JEE Advanced 2013, Eligibility, Date, Pattern, Admit Card, Result and Prep Tips

JEE Advanced 2013

The Joint Admission Board of IIT will follow a different criteria for admissions to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) and ISM, Dhanbad from this year and this will be implemented from the year 2013 replacing the older IIT-JEE Test. The JEE-2013 will be jointly conducted by the Zonal IIT’s and this includes IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee. Continue reading “JEE Advanced 2013, Eligibility, Date, Pattern, Admit Card, Result and Prep Tips”

BITSAT Structure, Eligibility, Prep Tips, Study Materials, Admission Procedure


BITSAT stands for BITS admission test is an online series of tests to get admission into the Bachelor’s courses at BITS Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campus. Birla Institute of Science and Technology (BITS) is one of the premier institutes of our country and it is declared as a deemed universities under Section 3 of the UGC Act. Continue reading “BITSAT Structure, Eligibility, Prep Tips, Study Materials, Admission Procedure”

JEE Main Question Papers, Prep Tips and Study Materials

Joint Entrance Examination(JEE MAIN) is all India entrance examination conducted by CBSE to get through the various engineering colleges in our country. The admissions to the various undergraduate courses in NIT’s, IIIT’s and several other semi or completely government funded institutes will be through JEE MAIN. This test will also serve as an entrance test or in precise terms the eligibility test to appear further in the JEE Advanced to get into IIT’s. The time duration between these tests will be nearly 2-3 weeks.  This test will be wholly managed and conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education. Earlier the admissions to the undergraduate courses to the various NIT’s and IIIT’s was made through AIEEE but from this year it will be through the entrance test called JEE MAIN and is actually the new face of AIEEE in a modified form as it will give weightage to the class twelfth board exams as well.

JEE Main Question Papers

Paper 1(B.E/B.Tech courses), it is in both offline and online modes and the date for the online examination is 7th April 2013 whereas for the online mode it is from 8th April to 25th April. Paper 2(B.Arch/B.Planning), it will be conducted only on the offline mode and it will be conducted on 7th April 2013.

Pattern of JEE MAIN 2013

Paper 1 for B.TECH
The exam will consist of objective type questions with  four options and single answer correct from physics, chemistry and mathematics. There will be a deduction of one fourth of the total marks for every wrong answer, however there will be no negative marking for the ones left unanswered. The duration of the exam will be of 3 hours.
Paper 2 for B.ARCH/B. PLANNING
This exam will consist of questions from Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing. The duration of this test will be 3 hours as well.

Reservation Rules for JEE MAIN 2013

As per the rules of Indian Government, certain category of students are given reservation quota seats in the various entrance exams. In case of this test, the reservation criteria is
Scheduled Cast (SC)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Other Backward Classes (OBC)
Physically Disabled

JEE Main 2013 Marks Distribution

The students will be admitted to the various engineering colleges will be decided on the basis of the All India Rank of the candidate or popularly known as AIR and this AIR will be decided on the basis of 40% weightage to the normalized class twelfth marks and the rest 60% weightage to the marks of the JEE MAIN Test.

Important JEE Main 2013 Prep Tips

The candidate should sleep well one day before the exam, so that the candidate feels relaxed and calm on the examination day. Try to have light breakfast like Bread and Jam. Try to reach one hour before the commencement of the examination. Read the instructions mentioned on the very first page of the question paper and fill the bubbles on the answer sheet very carefully. The use of electronic gadgets like Calculators, mobile phones, Ipod’s is strictly prohibited in the examination hall. Do not bring materials like log table, notebook etc. the required information will be provided on the question paper itself. Give the Test with honesty and if you have worked hard you will definitely succeed.

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Entrance Exams for IIIT and Admission Procedures

Indian Institute of Information Technology, popularly known as IIIT are one of the finest institutes of information and technology were recognize by the Ministry of Human resource development, government of India,  in our country India. IIIT’s provide education in the areas of information technology and Management .
The First IIIT was established in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh and named after honourable ex Prime Minister, Sh. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, On the other hand the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad and Banglore are run by both private ad well as public authorities and these institutes changed their names to International institutes of Information and Technology instead of “Indian” in the year 2004-2005 after they developed into universities. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Jabalpur( Madhya Pradesh) was established in the year 2005 and it offers three trades and those are, Computer science, Electronics and Communication and Mechanical engineering and in the year 2009, it became a university as well. Indian Institute of Information and Technology, Bhubaneswar in the year 2007 and it offers it’s services in the areas of research and consultation. It has been officially declared by the honourable HRD minister of our country, Kapil Sibal that from the year 2013 there will be a common entrance test for engineering replacing the initial IIT-JEE and the AIEEE, after a meeting with the heads of the various government funded institutes in India. Earlier the admissions to the various IIT’s were made through the entrance test of AIEEE( All India Engineering Entrance Test) and this was to be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, popularly known as CBSE and in fact the JEE MAIN will be set up by this same board as well.

Composition of the IIIT Test

The test will give equal weightage on the class twelfth board results along with the two objective type tests as well- JEE Main and JEE advanced and these tests will be conducted on the same day. The test will give 40% weightage to the Board results and the Main as well as the Advance tests will get 30% each.

Eligibility Criteria for IIIT

Only those students will be eligible to get into IIIT’s, that fulfil the condition mentioned below
The admission process will start only after the candidate appears for the JEE MAIN 2013 as the admissions will based on the score of the candidate in this exam.
As per the eligibility criteria of IIIT , The candidate must have passed the class twelfth exams or its equivalent with at least a minimum aggregate of 50% (GEN) or 40% (PH/OBC/SC/ST).
As per  the elgibility criteria, the candidates who are appearing  for the class twelfth exams in the year 2013 can also apply for this exam.

Number of attempts for IIIT Admission Test

The candidates will be allowed to appear in the test thrice but make sure these three tries should be consecutive and it includes the year of passing your class twelfth as well. And only those students who passes their class twelfth in the year 2011 or 2012 are eligible to appear in the 2013 test and the students who passes their class +2 boards before that are not eligible for this test.

Scoring and Marks distribution in the IIIT Test

The MAIN paper will consist of objective type of questions with four options available and there will be a negative marking for every wrong answer marked and ¼ of the total marks of that question will be deducted. However there will be no negative marking for the ones left unanswered.

IIIT Entrance Test Dates

The offline test will be held on the 7th April 2013 whereas the online test will be commence on 8th April 2013 till 30th April 2013.

IIIT Placements Details

Since these are one of the premier institutes of our country so they have a good placement record and even at the time of recession the placement levels don not go much down, Indian Institute of Information and Technology being the highest earner of placement, and the average salary of a student of IIIT Hyderabad is around 9.5 lacs per annum .

NEET Indian Medical Entrance Examination

All India Medical entrance Tests, in the form of AIPMT or NEET, starts from May 5, 2013. The students are rather worried about the preparation schedule and syllabus for the exams that will be held as they all fear that there is no clear picture of the above. But there is nothing to worry assures the     National Educational Board since the CBSE and NCERT have got together in appraising the study prospectus of various states around India and have framed the syllabus and questionnaire accordingly.

Consent for the NEET as the ultimate Medical entrance exam?
Many states have accepted this NEET as the ultimate decision exam for the entrance into prestigious Medical Institutions around India. A few states including Tamil Nadu have not gone with all NEET format. About 271 Medical colleges in India comply to NEET and provide 31,000 seats thusly.

AIMS a part of this?
AIMS, being a prestigious Medical Institution has denied the concept of NEET and sticks with its own Entrance examination as it believes in maintaining the Institute’s standard high by being self contained rather than going public.

The NEET Pattern
The pattern is a little different as compared to the AIPMT conducted till last year. The AIPMT usually consists of 200 questions with 50 questions each from 4 subjects namely Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany. It was scheduled for 3 hours and carried a negative marking system by ¼ marks per wrong answer. The NEET will follow the same pattern with same subjects and same % of negative marking but it will have a total of 180 questions with a sum of 45 marks per each section/subject.

What to prepare?
The NEET system is basically framed by CBSE and NCERT boards, hence thoroughly revising the 11th and 12th standard NCERT science books should help a lot. Following which practicing the model question papers from AIPMT of previous years should help. The main objective is to complete the answers within the set time limit for each section. So practice on the time score is definitely a must. Atleast practicing 15-20 AIPMT model question papers will give a clear picture on the time constraint and questioning pattern.

Step by step Prep for NEET
It is necessary to prepare for this examination step-by-step rather than rushing at the end. So inclusive of the daily revision of one’s own subject lessons in the Physics, Chemistry, botany and Zoology subjects, working out a few questions from the model papers every day will also help tremendously in paving the right course to success with this NEET program.

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GATE Entrance Exam for MTech in IITs

Gate exam is an (Graduate Aptitude Test  for Engineers ) entrance exam for conducted by  Indian Institute of Sciences  and Indian Institute of Management jointly. A candidate will be given admission in M.Tech  depending upon the performance in the GATE Exam. These days all the public sector jobs are being related to GATE score. Generally GATE is given 75% weightage and Interview is given only 25% weightage. So Gate exam plays a major role in getting the job.

The score card reveals the technical  skills of the candidate and based on the score card the candidate should apply to each of the institutes after the institutes publish the notification. Basically the exam is conducted for three hours  both in online and offline. Online exam will be conducted in the mid of January and offline exam will be conducted every second Sunday of February.

GATE Entrance Exam Eligibility Criteria
Bachelors degree in engineering and those who are in final year engineering are eligible. Master degree holders and those who are  in final year and pre final year are also eligible. Inorder  to fill the online application form candidates should first register their mail id, so that further Communication will be done through this mail id. Online Application form contains personal information, communication address, degree details, and examination centre. Then the candidate should upload the photograph and necessary documents if the candidate is SC/ST. If the candidate is male general then he has to pay 1200/- or if the candidate is male SC/ST then he has to pay 600/-. For the female candidates fee is exempted. Once again the candidate can pay the fee through online or offline.

If the candidate select online then he has to go for net banking. If it is offline then a challan will be produced with the candidate details, he has to take the print and submit in any of the banks. Then they will verify the details with data available in the bank and then he will accept the payment. Once the payment done take the print of the application form then stick the photograph and complete all the signatures(with black ink) .This photograph and signature should match with the one in the photograph file uploaded. Then post the application form to the given address.

Gate score is valid for 2 yrs from the day of announcement of results. Government / Public Sector Units (PSU)’s like Indian OIL, NTPC Limited, BARC, NPCIL, HAL many more, give importance to GATE scores for various job positions in their organizations.

GATE Entrance Exam Admit card download
Eligible candidates can now download the admit card from the GATE Online Applicant Interface provided by GATE office.

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National Defense Academy – NDA Entrance Exam

The National Defense Academy (NDA) Entrance Exam happens twice a year by UPSC to recruit candidates in army, naval and air force wings of National Defense Academy. Exam notifications are published in all major newspapers and special newspaper – employment news in October – November and April-may time frame.
And exam is conducted in April-may and September – October time frame.
NDA Exam Eligibility Criteria:
Eligibility Criteria for NDA – Army Wing: For recruitment in Army wing of NDA, applicant should be 10+2 passed from a recognized board or equivalent and should lie in 16 1/2 – 19 years age range.
Eligibility Criteria for NDA – Naval Wing & Air Force Wing: For recruitment in Naval and Air Force wings of NDA, applicant must be 10+2 passed with physics & mathematics and should lie in 16 ½ – 19 years age range. Note: Students appearing in 12th exam can also apply for entrance exam but they are required to produce 12th mark sheet & passing certificate at later point on some date specified by UPSC.
NDA Exam Selection Procedure: NDA entrance test is comprised of written exam followed by SSB interview. Written test is an objective type exam consists of multiple choice questions in mathematics (total 300 marks) and general ability (total 600 marks). Candidates who qualify written exam successfully will be called for personal Interview conducted by Service selection board and later for medical exam.
After getting selected in NDA entrance exam, candidate can chose their preferred service area between NDA and Naval academy and if candidate chooses NDA , he can again opt for any of the three wings, however his field of service will be determined based on the merit list of NDA entrance exam.

AIPMT Medical Entrance Exam

As you know that the field of medical science & medicine is a career option well sought after. But one has to go through a process of taking entrance tests and interviews in order to get into a good medical school. There are various medical entrance tests like AIIMS, JIPMER, AFMC etc, but the CBSE PMT is a medical entrance test of national level. PMT, popularly known as the all India pre medical test (AIPMT) is primarily conducted by central board of secondary education (CBSE) once a year. It gets you admission to BDS and MBBS courses in various medical colleges across the country. This exam is held in order to fill 15% of the total seats for medical courses in medical colleges run by union of India, state government, municipal and other local authorities in India. So this examination provides some of the best medical students. The AIPMT examination is generally held in two stages -the Preliminary Examination and the Final Examination.
AIPMT Eligibility criteria:
Candidates willing to appear for this exam should be a 12th standard pass out. The minimum age limit is seventeen years and the maximum age limit is twenty five years. Applicants should pass their 10+2 boards with the minimum score of 50 % from a recognized board with physics, chemistry, biology and English as their subjects. For SC ST candidates, the cut off marks is 40%.  The maximum number of taking the exam for a candidate is 3.
AIPMT How to prepare?
The only way to crack a medical entrance test is to work hard. One has to start preparing for the exam long before the notified date of the examination. Get the materials in hand. Start preparing. And the only effective way in which you know that you are preparing right is to solve the previous year’s examination papers and model tests. It helps you get an idea of the exam pattern and make your own strategy. Get the model question papers from internet and evaluate your strength and weakness. Time management is a vital factor in an entrance test. AIPMT has negative marking so refrain from making wild guesses. Solve the questions which you are confident about. Those who are not strong in calculations should go for theoretical questions first and then try the numerical or calculation-based questions. The examination question paper is usually set in English. However, once an applicant mentions his preference for language, he is not allowed to change it later.

Insurance Regulatory and Developement Authority Exam

What is IRDA Exam?
The INSURANCE REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY EXAM, in short the IRDA exam is a test that is conducted with the purpose of recruiting insurance agents for various insurance companies. The test is held basically to meet the requirements of these insurance companies and it is organised by the insurance institute of India. Most of the insurance agents are appointed by going through the procedure of taking this exam. It is not an easy exam as it is held once a year on an all India basis. The primary purpose of selecting insurance agents through an entrance test is to take better care of insurance policy holders and provide them a safer treatment. IRDA exam is conducted in two modes. Candidates can select Offline or Online mode. The examination questions will mainly cover from the subjects of insurance and loans. It also covers regulations and their general application. The candidates who wish to attend IRDA examination should need a well preparation, determination and concentration counts a lot.

Eligibility for IRDA Exam

Those Candidates willing to appear for the exam has to be a 12th standard pass out. The minimum age limit of the candidate should be within 21 years and he has to attend practical sessions of one hundred and fifty hours if he wants to be qualified. This practical session of one hundred and fifty hours from any approved insurance institute is one of the criteria that a candidate has to follow.

How to apply for IRDA Exam

a candidate has to fill up an application form for IRDA license worth Rs 250/-. This application has to be submitted at least thirty days before the end of its validity. If one fails to do so, he has to pay an extra charge of Rs 100/-. Now as you know the eligibility and other criteria of this exam, the next thing that comes to your mind is the syllabus. Well, this exam covers a huge syllabus which is divided into two parts- general insurance and life insurance. General insurance covers introduction to insurance, Principles of General Insurance, Insurance Documents, Theory and Practice of Rating, Legislative and Regulatory Matters, Fire Insurance, Marine Insurance, Motor Insurance, Personal Accident Insurance, Health Insurance etc. life insurance covers its fundamentals, legislative and regulatory matters. It also considers the candidate’s personal development and behavioral aspects. The mode of this exam is primarily in objectives conducted for 100 marks and the duration is for two hours. A candidate has to secure at least 50 % marks in order to qualify the exam.