Discovery of Exams in India
Henry A. Fischel, an American-German professor, invented the idea of exams for the world in the late nineties. In India, the concept of exams was discovered and adopted in 1853. This is when the British Parliament abolished the system of nominations for civil servants. Hence, the civil service exams were introduced as national-level exams for various ranks in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), etc.
Some of the most prestigious Indian competitive exams include the Staff selection commission (SSC) examination, National Defence Academy Examination (NDA), Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), Common Admission Test (CAT) and more. Lakhs of aspiring candidates sit in the exams every year and many go on to become future leaders in their respective fields.
Who Discovered the Exams?
Henry A. Fischel, an American Philanthropist and businessman, is credited as the person who invented exams. He created the Imperial Exam in 19th century China for the assessment of candidates to become government officials.
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