General instruction for UPSC civil service prelims exam 2015

Important Guideline for UPSC Exam

Union public commission (UPSC) scheduled its preliminary exam on 23 August 2015. Admit cards are available on the official website. Those students who have not downloaded their admit cards can download it from the official website. Moreover, UPSC has also published a notification regarding the general instructions which are to be followed in the exam. Every aspirant are requested to go through these instruction carefully.

GENERAL INSTRUCTION TO BE FOLLOWED BY EVERY ASPIRANT:

  1. Candidate should bring all the discrepancies and should also check their e-admit card.
  2. Aspirant required to mention their name, roll number, registration ID and name & year of the examination in the correspondence with the UPSC
  3. It is required to bring the e-Admit card in each session. Without admit card, no candidate is allowed to enter the examination hall.
  4. It is also required for every candidate to enter the examination hall 20 minutes before the scheduled time of the examination.
  5. Candidates are not allowed to bring any articles which are not permitted in the examination hall. Such as mobile phones, calculators, any communication device such as Bluetooth etc. if any candidate found with any of these instruments, strict action will be entail and also he/she will not allowed to give exam in future.
  6. Candidates are requested to read all the instructions for filling the OMR sheet before entirng any entry there. Any omission, mistake with regards to roll number and test booklet series code, will render the answer sheet liable for rejection.
  7. Candidate should be on time. If any candidate report after the scheduled time will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.
  8. Before leaving for the exam, candidate is requested to see the exam centre/sub centre mentioned in their e-Admit card. If in case, candidate appear other than the one indicated on the admit card, his answer script will not be evaluated and he is liable to be rejected.
  9. There will negative marking for every wrong answer.
  10. Candidate should keep in mind that the answer should be made by black ball pen only. Answers other than the black ink would not be evaluated.
  11. Exam authority will not be responsible for any kind of loss of any valuable item the candidate. So candidates are advised to no to bring any valuable items to the examination hall.
  12. Candidates should also have to bring their photo identity proof such as Adhar card, driving license, and passport and also bring two passport size photographs one for each session.
  13. Candidates who do not have clear picture on their e-Admit card will asked for the photo identity proof.
  14. Visually imparted candidate allowed to bring their own scribe will be allowed to the exam only with the separate e-Admit card which was issued while opting “own scribe” option.

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IAS PRELIMS EXAM 2015: Important Tips and strategies

Last Minute Tips for IBPS CWE RRBs

IAS Exam is one of the most planned and conceptual examination conducts under the sun. It is also the toughest exam in the nation. Many students appear multiple times to clear it.

Clock started ticking. It’s the best time for you brace yourself for the first hurdle on your way towards your goal. Civil service prelims exam is scheduled on 23rd August 2015 and mains exam will be on December 18, 2015.

Civil service preliminary exam consist of 2 papers i.e. Paper-1 general studies, paper-2 general Aptitude, 200 marks of each. Paper is fully objective type with multiple choice questions. 2 hours time duration will be given for each paper.

Aspirants are requested to see these below mentioned tips and strategies which will help you to clear prelims exams

Tips and Tricks :

  1. As there are no rank criteria for prelims exam only pass is required, most of the students get over confident. So don’t get overconfident and do your best.
  2. Adopt an integrated approach as all the stages of the civil service exam require both facts and opinions. From the very first day, look for the facts, built your knowledge and form your opinion.
  3. Maintain your composure and make study schedule and adhere to it.
  4. Prepare from charts and diagrams, it will help you in easy understanding of the concept and also helps you to memorize the things easily.
  5. Always make short notes of the important topics which will he you to revise the topic quickly at the peak time.
  6. Every aspirant is suggested to update yourself timely by the current affairs. Read newspapers, magazines, etc. as much as you can. Current affairs are very important for this exam.
  7. Focus on the important events that have occurred in the last 5 years.
  8. Study the political science, economics and history portion from class 10th and 12th text books.
  9. Use flash cards to remember definitions.
  10. Solve previous year question papers so that you will get familiar with the paper pattern and the kind if questions asked in the exam.
  11. Practice mock test papers. There are many other books for practice like IAS exam preparation books, UPSC exam books, which will guide you for the paper pattern. Don’t forget to time yourself while solving the practice papers.
  12. Solving puzzles with logical thinking will also help your brain to think logically.

All the best for exam !!

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UDAAN 2015, Emphasis for Girls education, launched by CBSE

UDAAN 2015

Education in India is taking step to promote girls education and upliftment of the girls in the same area. This will also initiate the girls to educate themselves and also eliminate the gender gap. CBSE took a great step by launching UDAAN scheme for the girls. This program will help girl child to receive best quality of education and also help in women empowerment by giving the needful education to the girls. This scheme will provide girl a comprehension platform to girl to pursue higher education in engineering.

Guidelines to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply for this scheme to avail the benefit. Guidelines are as follows.

  • Download the application form from the official website i.e. http://cbse.nic.in
  • Fill all the necessary personal and professional information.
  • Upload your recent photo (jpeg,png,jpg, gif images of not more than 50 KB with dimension of around 150×150 pixels) and put a signature at the bottom of it.
  • Download the certificate of verification and it should be duly signed by the directors and parents respectively.
  • The candidate must get the verification form and following documents must be signed by the principals.
  1. The realization that the applicant is a regular school student.
  2. Certificate of annual income
  3. Reserve certificate (if applicable)
  4. 10th class mark sheet

In the end, candidate should submit the entire document to the city coordinator and collect the acknowledgement receipt. Last date of submission of application is August 3, 2015

Eligibility criteria:

  • The candidate should have scored a minimum of 70 % marks in class 10th , along with 80% marks in each science and math.
  • The candidate must have enrolled in class 11 with physics, chemistry and mathematics.
  • The family annual income of the candidate should be less than 6 lakh PA

CAT 2015: Important Notification

CAT 2015: Important Notification

Indian Institutes of management published a notification for CAT Exam 2015 for the candidates who are seeking to take admission in MBA through CAT entrance exam. It is suggested to every aspirant who are registering themselves for the CAT exam, must read all the notifications, important dates, information, syllabus, paper pattern etc.

Eligibility Criteria: Candidate must have done their bachelor’s from any recognized university with minimum 50% or similar to CGPA.

Registration Fees: INR 1600/- for the General and OBC candidate and INR 800/- for SC/ST/PH candidate. Registration fee can be pay via online or offline mode.

Selection: The selection process will comprise of written ability test, group Discussion and Personal Interview. Candidates have to clear all the three processes. Candidates are selected on the basis of their performance in all the three levels.

Exam pattern: The exam will comprise of three sections i.e. Quantitative Aptitude (QA), Data Interpretation &Logical reasoning (DILR) and Verbal &Reading Comprehension (VRC). QA and VRC will comprise of 34 questions and DILR will comprise 32 questions. Exam will be of 180 minutes (3 hours)

Candidates also keep important dates in mind.

Important dates

  • Online registration starts from August 6 to September 20
  • Admit cards available online from October 15.
  • Exam is scheduled on November 29, 2015
  • Results will be declared in second week of January, 2016

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Important notification for IBPS CWE clerk exam

Important

Institute of Banking personnel selection will be organizing a common written Examination for clerical cadre. Exam will be held in December 2015 and January 2016. The aspirants appearing for the exam are suggested to go through the notifications properly regarding the Paper pattern, important dates, Instructions and important documents to carry in examination hall.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The candidate must be a graduate from any recognized university or having equivalent qualification recognized by the central government.
  • The candidate must have a valid mark sheet or a degree with exact percentage marks indicated on it, while registering them online.
  • Candidate must have computer knowledge and should have studied IT as one of the subjects in High school/college.
  • The candidate must have scored a proficiency in the official language spoken by the state.
  • Age limit is 20 to 28 (Scheduled caste candidate have an age relaxation of 5 years, for the candidates who belongs to schedule tribes have 3 years of relaxation)

The exam will be set up for 2 hours. It will be objective type paper which contain 5 different sections which is reasoning, English, Numerical Ability, general Awareness , computer knowledge. Each section will be of 40 marks. For each wrong question, there will be negative marking of 0.25 marks.

The examination will be held in two tiers i.e. preliminary exam and main exam. Before registering themselves, candidates are suggested to see and keep the important dates in mind.

  • Online registration starts from August 11, 2015 till September 1, 2015
  • Payment of application fees via online mode is August 11, 2015 to September 1, 2015
  • Call letters will be available online from November 3 till November 17. Kindly download from the official site.
  • Conduct of pre-exam training- November 3 to November 17.
  • Download of call letters for online examination preliminary from November 18 onwards.
  • Online pre exam scheduled on December 5, December 6, December 12, and December 13
  • Call letter for main exam will be available in December (Tentatively)
  • Online main exam will be scheduled on January 2 and January 3, 2016
  • Interview for the candidates who will successfully clear both the exam is scheduled in the month of February and the provisional allotment is expected in the month of April.

While going for exam, candidate also requested to go through all the instructions and important documents to carry in the exam and in the interview.

Important documents to carry:

  • Must carry a print out of the call letter.
  • Online application form for the CWE Clerks-5
  • Birth certificate will be issued by the Competent Municipal Authorities or SSLC.
  • Graduation mark sheets and all the other certificates from the university/board for the results will be announced before September 1.
  • Caste certificate for SC/ST/OBC candidates which is issued by the competent authority.
  • Disability certificate for the disabled candidates which is issued by the district medical board.
  • Discharge certificate and the pension payment order by the aspirant retired from the armed forces.
  • And for the candidates who are serving the government/quasi-govt offices/ public sector undertakings are required to bring “no-objection certificate.

All the above mentioned documents are necessary to bring during exam. If any of the aspirants forgot to bring any of the documents, he will not allow sitting in the exam. At the time of examination, the call letter and the photocopy of the call letter of the aspirant’s photo identity will be exactly the same name as it appears on the call letter.

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Anand Kumar success story of Super 30

Super 30

Anand Kumar is an Indian Mathematician and founder of Super 30, born and bought up in Patna City, Bihar. His super 30 class commenced in Patna City itself. In this class he prepares students who are economically weak and are from backward society for IIT-JEE exams which is an entrance exam for admission in IITs (Indian Institute of Technology). His super 30 classes established in 2002, which offers free classes to underprivileged students of Bihar who are seeking admission in IITs.

Till today, Super 30 have achieved name and fame internationally. Super 30 has been selected by Times magazine in the list of Best of Asia 2010. Also received praise from honorable President of United States, Mr. Barak Obama’s envoy RushadHussain, who called it as the best institute of the country. His institute has also listed in the list of most innovative schools of the world. Moreover, he has also received the highest award by Bihar Government, The maulanaAbulKalam Azad ShikshaPuraskar! He has also recorded in Limca Book of Records for his contribution in helping poor students to crack IIT-JEE exams. He was also awarded the S. Ramanujan Award for 2010 by IRDS (Institute for Research and Documentation in Social Sciences) in July 2010.

In his Super 30 Classes, he hunts 30 students from the city (According to the title ‘Super 30’) who could not afford IIT coaching, he prepares them for IIT Entrance exam. In the very first year of coaching, 18 students cracked the exam. In the second batch, 30 on 30 students got selected and in 2004, 22 students made it to IIT. Since then his hard work and super 30 formula is achieving a remarkable success.His mother Jayanti Devi cooks food for the students and his brother Pranav Kumar takes care of the management.

Anand Kumar has no financial support for super 30 from any government as well as private agencies. He run his super 30 from the tuition fee he earns from the Ramanujam Institute. After the success of Super 30 and its growing popularity, he is getting many offers from the private-both national and international companies and government for the financial help. But he always refused because he want to run his super 30 on his own will and effort.

Discovery Channel has also broadcast one hour long program on super 30. Articles on Anand and his super 30 classes has also been published in The New York Times. Japan’s Actress, Norika Fujiwara also visited Patna to make a documentary on Anand’s contribution toward society. He has also been featured in the programmes by the channel BBC. Super Star Amitabh Bachchan has also praised Anand’s super 30 class for this eye catching success. Japan’s University of Tokyo entered into an agreement with super 30 to sponsor study of its students in japan. Now another move is on its way. A movie made by a famous French director “ PascalPlisson” on super 30 is set to be released by next month. The title of the movie is “ The Big day”. The movie is about the students who earned fame after studying in super 30.

Last Minute Tips for AIPMT Re-Exam 2015

Tips

AIPMT is now reconducted because of some issues. Exam is now on its way. With just 3 days to go, it is nature of the student to feel nervous. Every aspirant is suggested to not to get nervous and don’t be anxious. Every performance is consist of two segments, preparation and execution. Focus on the main areas and notes rather than going through the whole book.

Last minutes tips for AIPMT Re-Exam 2015:

  • Go through all the notes or your practice work and ensure you clarify any kind of doubts you may have. Do not delay or keep it for later.
  • Revise all formulas or theorems before the exam, especially when it comes to quantitative sections.
  • Do not stress in the last days of preparation. Stay with a cool mind as stress only kills your precious time with no productive results.
  • It is truly said that “one minute saved is one minute earned”. It is suggested that don’t waste you maximum time in particular section. It may ruin your exam.
  • As it is now only 3 days left, every student who will be appearing for the exam is suggested to do mock test papers which will help you know you preparation level and also let you know the section in which you are good. Try to start from that section when you will write the main exam.
  • Do not stress in the last days of preparation. Stay with a cool mind as stress only kills your precious time with no productive results.
  • Do not feel demotivated in case your mock performances are not good enough. It is not a final indicator of your score as there are several factors to consider. What you do on the final day cannot be pre-decided whatsoever.
  • Do not forget to download your admit card and get it printed well before the D-day. It is not advisable to take any chances.
  • Do not forget to keep all the belongings required (photographs, identity proofs, etc.)
  • Never stay awake one night before as lack of sleep has proven to be a bane for several students who could have performed better. State of mind and freshness are important considerations.

    Exam is now on the corner. Don’t get nervous and never let your confidence level down. Motivate yourself and do your best.

  • All the best !!

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Dreams turning into Reality- Rickshaw puller son now in IIM

Yogendra Kumar

A story of a boy who turned his dream into reality, no matter from where he belongs to.

Yogendra Singh, A son of a Rickshaw puller. For him, it is like a fairy tale. Getting into IIM (Indian Institute of Management) is most of the students dream, but only few get into it. Getting admission in IIM is like a dream come true. Similarly what happened with Yogendra is. He cracked CAT and now he is walking into the most prestigious and renowned colleges of the country, IIM (Indian institute of Management).

Yogendra belongs to very poor family, who grazed cattles for years and slept many times without food. He was the eldest among his siblings. Every person have someone who helped them grow and achieve name and fame. Yogendra also got one, His father-in-law. He is primary school teacher and stepped in and funded his education. His life is full of struggles. His father is a Rickshaw puller and he milked cows. He managed his studies by borrowing books from friends and laptop from distant relatives. Sometimes he continued his studies under streetlight.

He did his engineering from BIT, Dhanbad in 2011. He did job for 2-3 years from whose salary he spent in his sister’s marriage. His family is almost dependent on him. He again decided to continue his studies after his sister’s marriage and now his ultimate dream was to get into an IIM-L for which he really needed to work hard. His parent always pressurized him to quit studies and so he also started to think about it. But his father in law motivated him and funded his education as a result he turned his dream into reality. Now he is on his way toward his dream, IIM-L. All the very best of Luck to Yogendra for future.

Important notification for IIFT 2016-18 batch

Important notification for IIFT 2016-18 batch

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) invites applicant for masters of business administrations (MBA) degree programme 2016-18.

IIFT is a unique institution involved in imparting knowledge through research and training in international business and trade. It offers full time MBA, a weekend programme (MBA) and certain other Executive Post Graduate Diplomas and certificate courses. To take admission in this course, every student need to crack an entrance exam which is highly competitive in the country. Every year Thousands of students appear for this entrance exam.

Eligibility criteria:

    • Candidate should have bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration in any discipline from any recognized university.
    • Final year student can also apply for this exam subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification by 7th October 2016.
    • There is no age limit to appear for this exam.

This exam consist of objective type written test which covers section like English Comprehension, General Knowledge & Awareness, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis

Notification also announced the important dates regarding the IIFT Admission 2016:

    • Commencement of Registration- 15th July 2015.
    • Last date to obtain application form and prospectus via post- 20 August 2015
    • Last date to obtain application form and prospectus across the IIFT Counters (by cash)- 03 September 2015
    • Last date for online registration- 03 September 2015
    • Last date for receipt for application for General/SC/ST/ PH/OBC candidates – 03 September 2015
    • Last date for receipt for application for foreign students/NRI- 15 February 2016
    • Written IIFT Exam- 22 November 2015.
    • The course would commence from July 2016

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AIPMT to be held under stringent measures

AIPMT-2015

As most of the AIPMT test centres turn into fortresses as the date comes closer, guidelines have been rolled out by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) regarding clothings amulets and what not in order to make this retest cheat-proof. Following the cheating racket across the country, which reached the scale of an organised crime, the board is not ready to leave anything to chance and is keen on creating an environment which makes it impossible for students to cheat. Invigilators have been advised by the CBSE to keep flashlights with them in order to make sure that no communication devices, such as Bluetooth headsets and miniature cameras are used. They have also been given the authority to check the candidates’ ears and spectacles if needed.

The candidates are to strictly abide by the guidelines when it comes to dressing on the exam day. The candidates have been instructed to wear only trousers, a half sleeve kurta or t-shirt and flip flops. They cannot wear shoes, belts, wrist watches, scarves, caps or even clothes with large buttons or badges. CBSE has put a restriction to accessories as well such as religious charms or ‘magic’ amulets/jewellery. There will a check on almost all types of accessories, such as earrings, nose rings, necklaces, brooches, chains, bracelets, pendants, etc. The restrictions just don’t end here. This time the board has gone to the extent of prescribing the pattern and colours of the garments as well. It has prescribed that only light coloured clothes should be worn, and there should be no flowers or any other elaborate pattern on the outfit.

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CMAT September 2015: All you need to know

CMAT Exam 2015

The AICTE or All India Council for Technical Education conducts Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) every year for admissions in all management programmes. The admit cards for this year’s exam will be released in the second week of September. The official notification is expected to be out in the first week of September. The candidates are advised to check the official website regularly for more details.

Pattern

The paper consists of following sections:

  • Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation,
  • Language Comprehension
  • Logical Reasoning
  • General Awareness

The paper consists of a total of 180 questions, 25 questions in each section. The exam has a duration of 180 minutes which makes it so difficult and competitive. Candidates, be advised that negative marking is in effect in this exam just like any other competitive exam where one mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

The candidates must have acquired a Bachelor’s degree with 50 per cent from a recognised university or institute. For further details, the aspirants visit the official website.

CMAT is an admission test held at a national level for facilitating institutions to select suitable students for admission in all management programmes affiliated by AICTE. CMAT is one of the main exam for Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) programmes for the academic year 2015-16.

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CAT 2015: All you need to know about

CAT Exam 2015

The Common Admission Test or CAT for the academic year 2015-16 is expected to be held in November this year and will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) for which the official notification will be rolled out on July 26th. An application fee of Rs 1,600 and Rs 800 needs to be paid by the general and SC/ST candidates for the registration process. The candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in the written test, group discussion and interview. The candidates must have acquired a Bachelor’s degree in the related field from a recognised institute.

Tentative Dates:

  • Commencement of application procedure: August
  • Download of admit cards: October
  • Date of examination: November
  • Announcement of Results: Third week of December 2015

Test Pattern:

  • Test will comprise of 100 MCQs.
  • The Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation section will be for 50 marks and the Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning section will also be for 50 marks
  • The candidates will be awarded three points for each correct answer
  • The test carries negative marking, hence, one mark will be deducted for each wrong answer
  • There will be no penalty for questions which are left unanswered
  • The candidates can attempt any section first, and can also attempt the questions as per their choice of order
  • There will be an on-screen timer to notify the remaining time during the test

List of participating institutes:

  • Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad
  • Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta
  • Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB)
  • Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS) Ranchi
  • Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM) Kolkata
  • Department of Business Administration, Tezpur University
  • Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon
  • Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad
  • International Management Institute (IMI) New Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore
  • Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) Greater Noida
  • Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India Gandhinagar
  • Institute of Management, NIRMA University (IMNU) Ahmedabad
  • Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA)
  • Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad (MICA)
  • S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai
  • K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR) Mumbai
  • Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research Mumbai
  • Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE) Hyderabad
  • Indian Institute of Plantation Management Bangalore
  • T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal
  • Welingkar Institute of Management Bangalore
  • Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM) Trichy
  • Institute of Financial Management and Research (IFMR) Chennai
  • Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai
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Notification for UPSC CDS (Combined Defence Services) – II examination postponed

Candidates await for CTET 2015 result

According to the official website of UPSC website, the notification of UPSC CDS (Combined Defence Services) Examination – II, 2015 has been postponed. Soon the notification regarding the new date will out. Given below is the official statement made on UPSC official website, i.e., upsc.gov.in.

Dated: 14th July, 2015.

Subject: Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2015.

“The Notification of Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2015 which was scheduled to be notified on 18th July, 2015 has been postponed and the Notification will be issued shortly.”

This examination is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy for both men and women.

Usually the notification of the examination is usually released in the October and June and the examinations are conducted respectively in the months of February and November.

The unmarried graduated aspirants are only eligible to appear for the exam. The paper would consist of the questions from English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics. The candidates who become successful in the examination are admitted to the respective Academics after an interview conducted by the Service Selection Board (SSB).

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ELIGIBILITY:

Indian Military Academy / Officers Training Academy:

A degree from a recognized university or equivalent is must.

Naval Academy:

A degree of Bachelor of Engineering is must.

Air Force Academy:

A degree from a recognised university with Physics and Mathematics or Bachelor of Engineering degree is must.

Chartered Accountants (CA) Final Exam June 2015: Result Analysis

Result Analysis

The results of the Chartered Accountants (CA) Final Examination and Common Proficiency Test (CPT) on Friday, 17th July by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).

ATTEMPT PASS PERCENTAGE
May, 2012 16.38
November, 2012 12.97
May, 2013 3.11
November, 2013 12.97
November, 2014 8.23
May, 2015 8.26

This year, around 42,847 aspirants appeared for the exam and in the result, they recorded a pass percentage of 8.26%, a bit increase from the pass percentage of November 2014 exam which was 8.23%.

Rahul Aggarwal from Telangana and Shailee Chaudhary from Delhi grabbed the first rank in the Chartered Accountant Final Examination by scoring 606 marks out of a total 800 marks, i.e., 75.7%.

Deval Bhadresh Modi from Mumbai and Chitturi Lakshmi Anusha from Andhra Pradesh jointly bagged second rank with the score of 71.88%.

Candidates were required to score minimum 55% marks in order to make it up to the Chartered Accountant (CA) Merit List. Candidates were required to score minimum 60% marks in order to make it up to the Common Proficiency Test (CPT) Merit List.

The candidates can check their position and merit list using their respective roll numbers on the official website.

CA Final Examination was conducted from 2nd May till 17th May. CPT was conducted on 13th June in 2 sessions.

Exam schedule for Symbiosis National Aptitude Test 2015

SNAP Exam

Symbiosis International University has made an announcement regarding the dates of Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) 2015. It is going to be held only for those candidates who want to take admission in Management Courses. This entrance exam will be conducted for the admissions to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) course at various institutes of Symbiosis International University academic session 2015.

Important dates are as follows:

  1. Registration for SNAP test (starts from): 3rd September.
  2. Fee Payment (starts from): 3rd September.
  3. Registration for SNAP test (ends on): 26th November.
  4. Fee Payment (ends on): 29th November.
  5. Admit Cards available to be downloaded: 6th December.
  6. SNAP Test will be conducted on: 21st December.
  7. Result: 10th January, 2016

Eligibility Criteria:

Those candidates who are graduates in any discipline from a recognised or statutory university or institute with minimum 50% marks (General and OBC categories), 45% marks (SC/ST categories) for all the Master of Business Administration Program, except for the programmes which requires graduate with specific subject specializations.

The age of the candidates should not be less than 21 years.

The aspirant needs to apply online on the official website of the test, i.e., www.snaptest.org.

The candidates will also need to pay a sum of Rs. 1,500/- and the payment can be made through net banking by transferring the fee to Symbiosis Test Secretariat account. The candidates can even pay using their credit or debit cards on the official website.

The candidates also have third option which is to pay by cash by depositing the money at any Axis Bank or Indian Bank branch or through a Demand Draft drawn in the name of ‘Symbiosis Test Secretariat’ which is to be payable at Pune, Maharashtra.

Exam schedule for Symbiosis National Aptitude Test 2015

AIPMT 2015 re-test: Last week strategies and tips

Tips

The AIPMT or All India Pre-Medical Test re-test is scheduled to be held on 25th July. The candidates must have their admit cards with them by now by downloading them from their website and carry it with them to the exam hall, failing which they will not be allowed to sit for the exam. With the exam nearing, we suggest you, some wrap up preparation tips that will help you bolster the performance.

Plan your preparation: It is rightly said, “He who fails to plan, plans to fail”. Nobody does or should undermine the importance of planning prior to the execution of that task, and if it is the AIPMT re-test, not planning for the test is “forbidden in these realms”. The Study Plan that will be created for you will be just for 7 days, you will be assigned some chapters to study every day so that you are able to complete your syllabus in time.

Develop a strong base: Develop a strong base by studying the 11th and 12th class NCERT syllabus main topics. You should have a clear understanding of all the basic fundamentals in Biology, Chemistry & Physics in order to succeed.

Revision: Now that you’ve covered up the syllabus, mark the topics in their decreasing order of expected importance in the exam and prepare a list. While revising in the last few days, go according to the list starting from the most important ones followed by the less important ones. Revision reduces your chances of missing out on any important information.

Evaluation: Test series help you evaluate yourself by providing you a detailed analysis of your results so that you can figure out your mistakes and improve your performance. Since, you’re put at par with the national toppers, you get an idea on where do you stand and what more do you need to get ahead of others.

Hit the reference books: Aspirants are advised to refer to reference books apart from the study material which will expand their know-how on the subjects and help them gain a better understanding of complicated topics, given, they have ample time left in hand for revisions too.

Be positive: A positive mindset provides you the motivation to reach you goal without getting distracted. So it is very important for candidates to be in a positive state of mind. Especially those who are cursing CBSE for the re-test for they got excellent marks in the 1st test itself. They should not get swayed away by the thought that their hard work was in vain. Your hard work always pays off, remember that.

We hope the above strategies help you in achieving what you aspire for. For the exam, we recommend good books in order to excel. You can buy good books for AIPMT online on our website www.dishapublication.com and stay ahead with the help of our expertise and your commitment to your goal. All the best candidates!

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Interview: Get the Hold of it

Interview: Get the Hold of it

Here is Ninth series: How to get into your dream B-School

Snippets from my interviews:

Interview 1: two panelists and one hapless me. Year 2009 (when Steve Jobs was alive and wasn’t all over the news)

Panelist 1: ‘Who is your idol buddy?’

Me: ‘Sir, my idol is Saurav Ganguly because…..’

Panelist 1: ‘No, no. Give me some name from the business world. You know something about them right?’

Me: ‘Yes, of course. However, I don’t have an idol per se. I like taking different things from different people. For example, Steve Jobs’ grit, determination and presentation skills; and Ratan Tata’s calmness and poise and ability to deal with setbacks.’

Panelist 2: ‘Ok, so tell me, what is the name of Ratan Tata’s biography?’

Me: ‘Ummm…..I am not sure.’

Panelist 2: ‘Ok, no problem. Tell me the name of Steve Jobs’s biography.’

Me (non-visibly irritated): ‘I don’t consider them as my idols. It is just that I like some of the things they do.’

Panelist 1 (visibly amused): ‘Yeah, we understand that. Ok, tell me how Ratan Tata started his career.’

Me (aghast): ‘I have no idea.’

Panelist 2: ‘Ok, give me the names of the two firms founded by Steve Jobs when he was ousted from Apple.’

Me (wtf!): ‘One was an animation firm, Pixar. I am not sure about the other one.’

Interview 2: three panelists and one hapless me. Year 2009, 10 days after interview 1

Panelist 1: ‘Who, from the business world, do you idolize?’

Me (this time I am prepared): ‘Madam, my idol is Mr. Piyush Jain’.

All the three panelists look at one another for the next 5-6 seconds, trying to gauge whether someone among them had heard of this name before.

Panelist 2: ‘Well, could you tell me a bit more about him.’

This was the precise response I wanted and I was supremely confident that I was going to get this.

Me (non-visibly elated): ‘Sure. I believe idol is a strong word, similar in stature to a deity or a hero and must be taken seriously. I firmly believe one should not idolize someone just by hearing or reading their interviews or by gathering information about them from secondary sources. That’s because anybody will put up their best front in front of the media and what we read about them from secondary sources are not even half of what they are as individual human beings. There are many facets of an individual and one cannot idolize someone without knowing at least some of them which I believe are possible only after interaction from close quarters.’

A brief pause during which I look at the three of them one after the other. There are all ears and eagerly waiting for me to reveal the mystery. After building this suspense, I continue again.

Me: ‘Sir, I had worked in a network marketing company, an MLM firm actually, on a part time basis during my engineering for about 17 months. Mr. Jain was a leader there and I had interacted with them from close quarters quite a few times. To me, he is an epitome of leadership. He not only makes us, those who are a lot junior to him, feel an integral part of the organization; he also asks for our feedbacks in what he does. Then he either incorporates them and if he doesn’t, then he clearly explains to us the reasons for his doing so. If we aren’t satisfied, we continue with the debate. I believe an ideal leader should not look for ‘yes men’ in his team, but for those who speak their mind and question him fearlessly. Then only, the organization can achieve greatness.’

A lot of questions were thrown to me almost simultaneously after this speech.

Panelist 1: What is MLM?

Panelist 2: What did this firm do? What was the name of the firm?

Panelist 3: What kind of work did you actually do? How much money did u make?

And I answered all the questions one by one, confidently.

The analysis:

What has happened here? Same seemingly innocent questions, in a gap of 10 days and completely different answers, with me having the upper hand here. I had learnt from my mistakes.

But was I honest? Is Mr. Jain really my idol? Does he do whatever I mentioned about him? Of course, no! It was fabricated. But I had worked in the firm and I actually knew someone by this name (as far as I can remember his name) within the firm whom I admired. I cooked up only that part which was needed; no unnecessary concoctions.

Don’t judge me. I am not the only one who improvises in an interview. All of you do this when asked about your strengths and weaknesses and for many other such questions. I simply extrapolated it and used it for a question for which people usually don’t think of doing so.

Let us dig deeper and do an autopsy of the two interviews. For that, I would like you to answer the following questions.

  1. In which interview did the interviewee speak more?
  2. Was it slightly more as compared to the other interview or a LOT more?
  3. In which case do you think the panelists were impressed with the interviewee?
  4. In which case did they get to know about the shallowness of the interviewee’s knowledge about the people he admires?
  5. In which interview do you think the candidate has a higher chance of getting selected?
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Prepare and excel: SBI PO Mains Exam strategy

Preparation Tips

Most of the aspirants who are now well verse with the details of the SBI PO prelims exams know it very well that clearing the prelims is just climbing the 1st hill on the way to the mountain-top. Difficulties just get worse after this actually. The SBI PO Mains exam which is tentatively scheduled to be held on 1st August as of now, with just a few days left, aspirants should start preparing themselves accordingly. For this we’ve come up with exactly what every aspirant wants in order to excel.

Exam paper overview

The paper consists of two separate tests; Objective test and Descriptive test. The objective test consists of 4 sections with 50 marks each (total 200 marks). An expected and detailed layout of the paper, section-wise, is given as follows:

Objective Test

Reasoning:

Topic No of Questions Expected
Number Series 5
Data Sufficiency 3
Logical Reasoning 2
Statement and argument 3
Blood Relation 3
Passage and conclusions 4
Puzzle 10
Seating arrangement 5
Input output 5
Coding-decoding 3
Order and ranking 3
Making Judgment 4

Data Interpretation and Analysis:

Topic No of Questions Expected
1.Table 5
2.Bar-Graph 10
3.Pie-Charts 10
4.Caselets 10
5.Line Graph 5
6.Combined data set 5
7. Probability/Series 5

General awareness, marketing, computers:

Topic No of Questions Attempted
1.General Awarenessa)Current Affairs

b) Budget

c)Questions related to UN Headquarters

d)Recent Banking News

25
2.Computers(a)Basics

(b)Hardware and Software

(c)Operting System

(d)MS Word and Excel

(e)Internet

(f)Short forms(eg. Pdf, mp3, jpeg)

(g)Android and Apple related news

 

15
3.Marketing(a)Basics of Marketing

(b)Developing stage of organization

(c)P’s and C’s of marketing

(d)Marketing Strategies

(e)Products Life Cycle

(f)Marketing Mix

10

English Language:

Topic No. of Questions Expected
1.Reading Comprehension 20
2.Spotting Errors 5
3.Para Jumble 5
4.Fill in the Blanks 10
5.Cloze Test 10

Descriptive Test

This part is the one that most of the readers are curious about and wanted to know whether it will be typing or pen-paper test. It is clearly mentioned in the recruitment notice that will be typing. So start practicing the typing on the keyboard so that you can get well versed with. You can Practice typing by taking part in free typing test available online. Following are topics coered in this section.

  • Letter-Writing (Formal and Informal)
  • Essay
  • Precise Writing

Tips

Time management:

Aspirants are advised to prepare a routine for their lives and study accordingly. Revision of the most important topics to be done first followed by the less important ones. Try to clear topic wise instead of trying to finish everything at once.

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GMAT Re-test within 16 days

GMAT Re-Test

A number of modifications have been made in the GMAT, as declared by The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), which are now made official on their official website. Aspirants are now required to put in their date of birth instead of putting in a verification code in order to check their official score report.

According to sources, the council has declared that the organisation will remove cancelled scores from score reports. Another modification made now allows aspirants to retake the GMAT exam after a 16-day time period rather than the previous 31-day retake period and enable test takers to view their official score report online using their date of birth instead of an authentication code. The aspirants will not have to wait for a month anymore as the exams will be re-conducted after 16 days.

Further, Vice President, Ashok Sarathy said, “We continuously ask candidates and test takers about their GMAT experience and seek input from them about ways to make that experience better.This will help the aspirants to achieve more confidence and assurance over their GMAT experience by allowing them to cancel their scores without the cancellation appearing in score reports.”

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) exam is a computer based evaluation that evaluates on grounds of verbal, mathematical, integrated reasoning, and analytical writing skills. The exam comprises of four sections namely analytical writing assessment, integrated reasoning, quantitative and verbal.

All the best!!

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Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses

Know Your Strengths and Weakness

Here is Series 8: How to Get into Your Dream B School

What are your strengths?

    • You need to think about at least 3-4 strengths of yours. You don’t have to make this up. All of us have strengths (and weaknesses too). All you need to do to identify them is to think profoundly and sincerely about past incidents where you were challenged and when you came out on top. You must have applied some trait of yours for doing so and those, are your strengths.
    • Your strengths could also stem from those areas you are good at. If you are really good in solving puzzles, your strength can be analytical and logical thinking. Introspect to identify your strengths. This is one question you cannot afford to get wrong. Please don’t get influenced by others’ strengths too. The interviewers will know if you are lying or if you are mentioning the most commonly used strengths.
    • If you were the interviewer and I mentioned that one of my strengths is being an excellent team player, what might your next question be? In all probabilities, you will ask me to cite 2-3 instances where I have displayed this strength of mine. If I stay mum or start mumbling, or start thinking like crazy, then you know that I lied since I don’t have any data to back my claim.

Therefore, the need is to prepare a list of 3-4 strengths of yours and about 2-3 examples of you displaying each of your strengths in different situations.
However, don’t start mentioning the instances unless asked for.

  • While preparing a list of instances where you have displayed your strengths, don’t list all the instances from a specific domain. You may be a college level group dancer, but don’t display all your strengths in dancing. Cite examples from the other activities that you do.

This will give you an opportunity to mention those small achievements which aren’t significant enough to be put on the resume, but are also not trivial enough to be ignored and overlooked. Also, these little things are what make you. You might have been the anchor of some event in your college fest. This can serve as an example for your strength of being a confident speaker in front of large audiences. This also serves better than the example of dancing on stage being your example of being confident on stage since you being able to speak confidently on stage will be more significant and relevant for an MBA course than you being able to dance fearlessly.

  • This reminds me of a very important consideration to be kept in mind while citing your strengths. Try to cite those strengths of yours that are requisites or important for an MBA. If you are a great painter and can paint for hours, cite your strength as being able to concentrate for long durations together and having the eye for finer details rather than mentioning your strength as being able to paint well. Taking the dancing on stage example, you can mention that you are very perseverant and determined since, once you decide on doing a particular dance step, you don’t relax unless you have mastered it. Mull over your strengths and think hard to be able to mold them to a form which is relevant for an MBA.
  • Now that you have mentioned and defended your strengths with great enthusiasm, the next logical question will be:

 

What are your weaknesses/areas of improvement?

  • This question tests you on three aspects: how comfortable are you while speaking about things you aren’t good at, what are you doing about your weaknesses (i.e. are you working on them since you have already identified them) and whether you have any weaknesses which will impede your becoming a successful Business Leader.
  • You need to score well on all the three aspects in order to go in the interviewers’ good books.
  • The third aspect is the easiest. I assume you would know what all not to say as your weaknesses in an interview for seeking admission into an MBA college. Not a team player, cannot take excessive pressure, cannot work under strict deadlines, not self motivated, not a leader and the likes are a strict no-no. A mention of any of these as your weakness and then only God can help you; in fact even He might not be able to.
  • The first two aspects are related. There are no perfect answers and you need to think long and hard to figure out your weaknesses. If you cannot readily identify your weaknesses, ask your family members and friends to help you out. They will be able to tell you more weaknesses of yours than you would have thought of. Then you can select the ones which you wish to and not keep any hard feelings towards those who helped you out by pointing out your weaknesses.
  • Similar to strengths, you should be able to cite instances where you have displayed the weaknesses of yours.
  • The importance of having shown an improvement or having made concerted efforts towards striving for improvement cannot be over emphasized. It is not enough to have identified your weaknesses. You must have an answer for: what are you doing to overcome your weaknesses? There might be some weaknesses which are impossible to overcome. In case you have one of those, you need to mention that you don’t think it is possible to overcome it and you know you will have to live with it. In fact, you shouldn’t wait for the interviewer to ask you ‘what are you going to do to overcome your weaknesses’. On the contrary, the answer to ‘what are your weaknesses’ should flow into your weaknesses and steps that have been/are being taken to mend them.
  • You should prepare a list of at least 4 weaknesses of yours along with instances and what is being done to overcome each of the weaknesses, but share only two when initially asked. If you are prodded to reveal more, then talk about the remaining two, one by one.
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GD Strategies: Make Your Mark

Useful Tips

Here is Series 7 :- How to get into your Dream B-School

To Start or not to Start

There are no right answers to this question. In every GD, out of the group of 8-10 aspirants, only one gets to start. Does this mean that the one who does, gets through and the others don’t, or vice versa? The answer is an emphatic No. Whether you want to start or not should be governed by the following three very important considerations:

  1. Start only if you feel you have a proper understanding of the topic and you will be able to lay down a good introduction for the discussions to begin.
  2. In addition to having a good grasp on the topic, it is essential that you present a very balanced view about the topic. It is not advisable to take a stand at the very beginning. It you feel that you know a lot about the given topic but your views are polarized and you will not be able to present a well balanced view, don’t start.
  3. Start only if you know that you can introduce the topic to the group and at the same time, open it up for discussion within a maximum of 2 minutes. This is important since an introduction cannot be longer than this. It is a discussion, not a monologue. On the other hand, post the introduction, if no one speaks for the next 3-4 seconds, then the introduction wasn’t good enough and will work to your disadvantage. Balancing these two is the key. The start needs to be crisp and it should open up the topic nicely for the discussion.

If you do decide to start one, keep in mind the following:

  1. The start should be such that someone who doesn’t have any idea about the topic understands it, and can contribute to the discussion. You should try and answer the question, ‘Will the introduction that I am about to deliver make sense to someone who doesn’t know anything about the topic’?
  2. Don’t mention all the points that you have in mind when you start. It is an error with colossal repercussions if the person who starts doesn’t speak again in the GD. Mention only those points which help you to introduce the topic.
  3. While starting, it is a good idea to try and define your understanding of the scope of the discussion. This builds focus of the group and ensures you don’t digress. In fact, if you choose to do so, you can end your introduction by asking the other participants if they think anything else needs to be added to the scope of your discussion.

You will become better at starting a GD with practice. A good practice method is to give a topic to the team, and ask each of them to introduce it one by one. This way, you can learn from each other and much faster than trying to figure everything out yourself.

Salvaging a Fish Market GD

If you are among those unfortunate ones who encounter what we call the suicide bombers in a GD, here is what you can do to ensure they don’t take you down with them.

    1. No matter what happens, don’t get aggressive and try to maintain your composure. Don’t get visibly irritated, either in your action or through your body language.
    2. In such GDs, keep your points very short, and mention only what you think will hit the nail on the head. Since, you will not get to speak for long in such GDs, make most of the time that you get.
    3. Getting to speak in such a GD can be a challenge. But it can be solved easily since no one can speak continuously and the speaker will pause or take breaks. Jump in then. However, if two people start speaking simultaneously, then you can stop, and say to the other person, ‘After you.’ This way, you highlight yourself as someone who can let others speak before him/her and when the present speaker stops speaking, everyone will look at you in anticipation. You have got your chance.
    4. In a fish market GD, it often happens that all perspectives are not covered since the participants get busier trying to speak louder than trying to think about all the different aspects properly. Bringing in an uncovered perspective in such a GD can be a massive plus.

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance. – Robert Quillen

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Dos and Don’ts while preparing for SSC CGL Exam 2015

Do's and Don'ts

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam contains 4 sections which includes Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General English and General Awareness. At this point of time, there should be a strategy for the exam. Time spend on the preparation of different sections varies as per the students. The two most important sections are Maths and English so they are needed to be focused equally. At the same time, the section of General Knowledge and reasoning are asked only in Tier1 Examination so there is no need to focus much in this section. For an effective preparation of SSC CGL Exam 2015, Buy SSC Books Online from www.dishapublication.com.

10 Dos

  • Be strong and confident: Keep yourself strong and confident about what you studied. The stronger you will be, the more confidence you will have.
  • Do take entertainment breaks: To keep yourself out of nervousness and tension, ensure to give yourself some entertainment breaks in which you watch T.V., play some game and even have walk outside the house.
  • Have a proper routine: Try not to cram and end up messed up. Try to study at the same time each for a fixed amount of time. Don’t forget about pacing yourself up time to time.
  • Keep revising: Make sure that the part you have studied already, you revise it daily so that in the last minute before exam you will never feel messed up and puzzled.
  • Try to mix and match: Try to carry the verbal and the math subject along. Do study each subject, irrespective of its type (verbal and math), on the daily basis.
  • Focus more on weaknesses: Try to focus on your weak subjects and the problem areas. Don’t think that you can make up the lack of your ability in one section by scoring high in your strong section. This can be a critical mistake as the less you score in your weak section can harm your result more than the acing the strong section will improve.
  • Find out tricks for yourself: Try to find tricks and shortcuts for yourself so that you can apply them in the exam and complete your paper successfully on time.
  • Go out and take a walk: Go out of the house for a walk or to play so when you come back home and sit to study, you feel fresh and free minded.
  • Keep a check on your accuracy: Do surely attempt only those questions in which there is no scope of error because there is negative marking for each wrong question, you must answer carefully to maximize your marks.
  • Manage your time well: Try to give all the subjects required amount of attention and time. Even in the exam, try to manage your time between all the sections.

10 Don’ts

  • Don’t mug up:

Nervousness is a bad sign before an exam. It can even lead to mugging things up and make you confused.

  • Don’t study for long hours:Don’t study for long hours and try to have breaks while studying. Short hours study gives you strong focus.
  • Avoid last minute heavy preparation:Try to avoid the heavy preparation of the last minute. It might make you nervous and can even lead to mugging up the topics.
  • Don’t burden yourself:Don’t burden yourself with the course pressure. Be confident about whatever you prepared.
  • Don’t be nervous:Nervousness leads to confusion. Be positive and certain about your preparation.
  • Avoid confusion:Confusion sometimes manage to make you answer the question wrongly and later leads to regret.
  • Don’t be stressed:At the time of exam you need to take care that you don’t fall into any kind of stress of the exam. Try to have entertainment breaks.
  • Avoid watching negative impact shows:Take entertainment breaks and in that breaks if you watch TV then don’t watch those shows which leave a negative impact on mind. Watch light hearted comedy shows.
  • Don’t mess up:Try not to mess between your subjects which will lead you to confusion and nervousness.
  • Don’t forget to revise:While exams, revision of what you have already studied till now is important as it makes your particular topic strong and makes you confident.

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TEAM: (T)ogether (E)veryone (A)chieves (M)ore : Your Road to Success

Team: Your Road to Success

Here is Series 6 : How to get into your dream B-School

If you are one of those who love (and not loves, why?) to study alone, it’s time you embrace change with alacrity. CAT preparation is best done in groups. A collaborative team/study group will be of tremendous assistance in your quest to surmount the peaks of not only CAT but even of the 2nd hurdle, the face-to-face tests.

‘Form a study group to prepare for CAT and the interviews which follow’ is one advice that you will get from almost everyone. But not many will tell you what to do in the group, the purpose of the group and how to ensure that the group you form justifies the title of this guideline.

What to do in the group?

What you can do as a team and how much the team gains as a whole from your sessions can only be stymied by your imagination and time constraints. You cannot do anything about the latter but everything about the former.

The traits which need to be the common thread across all the team members are seriousness and the urge to succeed.

When the team meets, first and foremost, discuss and analyze the weekly mock exam papers that all of you write. Go through every question. For each, if you have someone who has answered it correctly in the test, let him explain the process he followed while solving it. Subsequently, look at the prescribed process in the answer sheet and finally, appoint someone to declare a one line summary of the key learning from the question, to the group. The first step is essential since the prescribed process in the answer sheet may not be as smart or as comprehensible as the one used by someone in your group who got that right. Needless to say, when you come across questions which no one has answered correctly, look at the solutions right away and try to decipher it jointly.

In addition, while a question is being discussed, those who have got it wrong can also chip in if they feel there is some learning involved there for the group. What not to do is also a vital wisdom to have and its knowledge cannot and should not be disregarded.

You need a collaborative and cooperative group. Everybody needs to believe that the team exists to learn and grow together. Believe me, out of the humongous number of competitors out there, collaboration with a paltry set of 5 others won’t affect your chances adversely at all. On the contrary, hypocrisy within the group will impede not only your success, but of the other innocent ones too. It’s a given that not everyone will perform equally well in the tests. But rather than being envious and mean towards the high performers (which will encumber everyone’s chances in the group), the others should draw aspiration from them, try and better their own performances to match the high performers. Within the group, there shouldn’t be any place for Schadenfreude.

In addition to analyzing the question papers, you can also pre-decide one or two topics/concepts/chapters for every meeting of yours, on which everyone will need to come prepared with a pre assigned number of pertinent good concepts or questions with some catch, and then share with the whole group. This will multiply the number of minds and eyes seeking valuable information on each one’s behalf. This will also infuse a sense of discipline since everyone will need to read and practice questions from the assigned topic.

You can even assign one relevant general awareness topic, to help you during the GDs and the interviews, to someone alone or to 2-3 together, on which they will need to do a complete deep dive. Then they will explain the same to the group in the next meeting (in English, of course) and the group will ask relevant questions related to the topic.

I am sure by now you have realized you can benefit tremendously by forming a team. The group should brainstorm together to find more such effective and efficient learning tools so that with incremental individual efforts, the gains for the whole group get multiplied.

Benefits Galore

You must have recognized by now the benefits of such a group will be manifold. I will go back to the 6 D’s to explain the benefits.

The group will help you keep your focus and avoid burn outs (i.e. will keep you Determined). The group will also inculcate a sense of Discipline and respect for Deadlines since the tasks for the meetings would be determined beforehand and the time and date of the meeting will be sacrosanct. It will also ensure Dedication from the members since in due course of time the group will become cognizant of the non-serious and non-dedicated ones (if any) and will certainly filter out those lemons.

Forming the Group

It’s very important to get the right people in the group since to a large extent, you will be dependent (not depend’a’nt) on them and they on you. Hence, it isn’t a static process and whenever you feel there’s a lemon in the group, sieve him/her off.

Try forming a group of not more than 6 since it becomes boisterous then and no meaningful work will get accomplished. Also don’t form a group of less than 3 since that will defy the definition of a group. The optimum group size should be between 4 and 6.

We live in a democracy, not a dictatorship. There shouldn’t be any permanent leader of the group. However, you may choose to have a different leader for each meeting. The leader will define the activities to be done for the next meeting and will ensure that the present meeting proceeds smoothly.

Don’t fill your group with only those who are performing at levels below you. While this unquestionably will inflate your ego, it won’t do you any good. There will not be any value add to you in that case.

Don’t include that chick in the group only because she is smoking hot or that hunk because he is damn cute. Go for a movie or on a date with them to quench your libidinal thirst. But don’t include them in the group so that you can increase your chances of going for a movie or on a date with them. It’s your career on the line; be serious about it.

The members of the group need not be your friends. In fact, it is advisable to form a group where most members are just acquaintances with most others. This will add seriousness to the group and will ensure the focus of the group remains true to its intentions. This will also make it easier for the group to filter someone out if the need arises.

When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality. – Joe Paterno

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SBI PO Main Exam Dates Announced, Admit Cards to be released in 2 days

Candidates await for CTET 2015 result

The dates has been announced for the recruitment of Probationary Officers in State Bank of India by the State Bank of India Central Recruitment of Promotion Department, Corporate centre, Mumbai.

On 26th July, the Online Main Examination (Phase-II) will be held. Those candidates who were shortlisted for the Main Examination (Phase-I) can download their call letters starting from 13th July. Candidates can download it from the official website as SBI will not send any hard copies of the call letters to the candidates.

The candidates appearing for this exam are supposed to carry the printout of their admit card, photo identity proof. Without any of these documents, the candidates will not be allowed to appear for the exam. In the exam, there will objective type tests for 200 marks and a descriptive test for 50 marks and both the tests will be conducted online.

The result of SBI Probationary Officers Preliminary Exam was declared on 10th July. More than 20lac aspirants had applied for the exam which was conducted on June 20, 21, 27 and 28.

The results of the Main exam are scheduled to release in the last week of August.

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Even downloading the call letter for the group discussion and interview round will be in the last week of August too. The conduction of the group discussion and interview round will take place on the third week of September. The announcement of the final selection list will be done on the last week of October.

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AIPMT 2015 Re-test: Admit Cards released along with the implementation of strict dress code

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After the cheating racket across the country, which reached the scale of an organised crime, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued strict guidelines for the dress code to be followed for the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) retest. This time the Board is not ready to leave any loopholes and is resorting to stringent measures to ensure the same.

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The candidates are allowed to wear only trousers, a half sleeve kurta or a T-shirt and chappals (flip flops). They aren’t allowed to wear shoes, belts, scarves, caps/hat or even clothes with large buttons or badges. CBSE has also applied its restrictions not only on clothes but also on the accessories as well, the candidates are not allowed to wear and religious charms or “magic” amulets/jewellery. There will be a close check on almost all the type of accessories, such as earrings, nose rings, necklaces, brooches, chains, bracelets, pendants, etc.

The restriction on clothing is not limited to the type of clothes, the Board has gone to the extent of prescribing the pattern and colours of the garments as well. It has notified that only the light coloured clothes should be worn and there should be no flowers or any other prescribed pattern on the outfit.

Given below is the list of Items Allowed and Items Not Allowed.

Items Allowed in the exam centre.

  • Half-sleeve shirts.
  • Kurtas.
  • Salwars.
  • Trousers.
  • Slingbacks.
  • Only light colors.

Items Not Allowed in the exam centre.

  • Any Paper.
  • Phone.
  • Bluetooth.
  • Ear phone.
  • Microphone.
  • Pager.
  • Any metallic element or gadget.
  • Food and water (even canned items).
  • Watch.
  • Wallet.
  • Bag.
  • Pencil Box.
  • Stationary.
  • Shoes.
  • Big Buttons on clothing.
  • Flowers pattern on clothing.

The Re-Examination of AIPMT will be held on 25th July, from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M.

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Data Sufficiency: Master the Numbers

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Data sufficiency is a subset of DI. DS questions can be asked in QA as well but I think it is more apt for us to discuss it here. In this section, you are not expected to solve and find the actual answer, but just figure out whether the answer can be found out. Let us try one question:

Question

The question below is followed by two statements X and Y. Answer using the following instructions:

Mark (A) if the question can be answered by using the statement X alone but not by using the statement Y alone.

Mark (B) if the question can be answered by using the statement Y alone but not by using the statement X alone.

Mark (C) if the question can be answered by using either of the statements alone.

Mark (D) if the question can be answered by using both the statements together but not by either of the statements alone.

Mark (E) if the question cannot be answered on the basis of the two statements.

What is the value of a and b?

X: b is an even number, a is an odd number and a>b

v

Y: ab = 30

Let us try to solve this. Clearly, X alone is not enough to solve this since there can be many such combinations of a and b. Y alone also cannot be used to find the solution since there are innumerable possibilities for a and b (yes, innumerable since in Y alone, a/b can be fractions also). Options A, B and C are out now.

We just need to see if X and Y together can solve this. The only combinations of (a,b) where ab = 30 and a is odd while b is even, are (1,30), (3,10), (5,6) and (15,2). Only in one of these, is a>b. Hence, the answer is option D.

In this case, we had to figure out the solution to arrive at the answer, but there will be cases where that will not be required.

Pearl of Wisdom: It is very important to understand that when you are considering the statement X or Y individually, you don’t assume in your head the other one as well. As in the example above, Y doesn’t mention that a and b and whole/natural numbers while X does. While using only Y, it shouldn’t be assumed. This is the most important rule for DS questions; and if you get this right, you will usually score well in DS. In addition, beware that the answer using only X and the one using only Y, if both can be individually used to find an answer, need not be same.

Pearl of Wisdom: I used the ‘usually’ above because the 2nd trick is to figure out how a solution can be reached. A lot of examinees assume that a solution cannot be reached since usually you need 2 equations to find two variables. This is incorrect practice. You should think of only the particular case presented in the question and not think generically. If you do think generically, you would get DS questions wrong almost always.

There is no particular syllabus for DI. Practice different types from whatever source you can lay your hand on. Do not see the solution before you attempt all the questions. If you cannot answer a question in the set, refer the solution after you have attempted the whole set (do not see the answer of that question without trying to solve all the other questions in the set). After understanding the solution, you must try answering the question yourself. This will increase the chances of you remembering the solution.

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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IIPM to shut down management course; focus on training and partnerships

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The Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM), founded and run by Arindam Chaudhuri from now on will not be offering admissions in its management courses anymore. The controversial business school will now shut down all its campuses across the country while following the order given, IIPM will now confine itself to research and training at IIPM Delhi.

From this current year, the institute will stop admitting students directly. IIPM has now entered into a technical collaboration of knowledge sharing with the other various institutions across India. As soon as the old group students finish with their courses, the campuses will shut down.

Arindam Chaudhuri, on account of the previous judgements, had already reduced the number of campuses from 12 in 2011 to 6 in 2012. And now, decided to get the number to 1. Only IIPM Delhi will be operative now as a research and training institute.

The aspirants belonging to corporate firms or institutions in collaboration with IIPM, will be imparted with technical training over a period of time.

IIPM has been on the podium of controversy earlier too in which the institute was warned by the University Grants Commission (UGC) about not being recognized by it and was not eligible to grant degrees to the students.

Amidst all the controversies, Arindam Chaudhuri has come out with a positive answer to the Court’s ruling, stating that IIPM will now promote knowledge partnerships and give education in Economics, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Strategy.

IIPM has already tied up with 2 institutes by now, out of which one is in Greater Noida, outskirts of New Delhi, and the other is in Hyderabad.

The Key to Thinking Smart Question

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In the world championship tournament of ‘Shoot-a-player’, played every 4 years by all the qualifying states, each match is played among 3 participant states. Each state is represented by their national champion. Each match is an elimination match in which one participant is eliminated and the other two qualify for the next match. The game is played by participants who use guns (with fake bullets) to shoot each other. The 3 participants in a match stand on 3 corners of an equilateral triangular field, and can start shooting at each other as soon as the start whistle is blown by the referee. The first participant to get hit is eliminated. The match stops at that instant and the other two qualify for the next round. During the final match of the competition, the participant who shoots out one of the other two becomes the champion while the other remaining non-eliminated participant is declared the runners up.
If, during a given year, there were 1000 states at the start of the tournament, and all of them participated in at least one match, what is the number of matches played in the whole tournament?

  1. 1000
  2. 999
  3. 1998
  4. 998
  5. Insufficient data

Let us try to find the correct answer. At first instinct, you may feel that the data given is insufficient since it’s not mentioned what happens to the 1000th player since you cannot divide the 1000 equally into groups of three.

Let us forget this question for a while and try to answer the following one. We will learn something from this one which will help us solve this seemingly complex question above.

Question

In Wimbledon Tennis tournament each year, in Men’s singles draw, 128 men participate. Each match is played between 2 players; the loser is eliminated while the winner qualifies for the next round. This is continued till there is only one player left undefeated, the champion. How many matches are played in the Men’s singles in a given year at Wimbledon?

  1. 128
  2. 127
  3. 254
  4. 126
  5. 125

This, you can easily work out, right? The correct answer is b. 127.

If you needed to write anything on paper to find out this answer, then you have understood the question, and have done all the calculations correctly but you haven’t DEDUCED the answer SMARTLY. Had you done that, it would have saved you all the calculations.

Before answering any QA question, you need to think of two things: What is required to be found out and what information is provided.

For this question,

What is required: number of matches played

What is provided:

  • Each match played between 2 players and results in an elimination (which means there aren’t any draws)
  • A total of 128 players with one winner in the end.

When you concern yourself with ‘what is provided’, it is of prime importance to think about only the relevant information and chuck the rest. It is a vital skill to be able to distinguish cheese from chalk.

Have you got the answer without any calculations now? Here goes the ideal thought process: in order to have one winner, we need 127 eliminations, and for 127 eliminations, how many matches do we need? 127. Bingo!

That’s how easy this was. Now let’s go back to the previous question and try answering it.

What is needed and what useful information is provided in that question?

What is needed: Number of matches played in the whole tournament?

What is provided:

  • 1000 initial participants
  • Each match played among 3 players
  • 1 elimination per match, 2 ‘not eliminated’ till the end

See, you don’t need to know how the groupings are done in order to answer this question. I am sure you have got your answer by now. It is d. 998.

How? Well, a match each for each one of the 998 eliminations: We have only one player being eliminated per match and we need 998 eliminations in total to be left with 2 in the end. Hence, a minimum of 998 matches need to be played.

Now, as usual, we dig into the morals from the story.

Practice Rule: Think Smart

Thinking smart is a priceless proficiency and its importance cannot be over emphasized. Thinking of smart solutions in the face of adversity or scarcity is inherent in us Indians, i.e. doing more with less. We call it ‘Jugaad’. Even the major MNCs believe that Jugaad Innovation is the next big thing and are trying to embrace the philosophy.

While the term ‘Jugaad’ sometimes has slightly pejorative connotations, I am not referring to that here. I am referring to the art of thinking smart, the art whereby you look at all the options provided in the question, look at all the data given and think logically, but also cleverly.

Contrary to popular belief, the art of thinking smart can begroomed by practice. You shouldn’t take out your paper and pen and start crunching numbers as soon as you think you have understood the question.

It is imperative to go step by step. First, think of what is needed (i.e. what is it you need to cull out) and what information is provided in the question that will help you cull out what you require.

Then think of marrying the two with minimum possible calculations. Use logic. Use your common sense. The information provided might not satiate all your superfluous inquisitiveness (like how to form groups of 3 out of a 1000 participating states), but it might be just enough for you to correctly answer the question asked.

If you were asked to find the answer to: 999,999,998 + 998,999,987 – 999,999,997 – 998,999,987, will you add the first two and last two separately and then subtract? That is what you would do at school, following the BODMAS rule. Or will you look at the numbers carefully and come up with the answer to be 1? The same will be asked in CAT with the only difference of the patterns not being this conspicuous. You will not be able tomerely glanceat the question and crack the code and not all questions will have a code. However, you will need to think to be able to decipher the question after which it will become a matter of seconds till you get the answer or you figure out how to get it with the minimum amount of number crunching.

Pearl of Wisdom: The practice rule ‘think smart’ must be tried only while you are practicing or during the mock exams that you write and never during the actual CAT if you already have found a longer yet circuitous way to solve the question. You should never waste time in the actual test by trying to search for patterns when you have already found a way, albeit tedious, to solve a question.

Imagine you had come across the Wimbledon question during actual CAT and you haven’t realized this logic of deducing the answer by ‘number of eliminations’; would you have wasted time trying to find if there is any such way or would you have just calculated the answer traditionally? I hope you would have done the latter because that would be the smarter thing to do.

Then why think smart during the practice tests, you might wonder. Well, imagine that you had come across the Wimbledon question during a practice test and had answered it traditionally (by using the factorization method), checked the answer, found a match, felt euphoric and moved on.

In CAT, you come across the ‘Shoot-a-player’ question. Will you be able to solve it by the traditional method? No. To rub salt to your own wound, in all likelihood, you will mark the ‘data insufficient’ option because you had come across a similar question during a practice test and the way you had solved it cannot be done here (since 1000 cannot be factorized by 3). In this case, you would have been better off without coming across the Wimbledon question during practice. Then, maybe you wouldn’t have attempted the question, thus not losing one precious mark. Guess this is what they call the winner’s curse.

The solution is not ‘not practicing’. It is trying to think smart during the preparation phase. If only had you thought about the Wimbledon question non-traditionally during practice, in the hypothetical situation cited above, then you would have been able to answer the ‘Shoot-a-player’ question in the hypothetical actual CAT and got 4 solid marks.

The bottom-line is, after you have solved a question during your preparation phase, try thinking if you could have solved it faster or in a better way. Do the same for the mock CATs that you take (not during the mock CATs though, but after coming back home, while analyzing the paper).

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JEE Advanced: Computer Science course reaches high on demand at IIT-M once again

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On Wednesday, after the first day of the joint-seat counselling for admissions to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Computer Science emerges as the most popular course among the top 200 ranks across the country. Mechanical and Electrical Engineering were also the close contenders for the second most popular course. Mechanical Engineering continues to be the favourite choice among the students.

Total of 248 students have accepted seats at IIT Madras till now and the numbers are likely to increase as the counselling session will continue till 12th July.

Jayaprakash Gandhi, career counsellor, said that the demand for Computer Science is tremendous this year. He added, “But most candidates from the south still prefer mechanical engineering to computer science. Many students from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and also Andhra Pradesh choose mechanical engineering. But computer science remains the top favourite among candidates from north India.”

Computer Science was able to draw the attention of the students by the placement at prestigious organisations, challenging projects and high salaries by companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Intel, etc.

S Sundar, JEE Advanced 2015 Chairman and IIT-Madras Professor, said, “One cannot compare between the most sought after courses because allotment of seats also depends on the candidates’ ranks, but computer science appears to be the most popular option for candidates in the top 200 ranks. The numbers will slowly pick up as a lot of students have to travel to the zonal IITs. Candidates can freeze their seats at any IIT in their zone.”

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AIPMT 2015: CBSE to become strict on the day of exam

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The official announcement for the conduct of the Re-Examination of All India Pre Medical and Pre Dental Test (AIPMT) 2015 has been made by the Central Board of Secondary Education. The Supreme Court of India has given the instruction of re-conducting the AIPMT 2015 Exam on 25th July, 10 A.M. to 1 P.M.

The previously filed applications by the students for the exam will still exist so the students need not to apply all over again. But the candidates will now be receiving all the necessary details such centre of examination and roll numbers through E-mail and SMS service and a fresh new admit card will be issued. The admit cards which will be received by the candidates will also have the detailed list of Dos and Don’ts. A slight change has been done in new admit cards to ensure that there is no misuse of old admit cards. This time the photograph of the candidate will be at different place from the last one.

The candidates will undergo strict checking measures before the commencement of exam. The invigilators have been instructed to check the ears of the candidates with the help of torchlight to ensure that no communication like Bluetooth is carried inside by any candidate in the examination hall. The test-takers have been directed to wear clothes and shoes of the similar colour. Wearing jackets in the examination hall has also been restricted.

Central Board of Secondary Education has also written and sent a letter to the Home Ministry seeking the paramilitary forces at the test centres to ensure tight security. Local Police will also be deployed to maintain discipline and decorum.

The results of the AIPMT was scheduled to be declared on 05th June but was blemished by a paper-leak where more than 700 students received the answer keys through the mobile phones during the exam held on 03rd May. The Supreme Court commanded the CBSE to re-conduct the AIPMT examination on 19th June. The Board was instructed to declare the results by 17th August. The new session that was scheduled to begin on 1st August has also been delayed with the extension in the date of examination.

The AIPMT Exam is being conducted every year for admissions into medical and dental courses across the universities in the country as it offer around 15 percent merit positions in the medical and dental colleges all over India.

A good book should be recommended for the preparation for this exam. Some such books are “CBSE AIPMT Medical Entrance Physics – 3rd Edition (Must for AIIMS/AFMC/JIPMER)”, “28 years of CBSE-AIPMT topic wise Solved Papers (PCB)”, CBSE AIPMT Medical Entrance Chemistry – 3rd Edition (Must for AIIMS/AFMC/JIPMER)” by Disha Publication. We hope the above add-on info helps you in achieving your goal and securing your future.

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AIPMT 2015: Dates for Re-Examination Announced

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The official announcement for the conduct of the Re-Examination of All India Pre Medical and Pre Dental Test (AIPMT) 2015 has been made by the Central Board of Secondary Education. The Supreme Court of India has given the instruction of re-conducting the AIPMT 2015 Exam on 25th July, 10 A.M. to 1 P.M.

The previously filed applications by the students for the exam will still exist so the students need not to apply all over again. But the candidates will now be receiving all the necessary details such centre of examination and roll numbers through E-mail and SMS service and a fresh new admit card will be issued.

The results of the AIPMT were scheduled to be declared on 05th June but was blemished by a paper-leak where more than 700 students received the answer keys through the mobile phones during the exam held on 03rd May. The bench of Justices of India R.K. Agarwal and Amitava Roy came to the conclusion that the paper leak allegations were true and valid. This took the decision in order to provide a fair chance to all the candidates and so that undeserving candidates do not get admission while the meritorious ones suffer.

The Supreme Court commanded the CBSE to re-conduct the AIPMT examination on 19th June. The Board was instructed to declare the results by 17th August. The new session that was scheduled to begin on 1st August has also been delayed with the extension in the date of examination.

The exam which was earlier scheduled to be held on 15th July will now be held on 25th July because of the appeal of the Board seeking permission for 3 months to organise the re-examination. The main point of stress was the fact that it isn’t feasible to hold on the re-test in a short duration of four weeks with the career of lacs of students at stake.

The AIPMT Exam is being conducted every year for admissions into medical and dental courses across the universities in the country as it offer around 15 percent merit positions in the medical and dental colleges all over India.

A good book should be recommended for the preparation for this exam. Some such books are “Daily practice problem (DPP) sheets for Aipmt and Aiims”, “28 years of CBSE-AIPMT topic wise solved papers (PCB)”, “Aiims guide with 1 mock test” by Disha Publications. We hope the above add-on info helps you in achieving your goal and securing your future.

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JEE (Advanced) 2015: IIT-Kharagpur seems to be the Top choice among Students

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The revised ranks for JEE MAINS 2015 were declared yesterday July 9. After the declaration of result, around 2.5 lac applications were received by the IIT Kharagpur and therefore, IIT Kharagpur emerged as the top choice amongst the students. It was the maximum number of applications received by any Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) across the country.

Following IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras was on the second position of receiving the highest number of applications of the aspirants. Although IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi have always been the top choices by the students, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Madras received the maximum application from the close of 25,000 students who registered for admission this year.

Institute Total Seats Applications Received Avg. Application per Seat
IIT Kharagpur 1,341 2,49,392 186
IIT Madras 838 1,53,767 183
IIT Delhi 851 1,39,787 164
IIT Bombay 903 1,44,939 161
IIT BHU Varansi 1090 1,52,777 140
IIT Guwahati 660 90,117 137
IIT Kanpur 853 1,03,256 121
IIT Roorkee 1030 1,14,638 111

There are in total 10,000 seats around available in 18 IITs and around 28 lac applications received this year. There were no vacant seats left after the first round in the IITs. Now only around 112 seats available in the NIT Sikkim, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.

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Best Tips to Crack SSC CGL Exam 2015

Preparation Tips

There are 4 sections in the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General English and General Awareness. For an effective preparation of SSC CGL Exam 2015 Buy SSC Books Online from http://www.dishapublication.com. At this point of time, there should be a strategy for the exam. Time spend on the preparation of different sections varies as per the students and their strong and weak areas.

Reasoning:

  • It is the test which observes our mental and problem solving ability.
  • It is not like the numerical skill where you can learn some formula and solve the question by that formula.
  • You have to think twice before you answer these questions.
  • This something you always need more and more practice. Just simply, buy SSC Exam Preparation Book online to solve effective and good quality questions.

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • This section is based on the mathematical questions. It’s better to learn some mathematical formulae and find out some tricks to solve the problem before you start solving this section.
  • The formulae’s and the tricks helps to complete the question within less time. These questions can also be termed as the Calculation Instruments.
  • This section is based on mathematics and at the same time, it is extremely scoring and the right understanding of the problem can help the aspirants to sail through this section.
  • When you find yourself active in mental maths, start practicing with that SSC CGL exam books available online.

The questions from this topic are mostly based on Number Systems, Fractions, Ratio and Proportion, Time & Work, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Average, Time & Distance, Menstruation, Partnership, Bar graph & Pie-chart and Probability.

General English:

  • This is test is done to determine the candidate’s ability to remember the main ideas and significant details. .
  • In this section, most of the aspirants are not even able to score the minimum cut-off marks. .
  • Reading English books, chatting with your friends in English and watching English movies is not enough for enhancing you English. .
  • Try to improve your vocabulary by knowing 10 new words everyday with their respective Antonyms and Synonyms. .
  • Read English newspaper daily.

The questions in this section are mostly based on Grammar, Comprehension, Error Correction, Vocabulary, Synonyms & Antonyms and Passages.

General Awareness:

  • The most important section of the SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam is General Awareness. This is an extremely scoring section and can be attempted quickly.
  • You must listen and read the national news on the daily basis and make yourself aware of the major happenings in the last 6-7 months.
  • Watch news and read newspaper to keep yourself update about the happenings around the world.

The questions in this topic are mostly based on basic General Knowledge, Important Days, Important Persons, Award Winners, Books and Authors Games and Cups and Abbreviations.

Tips For Last Minute

You must give your 4 – 5 hours daily for the preparation of exam effectively. Make a proper schedule about the topics you are going to study.

  1. Don’t mug up: Nervousness is a bad sign before an exam. It can even lead to mugging things up and make you confused.
  2. Be strong and confident: Keep yourself strong and confident about what you studied. The stronger you will be, the more confidence you will have.
  3. Don’t study for long hours: Don’t study for long hours and try to have breaks while studying. Short hours of study lead you to strong focus.
  4. Do take entertainment breaks: To keep yourself out of nervousness and tension, ensure to give yourself some entertainment breaks in which you watch T.V., play some game and even have walk outside the house.

Good books are recommended for the preparation for this exam. Some of such books are ‘Crack SSC Combined Graduate Level – CGL (Tier I & Tier II) Exam (Guide + 101 Practice)’, ‘General Knowledge 2016’ by Disha Publication. We hope the above add-on info helps you in achieving your goal and securing your future.

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IIT-JEE Topper Kruti Tiwari is the ambassador of Digital India

IIT Topper Kruti Tiwari Digital India

The Digital India project which is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s and every citizen of this country’s dream, has started making the dreams come true starting with Kruti Tiwari. Kruti Tiwari, who is the topper of IIT-JEE 2015, has been personally handpicked by the Prime Minister himself for being the Brand Ambassador of Digital India project.

Kruti will be serving as the Brand Ambassador for this campaign for the duration of one year. She will be travelling extensively across the country with a motive of spreading the message of Digital India.

“I was very happy. I never thought that I will be the brand ambassador of such a big brand that too from a government. The Prime Minister wanted someone young. The PM wants to spread the message what government is doing about e-locker, e-scholarship that’s why he chose a young person. It is really important for students like us to know about e-scholarships, before we used to run from pillar to pillar. I will make my friends aware about all the services through social media” Kruti said.

On 1st July, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the campaign called Digital India at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Delhi. Prime Minister, while addressing the gathering of top intellectual people and many others, said that the government and private sector will invest a sum total of Rs. 4.5 lac crore in the project and it will also give rise to about 18 lac new jobs for public.

An array of products like Bharat Net, Digital Locker and National Scholarships Portal has also been announced by the Prime Minister as the part of the initiative.

Malala Yousafzai will confront the world leaders on education funds at Oslo Education Summit

Malala

This week as the heads of the state and the education ministers gathering up in the Oslo Education Summit, Malala Yousafzai, the student activist, will be calling on the world leaders to deliver on their commitments and to ensure that every child can have the access to free, quality primary and secondary education to 12 years.

Malala will urge to the leaders to invest upto $39 billion annually for the fulfilment of the promise, i.e., turning the promise into reality.

Malala has been at Oslo earlier also for receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. Malala said, “Last year in Oslo I spoke of our historic opportunity to put an end to wasted potential and empty classrooms. And now, we must make a choice: to choose more of the same or to choose bold leadership to ensure that no girl is denied an education. Now, we must seize this opportunity and put a plan in action to ensure all girls can achieve at least 12 years of quality education”.

Malala will speak for free primary and secondary education for all children across the world in Oslo Education Summit in Oslo, Norway, which will be attended by the U.N. Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon and others.

In 2012, Malala Yousafzai survived over a severe gunshot in her head for supporting the girl’s schools in Pakistan. She also, recently, met the World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals which included the education. According to the reports over the years, there are around 58 million children across the world who don’t go to school. Although the basic education funds has gone up from 2002 to 2009.

For upper secondary education, the Malala Fund is also calling the leaders to enlarge the authorization of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). It also argues that traditional and non-traditional bilateral donors should be committed on meeting the target of 0.7pc of Gross National Income (GNI) in the Official Development Assistance (ODA) and sharing of the aid to the basic and upper secondary level of education.

Malala also said, “Only education will unlock the potential of millions of my sisters and brothers — brilliant young minds who will become, if given the chance of quality primary and secondary education, the next great scientists, engineers or teachers or anything they want. Our leaders must have the same level of ambition for all children as they have for their children, no matter where they live”.

According to the Malala Fund, the countries having low income and lower middle income shall be committing 20 percent of their national budgets to the education in their respective country instead of the 15 percent which they have currently.

Ministers from around 100 countries have signed on the Incheon Declaration in Korea on May 2015, committing for providing free primary and secondary education to all the children by 2030.

8 weeks preparation plan of IBPS PO/MT

Preparation Tips

As we all know that IBPS PO/MT 2015 exam is coming closer and students are trying to figure out a way to study the maximum in the least possible time. There are dozens of students asking about how to prepare for the IBPS PO/MT Exam in 2 weeks. Most of the students have prepared their basics strong enough but still they are weak in English section or Banking awareness and computer section. Here are few last minute tips:

  • Have a proper routine.

Try not to cram and end up messed up. Try to study at the same time each for a fixed amount of time. Don’t forget about pacing yourself up time to time.

  • Keep revising.

Make sure that the part you have studied already, you revise it daily so that in the last minute before exam you will never feel messed up and puzzled.

  • Try to mix and match.

Try to carry the verbal and the math subject along. Do study each subject, irrespective of its type (verbal and math), on the daily basis.

  • Focus more on weaknesses.

Try to focus on your weak subjects and the problem areas. Don’t think that you can make up the lack of your ability in one section by scoring high in your strong section. This can be a critical mistake as the less you score in your weak section can harm your result more than the acing the strong section will improve.

  • Refer the best books for preparation.

A good book should be recommended for the preparation for this exam. Some such books are “15 Practice Sets for IBPS PO Preliminary Exam with Free GK”, “Comprehensive Guide to IBPS-CWE Bank PO/MT Prelim + Main” by Disha Publication. You can also visit the site http://www.dishapublication.com for more books.

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  • Find out tricks and shortcuts for yourself.

Attempting 200 questions in 120 minutes is a difficult task. If you wanna finish your paper on time then you need to find the tricks and methods of solving the questions accurately and quickly. Practice aptitude questions more and more.

  • Download books or order them online.

You can download e-books or order for books online on www.dishapublication.com/download-free-study-materials/e-books where you can find all the books you need to study for the preparation of IBPS PO/MT Exam 2015.

  • Practice Data Interpretation questions.

There are at least 3 question sets of data interpretation in the IBPS PO Exam which means that these data interpretation sets carries 15 marks. You need to score at least 20 marks to reach TWSS score of 35. To increase the accuracy, you should prepare for data interpretation sets and in exam, spend the last 10 minutes on each set.

Digital India : Base To A Digital Future

Digital India

The Government of India has decided to amalgamate the government departments and the people of India by an initiative termed as Digital India. It is aimed to ensure that the services provided by the government are made available to the citizens via electronic medium and therefore reducing the paperwork. This initiative also includes a plan of connecting the rural areas with the high-speed internet connection network facility.

There are 3 mainstay components of Digital India:

  • The creation digital infrastructure.
  • Delivering services digitally.
  • Digital literacy.

This project will be organized, controlled and managed by The Digital India Advisory Group whose chaired person will be the Ministry of Communications & IT and it is expected to be complete by 2019. This will establish a bridge of benefit between the service providers and the service receiver, i.e., producer and consumer. Even different ministries and departments of the government shall offer their services to the public in different sectors like Healthcare, Judicial, Education, etc. This initiative also gives rise and space to the public-private partnership, i.e., the public sector and the private sector of India are working in a partnership, or say team, for this project. Therefore, this initiative takes the full support of all the stakeholders.

However, there are challenges that this initiative needs to face, i.e.,

  1. Lack of intelligence related reforms,
  2. Lack of legal framework,
  3. Lack of parliament’s oversight for e-surveillance,
  4. Insecure Indian cyberspace,
  5. Civil liberties abuse policies, etc.

Before the implementation of Digital India, these challenges are needed to be overcome by the government. This project is worth exploring and implementing even after knowing its challenges.

The Digital India Week’s launch ceremony done by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the top CEOs from India and abroad gave a commitment of investing Rs. 4.5 lac crore in this initiative stating that the investments will be utilised in the making of smartphones and internet devices at an affordable price in India which will provide a large amount of employment for the people of the country and will also reduce the cost of importing those products from abroad.

As the part of the Digital India, Indian Government planned to launch Botnet cleaning centres. Government has also launched “Digi Locker” which means a digital locker.

The 9 major points of the Digital India are:

  1. e-Governance – Reforming government by and through Technology.
  2. Electronics Manufacturing – Target Net-Zero Imports.
  3. e-Kranti – Electronic delivery of service.
  4. Public Internet Access Programme.
  5. Universal Access to Phones.
  6. Early Harvest Programmes.
  7. Broadband Highways.
  8. Information for All.
  9. IT for Jobs.

Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, said that his company will invest Rs. 2.5 lakh crore across different Digital India heads, which have the potential to create employment for over five lakh people.He also announced setting up of the ‘Jio Digital India Start Up Fund’ to encourage young and new entrepreneurs who are setting up businesses should get focused around the Digital India initiative.

The Digital India Initiative is in the progress mode till the November 2015.

If this project of Digital India is correctly implemented then it can change the way of delivering the public services in the near future.

The VA Section: Polish Your Language Skills

Tips

Here is Series 3- How to get into your Dream B-School

It tests the same by examining your skills to extract useful information and discard unimportant ones, make useful deductions and draw proper inferences from texts written in English. In fact, all the four sections (VA, QA, DI and LR) test you on basically, this only. But in the VA section, the emphasis is more on understanding the language properly than anything else.

It’s a wrong notion that the Verbal Ability section tests your mastery of the English language. Actually, it tests your logical thinking abilities along with your comfort levels of understanding English, the language which you will use for, practically, all your business communications (and quite often, for conversing with colleagues and friends as well) during and post your MBA.

The ‘Verbal Ability’ section is the Achilles’ heel for many a test taker (and not test takers) and rightly so, since the skills required for this section haven’t been taught to any of them before (even remotely), unlike mathematics for quantitative aptitude and puzzles for reasoning.

This is, primarily, the reason why this is the first section of the test I will try to decode for you. Wherever possible, I will ask questions similar to those you will get in the tests. You must sincerely try to answer the questions. Take all the time you need, but try to answer it yourself before proceeding to find the answer and the learning from the question. Focus more on the learning than on the answer itself. Getting the answers correctly in this book or in any of the mock CATs you will take, won’t take you anywhere but knowing how to reach to the correct answers, will.

Reading books is a great habit to have, and gives one a head start for this section. However, don’t fret if you aren’t an avid reader. The only story books I had read before I wrote CAT were those written by ChetanBhagat and Jim Corbett, other than Tin-tin. I haven’t even read any of the Hardy Boys, Famous Five, Enid Blyton, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Harry Potter and the like, at least one of which most of you would have. And in spite of this, if I could manage a 98.93 percentile in the VA section of CAT, you too surely can.

I have friends who are avid readers and great bloggers, and have fared miserably in the Verbal Ability section of the CAT. The reason: misconception about what this section really tests.

You must have come across people who say that the Verbal Ability section is arbitrary, fluke and pure luck. If you haven’t, you surely will come across some soon. Well, just tell them: Gibberish! Just because you haven’t figured out how to score well in this section doesn’t mean it is fluke.

I will help you score well in this section and prove it isn’t chance. Luck, yes, definitely. To some extent, we all need some basic luck in whatever we do. What the hell, we need luck to stay alive too. The luck needed in getting the VA section right is also limited to the extent extant in all aspects of life.

Luck is over rated, though. It is often used to describe the successes of those we don’t like. The truth however is, luck has an uncanny knack of favoring those who don’t rely on it.

On this note, let’s start preparing for this section.

  • Pearl of Wisdom: Improve your reading vocabulary, whatever maybe its current level. Though CAT and most of the other entrance tests don’t usually test your vocabulary directly, a good grasp of the language is essential to feel comfortable when you come across words or phrases not so exoterically used, during the test. It also serves as an advantage in questions like this:

Question

Identify the option which you think most closely resembles the meaning of the italicized word in the following sentence:

Ravish was enamored of Doki’spulchritude.

  1. Intelligence
  2. Beauty
  3. Hugeness
  4. Sadness
  5. Anger

If you don’t know the meaning of the word pulchritude, and you didn’t guess blindly, then the only way you could have got this right is if you knew the meaning of the word: ‘enamored’.

This is what I mean by the advantages of enriching your reading vocabulary. You don’t need to be able to recognize a word like pulchritude. It isn’t ubiquitous; in fact, far from it. But you must be able to recognize words like ‘enamored’, which, even if not used very frequently in common parlance, are not as scarcely used as pulchritude.

If you are looking for the correct answer to this question, then you are looking in the wrong place. I am not going to give you the answer here in this book. I had asked you to keep a dictionary with yourself while you read this book. It is time to put it to some good use.

I know you are using the choicest of expletives for me for making you do the hard work of looking up meanings in a dictionary, which is something you haven’t done in years. But the idea is exactly what it looks like. You need to inculcate the habit of looking up a dictionary (or google) for the meaning of an unknown word or an adage, when you come across one.

Now that you have looked up the meaning of ‘enamored’, you know the correct answer to the question. But have you also looked up the meanings of pulchritude, ubiquitous, adage etc. as well, if you didn’t know their meanings?

If you have, you are on the right track. Keep up this dedication and you will be on your way to fulfilling your dream of studying in an Indian Ivy League B-school. If you haven’t, do so right now (or after mouthing another round of expletives to me, if you so please). Just because pulchritude is rare and I said you don’t need to know its meaning doesn’t mean you wouldn’t look it up when you have come across the word.

Use the dictionary whenever you come across a word or a phrase whose (and not who’s) meaning you don’t know.

It’s one habit you need to instill in yourself.

• Pearl of Wisdom: You absolutely need to build a good vocabulary. It is a necessary but not a sufficient condition to score well in the verbal ability section. How exactly you should go about enriching your vocabulary will be explained a little later. Don’t worry if you think you don’t have a strong vocabulary. Your reading this implies your eagerness to enrich yours. And I am here to ensure that if you follow what I prescribe, you will certainly be able to build a vocabulary you will be proud and your acquaintances envious of.

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Date sheet for CBSE compartment and Improvement exam 2015 released

CBSE

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has now released the Time-Table for the CBSE Compartment Exam and Improvement Of Performance Exam 2015. The results of Class 12th & Class 10th has been declared on May 24th 2015 and May 27th 2015 already respectively. Many students of Class 12th , after the declaration of the result, failed and got compartment in that very subject. Those students of the respective class who didn’t clear the exam need to fill up a Compartment Exam form. The exam will be conducted on the CBSE Centres in the nearest cities. All the students of compartment exam will be provided a fresh and new marksheet after the declaration of results.

The students of Class 12th and 10th who got low marks in any subject and wants to appear for the exam of that particular subject again to increase the percentage and number of marks, have to appear for Improvement Exam which will also be conducted by CBSE in the month of July, 2015. The exam will be conducted on the CBSE Centres in the nearest cities. If you become successful in achieving more marks in the Improvement Exam then CBSE will provide you a fresh and new marksheet with your new result updated in it. If you score less marks in the Improvement Exam than that of the original marks then it will be your choice that which one of them you want to consider to use for your higher education.

Following are the details regarding the exam of Comptt./IOP Exam :

Board – Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Date of Receipt of Comptt./IOP form without late fee – June 22nd, 2015

Date of Receipt of forms (with late) fee of Rs.10/- per day – June 30th, 2015

Conduct of Comptt. Class 12th/IOP Class 10th Exam – July 16th, 2015 to July 24th, 2015

Declaration of Comptt. Exam Result – August 6th,2015

Declaration of IOP Exam Result – August 13th, 2015

For further details, you can visit to the official website of CBSE ,i.e., http://cbse.nic.in/

UPSC Civil Services Results declared: Delhi girls stand as 3 out of 5 top ranks

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After the declaration of Civil Services Examination 2014 done by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Ira Singhal, who is from Delhi, has topped the exam. She is a physically handicapped IRS (Indian Revenue Service) officer.

The 2nd rank holder is Renu Raj who is a doctor from Kerala was followed by Nidhi Gupta, also an Indian Revenue Service officer from Delhi, held the 3rd rank.

The 4th rank holder is Vanadana Rao who is also from Delhi and was followed by the 5th rank holder Suharsha Bhagat who is an IRS (Income Tax cadre) officer in Nagpur.

The UPSC is maintaining a reserved list of around 254 candidates and has recommended a total number of 1,236 candidates including 590 in General category, 354 belonging to Other Backward Class, 194 from Scheduled Caste and 98 from Scheduled Tribe, have been recommended for appointment to various central government services, the UPSC said.

Ira Singhal, 29-year-old, said, “I am really very happy. I can’t believe this. I just prepared for the examination. I want to be an IAS officer. I want to do something for the benefit of physically-handicapped people”

Nidhi Gupta, an Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise, said, “It is really a proud moment. I put in lot of hard work and finally it paid”

“I called up people twice to cross check whether or not I have made it in the exam. It is a pleasant surprise. It is really a result of hard work” Vandana Rao said.

A good book is recommended for the preparation for this exam. Some such books are “20 Years IAS Prelims (CSAT) General Studies Topic-wise Solved Papers (1995-2014)”, “CSAT IAS Prelims 101 Speed Tests Practice Workbook with 10 Practice Sets – Both Papers”, “General Knowledge 2016” by Disha Publication. We hope the above add-on info helps you in achieving your goal and securing your future.

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6Ds: Convert Your Dreams into Reality

Tips

Here is Series Second:

In order to achieve anything worthwhile in your life,you need to follow the philosophy of 6 D’s.

The 6 D’s are: Dream, Direction, Dedication, Determination, Discipline and Deadline.

The dream is the first step. As Stephen Covey rightly said” Everything is created twice; first mentally, and then physically.

If you cannot dream it, you will never be able to achieve it. Dreaming hence, is necessary, but it is not sufficient. In order to convert the dream into reality, the other 5 D’s are required. Among these 5, Dedication, Determination, Discipline and Deadline, are intrinsic. Yes, they can be influenced by external stimuli but at the end of the day, boils down to your inner self.

The most neglected and ironically, one of the most important D’s is Direction. Without the correct direction, a ship can continue to sail for years without the sight of land. This is true for life as well. This is the reason why people emphasize on good mentors and teachers. Direction answers the ‘How to’ question. Your dream answers the ‘Why’. The remaining 4 D’s will decide the ‘What’, i.e. what are you willing to do once you know the why and the how.

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Partnering your CAT exam preparation

Important

Did you know? The number of students who appeared in Common Admission Test (CAT) is reduced from 2,41,000 in 2010-12 to 1,95,000 in 2014-2016. However, a reverse trend has been experienced, where seats available across all the IIMs per 1,000 candidates has increased from 11 to 17.1 for the similar period. Further analysis reveals that the total numbers of seats available at in all the IIMs have increased from 2,650 in 2010-‘12 to 3,335 in 2014-’16.

The information given above also indicates about the increased opportunity available to MBA-aspirants. However, this opportunity comes with a problem – the barrier of preparing yourself. This should happen in such a manner so that you can successfully achieve a percentile cut-off that lets you bag a seat in any of the IIMs. Delving deep into this muddle gives you an insight that there is an overall and sectional cutoff declared by IIMs every year. Additionally, every IIM has its own cutoff percentiles.

Now, the bigger question one has to cogitate is ‘How to get into your dream B-School?’ And, the answer to this lies in the soon-to-be published book by the same title. Authored by an IIM-B passout, this book is a guide that will handhold you so that you easily tread the path to get into your dream B-school.

This book contains 19 easily practicable rules that will help aspirants in their preparation and make them aware about the common pitfalls. It segregates the answering process into easily comprehensible and logical steps. To get an insight about this book, here is a series of 9 snippets.

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Here is Series 1:

Fix Your Goals: Hit the Bull’s Eye

Before you commence your journey of preparation, in the endeavor to get into the B-school you wish to, you should fix your goals. I would request you to mention the names of the three B-schools (in India) where you would love to do your MBA (or PGDM) from. Read below only after you have scribbled these down.

If you have written anything other than IIMs A, B and C (in whatever order) on the previous page, then we have a problem and you are:

      1. Either unaware of the value of Brand in education
      2. Or, unaware of the Brand of these 3 institutes over any other MBA Institute in India
      3. Or, aspiring to study in an institute, whose name will be linked with your name for the rest of your life, for a wrong reason
      4. Or, wish to specialize in a field which you think is better in some other institute (e.g. HR in XLRI or Operations in NITIE), or you are targeting ISB since you have a lot of work experience. In this case, you may be right and so can be your choice, since it is for the right reason. However, it is completely up to you to ensure the choice you make is an informed one.

The wrong reason might be the desire to stay close to a loved one, or someone who is not keeping well or needs you by his/her side (for whatever reason).

It might also be the exorbitant fees that these institutes charge, which you think your parents or you, cannot afford. If this is the reason, then probably there is an invention which happened many years ago, which you are unaware of: banks, who provide loans. In addition, almost every good MBA college in the country has a robust fee waiver program for the genuinely needy. So, if this was the wrong reason, you can relax, go back and change your preferences on the previous page.

If you wish to do your MBA in India, these are the three colleges you should target, unless, of course, you aren’t eligible for one or all of these because of their stringent admission norms (which change almost every year and are some seemingly bizarre combination of minimum work experience, minimum marks in different stages of your education career etc). In that case, you may cherry-pick any other B-school you want to, as long as you are doing it for the right reasons.

I think you got the point I am trying to drive home here:Whichever school(s) you aspire for, do the belief that it is the best one you are eligible (ELIGIBLE, and not CAPABLE. This book will take care of your capability) to get into.

I have always believed in aiming for the stars, but not because of the clichéd ‘if you fail, you will still have the moon’. On the contrary, I have a conflicting philosophy. I don’t like this stance since it has the notion of inevitability of failure at its core. It’s like saying to oneself before a race, “I should target to be the first so that even if I come third, I will be elated.”

I believe in aiming for the stars because the first step to succeed is to dream. And if you dream big, you can become so, too. On the other hand, if you never dream big, you will never be able to be so.

Now that I have convinced you to dream about studying in the best school you are eligible to get into, let me jump to the second step of attaining success. It is, as Holmes would say, elementary – working towards converting your dreams into reality.

I once read somewhere, 97% of all people don’t have any vision. And among those who do, 97% don’t work towards it. In essence, only 0.09% (3% of 3%) will strive towards achieving success.

Now that you are among the 3% of those who have a vision (the dream of getting into and studying at your dream B-school), it’s time you start working towards achieving it. Vision needs to be followed by action. Without action, vision is day dreaming.

IIT and NIT admissions delayed as CBSE fails to announce JEE Main ranks

education news

The Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) was to declare the ranks for JEE main Paper 1 & Paper 2 on 30th June but it failed to do so yet again. The prolonged delay for the release of JEE main ranks continues. Earlier, the ranks were set to be declared on 25th June but were postponed to 28th June, so as to facilitate the beginning of seat allocation on 29th June. However, CBSE has been delaying the release of rank list every subsequent day from the initial date.

Although the for Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA 2015) had earlier revised the selection procedure for a second time and published it on June 30, it was not followed through. As per the schedule, the process of joint seat allocation was to begin on June 30, which couldn’t happen. CBSE cited problems with data format and merging of JEE Main and JEE Advanced data for not publishing the ranks on Tuesday evening.

The current events have made students worry due to this unprecedented delay as they are confused whether to wait for the JEE main ranks to roll out or opt for other engineering colleges. Another worry is if they opt for other colleges in the meanwhile, it is uncertain whether they’ll be handed back their original documents on time for JEE admissions or not.

A joint seat allocation has been done for the first time with 87 participating institutes, of which 17 are Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), 31 are National Institute of Technology (NITs), 18 are Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), 18 are Government funded technical institutions (GFTIs) and Indian School of Mines (ISM).

JEE Advanced 2015 Topper plans to study at IIT- Bombay

Candidates await for CTET 2015 result

The topper of JEE Advanced 2015, Giridhar S from Pune was ranked 3rd in JEE (Main) and is planning to opt for software engineering and designing at IIT-Bombay. The fourth and fifth rank holders, Sheshansh Agrawal and Divyansh Pareek, are from Jaipur. In light of the consideration of Class 12 scores, the JEE Advanced and Main positions of the top rankers are at wide fluctuation, including the main five aside from Pareek.

The top 20 rank holders in the Main exam were out of the top 20 list of the Advanced. Satvat Jagwani, the topper of the Advanced exam, got 740th rank in the Main. Gaur, the main topper, managed to secure 56th rank in the Advanced merit list. Kaza, second in Main, was 45th in Advanced. Giridhar, third in Main, was 84th in Advanced. There are little contrast in their JEE Main test scores and most secured over 90 percent in their particular boards. The topper in advanced from Mumbai area, Purav Gandhi with AIR 29 got 103rd rank in Main rank list. However, it doesn’t make any difference to him as he will in any case get into IIT-Bombay, he says.

Many say that all this happened because of standardization of total marks. A couple CBSE students have claimed that their modified scores after re-examination were not considered for ascertaining the last JEE positions. A student said that after revaluation of her board scores, she got 485 which was earlier 478 out of 500. “A friend who scored 97 percent in the boards got 99.82 percentile in JEE Main, while I got 98.93 percentile despite scoring the same (97%), though after revision,” she added.

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UGC on July 1 discharged a list of 21 fake colleges, eight of them situated in Uttar Pradesh

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University Grants Commission (UGC) released a list of 21 fake colleges across the nation, eight of them in Uttar Pradesh. Majority of the colleges listed have been found to be long runners but none of them have been closed yet which according to UGC, is because “it does not have the power to close any college”. “Our job is to inform children and parents in the admission session,” one official said corresponding to the release.

UGC added that these colleges come under section 22(1) of the UGC Act under which a college ought to be set up by a focal, state act or have regarded status under segment 3 of the Act. Section 23 of the UGC Act forbids utilization of word “university” by any foundation other than those set up under procurements of segment 22.

In the given list, seven colleges are in Delhi namely, Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Commercial University Ltd., United Nations University, Vocational University, ADR-Centric Juridical University, Indian Institution of Science and Engineering.

The states of Bihar, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal were found to have one fake college each. Maithili University (Darbhanga), Raja Arabic University (Nagpur) and Keserwani Vidyapith, Jabalpur are the fake colleges identified in the states of Bihar, Maharashtra and MP respectively.

UPSC published CAPF (ACs) exam dates

Candidates await for CTET 2015 result

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has now announced the date for the exam for the recruitment Assistant Commandants (ACs) (Group A) for Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) viz, Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). The exam will be conducted on 12th July which was earlier to be held on 11th April this year but was later postponed till further notice because of reasons unknown. The exam will be conducted in 42 cities across the country.

Downloading the admit cards:

  • Go to www.upsc.gov.in , The official website of The Union Public Service Commission
  • Click on the tab, ‘Examinations’
  • Click on, ‘E-Admit Card’
  • Insert the required information

The candidates are advised to take their E-Admit Card printouts as soon as possible as there have been cases in the past that candidates were unable to do so on the last day because of server overloads and crashes. Candidates are also advised to carry black ball point pens only for the examination.

Eligibility Criteria:

Educational Qualification- The candidates must be a graduate from a recognised institute.
Physical Criteria- Visit the link for details http://www.upsc.gov.in/exams/notifications/2015/CAPF_2015/CAPF%202015-ENGLISH.pdf

Exam pattern:

The exam will consist of two papers

  • Paper 1 – Will consist of of objective type questions based on general ability and intelligence worth 250 marks in total.
  • Paper 2 – Will consist of conventional questions such as precis writing, essays and comprehensions worth 150 marks in total.

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SBI PO Preliminary result 2015 is expected to be out in mid of July

Result for Group Mathematical Olympiad

The State Bank of India (SBI) is expected to roll out the results for the Preliminary Exams that were conducted for filling up the 2469 vacant posts of Probationary Officer (PO), probably in the second or in the third week of July. The candidates can check the results on the official website of SBI.

In order to check, the candidates must follow the steps jotted below:

    • Visit the official website of SBI
    • Click on the link, ‘Probationary Exam Result’
    • Insert registration number, date of birth or password
    • Click on ‘submit’.

The results will be displayed on the screen. The candidates are needed to take a printout of the result for future references. The preliminary exam pattern consists of objective type questions based on English language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. The Main Exam is intended to be held on 1st August. Its results will be out by the last week of August.

Candidates are advised to visit the official website regularly to stay updated.

The tentative dates are given below:

    • SBI PO Main Exam 2015: August 1
    • SBI PO Main Exam Result 2015: Last week of August
    • Group Discussion and Personal Interview: Third week of September
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IBPS RRB 2015: Guidelines for the exam published

Candidates await for CTET 2015 result

The Regional Rural Banks common written examination 2015 conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection will be held in the month of September this year tentatively through the online mode. The examination will be conducted for recruitment of Group-A Officers (Scale 1, 2 and 3) and Group B Office Assistants (Multipurpose). The examination will be conducted for recruitment of Group-A Officers (Scale 1, 2 and 3) and Group B Office Assistants (Multipurpose). The interested and eligible candidates should follow the given guidelines and apply:

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Educational qualifications: The graduation degrees, irrespective of their disciplines, of the appearing candidates must be from a recognised university. The candidates are also supposed to have cleared a local language in High School and are supposed to be proficient in the given language.
  2. Age limit : The candidates should be in the following age group in order to qualify; Office Assistant: 18-28 years, Scale 1 Officer: 18-30 years, Scale 2 Officer: 21-32 years, Scale 3 Officer: 21-40 years. The OBC candidates will have an age relaxation of upto 3 years while those belonging to the SC/ST have a relaxation of upto 5 years.
  3. Application Procedure : The candidates are required to visit the official website of IBPS i.e. www.ibps.in . Click on ‘RRB Online Application’ and fill in the required details. After filling up the details press ‘Submit Final’. The candidates will then be redirected to the payment gateway to pay the exam fee using a Credit/Debit card. After doing so, the candidates are to take a printout of the transcripts. A Registration ID and Password be given to the candidate who successfully fills in the required details.
  4. Selection procedure : The applicants will be selected on the basis of their performance in the written examination and an interview after that. The pattern of the written examination is an Objective-Based question paper that consists of questions worth 200 marks in total. The concept of Common Interviews has been introduced due to which allows the qualifiers of the exam to attend just one interview instead of appearing for each RRB interview. According to the performance in the exam and in the interview, IBPS will award cumulative scores that will be valid for a period of one year. Some good books that might help you in doing so are ‘Banking Awareness for SBI/ IBPS Bank Clerk/ PO/ SO/ RRB & RBI exams’ and ‘IBPS-CWE RRB Guide for Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Exam 2nd Edition’ both of which are published by Disha Publication.
  5. Important dates : Last date for filling up the applications is Jully 28.

So, we hope the above information helped you and we wish you luck for your future!

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CBSE UGC NET 2015: Student caught cheating through Whatsapp

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The National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by UGC has been rounded up in yet another controversy where a student was found transmitting questions while being in the exam and was arrested immediately. He was found to be doing so via Whatsapp. The apprehended was identified as Rimon Hassan of Natun Beliashampur of Bhagwabgola in Murshidabad district and was caught while he was photographing the questions and transmitting them from the exam hall of a school in central Kolkata during the third paper of the UGC Net. A complaint was then lodged at the Shakespeare Sarani Police Station against Hassan by the Principal of Abhinav Bharati High School, Sraboni Samanta, the school being one of the exam venues.

Apart from this incident, the UGC NET was in controversy earlier when in Nagpur, some students were not allowed to appear for the exam which eventually turned into a large-scale brawl. The students arrived the exam hall five minutes prior to the commencement of the exam and were not allowed to take the exams. They will have to repeat an entire year.

The National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on behalf of University Grants Commission (UGC). The exam was conducted this Sunday on June 28. CBSE conducted NET in 84 subjects and at 89 selected cities across the nation including Nagpur.

The NET is conducted for Indian citizens aspiring for JRF or Assistant Professorship or both in Indian universities and colleges.