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Entrance Exams 
 

Career: Engineering 

 

1. (AIEEE) - All India Engineering/ Pharmacy/ Architecture Entrance Examination

 

Eligibility: 10+2 (senior secondary Class XII) examination or its equivalent referred to as the qualifying examination from a recognized Board / University. Those appearing in 10+2 final or equivalent examination may also appear in AIEEE for consideration of provisional admission. Admission to AIEEE is meant for Indian nationals only.


Age Limit: Candidates between 16-24 years of age on the first day of October of the year of admission are eligible. In the case of SC, ST and PH candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years. 
 

  

Application Procedure: Application can either be made ‘'Online'’ or submitted on prescribed Application Form only.   

Information Bulletin containing Application Form can be obtained by post from the Assistant Secretary (AIEEE), Central Board of Secondary Education, PS 1-2, Institutional Area, IP Extension, Patparganj,Delhi - 110092 or personally from Regional Offices of CBSE and Designated Branches of Syndicate Bank / other Banks / Designated Institutions. 

The cost of Information Bulletin inclusive of examination fee for BE/B.Tech only or B.Arch/B.Planning only is Rs.300/- & Rs. 150/- for General and SC/ST candidates respectively. Candidates appearing for both BE/B.Tech and B.Arch/B. Planning together should send their application along with additional fee in form of demand draft of Rs. 200/- for General and Rs. 100/- for SC/ST candidates in favour of Secratary, CBSE payable at Delhi / New Delhi.

 

Official Website: http://aieee.nic.in

 

Visit our ASSESSMENT TEST section for more information.

 

2. IIT JEE - IIT Joint Entrance Examination 

For admission to undergraduate courses at seven Indian institutes of Technology.

 

Eligibility: Candidates must meet ALL the following conditions:

1.      A candidate can attempt JEE only twice, in consecutive years. Candidates who have passed (10+2) or equivalent qualifying examination in 2007 or will be appearing in 2008, and secure 60% or more [55% or more for SC/ST and Persons with Physical Disability (PD)] marks in aggregate in their respective Board Examination are eligible. If any Board awards only letter-grades, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent percentage marks. In case the respective Board awards letter-grades without providing norms for converting them to equivalent

Percentage marks, the norms decided by the Joint Implementation Committee, JEE- 2008 shall be final.

2.      Candidates should not have accepted admission by paying full fees at any of the NTs, IT-BHU, Varanasi, and ISMU, Dhanbad through JEE.

 

Age Limit: Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 1,1983 are eligible for JEE-2008. However, in case of SC/ST and PD candidates, the upper age limit is relaxed by five years, i.e. SC/ST and PD candidates born on or after October 1, 1978 are eligible.

 

Language for Question Papers: English / Hindi

Reservation of Seats: 1.15% for SC and 7.5% for ST candidates with relaxed qualifying norms. Some SC/ST candidates, who do not qualify in JEE-2008, may be offered admission to the Preparatory Course of one-year duration provided.

·          Seats are available

·          Candidates satisfy minimum norms

·          Candidates have not undergone the Preparatory Course earlier. Candidates successfully completing the Preparatory Course will be offered direct admission to the first year in the academic year 2009-10. 2.3% for PD, including leprosy-cured candidates, who are otherwise fit to pursue the course and who qualify for admission under relaxed norms relevant for this category.

 

Application Procedure: Online Application Process
Payment Modality and Relevant Details
In order to fill in the online application, payment has to be made apriority.
Application fee is Rs. 500/- for SC/ST and Female Candidates, and Rs. 1000/- for all other candidates
The Application fee is not refundable
Data for Online Application should be submitted by clicking the link given at the end. Printout of the application form for onward transmission to JEE Office cannot be obtained otherwise.
You must make a payment of the Online application fee (Demand Draft) and keep the payment particulars ready before submitting the Online application form.
Payment is only possible through Demand Draft:

  • Payment through Demand Draft made in favour of 'CHAIRMAN JEE' on any nationalized bank payable at the corresponding city of IIT whose website has been used for the filling of on-line application form. The draft number, bank drawn on, draft date and amount must be entered during Online submission of the Application Form.

Enclosures

Candidates are required to enclose the following document(s) with the completed application.

  • Demand draft
  • Date of birth certificate
  • Enclose a freshly attested copy of your High School (Class X) Certificate bearing your date of birth as proof of age or else submit other authentic certificate for the same.

 

 

 

 

Career: MBA 

 

1. AIMS TEST FOR MANAGEMENT ADMISSIONS (ATMA)


ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions) is being conducted to enable students aspiring to join management courses in different institutes in India. Just like CAT/MAT.

Mission :
The Mission of AIMS is to function as the professional association of management education concerned with quality of management, manpower training and development, management research, curriculum development and take all such steps on its own or in collaboration with other agencies for the promotion of Management Education in India.


Vision:
AIMS must function as the true representative body of management education in the country, safeguarding the interests of the sector and contributing to quality improvement on a continuing basis. AIMS must make determined efforts to develop and project its identity as the national network of the management schools system in India with its presence, voice and impact felt that respected in relevant national management and policy fora. This would call for rededicated commitment to its mission and well articulated programmes of action.
 

  

Application Details:

1

Date of Commencement of Application

12/12/2009

2

Date of Closure

25/01/2010

3

Start of sale of ATMA kit

07/12/2009

4

End of sale of ATMA kit

25/01/2010

5

Last date of Reprint

05/02/2010

Date of Test: February 14, 2010 - Time: 1.30 PM TO 5.00 PM..

Online registration: http://registration.sifyitest.com/atma/
official site of ATMA: www.atma-aims.org

 
2. GUJARAT COMMON ENTRANCE TEST (GCET)

 
The Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GCET) was introduced for the first time in the year 2002 for admission to all the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programmes conducted by the Universities in Gujarat State. This was done to provide a single window system of admissions to MBA programmes of following Universities of the State.

Eligibility :

a. Candidates graduated from a University recognised and located in Gujarat State are eligible to appear for GCET.

b. Candidates who have graduated in a 3-year course from a University outside Gujarat State but have passed Std. XII or its equivalent examination from a recognised school located in Gujarat State are also eligible to appear for GCET.

c. Candidates must have scored a minimum of 50% marks in graduation. In case of SC/ST candidates, 5% relaxation is given as per rules. 50% (45% in case of SC/ST candidates) will be computed on the basis of grand total (aggregate) in final year mark sheet issued by the concerned University. The minimum marks of 50% or 45% given above should be without rounding off and grace marks will be excluded for the purpose.

d. A candidate who has appeared at the final year (Bachelor’s Degree) examination of any University recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (subject to condition a. to c. shall be treated as provisionally eligible for GCET.)

e. Non-resident Gujarati candidates passing the qualifying examination from States other than Gujarat and Gujarati-NRI candidates shall be eligible for admission to management quota of private unaided institutes only. Such candidates are required to qualify in GCET 2005 examination.

  • Non-resident Gujarati candidates will have to produce documents such as school leaving certificate or birth certificate or passport of one of the parents to prove that the parent was born in Gujarat OR a domicile certificate from Gujarat in the name of
    father, mother or the applicant at the time of application. If the State Government
    stipulates production of any other document/s, the same shall have to be done.

  • Gujarati-NRI candidates will be NRI candidates as per the Income-tax Act. Further the will be Gujarati candidates also and will have to produce documents as
    specified in (e- i) above.

  • Candidates applying against Non-resident Gujarati and NRI quota also will have to have 50% marks in aggregate in graduation.

f. The wards of Kashmiri Migrants fulfilling the eligibility conditions c. and d. above may also apply. The domicile requirements as specified in a. and b. above will be waived.

g. If the graduation result is in the form of grade, then an equivalence certificate showing that the candidate has obtained 50% marks should be produced at the time of application.


For admission to MBA, determination of merit will be calculated as below:

Application Details:
No Component Weightage

1

Written Test (WT)

80%

2

Group Discussion (GD)

10%

3

Personal Interview (PI)

10%

                    Total 100%

GDPI will be conducted for all MBA applicants who have taken the entrance test.

All the three components are compulsory for admission to MBA. In other words, if a
candidate is absent in one or more components, his/her name will not be included in the
merit list.

The logic for removing ties in the scores will be as under:
  1. Higher score in the written test
  2. Higher marks in PI
  3. Higher marks in GD
  4. Higher marks (total) in XIIth Std.
  5. Higher marks (total) in Xth Std.
  6. If there is still a tie, all such candidates will be given the same rank and the final rank will be determined at the time of counselling based on graduation percentage.
 

Pattern :

The test will include questions on Reading and Comprehension, Language Proficiency, Numerical Ability, Data Analysis, Data Sufficiency, Critical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Psychological Aspects, General Knowledge and General Business Environment.

The entrance test will be in English. However, Gujarati version of the same test paper will be provided to the candidates who opt for Gujarati medium in the application form. The test on Reading and Comprehension and Language Proficiency will be in English only.

The duration of the test will be three hours.

There will be 250 questions of objective nature, with each question having four alternative answers.

There will be negative marking of 25% of the marks allotted to the question for wrong answer.

All the above aspects will have almost equal weightage in the test.

 

3.NDA EXAMINATION (JMET)

 
This avenue is open to relatively younger candidates with 10+2 qualifications. NDA and Naval Academy (Executive Branch) provides assured career at young age with no financial burden of four-year training in the various training academies. The training at NDA culminates with a graduation degree from the Jawahar Lal Nehru University. Three-year training at NDA is followed up by one-year professional training at Indian Military Academy (IMA) for the Army, Naval Academy for the Indian Navy and Air Force Academy for the Air Force.

All these wings of Defence Forces offer very good career opportunities blended with adventure. Besides offering one of the best pay structure in the government service, the forces also offer facilities like free rations, free medical facilities, free/concessional travel by rail during leave, provident fund, group insurance and concessional residential accommodation. Besides, defence forces also offer a good social and regimented life. Time-bound promotions, upto a particular level, for all officers and selective top promotions to the meritorious and bright officers is the hallmark of a career in the defence forces.

The Selection Process :

The UPSC conducts the NDA and Naval Academy (Executive Branch) Examination twice every year usually in the months of April and September. Each examination is conducted to select 350 candidates, with 214 seats for the Army, 43 for the Navy 73 for the Air Force and 20 seats for the Executive Branch of Naval Academy. At the time of submitting the applications, the candidates are required to give their preferences for particular wings of the forces. The advertisement for September Examination usually apperars in April, every year, in all major national and regional newspapers. Similarly, the advertisement for April examination usually appears in September/October. Simultaneously the detailed advertisement also appears in the "Employment News" of the concerned week.

(a) Eligibility :

Only unmarried male candidates of the age group of 161/2 years to 19 years are eligible to take the examination for NDA/Naval Academy (Executive Branch). Educational qualification for Army and Air Force wing at NDA is 12th pass of 10+2 pattern or equivalent. For Naval wing of NDA and Naval Academy (Executive Branch), the educational qualification is 12th pass of 10+2 pattern with Physics and Mathematics or equivalent. The candidates appearing for the final examination of 10+2 standard are also eligible to appear.

For being eligible to appear in the examination, a candidate must be a citizen of India or a subject of Bhutan or Nepal. Tibetan refugees or persons of Indian Origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam, with the intention of permanently settling in India, are also eligible. However, candidates belonging to these categories shall need to obtain a certificate of eligibility from the Government of India.

A candidate seeking admission to the examination must send his application form to the UPSC on the proforma given in the advertisement for this examination. The admission to the examination is purely provisional as no certificates are required to be attached with the application.

(b) Written Examination :

The candidates are tested in two papers of 21/2 hours duration each. First paper is of "Mathematics" and carries a maximum of 600 marks. The question papers consist of objective type questions and are set in English only. There is no fixed pass percentage of marks and depending on the number of candidates appearing in the examination and their overall performance, the qualifying marks are determined.

The paper-I on Mathematics is of Matriculation Examination standard and consists questions on Arithmetic, Mensuration, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Statistics. Paper-II on General Ability consists of two parts. Part-A comprises of the test of English Language to judge the general understanding of English Language by the candidates and carries 200 marks. Part-B of Paper-II consists of General Knowledge carrying 400 marks and has six sections. The weightage given to these six sections of General Knowledge is: Physics 25% Chemistry 15%, General Science 10%, History, Freedom Movement etc 20%, Geography 20% and current Affairs 10%.

There are 40 centres of examination. The names of these centres are: Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhopal, Bombay, Calcutta, Chandigarh, Cochin, Cuttack, Delhi, Dharwar, Dispur, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kavaratti, Kohima, Lucknow, Madras, Madurai, Nagpur, Panaji, Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Tirupati, Trivandrum, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam.

(c) Intelligence and Personality Test :

Just like the CDS Examination, all the candidates declared successful in the written examination are required to qualify an intelligence and personality test conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB). The intelligence tests at SSB are both oral as well as written and are designed to judge the basic intelligence of the candidates. During the four-day-personality test, the candidates are also put to Group Tests such as group discussion, group planning, outdoor group tasks etc. All these tests are aimed at judging the behaviour of the candidate in a group. In addition the personality test also requires a candidate to deliver an impromptu lecturette on the subjects of general interest as well as to clear ten obstacles in 30 seconds. This way mental calibre as well as physical robustness of the candidates is judged. The SSB interview is also blended with a series of psychological tests like Situation REaction Test (SRT) and pictures story writing. These psychological tests are aimed at judging the trait of positive outlook of the candidate. In broad terms, the intelligence and personality test is not only the test of intellectual faculties of the candidates but is also directed at judging their social traits, interest in current affairs and physical and psychological toughness which finally helps to judge their suitability for the services.

The candidates declared successful after the SSB interview are then required to undergo a comprehensive medical examination by a medical board in a local Military Hospital. To avoid the last minute disappointment the candidates are advised to get themselves medically examined as per the prescribed standards. Prescribed standards of medical fitness are given in the detailed advertisement given in the Employment News.

The Training Academies :

On the basis of performance of the candidates in the written examination and the personality test, final merit list is prepared and published in all leading newspapers. The candidates, on the basis of their rank in the final merit list and preference, are asked to join at the NDA or Naval Academy (Executive Branch).

The three-year training at NDA includes the qualifying of certain physical standards, basic knowledge of three wings of the armed forces and study of academics leading to a graduation degree. In addition, basic etiquettes of the forces, discipline in the armed forces and basics of drill etc are also taught. After successful training spreading over six terms of six months each at NDA, the candidates, as per their choice, go to the Indian Military Academy for Army or to the Naval Academy for Navy or to the Air-Force Academy for Air Force for two terms of six months each. On successful completion of training at these academies, the cadets are Commissioned into the defence forces as Second Lieutenant (Army) or Acting sub-Lieutenant (Navy) or Pilot Officer (Air-Force). During the last six months of training the cadets are also entitled to the salary which is given to them in lump-sum, on commissioning.

Coaching and Preparations :

Preparations for the written examination needs special attention, Mathematics paper, being theoretical in nature is comparatively easy to prepare. Paper-II (General Ability) needs special attention and preparation which consists of English and General Knowledge. Regular reading of "The Competition Master" is particularly useful for Paper-II as it effectively helps the candidates to prepare for English Language and General Knowledge. Similarly, SSB interview being different from routine interviews needs special preparations. There are certain academies, particularly those run by former officers of the defence forces, which provide useful coaching to the candidates preparing for the interview. The candidates may choose genuine academies and undergo coaching for the interview.

Further details about the examination are available in the detailed advertisment which appears in the Employment News. Information about the examination is also given in the "Candidates Information Manual" which gives details about objective-type tests. This booklet is supplied by the UPSC to all the candidates alongwith the admission certificate.

OFFICIAL SITE OF NDA EXAMINATION:  www.upsc.gov.in

 

4. MANAGEMENT APTITUDE TEST (MAT)

ELIGIBILITY: Graduates in any discipline. Final year students of Graduate Courses can also apply.

HOW TO APPLY

Candidate can choose any ONE of the following modes to apply:

Obtain Form with MAT Bulletin/CD against cash payment of Rs 980/- from listed branches of Bank of Baroda, listed Study Centres of AIMA or from AIMA, New Delhi (Phones: 011-24653382 & 41757046).

Or

Obtain crossed Demand Draft (DD) of Rs 1050/- in favour of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at Delhi from any Bank. Register online at website www.aima-ind.org/matfeb10 alongwith the DD details. Detailed procedure is given on the website link.

Or

Register online at website link www.aima-ind.org/matfeb10 with Credit Card or Debit Card (ATM Card) payment. Detailed procedure is given on the website link.

MAT APPLICATION FORM

Last Date for Sale is 22 January 2010 (Friday)  
Last Date for Submission of filled-in-form at AIMA is 25 January 2010 (Monday)

MAT ONLINE APPLICATION:

 Last date for online registration: 24 January 2010 (Sunday)
Last date for submission of online registration:27 January 2010 (Wednesday)

Candidates can choose either the paper pencil test or online test.

Paper Based Test will be held on  07 February 2010 (Sunday)  Timings 1000 to 1230 Hrs Reporting Time at the Test Centre 0900 Hrs
Computer Based Test will be held From 13 February 2010 (Saturday) onwards Test Timing In three time slots per day
The Paper Based Test will take place only on one day i.e., 07 February 2010 at one time slot i.e., 1000 to 1230 Hrs, whereas the Computer Based Test will take place from 13 February 2010 onwards in three time slots per day.

If the number of candidates registered for Computer Based Test at any city is limited, these candidates will be permitted to appear for the Paper Based Test on 07 February 2010.

No candidate is permitted to take more than one test during February 2010, though the test is administered over a few days.

Admit Card
All provisionally registered candidates can down load their Admit Card from AIMA website link: www.aima-ind.org/matcentre.asp 7 days before the date of Paper Based Test.

 

5. COMMON ENTRANCE TEST (MAHARASHTRA)(MHCet)


Common Entrance Test (CET – Maharashtra) is conducted by the directorate of Technical Education for all health sciences, Engineering and Pharmacy degree courses. The Government of Maharashtra is appointed a Competent Authority for the MHT - CET for each stream. The exam is designed for admission to 2-yrs full time MBA/MM Programme in all Management Colleges/Institutions including University Departments in Maharashtra State.

MH CET 2010 Eligibility
The Candidate must have passed with any Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration in any discipline recognised by the Association of Indian Universities and passed in any Post Graduate degree course of minimum two years duration recognized by the Association of Indian Universities in any discipline with minimum 45% marks in aggregate.

MH CET 2010 How to Apply
Application form at following office by paying Additional Late Fees of Rs. 1000/- Candidates are also required to upload his/her photo and signature as per the instructions given in the Application Kit. Candidates are advised to preserve the Application Kit carefully and not to disclose the Application ID & Password to others to avoid impersonation.

MH CET 2010 Exam Pattern
The question paper for the CET will be set in English only. Translations in any languages will not be available.
The CET would be of 2 1/2 (Two and half) hours duration and would have a maximum of 200 marks.
The marks at the CET would be considered for admission during the current academic year only and would not be allowed to be carried forward to the next year.
All the candidates who appear for the CET will be eligible for the GD and PI. The batch number, date, time and venue for the GD and PI will be indicated on the call letter for CET , GD and PI.
The CET would have multiple choice objective type questions.
The CET would not have negative marking.
There will be no verification of marks or revaluation of answer sheets of the CET

List of Post Offices for MAH CET 2010

KALBADEVI HO, Resham Bazar lane, Marine Lines (E), Mumbai-2
DADAR HO, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Dadar T.T., Dadar (E), Mumbai-14
ANDHERI Railway Stn. Post Office, S V Road, Andheri (W), Mumbai-58.
CHEMBUR HO, 10th Road, Mumbai-71
BORIVALI West Post Office, Bhaji Galli, Near Borivali Police Stn, Mumbai-92.
BANDRA HO, Near Bhaba Hospital, St. Martin Road, Bandra, Mumbai-51
VASAI PO, Sharada Niwas, Vasai-401201.
KURLA PO, New Mill Road, Kurla (West), Mumbai-400070
MUMBAI CENTRAL HO, Dr. Bellasis Road, Opp. S.T. Stand, Mumbai-8
MUMBAI GPO, Near V.T. Railway Station, Mumbai –1
KALYAN Railway Stn. Post Office, Near Kalyan Railway Stn., Kalyan.
THANE Railway Stn. Post Office, Near Thane Railway Stn. Thane (W)
DOMBIVALI PO, Phadake Road, Dombivali-421201.
VASHI PO, Plot no. 18 & 19, Sector 16-A, Vashi, Navi Mumbai- 400703
PANVEL HO, Sector 19, New Panvel
AHMEDNAGAR HO, in front of Evanjalin Booth Hospital, Ahmednagar
PARBHANI HO, Near Shivaji Bazar, Parbhani.
AURANGABAD HO, Juna Bazar, Near Bhadkal Gate, Aurangabad
JALNA HO, S.R.P.Road, Near Shivaji Statue, Jalna.
BEED HO, Basir Ganj, Near Shivaji Chowk, Beed.
OSMANABAD HO, Near Police Stn. & Collector’s Residence, Osmanabad..
NANDED HO, Station Road, Near Shivaji Statue, Nanded.
LATUR HO, Gandhi Chowk, Latur
NASIK HO, Near Z. P. Office, Nasik.
NASIK ROAD HO, Near Rly. Stn.,Nasik
JALGAON HO, Zilha Peth, Near Telephone Exchange, Jalgaon
KOLHAPUR CITY HO, Ubha Maruti Chowk, Kolhapur.
KOLHAPUR HO, Kolhapur, Near New Palace, Old R.T.O. Office, Kolhapur.
SOLAPUR HO, Opp. Rly. Stn., Solapur
RATNAGIRI HO,Near Gogate & Jogalekar College, Ratnagiri
SANGLI HO, Rajwada Chowk, Sangli.
MALVAN HO, Bharod Naka, Near Municipal Office, Malvan
SATARA HO, Powai Naka, Satara
PUNE CITY HO, Budhwar Peth, Laxmi Road, Pune
KARAD HO, 482, Shaniwar Peth, Opp. Tahsil Court, Karad
PANDHARPUR HO, Opp. S.T.Stand, Pandharpur
PUNE HO, Cannought Road, Near Police Commissioner Office, Pune
SHIVAJI NAGAR HO, End of Jungli Maharaj Road, Pune
KOTHRUD PO, S.N.1/374,Kothrud, Pune-411038.
PARVATI HO, Pune Satara Road, Near Lotus Court, PARVATI
PIMPRI HO, Pune Mumbai Highway, Near H A Factory, PIMPRI.
VISHRANTWADI PO, Survey no. 113 /4, Vishrantwadi, Pune-411015.
HADAPSAR PO, GIG Mansion, Pune Solapur Road, Pune-411028
YERWADA PO, Survey No. 191, Jail Road, Pune-411006.
AKOLA HO, Civil Lines, Near S.T. Stand No.1, Gandhi Road, Akola.
AMRAVATI HO, Shyam Chowk, Near Shyam Talkies, Amravati
SHEGAON PO, near Rly. Station, Shegaon
CHANDRAPUR HO, Near Water Tank, Besides S.T.Stand, Ramnagar, Chandrapur
NAGPUR GPO, Civil Lines, Opp. Collector’s Office, Nagpur
NAGPUR CITY HO, Near Tanga Stand, Saraffa Market, Itwari, Nagpur
WARDHA HO, Civil Lines, Jhansi Rani Chowk, Wardha
YEOTMAL HO, Near Court, Dhamangaon Road, Yeotmal
Bhopal GPO, Near Hamidia Hospital, Royal Market, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh-462001
AHMEDABAD GPO, Lal Darwaza, Near Main Bus Stand, Near Relief Cinema, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Address
Directorate of Medical Education & Research,
Govt. Dental College & Hospital Building,
St. George’s Hospital Compound,
3, Mahapalika Marg, Post Box No. 1967,
Near V.T., Mumbai - 400 001
Phone: 91-22-22620361-65

OFFICIAL SITE FOR CET : www.dte.org.in

 

6. SYMBIOSIS NATIONAL APTITUDE TEST (SNAP)


Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test is a common written test for the admission processes of Post-Graduate Institutes of Symbiosis International University [SIU] established under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 vide notification No.F.9.12/2001 U.3 of the Govt. of India. It is a mandatory written test for admission into any Post-Graduate programme offered by these Institutes. However, it is only the first step. In addition, a candidate has to undergo the selection process of the desired Institute to qualify for the admission to the Post-Graduate programmes of that Institute.
Snap is held in the month of December.
Registration

Registration for SNAP:

Starts in the month of September 2009. However exact date will be published on the web site and in news papers. All Post Graduate programmes of constituent institutes of SIU.

Process of Registration:-

Register for SNAP Test at www.snaptest.org. This will generate your SNAP ID. For different modes of payment different ‘Payment Advice’ formats are created. Choose payment mode and print a ‘Payment Advice’ form online.

Mode of Payment:-

Cash Payment at Axis Bank.

Demand draft : Get a demand draft from any Nationalize Bank in favor of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat” payable at Pune. Sign the single copy of the ‘Payment Advice’ for DD and send it along with the DD to the Symbiosis Test Secretariat only.

Payment through Credit Card : Students may pay directly through either Master or Visa card online.

Prospectus will be sent to candidates by Symbiosis Test Secretariat.
The candidate has to make separate registration and payment for the particular institute where he is interested to take admission. For this the mode of payment is either by Credit Card or by Demand Draft. For candidates both the above mentioned processes are mandatory i.e. candidate has to pay for Test Fee + Prospectus Fee and pay separately to the institute as a particular institute’s registration fee.
OFFICIAL SITE FOR SNAP:  www.snaptest.org

 

7. XAVIER’S APTITUDE TEST (Xat)


XAT is one of the most popular National level Admission/entrance test among the MBA aspirants all over India conducted by Xavier Labour Research Institute, Jamshedpur (XLRI).
XLRI Jamshedpur invites applications for XAT and the academic programs of XLRI for the year 2010.
XAT is also used by more than 60 other Management Institutes for Admission.
XAT 2010 Exam Date : January 03, 2010 (Sunday)

XLRI Application Form 2010
Procedure for XAT 2010 Registration and obtaining XAT 2010 Bulletin from Axis Bank

A candidate has to first register for XAT 2010 at www.xlri.ac.in and then only he / she can obtain XAT Bulletin from select branches of Axis Bank.
  1. XAT Registration: In order to register online for XAT, the candidate has to visit the website www.xlri.ac.in and click "XAT Registration". The XAT Registration page opens up wherein he/she has to fill-in the online XAT form. The information to be provided includes the nearest Axis Bank branch name from where he/she intends to buy the XAT Bulletin 2010, personal details, educational details, work experience etc.
  2. Select XAT Associate Institute: The candidate has to then select the names of XAT Associate Institutes. (View list of XAT Associate Institutes).
  3. XAT ID and Password: After successful submission of the form, the candidate will immediately get his/her XAT ID and password (which is automatically generated by the system). XAT ID and password needs to be retained by the candidate for future correspondence with XAT Office, downloading XAT Admit card and other transactions at www.xlri.ac.in website.
  4. Download XAT Pay-in-slip: Next, the candidate has to download the XAT Pay-in-slip. The pay-in-slip will have the date of registration, name of the Axis Bank branch, XAT Pay-in-slip No, XAT ID, name of the candidate, address and phone number printed on it. The printed pay-in-slip is in three parts. You have to take all these three parts of the pay-in-slip to the Axis Bank branch.
  5. Go to Axis Bank Branch: The candidate has to take this downloaded XAT Pay-in-slip to the Axis Bank branch to buy the XAT Bulletin. On tendering Rs 800.00 (cost of XAT 2010 Bulletin) along with the printed pay-in-slip, the bank will issue a XAT Bulletin 2010 and enter the XAT Bulletin number, date of purchase and Bank Tran ID and put a bank seal on each part of the pay-in-slip. The bank will retain the Bank's copy of the pay-in-slip with them and return the rest of the pay-in-slip to the candidate.
  6. Fill the Detachable Form: The candidate has to go through the XAT Bulletin thoroughly. After doing so, he/she has to fill-in the detachable form given in the XAT 2010 Bulletin. All entries are to be filled-in correctly and should be same as that filled in the online form. Candidate has to paste his/her passport size colour photograph and put his/her signature in the space provided.
  7. Attach Pay-in-slip: The candidate has to then attach the XLRI's copy of the pay-in-slip in the space provided on the form. The candidate's copy of the pay-in-slip is to be carefully retained by the candidate for future reference, if any.
  8. Send to XAT Office: The candidate has to then carefully detach the form from the XAT 2010 Bulletin and send it to XAT Office, Jamshedpur through registered post/courier/speed post in the special envelope given inside the XAT 2010 Bulletin. This form along with the pay-in-slip should reach the XAT Office, XLRI, Circuit House Area (East), Jamshedpur-831001 within seven days from the date of purchase of XAT Bulletin 2010.
  9. Download Admit Card: For Admit Card, the candidate has to visit our website www.xlri.ac.in, anytime from 18 December 2009 to 31 December 2009 and take a print out of the same where the address of the test centre will be mentioned.

Exam Centres for XLRI XAT 2010
The Test Centres include Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Berhampur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Goa, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Trivandrum, Vadodara, Visakhapatnam. The centres are subject to change during a particular year.

Exam pattern:

Essay Topic: Students are expected to write an essay of about 250-300 words in 20 minutes.

One section is Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability questions. Another section is Quantitative Ability, Reasoning and Data Interpretation questions and the Third section is General Awareness Questions.

  • The Number of Sections: 3 (With an Essay after the test)
  • The Number of Questions: 200 (It may change time to time)
  • No of Choices per question: 4
  • Time given for the paper: 120 min
  • Time given for the essay: 20 min
  • Marks for correct answer: +1
  • Marks for wrong answer: -1/3
 

Career: vocational competitive exam 

 

1. BANKING AS A CAREER

Banking has emerged as one of the most challenging sectors in the country. Openings are available at various levels, from Bank Clerical to Probationary Officers (PO). There is great job security and the salary is very good, besides the perquisites of loans for employees. It is a lucrative career: till recently careers existed only in nationalised banks, but with liberalisation, a host of private banks have been set up. As a result, demand for trained professionals has increased substantially. The private banks offer better salaries but then the job security is also less.

The advertisements for recruitment appear from time to time in newspapers as well as the Employment News. Recruitment is done on the basis of a written test, which consists of:

a) Test of Reasoning
b) Quantitative Aptitude
c) General Awareness
d) English Language
e) Descriptive Test

Except for the descriptive portion, all other sections contain objective-type questions. In Reasoning, there is verbal and non-verbal sections. In English, the test is aimed at judging the overall comprehension and understanding of the language. The Descriptive Paper can be answered in English or Hindi. It judges the written expression of the candidates. All sections must be qualified.

How to Prepare
Bank exams -- both clerical and PO -- are taken by lakhs of candidates. There is intense competition as the number of vacancies is small. A high degree of preparation is required in order to get through.

To be successful, regular practice in all the sections is essential. All the sections are adequately covered by The Competition Master.
It is advisable to do the basics first. After this, start doing section tests, from Reasoning, Maths, English, etc. Try to get a good score in each section. After that, do some full-length tests which contain all the sections, within the stipulated time. Candidates are also advised to prepare for the interview simultaneously and take care to develop their personality and confidence. After the written examination, the short-listed candidates are called for an interview. General questions are asked to check the candidate's General Awareness and relevant issues related to Economics.

For the Descriptive Paper, refer to sample questions published in The Competition Master. The candidate must have a good expression and the sentences must be grammatically correct. An important aspect is hand-writing. Many candidates write almost illegibly, which examiners cannot read. They are thus unable to get a good score. Efforts must be made to improve your handwriting as well, as this could be a major shortcoming in the written paper. Apart from this, it may be said that the candidate must be aware of current issues to be able to write something on them.

There are a number of books and correspondence courses available for bank preparatory examinations. There is, however, no substitute for self-study and self-preparation. Regular studies, systematic preparations, self-confidence and regular practice, is all that is required to pass this exam.

Different routes
While recruitment in nationalised banks is done through competitive exams, recruitment in private banks is mostly direct. The private sector banks recruit MBAs and Chartered Accountants  directly. Lower down the line, fresh graduates can hope to find jobs as direct marketing executives, personal banking executives and home banking executives. For such jobs, all that is needed is a pleasing personality.

One can also do a specialised course in banking from a number of universities offering such courses.

Among these are:
University of Madras, Centenary Buildings, Chepauk, Chennai-600005, which offers a Certificate course in Banking.
The Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202 002, offers a 1-year course.
One can also do a Diploma in Bank Administration from Ravishankar University, Raipur-492 010.
Guru Ghasidas University, PO Koni, Bilaspur-495 009.
Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak-124 001.
Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara-390 002.

Other universities offering diplomas or certificate courses in different aspects of banking (law, management and administration, masters degree) are:

Gujarat University, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad-380 003.
Utkal University, PO Vani Vihar, Bhubaneshwar-751 004.
Annamalai University, PO Annamalai Nagar-608 002; Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupati-517 502.

SNDT Women's University, 1, Nathibai Thackeray Road, Mumbai-400 020.
University of Rajasthan, Jaipur-302 004.
Shivaji University, Vidyanagar, Kolhapur-416 004.
Marathwada University, Aurangabad-431 604.
Bhartidasan University, Palkalai Perum, Tiruchirapalli-620 024.
Manipur University, Canchipur, Imphal-795 003.

The eligibility criteria is different for different courses and candidates are advised to check these out directly from the universities concerned.

Job Prospects
As banking is a growing industry, the job prospects are good. In nationalised banks, one can expect regular promotions while in private banks it is performance that is rewarded. Promotions may be swift for deserving candidates. But it is not necessary to be a banking professional only to get into banks. As financial services are getting automated, the industry requires a large number of computer experts, both in computer maintenance and software. Private computer service contractors are also in great demand. It would be important to have a BE or MCA degree for such jobs.

Bank jobs come with responsibility. As the banker handles other people's money, it is a job that requires trust. The person must also be service-oriented and like to look after customers. This is where private banks score over nationalised banks, but as profitability begins to play a major role in nationalised banks, there is bound to be pressure there as well to keep customers happy.

One reason to be excited about banking as a career is the rapid change taking place. Not only is there fresh competition, but technology promises to change the face of banking forever. The jobs are becoming comfortable, in the sense that the physical environment is pleasing and computerisation has taken the load off tedious jobs such as balancing accounts. As competition increases, a good banker will certainly be in great demand.

On the other hand, a career in banking entails frequent transfers. Also, it must be remembered that a banking job involves working long hours. When accounts are to be finalised, a bank employee has to put in long hours indeed.

Assess your aptitude before you join a career in banking.

All jobs require hard work. The personality required is a mix: for marketing and meeting customers an outgoing personality is required, while for keeping accounts a diligent and persevering attitude is required.

 

2. Combined Defence Services Exam

Combined Defence Services (CSD) Examination is usually conducted twice in a year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in the months of May and October. The examination is conducted to select direct entry candidates as officers to the following four training academies.

(i) Indian Military Academy (IMA) Dehradun for permanent Commission in the Indian Army.
(ii) Officers Training Academy (OTA) Madras for Short-Service Commission in the Indian Army.
(iii) Naval Academy Goa, for Commission in the General Services in the Indian Navy.
(iv) Airforce Academy, Begumpet, Hyderabad for Commission in the Indian Airforce.

The selection process in which over 500 candidates are usually selected every time for all four academies, has the following three stages:

(a) Written Examination by the UPSC.
(b) Intelligence and personality test by the Service Selection Board (SSB).
(c) Medical Examination.

All such candidates as qualify all above tests may hope to get a call for pre-Commission training on the basis of their final rank and choice.

(a) Written Examination: All unmarried male graduates are eligible to appear for IMA and OTA, whereas the qualification required for Naval Academy is B.Sc. with Physics and Mathematics or Bachelor of Engineering. For Air Force Academy a degree with Mathematics and Physics or equivalent is required. The minimum age is 18 years at the time of taking the examination. The upper age limit, however, varies. It is 24 years for OTA, 23 years for IMA, 21 years for Naval Academy and 22 years for the Airforce Academy. Since the selection process takes almost one year (from the time of filling up the form), the actual lower and upper age-limits are enhanced by one year in all above cases.

Subjects of Nepal, Bhutan or Tibetan refugees who immigrated before January 1, 1962, are also eligible subject to a certificate of eligibility from the Government of India. It is also pertinent to add that no reservations on the basis of caste and tribe are there there in Defence Services. However, there are certain seats reserved for the holders of "C-Certificate" of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) who are exempted from passing the written examination. Married candidates, if otherwise eligible, are allowed to take the examination only for OTA Madras.

The written examination is objective type in nature. The candidates are tested in the following three subjects for IMA, Naval Academy and Airforce Academy.

1. English 100 marks (2 hours)
2. General Knowledge 100 marks (2 hours)
3. Elementary Mathematics 100 marks (2 hours)

For OTA Madras, only first two papers are required to be qualified. Question papers are set only in English. The English paper is designed to test the understanding of English language and the use of workman-like words. The syllabus is equivalent to the graduate level examination. The General Knowledge paper includes questions on History of India, Geography, current affairs and the matters of day-to-day observation and the experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person without specific study of any subject. The paper in Elementary Mathematics is of matriculation standard and includes questions on Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration and Basic statistics.

There are 30 centres of examination all over the country. The names of these centres are: Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhopal, Bombay, Calcutta, Chandigarh, Cochin, Cuttack, Delhi, Dharwar, Dispur, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kohima, Lucknow, Madras, Madurai, Nagpur, Panaji, Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Tirupati, Trivandrum, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam.

(b) Intelligence and Personality Test: All the candidates declared successful by the UPSC in the written examination are then put to intelligence and personality test by the SSB, popularly known as the SSB interview. This interview is a comprehensive test of one's personality, intelligence and suitability to be chosen as an officer in the Defence Services. SSB interview lasts for 3 to 4 days and has several components like intelligence tests, group discussion, small lectures on general issues, group planning, outdoor group tasks, physical fitness tests, an interview and several psychological tests like situation reaction test, picturestory writing test (TAT), etc. All these tests are intended to judge the physical and mental faculties of a candidate. In broad terms, S.S.B. interview is in fact an assessment of not only intellectual qualities of a candidate but is also an appraisal of his social traits and general interests which help in assessing his suitability for the service.

(c) Medical Examination:
The candidates declared successful after SSB interviews are then required to undergo a detailed examination by a medical board in the nearest Military Hospital. This test again lasts for 3 to 4 days. The minimum required standards of medical fitness are quite stringent which are different for all three wings of services. To avoid last minute disappointment the candidates are advised to get themselves medically examined on their own before they apply for the examination.

Pre-Commission Training
A merit list is finally prepared, consisting of candidates who qualify all the three tests listed above. On the basis of their ranking in the final merit list and choice of service, the candidates are selected for pre-Commission training in the concerned Academy and are called upon to join the Academy as a "Gentleman Cadet".

The training is quite rigorous in nature and lays emphasis on physical fitness, drill, academics, weapon training, tactics and professional competence at junior leadership level. After a given duration of training (which varies from Academy to Academy) the successful candidates are Commissioned in the concerned Defence Service i.e. Indian Army, Indian Navy or Indian Airforce. It is also pertinent to add that all the cadets Commissioned through OTA Madras as short-service Commissioned Officers are initially Commissioned for a period of five years, after which they have an option to either continue or leave the service. All the non-optees are then released from service who are eligible to get all the benefits, except pension, that are available to ex-servicemen. Service record of those who opt to continue is scrutinised and all those found suitable are then granted permanent Commission. All those who are not found fit for permanent Commission are given an extension of service for a period of five years during which period they are allowed to apply for alternate employment and as soon as they get a job, they are released from service.

Coaching and Preparation
Candidates are advised to carry out a planned preparation for the written examination. A review of previous question papers is particularly beneficial. Regular reference to a good competition magazine like "The Competition Master" may be of immense use as it would assist the candidates in preparing English and General Knowledge papers. Features on Personality Development and General Intelligence are quite useful during the SSB interview.

The interview needs special preparations. As different from usual interviews, it is a comprehensive personality test to which most fresh candidates have no previous exposure. It is suggested that the candidates should go through some standard book on SSB interviews. It is also recommended that fresh candidates should join some coaching academy providing fruitful coaching for SSB interviews. Such academies/institutions are being run by retired service officers in several cities and towns.

 

3. Indian Forest Service

Indian Forest Service (IFS), offers a highly challenging and rewarding career. It offers an exciting opening where an IFS officer not only acts as custodian of forests under his area of responsibility but also derives mundane pleasure of being instrumental in protecting and preserving the environment and wild life. This exotic satisfaction of protecting forests, environment and wild life also adds a lot of adventure to the job.

Recruitment to this service is done by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) through a competitive examination every year. The candidates selected for the service are allotted a State/Union Territory cadre and they serve in that particular State/Union Territory thereafter till superannuation, except for a few deputations to the Central Government in between. The service has inherent time-bound promotions and higher scales which are comparable to the best in government sector in the country. After completion of training, the IFS officers are usually posted as Divisional Forest Officers (DFOs)/Deputy Conservators of Forests (DCF) with the independent charge of a forest division with a large number of Forest Guards, Block Officers, Range Officers and Assistant Conservators of Forests working under them. After putting in a specified years of service as a DFO/DCF, the IFS Officers are promoted as Conservators of Forests with several DFOs/DCFs under their control. A direct recruit IFS Officer can hope to rise upto Chief Conservator of Forests or even upto the post of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, the Head of Forest Department in a State.

Some of the State Governments have State Forest Development Corporations also and the IFS Officers can also be posted as Divisional Managers, General Managers, Executive Directors and Managing Directors in these Corporations. Thus IFS officers also get an exposure to the corporate functioning in the government sector, adding another dimension to their job. In addition, the IFS officers also enjoy certain powers of police officers in respect of several offences under the Indian Forest Act.

The Selection Process

The competitive examination for the IFS is usually held by the UPSC in the month of July every year. The advertisement for the examination normally appears in the month of December/Janaury in all leading newspapers as well as in the "Employment News". It carries details about the examination, subjects, etc.

Eligibility: The candidates applying for the IFS examination must fulfil the following conditions:
(a) They must have attained the age of 21 years but should be less than 30 years of age.
(b) They must be graduates with atleast one of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics, Statistics and Geology; from a recognized university, or must have Bachelors Degree in Agriculture or Engineering or Forestry from a recognized university.

Examination: The scheme of examination has two stages:
(a) Written examination.
(b) Personal Interview.

All the eligible candidates are first tested through a written examination which consists of two compulsory and two optional subjects. The compulsory subjects are General Knowledge and General English. Every candidate has to offer two optional subjects out of
(1) Physics
(2) Chemistry
(3) Botany
(4) Zoology
(5) Forestry
(6) Statistics
(7) Mathematics
(8) Geology
(9) Agriculture
(10) Civil Engineering
(11) Agriculture Engineering
(12) Mechanical Engineering
(13) Chemical Engineering.

The compulsory papers are designed to test the candidates command over the language, comprehension, analytical power and overall general awareness. The General English paper carries the questions on use of words of common parlance, passages, precis, comprehension, idioms etc. In addition the candidates are also required to write an essay out of a few given topics. The standard of this paper is such as is expected of an average science/engineering/forestry/agriculture graduate of an Indian University.

The second compulsory paper on General Knowledge is aimed at testing the general awareness and knowledge of the candidates in subjects other than those studied by them in their academic curriculum. This paper also tests the knowledge of candidates on current events of national and international importance. There are a few questions on Indian Political System, Indian History, Economy, Geography and applied aspects of Science and Technology. The standard of this paper is again such as is expected of an average science/engineering/forestry/agriculture graduate. The questions in this paper are multiple choice objective-type in nature.

So far as the choice of optional subjects is concerned, list of subjects offers a vast choice. Every eligible candidate is usually expected to specialise in atleast one of the optional subjects which he/she would have offered during his/her academic degree. The choice of second subject is also not difficult. It is recommended that the candidates appearing for the first time in the examination should go through previous question papers before finally deciding on the optional subjects. The standard of optional subjects is that of degree level academic examination. Further details regarding syllabi of all optional subjects are available in the instructions received alongwith the application form supplied by the UPSC.

Interview: The written examination is followed by a personality test in the form of personal interview. The interviews are held by the UPSC soon after the result of written test is declared. The marks obtained in the interview are added to the marks obtained by a candidate in the written test to draw up the final merit list. The main aim of personality test is to judge the suitability of candidates as officers of Indian Forest Service. The candidates appearing in the interview may expect some questions on common day-to-day observations and current affairs of importance. Questions on Indian Polity, Planning Process, Budgeting and Economic Geography may also be expected. The personality test also aims at testing leadership qualities, mental alertness, initiative, balance of judgement, analytical capabilities and variety of interests.

Preparation and Coaching

The IFS being among the most prestigious services of the country, the competition for examination is quite tough and needs meticulous preparation. So far as optional subjects are concerned, most of the students are expected to do well. It is the performance of candidates in compulsory subjects which makes the real difference. Any candidate who does well in optional subjects and also excels in the compulsories can expect to qualify the examination. It, therefore, requires systematic planned study with added emphasis on both the compulsory subjects which are usually neglected during the academic examinations.

To have a sound base in the General Knowledge paper the candidates must refer to a basic and standard general knowledge book like "General Knowledge Refresher" by O.P. Khanna, regularly supported by "The Competition Master". This would keep the candidates posted upto date as far as general knowledge and current affairs are concerned and would give them an edge over others in this paper.

Similarly, the personal interview also requires an exhaustive preparation. Passing of written examination must not lead a candidate to a state of complacency. Personality test being the final test of suitability of the candidates for the service, thus assumed greater importance. Indepth study of all important aspects of general interest as well as brushing-up of optional subjects offered in the written examination is required. Thorough self-appraisal is also an effective way of preparing for the interview.

There are certain private institutions/agencies imparting coaching and guidance for IFS examination as well as personal interview. By taking due precautions for not falling into unscrupulous hands, coaching from a reputed institution will go a long way to help the fresh candidates to do well in this examination

 

4. INDIAN ECONOMIC SERVICE

Even today, the position of a government officer is considered to be a prestigious one. Out of several careers offered by the Government Sector, Indian Economic Service (IES) offers a very attractive opening to the graduates in Economics and Statistics.

Career Prospects
IES is the gateway to an exciting career in which the selected candidates join the service as Group 'A' Officers with excellent service conditions. The IES officers are placed in the Planning Commission, Planning Board, Ministry of Economic Affairs, National Sample Survey and other allied offices/departments that need specialists on economic and statistics. The nature of job is that of a specialist but at the same time having administrative mould.

The service conditions offered by the IES are similar to other Central Civil Services. The places of posting are usually in the State capitals or New Delhi. A candidate selected at a favourable age can expect to rise quite high in the career and touch the level of even Secretary to the Government of India, in any Ministry concerned with economic affairs.

The examination
The competitive examination for the IES is conducted every year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and consists of two partswritten examination and interview. The written examination contains maximum of 900 marks with five papers as under:

Paper-I General English 150 marks
Paper-II General Studies 150 marks
Paper-III General Economics-I 200 marks
Paper-IV General Economics-II 200 marks
Paper-V Indian Economics 200 marks


Each paper is of three-hour duration and is in the form of conventional essay type questions. Candidates are allowed to appear only in one medium of examination i.e., English. The candidates taking the exam should have completed 21 years of age and should not be over 28 years. Minimum academic qualification required is Bachelor's Degree with Economics or Statistics. It is, however, observed that post-graduates in Economics find it easier to take this examination.

How to Prepare?
It may be observed that General English is a full-fledged paper and unlike in the Civil Services Examination, where language paper is just qualifying in nature and the marks obtained are not counted in the final merit, the marks obtained in General English Paper in this examination form part of the total score of the candidate. Hence, knowledge of English Language plays an important role in this examination. The General English Paper includes an essay, precis and other descriptive questions to judge the candidates' comprehension of English Language. Candidates with good base of English Language can hope to do well. Essay, particula y, is very important as it is an instrument for judging not only the command over the language but also the depth of20knowledge and expression of the candidate on a given topical essay.

Paper-II (General Studies) has a maximum of 150 marks. Like other papers, it is descriptive in nature and is spread over three-hour duration. Paper-I and II are of vital importance as these papers assist a well-prepared candidate to get a higher percentage of marks. Paper on General Studies includes questions on Constitution of India, Indian History, physical, regional and economic Geography, General Science, national and international affairs, etc. Preliminary and basic study of Indian Political System, Indian History and Geography is required. A good book on General knowledge, supplemented by a good competitive magazine is a must for thorough preparations. In addition regular reading of a good and standard national newspaper also helps in updating the knowledge of current national and international affairs. The question paper may also have a question or two on economic planning and other economic problems, which the candidates otherwise also prepare for Paper-V (Indian Economics).

The remaining three papers are on Economics and carry 200 marks each. First is the paper on Economic Theory consisting of Micro and Macro-economic Theories. The syllabi of Micro and Micro Economics conforms to the syllabi of post-graduate classes in a standard university.

To prepare for this paper, standard books prescribed at post-graduate level for theory are considered to be most suitable. Efforts of the candidates should be to acquire the conceptual clarity so that even the complicated questions are tackled properly. The questions, in fact, are directed at judging the depth of knowledge of the candidates in economic theory. A candidate with a clear understanding of the subject can expect to do well in this paper.

Second paper of Economics consists of other allied theories of economics including Monetary and Fiscal Theory, Development, Planning, International Economics and Welfare Economics. The syllabus for this paper also consist of important aspects of the above disciplines of economic theory, which are taught at the post-graduate level in any standard Indian university. The paper also includes some input on basics of statistics. The candidates are also advised not to leave any part of the syllabus untouched and should prepare all the aspects thoroughly.

While the material for first two papers of economics is available in plenty and in a structured form, the preparations required for the third paper on Indian Economy require special efforts. The problem which a candidate faces in preparing for this paper is that even the latest edition of book on Indian Economics does not contain the latest data. With presentation and analysis of latest data only one can expect to score good marks. The standard text books on Indian Economy, therefore, need supplementing with good and reliable sources of data on Indian Economic Problems. One good source of latest data on Indian Economy is the latest pre-budget Economic survey, which is usually released every year by the Publications Division, Government of India. Another rich and reliable source is the latest Five Year Plan document which also gives an insight into the sector-wise five-year targets and performance of the previous plan. Yojana, a fortnightly magazine published by the Publications Division, is also useful. To get first hand and latest information on the important topics on Indian Economy, the regular feature titled as ARTICLE in the Competition Master is particularly important as it gives latest data as well as analysis of the problems faced by Indian Economy as well as its achievements. Understanding and knowledge of Indian Economy is more important as even the questions on second paper on Economics are also asked with special reference to the Indian Economy. A standard economic oriented newspaper also goes a long way in preparing for this paper.

While preparing for this examination, it must be remembered that it is a competitive examination. Every aspirant is presumed to be well versed with three papers on Economics. Candidates, thus, must prepare well not only in three papers on economics but also in the subjects of General Studies and General English. Thorough study, therefore, is a must to score over other candidates.

Like other competitive examinations, IES also requires planned preparation, determination, hardwork and will to succeed. The competition is distinct from the Civil Services Examination in as much as it has only one medium of examination, i.e., English and the marks obtained in General English are counted towards the final merit of the written examination. Moreover there is no preliminary examination. The competition is slightly restricted, as the graduates with Economics or Statistics only are eligible.

Interview
After the merit list is prepared on the basis of written examination, it is followed by an interview. The interview has a maximum of 250 marks and the marks obtained in the interview are added to the score of the written examination, for drawing-up the final merit list. Although there are no prescribed minimum marks for getting an interview call, this is decided by several factors like the number of vacancies and the level of marks obtained by the candidates in general.

Candidates called for the interview have to be thoroughly prepared. The performance of the candidates and their academic record is before the interview board and hence, the interview is aimed at judging the depth of the knowledge of the candidates. The board not only judges the knowledge of the candidate in Economics, it also tries to ascertain the suitability of the candidate for the IES. In this effort, the expression and intelligence of the candidate particularly comes under close scrutiny. The interest of the candidates in the current national and international events is also an important criterion to judge the versatility of the candidates. Other qualities which are also judged are initiative, intelligence, and communication skills.

To do well in the interview it is essential that the candidates carry out special preparations. Allied subjects like Indian Polity, Geography, Science and Technology, etc are required to be prepared. The candidates must also prepare adequately in the current events, both national and international. Regular reading of a standard competitive magazine and good newspaper would help the candidates to prepare well for the interview. Discussion on current national and international issues with other aspirants and friends also goes a long way in assisting a candidate to prepare well. While preparing, the candidates may practice by using the technique of mock-interviews. Interview gains more importance in this competition as the marks of interview come to about 22 per cent of maximum marks (i.e. 1150 marks). In contrast, interview marks form only 12 per cent of maximum marks (i.e. 2050 marks) in the Civil Services Examination.

A thorough preparation would, therefore, result in success of the candidates at this examination and would help the candidates desirous of taking up this prestigious career. The number of vacancies vary from 20 to 40 every year. The selected candidates can get the mundane satisfaction of being instrumental in taking policy decision for the economy within their area of operations.

 

5. NDA

This avenue is open to relatively younger candidates with 10+2 qualifications. NDA and Naval Academy (Executive Branch) provides assured career at young age with no financial burden of four-year training in the various training academies. The training at NDA culminates with a graduation degree from the Jawaharlal Nehru University. Three-year training at NDA is followed up by one-year professional training at Indian Military Academy (IMA) for the Army, Naval Academy for the Indian Navy and Air Force Academy for the Air Force.

All these wings of Defence Forces offer very good career opportunities blended with adventure. Besides offering one of the best pay structure in the government service, the forces also offer facilities like free rations, free medical facilities, free/concessional travel by rail during leave, provident fund, group insurance and concessional residential accommodation. Besides, defence forces also offer a good social and regimented life. Time-bound promotions, upto a particular level, for all officers and selective top promotions to the meritorious and bright officers is the hallmark of a career in the defence forces.

The Selection Process

The UPSC conducts the NDA and Naval Academy (Executive Branch) Examination twice every year usually in the months of April and September. Each examination is conducted to select 350 candidates, with 214 seats for the Army, 43 for the Navy 73 for the Air Force and 20 seats for the Executive Branch of Naval Academy. At the time of submitting the applications, the candidates are required to give their preferences for particular wings of the forces. The advertisement for September Examination usually apperars in April, every year, in all major national and regional newspapers. Similarly, the advertisement for April examination usually appears in September/October. Simultaneously the detailed advertisement also appears in the "Employment News" of the concerned week.

(a) Eligibility: Only unmarried male candidates of the age group of 161/2 years to 19 years are eligible to take the examination for NDA/Naval Academy (Executive Branch). Educational qualification for Army and Air Force wing at NDA is 12th pass of 10+2 pattern or equivalent. For Naval wing of NDA and Naval Academy (Executive Branch), the educational qualification is 12th pass of 10+2 pattern with Physics and Mathematics or equivalent. The candidates appearing for the final examination of 10+2 standard are also eligible to appear.

For being eligible to appear in the examination, a candidate must be a citizen of India or a subject of Bhutan or Nepal. Tibetan refugees or persons of Indian Origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam, with the intention of permanently settling in India, are also eligible. However, candidates belonging to these categories shall need to obtain a certificate of eligibility from the Government of India.

A candidate seeking admission to the examination must send his application form to the UPSC on the proforma given in the advertisement for this examination. The admission to the examination is purely provisional as no certificates are required to be attached with the application.

(b) Written Examination:
The candidates are tested in two papers of 21/2 hours duration each. First paper is of "Mathematics" and carries a maximum of 600 marks. The question papers consist of objective type questions and are set in English only. There is no fixed pass percentage of marks and depending on the number of candidates appearing in the examination and their overall performance, the qualifying marks are determined.

The paper-I on Mathematics is of Matriculation Examination standard and consists questions on Arithmetic, Mensuration, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Statistics. Paper-II on General Ability consists of two parts. Part-A comprises of the test of English Language to judge the general understanding of English Language by the candidates and carries 200 marks. Part-B of Paper-II consists of General Knowledge carrying 400 marks and has six sections. The weightage given to these six sections of General Knowledge is: Physics 25% Chemistry 15%, General Science 10%, History, Freedom Movement etc 20%, Geography 20% and current Affairs 10%.

There are 40 centres of examination. The names of these centres are: Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhopal, Bombay, Calcutta, Chandigarh, Cochin, Cuttack, Delhi, Dharwar, Dispur, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kavaratti, Kohima, Lucknow, Madras, Madurai, Nagpur, Panaji, Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Tirupati, Trivandrum, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam.

(c) Intelligence and Personality Test: Just like the CDS Examination, all the candidates declared successful in the written examination are required to qualify an intelligence and personality test conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB). The intelligence tests at SSB are both oral as well as written and are designed to judge the basic intelligence of the candidates. During the four-day-personality test, the candidates are also put to Group Tests such as group discussion, group planning, outdoor group tasks etc. All these tests are aimed at judging the behaviour of the candidate in a group. In addition the personality test also requires a candidate to deliver an impromptu lecturette on the subjects of general interest as well as to clear ten obstacles in 30 seconds. This way mental calibre as well as physical robustness of the candidates is judged. The SSB interview is also blended with a series of psychological tests like Situation REaction Test (SRT) and pictures story writing. These psychological tests are aimed at judging the trait of positive outlook of the candidate. In broad terms, the intelligence and personality test is not only the test of intellectual faculties of the candidates but is also directed at judging their social traits, interest in current affairs and physical and psychological toughness which finally helps to judge their suitability for the services.

The candidates declared successful after the SSB interview are then required to undergo a comprehensive medical examination by a medical board in a local Military Hospital. To avoid the last minute disappointment the candidates are advised to get themselves medically examined as per the prescribed standards. Prescribed standards of medical fitness are given in the detailed advertisement given in the Employment News.

The Training Academies

On the basis of performance of the candidates in the written examination and the personality test, final merit list is prepared and published in all leading newspapers. The candidates, on the basis of their rank in the final merit list and preference, are asked to join at the NDA or Naval Academy (Executive Branch).

The three-year training at NDA includes the qualifying of certain physical standards, basic knowledge of three wings of the armed forces and study of academics leading to a graduation degree. In addition, basic etiquettes of the forces, discipline in the armed forces and basics of drill etc are also taught. After successful training spreading over six terms of six months each at NDA, the candidates, as per their choice, go to the Indian Military Academy for Army or to the Naval Academy for Navy or to the Air-Force Academy for Air Force for two terms of six months each. On successful completion of training at these academies, the cadets are Commissioned into the defence forces as Second Lieutenant (Army) or Acting sub-Lieutenant (Navy) or Pilot Officer (Air-Force). During the last six months of training the cadets are also entitled to the salary which is given to them in lump-sum, on commissioning.

Coaching and Preparations

Preparations for the written examination needs special attention, Mathematics paper, being theoretical in nature is comparatively easy to prepare. Paper-II (General Ability) needs special attention and preparation which consists of English and General Knowledge. Regular reading of "The Competition Master" is particularly useful for Paper-II as it effectively helps the candidates to prepare for English Language and General Knowledge. Similarly, SSB interview being different from routine interviews needs special preparations. There are certain academies, particularly those run by former officers of the defence forces, which provide useful coaching to the candidates preparing for the interview. The candidates may choose genuine academies and undergo coaching for the interview.

Further details about the examination are available in the detailed advertisment which appears in the Employment News. Information about the examination is also given in the "Candidates Information Manual" which gives details about objective-type tests. This booklet is supplied by the UPSC to all the candidates alongwith the admission certificate.

 

Career: Civil service 

 

1. Civil service

The Indian Civil Service serves as the backbone of India and carries great respect and responsibilities. India's best brains vie for entry into the Indian Civil Services as officers. Even though corporate jobs may offer the best of salaries and perks, a majority of youngsters and their parents still crave entry to the prestigious Indian Civil Services held by the UPSC.

EXAM PROCEDURE:

The Application Procedure for the Civil Services Examination is pretty simple. Electronically scannable Application Forms along with the Information Brochure can be obtained from the designated Head Post Offices / Post Offices throughout the country. The duly filled in Application Form with the acknowledgement card should be sent to - Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, New Delhi - 110011. For more details regarding Syllabi, Examination Centres and other clauses, interested candidates are advised to check UPSC's Notification issued during December in 'Employment News' and all major newspaper

Scheme of the Examination
The successive stages of examination are:

  • Preliminary Examination for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination
  • Main Examination (Written) for the selection of candidates for interview for a Personality Test.
  • Interview (Personality Test)

Academic Eligibility for IAS Exams

  • A degree of any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be a Deemed University under the UGC Act, 1956, or an equivalent qualification.
  • Candidates who have appeared or intend to appear for the qualifying examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear for the Preliminary Examination. All such candidates who qualify to appear for the Civil Services Main Examination must produce proof of having passed the said examination along with their application for the Main Examination.
  • The UPSC may in exceptional cases treat a candidate without the foregoing requisite qualification as an eligible candidate if he / she has passed an examination conducted by other institutions, the standard of which justifies his / her admission in the opinion of the Commission.
  • Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognised by the Government as equivalent to professional and technical degrees.
  • Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Main Examination. However they must submit along with their Main Examination application, a certificate from the concerned authority of the University / Institution that they have passed the final professional medical examination. At the Interview stage they must then produce a certificate from a competent authority that they have completed (including internship) all the requirements for the award of the Medical Degree.


Other Eligibility Conditions for IAS Exams

(1) Nationality
i. Only Indian nationals are eligible for IAS and IPS.
ii. For other services a candidate can be either of the following:
a. a citizen of India,
b. a subject of Nepal,
c. a subject of Bhutan,
d. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
e. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vietnam, Zaire or Zambia with the intention of permanently settling in India. Candidates belonging to either categories of b., c., d. or e., must produce an eligibility certificate issued by the Government of India. Those who belong to either of b., c., or d., categories are not eligible for appointment to the Indian Foreign Service.

(2) Age Limit
i. A candidate must have attained 21 years and not be over 30 years on August 1 of the year of examination.
ii. The upper age limit is relaxed in specific cases as mentioned below:
a. upto a maximum of 5 years if the candidate belongs to SC/ST.
b. upto a maximum of 3 years if the candidate belongs to Other Backward Classes.
c. upto a maximum of 5 years if the candidate had been domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir during the period between January 1, 1980 and December 31, 1989.
d. upto a maximum of 3 years in the case of Defence Services personnel disabled during hostilities with foreign countries or in a disturbed area and consequently released.
e. upto a maximum of 5 years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs / SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on August 1 of the year of examination and have been released:

    • on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from August 1 of the year of examination) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or
    • on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service, or
    • on invalidment.

f. upto a maximum of 5 years in the case of ECOs / SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment (5 years Military Service) as on August 1 of the year of examination and whose assignment has been extended beyond 5 years. Such candidates will have to provide a certificate from the Ministry of Defence stating that they can apply for civil employment and they will be released on a notice of 3 months, upon selection, from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.
g. upto a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and orthopaedically handicapped candidates.

ATTEMPTS:
A maximum of 4 attempts is permitted to every candidate and 7 to those belonging to Other Backward Classes. There is no restriction on the number of attempts in the case of SC/ST candidates. All this provided you are still under the age limit. Also it is wiser to be mentally ready for several attempts as cracking the Civil Services Exams is a tough nut to crack the first time around; and if you do qualify you may want to attempt again to improve your ranking and therefore your service allotment.

PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION:
The Preliminary Examination is one of the toughest exams in India and you should not take it lightly even though it is meant to serve as a screening test. This examination is conducted according to the following pattern:

PAPER SUBJECT DURATION MARKS QUESTION TYPE

1

General Studies

2 hrs

150

Objective Type

2

Optional Subject

2 hrs

300

Objective Type

General Studies includes the following: General Science, Current Events of national and international importance, History of India and Indian National Movement, India and World Geography, Indian Polity and Economy and General Mental Ability.

Optional Subjects for Preliminary Examination: Agriculture, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commerce, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Geography, Geology, Indian History, Law, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Science, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Statistics and Zoology.

MAIN EXAMINATION:

The Main Examination is to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of the candidates. The Written Examination in the Main Examination consists of 9 papers and is conducted according to the following pattern:

PAPER SUBJECT DURATION MARKS QUESTION TYPE

I

One Indian language from those included in the Eighth Schedule* of the Constitution

2 hrs

300

Essay Type

II

English

3 hrs

300

Conventional Type

III

Essay

3 hrs

200

Essay Type

IV&V

General Studies

3 hrs

300 for each

Essay Type

VI,VII,VIII & IX

Two papers in each of two Optional ** Subjects

3 hrs

300 for each

Essay Type

 

* Languages are: Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Marathi, Malayalam, Manipuri, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.

** Optional Subjects for the Main Examination: Agriculture, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Anthropology, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commerce & Accountancy, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Geography, Geology, History, Law, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Science, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science & International Relations, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Statistics, Zoology, Literature of one of the following languages: Arabic, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Marathi, Malayalam, Manipuri, Nepali, Oriya, Pali, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.

official site: WWW.upsc.gov.in

 

Career: CLAT 

 

1. Common law entrance test

The Common Law Admission Test CLAT will be conducted for admission to the Undergraduate Programs at eleven National Law Universities and also for the Post-graduate Programs (LL.M) for admission to NLSIU, NALSAR, NLIU, NLU, WBNUJS, HNLU, GNLU, RMLNLU and RGNUL.

CLAT 2010 Eligibility:

To be eligible for taking CLAT-2010, a candidate should have passed Higher Secondary School/Intermediate Examination (10+2) or its equivalent examination with not less than 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST/OBC* and persons with Disability*). Age of candidate should not be more than 20 years (in case of General/OBC candidates and 22 years in case of SC/ST* and persons with Disability* on 1st July, 2010. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination can also appear provisionally. However, they shall have to produce proof of having passed the qualifying examination before or at the time of admission with detailed mark sheet.

CLAT 2010 Pattern of the Test Paper for Undergraduate Programs:

  • Total Marks : 200
  • Total number of questions : 200

Subject areas with weightage:

  • English including Comprehension : 40 Marks
  • General Knowledge/ Current Affairs : 50 Marks
  • Elementary Mathematics (Numerical ability) : 20 Marks
  • Legal Aptitude : 45 Marks
  • Logical Reasoning : 45 Marks

CLAT 2010 for Post graduate Programs

The CLAT-2010 for the post-graduate programme (LL.M) will be applicable for admission to NLSIU, NALSAR, NLIU, WBNUJS, HNLU, GNLU, RMLNLU and RGNUL only.
For NLU, Jodhpur, candidates are required to apply separately to that University.

Eligibility for CLAT 2010:
To be eligible for appearing in the Common Law Admission Test CLAT to the two year LL.M. Degree Course, a candidate should have passed the LL.B/B.L. Degree or an equivalent degree from a recognized University with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% in case of SC/ST/OBC* and persons with Disability*).

Pattern of the Test Paper for Postgraduate Programme:

  • Total Marks : 200
  • Subject areas : Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Legal Theory

Total number of questions:

  • Objective Type : 50 questions of one mark each
  • Short answers : 10 questions of five marks each
  • Essay : Two questions of 50 marks each

Common Law Admission Test 2010 - CLAT Application Form 2010
1. Publication of advertisement in leading English/Hindi national daily Newspapers

  1. 1st week of January, 2010
  2. Last week of February, 2010

2. Issue of CLAT 2010 Application Forms from all CLAT 2010 members universities and specified branches of State Bank of India (to be notified later) From: 11th January, 2010 (Monday)
3. Last date for submission of filled-in CLAT 2010 Forms: 02nd April, 2010 (Friday)
4. Date of admission test CLAT 2010 for UG/PG: 09th May, 2010 (Sunday) From 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon.
5. Publication of CLAT 2010 Result: 29th May, 2010 (Saturday).
6. Last date of acceptance and confirmation of admission by depositing money in SBI specified branches (to be notified later): 15th June, 2010 (Tuesday).
8. Completion of CLAT Admission Process: 28th June, 2010 (Monday).
9. Commencement of classes: 01st July, 2010 (Thursday).
Please note that above dates are tentative and the Convenor, CLAT has reserved all the rights to change above dates as per contingencies and requirements.

official site of CLAT: www.clat.ac.in

 

Career: Common Entrance Examination for Design 

 

1. Common Entrance Examination for Design

CEED (Common Entrance Examination for Design) is an all India examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT, Bombay), on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Education, Government of India. CEED is a qualifying examination for admission to Post Graduate M.Des. programmes at the Industrial Design Centre (IIT Bombay), Instrument Design and Development Centre (IIT Delhi), Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (IISc Bangalore) and Design Programme (IIT Kanpur). For IIT Kanpur GATE is also a qualifying examination. Candidates also have to fulfill other requirements such as tests & interviews of the respective institutions for admission.

Eligibility for CEED 2010 Exam

Candidates must either have completed or be expecting to complete any of the following,:
(i) Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Architecture / Design/ Interior Design, or equivalent
(ii) Professional Diploma in Design (NID/CEPT, or equivalent)
(iii) B.F.A. (4 year professional program, after 10+2)
(iv) G.D. Art (5 year program after 10th) with one year professional experience
(v) Master's degree in Arts / Science / Computer Applications

CEED examCovers the following parts:

PART A
Visual Perception and Creative Ability Test to judge Visual sensitivity and imagination.

PART B
- Written Communication
- Ability to express precisely one's thoughts on a given topic.
- Ability to comprehend a given passage in English and summarize it

DESIGN APTITUDE
Development of new product/ visual concepts and creative ideas based on analytical observation of problems from daily life situations. Choice of product concepts suitable for small and large scale production. Generation of solution in a given material and process such as sheet metal work wood fabrication, plastic moulding, wire fabrication, etc. or representations of visual concepts into visual symbols and form, aided with drawings and illustrations. Drawings based on your analysis.

DRAWING SKILLS
Imagination of objects, people and places from our immediate or distant environments.

purchasing CEED 2010 Study Material:

CASE -01: ONLINE ENROLLMENT( Credit card /Netbanking ): Simply go to  http://architectureaptitude.com/tutorial-packages.aspx#CEED  then click on ENROLL ONLINE option. This  option helps you to fill in all your details in the format we desire. after completion of ONLINE REGISTRATION you will get a unique CART number against your Enrollment. then send us a copy of ID Proof at our E-Mail i.e. icr.edu@gmail.com . your dispatch will start within 48 hour after recieval of enrollment.

CASE -02: OFFLINE ENROLLMENT (Demand draft / Cash / Cheque) : Simply go to http://architectureaptitude.com/registration.aspx , fill Registration form completely and submit it. after submission of registration form you will get a Unique Registration number & form deposit receipt. Mention this registration number & tutorial package details/Mock Test details at backside of the Cheque/Demand Draft/ Cash deposit slip. now you can directly send/drop/deposit the cheque/Cash in any Branch of Union Bank of India  throughout the country in Account of Ashish Bhargava A/c No. 549102010000089 Kolar road Branch, Bhopal, India.

or you can download OFFLINE Registration form and send us whole documents( i.e. Registration Form, 02 photograph, copy of ID Proof, Demand draft in Favor of “Improvement Career & Research Education Services Bhopal, Payable at Bhopal” ) by EMS Speed post/Registry ( Not by any courier service ) at:

Off. Address:
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Kolar Road, Bhopal, M.P., IndiaPin: 462042

 

Career: NID ENTRANCE EXAMINATION 

 

1. NID ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

National Institute of Design is nationally and internationally acclaimed as one of the finest educational and research institutions for Industrial, Communication, Textile and IT Integrated (Experiential) Design.

The Institute offers Post-Graduate Diploma Program in Design (PGDPD) in its three campuses.
Post-Graduate Diploma Program in Design is 2 to 2½ year Program offered in the following specific areas of sectoral specialization in 16 design Programs under the five faculties.

Eligibility
Candidates having a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (including those who will be appearing for the qualifying examinations during the academic year) in the areas mentioned against each discipline are eligible to apply.
Those applying for more than one Program should send separate application forms. One cannot apply for more than two Programs. The medium of instruction for PG Program at NID is English.
Upper age limit for candidates is 27 years (relaxable by 3 years for reserved categories). Candidates with work experience are preferred.
Projected Number of Seats in PGDPD: 220 (Includes OBC and other reserved categories)

OFFICIAL SITE OF NID FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:  www.nid.edu