Of Sulabh and Shauchalaya


Ever wondered what exactly does ‘Sulabh’ in Sulabh Shauchalya mean while passing public toilets in India? You would be amazed to know how almost 45 percent of people in India think that Sulabh is merely a prefix to ‘Shauchalya’ and added to ‘Shauchalya’ to give it a presentable name. However, it’s not.

Before you get stuck in quandary and begin to Question your IQ levels for not knowing what ‘Sulabh’ is, we will briefly describe this word  followed by an honest summary on why India urinates conveniently (sometimes not) in public toilets, commonly known as ‘Sulabh Shauchalya’.

This unprecedented effort placed on sanitation and hygiene in India was made by a non-government organization, Sulabh International (not a prefix, yes), which has been actively working to promote human rights, sanitation in environment, public hygiene and many social reforms through various paradigms. With over thousands of Volunteers joining the support, Sulabh International has become the largest non-profit organization of India and it continues to bring reforms in Public sanitation system.

Founded by Mr. Bindeshwar Pathak in 1970, Sulabh International has established itself as the sole organization working towards the public sanitation system aggressively.

In October 2007, Sulabh International announced the design of a cheap toilet system that could recycle human waste intofertilizers.

Apart from the Hygiene and sanitation business, Sulabh’s other works include setting up English-medium public schools. It also aims at providing a network of Training Centres spread all over the country to train boys and girls particularly belonging to the families of Scavengers so that they can compete in open job market.

Sulabh International is serving a purpose to provide better public sanitation facilities along with several other motives.


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Education Then and Now in India

Education is the key to success and a fat paycheck (most of the times it is!), though what comes in between is a prolonged struggle of incessant hours of mugging up several books accompanied by sleepless nights without any scope of living life to the fullest until one reaches the ultimate glory of success.

Sooner than a child reaches the age of 5, he is placed in a school with the mighty burden of 50 odd things like assignments, activities, projects and a few more stuff to come to a realization that the battle against time for success has already begun and this struggle shall persist for 20 more years of his/her life. It is amusing to see how a single human being operates on 40 plus students in a classroom and manages to survive by the end of the day. What’s more amusing is how a child accustoms himself to the environment of a classroom with minimal 6 hours of stringent sitting sessions and an absolute sense of isolation from legitimate sleeping. Though some doze off involuntarily only to be awakened by lashings from the teacher. While a few students put their heart and soul into the classroom teaching without whining, a considerable number of students cannot help but rant on about the autocratic school system. This is followed by thinking about how much relaxing it would be if there were anything like distance education… wait a minute, it is already out there! Imagine sitting on your bed, munching snacks without any fear of getting caught by any teacher while attending classes, however, the scenario of drowsing  learning before blackboard is replaced by the laptop/computer screen. Yes, this is the ultimate dream of every student who has been a victim of forced educational sessions conducted in a classroom without any access to food, friendly banter with fellow classmates and all possible connections to what is called ‘freedom of speech’ until class is over. 35 odd minutes of such education impositions might suck the creativity out from you unless you have a great teacher who makes classroom teaching helluva fun. (The odds to find such teachers are relatively far below than India’s Poverty line). Distance education is probably the epitome of ‘creative learning while sitting at home’ with certain terms and conditions intended. Before prodding upon the ‘Terms and Conditions’, it is necessary to trace the roots of this ‘heavenly’ concept of Distance learning. What Google says about Distance learning is a method of studying in which lectures are broadcast or conducted by correspondence, without the student needing to attend a school or college.’

However, students interpret the whole term as this: a method of studying in which lectures are conducted without the physical presence of a teacher which makes studying a little less painful and the unavoidable oddities of hunger and sleep while attending classes can be easily met.

Massive Online Open Courses have been trending in past few years where even the highest levels of degrees and doctoral programmes are involved. Many short term courses are even covered within 3 months of starting them. The history of Distance Education can be traced back to early 18th century in Europe where Issac Pitman came up with the ‘Shorthand System’ where Academic concepts and writings were mailed to students and feedback regarding that was also maintained. This system of learning went on to become a success and later in 1858, University of London became the first university to offer Distance learning Degrees. Radios in US were introduced as educational medium so as to broadcast educational sessions for schools and Universities.

However, it was internet which revolutionized the idea of Distance Education. With the onset of several online courses, more and more students have been applying for such online degrees and it serves the comfort to access education in possibly the most feasible way. Free Online Education has emerged as one of the promising ways to get education.

Several universities like Bharathiar University, Annamalai University and Anna University in India offer distance learning and provide academic degrees to students who prefer learning from home than taking regular classes.

Top JEE Main and Advanced Study Materials

Top study books for jee mains & advanced


Joint Entrance Exam or JEE is an all India common entrance exam conducted by CBSE to get admissions in India’s top notch engineering colleges. Before 2012, the same examination was conducted as AIEEE but since 2012, the same exam has been changed to JEE Mains and Advanced. JEE Mains succeeds JEE advanced and only upon clearing JEE mains can a student apply for JEE Advanced. While JEE Mains top candidates make it to the JEE advanced, the others who are left with JEE mains score are also eligible to apply for various engineering colleges like IIFT, CFTI, NIT, etc. Though getting into IIT and ISM is possible only through cracking Mains and Advanced both.

The pattern of Joint Entrance Exam has gone through several changes before settling with JEE ‘Mains’ & ‘Advanced’. More than 13 lakh students had appeared for JEE in 2014. The syllabus spanning JEE Mains and Advanced majorly comes from 11th & 12th standard. NCERT, thus, must be considered as the soul of preparation.

Though there are many preparation books available in the market as well as online for both JEE Mains & Advanced, but, NCERT is something which is inevitably the most significant amongst everything that comes as JEE preparation material.

Disha Publication provides study material for each subject which comes in JEE Mains and Advanced. JEE Previous years solved papers combined with elaborate explanation of each concept are provided so the engineering exam aspirants can get the best IIT Jee preparation study material to give an edge to their preparation.

Pro Kabaddi League Trivia Game Contest Presented by Dishapublication

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Disha Publication, one of the leading publishing houses of India, has managed to keep in touch with students pretty well enough via Social networking websites. Besides ensuring that quiz contests run continuously, Disha also promises lots of other fun-infused activities involving puzzles and riddles so as to encourage social interaction.

Disha publication is going to come up with Pro Kabaddi League quiz week soon where question regarding this highly anticipated game will be asked. We, at Disha try to bring every day activities happening across the country through social media vis-a-vis Quiz contests on Disha Publication’s facebook page. keep participating and win lots of exciting prizes. To keep updated, please like our page.

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Manage Your Time the Right Way

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It all began when you signed in to you Facebook/Twitter account and pledged from within to sign out it in 20 minutes and then, you never really signed out. And so this went on until you eventually fell prey to ‘Time management disorder’. Who doesn’t like a perfectly scheduled time table without any possibility of never following it though one needs an ‘Iron-will’ to keep up with that.

Many a times this has happened that you create a beautifully organized ‘Time Table’ of your day activities and pin it to your study shelf only to never follow it and never unpinning it because it never really hurts to be happy for the fact that at least you ‘DO’ have a time table, even though you haven’t followed it since ages.

A recent study in US showed how ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is one of the many reasons why people fail to manage their time efficiently. A disorder developed in recent past, ADHD owes all the credit of its genesis to Technology and its various forms. Be it smart phones or social networking sites, you know how well equipped they are in keeping you pre-occupied with stuff which eats most of your time in a day. Undoubtedly, these tech-minions are growing by leaps and bounds to serve the mankind in their best way possible. Yet, the larger mass (read: Students, Jobless people) has opted for the other way (which is, wasting their time till the Apocalypse and resigning to their sorry fate)

Managing time is one of the hardest rules one could come across in their lives. It is even harder than geometry and algebra because all of us find it easier to hit the snooze button than waking up 5 minutes earlier than usual in the morning. We would rather be stuck in a Traffic Jam for 15 minutes but starting from home 15 minutes earlier seems an abhorrent torture.

Creating a planner and asking your mother to schedule your time is too mainstream. Admit it, we all have been there, done that and failed shamelessly. The key to manage your time is, however, very simple -Organising your daily activities into small routines.
Simple as it sounds, it is quite easy to follow if you put your foot down this time to manage your time efficiently. Any prolonged activity leads to a diminishing productivity. So try finishing a task in shorter time span and take intervals if you want to, but never exceed them beyond 10 minutes.
Repetitive tasks such as waking up, having breakfast and checking Facebook posts should be done on the same time every day, in a limited time frame. This way, your brain will ensure that you finish your tasks in required time and you’d be surprised to see your efficiency in work. Plan your work according to the requirements. However, if you are a student, most of your requirements are pointed to studies, thus dismantle the 24-hours-day schedule in a way that the study period doesn’t seem to be burdensome. Take relevant intervals, stick to your allotted time as much as you can.
These preachments might not be help you to become the best ‘Time-Management’ freak though you might find easier ways to manage half of your day time effectively.
Ace time management and you’ll be set once and for all though you’ll have to bid farewell to certain perks of wasting time to get bigger Cadburys of time management.(humor fail)

Women’s Education-Then and Now

Indian Womens Education Development


‘Education bridges inequality. Gender creates it.’

Almost 3000 years ago, during the Vedic age, women in society maintained a stature almost equal to that of men. Women education wasn’t subjected to hypocrisy then, as it is now. Both men and women shared equal standing in the society.
The Vedic age is considered to be one of the radical times in the history of Women Empowerment and education. Women, in India have been symbolized as ‘Shakti’, the feminine principle of energy. Goddess ‘Saraswati’, a woman, is the goddess of knowledge in India. Signifying Women and the unequivocal strength they hold in knowledge, the mention of female scholars of the Vedic age becomes imperative. Gargi, the Vedic prophetess, from the Vedic Age composed several hymns which questioned the proposition of existence. Maitreyi, the woman seer and philosopher was considered to be an epitome of spiritual and intellectual attainment. Co-Education, apparently seemed to exist at that time, where gender inequality wasn’t prevalent then. Women, who wanted to volunteer for Vedic studies were called ‘Brahmavadinis’ and those who opted out education for marriage were called ‘Sadyovadhus’.

With the onset of British-rule in India, Women were given many employment opportunities starting with East India Company in 1854; ‘Wood’s Dispatch’, an initiative by East India company to empower women to use their education effectively.
Post Independence, owing to diverse mindsets, University Education Commission was created to recommend suggestions to improve the quality of education which was, somehow misled by a few reports which spoke against female education. Soon after receiving nationwide protests from various women committees, in 1958, a national committee on Women’s Education was appointed by government and most of its recommendations were accepted. All that was needed was equality for both men and women when it came to education. Further, the Education Commission was set up in 1964, which largely talked about female education. The 86th constitution Amendment Act, 2002 has been a significant step towards growth of education, especially for females. According to this Act, elementary education is a fundamental right for children between the ages of 6 & 14.
Currently, various education programmes have been set up to make sure that females are encouraged to volunteer for education. Urban areas aren’t affected with educational and gender hypocrisy as much as rural areas are. Thus, the notion of being biased for educating a child has to be eradicated from the roots so as to foster overall growth of country and its population.

A Quick Guide to Increase your Speed in Exams

How to increase your speed in Exams


Remember the last time you appeared for an exam and hurried your way to cover each section with all your might until you fell short of ‘Just 5 minutes’. Yes. This has happened at least once in your exam graph. Well, not to mention those who have enough time to spare in an exam owing to lack of their preparation, yet you’ll find a few fellows who do nothing during the entire exam yet seeking ‘5 minutes more’ after the exam time’s up seems a justification to their preparation.
Putting the ‘Superstition of Bargain Aside’, why is it that we always relish those extra minutes endowed upon by the exam invigilator more than rest of the exam duration?
Here’s the simple answer to that-‘Anything extra is a delight!’ besides that, ineffective time management is also one of the several causes of being unable to finish your paper on time. You might pass this as yet another ‘stereotyped exam jargon’ but it is time management and the subsequent lack of it which causes a student to say, ‘I NEED 5 MORE MINUTES OR I’LL FLUNK’. Some students have this impeccable ability to finish their exam paper right on time. While the odds are quite slim to find such students as they exist proportionately far less than those who can never finish their exam on time.
The key to the phenomenal satisfaction of completing your paper right on time and dashing your way out from the examination centre is Effective Time Management. Here are some points to remember while you appear for any exam and ensure that you finish your paper in time.
The first strategy to manage your time effectively is reading the entire question paper within 10 minutes of getting it. This way, you can pipeline those questions you are confident about and easily begin to answer them while you can leave the rest for the latter period.

After you are done reading the question paper, analyze which section would require relatively more time. And once you are settled with answering the easier ones which must be done in appropriately shorter period, try finishing the tougher ones in a limited time frame. Let’s just say, there’s a question on mental reasoning which is taking too much of your time. That’s when you must stop and move to next question. Allot your time wisely to each question and specifically to each section.

3.Hold your Nerves
Most of the time it happens that students get nervousness jitters and this eats up proportionately enough time while giving an exam. More than anything, an exam is a test of nerves and you must do anything to keep calm and this is possible through adequate hard work put into studies. Even if you do feel burdened with the exam fear while giving it, breathe in breathe out slowly and drink a glass of water and you are good to go.

Increasing the speed in an exam has everything to do with effectively allotting time to the exam paper and dividing it properly as per your requirements.

Upcoming SSC Exams Guide – Books You Should Read While Giving SSC Exams

SSC Books for upcoming ssc recruitment


Staff Selection Commission, better known as SSC amongst competitive exam aspirants is a prestigious Indian organization which recruits staff for various posts in several Ministries and Departments of the Government of India. The reason behind it being one of the most ‘preferred’ public sector Jobs is the assurance it provides to the Job of an individual.

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL), or SSC CGL exam, to recruit eligible candidates for various posts in Group B and C. The test consists of 2 tiers objective type exams in written form which is followed by an Interview/ Computer Proficiency/Skills exam as per the Scheme of Examination. Candidates are also required to undergo an online test to assess their comprehensive ability.

Thousands of students apply for SSC recruitment every year which is why success rate to clear such exams is quite tough. At times, SSC exam aspirants aren’t completely aware of the Exam pattern and the required study material to prepare from. The SSC exams need effective guidance, well planned strategy and effective study materials. Applicants must have an understanding of the test patterns which make them familiar with the details used in SSC exams.

Disha Publication aims to help such applicants with effective guidebooks and reference materials to make them more confident during the entire preparation time. Question papers of previous years can be referred to imply similar strategy for preparation and thus get an effective understanding on how to solve the problems that may be asked during the course of the tests. However, it is essential to access the suitable study material which covers all required subjects in the shortest time possible. Applicants require books which cover subjects like Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Mathematics, English, and general knowledge.

Disha Publication has provided a comprehensive study guide for upcoming SSC exam aspirants so that they can get each and every possible relevant material in just one book. Ultimate Guide to SSC Combined Graduate Level – CGL by Disha has covered all sections of the exam paper in an inclusive book so that students get the most out of it and thus, channelize their preparation more effectively.

Independence Day India – As we know it

August 15 Speech



As India celebrates its 68th Independence Day this year, people will see certain changes in the otherwise usual Independence Day celebrations held at Red fort in Delhi.

This time, Narendra Modi, India’s current Prime Minister will be hoisting Indian Flag on the parapet of Red Fort in Delhi, and given the orating skills our current Prime Minister possess, it is expected that India is certainly going to feel the spirit of Independence. What India has experienced on Independence Day speeches (so far) is that the prime minister highlights the past year’s achievements of the country, mentions important issues and calls for further development.

But how many of us connect to the speech sessions conducted by Honorable minister and President seen on news channels the entire day? Not many, right? Well, after taking the front seat in election program 2014, Narendra Modi is surely expected to bring some changes in the Independence Day celebrations and it is pretty much evident that this time more number of people will gather around Red Fort to listen to Narendra Modi.

Independence Day, for many, has always been more of a national holiday than anything else. In India, the spirit of patriotism is marked by patriotic songs being played in loop all day long followed by constant surfing of news channels to catch glimpses of Red Fort on-goings. Whatsapp and Facebook statuses change from usual ‘philosophy quotes’ to ‘I love my INDIA’ on that day to testify to the ‘Indian-ness” people carry within themselves. Some jingoists reach the height of ultimate patriotism so much so that they change their Whatsapp and Facebook Profile pictures to a legend’s face or most commonly, India’s waving flag. This is how Independence Day is celebrated in all honesty. Well there’s nothing wrong with that. At least, we, as Indians acknowledge the true spirit of this day to the extent that every time a neighborhood guy plays ‘Vande Mataram’, we feel a sudden huge lump in our throat which is followed by an inflated chest marking a feeling of extremely high respect for our motherland, though sooner than we realize, the next day comes and the spirit of Patriotism goes away. This is us. This is the real Independence Day most of the Indians celebrate. While India struggles every day to make it to the developed country stature, corruption comes midway to play the spoilsport. And then, there’s Independence Day when we forget all our struggles and presume that our country is the best, sans all the corruption and population concerns. Yes, we do that because it is a day to remind ourselves that India is a free country and no matter how many problems bind us, we must find a way to free ourselves the rut.

Nonetheless, India has come a long way since it’s first Independence day and we must acknowledge this fact very well.

Education Ministry in India

education ministry in India

The Ministry of Human Resource Development in India is the guiding force of education which leads both primary and higher levels of education. Our current HRD Minister is Smriti Irani, the youngest ever to hold the office.

In India, since 1985, the ministry of Human Resource Development has been working separately under two departments, one of which is Department of school Education and Literacy and the other one is Department of Higher Education.

Department of School Education and Literacy ensures that every citizen gets The Fundamental right to education. Many schemes have been undertaken to provide a proper implementation to the aforementioned Right. One such scheme is Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan which has been implemented as India’s critical program for universalizing elementary education. Right from opening new schools to provisioning for teachers, periodic teacher training and providing textbooks for absolute availability of education, SSA works in an inherent way to achieve education equality in India.

Department of Higher education under Ministry of Human Resource Development looks after the higher education system in India. It manages the overall development in the quality of higher education by implementing better policies through world class institutions, universities and colleges all across India. It also grants Deemed University status to educational institutions under the University Grants Commission of India.

Ministry of Human Resource development has gone through several changes over the years, when before 1985, it worked as a centralized force as Ministry of Education.

Birla Institute of Technology and Science-When you don’t get IIT

Comprehensive Guide to BITSAT

Engineering in India is worshiped as ‘Career God’ by parents and sometimes, their children alike. Any education course which does not involve minimum 12 hours of rigorous study drills and make you bid farewell to your social life for 4 years isn’t worthy enough of even considering it, and which course comes with such affable attributes other than, of course, Engineering! IIT is undoubtedly the engineering Mecca for all engineering aspirants, and anything less than that seems an obligation, not a choice.

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) is one such institute a student considers when a dream to get into IIT slips out of hand and fate, both. Though, BITS is no less when it comes to the admission procedure. Many students re-build their aspirations to get into BITS after being rejected by IIT. BITS is an Indian Institute which primarily focuses on Undergraduate education in engineering and Science. Considered as one of the top notch engineering Institutes across the country, BITS has its centres located at Goa, Pilani and Hyderabad. To get into one of these prestigious campuses, BITSAT (BITS admission test) and 80 percent in Physics, Chemistry and Maths (separately) secured in 12th boards are deemed requisites. Though, 1st rankers in Central and State level boards can have a direct access to BITS irrespective of their BITSAT score. This might ease some pain for the potential toppers however the odds are quite slim for 99 percent applicants. Preparation is what might come in handy while everything else doesn’t. Scheduling your preparation time is a first step to get hold of BITSAT syllabus. It’s a computerized test and multiple choice questions are available with four options. Each correct answer carries 3 marks, while incorrect one deducts 1 mark. There are many study materials available online comprising previous years’ solved papers and study guides which provide a structured form to your existing preparation.

One of the study materials is Comprehensive Guide to BITSAT with Mock Test CD by Disha Publication which comes with solved questions and the pattern is as per various concepts of different subjects asked in the exam. Mock tests are also available so that you can gauge your preparation levels well. Remember that a comprehensive study material is what counts as it makes you focus on your weaker sections and provides you a better understanding of your problems.

Disha Publication’s Independence Day Contest

Independence Day Contest in India


On the Occasion of Independence Day of India, we are launching a quiz Contest that will run from 9th August to 14th August 2014.

Rules : –

1. Participants are supposed to give correct answers to the questions asked in the span of 5 days which will begin from 9th August.
2. On 14th August, participants will be required to write a slogan for Independence Day and 5 best slogans will be decided by Disha’s Team.
3. Winners will be awarded with exciting gifts.
4. Winners are supposed to submit their respective Names along with their phone numbers, email addresses and Postal Addresses before 25th August 2014. Any submission after that shall not be accepted.

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Disha gladly announces the name of winners who had participated in both rounds and subsequently won in the Independence Day contest here-

Winners are requested to send their postal addresses with contact numbers at it@aiets.co.in before 25 August 2014.

      Name                                      Email Address
1- Mohammad Wais         m.wais9405@gmail.com
2 – Shital Pawar                spawar892@gmail.com
3 – Jyoti Sajnani                 jyoti.sajnani@gmail.com
4 – Shilpa Tiwari                mangal.pawar2802@gmail.com
5 – Amit Jindal                   amitjindal704@gmail.com
6 – Saurabh Tripathi          deep_t010@yahoo.com
7 – Vishal Khanna             vishalokhanna@gmail.com
8 – Sharukh Up                 shafibeg2009@gmail.com
9 – Neeta Sudipto             neetasudipto@gmail.com
10 – Neeta Dam                neetadam@gmail.com
11 – Prince Kumar
12 – Ganesh Vasudevan Nair
13 – Ruhi Ruhi
14 – Suman Kamath
15 – Ritika Kapoor



Perfect Genius Kit for Kids

books for Kids

A child is often termed as a blank slate where whatever information gets inside the head comes out as pretty much the same. Thus, parents become cautious of what their children learn and absorb from the surroundings. Right from the best education to impeccable learning in all subjects and areas, children today are expected to live up to certain expectations set by parents because parents are expected to live up to the standards set by society. Moreover, owing to a stiff competition in every field, parents don’t want to miss any opportunity to guide their children to become perfect adults.
So, to serve the best needs of parents and children alike, Disha Publication has launched India’s first Skill Enhancement Product designed and developed by a team of IIT-ians named Perfect Genius Class 8 (Olympiads, Science, Maths, EVS, logic, English, Life Skills).

Discovering, developing and maintaining a child’s true potential isn’t an easy task. But then, it’s not impossible either. With Perfect Genius, we ensure that parents can find a perfect answer to their child’s overall development, though in a fun, exciting and more importantly, engrossing way. With Perfect Genius, teachers can set a solid foundation by complementing what students are already learning. Helping them understand basic concepts and giving them the power to think of innovative ways to reach a solution, perfect genius is the ultimate tool to bring out the best in a child. In Perfect Genius we have focused on five key areas which are significant for overall development of a child.

1. Scientific Aptitude
2. Mathematical Aptitude
3. English Proficiency
4. Social Awareness
5. Logic Development

Each kit consists of unique and innovative WORKBOOKS based on these 5 key areas, which contain Interesting Concepts, Quiz sections, Puzzles, Activities, Experiments, Games and Exercises that have been scientifically designed and integrated to develop the SCHOLASTIC and CO-SCHOLASTIC skills of a child. The kit helps in building a strong foundation for NTSE and National & International Olympiad exams. The kit is not based on the syllabus of a single board but covers major boards altogether.

Unlike regular books which focus on how much a child knows, the Perfect Genius kit measures how well a student has understood concepts. Feedback on the same are also availed to both students and teachers for further improvement. Perfect Genius kit does not restrict the academic requirements but will question the students on various aspects pre-requisite for higher Intelligent Quotient. It provides informative study material to students ensuring that their minds absorb most of what is taught than just cram it.
To conclude this, we’ll say that Perfect Genius will help in creating enough triggers for students, parents and teachers so as to draw a perfect plan of action so that every child can become Perfect Genius.

IIT JEE Preparation Made Easy through 37 years Solved Papers

How to prepare for IIT JEE Exams


Preparations for IIT-JEE is no big deal for those who study 25 hours a day (yes, you heard it right!). To get into one of the most prestigious institutes of India, that is IIT, is no less than a nightmare given the gruesome task to outperform thousands of aspirants who apply for IIT-JEE with as much dedication as you do.

With an enormous load of syllabus to prepare, some of you might possibly drop the idea of cracking IIT-JEE until your parent/ relative/ friend or a successful IIT graduate reminds you of the prestige and ‘social acceptance’ an engineer gets in the society.
Thus, any student who aspires to become an engineer automatically aspires to get into IITs. Of course there are other engineering institutions like NITs, BITS, VIT and WIT but what IIT is to engineering is same as what an Engineer is to Indian Parents.

The preparation time for each student might vary considering other critical things like CBSE boards exams, keeping up with school life (if one’s preparing for IIT-JEE simultaneously as well). The heavy syllabus of IIT needs to be comprehended well and one of the many existing options is solved papers of previous IIT entrance exams.

Disha Publication, for that matter, provides 37 years solved papers of IIT entrance exams with detailed solution of each and every question which have been provided for 100 percent conceptual clarity of the student. Well elaborated detailed solutions with simple language have been provided at the end of each chapter. This book shows the trend of the paper over the past years – helps in understanding the examiner’s psyche to understand what to expect and what not to expect in the exam. A step-by-step solution to each and every question has been provided so that you will get the most out of it. The various types of questions are categorized separately within each Topic/ chapter.

Forming a structure in your preparation might solve many problems and 37 years solved Papers by Disha Publication has made sure that you find patterns of IIT exams which are significant enough to pay attention to, at least once.

What is an Olympiad Exam

Olympiad Champs Science

Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) is a non-profit organization based at Delhi in India and various other countries such as U.A.E, Bahrain, Sri Lanka and Durbin which aims at promoting science, mathematics, Computer education and English through the use of innovative activities in learning process involving school students across the country.

Every year, SOF organizes four Olympiads in India: National Cyber Olympiad (NCO), National Science Olympiad (NSO), International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) and the International English Olympiad (IEO) where either a school can register on behalf of its students or a student, individually. However, SOF encourages School registrations as it involves more participation from students.

The students from classes 1 – 12 are eligible for appearing in the above Olympiad Exams, except for the National Cyber Olympiad (NCO), where students from class 2 and onwards are eligible. The reason behind the genesis of such exam is to create a competitive atmosphere for students in initial stage of their development so that they identify with other national or international level exams in future and get immune to the competitive pressure.

Olympiad exams have become a significant part of the academic curriculum in India. Students from different classes are willing to appear in these exams so as to brush up their knowledge. Both parents and children consider this an opportunity where children develop the competitive spirit to face other exams and prepare themselves for their academic examinations as well.

Disha Publication, keeping that in mind, has come up with a successive series of Books For Olympiad, which includes-

Olympiad Champs books for class 3rd to 5th
NTSE/Olympiad Champs series for classes 6th and 7th
Mathematics Olympiad and Science Olympiad Books and so on.

All these books cover Science, English, and Mathematics for respective classes. Simultaneously, these books accompany CDs to assess the current preparation of the students on all the subjects, as a prelude to the preparation of Science Olympiad, and similar exams. Young students get significant help from these important books in revising the entire course. Furthermore, the practice based questions and mock tests act as a great help to gauge their preparation level from time to time.

Olympiad books serve as a perfect yardstick to measure a student’s ability to perform in Science Olympiad exams and other similar tests. The study material is in line with the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) as prescribed by NCERT, and hence holds high significance. All the questions included in these books are designed specifically to evaluate the performance of the students based on their knowledge, application skills, analytical abilities, comprehension, and more.
Thus, to make a child familiar with relatively tougher exams, Disha Publication’s Olympiad Books are at your service with just a click away.
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Changes in CAT Exam 2014 Pattern

Changes in CAT exam


Indian Institute of Management (IIM), the CAT conducting body has recently announced major changes in CAT examination pattern this year. While some have been accepted with fervor, some are yet to go down well with MBA aspirants. Apparently, these changes have been made so as to ensure that maximum no. of candidates apply this year.

CAT, which is commonly conducted in a testing window of 21 days in the month of October and November, has been reduced to a 2-day window and will be held on Nov 16 and Nov 22 respectively and covered in 4 sessions spanning morning and afternoon. This is to be seen whether the conducting body will be able to do it all in 2 days as efficiently as it used to do it in 21-day-window earlier.

This year CAT is supposed to be held in 99 cities at 354 testing sites where earlier there used to be 40 testing cities with 76 testing sites, which explains the agenda of IIM to encourage maximum no. of applications to this exam. However, CAT 2014 aspirants cannot have the privilege to select their preferred slots as the Exam will be held on two separate dates.

As per the CAT 2014 pattern, all aspirants are supposed to register themselves ONLINE from august 6 to September 30, 2014, through online payment of required registration fee. Thus, the availability of off-line voucher option has been scraped from now onwards.

Questions in CAT 2014 have been increased to 50 in each section from the existing 30 questions. Thus, practically, the exam duration has also been increased to half an hour, making it 170 minutes which somehow nullifies the ‘extra time’ cause.

This time around, CAT 2014 aspirants are supposed to do the tutorial sessions well in advance from the website as tutorial won’t be available prior to the examination.

Probably one thing that remains unchanged is the exam syllabus. The candidates shall face the same four sections:Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning.

How to Crack CBSE Board Exams

Ncert syllabus


It’s not possible to sit in CBSE 12 Board Exams without carrying a baggage of parental pressure, sleepless nights and almost a plethora of advices by all kinds of people who know you. XII board exams, apparently ‘decide’ your future course of studies and the colleges and universities you might or might not get. 3-4 months prior to the Board exams, be it a commerce student or a medical/non-medical one, the pressure remains the same to score marks acceptable enough for both parents and universities alike.

Soon as you enter into class XII, all you hear throughout the entire year before Boards happen is ‘how to prepare, how much to prepare and what to prepare’. Sometimes, the pressure might take on you but the key is to keep focus on whatever concepts you study.

‘Begin from beginning’, yes, this might sound a little too vague but if you want to avoid those exam jitters in the later stage of preparations, you better have a plan in mind. Creating a proper study schedule right from the start will not only help you finish the tasks in hand, but also guide you to take each step towards preparations pragmatically.
In the beginning stage, learn each and every concept from NCERT books, thoroughly. Nothing comes out of NCERT syllabus. Be it any subject; make sure that you take your time out from school studies to learn and absorb it on your own at least thrice a week. Revise topics within 24 hours of understanding them. This will help you to keep them in your memory for a long time.
Keep track of all your notes in a well synchronized manner right from the beginning so that when you are in the final stage of preparations, you don’t waste your time looking around the dustiest corners of your bookshelf and eventually not finding them.
Discuss almost every doubt with your teachers as many times as you can, without any hesitation because that’s precisely what they are supposed to do, to come to your rescue.

Discipline is the key to survive XII board exams. Never ruin your schedule, always stick to it unless it doesn’t get the best out of you.

Healthy eating and sleeping habits aren’t as easy to implement as they sound, thus, assign this responsibility to your mother, she’ll take care of your sleeping and eating business, by hook or by crook.

Despite the entire hullabaloo created amidst and prior to Board Exams, keep hold over your nerves because it’s nothing but an outcome of your preparation. The worst that could happen is that you might not achieve your goal.That doesn’t mean you are any less than your contemporaries. Hard work has never failed anyone.
Thus, study hard, sleep harder. The best is yet to be.

Things you should know about “101 speed tests”

SBI Clerical preparation book


As the name suggests, 101 Speed Tests assure confidence building and adaptability to a competitive exam aspirant, who wants to practice as many questions as he/ she wants, until a satisfaction level is attained. Formation of ‘101 Speed Tests’ came up with the necessity felt by various competitive exam aspirants who wanted to get accustomed to the pressure of time limit in an exam. It happens many a times to candidates who apply for such exams but somehow they fail to make proper assessments regarding the exam format and time allotment. Many applicants experience bouts of nervousness followed by wasting 20 percent of their time in deciding ‘which section to begin with’ while giving an exam. Be it GATE, GMAT, CSAT, CAT, Bank PO/ Clerk, SSC or any other exam on earth you are preparing for, if you don’t know how to execute your innumerable days of hard work into 3 hours of an examination, you might lose it real bad. Thus, ‘101 speed tests’ are recommended to all competitive exam aspirants who want to improve their scores by 20 percent and more.

Disha Publication, with this conviction to make students familiar with the exam pattern and time limit has come up with ‘101 speed tests’ for various competitive exams. Each test is based on small topics which are most important for any competitive exam. Each test contains around 20-25 MCQs (based on the latest pattern of the exam) depending upon its significance.
The book also provides a separate sheet, SCORE TRACKER where students can keep a record of their scores and performances. It is advised that the students take each test seriously and move on further only when they are done with one test.
‘101 Speed Tests’ have been TAILOR-MADE for students who want to achieve 100 percent execution of their preparation in Examination.
Disha Publication has an array of these workbooks for almost all sorts of competitive examinations which are held across India. More than 2800 MCQs have been asked in each workbook which is sufficient enough for any student to get a firm grasp on his/her loopholes, or problem areas. Go for ‘101 Speed Tests’ to get a clear vision to execute better in Exams.

Director & Co- Founder of Dishapublication
Deepak Agarwal



  “Remember it is not the input but the output which leads to selection. You might have spent 100s of hours in preparing (Input) but if you cannot perform optimally in the exam hall (output) all your input will go down the drain,” says Deepak Agarwal, Director, Disha Publication.

Greatest Mathematicians of India

Ramanujan Biography















From introducing the decimal number system to the genesis of ‘Zero’, India, over centuries, has produced a gamut of remarkable genius in Mathematics. Here are top 5 Indian mathematicians of all time we have for you who have led a mathematical revolution in the entire world.


Born in 476 CE, Aryabhata was one of the few mathematicians of India, who had successfully made their mark across the world for propagating certain theories of mathematics which till today are followed in mathematics. He was also one of the earliest persons to have come up with the value of ‘pi’.


About Aryabhata
Mathematician Aryabhata

2.S. Ramanujan
Born on 22 December 1887 in Madras Presidency (now Tamil Nadu), Srinivasa Ramanujan was one of the impeccable genius of the country. After failing in English while giving Intermediate exams, he continued his self-study on mathematics, eventually coming up with 120 theorems which he sent to Professor Hardy of Cambridge. Impressed with him, Hardy invited Ramanujan to Cambridge. In Cambridge, under Hardy’s guidance, Ramanujan invented numerous formulae and contributed a significant lot to Mathematics. At a young age of 32, he died of malnutrition and possibly an infected liver.

Ramanujan Biography
Ramanujan Mathematician

3.K. S. Chandrasekharan
Born on 21 November 1920, K.S Chandrasekharan is one of the most renowned Scientists as well as Mathematicians of India, who has made a mark in Mathematics by working on number theory and summabiltiy and is, by far, considered to be the most successful editor of Journal of Indian Mathematical society. In 012 owing to his overall contribution in Mathematics, he became a fellow of American Mathematical Society.



K Chandrasekharan
Komaravolu S. Chandrasekharan


Born somewhere between 596-598 CE, Brahmagupta devised a number so significant that it created history in the world of Mathematics. Along with multiple Algebra theories, one of his most significant works would be the formulation of ‘ Zero’. His invention of theory of cyclic quadrilaterals has also been regarded as one of the mathematical breakthroughs.


Brahmagupta Biography
Biography of Brahmagupta

5.C.R Rao

Born on 10 september 1920, C.R Rao is an Indian-born scientist and Mathematician who has been awarded with notable prizes including Padma Vibhushan for his contribution to Mathematics majorly because of Cramer- Rao bound and the Rao-blackwell Theoram . C.R Rao has received over 37 Honorary Degrees from over 19 countries across the world. Presently, he is professor emeritus at Penn State University and Research professor at state Buffalo University.

C.R Rao Mathematician
CR Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics