UPSC NDA NA Examination II 2017: Paper pattern and examination scheme

The official notification of UPSC NDA NA Examination II (2017) has been released. The last date for submission of application is June 30 till 6 pm.

UPSC NDA NA II official notification out

UPSC NDA NA II official notification out

The last date for submission of application is June 30 till 6 pm. The exam is being conducted for admission into army, navy and air force wings of the National Defence Academy.

Vacancy details:

  • NDA (National Defence Academy): 335 (208 for army, 55 for navy and 72 for air force)
  • NA (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme): 55
  • Total: 390

Scheme of examination

The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:

Subject

  • Mathematics (01): Time – 2.5 hours, total marks – 300
  • General Ability Test (02): Time – 2.5 hours, total marks – 600
  • Total: 900
  • SSB test/interview: 900

The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. In the question papers, wherever necessary, questions involving the metric system of weights and measures only will be set.

(Read: NDA NA Examination II: Official notification released, eligibility and other details) 

Selection procedure:

The selection of candidates will be done in two stages based on Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test. All the applicants who successfully clear both the stages will have to submit all the original certificates to the selection board committee.

About UPSC:

Union Public Service Commission works under the government of India to recruit staff for various posts in the various ministries and departments of the Government of India and in subordinate

 

Mark Zuckerberg’s dream for education is for kids to learn mostly without teachers

 

Microsoft peddles laptops. Google touts services such as collaborative calendars and spreadsheet-making software. After building their businesses on products that students use, it’s not surprising that tech giants—from actual computer companies to other Silicon Valley darlings like Salesforce and Netflix—are wedging their way into education itself, especially as the US market for education technology is predicted to bloom to $21 billion by 2020. Most tech leaders are getting in by making learning apps, donating to policy campaigns, or partnering with individual schools.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has a slightly different, and much more audacious, idea.

Zuckerberg’s goal is for “a billion students” across the world to be able to learn on their own, via software that his company helps build, with teachers merely looking over their shoulders. As the New York Times (paywall) describes it it:Facebook CEO and Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg, center, greets graduating Harvard students as he walks in a procession though Harvard Yard at the start of Harvard University commencement exercises, Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass. Zuckerberg is giving a commencement address at Harvard, where he dropped out 12 years ago to focus on Facebook. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

It’s a conception that upends a longstanding teaching dynamic. Now educators are no longer classroom leaders, but helpmates. In public remarks and Facebook posts, Mr. Zuckerberg has described how it works. Students cluster together, working at laptops. They use software to select their own assignments, working at their own pace. And, should they struggle at teaching themselves, teachers are on hand to guide them.

In 2015, Zuckerberg and his wife, pediatrician Priscilla Chan, announced they will eventually give 99% of their Facebook shares to—among a few other causes—transforming education through technology. Their organization to accomplish that aim, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, said in March that it will offer a free online software for customizing classroom instruction by the end of the year. The tool “empowers teachers to customize instruction to meet their students’ individual needs and interests”—but its ultimate aim is to have teachers serve as mentors and evaluators, not instructors.

“It’s time for our generation-defining public works,” Zuckerberg said during his graduation speech at Harvard last month. “We can fix this. How about modernizing democracy so everyone can vote online, and personalizing education so everyone can learn?”

Of course, these plans are still more dreams than reality. What Zuckerberg hasn’t done so far is lay out his organization’s detailed path to those lofty goals.

JEE Advanced Results 2017: How to check the results

 

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2017 conducted on May 21 at various centres. Over 2.2 lakh candidates appeared for the exam consisted of two papers, i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2.

The results for the same are expected to be declared on June 11 at 10 am.

How to check JEE Advanced Results 2017:

In order to check the results, candidates can follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Go to the official website, jeeadv.nic.in
  • Click on the relevant link
  • Enter the necessary information
  • After submitting the same, the results will be displayed on the screen
  • Take a printout for future use

As reported, the total number of questions (54 questions) remained same as last year. However total marks of Paper-1 has changed from 186 to 183 marks this year.JEE Advanced Results 2017: How to check the results

Paper analysis:

  • The ‘Matching Type’ questions were different as compared to previous years
  • The coverage of questions from class 12 vs Class 11 was 50: 50
  • Further, equal weightage was given to class 11 and 12
  • Last year more weightage was given to 12 (60:40).

India Today Education team wishing students good luck for their results

 

Coming soon: DU to get Delhi School of Journalism offering 5-year integrated degree course

 

Very soon, the Delhi University will be getting a ‘Delhi School of Journalism’, which will offer a five-year integrated course and will be functional from this academic session. DU Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi had last year proposed for the introduction of a five-year integrated course in journalism.

Another new course in cyber security

DU will also be launching a post-graduate diploma course in cyber security.

“In the previous academic council meeting, the VC had mooted the idea of the courses. Though nothing concrete was known to us, he had set up committees of experts on cyber security and journalists to work on the syllabus and course content, which are now ready,” said Nachiketa Singh, a member of the panel.

The Standing Committee on Academic Affairs, in a meeting today, gave the approval to launch the two courses, a Standing Committee member Nachiketa Singh said.

School of Transnational AffairsDelhi School of Journalism to be established soon in DU

A nod was also given to set up ‘School of Transnational Affairs’ – a forum on virtual platform for intellectuals and academics for discourse among scholars across the world.

“The think-tank will be interdisciplinary and deal on subjects such as social, political, economics and security,” Singh told PTI.

(Read: DU among top 10 universities in India for the first time according to QS University World Rankings 2018)

The three agendas will have to get the nod from the Academic Council and the Executive Council before they are implemented.

As per an Indian Express report, Singh said, “The university is going to start a five-year integrated course in journalism, which will be known as the Delhi School of Journalism. If students quit at the end of three years, they will get a graduate degree, and if they complete five years, they’ll get a postgraduate degree.”

“The School will have a different building, and faculty will be appointed. It will probably be based in North Campus. But for this year, it will run from a temporary location. DU is ready with funds for the same,” he added.

 

Maharashtra MSBSHSE SSC result 2017: Girls outperform boys, overall pass percentage 88.74 per cent

The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) declared the Maharashtra Class 10 result today, on June 13. Just like the last year, this year also the girls have performed better than boys with pass percentage of 91.46 per cent.

Maharashtra MSBSHSE SSC result 2017

Maharashtra MSBSHSE SSC result 2017

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The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) declared the Maharashtra Class 10 result today, on June 13, at the official website www.mahresult.nic.in at 1 pm. The result will also be available at maharashtraeducation.com. The exams were conducted from March 7 to 29, 2017.

Girls maintain the record

In 2016, the SSC Class 10 result was announced on June 6. Just like the last year, this year also the girls have performed better than boys with pass percentage of 91.46 per cent. Boys have obtained a 86.51 pass percentage. According to Hindustan Times, around 48, 570 students have secured above 90 per cent.

Number of students appeared:

  • Boys: 9,89,908
  • Girls: 7,76,190

Pass percentage dips

The overall pass percentage dropped marginally to 88.74 per cent from 89.56 per cent in 2016. Out of the 16,50,499 students (fresh candidates) who registered for the Maharashtra 2017 SSC exams, 16,44,016 students actually appeared for the exams, out of whom 14,58,855 students have passed.

(Read: Maharashtra MSBSHSE SSC Class 10 Result 2017: Declared at mahresult.nic.in)

Best result region wise

  • Konkan: Pass percent is 96.18 percent
  • Kolhapur: Pass percent is 93.59 percent
  • Pune: Pass percent is 91.95.

The pass percentage was around 91.9 per cent in Mumbai. The HSC Class 12 results were announced on May 30 at 1 pm.

About MSBSHSE:

The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education is an autonomous body established under the provisions of the Maharashtra Act No 41 of 1965.

 

JEE Advanced 2017: This Ranchod will remind you of Aamir Khan’s role in 3 Idiots

 

JEE Advanced 2017: Just like the Bollywood flick 3 Idiot’s Aamir Khan’s character Ranchod Das Chanchad, an underpriviledged boy who loves machines and wishes to study engineering, another boy named Ranchod Ram from a remote village in Rajasthan has cracked JEE Advanced and will join Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) soon.

Ranchod secured 2078 rank under the OBC category. Born and brought up in Jalore’s Jhak village, he will be the first person from his village to join IIT. His father is MNREGA worker while his mother is a homemaker. Even though it was not easy for them to make both ends meet, they sent their son to Kota to join a private coaching institute. Read | JEE advanced result 2017: Sarvesh Mehtani tops paper with 339 out of 366

“I scored 78 per cent in class 10 and 80 per cent in class 12. My uncle took me to Kota where Allen career institute saw my talent and had cut down the fees by half,” said Ranchod who is planning to take up B Tech in either electrical or computer science or electrical and communication. This was his third attempt at cracking JEE Advanced.3 idiots, iit, iit jee 2017, jee advanced 2017 results, jee advanced topper, ranchod 3 idiots, 3 idiots ranchod, 5 point someone, JEE ranchod, education news, indian express

His parents are illiterate and the income comes from farming and MNREGA. Ranchod has three siblings. His eldest brother works in a shop at Andhra Pradesh and supports the family financially.

In Jhak village, there are only 200 homes. There is one school till class 8 and if some student wish to study further, he/she has to travel to seven-eight km far for the senior secondary school. “I was bright and therefore my uncle sent my to a private school. He runs a dairy,” said Ranchod Ram. Read | JEE Advanced results: Utensil merchant’s son among three from Valley to qualify in exams

“My maternal uncle’s son was also taking coaching from Kota and we shared room, books and phone. My entire expenditure was taken care by uncle,” he added. Ranchod has not decided what he wished to do after graduates from IIT. For now, he is content with living his dream of studying at the renowned institute.

 

JNTUH BTech, BPharma results 2017 declared at jntuhresults.in

 

The Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTUH) has released the result for the Bachelor of Technology and Bachelor of Pharmacy courses. Candidates who have appeared for the exams can check their results from the official website.

The results are available for BTech R16 second semester, BTech R16 first semester supplementary, BTech supplementary R15, R13, R7 and R9 results along with BPharmacy first, second, third year supplementary and regular exam results. Read | JNTUH B Tech 2-2 results 2017 declared , click here

Steps to download JNTUH BTech, BPharma results 2017:

Step 1: Go to the official website for JNTUH results (jntuhresults.in).JNTUH result, jntuhresults.in, jntuh, jntuh btech result, jntuh bpharma result, jntuh b pharmacy result, jntuh semester result, jntuh result, education news, indian express

Step 2: Click on any one of the three servers available.

Step 3: Click on BTech or BPharmacy results.

Step 4: In the drop down list select the exam for which you appeared.

Step 5: Enter you hall ticket number, date of birth and the code provided and click on submit.

 

Bihar Board Class 10 Result 2017 declared at biharboard.ac.in; 51 per cent pass the exam

The result of Class 10 board exam has been finally declared today, on June 22, by the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) at 2 pm.

Result declared

Result declared

The result of Class 10 board exam has been finally declared today, on June 22, by the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) as per NDTV report. The candidates who had appeared for the same are required check their respective scores at the official website biharboard.ac.in. Over 17 lakh students from Bihar appeared for matriculate (class 10) board examination this year.

The BSEB Class 10 exams were held from March 1 to March 8. Results for Class 12th Intermediate examinations were also declared on May 30.

Grace marks

As per reports, in a major relief to students, the Board said that it will give eight grace marks to class 10 board students.

Why grace marks?

The Board had sent a proposal to the state government requesting permission to award eight grace marks, according to a report by Prabhat Khabar. As per reports, it seems like by giving grace marks improvement in pass percentage of class10 results could be seen.

According to a moneycontrol report, the results were earlier expected to be announced around 11 am today, but were postponed  due to the swearing-in of Keshari Nath Tripathi as caretaker Governor of Bihar.

(Read: Bihar Board BSEB Class 10 students to get 8 grace marks)

Steps to check the result

  • Log on to the official website, biharboard.ac.in
  • Click on ‘Bihar board Class 10 matric results 2017’
  • In the provided fields, enter your roll number
  • Click on submit
  • Your result will be displayed on the screen
  • Download the same and take print out for future reference

Karnataka CET mock seat allotment 2017 to release soon at kea.kar.nic.in

 

The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will publish the CET mock seat allotment result today at kea.kar.nic.in. The Common Entrance Test (KCET) was held on May 2 and 3 and the KEA had declared the results on May 30. The seat matrix for engineering and other courses was published on June 14 and the option entry commence the following day. KEA has scheduled the release of mock allotment for today, June 23.

The seat allotment will be done on the basis of merit and the final list will be out soon. Mock seat allotment is done to get an idea of seat status. In a notification, KEA has already said that it is not necessary that the seat allotted as per mock allotment will be allotted in the final list.www.kea.kar.nic.in, cet 2017, kcet, karnataka cet 2017, kar cet 2017 allotment, kea.kar.nic.in 2017, cet allotment 2017, karnataka cet allotment, cet result 2017, cet, education news,

Karnataka CET 2017, here’s how to check allotment result:
Step 1: Visit to the official website of KEA (kea.kar.nic.in).
Step 2: Follow the link to the CET portal which will be available on the main page.
Step 3: Once the seat matrix and fee structure is available, the links will be displayed on the page. Follow the links.
Step 4: Check the seat matrix and fee structure and keep a copy of the document for further reference.

This year’s KCET topper Rakshita Ramesh, a student of Sri Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain College, had scored 56 in mathematics to 59 in chemistry. She is closely followed

 

Delhi University First Cut-Off List 2017 out at du.ac.in: SRCC demands 97.75 per cent for BCom (Honours)

 

Delhi University (DU) has released the much awaited first cut-off list for the admission in various courses for the year 2017-18 today evening.

All the candidate can check the cut-off list on the official website, the link for which is du.ac.in 

Now, the fight over seat in undergraduate courses at DU will begin.

(Read: DU First Cut-Off List 2017 : List of documents required for UG admission ) 

Shri Ram College of Commerce has set the highest demanding 97.75 per cent for BCom (Hons). SRCC is one of the top ranked commerce colleges in the country and has been in the spotlight for last couple of years for setting unusually high cut off for B.Com. (Honors).

This year, however, the cut off has not reached the touchdown mark of 100 per cent as was the case in 2011. This year the cut off for B.Com. (Honors) at SRCC is 97.75 per cent.

(Read: Delhi University SOL Admissions 2017 begin at sol.du.ac.in: How to apply )

This is the second consecutive year of the online admission process for UG admissions unlike previous years when it used to be both online and offline.

The DU admission process for its 60 undergraduate programmes in 62 colleges with around 54,000 seats began on May 22.

Acid attack survivors, thalassemia students to have reserved seats in DU:

Moving a step towards giving disabled students an equal opportunity to study, Delhi University has announced that it will also reserve seats for acid attacks survivors and students with thalassemia and dwarfism.Delhi University First Cut-Off List 2017

As reported, this move from the varsity comes after recently adopting the revised Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

Percentage of reservation:

  • Further, the law gives at least 5 per cent reservation to students with disabilities
  • By following this act, it means, DU will reserve at least 2,500 seats for differently abled applicants

In the last academic session, DU had reserved only 3 per cent of its seats in all colleges and courses for PwD applicants.

Important dates:

  • Document verification: June 24 to June 28
  • Second cut off list: July 1
  • Document verification and admission approval: July 1 to July 4
  • Third cut off list: July 7
  • Admission approval and document verification: July 7 to July 10