Friday, 31 January 2014

IIT Kanpur announces dates for JAM 2014

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), Kanpur has announced the dates for Joint Admission Test for M.Sc (JAM) Exam 2014. The exam will be conducted on February 09 (Sunday), 2014.

JAM is conducted for the following courses: M.Sc. (two year), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D, Dual degree M.Sc.-M.Tech and other Post-Bachelor's degree programmes in IITs and into Integrated Ph.D. programmes at IISc.

Odisha JEE 2014 aspirants can apply online in between Jan 31 and March 15

Odisha Joint Entrance Exam (OJEE 2014) aspirants can apply online in between Jan 31 and March 15. The OJEE committee in a press release issued on Thursday stated that the students who wish to appear the test can apply online within the stipulated time frame. The joint examination would be held in the month of May, the release informed.
It should be noted that the OJEE  is the qualifying entrance exam conducted for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the state. OJEE  is conducted for admission to first year degree course in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Pharmacy / Homeopathy / Ayurveda and Dual Degree course in Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics (MAM) & Master’s degree in Computer Application (MCA) and lateral admission to Second year Engineering / Technology / Pharmacy / Architecture / MCA and first year Master’s degree courses MCA, MBA, M.Tech, M.Pharm and M.Arch commencing in 2014.

It should be noted earlier, Odisha government had decided to scrap the OJEE by accepting JEE Main exam scores for admission to professional courses. The state private engineering colleges association members were opposed the move. Later the state government decided to continue with the OJEE entrance examination.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

ICSI to introduce Open Book Examination for professional courses

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), New Delhi is all ready to add a new examination, namely Open Book Examination, of elective subjects (Paper-9) in module III of professional programme from June 2014.

Professional programme offers five elective subjects:

  •     Banking Law and Practice
  •     Capital Commodity and Money Market
  •     Insurance Law and Practice
  •     Intellectual Property Rights - Law and Practice
  •     International Business - Laws and Practices
Out of all these five subjects, the student needs to select any one subject, according to the interest, ability and career goal.

States participating in AIPMT 2014

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has finally announced the dates of All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) 2014. CBSE shall be conducting the AIPMT 2014 on the scheduled date, i.e.; May 4, 2014.

This academic session several of the States, Universities and institutions have agreed to participate in AIPMT 2014. Candidates can view the list of participating States, Universities and Institutions.
  • Directorate of Medical Education, Government of Chhattisgarh
  • University of Health Sciences, Government of Haryana
  • Directorate of Medical Education, Government of Himachal Pradesh
  • Department of Health, Medical Education and Family Welfare, Government of Jharkhand
  • Directorate of Medical Education, Government of Madhya Pradesh
  • Medical Directorate, Government of Manipur
  • Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Nagaland
  • Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Odisha
  • Department of Medical Education and Research, Government of Punjab
  • Government Medical College and Hospital, Union Territory of Chandigarh
  • DGHS, New Delhi
  • AFMC, Pune
  • Delhi University
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • Jamia Hamdard


Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Indian Statistical Institute Admission Notification 2014

Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) invites applications for admission to Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes in ISI campuses at Kolkata, Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai and Hyderabad, commencing in 2014. The programmes are offered in:
  •  B.Stat. (Hons),
  •  B.Math. (Hons
  • M.Stat,
  •  M.Math,
  •  Master of Science (MS) in QMS 
  • MS in LIS 
  • M.Tech in Computer Science 
  • M.Tech in QROR 
  •  PG Diploma Research Fellowships 

Combined Biotechnology entrance exam 2014 by JNU

On behalf of the participating Universities, the Jawaharlal Nehru University will hold Combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination on May 19, 2014 for admission to M.Sc (Biotechnology), M.Sc.Agri/ M.V.Sc (Biotechnology) and M.Tech (Biotechnology) Programmes being offered by various participating Universities (as per details given against each).
 For eligibility, candidates need to refer the detailed notification on the official wesite of JNU. 
 Tuition fee/ Scholarship: 
Fee shall be charged from the admitted candidates as per the fee structure of the concerned University. Candidates selected for admission are generally eligible for scholarship at the rates prescribed by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. 
How to apply: 
  • Candidates can apply either "online" or "offline". Online Application: Candidates can apply online on payment of prescribed fee if they have access to a computer, a printer and Internet by logging on to JNU website Online application portal will remain open from 10:00 AM (IST) on 7th February, 2014 till 5:00 PM (IST) on 26th March, 2014. 

BVDU invites applications for its BASLP programme 2014

Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, pune, invites applications for its Bachelor in Audiology And Speech Language Pathology programme 2014-15. Candidates can apply online by logging on to the official web site of the University. 
For admission to BASLP course, the candidate should have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology or mathematics & English individually and must have obtained 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry & Biology or mathematics taken together at the qualifying examination i.e. H.S.C/ 10+2 or equivalent. 
 Full-time four-year course including one year of internship. 

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

VIT Engineering Entrance Exam (VITEEE)

VITEEE 2014 is the VIT Engineering Entrance Examination conducted by the VIT University for the engineering degree courses at its campus. Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria to apply either online or offline for the VITEEE 2014. 

Exam Name: VIT Engineering Entrance Exam- VITEEE 
Commonly called as: VITEEE 2014 
Exam Type: UG Entrance Exam 
Exam Category: University Level 
Conducting Institute: VIT University

About VITEEE 2014:
VIT Engineering Entrance Exam- VITEEE is conducted by the VIT University for admissions to the undergraduate courses in engineering.

Monday, 27 January 2014

ICSI introduces Computer Based Examination for Foundation Programme

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), New Delhi, is set to introduce Computer Based (online) Examination for Foundation Programme from the academic year 2014-15.
 The Institute has decided to discontinue OMR Based Examination and instead introduce Computer Based Examination (CBE) for its Foundation Programme students from June 2014 onwards.
 However, examinees would continue to be assessed through Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).

BCECE invites applications for its examination 2014

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECE), invites application for its examination for the academic session 2014-15. This examination is conducted for undergraduate medical courses, MBBS and BDS.
The examination, serves as a gateway to various technical and degree courses such as MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, BUMS, B. Physiotherapy, B. Occupational therapy, Para Medical Programme, etc. in the state colleges is determined through BCECE examination. Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB) is constituted under Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Act, 1995 . It conducts competitive examinations every year for admissions in various professional courses of Medical, Engineering and Agricultural streams in the Institutions of the state of Bihar. 

IIT alumni set up website to help GATE aspirants prepare for online exam

With  an approximate 10 lakh students set to appear for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, beginning February 2, many are unsure of their performances as the paper based test pattern has been shifted to computer based online exam.
Keeping this in mind, a number of IIT alumni and students have come forward to start an initiative to resolve this problem. is an online portal, designed similar to the actual exam interface, which gives GATE aspirants an opportunity to prepare themselves both academically and technically by being acquainted with the current pattern and appearing for more than 30 time bound online tests, and overcome the fear of online examination.
Says Ashutosh Kumar, former IITian from Mumbai and co founder of the  website said it is completely free and covers all the chapters pertaining to a course, All tests have been carefully designed by GATE toppers, keeping in mind the exam pattern. Practice tests of different time lengths have been provided for systematic preparation and detailed solutions have been provided to brush up and strengthen the concepts.

Friday, 24 January 2014

KEAM 2014 (Kerala Engineering, Architecture, and Medical) Notification Released

The application process for KEAM (Kerala Engineering, Architecture, and Medical) 2014 has been started. Apply Online!
The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CCE), Kerala has invited Applications for the Entrance Examinations (KEAM 2014) for Admission to Professional Degree Courses 2014 in Medical (MBBS & BDS)/Agriculture/Veterinary/Fisheries/Engineering/Architecture, being offered by colleges and institutions across the state. Eligible candidates may apply online on or before 04 February 2014 at the official website -
NOTE: Before applying, candidates must go through detailed information on How to Apply for KEAM 2014 at -

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Date for UPSC Exams 2014 announced, preliminary exam on August 24

Details regarding the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC ) civil service exams 2014 have been announced. The preliminary exams will be held on August 24, 2014 and the results are expected to be out sometime in the month of October.
According to the UPSC examination 2014 calendar, the official notification for Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2014 will be released on May 17, 2014. The UPSC examination is conducted using a two-step method. The interested candidate needs to appear for the civil services preliminary exam which is followed by the civil services mains exam.
The preliminary examination is an objective type exam conducted as a screening test for the mains exam. This paper consists of two papers - general study paper and civil service aptitude test (CSAT). Once the candidate clears the preliminary exam he or she needs to appear for the main exam paper. This exam assesses the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of a candidate. It consists of nine written exams of 250 marks each. 

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Common Proficiency Test (CPT) exam on 22 June 2014

The Common Proficiency Test (CPT) 2014 is conducted by the Council of the Institute Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The CPT exam is expected to be held on 22 June in two sessions. The CPT exam is held twice a year for admission to ICAI in the integrated professional competence course, the entry level in becoming a Chartered Accountant.
CPT consists of four subjects namely, Fundamentals of Accounting, Mercantile Laws, General Economics and Quantitative Aptitude.

The registration begins after class 10th although exams can be given only after 10+2. Validity for CPT registration is 3 years, after which revalidation can be made.

1. First session: Morning session

    10:30 am to 12:30 pm -(Section A-Fundamental of Accounting)- 60 Marks
                                                - (Section B- Mercantile Laws) - 40 Marks
2. Second session: Afternoon session
    2pm to 4 pm -(Section C- General Economics) - 50 Marks
                           - (Section D- Quantitative Aptitude) - 50 Marks

JEE for hotel management on April 26

The Institute of Hotel Management-Bangalore (IHM-B), established jointly by the Union and State governments, will conduct Hotel Management Joint Entrance Exam (JEE)-2014 on April 26, 2014.
“There are 21 IHMs (of the Central government), 17 IHMs (of State governments), 19 private IHMs and six food craft institutes affiliated to the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Tourism. The JEE-2014 will be held to fill seats in all these institutes,” IHM-B Principal, V R Venkatadri, told reporters here on Monday.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

JEE Mains 2014: Class 12 students attempting Computer based test may apply to CBSE for new exam slot if dates coincide

JEE Mains 2014 exam, conducted both in pen and paper mode and computer-based, gave aspirants the option to select their own exam date for the computer-based exam till January 17. After receiving requests from aspirants worried about the clash of dates of the board examination with JEE Mains computer-based exams, CBSE has given the option for change in exam slots for the latter.

Class 12th students with coinciding exam dates may send a copy of their Class 12 exam admit cards by e-mail to latest by March 15 with their JEE (Main) 2014 application number. The copy of the admit card and request for date change should be sent by e-mail only; requests sent by post or to any other e-mail id won't be considered. The candidiates will be allotted other available exam dates for the JEE Mains computer-based examination.

ICAI Announced Dates for Intermediate Main Final Examination May 2014

The below mentioned examinations are to be held all across the country in the pre-decided cities. However, the exam is also to be held in 4 overseas locations to conduct Intermediate (IPC) and Final Examinations Only. The four location of outside India are: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kathmandu and Muscat.
Examination Dates:
Examination Dates:    27, 29, 31 May 2014 and 2 June 2014
Schedule: Afternoon Session from 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM.
Examination Dates:  4, 6 & 8 June 2014
Schedule: Afternoon Session from 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM.

Friday, 17 January 2014

JEE Advanced 2014 registrations to begin May 4

JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) Advanced 2014 will be conducted on May 25, 2014, while the results will be declared on June 19, 2014.
The registrations process for the same will commence from May 4, 2014 and will continue till May 9, 2014 (between 10 am to 5 pm). Eligible students need to register online at
The admit cards for the exam will be issued between May 11 to May 24, 2014 and aspirants who come across any discrepancy in the admit card are supposed to inform about the same to the Chairman - JEE Advanced. The last date to report any such issue is May 22, 2014.
Only top 1, 50,000 students who would appear for JEE Main 2014 will be eligible for JEE Advanced 2014.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Additional List For Chemistry declared by iapt

On the lists of students selected for stage II, a large number of queries/doubts/comments have been received till 5/1/2014. All these requests are being checked (as per our usual practice) 
Some more students are found eligible to appear for stage II, their name has been displayed  on the evening of Wednesday, 15th January 2014.
18 more students are selected from Rajasthan.Total 71 students from all India in NSEC


Admit Cards to CBSE 10th, 12th students online

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), in its venture of providing a slew of New Year gifts to students, has decided to issue Admit Cards for Class 10th and Class 12th exams online this year. However, at present only schools have been authorized to download the Admit Cards so that any flaws in the Cards could be corrected at school-level itself. The CBSE has given the link on its website to the recognized schools. The schools have to send the data of Class 10th and Class 12th students on this link till January 20. The CBSE, on the basis of school data, will issue the Admit Cards in February.
The schools can take out the print of the Admit Cards by login the CHSE website once it starts issuing the same. But the schools have to mention the School Code and Recognition Code for taking out the print out of the Admit Cards.
The schools have been authorized to correct any wrong information on the Admit Cards issued by the CBSE, if there is any. But the schools have to notify the CBSE office about the corrections.
Till now, the CBSE used to issue printed Admit Cards to the students. And if the Admit Cards contained any wrong information, the corrective process used to take a considerable time and thus making the students uneasy unnecessarily till the corrections. The schools were first making the corrections and then the Admit Cards were to be sent to the CBSE office and after final corrections by the CBSE, the Admit Cards were to be sent again to the concerned schools. Hence the CBSE decision to issue Admit Cards to Class 10th and Class 12th students online.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

CBSE issues important notice to JEE Main 2014 aspirants

(CBSE), New Delhi has issued important notice to the JEE Main 2014 aspirants. "It is notices that some of the JEE Main aspirants have not uploaded image(s) of their photograph / signature / thumb impression properly. The SMS and e-mail to such candidates in this regard are being sent on their registered mobile phones and mail-id. Only these candidates have to log-in the JEE (Main) website and upload the concerned image(s) properly. The facility to re-upload the concerned image(s) will be available till 25th January 2014. " notification says. The facility for correction of other particulars (data) by the candidates will be available on the website from 01st to 15th February 2014.

JEE Mains 2014: Select date for computer based exam now available

The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Mains 2014 conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) offers aspirants the option for selecting the date and time for the computer based exams. The last date to select the desired date and slot for those students giving computer based examination is 17th January 2014.

To select the date, candidates can log in on the JEE Mains 2014 official website using their JEE Main 2014 Application Number and Password and choose the desired slot. The exam dates available for computer based exams are: 9th April 2014, 11th April 2014, 12th April 2014, and 19th April 2014. Candidates have a choice of two time slots as exams will be conducted in two shifts: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 2 PM to 5 PM. According to CBSE officials, candidates that have chosen the computer based examination method of JEE Mains 2014 but do not make selection of specific dates and time slots, will be allotted dates and time slots randomly, based on availability.

UGC comes up with new regulations

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has passed new regulations related to technical education and distance education.
At a meeting of the commission, as per the newly passed regulations, technical colleges will now be regulated by the Universities.
According to the new regulation, the universities have been empowered to grant recognition and approval to the colleges that offer engineering programs leading to an award of a degree.
As per the sources, before granting the approval, the universities need to develop their own mechanism for screening of proposal and inspection of Institution. The sources, however, added that the institutes that are offering a diploma in management programs will continue to be regulated as per the existing practices.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

IIT-Madras ties up with 5 universities for PhD research

Chennai: IIT-Madras has joined hands with five universities from across the world, including one in China, for collaboration in research.
After more than a year of negotiations, Universite de Technologie de Troyes in France, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, University of Waterloo in Canada, University of Liverpool in UK and National Tsing Hua University in China have tied up with IIT-M to offer joint PhD programmes. 
Lih J Chen, president of NTHU, called the agreement with IIT-M a watershed moment for the Chinese varsity. "To carry out research of the highest quality... it can no longer merely be an 'in-house' affair," he said. R Nagarajan, IIT-M dean of international & alumni relations, said: "We follow a simple 4-stage process," he said. "We start with faculty collaboration, move on to student exchanges, which leads to co-supervision and ultimately culminates in a joint degree programme."

KVPY Interviews

Delhi Centre 2

For Stream SX Candidates Of Delhi & Jodhpur Aptitude Test Centres

List of Candidates: Streams SX
Department of Chemistry
(Gate No. 4, Near Vishwavidyalaya Metro Station)
University of Delhi, (North Campus)
Delhi - 110007.
Date of the Interview: 30 January - 1 February, 2014
The following SX candidates who wrote the aptitude test at Delhi and Jodhpur centre are requested to be present for the interview as per the following schedule. (The interview call letter will be despatched by 9th January 2014 by speed post).
The students are requested to fill the following forms as well and bring these along with the original call letter for the interview.


For Stream SA & SX Candidates Of Ambala, Chandigarh & Jammu Aptitude Test Centres

List of Candidates: Streams SA/SX
Indian Institute of Science Education and
Research-Mohali (IISERM)
Knowledge City, Sector 81 SAS Nagar
PO Manauli – 140306, Punjab.
Date of the Interview: 7 - 9 February, 2014
The following SA & SX candidates who wrote the aptitude test at Ambala, Chandigarh & Jammu centres are requested to be present for the interview as per the following schedule. (The interview call letter will be despatched by 9th January 2014 by speed post).
The students are requested to fill the following forms as well and bring these along with the original call letter for the interview.


Monday, 13 January 2014

National Law University admissions 2014 open

The National Law University (NLU) invites applications for admission to B.A., L.L.B. (Hons.), L.L.M. and Ph.D. programs for the academic year 2014-15 to commence from August 2014.  

Admission Details:

1.    B.A., L.L.B. (Hons.) (Five years programmes)

Eligibility: The candidate should have qualified the Senior Secondary school Examination (10+2) or an equivalent examination with at least 50% marks. The candidates appearing in March/ April 2014 can also apply.
Age: The candidates should be below the age of 21 years as on 1st July, 2014. (23 years in case of SC/ ST candidates)

Kendriya Vidyalaya laboratories to be upgraded

NEW DELHI: In order to make practicals even more hands-on and state-of-the-art, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan is modernizing science and mathematics laboratories in its schools at Rs 110 crore. The project deadline is 2015. The first phase will cover laboratories of 250 schools by June 2014. KVS is also planning to set up language laboratories and introduce French and Chinese from this year. All laboratories across 1,100 Kendriya Vidyalayas will be modernized by 2015. Speaking to TOI, KVS commissioner Avinash Dikshit said modernizing of school laboratories will be one of the major activities of the Sangathan this financial year. "The target is to cover 250 schools spread across the region by June 2014," he said. 

CBSE Helpline new timings: 9 am to 5 pm

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has always strived to make examinations less stressful for the students and they continue with this attempt by maintaining their toll-free helpline number: 1800-11-8002. In addition to providing help for students appearing in Class 10th and Class 12th board exams, aspirants appearing for the JEE Mains exam and CTET exam, both conducted by CBSE can also avail the free CBSE helpline facility. The free helpline is available 7 days a week from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Medical, engineering entrance exams from April 21-24

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state medical and engineering entrance exams for 2014 will be held from April 21 to 24 in over 300 centres in the state, in addition to venues in Dubai, Delhi, Mumbai, Ranchi and Shillong. 
"This is the first time that examination centres are being introduced in Mumbai, Ranchi and Shillong. Unlike last year, there is no single national level examination this year for MBBS and BDS seats, hence the exam will be conducted by the state government itself," education minister P K Abdu Rabb said.

For preparing the rank list for engineering seats, the government will consider in equal ratio the score in the entrance test as well as qualifying exams, and standardize them.

Govt clears 10,000 more MBBS seats to address shortage of doctors

NEW DELHI: The Centre today cleared a proposal for increasing over 10,000 MBBS seats in government medical colleges across the country by upgrading them to help bring down the doctor-patient ratio.
Of the Rs 10,000 crore proposal, the Centre would bear Rs 7,500 crore and state/Union Territory's share will be Rs 2,500 crore.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs in its meeting today approved the Rs 10,000 crore proposal of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for upgradation of existing state government/central government medical colleges to increase the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) seats.
"This will result in the increase of about 10,000 seats at a total cost of Rs 10,000 crore, with a proposed central assistance share of Rs 7,500 crore and State/Union Territory share of Rs 2,500 crore," said a government release.
The funding pattern under the scheme will be 90:10 by Central and State Governments respectively for North Eastern states and special category states and in the ratio of 70:30 for other states.
The total cost of one MBBS seat is approximately Rs 1.20 crore.
The proposal is aimed at increasing the number of doctors to help bring down the doctor-patient ratio from the current 1:2000 to 1:1000.
At present, there are around 50,000 MBBS seats across the country and government is keen to increase them to address the issue of shortage of doctors.
Government is aiming at increasing the MBBS seats across the country to increase doctors for helping reduce the disease burden and work in the unserved areas of the country, especially in the rural hinterland.

AIPMT 2014 receipt of application confirmation page started

Applications have begun from December 1, 2013 and shall end on January 31, 2014. However the dates have come up when the applicants can check the status of receipt of the confirmation page of the AIPMT 2014 application form.
The next date for uploading the confirmation page of the receipts of applications is January 13, 2014. As per the records, on January 6, 2014 a total of 264548 confirmation pages of receipts of applications have been uploaded.
The receipt of the confirmation page of AIPMT 2014 applications would be hosted on Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) website. The Board has earlier announced that the efforts would be made to publish the status of the receipt of the confirmation pages on the official website within 15 days from the date of receipt of the same.

CBSE plans open book board exams

CHENNAI: The Central Board of Secondary Education is planning to hold open book tests for students sitting for the Class 10 and 12 boards. The board introduced open text-based assessment in select subjects for students of Classes 9 and 11 this academic year. For the first time in the country, school students will take such a test this March.
CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi said the board was "actively considering" inclusion of the open book component in the boards. "It will change the way teaching and learning happens in the classroom ," he said.
The board will discuss the feasibility of extending the reform to board exam students in February. "After the Class 9 and Class 11 students take the test, we will get feedback from students and consider their views as well," Joshi said.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

IIT invited to open centre in Malaysia

NEW DELHI: Malaysia on Wednesday invited the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) to set up a branch in the south-east Asian country which has nearly two million people of Indian origin.

Addressing the 12th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas here, Malaysian Federal minister for Natural Resources and Environment Datu Seri G Palanivel invited IIT to open a branch in that country.

He said several students from Malaysia come to India to get degrees in dentistry, engineering and medicine and some of the Indian educational institutions have already set up centres there.

Palanivel, who is the chief guest at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, is also the president of Malaysian Indian Congress.

Assam Higher Secondary Education Council to accept CBSE school-based exam certificates

GUWAHATI: Students wanting to migrate from the CBSE to the state board after passing their Class X exam conducted by the school under the central board will no more face difficulties during admission.

The Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) has decided to recognize 10th standard certificates issued by the CBSE for school-conducted exams for further studies under the state board, according to an office circular issued by the council.

"In previous years, some students who took the school-based examination under the CBSE instead of the board exam at the Class X level were denied admission in some colleges and senior secondary schools following the state board curriculum. But, from now, CBSE students taking school-conducted exams will not face any problem during admission," said a senior official of the AHSEC.

CBSE to hold financial literacy test in January

To make students economically more aware and educate them about the current fiscal scenario, Central Board of Secondary Education in association with National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), Mumbai, is going to hold National Financial Literacy Test (NFLT). This will be the first national-level test to measure financial literacy among school students.
The test will be conducted across the country for students of Classes VIII to X. It is the first step towards building a nation which not only understands the value of money but also has the right knowledge and skills required for taking responsible financial decisions.

The test is scheduled for January 12, 2014 and will be bilingual (Hindi and English). It will comprise 75 questions which will analyse the basic concepts of finance and business. Over three lakh students have registered for the test.

"It is important to educate the next generation on economics. Fiscal knowledge plays such an important role in our lives that crucial decisions depend on it. This test would help children understand economics better," said CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi.

NISM is the nodal agency which has set up National Centre for Financial Education in association with CBSE. It helps in providing better job prospects and improving financial knowledge among students.


Wednesday, 8 January 2014

CBSE Class 12th result expected in third week of May

Class 12th Board exams 2014 will commence from 1st March 2014 to April 17, 2014. All Kendriya Vidyalayas, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, private schools and most of the government approved schools of India are affiliated to CBSE.
The exam result of Boards Class 12th 2014, is expected to be declared in the third week of May. In 2013, a total of 21.76 lakh student had appeared for the Board exams whereas, this year a total of 22.65 lakh students have registered themselves for the CBSE Board exams.

Govt approves 5,800 more MBBS seats across the country

New Delhi: Government on Thursday cleared a proposal to set up 58 new medical colleges in states with central assistance and upgradation of district hospitals, thus creating 5,800 more MBBS seats.
At present, there are around 50,000 MBBS seats across the country and government is keen to increase them to address the issue of shortage of doctors.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal of the ministry of health and family welfare for setting up new medical colleges attached with existing district or referral hospitals.
Finance minister P Chidambaram said the central assistance share will be of Rs8,457.40 crore and the State/UTs share will be of Rs2,513.70 crore.

HRD Ministry wants JEE Main, JEE Advanced to be combined as one exam

Human Resource Department (HRD) Ministry wants to combine JEE Main and JEE Advanced examination to be one common entrance exam from 2015. According to the government decision, all the engineering colleges have to conduct common counselling for students who will be admitted in 2014. All the central government engineering colleges including Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs) will select the students through common entrance examination in 2015. Presently, JEE Main is conducted for admission to Engineering / Technology courses in NITs, CFTIs, SFTIs. JEE Advanced is conducted for admission to IITs and ISM Dhanbad. The top 1.5 lakh students of the JEE Main examination are eligible to appear in Advanced examination.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

KVPY : Selection & Cut off

Introduction : The "Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana" is an ongoing program conducted by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to encourage students of Basic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to take up research careers in these areas.

Streams :  (A)  SA  - XI  (B) SB + 2 (SX)  -  XII    (C) SB  - 1st Year

Selection Procedure :- The candidates have to go through the 2 stages to be selected in KVPY
  • Aptitude Test : A written aptitude test conducted both in Hindi and English at different centers across the country
  • Interview : Based on the performance in the aptitude test, short-listed students will be invited for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure.

Note :- The merit list is based on the marks obtained by a Candidate: 75% of the marks in the Aptitude Test + 25% of the marks in the Interview.

No. of selections in test:  SA - Around 1100  , SB - Around 100, SX - Around 1700

Approx 3000 students are called for an interview, which is the final stage of the selection procedure , in which around 500 students are selected and are awarded scholarship worth Rs.2,000 to 5,000 per month besides contingency grants for studies in Basic Sciences, Engineering & Medical.

Cut-off for  Aptitude test - 2013

*   Stream SA- 53 marks out of 100  ; 41 for SC/ST

  PWD(Person with disability) – 41 marks out of 100

*   Stream SB- 40 marks out of 100 ;  30 for SC/ST 
*   SB PWD(Person with disability) – 27 marks out of 100
*   Stream SX- 46 marks out of 100  ; - 35 for SX SC/ST 
*   SX PWD (Person with disability) – 35 marks out of 100

Cut - off  for Fellowship award  -  2012 
*   Stream SA‐ 65 %  ; 42% for SC/ST
*   Stream SB‐ 56 %  ; 32% for SC/ST
*   Stream SX‐ 56 %  ; 41% for SC/ST

Cut - off  for Fellowship award  -  2011 :
*   Stream SA - 66%
  Stream SB - 58%
*   Stream SX - 59%


The number of students selected for Stage II (INO) in each subject is around 300. 

The number of candidates who appeared for NSE in 2012-13 in a subject from centers in each State or Union Territory (UT) will be considered the baseline for calculating the number qualifying from centers in that State or UT for that subject. 

1)Suppose this number in 2012-13 for centers in a given State in a given subject is S,

2)The total number that appeared in 2012-13 in that subject for the country is T, 

3)then the number selected to Stage II in that subject from that State would be S/T times 300, rounded off to the nearest higher integer.

In the event of a tie at the last position in the list all students with the same marks at this position will qualify to appear for the Stage II examination. 

Central government approves 58 more medical colleges

The Government of India has announced that it is setting 58 new medical colleges in states with central assistance. With this move, 5,800 more MBBS seats will be added to the 50,000 already available across the country.
At present, India has a total of 381 medical colleges with 49,918 seats registered with Medical Council of India (MCI), the country’s apex medical regulator.
The Cabinet committee on Economic Affairs has already accepted and cleared the proposal submitted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for enacting new medical colleges attached with existing district and referral hospitals.

CBSE Open Text Based Assessment (CBSE OTBA)

Open Text-based Assessment (OTBA) in the subjects of Geography, Economics and Biology of Class XI
  1. The Annual Examination in these subjects of Class XI will be conducted by the schools as per the past practice.
  2. The Question papers will be developed by the teachers as per the syllabus and question paper design prescribed by the Board.
  3. The Question papers in these subjects will have an OTBA section of 10 marks based on one of the open text materials supplied by the Board.
  4. The questions for the OTBA section will be supplied by the CBSE through Integrated Test Management System (ITMS) in the months of February/March 2014.
  5. With the inclusion of OTBA section of 10 marks the weightings of marks assigned to various
    units of the Geography, Biology and Economics Syllabus will proportionately reduce as shown
  6. Biology (044) - Class XI (2013-14)

    Theory-one paper 70 Marks 3 Hours 
    UNIT Title Marks
    1 Diversity of Living Organisms 06 Marks
    2 Structural Organisations in Plants and Animals 10 Marks
    3 Cell: Structure and Functions 12 Marks
    4 Plant Physiology 16 Marks
    5 Human Physiology 16 Marks
    60 Marks
    Open Text-based Assessment  10 Marks

Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education competing with CBSE over high pass percentage

JAIPUR: State education department is at wits end to ensure that Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) student to obtained marks equallent to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The wide difference between the aggregate percentages is reducing the number of state board students in state premier colleges.

Kalicharan Saraf, education minister has formed a three member committee to look into the matter said, "This is very serious issue. Our state board students lagging behind in opportunities in higher education institutes and jobs due to wide difference in marks obtained by RBSE and CBSE students."

Notably, the pass percentage of CBSE Ajmer region in class X is 99.22 against the RBSE pass percentage of 64% in the academic year 2012-13. Board is also planning to introduce Comprehensive and Continues Evaluation on the lines of CBSE. 

Apply for AIPMT 2014 Medical entrance exam with late fee till 31st Jan

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi, is all set to conduct the All India Pre-Medical / Pre-Dental Test (AIPMT 2014) on 4th May 2014. The last date for the AIPMT 2014 exam was closed on 31st December 2013. CBSE provides another opportunity to the students to apply for AIPMT 2014 Medical entrance exam. Interested candidates can apply for AIPMT 2014 exam by paying late fee of Rs 1,000/- till 31st January 2014.

Students can now take JEE in Urdu as well

For the first time, over 60,000 students will take the joint entrance examination (JEE-mains) in languages like Gujarati, Marathi and Urdu at a few centres in Gujarat and Maharashtra.Registration for the JEE (mains) closed on Monday. The top 1.5 lakh students from JEE (mains) will be allowed to write the JEE (advanced) exam for admission to different IITs. The rest will seek admission to other central and state institutes.
In 2013, only Gujarat had agreed to adopt the result of JEE (mains) for admission to its technical institutes. This year, three states — Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Odisha — have also joined the exam system.


For Stream SA, SB & SX candidates qualified from Bhubaneswar, Jamshedpur & Visakhapatnam Aptitude Test Centres

List of Candidates: Streams SA/SB/SX
National Institute of Science Education Research
BHUBANESWAR - 751 005.

Date of the Interview: 23 - 25 January, 2014
The following SA, SB & SX candidates who wrote the aptitude test at Bangalore, Kochi and Trivandrum centre and qualified for the KVPY interview are requested to be present for the interview as per the following schedule. (The interview call letter will be despatched by 3rd January 2014 by speed post).
The students are requested to fill the following forms as well and bring these along with the original call letter for the interview.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Rajasthan Pre-Entrance Test (RPET)

 RPET 2014 is conducted by the Board of Technical Education, Rajasthan to provide admission to the eligible candidates for various undergraduate engineering courses in the institutes in the state.
RPET 2014 Selection Procedure: on the basis of the RPET 2014 Scores and Rank

RPET 2014 Paper Pattern

  • RPET 2014 Question Paper will be in objective in nature.
  • There will be 120 questions with 40 questions each in Physics, Chemistry and Maths.
  • Each question carries one mark.
  • There will be no negative marking.


Saturday 01st March, 2014 10:30 AM ENGLISH ELECTIVE  1
Tuesday 04th March, 2014 10:30 AM HISTORY  27
 Wednesday 05th March 2014 10:30 AM PHYSICS   42
M PROD TPT & M COOP.    640


Saturday  01st March, 2014 10:30 AM TAMIL  6
Monday 03rd March, 2014 10:30 AM MATHEMATICS 41
Tuesday  04th March, 2014 10:30 AM Home Science 64
Wednesday 05th March, 2013 10:30 AM HINDI COURSE-A 2
Friday 07th March, 2013 10:30 AM ENGLISH COMM. 101
Saturday  08th March, 2014 10:30 MUSIC CAR.VOCAL 31
Monday  10th March, 2014 10:30 AM SCIENCE Theory  86
Tuesday 11th March, 2013 10:30 AM FOUNDATION OF I T 165
Wednesday  12th March, 2013 10:30 AM PUNJABI 4
Friday  14th March, 2014 10:30 AM SOCIAL SCIENCE 87