Tuesday, 30 December 2014

IIT Roorkee invites applications for MBA programme 2015

IIT Roorkee has invited applications for admission to MBA programmes 2015. The last date for accepting applications is January 13, 2015. Competitor who are ready to seek MBA course 2015 at IIT Roorkee can request affirmation on their authorised site. The accepting process of applications is starting from 28 December 2015.
Eligibility criteria:
Aspirants should have Bachelor's degree in any discipline of engineering/technology with first class or its equivalent, or a master's degree with first class or equivalent in any discipline from a recognised institution or university.
Final-year students are also eligible to apply. Such candidates, if selected, will be admitted provisionally, provided they complete all requirements for the qualifying degree with minimum percentage and CGPA or its equivalent by the specified date.
Selection procedure:
The candidates would be selected based on their CAT percentile, group discussion, interview performance and work experience.

How to apply:
Candidates can apply online . An application fee of Rs 1,600 for general and Rs 800 for SC / ST / PD candidates.

Application Fee:

All GEN/OBC candidates -  Rs 1,600.
All SC/ST/PD candidates - Rs 800.
Important dates:
The last date to apply online is January 13, 2015.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

CTTC Notified Admission to Summer Vacation Courses for Engineering Students 2015-16

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Central Tool Room and Training Centre Bhubaneshwar invited application for Admission to Summer Vacation Courses for Engineering Students. The candidates eligible for the courses can apply for the admission through the prescribed format.
Details of Courses
  • Civil- Auto CAD/STAAD Pro
  • Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics & Instrumentation, Information Technology, Electronics & Telecommunication-Hardware & Network Management/Advanced Networking
  • Electrical, Electronics & Instrumentation, Electronics & Telecommunication- VLSI/PLC/MAT/LAB/SCADA/Advanced Embedded System/Auto CAD (Elect.)

Friday, 12 December 2014

JEE 2015 Main exam registration closes on December 18

The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main for the upcoming session is scheduled to be held on April 4, 2015 and the last Date for submitting applications online is December 18, 2014.
Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is an all India common entrance examination conducted to provide admission in various engineering courses. The entrance examination is being conducted into two parts, JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced. Candidates who clear IIT-JEE main examination are eligible to appear for IIT-JEE advance which provides and entry to IITs.
The JEE main -2015 exam will have two papers .
Paper 1- (B.E/ B.tech)- The exam will be objective in nature with equal weightage to physics, chemistry and mathematics
Paper 2- (B.Arch/ B. Planning) -
The paper will be objective in nature with questions to test drawing aptitude.
The examination fee at the time of registration can be paid either through debit card/credit card or through E-challan generated on successful completion of the application.
The aspiring candidates should remain updated over the website: www.jeemain.nic.in
Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is an all India common entrance examination conducted to provide admission in various engineering courses. After an announcement by CBSE in 2012, the entrance examination is being conducted into two parts, JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced. Candidates who clear
IIT-JEE main examination are eligible to appear for IIT-JEE advance which provides and entry to IITs.
The candidates can appear for a maximum of three times for this engineering entrance exam. Around 13 lakh students appeared for JEE Main examination in 2014. The examination is conducted jointly by IIT Guwahati, IIT Roorkee, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

MBA admissions 2015 at Delhi Technology Universit

DTU is offering two-year (full-time) MBA programme aiming to create techno managers and future leaders. Applications are invited by DTU for the session 2015-17.
B.E/B.Tech. in any branch of Engineering/ Technology with a minimum of 60 per cent marks in aggregate or 1st class.
Masterâ??s Degree in any branch of Physical/ Chemical/ Mathematical Science like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Application, Electronic Science, Environmental Science, Operation Research, Computation/Information Science or Masterâ??s Degree in Commerce/ Economics.
Relaxation of 10 percent to SC/ST/PWD and 5 per cent to OBC categories candidates shall be given in eligibility criteria. Those who are appearing in final semester examination may also apply.
Duration of the program is two years, spread over four semesters. The areas of concentration as offered by DTU will include both Functional (Marketing Management, Financial Management & Human Resource Management) and Technical (Supply Chain Management, Information Technology Management and Knowledge & Technology Management)
The annual intake of this programme is 91. The reservation of the seats for SC/ST /OBC and PWD are as per the Policy of the Government of NCT of Delhi.
The annual fee of the programme for 2014-15 was Rs 83,000. However, in case of revision of fee for 2015-17 batch, the candidates are required to pay the revised fee.
All the applications received will be short-listed on the basis of performance in CAT 2014 and qualifying examination. The short-listed candidates are required to appear for a Personal Interview and Group Discussion.
Prospectus along with the Application Form can be downloaded from DTU website. Submit completely filled Application Form along with DD of Rs 1,000 in favour of â??The Registrar, Delhi Technological University, Delhi' payable at Delhi by 13th February, 2015.
Last date of submitting the completely filled application form 13th February 2015
The list of short-listed candidates for GD&PI will be released on 4th March 2015
Group Discussion (GD) & Personal Interview (PI) will be done on 16th March 2015

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

All India Post-Graduate Dental (MDS) Course Entrance Examination 2015: Registration Notification

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) invited application for All India Post-Graduate Dental  (MDS) Entrance Examination – 2015 for admissions against 50% All India Quota of Postgraduate (MDS) courses in various Dental Colleges in the Country. The eligible candidates may apply in the prescribed form through Online Mode only on or before 22 December 2014.
Important Date
  • Opening Date for Registration: 25 November 2014
  • Closing Date for Registration: 22 December 2014
  • Date of Examination: 24 January 2015
Examination Detail
Name of the Examination: All India Post-Graduate Dental Entrance Examination – 2015
Course: MDS
Mode of Examination: Computer Based Test Online Examination
Eligibility Criteria
Interested and eligible Indian nationals possessing BDS degree from a recognized Dental College are eligible to apply. A candidate must be registered either with Dental Council of India or State Dental Council after completing the compulsory rotating internship. Besides these, a candidate should have completed the required period of 12 months of preregistration internship from a recognized Hospital on or before 31 March 2015.
How to Apply Candidates are required to send their applications through Online Mode only. The candidates would have to pay the required application fee through a Debit/Credit Card/Challan Form in any Branch of State Bank of India. For more details, i.e., for prospectus, help manual, etc., please visit www.aiimsexams.org.

Over 500 IIT Madras students get jobs through campus placements.

IIT Madras placement news
Within the first five days of the placement season, IIT Madras has over 524 students placed in the campus recruitment that began on Monday. A total of 119 companies have made 577 offers so far in various categories. The institute has seen a significant increase this year in the number of students placed and the number of offers made as compared to last year.
Looking to the last year's records, in 2013, 84 companies had made 383 offers and 333 students were placed during the same period. Though the number of companies has increased by 35 this year but the ratio of the number of students placed versus the offers made remains almost the same.
The recruitment process is a culmination of month-long preparation for interviews, group discussions and online tests by the students. Aditya Bharadwaj who is doing an undergraduate dual degree programme, said that he had started preparing a month ago for the same. 
"Some companies expect us to solve cases. We do a lot of probability optimization. We have a lot of courses aligned to consulting. I practice cases with others who are also appearing for similar profiles," said B.S.V. Saket from Visakhapatnam who has been offered a job in Goldman Sachs, Bangalore, as quoted in a national daily.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Management Aptitude Test 2014 exam to be held tomorrow

The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2014 is scheduled to be conducted tomorrow i.e December 7, 2014. The exam will be conducted in all major cities of India. The test will be conducted in both computer based format and paper based format. Candidates may choose any of the formats to appear for the test.
MAT is held for admissions to MBA in B-schools across the nation. MAT is held in two modes: paper mode and online mode. The candidates can choose either of the two options. The paper based test is scheduled to be conducted on December 7 and the computer based test is to take place on December 13.
The paper based test will be held from 10 am to 12.30 pm and computer based test will take place in different time slots at specific test venues, subject to number of candidates registering for computer based test.
The candidates applying for the MAT exam should be graduates. Eligible candidates should download their admit cards from the official website before appearing for the exam. MAT scores are used for admission into various MBA and Management courses throughout the nation.
No matter which specialization holds your interest: Finance, Consultancy, Marketing, Banking, HR, Information Technology or Telecommunications, a good MAT score will open many doors.
Following are the states where the test will be held on the scheduled dates:
Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Female IIT-B grad in top 3 recruits with Rs 1.4 crore Facebook offer

Female IIT-B grad in top 3 recruits with Rs 1.4 crore Facebook offer
Technology companies dominated the first two days of placements at IIT-Madras.

MUMBAI: One of the three students who bagged the highest package of Rs 1.42 crore each offered by Facebook at the premier IIT-B on the first day of the placement season is a woman. In fact, two of the five students hired by the social networking giant this year from the campus, including those hired during the pre-placement process, are women. At Kharagpur, too, a woman is among the three IITians who got the top deals.

Most students who bagged premium packages this year are into coding. Students from the computer science department usually bag the top offers; however, the number of women in this department are always less.

"This is the main reason why fewer women manage to get the top deal. This year, there are only five women in the batch and most of us have managed to get a good deal," said Deepali Adlakha, who got a position in San Francisco. "I did a lot of coding in the last few months which helped me bag the offer of my choice," she added.

Shree Meghana Thotakuri, who bagged an offer from Google, will also get a base package of Rs 65 lakh, similar to that of Facebook, besides a joining bonus and other benefits.

However, the variable component of the latter is higher than the rest of the leading firms, said a placement co-ordinator at IIT-B.

Facebook tops IIT placements with Rs 1.4cr package, Visa lead hirer at IIT-B

At IIT-B, along with Adlakha, Ved Ratn Dixit and Rohan Das got the highest offers, also from Facebook. Two others, Aastha Agarwal and Rahul Singhal, got the same package, but as pre-placement offers. The firm offered the highest package of Rs 1.42 crore this year at the IITs, of which over 50% is one-time incentive and stock benefits (variable component). However, the base pay for most coding profiles offered by leading firms was almost the same for international positions - Rs 65 lakh. Visa Inc took around 28 students from IIT-B, the highest. Goldman Sachs hired 11 students from the campus.

Dixit, who also got the Facebook offer, is placed in California. "The highest offer does not mean much as we go by the base salary offered. It is more important for me to get into a company that I always wanted to work with." The leading firms which hired from IIT-Kharagpur and IIT-Delhi were similar to those at IIT-B. At IIT-Delhi, two students were hired by Facebook. Samsung Korea offered the second highest overall package (Rs 93 lakh).

More offers poured in on the first two days of placements at IITs this year, compared to last year. At IIT-Madras, the numbers went up from last year's 95 on day one to 158 this year, claimed placement co-ordinator Babu Vishwanathan. The highest offer made at Madras was around Rs 80 lakh. Facebook did not visit IIT-Madras campus this year.

Punj Rajan from IIT-Kharagpur said the placements this year looked very promising even as 350 companies registered, much higher than last year. At IIT-Roorkee, four students bagged international offers, from Google, Oracle and Microsoft, claimed co-ordinator Kunal Punjabi. "Software companies have gone up and some start-ups which did not come to the campus last year are also hiring from our campus," he added.

At IIT-B, the number of day one offers went up from 182 to 215 this year, including pre-placement offers. By the end of the second day, the number of offers made by close to 70 companies was estimated to be around 350. On day two, Oracle, Amazon, Cisco, Samsung India, Yahoo Japan, were some of the companies which visited the campus. Most of the e-commerce firms and start-ups are lined up on Wednesday. The third day will also see more core engineering firms visiting the campus, said placement co-ordinator Mohak Mehta.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

NCERT history textbooks do not need any changes: HRD Minister

NCERT history textbooks do not need any changes: HRD Minister

No changes to be made in NCERT books
On Wednesday the government dismissed the idea to change NCERT textbooks, particularly on history. The human resource development ministry informed the Lok Sabha that there is no proposal to study the history textbooks for taking "corrective measures".
The ministry said, "Aryan culture and Vedic age are adequately reflected in the syllabus and textbooks taught in CBSE-affiliated schools" as quoted in a national daily.
Upendra Kushwaha, minister of state for HRD, in a written reply said, "The textbooks of history of class VI, published by NCERT, in chapter 5 and chapter 6 reflect Aryan culture and Vedic age suiting the age group." He also said CBSE is offering an elective course called "Knowledge Traditions and Practices of India" since 2012-13 in classes XI-XII, as quoted by a national daily.  Kushwaha said the course is based on the intellectual achievements of Indian thought that are found across several fields of study in ancient Indian texts ranging from the Vedas and the Upanishads to a whole range of scriptural, philosophical, scientific, technical and artistic sources.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Questions on 'swachh abhiyan' and Mars mission in CBSE open-book test.

AJMER: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cleanliness drive and India's Mars mission top the agenda for Class IX students in the Open Text-Based Assessment (OTBA) of the Central Board of Secondary Education scheduled for April 2015. Carrying 10 marks the test will be included in all five subjects of Class IX.
The OBTA was started last year in both Class IX and XI.

The CBSE has recently released the subject study material to schools and asked students to prepare and research the given topics. Teachers have been instructed to discuss these topics in classrooms so that students can evaluate and analyze them. "The test is to check the high order thinking skills of a student," said a teacher.

In Class IX, the OTBA will be in English, Hindi, Mathematics, Science and Social Science but in Class XI, the OTBA will be in Economics, Biology and Geography only. "We have sent the sample question papers and evaluation methodology to schools so that teachers can discuss them with students," said an official.

Cleanliness drive is among the OTBA topics in English and Hindi subjects. Students are required to spell out its importance, evaluate its merits and offer arguments on it. "This topic is included in both English and Hindi while last year the topic was child labour and condition of children in India compared to different countries of the world," said a teacher.

The Mars mission topic, also in English and Hindi subjects requires students to collect material on ISRO's Mars mission in terms of technological advancement. "The topic is same in English as well as in Hindi and the main aspect of it is to know the advancement in space technology," added another teacher. Other topics in these language papers are environment in English and health education in Hindi.

The OTBA topic in Science subject is again Mars mission but here the topic is related to physics and development in astronomy. The other topic is environment in which problems related to ecology are given to students. In Mathematics, the topic is Athithi Devo Bhava (A guest is equivalent to God), in which the number of foreign tourists is given and students have to calculate the mean and mode related to the economy. "The figures were given up to 2011 and the study material highlights the increasing arrival of foreign tourists. The material states that in Rajasthan, foreign tourists are attracted to Jaipur and Udaipur though there is no mention of Pushkar or Ajmer," said a teacher.

Further, in Social Science, the topic included this year is poverty and its challenges.

In Class XI, Economics, the topic is present challenges, in Geography it is weather and in Biology diversity of living organism is included as a topic. The OTBA will be conducted with the main papers in Class XI in the final examination and in Class IX it will be conducted with the second formative assessment and will carry 10 marks which will be included with the marks of the main subject.

Monday, 24 November 2014

JEE Advanced-2015: Information brochure updated.

The Following two changes are made by the council in the JEE Advanced information brochure:
  •  Section 12 of Brochure which states the Fee for JEE Advanced 2015 now has another column added to it for Transgender. Admission criteria for Transgender , in ISM Dhanbad will be disclosed later.
Examination Center in India

CBSE releases Supplementary Content for Class XII Physics

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has recently uploaded supplementary study material on its website. The material  covers the additional sub-topics included in its Class XII theory syllabus for Physics, in the chapter on Communication Systems, for the March 2015 board examination.
The additional material covers various aspects of internet, mobile telephony and the Global Positioning System (GPS).
This content is not to be found in textbooks prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). The students were earlier informed about the same by the board through a June 2014 notification.
As mentioned on a website, the supplementary material, which has already been made part of the syllabus which was announced earlier, has been uploaded in the public domain for the benefit of the students and teachers.
Students can check the additional study material for Class XII Physics using below mentioned link:
The Board functions under the overall supervision of the Controlling Authority which is vested with the Secretary (School Education& Literecy), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The Board has various statutory committees which are advisory in nature.
CBSE acts as the board of education for public as well as private schools and holds final examinations for Classes X and XII for affiliated schools. It is also responsible to hold few national entrance examinations for admission into different courses and is the largest examination conducting entity in India.

Monday, 10 November 2014

CAT 2014 last minutes tips and tricks to crack the exam

With CAT 2014 exam  around the corner, all the examination aspirants might be busy revising those several books and practice papers. At this juncture aspirants should solve many mock test papers to be sure with question pattern.
CAT, which stands for the Common Admission Test, is an aptitude test for shortlisting prospective management students for admissions to any of the IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management) and is one of the most popular entrance examinations for any graduate institute.
This year CAT paper has undergone various changes.To make the preparation convenient for the CAT 2014 aspirants, we have tried to highlight few last days preparation  tips from best of the instructors.
Questions are framed from five broad areas namely - Verbal ability and reasoning, reading comprehension, quantitative skills, data interpretation and logical reasoning. All the questions would be of multiple-choice type with optional answer choices. The new change is that the test duration would be of 170 minutes this year as compared to last year's 140 minutes. Also, the time duration of the examination has been increased by 30 more minutes. This has also called for an increase in the number of questions that the paper would contain.

JEE Main 2015 - Important information on the exam pattern and applying procedure

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is conducted for admission to undergraduate engineering programmes at NITs, IIITs, other centrally funded technical institutions, institutions funded by several participating state governments and other institutions.
The JEE(Main) 2015 will be conducted from April 4 - 11, 2014.
The JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which candidates have to take if they are aspiring for admission to the UG courses offered by the IITs/ISM Dhanbad.
So as to register for the examination, candidates have to apply through the online mode only from the official website. No other mode of application would be entertained. The registrations have started yesterday, i.e on November 7, 2014 and will carry on till December 18, 2014.

Friday, 7 November 2014

IIFT MBA exam applicants can now change their Exam Centres

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) MBA-IB admission 2015  examination is a paper pencil mode multiple-choice objective-type written test (in English). The examination has questions from the sections of English Comprehension, General Knowledge and Awareness, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis.
The candidates who have applied for the (IIFT) MBA-IB admission examination are now given the option to change the examination centers that they had chosen previously. 
The examination is to be conducted on November 23, 2014 at 20 centers across India which includes Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhubeneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Guwahati, Hydrabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur and Visakhapatnam. The admit cards for the same have already been dispatched to the respective candidates by post, who had successfully submitted the application forms.
Experts on CAT and IIFT preparation suggests the students to avoid getting tired and avoidable tiresome long journey hours commuting from one city to another before appearing for IIFT entrance test in the morning on November 23, 2014. According to them, the applicants should avail this facility and apply for change in IIFT examination center before November 10, 2014 as permitted by IIFT as this will keep them fresh when they wake up in morning for the examination which is necessary for good concentration during the examination. There is no point of putting in their money, time and energy in commuting when they have this option and can gear up and utilize this time for their IIFT entrance test. This is a good facility that IIFT has provided to the students and there is no point why a candidate should miss it.
In order to change the examination center, the candidates need to follow the instructions given below:
The applicants have to send a written application for this which has to be duly signed.
A demand draft (DD) amounting to Rs 500 needs to be drawn in favour of "Indian Institute of Foreign Trade", payable at New Delhi.
The envelope containing the written letter and DD should be marked clearly on the top "Change of IIFT 2014 Exam Center".
This envelope with application and DD should reach the authority by November 10, 2014.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

IIT JEE Advanced Engineering entrance Exam to be held 

on May 24, 2015

IIT JEE Advanced
The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advanced for the upcoming session is scheduled to be held on May 24, 2015. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Bombay has released the dates on the official website. The examination in two papers will be held for a duration of three hours each. According to the schedule, Paper I will be held between 9 am and 12 pm and Paper II will take place between 2 pm and 5pm.

Recently, the Union ministry of human resource development and the IIT council had released a notification for a change in the eligibility criteria for IIT- JEE advanced. Aspirants can now apply to the entrance test on acquiring 75 per cent marks in their Class 12 board examination.
Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is an all India common entrance examination conducted to provide admissions to candidates in various engineering courses. The entrance examination is conducted in two parts, JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced. Candidates who clear IIT-JEE main examination are eligible to appear for IIT-JEE advance, which provides an entry to IITs. The new relaxation allows more students to participate in the examination and increase their chances of admission to pioneer engineering colleges.

In the year, 2014, almost 13 lakh candidates appeared for the examination out of which 88 per cent cracked the examination in the first attempt. Out of this number, 12 per cent students passed the examination in their second attempt. Aspirants can appear for JEE Advance examination for a maximum of two consecutive years and not more than that.

AIPGMEE 2015: Candidates can register for mock test till November 18

Candidates can register for mock test till November 18, 2014, the National Board of Examinations(NBE) is providing mock test for All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination 2015 (AIPGMEE 2015) candidates. The mock test can be taken till November 25, 2014.
The motive of providing this test is to give a real test experience. Candidates will have to registered through the official website to attempt the mock test.
About Mock test:
  • When the AIPGMEE Mock Test is selected, candidates will have to click on Save & Continue button.
  •  The following screen will be about the exam information, which will provide important information related to Mock Test.
  • Once candidate has gone through the information, they can click on Continue. Candidates will be redirected to a screen that will further take the candidate to the payment page.

Friday, 10 October 2014

IBPS PO Exam 2014: Last minute tips and tricks

The common written examination for recruitment of Probationary Officers (POs) to be held by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will begin on October 11, 2014. Around 25 lakh candidates will be appearing for the first round of recruitment process for Probationary Officer/Management Trainee Posts in 21 public sector banks.
With just two days to go for the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection's written examination for the posts of Probationary Officers in Public Sector Banks, here are some tips and strategies that will help the applicants to smoothen their last minute preparation: 
  • Have a quick glance at the topics and the questions that are given in question paper and do not take much time to take an overview of the question paper.

Scholastic Aptitude Test 2014: Last minute tips and tricks

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), the globally recognised college admission test, is scheduled on October 11, 2014. SAT scores are considered by the US colleges or universities for admissions to undergraduate programmes. SAT is conducted by the College Board, which is a non-profit organisation and committed to the principles of excellence and equity.
With just two days to go for the examination to get conducted, here are some tips and strategies that will help the applicants in their last minute preparation:
  • For writing section, read a lot of books, make a list common topics and practise writing.
  • Develop creativity in writing and take extra care of grammar and vocabulary.
  • In the reading section, read the comprehension carefully and try to find the underlying idea of the comprehension.

IFS 2014 exam important dates announced

UPSC which conducts the Indian Forest Service(IFS) Examination  has released the date sheet for the written exams. The IFS exams which are held for the recruitment of various posts will begin from November 22, 2014 and last till December 03, 2014. The exams will be held in two sessions -Morning Session (9:30 am to 12:30pm) and Afternoon session (2:00pm to 5:00pm).
Important Dates: 
Morning Session (9:30 am to 12:30 pm)
Afternoon Session (2:00 pm to 5:00 pm)
General English
General Knowledge
November 25,2014
Botany Paper I
Botany Paper- II
Physics Paper I
Physics Paper -II