Month: January 2014

NEE is the entrance exam for NERIST Engg. Admissions

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NERIST (North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology), located at Nirjuli, Itanagar in the Indian State of Arunachal Pradesh was set up by the Government of India, initially as a project of the North-eastern Council (NEO), to provide a system of education to create technical manpower at various levels for the development of the North-Eastern region of the country.

It is a unique Institute of its kind in the country, having unconventional and innovative academic programmes. The approach is to encourage a policy of vocationalisation at the 10+2 level and allow only motivated students to go for the degree level, while others go out of the Institute to enrich their profession with some years of professional experience. At any future date, if they decide to return to the Institute to improve their qualification, they would be allowed to do so.

Since April 1, 1994 the institute has been fully-funded and directly controlled by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), New Delhi. Since May 2005, NERIST has been a Deemed University.

The institute is managed by a Board of Management, comprising representative of MHRD, the eight beneficiary States of the North-Eastern region, AICTE and eminent educationists.

The Institute offers admission to three types of programmes:

  1. Base Module in Technology
  2. Diploma Module in Technology
  3. Degree Module in Technology

The departments which offer admission at all the three levels are as follows:

(1)    Civil engineering

(2)    Mechanical Engineering

(3)    Electrical and Electronics Engineering

(4)    Electronics and Communication Engineering

(5)    Agricultural Engineering

For admission to all the three modules, three entrance examinations, namely NEE-I, NEE-II and NEE-III are conducted. All the entrance examinations are conducted at various centres located in the North-Eastern States of India.

Computer Science Department of the institute offers Admission to only Diploma and Degree Modules.

Eligibility: For Degree Module, the Candidates should possess three-year Polytechnic Diploma from any AICTE/Government-recognized polytechnic in the respective discipline or allied branch with 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA or NERIST diploma.

Date of Examination: The entrance examination is held sometime in May. See NERIST NEE Engg Entrance Exam datails

Note: Candidates selected for admission to Degree Module through NEE-III have to undergo course consisting of two semesters (1 Years).


Proper preparation is necessary to pass the CDS

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A great number of people are fascinated towards the jobs in defense. The defense service is an honourable and a lucrative career option for youngsters and job seekers who want to build a strong, secure and a dignified carrier. The hiring process for defense services is very strict, and it is very difficult to pass that procedure. Yes, it is necessary to recruit people in defense in order to serve the nation, but the standards for recruitment cannot be lowered as this is a matter of national security. A person that is unfit physically or mentally cannot be employed in defense services. If you think that you have it in you to be a defense officer, then, the CDS exam is the best choice for you.

What is CDS exam?

CDS is a short form of Combined Defense Services and is held every year by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). The officer recruited in defense services through CDS gets a very good lifestyle and the honour to be a dignified defense officer. Most of the candidates take the NDA exams to get entry in defense service that is done after completing your 10+2. Here, the cadets are recruited as captain and get excellent training and education. The CDS exam is for the aspirants who have missed that previous chance.

Eligibility and selection

The eligibility for CDS 2014 is that the person should be below twenty five years of age and should hold a graduate degree in any field or stream. There may be some exception in selection of services depending on the field in which the candidate holds the graduation degree. The aspirants having an engineering degree have a direct entry in the recruitment process. There is no need for them to the written exam; they can directly appear for the personal interviews. This is same for recruitment in all the three services that are Army, Navy and Air Force.

For others, there is a written exam conducted. All the candidates those have passed the written exams are advanced to the interviews. The interviews are quiet tough to pass, but once you pass this step, you enter the final step that is SSB. The SSB stands for Staff Selection Board. This is the most difficult part of the recruitment process in defense. Most of the candidates are ruled out in this step. The interviews of SSB are of 5 days span. There is a specific behaviour that they seek in every candidate in order to becoming an officer. If you pass this stage, then, you are taken for the medical tests. When you pass the medical tests, and after some formalities, you are recruited in the defense services and are called for training. After the training, you are commissioned as an officer in one of the defense services of India.

The competition for CDS exam is very tough, and standards for the recruitment are very strict. It is advisable to get proper coaching and training so that you could you have chances of selection in the defense services.

MAT: Getting prepared for getting corporate sector

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One of the most popular career options these days is the management course, which many students are taking with enthusiasm. The people who are looking forward to shine in the corporate sector are choosing this course after completing their graduation. These courses are available in different fields ranging from marketing to logistics. But getting into the course is not that much easy. One has to go through an entrance exam before getting admission in a prestigious management school.

About exam:

One of the most common management entrance exams taken by the students is the Management Aptitude Test or MAT. This exam is held by the AIMA four times every year. Each year a large number of students take this exam. All India Management Association sets up this exam every year to select the deserving students. They score the students as per their competitiveness on different criteria and leave it to various business schools to choose the students on the basis of their performance. Students get percentile, and they get admission on the basis of this.


The first exam of the year is held in the month of May. All the students who are either graduates in any stream with a minimum of 50% marks or are appearing the final year of their graduation with a two year aggregate of 50% are eligible to appear in this exam. The people who are looking forward to the MAT exam 2014 should get prepared for the registration which nearing. The people who register will have to face a written exam, which includes the following sections:

  • Data interpretation
  • Language comprehension
  • Intelligence and critical reasoning
  • Indian and global environment.
  • Quantitative skills

For data interpretation and intelligence and critical reasoning sections, 30 minutes time is allotted while for mathematical skill 40 minutes are provided. For data interpretation, 35 minutes are allotted and for Indian and Global environment, 15 minute period is provided.

An aspirant will be given a total time of 150 minutes to complete this paper, which includes 200 questions. The other exams will take place in the month of September, December and February. For all the exams, the pattern is same. Each year a great number of applications are received by AIMA for this entrance exam.

When a person registers for the exam, he gets a prospectus of the exam containing the guidelines, and a booklet, which contains the list and description of all the business schools, which take in the score of this entrance exam. The cutoff for each school is different though. Many of the schools also consider the general knowledge score of the students, which is not included in the total score of the exam.

One can prefer an offline mode as well as online test. There are 22 different centers including various states and union territories, which have online test centers. For NRI students, Dubai and Singapore are also test centers for MAT test. Other instructions are updated on the website at time to time.

CDS: Prepare for a big exam

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To enter into the army, one needs to pass through many tough tests. No doubt, physical test is very essential, but the written test is also very important. After clearance of this test only, one can choose in which force he wants to go. It is considered as the leading test among various competitive tests. It really tests not just knowledge, but also the skills of understanding and presenting. Different styles of asking the questions are really tricky to create a problem for novice, however, with practice it can be answered perfectly.

CDS stands for Combined Military Services exam. It is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission of India. This exam is organized twice every year for the admission of Indian Military, Indian Air force and Indian Naval Services. The announcement of the exam is made in the months of October and June and CDS exam date is also declared at that time only. The exams are conducted in February and November. To appear in the exam, a candidate should be an unmarried graduate. All the candidates who crack the exam are employed in the respective departments after an interview conducted by the Services Selection Board.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for service in Indian Military Academy is a graduate degree from recognized university. For service in the Indian Naval Academy, the degree of Bachelor of Engineering is necessary. For the job in Indian Air force, a candidate should have a degree of a recognized university in Physics and Maths or Bachelor of Engineering/Technology degree after 10+2 level. For this exam, the age limit is 19-25 years.

Examination pattern

For examination of the Airforce, military and naval academy, there are three subjects in the syllabus namely English, General Knowledge and Elementary mathematics. All of the papers are of 100 marks, so net marks of the paper are 300 marks. For the exam of the Officer training academy, there are two subjects namely English and General Knowledge. The net marks of this paper are 200 marks.

How to apply for the exam?

All the candidates will have to visit the website of UPSC and apply through the online mode. The application fee for General and OBC candidates is 200 INR only. All the ST and lady candidates do not require to pay the fees. The fees can be paid cash at the banks mentioned on the website, or it can also be paid online using Visa or Mastercard.

All the candidate who are successful in passing the written exam are further called for an interview by the Services Selection Board. The interview lasts for a week, and during this time interval, a candidate has to appear for physical and psychological tests.

To achieve success in the exam, a candidate has to work hard. The syllabus of the exam can be referred from the books of NCERT of class VI to VIII. Also, some other magazines are available for general knowledge. A candidate should also refer the papers of previous years for better knowledge of examination level. One can crack the exam easily if all the material is studied properly.