Talent quiz questions for Class 1 kids leave students, parents scratching their heads

Published: 31st August 2016 05:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st August 2016 05:50 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: The questionnaire issued by the Karnataka ICSE Schools Association for a talent search quiz programme for Class 1 students left thousands of parents and students searching for answers.

The reason being that the questions are not ideal for level of Class 1 students.

Here are a few examples of questions in the question bank provided to Class 1 students - Name the winner of the New York Global Leaders Dialogue Humanitarian Award 2015; what is Yutu?; With which country has Nepal signed an MoU to ease the fuel crisis?; What is the name of the naval exercise between Indian and Sri Lanka?; Where has the eight edition of the National Seed Congress begun?; Who is India’s new high commissioner to the UK?; Name the new President of Tanzania.

“Can you imagine my six-year-old child answering these questions when I don’t know the answers to most of them myself,” said a parent.

The question bank is provided to prepare Class 1 students for the Karnataka talent search examination that will be conducted by Karnataka ICSE School Association. Though the test is not mandatory, the level of complexity of these questions has left parents fuming. Many parents took to social media sites to express their anger.

The talent search exam will be conducted in two phases on September 1 and September 9. Around 53,000 students from 250 schools across the state are expected to take the exam.

When Express contacted a member of the organising committee, he said, “Last year, many students qualified with high scores. So we decided to raise the level of difficulty.”

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