5 Reasons Why Exams Are Important

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Exams can be very stressful indeed but they do hold value and can be a good life lesson if looked at with a positive mindset.

1. Instills discipline 

You can say what you want about exams but they do help you to become more disciplined. The fact that you have to prepare months in advance to conquer examinations in the summer can most definitely set you up for the real world. Take this life skill and use it to become successful in the career path of your choice. Discipline is a key trait of all success stories and this routine will guide you and be your knight in shining armour if you want to make it to the top. 

2. Gives you the ability to stay focused under pressure

During the exam, you are put under extreme duress to remember pieces of information which you may have learnt at the beginning of the year. Now this takes extreme focus and dedication to remember that far back and to also apply it to the question in hand. If you can take this as a life lesson, you will be well on your way to glory. The top individuals all possess the trait of being calm during the storm and if you can acquire this trait and focus all of your energy into remaining calm, even in the worst of situations, there is no limit as to what you can do. 

3. Qualifications you need in life are only acquired through examinations

In your lifetime, you will come to realise that you need certain qualifications to pass a certain stage in the job process. These qualifications will only be under your name if you pass exams. This is a very good reason as to why exams are important. They are the pathway to a job and without qualifications, your career path becomes very limited.

4. Time Management

Time management is a key skill in life and this skill is definitely acquired through the practice of exams. Before the exam, you would need this skill to learn how to manage your time revising. During the exam, you need to learn how to answer each question in a timely manner so that you leave yourself enough time at the end to review your work. In the exam process, time management is integrated every step of the way. This will instill this life skill in you which will dramatically help you to meet deadlines in your dedicated career.

5. Improve Learning

The exam process improves learning and your ability to take on new information. Going through exams will make your brain adapt to being given new information and it will be able to recall facts and figures more efficiently because it is so used to doing so. Being a good learner is most definitely a good trait to have. Some legends claim that they never stop learning. If they put that much respect on this trait, then you should too.


  1. In articles found in Entrepreneur magazine and other similar magazines, employers are shying away from ‘testing’ their future employees. These companies are more and more relying on background and experience in the field. (People who think outside the box.) Also, higher educational institutions are being criticized for using tests that are bias against minorities. Could you be more specific about what types of tests you are referring to.

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  3. As you say putting our best into what we do is important. Treat exams like we would anything task or deadline, and we’ll carry that through into any work we do in the future. Be lax about it and we run the risk of doing the same in other areas of our lives too. I’ve been there, I’ve shied away from study to do other things. I sometimes look back and wonder what if I’d studied a bit more?

    I can’t change that, so instead I look for ways to engage my best efforts now! Especially when it comes to writing books, making music, and writing my blog.

    Thank you for sharing. 😊

  4. Kamran, a lot depends on the format of the test. If it’s multiple choice, I usually do well simply because I am a good test taker. If it’s essay, those who write well have an advantage, and I might hold my own. Grading on essay tests is subjective…I never had oral exams, so I don’t know how I would do on those, probably not too well! Some tests are unfair because of cultural bias… Some jobs, such as chefs, medical professionals, chemists, and musicians, require hands-on skills. It is a very complex issue!

    My late husband, a quadriplegic attorney, taught health law at a university. Because of his disability, he needed help grading exams, and I often took the exams myself before I started. Because the tests were multiple choice, I usually did quite well, even though I knew nothing at all about the subject!

    All the best! Cheryl

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