How to check UGC NET Result 2015


The results of University Grants Commission – National Eligibility (UGC – NET) has been declared by The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday. The exam was held successfully on June 28, all across the country. The candidates who have qualified for the award of the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) will get a basic stipend of Rs. 25,000/- a month along with the house rent allowance (30% in Tier I cities) to pursue their research work for a period of five years.

The candidates can obtain their results from the official website,

To check the result, follow the steps given below:
 Visit the official website, i.e.,
 Enter your roll number and your date of birth.

After submitting the information, the results will be displayed on the screen. Candidates are supposed to take out the print of the result for their future purpose.

The exam is conducted twice a year. It consists of three papers. Candidates must have scored at least 55 percent in their Master’s Degree, in order to become eligible to write UGC NET paper.

The UGC NET will be conducted again by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in December 2015. The UGC NET exam is scheduled to be conducted on December 27. The registrations will start from October 1 and the last date fpr applying online is November 1 and fee can be paid up to November 2.

SSC CGL Tier I 2015: Result declared

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The Staff Selection Commission Combined (SSC) Graduate Level Tier 1 result has been declared. The exam of SSC Graduate Level Tier 1 was conducted on August 9, August 16 and re-examination on August 30. A lot of candidates did applied and appeared for the exam and those who were waiting the results, can check the results at

Follow the following steps in order to check the result:

  • Go to official website, i.e.,
  • Click on the link provided, ‘Declaration of Result of Combined Graduate Level (Tier-I)Examination, 2015’.

After submitting the details, the results will be shown in a pdf file. Candidates are supposed to download the result from there.

A total number of 1,78,607 candidates appeared for the exam.

The marks of the qualified and the non-qualified of this exam will be uploaded soon on the official website.

Those candidates who have successfully cleared SSC CGL Tier I will now be eligible for the Combined Graduate Level (Tier II) Examination 2015 Paper I, II which is scheduled to be held on October 25 and Paper III scheduled to be conducted on October 26, respectively. The admit cards can be downloaded at-least seven days before the examination.

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an organisation where the recruitment of staff for various posts and is under the Government Of India. It is an attached office of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) which has a chairman, two members and a secretary-cum-controller of Exams. The headquarters of the SSC is situated in New Delhi and it was formed in 1975.

For more details, candidates can visit the official website.

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Guidelines for IBPS PO Exam

IBPS PO Guidelines

The preliminary examination which will be conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is going to take place October 3, October 4, October 10 and October 11.

The examinations guidelines are as follows:

General Guidelines:

  • No communication devices are allowed in the premises of the exam like Mobile Phones, Pagers, Bluetooth, etc.
  • Safekeeping cannot be assured so the students are advised not to bring any banned items to the venue of examination.
  • Calculators are not allowed in the examination premises.
  • In case of violation of the instructions, there will be the cancellation of candidature and disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.

Guidelines for Persons with Disabilities using a Scribe.

Candidates who are visually impaired and whose writing speed is adversely affected permanently for any reason, are allowed to use their own scribe during the online examination.

If scribe is used, then the following guidelines must be taken care of:

  • The appointment for the scribe must be done by the candidate himself/herself at his/her own cost.
  • Scribe can be from any stream of study.
  • There should be suitable undertaking from the scribe and the candidate as well to confirm that the scribe satisfies the eligibility criteria of a scribe.
  • In case of violation of the instructions, there will be the cancellation of candidature and disciplinary action including ban from future examinations irrespective of the result of CWE.
  • For every hour of examination or 20 minutes, the candidates using a scribe shall be eligible for compensatory time.
  • There should be no common scribe between the candidates. One scribe, one candidate. The scribe arranged by the candidate for the exam should not be the candidate of the exam (CWE PO/MT-V).
  • In case of violation of the instructions, there will be the cancellation of candidature and disciplinary action against both the candidates.
  • Only the candidates who have been registered for the compensatory time will get the same. If he/she is not registered for the compensatory time, then they shall not be given the concessions.

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Guidelines for the candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy.

  • The candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy where dominant (writing) is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function, minimum of 40 percent, shall be allowed a compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour or otherwise.

Guidelines for visually impaired candidates.

  • Those candidates who suffer from not less than 40 percent of disability may opt to view the contents of the test in magnified font and all such candidates will be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour or otherwise advised of examination.
  • Those candidates who are visually impaired, using a scribe, will not be allowed the facility of viewing the contents of the test in magnifying font for the examination.

These guidelines are subject to change in the terms of GOI guidelines/clarifications, if any, from time to time.

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CBSE wants to know about the students view


The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has now decided to put up a questionnaire on the official website of CBSE as it wants know about the students’ view regarding the school’s infrastructure, functioning and teaching. “The main purpose of this step is to obtain feedback from its students directly about their schools’ teaching methodology and the boards’ curriculum quality so as to strengthen the same” stated a newspaper reports.

Now the students are required to fill up the online feedback form on the official website, by giving their honest opinion and their suggestions too. This measure is taken up to develop new education policies by getting the feedback from all its stakeholders.

This measure is taken up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

Only the students of Classes 5th to 12th are allowed to rate their school and give their suggestions for improvement in the teaching content.

The questionnaire of Class 5th to 8th and Class 9th to 12th are different from each other. There will 22 questions in each questionnaire and students are required to fill in the details like their name, class and school details in it.

The Board has assured that the questionnaire will be confidential. Students are requested to be completely honest and expressive while filling the form so that some serious action can be taken for the improvement.

The CBSE board said, “CBSE promotes inclusive education for children with special needs. A special educator, psychologist, psychiatrist, physiotherapist, speech therapist, mobility instructor and caregivers are the resource persons who can assist in inclusive education. CBSE invites resource persons to provide their details in online form.”

Questionnaire Pattern

  • First part – Details about the student (Name, Location of School, Distance between Home and School)
  • Second part – Level of safety in specific areas of the school like playground, corridors, classrooms and toilet are compulsory.
  • Third part – Whether their school provides infrastructure for those who are differently abled.
  • Fourth part – Whether the teaching content used in the class is interesting and useful or not.

It is not mandatory for all the students to fill the form of feedback but the students who are willing, have to fill up and submit the form by October 5.

After ‘Super 30’, time for initiative towards Assam poor Children

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Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has asked the founder and mathematician Mr. Anand Kumar who achieved a great success of ‘Super 30’ educational program meant for engineering entrance examination, to take some alike initiative towards the poor kids of Assam in Guwahati.

The mathematician visited the Gogoi’s official residence for discussion on it.

In 2010, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi made a visit to the office of ‘Super 30’ in Patna. He praised the idea and initiative of Kumar towards the underprivileged students. Gogoi also offered him a help of Rs. 5 lac. for the expansion of his activities relating to the program.

Every year, Super 30 students make it to the prestigious engineering colleges and IITs of the country. After all the 30 students cracked in the IIT examination in 2010, the Chief Minister of Assam offered him the sum for help which Kumar didn’t accepted stating that it was against his principles.

After the discussion with Assam’s Chief Minister, Kumar expressed that he was really impressed to see the minister’s concern for the poor kids of the state. “I will certainly look into his request and try to help the poor students in whatever way I can.” Kumar said.

The initiative of ‘Super 30’started in 2002 by Anand Kumar when he couldn’t make it to the Cambridge University, due to his poor economic condition. Till today, ‘Super 30’ made over 300 students clear IIT examination.

Women’s heading to B-schools now

Women's heading to B-schools now

It has been revealed, as per Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), that there has been a rapid increase in the volume of applications submitted for full-time MBA Programmes (for both two-year and one-year formats) in comparison with last year and the last 10 years.

According to the survey reports, the number of admission forms for a 2 year full-time MBA course has increased by 57 percent and for 1 year full-time MBA course is 51 percent. The comparison is made with reports of 2005 which showed 60 percent admission form for 2 year MBA course and 53 percent for 1 year MBA course.

GMAC’s vice president said, “The improvement shows that there is a strong demand of full-time MBA in the market. The full-time MBA continues to be a sought after credential because graduates consistently see a high return on their investment- not only in terms of earnings, but also in job satisfaction and personal fulfillment. A recent report said that the domestic market for U.S. based, full-time two-year MBA program with a majority of 59 percent which was not attained since 2009.

According to the reports of this year, the representation of women in the program application forms has increased from 3 to 8 percentage points in the last 5 years in all the program types analyzed in the reports, with the exception of Master of Accounting, which continues to maintain its majority level of female representation of 57 percent.

More than the half of the following program formats report of growing application volume for women in 2015:

  • Full-time 2 year MBA (51 percent).
  • Full-time 1 year MBA (50 percent).
  • Executive MBA (50 percent).
  • Online MBA (55 percent).
  • Master in Management (55 percent).
  • Master of Finance (56 percent).
  • Master of Marketing and Communications (60 percent).

    “GMAC is pleased to see that business schools’ efforts to increase the number of applications from women seem to be succeeding,” said Bob Alig, GMAC’s Executive Vice President for school products. The reports says that 67 percent of full-time 2 year MBA programmes, 41 percent of part-time MBA programmes, and 51 percent of executive MBA programmes conducts the targeted outreach for women candidates.

    Regional Trends

    In this survey, comparison with the reports of last 2 years, European based 1 year full time MBA program have seen the increment of 67 percent from 38 percent. 2 year full-time MBA programmes in the Asia-Pacific region, are doing tremendously well with 90 percent increase in the volume.

    Additional Trends

    In comparison with the part-time and executive MBA programmes, a greater share of online and flexible MBA programmes report year-on-year application volume growth. The majority of U.S. based graduate management programmes shows the stable or increasing application quantity from underrepresented population.

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    The full-time MBA programmes hints the ability to collaborate as very important. Part-time MBA programmes values work experience and specialized business master’s programmes look for academic and analytical skills.

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Last Day of Registration for GATE 2016 is October 8

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The last date of registration for the Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE) 2016 is October 8th. The candidates can get the details regarding the exam on the official website.

Every year, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) conducts GATE exam. There are 7 Indian Institute of Technology (IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Roorkee, Kanpur, Kharagpur and Madras) who jointly administrate the GATE exam.

Only the candidates holding either of the following degree/certificate are eligible for GATE exam.

  • B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Pharm.
  • B.Arch.
  • B.Sc. (Research) / B.S.
  • M.Sc. / M.A. / M.C.A. or equivalent.
  • Int. M.E. / M.Tech (Post B.Sc.)
  • Int. M.Sc. / Int. B.S. – M.S.
  • Int. M.E. / M.Tech. or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10 + 2)
  • Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch.)

The candidates, who are eligible for the exam, can apply through the official website. It is filled online only therefore, candidates must not send any hard copy of their application form and any other documents to IISc or any of the IIT’s zonal GATE office.

The GATE 2016 Hall Ticket / Admit Card download option will be there from December 17th, 2015 and GATE exam 2016 will be held from January 30, 31 to February 6, 7. The results will be declared on March 19th, 2016.

In GATE 2016, a new paper named ‘Petroleum Engineering (PE) has been introduced. Including this new paper, the total number of paper is 23. Post-exam, the candidates can obtain the answer keys from the official website. In case of any mistake or discrepancy in the key, candidates can challenge the key. Every answer key can be challenged.

Candidates can only access the online virtual calculator for calculation during the exam. No other calculators will be allowed in the examination hall. Before the exam, the online virtual calculator will be available on the official website for the students to practice.

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40,000 Odisha school teachers suspend agitation


On Thursday, 40,000 upper primary and middle English school teachers who belongs to Odisha Vidalaya Sikshak Mahasangh, agreed to end their agitation and return to the classrooms. Although, 26,800 high school teachers working in 2,209 block grant high schools are still going to continue their agitation.

Over a month, the strike has been continued. The teachers from different organisations are saying that the teachers should be paid equal salary for equal work and are demanding their salaries on the basis of the grant-in-aid policy instead of the block grant mode.

The teachers in the government schools are though being paid salary as per the grant-in-aid policy but the teachers in the private institutions get their payment on the basis of the block grant mode.

Mahasangh Convenor Prakash Chandra Mohanty told reporters after a discussion with the state government that “The Mahasangh has decided to suspend the agitation for two months as the government has assured us to consider our one-point demand of providing salary on the basis of grant-in-aid and repeal block grant system.”

He told the media that 40,000 teachers from 4,000 schools took participation in the agitation since August 10th. “The schools will be opened from today and normal classes will be resumed” he added further.

But the teachers of 2,209 high schools belonging to the Block Grant Teachers’ and Employees’ Association announced that they would continue their agitation. Due to the teachers’ agitation , the Block Grant high schools remained closed since 18th August.

School and Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra said, “The teachers should join schools without further delay. As such studies of lakhs of students have been affected due to agitation. The government has been considering their demand. Steps will be taken keeping in view the financial situation of the state.” Finance Minister Pradip Kumar Amat’s inter-ministerial committee held discussion with the agitating teachers of different organistions, on the day of the end of agitation.

Centre forms Expert penal to review Civil services exam pattern

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An expert committee has been formed by the government to examine various issues related to age relaxation, eligibility, syllabus and pattern of civil services examination to select IAS and IPS officers.

“The committee has been formed to look into all aspects of civil services examination,” Union Minister Jitendra Singh said today. The panel has been formed as follow-up to the decision taken by the government in May this year to form such a committee, said Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. The panel will be headed by former Chhattisgarh-cadre IAS officer B S Baswan and consist of leading academicians, technocrats and senior bureaucrats.

Based on the report, further changes in the civil services exam pattern will be contemplated. The primary objective is forming this committee is to provide a level-playing field to aspirants from diverse streams of curriculum like mathematics, engineering, medicine or humanities.

Till the recommendations of the committee are received and the government subsequently takes a decision on the same, Singh said that the General Studies Paper-II (also known as CSAT) in the civil services preliminary examination will remain a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33 per cent. Meanwhile, the government’s decision taken last year to exclude the English portion consisting of 22 marks in the General Studies Paper-II of the civil services preliminary examination from tabulation also continues to remain in force.

Delhi Government to cut School Syllabus by 25 Percent

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Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, has announced on Teacher’s Day during a phone-in-program on “Education System in Delhi” with All India Radio that the Delhi government will reduce the syllabus by 25 percent for classes upto 8th standard. So here comes a big relief for the students of Delhi.

During the phone-in-program, Sisodia announced, “The future of children cannot be allowed to be burdened by their heavy school bags. Though this issue has been discussed in the country for several years, the Delhi government has decided to reduce it through cut in the syllabus”.

Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia met President Pranab Mukherjee on September 25th, and discussed the state government’s initiative to improve the standard of education in the city.

“The president was apprised in detail about the AAP government’s vision on education. Kejriwal and Sisodia shared a document on education with the president that contained the government’s 12-point agenda to improve education standards”, an official said.

The aim of this plan is to improve the quality of education and teacher student ratio in the classrooms, ensuring availability of toilets, drinking water and laboratories in schools.

The official said, “The president was informed about the government’s plan to open a world class skill centre in collaboration with the Singapore government. A Delhi Skill University would also be opened”.

Recently in a press conference, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that Delhi’s Education System will be the best in the country.

From October 2015, the decision aiming for 25 percent reduction in school syllabus would be effective. Manish Sisodia also said that the Delhi government is implementing the election promise it had made to the students and teachers. He said, “We have completed the preparation of 25 per cent reduction in the school syllabus upto class eight and the decision will be implemented by next month in all Delhi government schools. The Department of Education has been working on this plan and it has completed its consultations with educationists, experts, teachers and parents on this issue

The Minister added, stressing upon the need for all-round development, “Due to heavy workload of their school syllabus students are unable to get time for activities which are crucial for their all round development. It has been felt that certain outdated topics which have no present day relevance are being done away with, the outdated and obsolete syllabus will be replaced by skill development, theatre, art, music and sports in the curriculum for classes 9-12.”

This measure was inspired by the former President Late APJ Abdul Kalam. It was his idea of reducing the course burden, as per Sisodia’s statement.

UK varsity ready to improve Indian education system

UK varsity ready to improve Indian education system

The Chancellor of University of Wolverhampton, Lord Swraj Paul said that UK is ready to provide significant assistance to improve education standards in India and enable it to become a leading global economy by strengthening business innovation. The leading NRI Industrialist, while delivering the speech for 2015 at Wolverhampton, said, “I am particularly proud of the partnerships that we are building in India to create opportunity.”

He said, “This year, for example, we have sent students from nursing and teacher training to learn and gain experience in India. I personally look forward to developing these links still further.” He further added, “As a university already working in India with key partners, we are ready to provide significant assistance to improve education standards, create opportunities, build and strengthen business innovation and help India become a leading global economy.”

The Chancellor of the university highlighted the 20,000 students attending the University of Wolverhampton, more than 42 percent are from black and minority ethnic communities, of which over 7 percent self-identity as from Indian Heritage. He said that a new business school would be opening soon on the Wolverhampton campus. “We have also invested in newly-equipped engineering facilities at Telford and opened our new University Centre there too.” he added.

“As the University of Opportunity, we believe that it is through learning and education that we can build the strongest societies,” he said. Paul told the new graduates to use their education, skills and knowledge that they had developed to make a difference to the society and also described the graduates as “the world leaders of tomorrow”.

“We have an aim, and a duty, to ensure that our graduates leave us as truly global citizens. As graduates of the University of Wolverhampton you are members of an international network of learning, innovation and opportunity – with a worldwide network of partners and students from more than 150 nationalities. This is a network which continues to grow and develop,” he said.

Appreciating and acknowledging the efforts made by the staff, he said, “In my sixteen years as Chancellor of this University I have been privileged to work with three excellent Vice Chancellors and I am particularly proud to work with Geoff Layer whose vision and commitment is the driving force behind all this development. I wish him continued success.”

Assam girl selected for Commonwealth Scholarship in UK

Assam girl selected for Commonwealth Scholarship in UK

Sneha Khanud, 22 year old student from Jorhat district, Assam, has recently been selected for the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship in United Kingdom.

She is an English graduate from St. Stephen’s College in Delhi. She was recently selected for the award in the United Kingdom for the year 2015-2016.

There were 22 Indian students who got selected for the scholarship this year. She was amongst them and now she will be pursuing her Masters degree in Comparative Literature at London University. Sneha delightedly expressed that she is looking forward to study the subject she loves.

She said, “I am very happy that I have been chosen for this scholarship and I feel honoured. I look upon it as an opportunity for me to study something that I love. There will be world class facilities available there so I feel very grateful and I think it is a great opportunity.”

Sneha was amongst those few students whose application was selected by the Human Resource Department (HRD) Ministry and forwarded to the commission. She also expressed her desire to stay in touch with the social issues while pursuing an academic career.

“I hope to have an academic career and get a PhD I don’t want an academic career that is completely divorced from social issues that we face. Even while pursuing an academic career, I want to be involved in other aspects. I hope to write,” she added.

Devajeet Khaund, Sneha’s Father, said, “Lack of awareness among people about scholarship opportunities available has left many eligible students deprived.” He further added, “If my daughter can make it, then there are so many promising students who are eligible to get this type of scholarship.”

Youth like Sneha from the northeast region are now aiming high to make their mark in different fields.

World Bank MD Mulyani Indrawati encourages girls to pursue higher education

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The Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Mulyani Indrawati, visited the Kasturba Residential School in Anoppura village and encouraged the girls to pursue higher education in order to serve the nation.

Indrawati visited the village with the bank’s delegation, encouraged the girls to get higher education so that they become eligible to be on higher posts and make the nation proud. She also explained the role of the World Bank while addressing the girls.

A release said, “The 10-member delegation of the World Bank also inspected the arrangements at the school and interacted with the girls, who shared their dreams and aspirations about future with them.” The team members were given a beautiful traditional Rajasthani welcome by the school staff and they visited the kitchen, library, toilet, computer and other rooms of the school.

While a meeting between the delegation and the Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje and the state officials, the delegation also reviewed the progress of several projects like The Rajasthan Rural Livelihood Project, Agriculture Competitiveness Project and Road Sector Modernisation Project, which are Supported by the World Bank. Inrawati and her team members reviewed them and expressed their statisfaction over the progress.

The state government’s project for strengthening rural roads network and the state government’s vision 2020 were also appreciated by Indrawati. The Chief Minister also explained the delegates that the state government’s focus is on improving energy sector and for providing quality electricity.

The Chief Minister also gave emphasis on the early approval from the World Bank for the second phase of state highways project and electricity reform project. Indrawati assured that a group of experts will be sent to the state soon to the process.

Maths wizard Kushagra shares his views on International Olympiad in Informatics


Kushagra Juneja made the country proud when he won the bronze medal at the 27th International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) held in Kazakhstan. He shares his account on how he got into the Olympiad.

Before reaching the IOI, there are 3 stages to be cleared in India. The first stage is called the ZIO ( Zonal Informatics Olympiad ) where 1000 participants take a written exam on algorithm-based questions.In order to be in the second round that is, the INOI, one has to clear the ZCO (Zonal Computing Olympiad) which is a programming-based test. Programmes submitted were run on the grader and depending on whether our program gave correct output or not, we were awarded marks.

The next stage is the INOI, or the Indian National Olympiad in Informatics, where about 300 students selected from the previous round participate. The students have to solve two problems in the time frame of three hours and code problems in any of the following languages: C++ , C , Java , Pascal. I coded in C++.

Based on the scores in this stage around 25 students selected for the camp to be held at the International School of Bangalore

The final stage for selection in the team of IOI is the eight-day camp. During the first four days, students have to familiarise themselves with various algorithms and programming techniques .Then follow the three team selection tests ,which decides who would make it to the Indian team.

He shares that any competitive exam is a test of IQ & Logic. Questions are asked which has the application of concepts. He devotes equal time to physics and chemistry apart from math. A lot of time needs to be devoted on self-study and practice to develop conceptual and exam preparedness also.

He also shared that Performance in competitive exams is relative and not absolute which means to do well one has to do better than the others. A good peer group helps in learning and development especially during internal assessments wherein he constantly competes with other good students every time to bring out the best in him.

Students get set for the World Robot Olympiad

World Robot Olympiad

The capital hosted the two-day competition, for the students aged nine to 20. Students have to programme, build and test robots that perform different tasks in a given period of time. Mohammad Fawaz, 12, hopes that his participation on Sunday in the Robot Explorers 2015 competition will place him one step closer towards his dream of becoming an astronaut.

Mohammad is hopeful that someday his robot will be able to collect rocks from the surface of other planets.

On the other hand, 14 year-old Saif Nasser said that learning how to build a robot has inspired him to become an engineer. He has built a fight robot equipped with colour sensors and wheels to keep it inside the ring, which he had put together in just 10 minutes.

Working with the Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) in training children on programming and robot-building skills, a Creative Robotics UAE spokesperson told Gulf News that children learn faster than adults.

“The students we work with love and want this — you can see it when they touch a robot for the first time. It is something that they quickly become intuitively expert at. Additionally, once the wires have all been done, a chance to be creative in making the device’s body arises,” said Isaac Rice, Project Lead at Creative Robotics UAE.

The winners of the second day will be qualified to attend the 12th international World Robot Olympiad 2015 in Qatar.


100% Sure Short Tips to crack IAS Interview


Interview in IAS exam is an assessment of not only intellectual abilities but social traits and curiosity of the candidate routine happenings of national and global importance. Mental alertness, critical analysis and assimilation, clear and logical exposition, balance of judgments, variety and depth of interests, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity etc. are some of the scales on which the abilities of candidates are judged. The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross-examination but of a natural conversation with the intention to reveal the interpersonal skills of the candidate.

Following are the fundamentals of success in IAS interview:

  1. The candidate is required to be diplomatic in taking up a stand and tackling the issues in a given circumstances. The precision of language, discipline of thought and lot of patience while expressing the views are the prerequisites.
  2. Remember, your personality is going to be judged on every single word to be spoken there. Thus, one needs to be extra careful about selection of words while being interviewed.
  3. The personality test requires the candidates to exhibit not only the art of balanced and precise thoughts, but also the art of delivering or communicating them effectively.
  4. There is a need of good strategy through experienced guidance and practice in right direction.

Following are the tips to be followed and implemented while appearing for the interview:

  1. When your turn for the interview comes, collect all your documents, arranged in order and proceed towards the interview room.
  2. If the door of the room is open, ask the permission from the interviewers by asking gently, “May I come in?” Enter the room only after the permission is granted.
  3. Walk confidently to the seat meant for the interviewee and wish the interviewers by saying “Good morning madam/sir”, or “Good afternoon” as the case may be.
  4. Do not sit on the chair unless you are asked to do so. In most of the cases, one of the interviewers asks the candidate to occupy the seat. In some cases, the interviewers wish to test the etiquette and manner of an interviewee and delay deliberately in saying her/him to occupy the seat. If this happens with you, ask gently to occupy the seat.
  5. Interview is divided into three phases: Establishing rapport, gathering information, and closing. In rapport-establishing-phase, the interview panel tries to establish rapport with the candidate so that he is able to give complete information about himself and his worth related to the requirement of job.
  6. Beginning of this phase is made by briefly reading bio-data of the candidate by the interviewer who has been assigned this task. During the period when your bio-data is being read, listen carefully and nod your head in yes if it is being read correctly.
  7. Interrupt the reader immediately but politely if the reader reads the information in incorrect manner. Your action will be taken positively by the interviewers as it shows your attentiveness.
  8. In some cases, the interviewers may choose to put some information questions like the place of your residence, mode of journey from your place to interview place, or similar such questions of this nature before going through reading of your bio-data in order to establish better rapport.
  9. After establishing rapport with you, the interviewers will move to next phase of the interview. In this phase, the interviewers will make an attempt to gather as much information as possible from you to judge your suitability as a good administrator.
  10. In this phase, questions related to the technical and behavioral aspects are asked. Technical aspect will include your graduation subjects. It may also include about your optional subjects for both Pre Test as well as Main examination. Therefore, one should have a brief brush-up done before hand. Normally, this phase takes maximum time out of the total time allocated for the interview.
  11. After finishing information gathering phase, the interviewer proceeds to last phase of the interview that is, closing phase. After probing you to the required level, the interviewers may ask questions of national and international importance, which is generally from the current affairs .They may ask you to give your opinion or take a stand on certain issues. In this context, one has to be extra careful and alert.
  12. After the process gets over, the panel chairman indicates about closing the interview session by wishing the candidate. You should come out very gently keeping your smile intact, conveying your thankfulness and final wish.

UPSC NDA & NA (II) 2015: Exam to be held on September 27


On September 27, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the National Defence Academy / Naval Academy (NA) Examination. The admit card has been published the on the official website,

To Download the Admit Card:

  • Go to the official website,
  • Click on the “Examination” tab.
  • Click on the link, ‘E-admit card’.
  • Click on ‘NDA (II) Examination, 2015’

After submitting it, the admit card will be displayed on the screen. Take out the print-out of the admit card for the future use. The candidates must carry their admit cards to the examination centre on the day of exam. In case, if the student forgets to bring the admit card, he/she will not be allowed to sit in the exam.

The paper will include the objective type of questions based on Mathematics, General and Ability Test. The exam duration is of two and a half hours and the weightage of 900 marks.

UPSC, every year, conducts various written examinations such as National Defence Academy (NDA), Naval Academy (NA), Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Economic Service (IES), Indian Revenue Service (IRS), Indian Statistical Service (ISS) and other examinations for the selection of the eligible and skilled aspirants for several posts.

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How to prepare History for IAS Mains Exam?

Preparation Tips

History is a scoring subject and can be studied scientifically .In IAS, candidates need to score 45-50% marks in the subject. In this regard, the subject make a good choice for the candidate appearing in IAS.
History is among the most preferred in the IAS examination. For Civil Services, plenty of source material is available in this subject. This subject carries the advantage of possessing comprehensive subject matter. Candidates need to adopt a well planned approach in order to prepare for this subject.

• Try to understand History rather than mugging up facts.
• It is important to form a mental picture of how civilization has evolved.
• Visualize how the economy, polity, religion, technology, social structure, literature and philosophy have changed or evolved from one period to another.
• Identify logic behind the evolution. This approach makes studying History a very interesting subject.
• History is not a study of facts but interpretation of facts. Facts are raw material with which interpretation is done. Answers in the main are assessed on the basis of interpretation of History.
• In IAS, Angle of focus on history has constantly shifted from Political to cultural to Economic to Subaltern now.
• It is useful in attempting essay section. History has synergy with general studies and gives validation to the arguments.

Section wise suggested strategy for preparation:
Section-A of Paper-I
Consists of Ancient Indian History, and question 1 of the same section is based on maps.
• The sites and cities, which are asked in IAS exam, were historically important for many reasons in ancient and medieval period.
The IAS aspirants are expected to prepare at least 100 such famous/important sites/places and shall try to know more than two reasons for which it was important.
• A short answer of 20 words is enough to describe about such sites. Many of the sites are repeated, therefore, it is always advisable to prepare those sites which have been asked in the last ten year question papers.
• While preparing, IAS aspirant must balance their list of sites. For example, choose sites related to excavation of stone ages. Harappan Civilization, later Vedic period etc. Select few cities which were famous for trade and commerce, religious centre, trade route, administrative centre, cultural centre (related with art and literature). The cities in Afghanistan, Nepal, Srilanka, and South East Asia can also be asked.
• For marking the place at right spot, practice with a A4 size physical map of Indian sub-continent, with only rivers.
• There are three long questions asked from ancient Indian History and a candidate can attempt maximum two. She/he should aim two long questions from ancient India and one long from medieval India
• The candidate appearing in IAS exam can ignore the questions of last year, but cannot ignore the entire topic
• While preparing for IAS exam students should pay more attention on economic history of any period and the development of art and literature because such question fetches more marks.
• The questions on the administration of Mauryans and Guptas, the growth of industry, craft and trade in post Mauryan period, the changing society and economy of later Vedic period, the emergence of many seats or intellectual revolution of 6th century B.C.
• The town planning and salient features of Harappans, the golden age notion of Guptas and their contribution in the field of art and literature are the important themes of ancient India, where candidate can focus.

For Section B of Paper-I:
• Divide the entire medieval history of India three sections would emerge – early medieval (750-1200 A.D.) i.e. Delhi Sultanate (1206-1526) and Mughals. Normally one question from Delhi Sultanate is asked every year
• Prepare this section very well and you can skip the Mughal period, which is very lethargic. There are limited topics in early medieval period i.e. Cholas, Rajputs, feudalism, C.Shankaracharya, Arabi and Turkish invasion etc. Candidate shall aim one long question from medieval India, which they will definitely get every year from early Medieval and Delhi Sultanate.
• Even in Short notes, at least two questions are asked every year from these two areas (early medieval and Sultanate). For a candidate who has cleared the Preliminary exam with history, it would not be a difficult task to write short notes on any topic related with Mughals.

We wish you prepare well and wish you good luck for the exam.
Good Luck!!

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13-year old Odisha girl wins Google Science Fair Award

Lalita-Google Science Fair Award Winner

A 13-year old, Lalita Prasida Sripada Srisai, a 9th standard student at Delhi Public School in Damanjodi, Odisha, has won the Community Impact Award at the Prestigious Google Science Fair Competition in California.

Lalita Prasida received a prize money of $10,000 for a project on low-cost bio-absorbent water purifier. Lalita Prasida is one and the only participant from India to have won an award at the science fair this year. She bagged the award in 13-15 age group.

The 13-year old winner said, “I am really excited to have won the Google Community Impact Award both for my school and for my country as this will boost my insights and give me an opportunity to work further for solving local problems.”

A grand prize of $50,000 has been given away to her by the Google Science Fair as a scholarship. This scholarship will also give her a year-long mentorship from the Scientific American to further help her in developing her project.

The competition received application entries in 15 languages. There were 90 regional and 20 global finalists short listed.

A spokesperson of Google said, “Young people such as Lalita can and have made significant contributions to solving some of today’s greatest challenges. Through the Google Science Fair, we want to support and foster the next generation of scientists and engineers.”

The Google Science Fair is an online competition which started in 2011 and is primarily meant for the children between the age group of 13 to 18. It has been sponsored by the companies like Google, CERN, Lego, National Geographic and the Scientific American.

US decided to provide skill training to 400 million Indians

US decided to provide skill training to 400 million Indians

In order to boost the India’s ambitious skill development programme, the United States has decided to collaborate with it on a number of education-related projects to help the country in achieving its goal of providing such training to 400 million people in the next decade.

The State Department said, yesterday, “We recognise that higher education and vocational training are essential to economic development, and we remain committed to strengthening our exchanges of students, scholars, and technical knowledge”.

The United States said, “The new six-week Community College Administrator Program, sponsored by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Current Affairs, started on September 20 this year.”

Indian Administrators from post-secondary vocational and technical institutions and Indian officials with higher education planning responsibilities intend to complete a professional development program with Florida State University and Santa Fe college.

For the officials from Indian State-Level Skills Development Entities, the US has also announced a tour to study the US network of community college with objective of developing expertise and contacts to help the state build a more effective vocational education system.

The US Agency for International Development (USAID), building on its long-standing partnership and support for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), has said that it intends to partner with Duke University and Research Triangle International to support the Indian Institute of Technology (Gandhinagar).

Joe Bhatia, President of ANSI, said, “The MoU would cover areas such as smart cities and infrastructure, renewable energy, water and sanitation while also enhancing the scope of the Standards Portal that was created by both organisations in partnership with the Indian Bureau of Industrial Standards in 2007.”

How to make the best use of next crucial 65 days for CAT Preparation?

Preparation Tips

CAT is the entrance exam that opens window to more than 160 management institutes across India, including the 19 IIMs .The test takers are under tremendous pressure to score well in these exams. The unpredictable nature of exams keeps candidates on their toes to search for the right strategy to crack it. The online exam is conducted every year which basically tests a candidate’s capability in several areas of aptitude like basic Quantitative Ability; Reasoning branching into logical, critical and deductive; Data Interpretation and English Language skills with respect to language, structure and vocabulary.

Now, when the candidates are left with just 65 days to prepare, we suggest a plan of action to be followed, so that your preparation is effective and you feel confident on Nov 29, 2015, the day of your exam.

  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses. This will help you find the amount of time that you need for CAT preparation as it will help you judge how difficult or easy is the level of exam for you individually. This helps them focus their energy and time towards the relatively trouble giving topics.
  • Regular practice: Regular practice of topics giving trouble is the key to get better and perform well in the exam. During the last few days, it is imperative that the students choose only those topics for preparation which would give you the maximum return for your time.
  • Don’t skip important topics: You must not do the mistake of completely skipping a chunk or an important topic only for reasons of difficulty as it is important to clear the sectional cut offs for both sections of the test.
  • Give focus to carry specific weight age: It is suggested to have complete knowledge of the weight age of subsections in a particular section. For instance, the previous year CAT had specifically mentioned that the Data interpretation and reasoning questions shall comprise of 4 questions in 4 sets in section 1 and 2 respectively. This information is extremely important as it provides the candidates with a comprehensive idea of how they should distribute the time during the exam.
  • Enrich your vocabulary – Vocabulary is an important aspect of the Verbal Ability and Logical reasoning section. Owing to the difficulty level of the exam, it can be very well expected that the words will not belong to the category of regular conversation.

o   Follow the tried and tested methods of vocabulary using books available in market.

o   Writing down words and their meaning and utilizing them in sentences.

o   Using Flash Cards for learning new words are also helpful.

  • Solve puzzles, riddles and play mind games to crack Logical Reasoning – Logical reasoning is all about understanding the trick hidden in the question. Solve crossword puzzles, Sudoku, riddles on blood relations, family tree etc. If LR is your strong point, start the section with the Reasoning questions so that you are confident enough to solve the other questions of the section as well.
  • The last quarter of preparations:

This is the time when the role of mock tests, online cat replicas and previous year question papers come into play.

  • Mock Tests: Most toppers, faculty members and management experts have great faith in the idea of mock tests.

o   They actually hone the aptitude levels of students and give them an environment very similar to the actual test.

o   Writing tests will help you identify your areas of strength and weakness; helps consolidate your strategy for the actual test and exposes you to questions from all areas.

o   Concentration is the highest while writing the mocks – which means it, gives quality preparation time.

o   A great means to boost confidence and helps in judging where the student stands in terms of his/her preparation.

o   People who score well in mocks have a high chance of doing well on final day as well.

o   Mock tests, kept at a difficulty level higher than actual CAT prepares you for the worst and gives them the time to work on key areas.

  • Online CAT Replicas: Nowadays, several websites have come up that provide the opportunity for candidates to sit for tests that successfully create almost the same environment as the actual test. It often follows the pattern of CATs held earlier or tips suggested by management experts and try to prepare the replicas on the same line. It is a good way for candidates to have an idea of their final performance in advance. Spend time analyzing them for accuracy –

o   You need to specifically look for how often you get questions wrong when you were in doubt.

o   This will help you pick topics where your preparation is inadequate as well as question types that you can start attempting in the test and thereby improve attempts.

o   Another aspect you will need to keep in mind while analyzing the mocks is the latitude for application of shortcuts/techniques.

o   Go through the solutions after writing a test and make note of the shortcuts.

  • Previous Year Question Papers: It is extremely important for candidates to go through the question papers of previous years, may be at least 5-6 years. It is true that CAT keeps going through certain changes almost every year. But these papers-

o   Reflect the nature of questions,

o   the topics always covered without fail

o   provides practice material for calculation based questions

o   It gives insight into the strategy, patterns and vision of the paper setters.

We expect you follow these tips for last critical 65 days of CAT preparation and achieve success in your endeavors.

We wish you good luck!!

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PGDM or MBA: Which is the better choice?


PGDM means Post Graduate Diploma in Management. The main reason why postgraduate courses are named as PGDM is because when an Institute is an autonomous body and conducts management courses then such Institutes cannot offer MBA degree. Even IIMs, XLRI’s being autonomous and independent bodies do not offer MBA degrees. They only give PGP Diploma or PGDM.

When Institute is an autonomous body, they design their own curriculum instead of following syllabus outdated by University. The reason why they chose to do is because the curriculum can be updated regularly depending on the need in Industry and change in trends. Considering this feature, it can be said that PGDM courses are more Industry relevant as compared to MBA courses.

Any college which offers AICTE approved courses will also offer PGDM not MBA. If the College is affiliated to University they can offer MBA course affiliated to that University. If the same college is offering AICTE approved course, it means they are offering PGDM which is not linked to University. AICTE – All India Council for Technical Education has control on both technical and management courses and especially colleges not under Universities. Even colleges offering UGC recognized MBA Programmes in most cases should have AICTE approval.

If any PGDM is to be equivalent to MBA then the course duration should be 2 years.

AIMA PGDM or PGPM course is a certificate programme, AIMA stands for All India Management Association an apex body which conducts MAT examination. AIMA also offers PGDM ,a course approved by AICTE and Distance Education Council. There is a lot of difference between AIMA PGDM & AICTE PGDM.

If at all the choice between an MBA or PGDM arises, its essentially required know the Institute’s credentials first. If MBA is offered, then one must check which University is it affiliated to and whether it is a full time MBA or Distance MBA?

If PGDM is offered, then one is required to check if the Institute has autonomous status or check if it is AICTE approved or not.

Study with Google: Company launches online courses in India

Study with Google

Search engine giant Google in collaboration with online education company Udacity launched IT courses in India to tutor the millions of software developers struggling for jobs. The duo of Google and Udacity teamed up with Indian conglomerate Tata will offer online technical courses. The purpose of the courses is to train the software developers in India about the process involved in developing apps for Android, the Google-backed mobile operating system. The cost for pursuing the courses will be Rs 9,800 (USD 148) a month and it will take between six and nine months to complete. The lessons will be taught by Google instructors based in the United States and 50% of the total course fee will be reimbursed after the completion of the course.

The companies will be offering 1,000 scholarships and all graduates will be invited to a job fair next year hosted by Google in India. The launch of the courses has come into play with PM Narendra Modi headed to the Silicon Valley on the lookout for foreign investment in India’s plethora of start-ups as well as establishing financial tie-ups with US tech giants.


Yoga Education is all set to be introduced in the syllabus of the NCERT books which will be followed in the curriculum of government run schools like Kendriya Vidyalayas and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas for classes VI to X.Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Irani announced that schools can reduce the workload of the children who opt for yoga by reserving 80% marks on practicals, where students have to perform various asanas and rest 20% for theory. Irani added that inclusion of yoga in school curriculum will give a push to physical and cultural activities in schools.

Private CBSE board schools are yet to “devise” a strategy regarding the implementation of the yoga education in their curriculum. In the meantime, the National Council of Teacher Education revised its notification which has made yoga a compulsory training module besides ICT, gender studies and inclusive education which aims to produce a pool of trained yoga teachers. Irani further added that a national-level yoga competition will be organised next year, where the best performing student will be given a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh.


VITEEE 2016 syllabus declared: Check the syllabus

The Vellore Institute of Engineering Entrance Exam (VITEEE) to be conducted by Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT). VIT University conducts VITEEE to offer admissions to aspirants in BTech programmes available at its Vellore and Chennai campuses. Apart from exam centres in India, VITEEE is also held at two international test centres in Dubai and Kuwait..

VITEEE is a computer based test (CBT) which has the duration of two and a half hours.

VITEEE 2016 exam dates are yet to be announced. However, VITEEE 2016 syllabus has been declared.

The candidates can check the syllabus mentioned below:



1. Laws of Motion & Work, Energy and Power


Law of conservation of linear momentum and its applications. Static and kinetic friction – laws of friction – rolling friction – lubrication.

Work done by a constant force and a variable force; kinetic energy – work-energy theorem – power.

Conservative forces: conservation of mechanical energy (kinetic and potential energies) – non-conservative forces: motion in a vertical circle – elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions.

2. Properties of Matter

Elastic behaviour – Stress-strain relationship – Hooke’s law – Young’s modulus – bulk modulus – shear modulus of rigidity – Poisson’s ratio – elastic energy. Viscosity – Stokes’ law – terminal velocity – streamline and turbulent flow – critical velocity. Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications.

Heat – temperature – thermal expansion: thermal expansion of solids – specific heat capacity: Cp, Cv – latent heat capacity. Qualitative ideas of Blackbody radiation: Wein’s displacement Law – Stefan’s law.

3. Electrostatics

Charges and their conservation; Coulomb’s law-forces between two point electric charges – Forces between multiple electric charges-superposition principle. Electric field – electric field due to a point charge, electric field lines; electric dipole, electric field intensity due to a dipole – behaviour of a dipole in a uniform electric field. Electric potential – potential difference-electric potential due to a point charge and dipole-equipotential surfaces – electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges.

Electric flux-Gauss’s theorem and its applications. Electrostatic induction-capacitor and capacitance – dielectric and electric polarisation – parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium – applications of capacitor – energy stored in a capacitor – Capacitors in series and in parallel – action of points – Van de Graaff generator.

4. Current Electricity

Electric Current – flow of charges in a metallic conductor – drift velocity and mobility and their relation with electric current. Ohm’s law, electrical resistance – V-I characteristics – electrical resistivity and conductivity-classification of materials in terms of conductivity – Carbon resistors – colour code for carbon resistors – combination of resistors – series and parallel – temperature dependence of resistance – internal resistance of a cell – potential difference and emf of a cell – combinations of cells in series and in parallel.

Kirchoff’s law – Wheatstone’s Bridge and its application for temperature coefficient of resistance measurement – Metrebridge – special case of Wheatstone bridge – Potentiometer principle – comparing the emf of two cells.

5. Magnetic Effects of Electric Current

Magnetic effect of electric current – Concept of magnetic field – Oersted’s experiment – Biot-Savart law-Magnetic field due to an infinitely long current carrying straight wire and circular coil – Tangent galvanometer – construction and working – Bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid – magnetic field lines.

Ampere’s circuital law and its application. Force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic field and electric field – cyclotron – Force on current carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field – Forces between two parallel current carrying conductors – definition of ampere.

Torque experienced by a current loop in a uniform magnetic field – moving coil galvanometer – conversion to ammeter and voltmeter – current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment – Magnetic dipole moment of a revolving electron.

6. Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current

Electromagnetic induction – Faraday’s law – induced emf and current – Lenz’s law. Self induction – Mutual induction – self inductance of a long solenoid – mutual inductance of two long solenoids. Methods of inducing emf – (i) by changing magnetic induction (ii) by changing area enclosed by the coil and (iii) by changing the orientation of the coil (quantitative treatment).

AC generator – commercial generator. (Single phase, three phase). Eddy current – applications – transformer – long distance transmission. Alternating current – measurement of AC – AC circuit with resistance – AC circuit with inductor – AC circuit with capacitor – LCR series circuit – Resonance and Q – factor – power in AC circuits.

7. Optics

Reflection of light, spherical mirrors, mirror formula. Refraction of light, total internal reflection and its applications, optical fibers, refraction at spherical surfaces, lenses, thin lens formula, lens maker’s formula. Magnification, power of a lens, combination of thin lenses in contact, combination of a lens and a mirror. Refraction and dispersion of light through a prism. Scattering of light-blue colour of sky and reddish appearances of the sun at sunrise and sunset.

Wavefront and Huygens’s principle – Reflection, total internal reflection and refraction of plane wave at a plane surface using wavefronts. Interference – Young’s double slit experiment and expression for fringe width – coherent source – interference of light – Formation of colours in thin films – Newton’s rings. Diffraction – differences between interference and diffraction of light- diffraction grating. Polarisation of light waves – polarisation by reflection – Brewster’s law – double refraction – nicol prism – uses of plane polarised light and Polaroids – rotatory polarisation – polarimeter.

8. Dual Nature of Radiation and Atomic Physics

Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics – Electromagnetic spectrum – Photoelectric effect – Light waves and photons – Einstein’s photoelectric equation – laws of photoelectric emission – particle nature of light – photo cells and their applications.

Atomic structure – discovery of the electron – specific charge (Thomson’s method) and charge of the electron (Millikan’s oil drop method) – alpha scattering – Rutherford’s atom model.

9. Nuclear Physics

Nuclear properties – nuclear radii, masses, binding energy, density, charge – isotopes, isobars and isotones – nuclear mass defect – binding energy – stability of nuclei – Bainbridge mass spectrometer.

Nature of nuclear forces – Neutron – discovery – properties – artificial transmutation – particle accelerator. Radioactivity – alpha, beta and gamma radiations and their properties – Radioactive decay law – half life – mean life – artificial radioactivity – radio isotopes – effects and uses – Geiger – Muller counter. Radio carbon dating. Nuclear fission – chain reaction – atom bomb – nuclear reactor – nuclear fusion – Hydrogen bomb – cosmic rays – elementary particles.

10. Semiconductor Devices and their Applications

Semiconductor basics – energy band in solids: difference between metals, insulators and semiconductors – semiconductor doping – Intrinsic and Extrinsic semiconductors. Formation of P-N Junction – Barrier potential and depletion layer-P-N Junction diode – Forward and reverse bias characteristics – diode as a rectifier – Zener diode-Zener diode as a voltage regulator – LED. Junction transistors – characteristics – transistor as a switch – transistor as an amplifier – transistor as an oscillator.

Logic gates – NOT, OR, AND, EXOR using discrete components – NAND and NOR gates as universal gates – De Morgan’s theorem – Laws and theorems of Boolean algebra.


1. Atomic Structure

Bohr’s atomic model-Sommerfeld’s extension of atomic structure; Electronic configuration and Quantum numbers; Shapes of s,p,d,f orbitals – Pauli’s exclusion principle – Hund’s Rule of maximum multiplicity- Aufbau principle. Emission spectrum, absorption spectrum, line spectra and band spectra; Hydrogen spectrum – Lyman, Balmer, Paschen, Brakett and Pfund series; deBroglie’s theory; Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle – wave nature of electron – Schrodinger wave equation (No derivation). Eigen values and eigen functions. Hybridization of atomic orbitals involving s,p,d orbitals.

2. p,d and f – Block Elements

p-block elements – Phosphorous compounds; PCl3, PCl5 – Oxides. Hydrogen halides, Inter halogen compounds. Xenon fluoride compounds. General Characteristics of d – block elements – Electronic Configuration – Oxidation states of first row transition elements and their colours. Occurrence and principles of extraction: Copper, Silver, Gold and Zinc. Preparation, properties of CuSO4, AgNO3 and K2Cr2O7.

Lanthanides – Introduction, electronic configuration, general characteristics, oxidation state – lanthanide contraction, uses, brief comparison of Lanthanides and Actinides.

3. Coordination Chemistry and Solid State Chemistry

Introduction – Terminology in coordination chemistry – IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds. Isomerism, Geometrical isomerism in 4-coordinate, 6-coordinate complexes. Theories on coordination compounds – Werner’s theory (brief), Valence Bond theory. Uses of coordination compounds. Bioinorganic compounds (Haemoglobin and chlorophyll).

Lattice – unit cell, systems, types of crystals, packing in solids; Ionic crystals – Imperfections in solids – point defects. X-Ray diffraction – Electrical Property, Amorphous solids (elementary ideas only).

4. Thermodynamics, Chemical Equilibrium and Chemical Kinetics

I and II law of thermodynamics – spontaneous and non spontaneous processes, entropy, Gibb’s free energy – Free energy change and chemical equilibrium – significance of entropy.

Law of mass action – Le Chatlier’s principle, applications of chemical equilibrium. Rate expression, order and molecularity of reactions, zero order, first order and pseudo first order reaction – half life period. Determination of rate constant and order of reaction . Temperature dependence of rate constant – Arrhenius equation, activation energy.

5. Electrochemistry

Theory of electrical conductance; metallic and electrolytic conductance. Faraday’s laws – theory of strong electrolytes – Specific resistance, specific conductance, equivalent and molar

conductance – Variation of conductance with dilution – Kohlrausch’s Law – Ionic product of water, pH and pOH – buffer solutions – use of pH values. Cells – Electrodes and electrode potentials – construction of cell and EMF values, Fuel cells, Corrosion and its prevention.

6. Isomerism in Organic Compounds

Definition, Classification – structural isomerism, stereo isomerism – geometrical and optical isomerism. Optical activity- chirality – compounds containing chiral centres – R – S notation, D – L notation.

7. Alcohols and Ethers

Nomenclature of alcohols – Classification of alcohols – distinction between 10, 20 and 30 alcohols – General methods of preparation of primary alcohols, properties. Methods of preparation of dihydric alcohols: Glycol – Properties – Uses. Methods of preparation of trihydric alcohols – Properties – Uses. Aromatic alcohols – preparation and properties of phenols and benzyl alcohol.

Ethers – Nomenclature of ethers – general methods of preparation of aliphatic ethers – Properties – Uses. Aromatic ethers – Preparation of Anisole – Uses. 

8. Carbonyl Compounds

Nomenclature of carbonyl compounds – Comparison of aldehydes and ketones. General methods of preparation of aldehydes – Properties – Uses. Aromatic aldehydes – Preparation of benzaldehyde – Properties and Uses. Ketones – general methods of preparation of aliphatic ketones (acetone) – Properties – Uses. Aromatic ketones – preparation of acetophenone – Properties – Uses, preparation of benzophenone – Properties. Name reactions; Clemmenson reduction, Wolff – Kishner reduction, Cannizzaro reaction, Claisen Schmidt reaction, Benzoin Condensation, aldol Condensation. Preparation and applications of Grignard reagents.

9. Carboxylic Acids and their derivatives

Nomenclature – Preparation of aliphatic monobarboxylic acids – formic acid – Properties – Uses. Monohydroxy mono carboxylic acids; Lactic acid – Synthesis of lactic acid. Aliphatic dicarboxylic acids; Preparation of oxalic and succinic acid. Aromatic acids; Benzoic and Salicylic acid – Properties – Uses. Derivatives of carboxylic acids; acetyl chloride (CH3COCl) – Preparation – Properties – Uses. Preparation of acetamide, Properties – acetic anhydride – Preparation, Properties. Preparation of esters – methyl acetate – Properties.

10. Organic Nitrogen Compounds and Biomolecules

Aliphatic nitro compounds – Preparation of aliphatic nitroalkanes – Properties – Uses. Aromatic nitro compounds – Preparation – Properties – Uses. Distinction between aliphatic and aromatic nitro compounds. Amines; aliphatic amines – General methods of preparation – Properties – Distinction between 10, 20 and 30 amines. Aromatic amines – Synthesis of benzylamine – Properties, Aniline – Preparation – Properties – Uses. Distinction between aliphatic and aromatic amine. Aliphatic nitriles – Preparation – properties – Uses. Diazonium salts – Preparation of benzene diazoniumchloride – Properties.

Carbohydrates – distinction between sugars and non sugars, structural formulae of glucose, fructose and sucrose, with their linkages, invert sugar – definition, examples of oligo and polysaccharides,

Amino acids – classification with examples, Peptides-properties of peptide bond,

Lipids – Definition, classification with examples, difference between fats, oils and waxes



1. Matrices and their Applications

Adjoint, inverse – properties, computation of inverses, solution of system of linear equations by matrix inversion method.

Rank of a matrix – elementary transformation on a matrix, consistency of a system of linear equations, Cramer’s rule, non-homogeneous equations, homogeneous linear system and rank method.

Solution of linear programming problems (LPP) in two variables.

2. Trigonometry and Complex Numbers

Definition, range, domain, principal value branch, graphs of inverse trigonometric functions and their elementary properties.

Complex number system – conjugate, properties, ordered pair representation.

Modulus properties, geometrical representation, polar form, principal value, conjugate, sum, difference, product, quotient, vector interpretation, solutions of polynomial equations, De Moivre’s theorem and its applications.

Roots of a complex number nth roots, cube roots, fourth roots.

3. Analytical Geometry of two dimensions

Definition of a conic – general equation of a conic, classification with respect to the general equation of a conic, classification of conics with respect to eccentricity.

Equations of conic sections (parabola, ellipse and hyperbola) in standard forms and general forms- Directrix, Focus and Latus-rectum – parametric form of conics and chords. – Tangents and normals – Cartesian form and parametric form- equation of chord of contact of tangents from a point (x1 ,y1) to all the above said curves.

Asymptotes, Rectangular hyperbola Standard equation of a rectangular hyperbola.

4. Vector Algebra

Scalar Product – angle between two vectors, properties of scalar product, and applications of dot product. Vector product, right handed and left handed systems, properties of vector product, applications of cross product.

Product of three vectors – Scalar triple product, properties of scalar triple product, vector triple product, vector product of four vectors, scalar product of four vectors.

5. Analytical Geometry of Three Dimensions

Direction cosines – direction ratios – equation of a straight line passing through a given point and parallel to a given line, passing through two given points, angle between two lines.

Planes – equation of a plane, passing through a given point and perpendicular to a line, given the distance from the origin and unit normal, passing through a given point and parallel to two given lines, passing through two given points and parallel to a given line, passing through three given non-collinear points, passing through the line of intersection of two given planes, the distance between a point and a plane, the plane which contains two given lines (co-planar lines), angle between a line and a plane.

Skew lines shortest distance between two lines, condition for two lines to intersect, point of intersection, collinearity of three points.

6. Differential Calculus

Limits, continuity and differentiability of functions – Derivative as a rate of change, velocity, acceleration, related rates, derivative as a measure of slope, tangent, normal and angle between curves.

Mean value theorem – Rolle’s Theorem, Lagrange Mean Value Theorem, Taylor’s and Maclaurin’s series, L’ Hospital’s Rule, stationary points, increasing, decreasing, maxima, minima, concavity, convexity and points of inflexion.

Errors and approximations absolute, relative, percentage errors – curve tracing, partial derivatives, Euler’s theorem.

7. Integral Calculus and its Applications

Simple definite integrals – fundamental theorems of calculus, properties of definite integrals.

Reduction formulae – reduction formulae for and , Bernoulli’s formula. dx x n sin dx x n cos

Area of bounded regions, length of the curve.

8. Differential Equations

Differential equations – formation of differential equations, order and degree, solving differential equations (1st order), variables separable, homogeneous and linear equations.

Second order linear differential equations second order linear differential equations with constant co-efficients, finding the particular integral if f(x) = emx, sin mx, cos mx, x, x2.

9. Probability Distributions

Probability – Axioms – Addition law – Conditional probability – Multiplicative law – Baye’s Theorem – Random variable – probability density function, distribution function, mathematical expectation, variance

Theoretical distributions – discrete distributions, Binomial, Poisson distributions- Continuous distributions, Normal distribution.

10. Discrete Mathematics

Functions – Relations – Basics of counting.

Mathematical logic – logical statements, connectives, truth tables, logical equivalence, tautology, contradiction.

Groups-binary operations, semi groups, monoids, groups, order of a group, order of an element, properties of groups.

IBPS PO Exam 2015: Last week tips & tricks to crack IBPS PO Exam

Recruitment under the IBPS PO will be inclusive of a three-tier process consisting of a Preliminary exam of 100 marks of 60 minutes duration, followed by a mains exam of 200 marks with duration of 120 minutes for the shortlisted candidates and finally the third tier will be an Interview.

The date of Online Prelim Exam is – 3, 4, 10 & 11 October 2015 and the exam will be conducted in 4 shifts – 8.00 am, 10.30 am, 1.00 pm and 3.30 pm. The preliminary exam consists of 100 questions with a time limit of 60 minutes. The 100 questions will

be based on Quantitative aptitude, English and Reasoning.

With the exams round the corner, here are some of the trips and tricks which may help the candidates with last week preparation of the online prelims exams:

 Time management is most important in banking exams. Therefore, one must focus on setting a time limit to the different sections of the question paper and complete it within the set target.

 It is not necessary to attempt all the questions as some questions tend to consume more time than the rest. Skip such questions for the latter half of the test.

 With the last week in progress one must focus on practicing the model test papers and online mock tests.

 Try attempting the easier questions first from the three sections to ensure overall success.

 Do an extensive reading of English newspapers and grammar books which will help you to improve your vocabulary and polish your grammar skills for the English language section.

 Give priority to important chapters if you have not revised them or not practiced enough questions on them.

 It is advisable to leave out any new topics because it will create a lot of stress and you cannot master it enough for the exam now.

 Rejuvenate yourself with positive energy so that when you enter the exam hall you feel fresh, energized and ready for the exam day.

 Since negative marking system exists in the scoring pattern of this exam, ensure that you answer the questions correctly.

 Invest your time and effort into questions you are confident about, and can be solved without wasting too much time.

 Sometimes, a thorough revision of answers saves us from a big mistake. So, do save time for this after the completion of test.

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Tips and Tricks to crack NDA written exam

Tips and Tricks to crack NDA Exam

Everyone wants to secure a successful career for themselves, and a career in the armed forces is one such glorious and most sought after option. The candidates need to be dedicated and focused on their goal, as qualifying the NDA written exam is not an easy task owing to the cut throat competition.

The date of the upcoming NDA exam is 27th September 2015.

The examination consists of 2 Papers-Mathematics (300 marks) and General Ability Test (600 marks) with objective type questions, inclusive of negative marking for every wrong answer. The duration for each Paper is 2 and ½ hours.

Here are some basic tips which may help you clear the examination.

  • Do a thorough revision of the last ten years question paper and focus on the type of questions repeated over years having a relative pattern.
  • Read newspapers, monthly magazines and books based on current state of affairs.
  • Dedicate a minimum of 6 hours to study for the exam.
  • Focus on tricks and shortcut methods for solving questions based on mathematics which will cut down the long and time consuming calculations.
  • Extensive reading of English newspapers, novels and grammar books will help you to build your vocabulary and polish your grammar skills.
  • Time management is a key to crack competitive exams. You should first solve the sections which you are most confident about and not waste your time on the questions which you have no idea about.
  • It is not necessary to attempt as all the questions as the exam has the provision of negative marking. Every wrong question attempted by the candidate will result in a deduction of 0.25 marks from the total.
  • And last but not the least, do a thorough reading of the Indian history to enable yourself in attempting the questions from the history section.

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UP Police Constable Recruitment 2015


Uttar Pradesh Police department is the largest single police force in India. As UP state has highest populated state in India, it is really a complicated process to provide safety services to all citizens. So the UP Police department has spread across 75 districts, 33 armed Battalions and other specialized wings/ branches relating to Intelligence, Investigation, Anti-corruption, Technical, Training, Forensic Science etc to protect citizens UP State from crimes, corruption etc. Every year it releases recruitment notifications for various posts like Constables, Sub Inspectors to improve its services towards citizens. This year also it is going to release Police Constable recruitment notification. Aspirants who wish to work in UP Police department apply for these constable vacancies released under UP Police recruitment 2015.

Uttar Pradesh Police recruitment board released recruitment notification for 40000+ UP Police Constable Posts 2015 across the state. UPPRPB invites online applications forms from eligible and interested candidates. Candidates seeking for Police Constable Job in Uttar Pradesh(UP) should possess:

Qualification: 10th class or equivalent from recognized Institute/Board

Age Limit: The candidate’s age limit should be between minimum 18 years to maximum 22 years as on 01-07-2015

Application fee: N/A

Apply Mode: Online Mode Only

Selection Process: Candidates selection will be based on performance in Written test and Physical Efficiency test and Interview.

Mid-day meal error- NHRC serves notice to UP Education Department


Uttar Pradesh education department and the Lucknow administration have been served notices by the National Human Rights Commission over an incident of 80 students falling ill after consuming mid-day meal.

On September 2 ,this incident took place .The students of primary schools at Juggaur-1, Juggaur-2 and Pre-Middle School also at Juggaur in Chinhat area of Lucknow complained of stomach ache and vomiting after having mid-day meal.

Ambulances were rushed to the school and the students were sent to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. Initially they were taken to a local health centre.

The Commission observed that when the children complained about smell in the food to the teacher they were asked to keep mum and finish their meal.

The Commission has also sought action against the officials at fault as well as the teacher who forced the children to consume the meal ignoring their complaints.

The Commission has asked the UP Primary Education Department Secretary, District Magistrate and Senior Superintendent of Police of Lucknow to submit reports within two weeks.

AICTE to reduce UG engineering seats by 40%

education news

In order to deal with the problem of deteriorating quality of education for aspiring engineers, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has decided to cut its undergraduate seats by 40 percent.

The council discontinue the functioning of some schools and decrease the number of admissions over the next few years. According to the reports, AICTE is likely to bring down the number of engineering students from 16.6 lakh to 10 lakh.

This issue came to the spot light when companies recruiting students from various engineering colleges started complaining about the quality of education. The poor quality of education at these institutes creates many unemployable graduates every year. Except for few top notch and recognized colleges like IITs and BITS-Pilani, students from other colleges suffered due to lack of infrastructure, quality of education imparted and poor teaching faculty.

The intake capacity of engineering colleges is much higher as compared to the demand in the market. The council has received 1,422 applications seeking the permission to shut down. The council will also keep a check on these educational properties. It would be assured that after the shut down, these institutes do not turn into a real estate business.

IBPS PO/MT V 2015: Admit card on site

IBPS PO/MT V 2015: Admit card on site

IBPS (The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) is an autonomous body which is created to render assistance to organizations in the areas such as personnel recruitment, selection, placement, designing, and developing suitable measurement tools/tests.

(IBPS) will be conducting an online examination (Preliminary and Main) for the next common recruitment process for selection of personnel for the posts of Probationary Officer (PO)/ Management Trainee (MT).

The Pre exam will be conducted on October 3, October 4, October 10 and October 11. The main examination will be held on October 31.

The institute has published the admit card at the official website, the link for which is

To download the admit card, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Go to the official website.
  • Click on the link, ‘ Download your preliminary online exam call letter for CWE PO/MT V‘.
  • Enter the registration number, date of birth and password.
  • Take a print-out of the call letter for future reference.

Cut offs will be decided on the basis of vacancies available and candidates will be shortlisted for interview thereafter .The candidates will be selected on the basis of their performances in the preliminary examination, main examination and interview.

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Combined Lower Subordinate Services Exam 2015: UPPSC unveils dates

UPPSC Exam 2015

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission has invited applications for Combined Lower Subordinate Services Examination (Gen. Rectt.) and Combined Lower Subordinate Services Examination (Special Rectt.) 2015.October 3 is the date for the eligible and interested candidates to apply in the prescribed format .No. of vacancies in General rectt. are 470 and special rectt are 20, making it to 490 vacancies in total. UPPSC seeks for recruitment for the posts of Legal Assistant, Assistant Estate Superintendent (Housing and Urban Planning), Child Development Project Officer,Auditor (Local Fund Accounts), Junior Auditor (National Savings Directorate),Assistant Controller (Legal Measurement) Grade-II, Investigator Cum Computer (Cooperative Societies), Computer/Junior Statistical Inspector/ Field Investigator (Agri. Sta. Crop. Ins), Junior Research Assistant Gr-II/Hort. Inspector gr-II/Hort. Inspector, Sr. Sugarcane Development Inspector/Sugarcane Development Inspector, Investigator cum Computer (Family Welfare), Cooperative Inspector Gr-I. Assistant Development Officer (Cooperative) Auditor (Local Bodies), Assistant Auditor (Local Bodies), Fisheries Inspector, Auditor (Firm’s Society & Chits) and Labour Enforcement Officer.

Eligibility criteria:

Educational Qualification: The candidate should possess Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university or institute.

Age limit: The minimum age of the candidates should be 21 and maximum 40 years.

Selection Procedure: The selection of the candidates will be done on the basis of their performance in the interview or exam.
How to apply: The eligible and interested candidates should apply through the official website, the link for which is
Important dates for the candidates: October 3 is the last date to apply and September 29 is the last date for depositing of examination fees.

CTET 2015: Answer key to be published soon

CTET 2015 answerkey

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is going to publish the answer key for CTET soon on official website i.e

In order to view the answer key, the candidates must follow the directed procedure. They need to visit the official website. Following which, the candidates can click on the link, ‘CTET 2015 Answer Key‘. On submitting it, the answer key will be displayed on the screen

The Central Teaching Eligibility Test (CTET) was successfully conducted on September 20. This year, 7.5 lakh candidates appeared for the exam. The exam was held at 959 centres in India. Board deployed more than 1,600 independent observers and Board’s officials at the examination centres to ensure smooth and transparent conduct of examination.

Teacher Eligibility Test known as TET is an entrance examination for teachers in India. The test is mandatory for getting teaching jobs in government schools from Class 1 to Class 8. Paper 1 is meant for teachers opting for Class 1 to Class 5 and Paper 2 for Class 6 to Class 8.

Dental and Medical Admission Test Cancelled due to power failure


APDMC Madhya Pradesh is an association of 20 unaided, private medical and dental colleges in Madhya Pradesh conduct the DMAT jointly every year. This year the exam was scheduled to be held on 20th September 2015.

Due to power failure in few centres in Chandigarh, the Dental and Medical Admission Test (DMAT) cancelled. Due to unavailability of net connection and other problems, candidate got agitate as a result exams got cancelled at the centres in Chandigarh, Indore and Jabalpur.

Approx 18000 Candidates had registered themselves to appear for the competitive exam, and about 9000 candidates took the exam on September 20, 2015. This exam was held across 87 test centres in eight states, and now it stands cancelled.

Dr. Anupam Chouksey of Association of Private Dental Colleges of Madhya Pradesh Said that the exam will again scheduled for the students who couldn’t take the exam and for which announcement will be made soon. Students are more stressed now because they have to begin preparation all over again.

Now, to eliminate this problem if occurs in future, the authorities should use secure measures and have back-ups ready in case of any emergency like power failure etc. Students will not have to suffer due to the irresponsibilities of the authorities. They should make sure that the exam will conduct smoothly whether it is online exam or offline exam.

Around 500-700 students couldn’t take the exam due to the power failure.


AIPGMEE 2016 Annoucement

AIPGMEE 2016 is the post Graduate medical entrance exam which will be conducted by National Board examination (NBE) at all India Level. AIPGMEE is held for admissions to 50% MD/MS/Diploma Course seats of all India quotas in various medical colleges.

AIPGMEE 2016 exam is scheduled to be held in the month of December 2015. The results for the same will be announced in January 16.

Eligibility criteria:

It is mandatory to have bachelor’s degree Medicine or surgery from any recognized university or institute.

Fee Structure:

INR 2750/- for SC, ST, PWD (PH) candidates

INR 3750/- for General and OBC candidate

The registration fee should be remitted through payment gateway provided using a Credit card, Debit card or through Internet banking.

How to Apply:

  1. Log on to the official website i.e.
  2. Click on the registration tab
  3. Enter the characters you see in the given image to start your registration.
  4. Create your own profile fill your application form
  5. After completion of application form, pay the fee
  6. A confirmation email will be sent to the registered email I’d about the successful registration

Paper Pattern:

The AIPGMEE exam will be held in two sessions Morning and Noon session. 3 Hours and 45 Minutes will be given to complete the exam. The exam will consist of 300 MCQ type questions. There will be no negative marking. Candidates are suggested to prepare well for the exam. Competition level is high. Many suggested books are there such as Medical entrance exam books, Medical exam books which would help you to prepare for the exam.

Important dates must keep in mind:

Last Date to apply: 22 October 2015.

Date of AIPGMEE exam: December 2 to December 8

Results: January 15, 2016.

SSC CGL 2014: Marks Announced, Check now


Staff Selection Commission has successfully conducted combined higher secondary (10+2) level exam in various regions. Test was held for the for various vacant positions in the Central Government departments or various ministries at various positions such as assistant, assistant enforcement officer, sub inspector, divisional accountant, statistical investigator grade II, inspector, auditor, accountant/junior accountant, upper division clerk, tax assistant, compiler, and registrar general of India. Candidates are selected on the basis of their performance in written test and skill test. Candidate from various part of India have appeared for this exam.

Over 12 lakhs candidate appeared for the SSC CGL 2014 exam. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has now published the combined Graduate Level (CGL) 2014 marks list on the official website i.e.

Check your Marks in One go-

  1. Aspirants should check the official website (
  2. Click on the SSC CGL Marks 2014
  3. Candidates list with marks will be displayed on the screen.
  4. Candidate can check the marks.
  5. Download the marks list if needed and get it print for further reference.

The SSC CGL results will be declared in three stages that is Tier-1, Tier-2 and Tier-3. Tier-1 results is the mark list of the aspirants shortlisted for the stages of selection, tier-2 result contain qualified candidates for personal interview/skill test and the final result indicating list will be recommended for the appointment.

Cut Off marks list category wise:

  • Unreserved category- 96.50
  • Scheduled caste category- 77
  • Scheduled tribe caste- 69.50
  • OBC- 82
  • Ex Servicemen- 62
  • Orthopedically handicapped- 68.75
  • Hearing Handicapped- 25
  • Visually handicapped-40

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CAT 2015 announcement: registration window extended by 5 days, check now

CAT 2015 Registration Date Extended

CAT is the national level MBA entrance exam conducted by the IIMs throughout the country. CAT 2015 exam will be held on 29 November 2015 by IIM Ahmadabad.

CAT 2015 registration was scheduled to close on 20th September 2015; however, registration window has been extended by the CAT conveying IIM Ahmedabad for five more days.

Candidates can now register till 25th September 2015. CAT is one of the gateway for the admission in the top most B-schools of the country.

Registration window has been extended because till date number of count of registration is less than expected. Only 100000 registrations have been done so far. CAT registrations number has been declining since past few years.

Candidate can register themselves via online mode through its official website i.e.

Complete the registration process in one go-

  1. Logon to the official website-
  2. Fill the necessary details asked and submit it
  3. After submitting, Unique I’D password will generate. This ID & Password should be used further for login on the official website of CAT.
  4. Using these Login details, the candidates should log into their account using the “Existing User Login’ link.
  5. After successful login, you will redirect to CAT application form.
  6. The form is categorized into 5 sections, namely, Personal Details, Details of Academics, Details of Work Experience (if any), Details of Program willing to pursue & Payment of application fee.
  7. Candidate should upload the required document.
  8. After successfully completing the form, candidate needs to pay the application fee which is paid through online mode using either of Credit Card/Debit Card or Net Banking.
  9. After paying the fee, you are done with successfully CAT registration.

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MAT Sep 2015: Results out, check now!


MAT is one of the most popular competitive exams among MBA aspirants as it gets them access to a large number of best B schools in India. Also, the other reason that attributes to the immense popularity of this exam is conducted in 2 modes i.e. online and offline mode. So, candidates can choose to take either Paper Based Test or Computer Based Test as per their convenience. AIMA Conducts MAT exam 4 times in a year i.e. February, May, September and December. The scores of MAT will be accepted by over 500 B-Schools across the country. B-Schools will shortlist the candidate based on their cut offs.

The exam was successfully conducted on 6th September 2015 and 12th September 2015. Candidates who have given the exam were waiting for the results. Finally, results are out. Candidate may check their results from the official website i.e.

Steps to follow while checking the results:

  1. Log on to the official website i.e.
  2. Click on MAT September 2015 Results.
  3. Enter the necessary details asked i.e. Roll Number, Form Number and password.
  4. Choose the month of test i.e. September 2015
  5. Submit it
  6. Result will be displayed on the screen.
  7. Download it and get it print for future.

The candidates who have successfully cleared the exam have to appear for the Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview round for final selection.

All the best for results!


Result for Group Mathematical Olympiad

Reserve Bank of India has Conducted Successfully the RBI Assistant Exam on 01, 08, 09, 16 August 2015. Candidates who have given the exam were desperately waiting for the results. Finally, results are out. The results have been declared on September 7 only, but due to some incorrect information it wasn’t published on the site that time. RBI has published the final and correct result of Assistant on 18th September 2015. Candidate may check their results from the official website i.e. . Candidate can also check the cut off marks list on the official website.

How to check the results:

  1. Log on to the official website (
  2. Click on Results button
  3. Enter your ticket Number and Date of birth and other details if asked
  4. Click on submit button.
  5. Results will be displayed on the screen with roll number wise.
  6. Download it and get it print for next round.

The candidates who have successfully cleared this written test will be called for interview round. Based on the performance in Interview and marks in online written exam, candidates will be selected for the posts of RBI’s various offices.

Candidates who have successfully cleared the exam are requested to take print out of the relevant proformae furnished below, after fully completing the form, send it along with photocopies of the certificates in support of their date of birth, Academic Qualifications (Mark sheets and degree), caste status and disability certificate if any, Release Certificate for the Ex-Servicemen as per applicable proforma provided in Annex II to the advertisement and Experience Certificate, if any, to the Regional Offices of Reserve Bank of India for which they had made the application for recruitment.

CTET 2015: One Day To Go!

CTET 2015

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is the national level examination organized and conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Delhi. It aims to grant the teacher’s eligibility certificate to the qualified candidates so that they are eligible for appointment as a teacher for classes 1th to 8th in the unaided private schools, schools under the central government and those under the Administrative control of the union territories.

The exam is scheduled to be held on 20th September 2015 i.e. tomorrow. Candidates are requested to download their admit cards from the official website i.e.

No candidate is allowed to enter the examination hall and appear for the exam in the absence of admit card.

Steps to download the admit card:

  1. Candidate must need to log on the official website
  2. Click on the “Admit card” tab.
  3. Click on the link provided for Download the admit card
  4. Enter the details asked such as name, roll number etc.
  5. Submit the details.
  6. Admit card will be displayed on the screens.
  7. Download the admit card and get it print.

If candidate found any type of error in the admit card or in confirmation page, he should have to contact to CTET authorities immediately for the correction. Moreover, candidate must have to bring a photo Identity Proof along with them.

Exam pattern: The exam will be conducted in two parts i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper II will be conducted from 9:30 am to 12 pm and Paper I will be conducted from 2 pm to 4:30 pm. Final selection of the candidate will be made on the basis of the marks obtained in the written examination. If a candidate meets the criteria of minimum qualifying marks, he/she would be selected and issued the eligibility certificate by the board. The candidates who will successfully qualify this exam would be appointed as primary level teachers for classes 1st -5th or junior level teachers for class 6th to 8th on the basis of their marks. This is one of the toughest exams of the country. Books are available online also. Candidate may check by entering CTET Exam Books Online.

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Going for interview? Top 10 interview questions asked

Top 10 Interview Questions asked

Job Interview is a type of employment test that involves a conversation between a candidate and employer. When your skills and qualificatiion are perfectly match with the required job position, You will called for an interview. In this, Interviewer will ask you certain question regarding you, your qualification etc. It aims to see the person behind the resume, revealing its personality, strength, weakness, knowledge, skills and abilities so that employers can analysis if you are perfect for the job position or not.

Top 10 Interview questions that employer asked:

  1. About your weakness: This is the most dreaded question of all. Do your best to frame your answers around positive aspects of your skills and abilities as an employee.
  2. Greatest Strength: Every employee almost asks this question during interview. Always handle this question by telling him about the attributes that will qualify you for the particular job and set you apart from the other candidate.
  3. Tell me about yourself: Always manage to answer this question by sharing your personal information, start with family background, then academic details, and then your personal interests which don’t relate directly to work.
  4. Why should we hire you? – In this question, employer wanted to know if you are the best candidate for the job position or not. Always give your answer which explains what you have that other candidate don’t have and employer will offer you the job.
  5. Salary Expectations: It seems like a simple question. Your answer can knock you out of content for the job if you overprice yourself.
  6. Why are you leaving or left your previous job- In this question, don’t ever complaint about the previous employer or job. Stick with the facts, be direct.
  7. Why do you want this job: This question gives you an opportunity to show the interviewer what you know about the job and the company. Be specific about what makes you a good fit for this role, and mention aspects of the company and position that appeal to you.
  8. How do you handle stress and pressure: The best way to respond to this question is to give an example of how you have handled stress in a previous job.
  9. Describe difficult work situation/ and how you overcome it: in this question, the aim of interviewer is to know how you face the difficult situations. Always answer this question by giving an example.
  10. What are your future goals: in this question, interviewer’s aim is to know how long your are going to stick around or you are flexible enough t switch to another one as soon as you find the another one.
  11. it’s important to discuss the attributes that will qualify you for the specific job and set you apart from the other candidates.

Quacquarelli Symond’s (QS) released, No Indian Universities in top 100

No Indian universities could make it to the top 100

On September 15, 2015, Quacquarelli Symond’s (QS) released, and No Indian universities could make it to the top 100.

According to the list Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has retained its position as the leading varsity in the word. Two Indian Institutes have for the first time make it to the top 200, which a proud thing for India. The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) is on the 179th position while The Indian institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc-B) is on the 147th position. The president of India, Pranab Mukharjee has congratulated IISc, Bangalore and IIT-D for figuring in top 200 in the QS world University rankings.

According to the list, there are 14 Indian institutions in the world University ranking and half of them are among the global 400.

London performed strongly. It is the only city in the world from which four universities are in the top 50, more than Boston and New York (3) Paris, Sydney, Hong Kong and Beijing (2).

London is remarked as “Education capital of the world”. City is performing great in education sector and getting a remarkable success.

Harvard was on fourth rank last year. This year it managed to get second spot this year. Harvard overtook Cambridge University.

Despite all these, United Kingdom maintained its reputation for the world class higher education.

CAT EXAM: Know how it is Different

CAT Exam 2015

CAT is the national level MBA entrance exam conducted by the IIMs. CAT 2015 exam will be held on 29 November 2015 by IIM Ahmadabad. CAT exam have been changing in some way or every year. Not only there are changes in terms of the exam pattern, such as sections, number of questions, duration but also features like on screen calculator, non-multiple choice questions have been introduced. The exam is held in single day in 2 slots.

Know how CAT Exam is different:-

    • Sections: Since CAT 2011, CAT had 2 sections, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning. But from 2015, paper pattern have been changed. From 2015 CAT exam will consist of 3 sections i.e. Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC) and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR).
    • Number of questions: Number of questions will be 100, which is same as last year. Distributions of questions are: QA and VRC will have 34 questions each, while DILR will have 32 questions.
    • Duration and overall section: Duration of examination is now increased by 10 minutes. It is now for 180 minutes (3 hours). Each section will be allotted 60 minutes to answer. Last year, the duration was 170 minutes or 2 hours 50 minutes. You will get 1 hour to solve each section.
    • Time bound Sections: Unlike last year, the candidates would not be able to select the order of sections and switching between sections. Sections and its order will be:

Quantitative Ability
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
 Verbal and Logical Reasoning

  • Non MCQ’s: Along with the multiple choice questions, there will be descriptive type questions in each of 3 sections and it is also expected that their number could be 5 to 8 in each section.
  • Calculator: For the first time, there will be an on screen calculator which will be for candidate for doing calculations. Through this newly introduced feature, candidate can do only basics calculations. This will save time of candidate in doing small calculations.
  • Marking scheme: for the first time in the history of CAT that the entire question will carry equal marks and there will be no minus marking for the descriptive type questions. But this relief is for descriptive type questions only. Minus marking for all other multiple choice questions will remain same.
  • Test window: Exam is scheduled on 29th November, 2015 (Sunday). Exam will be held in single day in two slots. Till last year, CAT was conducted in multiple windows and slots

Era of unemployment: Ph.D students applying for IV grade posts

Era of unemployment

This is really shocking news. Unemployment is on its peak. More than 17 lakhs people holding very good degrees have respondent for the advertisement of IV grade (peon) posts in Uttar Pradesh.

It is throwing a sharp light on the level of unemployment as compared to literacy level in the state. From this, most socking is 201 candidates who have applied for the IV grade posts are holding Doctorate degree and approx 20000 candidates having master’s degree in various disciplines. And rest of the candidates have completed high school qualification. As per the number of total applications, there are at least 6318 candidates in battle for each vacancy.

For this IV grade posts, government had set the eligibility criteria as class 5th pass and ability to ride a bicycle (with the exemption for female and physically handicapped) to apply for the posts.

After analyzation of application data, total 53000 applicants were class 5th pass, approx 7.50 lakh candidates had the highest education qualification of class 12th. Around 11.21 lakh candidate have completed 10th class and around 8 lakh candidate had cleared 8th class and last bt not least, around 200 applications received from candidates who are holding PHd degrees and around 20000 candidates holding masters degree.

This has happened for the first time that very large number of applicant received for a small number of grade IV vacancies in the secretariat. Last time in 2006 when around 1 lakh candidate have applied for 260 posts of class IV category


NTSE 2016

The National talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a most prestigious talent cum scholarship examination conducted by National Council of Education Research and Training to recognize and nurture talented students across the country. The examination is conducted every year across the country in two stages: Stage-I (State Level) and Stage-II (National Level).

Important dates

Important Dates have been announced. Student must keep these dates in mind.

Stage 1 (State level):

• Last date for submitting Application form: be notified by the respective State and it may vary from state to state
• Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar islands: 7thNovember 2015.
• Examination in other states and Union territories: 8th November 2016.

Stage-II (National)

• Examination in All States and Union Territories: 8th May, 2016 (Sunday)
• Application Form for students study abroad will be uploaded on NCERT website in the month of October 2015

Exam pattern

The exam will be an objective type test in a paper-pencil based format. The part 1 of the test is Mental Ability test (MAT), which consist questions based on reasoning and logical. The second part is Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), consisting of 150 questions based on Language and Science, Mathematics and Social science.

Do’s and Don’ts

There are some do’s and don’ts mention below which will help you to prepare for the exam-


  1. Start preparation from 10th class Syllabus: Before starting your preparation, candidate must have to go through the NTSE syllabus. And then start preparation for the exam according to their 10th class syllabus.
  2. Determine strength and weakness: It is very important to know your strength and weakness. Candidate is suggested to solve previous year question paper time to time to know your strong areas and weak area’s on which you need to practice on.
  3. Refer NCERT Study material: NCERT books are best books to prepare for NTSE exams. Most of the students usually study from NCERT books in schools. NCERT books bring clarity of topics.
  4. Make Study plan: It is very important to make study plan and after then follow it wisely. Time management and study plan plays a very important role in preparation.
  5. Group Study: group Study is the best when it comes to preparation. Make a group of 5-10 friends and start regular studies and practice together. This will enable you to have fruitful practice sessions as each of your group members will contribute towards combined preparation.


  1. Don’t avoid practice and revision: Practice and revision is must for any kind of exam. If you leave revision, then you are just half prepared for the exam. With regular habit of revising and practicing of your subjects, you develop a speed and accuracy in solving NTSE questions.
  2. Don’t repeat mistakes: Mistakes are meant for learning, not for repeating. So avoid doing same mistakes every time. While practicing previous year question papers, whatever mistakes you did, make sure you’ll not repeat them in the main exam.
  3. Don’t forget to solve previous year question papers: Solving previous year question paper is very helpful. It will help to let you know your strength and weakness.
  4. Don’t lose sleep on the night before exam: it is necessary to take sound sleep before a night prior to the exam. So that on the day of exam, you’ll feel fresh.
  5. Don’t lose focus and clam. It is very important to stay focused and clam while you were writing exam. Give your best.

Important tips and tricks:

  • Go through the NTSE syllabus thoroughly and start preparation accordingly without wasting your time.
  • Evaluate your strength and weakness.
  • Study from NCERT books.
  • Make proper study plan and time management.
  • Prefer to study in group.
  • Practice from previous year question papers and revision is must
  • Take good sleep prior to the exam day.
  • Stay calm and concentrated.
  • Don’t make yourself over confident.

Last minute tips and tricks to crack CDS exam


1) First, the candidate needs to be aware of the criteria of the written examination CDS. The CDS is divided into three main sections:

i) Vocabulary: has 120 questions that are based on grammar rules, vocabulary, finding errors and comprehension.

ii) General Knowledge: consists of 120 questions that include history,    current affairs, geography, computers, Indian constitution, science, etc.

iii) Mathematics: has 100 questions and contains basic mathematics like algebra, geometry, trigonometry and statistics.

2) Thoroughly understanding the criteria, candidates must Start preparing from now onwards.

3) In the exam, give equal time for all the three papers.

4) Practice enough to have command over some specific topics like trigonometry, geometry and number system.

5) While reading newspaper, note down important happenings and maintain a record book for this. This needs to be done so that in the time close to exam, you don’t panic searching for what you need to revise.

6) Practice daily using CDs and practice books.

7) Learn and mug up some important historical events.

8) Its extremely important to know the basics about planning commission/finance commission/pay commissions/law commissions etc

9) It’s a must to know about the production of metals and ores in different parts of India. A map to locate such reservoirs is often given in the exam to test candidates’ knowledge.

We are providing last minute tips and tricks for candidates who are going to appear for CDS Exam.General Knowledge 2016

Tips to crack SSC CHSL Exam in first attempt

Preparation Tips

SSC CHSL Exam 2015 will be conducted in the month of November on 1st, 15th and 22nd by Staff Selection Commission SSC CHSL Exam is referred to the Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination which is held every year to select the candidates for recruitment to the post of Postal Assistants / Sorting Assistants, Data Entry Operator (DEO) and Lower Division Clerks (LDC) in various departments under Central Government.

Analyzing the pattern for SSC examination, you find that ssc question paper is designed for checking the judging capability, depth of knowledge, decision making and awareness of the candidates. So, it is required for candidates to prepare well for the exam .Along with the hard work, one has to adopt right approach follow a certain pattern. Following are the quick tips to be followed by the candidates to crack the exam in the first attempt.

General tips:

  • Analyze your strengths and weaknesses and improve yourself working on what you lack.
  • Make a timetable for study and follow it rigorously.
  • Dedicate sufficient time for all sections, topics and subtopics.
  • Revise on a regular basis to know how well the topic is learnt.
  • Dedicate extra time to the exam-important topics which have higher weightage.
  • Practice a lot for sections of General Intelligence and Arithmetic.
  • Solve sample papers of previous years for performance tracking.
  • Practice typing on typewriter and keyboard for the skill test.

Tips for General Intelligence

The questions in this section are basically designed to gauge your logical thinking ability. Here are few tips for the SSC CHSL General Intelligence section:

  • Have clarity for both verbal and non-verbal concepts – Analogy, Social Intelligence, Word Building, Classifications.
  • Analyze all the previous question papers and understand question patterns.
  • Understand all the components of diagram. Note positions, size and directions.
  • Rigorous practice is a must.

English Language

English is also an important section of the SSC CHSL exam. This section carries a total of 50 marks., The test is designed to check your command over the English language. Following are few tips to deal with the English section:

  • Understand all grammar topics clearly such as sentence completion, antonyms, synonyms, idioms & phrases and more
  • Practice grammar exercises for all the topics and analyze your answers to spot your mistake areas
  • Read newspapers, magazines and books to improve your vocabulary
  • Work on your comprehension skills by solving sample questions.
  • Work on your spellings and sentence formation

Quantitative Aptitude

To score well in this section, one has to adopt the following

  • Quantitative section tends to take more time to solve the questions. So mange your time accordingly.
  • Practicing and smart work are the keys to score well in this section
  • Get complete clarity on basic mathematical concepts
  • This section requires you to know a lot of mathematical short cut methods

General Awareness

This is one of the most scoring sections in the SSC CHSL exam.

  • Stay updated about the current affairs around the world.
  • Pay attention to national and international news, for the last 7-8 months before the exam
  • Read newspapers, magazines and G.K books.

SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Guide for DEO & LDC 1st & 2nd Stage SSC 10+2 Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) 101 Speed Tests with Success General Knowledge 2016

SSC recruitment: important information, check now!

SSC Exam

Staff Selection Commission recruits Indian to group B government posts, group C technical posts and for many more opportunities.

Recently, Staff Selection Commission has invites applications for various upper division clerks’ competitive exam posts. Eligible candidates are requested to submit their application before the last date. The competitive exam for upper division clerks grade is schedules on 20th December 2015. Application process will end on 12th October 2015.

Eligibility criteria:

Candidate should have permanent/regular /temporary/regularly appointed person of the Lower Division Grade of the Central Secretariat Clerical Service, Armed Forces Headquarters Clerical Service, Railway Board Secretariat Clerical Service, Election Commission of India Clerical Service and Central Hindi Directorate Qualification or its similar Qualification from any recognized Board or University.

Age Criteria: Candidate’s maximum age limit should be 50 years as on 08-08-2015.

Selection process:

On the basis of performance in written exam and skill test, candidate will be selected.

How to Apply:

Eligible candidate may apply through online and offline mode. For online mode, candidate must log on to the official website before the last date i.e. 12th October 2015. For offline process, candidate may download the application form from the official website and after completing the form, candidate may send the application form to the ‘Regional Director(Northern Region), Staff Selection Commission, Block No.12, C.G.O. Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110504’ with all the necessary document attached.

Paper pattern:

Written test will comprise of 2 papers i.e. paper 1 and paper 2. Paper one will be of objective type and will based on General Awareness and comprehension & writing ability of English Language. For every wrong answer, there will be negative marking of 0.25 marks. Paper 2 will be descriptive type and based on conventional type noting, drafting and office procedure.

Duration of exam:

Genera category Candidate will get 2 hours to complete the exam and VH/Cerebra and Palsy candidate will get 40 minutes extra i.e. 2 hours and 40 minutes to complete the exam.

The Indira Gandhi National Open University receives 3 lakhs application for july 2015 cycle

IGNOU received 3 lakh application form for July cycle 2015

Indira Gandhi National Open University has been ranked 17th among universities of the Indian subcontinent. It imparts education via distance mode and also provides higher education opportunities. It offers a wide range of academic programs at affordable costs and has a flexible entry qualifications process.

For 2015 online application process introduced by Indira Gandhi national Open University, registration has been done with the increase of more than 29 percentile. Ignou has received over 3 lakh application for the July 2015 cycle. There is also an increase of 4% growth in the registration of students from remote regions like Northeast states, and 20 percent growth from Jammu and Kashmir.

The university has received 68000 applicants through online process. This was a great success of the university who had come up with pan-India Online admission system earlier this year and July 2015 cycle was the first to accept through this system. This makes it one of the most anticipated throughout the country. Ignou is about to extend this facility for all the admission cycles. New registrations and re-registrations will begin from January 2016.

Website based students service also provides information regarding admissions, re-registrations details, details of status of re-admission, change of elective courses, address checking, credit transfer effected, study centre opted, prospectus and application forms of various programmes.


Mr Pranab Mukharjee, Congratulate IISc- B and IIT- Delhi

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi is now figuring in the top 200 in the global university ranking. In the Quacquarelli Symonds’ world rankings of 2015-16, IISc-B have been placed at 147th rank and IIT-D is on 179th rank. This is a proud thing for academic community. This would boost the morale of academic community. This provides the greater avenues of growth and placement for students.

For this remarkable success, our honourable president, Mr Pranab Mukharjee, Congratulate Indian Institute of Science- Bangalore and Indian Institute of technology- Delhi. Moreover, he sent an individual message to the director’s of IISc-B and IIT-D, Mr Anurag Kumar and Kshitij Gupta respectively that he is delighted to get this news that both the prestigious institute, IISc and IIT have been figured in the top 200 in the global ranking by grabbing 147th rank and 179th rank by IISc-B and IIT-D respectively.

He also stated about the talent which India posses. India is having inherent talent and its Institutions have the potential to the best among all. It will also provide a benchmark for continuous quality enhancement and this achievement is also the sign of success. With the growing of this success graph and faculty member and staff of these institutions, it will continue to strive for developing academic institutions into global leaders.

Other Indian Institutes which have also been included in the list and also on the success are Indian institute of technology- Bombay (IIT-B) which is on 202nd rank and Indian institute of Madras (IIT-M) in 254th rank and Indian institute of Kanpur (IIT-K) on 271th rank.

Smriti Irani motivated IITians to Utilise ‘Start Up & Stand Up’ Scheme

HRD Minister Smriti Irani said qualified engineers need to take up entrepreneurship on the basis of innovative ideas acquired in the institute.

HRD Minister Smriti Irani said qualified engineers need to take up entrepreneurship on the basis of innovative ideas acquired in the institute.

Ms Irani at the 4th convocation ceremony of Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar said,”I am sure that you are aware about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for Start Up India. IITs are known to encourage new ideas, innovations and converge them with good business plan”.

Ms. Irani said IITians need to take advantage of new business opportunity created in the country with the Centre’s Mudra Bank Yojana providing funding to do business from Rs. 50,000 up to Rs. 10 lakh without any collateral security. She motivated technical students to choose their own path of dream with a little bit of imagination and undertake new ventures with innovative programme.

Ms Irani conferred President of India’s gold medal to Sushant Sachan, a mechanical engineering student of B.Tech, Director’s gold medal to Pratik Nayak, a civil engineering student of MTech and Anudeep Nain, a student of Mathematics at the institute.

Ms Irani also motivated the students of IIT Bhubaneswar for adopting two nearby villages and enabling science to reach villagers.


‘Changemaker Schools’ – 10 schools recognized for the label

education news

Ten schools have been recognised as ‘Changemaker Schools’ .The schools have got this label for introducing novel approaches to education that would enable students to enhance development in the society.

The schools having institutional characteristics were recognised at a two-day conclave ‘Ashoka Changemaker Schools’ held in New Delhi recently. Its main objective was to provide a platform for principals, teachers, students and parents from the different schools to interact with social entrepreneurs across the country.

As a result of survey conducted on 60 schools across 30 cities in the country, only 10 schools were selected. Ashoka Foundation which has Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi associated with it has started the initiative.

The 10 schools which have been recognised are Digantar Vidyalaya (Jaipur), Riverside School (Ahmedabad), R.N. Poddar School (Mumbai), KCT Vidyaniketan (Pune), TVS Academy (Hosur), Vidyodaya School (Gudalur), Headstart Learning Centre, (Chennai), Uday Community School (Sawai Madhopur), Muni International School (Delhi) and The Heritage School (Gurgaon). Riverside School from Ahmedabad has inbuilt change making into their curriculum through the ‘Feel, Imagine, Do and Share framework’ which enables them to teach academic subjects through empathy.

Apart from these, Headstart Learning Centre has started the Elina Resource Centre which integrates children with disability into regular classes Uday Community School at Jaganpura, Sawai Madhopur, sends each teacher to adopt two government schools in the nearby villages to bring quality education across the district in Rajasthan.

These schools would become a part of the larger Ashoka network of leading social entrepreneurs, business people, media and academics. The schools will take a lead in discussions on changing education in the country by regular assessment ,innovation labs and creating new methods . Schools will work on joint projects – either with each other, Ashoka Fellows, or with Ashoka Foundation towards building and assessing change maker skills.