Check: UPSC Combined Defence Services examination (I), 2017 results declared on upsc.gov.in

Candidates awaiting results of Combined Defence Services (CDS) – Part 1 examination held on February 5, 2017 can finally heave a sigh of relief. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared the results on their official website – www.upsc.gov.in

A list of 8548 candidates who have been selected for the next round have been released on the UPSC website. The course will commence in April.

The candidates who have been selected will be eligible for admission in the following academies:

  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad
  • Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai​

How to check if you have selected for the interview:

1. Visit the official website: upsc.gov.in

2. Click on ‘Written Result: Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2017’ under ‘What’s New’.

3. You will be directed to results page.

4. Click on the file under ‘Documents’ section.

5. Download the PDF and check if your roll no is there in the list.

Download the PDF for further reference.

About UPSC CDS:

Combined Defence Service Examination (CDS) is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) twice a year to induct officers into the Indian Defence Forces i.e. the Army and the Air force. Only unmarried graduates are eligible to sit for the exam. Successful candidates are admitted into the respective Academies after an interview conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).

AP intermediate exams 2017: Check I, II year date sheets, timings here

The intermediate board examinations in Andhra Pradesh began on March 1, 2017 with the Second Language paper for the intermediate first year students. The date sheet for the class 11 and 12 (inter) exams can be found on Andhra Pradesh’s Board of Intermediate Education website (bieap.gov.in).

AP intermediate date sheet, bieap.gov.in, Andhra Pradesh date sheet, Andhra Pradesh time table, board exams, Andhra Pradesh inter date sheet, intermediate time table, AP intermediate time table, education news, indian express newsOther than the Ethics and Human Values exam and the Environmental Education exam which will be held from 10 am to 1 pm, all other exams will be held from 9 am to 12 pm. Here are the dates for the Andhra Pradesh boards parhaat for inter first and second year:

Intermediate I year:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
2nd LANGUAGE PAPER-I

Friday, March 3, 2017
ENGLISH PAPER– I

Monday, March 6, 2017
MATHEMATICS PAPER-I A
BOTANY PAPER-I
CIVICS PAPER-I
PSYCHOLOGY PAPER–I

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
MATHEMATICS PAPER – I B
ZOOLOGY PAPER – I
HISTORY PAPER – I

Friday, March 10, 2017
PHYSICS PAPER –I
ECONOMICS PAPER– I
CLASSICAL LANGUAGE PAPER- I

Monday, March 13, 2017
CHEMISTRY PAPER – I
COMMERCE PAPER – I
SOCIOLOGY PAPER – I
FINE ARTS, MUSIC PAPER – I

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
GEOLOGY PAPER– I
HOME SCIENCE PAPER – I
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION PAPER–I
LOGIC PAPER– I
BRIDGE COURSE MATHS PAPER– I (BPC)

Friday, March 17, 2017
MODERN LANGUAGE PAPER – I.
GEOGRAPHY PAPER– I

Intermediate II year:

Thursday, March 2, 2017
2nd LANGUAGE PAPER-II

Saturday, March 4, 2017
ENGLISH PAPER– II

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
MATHEMATICS PAPER-II A
BOTANY PAPER-II
CIVICS PAPER-II
PSYCHOLOGY PAPER –II

Thursday, March 9, 2017
MATHEMATICS PAPER– II B
ZOOLOGY PAPER– II
HISTORY PAPER– II

Saturday, March 11 , 2017
PHYSICS PAPER –II
ECONOMICS PAPER– II
CLASSICAL LANGUAGE PAPER– II

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
CHEMISTRY PAPER –II
COMMERCE PAPER –II
SOCIOLOGY PAPER – II
FINE ARTS, MUSIC PAPER – II

Thursday, March 16, 2017
GEOLOGY PAPER– II
HOME SCIENCE PAPER– II
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION PAPER–II
LOGIC PAPER – II
BRIDGE COURSE MATHS PAPER–II (BPC)

Saturday, March 18, 2017
MODERN LANGUAGE PAPER – II.
GEOGRAPHY PAPER– II.

JEE Main Exam 2017: Six common mistakes you should avoid

While sawing a log of wood, being equipped with a razor sharp blade is not an absolute guarantee for success. Here, it is essential to implement the right method and technique. Making mistakes, in this context, will not only result in a delayed job but also poor finishing. More importantly, it can consequently also blunt the blade, even break it. Sawing has a strange resemblance to cracking a competitive exam. In order to put your best self forward, you need to implement the right technique. Opting wrong methods during preparation will, on one hand, dampen your progress. On the other, it will accumulate stress and affect your overall performance considerably. Below are the most common mistakes that students must avoid during JEE Main preparations:

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Ignoring the basics:

Students often make their preparations synonymous to studying with an exhaustive combination of reference books and study material. In reality, more than 70% of the questions are either from the NCERT or are an extended version of its learnings. Students should primarily stick to NCERT course books and head towards reference books only upon its completion. Also, Class XI syllabus constitutes a substantial portion of the JEE exam. Ensure that you revise its topics simultaneously along with your Class XII syllabus. If an examination is fast-approaching, identify the recurring Class XI questions from previous year’s question papers and specifically revise those topics.

Avoiding conceptual understanding:

It has been observed that students prefer method-based approach rather than applying a conceptual understanding over the questions. Initially, this approach might serve the purpose, but it can become quite detrimental for students because many a times, despite being framed on similar lines, a slightly off-patterned question becomes difficult to understand. Thus, it is always imperative to apply concepts in each and every topic that you practice.

Falling into traps:

When students practice similar questions too often, they develop a tendency to identify and solve them as per their self-interpretation. MCQ questions are often framed in a deceptive manner. Ensure that you read and understand the questions properly before attempting them. As they are also supplemented with incorrect answers, failing to do so will result in negative marking for a question that you could have easily solved.

Also, avoid silly mistakes. After performing well in mock drills and practice papers, students, to a certain degree, become overconfident. This lead to careless mistakes and wasting of a substantial amount of time in rechecking calculations. Do not lose your focus while solving a question in the first place. This will help you ensure that the solution has been corrected at each and every step. Additionally, during an examination, students tend to avoid long questions in fear of losing crucial time. Contrary to this popular belief, the long text questions are often easier to solve. So, do not ignore or give them a miss.

Giving up hobbies:

In an attempt to give their complete attention towards the exam, students end up quitting their hobbies and indulging in daily activities. Doing so, can reduce the enthusiasm, stress up the brain, and decrease efficiency, thereby resulting in a lacklustre performance. Prevent making your preparations cumbersome. You’ll be able to grasp and retain more information by maintaining a stress-free mind. Moreover, engaging yourself in physical activities will enable you to keep up a healthy lifestyle, which is very crucial during preparations. Students must try and enrol themselves in performance-enhancing activities such as yoga, meditation, or anything else that suits them better.

Doubting oneself:

This possibly is the biggest blunder that students make during the preparation. Giving room to doubts directly increases hesitation and leads to lack of confidence. Trust yourself and your abilities. Develop a positive mind-set. To do so, implement a goal-oriented strategy. For students that are not able to deal with this problem must set long-term goals initially. However, this activity should not be done during the last 15 days before the examination.

The Final Countdown:

Students putting a lot of efforts during their early preparations are often seen slacking as the examination approaches. This pattern is more dominant in self-studying students that have no mentor. As a result, their performances drop severely. This also increases conceptual doubts later and makes time management exceedingly difficult during the final week. Completing syllabus before time is not an assurance of success. Students must constantly practice in order to increase retention and enhance their skill set in terms of speed and calculation.

Wait no more and begin preparing for these bank exams

SBI clerk mains exam 2016: Wait no more and begin preparing for these bank exams

New Delhi: It’s been more than three months already and State Bank of India (SBI) has given no confirmation about the declaration of result of its clerk mains exam which was held in the month of June.

The candidates are eagerly waiting and are in a state of disarray due to the unending delay of the declaration of SBI clerks mains exam.

Over 3.5 lakh candidates had taken the clerk mains exam on June 25 and June 26 this year for for the recruitment on JA & JAA posts.

The candidates are eagerly waiting and are in a state of disarray due to the unending delay of the declaration of SBI clerks mains exam.Over 3.5 lakh candidates had qualified the prelims exam and had taken the clerk mains exam this year.

According to the officials who answer CRPD Mumbai’s helpline, there’s no confirmation when the SBI clerk result for Mains exam will be declared.

State Bank of India, being the biggest bank of the country conducts its own recruitment for filling up the vacant positions, unlike others where the recruitment is largely done by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS).

With the IBPS Clerk exam scheduled to be held in November this year, it is advisable that interested candidates should now shift their focus towards the upcoming exam and not waste this precious time over the SBI Clerk result declaration.

Recruitment procedures for several other bank and government post will also begin shortly and the last date of their registration is approaching.

Here, we bring to you a list of some of the banks where recruitment is underway:

  • Development Assistant & Development Assistant in NABARD: 85 posts (Registrations open till Sept 20)
  • IBPS RRB CWE-V Officers and Office Assistant: 16,560 (Registrations open from September 14)
  • IBPS CWE Clerk-VI Recruitment: 19,243 posts (Registrations closed now)
  • Bank of Maharashtra PO & Manager: 800 posts (Registrations closed)
  • IBPS CWE PO/MT-VI: 8822 (Registrations closed)

Meanwhile, it is being speculated that the SBI clerk mains result will be declared at the end of this month. However, no official confirmation has been made on the same.

After scam, Bihar to link exams to Aadhaar

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PATNA: The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) is set to become the country’s first state board to link students’ examination forms with their Aadhaar numbers to avoid duplication and facilitate easy access to documents.

PATNA: The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) is set to become the country’s first state board to link students’ examination forms with their Aadhaar numbers to avoid duplication and facilitate easy access to documents.
The initiative will be implemented from the BSEB’s compartmental exams, which are scheduled for November.

“While submitting examination forms, students will have to specify whether or not they have Aadhaar numbers.

Those who do, will have to mention it on their forms. Students who do not have Aadhaar cards are requested to apply for the same so that they can also benefit from the move,” BSEB chairman Anand Kishor said on Saturday.

The decision was taken after Kishor had a talk with Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) DG Ajay Bhushan Pandey, who was in Patna on Friday.

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Take steps to include third gender in UPSC exam

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has directed the Centre to take necessary steps to “expeditiously” modify the rules regarding the prestigious civil services examinations to incorporate transgender or third gender in the exam application forms.

Referring to the landmark judgement passed by the Supreme Court on April 15, 2014 granting legal recognition to transgenders or eunuchs as third category of gender, a bench asked the Centre to take urgent steps in this regard.

The additional solicitor general (ASG) had told the bench that an application seeking clarification that the April 2014 judgment was related only to transgenders and did not include gay, lesbian or bisexual, was disposed of in June 2016 by apex court which had reiterated that lesbians, gays and bisexuals were not third gender.

The ASG also said since the application was pending before the apex court, no steps could have been taken in this regard and since the issue has been clarified now, appropriate steps would be taken to modify the rules in terms of the judgement.

“In view of what has been stated and keeping in view that the examination pursuant to the impugned notification dated May 23, 2015 is already over, we dispose of the writ petition with a direction to the respondents to take necessary steps expeditiously in terms of the judgment of the Supreme Court in National Legal Services Authority Vs Union of India and Ors,” the bench said.

The court disposed of a PIL filed by advocate Jamshed Ansari who had challenged UPSC examination notice of May 23 last year on the ground of non-inclusion of transgender/third gender as a gender option in the application form for the 2015 civil services (preliminary) examination.

SBI PO Main Exam 2016 results declared; Check at sbi.co.in

SBI PO Main Exam 2016 results declared; Check at sbi.co.in

Delhi: State Bank of India (SBI) has declared results of main examination.

The online examination was conducted on July 31, 2016 and consisted of two papers – Objective test and Descriptive test.

Candidates can go to the official website – sbi.co.in – and check the results.

In order to check the results, candidates should click on the link ‘Careers’ and then click on the link for ‘Result main exam Phase II’.

Roll numbers of those who have cleared the exam will be in the list.

They are advised to take a print-out for future reference

SBI had released a notification PO (CRPD/PO/2016-17/02) to recruit 2,260 posts of probationary officers.

The candidates, after qualifying in the main examination, will be eligible for the phase III – group discussion and interview.

They can download call-letter for GD-cum-Interview and Bio-Data Form from August 23 onwards.

Group discussion and interview will be held on September 1 and declaration of final results will be on September 30.

Rajasthan University PIM-MAT 2016 admission open

Rajasthan University PIM-MAT 2016 admission open

Jaipur: The University of Rajasthan, Jaipur has invited application for admission to Master of Business Administration (MBA), Executive MBA and MBA in Service Management programmes.

The university has published the last day for filling up application, which is March 14, 2016.

The entrance exam is scheduled to be held on March 27, 2016.

Eligibility for MBA & MBA (Service Management)

The candidates should have acquired a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised university or institute.

Eligibility for MBA (Executive)

Candidates should hold a graduation/post graduation degree from a recognised university. The candidate must possess two years executive experience after the qualifying examination.

Application Fee:

An application fee of Rs 1510 needs to be deposited at E-Mitra Kiosks/C.S.C. Centre/Online through E-Mitra portal.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply through the official website, the link for which is uniraj.ac.in. The last date for online submission of application form is March 14th, 2016.

SSLC, Higher Secondary Exams commence in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: Over 4.76 lakh students Wednesday appeared for the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examinations which commenced at various centres in Kerala, the Gulf and Lakshadweep islands.

According to Director of Public Instruction MS Jaya, 4,76,373 students, 2,33,034 of them girls, are appearing for this year’s exams in 2903 centres,

The students are from government, aided and unaided schools.

Of the regular students, 4,72,921 are writing the examination in the state, while 583 children are appearing for the exam in nine Gulf centres and 813 from few centres in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep.

The students are writing the examinations in Malayalam, English, Tamil and Kannada mediums.

About 9.33 lakh students are writing the Higher Secondary and Vocational Higher Secondary exams which also began today.

The results are expected to be announced by mid-April.

Free and fair matric exam is govt’s priority

Free and fair matric exam is govt's priority: Bihar Education Minister

Patna: In view of photographs showing mass scale copying in last year’s matriculation examination, the Bihar government on Wednesday resolved to conduct the test in a “free and fair” manner this year.

 “Our government has taken a resolve to conduct free and fair examination for intermediate and matriculation. We will ensure no unfair means are used in the examination. We have successfully conducted intermediate examination in a free and fair manner recently,” Bihar education minister Ashok Choudhary said.

Choudhary was replying to a debate on the education department’s budgetary demand of Rs 21,897.02 crore for 2016-17.

Intermediate examination concluded recently in the state, while the matric examination was scheduled to be held between March 12 to 18.

It may be noted that a photograph of a government school in Vaishali showed people perched on window shades of a multi-storey building handing over answer chits to students appearing for the exam inside. The picture had gone viral.

On the steps and measures taken to ensure free and fair examination during the recently held intermediate exam, Choudhary said the government took stern action against Centre Superintendents and other staff from where the department got reports of mass scale copying.

The government also decided not to hold examination at centres from where the department got complaints of mass scale copying in the past three years, besides introducing CCTVs and ensuring deployment of adequate security forces, Choudhary said.