Short Term End Examination of IGNOU to Commence from Tomorrow

Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU) has announced the dates for its June session 2016 term end exams which are set to start from tomorrow. It has issued the schedule for the examination. The examination will continue from June 1-June 28, 2016.

The hall tickets have been issued to the students in the online mode.

Students will have to carry their identity cards issued by the IGNOU to the examination hall.

IGNOU exam date sheet is available for the theory and practical examination for 1st 2nd and final year.

How to check the date sheet;

  • Visit the official website
  • Click INGOU date sheet 2016
  • Open university exam routine will be displayed
  • Download the schedule


IGNOU conducts exams in two terms; December/January and May/June.

There are two sessions of the exam; forenoon session from 10:00 am to 1 pm and Afternoon session from 2.00 pm to 5 pm.

Students are advised to view the date sheet at

Scholarship in Memory of Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Launched by a College in Chandigarh

Aryans College of Engineering, Chandigarh has launched a scholarship ‘Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam Memorial Reignited Scholarship’ for engineering aspirants.

Those who are interested can give a missed call on Aryans toll free helpline 1800-30000-388 or visit the website i.e. for registration before June 15, 2016.

The scholarship is believed to empower underprivileged youth of the country through relevant and technical education, innovative ideas and market-focussed livelihood programmes at the college.

The scholarship would be given to meritorious 50 girls and 50 boys in which 50 % scholarship will be provided by the Aryan College and the rest 50% will be sponsored in the shape of education loan. Aryan College will be linked with Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Centre after which students from entire country can avail of this scholarship.


National Means Cum Merit Scholarship Scheme Won by 346 Students

National Means cum Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) examination has been won by 346 students.

Each student who has won the scholarship Rs. 500 a month scholarship for four years Plus One under the centrally sponsored scheme.

The scheme aims at extending financial support Rs. 6,000 per annum (Rs. 500 a month) for four years to meritorious students of economically weaker sections to control their drop out at 8th standard and also to encourage them to pursue their secondary education without any break.

The scholarship enables a student to study Plus two courses in government aided ad local body schools.

Eligibility: Those students whose parental income is not more than Rs. 1.5 lakh are eligible for it.

There were a huge number of students of class VIII who appeared for the examination held in the state to identify the beneficiaries.

Cybage Khushboo Announces Annual Scholarship

Cybage software Pvt. Ltd. has announced its annual scholarship programme for the academic year 2016-17.

Cybage Khushboo is a self-sustained non-governmental organisation and philanthropic branch of Cybage Software Pvt. Ltd.

Cybage Khushboo takes applications from economically and socially deprived students who wish to pursue higher education in engineering, medicine and related fields like architecture, physiotherapy, pharmacy, nursing and homeopathy among others.

Currently there are 626 beneficiaries of the scholarship programme, now 160 new eligible and meritorious candidate will receive aid, thus taking the total contribution to Rs. 1.55 crore.

Along with financial aid, they also focus on the holistic development sessions of Cybage. They have tie ups with colleges such as Pune VidhyarthiGriha (PVG) and Vishwakarma Institute of Technology (VIT) and partnerships with organisations such as iTeach (an offshoot of Teach for India) .

There are more 1,000 beneficiaries who are associated with it.

The application forms can be downloaded from

Sports Olympiad Launched by SOF

Science Olympiad Foundation has launched two new Olympiad exams viz, International Sports Knowledge Olympiad (ISKO) in Association with Star Sports and International Company Secretaries Olympiad (ICSO).

There are 20,000 participants from G.D Goenka Public School, Heritage School, Jodhamal Public School, Army Public School, K.C International School who would participate in the Olympiad.

International Sports Knowlwdge Olympiad (ISKO) will consist of questions from Sports and General Knowledge. Students from classes one to ten can appear in the ISKO. Awards, scholarships worth Rs. 2.25 crores will be given to winners/participants; Selected State topper will be invited to appear on a special program on Star Sports channel.

Science Olympiad Foundation has been organising Olympiad exams since past over 20 years.

MH CET Confusion: New Admission Process Affecting The Engineering Seats

Results of the CET are set to be announced on June 1, 2016, principals of the colleges have the fear that the seats of top engineering colleges will get blocked by the ‘fence sitters’-students who have opted for both engineering and medical streams. They are likely to block engineering seats at the top colleges as a backup plan, till they get through a medical seat of their choice.

CET counseling which allows students to choose colleges will get over by July 31, 2016; much before the beginning of the NEET counseling session. So if the student is indecisive, he/she will wait until engineering admissions are over and have already secured a seat to make a choice,

The challenge before the engineering colleges is ‘freeze, slide, float’ between colleges and faculties. Students will adopt the float option till the time they get into their dream course and college.

Last Date for Admission to PG Courses at DU is May 30

Online Registration for Post Graduate programme has commenced and the last date after extension is May 30, 2016.

Minimum eligibility criteria:

  • Candidate should be a graduate in any stream fro a recognised university.
  • Those who are looking for admission to post graduate programs should have completed any of the undergraduate programs in the related discipline from a recognised institute/ university located across the country.

Important dates:

  • Availability of online application form: April 28, 2016
  • Last date of online registration: May 30, 2016
  • Date of entrance exam: June 19-23, 2016
  • Admit card availability: coming soon
  • Result declaration: On or before July 4, 2016

Date of submitting admission test for all shortlisted candidates: On or before July 18, 2016.

Job Aspirant Files a Case To Cancel SBI Clerk 2016 Exam

S. Gurukrishna Gokul, a job aspirant has filed a public Interest litigation (PIL) in the Madras High Court against the State Bank of India to direct the SBI to issue a fresh notification for all candidates to apply.

The issue rose after the SBI added one more eligibility condition apart from the regular ones for age and educational qualifications; loan repayment was a precondition to be eligible to apply for the exam.

The SBI in its recent clerical notification had declared candidates with record of default in repayment if loans will not be eligible to apply for these jobs.

According to the petition this will prevent a large number of economically and socially backward candidates from applying for the posts. This will make them ineligible to apply for the exam.

The Madras High Court bench has issued notices to the SBI chairman and central government. They are required to file their explanation on this PIL within 2 weeks.

28% Dip in Bihar Class X Board Results

Bihar School Examination Board(BSEB) registered a dip of more than 28% in the results as compared to last year. Only 46.66% of the 15.7 lakh examinees passed the Class X exam.

This dip can be attributed to the successful efforts by the BSEB in stopping the use of unfair means.

Due to the strict measures adopted to check unfair means during exams, more than 8.21 lakh or 53% students were unable to clear the exam this year. The pass percentage of boys was 54.4% which was almost 17% more than that of girls at only 37.61%. Those who secured a first division is 10.86% as against 21.45% students last year.1,669 results are still pending.

The board will hold compartment exams in August to give failed students another chance to clear the exams.


Cracking Scholarship Exams Is Not a Distant Dream

Many students and parents are of the opinion that it is very tough to crack Olympiad/scholarship exams. Since, they have to take extra time out of their school studies to prepare for such exams and high competition in this domain makes it look like a distant dream to many.

There is no second thought on the fact that hardwork is key to success. But hardwork followed with strategic approach and right study material makes Olympiad and scholarship exam an achievable goal.

Olympiad exams are very helpful for children in schools. English Olympiad, Maths Olympiad, Science Olympiad, Logical reasoning Olympiad, environmental Olympiad and General knowledge Olympiad are different scholarship exams conducted for school children. Students must appear in these exams , since such Scholarship exams bring a lot benefits for students:

  1. Other than students’ knowledge in specified subjects, these exams test students’ ability to handle the problem practically.
  2. Test if students are competent.
  3. Analyze beyond the average abilities of children
  4. Tests if students have thorough knowledge of the concepts.
  5. Update knowledge & provide information on latest development.
  6. Encourage students participation in National & International competition.

In this light Disha publication makes this dream achievement achievable for students. Disha brings Olympiad books for  students from class 1 to Class 8.Catch  hold these books to make this dream achievable and go beyond your inhibitions and do well in exams. Books are available in Maths , Science and English for class 1 to class 8.

Indian Students bag Six Awards at the ISEF, US

Indian students won six awards at the International Science an Engineering Fair (ISEF). Intel Corporation and the Society for Science and Public in Arizona, US were the organisers of the award.

There were sixteen students from India who were part of the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

  • The students who won the awards are:

Shreyas Kapur: He is from Modern School, New Delhi, he has bagged the ‘Google Thinking Big Award’. He also held the third position in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) AND Biomedical Engineering Award for his project titled ‘Cell phone based Optometry using Hybrid images’.

The project is aimed at diagnosing the eye sight of the patient using just a smart phone application which cuts down the cost from USD 13000 to a free mobile application.

  • Suhani Sachin Jain:

Suhani Sachin Jain and DivyaKranthi (Centre Point School, Nagpur) have bagged the third position for their project ‘Innovative Strategy using Entophytes for Effective Bio control of Insect Pests in Cotton.

The project aims at immunizing cotton plants against insects using an entophyte called Vivalabassiana. The project aims to enhance the efficacy of this entophyte using cow dung and bio chart and applying it near the root zone.

  • VasudevMalyam (Maharaja Agrasen Public School, Delhi):

He bagged the fourth position for ‘Novel Paper Sensor as a Diagnostic Test for Multiple Sclerosis’

This project aims at developing cheap and rapid test which is definite about to tell a person whether he/she has multiple sclerosis or not.

  • Arvind Krishna Ranganathan ( Ecole Mondale World School, Mumbai)

He has held the second position in the event for his project ‘ Deterministic Approach to the Project Trajectory, and Collision Prediction of Particles Within the Bounded Two Dimensional Environments’

Each winner’s school also won an award of USD1000.

Sixteen Indian students were selected as finalists of the Initiative for Research and Innovation in Science (2016). More than 1700 young scientists selected from 419 affiliate fairs in 77 countries featured in the IRIS.

Maharashtra SSC Syllabus to Be Upgraded For Better Results

College principals of Maharashtra have asked that the SSC (Maharashtra) syllabus should be upgraded prior to making any changes in the Class 12 syllabus for students.

It is to be noted that the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) students in Maharashtra are expectedly performing poorly because of the upgrade in their syllabus four years ago.

According to the college principals the SSC syllabus of Maharashtra is primitive as compared to the national boards.

Education minister has announced that the HSC syllabus will be upgraded to match the level of CBSE students sitting for NEET

CBSE Class X Results to be Declared Today at 2 pm.

The Class X results will be declared by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on May 28, 2016  at 2 pm on

The results can accessed from the following websites:

Steps to check the results:

  • Visit the official website
  • Click the link ‘CBSE Class 10 Results’
  • Enter your roll number

After submitting the roll number, the results will be displayed on the screen. The candidates are advised to take a print out for further reference.

To get the results through the IVRS (Interactive Voice Response System)

The telephone number of NIC and MTNL through which results can be checked are:

  • National Informatics Centre (NIC): 011-24300699
  • MTNL: 011-28127030

For any queries students are advised to visit the official website.

Answer Keys of SSC CHSL – 2015 Released

The staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the answer keys of Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) (10+2) 2015 on its official website.

Steps to check the answer keys:

  • Visit the official website i.e.
  • Click on the link, ‘ Answer keys for Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination., 2015
  • The answer key will be displayed on the screen.

The candidates can go through the answer keys corresponding to their test form and send representations, if any by 5 pm , May 31, 2016

The SSC CHSL examination was held on November 15, November 22, December 6 and December 20 respectively at various centres across India. The paper comprised of multiple choice type questions based on four sections-Reasoning, General Knowledge, English and Quantitative Aptitude. The duration of the exam was 2 hours.

For any further queries candidates are advised to visit the official website.

AIIMS Announces Dates for MBBS Exam

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) – New Delhi has announced dates for the MBBS entrance exam. It will be conducting the exam ON May 29, 2016.

AIIMS will be conducting the entrance exam for Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)-2016.

All those who have applied can download the admit cards from its official website i.e.

Eligibility criteria:

Educational qualification:

Those willing to take admission should have passed Class XII from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or Intermediate Science (I.Sc) or an equivalent examination from a recognised university/board  with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as subjects with a minimum aggregate of 60 per cent.

Reserved category candidates will be entitled to a relaxation of percentage attained in Class 12 Board examination.

Paper Pattern:

The duration of the exam will be 3 hours 30 minutes.

This examination will consist of one paper with 200 objective type (multiple choice and reason-assertion) type questions from physics, chemistry, biology and general knowledge.

Candidate will get 1 mark for every correct answer and 1/3 marks will be deducted for in incorrect answer.

Important dates:

Date of entrance test: May 29, 2016

Declaration of result: June 14, 2016

How to Prepare for IAS 2016?

UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) examination is a step towards bureaucracy. The exam itself is hard nut to crack. The aspirants for the exams have to be theoretically, strategically and psychologically geared. In the discussion to follow we will discuss the modus operandi to prepare for the UPSC exam 2016:

  • To begin with the preliminary examination you must be aware that IAS Preliminary exam has General studies and CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude test). The general study (CSAT Paper 1) is inclusive of generally everything that has happened or is happening around and Aptitude test checks ones logic and reasoning.
  • One must be follow the rule of understanding the concepts rather than wasting time in mugging.
  • You must prepare like a handyman because there is so much available that you may read all and still not score well on that topic. The History, geography, general awareness are some common topics that are touched upon in general studies. The NCERT books are beneficial but now a day’s one can do extensive reading upon internet as well. Make the notes as you go and remember to keep revising.
  • Reading newspaper regularly keeps you up to date with current affairs.
  • For the Aptitude exam aspirant should be prepared to answer questions regarding Stats, Mental ability, reading and comprehension, data interpretation, General Mathematics, graphs, algebra, geometry etc. Focus and practice is the key to this exam. Play around with these topics by solving questions and trying mock test.
  • Try and solve as many previous year papers as you can to get the knack of it.
  • One can refer to the following website to know more about the books that can be used for


Overall to be successful in IAS Preliminary exam 2016 a candidate must spending equal time to learning, practice and rest is essential.

Online application for NEET-II starts from May 26

The application process for National Eligibility Test-II, Under Graduate (UG), 2016 will commence from May 26, 2016.

The Central Board of Education (CBSE) will conduct the NEET on July 24, 2016.

For detailed information like test, syllabus and eligibility criteria the candidates are required to log in to the official website i.e. The information will be available shortly.

Courses offered:

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

The test will be applicable to all India Quota seats, State Government Quota seats where the State Government concerned so opts and Private/Management/NRI Quota seats in all Private Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University.

Who can apply?

  • All the candidates who were left out in the AIPMT-2016/NEET-1 can apply
  • Those who registered in AIPMT-2016/NEET-1 but could not appear in NEET-1
  • Those candidates who registered in AIPMT-2016/NEET-1 and had appeared but are apprehensive they had not prepared well, will have to submit an undertaking to give up their candidature for NEET-1 are eligible to apply.

Important dates;

  • Date of commencement of online registration: May 26, 2016
  • Date of exam: July 24, 2016.

Policies of SBI for Study Leave

In order to help the bank employees maintain a balance between their personal and professional lives the bank employees are given a specific number of holidays and leave every year.

Though there is no direct provision for study leave but a study leave of up to two years can be sanctioned for workmen employees in the State Bank of India for those holding the officer grade.

Options of Study leave for SBI employees:

  • The employees have to apply in writing for leave to the Branch Manager or any other authorised person. It is required that the application e submitted one month prior to the commencement of the leave date as mentioned in the application.
  • To continue to study without break, the employees can extend their leave, they will need to write an application addressed to the Branch Manager for extension.
  • The employees can utilise their Privilege leave to study. This leave is provided for a period of 240 days. The employees earn a privilege leave for every 11 working days.
  • The employees can use their sick leave. Sick leave is provided 30 days for each completed year and maximum of 18 months during their entire service.
  • It is impossible to obtain study leave for those on probation,
  • Extra ordinary leave is the best option available for employees to pursue their studies. It should be noted that the duration of extra ordinary leave cannot exceed 90 days on any one occasion and 360 days during the entire period of their service. This leave is provided on loss of pay to the SBI employees.
  • Female employees can use their sabbatical leave.

Tina Dabi: Story of Dreams to Reality

Tina Dabi has won laurels for achieving the top spot in the Civil Services 2015-2016. Dabi has established a milestone for the entire Dalit community by becoming the pioneer to attain the top position in the first attempt. The aim and dedication are very essential to get through the exams like UPSC exams, which are hard nut to crack. Tina’s parents especially her mother has been her consistent support.

She has been a political science student in college and language she chose for her exam and interview was English. She has always been on number one position in school and college. She dedicated about 10 to 14 hours a day to her studies. Apart from her consistency her strategic preparation has played a key role in her success. She started her preparation in class 11 and used to always study with small breaks. Her parents inspired her to take up the challenge. She wants to break the stereotypes that prevail in the patriarchal society of Haryana state.

Some of the books referred by Tina for her preparation are as follows:

  • 20 years IAS Prelims(CSAT) General Studies Topic wise solved Papers (1995 – 2014)
  • Indian Heritage &Culture History & Geography of the world and society
  • Governance constitution, Polity Social Justice and International Relations
  • Technology Economic Development Bio Diversity Environment, Security & Disaster Management
  • India and The World of the 21st century.

The books that came handy for her interview Preparation are:

  • The Last Basic Tips on Facing Civil Services Personality Test
  • What…? When…? How…? Answers to All Questions about Civil Services( Prelims, Mains and Interview)


Tina has been commended by Prime Minister and The CM of Delhi. To read more about her success story please follow.

SBI PO 2016- Tips To Do Well In Exams

SBI PO preparation Tips 2016

State bank of India is a banking organization that deals in investment banking, insurance, savings and many other services to the customers. Bank has opened vacancies through SBI Bank PO Exam 2016. His recruitment is valid for every region and the number of vacancies is also veru high that is 2200. Hence, It is a golden opportunity for those who want to get into banking sector. SBI PO Prelim Exam 2016 has been announced and will be held on 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10 July 2016.Whereas, online exam for mains will be held on July 31,2016.

In order to achieve reasonable score and make it to the list of selected candidates, candidates need to follow certain tips .Disha publication brings you the tips as follows:

SBI PO Preliminary exam Preparation tips for all three sections of SBI PO is as follows:

  • Reasoning Ability
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language

Tips for cracking each section of SBI PO 2016are:

Reasoning ability covers topics like Syllogism, Coding-Decoding, Directions, Blood Relations, Analogy, Classification, Ranking and Data sufficiency

In order to do well in reasoning section, follow following tips:

1)      For reasoning section, understand the question before solving it.

2)      Don’t take much time for single question.

3)      You have to be very careful while answering these questions.

4)      Practice similar questions from previous model papers or previous year’s exam Seating Arrangements

5)      It’s better to attempt first those questions on which you are very confident and you can attempt in a lesser time.

6)      Please do not start with Seating Arrangement/Puzzle type’s questions because once you stuck in these questions, you will lose your valuable time.



Quantitative ability section ofSBI PO phase 1 covers topics like Number Systems, Fractions, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Average, Time & Distance, Mensuration, Time & Work , Partnership, Profit & Loss, Bar graph, Pie-chart and Probability.

This section is based on basic mathematics. In order to do well in this section,

1)      Be thorough with basic mathematical formulae.

2)      Learn some short cuts to solve the questions and save time in less time.

3)      In this section, the questions act as Calculation Instruments.

4)      This section is extremely scoring

5)      Right understanding of the problem may help in pulling it well.

6)      Practice more and more to fair well in this section

7)      Topics like Pie charts, Bar Diagrams and graphs are very time consuming. It is one of the time consuming sections. It is advisable to practice and spend time to solve to speed up your calculations in the exam hall.


English Language section carries topics like Grammar, Comprehension, Error Correction, Vocabulary, Cloze Test and Fill in the blanks, Para jumbles and Synonyms & Antonyms. Tips for English language section are as under:


1)      Work on your good reading skills

2)      Work on your vocabulary

3)      Learn at least 10 new words every day with their synonyms and usage in different contexts.

4)      Read newspapers and magazines at a good rate.


Important note: Candidate must keep a note of this it is very important to be attentive and attempt questions from each section of SBI PO PRELIM very carefully. Manage time well so as to attempt every question effectively.

Tamil Nadu CM Asks PM to Ensure NEET is Never Enforced in the State

The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has conveyed her reservations regarding the enforcement of National Eligibility Test (NEET). She has also opposed to NEET in Tamil Nadu in the future also.

According to her the introduction of NEET would be a direct infringement on the rights of the state. She pointed that the rural students will be put to great disadvantage as they do not have equal access to resources easily available to urban students.

The Chief Minister has asked the Centre to ensure that the common entrance exam NEET for MBBS is not forced on the state even in the future as it would ‘nullify’ certain policy initiatives and socio-economic objectives of the state.

The Chief Minister also recalled that her government had taken a number of steps since 2005 for making the admission process to medical seats more systematic and has even abolished entrance exams by passing legislations. These legislations were upheld by the Court.

India Ranked at the 24th Position in the HSSER

India has been ranked at the 24th position in the QS Higher Education System Strengths Rankings (HESSR) 2016. HESSR is an overall ranking of higher education system. India has achieved a score of 60.9 out of 100.

The US tops the list. UK has stood second with 98.5, while Germany takes the third position with 94. Pakistan has secured 50thrank, holding the last position.

The assessment is done through four categories- system strength, flagship, access and economic concept of different countries in higher education. All of these categories are combined with equal weightage to give the overall rankings. The top two rankings in the system strength category has been shared by the US and UK. India ranked 20th. In this category the scores are awarded on the basis of the number of institutions ranked 700 or above in the QS World Rankings, divided by the average position of those institutions.

US has topped in the access category also, with India at the 42nd position. In the Flagship category India has secured 26th rank whereas the US,UK and Switzerland have held first three ranks. In this category the performance of the country’s top institutions is assessed within global rankings; this is a normalised score based on the place each country’s top university occupies in the QS World University Rankings.

India has managed to secure 4th rank in the economic category. This category assesses the impact of national investment in higher education.

CBSE Class X Results Likely To Be Declared on May 27

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is expected to announce the results of Class X on May 27, 2016.

The candidates can check their results on the official website i.e. and

Steps to check the results

  • Log in to the official website
  • Click the link ‘CBSE Class 10 Results 2016’
  • Enter your roll number
  • After submission the results will be displayed on the screen
  • Candidates are advised to take a print out of the same for future reference.

It is to be noted that the Class X exams were conducted between March 1 to March 28, 2016

IIT JEE Advance Paper is Termed Tough & Lengthy By Students

The IIT Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advance has been found to be tough and lengthy by the students and training institutes. They found that the question paper was tougher than the last year’s, Physics paper toughest followed by maths and Chemistry.

There were two key changes, firstly the marking for multiple answer correct has been brought back and secondly the paper was more logical than being calculative.

The exam followed a pattern in which students had to appear for two papers with combined questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

The two papers carried 186 marks each. Each paper had a total of 54 questions.

Paper 1 was from 9am to 12 pm. It had 5 single correct options, 8 multiple correct options and 5 single digit integer type questions.

Paper 2 was from 2pm to 5pm. It also contained 2 comprehensions.

The paper can be termed smart and difficult.

This year there were around 2 lakh students who appeared for JEE Advanced at 115 cities across the country.

Indian Institutes of Technology conducts the exam under the guidance of Joint Admission Board (JAB). The number of attempts for each candidate is two times and that too in consecutive years.

IIMB Among top 50 Global Schools for Executive Education

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) has featured in the 2016 Financial Times Education Top 50 Rankings that were announced on Monday. It has ranked at the 47th position on the overall Financial Times Executive Education 2016 Ranking and has been ranked alongside prestigious universities like London Business School, IESE, IMD, Harvard Business School, University of Oxford among others.

IIMB made a debut in the Financial Times Customised Executive Education Rankings 2015 at 57th position, now it has moved up 10 spots in the current year to the 47th rank. It has been to position itself among the Top 50 in Customised Education as well.

Executive Education by IIMB offers non-degree programmes to corporations and working professionals which are either ‘Customised’ according to the requirements of the organisation or ‘Open’ for all professionals for enrolment.

The rankings done by Financial Times are based on the participants’ and clients’ satisfaction level, the diversity of participants and faculty and school’s international exposure. The participant schools are marked on different parameters by the companies that commission executive courses, participants of these courses and the data reported by the business schools.

CBSE Announces Results of CTET

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the results of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) on its official website

The candidates are advised to check the results from the official website.

Steps to check the results:

  • Log in to the official website
  • Click on “Results of CTET-FEB 2016’
  • Enter the roll number
  • After submission the result will be displayed on the screen.
  • Candidates are advised to take a print out for future reference.

CTET is conducted by the CBSE in the month of February and September. The next exam will be conducted on September 18, 2016.

Pattern of paper:

Paper 1: It has 150 multiple choice questions based on

Child Development and Pedagogy

Language 1 (Compulsory)

Language 2 (Compulsory)


Environmental Studies

Paper 2

This paper consists of 150 multiple choice questions based on

  • Child Development and Pedagogy
  • Language 1 (Compulsory)
  • Language 2 (Compulsory)
  • Mathematics and Science (For Mathematics and Science teacher)
  • Social studies/Social Science (For Social Studies/ Science teacher)

Paper 1 is for those who intends to become a teacher for classes 1 to 5

Paper 2 is for those who intend to become a teacher for classes 6 to 8.

NEET to Be Applicable In All Medical Colleges Under Delhi Government

Delhi Government has decided to follow National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in all medical colleges under it.

This decision has come after two days since the Centre’s decision to bring an Ordinance to keep state boards out of the ambit of NEET for the current year i.e. 2016.

More than 15 states have opposed NEET and have raised issues like differences in syllabus and languages.

The next phase of the exam is scheduled for July 24, 2016.

6.5 lakh students of state government boards have taken the medical entrance test in the first phase that was held on May 1, 2016.

After the ordinance is issued, students of state government boards will not have to sit for NEET in the second phase i.e. on July 24, 2016.

The exam is applicable for those applying for Central government and private medicate colleges.


CBSE Class XII 2016 Results: Top Three Rankers Are Girls

The top three ranks in the CBSE Class XII board exams are secured by the girls.

While Sukriti Gupta has topped the list with 99.4% marks, she is followed by PalakGoyal at the second rank with 99.2% marks and the third one is SomyaUppal who has stood third with 99% marks.

Let’s find out the study plan of the three girls which helped them to score such high percentages:

Sukriti Gupta: She is from Mont Ford School, Ashok Vihar, Delhi. She has scored 497 out of 500. In an interview she has given credit to the right balance at home and school. She has given equal importance to teachers, coaching as well as self-study to be able to succeed.

PalakGoyal: She is from Tagore Public School, Pehowas, Kurukshetra, Haryana.Palak had non-medical subjects and she has scored 100 per cent in pHysics, 99 in Chemistry., mathematics, English and Physical Education. She believed in in-depth study and took time off for her favourite activities.

SomyaUppal: She is from St. Theresa’s Convent School, Karnal, Haryana. She has scored 495 out of 500 marks. She used to study for 4 to 6 hours a day, but as the dates for the exams got near she increased the duration to 12 to 15 hours.

Government to Introduce an App for IIT- JEE Preparation

In order to counter the ‘menace’ of coaching the Human Resource Development Ministry has announced the introduction of a mobile app and portal containing free lectures from IIT faculty in various subjects and previous years’ question papers of entrance tests to these renowned engineering colleges.

It has also been decided that the questions in the IIT-JEE entrance test will conform to Class 12 syllabus.

To meet the requirements of students who have studied in regional languages, this content will be made available in 13 regional languages.

IIT academicians and faculty members will give lectures in all segments of knowledge on the basis of which students take the IIT entrance exam. This will enable them to have an access to additional learning.

Regional and Tribal Languages to be Included in JPSC and SSC Exams

The Jharkhand state government has decided to include regional and tribal languages in the main papers of examinations to be conducted by the Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC) and the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). English and Hindi will be given less emphasis and the question papers will have a higher percentage of questions on Jharkhand.

This move is believed to facilitate the entry of local and tribal population in state government jobs. The term ‘local’ has been defined by the government on April 7.

To meet the purpose a committee of experts of more than a dozen languages like Santhali, Kudukh, Ho, Kharia, Mundari,(Munda), Kurmali, Panchpargania, Nagpuri, Khortha, Bangla, Odiya, has been constituted to prepare the material.

JPSC has also requested for constitution of a committee to prepare the syllabus and question bank in various tribal and regional languages.

Major changes in the syllabus of JPSC for recruitment of class 1and 2 level officers at the state level are as follows:

  • A separate general studies paper in the preliminary examinations focussing entirely on Jharkhand
  • The language paper of the mains exam including all regional and tribal languages, besides Hindi and English- will be of 150 marks.
  • The Social Science paper in mains examination would now have 40 per cent questions specifically related to Jharkhand.
  • Now the aspirants will get a carbon copy of the OMR sheets in the prelims exams and their answer scripts and also their applications will not be cancelled on technical grounds.
  • In the SSC examination a new paper on languages and literature has been introduced.

Gear up to Take off your Preparations with Ticket to IAS

Students preparing for UPSC Civil Services Exam are usually under heavy pressure about how to initiate the CSAT Exam preparations and make the best of opportunity that has come their way. There are many options open to them, but very few care about the specifics and precision required for the toppers or qualify exam in the first place.

In order to solve the problem of students preparing for CSAT and provide them CSAT preparation material in the most systematic order, Disha introduces Ticket to IAS. ‘Ticket to IAS’ is an exclusive segment of Disha. Through this, aspirants can catch hold of best preparatory material for IAS, that too under free download option. Students can avail the facility by visiting free download.

This segment aims to provide every solution of the problem aspirants might face. Every concern of the CSAT aspirants has been taken care of in the segment, “Ticket to IAS MAINS”.

Ticket to IAS has great features that make it sufficient enough to be called so. It provides latest updates, IAS Exam pattern 2016, IAS mains exam past papers, practice sets, Infographics, mind maps, articles, bestselling books, online tests, CSAT (2015)  Paper 1 and 2 (Hindi) , CSAT (2015)  Paper 1 and 2 (English), Trend analysis for IAS Prelims & Mains, UPSC – IAS Prelims FAQs, SWAT analysis- India – Economic/Social/ Political.

So, get ready to get the best for your CSAT main exam preparation. Ticket to IAS has best resources available .It is advisable to utilize this time in preparing, rather than assimilating study material from all different sources. Make the best of your time and prepare well with ticket to IAS. Download all you need for free.

Go to free download section of Disha publication and Click on “ticket to IAS” section to make your IAS preparation a successful journey.

NEET : The Only, Apex Medical Entrance Exam

Supreme Court has finally put all speculations and confusions of students, appearing for medical entrance exam, to rest by declaring NEET as only exam for entry to all MBBS and BDS seats in India. Around a lot of perplexing comments and rumors, medical aspirants are in doldrums. We are here to help the aspirants to clear the air build around NEET.

What is NEET (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test)?

NEET will be an objective question based entrance test for admission into MBBS, BDS& PG seats across the country. The NEET exam pattern test will be of three sections: Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany& Zoology)

NEET 2016 – Round 2 is going to be conducted on 24th July 2016. The second round is basically meant for students who were focused only on state level entrance exams like the Kerala Medical Entrance (KEAM 2016),Karnataka CET,UPCMET, MP DMAT , many more and exams of deemed & private medical universities like Manipal (MUO-ET 2016), Sri Balaji Viyapeeth University,

Puducherry & SRM University Tamilnadu. For all such students, the opportunity will be given to apply for NEET again and take the exam on 24th July 2016.


What it would be like without state exams?

So for now, state exams like the Karnataka CET, Maharashtra MHTCET, COMEDK, AMCEAT Kerala Entrance, WB JEE, Manipal entrance, VIT entrance, etc., stands defunct. In their absence there are certain factors which will over power the scenario.

NEET vs State exams

MHTCET– Government of Maharashtra, State Common Entrance Test have different pattern of exam. Aspirants accustomed to that level of preparation will find it challenging to move towards CBSE based pattern including syllabus of both 11th and 12th class.

Syllabus Focuses on 11th and 12th  class syllabus Focuses on 12th  class
Syllabus only
Exam pattern Difficult Relatively easy
Questions  Each chapter is not covered and may come out of NCERT books Every chapter is covered
Marking scheme  Negative marking No negative marking
No of question 180 200
Duration of Exam 3 hours 1 and half hours


AP EMCEAT conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada on behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education based on similar syllabus, is slightly different in terms of difficulty level and exam pattern.

Syllabus Focuses on 11th and 12th  class syllabus Focuses on both 11 and  12th  class Syllabus
Exam pattern CBSE based State board pattern based
Level Difficult Relatively easy
Marking scheme  Negative marking No negative marking
No of question 180 160
Duration of Exam 3 hours 3 hours


COMEDK Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka, also stand strikingly different from NEET. It majorly focuses on Class 12 syllabus only. So students, now preparing for NEET may find it difficult to jump back to 11 class syllabus for preparation.

Syllabus Focuses on 11th and 12th  class syllabus Focuses on 12th  classSyllabus only
Exam pattern CBSE based State board pattern based
Level Difficult Relatively easy
Marking scheme  Negative marking No negative marking
No of question 180 240
Duration of Exam 3 hours 3 hours


Though there is some difference, but broadly NEET is based on similar patterns & syllabus. Moreover each of the states will have their separate merit list based on which the students would be admitted to the state colleges. In nutshell, they would be competing against their state students who are in the same boat. So, all of them would score less in the syllabus which does not pertain to their state. Looking at all the given changes introduced through NEET , it can be said that NEET in medical and JEE in Engineering are more or less on the same lines fundamentally pertaining to the admission window open to students from different states around the country.
Students will have to put extra efforts to make it to their dream medical colleges. It is advisable to students not to pay much attention to the perplexity build around NEET and AIPMT. Focus on the preparation and do well in the upcoming NEET exam.
Things you should keep in mind while appearing for NEET:
1. Cover NCERT syllabus
2. Revise thoroughly.
3. Focus on both 11 and 12 class syllabus
4.Be at the venue before time, to avoid delay due to checking
5.Dress code for NEET:


NEET Dress code
Aspirants are advised to remain focused on preparations and follow above mentioned suggestions to make NEET a successful milestone to journey towards your dream medical college.

Supreme Court Rules that Admission to Medical Colleges will be Through NEET Only

The Supreme court ruled that admission to the medical and dental programs will be through National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) only. No state can hold any private medical test.

Students who sat for NEET Phase 1 will be permitted to appear for NEET Phase 2.

The Supreme Court has permitted those students who appeared in the first phase of NEET on May 1, 2016 to sit for the second phase to be conducted on July 24, 2016.

Earlier only those candidates were allowed to sit for NEET Phase 2 who had not appeared for the first phase of the exam.

Important Dates:

  • First phase of NEET: May 1, 2016
  • Second phase of NEET: July 24, 2016
  • Declaration of final result of students shortlisted for medical courses (All India Medical/Dental Entrance Test): August 17, 2016
  • Last date to complete procedures for entrance in medical colleges: September 30, 2016.

Delhi’s Tina Dabi Tops UPSC Exam in First Attempt

Delhi girl, Tina Dabi topped the UPSC exam, while Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan stood second followed by Jasmeet Singh Sandhu.

The Union Public Service Commission announced the final results of the Civil Services Examination, 2015 on its official website i.e.

The candidates are selected against the posts of Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and Central Services-Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’.

List of top ten rank holders:

  1. Tina Dabi
  2. Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan
  3. Jasmeet Singh Sandhu
  4. Artika Shukla
  5. Shashank Tripathi
  6. Ashish Tiwari
  7. Sharanya Ari
  8. Kumbhejkar Yogesh Vijay
  9. Karn Satyarthi
  10. Anupam Shukla

For any further queries candidates are advised to visit the official website.


According to the HRD minister Class X paper was as per syllabus

The Human Resource Ministry (HRD) minister Smriti Irani replied to the question of the

Class X mathematics paper being out of course.

The details of the reply were:

The committee of subject experts said that the Class X CBSE mathematics question paper

was based on the syllabus.

CBSE placed the matter before the Committee of Subject Experts who came to the

conclusion that the mathematics question paper of Class X was based on the curriculum,

syllabus and sample question papers prescribed by the Board.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is expected to announce the Class X

SSC results on May 30, 2016.

SSC: JE Exam Results 2016 Declared

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has declared the results for Junior Engineer (JE) examination.

SSC conducted competitive exam for the recruitment for the post of Jr. engineering exam (JE 1).the exam is conducted for the recruitment in sector like civil, mechanical, electrical, quantity, surveying & contact. The exam was held on Jan31, 2016.

The result has been declared on the official site – Those who qualify the cut off marks, shall be able to download admit card for SSC JE- II.

Steps to check SSC JE result list 2016:-

  1. Visit the official site at
  2. In the home page, select link Result SSC Junior Engineer 2016.
  3. Enter roll number and password. Click on submit.
  4. Results will appear on screen.
  5. Take out print out for future reference.

All the Best.


How is SBI PO Exam (MAINS) Pattern Different in 2016

The State Bank of India took every aspirant of SBI PO exam by surprise by announcing change in Recruitment Process of SBI PO 2016. As per the announcement, there is no change in the pattern of SBI Pre exam.

The Selection Procedure for SBI PO includes both Preliminary and Mains Examination.

SBI Pre Exam will consist of (Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language) three sections. It will be a Computer-Based Test (CBT).Each question carries 1 mark and the prelims exam has 100 questions. The Total time for solving this paper will be 1 Hour (60 minutes).


Section - 1-page-001


Each question carries 1 mark and the prelims exam has 100 questions. The Total time for solving this paper will be 1 Hour (60 minutes).

SBI PO Prelims will be just of qualifying nature .No extra weightage shall be given for marks in pre, during selection.

Change in SBI PO 2016 Mains Exam Pattern 

SBI PO Mains 2016 will consist of both objective and descriptive papers. The changes in Exam Pattern of SBI Mains are as follows:

Change 1 –Time Allotted for SBI PO Mains Examination 

According to new exam pattern, total time for SBI PO Mains has been extended to 3 Hours. Pattern of  SBI PO Mains is as follows.


Section - 2-page-001


Change 2Section-Wise Time Allotment

For SBI PO 2016, there will time limit on each of the sectional objective paper. The exam will be conducted online and every section will have a timer.




Change 3 – SBI PO 2016 Descriptive Paper

SBI PO Aspirant will also has to attempt a descriptive paper online. It is based to test of writing skills, Letter Writing & Essay in particular. The total time for allotted for solving descriptive paper is 30 minutes and carries 25 marks in total.

Key points about change in SBI PO exam pattern:

  • The exam will consist of two Written Papers – Prelims and Mains
  • There is no change in Exam Pattern for SBI PO Prelims.
  • SBI PO Prelims 2016 is only qualifying exam.
  • SBI PO Mains 2016 will consist of both objective and subjective papers. Objective papers will carry 200 marks and subjective will carry 25 marks.
  • Time allotted to solve objective paper will be 3 Hours with time limit for each section.
  •  30 minutes will be allotted to descriptive paper in total.
  • Both type of papers for SBI PO 2016 Mains will be conducted through online mode.

Descriptive paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who score well in objective paper.

Supreme Court rules that state governments can regulate school admission, fees

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court ruled that the State is authorised in law to

regulate admission, fix fee and lay other regulations to promote merit and curb

commercialisation in institutions of higher education. It added that the State can lay down

regulatory measures for private aided or unaided, minority or minority insitutions.

The bench was hearing appeals made by private medical colleges of Madhya Pradesh,

which had challenged the state law on regulating admission and fee in the colleges.

According to the bench, education should serve the larger public interest of ensuring that the

nation develops and progresses on the strength of its highly educated citizenry and hence,

the fundamental rights of both minority and non-minority institutions has to be balanced by

ensuring that high standard of education is available to all meritorious candidates. The only

way to achieve this goal according to it is to ensure that there is no commercialisation or

profiteering by educational institutions.

It also noted that the government would be empowered to regulate admission by prescribing

CET or NEET and also forbid capital fee and profiteering.

Last date to apply for NIT announced


National Institute of Technology (NIT) Karnataka, Surathkal, has invited applications for

admission to full-time Master of Science (M.Sc) Programs for 2016 sessions.

M.Sc Programmes:

 M.Sc(CY)-M.Sc in Chemistry

 M.Sc( PH)-M.Sc in Physics

Eligibility criteria:

Admission is open to all those who have passed a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry/Physics

with a Cumulative Point Average (CGPA) of at least 6.5 in the 0-10 scale grading system, or

not less than 60 per cent in the aggregate (taking into account the marks scored in all the

subjects of all the Public/ University Exams conducted during the entire prescribed period for

the degree program). For SC/ST candidates CGPA of 6.0 or 55 percent in the aggregate.

Those who are appearing for the qualifying exam in the academic year 2015-16 and

expecting their final results latest by September 15, 2016 may also apply.

Selection Procedure:

Selection will be based on the academic performance in the qualifying degree programme,

written aptitude test conducted by the respective departments.

How to apply:

The prescribed application forms can be downloaded from the Institute website Duly filled application form can be sent to the Assistant Registrar (Academic),

National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Srinivasnagar, Mangalore-575025,

Karnataka, on or before the last date i.e. May 27, 2016 along with the demand draft of Rs.

500/- (150 for ST/SC) in favour of the Director, N.I.T.K, Surathkal payable at Mangalore

Incomplete and defective applications are liable to be rejected and no correspondence shall

be entertained on such applications.

Important dates:

 Last date for Receiving Completed Applications: May 27, 2016

 Applications to be sent to the Depts. For Processing on or before June 1, 2016

 Preparation of Merit List; June 7, 2016

 Last date for dispatch of call letters to shortlisted and announcement in the website:

June 8, 2016

 Selection Test and Interview: June 16, 17, 2016

Tentative dates of IBPS CWE VI exam released

IBPS CWEA tentative examination schedule for CWE-VI has been released by the Institute of Banking

Personnel Selection (IBPS).

The tentative dates are as follows:

1. PSB-CWE PO/MT-VI and CWE Clerk-VI


Preliminary Examination: October 16, October 22 and October 23.

Main Examination: November 20

CWE Clerk-VI

Preliminary Examination: November 26, November 27, December 3 and December


Main Examination: December 31 and January 1

2. PSB’s-CWE Specialist-VI

There will be a single examination and the tentative dates are as follows:

CWE Specialist-VI- January 28, 2017 and January 29, 2017

Procedure to register: The registration procedure will be through online mode, there is single

registration for preliminary and main examination, wherever applicable.

Payment of fees:

Fees can be paid online

The detailed information will be available through a notification issued by the board within a

short time.

SBI changes the pattern of SBI-PO Main Examination

SBIThe State Bank of India (SBI) has changed the SBI PO 2016 Mains Exam to be conducted

this year. From now on there would be a fixed time limit for each section in the Phase II

Mains Exam and you have complete that particular section within the allotted time.

New Pattern:

 SBI PO Main exam will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test

for 25 marks

 Both, Objective and Descriptive tests will be done through online mode

 Descriptive tests will have to answered by the candidates by typing on the computer

 After completion of the Objective Test Descriptive Test will be administered


Change in the Main Exam pattern:

Objective Test:

 The Objective test of 3 hours duration will consist of 4 Sections for total 200


 The Objective test will have separate timing for every section.

 The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests.

Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes with 25 marks will be a Test of English


Section Number of questions maximum marks Duration
1.Reasoning and Computer 45 60 60 minutes
2.Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 45
3.General Awareness about Economy/ Banking 40 40 35
4.English Language 35 40 40
Total 155 200 3 hours



Class XII CBSE results to be out on 27 th May 2016

CBSEThe Central Board of Education (CBSE) is all set to announce the Class XII results 2016.

The Class XII board exams were conducted from March 1, 2016 to April 22, 2016; the

results for the same would be announced on May 27, 2016. The official announcement of

the CBSE XII board exams results would be done by the board on May 27 online.

The results will be made available on the official website of the board and Students are advised to log on to the official website of CBSE to check

their class XII board exam results 2016. This year 14,99,122 candidates had registered and

appeared for the CBSE Class XII examination 2016, out of which 4,46,641 were girls and

6,21,259 were boys.

Steps to check CBSE class XII board exam results:

 Visit the official website of the board or

 Click on CBSE class XII board exam results 2016

 Enter and submit necessary details such as your registration number, name and date

of birth.

 Check your result and then download the PDF copy of the scorecard

 Take a print out of the PDF copy of your result.