A test or examination is an educational assessment intended to measure a test-taker’s knowledge, skill, aptitude, physical fitness, or classification in many other topics.
WHO INVENTED EXAMS ?
Have you ever wondered or has it ever skimmed through your mind that “who brought about the idea of writing examinations?
The reasons of the invention of exams are:
• to give an indication of how much a person learnt
• to make you learn a whole lot of things in a single night (an engineer point of view)
CONCEPT OF EXAMS
The first country to implement a nationwide standardized test was ancient China. Called as the imperial examination, established by the Sui Dynasty in 605 AD, it was meant to select able candidates for specific governmental positions.
This system was abolished by the Qing Dynasty 1300 years later in 1905, but England adopted this examination system in 1806 for Her Majesty’s Civil Service, and was later applied to education, which further influenced other parts of the world gradually. This how the concept of examinations for students developed.
OTHER POSSIBLE SOURCE
According to other sources, another person Henry A. Fischel is also attributed to the invention of exams. Henry A. Fischel (November 20, 1913, Bonn – March 20, 2008) was a professor emeritus of Near Eastern languages and cultures at Indiana University.
He was an influential figure in founding the Jewish Studies Program and the department of Religious Studies at Indiana University