How to prepare for IIT-JEE Main Advanced Exams

IIT-JEE Main Advanced Exams


All those students who wish to pursue a bright career in engineering field have to sit for IIT exams- Main and Advanced to get enrollement into various prestigious schools in the country and become an engineer after completing their studies.

IIT exams are one of the most difficult exams of the world and it’s really a hard nut to crack if your preparation is not sufficient enough. Here are a few tips that will help you prepare for the IIT exams in the most effective way and will bring success to you in an easy and effortless way:

  • Timely commencement of preparation for IIT:

Students can start preparation for IIT when they get admission to the 11th class as they are quite fresh after board exams and they have lots of time to learn plenty of new things. All those students who are late in preparation, they frequently put down some most important topics of 11th class JEE syllabus. Also, if the preparation is started in 12th class, the load of study is amplified many times on account of extra pressure of 12th boards and thus the chances of high scoring in the IIT JEE is decreased up to great extent. Also, students should not be disappointed after considering the complexity of questions in IIT exams.

They should spend the first two or three months to revise their basic concepts studied in 9thclass. Students need to increases their mental sharpness, build up the habit of research; follow an organized plan for the preparation of JEE and maintain the continuity in their studies to gain success in the exam.

  • Selection of Right Coaching centre:

IIT- JEE coaching has been commercialised at a large scale and it is very difficult to decide which one is the most suitable for you. You can follow a number of below mentioned tips to choose the right coaching centre:

→ Check how old the coaching institute is,

→ See the past records of coaching institute as the number of students passed. You can ask the institute for the cell numbers of passed students to confirm the reality,

→ Have conversation to 3 or 4 students who are previously studying in that institute and ask about the institute’s management and teachers,

→ Their syllabus, their plan to complete the syllabus in time and their assignment and

→ See your parents can afford the coaching fees or not.

  • The collection of right study materials:

Lots of IIT JEE exam materials exams are available in the market, but unfortunately, instead of helping the students, they confuse. You can choose ample books (on all subjects) from DISHA PUBLICATION for the preparation of IIT JEE exam. You can detailed and chapter wise explanation of the entire IIT syllabus, Mock test papers, solved papers of previous year questions, study materials both in digital and printed forms and lots more to prepare for the exam well.

  • Time management and Accuracy:

In IIT JEE exam, students have to solve more questions accurately in less time to score high escaping the negative marking (for making wrong answer). So, they should learn tricks and strategies to solve complex and puzzled IIT exams questions correctly in the least possible time.

Himachal Pradesh to Make Bharat Scouts and Guides Obligatory For Students

Scouts and Guides Obligatory

Virbhadra Singh, The CM of Himachal Pradesh, publicized that from now onwards it will be essential for each and every student in Himachal Pradesh to be a part in Bharat Scouts and Guides. He also said that the education department will soon issue a notification in this context when he was heading the state council meeting of Bharat Scouts and Guides. There are 1,240 schools in Himachal Pradesh which conduct activities related to the Bharat Scouts and Guides.

Virbhadra Singh also proclaimed Rs.1 crore for the building of a training center for Bharat Scouts and Guides at Rewalsar in Mandi region. He also emphasized the need of revising the courses of Hindi, English and mathematics. He instructed to start the classes of Urdu and Punjabi in Schools for all those students who are interested to learn these subjects.

Required: 4 million teachers to get global primary education by 2015

Primary Education Teacher

At present, 29 million Elementary teachers are at work in classrooms globally. Even after that, an additional 4 million teachers will be necessary to get worldwide primary education by 2015. At the present rate, there will be a prerequisite of 27.3 million additional teachers if the target is extended to 2030.

In a complicated situation, wherein 250 million school age children around the globe, out of 650, are not getting the basic education only because of the shortage of qualified teachers. Many countries in the World are giving up standards and are hiring people with a little or no training.

As per UNESCO policy papers, UIS (Institute for Statistics) and GMR (EFA Global Monitoring Report) manifest that there are at least 93 countries with an acute teacher shortage and there is an urgent need to recruit approx four million teachers to get universal primary education by 2015. For Example, India alone will need to recruit 3 million primary teachers to get the global primary education by 2015.

If the target is extended to 2030, it is estimated that approximately 27 million teachers are desperately needed to be hired. 24 million teachers will be needed to compensate for erosion. With the present rate, approximately 28%-30% of these 93 nations will not be able to meet these needs. Sub-Saharan Africa will face the delicate scarcity of teachers. The problem is getting worse with a gradually growing school-age population citizenry.

Haryana Education Minister is to Introduce Detention in Schools




On Wednesday, Haryana Education Minister Gaeta spoke in favour of the re-introduction of the confinement policy in schools saying that having not such a system has led a sharp decline in the learning outcomes of students.

Geeta Bhukkal, who heads a sub-committee to appointed for the revision of the ‘no- detention policy’ under the Right to Education Act (RTE), strongly recommended that there was an immediate need to follow a way to scrutinize and approach learning outcomes of the students.  She urged for an urgent need to do so to develop the Learning Level Outcomes (LLOs).

This statement was issued by the Haryana government after Bhukkal participated the 6th meeting of the Sub-Committee of Central Advisory Board of Education aimed at reviewing Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) and ‘no-detention’ provision.

In the early moments of the day, Union HRD minister Smriti Irani asserted in a written statement in LOK SABHA that the committee had several round of meetings with different stakeholders before finalising its report.

This disputable policy came into effect when RTE allowed students to get promoted up to Class VIII irrespective of their academic performance.  A large number of academicians and parents are strongly objecting this policy. Pointing to the National Survey Report, Bhukkal said the LLOs have sharply come down especially at government schools in rural areas.

DU Mulling to Offer Temporary Certificate in 8 Northeast Languages

Delhi University

Delhi University is all set to provide offer interim certificate courses in eight northeast Indian languages in a bid of its preparation plan for the heritage tour to that place in DECEMBER month.

The vice chancellor of DU, Dinesh Singh updated that the Linguistic department is making plan, configuration of the course and a plan of action to provide immediate courses in eight different languages of the northeast to as many as 900 students. The level of course will be basic. This travel will let students to enrich their knowledge about the heritage and culture of the northeast region.

The certificate courses will last for one month and will be available to all students whether they chosen for the train tour or not. The languages for the projected course consist of Tripuri, Arunachali, Manipuri, Nagamese and Assamese. Also, the university will provide foundation courses in Bengali and Nepali as these two languages are vastly spoken in Sikkim and Tripura.

New India Insurance Company to Recruit 500 Officers/Admins

New India Insurance Company

New India Insurance Recruit 500 Officers/Admins

 Are you attracted by jobs in financial sector?   Then, do apply for this job opening.

NEW INDIA INSAURANCE COMPANY has invited applicants to apply for the post of 509 OFFICERS. See the details which are mentioned below:


Administrative officer: 509

Monthly salary (including Allowance) will be around Rs36, 000 in a Metropolitan City.

Important Points: Avoid multiple applications as it leads to the rejection of all of your applications.

Online registration- From October 11 to November 3, 2014

Witten Exam Date: January 10, 11


Age-21-30 years on October 1, 2014(+3 years for OBC, +5 years for SC/ST),

Educational qualification:

  1. For General Candidate: Graduation in any stream,
  2. Engineering: B. Tech, B.E. in civil/Mechanical/Electrical/ECE,
  3. Automobile engineering: B.E. /B. Tech in Automobile engineering or Graduation with Mechanical engineering with diploma degree in auto engineering.
  4. Legal: Law graduate,
  5. Finance: ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India), ICWA/MBA (finance), and


Exams goes as same as Banking exams. Selected candidates appear for Interviews and computer proficiency test by the respective company.

Application fee: Rs 50 for all females/SC/ST/PWD and Rs 600 for General/ OBC Males

National Brain Research Centre (NBRC) to recruit Assistant Professor



National Brain Research Center (NBRC)

Post Name: Assistant Professor,

Job Location: Gurgaon (Haryana),

No. Of Vacancy-01,

Salary: Rs. 15600-39100/,

Eligibility Criteria-

Educational Qualification: Ph.D. / M.D. with as a minimum five years experience in associated field of study.

Age Limit: 35,

Nationality: Indian,


Candidates can apply for this post by sending their self attested copies of mark sheets and certificates at following Address:

The Administrative Officer, Recruitment Section,

Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre,

Valiamala, PO, Thiruvananthapuram – 695547 before 31.10.2014

Last date of Application: 31.10.2014

Medical Council of India (MCI) to recruit Deputy Secretary (Medical)

Medical Council of India (MCI)


Medical Council of India (MCI) October 2014

Post Name: Deputy Secretary (Medical),

Application Mode: Offline,

Selection Mode: Interview,

Job Location: New Delhi,

Age-35-45 years,

Salary:Rs.15600-39100+GP Rs.7600/-,

Educational Qualification: MBBS or its equivalent along with Postgraduate Medical degree.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants can send Application forms with self-attested copies of all certificates and two passport size photographs at following address on or before 31st October 2014 to apply for this post.


Secretary, Medical Council of India,

Pocket-14, Sector-8,

Phase-I, Dwarka, New Delhi-110 077

Multiple Vacancy Throw Bihar SSC Board 2014

The Bihar SSC Recruitment 2014:

Total Post: 13,120 posts,

Last date of Online Application: October 31, 2014

Last date of deposit fee at the State Bank of India: October 20, 2014

Details of Vacancies of Inter Level Exam:

Police Sub Inspector 1140
Parichari 214
Police Sub Inspector 09
Enforcement Sub Inspector 13
Company Commander 121
Fire Station Officer 48
Forest Range Officer 06
Assistant Warden 89


Application Process:

Sign up online as a new user,

→Fill up the application form with correct details.  Make sure you provide correct details in the form as it can’t be changed once filled,

→As soon as you submit your application; you get your submission ID. Note that for future use,

→Download the copy of E-challan,

→ Make E-challan payments to any branch of State bank of India. Log in again to fill up the E-challan details and

→ Upload your two photographs and two signatures (Hindi and English) and download it for future use or reference.

JOB ALERT for Intelligence Beauro of India(IB)



Intelligence bureau recruitment for 750 Assistant central intelligence officer ((ACIO officer/executive)

If you are interested to get a job in Intelligence bureau, a golden opportunity is here for you:

Post Name: Assistant central intelligence officer,

Pay scale: Rs 9300 to 34800

Last date of online application: November 9, 2014,

Eligibility Criteria:

→Age -18-27 years on November 9, 2014(+5 years for SC/ST+3 years for OBC)

→ Graduation or equivalent degree from a renowned University and

→ Basic knowledge of computer.

NOTE: All those students who are waiting for their final results or have not received their graduation degree are not eligible to apply for this job.


A written exam is held in two papers-

  1. Paper 1- It contains objective type questions from Math, Comprehension, reasoning and General knowledge &
  2. Paper 2- It contains Descriptive type questions.

There is no talk about of negative marking in the exam. So, your score will not be deducted if you make wrong answers.  All those candidates who perform well in the written exam, will be called for  interview and will be asked to appear for medical test and certificate verification if they quality the interview.

Note: The date of written exam will be publicized later.

A Well-Known Way to Get Admission to Premier Technical Institutions













All those students who choose engineering after 10+2 have to clear IITJEE. Joint Entrance Examination is one of the toughest exams in India to crack and is conducted by CBSE.  Students have to score good marks in the exam (equal to or greater than the cut off marks) to be selected for further exams. This exam is conducted every year and millions of students sit for it.

Eligibility Criteria:

→ Candidates must have secured a minimum of 50% in class 10+2.

→ They must have read studied Physics and Mathematics compulsorily.

→ They must have read at least one subject as optional subject among Biology, Chemistry, Bio-technology and Computer Science.

→ Candidates can attempt for maximum three times for the IIT JEE exam.

 Main Things to do previous to Application:

Candidates must keep following things readily available before applying for the JEE (Main):

→ Class XII/X mark sheets.

→ Debit/credit card,

→ Left thumb impression, signature and Scanned images of photo.

→ Transaction receiving of payment if E-challan mode is used.


EXAM  MODE Online & offline
PAPERS 1 & 2
Exam Centre As per your selection
Languages Hindi, English, Urdu, Guajarati, Marathi

Information required to be mentioned in APPLICATION form:






Most of the institutes are of English medium. But, students can choose their comfortable and easy language option mentioned above.

101 Speed Test Guarantees Your Success in Competitive Exams

Competitive Exams


To get public sector jobs in different areas such as civil services, banks, insurance, railways, Indian Army, Navy, Air force and in other similar sectors, competitive exams are the ultimate way.   A large number of students each year sit for different competitive exams to secure their dream jobs.

The first step towards getting a dream job in public sector is to qualify for competitive exam.  Most of the competitive exams mainly include subjects like logical reasoning, numerical ability, aptitude, intelligent quotient, general English, Marketing Aptitude/Computer Knowledge etc.  If you clear the preliminary exam, you have to pass in group discussions and interviews to get the job finally.

For getting success in competitive exams, candidates need to have systematic planning and do smart work. Since Competitive exams are completely different from school or university exams, institutes want to taste the knowledge, concepts, sharp mind and common sense of applicants.

Most of the students who study the whole year are unable to clear the written exams. It happens because of lack of their proper strategy to prepare. In exams, they have to solve a number of questions within limited period of time.

The main problems faced by students in competitive examinations are mentioned below:

→Weak in a particular subject:

Several candidates appearing in competitive exams are extremely weak in a particular subject and it lets their ranking come down.

→Lack of accuracy and time management:

These two factors are highly responsible for getting success in competitive exams.   Candidates are supposed to solve a question in less than 1 minute of time limit failing which they are more open to get disqualified in the exam.

→Lack of Good mental condition:

A number of candidates fail to do well in competitive exams due to over Stress on their brain, memory loss and irritation.  There are many students who think themselves out of the competition when they see the presence of a large number of candidates in exam hall and think negatively about their success in exam.

→Cut off marks:

Most of the competitive exams have negative marking for each wrong answer. There are several     candidates who get disappointed just because they have answered some questions wrongly and they stop answering questions and fail eventually to qualify the exam.

→Lack of proper study materials:

Several students are unable to get the appropriate Study material which is required to get the complete view on the particular topics based on the examination syllabus.  This results in their poor preparation of the exam and low scoring in exam scoring.


→Proper Time Management:

Good Time maintenance in the Bank Exams is the passport to score better marks. In the examination hall, candidates must first attempt the questions which seems easier to them. After finishing easier questions, they can opt for the hard questions easily by spending more time on them.

→ Accuracy Maintenance:

Accuracy stands for speed and it is a tool to score maximum and come out with your best in the examination.  You speed should such that you must be capable of solving a question in the least possible of time. For this, PRACTISE is the only wayto get the set target.

Good Health:

Good health conditions such as Good Sleep, lack of any hesitation, stress, confusion certainly paves your paves your way to good results.

→ Appropriate study materials:   Use 101 speed test:

Study material plays a key role for all competitive exams as candidates get the best content based on the concerned subject. Self-Prepared notes also hold great importance in the examinations.

 101 speed tests is a complete and prefect book for preparing all competitive exams.  The book includes 3000+ Quality MCQs and separate tests for students which help them to understand various concepts clearly and easily.  This book is highly useful for candidates appearing in all types of competitive examinations. Have a look over the main features and subject matters provided in the book:

101 speed tests.

→ Each test includes small topics and around 25-30 MCQs on the latest pattern of the exam useful for the IBPS PO exam.

→ The entire syllabus is spilt into 5 sections.   Also, all sections are distributed into 91 topics which end with a section test.

→ QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE is distributed into 31 topics + 1 Section Test.

→ REASONING ABILITY is distributed into 30 topics + 1 Section Test.

→ ENGLISH is distributed into 14 topics + 1 Section Test.

→ COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE is distributed into 6 topics + 1 Section Test.

→ GENERAL KNOWLEDGE is distributed into 15 topics + 1 Section Test

→Based on the complete syllabus, 5 practice sets are provided so that candidates can realize the sense of real exam.

→ Overall, the book has 3600+ Highly Relevant MCQ’s in the form of 101 tests.

→ Solutions of each 101 speed tests are provided at the end of the book.

→ The book provide the facility perforation and has Separate Tests. Candidates can tear each test out of the book.

→ Maximum Marks, Cut-off, Separate Time Limit, Qualifying Score is provided for each test.

→ The book also offers a distinct sheet, SCORE TRACKER with which you can keep a record of your scores and performances.

→ Students are strictly advised to take each and every test seriously and solve them only when they have prepared that topic very well.

→ The general awareness section has been covered with latest Current Affairs Questions.

→Once gone through a test, candidates must analyze their performance which will provide them cues to improve their concepts to do well in the financial examination.

→ We strongly believe that if candidates works on the cues provided by means of each of the test, they can improve their learning and score at least 20% finally.

To do list:

→ Read ENGLISH to improve your word-power.

→ Practice hard in Mathematics to gain the maximum speed.

→ Try to solve the puzzles and unknown logics of reasoning subject.

→ Update yourself with current affairs and

→ pay attention to financial awareness.

Junior Engineer Mechanical


Mechanical engineering is a specific field of engineering, which uses the postulates of material science, physics and engineering to design, manufacture, analyze and protection of mechanical equipment’s. One needs to hold at least a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in order to pursue a mechanical engineering career. The main duties and responsibilities of a Mechanical engineer are listed below:

→To make the Design of various Mechanical equipment’s:

As a mechanical engineer, a person has to make design for various devices such as a HSS rail cutter, Hand Operated Combi Tools, Flip Type Air Tools, Hydraulic Bending Machines, gasoline engine tools and many others (used by the railway department) through research and testing.

A Mechanical engineer also studies the blueprints and computer-generated documents and pay attention to the recommendations of other design professionals in order to make the tools more reliable, durable and cost efficient.

He conducts research to find out the actual need of railways.  He makes use of the results of his research to find out the cost of equipment and physical issues related to the development of the tools.  He also takes care of the environmental effects of the equipment and produces techniques in an effective way.

→ To ensure the maintenance of the developed equipment:

The duties of a mechanical engineer also include the inspection of the installation, commencement of test, maintenance of various equipments, malfunctions of several tools and offer recommendations for maintenance personnel.

→ To establish consultation with fellow mechanical engineers:

To stay in touch with fellow mechanical engineers and provide the solution of system defaults is an important responsibility of a mechanical engineer. With the help of drafting professionals, he makes the design of an apparatus and gets the technical information about the tools and the potential issues related with it.

If you dream to be a mechanical engineer, here is an excellent opportunity waiting for you


Date of publication: 20.09.2014,

Date & Time of Closing: 19.10.2014 up to 23.59 Hrs,

Date of Written Examination- 14.12.2014,

All eligible Indian people can apply online for this post.

Important instructions:

→ All applicants are requested to check the eligibility criteria before making up their mind to apply for this job,

→ Only online application are allowed to be made.  The railway recruitment board will not accept any form of the submission of your application in any situation.

→ Furnish all the essential information correctly on the authorized website of the railway recruitment board. Applications carrying incorrect or false information will be rejected.

→  All those candidates who belong to SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen / Women/ Minorities/ Persons suffering from Disabilities/Economically backward classes, don’t need to pay any exam fee.  But, male applicants belonging to UR/OBC will have to pay the examination fee of RS.100.

→ Applicants will be penalized for every wrong answer with negative marking they make in the written exam.

→   Electronic devices such as mobile phones, calculators and pagers will not be allowed under the exam hall.

Junior Engineer (Electrical)

Junior Engineer Electrical


All qualified Indian Nationals are invited to apply online for the post of Electrical engineer:


Date of publication: 20.09.2014

Date & Time of Closing: 19.10.2014 up to 23.59 Hrs

Electrical engineer: Important duties and obligations:

If you ever had an MRI, never forget to say thanks toelectrical engineers as they help you improve your life in many ways. The role of Electrical engineering can’t be denied in today’s World of technological advancement. However, having good command on Electrical engineering is definitely not an easy task. But, once you grasp the basics of Electrical engineering, things become a lot easier eventually.

The main duties and responsibilities of Electrical engineers are described as below:

→ Design:

To make the design of different equipments is the main work of an electrical engineer. They choose research procedures to use electrical theory in a brand new circuit and device. They make use of computer based software for drawing a blueprint which includes product based specifications and calculations. It shapes up manufacturing and installation parameters which make it sure that the products match the codes and also the requirements of clients.

→ Development:

Electrical engineers keep a close look on the development of the product. They test a sample device and make use of its outcome to get the equipment made finally. They also make calculations to fix manufacturing or installation problems. They make sure that the products match codes or specifications in the course of production.

Apart from these two main responsibilities, Electrical engineers are in touch with other persons on the job on a regular basis. With the help of product managers, they test and apply products. They also look into customer’s complaints about products and suggest solutions to the problems. They have meetings with other engineers and clients and share their own views with them to bring about new concepts about engineering projects or products.

Role of Electrical engineer in Railway department

Electrical engineers in railway department are liable for the maintenance of possessions owned by the Electrical Department in Indian railways. They are mainly divided into four branches-

General Service(G)
Traction Operation(TrO),
Traction distribution(TrD) and
Traction Rolling Stock (TRS).

Responsibilities of General services– General Service (G) includes the development and maintenance of various equipments used by the Indian railway department

Responsibilities of Traction Operation (TrO) – Traction Operation (TrO) is responsible for the maintenance of safety system commonly used in railway. Engineers working under this branch control the speed at which the drive wheels spin. When they notice that the drive wheels are spinning very quickly, they suggest slowing the speed of the train and thus help the railway drivers to prevent an accident.

Responsibilities of Traction distribution (TrD) – Traction distribution handles the maintenance of Over Head Equipments (OHE) and substations (PS) which is indulged in the shifting of rolling stock. They monitor these valuables through SCADA system. Electrical engineers also stay in touch with other department working under the central railway for essential work.

Responsibilities of Traction Rolling Stock:Traction Rolling Stock (TRS) is liable for the production and safeguard of Main Line EMUs (MEMUs), Electrical Multiple Units (EMUs) and Electric Locomotives.

Important Notice:

→ Candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria before applying for the post of Electrical engineer,

→ Examination fee: Candidates who belong to SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen / Women/ Minorities/ Persons with Disabilities/Economically backward classes don’t need to pay any examination fees. But, male applicants belonging to UR/OBC classes need to pay RS.100 as examination fee.

→ for all participating applicants, the written exam will take place on the same day,

→ There will be negative marking for every wrong answer you make in written exam and

→ Calculators, Mobile phones, pagers and other electronic equipments will not be allowed in the examination hall.

CBSE Ready to Mention Caste in Class 10 Certificate






Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has now allowed students to get their caste quoted on their class 10 certificates.  A notice has been issued to schools and they have passed to the students.  According to a government school teacher in Delhi, students can get their case mentioned on their 10 class pass certificate if they want. However, it is strictly optional and no one will be forced to do it.

Some schools had requested CBSE to include this option as lots of institutes demand the certificates of caste from CBSE board students.  However, as clarified by the CBSE head Vineet Joshi, this should be treated as a caste certificate as it has no authority to issue the same.

City schools have shown a mixed response to the provision as a large number of students are refusing this option.  Many people say it will increase polarization in a classroom.  Many others are treating it as a useful step because it eliminates the need of additional caste certificate. As long as it is not made mandatory, it’s a matter of personal choice and freedom.

Junior Engineer (Civil)



CENTRALIZED EMPLOYMENT NOTICE No.02/2014 for the selection of Civil Engineers

Date of publication- 20.09.2014,

Last date of application: 19.10.2014 up to 23.59 Hrs

Date of Written Examination- 14.12.2014,

All eligible Indian Candidates are invited to apply online for the post of Civil Engineer. Applicants need to submit all necessary details to the Railway Recruitment Board through the internet till 23.59 on 19.10.2014.

Civil engineering is an important branch of engineering, which relates to the design and construction of buildings, dams, tunnels, bridges and other facilities. It is a wonderful job that requires strong determination, motivation and great will in order to be succeeded. All those who have excellent command over subjects such as geometry, mathematics and science can easily pursue a master degree course in civil engineering.

Role and Responsibilities of a Civil Engineer In railway department:

Engineers of IRSE (Indian Railway Service of Engineers) manage The Civil Engineering department of Indian Railways. These engineers are accountable for the maintenance and safeguard of valuables of Indian Railway such as Bridges, Track, Water supply, Buildings etc. Apart from the maintenance of extant assets, civil engineers also complete various other works such as Gauge conversion, doubling and other expansion of rail tracks, making new lines and other developmental works in Railways.

Important Notifications:

→ Applicants are requested to ensure the fulfillment of eligibility standards for the post of Civil Engineer before applying.

→ Applicants are allowed to apply through the internet on the website of Railway Recruitment Board. No other form of the submission of application will be acknowledged.

→ Examination fee: Candidates belonging to the SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen / Women/ Minorities/ people with disabilities and economically backward class don’t need to pay any examination fees. However, male candidates, who come from UR/OBC, will pay the examination fee of RS.100.

→ There is provision of negative marking in the written exam. 1/3 of the total allotted marks will be subtracted for every wrong answer.

→ Mobile phones, pagers, calculators and other communication devices will not be allowed in the examination hall.

Age Relaxation to UPSC Exam Aspirants in Jammu and Kashmir



In what seems to be huge effort taken by the central government towards the domiciled masses of Jammu and Kashmir, the extension of age limit for civil service aspirants for that region to take civil services examination has gained a slight amount of skepticism followed by growing media attention.

As per the otherwise set age bar, civil services aspirants can appear for civil service examination with the maximum age limit of 32 years whereas, the notified changes incurred by the Union Public Service Commission, the age limit for people from Jammu and Kashmir has been extended to 37 years. The lower age limit to appear for the exam remains to be the same and that is 21years.

The Central Government has decided to implement the 5-year age relaxation to the residents who have been domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir from the year 1980 to 1989. With the implementation of Jammu and Kashmir (Relaxation of upper age limit for recruitment to Central Civil Services and Posts) Rules, 1997, the Department of Personnel and Training has extended the age limit for J&K residents until 31 December 2015.

The Department of Personnel and Training has asked the other Departments responsible for recruiting staff for public sector undertakings such as Ministry of Railways, Department of Financial Services and other such entities which conduct competitive exams for recruitment to consider the relaxation of age limit for Jammu and Kashmir residents.

The domiciled residents of Jammu and Kashmir who have been willing to join the IAS, IPS and other posts through UPSC exam can now heave a sigh of relief with such changes implemented by the UPSC under the orders of Central Government, exercised by the Department of Personnel and Training. This is a great initiative by the government to encourage the participation from a state which has had its own share of political stigma where the masses have been suffering from the identity crisis since ages. However, the age relaxation to appear in civil services examination is expected to provide a ray of hope to many UPSC exam aspirants from the state.

Delhi University launches Environmental studies as compulsory course

Delhi University Study


Delhi University has started a mandatory Environmental Studies compulsory course in the current academic session for undergraduate students following the guidelines of the UGC.    This course will be applicable for all the students whether they are in the first or second semester of their study as a qualifying course for 100 marks.   This is a according to the notification issued by the UGC for the 3 year undergraduate program.   The 2014-15 UG session starts on Monday, July 21, 2014 at Delhi University.

According to an order of the supreme court of India in 2004, the UGC had directed all colleges and universities present in the country to begin an obligatory 6 month Environmental Studies compulsory course at the undergraduate level.  Many institutes were not in a position to abide by the directive of UGC on account of infrastructural deficiencies.

On May 2, 2014, UGC issued first directive to Delhi University on the same matter.  The UGC had to issue a second directive to University when DU’s 2014-15 had been started already.  UGC has framed a particular committee to work out the prospectus of the environmental studies course.

As per the recommendations of the committee, the curriculum is divided into eight units amid five lectures and attempts to create knowledge about environment and sustainability.  It includes a number of subjects such as utilization of mineral, water and land resources, consumerism and deforestation in addition with urban problems in the context of reasonable use of resources for sustainable lifestyle, energy and so on.

The four-year-undergraduate program (FYUP), recommended by the UGC created controversy at Delhi University.  It was scrapped by the varsity and reintroduced the earlier three-year pattern on Friday, June 27, 2014 for UG courses.  The commission is highly liable for the determination, co-ordination and maintenance of parameters of University education across the country.

CAT Registration Online

CAT Registration Online


Common Admission Test or CAT, which is considered as one of the most challenging entrance examinations in India has been facing a low registration turn-out for the last two years and this year CAT registration has experienced the lowest turn-out in a span of 8 years with a statistical decline by at least 40,000 students from previous years’ CAT registration applications, with 1.94 lakh candidates who had registered for CAT.

The fading glory of MBA is evident from the fact that each year the registration statistics have been experiencing a downfall which also explains the fact that MBA had long been considered ‘the ultimate Career Maker’ and it’s high time that the younger masses realized the potential of other professional courses and not just something that comes under the mainstream career stereotypes.

A total no. of 1, 89,759 CAT online registrations were made this year which is considered as the lowest registration in the history of CAT online registration. However, those who have been keen enough to get into the best B-schools of the country can heave a sigh of relief as the competition one faces in CAT has been reduced to a certain extent where getting a seat has become easier with the availability of seats getting increased per thousand registrations.

IIM is considered as one of the best MBA institutions in India though now with such low turn-out for CAT registration online, the proposition of adding 6 more IIMs to the existing 13 seems to be a little ambiguous given the frenzy for MBA has been turning out to be low with each passing year, though MBA aspirants couldn’t be happier with a declining competitiveness in CAT registration online where with less and less competition, the scope of entering into IIMs becomes higher and higher.

It’s to be seen whether Business schools of India lessen their impact or emerge as the sole professional career makers again. The business-minded masses might see no other alternative than MBA to project their career goals in right direction though with such a gripping drip in CAT registration this year, the current MBA infused scenario might take a backseat.

Eligibility Criteria of JEE Main Advanced 2015


Since the important dates of JEE advanced 2015 have been announced, all JEE aspirants are expected to sort their preparation schedule better so as to avoid last-minute chaos of arranging things for registration, application and concerning about the eligibility etcetera. Online registrations will begin on 2 May 2015 and shall be continued till 7 May 2015, 17:00 hours after which the registrations won’t be accepted. Admit cards can be downloaded anytime from 9 May 2015 to 12 May 2015 till 17:00 hours. The rectification in admit card can be made from 9 May 2015 to14 May 2015. The JEE advanced 2015 paper is scheduled for 24 May 2015 where Paper 1 shall be conducted from 9:00-12:00 IST and Paper 2, from 14:00-17:00 IST. The aforementioned important dates of JEE advanced 2015 are least expected to be tentative. However, students are advised to keep an updated track on JEE’s official website.

As far as the eligibility criteria for JEE advanced 2015 is concerned, all JEE aspirants have to make sure that they are familiar with 5 significant eligibility criterion as directed by JEE’s panel. The Following criteria are-

  1. Performance in JEE Main 2015
  2. Age Limit
  3. Number of Attempts
  4. Appearance in class XII examination
  5. Earlier Admission in ISM/IITs

The above criterion needs to be understood well enough before applying for JEE next year. Students can get to know more about the eligibility criteria of JEE advanced 2015 from JEE’s official website wherein, details regarding the eligibility to appear in JEE advanced 2015 are explained in an elaborative manner.

JEE advanced registration can be made online where a JEE aspirant has to ensure that the eligibility criteria is fulfilled and upon finding that the applicant hasn’t met even one criteria, the registration shall be deemed to get cancelled. Once having registered for JEE advanced 2015, the fee would neither be refunded nor transferred which also explains that JEE advanced registration cannot be withdrawn once an applicant has completed his/her registration. The submission of required documents should be made in the defined time frame and thus, JEE aspirants are required to go through the necessary details posted on JEE’s official page.

Cambridge India Ramanujan Scholarship

Cambridge University

What seems to be the sought-after decision taken by the Science and engineering research board of India might also provide research opportunities to those students who want to pursue their doctoral studies in one of the most acclaimed universities of the world, Cambridge University.

Cambridge University has collaborated with India’s science and engineering research board to enable the meritorious students to go for Ph.D scholarships in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and technology. The scholarship is named after renowned mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, who was associated with Cambridge University for 5 years during his research stay in London. The ‘cambridge India Ramanujan Scholarship’ will be offered to the Indian Students from academic year 2015 onwards.

Owing to the growing requirement of researchers in science and technology, scholarships for Indian students will not only encourage the students to take up Ph.D studies but also pave a way for India’s growth in Technological and scientific programmes.

India and Cambridge have had a close association since the time India’s mathemathical genius S.Ramanujan went on to conduct his further mathematical research in Cambridge and this is how it led to the genesis of ‘Cambridge India Ramanujan Scholarship’.

Cambridge has provided this opportunity in terms of scholarships for Indian Students to enrich the association with India and the fact that India has produced best mathematicians of the world is apparent enough to strengthen the association with India.

20 students will be granted the scholarship to pursue their doctoral studies in science, technology, mathematics and engineering, depending on their respective interests.

This is a positive sign for India’s definitive growth and competency to deliver better research programmes as the researchers having a Ph.D from Cambridge are expected to project their degrees’ functionality in a better way. And a ph.D scholarship from Cambridge is no less than an academic delight.

Presently, Cambridge University has 36 scholarships in store for Indian students and ‘Cambridge India Ramanujan Scholarship’ will be added to the list from next year. This is certainly going to encourage a lot of students to go for research based studies and as long as they are willing enough to come back to the country and help it grow instead of following the ‘brain-drain’ concept, India will see a future where several projects in the fields of science and technology will be delivered successfully.

Google’s Major Business Stint

Google Drive

While android and other various operating systems are trending these days with several apps to go, Google is trying its best to beat its counterparts with education force. Recently, Google launched ‘Drive for Education’ initiative where students using Google apps for educational purpose can get unlimited storage access via Google apps for education and the best part is that it is going to be free of cost given it’s accessed by non-profit educational institutions, much less schools.

Google Drive has ensured that all the files are stored and synchronized well, thus enabling Google’s cloud storage and file sharing of the users. Thus office suite, Gmail and other storage areas provided by Google, have a storage limit of up to 5TB. However, in case of apps for education, Google had given ’30GB’ storage limit to the students, which is likely to go unlimited by the end of the year, giving students a chance to maximize their utilization as much effectively as possible. This is definitely going to increase the cloud storage services and Google is going to benefit from this relatively higher than before.

It is yet to be seen how Google drive’s initiative projects itself in the education through ‘drive for education’ and how much it succeeds in implementing the right thing which proves to be useful enough for students.

Google has hinted that it is also trying to come up with providing free access to Google apps vault for archive feasibility for Gmail’s and chats for educational users along with enhanced auditing support though the ambiguity related to exactly when it will be available also lies there.

Schools will now be encouraged to use Google apps for education given the possibility that Google has now come up with, i.e. – unlimited storage. This Drive for education is likely to get many responses from across the world. Google had earlier launched ‘drive for work’ where entrepreneurs could get unlimited storage facility with Google cloud storage by paying a nominal amount of $10 per month though ‘drive for education’ seems to be a humanitarian approach by Google this time as the company has decided to provide it to the schools for free.

Education in India Fuss in Private School

Education in Private School


Education in India has been subjected to severe criticism mostly due to the inadequacies of certain people and their working and the recent example has come into light where an NGO named social jurists filed a petition against a few schools which unnecessarily hiked school fees without considering the rightful act of giving the teaching staff its deserving part of salary.

Upon receiving this petition, Delhi High Court set up a committee back in 2011 to go through the financial records of several private schools to check whether they had duly complied with the government’s order regarding legitimate fee hike in 2009. The committee randomly selected 700-odd schools’ financial records and was taken aback to see that almost 41 schools had hiked unfair amount of school fee and have been asked to refund the same amount along with the minimum interest of 9 percent to the parents.

A few schools are required to go through certain orders coming directly from the Director of Education. While the others are asked to refund the money along with interest.

After this incident, the Delhi High Court is expected to implement stringent rules to ensure that these non-profit organizations do not undue advantage from the society in terms of anything that has to do with education.

Education in India is suffering from various loopholes and everyone is familiar with the fact that how government funded schools suffer from various loopholes and the startling revelation of how private schools are no less in exploiting the students and parents alike testifies to the fact that the system needs certain strict impositions as soon as possible.

Out of 1172 schools, 41 have come out with this allegation and this might open some more records of various other schools as well. This way, those who have been doing some unjust business might also get a good lesson from this recent news.