The answer to your question is both YES and also NO!! See, the marks are important to you society wise and unimportant for private development.
Saying that marks don’t matter may be a lie. Believing that marks are everything and can decide your career, your growth, and your life may be a lie too. The reality lies somewhere in between. Talent won’t get you anywhere if you do not have access to a platform to showcase your skills. Often, marks aren’t a sign of talent or intelligence, but rather a dedication, sincerity, and diligence. This is often very true for Board Exams and to an enormous extent, some public sector competitive exams. And believe me, within the end, these traits do matter tons in life. In a perfect world, where we’d wish to live, your marks won’t matter.
“I failed in some subjects in exam, but my friend passed altogether. Now he’s an engineer in Microsoft and that I am the owner of Microsoft.” – Bill Gates
Marks are important, but they’re not be-all and end-all. During this competitive world where there are more people than jobs, good marks help access to education, jobs like oil which reduces the friction. On the other hand, life is far quite marked. Most students still run after marks in India, because of the type of education system we’ve which hails good marks together of the highest achievements in life. But good marks cannot measure your in-depth understanding of the topic concepts or your problem-solving skills.
Marks secured and awards won are recognition of diligence and comparatively better performance in various assessments. Yet, this will perhaps only help initially in enabling access to varied career advancement opportunities.
At the end of the day, one is required to consistently demonstrate the power to use conceptual knowledge in varied situations.
Marks might not always be ready to adequately capture the power to spot problems, critically evaluate alternatives, and suggest appropriate solutions.
Often, one is required to figure in diverse groups to resolve complex issues affecting various stakeholders.
Needless to stress, this needs a deep understanding of varied topics learned formally through taught courses or developed through additional reading, interactions with colleagues, and knowledge.
Here are a few points every young students or professional got to believe when it involves marks vs concepts:
1. Enjoy the method of learning and don’t focus only on the top result.
2. Professional life is going to be fraught with uncertainty so don’t be disheartened by small setbacks.
3. Knowledge gained will stick with you for eternity.
4. Be open-minded learn new things albeit doesn’t seem to be relevant now.
5. Knowledge is often gained in several ways within the classroom, from experiences of your role models, from peers from other media.
6. Develop the power to ascertain the big picture.
7. Develop the power to integrate knowledge across various topics learning in silos doesn’t take one far.
8. Knowledge gained isn’t useful unless it is often applied appropriately to resolve issues.
9. Develop empathy for people around you.
10. Be humble.
11. Grow your values.
“Grades and tests, at best, will predict future grades and tests. there’s good evidence that grades don’t predict later-life success, in occupational or intellectual terms. ” – Alfie Kohn