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Satisfying ourselves

india Updated: Jun 09, 2011 14:47 IST
Ishita Jindal
Ishita Jindal
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Ishita Jindal
Modern School, Barakhamba Road

Last-minute exam preparations are one’s we've all been dependent on. Whether good or bad, most of us find ourselves burning the mid-night oil before the exam. ‘Wish I had a day more to study’ is a cliché we've often heard and said. We all want that extra minute/hour/day/ week to score that one extra mark, to be one step ahead.

One of the state entrance results for engineering were recently out and analysing those I realised that the difference of one mark changed my rank by almost a thousand. That to me was quite surprising. Such a huge rank difference because of one mark alone!

Such huge competition puts into focus the basis of rank determination. While some colleges give better ranking to people born earlier, some are biased towards girls. Coming from the reservation category is like a dream come true, anyway. These reservations, to me, take away the basic purpose of such exams.

The people belonging to reserved classes, an older age group or the favoured gender (yes, I am a girl too, but I believe in 'equality' as opposed to feminism) often end up getting a better rank than others, whether they deserve it or not. It's unfair.

But this is the system we are a part of and we've got to live with it. So, satisfying ourselves with the hope for an extra mark is all we've got to live with…

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