Bihar Intermediate Exam: 360 students expelled for cheating

Of the candidates barred from the rest of the examination, Nawada district accounted for the most (59), followed by Gaya (35) and Patna (19), the statement said.

Bihar intermediate exams

Bihar intermediate exams

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For using unfair means in the Intermediate examination, a total of 360 examinees, many of them girls, were expelled across the state on Thursday, the third day of the intermediate examination.

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5 arrested, many barred from the rest of examinations

Besides, five persons in Jehanabad, Nalanda, Gaya and Darbhanga districts were arrested for allegedly impersonating as candidates, a statement issued by the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) that conducts the examination said here.

Of the candidates barred from the rest of the examination, Nawada district accounted for the most (59), followed by Gaya (35) and Patna (19), the statement said. In Nawada district around 32 girl examinees were caught cheating in centre number 2311 at Seth Sagar Mal Aggarwal Women college in the first sitting of Physics examination, the BSEB statement said.

Report in details

The Board ordered cancellation of first sitting of test at the said centre in Nawada, the statement added. Superintendent of the centre, Assistant Superintendent have been put under suspension and removed from exam duty. Along with them 17 invigilators of the Nawada centre have also been suspended and removed from exam duty.

The intermediate or state plus two examination had drawn nationwide condemnation last year after the toppers scam broke out in which Arts topper Ruby Roy had described her subject as “Prodikal science” in place of political science which, she had said, was related to cooking.

Like in the past two days, BSEB Chairman Anand Kishore tried to ensure cheating-free examination this time by spending the day making surprise visits to several centres where he himself frisked examinees.

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94,832 candidates apply for MBA entrance exam in Maharashtra

As the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) received as many as 94,832 applications, several experts have attributed the growth to its better job prospects.

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As MBA courses are becoming popular among students due to its job oriented programmes, over 94, 000 aspirants in Maharashtra have applied for MBA entrance exam.

As the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) received as many as 94,832 applications, several experts have attributed the growth to its better job prospects.

Aspirants opt for CET

Following the implementation of state-held Common Entrance Test (CET), a single window for MBA admission, the need of taking multiple entrance tests has been considerably eased .

Earlier, aspirants have to take multiple tests such as Association of Indian Management Schools Test for Management Admissions and Common Management Admission Test for admission to MBA courses in the state.

Moreover, several coaching classes providing preparatory courses to aspirants have seen many students opting for CET.

“We have seen more students applying for CET this year. More students want to study in Maharashtra colleges than in previous years,” said Prasanth Nair, TIME manager, according to Indian Express.

He however observed that even if there is an increased in number of application which may indicate a rise in demand, it did not indicate a change in the management sector.

“The demand for MBA courses was at its peak around 2011 and today’s demand is not even close to what it was back then,” said Nair.

Aspirants may race for seats

As the number of applicant rapidly increased, the competition too has become tougher. Although the availability of seats is not exactly figured, it is speculated that there could be around 25,000 seats across the state.

According to DTE’s Director Dayanand Meshram, every three students will be competing for one seat.

Unlike this year’s increased in number of application, over 10,000 seats had remained vacant in the last academic session. Considering the huge proportion of seats lying vacant in many institutes over the last few years, some institutes have applied to the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for reduction of intake capacity.

“The apex body for professional courses is likely to grant the permission to reduce intake. A final seat count will be available by April 30 when the AICTE grants Extension of Affiliation to all colleges,” said Ramesh Unnikrishnan, AICTE Western Region Director.

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Gujarat Board decides to hold exam at two blacklisted exam centres

While as many as 468 students were apprehended of copying in mathematics paper alone from these three examination centres, only the Choila centre in Aravalli will not be holding the board examination.

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Following the cancellation of three examination centres in the tribal districts of Gujarat due to the alleged practice of mass copying during the examination in March last year, the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) is still considering holding the exam in the two centres as no alternative means were provided by the DEO.

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Of the three blacklisted exam centres — (Sabarkantha), Choila (Aravalli) and Bhikapura (Chhota Udepur), the board has decided to hold the exam next month at Lambadiya in Sabarkantha district and Bhikapura in Chhota Udepur district.

While as many as 468 students were apprehended for copying in the mathematics paper alone from these three examination centres, only the Choila centre in Aravalli is debarred from holding the board examination.

“These two centres stands as alternate arrangements could not be made by the respective district education officers. Though the board had issued orders for the cancellation last year but we have no other option than to continue conducting examinations,” said a GSHSEB Officer on Special Duty (OSD) M A Pathan, as reported in The Indian Express.

When contacted by IE, DEO of Sabarkantha R S Upadhyay said, “I have written to the board (GSHSEB) as well as the state government that the nearest examination centre is in Khedbrahma which is 35 kilometre far. For alternate arrangement, there is no building of required rooms and blocks where nearly 400-500 Class 10 students can take their exams. So, we are helpless and cannot shift the students to other centres.”

What happened in March last year?

According to an Indian Express report, while nearly 500 students scored over 90 per cent in the objective section in Class 10 mathematics, they scored zero in subjective section, which was detected by the board.

Subsequently, students who scored above 90 per cent in the objective section were apprehended during the hearing as these students were unable to even identify a triangle from a circle and even failed to solve simple arithmetics.

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IITs to come under Single Engineering Entrance Exam from 2018

The ministry has decided to conduct single engineering entrance test every year and it will be designed in a way that the linguistic diversity of the country is taken into consideration

IITs to come under Single Engineering Entrance Exam

IITs to come under Single Engineering Entrance Exam

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On the lines of NEET-examination, a single engineering entrance examinations will be conducted for admission into engineering colleges from the academic year 2018-19.

It is learnt that the coveted IITs, for which a nationwide competitive examinations are held, may also be brought in under the ambit of the new test.

HRD sets stage for one engineering entrance exam:

The HRD ministry has recently asked the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to explain and mention suitable norms for holding such an exercise.

The HRD ministry has told the AICTE that the proposal is in line with the government’s policy and it could incorporate suitable regulations to enable the holding of such a test, sources said.

The AICTE, oversees the aspects related to technical education in the country, had discussed at a recent meeting proposal for having a single entrance test for engineering colleges for undergraduate courses

Single Engineering Entrance Exam to be conducted multiple times every year:

The ministry has taken this decision to bring in greater transparency, maintain higher standards and also try to ensure that students are saved from the burden of taking too many tests, the sources said. The ministry is also in favour of seeking constructive suggestions from states and Deemed Universities for the successful holding of such a test, they added.

It has also been decided that the single entrance test would be conducted multiple times every year and it will be designed in a way that the linguistic diversity of the country is taken into consideration, the sources said.

A common NEET exam for admission to medical colleges already exists, but there are a number of exams for entrance into engineering colleges.

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IITs to come under Single Engineering Entrance Exam from 2018

The ministry has decided to conduct single engineering entrance test every year and it will be designed in a way that the linguistic diversity of the country is taken into consideration

IITs to come under Single Engineering Entrance Exam

IITs to come under Single Engineering Entrance Exam

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On the lines of NEET-examination, a single engineering entrance examinations will be conducted for admission into engineering colleges from the academic year 2018-19.

It is learnt that the coveted IITs, for which a nationwide competitive examinations are held, may also be brought in under the ambit of the new test.

HRD sets stage for one engineering entrance exam:

The HRD ministry has recently asked the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to explain and mention suitable norms for holding such an exercise.

The HRD ministry has told the AICTE that the proposal is in line with the government’s policy and it could incorporate suitable regulations to enable the holding of such a test, sources said.

The AICTE, oversees the aspects related to technical education in the country, had discussed at a recent meeting proposal for having a single entrance test for engineering colleges for undergraduate courses

Single Engineering Entrance Exam to be conducted multiple times every year:

The ministry has taken this decision to bring in greater transparency, maintain higher standards and also try to ensure that students are saved from the burden of taking too many tests, the sources said. The ministry is also in favour of seeking constructive suggestions from states and Deemed Universities for the successful holding of such a test, they added.

It has also been decided that the single entrance test would be conducted multiple times every year and it will be designed in a way that the linguistic diversity of the country is taken into consideration, the sources said.

A common NEET exam for admission to medical colleges already exists, but there are a number of exams for entrance into engineering colleges.

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CBSE won’t apply its 3 Indian language plan for Class 10 Board exam till 2020

A senior official said that “even if the new plan is approved by the ministry and CBSE starts working on the scheme it would not” happen before 2019-20.

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In a sigh of relief for all board students and their parents, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has recently come up with a new plan (three-language formula) for Class 10 Board examination.

(Read: Why is CBSE removing its international curriculum?)

According to a new proposal, if a student is currently studying in Class 7 or above, need not worry about shifting to schools affiliated to CBSE where three-language formula is applicable.

Here’s why:

  • It is speculated that the government has decided this keeping in view the schedule of students studying in the current academic session and does not want to disturb them.

(Read: CBSE Class 10 Board exams to get compulsory, official notification released at cbse.nic.in)

When did the proposal of three-language formula come in?

  • Last year, in December, CBSE had sent the proposed three-language formula for secondary education to Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry, clearing all the doubts over it and when the new scheme would be implemented
  • As per sources, there were differences in the existing three-language formula of CBSE and the proposed scheme:
    1. The scheme extends till Class 10
    2. It will not include foreign languages as one of the options for students.

Key notes of the new plan:

  • In the new plan, candidates are required to take up three Indian languages listed in schedule VIII of the Constitution, one of which could be English
  • The three languages would be main subjects in the Class 10 board exams
  • Also, students can study a foreign language, or a non-listed Indian language, as an additional subject, which will be non-qualifying in nature.

According to a senior HRD official, even if the new plan is approved by the ministry and CBSE starts working on the scheme it would not “happen before 2019-20”.

“When the scheme is implemented will depend on the how soon the policy is finalised. Once the policy is framed, the schools would need to be given time as under this formula a student will get the option of 22 languages, for which teachers need to be appointed,” said¬† CBSE official in recent TOI report.

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APPSC,AE,Mains,Exam:,Admit,cards,to,be,out,soon,at,apspsc.gov.in

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) will release the admit cards soon on the official website, apspsc.gov.in

APPSC AE Mains Exam: Admit cards to be out soon at apspsc.gov.in

APPSC AE Mains Exam: Admit cards to be out soon at apspsc.gov.in

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Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) will release the admit cards soon on the official website, apspsc.gov.in

How to download

  • Go to the official website
  • Click on the link, ‘Click here to download the admit cards’
  • Enter the necessary details
  • After submitting the same, the admit cards will be displayed on the screen
  • Take a printout for future use

The candidates must carry the admit card to the examination centre, failing to which they will not be allowed to sit for the examination.

The exam is scheduled to be held on February 1 and February 2.

The candidates should keep it in mind that they will not be allowed to sit in the examinations without the admit card. The candidates who will clear the examinations successfully  will be hired for the respective posts.

About APPSC:

The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) is an organisation that works under the government of Andhra Pradesh to recruit staff for various posts in the various ministries and departments, and in subordinate offices. The commission also conducts examinations for the recruitment in various departments of the state.

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CAT 2016: Avidipto Chakraborty tops exam with 100 per cent

Avidipto is a final year student of BITS Pilani, Goa. Currently, he is pursuing BTech (Computer Science) and MSc from the institution.

In picture, CAT topper Avidipto Chakraborty

In picture, CAT topper Avidipto Chakraborty

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The results of CAT 2016 was declared today, January 9, 2017. Kolkata boy Avidipto Chakraborty topped the examination with 100 per cent marks.

Excerpts from the interview

  • Regarding the success, the BITS Pilani student said, “Mock test and analysis is the key to my success. I gave two to three mock tests on a daily basis and in total, i gave 86 mock tests of different institutes like Times, Career launcher and other institutions.”
  • He also attributed his success to his parents and friends. “I got inspiration from people who are scoring more than me, who are repeating the exams. My friends constant advice and guidance helped me a lot,” he said, adding, “My parents gave me full liberty and support.”
  • Avidipto is a final year student of BITS Pilani, Goa. Currently, he is pursuing BTech (Computer Science) and MSc from the institution
  • Regarding his interest in this field, he said, “Though I have performed well in my college, in my engineering courses, I choose this field because I wish to be a consultant.”
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UPSC,NDA,NA,Exam,(I),,2017:,Official,notification,releasing,on,January,18,,2017

The registration process for NDA (National Defence Academy ) NA (Indian Naval Academy) exam (I), 2017 will commence from January 18, 2018. The exam is being conducted for admission into army, navy and air force wings of the National Defence Academy.

Registration ending on January 10, 2017

Registration ending on January 10, 2017

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The registration process for NDA (National Defence Academy ) NA (Indian Naval Academy) exam (I), 2017 will commence from January 18, 2018. All those candidates who are interested in the same are required to apply at the official website, www.upsc.nic.in.

The exam is being conducted for admission into army, navy and air force wings of the National Defence Academy for the 138th course and for the 100th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from July 2, 2017. The exam is scheduled to be conducted on April 23, 2017.

Eligibility criteria

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:

National Defence Academy: All the candidates who are interested in applying for this academy need to have cleared Class 12 or equivalent examination from a recognised board/university.

Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the class 12 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy:  All the candidates interested in applying for this post need to have cleared Class 12 or equivalent from a recognised board/university with physics and mathematics as compulsory subjects.

Those applicants who are currently enrolled in Class 12 are also eligible to appear for this examination.

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Uttar Pradesh UPPCL JE, AE, Technician exam 2016: Admit cards released, download now

UPPCL JE AE Technician exam admit card 2016 released

The admit card of the UPPCL Junior Engineer (JE), Assistant Engineer (AE) Trainee, Technician Grade II exam has been released on the official website. The candidates who have appeared for the exam can download the admit card now, as it has been released.

The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd will conduct the examinations on November 11, 12 and 13 of this year across the state.

The candidates are requested to carry their admit card at the time of exam, otherwise they will not be allowed to appear in the exam.

Steps to download the admit card:

  • Visit the official website, www.uppcl.org
  • Click on the relevant link
  • Enter the required details
  • Admit card will appear on the screen
  • Download it and take a print out for further reference.

About UPPCL:

In the wake of power sector reforms and restructuring in Uttar Pradesh, the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) is established on January 14, 2000. The corporation is responsible for planning and managing the sector through transmission, distribution and supply of electricity.

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