Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

An examination is conducted to analyse the knowledge or ability of students or aspirants in a particular subject, and to obtain a qualification. However, the arrival of exam dates is fearful, annoying, and stressful for many.

The fear of exams among students is genuine. Students, who have difficulty in studying and understanding certain subjects, and lack confidence, fear the most. Moreover, the expectations of parents and teachers also create pressure.

Being a child, one must have thought about who introduced this very concept of examinations. So, do you know who introduced the concept of exams?

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Henry Fischel, an American businessman, and philanthropist introduced the concept of exam in the late 19th century. The first-ever exam was held in China and thus became the first country to adopt the concept.

The first exam conducted in China was known as the Imperial Examination. The Imperial examination was conducted to choose the meritorious students to work in the Government. This system was in operation under Emperor Yang of Sui.

An examination is a means to observe, assess and inspect or study a subject and is conducted by scholars of a particular subject or by scientists or researchers. However, in today’s world, exams are described as a test to assess students’ understanding.

If you have had any complaints about the person who invented exams at any point in life, and wish to express your irritation, here is the man, whom you can blame!!