Seeing my sister pissed off all the time pisses me off as well. I’m currently sitting on the sofa with my family where my sister is constantly cursing ICAI (institute of charted accountant of India). For those of you who don’t know, this is the most prestigious course in commerce field in India. The knowledge CAs ( Charted accountants) acquire from this course is immense. They are so intelligent and knowledgeable that they can easily outsmart any other person of commerce field. I respect this field, partly, because of the knowledge provided and partly, because most of my family members are of commerce field and have done BCOM and CA.
Now you might be wondering that why is my sister pissed off, well seeing my father and other family members she also decided to do The prestigious course. Well she was perfect for the course- hard working, nerdy, intelligent and in addition she even has a great personality. But, let’s just say that about 30% of children doing the course CA are very hard working and smart like my sister but in order to maintain the craze of this profession, the members of the institutes have it in their policy to do some moderation in the result. That means they are allowed to change the results, they pass very less proportion of the candidates applied. Like in this attempt they passed only 1% of the candidates who gave the exam. ARE YOU FU**ING SERIOUS?! 1%?!! I know that most of you will have this reaction even if you’re not a part of CA or commerce as a whole. Think about the students going through this. The students who are smart and intelligent and who have the passion to do anything they want, they often get demotivated after giving just one exam. And you know what’s worse? The institute of Charted accountant of India provides some suggested answers which the students can use as a supplementary study material. Sounds good? But here’s the twist, some answers of the suggested answers are also wrong. So if a student comes after studying the official answers provided by ICAI, he might even fail and on the other hand a student who didn’t study might pass. One of my sisters friends, who was average in studies passed the exam even though she thought that she’ll fail, and now she is working in one of the top companies. My sister, on the other hand, was sure that she will not only pass with flying colours but will get a rank below 50 in more than 35000-40000 students.
It sucks seeing a state topper ( yeah, my sister was in the top 1% of the toppers of the state, she came third.) cursing ICAI for not being fair.
This blog was not only for ICAI but a message to all the members of the professions who think that just to improve their result, they can play with the lives of smart students who deserve much more than failing in an exam in which they could actually achieve a rank. Before failing a rank deserving student just remember that students want fair marking not moderation and children are nowadays generally not interested to be a part of a profession that does not treat them fairly.
I hope you think about the distress you’re causing students who are probably even better than you when it comes to IQ.