chapter  IV
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THE PROGNOSTIC VALUE OF THE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION: NON-ACADEMIC FACTORS

I T is fortunate for our sanity that human conduct is not subject to scientific prediction. Yet though it is for the good of the world that the future of the candidates for university entrance is shrouded

in mist, it perturbs the selection board considerably. If academic ability were the only criterion to be considered the problem would not be easy; when social, economic and personal influences are added the task becomes even more complicated.