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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The UGC Net exam is very much popular among the people who wish to go for a career in the teaching or research field. The UGC has introduced this test as qualifying criteria for teaching or to enter the fellowship programs in any university. The test is conducted as per the central government of India guidelines. The authorities have made it necessary since 1988 to pass this National Eligibility Test for lectureship, which is supervised by the National Eligibility Bureau. The new Free Educational Act has increased need of the teachers all over the country, thus, making this exam even more important as the authorities want the teachers to come with the extraordinary brilliance.
With the change in the field of education, the quality of education also needed to be improved and so the test is considered as one of the hardest tests across the nation. There is a huge variety of subjects available to clear the test. However, availability of different subjects does not affect the overall value and competitiveness of the test. In fact, due to the difference of various cultures across the nation, these subjects have added much value to the test. The quality of the test is also assured due to the presence of UGC.
About the NET exam:
This exam is conducted around 84 centers in the country for the convenience of the people who are willing to appear in it. A large number of people appear for the NET exam every year. They prepare all year and give the exam in any of the month out of June or December in which this exam is conducted.
The main subjects included in the exam are as follows:
· Political Science,
· Psychology, Philosophy,
· Adult Education,
· Physical Education
· Continuing Education,
· Non Formal Education,
· Indian Culture,
· Labor Welfare,
· Industrial Relations,
· Human Resource management
· Personnel Management and
· Labor and Social Welfare.
Preparing with the help of already solved papers:
There are subjects, which are closely related to science field. The aspirants are at liberty to choose any subject, as per their interest and ability. For the preparation of this paper, the candidates can get the UGC Net Solved Question Papers, which are available in the bookstores for the convenience of the candidates. With the help of these papers, the candidates can have an idea of the real paper and prepare accordingly. These papers help the candidates a lot as many of the problems in these papers are the questions, which appeared in the question paper of the previous years, and the pattern of the exam can be known with their help.
In the modern world of education, it is not that easy to get admission in any course of your choice. There is a huge level of competition and the winner who gets through such competitive exams can have the admission in the concerned course of his choice. The story is perfectly fit for courses like engineering and technology also. The test of Gate is a perfect illustration of it. In recent years, the popularity of this test has increased like anything and so aspirants prepare for it very seriously.
The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is commonly known as GATE. This is a national level exam, which is conducted for students who are willing to enter the field related to engineering and technology. This exam is conducted and regulated under the management of Indian Institute of Science and the IITs in the country. These authorities regulate the examination as per the suggested guidelines of the National Coordination Board-Gate with the support of the Government of India and other authorities.
The students who are willing to enter the technology or engineering field need to go through this test so that their ability and aptitude can be judged by the authorities and decide on their capability of keeping up with the courses. A number of good technical colleges in the country accept the score of this exam. Many of the colleges, which provide the course of Engineering Graduation, need a good score in the GATE examination. The extra assistance that is needed by these technology schools is given to them, but in coordination with some other authorities.
About the exam:
The Gate exam is the most important event in the life of a student who is dreaming about the stepping into the field of engineering. They keep waiting for the gate 2014 exam notification , which tells them that they are about to face the most important exam, which will decide on their career. The Gate exam starts in the month of February and carries on till march for the online mode. In the next year, the exam will be held from 2nd February to 1st march. So the candidates need to brace themselves for the challenge that is coming.
The exam is conducted in two different modes, which are online and offline mode. In the online mode, the students must give the test on a computer on which they need to click on to select the correct answer. The other one is the offline mode in which an answer sheet is provided to the candidate along with the question paper, and the candidate has to darken the choice, which is an answer.
For the next year, there has been an inclusion in the syllabus of the exam. There is a new paper with the name ‘Ecology and Evolution’ for which the candidates need to prepare themselves. The exam is not far away, and it is creating a wave of agitation in the aspirants.
With the change of time, the Indian education system has also changed. Many new courses are started in keeping the mind different growing needs of the society. With an increase in population, demand for more teachers have increased, and many changes are made in the system, to fulfill this demand. Because of this demand only for the first time in the history of education, UGC has introduced the junior fellowship program, which is the necessary basic qualifying criteria for conducting research in the universities. This whole program is conducted as per the regulation and guidelines of the central government. The rest of the arrangements are also made by the UGC.
University Grant Commission Of India (UGC), in association of the National Education Testing Bureau conducts a National Eligibility Test every year for the Indian residents who are willing to join the lectureship or the junior research fellowship program.
Objective of the test:
The objective of this test is to draw a line of eligibility for the candidates who are looking forward to joining the teaching profession and research field. UGC allows a fixed number of fellowships to the universities so that the qualifying candidates can join these universities after the result is declared.
The NET is conducted twice in a single year. The test is held in the months of June and December throughout the country so that all the willing candidates can appear in the exam. The test conducted contains around 78 subjects, which include humanities, environmental sciences, social sciences, forensic sciences, computer science and applications, and many more subjects of different fields. The aspirant can check the syllabus of UGC NET 2013 to choose the subject of his or her choice.
The subjects included in the exam are:
- Political Science,
- Continuing Education,
- Adult Education,
- Physical Education,
- Non Formal Education,
- Indian Culture,
- Labor and Social Welfare
- Personal Management,
- Industrial Relations,
- Human Resource management
In the previous years, the paper of the NET was subjective type, but since June 2012, the entire exam has been converted to objective type. The paper has three different levels which are as follows:
This is a general type paper, which analyzes the teaching capabilities of the aspirants. This consists of 60 questions, which are distributed in various sections such as reasoning, comprehension and general awareness. Each question carries of two marks and the aspirant needs to attempt a minimum of 50 questions in the paper to clear the cutoff.
This includes about 50 questions from subject chosen by the aspirant, which are all necessary to answer.
This is the last paper of the subject of aspirant, which consists of 75 questions in total, and all are mandatory to attend.
Karunya University (formerly Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences) is fully-residential Christian private university located in Coimbatore. It was founded as a Christian minority institution by the late Dr. D.G.S. Dhinakaran and his son Dr. Paul Dhinakaran, Christian evangelists and founders of Jesus Calls Ministries, India.
In 1981, Dr. D.G.S. Dhinakaran embarked on the path to start a technical university. The Institute of Technology on 04th Oct 1986 as Karunya Institute of Technology by the late Arjun Singh, the former Human Resources and Development (HRD) Minister. The Institute was then affiliated to Bharathiar University in Coimbatore and functioned as a private self-financing engineering college. It was promoted by the Karunya Educational Trust. In 2004, the Institute was awarded university status in recognition of its academic excellence by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India and subsequently, renamed as Karunya University under Sec-3 of the UGC Act 1956.
The University offers four-years B.Tech in the following disciplines:
1) Bio-informatics, 2) Biotechnology, 3) Civil Engineering, 4) Computer Science and Engineering, 5) Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 6) Electronics and Communication Engineering, 7) Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, 8) Electronics and Media Technology, 9) Food Processing and Engineering, 10) Information Technology, 11) Mechanical Engineering, 12) Aerospace Engineering
Eligibility: The candidate should have passed the 12th Standard Exam in the first attempt with 60% marks aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Maths.
For B.Tech in Biotechnology/Bioinformatics/Food Processing and Engineering, the candidate should have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination in first attempt with 60% marks aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Maths/Biology/Zoology/Botany/Computer Science.
Age: The candidate should be below 21 years on the 1st of July of the year of admission
Selection: Admission is offered on the basis of the score achieved by the candidate in the Entrance Examination conducted by the University on all-India basis. See other All India Entrance tests
The exam is conducted at different centres across the country, namely in Kolkata, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Mumbai, Ranchi, Cochin, Guwahati, Anantapur and Rajahmundry.
For Tamil Nadu, there are centres at Coimbatore, Trichy, Madurai, Chennai, Nagercoil, Tuticorin and Tirunelveli.
Application Forms: Application form along with prospectus can be obtained on the payment of requisite charges from Admissions Officer, Karunya University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Forms can also be downloaded from the University website and payment should be made at the time of submission through Demand Draft or online through Master Card, Credit Card or Visa Card.
Application forms along with prospectus are issued from the last week of January every year and should be submitted by the third week of April.
Entrance Examination is usually conducted in the last week of April.
It is matter of pride to get selected in NDA clearing the tough exam and interview. The admission in the National Defense Academy is through an entrance exam, which is conducted twice every year. This entrance exam is one of the most prestigious and the most difficult exams in the country. Every year many students appear for the exam in the hope of getting into the prestigious field of defense, but a very few clear the exam. This test is of great importance for the people who love to be in defense forces and do something for the motherland being a part of any of the armed forces such as Army, Navy or Air force. Though the test is not too difficult to clear, yet yes it needs really much hard work, dedication and discipline in preparation for the same.
The NDA exam is held for the students willing to join the three forces of the nation that are Army, Air Force and Navy. The general times when this exam takes place in the year are the months of April and September. This is a field where students find themselves facing a number of opportunities that will lead them to success.
The NDA institutes give out degrees in Art, science and computer science. The cadet gets these degrees as the training gets over, and they are ready to join their respective forces. If any candidate joins the technical stream, then, he gets awarded with engineering degree. All the subjects ranging from engineering to medicine are covered in these institutes, thus, making the candidates fit to survive the harsh environment of force.
The option of choosing any particular field is given to the candidates at the time of filling the form. The candidate needs to clear in the form that which field of the defense he needs to join.
As the registration is done, the next step is to take the test, but before that preparation is done. The question paper of NDA includes the questions of math and general ability. The candidate needs to prepare himself to successfully answer the questions correctly in order to get selected.
For the purpose of preparation, a candidate can also take the help of the NDA sample papers, which are available in the market or on the internet for the aspirants. There are many sites on internet that offer the whole set of previous year papers, which can help the candidates to get a clear idea of the difficulty level of the paper, and give them a chance to brace themselves for the coming challenge. These question papers can be downloaded from the site anytime, and can be kept saved in the computer for reference. These sample papers can be of great help when it comes to understanding the pattern of the exam.