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.
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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.