Six New IIMs to be set up across India

Six new IIMs to be set up across India

The government has approved the proposal for setting up six new IIMs across the country which will start offering courses from the coming academic session itself. The proposed IIMs are to be set up at Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Sirmaur (Himachal Pradesh), Nagpur (Maharashtra), Sambalpur (Odisha) and Amritsar (Punjab).

With the aim to provide more opportunities to postgraduate-level management aspirants, institutes will start the session with an initial batch of 140 students which will eventually increase and is set to reach 560 students per year within seven years. The student will be admitted through CAT. “It is expected that the annual intake will increase to reach a level of 560 students by the end of seven years,” the government said in a press conference after the Union Cabinet gave its nod to the proposal.

Although five of the six IIMs were suggested in the budget last year in the month of July by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the IIM at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh was added later on, in accordance with the Andhra Pradesh Re-organisation Act, 2014.

Also, the IIM was proposed to be set up at Bhubaneswar earlier, but to meet the persistent demands of the people of western Odisha for overall development of the state, the new IIM was then decided to be set up at Sambalpur.

The HRD Ministry has finalised that the existing 13 IIMs will mentor the new ones in the years to come.

Delhi University published its second cut-off

History Most popular course on day 1 in DU

Delhi University today has announced the second cut-off list for admission to its UG programmes, with a marginal drop in its percentages even as various colleges closed the enrollment to popular courses such as BCom Honours and Economics Honours for various categories except for SRCC, Deen Dayal Upadhyay College, Deshbandhu College, Dyal Singh College, Kalindi College, Moti Lal Nehru College, PGDAV (Evening) college, Shaheed Bhagat Singh (Evening), Satyavati Co Ed and Vivekananda College which already closed admissions for BCom (Hons) for General category in the first round itself. Other colleges like College of Vocational Studies and Indraprastha college for women have now brought down their cut-offs and revised it to 93-99.5 percent and 95.5-100 percent respectively both of which placed their first cut-offs at perfect 100. The SRCC has kept a ceiling of 97.75 per cent for Economics (Hons), just 0.25 less than the first cut-off. Miranda House also closed admission to its Honors courses in Geography, History and Political Science.

At Lady Shri Ram college, admissions for Honors courses in Physical Education and Hindi has already closed but the cut-offs for BA Programme, Economics Honors, English (H), Journalism (H), History (H) and BCom (H) have been placed at 96.25, 97.5, 97.5, 98, 96.5 and 98 per cent respectively. Kirori Mal College also closed admissions to its Honours courses in Urdu, Bengali and BCom and BA Programme. Admissions are closed for Zoology, Botany and Life Sciences Courses at Ramjas college while the cut-offs for Chemistry (H), Maths (H), Physics (H), Statistics (H) are set at 95.56, 96, 96 and 96.5 respectively. For admission to Sri Venkateshwara college, students are required to have 94.75 per cent for Chemistry and 96 per cent for Maths and Physics.

While the university has declared that stream-wise cut-offs will no longer be in effect from this academic session, stream change students applying for BCom will attract a disadvantage of 2.5 per cent. Therefore, those with stream change clause applying for BCom honours at LSR and Ramjas, Political Science in Hindu, Kirori Mal and LSR and History in Hindu, too, needed 100 per cent and above marks for admission under the first cut off list, thanks to the 2.5 per cent penalty. Despite the high cut-offs and penalties, official have clearly said that there’s no reason for students to panic as the given measures have just been taken to counter over-admissions. Those who fulfill the requirements of the guidelines in the second cut-off by DU, must complete admission formalities by 2nd July.

DU Admissions 2015: History most popular on Day-1 of Admissions

History Most popular course on day 1 in DU

The scene on the first day for DU undergraduate admissions was outrageous, like a crowd fighting for a limited edition merchandise. DU saw huge numbers of applicants even though the seats are handful. Even after high cutoffs, both colleges saw massive crowds but dozens returned without claiming seats as they realized that the 2.5 percentage point penalties are pushing their best-of-four scores way below the cut-offs. This made History as the most sought after course in the first cutoff list while Science course failed to take off in most colleges in the varsity.

Shri Ram College of Commerce, Miranda House, Lady Shri Ram, Ramjas and Sri Venkateswara College had students flocking the premises for admissions. At SRCC, 115 students were given admission in B.Com (Hons.) of which seventy six were from the General Category. Thirty students got admission in Economics (Hons). Although nothing has been made official yet, sources suspect the college will soon release its second cutoff list for Economics (Hons). The number of students seeking admission was way too high compared to the number of seats available which is one reason why some suspect that the college might not even roll out a second cutoff list for History (Hons) for the academic year 2015. The college even recorded a high number in other popular courses such Sociology, Political Science and Botany.

The applicants for Economics and Philosophy courses in popular colleges like Kirori Mal College and Hindu College were very disappointed, due to penalties awarded by the respective colleges. The students seeking admissions for Arts courses has dominantly increased while the admissions to Science courses have not picked up yet.

UGC asks Vice-Chancellors to give suggestion on new education policy

UGC asks VC’s for inputs on new education policy

A new policy by the University Grants Commission (UGC) is underway which demands the Vice-Chancellors of all universities across the states to provide inputs on twenty themes in order to frame the new education policy. In an effort to provide quality education, innovation and research in the field of higher education, the government of India is working out with the intellectuals all over the country for framing a new education policy.

The development is also being planned in order to provide necessary skills and knowledge to students and to find ways to eliminate shortage of manpower in science, technology and academics. Twenty themes of development that have been identified and listed by the govt. are as follows:

  1. Improving the quality of regulation
  2. Pace setting roles of central institutions
  3. Improving State public universities
  4. Integrating skill development in higher education
  5. Promoting open and distance learning and online courses
  6. Opportunities for technology based learning
  7. Addressing regional disparity
  8. Bridging gender and social gaps
  9. Governance reforms for quality
  10. Ranking of institutions and accreditation
  11. Linking higher education to society
  12. Developing the best teachers
  13. Sustaining student support systems
  14. Promote cultural integration through language
  15. Meaningful partnership with the private sector
  16. Financing higher education
  17. Internationalization of higher education
  18. Engagement with industry to link education to employability
  19. Promoting research and innovation
  20. New knowledge

The Vice Chancellors have also been asked to prepare a comprehensive policy document for the government. The UGC has also set a deadline of July 24 for sending in the reports. In order to get more fruitful results, the UGC has advised authorities to consult stakeholders which includes affiliated colleges and departments of the universities for suggestions and advice in making the new education policy, since the youth will be directly impacted.

Top Ten engineering colleges in India

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With JEE Advanced merit list still to come out, most of the aspiring students are probably calculating and estimating their chances in getting into one of the apex engineering colleges of India. To help them with that we have a Top-10 list to come up with along with previous year’s closing ranks to clear up the remaining doubts.

#1 IIT Kanpur : Established in 1959 as one of the first Indian Institutes of Technology, the institute was created with the assistance of a consortium of nine leading US research universities as part of the Kanpur Indo-American Programme (KIAP).

Cutoff ranks: General- 4844 SC- 1406 ST- 775 OBC- 2558

#2 IIT Delhi : The institute was established as College of Engineering and Technology, New Delhi, on August 21, 1961. It was upgraded as an Indian Institute of Technology in 1963.

Cutoff ranks: General- 4252 SC- 1098 ST- 654 OBC- 2186

#3 IIT Kharagpur : The first IIT it was established in 1951 to train engineers and scientists. Among IITs, the Kharagpur institute has the largest campus (2,100 acres), the most departments, and the highest student enrolment.

Cutoff ranks: General- 5908 SC- 1941 ST- 830 OBC- 2855

#4 IIT Roorkee : IIT Roorkee is the oldest technical institution of Asia. Established in 1847, it was given University status in 1949 and, in 2001, was converted into an IIT. IIT Roorkee has 18 academic departments covering Engineering, Applied Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences and Management programmes.

Cutoff ranks: General- 8061 SC- 1742 ST- 856 OBC- 3367

#5 IIT Chennai : Founded in 1959 with technical and financial assistance from the Government of the erstwhile West Germany, it is third among the Indian Institutes of Technology. The institute has nearly 360 faculty, 6,000 students and 1,250 administrative and supporting staff.

Cutoff ranks: General- 6149 SC- 1575 ST- 846 OBC- 2731

#6 BITS Pilani : Birla Institute of Technology and Science is a private university. BITS Pilani consists of 15 academic departments with a focus on education in Engineering and the Sciences. The institute was established in its present form in 1964.
Cutoff score in BITSAT: 311

#7 IT- BHU : Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi is a public engineering institution located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Founded in 1919 as the Banaras Engineering College, it became the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University in 1968.
Cutoff ranks: General- 6646 SC- 1596 ST- 885 OBC- 2825

#8 VIT : Vellore Institute of Technology, popularly known as VIT, comprises seven schools offering 17 undergraduate programmes and 28 post-graduate programmes with an emphasis on Engineering and Technology and 13 research centres in disciplines like Rapid Prototyping, Manufacturing, Product Design, Energy, Biomedical Research, Information Technology and Nanotechnology.

Cutoff ranks: NA

#9 Delhi Technological Institute : With a history of over 65 years in providing technical education within a modern educational environment and strong academic staff, the Delhi Technical University (formerly the Delhi College of Engineering, is strongly identified with engineering education in India.

Cutoff ranks: General- 857515 SC- 546303 ST- 733255 OBC- 748647

#10 IIT Guwahati : Offers undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral programmes in Engineering. Established in 1994, it is the sixth IIT and the first to introduce Design as one of the disciplines.

Cutoff ranks: General – 5435 SC- 1441 ST- 694 OBC- 2450

We hope that this list, along with the useful add-on info we’ve provided you with, will help you deciding your career and future.

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Important Tips to make you Score More in SSC Exam 2015

Preparation Tips

Here is the SSC CGL preparation strategy

    • Make a routine of your study and follow it regularly. This will help you to keep yourself in touch with most of the topics in the syllabus.
    • Start your study practice at least 3 months before the SSC CGL exam. Minimum preparation for 3 months has been found to be an ample period of time for the given aim.
    • Purchase good SSC exam preparation books books from the market or buy it online from Flipkart,Amazon and other e-commerce websites for preparation of each section of exam. The following are the names of some of them:

a. Crack SSC Combined Graduate Level – CGL (Tier I & Tier II) Exam (Guide + 101 Practice
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  • Download SSC CGL Syllabus 2014 from ssc.nic.in/syllabus/combinedgraduatelevelexam.html. Also know SSC CGL CUT OFF SCORES which you have to achieve in order to clear the exam.
  • Divide the syllabus according to routine. Don’t forget to put the regular revision time in between. This will help you to memorize the topics you’ve covered in the whole day in a better way and will keep you at ready for the exam.
  • Before 3 days of the exam, revise as much as you can.
  • Maintain your health the best in exam days.
  • Read as many books as you can and solve as many previous years papers as you can to widen your factual knowledge bank in order to outshine in the exams.
  • Practice all the sections fully. Don’t leave any section thinking it easy. Making this obvious mistake may turn out to be your biggest blunder so beware!
  • Daily solve a previous year paper or a model test paper and try to do all 200 questions correctly within 2 hrs.
  • Generate or find or learn new shortcuts methods of solving numerical problem and memorize them.
  • Make a time management of your question paper. Decide how much time you are going to give to each question and each section. Make a timetable of how much time you should give to which section, e.g. 15 min. for general knowledge, 20 min. for english, 35 min. for Reasoning and remaining for quantitative aptitude. Remember 8-20 minutes will be taken by the boxes you fill depending on your speed.
  • Make a time map of which section you are going to solve 1st then 2nd 3rd 4th according to their time table.
  • Emphasize more on a section you are more comfortable with and solve it first.

We hope that following the given guidelines will help you outshine the rest of the candidates and help you make your future secure.

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AIPMT Re-Exam 2015 Updates

AIPMT 2015

The CBSE announced on Tuesday that it would re-conduct the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) for medical and dental courses on 25th July. Nearly 6.3 lakh candidates had appeared for the AIPMT exam on May 3rd, but it got entangled in a controversy after reports of irregularities and cheating were uncovered. The apex court had directed the Board to re-conduct the exam and declare its results by August 17.

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) “decided to re-conduct the All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Test – 2015 on July 25” following the orders by the Supreme Court issued on June 15 and June 19, the board said in a statement. It also said that no fresh applications would be accepted for the examination and it would be a “retest only in respect of the candidates who had applied within the stipulated time from 01/12/2014 to 31/01/2015 with requisite fee”.

The counsel for Haryana Police had told the court that 12 people have been arrested and 25 students have been tagged as receivers of the alleged service. The counsel also informed the bench that two of the 12 arrested are students and students of at least ten states were involved in it. The police, however, accepted its inability in getting the exact details of the perpetrators on the ground that provided the students with all the means and devices to do so. Large-scale irregularities including leakage of answer keys for the AIPMT exam 2015 came to the light on the exam day, with the investigators informing the court that the answer keys of 123 questions were transmitted through 75 mobile phones in states like Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Haryana.

CBSE, had earlier appealed to the court, “6.3 lakh students cannot be made to take the exam afresh when only 44 students have been found involved in taking benefits through unfair means.” but the court by its June 15 order had cancelled the AIPMT examination held on May 3rd observing that the exam was rendered “futile by a handful of elements seeking to reap undue financial gain by subjecting the process to their evil manoeuvres”.

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SSC CGL Tier1 Exam 2015- Six Week Preparation Plan

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Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL) Exam conducts every year for the recruitment of qualified job seekers to fill up vacant seats under different departments.As we all know that at least 2 months preparation is necessary for cracking SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam, so it is the right time to start the studies now.

Preparation Plan: SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam contains 4 sections which include Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General English and General Awareness.It is very important to make a preparation strategy for the exam. Maths and English are the two most important sections in the examination so it is required to prepare these two subjects equally. The section of General Knowledge and Reasoning are asked only in Tier 1 examination so there is no requirement to improve this section. So you should spend only limited time accordingly. You can give 25-30 % share of time in Tier 1 Examination on which less than 15% time should be given to GK. You need to manage your mostly time in two most important sections that are English and Maths. We’ve tried to provide you with the best book for each section as well. Now, Tips for cracking each section are:

Reasoning: Reasoning is a test of observing our mental and problem solving ability.The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as Seating Arrangements, Syllogism, Coding-Decoding, Statement and Conclusions, Directions, Blood Relations, Analogy, Classification, Series problems, Ranking, Data sufficiency, Assumptions and Directions. Non-Verbal is the toughest of all. Also, deals with maximum number of problems especially with problem figures and mirror images.

Quantitative aptitude: Quantitative Aptitude section contains the basic mathematical questions. This section is extremely scoring and the right understanding of the problem can help the aspirants to sail through this section. The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as Number Systems, Fractions, Ratio and Proportion, Time & Work, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Average, Time & Distance, Mensuration, Partnership, Bar graph & Pie-chart and Probability.

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General English: This is the section where many aspirants are not able to score minimum cut off marks. As you all read English books, chat with your friends in English and of course watch English movies. This is a test principally to determine candidate’s ability to remember main ideas and significant details. The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as Grammar, Comprehension, Error Correction, Vocabulary and Synonyms & Antonyms.

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General awareness: General Awareness is the most important section of SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam. This section acquires more importance because this is the only section which can be attempted quickly and at the same time, very high marks can be scored in this section. The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as basic General Knowledge, Important Days, Important Persons, Award Winners, Books and Authors Games and Cups and Abbreviations.

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We hope the given add-on information helps you in achieving your goal and make your future better and we hope you to succeed in your examinations. Best of luck!

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Super30: An Ode to My Mentor

Super 30

“I owe everything to you.”

Rahul Kumar, 19.

These were the words to his teacher Anand Kumar after he cleared the IIT entrance exam. Anand Kumar, in the 90s secured admission to Cambridge University, but could not attend because of his father’s death and his financial condition. Kumar would work on Mathematics during day time and would sell papads in evenings with his mother, who had started a small business from home, to support her family.He also tutored students in maths to earn extra money. For his own study, he would travel every weekend on a six-hour journey to Varanasi, since Patna University did not have foreign journals. Anand’s younger brother was living in a hostel room in Varanasi and was learning violin under N. Rajam. Thus he would spend Saturday and Sunday at the Central Library, BHU and return to Patna on Monday morning. Having witnessed extreme financial hardship since childhood, he felt the pangs of poverty so much that he decided to do something for the poor students. This led to the birth of ‘Ramanujam School of Mathematics’. Here he trained a small group of students for various competitive examinations at a very nominal fee. For those who were extremely poor and were in no position to pay even the small amount, money was never a constraint. They just did not have to pay anything. After some time, Anand decided to shape his program by starting the innovative Super 30.

They select 30 meritorious talents from among the backward classes of the society, especially in Bihar but until now, via selection tests. Anand Kumar would then hone their skills and prepare them to crack the IIT-JEE. Anand Kumar’s Mother, Jayanti Devi, volunteered to cook for the students while Anand tutored them, and also provided study materials and lodging for a year. Gathering funds to teach, feed and provide shelter to these poor students would have been a tough job for anyone but Anand Kumar. But as they say, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” Following the popularity and success of Super 30, many individuals and institutions came forward to assist financial assistance to Super 30 providing for better infrastructure, for accommodating more students, etc. However, the team decided to continue their efforts without any external financial assistance and restrict the number of students to 30.

And the results of his hardwork came in the form of commendations & felicitations. To name a few of them, The Times Magazine, in 2010, selected his Super 30 in the list of ‘Best of Asia’. Same was the year when the U.S. President Barak Obama’s special envoy Rashad Hussian mentioned it as the country’s best institute. Additionally, Newsweek Magazine declared Super 30 as the most innovative schools in the world and in 2010, Bihar Government conferred Anand Kumar the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Shiksha Puraskar.

There is no question of competition for him as long as his motives are clear and concerned. No other coaching institute in India offers free coaching to the deprived yet that too in a manner Anand Kumar does. As miraculous are his intentions and his services to the society, so is he; Miraculous indeed!

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SC agrees to hear CBSE’s plea for more time to conduct AIPMT

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With the ongoing debate over when should AIPMT be rescheduled after the use of deceitful means and measures during the examination, the Supreme Court had earlier asked CBSE to conduct the re-examination within 4 weeks. However, CBSE plead the court to give more time for the same. The Supreme Court has now agreed to hear CBSE’s plea with the hearing scheduled on June 19.

Thus, Supreme Court has extended time for conducting AIPMT-2015 and directed CBSE to declare results by August 17.

The Central Board of Secondary Education had told the apex court that is impossible to re-conduct the exam within the time frame decided by the Supreme Court. Asking for at least three months, Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar appealed to the bench of Justice RK Agarwal and Justice AM Sapre said that the CBSE is currently overburdened with work of conducting seven exams simultaneously.

There had been lot of anxiousness among parents and candidates about what SC shall decide concerning the exam date as this would majorly affect their career and future choices. In one way, the candidates who did well will have trouble studying again and assuring whether they will get a seat in medical colleges; whereas, students are relieved that now.

The court had rejected the CBSE’s plea to not scrap the test as it would affect as many as 6 lakh students and the admission process would take months surpassing even the application dates for several medical colleges.

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With the ongoing debate over when should AIPMT be rescheduled after the use of deceitful means and measures during the examination, the Supreme Court had earlier asked CBSE to conduct the re-examination within 4 weeks. However, CBSE plead the court to give more time for the same. The Supreme Court has now agreed to hear CBSE’s plea with the hearing scheduled on June 19.

Thus, Supreme Court has extended time for conducting AIPMT-2015 and directed CBSE to declare results by August 17.

The Central Board of Secondary Education had told the apex court that is impossible to re-conduct the exam within the time frame decided by the Supreme Court. Asking for at least three months, Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar appealed to the bench of Justice RK Agarwal and Justice AM Sapre said that the CBSE is currently overburdened with work of conducting seven exams simultaneously.

There had been lot of anxiousness among parents and candidates about what SC shall decide concerning the exam date as this would majorly affect their career and future choices. In one way, the candidates who did well will have trouble studying again and assuring whether they will get a seat in medical colleges; whereas, students are relieved that now.

The court had rejected the CBSE’s plea to not scrap the test as it would affect as many as 6 lakh students and the admission process would take months surpassing even the application dates for several medical colleges.

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SSC declares the results for recruitment posts

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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has announced the results for the recruitment exams for the posts of senior scientific assistant, store superintendent, assistant epigraphist (dravidian inscriptions), senior technical assistant (geophysics), assistant archaeological chemist, technical assistant (mechanical) and technical assistant (electrical). All those applying for these posts can access their results on the official website. A selection of 71 candidates has been made for the above mentioned posts.

Candidates are required to follow a simple procedure in order to check the results. First, they need to visit the official website and click on the results tab. Thereafter, click on the link, ‘Result of selection posts advertised by different regions’. This shall be followed by the submission of the name after which the result will be displayed on the screen.

Here are the number of candidates who have been selected against the various posts:

  • Senior Scientific Assistant: 8
  • Store Superintendent: 1
  • Assistant Epigraphist (dravidian inscriptions): 1
  • Senior Technical Assistant (Geophysics): 3
  • Assistant Archaeological Chemist: 23
  • Technical Assistant (Mechanical): 17
  • Technical Assistant (Electrical): 18

Staff Selection Commission, popularly known as SSC is an Indian organisation that provides recruitment to staff at various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices.

Not long ago, the interview call letters for SSC CGL tier II exam 2014 had also been declared by SSC. The results can be checked online.

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Postal/Sorting Assistant exam to be now part of SSC CHSL

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A formal announcement has been made that from this year onwards Postal/Sorting Assistant Exam (PA/SA Exam) will be part of Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam. Department of Post has decided to conduct the exam through SSC and Gazette Notification in this regard was issued on 21 May 2015.

Until before this year, the same exam was conducted through a private company called CMC Limited and there were lot of complaints regarding the conduct of examination. Malpractices were detected at many Circles and Re-Exams are now being held in those Circles. Such discrepancies and ill practices have made candidates feel relieved and consider it a welcome move. With this decision it shall allow candidates to sit for one exam less every year. The combination of both exams has reduced their diverged efforts considerably.

Notification for SSC CHSL 2015 was expected on 12 June 2015 or the next day on 13 June 2015. It is expected that Postal Assistant Exam 2015 will also be part of this year’s notification. More details in this regard will be also notified by the concerned authorities.

Last minute tips to crack SBI PO exam

Tips
  • Be Relaxed: certain candidates become so involved and prepare day and night. They worry over what would happen on the exam day and remain apprehensive about changing exam patterns. This also sometimes reduces the actual capacity of the candidate. The suggestion is to restore the lost confidence and believe in one’s preparation.
  • Do not lose hope. If you are studying well with full honesty then no one can beat you. And if you have not started yet, still time to go. One needs to keep the hope intact that if done with focus, they can perform well.
  • Revise the fundamentals: This is the best time to revise all the basic concepts and fundamentals. One must have practiced earlier on them so just revise them. Like shortcuts of particular questions, tricks to solve questions quickly, fast calculation tricks, important formulae, grammar rules etc.
  • Revise important topics rather than full syllabus-: You must have gone through previous year question papers. If not, then try them as early as possible. Read online articles and get to know what the important topics for exam point of view are. Give more focus on them. As in the last minute, one may not have ample time to revise full syllabus.
  • Discuss with friends: – Study becomes easier if you do it with your friends. So try to discuss important concepts and question papers with your friends. So that you and your friends may know new type of questions or concepts. Also you may know your own weakness and work upon it. This will make out time to improve your weakness.
  • One Practice set daily: – This is one of the most important steps to crack any competitive exam. You must attempt one practice set daily and then analyze it. By doing so-
    1. First you will get to know that how much knowledge of different concepts you have learnt and how much you need to learn day bay.
    2. Second you can minimize negative marking since it seriously affects your scoring.
    3. You may manage you time as well. You exam is of limited time period ( 1 hour for prelims) and you will have try 100 questions in just 60 minutes. So time management is very important.
    4. You will get to know your patience level and confidence while attempting question paper. Because at the end, only confidence matters.

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JEE Advanced 2015 results declared today

Result for Group Mathematical Olympiad

The Result for JEE Advanced 2015 has declared Today. The result gives details on the marks obtained by all the engineering aspirants who had appeared for the JEE Advanced 2015 on May 24

Three boys Satvat Jagwani, Janak Agrawal and Mukesh Pareekh from Madhya Pradesh have secured top three positions while topper among girls also hailed from the same state. Satvat Jagwani who topped the prestigious exam scored 469 marks out of 504. Janak Agrawal and Mukesh Pareekh, both from Indore bagged second and third position respectively. Krati Tiwari, the topper among girls got an all India rank of 47.

At least 1, 02,385 boys and 22,355 girls had registered for the 2015 IIT JEE (Advanced) exam, of which 96,895 boys and 20,342 had appeared. As per the reports, a total of only 23,407 boys and 3,049 girls have cracked the exam. Besides, 4 of the 12 foreign nationals, who applied for the 2015 IIT JEE (Advanced), also cleared the exam.

Admission to various courses, including B. Tech, B.E and B. Arch in 20 Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad will depend on the JEE rank. Of the 20 IITs, four – in Tirupati, Goa, Palakkad and Raipur – will be functional from 2015-16 academic session.

The JEE website reported that only candidates who score the minimum prescribed marks in each subject in each paper and in aggregate will be included in the rank list. The minimum prescribed marks varies with the category.

To Check JEE Advanced Result : Click here

Result Highlights

  • Number of candidates appeared: 1,17,238
  • Number of candidates qualified: 26, 456
  • Male candidates qualified: 23,407
  • Female candidates qualified: 3,049

FCRA registrations cancelled for DU and JNU

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The FCRA registrations of Delhi University and JNU have been cancelled for alleged violation of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 2010, leaving both the universities in a lurch.

This may cause disruption in the offer of fellowships for international seminars and programmes to students as well as the Memorandum of Understanding, that each has signed with the foreign institutes/universities.

The major cause of concern, however, is whether DU and JNU fall under FCRA. A document by the Ministry of Home Affairs does state that all statutory bodies established under a Central Act and audi ted by the Comptroller & Auditor General of India are exempted from all the provisions of FCRA 2010.

It is highly likely that this decision will affect Delhi University largely as it has several collaborations with foreign institutions including MoUs with over 50 universities. This however, does not mean that DU receives funds from them. For instance, the Department of Germanic and Romance Studies has agreements with at least 10 European universities but in no case does a university send funds to India.

The de-licensing has caused about 971 organisations to be stripped of their registration since the month of May under the FCRA. The premiere non-profit bodies that have hit the list are the Supreme Court Bar Association, Indian Law Institute, Gujarat National Law University, School of Planning and Architecture, Escorts Heart Institute among others.

Cut off for St. Stephen’s college released

education news

With the class 12 board results declared by all national and state boards, St. Stephen’s College of Delhi University has announced the cut-offs for the academic session of 2015. As expected, the cut off for this year is a notch higher than previous years continuing the upward trend. The college has released separate lists for all courses on its official website.

For admission into the Mathematics courses, it is imperative for the candidates to have passed Class 12 (or its equivalent qualification) with Mathematics as subject. The category-wise cut-off details for Mathematics are detailed as under:

Science and Commerce streams

  • General (Non-Christian): 97.25 percent
  • Scheduled Caste (Non-Christian): 93.25 percent
  • Scheduled Tribe (Non-Christian): 93.25 percent
  • COTH (Christian Others): 93.25 percent
  • CNI (Church of North India): 82.25 percent
  • CNID (CNI Delhi Diocese): 82.25 percent
  • CST (Christian Scheduled Tribe): 82.25 percent
  • CPwD (Christian, Person With Disability): 82.25 percent
  • PwD (Person With Disability): 82.25 percent

Arts/Humanities stream

  • General (Non-Christian): 96 percent
  • Scheduled Caste (Non-Christian): 92 percent
  • Scheduled Tribe (Non-Christian): 92 percent
  • COTH (Christian Others): 92 percent
  • CNI (Church of North India): 81 percent
  • CNID (CNI Delhi Diocese): 81 percent
  • CST (Christian Scheduled Tribe): 81 percent
  • CPwD (Christian, Person With Disability): 8 percent
  • PwD (Person With Disability): 81 percent

St. Stephen’s follows a different admission criterion than other DU colleges as there is some weightage to aptitude test and interview as well.

Jamia entrance for BDS and B.Tech to be reconducted

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Jamia Millia Islamia University has decided to conduct a re-examination for the engineering and dental courses. There had been several allegations that the entrance exam conducted earlier had several candidates cheating in it. Thus, the university decided to conduct the exam again.

The paper leak has indicated a breach in the examination system for the BDS and B.Tech entrance tests. This decision has been taken by the university in order to provide a fair chance to all candidates, so that undeserving candidates do not get admission while students with merit suffer. The university will issue fresh admit cards to all those who registered for the courses and appeared for the entrance test. The details of the re-examination shall be sent to all candidates through e-mail and SMS. Any further updates or information can also be received from the university’s website.

Jamia had outsourced the administration of tests for this academic session, which includes BDS and B.Tech. Although the paper was set internally, few of the exams were outsourced to Computer Maintenance Corporation, a subsidiary of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), to ensure that exams are conducted without any glitches. The B.Tech entrance exam was conducted on June 13, 2015. The re-exam for B.Tech course is scheduled to be held on June 27, 2015. The BDS exam earlier held on June 14, 2015 and the re-exam for BDS course will be held on June 25, 2015.

How to prepare notes for IAS and other UPSC Examination

How to prepare notes for IAS Exam

You might have heard a hundred times about the importance of taking small or micro notes for the IAS exam. But how do you do it in a manner that the notes are concise, effective, readable in a short time, all at once. After all you will need to go through these small notes for IAS exam before the preliminary and/or the Mains in just a few days or even hours.

There are several good reasons for making your own notes:

  • Helps you to understand any given topic, pick out the important points and to summarize them
  • Writing down any information helps you to remember it better
  • It makes a good practice for thinking and writing essays
  • It prompts you to revise your work since it does not take a long time to go through a set of well made notes
  • Also helps you in your final revision by reminding you of the most important points of each topic

There are different methods of making notes and one should decide which method suits you the best. Two common methods of making notes are:

Linear Notes: It is a method in which you condense the material you have read using headings and sub headings and jotting down the most important points. This method works best when making notes from a book where the material is already properly organized. But one disadvantage of this method is that you end up copying a lot of material from the book which defeats the very purpose of condensing.

Pattern Notes: For this, begin the topic at the centre of the page. Each line radiating from it represents a branch of the main idea. Each point is written as briefly as possible using a key word or a phrase. It is a better method to adopt because it is more flexible than making linear notes. One can add extra information to it at any point without any problem. Second advantage is that we can see the whole pattern at one go without actually turning the pages. Thirdly we can indicate the links between different topics more easily than we can do in a linear method.

But this method has some disadvantages as well. If there are too many facts and too much of information, your pattern becomes messy and over-crowded. Using key words can remind you of basic ideas but when it comes to remembering details, this method cannot be sufficient.

Therefore the most effective way of making good notes from the sources available is to use a combination of these two methods. One important thing to remember is that for many subjects your notes will have to include diagrams and sketch maps. They must be accurate and well labelled.

Books For IAS Exam Preparation

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Question Paper Analysis – Online Test Pattern for SBI, IBPS and RBI Assistant & Officer

Paper pattern

Bank P.O. recruitment process has now embraced the digital age. The pen and paper model of has given way to online examinations. The general pattern though has not altered much. Whether a candidate is sitting for IBPS, SBI or RBI the content of syllabus remains mostly the same. These examinations mainly test a candidate on areas such as Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, General Awareness, English Language, Marketing Aptitude and Computer Knowledge. There is also a descriptive writing section to check the proficiency of a candidate’s ability to communicate. Usually the descriptive test consists of Letter Writing, Essay Writing, etc. Below is a tabulated description of the set of question pattern that each Bank PO from SBI, IBPS and RBI presents during the examination:

Test Section/Banks PO Question Pattern IBPS SBI RBI Assistant RBI Officer
Reasoning 50 40 40 60
General English 40 40 40 30
General Awareness 40 40 40 80
Quantitative Aptitude 50 40 40 30
Computer Knowledge/ Marketing Aptitude 20 40 40
Total Marks 200 200 200 200
Total Time Allotted 2 Hours 2 Hours 2 Hours 2 Hours 10 Min

As seen in the table above the total marks for the entire examination amounts to 200 marks with 2 hours to complete, with only RBI officer examination offering 10 more minutes despite having one lesser section i.e. Computer Knowledge/Marketing Aptitude.

The clearest indication from the table above is that time is the most crucial ingredient. The number of questions and the time allotted will not allow each candidate to perpetually conceptualize and solve one question after another. So a candidate has to be sure about his strong areas and focus on clearing the maximum possible within the limited time window. These examinations also take into aspect negative marking on every question, so again it is of utmost importance to do questions which are more suitable to the candidate’s strength and not gamble on answers.

A few bank examinations such as SBI and RBI Officer Examination also have descriptive paper. SBI’s examination conducts it on the same day while the RBI deals with its recruiting process in two phases – Phase I and Phase II. The candidate after clearing the Phase I of the RBI Officer Examination has to write a descriptive paper on three papers namely Paper I which deals in English writing such as précis, essay etc, Paper II which deals with topics relating to Economics and Social Issues and finally Paper III which deals with topics related to Finance and Management. Each of these papers is worth 100 marks and 3 hours is allotted for every paper.

On completion of the written aspect of these examinations the selected candidates who meet the cut off are called for an interview and selection is made taking into consideration the performance siplayed through the entire selection process.

Books for SBI PO Exam
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Gaining more than 99% in CBSE results, losing more than 99% in values

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“In the recent results announced by CBSE, girls once again outperformed boys with a pass percentage of 87.56%. Boys could only score a distant 77.77%. The overall pass percentage this year is 82%. Last year it was a shade better at 82.70%.” read a renowned newspaper in a paragraph of its article. In this competitive era, the students face a heavy pressure while choosing between ‘work hard and get rewarded’ and ‘get a bit loose and lose big time’. All this pressure, though works like a wonder for a few who seize their opportunities, others just break and shatter. And the result of this is very evident in our daily lives. Boys turning to drugs, other substances of addiction and hooliganism at ages when they should study and play and just be happy. So is the current trend responsible for this mess or is the education system?

“Empty mind is devil’s workshop”, a very fine quote clearly tells why the youth has turned to these menaces. Their dreams that now seem to be a hazy future because of tough competition, allow frustration to creep in. This frustration leads them to seek mental pleasures from other sources be it wrong or good. Now if the education is kept balanced between skills and values and if values are inculcated right since kindergarten, this can be easily tackled. But sadly, in India, though we do have that balance, it still is considered as a subject and an opportunity to score, not to learn something useful out of it. But how much of a responsibility does the system should bear to make things correct?

Unfortunately, the system does it’s job here. The ones that don’t are actually the parents. Even though no parents want their kids to be a hoodlum, yet unintentionally do they pretty often trust their kids too much that their wards start taking advantages. Imagine the kid who just died of rash driving at an age of 15. He doesn’t have a license yet and shouldn’t be allowed to drive anyways but that’s the truth. As big a responsibility it is for the system to keep the youth guided, bigger becomes the responsibility of the parents who sometimes get blinded by the love they have for their kids. This perfect balance will help them keep in track and ensure them a brighter future

SBI PO Prelims Exam 2015- Strategies to attempt the paper

Strategy to attempt paper for SBI PO Exam 2015

There are different strategies that could be used to attempt the paper. The most common of them are linear approach, divide time between sections, Jayasuriya approach and the three round approach method. It is not necessary that you should follow only these strategies. You can also play around with your own model of strategies. The best way to understand which strategy works well for you is by applying them during your practice sessions. Now let’s understand the above mentioned strategies in detail:

Linear Approach

As the name suggest, this is the most common one and all you need to do is to answer the question in a linear manner i.e. 1,2,3,4… You can also customize this strategy by deciding the sequence in the beginning or by deciding the sequence of the sections.

Drawback-There are chances that you may not reach the last questions on time by following this strategy and thus you may end up leaving questions unanswered. Thus, it is advised to carefully understand the strategy according to your pace.

Divide time between sections

This works in most of the cases and is the easiest one to follow. All you got to do is to divide the time to each section of the paper. And no matter what, you have to stick with that time. It helps you finish the paper on time and in some cases gives you enough time to look at the paper again.

Drawback- There is no drawback of this strategy as such but if you do not follow the time defined for each section then you may end up leaving a whole good section unanswered.

Jayasuriya Approach

In this approach you devote the initial half an hour of your exam time in reading the question paper carefully and also answering the easy or direct questions. By the time you end up reading the question paper you will understand the pattern of the paper and areas which could take up your time so you could plan your time accordingly. Also, you would have finished doing easy questions so you will have time to focus.

Drawback- Reading the question paper in the beginning sometimes lowers the confidence and may prove unpleasant to you. If you know you can take that pressure, this strategy is the best for you.

Three Round Approach Method

This approach can be well understood with an example. In any competitive exam the questions are categorized in three parts- easy, average and difficult. Easy questions makes 25% of the total questions, Average questions makes 60% of the total questions and 15% of the questions can be categorized under difficult section. It is advised that one should divide time in two phases. In the initial phase one should attempt only easy and average questions and in the second phase difficult questions. This way one can ensure that the majority of the section is attempted in the first phase and saves you time to deal with difficult questions.

Drawback- Identifying what all questions are easy, average or difficult in itself is a time consuming task and thus could not be done by everyone. If you can identify them then this approach would definitely prove helpful to you.

Books for SBI PO Exam 2015
978938490552197893849055389789384905545Objective General Knowledge & Current Affairs level 2 for UPSC/ IES/ State PCS/ CSAT/ Bank15-practice-sets-for-sbi-po-preliminary-exam-400x400-imae6qy6m9dsrrssComputer Knowledge for SBI/ IBPS Clerk/ PO/ RRB/ RBI/ SSC/ Insurance Exams

ICSE proposing to change the class X board exam pattern

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The Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) has planned on bringing certain changes to the pattern of the class X board examinations. It is considering merging the three science subjects into one paper, and history, geography and civics examinations on the lines of CBSE.

CISCE Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Secretary Gerry Arathoon informed that they have worked out a proposal to merge history, civics and geography as one subject carrying 100 marks and biology, physics and chemistry as another. All parties concerned including parents will be consulted. However, this proposal has not taken a concrete shape and is yet to be finalized.

If implemented, Arathoon said the two papers will be divided into three sections and each of them will be given equal weightage. Also, changes in question paper and examination pattern are also being considered. The board was also planning to have multiple-choice and short answer questions. Equal weightage (of 33.33) will be given to each of the three components. The compulsory English I and II papers of 100 marks each, a second language paper, a mathematics paper and an application subject of 100 marks each will remain unchanged. The board is yet to decide when the changes will be implemented.
There also have been changes implemented at the class 12 or secondary level where students will now take only 7 exams instead of the earlier 10.

Results for JEE Advanced to be declared on June 18

JEE Advanced 2015

After all the pre result declaration steps completed, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay will declare the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) (Advanced) 2015 results on June 18. All those candidates who had appeared for the exam and are awaiting their results shall be able to access their results online on the official website, http://jeeadv.iitkgp.ac.in/

The JEE Advanced 2015 was conducted on May 24 and over 1.25 lakh candidates appeared for the exam, while, 1.5 lakh students has registered. The answer keys for, Paper I and Paper II for JEE (Advanced) 2015 were declared on June 8. It was reported that many errors were detected in the answer keys and the students would lose around 9 to 10 marks due to inaccuracies.

A general complaint came out as students showed their dissatisfaction regarding the excessive negative marking. The question pattern also saw significant changes as both the papers which earlier carried 180 marks were now consisting of 262 questions in paper I and 240 questions in paper II. Also, no notice was given of such changes. The Physics and Mathematics parts were also found to be more time consuming. The new negative marking scheme, under which two negative marks will be awarded for wrong answers, was another shock to the students who took the exam last week.

Once the results are declared, the candidates who meet the cut-off can then appear for the Architecture Aptitude Test which will be conducted on June 21.

SC orders a retest of AIPMT within 4 weeks

AIPMT 2015

Ending weeks long suspicion over whether the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) will be accepted or not, Supreme Court finally gave a verdict that shall affect the future of over 6 lakhs medical aspirants. SC cancelled the AIPMT held on May 3 following allegations of large-scale irregularities, including leakage of answer keys.

A bench of Justice RK Agarwal and Justice Amitava Roy also ordered that fresh tests must be held within a month. They added that all institutes involved in the AIPMT exam process must co-operate with the CBSE to conduct the retest. The court was hearing a batch of petitions filed by candidates, who wrote the exam, seeking its cancellation.

With the direction to conduct the medical entrance test within 4 weeks, CBSE Public Relations Officer (PRO) Rama Sharma informed that the board is discussing and deliberating the matter and will come out with an official reaction later in the day. However, sources have conveyed that it shall be difficult to conduct a test of this scale in such short notice of 4 weeks.

Reacting to the Supreme Court decision, AIPMT aspirant Divya Kasana of Hanimangarh (Rajasthan) shared her opinion that retest will be beneficial for all those who took the exam, since reports of alleged paper leak and cheating had created apprehension among them about the fairness of the test this year.

Useful Books for AIPMT Exam 2015

CBSE AIPMT Medical Entrance Chemistry - 3rd Edition (Must for AIIMS/AFMC/JIPMER)CBSE AIPMT Medical Entrance Biology - 3rd Edition (Must for AIIMS/AFMC/JIPMER)28 Years CBSE-AIPMT Topic wise Solved Papers PHYSICS (1988 - 2015) 10th Edition

Last Minute tips to crack SBI PO Exam

Tips

State Bank of India is going to recruit 2000 Probationary Officers for various banks nationwide and for the same the bank has issued a notification calling aspiring candidates to apply for the prelims examination 2015. The PO prelims examination is going to be of one hour duration and there would be three papers namely English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability in the examination. The total marks for the examination is set to be 100, which is quite less than that off the main examination.

Various tips and strategies are suggested by experts and professionals. Some common guidelines given below can be followed in order to excel in these exams.

Eye for the basic ones: Instead of trying to get a hand over all kinds of questions, it is first important to get the basics clear. Candidates must get the fundamental concepts cleared in order to tackle any kind of question from that topic.

Practice well along with mocks: it is a great idea to be in continuous practice and in touch with various topics under quant and reasoning. One of the best hacks is to sit for several mock tests as these expose the candidates to almost an actual exam environment and the various pressures that may arise at that point of time. It allows the candidates to also improve on their speed and accuracy not achievable during normal practice.

Measure your time effectively: The question to time ratio in the SBI PO exam is less than 1. Thus, skip all the time consuming questions and do them later when you are sure that you have attempted as many easy and scoring questions as you can. Assign time to each question and stick to it. Drop a question if it is taking much longer than your assigned time-per-question. It is must for the candidates to develop such techniques that can help them solving problems without actually doing the long and tedious sums (through multiplication, division, addition and subtraction) through set norms and standards. This could save enormous amount of time as there are questions like related to Time and Work, speed, time and distance and problems on ages which could take quite a lot of time, if done through age old mathematical methods.

Make sure your answer is correct: There is no way you can afford to give an answer wrong, as this could make your chances fade to qualify due to the negative markings. Hence, it is required by the candidates to answer the questions that they are sure about and invest their time only on them which they seem to know well and can solve easily.

Books for SBI PO Exam 2015

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Tips to prepare for SSC CGL Tier 1

Tips

Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL) Exam conducts every year for the recruitment of qualified job seekers to fill up vacant seats under different departments. Normally, aspirants are in different state of minds about how to make strategies to prepare for each section in the SSC CGL Exam, about the exam pattern and which are the important topics to be prepared first.

SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam contains 4 sections which include Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General English and General Awareness.It is very important to make a preparation strategy for the exam. Time spent on preparation varies as per the students. Maths and English are the two most important sections in the examination so it is required to prepare these two subjects equally. The section of General Knowledge and Reasoning are asked only in Tier 1 examination so there is no requirement to improve this section.

Reasoning –>

Reasoning is a test of observing our mental and problem solving ability. Reasoning is not like numerical skill where you learn some formula and solve question by applying that formula. You have to be very careful while answering these questions. The key to this section is sufficient practice and mental alertness while solving them. Certain topics like Seating Arrangements, Syllogism, Coding-Decoding, Statement and Conclusions, Directions, Blood Relations, Analogy, Classification, Series problems, Ranking, etc. are frequently asked, hence need constant brushing up and tactics improvement.

Quantitative Aptitude –>

Quantitative Aptitude section contains the basic mathematical questions. Before exercising such questions, it is better to go through the basic mathematical formulae and learn some short cuts to solve the questions in lesser time. In this section, the questions act as Calculation Instruments. This section is extremely scoring and the right understanding of the problem can help the aspirants to sail through this section. The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as Number Systems, Fractions, Ratio and Proportion, Time & Work, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Average, Time & Distance, Mensuration, etc. taking as many mock tests as possible will help increase the speed and accuracy, especially for this section.

General English –>

This is the section where many aspirants are not able to score minimum cut off marks. As you all read English books, chat with your friends in English and of course watch English movies. But you cannot get score good marks in English section. Most of the students face difficulty in this section. This is a test principally to determine candidate’s ability to remember main ideas and significant details. The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as Grammar, Comprehension, Error Correction, Vocabulary and Synonyms & Antonyms. Certain tips that come handy are to read newspapers daily, use flash cards to learn 10 or more new words every day, watch English news channels or refer to certain books suggested by experts.

General Awareness –>

General Awareness is the most important section of SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam. This section acquires more importance because this is the only section which can be attempted quickly and at the same time, very high marks can be scored in this section. The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as basic General Knowledge, Important Days, Important Persons, Award Winners, Books and Authors Games and Cups and Abbreviations. One can improve their GK by listening to news and reading newspapers regularly, go through several general knowledge books, keep oneself updated with all the current events, etc.

Apart from the section wise strategies, it is important for candidates to follow certain tips. They must not panic and follow an organised schedule or pattern of study. This will leave them more confident and sorted. Also, stay focussed on which section or topic do they need to pay attention most. Time management is also extremely crucial, requiring candidates to allot desirable time to both studies and recreation.

Useful Books for SSC CGL Exam

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10 Dos and Don’ts for SBI PO Exam 2015

Dos and Don'ts for SBI PO Exam

One of the most crucial exams, the Bank Probationary Officers’ Examination calls for intensive studies that scramble your mind.
To save oneself from physical and mental exhaustion, here are 10 ten things to do before the exam and 10 to avoid.

  • Time yourself and build up speed: The Bank PO exam always asks clear-cut questions in a simple language, but they are too many in number. The solution is to increase your writing and problem-solving speed through practice.
  • Give yourself targets and treats: one must set targets for themselves that are too impractical but are achievable. Once you achieve these targets, you can treat yourself in a way found suitable. This keeps the candidates motivated and gives them the impetus to start again. It can also boost your continuity and prep speed. .
  • Procure a good book or mobile app for prepping: A good book or preparatory app will quicken up the whole process. It saves your time by effectively summarizing and advising. .
  • Focus equally on all subjects: identifying your strengths and weaknesses are important but make sure that all subjects are given equal importance. Reliance on any one may prove detrimental.
  • Make flashcards: Making flashcards of important facts, dates or events are great for revising on the night before the exam. You can jot down the important keywords that will jog your memory every time you see the card.
  • Eat fresh, light breakfasts: You should avoid greasy, filling meals as they make you lethargic and sleepy. This is especially more important for the exam day. It also makes you feel fresher but make sure you are not empty stomach also.
  • Don’t stress: Forget about the study material you are yet to cover, and focus on the current topic. Doing otherwise will worry you and waste your time.
  • Get ample sleep: lack of sleep has proven time and again to be the reason why students have not been able to perform to their full potential. It’s important that sufficient rest is taken before the D day.
  • Take a break: After studying continuously for a few hours, take a break. Cramming without breaks only slows down the whole process. So, go for a walk or engage in any physical activity which will also give you a good night’s sleep.
  • Be well versed with all exam instructions: make sure you have read all instructions and details concerning the exam.

DON’Ts for the exam:

  • Do not cram or mug up: exams like bank PO are based on your analytical and reasoning skills that come with regular practice and clear concepts. It is a waste to learn or mug up solutions.
  • Do not panic: either before or during the exam, panicking has never helped any examinee. It only reduces the real potential of the candidate.
  • Don’t “de-stress” too much: You should surely de-stress the night before any important exam, but that does not imply partying, drinking or smoking. A walk in the evening or catching up on some TV would be more suitable means to de-stress.
  • Don’t go overboard with the study: Staying up all night before exams will damage you more
    than help you. Pints of coffee and caffeine tablets are known to cause panic attacks.
  • Don’t listen to rumours: If you think there may be a basis, go to the source that can provide you the most genuine information .
  • Don’t run out of time: Easier said than done I know but managing your time in the exam is vital if you are not to leave out questions. Several sources will probably give you a breakdown of how much time to spend on each question.
  • Don’t get stuck on a question: If you get a particularly hard question don’t sit there panicking about it. The best thing you can do is having a quick think about it, mark it with a highlighter and move on to another question.
  • Don’t dwell: Once you finish an exam don’t spend half the day worrying about what went wrong and how you could have improved it. Chatting with friends after the exam will only fill you with frustrating regrets.
  • Don’t forget to carry important documents: To avoid any troubles before sitting the exam or a probable situation of disqualification, make sure you carry all your documents and instruments for the exam.
  • Don’t miss out on previous year question papers: One key to crack SBI PO exams is to practice as much as you can questions that have been asked in previous years. This will help to get an idea of the pattern and difficulty level.

Useful Books for SBI PO Exam
978938490552197893849055389789384905545Objective General Knowledge & Current Affairs level 2 for UPSC/ IES/ State PCS/ CSAT/ Bank15-practice-sets-for-sbi-po-preliminary-exam-400x400-imae6qy6m9dsrrssComputer Knowledge for SBI/ IBPS Clerk/ PO/ RRB/ RBI/ SSC/ Insurance Exams

SBI PO Prelims Exam 2015: Crash Preparation for the exam

Strategy to attempt paper for SBI PO Exam 2015

Crash preparation proves to be the remedy that prepares candidates for the examination who only have a short time on hand before the day of the examination. They can be either a month long course or even lesser than that.

It does let you revise the whole thing in a structured manner. It is a quick guerilla warfare tactic to cram into a candidate all the probable questions based on the tactic of the previous years. The concept of crash preparation is tried and tested and in most of the cases it has been observed that it brings about fruitful results, though it isn’t a tactic suitable to everyone. Crash courses best suit a candidate who already has a base foundation for the syllabus pertaining to the Bank PO examinations.

You can do crash preparation by yourself or by joining coaching classes. It is advised that one join coaching classes as that can help you get different perspective on your preparations also. Crash courses provided by coaching centers would be streamlined as compared to a haphazard way an individual alone may try to prepare. Different coaching classes offer different crash courses and it is always good to ask them the module of the crash course they offer before joining. Usually it is the speed and accuracy that remains the focus of the crash courses.

Despite the effectiveness of crash courses, if a candidate already does not have a sound base foundation on all the sections, it might be difficult for him/her to keep up with the pace with which crash courses are taught. Therefore, careful considerations and research should be taken before entering one.

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Results for JEE Advanced to be declared on June 18

JEE Advanced 2015

After all the pre result declaration steps completed, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay will declare the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) (Advanced) 2015 results on June 18. All those candidates who had appeared for the exam and are awaiting their results shall be able to access their results online on the official website, http://jeeadv.iitkgp.ac.in/

The JEE Advanced 2015 was conducted on May 24 and over 1.25 lakh candidates appeared for the exam, while, 1.5 lakh students has registered. The answer keys for, Paper I and Paper II for JEE (Advanced) 2015 were declared on June 8. It was reported that many errors were detected in the answer keys and the students would lose around 9 to 10 marks due to inaccuracies.

A general complaint came out as students showed their dissatisfaction regarding the excessive negative marking. The question pattern also saw significant changes as both the papers which earlier carried 180 marks were now consisting of 262 questions in paper I and 240 questions in paper II. Also, no notice was given of such changes. The Physics and Mathematics parts were also found to be more time consuming. The new negative marking scheme, under which two negative marks will be awarded for wrong answers, was another shock to the students who took the exam last week.

Once the results are declared, the candidates who meet the cut-off can then appear for the Architecture Aptitude Test which will be conducted on June 21.

Notify rules to Open Universities: HRD ministry

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The University Grants Commission had made an amendment four years ago allowing all open universities to conduct MPhil/PhD programmes. The HRD ministry has asked the regulator to notify it. In the absence of any notification, the amendment had not seen any execution.

After Indira Gandhi National Open University amended its ordinance, the ministry’s actions have taken a start. Although IGNOU has sought the Visitor’s approval for its amendment but the HRD ministry will not be able to forward it till UGC notifies the changes in the regulations.

A senior IGNOU official informed the media that the ordinance fulfils all the stipulations made in the UGC regulations. He added that due to the delay no admissions could be made for MPhil/PhD in January and July sessions. Other universities can benefit if UGC notifies its regulations according to the ministry sources. The IGNOU official also pressed upon the need for bostering research in the country.

The UGC in its 478th meeting that took place in July 2011, had amended its UGC (minimum standards for award of MPhil/PhD) Regulations of 2009. According to the amendment it was decided that an Open University may be allowed to conduct M.Phil/Ph.D programmes through distance education which is subject to the condition that it does so strictly as per the provisions of the regulations. It is stipulated that a teacher should not have more than two candidates who will be working under their supervision as a joint guide.

Guidelines for admission through Delhi University NCWEB

education news

The admission process for Non Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB) commenced on June 8. The registrations are open where the students can collect their offline pre-admission OMR forms as well as the admission pamphlet from the four stipulated centres which – PGDAV College, Maharaja Agrasen College, SPM College and Kalindi College.

The first day saw a huge number of forms being sold, as many as 13000 wherein 6000 have already been submitted. The application forms can be collected from the designated colleges between 10 am and 3 pm, at a cost of Rs 20. Candidates can select the college and course they want to pursue in the pre-admission forms which can be submitted till June 24, 2015. A total of 284 seats are available for BA Programme and that for B Com applicants, 184 seats are on offer in all centres together.

Certain guidelines for admission are: The candidates should use only blue or black ball point pen while filling the form and must submit original documents along with the form. For B.A programme they have to mention one language and three subjects with highest scores, where one can be a vocational subject. Similarly, they can include a vocational subject for B.Com, along with one language, Accountancy and Business Studies. Students from other stream may also apply for B com, but with a deduction of 5% marks in their best of four. NCWEB does not allow its students to migrate or change their teaching centre after taking admission.

CBSE asks SC to not give any re-test orders

CBSE

With the ongoing cheating scam coming into light in the AIPMT exam 2015 and chances of a re-test being conducted, CBSE has requested the Supreme Court not to cancel the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT). There had been clear and large scale irregularities concerning the cheating that happened during the exam, however, CBSE claims that the culprits can be evicted even at a later stage of the admission process.
Filing its affidavit, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has sought a permission of the court to issue the merit list of candidates so as to avert disturbing the entire academic schedule for 2015-16.

The result, earlier scheduled to be declared on June 5 was put on stay as per the direction of the court after a batch of petitions by the students and parents demanded a re-test in the wake of irregularities in conducting the exam on May 3. Several arrests have taken place from across the country and incriminating materials have also been recovered from a few candidates.

The court has fixed the case for a hearing on Friday when it would examine the investigation report and may take a call on the plea for a re-test.
The CBSE, in its affidavit, has informed that even after the declaration of result for the current examination, the police authorities can continue with the investigation process and the culprits, who are identified to have used unfair means, can be booked by the Board and actions can be taken according to the rules.

Delhi University NCWEB sells around 6000 forms on the first day

DU

With the beginning of the registration process of Delhi’s University Non Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB), the first day saw around 6000 forms being sold according to a release.

The application process is offline and students can collect the pre-admission optical mark recognition (OMR) form, along with the admission pamphlet from four centres — Kalindi College, Shyama Prasad Mukherji College, Maharaja Agrasen College and PGDAV College between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm.

Candidates can select the college and course they want to pursue in the pre-admission forms which can be submitted till June 24, 2015. A total of 284 seats are available for BA Programme and that for B Com applicants, 184 seats are on offer in all centres together.

The admission criteria is slightly different from the rest of the University colleges as candidates shall be allowed under this to include not more than one vocational subject in the best of four marks. For BA programme, the student must include one language and three best scored subjects wherein one can be vocational.

Only women students residing in the National Capital Territory of Delhi can enrol themselves as students of the NCWEB, a unique system with lectures on weekends leaving students with five working days to follow their dream.

UPSC releases CBRT results

CBRT Results

The Computer Based Recruitment Test conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) had its results announced. The test was conducted on May 10. A list of 50 candidates has been released and these shortlisted names have been notified about the verification of as per the eligibility of candidates to the posts. The list is available online for candidates to check.

The candidates must send in the attested copies of their documents, certificates and testimonials on or before June 22. The candidates must also attach their Online Recruitment Attachment (ORA). The candidates are required to mention their name and their roll number on each document and send it through a proper channel to the Under Secretary (SPS-II), Room 16-A, Dholpur House, UPSC, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi- 110069. The candidate must carry their original documents on the day of the interview as the documents will be verified.

UPSC had notified the recruitment for 14 posts as Assistant Labour Commissioners (Central), Assistant Welfare Commissioners (Central), Assistant Labour Welfare Commissioners (Central) and Assistant Directors I in Grade V of Junior Time Scale (JTS) of Central Labour Service (CLS) in the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

The applications shall be sent latest by June 22 after which they shall not be accepted. The interview date will be conveyed via email.

Forms for CIC, DU available from June 29

DU

With the admission process of the University of Delhi gaining momentum, the Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC) in DU has now invited applications for its undergraduate programmes. The dates for submission of application and writing the entrance exam have been announced, as well.

The institute boasts of providing a four-year course in B.Tech which involves information technology and mathematical innovations, CIC offers only 40 seats to the candidates. The centre also provides courses like BA(Hons) Humanities and Social Sciences, which are based on the Meta College “design your degree” concept.

Although, the process of admission is likely to begin from June 29 but the university officials are conducting two pre-admission counselling sessions called ‘Open Days’ on June 11 and 12.

Availability of application forms: June 29, 10 am onwards.
Last date to submit the application form: July 28, till 5 pm. All students who apply for the course are supposed to take the written examination on August 2, the results of which are scheduled to be announced on August 6. Interviews and admissions will start within a week from the date of declaration of the entrance test results. The interested candidates must clear class 12 board exams from CBSE or any equivalent board recognised nationally with 60 percent aggregate marks in their best of four subjects.

The main aim of CIC is innovation and research that allows students to incubate ideas that are innovative and have a social impact.

APOSS declared class 10 board results

IBPS CWE RRB-IV Result

The Andhra Pradesh Open School Society (APOSS) declared class 10 board examination results on June 10 at 6 pm. All students can check their results at the official website of the board, www.apopenschool.org.

The examinations this year had begun on April 25 for all SSC candidates with the usual language papers and ended on May 5 with the Business Studies and Vocational Practical exams. The other subjects included Economics, Hindi, Home Science, English, Social Studies, Indian Culture and Heritage, Psychology, Vocational Theory, Mathematics, Science and Technology and Telugu.

The students can access their results using a simple procedure. First, they need to visit the official website already mentioned above and then click on the link provided for the specific purpose. This must be followed by entering the relevant details as asked like roll number and name. After submitting the above information, the results will be displayed on the computer screens. Once the results have been checked, they also have an option to save this result by downloading the PDF file or taking a printout for future purposes.

The Board of Secondary Education Andhra Pradesh conducts the Secondary School Certificate, i.e. Class 10 and Intermediate, i.e. Class 12 examinations every year. It was established in 1991 for the promotion and development of secondary education in Andhra Pradesh. It is the first state open school in the country.

COMEDK releases its results online

Result for Group Mathematical Olympiad

The results for the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK) results of the Undergraduate Entrance Test (UGET) have been declared. All those who had appeared for the exam may check their results online on the official at www.comedk.org.

The final results were postponed due to the discrepancies in the results of Karnataka Second Pre-University Certificate (Karnataka PUC II 2015) even though the test scores were declared as early as May 30. The answer keys of COMEDK UGET 2015 were released even before on May 25, 2015 on the website.

As many as 1,08,486 candidates had registered for COMEDK UGET 2015, which commenced on May 10 in 148 test centres across the state. The authorities released a statement informing that while the attendance of the registered aspirants for the exam remained 69% in the engineering test, the dental and medical exam saw 74% of them appearing.

Also, another announcement was made by the board informing the students that the last date to apply for re-evaluation of answer scripts and re-totalling of marks for Karnataka PUC II students has been further extended till 5.30 pm on June 9. This is the second such extension in one week. Students who gave the CET would have 45 percent seats allotted to them by the government in the private unaided non-minority colleges while those giving COMEDK would have 30 percent seats to them.

AIPMT results to now release on June 12

AIPMT 2015

All those who had appeared for the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) have to wait longer as the declaration of results has been extended to June 12. This has left lakhs of students and their future in uncertainty. The results were earlier scheduled to be declared by CBSE on June 5.

This delay has been caused by a paper leak where as many as 700 students had received the answer keys on their phones during the exam held on May 3. The Supreme Court instructed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to hold on to the results and also suggested that fresh exams might need to be conducted in wake of the cheating scam.

As far as the case is concerned, the Haryana police have taken 12 people and 325 students into custody which includes 3 doctors as per the reports of the ongoing investigations. Anyone who finds the prime accused in the case, has been promised to be paid 1 lakh rupees.

Justice Prafulla C. Pant and Justice Amitava Roy of The Supreme Court of India have granted a week to the Haryana Police to file a fresh status report indicating the number of beneficiaries and the extent of irregularities in the exam.

AIPMT is conducted every year for admissions into the medical and dental courses across universities in the country. The competitive exam offers 15 percent merit positions in medical and dental colleges all over India.

JEE Advanced 2015- Answer Keys released

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JEE Advanced conducted on May 24 has released its answer keys today on June 8. The answer keys for both Paper I and Paper II are available at the official website, www.jeeadv.iitb.ac.in. While 1.5 lakh students had registered for the engineering entrance exam, 1.25 lakh finally appeared for it.

The authorities had published the Optical Response Sheet (ORS) and scanned images, cut-off marks and rank list for preparatory courses a week ago.

A general complaint came out as students showed their dissatisfaction regarding the excessive negative marking. The question pattern also saw significant changes as both the papers which earlier carried 180 marks were now consisting of 262 questions in paper I and 240 questions in paper II. Also, no notice was given of such changes. The Physics and Mathematics parts were also found to be more time consuming. The new negative marking scheme, under which two negative marks will be awarded for wrong answers, was another shock to the students who took the exam last week.

The All India Rank (AIR) and the category rank will be displayed on the official website once the results are declared. No individual rank cards will be issued. However, only securing a rank is no guarantee for admission into IITs or ISM. This year, approximately 13 lakh students appeared for the JEE (Main) examination. The students who pass JEE (Main) are eligible for admission into NITs, CFTIs, SFTIs and IIITs, for the session of 2015.

Offline v/s online modes of DU admission

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With the admission process in Delhi University in full swing and over two lakh students already registered, both online and offline mode this time since to be doing their part. The registration began on May 28 through the online mode, while the offline mode started on June 5. For this, 8 centres have been listed from where students can collect the forms. The ones opting for online mode need to visit the official website.

Both of them vary in various degrees. While many students believe that offline mode is much more convenient owing to any support or help that they can receive. Such firsthand assistance is definitely not available online.

Also, online mode has often faced several technical glitches in the past causing depleting confidence among students. The website often crashed making it unsecure. The north eastern students have faced a specific problem as their roll numbers consist of 12 digits while the offline forms have space available for only 11 digits. This has created a need for informing such students, in particular about this glitch and has asked them to make an extra box themselves.

The offline applications have definitely proven to be time consuming than online process. Students travel from across the country and also spend considerable time in the colleges to fill the form.

The last date to register for the admission process is June 15 while, the cut-off will be announced by June 25.

Information regarding DU offline registration process

DU

The offline registrations for Delhi University began on June 5th with almost 2 lakh applications already sold online for the same. The eight registration centres where offline forms will be accepted , all of them situated in south campus and none in the north campus are, Atma Ram Sanatan Dharm College, Dyal Singh College, Gargi College, Maharaja Agrasen College, PG DAV College, Rajdhani College, Shyam Singh College and SGTB Khalsa College.

The students can avail their OMR sheets from any of these centres and fill in any number of the courses and colleges. The fee for General category students is Rs 100 whereas for SC/ST students the admission form will cost Rs 50.

The offline registration forms can be collected between 9.30 am and 3 pm, except Sundays. Those belonging to Sports quota and Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) quota can also register offline. Students are also expected to bring along a list of documents listed on the website. The registrations shall continue till June 15.

Special desks have been set up for facilitation of students from North East. Since, the form doesn’t need any photograph or signature of the candidate, it is not necessary for the admission seeker to visit the centre. The application can be made by someone else on his or her behalf.

DU will announce the first cut-off list on June 25. It will be followed by six more cut off lists. Further lists may also be announced provided seats are vacant for admission.

Expectations regarding DU cut offs

DU

DU 2015 Admission Cutoff will be different for different courses in different colleges under the three-year regular programmes of the Central University. During the admission season of 2015, the individual Delhi University Colleges will be releasing their separate 2015 cutoff list and candidates will be shortlisted based on marks obtained in 12th standard at par required cutoff for 2015 DU admissions.

After declaration of DU Admissions 2015 Cutoff List, the affiliated colleges of the University will be declaring their separate merit list announcing the name of candidates at par the cutoff marks.

While taking a general response from the students about the expected cut offs for various courses, their seemed to be a common feedback about the cut offs being abnormally high. With a constant and huge increase in the number of students crossing the 90 mark, the colleges have no choice but to increase the cut offs further. Since they are already so high for a number of courses, the increase shall be only marginal. Some of the students complained about the lack of incentive and hope for students scoring in 60s or 70s. Only students with 90 and above marks have some hope to find a place in the limited number of seats offered, particularly for honours courses. The principal of Gargi College informed that cut off for both B.com (hons) and B.com (Pass) shall be expected between 95%-97%. For science courses too like Physics and Chemistry, the cut offs is expected to hover anywhere above 90.

SBI PO Exam 2015: Coaching Vs Self Preparation

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Coaching Classes Vs Self preparation for any examination has been an ongoing topic of debate. It is not really wise to say that any of them is better than the other as both of them have their pros and cons. Both the preparation technique has its own clauses and it is up to an individual to decide which one suits him the best. Below mentioned are some of the benefits that both the methods offer.

Coaching Classes

Coaching Classes has changed the whole scenario in recent times. Bank PO exam coaching classes are often organized by experienced staff and teachers. They keep an eye on the changes in exam pattern and accordingly formulate their own curriculum so that their students get the best chance to clear it. Also, they carry with them years of experience that come in handy for their students.

Solving a question is one thing but solving it in a limited time needs skill and this is what coaching classes’ helps you polish. They not just teach you the syllabus of an exam but also work upon your pace so that you can attempt questions faster. They teach you techniques, provide you tips and work with you so that you learn them quickly.

Self Preparation

Self Preparation is considered as the best tool to clear any exam and same is the case for Bank PO examination also. Self studies help you understand your weak and strong areas. Once you realize your areas and the stages where you stand, you can start preparing accordingly and begin your studies. Internet could prove to be the best friend if you get stuck anywhere. Also, the more you learn by practicing yourself, the more you will be able to perform in real life. The best part of self preparation is that the knowledge you gain sticks with you throughout your life.

There is no guarantee that coaching classed or self preparation will help you clear the examination as it all depends on the hard work that you do and the zeal, motivation and dedication that you have for it. Patience is the virtue and hard work is your ladder. Do not think of climbing the wall directly instead give yourself some time and start climbing slowly and gradually. Remember one thing- failure is just another step that brings you closer to success. So do not worry about failures and keep your determination strong and yourself focused.

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SSC Exam 2015: Tips to study difficult topics

Preparation Tips

When you know what your exam consists of you can fight well, so now we will focus on each section one by one. As every person has his/her own caliber, strengths and weaknesses, he/she may be good in one section and might be lagging in other one. Thus, we’ll give you a brief suggestion on how to prepare different sections to score more.

Reasoning/General Intelligence:

First we talk about Reasoning Section, this consists of 50 Marks. Just focus on points mentioned below:

  1. This Section is usually very easy but you shouldn’t underestimate this and must prepare to attempt about 45 questions at least and it’s not as tough as it sounds.
  2. Questions consist of:
  3. Almost 5 Questions from Coding/Decoding
  • 2 to 3 from Analogy
  • 2 from Blood Relations
  • 1 to 2 from Calendar
  • 1 or 2 from Sitting Arrangement
  • 1 from Distance and Directions
  • 5 Questions from Syllogisms
  • In last of this Section 5 to 10 questions are from Non-verbal Reasoning, most easy part of this section is generally put in the last 10 questions, so if you find Start is tough you must start from Last of this section, this will really help you.
  1. Getting 40 marks is as easier in this Section as to attempt a 10th Level NDA Exam.
  2. Remember, this section easy, but it is a part of your exam so, here race is about time, and if you waste more than 40 minutes in this section you are trapped, so Make a habit to solve 50 questions of Previous Paper in just 35 to 40 minutes also time to darken circles in Answer sheet is included in 40 minutes.

Maths/Quantitative Aptitude:

It is very important to plan how to attempt this section, as only this section can define your fate, so be attentive while attempting this section. As a personal suggestion, you should attempt this section at last, and don’t indulge in depth or don’t try to mess with any question in this section, just ignore the ones which are strange for you and in a quick reading find all those which are most familiar with you to be attempted.
Don’t be afraid of this section as many candidates have a horrible experience to face this section, you need not worry, let us explain why?

  1. First thing you are not supposed to solve all these tough problems, just choose around 20 to 25 questions those are much easier than others.
  2. Attempt them all 25 question correctly as only this section is the one in which either you get the correct answer otherwise you will not get any answer.
  3. Focus on Trigonometry, Algebra section as these two topics are most easy part of this section and consists of 10 to 15 questions.
  4. Then attempt Percentage as it saves time to solve these questions, every year there are 2 or 3 questions on Percentage have been observed and they are based on just successive discounts.
  5. 1 to 2 easy questions on geometry are assured.
  6. Then Focus on Mensuration as this section will also help you in Tier II.
  7. Around 5 Questions on Data Interpretation (DI) are always fixed at last. Choose them to score more in much lesser time.

English:

Never focus on Conversational English (means Spoken or Behavioral) as it is not related to Competitive English, here you are supposed to have typical knowledge of Grammar, you must be able to identify Grammatical Errors in sentences. Just follow these simple tips to attempt this section:

  1. Read Newspaper on daily basis: don’t be afraid guys, you just need to read First Page and National Page, and if you find anything interesting in any news, just read that in depth.
  2. Reading Newspaper will help you a lot in Preparing for SSC Tier I and Tier II, as many ERROR detection questions are generally made on the basis of Grammar that is used in Newspaper.
  3. While Attempting English Section, Maintain your speed, don’t get slow as normally it takes just 25 minutes to attempt all 50 questions of English Section in Tier I.
  4. You can Follow Lucent Objective English for a Sure Shot Success and this book will bless you a great sense of detecting error in your first reading.
  5. Read more and More Passages, this will improve your speed in reading and understanding English and will speed you up to get at least 35 to 38 marks in English section in TIER I.

General Awareness:

First of all remember that you can’t score very much in GK because it is a subject which is so vast to cover and it is divided in many topics like history, geography, economics, political science, culture of INDIA, etc. and we know it is hard to prepare all these simultaneously, so guys don’t focus so seriously on general awareness. Here are few tips to improve general awareness:

  1. When you are attempting GK Section in SSC CGL Exam never spend too much time for a single question. Read it in a fluent manner and think for just 5 seconds and if you find the question strange for you just leave it right away.
  2. You have 50 questions to read and you must not spare more than 15 – 20 minutes for them.
  3. Answer only when you are at least 90% sure that you know the answer, don’t just try to dark circle with half knowledge, this could decide your fate.
  4. Never think of this section as an opportunity to attempt all, as generally we think that we know the answer for every question but we are not 100% sure, please put your answer very carefully.
  5. Try to improve your general knowledge by reading newspaper daily, and discuss a new topic every day with your friends to boost up your knowledge.
  6. Read Monthly Magazine of the previous month from the Examination, like if you are going to attempt exam in April, read out a resourceful magazine for the Month of March.
  7. Focus on main Topics of this Section: The most important one is Indian Polity, then Five year Plans, Economy, Budget of the same year, after that a good knowledge of all other topics like: Geography, History and Biology are of Equal importance.
  8. Attempting above 20 is a good score in General Awareness.

Useful Books for SSC Exam

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UPSC declares the final results of NDA and NA on June 3

UPSC

The final results of the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy examination were declared on June 3 by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). This result is based on the overall performance of the candidates in the written examination, interviews and Services Selection Board (SSB) conducted by the Ministry of Defence for the admissions to the Indian Army, Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force.

This selection however, is provisional and the candidates’ marks will be published on the UPSC website 15 days post the final results declared, that is, June 18. The results as well as other important information in concern with the commencement of the courses can be accessed through the official website. The website for Ministry of Defence is www.joinindianarmy.nic.in and indianarmy.gov.in. UPSC has published a list of 453 candidates on its website for the candidates who appeared for the written examination on September 29, 2014.

UPSC has also notified the candidates that if required, they must contact the Army Headquarters directly, if there is any change in the address.

About Union Public Service Commission:
UPSC is a central agency of India which was set up on October 1, 1926. UPSC conducts Civil Services Examination, Indian Forest Service Examination, Engineering Services Examination, National Defence Academy Examinations etc.

UPSC declares list of candidates who cleared the CDS exam- I

UPSC

The results for the Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam-I has been declared by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). In order to access the results, the candidates can follow a simple procedure on the official UPSC website.

The exam conducted on February 15 has seen a total of 8488 candidates make it to the interview round. However, the ratio of candidates shortlisted per vacancy is as high as 1:18.29. These selected candidates are now required to submit the original certificates in support of age (date of birth), educational qualifications, NCC (C) (Army Wing/Senior Division Air Wing/Naval Wing) etc.

The short-listed candidates will be eligible for admission to Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, 140th course commencing in January, 2016/ Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, course commencing in January, 2016/ Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in January, 2016 i.e. No. 199/16F/PC/ Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai, 103rd SSC Course (for men) commencing in April, 2016 and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai, 17th SSC Women (Non-Technical) course commencing in April, 2016.

The documents are required to be sent to:

  • Army Headquarters, A.G.’s Branch/Rtg./CDSE Entry, West Block 3, Ground Floor, Wing No.I, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066 in case of IMA/SSC first choice candidates
  • IHQ of MoD NAV (OI & R Section), Room No. 204, C-Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 in case of Naval first choice candidates
  • PO3 (A) Air Headquarters, ‘J’ Block, Room No. 17, Opp. Vayu Bhawan, Moti Lal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110011 in case of Air Force as their first choice.

UGC releases list of 21 bogus universities

UGC

After much speculation, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has come up with a list of fake universities. This list consists of 21 universities, set up across the country. According to experts, there are hundreds of fake universities and colleges across India. These universities have been found to be working in violation of the UGC Act, 1956. Uttar Pradesh tops the list with 10 fake varsities while Maharashtra has just one Raja Arabic University, which is based in Nagpur. All these institutions have been declared as bogus and do not have any right to confer or grant degrees.

The universities labelled as fake by UGC are listed below:

  1. Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj, Delhi
  2. United Nations University, Delhi
  3. Vocational University, Delhi
  4. Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, New Delhi
  5. ADR-Centric Juridical University, New Delhi
  6. Kesarwani Vidyapith, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
  7. Raja Arabic University, Nagpur, Maharashtra
  8. St. John’s University, Kishanattam, Kerala
  9. Badaganvi Sarkar Open World University Education Society, Belagum, Karnataka
  10. Maithili University, Darbanga, Bihar
  11. Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata, West Bengal
  12. D.D.B. Sanskrit University, Trichi, Tamil Nadu
  13. Gurukul Vishwavidyalaya, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh
  14. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
  15. Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh
  16. National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur, Uttar Paradesh
  17. Mahila Gram Vishwavidyalaya, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
  18. Gandi Hindi Vidyapith, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
  19. Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  20. Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
  21. Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh

GSHSEB declared SSC results

Result for Group Mathematical Olympiad

Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) has declared the Class 10 board results. The results were declared yesturday. i.e. on June 4 at 6 am. In order to access their results the candidates can visit the official website of the Gujarat board, which is, www.gseb.org.

All that the candidates need to do is follow a simple procedure after opening the official website. Firstly, one needs to click on the result tab followed by ‘SSC/Class 10 result 2015’ link and fill in the relevant details such as name or roll number. Once this information is submitted by clicking on the submit key, the result shall appear on the computer screens.

Once the students check the results, the students must download their results or print a copy of the result for future reference. The students who will be dissatisfied with the results can also check their answer sheets for re-checking. All those who do not have internet facility or fail to visit the site due to some technical error or otherwise, can also check their results through their cell phones. This can be done either by messaging their roll numbers or calling the board to check the results.

GSHSEB declared Class 12 Science stream result on May 28 and Class 12 General stream result on May 30. This year, over 10 lakh students appeared for Class 12 board exams and over 9 lakh students appeared for Class 10 board exams in the Gujarat state.

TBSE to announce class 12 Board results on June 6

IBPS CWE RRB-IV Result

The Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) will declare the results for Class 12 board examination on June 6. The students who appeared for the examination will be able to access their results at the official sites of the board, www.tbse.in, www.tripuraresults.nic.in and www.tripura.nic.in.

This requires the students to follow a simple procedure where they need to visit the site, click on the link provided for class 12 results, enter relevant details like name and roll number and submit the information. This will give access to their results which will be displayed on the screen. They also have an option to download or save the PDF file for future purposes.

The examinations for HSC began on March 2, the first one being the usual language paper. The exams came to an end on April 1 ending with Computer Science/Home Management/Nursing and Music exams. Various other subjects like Geography, Physics, Mathematics, Psychology, etc were also covered.

The Board was established in 1973, and it began operating in 1976. It was founded for the promotion and development of secondary education in Tripura. It is known for its unique feature of using one centralised evaluation system for awarding marks to students.

The main purpose and duties of TBSE are to recommend the syllabus, propose rules and specify courses of instruction and textbooks, teaching by correspondence courses, recognition of higher school and higher secondary schools in Tripura. It mainly deals with preparing academic programmes and organise examinations, especially for state level Class 10 and Class 12.

Response sheets of JEE Advanced 2015 candidates released online

JEE Advanced 2015

CBSE conducted the annual engineering entrance examination on May 24 with about 1.5 lakh students registering and 1.25 lakh of them appearing for it. The Optical Response Sheet (ORS) of IIT JEE (Advanced) was released on June 3 wherein candidates can view their response sheets starting 10 am on June 3 up to 5 pm on June 6. The students had to mark their answers on the machine-readable Optical Response Sheet (ORS). If candidates feel that there has been any discrepancy during this 4 day schedule, they can request a review of their scanned responses and inform the authorities about it.

The exam conducted in two parts with Paper I being held from 9 am to 12 pm and the Paper II from 2 to 5 pm saw a changed pattern with students complaining of excessive negative marking. Earlier both the papers carried 180 marks each, no notice was given about the increased weightage to both papers, Paper I with 262 questions and paper II carried 240 questions. The students were shocked to know that every incorrect response would make them lose 2 marks unlike the earlier 1 mark. They complained of Physics and Maths section being very time consuming. They were eagerly waiting for the answer keys, which is scheduled to be displayed on June 8 at 12 pm.

This year, approximately 13 lakh students appeared for the JEE (Main) examination. The students who pass JEE (Main) are eligible for admission into NITs, CFTIs, SFTIs and IIITs, for the session of 2015.

JEE Advanced 2015 cut off marks declared online

JEE Advanced Cut Off Marks

IIT JEE held on May 24 has released the cut off marks online required to qualify JEE Advanced 2015. Candidates can check if they have made it o the rank list by visiting the official website www.jeeadv.iitb.ac.in.

The total marks in all three subjects, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, will be the combined marks of the respective subjects awarded in Paper I and Paper II. The aggregate marks will be calculated as the sum of marks obtained in all three subjects.

Students with higher aggregate scores will be awarded higher rank. However, the candidates are required to score the minimum marks necessary not only in the aggregate cut-off but subject wise cut-off as well.

To decide for those students who have earned the same aggregate marks, the student with higher marks in mathematics shall be allotted the higher rank. However, if the students have the same marks in Mathematics as well, their marks in Physics shall be compared. If a distinction cannot be made still, the students will be provided with the same rank.

The detailed lists for minimum percentage of marks, cut-off marks, and preparatory courses can be viewed at the official site. The category-wise cut-off (General, OBC, SC, ST, PwD) is also mentioned online.

DU announces the date for business entrance test

DU

With the admission process already begun in the University of Delhi, the dates for entrance tests of all business courses have been released. A joint entrance test will be conducted for Business Economics, BBA (financial investment analysis) and management studies programmes by the Delhi University’s faculty of applied social sciences. The test has been declared to be held on June 14 across multiple centres. The question paper on the basis of which the students shall be evaluated will have multiple choice questions- covering Quantitative ability, Reasoning, English and General Awareness.

The management studies and financial analysis courses are offered in Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, College of Vocational Studies, Deen Dyal Upadhaya College, Keshav Mahavidalaya, Maharaja Agrasen College and Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies.

Setting this test different from the previous years, the paper will have negative marking as well. While every correct answer will be awarded 3 marks, students will lose one mark for every wrong answer. This will ensure that students do not give a response to those questions of which they are not sure of.

The selection to the Business Economics programme will be done on the basis of the score of the entrance test along with the aggregate scored in Class 12 board exams, while admission to BBA and Business Management will done purely through the written test, interview and Class 12 scores. The candidates should have scored a minimum of 60 percent aggregate marks in best of four papers where having English and Maths is a requisite.