Somehow the concept of Adults
answering Paanchvi class questions seemed very easy task and practically a
sweeps for anybody until last night a group of 20 professionals took a 20
minutes All India Paanchvi pass exam.
These groups included well groomed and confident
adults from all walks of life, adults with stream of degrees behind their name
plates who sportingly came to take the
The confident bunch of professionals
who went inside came out with a confused expression trying to reason out
answers to some fifth grade questions. Sources say that group of learned MBAs
were found cheating from 10-year-olds in the examination centre. Actors like
Aloknath, Reshmi Ghosh, Parul Patel, Manav Vij, Aaditi Gupta, Harshad Chopra,
Salim">Lubna Salim, Irfan Hossein, Abhaas Joshi also took the
After twenty minutes, when the final results were declared the grown-ups didn't know where to look and burst out laughing at their own performances. Following were the group scores.
TV celebs 52%
Stock brokers 55%
MBA 56%Retailors/bankers/graphic designers 60%
Interior designers 61%
Radio Jockeys 66%
Prem Kamath, Vice President Marketing and Communications, Star Plus
gave away the trophy to the First Ranker who scored the highest marks
individually-Abhishek who is a teacher by profession.
All the Kids were also presented with the Paanchvi Pass trophy and received a gift voucher from 24X7 Guru.com. The children were elated and so were the group of RJs who stood second on the cumulative ranking.
But the icing of the cake was that the journalists, inspite of being so wrapped up with work that mainly revolves around the lives of television and film artists, proved themselves to be smarter than 5th graders by scoring a 63 percentile, which was above the MBA, TV Celebs, and Doctors' groups. Now ain't that something for all us journos to cheer about?
In the midst of the fan-fare, everybody seemed to have gone into their Paanchvi Pass days as the conference was filled with excitement, enjoyment and curiosity about Kya aap Paanchvi Pass se tez hain? premiering on Star Plus on April 25, 8 pm.
Reporter and Author: Melanie