Month: November 2013

UGC NET: UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS

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Introduction:

In Indian culture, education has always played a huge role, and as a result of it, many scholars have been produced. Considering the importance of education, and continuing the heritage of rich education, University Grants Commission and Government of India have focused more on the quality of the education provided to coming generations. Thus, new exam is taken to find better and talented teachers from the society. There are many parts of different section of educations that are covered under this test.

The UGC has introduced for the first time the Junior Fellowship program, which is the basic qualifying criterion for conducting research in the universities. The whole thing is conducted as per the guidelines of the central government. Since 1988, it is necessary to pass the National Eligibility Test for lectureship, which is commonly called NET. The NET is supervised by the National Eligibility Test Bureau.

The UGCNET has 84 test centers all around the country with 94 subjects in it.  The test is conducted in the month of June, and December every year. For these tests, the notifications are given to the aspirants in advance in the month of March and September.  After the exam is done, the results are released in the month of October for June exam, and April for the test in December.

The subjects included in the exam are:

  • English,
  • Telugu,
  • Hindi,
  • Bengali,
  • Marathi,
  • Law,
  • Economics,
  • Political Science,
  • Psychology, Philosophy,
  • History,
  • Sociology,
  • Education,
  • Commerce,
  • Kannada,
  • Oriya,
  • Punjabi,
  • Sanskrit,
  • Tamil,
  • Arabic,
  • Linguistic,
  • Chinese,
  • Nepali,
  • Manipuri,
  • Gujarati,
  • French,
  • Persian,
  •  Santali,
  • Rajasthani,
  • German,
  • Japanese,
  • Adult Education,
  • Continuing Education,
  • Non Formal Education,
  • Physical Education,
  •  Indian Culture,
  • Labor Welfare,
  • Industrial Relations,
  • Personal Management,
  • Labor and Social Welfare and
  • Human Resource management.

One can take this exam in any of the above subject as per requirement, and interest. But the above subjects are not all that are included in the pattern; there are subjects related to science like, Earth atmospheric Ocean and planetary sciences, Chemical Sciences Life science, Mathematical Science and Physical Sciences.

Previously the exam was descriptive type, but from June 2012, the UGC net exam pattern has been changed to objective type. The exam has three papers, which are as follows:

Paper I:

This is a general paper, which judges the teaching ability of the candidates. It consists of 60 questions distributed in different sections like reasoning, comprehension and general awareness. Every question consists of two marks, and the candidate needs to answer a minimum of 50 questions to clear the cut off.

Paper II:

This consists of 50 questions, and all questions are necessary to answer.

Paper III:

This paper consists of 75 questions.

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Prepare well and maximize your chances of success in MAT Entrance exam

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Hard work is the price which needs to be paid in order to achieve success. The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work. In real life, it takes a lot of hard work to achieve success. If you are an MBA aspirant and looking forward to getting admission in one of the premier business schools in India, then, you must be preparing for MAT entrance exam. Cracking a MAT test is not a piece of cake. It takes an in depth knowledge of the subject, proper time management, analytical approach of the mind, and a very sharp memory to pass the MAT test with a significant score.

The preparation for MAT entrance test cannot be not done overnight. The test involves competition amongst the best minds of the country from various fields and disciplines. You need to start early if you want to triumph in this exam. The syllabi of different universities and colleges differ to some extent, but there are several common points that appear in most of the high level MBA entrance exam such as CAT, XAT, MAT and so forth. These common factors include aptitude test, language test, logical reasoning, comprehension and general knowledge. Hence, it is very important that the MBA aspirants should start early in advance for maximizing the chances of success.

Below are some points to consider while preparing for MAT entrance exam.

•           Quantitative aptitude- a candidate of MBA is assumed to have a basic knowledge of accounting and ability to solve simple arithmetic problems. If prepared properly, a score of 100% is possible to achieve. It includes ratio, profit & loss, percentage averages etc.

•           Logical reasoning- there may be several types of questions based on logical reasoning including drawing an inference out of given choices based on a statement. The statement could be anything like a series arrangement of alphabets, figures, or words. This part of exam needs special preparation. It is better to read the statement and given choices twice before selecting the answer.

•           Comprehension test- comprehension test is concentrated at evaluating the knowledge of English language. In this portion of test, a paragraph is given. The candidates are supposed to read it thoroughly, and then, answer questions related to the paragraph given in the exam. Most of the answers are easily accessible from the paragraph itself, but if you need to score more in this test, then, you need to practice it more and more in order to avoid the wastage of time.

•           General knowledge- this part of the test, as the name suggests is focussed on testing the general awareness of the candidates about current affairs, and other aspects of the society. It includes politics, geography, science, humanities, history etc. It can be achieved only by reading more and more. You can not be a ‘know it all,’ person but more you read, more are the chances of your better performance. Reading will keep you update with the latest happenings of the country and the world.

The GATE exam requires proper experience and knowledge

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The GATE exam is held each year in association with a technical institute. This exam is taken by those candidates who wish to join post graduate courses in engineering like M.Tech, M.E and PhD. It is one of the most crucial courses for any engineering student.

When is this exam held?

This exam is held every year tentatively in the months of January and February. Taken only by those who can pass their undergraduate courses in engineering, this exam is crucial, as well as, quite difficult. Every year, an institute of national level takes charge to organize the exam and the GATE 2014 exam is organized by IIT Kharagpur. The schedule for the exam is given every year in the website of this exam.

What are the eligibility criteria for this exam?

The eligibility criteria for this exam are:

  • A bachelor degree in Engineering/Architecture/Technology/Pharmacy or any other equivalent degree.
  • Master’s degree in any branch of Science
  • Candidates who are in the final year of the four-year bachelor degree program

Along with these three important criteria, there are a few others too, whose complete information can be received from the concerned sites.

How can one apply?

If all the above criteria have been fulfilled, one can hope to apply for the GATE exam. The GATE 2014 exam notification is available in many sites and students can keep them updated through this. One has to apply for this exam from the online forums and the examination will also be conducted through online tests on all of the 21 papers. The last date of submission of form and the last of receiving the admit card, will all be notified in the sites. The fee structure for application will also be mentioned according to the categories of men, women, and the SC/ST categories.

The preparation for this exam has to thorough and perfect. With the M.E degree, an engineer can get a government or private job of the highest rank and it will completely vindicate the amount of labor and hard work he has put in all these years. The number of candidates who apply for the GATE exam every year is not as much as the number of students appearing for the under-graduate degree. The experience earned by the candidates during their graduation days comes handy, and with a little effort and proper guidance, one can hope to clear this level. There are thousands of competitive exams held each year, and like GATE, they are all quite prestigious. Preparing and appearing for this exam, requires time, experience and patience. There is no age bar and one can take a leap of a few years, and then, appear for the exam. It is sometimes difficult to prepare for such an exam if one is already in a job. But, once cleared, this degree is an achievement or lifetime and it brings out one’s true worth. The top professors in the IIT have all gone through this ordeal, and then, found a job, which was worth all the pain.

Prepare For A Battle Of CDS

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There are many competitive exams in India such as UPSC, SSC, NDA, CDS and many more. With change of technology, many things have changed, and so the exam patterns and problems. One needs to understand the level of competency and future career ahead before taking any further decisions. The competitive exam of CDS is also one of such excellent leveled exam where the aspirant can make an excellent future career in the defense services and contribute his valuable services to the nation. The CDS basically stands for Combined Defense Service, and one can join the field of his interest such as Army, Navy or Air Force.

The Test:

This test is organized and conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. The syllabus and exam pattern are also decided by it only. Since the beginning to the end of the test and commission, all responsibilities are performed by UPSC, and its officials only. So far as the process for the test is concerned, the UPSC declares the notice and relevant information about upcoming exams including exam dates, patterns and vacancies. The CDS examination date is divided into two segments as a preliminary test date and final test date.

The parameters:

There are different parameters for this test as it is a test for defense services. Other than the test, there are many other parameters such as-

Physical Standards: The aspirants must be perfectly fit as per physical standards required by the commission for admission.

Application Fee: The aspirant needs to pay required fees mentioned in the notification of the test. However, female candidates who belong to SC/ST categories are exempted from payment of such fees. The fees can be paid in the prescribed branches of different banks in cash as well it can be paid by using net banking and credit or debit card  facilities.

The Application:

The application for this test has to be made by online mode, and only one application has to be made for different positions. But if due to some situation, one has to make different application, then, Application with Highest Registration ID completed in all respects such as signature, Photograph, details of subjects, is considered by the commission. If the aspirant is already working with any government, still, one has to send the application directly to the UPSC through online only mentioning required details of current job.

Exam Dates:

This test is held twice in a calendar year that is once in February and once in September and the date is accordingly notified in various leading newspapers across the nation by the commission. Before going for the test, the aspirant has to prepare himself thoroughly with the pattern of the test and subjects. One has to make oneself much familiar with different norms of the test such as negative marking etc as ignorance to such norms can prove costly.

JEE Main 2014 application process revealed

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The JEE Apex Board has made available the various details, including the application process associated with the next year’s Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) – Main.

The JEE Apex Court has announced the details of the next year’s edition of the Joint Entrance Examination Main. The aspiring candidates are required to apply online through the official JEE (Main) website – http://www.jeemain.nic.in.

The online application process will commence on the Nov 15, 2013 and will continue till Dec 23, 2013.

The candidates must furnish all the details asked for and upload scanned image of their photographs along with signatures while filling the online application form. Following the successful submission of requested info and payment of the fees, they must take a print out of the computer generated acknowledgement slip for future references.

As per the guidelines issued, candidates should kickstart the process by downloading the information bulletin and then read with carefully to make sure that they are eligible to apply. The information bulletin will provide all the details that will be required to successfully submit the online application as per the guidelines applicable.

The scanned images of the candidate’s photograph, left hand thumb impression and signature should be strictly in the JPG format.

The examination fee should be paid with debit/credit card or through an e-Challan (generated only after submitting the details in the online application form)

It’s worth noting here that unlike previous years, the application process in the 2014 edition of JEE Main will be entirely online. This essentially means that the aspiring candidates won’t requires sending any documentation to JEE (Main) Secretariat.

Exam fee

For examination centers in India

Paper Pen and paper based exams- General/OBC) Pen and paper based exams – SC/ST/PwD Computer Based Exam – Paper I B.E,/B.Tech – General/OBC Computer Based Exam – Paper I (B.E,/B.Tech) – SC/ST/PwD
JEE (Main) Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.) orJEE (Main)Paper-2(B. Arch./B. Planning.) only INR 1000/ for boys;INR 500/ for girls INR 500/ for boys;INR 500/ for girls INR 600/ for girls;INR 300/ for girls INR 300/ for boys;INR 300/ for girls
Both JEE (Main) Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.) and JEE (Main)Paper-2 (B.Arch./ B.Planning) INR 1800/ for boys;INR 900/ for girls INR 900/ for boys;INR 900/ for girls INR 1400/ for boys;INR 700/ for girls INR 700/ for boys;INR 700/ for girls

For examination centers outside India

Paper Pen and paper based exams- General/OBC) Pen and paper based exams – SC/ST/PwD Computer Based Exam – Paper I B.E,/B.Tech – General/OBC Computer Based Exam – Paper I (B.E,/B.Tech) – SC/ST/PwD
JEE (Main) Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.) orJEE (Main)Paper-2(B. Arch./B. Planning.) only INR 2500/ for boys;INR 1250/ for girls INR 1250/ for boys;INR 1250/ for girls INR 2500/ for boys;INR 1250/ for girls INR 1250/ for boys;INR 1250/ for girls
Both JEE (Main) Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.) and JEE (Main)Paper-2 (B.Arch./ B.Planning) INR 3800/ for boys;INR 1900/ for girls INR 1900/ for boys;INR 1900/ for girls INR 3800/ for boys;INR 1900/ for girls INR 1900/ for boys;INR 1900/ for girls

Schedule of Examination

1. Offline or pen and paper exam

Paper Date Timing
Paper 1 (B.E. and B.Tech) April 6, 2014 09:30 to 12:30 IST
Paper 2 (B.Arch and/or B.Planning) April 6, 2014 14:00 to 17:00 IST

2. Online exam

Paper Date Timing
Paper 1 (B.E. and B.Tech) April 9, 2014April 11, 2014April 12, 2014April 19, 201409.04.2014 1st shift 0930-1230 Hours (IST)2nd shift (*) 1400-1700 Hours(IST)*If required

Clearing UGC NET is mandatory to get good job offers

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Teaching had always been a noble profession and attracted people who want a respected social position and want to contribute to the molding of society to a positive path of development. There are different courses in the field of education, and it depends on the level of education where one needs to be. If you are really interested and willing to make a career in the field of teaching, then, you should appear for the UGC net exam. Anyone who is a graduate has eligibility for UGC NET. You need to make preparation for it well in advance so that you clear it at the first attempt. It will surely be of great help to you.

Buy and go through questions papers of a few years

The best and easiest way to get success in this test is clearing the past papers. You can get past papers from some websites as well from a local shop also. The more papers you go through, it will be better for you and will be more helpful as it will make you familiar with different types of questions and patterns they are asked. If you wish to gather more information, then, you can open the website and read it. There are many institutes that are conducting classes for it. Do not be in any type of haste, to get yourself enrolled instead take your own time and go for the best one. If the preparation is done in the proper manner, then, you will surely clear it with good marks. The full form of NET is National Eligibility Test. This test is conducted for various subjects’ namely Social studies, English etc.

Fix time for preparing for the test

It is very important that you fix a time frame to prepare for the same. If you are working, then, also you can appear for the test. You can join any coaching class in which the timing is there for the evening. Try to find the coaching class that comes in the way to home when you are returning from office. If you face any type of problem and not able to get the previous papers of a few years, then, it is better, to look at the internet. You will surely be able to get these papers from the internet. Make the most use of the internet and help yourself in the best possible way.

Lots of opportunities are waiting for you if you are capable and have cleared this test. The salary will be good, and you will be extremely satisfied with it. However, it will increase as the number of years in teaching line increases. The test is basically conducted in three parts. If you are sincere enough, then, you will surely clear it. All those who have a passion for teaching should not miss out appearing for this test.