CBSE Board Exams: How To Score 90+ In Chemistry

It’s March and CBSE Board exams are now closer than ever. In just a week, students all over the country would be engulfed in board fever more than ever. In this time of stress and anxiety we have tried to do our bit and curated tips which will help you score better in the exams. In this article we will deal with chemistry which is an important subject not just for the boards but also from competitive exam point of view.

CBSE Board Exams: How To Score 90+ In Chemistry

Tips and Tricks to score more in Chemistry

First of all, by now you would be done with your chemistry syllabus, so just focus on revision.

Make sure that you have covered all the topics from your NCERT textbook for Chemistry. Don’t fret over topics which are there in supplementary books but are not covered in NCERT. In past years, there has never been an example of questions being from topics other than those in the syllabus.

Focus more on concepts. If your concepts are clear, it would be easier for you to tackle High Order thinking Skill questions. Mugging up will not help you.

Make flash cards and/or charts for important chemical formulas and use them during revision.
Solve previous year questions. There is always a high probability for questions to repeat so keep an eye open for questions which have been repeated over the years and practice more questions of the same type.

Time yourself while you solve practice papers. This will help you immensely during the actual exam as you would already be in the habit of solving questions in a given time frame.

CBSE Board Exam: How To Score More In Hindi

One of the biggest worries for many CBSE Board examinees is how to score good marks in language and literature papers specially Hindi. Hindi is one subject where it might be tricky to score good marks since for class 10, 55 marks worth of questions are devoted to unseen passage, grammar, and creative writing and for class 12 it is 45 marks which means that reading the text book will not be enough and students must be ready to let their creative and analytical abilities flow.

CBSE Board Exam: How To Score More In Hindi

Here are some tips which will help you score good in Hindi.

First and foremost read all the chapters in your textbooks and revise them regularly. Questions from textbooks will form almost 50% of the question paper.

Be clear about the grammatical rules related to topics prescribed in your syllabus. Practice grammar questions as much as you can. When it comes to grammatical rules, there are always some exceptions and you must be aware of exceptions too.

Learn the format for essay and letter writing and practice descriptive questions as much as you can. On the exam day, before writing answer for descriptive questions, write the points you will cover in your answer in a rough space and then proceed. This will help your answer to be properly structured and fetch you good answer.
While attempting questions from unseen passages, read the passage carefully and underline important words and phrases.

The question paper will have no overall choice but there will be internal choices for questions. Choose which question to attempt carefully and wisely. Attempt only those questions in which you are completely confident. In case of descriptive section do not select questions which you have not practiced before.

4 lakh youths to get employment opportunities in Haryana

4 lakh youths to get employment opportunities in Haryana: Khattar
Haryana government has started programmes for skill development of the youths.
AMBALA: Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said that “four lakh youths would be given employment opportunities” under the state’s Enterprises Promotion Policy-2015.

On the lines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Skill India’ drive, Haryana government has started similar programmes for skill development of the youths, he said.

Stating that commercialisation of education would not be tolerated, the chief minister said, emphasis would be laid on opening ‘Sanskar Kendras’ for education in the state.

“Even after 68 years of Independence, we are still unable to provide right direction to the youth, whose only goal is to obtain certificates as per the education system introduced by Lord Macaulay,” Khattar was quoted as saying by a Haryana government release.

The chief minister said this at the inaugural function of the three-day Zonal Youth Festival organised by Kurukshetra University at Gandhi Memorial National (GMN) College, Ambala Cantonment.

Every youth has hidden talent and platforms like youth festivals enable them to showcase it, Khattar said.

Sports and uouth affairs minister, Anil Vij who presided over the function said, the Youth Policy would be framed within next two months.

Meanwhile, presiding over a meeting of District Public Relations and Grievances Redressal Committee here today, the Chief Minister said a police would soon be framed for public grievances that come up before the District Public Relations and Grievances Redressal Committee.

The kind of grievances that can be raised in the meeting should be specified in the policy. It should also be specified that those grievances on which both parties have already reached an agreement may not be raised, he said.

In view of grievances regarding non-distribution of ration, a biometric system would soon be started to prevent bungling in public distribution system, Khattar said.

Thirteen grievances were raised in today’s meeting, of which most were disposed of by the Chief Minister on the spot, the government release said.

Students protest against tuition fees

The “grants not debt” march came to a stop outside the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.

A small number of demonstrators dressed in black and with scarves over their faces confronted police and a firework was set off.

The protestors were calling for a “free education”.

A statement from the Metropolitan Police said a “small number of smoke bombs and eggs were thrown at police outside BIS”.

They said there were 12 arrests for public order offences.

Thousands of students had marched through central London, with chants and placards attacking the cost of going to university.

Earlier Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn sent a message of support for the cause of abolishing tuition fees and shadow chancellor John McDonnell addressed the students before the rally.

‘Betrayed’

“Your generation has been betrayed by this government in increases to tuition fees, in scrapping the education maintenance allowance and cuts in education,” Mr McDonnell said.

“Education is a gift from one generation to another, it is not a commodity to be bought and sold,” he told marchers.

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Image captionJohn McDonnell addressed the students ahead of the march

The National Campaign Against Cuts and Fees said that students from campuses around the country took part in the demonstration.

It wants to remove tuition fees, currently up to £9,000 per year in England, and to reverse a decision to convert means-tested maintenance grants into repayable loans.

‘More funding’

“The government is impoverishing the poorest students for minimal gains,” said the campaign’s Callum Cant.

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Media captionStudents protesting against fees gathered outside BIS in Westminster

“It is an attack on the least privileged students which doesn’t save much money and causes misery.

“It is austerity which targets the poorest students. Our worry is that it will make university a lot more inaccessible.”

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Image captionThe students want to abolish fees and reinstate maintenance grants

But a spokesman for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, which is responsible for universities, said it was “committed to ensuring everyone with the potential to benefit from higher education has the opportunity to do so, regardless of their background”.

The student funding system was operated so that “lack of finance should not be a barrier to participation and more funding is available to support living costs than ever before”.

Use a strategy: How to prepare for CLAT

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), for entry to national law uni versities, is not difficult if you study regularly, work hard and manage your time well. It tests your aptitude. One should analyse past years’ papers to understand the type of questions asked.

I had a strategy for each subject. In English, there was considerable stress on comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, etc, for which I relied on notes provided by my coaching institute. I also used to read newspapers religiously to improve my comprehension skills and reading speed. When the CLAT went online, I started reading articles online to train myself to attempt the paper on the computer. Maths is elementary. Questions are generally based on what we have read up to class X. I studied a book on quantitative aptitude, which helped me prepare for the subject. For the legal reasoning portion, I referred to previous papers.

Berhampur college waits for admission nod

BERHAMPUR: With less than a week left for completion of the admission process for the 2015-16 session, the Centre is yet to grant permission to the state-run Kaviraj Ananta Tripathy Sharma Ayurved Mahavidyalaya at Ankushapur near here to go ahead. The college offers Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) course. The process is generally completed by October 31 every year.

“The Centre has neither given the green light nor denied permission for admission to 30 seats,” said college principal A N Padhy. It has caused much worry among the aspirants. The health secretary has already taken up the matter with the Centre, official sources said.

A three-member team of the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), which takes the call on admissions, visited the college in February. “During the hearing on September 14, we had given all documents and information to the panel,” Padhy said. On the basis of the reports of the team, the department of AYUSH grants permission to conduct admission.

The AYUSH department had not granted permission to conduct admission in the five-and-a-half-year BAMS course in the college in 2011 due to shortage of teachers. The college, however, was getting conditional permission for the last three years to conduct admission.

To fulfil CCIM norms, at least 27 teaching staff, including 12 professors and readers, are needed in the college. The college has 26 teachers – 11 professors and readers and 15 lecturers. “The government has already appointed a professor on contractual basis to fulfil the criteria. He has not joined so far. We also apprised the AYUSH panel of it during the discussion,” the principal said.

The college authorities have claimed that it has the infrastructure to conduct the course. Moreover the government has sanctioned Rs 5.90 crore for development of infrastructure in the college, he said.

ICSE class 11 syllabi to undergo revision

BENGALURU: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) will revise the Class 11 syllabus for physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology .

Gerry Arathoon, chief executive and secretary of CISCE, told STOI on Saturday: “The council will also bring uniformity to the syllabus of CBSE and ICSE syllabi, which vary a little in terms of sequence of chapters. Earlier, some chapters in CBSE were taught earlier and later in ICSE; but with standardization in syllabus, the chapters in both boards will run parallel,” he said. We’ll also re phrase the question paper for ICSE keeping up with the CBSE board and other competitive exams. This step is being taken to remove the misconception from the minds of the students about CBSE board being better to take up competitive or entrance exams. With this, ISCE will be on a par with other national boards as well as standards of entrance exams,” Gerry Arathoon added.CISCE, which is headquartered in New Delhi, caters to over 2,000 schools affiliated to it across the country and over 2 lakh students.

Around 80,000 students appeared for the ISCE and ISC exams from the North and East Zones while 35,000 students appeared from the South Zone.

Training centre for teachers:

“CISCE will build its first southern regional office and second office in Hyderabad, which will also be used as the training centre for ISCE teachers, principals and other administrative heads as a part of its internal training programme. The centre will start functioning in the next six months,” said Arathoon, while attending a programme at Unity International School which recently opted for the ICSE board.

Arathoon said their schools have been exempted from implementing the 25% quota under the RTE Act as they are minority institutions.

IIM-Indore students hold career counselling at govt school

INDORE: As a part of two-day Utsaha- the rural marketing festival of Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM-I) set to start from November 24, a session on career counselling was organised by students for Government School, Manpur on Saturday.

This year, Umeed initiative has been undertaken through which social welfare and engagement activities were carried out in Janpav Kutti, about an hour away from city.

Activities of Umeed team began with visits to the village two weeks ago. As a part of the activity, a group of class 12 students from the village were invited to the IIM-Indore campus.

IIM-Indore faculty, Prof Sushanta Kumar Mishra of the OB Department and Prof Shweta Kushal of the communications department delivered a session on ‘Career counselling: New ideas’. He spoke about the importance of having a goal in life and working towards that goal.

Ideas emphasised included the need for self-confidence, having belief in oneself and one’s family and friends are essential to succeed in life.

Media coordinator, Revant Sindhu said children were quick to understand money alone does not equate to success. Peace of mind, helping everyone around you, and being happy in life are much more valuable than material wealth.

Faculty emphasised on importance of diverse career options- a country cannot function with only doctors and engineers; musicians and artists are necessary too. Following this, there was an informal interaction with the MBA 1st year students where college and life stories were swapped.

JNTU ultimatum to colleges to pay fee before semester exams


HYDERABAD: Authorities at the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) on Monday asked representatives of 100 colleges to pay one-fourth of the Rs 40 crore dues in common service fee before the semester exams begin on November 9.

In case the amount is not paid, JNTU officials made it clear that customised answer-sheets and other stationary would not be given to colleges. Such a scenario could directly impact 45,000 students.

“We have asked the colleges to pay minimum of 15% of pending dues in order to get stationary for the semester exams. Even the university needs money to issue stationary to the colleges,” N Yadaiah, registrar of JNTU told TOI. “The dues have been pending for the past three years,” he added.

After deliberations by college managements and the university, answer sheets and other stationary for the practical exams were later issued on Monday to the colleges. Meanwhile, in the meeting held between members of Private Engineering Colleges Association (PECA) and the university officials, the latter was told that many colleges were not in a position to pay the amount.

“On this issue, the university has asked us to submit a list of such colleges who are not in a position to pay even one-fourth of the pending dues. Later, the university will take a decision on the issuance of stationary to them,” said Gowtham Rao, president of PECA.

While colleges blame the Telangana government for delay in fee reimbursement, the university claims that the colleges have spent the amount on paying the salaries and other expenses. “As per GO 78 issued in 2013, the common service fee was delinked with the fee reimbursement scheme. The colleges have been collecting this amount from the students and not submitting the amount to us,” said Yadaiah.

However, private engineering colleges maintain their stance and say that the amount was never collected from the students. “Until 2011, students received Rs 4,500 in the first year and Rs 2,500 from second year onwards. This amount was paid by us to the university. From 2012, the government stopped giving this amount so even the colleges stopped paying the university,” said Syed Jamshed, secretary of Syed Hashim College of Science and Technology, Gajwel.

UDC exam: Puducherry government promises strict vigil

PUDUCHERRY: The Puducherry government on Saturday said it had taken necessary measures to conduct the competitive examination for recruitment to the post of upper division clerk in a fair and transparent manner. Secretary (personnel and administrative reforms) S Sundaravadivelu said the selection of candidates will be purely on merit.

His statement comes in wake of widespread complaints of corruption in recruitment process from different quarters including ruling party MLA G Nehru.

Sundaravadivelu said the department of personnel and administrative reforms follows ‘very transparent method of selection’ and advised the candidates not to fall prey to any false promises from any quarters. “Complaints about persons offering to get UDC posts on consideration other than their performance in the examination may be provided to secretary (personnel) and superintendent of police (vigilance and anti-corruption) for necessary action as per law,” he said.

Outlining the measures undertaken to prevent malpractices in the recruitment process he said the candidates will be allowed to take question booklets and a carbon copy of their optical mark reading (OMR) sheets with them after the completion of the exam.

The department will host the answer keys in its website tentatively at 10am on October 26 inviting objections if any for the keys displayed. The candidates can evaluate their OMR sheets using the answer key.

The answer sheets that will reach the evaluation centre in sealed packets will be evaluated by optical scanners in the presence of senior government officials.

The marks obtained by the candidates will be hosted on the website and the candidates can crosscheck the evaluation. Sundaravadivelu said flying squads will be on duty apart from the invigilators to prevent copying and other malpractices in the examination hall.

He also instructed the candidates to use black or blue ball point pens to mark the OMR sheets and not by pencil to prevent chances of altering the answers at any stage. The competitive examination will be held on October 25 in all the four regions of the Union Territory.