“3 Idiots” (Bollywood film starring Aamir Khan) helped me understand some very critical ideas about education and the educational system here in India, but it didn’t prepare me to understand how exams worked. I guess the process of examinations was too tedious for the director to even bother film it. The exams process here is different from the States, a whole lot different.
Back in the States this was how midterm exams worked: Let’s say I’m taking a mass communication course on filmmaking. My professor for that course determines the midterm exam for that specific course. You also get a STUDY GUIDE which helps you prepare for what is expected on the exam. Sometimes there are question/answer sessions where the professor answers any question that the students want to better understand. On the day of the exam all the students taking that course congregate in the same room that we have our class in, and are given the exam. Since we’ve all been brainwashed to believe that plagiarism is wrong none (or should I say most) of us do not have the guts and conscience to cheat.