Judging a book by its cover

The tenth standard board exams are just around the corner. It is quite amusing to read or hear the important tips and guidance given to the tenth standard students e.g. write a new answer on a new page, leave enough margins on both the sides, draw a box around the answers in Math paper etc.  None of these things are even remotely related to the understanding of the subject. However, many schools give undue importance to paper presentation. If a student poses a  question like, ”If all the answers are correct and written in a neat, legible handwriting, what’s the need to start every answer on a new page and waste more paper?”, do we have a logical answer?  I would be really interested to learn how drawing a box around the final answer really matters and how much of a difference does it make!

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