ students? Does each and every child excel in the competitive exams? But the fact is that only a few do better and are in limelight. But what about the average student who are in majority? It is observed that students who do not fare well in academics perform better in these exams.
(Note : The truth behind this is to get result and credit with minimum efforts.)
IT IS STATED IN THE LAW THAT EVERY STUDENT HAS THE RIGHT TO APPEAR FOR THESE EXAMS IRRESPECTIVE OF THEIR I.Q.
Q5 : How much a student has to study for these examination?
ANS : Half an hour daily is more than enough. Work smart and not hard is the MANTRA for these examinations.
Q6 : Is it true that CBSE and ICSE students are always way ahead of State Board students?
ANS : Not necessarily.
Let us take example of a lesson Characteristics of Living things. Are these something different for different syllabus? Aren’t there any failures in CBSE and ICSE board? Is their result always 100% every year? are well ahead then come down to my place I’ll show their very very poor results.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SYLLABUS IS NOT CBSE or ICSE BUT THESE ARE BOARDS AND THEY ARE FOLLOWING ‘NCERT’ SYLLABUS.
If somebody is telling you these things keep the thing in your mind that he/she hardly know anything about education. Be aware from such EDUCATIONALISTS.
What we can defiantly do is that we can improve the line of thinking of our child.