EducationGeneral Proficiency: How much weightage it hold in Professional courses

General Proficiency: How much weightage it hold in Professional courses

General Proficiency, at its base, refers to the ethics of a person regarding his/her dealings with their work environment. It is imperative to understand what the terms ‘General Proficiency’ means before concluding its positive as well as negative impacts.

All the universities and professional sectors in India, along with the entire expert and work knowledge have put great importance on one’s general proficiency, that is, their morals and ethics regarding the society, the firm as well as their integrity towards the mentioned above. This is so because everyone expects the work environment to be positive and very well taken care of, under all sorts of circumstances. Professionals are looking for employees with good moral standard and high social consciousness to be dealing with the day to day chaos with proper working attitude.

This is also important for a student’s or employee’s sincere feedback towards the given institute. All in all, general proficiency has become a mandatory part of almost all sorts of the institute.

With all the mentioned facts, it is also essential to state that as these general Proficiency tests have taken a vital part of the universities in India, it is as important to say that because of this, many deserving candidates lose their seats and their jobs. As important as it is to have proper work ethics, it is no surprise that with appropriate training and counselling, these work ethics can be very well developed within no time. On the contrary, that’s something that has been going on in the professional industries for a very long time.

Every industry demands a hardworking and a loyal employee, and for that, they used to create workshops for their proper counselling. This new system of general proficiency tests has made it hard to get into the working sector in India.

As a young adult leaves their college, they are most desperate for jobs, they go job hunting, spend days and sleepless nights to do so, and when they finally get the job they think they could survive, a little breaker names ‘general proficient’ hits in and then all their hard work go in vain.

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As necessary, it is for a young adult to have ethical, social norms, and it is not a big deal even if they do no clear these general proficiency tests with very excellent marks. As the case goes with other exams; it only highlights a person’s ability to learn, and according to that, no test can prove a person’s moral standards or how true they are going to be in their professional lives.

These tests can very well be highly biased depending upon a person’s mother tongue, for example, how fair would it be if English speaker and non-English speakers give the general proficiency test; no matter how much more had worked the non-English speaker is than the English speaker, the test will prove the English speaker to be more eligible than the later. Similarly, different grounds, a different religion, castes, and their former education can be very deceiving during such tests for their professional lives.

All in all, these general proficiencies aren’t as needed as the universities in India demand them. For the following reasons:

  • They can highly be biased based on a person’s language, caste and former educations.
  • These tests can’t prove a person’s work ethics. As a student prepares for any other competitive exam, so will be done for these General Proficiency tests.
  • The accuracy of such tests is only based upon the system of calculations, whether it is the number of correct answers marked or the types with the negative marking system.
  • It also very vastly differs on the ground that a person is being taught on. Any student might lose his/her seat due to unavailability of proper educational sources no matter how morally positive that student is. They will solely be judged on their results.
  • The system of ascertaining a person’s general proficiency through a test is a little hitch on the course to make it difficult and student more hard-working for the upcoming future. Though this is for the better of everything and everyone then again, for the past decades, industries always insist their newest employees join their initial, ethical workshop to let them what it is that is expected out of them. A test shouldn’t be conducted for the reasons that wouldn’t take much only as much effort to solve.
  • Lastly, general proficiency is useful only as long as it is a subject, and it shouldn’t be the last thing to judge a student’s place in an industry or the workforce.

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So, to conclude the facts; general proficiency isn’t as crucial as the universities in India project it to be. It solely depends on person to person, depending upon their upbringing and their mental status to cope up with the day to day situations and problems. It isn’t essential that every person who is right in the subject as long as it is theoretical that he/she will be as good in the real world outside.

Akanksha Agrawal
Akanksha Agrawal
I was named Akanksha Agrawal when I first cried on 18th July 1997. I've always loved to study and get in touch with new things. After completing my high school studies from KPS Bhilai, I opted for CA as a profession but gradually, it came to me that it wasn't the best option. Currently I am all with B.Com planning to do MA in literature. I have a great interest in spirituality and self development. Reading and travelling are the top in my list of hobbies.

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