Graduate students across the country interested in Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programmes are gearing up for various entrance exams such the Common Aptitude Test (CAT), Xaviers Admission Test (XAT), NMAT by GMAC and Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP), among many others. Most students prepare for only CAT as they want to enter the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) but are left clueless as to how to prepare for any of the other tests. Given here are the exam patterns of XAT, NMAT by GMAC and SNAP to help students prepare for the upcoming exams. Watch What Else Is Making News? Students are recommended to broadenRead More →

Central government jobs are secure and recession proof We know how much people keep a tap on latest government jobs, especially at the graduate level. While a government job helps building a stable career, it is also loaded with responsibilities. Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is a Government of India organisation involved in recruiting staff at multiple levels in various ministries and Central Government departments, including their subordinate offices. Every year, the commission conducts a graduate level exam, commonly known as SSC CGL. This exam is one of the most coveted and sought after exams in the country. As per the official figures, in 2015, asRead More →

  These recommendations have finally been incorporated in the latest version of the IIM Bill, which has now gone… Read More NEW DELHI: Under fire from the Prime Minister’s Office on the issue, the Human Resource Development Ministry under its new minister has finally reworked the IIM Bill to drop key provisions, including the office of the Visitor for IIMs. The reworked Bill has gone for final vetting to the Law Ministry before being taken to Cabinetagain. Changing its position from the Smriti Irani era, the HRD ministry under Prakash Javadekar is learnt to have agreed to completely do away with the office of theRead More →

NEW DELHI: The HRD ministry has decided to give more autonomy to the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) and reduce government control over them under a proposed Bill, with Union minister Prakash Javadekar reworking the provisions introduced under his predecessor Smriti Irani. According to sources, among the key provisions that the HRD ministry has decided to revise include those related to the Visitor’s office. It is learnt that the new Bill draft has dropped previous references to the President having the power to review their work as the Visitor. Another change from the earlier proposed draft is that the HRD ministry has given more powersRead More →

  PUNE: The administration of Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) here would be proposing a fee hike and upper age-limit of 25 years for admissions at Friday’s meeting of its academic council in Mumbai. But the proposal has not gone down well with a group of students who said the administration was trying to earn “profit” and make the institute “commercial”. “The rationale behind proposing hike in fee structure is that for five years the fees were not increased as they should have been. In fact, in 2010, the fee of acting course, which is self-financing, was Rs 1.75 lakh (per annum) however,Read More →

Instead of actual calculations always believe in mental calculations, rounding off and avoid doing rough work Although it is with every subject that one must have abundant clarity and understanding before appearing for an exam at any stage of life but with Mathematics the level required notches up just a bit. Since there is a level of competition involved in prestigious examinations like CAT, GMAT, Bank PO’s, Staff Selection Commission, the candidate needs to have a proper strategy to score well in this subject. In any competition examination, quantitative section constitutes roughly around half of the question paper – directly or indirectly. It may includeRead More →

How should non-engineers prepare for the Common Admission Test (CAT)? It is a genuine query of roughly 40 per cent of the candidates who belong to non-engineering backgrounds. In general, there is no difference in the strategy and on the focus area between engineering and non-engineering students. There is a high number of non-engineering students every year who manage to crack CAT, in spite of not being from an engineering/statistics/maths/mathematical science background. Thus, such preconceived notions are completely absurd. To succeed, kill such wrong notions first. How a student performs in the exam like CAT has less to do with his/her background and more toRead More →

In ancient times, when there were no synthetic or modern medicines, people did fall ill and many a times they were cured with the help of herb extracts. This form of medicine, referred to as the traditional medicines is still prevalent in many countries, particularly Asia and Africa. That means even today, the extracts of medicinal plants are used to make medicines. One such well-known herb is Bacopa Monnieri, known as ‘Brahmi’ in Asia, particularly in India. Brahmi means herb of grace and it was called so because it was found to bring relief to those suffering from anxiety disorders. Though it will not beRead More →

The Supreme Court has granted an interim stay on the Madras high court’s order to allow College of Agricultural Technology (CAT), Theni, to fill its full quota of 120 seats. Sree Krishna Educational Trust got approval from Government of Tamil Nadu to start the agricultural college for offering four year degree course (BSc in agricultural science) for 60 students by a government order dated June 21, 2010, issued by the agriculture department subject to affiliation by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) and fulfillment of its conditions within six months. Subsequently, provisional affiliation was granted to the college in July 7, 2010, for admitting 60 students.Read More →

  NEW DELHI: The dominant view in many IIMs is that the only way to resolve the demand for reservations in faculties in the premier institutes could be through the withdrawal of the 1975 HRD ministry order that exempted them from having quotas. One IIM director said, “We are bound by the 1975 order. There has been no other order from HRD ministry invalidating exemption from reservation to SCs/STs/OBCs.” He said, the 1975 order was first issued in 1974 for School of Planning & Architecture giving it exemption from reservation in teaching jobs. The order said SPA being a technical education institute, it is beingRead More →