NTSE, NMMS exams schedules announced

NTSE and NMMS Exam Schedules Announced

The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) and National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Examination (NMMS) exam schedules have been announced.

The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) will be held on November 8 in Hisar whereas National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Examination (NMMS) will be held on November 22.

The State Education Department officials have said that the roll numbers for NMMS will be distributed from November 17 to 19 at Hisar’s Jagannath Girls Senior Secondary School whereas the roll numbers for the NTSE will be distributed from November 2 to 4 at Senior Secondary School in Jahajpul.

National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national-level scholarship program in the Indian Union which helps in identifying and recognizing the students with high intellect and academic talent.

Every year, around 300,000 students appear in this scholarship examination and 1,000 scholarships are awarded out of which 775 are not reserved. This year, Smt. Smriti Irani, Union Minister of Human Resource Development, has doubled the number of scholarships under National Talent Search Scheme, i.e., 2000 scholarships will be awarded from now on.

Those students who are studying in class X are eligible to appear for the examination.

The objective of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme “National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS)” is to award scholarships to the meritorious students who belong to economically weaker sections to stop their drop out after class VIII and encourage them to continue their studies to the secondary stage. Every year, scholarship of Rs. 6000/- per annum per student is awarded to the selected students for study in classes from IX to XII in Government, Government aided and local body schools

The selection of the students for scholarships are made through an examination conducted by the State Governments/UT administration along with the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) first stage-I examination.

CAT 2015 sample test will be available from October 31

CAT 2015 Sample Test

The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A) has scheduled the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2015 to be conducted on November 29.

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a computer-based test which evaluates the knowledge of a student on the basis of his/her skills in English, Mathematics and Logical Reasoning. It is one of the most reputed competitive entrance exam conducted in India for the Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programme. Around 2 lakh candidates appear for this competitive exam. Each year, it is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management for the admissions in 21 IIMs and around 100 B-schools all across the country.

So that the aspirants of CAT 2015 exam can evaluate their preparation and get a better idea regarding the paper pattern, IIM Ahmedabad will be releasing a sample test on the official website, i.e., iimcat.ac.in. It is expected to release on October 31. The sample test will determine the exact changed pattern and the level of difficulty of CAT 2015. The examination will take place in around 136 cities across the country.

There will be some changes in the format of the CAT Exam, this year.

Since 2009, the test has been conducted on multiple days for over two sessions, but then, when it became computerised, it will now be conducted in many sessions in a single day.

Tathagata Bandopadhyay, CAT 2015 Convenor, said, “Some questions in each section may not be of multiple choice type. Instead, direct answers are to be typed on the screen.” Adding on he said that the changes could provide an “even field to candidates coming from different streams.”

There have been a large number of registrations for CAT in last 5 years. According to the reports, male candidates accounted to 149,408; female candidates were 69,176 and there were also 80 transgender.

This year, high level of difficulty is expected in the exam. The result of the CAT Exam will be declared in the month of January.

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Download SSC CGL Tier 2 Answer Key 2015 @ sss.nic.in

Answer key

Every year, Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to check the eligibility of the candidates to place them in various posts across the Government Ministries and the Sub ordinate offices.

This year, SSC CGL Tier – 1 was conducted successfully and the candidates who have qualified the Tier – 1 examination, were called to appear for the Tier – 2 examination which took place on October 25 and 26. Now the candidates, who appeared for the Tier – 2 examination, are looking for the answer key of the examination. The answer key will be released on the SSC’s official website quite soon.

To Download SSC CGL Tier-2 Answer Key 2015:

  1. Open the official website of Staff Selection Commission, i.e., ssc.nic.in.
  2. Click on the link, ‘Official Answer key of SSC SGL TIER 2’.
  3. Download the key to make an analysis about your performance.

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) was established on November 1, 1975. It is a Central Government organisation which recruits the staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Sub ordinate offices. This commission is also an attached office of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). Every year, SSC do conducts the Combined Graduate Level exam and the Combined Higher Secondary Level exams. Through this, those candidates are picked who are eligible to be placed as an employee in any of the ministries and sub ordinate offices of the Central Government.

KTU wishes to make simpler entrance exam procedures

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The Kerala Technological University – also known as the APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University – has asked the commission of entrance to eliminate the complicated manual procedures that are being followed for the conduct of entrance examination.

According to the sources, the University has asked the commissioner to introduce an online mechanism for interested candidates to submit their applications while applying for the entrance exams. It also said, “Also, the practice of printing prospectus in book format should be limited to serve legal and administrative purposes. The application should be a four-page document, which is simple and easy to understand.”

Regarding the new prospectus for engineering admission, the commissioner of the entrance examination had sought the university’s suggestions. The university has asked the commissioner to introduce fresh provisions in the prospectus to empower colleges to admit the students from other states too.

In the meantime, Kerala Self-Financing Engineering College Managements’ Association (KSFECMA) has demanded the new prospectus for the academic year 2016-2017 should be prepared in consultation with them.

The Kerala Self-Financing Engineering College Managements’ Association (KSFECMA) President, K. Sasikumar, said, “We want the government to understand the new realities in the field of engineering education. Now the number of seats has overshot the demand. Unless some realistic changes are made, the charm of engineering education will be lost. We want the government to hold consultation with us before finalizing the new prospectus.”

To eliminate the unnecessarily complex procedures, the KSFECMA has also demanded an online mechanism. The association has demanded that the practice of asking the students to submit all the supporting documents such as nativity, caste, and income certificate along with the application form should be discontinued.

Adding that a memorandum in this regard would be submitted to the Education Minister on the Wednesday, the President of the association said, “Let them ask the students to pay Rs 1,000 online and allow them to participate in the exam. There is no logic in asking all the applicants to submit a whole set of certificates at once with the application form.”

The Kerala Self-Financing Engineering College Managements’ Association (KSFECMA) said that it will push for its earlier demand that the entrance test should be held only for the candidates seeking admission in the merit quota seats. The association will also ask the Government to discontinue the normalization process because it was erroneous as it gave undue advantage to the state-syllabus students.

CDS EXAM 2015 – Tips and Tricks For Success in Exam

CDS (Combined Defense Services) examination has always been the source of attraction among youth. The examination paves a way to the Indian Defense forces. The examination is conducted for admission in prestigious Institutions like Officer’s Training Institution (OTA) in Chennai , The Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Dehradun , Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA) .The examination is conducted twice a year in Feb /March and Aug/September.

Pattern of the Exam:

  • The examination for the OTA consists of two papers — Tests of English language and test of general knowledge/general awareness.
  • The examination for the IMA consists of three papers — Tests of English language and test of general knowledge/general awareness and test of mathematical ability.

Criteria of examination:

S.No. Paper / Subject Questions Duration Marks
English 120 2 Hours 100
General Knowledge 120 2 Hours 100
Elementary Mathematics 100 2 Hours 100

Tips to crack the exam:

English language has two main sections: Vocabulary and Grammar.

  • Good command of vocabulary can help you to answer more than 20 questions .Read magazines and English newspaper articles to improve your vocabulary.
  • Practice the grammar rules (subject verb agreement, preposition, tense, pronoun, adjective etc) and solve practice exercises on regular basis.

General knowledge consists of: Current affairs, History, Indian constitution, Politics and Economics

  • Develop the habit of reading newspaper on regular basis for solving the current affairs section.
  • In history section, movements in-between revolt of 1857 and independence (1947), Vedic period, Maurayan kings, are the main topics.
  • In geography, mountain peaks, rivers, average rain, population folklore require main focus; general knowledge about computers is also necessary.
  • Thorough study of social studies books from 7th to 11th standard is sufficient to prepare for this section.
  • Elementary Mathematics section consists of basic mathematics like algebra, geometry, trigonometry and statistics.’

We strongly recommend that you thoroughly read Disha publication’s book ‘CDS 9 YEARS TOPIC WISE SOLVED PAPERS (2007 – 2015)’ which consists of last 9 years (both Feb and November papers) .In all there are 17 Question papers from 2007 to 2015- which have been divided into 42 topics.
This book will make the aspirants competent enough to crack the uncertainty of success in the Entrance Examination.

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 mentioned in lucent etc.

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

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.

 

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SSC CHSL 2015 Exam – Preparation Tips

Preparation Tips

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts recruitment test for the posts of Lower Divisional Clerks and Data Entry Operators in various departments of the Central Government. All those who have passed the 12th class exam are eligible to take this test. This exam can be taken by candidates who have done their graduation and post-graduation as well.

The syllabus for the SSC CHSL Exam is known to be vast .The level of exam is mostly based on knowledge of class 12.Because of a large number of people appearing, there is a huge competition level. In order to excel over in this competitive scenario, we bring you SSC CHSL Preparation Tips .

Paper pattern of the Exam

Objective Written Test (Tier – I)

  • Reasoning – 50 questions
  • Mathematics – 50 questions
  • General Knowledge – 50 questions
  • English – 50 questions

The Tier I test has a weightage of 200 marks.Each question carries 1 mark.There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

2. Descriptive Written Test (Tier – II)

  • Reasoning
  • Mathematics
  • General Knowledge
  • English

Each of these sections carries 50 marks.The entire exam has a weightage of 200 marks. There is no negative marking in this test.

SSC CHSL 2015 Preparation Tips

  • Go through the syllabus thoroughly. Mark the topics that you find difficult so that you can start working on it in the beginning. Practice and make it your strength.
  • Plan your study order and give appropriate time to each topic accordingly.
  • The English section will be easy for those who are fluent in the language and have studied it till class 10. It consists of synonyms, antonyms, grammar, sentence formation, correction and passages.
  • Be consistent with written practice. It will ensure fluency in your answers and also help you keep up your speed while writing the exam.
  • Use the books of class 10 and class 12 boards to prepare.
  • The Mathematics section also consists of class 10 syllabus majorly but the questions will be molded and tricky. Practice mathematic problems every day and especially the ones you find most difficult .
  • This will increase your confidence but will also help you find quicker ways of solving a problem.
  • The General Knowledge section is vast and can include questions ranging from History, Geography, Economics, Political Science and General Science.
  • This section will require you to be updated with the news.
  • Read the newspaper every day or trusted and updated current affairs books.
  • Previous year’s question papers is the most source to know the right questions. This will give you an insight about the type and style of questions asked.
  • This is also gives you a great way to practice for the real exam. Time your attempts and practice the papers.

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MPPSC going to revise dates of Prelims 2015

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Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) has decided to revise the exam date of the MPPSC Preliminary Exam 2015, a day after issuing the schedule for the examination. Those candidates who are preparing for the civil services and state services examination were in a fix as the MPPSC Preliminary Exam 2015 was scheduled to be held on December 20, while the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Main Exams are already scheduled to begin from December 18.

After the rumours regarding the re-scheduling of exam dates came up on Tuesday in media, Manohar Dubey, Secretary of MPPSC, made a statement to confirm the rumours, via, text message. “Your information regarding dates of UPSC main examination was correct. We will most likely conduct the preliminary exam on December 27, instead of December 20,” said the Secretary in the message.

The revised dates are expected to be announced quite soon.

The candidates are feeling grateful to Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) for taking the schedule again into consideration. “This decision favours thousands of students. We are thankful to the commission for considering our request,” said a candidate of the exam.

Previously, the candidates were displeased at MPPSC for picking up those dates for exam which were clashing with the exam dates of UPSC.

One more candidate who is a civil services aspirant, said, “It should have been ensured that the dates do not clash with other important exams. I am from Bhopal and preparing for UPSC mains in New Delhi. It would have been impossible for me to write the MPPSC prelims as I had opted for Bhopal centre in the application.”

Starting from December 18, the UPSC Main Exam will go on for six days further.

CTET Sept 2015 results awaits after CBSE releases Answer Key

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On September 20, more than seven lakh candidates who had appeared for the Central Teaching Eligibility Test (CTET) exam are now awaiting the declaration of the results of the exam. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has already released the OMR sheet of the candidates along with the Answer Key.

A candidate who appeared for the exam said, “Though delayed by almost a month, it was good to see the official Answer Key and OMR Sheet Images of the CTET September 2015 exams on the CBSE-CTET website.”

The official Answer Key for the Central Teaching Eligibility Test (CTET) exam which was held on September 20 and the OMR sheets of the candidates for the same were released on October 21.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is really silent about the declaring the actual date for the release of the results. However, the candidates are now going restless to know the final result of the exam.

According to the reports, the Central Teaching Eligibility Test (CTET) September 2015 Exam results will be declared in the end of October, i.e., probably October 30. However, there are still no confirming reports from the side of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) which is leaving the candidates confused and worried.

One more candidate said, “In 2014, the CBSE was quick and very fast in releasing the Answer Key and also the results. This year it is too late.”

In the year 2014, CTET exam were held on September 21 and the CBSE released the answer key on September 30th and the results were declared on October 8.

The Central Teaching Eligibility Test (CTET) is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and is mandatory to be qualified for the candidates who wanted to be appointed as the teacher for class I to VIII in the government schools.

The CTET qualifying certificate for appointment as teachers is valid up to seven years from the date of declaration of its result for all the categories.

CTET September 2015 Answer Key Released

Answer key

The Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) to the Central Board of Secondary Education.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released finally released the answer key of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) which was held on September 2015. Those candidates who appeared for the exam can check out the answer key in few steps.

Steps To Check The Answer Key:

  1. Visit the official website of CTET, for which the link is http://ctet.nic.in/CMS/PUBLIC/HOME.aspx.
  2. Click on the link, ‘OMR Sheet Images and Answer Key of CTET-SEPT 2015’.
  3. Enter the roll number of the candidate and the date of birth.
  4. Login.
  5. The answer key will appear in front of you on the screen.

This year, over 7.5 lakh candidates had appeared for the examination which took place on September 20. More than 1,600 independent observers were appointed by the Board at 959 centres in India and abroad.

The OMR sheets of the aspirants have been published along. They can be checked on the official website. In order to get a clue regarding the qualifying marks, the candidates can analyse and compare the answer key and the OMR sheets.

The results of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) are expected to be released soon, probably in this month. Although there has been no official notification regarding the same has been released.

Those candidates, who obtain 60 percent of marks or more marks in the CTET, can be considered as qualified, according to NCTE notification. The candidate, who qualifies the exam, can apply to schools of the Central Government (KVS, NVS, Central Tibetan Schools, etc.) and the schools under the administrative control of UT’s of Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and NCT of Delhi. The qualified candidate will become eligible to apply to the unaided private schools too.

CAT 2015 Admit Cards Released : Download Now

Admit Card

The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) is conducting the Common Admission Test (CAT) this year. The examination has been scheduled to take place on November 29. IIM, Ahmedabad has released admit card for the CAT 2015 at official website.

Steps to Download Admit Card:

  1. Go to official website
  2. Click on the link, ‘Login to view/ download CAT 2015 Application/ Admit Card’
  3. The candidates should click on to ‘Existing User’
  4. Enter user id and password

After Submitting all information, admit card will be displayed on the screen. The candidates should take a print-out for future use.

The result of the respective exam is expected to be declared by the second week of January.

The test will take place across 115 centres. It will be conducted in a single day and in 2 slots, dissimilar from the previous years. The duration of the examination will be 3 hours. The details regarding the test centres spread across the cities and centres are available on www.iimcat.ac.in. The name of the test centre will be given in the admit card along with the name of the candidate, roll number, time at which exam will start, etc.

The question paper will consist of three sections, ‘Quantitative Aptitude’, ‘Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)’ and ‘Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC)’. Quantitative Aptitude and the Verbal & Reading Comprehension will consist of 34 questions each and the Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) will include 32 questions.

On the basis of the performance of the candidate in the written ability test, group discussion and personal interview, the candidates will be short-listed.

The Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIM) is a computer-based test that evaluates a student on the basis of his skills in English, Mathematics and Logical Reasoning. This is one of the most reputed competitive MBA entrance exam conducted in India and is conducted by IIM for the admissions to the 21 IIMs and approximately 100 B-schools across the country.

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IBPS PO Prelims 2015: Score card released

IBPS PO SCORE CARD Released

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducted the Probationary Officer (PO) preliminary examination on October 3, 4, 10, and 11, successfully. The result for the preliminary examination of PO was released on October 17. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released the score card of the qualified and unqualified candidates. Candidates, who appeared for the exam, can check their marks on the official website, for which the link is ibps.in.

Steps To Check The Result:

  1. Visit the official website of IBPS, i.e., ibps.in.
  2. Click on the tab, “View your score for CWE PO/MT V Online Preliminary Examination”.
  3. Candidates can also click on, “Click here to view your score for CWE PO/MT V Preliminary Examination”.
  4. Candidates shall enter their registration number, roll number, password and date of birth.
  5. After this, the score card of the respective candidate will be displayed on the screen.
  6. The respective candidate shall take out the print of the score card for the future reference.

The main exam for Probationary Officer (PO) will take place on October 31, 2015.

The candidates are required to produce all the documents at the time of the main examination. For the short-listing for the interviews and final merit listing, the marks obtained in the main examination of the Probationary Officer (PO) will be considered.

The identity of the candidate will be verified with respect to his/her details on call letter, in the attendance list and requisite documents submitted. Those candidates, who have changed their name, will be allowed only if they produce the original gazette notification or their original marriage affidavit.

The institute has also released the call letters for the main examination.

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Government set to expand network of medical colleges in India

Network Expansion of Medical Colleges in India

On Sunday, the Finance Minister of India, Arun Jaitley, while delivering a speech at 43rd annual convocation of AIIMS, said that the network of medical colleges in the country is set for expansion in a big way.

The Union government is all set to expand the network of medical colleges in the country with an aim to reduce the burden of the number of patients in All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS).  On Sunday, the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley pushed for the relaxation in medical colleges and the municipal norms to attain the desired goals.

While addressing the students and the faculty, he also said, “We need more medical colleges. Both public and private sector education has expanded. But medical colleges are still inadequate. A review of the policy is required as far as increasing the number of medical schools is concerned.”

Arun Jaitley who is also the Minister for Information and Broadcasting, opined that over involvement in the past had led to a great crisis for AIIMS and asked the health ministry to play to a helpful and encouraging role without getting into the micro-management of the institution. He also focused on the fact that the medical colleges attach a huge importance to the promotion of high-quality tertiary care services and the growth of medical education in the country. He said, “We need to expand quality institutions. There are many restraints like unavailability of contiguous land and inability to have medical colleges next to it. All this needs a serious review. We have ready-made hospitals of excellence which have worked for decades and there is no reason why, by relaxing municipal laws and medical council regulations, we are not able to encourage the expansion of a few hundred more medical colleges in India.”

The Minister also announced the recognition of AIIMS as an ‘Institute of National Eminence’ and said 100% tax exemption would be available for any voluntary donation made to the premier institute.

“Doctors command a very high respect. However, this position is rapidly getting eroded. The increasing numbers of cases against doctors in consumer courts and dissatisfaction expressed by patients issues that need to be addressed,” he said.

SBI PO Exam Results and Information

SBI PO Exam 2015 Results

The State Bank of India conducted its Probationary Exams 2015 on July 26 and August 9 in various examination centres all across India and the time has come for the declaration of the results now.

The process which is followed is that the candidates are selected from the Prelims and Main Examination and then interviewed so as to select the apt candidates for the various branches of State Bank of India.

The State Bank of India Preliminary Officer examination is takes place in three stages – Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, Group Discussion and Interview. Those candidates who will clear the preliminary round will become for the Main exam. After clearing the Mains exam, candidates are required to appear for Group Discussion and Interview for the final selection that is based on the performance in Mains, Group Discussion and Interview.

According to the reports, a large sum of candidates appeared for the exam for recruitment for 2,000 vacancies. SBI PO is one of the most important banking exams in the country and is also the key for the candidates who are excited to get the job in the banking sector.

The State Bank of India Preliminary Officer examination’s final result 2015 has been published on the website, i.e., www.sbi.co.in and all the candidates are advised to check the results there.

All those candidates who don’t know how to check the State Bank of India Preliminary Officer examination’s final result 2015, can check out the result by following the steps given below :

  1. Visit the official website, i.e., www.sbi.co.in.
  2. Click on the tab ‘Career with us’.
  3. Search for ‘Recruitment of Probationary Officers in State Bank of India (2015-16).’
  4. Click on the ‘Final Result’ tab.
  5. Check your roll number on the PDF file which consists of the roll numbers of the successful candidates.

Download SSC CHSL LDC/DEO Admit Card 2015 of all the regions

SSC CHSL LDC/DEO Admit Card 2015

This time, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) had invited the application for Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) examination in order to fill the vacancies of Lower Division Clerks and Data Entry Operators in various government ministries and the subordinate offices. Every year, a large number of candidates do apply for the recruitment and Staff Selection Commission which scheduled a written examination in the month of November for which it has released admit cards for the central region. The admit cards for the central region have been uploaded on its official website. The candidates are suggested to download the admit card from the official website.

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) was established on November 1, 1975 is a Central Government organization to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices.

The Staff Selection Commission is an attached office to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). Every year, the Staff Selection Commission conducts the Combined Graduate Level examinations and the Combined Higher Secondary Level Examinations which makes a candidate eligible to be placed as an employee in any of the ministries and the subordinate offices of the Central Government.

The board decided to conduct the exam on November 1, 15, 22 and December 6, 2015 because this time when the board released the recruitment notification for filling the posts of the Data Entry Operation and Lower Division Clerks, a huge number of applications were received.

CBSE CTET delays answer keys: Students annoyed

CTET delays answer keys

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted Central Teaching Eligibility Test (CTET) exam on September 20, 2015. Around seven lakh candidates appeared for the examination.  But now, these candidates are annoyed by the delay in the release of the answer key of the exam by CBSE.

Students are now confused that whether the CBSE board will declare the answer key or not as the declaration of the results of CTET exam, according to the news taking in the media around the country, might take place before October 30.

On the condition of anonymity, a candidate said, “It is intimidating. The CBSE should at least have some information regarding the release of answer key on its official website. If it is delaying the release because of some reasons, it should inform the candidates accordingly.”

Last year, the examination was held on September 21 and the result was declared in the month of October. Though, the answer key was declared on September 30, i.e., within 10 days of the exam.

Usha, who is also amongst the candidates waiting for the answer key, said, “This year we appeared for the exam on September 20, 2015. It is about a month now and we have nothing from the CBSE to know when the answer key will be released.”

The Central Teaching Eligibility Test (CTET) exam is conducted twice every year by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is conducted for the candidates who aim to join the field of teaching.

The main motive of this examination is to the appointment of eligible teachers from Class 1 to Class 8 in the government schools.  Every year, every year on an average around 8 lakh candidates apply for the post.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has entrusted the responsibility of conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) or Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

The CTET qualifying certificate’s validity period for appointment is seven years from the date of declaration of its result for all the categories.

A total number of 7.5 lakh candidates appeared for the CTET exam September 2015 held at 959 centres across the country and abroad.

For the time being, the CBSE is maintaining silence on the exact date of declaration of the results of the CTET September 2015 exam. Media reports are suggesting that the results will be declared on or before October 30, 2015.

CBSE CTET 2015: Result will be declared on or before October 30th

CTET 2015

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is expected to announce the results of Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) on or before October 30. The result will be announced on the official website of CTET. However, the authorities haven’t made an official statement or regarding the declaration of results.

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is conducted for the candidates who aim to join the field of teaching. It is conducted by CBSE. The exam took place on September 20. This year, lakhs of students appeared for the examination across the country.

The main motive of this examination is to appointment of eligible teachers from Class 1 to Class 8.  The answer key of the examination is expected to release soon. Every year, every year on an average around 8 lakh candidates apply for the post.

Last year, the examination was held on September 21 and the result was declared in the month of October. Though, the answer key was declared on September 30.

To check the result:

  1. Visit the official website of CTECT, the link to which is www.ctect.nic.in.
  2. Click on the news section.
  3. Click on the link ‘CTET September Result 2015’.
  4. The result will be displayed on your screen.
  5. Find your result.
  6. Save it and take a print out of it for any future use.

SSC – A Glorious Way to Jobs in Govt. Departments

Staff Selection Commission

SSC – A Way to Jobs in Govt. Departments

Staff selection Commission is a govt. run organization which recruits staff for the various ministries and departments of Indian Government.SSC selects candidates on the basis of their performance in written exam and interview. These exams are conducted throughout the year and notified to the candidates well in advance.

Here, we present the job role and responsibilities of these positions so that candidates have the detailed knowledge about positions and profiles. SSC recruits for the following job profiles:

Inspector- Centre Excise (Centre Board of Excise and Custom): There are many vacancies likely to be open due to the indirect revenue that this department brings to govt. The person who holds this job is responsible for inspecting the taxes/returns foiled by the companies. He verifies the correctness of claims submitted, process the data, and maintains records. This position holds high status among business owners & public.

Inspector- Post (Department of post): This person holds the position that is responsible for promoting business growth for post offices.He/She may have to travel, but allowances shall be provided.

Inspector- Central Bureau of Narcotics: This profile includes control on the cultivation of opium, poppy and conducts checks in the companies to ensure that it’s not being used illegally. This profile also includes the role of keeping a check on the smuggling of any illegal narcotic drugs. Job location would be parts of North India.

Inspector-Examiner (Centre Board of Excise and Custom): The job position is located on coastal areas. Work is limited to examining items and verifying if appropriate taxes are levied on the goods moving in and out of the port.

Inspector of income tax (CBDT): Job profile includes assessing, verifying and processing IT records for individual business etc. They are an integral part of the team that conducts raids.

Inspector – Preventive officer (Centre Board of Excise and Custom): The officer is responsible for preventing malpractice on the basis of information he gathers. This profile includes reporting at night also sometimes. Posting locations are cities with airports.

Assistance Enforcement Officer- Directorate of Enforcement (Department of revenue): Job includes inspecting, preventing and arresting those who are involved in money laundering and forgery. Posting will be only at the Enforcement Directorate offices.

Divisional Accountant – (Offices under CAG): The selected candidates normally works in the department of state, auditing the expenses of projects and works carried out by that State. These reports are sent to CAG head offices which further look into the malpractices by the states. They are posted in CAG offices located in various cities. There is very less or no travel in this job.

Statistical Investigator Gr.II (M/ statistics and program implementation): Only those with a statistical degree are eligible for this post. A collection of Data and plotting it into the information required by the Govt. of State, is the key role this job. It may include both office and field job. Around 600-800 positions are created every month.

Assistant (Ministry of Railway) – The job is more clerical in nature, but in terms of grade it is above upper-level clerk. They get good perks such as free or discounted travel across India. Posting is most likely In Delhi.

Assistant (Central Secretariat Services): This post requires to prepare notes or reports which are sent to their superiors like Section Officers, who further send it to  ministers or preserve it as a record. It is a pure desk job and includes no travelling.

Assistant (IB): It is computer oriented, data related work. The person has no involvement in an investigation .Posting could be at the IB State Headquarters or may be in Delhi Head office.

Assistant (AFHQ): This job profile requires providing assistance to the section officer in management, distribution and co-ordination of work to staff. This post in entitled to benefits provided to those in armed forces.

Assistant (Central Vigilance commission)-The work of assistant is to update the case files with all details, collect the required info and perform duties as per the rules.

Assistant – (Ministry of External affairs): As an assistant, one is required to do administrative work including Typing, compiling reports, email calls, an update about events etc. The possibility of Foreign posting is high.

Assistant- Cypher (Ministry of External affairs): Cypher assistant is required to decipher the hidden information in the files. It could be of usage for Intelligence Agencies.

Assistant- (Other ministries/ departments/ Organizations): There are many organizations under Govt. where assistants are required like Dept of personnel & training, Parliamentary Affairs, Election Commission. In most of the cases, work location shall be Delhi.

Sub Inspector (National Investigation Agency): Security of Nation holds prime importance, so the job of SI involves a lot of travel, collecting evidence from the site, gather intelligence inputs regarding terrorism.NIA has offices in every state, but initially posting could be in Delhi. Following posts do not have interview round. So the selection is entirely based on the score in exams.

Auditor (Offices under C&AG, CGDA, CGA)

C&AG- Comptroller and Auditor General of India: Audit the expense reports of various states

CGDA- Comptroller General of Defense Accounts: Audit the accounts of defense forces.

CGA-Comptroller General of Accounts: Audit general accounts of the country.

 

Tax Assistant (CBEC & CBDT): In the case of CBDT, the duties of Tax assistants is to assess, verify and modify data related to taxes of an individual or business concern. In the case of CBEC, a similar job is required to be done for goods and services.

Upper Division Clerk (Central Govt. Offices other than CSCS cadres):Job of UDC is to check the stated facts, point out mistakes or incorrect statement of the fact, clearly bring out the question under consideration and suggest a course of action. Most of these posts exist in Delhi only.

Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics): Job contains the scope of frequent travels to restrict the entry of narcotic drugs into the state border. There is more of field work than any other job of Inspectors.

Compiler (Registrar General of India): The person is posted in the statistical division and is responsible for compiling the collected information through various means.

With this information, we have tried to give insight to our readers about the various kinds of jobs offered to the candidates who appear for Staff Selection Commission Exam.

Analysis of UPSC IAS Prelims Exam 2015 Result

Result Analysis

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Indian Administrative Services (IAS) Exam in India, every year. Each year, lakhs of students appear for this exam. There are three stages of this exam – Prelims, Mains, and Personality Tests. A candidate needs to qualify each stage in order to proceed for the next round and finally get selected.

The Civil Services Preliminary Exam was conducted by the Union Services Public Commission (UPSC) on August 23, this year.The exam took place at 71 examination centres all across the nation. Over 4.50 lakh candidates had taken the test at 2,186 venues. There were two segregated parts in the exam – Part I (General Studies) and Paper II (CSAT/Aptitude Test).

Following is some analysis drawn after reviewing the paper:

  • There were varieties of questions asked in the exam, i.e., Geography (17), Environment (6), International Organisations (8), Current Affairs (16), History (13), Art & Culture (4), Politics (12), Government Schemes (6), Science & Technology (8), and Economics (10).
  • Current Affairs is gaining its importance so now it’s necessary for the candidates to go through the newspapers regularly.
  • Environment, Government Schemes and International Organisations, are the areas which gained focus the most.
  • The students should focus on the vital concepts in various topics for the preparation of this exam.
  • The paper was not a hard-hitting one for the students who prepared for the exam in detailed and systematic manner.

From this year, the students who appeared for the Civil Services Prelims 2015, General Studies Paper I has turned into the crucial one because it will be a decisive paper for the selection in the Mains exam. To qualify the CSAT Paper, the candidate needs to have minimum passing marks of 1/3rd of the total marks.

UPSC IAS Prelims 2015: Results announced check here!

How to prepare notes for IAS Exam

The result for the IAS preliminary exam has been announced. To check the result of the IAS Prelims, candidates can follow the steps mentioned below.

To check the result

  • Visit the official website of UPSC, i.e., upsc.gov.in
  • Click on the link “Written Result – Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2015”
  • Result will be displayed on the monitor.
  • Check for your roll number to see if you have qualified the exam or not.
  • Take out the print of result with the purpose of any future use.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Indian Administrative Services (IAS) Exam in India, every year. Each year, lakhs of students appear for this exam. There are three stages of this exam – Prelims, Mains, and Personality Tests. A candidate needs to qualify each stage in order to proceed for the next round and finally get selected.

UPSC conducted IAS Prelims exam on August 23. The exam took place at 71 examination centres all across the nation. Over 4.50 lakh candidates had taken the test at 2,186 venues. The candidates who have qualified the IAS Prelims exam are now eligible to appear for the IAS Mains exam and the Personality Test stage. The next exam, i.e., IAS Mains exam will be conducted in the month of December.

The shortlisted candidates in the final round will be admitted to IAS or IPS / IFS / IES / ISS, depending upon their ranks.

Those candidates who didn’t qualify the exam this year doesn’t need to worry as the general category candidates can attempt the paper 6 times. The OBC category candidates can attempt the paper for 9 times. Candidates belonging to SC/ST category can sit for the exam for as many times as they wish to.

SSC CHSL LDC/DEO Exam: Results Declared

Result for Group Mathematical Olympiad

With the purpose of filling in the vacancies in the post of Lower Division Clerks and Data Entry Operators, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducted the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) examination.

The result of the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) examination has been declared. It is uploaded on its official website ‘www.ssc.nic.in’. Staff Selection Commission conducted the CHSL examination on November 2, 9 and 16 of 2014.

For downloading the result

  1. Go to the official website, www.ssc.nic.in.
  2. Click on the link “Declaration of final result – CHSL 2014 for recruitment of DEO and LDC”.
  3. The result page will be displayed.
  4. The list displayed will include the name and number of the qualified candidates.
  5. Download it and take out a print of the result for the future reference.

Staff Selection Commission is an organisation of government with the objective of recruiting staff for various posts in the various ministries and departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices.

This organisation conducts examinations and interviews, whenever required for recruitment to the posts within its purview. The examinations takes place at various exam centres.

School Bank Champs: Students to learn managing their bank account

CAT 2015 Updates

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to launch a project named School Bank Champs, in order to teach the students how to manage their financial transactions, opening and handling bank account and other monetary activities.

The students of class IX and X will get a chance to interact with the bank authorities, open their own accounts, obtain debit cards, learn about net banking, and get to know about the best ways to manage their finances.

The main motive of this project is to motivate the school students to learn the concepts of finance and also to measure their financial awareness.

All the affiliated schools have been issued a circular by CBSE asking them to recognise the nearest and approachable bank which will be suitable to teach the students not only about the day-to-day transactions but will also help them to learn about investment plans like pension and insurance. The board has also asked the schools to pick the teachers who will act as nodal officers for the project. Each school will now have to send the details regarding their banks and respective nodal officers to the board by October 20.

R. J. Khanderao, CBSE Regional Officer said, “This project will work in favour of the students only. There will be so many things to learn about. Management of financial matters which sounds boring will be an interesting activity for the students. They will know how to save, how to deposit, how to withdraw money from accounts. This is the best age to learn how to manage money matters”

Indian Banks’ Association initially-voluntarily started this project in collaboration with Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI), which is the world’s largest movement dedicated to enhance financial capabilities of children and youth and was subsequently brought under the Prime Minister’s Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY).

CBSE has issued one more circular which speaks about enhancing the financial abilities of the students of classes VIII to X, the National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) will be conducting a financial literacy assessment test on November 28 and 29.

Register before November 30 for XLRI Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2016

XAT 2016

On January 3, Xavier School of Management is going to conduct Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2016. This India level test is accepted for Post Graduate Diploma Courses by more than 100 business school.

The last date for the registration for XAT 2016 is November 30, 2015. Xavier Association of Management Institutes is conducting the test in all the major cities of India and two International cities.

Eligibility:

The applicant should have a Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration or equivalent in any discipline.

Those applicants who will complete their final year examination by June 10, 2016 may also apply.

All Indian applicants must appear for Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2016.

NRI and Foreign students can apply through GMAT score (except Dubai and Kathmandu where candidates have an option of appearing for XAT).

Applying Procedure:

    • Go to the official website, link to it is xatonline.net.in.
    • Register yourself through an email account and create a password.
    • Fill in the necessary information and select the courses you wish to apply for.
    • Pay the amount of application, i.e., XAT – Rs. 1,500/- and XLRI – Rs. 1,750/-.

The applicants can also pay the fee through cash or demand draft. The demand draft can be made from any bank in favour of “XLRI Jamshedpur A/c XAT” payable at Jamshedpur.

The applicants are needed to update the registration form with payment details.

  • Print the XAT/XLRI confirmation page.

Venues:

India
Agartala, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Berhampur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Goa, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Surat, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam.

International Cities

Dubai and Kathmandu.

Kalam’s birthday is going to be a “No school bag day” for students

In Mumbai, the school kids have been allowed to come without their school bags to the school on the birthday of Former President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam on October 15. The city schools, following the order of the government, will carry out a Vaachan Prerna Divas or Reading Day.

The students will get to read the books apart from their course books. The School Education Minister Vinod Tawde had taken the decision to announce the birth anniversary of Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam as Vaachan Prerna Diwas in the schools across the state soon after the former President’s demise on July 27.

On October 7, government released a resolution allowing the students from class 3 to 8 of all the schools in Maharashtra, not to carry school bags on October 15. The schools have also been instructed by the government to allow the students to read non-academic books, host book exhibitions, conduct discussions on books, teach students about well-known authors from around the world and initiate gift-a-book programme.

The state government has kept a fund of Rs. 6 lakh aside for gift-a-book programme.

“Kalam’s writings are an inspiration to students and youth. These activities will help students develop an interest for reading, which is sorely lacking. So we created the ‘school without bags’ plan for that day” said B. B. Chavan, the Deputy Director of Mumbai region.

The authorities have also asked the schools to donate some time on a specific day every month for reading, organize meets for teachers, host book fairs and keep the school library updated and the students and teachers who read the maximum number of books should be awarded.

Delhi Schools make a big shift from Hindi to English

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In 2008-09, only two of the nine districts in Delhi had more students in English Medium in comparison with the Hindi Medium ones.

In 2013-14, the picture has completely changed. Only three districts are, now, having more Hindi medium students than English medium ones.

In the whole state, there are almost as many students opting for English Medium as those are for Hindi medium with the difference between the numbers of students in both the mediums is just over 53,000.

The share of students in English medium was 37% in 2008-2009, which has increased up to 49% within five years, i.e., 2013-2014.

Unsurprisingly, New Delhi was the district with the highest proportion of students in the English medium which was almost 80%. Following New Delhi, South West Delhi had 64% and East Delhi had 56% of proportion students in English medium. The northern parts of the state had the lowest proportion in English medium – North East had 35%, North West and North had 42% (both).

From 2008-09 and 2013-14, the total enrollment of the students in Hindi medium fell by over 1.4 lakh whereas the enrollment in English medium in the same time increased by 4.5 lakh approximately.

These numbers were revealed in the data from the states put together by the District Information System for Education (DISE) of the National University of Education Planning and Administration under the Human Resource and Development (HRD) ministry. Since 2010-11, DISE has been covering unrecognised schools and recognised and unrecognised madarsas.

If the Delhi data is taken under consideration than there are no unrecognised schools in Delhi though the all-India data shows that unrecognised schools comprised 2.4% of all schools in 2013-14. In Delhi, a total number of 5,387 schools have been covered. If the hundreds of unrecognised so-called English medium school in Delhi were counted to than the number for English medium enrolment could have possibly been much higher.

Admissions begins for Ph.D. Programmes in IISER Thiruvananthapuram

CAT 2015 Updates

The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Thiruvanthapuram has started the process for the admission in the Ph.D. programmes.

The IISER is offering the Doctor of Philosophy courses in Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences and Biological Sciences. The applications invited for session 2016. To apply, the interested and eligible candidates are required to follow a given format.

The Application Procedure

The interested and eligible candidates are need to apply online on the official website of IISER, Thiruvanthapuram, i.e., www.iisertvm.in. There is no mode of offline applications.

The Eligibility Criteria

The aspirants should have a Master’s Degree from a recognised university or institute. The Master’s degree should be in the field related to the discipline in which they want to pursue the Ph.D. course.

They must also have a minimum score of 60 percent in their qualifying degree.

The Application Fee

The application fee for the candidates of OBC and General category is 200 rupees.

The candidates of SC and ST categories have to pay 100 rupees as their application fee.

The payment of the application fee can be made by downloading the challan from the official website of IISER and submitting the fee at any State Bank of India Power Jyoti A/C.

The Important Dates

Last Date of submitting applications: November 2, 2015.

Announcement of the names of shortlisted candidates: November 5, 2015.

Interview Round for Physical Sciences: November 26, 2015.

Interview Round for Chemical Sciences: From December 2 to December 3, 2015.

Last Day of Registration for GATE 2016

GATE 2016

The registration deadline was extended by the authorities for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2016. The candidates willing to register can submit their applications up till October 8.

The GATE 2016 is scheduled to be conducted over a span of one week, starting from January 30 to February 7 in the next year.

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.

This year, this competitive exam will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.

This competitive exam is also a gateway to the postgraduate courses at the Master’s and Doctoral level across the country, and also to MHRD and other Government Scholarships, Assistant-ships in Engineering, Technology, Technology, Architecture and Science. The score obtained in the GATE exam by the candidates is also used by few PSUs at the time of recruitment.

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.)

Admit cards will be released on December 17, 2015.

The results will be declared on March 19, 2016.

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Panel’s report on civil services exam pattern in six months

Important Guideline for UPSC Exam

For the examination of various issues related to age relaxation, eligibility, syllabus and pattern of civil services examination, to select IAS and IPS officers, an expert committee has been settled up by the Government, which will give its report within six months time.

The expert committee will also review the effectiveness of the existing scheme of the prestigious test in selecting suitable candidates and suggest the time frame for the implementation of the revised pattern of examination.

The time frame in which the examination is conducted will be examined by the former Human Resource and Development Secretary and retired IAS officer B. S. Baswan who is also the head of the committee. He will also suggest suitable changes to reduce the time taken for selection of candidates by utilising information and communication technologies, as per its Terms of Reference (ToR).

It said that the expert committee will submit its report within the six months of its constitution.

After reviewing the recommendations of previous expert committees in this matter, it will also evaluate the effectiveness of the existing scheme of the civil services examination in selecting suitable candidates keeping in view the factors such as the need for inclusiveness in the selection process, fair mix of candidates from different disciplines, and skill-sets required for a modern, effective and efficient civil service and trainability of selected candidates.

The Union Public Service Commission conducts the civil service examination annually in three stages – preliminary, main and interview – for selecting the officers for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.

According to the ToR, the plan of examination, number of papers, their structure and duration, marking scheme, weightage of marks and system of evaluation, all of them will be examined by the panel “so as to arrive at an examination pattern that is holistic and does not exhibit any bias for or against candidates from any particular stream, subject area, language or region.”

Non-affiliated institutions’ students not allowed for boards exams : CBSE Warns Schools

CAT 2015 Updates

Central Board of Secondary education (CBSE) has issued a warning to the schools stating that a legal action will be taken against those schools who allows students from non- affiliated institutions to appear for the board exams in lieu of either financial or other barter-style agreement.

CBSE will be monitoring the illegal activities of those schools which do allow admission falsely by brandishing the CBSE tag and then in Class 10 get their students enrolled on paper to another affiliated school for a fee.

The board has ordered that all the school principals are required to send a list of those students who are bona-fide regular students of the school.

CBSE might also conduct a surprise inspection of schools in which infrastructure and candidate strength in the class. They will inspect and verify class IX, X, XI and XII.

A strong and strict action will be taken against the schools which sponsor students from non-affiliated schools.

In Nagpur, CBSE schools are in high demand and out of 1500 schools within the city. Out of these 1500 schools, only 40 schools are affiliated to CBSE. The cases of schools in Nagpur doing ‘favours’ for other schools by allowing their students to appear for board exams have also come in the limelight.

There have been reports of certain education groups transferring their state board students to CBSE schools in Class 9 also came out.

For prevention from any fraudulent activity, the parents are suggested to ask schools for their affiliation number and get it checked on the official website of CBSE.

Noble Prize Winners in 2015

Candidates await for CTET 2015 result

The Nobel Prizes are prizes which are awarded annually to the individuals and organisations that make outstanding contributions in the fields of chemistry, physics, literature, peace and physiology or medicine by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Swedish Academy, the Karolinska Institute, and the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

The Nobel Prizes were established in 1895 in the will of Alfred Nobel. The will dictates that the awards should be administered by the Nobel Foundation. In 1968, the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences was established by the Sveriges Riksbank, the Central Bank of Sweden, for the contributors to the field of Economics.

Alfred Nobel was a Swedish chemist and philanthropist, who made much of his money from the invention of Dynamite. He died on December 10, 1986 and his will stipulated that his fortune to be used to fund individuals or organisation that provide the “greatest benefit of mankind”.

The Nobel Prizes remains some of the most prestigious awards in the world.

A person or an organisation which awarded with the Nobel Prize is called as Nobel Laureate. Each Laureate receives a gold medal, a diploma, and a sum of money which is decided by the Nobel Foundation, yearly.

Since 1901, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 567 to 899 people and organisations and still counting. The awards are presented every year in Stockholm in an annual ceremony on December 10, the anniversary of Alfred Noble’s death.

The Laureates of 2015

  I. Physics:

  • Winners: Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald.
  • Reason: For the discovery of Neutrino Oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass.

  II. Chemistry:

  • Winners: Thomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar.
  • Reason: For mechanistic studies of DNA reports.

 III. Physiology or Medicine:

  • Winners: William C. Campbell and Satoshi Omura.
  • Reason: For their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites.
  • Winner: Youyou Tu.
  • Reason: For her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria.

IV.  Literature:

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature has not been awarded yet. It will be announced on Thursday, October 8, 1:00 p.m. CET at the earliest.

  V.  The Nobel Peace Prize:

The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize has not been awarded yet. It will be announced on Friday, October 9, 11:00 a.m. CET.

 VI. The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in the Memory of Alfred Nobel 2015

The 2015 Prize in Economic Sciences has not been awarded yet. It will be announced on Monday, October 12, 1:00 p.m. CET at the earliest.

Admissions open for Executive MBA Programmes at Delhi University

Executive MBA Programmes at Delhi University

Faculty of Management Studies of Delhi University is inviting applications for the admission to its MBA and the doctoral programmes for the 2015 session. It is the first time that for the admission in the MBA programme of Delhi University the CAT scores will be accepted.

Delhi University Registrar said in an official notification today, “The Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) has started the online registration for MBA, MBA (Executive), MBA Executive (Health Care Administration) and the PhD programmes for the academic session 2015-16.”

The students who are in the final year of their Bachelor degree are eligible to apply for the MBA programme, candidates seeking admission to MBA Executive and MBA Executive (Health Care Administration) programmes should have at least five years of experience after passing the bachelor’s degree examination.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Opening of Online Registration Date: October 01, 2015.
  • Last Date for Registration Date: November 10, 2015.

Online registration along with the supporting documents to FMS latest by December 11, 2015.

NUMBER OF SEATS

  • MBA Executive – 159
  • MBA Executive (Health Care Administration) – 39

As we know that Delhi University is modifying its selection pattern this year, the university will no longer conduct the entrance examination for the applicants as FMS will be using the Common Admission Test (CAT) scores to shortlist candidates for its Masters of Business Administration (MBA) 2015-17 programme.

However, it is really important to note that the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) do not play any role in the selection process of FMS or in delivering the MBA programme.

Youth memorises 70,000 Pi digits and sets up Guinness record

German to be taught as an additional foreign language by Kendriya Vidyalayas

Rajveer Meena, 21 year old who is the resident of Mohocha village in Swaimadhapur district of Rajasthan has set a record by memorising 70,000 post-decimal digits of Pi. His record has been registered in the Guinness Books of World Records.

He has broken the record of a Chinese who held the record for 10 years.

This year in March, Rajveer Meena has made a record by reciting post decimal Pi values up to 70,000 digits in 9 hours 27 minutes.

He was also awarded the certificate of Guinness World Record for memory on October 1.

The official website of the Guinness World Records said, “The most decimal places of Pi memorised is 70,000, and was achieved by Rajveer Meena (India) at the VIT University, Vellore, India, on 21 March 2015. Rajveer wore a blindfold throughout the entire recall, which took nearly 10 hours.”

On March 21, Rajveer Meena also participated in the ‘Most Pi Places Memorised’ hosted at the university.

Meena is a B.Tech. degree holder and lives in Rajathan.

Lu Chao’s record was broken by Meena. Lu Chao recited post decimal Pi values up to 67,890 digits in 24 hours and 7 minutes, ten years ago, in 2005.

While speaking of his amazing memorising power, Meena said that the left side of the human brain is capable of storing visual memories for a longer period of time. He asaid that he had prepared pairs of digits, enabling him to quickly recall their sequence.

He claimed that he can memorize thousands of digits by sequencing it into an episode or transforming it into an object.

He further added that his memorising tips can help the other students learn complex formulae of science to crack competitive entrance examination.

German to be taught as an additional foreign language by Kendriya Vidyalayas

German will be taught as an additional foreign language

According to the understanding reached between the two countries, i.e., India and Germany today regarding the controversy that had erupted about a year ago, German will be taught in the Kendriya Vidayalaya School as an additional foreign language. While the young India will be taught German language in the schools, the modern Indian languages will be taught in Germany schools.

On the occasion of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit, an MoU was signed between the two countries and under the understanding, a pact will be signed between the Kendriya Vidalaya and Max Mueller Bhavan to formalise the arrangement.

Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar told the reporters, “German will be taught as an additional foreign language”. He also said that while German will be taught in KVs, side by side modern Indian languages will be taught in Germany.

During a joint media interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Merkel said that, “We have a lot of scholars who are interested in that (learning Indian languages)”.

This marks an end to the controversy when KVs decided to stop teaching German as third language and replaced it with Sanskrit about a year ago.

Last year on October 27, the governing board of KV had in its meeting directed that teaching of German language as an option instead of Sanskrit be discontinued.

Now, the new understanding has led a very sharp and clear departure from the earlier agreement of 2011 between the two countries to offer German as a third language in the KVs.

The Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani has been maintaining her statement that teaching German was against the spirit of the three-language formula and violated the national education policy.

The decision taken by the Kendriya Vidalaya’s board had triggered an uproar and had threatened to derail between the two countries.

Last year in November, it was criticised by Merkel who raised the issue during her meeting with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Brisbane.

Government has also made an announcement that from class VI to VIII will be taught German as an additional or hobby subject.

Smriti Irani calls for students-centric approach and launches new scheme

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

Those students who are weak in studies and are prone to depression due to non- performance in studies has got some good news. Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani has announced a new scheme for such students.

The announcement of the scheme was done on Friday. It will facilitate the weak students of some national-level institutes with the assistance of a mentor student. The minister also expressed her concern about the growing depression among the students these days.

At National Institute of Technology, New Delhi, a meeting was chaired by Smriti Irani of the Council of National Institute of Technology, Science Education and Research. The minister unveiled a slew of measures to support students.

The scheme is known as ‘hand holding’ of students. It is for the students who are weak in studies. It will be implemented in the institutions, under which a mentor student will be designated to take care of such students.

The students who will be the mentors will be provided financial incentives which will be supported by the Human Resource and Development Ministry to the concerned National Institutes of Technology (NITs).

According to the press release issued by the National Institute of Technology, Warangal, the council is the apex policy making body for 31 National Institutes of Technology (NITs), five Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) and Indian Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur.

Smriti Irani asked the NITs, IISERs and IIEST to adopt the ‘student-centric approach’ and also emphasised that students’ grievances should be addressed effectively and in a time-bound manner.

The minister also constituted a student grievance redressal cell at the Council Level.This cell will monitor the redressal of the grievance of students’ and coordinate with the directors of institutions to address them effectively.

She added on, “Common counselling not only reduced stress on students and parents but also minimised the vacant seats. Less than two per cent seats remained vacant after five rounds of counselling leading to all-time high numbers of admission in these prestigious Institutions”. She further said that the institutes should be made an island of excellence and innovation, design and research in specific areas along with the strategy to collaborate for growth.

PGIMER, Chandigarh Admissions 2016 open for PG in Medical Programmes

PGIMER, Chandigarh Admissions 2016

The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh has released an admission notification, inviting the candidates who are eligible and interested to get themselves enrolled for its Master of Dental Surgery (MDS), Master of Science (M.Sc.), Doctor of Medicine (DM), Master of Chirurgical (M.Ch.), Master of Hospital Administration (MHA) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programmes in medical field for the academic session January 2016.

The eligibility criteria for all the courses are different.

Educational Requirements

DM/M.Ch. Programmes: The candidates who are eligible and interested for applying for this course should have passed the required MD/MS, or its equivalent qualification which should be recognised by the Medical Council of India (MCI). The candidate must also be registered with Central /State Medical Registration Council.

M.Sc. Pharmacology Programmes: The candidates who are eligible and interested for applying for this course should have passed MBBS or its equivalent qualification from a University or an Institute recognised by the Medical Council of India (MCI) or B.Sc. (Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry taken together) or B.V.Sc. or B.Pharma passed from a recognised university.

Ph.D. Programmes: The candidates who are eligible and interested for applying for this course should have passed MBBS with a minimum aggregate of 55 percent marks or MD/MS in the subject concerned or Diplomat of National Board of Examination. Those candidates who have obtained MBBS/MD/MS degree from medical colleges which are not recognised by the Medical Council of India are not eligible for the course. If the candidates has got a ‘Failure’ in the examination, ‘Compartment’ or ‘Re-appear’ in the examination will constitute an attempt.

To apply:

The candidates are required to apply for the course they want to, online through PGIMER, Chandigarh official website www.pgimer.edu.in. No other mode of application will be accepted like post, email, fax, deposit of CV.

Procedure of Selection:

For the short listing and selecting the candidates, the institute will conduct an entrance test, counselling and interview.

The Important Dates:

The last date of registration (MD/MS) is October 16.

The last date of registration (other than MD/MS) is October 26.

Syrian Science Olympiad for teachers: Winners announced!

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On Sunday, the National Commission for the Syrian Science Olympiad announced the winners in the Olympiad finals for teachers.

The Olympiad tests were held in Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and IT. The first stage of the Olympiad for teachers was held on August 30 in which 700 teachers participated.

In finals, the tests were conducted in two rounds, 3 hours each. 220 contestants from the provinces of Damascus, Damascus Countryside, Sweida, Quneitra, Homs, Aleppo, Hama, Tartous and Lattakia competed in the final round.

Some winners might be given the opportunity to join the Central Scientific Committee of the Olympiad or be appointed as specialized instructors and be a member of the curricula developing teams.

Winning teachers will also be benefited in the process of qualifying and training other teachers in the various provinces.

17-year-old IIT-JEE topper is selected as Digital India’s brand ambassador

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‘Digital India’ initiative, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 1, 2015, finally has 4 brand ambassadors, who will be spreading awareness all over the country regarding the campaign.

This is an initiative of the Indian Government to ensure that Government services are made available to the citizens of the country, electronically by improving online infrastructure and by increasing internet connectivity.

On September 29, the names of the selected 4 ambassadors for the initiative of ‘Digital India’ were released. The names includes the self-proclaimed ethical hacker, Ankita Fadia; All India IIT-JEE topper, Satwat Jagwani; All India IIT-JEE Advanced Girl Topper Krati Tiwari; and Computer Scientist at Samsung USA, Pranav Mistry.

The 17 year old, Satwat Jagwani who hails from Satna district of Madhya Pradesh and has topped IIT-JEE Advanced 2015 exam this year with 496 marks out of 504.

For the preparation of the exam, he studied at Bansal Classes, Kota. Satwat’s parents are from medical profession.

The All India IIT-JEE Girl Topper, Kruti Tiwari is a native of Indore and has attained the 47th rank in JEE Advanced 2015 and was personally picked by the President of India.

Pranav Mistry, 34 year old, is a computer scientist and an inventor. He is currently working as the Global Vice-President of Research at Samsung and the head of Think Tank Team. He is the best known for his work on Sixth Sense.

In a press release, the Government declared the appointment of four Digital India Brand Ambassadors is as follows:

Shri Satwat Jagwani, All India IIT-JEE Advanced Topper 2015 (Student)

Ms. Krati Tiwari, All India IIT JEE Advanced Girl Topper 2015 (Student)

Mr. Ankit Fadia, Author and Ethical Hacker.

Shri Pranav Mistry, Samsung USA (Computer Scientist/Author of 6th Sense)

Answer key released of UP Lekhpal Recruitment 2015

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Uttar Pradesh (UP) Lekhpal invited applications from the eligible candidates for filling up various posts. There were a total number of 13,600 vacancies. The examination was conducted on September 13, 2015 by the Department of Revenue.

The Department of Revenue has now released the answer key on the official website. In the month of October, the results will be declared.

The Uttar Pradesh (UP) Lekhpal is a clerical level post where the candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in the entrance exam.

The exam was conducted on the September 13. The declaration of the result of written exam will be in the month of October. The interview, after the result, will also be in October. After all the stages, the final result will also be declared in the month of October itself.

Check the answer key:

The candidates must follow the following steps in order to check the answer key.

  • Visit the official website, i.e., bor.up.nic.in.
  • Click on ‘Click here to see the Answer key Accountant Examination – 2015’.
  • A new window will open and the candidates will be able to check the answer key in two shifts, i.e., Shift 1 and Shift 2.

As you will submit it, the answer key will be displayed on the screen. The candidates shall take out the print of it for any future use.

The test duration was one and a half hour and was based on:

  • General Hindi
  • Elementary Mathematics
  • General Knowledge & General Awareness
  • Village society and development

SSC Constable (GD): Exam is on October 4

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The exam for Staff Selection Commission GD will be conducted on October 4. The selection of the candidates will be on the basis of their performance in the Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Written Examination and Medical Examination.

The SSC has invited application from the candidates who were eligible for filling up the posts of constable (GD) in as Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Assam Rifles (AR) and Central Armed Police Force (CAPF). There is a total number of 62,390 posts vacant. The eligible candidates need to apply through the official website, i.e., ssc.nic.in.

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

The Staff Selection Committee has successfully conducted the PET/PST in May/June at several centres. The candidates who have qualified the SSC PST/PET examination shall pull up their socks for the main exam for Constable (GD) in BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, SSB, NIA and SSF and Rifleman in Assam Rifles on October 4.

JEE Advanced will be conducted by IIT-Guwahati next year

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Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advanced exam for the academic year 2016 will be conducted by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati. The declaration of the JEE exam will take place soon.

Last year, the examination was conducted by IIT Delhi.

The process of finalising the events required for conducting the exam properly is still going and been take care of by the authorities.

For the admission in the Indian Institute of Technology, JEE Advanced is the second stage of the examination and is conducted by the seven zonal IITs under Joint Admission Board.

As the reports says that around the top 1.5 lakh rank holders who clears the first stage of JEE Mains are the only ones eligible for the JEE Advanced.

However, the new proposal which has been kept forward by the IITs to go back to the older system of single exam pattern is still a due decision. The outcome of it is much awaited because if the proposal gets accepted than the students will go back to one exam pattern instead of two stages to secure their seats in IITs.

JEE Mains might have a new pattern : 60 percent or 70 percentile in Class 12th

National Institute of Technology (NIT) is having a thought to change the exam pattern by reducing the weightage of Class 12 marks for preparing for the preparation of Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main Merit List from the next academic year, i.e., 2016.

According to the reports, when Minister of Human Resource and Development Smriti Irani will meet NIT Council this week, the final decision about the weightage of Class 12 marks might come out. The committee appointed by the government is also thinking to include class 12 marks in the filtration process.

There has been a recommendation made to the Ministry of Human Resource asks for a change in pattern, i.e., 60 percent or 70 percentile, whichever is less, to get an admission in NITs/IITs/GFTIs and other private engineering colleges.

The eligibility criterion, at present, is minimum 45 percent marks.

Earlier, the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Merit List was prepared on the basis of JEE Main score with 60 percent weightage and class 12 marks holding 40 percent weightage.

The inclusion of class 12 marks for the preparation of Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Merit List was introduced in 2012 by the UPA Government. The motive of this step was to make the students concentrate on their board exams as well instead of just engineering exams

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