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Are we studying out of fear?

Exams, Tests, Practical! We often repeat these words when asked, what are we studying for? As exams approach, it sets in the sense of fear in the atmosphere. Sporadically, question arises in my mind, "Are we only studying due to fear of examination?" Are examinations of much significance or they are just overrated?

An event worth to share!

I would like to share this life changing event for readers who are interested to witness something contemporary. I, being a CA student, got an OPPORTUNITY to attend General Management and Communication Skills-1 (GMCS) course organized by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).

Yes, you read it right! Although, being made compulsory by the institute I would call it an opportunity because it moulds you and shapes you to become "The Chartered Accountant" rather than "A Chartered Accountant".

This is how it started

It was fourth day of the course and M. Ram Sir, with due respect, was our facilitator for the day. A Chartered Accountant and alumni of IIM Ahmadabad, disciplined mannered and punctual in order. It was a privilege to attend his session. His session was regarding management principles but I was awestruck during the entire session on that one notion that he made during his plenary session.

Exam is just like any other event

He said that exam is an ‘event’, a hurdle and there's nothing to panic about it. Education has to be undertaken for the sake of attainment of knowledge rather than just for examination perspective. For few seconds it seemed to be a sequel domain of "Three Idiots" but later he made some sense. He said that in our day to day life we come across events. Bathing, brushing our teeth, dressing up eating up food etc. are some of the events we come across daily.

Exams, an event! Are you kidding me?

Wait! Did he just compared examinations to such trivial day to day things. Has the world turned upside-down on its axis? How can someone compare thing of such significance with futile processes.

Mystery resolved

But the best was yet to come. After sometime I understood the depth of his oration. The point he wanted to make clear was to prepare ourselves for exams in that manner the way we got accustomed to process of bathing, dressing and other daily life processes. Prepare for the examination in a manner that you become eligible to attempt exams on routine basis. Then only we can shift our focus from Examination towards knowledge attainment.

Thus, Friends you all must have been well acquainted with the moral of the story. Study for excellence!!

Written by Arindam Shukla
Arindam.shukla@gmail.com
arishukla@hotmail.com 
(Undergoing Articleship Under RPMD & Associates- New Delhi)


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