Move Beyond Exams: Academicians Highlight Loopholes in Indian Assessment System

The debate around whether or not board exams should be held has highlighted the over-dependence of the Indian assessment system on the examinations. So much so that even in the no-exam route, students still will be assessed based on the exams – the only difference being these will be the exams held earlier. This could include pre-boards or internals or past year exams. In 2020, when exams could not take place for certain subjects, students were assessed based on an average of the highest marks scored in other subjects – for which exams were held.

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