Should students be given extra time to read the question paper?

Should students be given extra time to read the question paper?


School Education Minister Vinod Tawde decided that HSC and SSC students should be given an extra ten minutes to read the question paper in exams. Let us discuss on “Should Students Be Given Extra Time To Read The Question Paper In Exams”.

Yes

- It will help the students relax in the examination hall. The students are stressed due to the pressure of exams. Therefore, if they are given 10 minutes extra, it will reduce their anxiety.
- It gives more clarity while writing. Extra time helps give enough time to the students to decide what to write and how to answer the questions.
- It will help the students remember what they have learned. There are a lot of chances of one forgetting one's lessons. So this extra time will take care of the forgotten points.
- It will help the students manage time effectively. The students will be able to decide how much time must be taken to answer a particular question. This will definitely help them attempt all the questions on time.
- The extra time can be utilized to clarify doubts, if any, with the concerned teachers.

No

- The invigilators are concerned about the misuse of the extra time given in exams as students may try to discuss among themselves during this time.
- Assigning more supervisors to each hall in order to avoid malpractice is not always practically possible.
- When the students go through the question paper and if they do not know the answers, then there are chances of it increasing their tension.

Conclusion

The chances of making effective use of the extra time to read the question paper in exams is more than that of misusing the same. Therefore, students should be given some extra time which will reduce their stress and anxiety.
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    Discussion

  • RE: Should students be given extra time to read the question paper? -Tilak (03/01/15)
  • no,because it is a matter how students manage the time which is wasted in reading question paper.one who manage it well he would be gainer.it is also a very important things to learn.
  • RE: Should students be given extra time to read the question paper? -neha (03/01/15)
  • yes.. definitely some extra tym should be given in all the examinations as like in boards we get but in our college exam or any other entrance exam we don't get it. there should be tym to just read and to take decisions about the questions from which we are more familiar with. it will be more beneficial for us... because that three hours are the most curious in which we just have to be up to point. for which the decision should be taken in that extra tym ..
  • RE: Should students be given extra time to read the question paper? -venkat (03/01/15)
  • yes it 'll useful for the students who are nervous and anxiety for examination .If they have extra time they 'll be relax and cool to go on it and help them to grasp more marks.
  • RE: Should students be given extra time to read the question paper? -mukesh bijarnia (02/25/15)
  • i think students should be given extra time because we know that there may be wrong question or errors in the questions so this extra time given to students will really help to clear the doubts.And the other point is that it will also help to read the question carefully to answer properly and correctly because there may be chance in hurry that student take the question in another context and answer something else that is not supposed to.
  • RE: Should students be given extra time to read the question paper? -Deepa Kaushik (02/25/15)
  • Reading the question paper hardly takes some 5-10 minutes of the time. There should not be a concern in giving this time to the students to read the question paper and set-up a writing strategy, so that they can wrap up the assigned questions within the prescribed time.

    When it comes to giving the time as the reading time for the question paper, it becomes a bit difficult to handle the students. Students should be instead informed of the exam being started with the distribution of the question paper to avoid the unnecessary discussions. Providing the answer sheets along with the question paper may help the students to start their answers rather than babbling and discussing the question paper in the extra-allocated time.

    This extra time is the reason given by many students for the lack of time for the completion of the question paper. This extra allocated time could avoid this undue reasoning of the students. The extra-time is just a so-called helping factor. But, when we call this for reducing the stress and anxiety, it is still doubtful. Students always have a stressful situation towards the end of examination especially when it comes to handing over the answer-sheet. This anxiety and stress cannot be helped by giving any extra-time. It would just be the personality management which could help themselves get out of this stress.
  • RE: Should students be given extra time to read the question paper? -Prachi shah (02/25/15)
  • Yes,they should get some extra time to read out and understand the questions clearly and clarify the doubts if any. As it is very important for student to write paper with calm mind otherwise generally in hurry they commit some silly mistakes which can be avoided too with this extra time.And this extra time would surely help them to get over the stress due to pressure.
  • RE: Should students be given extra time to read the question paper? -NISHAD A RAJ (02/24/15)
  • Yes. It is helpful for the students .In exam time all the students under stress condition...If the board to distribute the paper before the starting time it helpful to the students with the remember the all the suitable answers for the questions it also help (i.e.) how and what exact write the answers for those questions .It suitable to maintain the time limit .

    Conclusion : It benefit to right answer with the right time and to get the maximum score in the exam

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