Will Online Coaching bring disruption in the test preparation market of India?

With over a billion of the population and rapidly growing middle class which puts greater emphasis on education, it’s hardly a surprise that students in India face tremendous competition for getting admission into a good school for higher studies. India’s formal education which covers K-12 and higher education, up to post-graduation is subjected to high levels of regulation compared to informal education providers in India. The number of formal education institutions is limited (approximately 700 Universities - including state, central, private and deemed universities) considering that they cater to 30 million students every year in India and the number of students seeking higher education is expected to increase by 14 million in next three years. The effect of an increase in demand for higher education can be seen in increased government spending on education. The Centre’s spending on education has increased at a 17% CAGR over the decade. India’s education budget saw a sharp increase of 4.8% in a year to be Rs. 723.94 Billion a year in 2016-2017 from Rs. 690.74 Billion of the previous year. While the government is trying to match higher education demands by increasing the budget, an informal education sector, enjoying the less regulation, is rapidly growing by providing the necessary support for excellent education. This informal sector is mainly made up of pre-schools, coaching (including test prep), vocational and skills training, e-learning and academic publishing. Having to face the enormous competition to get in a reputed higher education institution combined with the complexity of entrance exams and social stigma of getting higher marks in Indian education system forces most students to opt for external test preparation. In addition to the rising disposable incomes, increased spending on education and growing numbers of nuclear families, along with factors such as rising share of private institutions and enrolments, few quality educational institutions, high competition for limited seats in quality institutes have driven the growth of coaching industry. The most important trend of this educational shift is seen by the adoption of online platform in teaching and test preparing. Competitive exams like CAT, IIT-JEE etc. are being held online which has paved a way for online content, ebook, interactive study materials and online test preparation. The reflection of which can be seen in the test preparation market. India’s test preparation market is estimated at Rs.378 Billion and growing at a CAGR of 14% since 2008-2009 and has grown at an unprecedented CAGR of 17.8% during the period FY’2010-FY’2015 which is expected to outperform the overall test preparation market growth in next 5 years. This increase can be seen in test preparation institution from non-metro cities too. Handa ka funda – based out of Jaipur, Rajasthan - is such an online test preparation platform that offers CAT coaching. Started in 2009 as video content provider, Handa ka Funda has served more than 10, 000 students from more than 50 cities across India.  Apart from the most obvious reason - quality education- Preference towards e-learning modules and online mock exams are the reasons for rising market revenue of online test preparation segment which is expected to have around 19% share in the total market by FY’2020. Students are seeing quite a few benefits of online test preparing. Anytime: It gives students the much-needed flexibility to study at their own pace at their own convenience at any time they want. It also allows students to revisit the content as many time as they need. The content can be downloaded and be available later for collaborative study with peers Anywhere: Much needed relief in student life – to not be present at a certain place at the certain time to study – is one of the most important benefits of online learning. With online learning, the coaching is available to remote areas where students don’t have access to training such as CAT preparations Anyone: Students from small town or students with limited means benefits more from online classes since online classes are relatively cheaper than brick-and-mortar classes and they remove the need of moving to bigger cities for certain education. With its benefits over offline coaching and lucrative financial gains, online test preparation is bound to attract competition from large companies with unlimited resources. It would be vital for start-ups like Handakafunda to focus on effective marketing strategies including but not limited to providing free mock exams, discounted rate renewal of existing membership, discounted rates on combination / specific courses, infomercials in trade journals and webinars in addition to digital marketing activities. One of the ways they can differentiate is by providing quality certification to the students. Nonetheless, even with its limitation like language, infrastructure requirement and lack of personal touch, it’s absolutely…

Tips to crack bank exam in first attempt

Banking jobs are among the most in-demand jobs in India. Getting a job in bank is a dream of every candidate preparing for it but very few of them are able to make their dream come true. Every year more than a million of students apply for bank exam but very few of them get the job, because they follow certain strategy which most of us don’t. Recruitment in government bank is generally done in three stages, the first two stages are online objective exams which are referred as pre and mains and the third stage is Group discussion and interview round. The final merit is based on your score in mains and interview where mains score is given a weightage of 80% and interview of 20%. Note: Shortlisting of candidates are done at each stage pre, mains and interview. Tips to crack bank exam in first attempt: Pattern of the exam: To crack the banking exam in your very first attempt, you must be aware of the pattern, time allotted, no. of sections paper has and all the necessary and basics information of the paper. Because then only you will be able to make your plan and study according to that. If you have a clear idea of exam pattern and the various section of the exam then you can make strategy according to that. So first and the most important step is to be updated about the latest exam pattern. WANT TO KNOW ABOUT  BANK EXAM PATTERN AND SYLLABUS  Study material: Now comes the second tip i.e choosing right study material. Choosing right study material is very important because then only you will be able to get a proper idea of the types of questions often coming in the exam in various section, and choosing right study material will also help you to learn basic fundamentals as well as some tricks that are important for you to solve questions. Learn short tricks: As we all know that we have to solve the paper in that time interval, so learning short trick will able to do that. Learning some short tricks will increases your speed and gives you an easy way to solve the questions, but do not ignore the basics of the topics because if the question is bit twisted then your basics knowledge about the topic will only help you. Know your strengths and weakness: Then comes the part where you have to spot your strengths and weakness, spotting strengths and weakness is very important part of your preparation. After spotting it you should emphasis on your weaker section and try to strengthen the sections in which you have good command. Because the best way to remove your weakness is to work on it, ignoring it will not help you anywhere. Practice previous year papers: Practicing previous papers are a very good way to prepare for the exam. The more you practice, the more you feel confident of cracking the exam and confidence plays a very important factor in every exam. Practicing previous papers will also increases your speed and will also keep you familiar of the questions that are often asked in the exam. Time management: Time management is the basic key to crack any exam. Solving questions is another part but solving it in that time interval is what you should need to practice. While practicing the previous year papers always keep an eye on the time you have taken to complete the paper. Revision: Revision is very important part of preparation; many students ignore this part and thus suffer in the exam. Everyone should understand the importance of revision. Revision helps you to keep updated of the topics and short tricks you have learnt. Also Read:SOME GD/PI ROUND TIPS Mistakes to avoid while preparing for bank exam Guessing the answer: Guessing the answer is one of the biggest mistakes that most of the candidates do, so try to avoid guessing the answer as it may harm your score. If you are very much confident of the answer then only mark it. Understanding of syllabus: You must have a good understanding of syllabus if you want to crack the exam, not just the bank exam but for any exam this step is important. Because if you don’t have a proper knowledge of the syllabus you will fail to understand which topics are important and which are not from exam point of view. Improper time management: Many students ignore the importance of time management while preparing for the exam and that is where they are doing the mistake, always try to solve the paper in that particular time allotted. Using lengthy methods: Many students sometimes ignore the importance of learning short tricks and try to adopt the lengthy methods for problem solving. They must understand the importance of the time short tricks save for them in solving the paper and that time can be used in some another question. Too much preference to individual section: One of the other common mistakes that most of the candidates make while preparation is that they give too much time on the sections in which they have good command and didn’t give that much importance to the sections in which they are weak or have less command. Not practicing mock paper: Try to solve as many as mock…

Nuclear and Space Research Centers of India – Static GK

Syllabus of General Awareness is vast like an ocean. It’s never end, even we don’t know from where the question will frame. So, in order to cope up in this we need to widen our scope of information. In this post, we will discuss about the Space and Nuclear Research centers in India. This is an important topic in the static GK in IBPS PO 2017 and other Competitive Exam. Space and Nuclear Research Centers Year of Establishment Location India Rare Earths Limited 1950 Alwaye (Kerala) Uranium Corporation of India 1967 Jadugoda (Jharkhand) Atomic Energy Commission 1948 Mumbai Electronics Corporation of India 1967 Hyderabad Bhabha Atomics Research Centre 1957 Trombay (Mumbai) Radio Astronomy Centre 1968 Ooty (Tamil Nadu) Tata Institute of Fundamental Research 1945 Mumbai Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics 1949 Kolkata Nuclear Fuel Complex 1971 Hyderabad Nuclear Power Complex Mumbai Centre of Earth Science’s Studies 1978 Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) Physical Research Laboratory 1947 Ahmedabad Space Commission Bangalore Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre 1963 Thiruvananthapuram Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) 1969 Bangalore Space Application Centre 1972 Ahmedabad Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station 1962 Thumba (Kerala) Indian Scientific Satellite Project 1972 Bangalore College of Satellite Communication Technology Ahmedabad Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics 1949 Kolkata Also Read: IBPS PO Preparation Books Above I have covered the list of Nuclear and Space Research Centre in India. Your Suggestion are our honor. Please share your views in the comment box below. All the best.

Online Education vs. offline education: the winner will be private tutors

It isn’t a secret anymore that the market of online education is growing fast all over the world and India isn’t left behind. With more than one million registered learners, India is a the second biggest source of learners in coursera. The e-learning market in India itself is estimated around $3Billion and is expected to grow by $40 Billion. In fact, Indian students’ enthusiasm towards online learning can be seen from the data released by Harvard-MIT about their online courses. This Person-Course De-Identified dataset contained 641,138 events, chronicling 476,532 students who have taken up to 13 unique courses from a variety of topics. According to which, Indians were the largest group of nationals registered in Harvard and MIT online courses only second to the USA. Source: http://minimaxir.com/2014/07/online-class-charts/ It is not surprising that considering its population and accessibility of material, it ranks as top in a nation of students taking more than one classes. Source: http://minimaxir.com/2014/07/online-class-charts/ India is a country where one could experience total opposite sides of the spectrum, on one side you could see people might not have the availability of drinking water but at the same time it is the country with highest internet users in the world.  When you mix world’s largest young population in a fast-developing country with higher unemployment and tough competition, you get students who embrace any opportunity that makes them apart from the competition with open arms. It’s hardly a surprise that students in India and other developing world has heavily adopted online learning considering the vast benefits (such as access to world class knowledge pools (Harvard, Stanford, MIT professors), flexibility in time and pace of learning, comfortable learning experience, less anxiety, customized learning experiences and Teachers can speak to a wider audience, etc.) it offers. But, India or the world for that matter, hasn’t seen a drastic change in traditional education system yet. A few years ago, the world was going crazy over how technology was going to transform higher education and would replace physical colleges. But the current actual scenario couldn’t be further from that. According to a University of Pennsylvania study “The Life Cycle of a Million MOOC Users”, an average of only five percent of the students in seventeen Coursera classes offered through the University of Pennsylvania actually finished their classes. Other estimated completion rates below thirteen per cent. And not all the students who completed their courses necessarily passed. Even in Harvard / MIT courses, the course completion rates are low across the board, from 0.8% to 7.5%. In a five-year-long study of over fifty thousand students taking both online and face-to-face courses, researchers at Troy University found that online classes had higher failure rates than traditional classroom courses.  Today Universities worldwide has not even slightly affected by MOOCs in terms of enrollment or in the tuition fees. Major drawbacks of the online studies according to Heather Thomas and Kevin Zencak - The Pennsylvania State University are Limited communication, Easier to ignore, Limited teacher instruction and the Need for more personal responsibility. So, how is it when more and more students are adopting online learning and yet colleges and universities are unaffected by it? The answer is simple. Supplementary learning! As it turns out, online learning is growing which is a fact and also is the fact that the traditional education is unaffected by it. However what drawbacks and problems that MOOCs present has given opportunities for private tutoring to shine.  Countries like India, where private tutoring is one of the fastest growing markets since the difference between degrees earned from premier institutions and average colleges is prominent, online tutoring is likely to prosper. A few years back, Delhi university’s cut off marks for enrollment was 100% and the prestigious institutions like IIM-A have more than 99% score in CAT as cut off marks for admission. According to ASSOCHAM's survey, around 87% of primary school children and up to 95% of the higher secondary attend private coaching classes. Almost every MBA aspirant in this country joins a CAT coaching center in a hope to get in a good B-school.  Since most classes run in metros like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Chennai for civil services, law, C.A. for medical coaching, urban towns like Jaipur, Chandigarh and Kota for Engineering, Pune for Designing or Management etc., small town students either are left behind or face significant lifestyle change to get the coaching they need. This is where small entrepreneurs shine in Indian education ecosystem. With the access to technology and need for the market, coaching classes have reached to students from remote areas and offered online tutoring for competitive exams. Handakafunda is such an…

Last Years IBPS PO Cut Off

Find Last Years IBPS PO Cut Off for year 2016 and 2015 for Pre, Mains and Final Allotment. You can also get IBPS PO Syllabus. The cut off score listed here are normalized. What is the meaning of normalization? Sometimes the paper is tough during some slots, and sometimes it is easier in some other slot. It will be unfair to be judged on the same scale as the candidates appearing for those other slots. Hence, IBPS exams use a mathematical model called, Normalization, to balance this difference. This means that your actual exam score are either increased or descreased. Download in PDF Click on the link for Last Years IBPS PO Cut Off: IBPS PO Cut Off 2016 IBPS PO Cut Off 2015 IBPS PO Cut Off 2016 Preliminary Sections Category General Scheduled Cast (SC) Scheduled Tribe (ST) Other backward Classes (OBC) English Language  7  4.50  4.50  4.50 Reasoning Ability  8.50  5.50  5.50  5.50 Numerical Ability  8.25  5.25  5.25  5.25 Overall  47.50  40  31.25  46.50 Mains Sections Category General Scheduled Cast (SC) Scheduled Tribe (ST) Other backward Classes (OBC) English Language  4.75  2.25  2.25  2.25 Reasoning Ability  5.25  3.25  3.25  3.25 Quantitative Aptitude  12.50  10.75  10.75  10.75 Computer Awareness  6.50  5  5  5 General Awareness  10.75  8  8  8 Overall  52.50  41.75  31.50  52.50 Final Allotment Cut Off Maximum and Minimum combined scores of the Main Examination and Interview. Provisional Cut Off Category General SC ST OBC Max Score 57.40 46.30 46.30 50.20 Min Score 39.90 33.70 28.60 37 Reserve List Category General SC ST OBC Min Score 39.40 33.30 27.70 36.70 This was the detailed summary of Last Years IBPS PO Cut Off for 2016. Download in PDF IBPS PO Cut Off 2015 Preliminary Sections Category General Scheduled Cast (SC) Scheduled Tribe (ST) Other backward Classes (OBC) English Language 7.50 4.75 4.75 4.75 Reasoning Ability 11.25 7.25 7.75 7.75 Numerical Ability 7.75 5 5 5 Overall 37.25 30.75 17.75 37.25 Mains Sections Category General Scheduled Cast (SC) Scheduled Tribe (ST) Other backward Classes (OBC) English Language 12.50 9.50 5.25 9.50 Reasoning Ability 10 7.25 3 7.25 Quantitative Aptitude 11 8.75 5.25 8.75 Computer Awareness 12.25 11 8.75 11 General Awareness 13.75 8.75 5.25 8.75 Overall 76 50 47.25 76 Final Allotment Cut Off Maximum and Minimum combined scores of the Main Examination and Interview. Provisional Cut Off Category General SC ST OBC Max Score 71.60 57 52.40 60.60 Min Score 49.90 41.40 36.30 46.70 Reserve List Category General SC ST OBC Min Score 49.40 41 35.80 46.40 This was the detailed summary of Last Years IBPS PO Cut Off for 2015. Download in PDF

NIOS Admission: 2017 – 2018

Take NIOS Admission 2017 2018. Secondary and Senior Secondary Courses – 10th Standard and 12th Standard are the stepping stones for setting-up the future of any student – boy or girl. Passing 10th will pave way for joining 11th and 12th Standards, and thereafter to the college education; or seeking employment opportunities. But if the student fails in any of these classes, it brings total gloom in their life. Failing in 10th Standard or 12th Standard ends the school-life of the student completely. They are driven out from the school with the Fail Certificate; and will not be permitted to study in the same Class, in any school. These unfortunate students are stranded midway and fall into utter dejection and despair. NIOS Board Education: NIOS board Delhi Educational Institution has been rendering yeomen service, to lend a helping hand for these failed students to come out of their depression, and regain their school-life once again through nios admission. Students are admitted to nios board Secondary and Senior Secondary Courses online. Nios Board – National Institute of Open Schooling Board – is a wing of Human Resources Ministry, Government of India. The nios board conducts Secondary and Senior Secondary Courses under the “Open Schooling” Scheme.  Regular Public Exams are held for Classes 10th and 12th to grant Certificates to passing students. This Board has the aim to provide unlimited opportunities for High-School students, to study 10th and 12th Standards under CBSE Syllabus and thereby prosper in their life. Failing in any of the Classes midway is not at all a stopping point for this. These failed students can get Direct Admission Online in nios 10th class or nios 12th class, as the case may be. NIOS makes best use of these opportunities provided by nios board, and brings forth new life for many failed students. These students feel very much happy because they got a rare-opportunity to study again, and come out successful in High-school education. There are different schemes of study for these failed students to get NIOS Admission 2017 2018. Let us see the details: Nios Admission – Stream 1: Under this Stream, NIOS Admission helps failed students, who have dropped out from school, and those who have passed 8th Class (after one year gap) and passed 9th Class to directly get admitted to nios admission 2017 in 10th Standard. Similarly students failed in 11th Standard or Passed 10th Standard one year back can straight away get admitted to nios 12th class through Direct Admission Online. Nios Admission – Stream 2: NIOS in 2017 gets 10th and 12th failed students from any Board Schools, to appear once again in the Public Exams the same year, rather than wasting precious time of one year. Students get Direct Admission to 10th or 12th as the case may be in nios board admission 2017. They can appear for the Exams in the failed subjects only, and if they get good marks, they can get the CBSE Certificate for 10th or 12th Standard. Another facility available is, Transfer of Credit (TOC) whereby the good marks obtained in maximum 2 subjects in the earlier Exam will get transferred in the new Certificate. Nios Admission – Stream 3 & 4: This scheme can also be called NIOS Admission 2017 2018 On Demand Exam Scheme. Direct Admission Online for 10th failed students (Stream 3) and 12th failed students (Stream 4) to attempt the same subject once again, where they have failed and achieve Pass Marks this time. Every month exams are conducted by nios board in 10th and 12th Standard subjects. Students who want to appear for the particular subject exam (maximum of 3 subjects in one attempt) can “Demand Exam”, as per their choice and readiness to write. Here also the Transfer of Credit (TOC) facility is applicable. How NIOS helps failed students? When a failed student contacts us, with a request to join in any of the above Streams, the professionals take complete care of the student. The formalities involved in nios registration are completed fully and perfectly. Filling Online Application; attaching necessary documents; submitting and getting Admit Card – everything is done for the student. In addition, Special Coaching Classes by expert experienced Teachers are conducted, at convenient timings at Study Centers, Delhi. Each student is given individual attention to watch their progress and learning the subject thoroughly. Mock-tests are conducted often by supplying previous Question papers with answers. This way every student is sharpened with their skills, to face the Exam with Self-confidence and courage. As a result, the students find it easier to Pass 10th or 12th Standard. The nios admission last date announcement online indicates as follows: NIOS Admission 2017 2018 31-7-2017 …..Without late fees 15-8-2017 …….With late fee of Rs.200 31-8-2017 ……With late fee of Rs.400 15-9-2017 ……..With late fee of Rs.700 Thus failed students can get out of their depression and disappointment, and complete their School Final…

IIT Roorkee 2017 – Recruitment Notification

IIT Roorkee is located in Uttarakhand. This Indian Institute of Technology is open for recruiting candidates for Non-Teaching Staff for 2017. The application process is online + offline. You can apply for the posts till 26th May 2017. If you want a career with the IIT Roorkee then you can start applying now! Read to know about Important Dates, Eligibility, Selection Procedure, Salary and more! Direct Link to Apply! #1. Important Dates – IIT Roorkee Recruitment Events Important Dates Applications - Start Date 1st May 2017 Applications  - Last Date 31st  May 2017 Date of Receipt - Application Form (By Post) 1st June 2017 #2. Vacancies – IIT Roorkee Recruitment Post Code Post Vacancies UR SC ST OBC Total 1 Scientific Officer Grade –II (on Contract) - - 02 01 03 2 General Duty Medical Officer 03 - - 01 04 3 Executive Engineer (Civil) - - - - 01 4 Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil) - - 01 - 01 5 Assistant Executive Engineer (Electrical) - 01 - - 01 6 Assistant Registrar 03 01 - - 04 #3. Eligibility Criteria Age Limit For all (except Executive Engineer Civil) Max. Age Limit - 35 years For Executive Engineer (Civil) Max. Age Limit - 40 years Educational Qualification The Educational Qualification is different for various posts. Click on the Official Notification PDF provided below to know in detail about the IIT Roorkee Recruitment 2017. Age Relaxation SC/ST - 5 yrs OBC - 3 yrs PwD - 10 yrs #4. Selection Procedure Job Oriented Test → Interview → Final Selection! #5. Salary/Pay Scale Given below is the list of Pay Band & Grade Pay against each Post Code. Refer to the Vacancy table for details regarding the name of the posts. Post 1 - PB-3 Rs.15600-39100 AGP Rs. 6000 Post 2 - PB-3 Rs.15600-391 00 GP Rs.5400 Post 3 - PB-3 15600-39100 GP Rs. 6600 Post 4 - PB-3 Rs.15600­ – 39100 GP Rs.5400 Post 5 - PB-3 Rs.15600­ – 39100 GP Rs.5400 Post 6 - PB-3 Rs.15600­ – 39100 GP Rs.5400 #6. How to Apply for IIT Roorkee Recruitment Direct Link to Apply! You can apply online through the Direct Link provided. First, Register yourself on the website. Then Log In with your credentials. Fill up the essential information. Take printout of your Application Form. Enclose the Printout with required (self-attested) documents of Educational Qualification, Experience. Also Enclose Demand Draft and super scribe as "Application for the post of _____." Send the enclosed envelop through Ordinary/Speed Post only to the following Address: Assistant Registrar, Recruitment Cell, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-247 667 (Uttarakhand) #7. Application Fee SC/ST/PwD - No Fees OBC/General - Rs.100/- Demand Draft #8. Official Notification - IIT Roorkee Recruitment Download Official Notification as PDF Check more links regarding Recruitments: Ongoing & Upcoming Recruitment Notifications 2017

CG Vyapam RAEO Result 2017 | Gramin Krishi Vistar Adhikari & Surveyor Results, Cut Off, Merit List at cgvyapam.choice.gov.in

CG Vyapam RAEO Result 2017 will be Available Soon at www.cgvyapam.choice.gov.in. Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board - CGPEB had arranged CG Vyapam RAEO & Surveyor written test 2017 on date 9th April 2017. It was arranged for 773 different vacant posts at different examination centers over the State. Check more Information Related CG Vyapam RAEO Results, Cut Off Marks, Merit List etc. Below. Must know these things About Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board The Authority - CGPEB - Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board released the recruitment alert for this year 2017 at www.cgvyapam.choice.gov.in. All the Most Excited candidates applied for Rural Agriculture Extension Officier jobs in this year 2017. The Chhattisgarh Board held the Gramin Krishi Vistar Adhikari on date 02-04-2017 to 9-04-2017 as well. Those All candidates are worried about the Obtained Marks in the CG Vyapam RAEO & Surveyor written test 2017. ResultSet.in is giving information to all the candidates that CG Vyapam RAEO Result 2017 will be released soon While as the Evaluation work will be finished. The CG VYAPAM had arranged the exam some days ago to shortlist candidates for the RAEO Post. CG Vyapam Gramin Krishi Vistar Adhikari Result 2017 at cgvyapam.choice.gov.in CG Vyapam RAEO Result 2017 dedication for the shortlisting of candidates to fill up the vacant 650 vacancies. Official Website of the Department is www.cgvyapam.choice.gov.in for more Information. The Organization/Authority has not yet released the RAEO cutoff marks. But, According to some sources and officials of the CG VYAPAM, the CG Vyapam RAEO cut off marks 2017 will be a fight high. www.cgvyapam.choice.gov.in RAEO Result 2017 Authority/Organizer: Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board - CGPEB Post Name: Gramin Krishi Vistar Adhikari and Surveyor Date of the Examination: 2nd April 2017 & 9th April 2017 (Taken) Category: Result Official Website: www.cgvyapam.choice.gov.in Date of the Declaration Results: Shortly...(Updated Soon) CG Vyapam RAEO & Surveyor Result 2017 If Candidates Individual name is present in their merit list then, candidates are shortlisted for the next rounds as well. ResultSet is giving advice to all the candidates that during checking the result of CG RAEO exam 2017, Candidates must remember their exam roll number, name, Date Of Birth (DOB) etc. The Candidates Must Visit the Official Website www.cgvyapam.choice.gov.in to Get their Results. For more information please visit the official site of the CG Vyapam RAEO Result 2017. CG Vyapam RAEO Cut Off Marks 2017 (Expected) All the Applicants who have successfully done in CG Vyapam RAEO & Surveyor written Examination 2017, they are Now looking for CG Vyapam Surveyor Cut off list 2017 here and there on the internet. Students can check CG RAEO Exam Result 2017 via the official web page as soon as results are out. Authority will release CG Vyapam RAEO Result 2017 according to performance and category by category. cgvyapam.choice.gov.in CG Vyapam RAEO Merit List 2017 Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board Also Known as CGPEB. CGPEB released the notification for 773 vacancies. CGPEB Released the Notification for the posts which is given below. Gramin Krishi Vistar Adhikari, Surveyor, ETOS, Steno, RAEO, and others The CGPEB (Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board) successfully arranged the CG Vyapam RAEO Result 2017 Written examination at CG Vyapam official Website i.e. www.cgvyapam.choice.gov.in. The exam was held on 2nd April 2017 to 9th April 2017 at the different exam centers. How to Check CG Vyapam RAEO Result 2017? First of all, Candidates must visit the Official Website of the Department i.e. www.cgvyapam.choice.gov.in A Homepage of the official website will appear on the screen. On the Homepage, Click on "Careers" which is on the top right corner. Then Click on the Link "Results" to Check the CG Vyapam RAEO Result 2017. Enter all the Details Carefully Like ID, Password, provided Captcha Click on the submit Button. The results which you are waiting for will appear on the screen. At Last, Download or take a Hard Copy of it for further use. Final Words This Article Was About all the questions or Confusions regarding CG Vyapam RAEO Result 2017. If you have any other query, questions then Write it in the comment section below. If you liked this post, please share it with your friends also to give him more and more knowledge. For More Info. Visit Website i.e. www.resultset.in

Visual learning helps understanding Math concepts easier

The classroom learning is not for all of us. There are many among us who respond well to the visual representation when compared to the rote learning. Each individual has a different capacity to understand and learn the concepts. The way we learn is different from that of the others. There are several learning styles to help people absorb the knowledge more efficiently. A widespread myth about the visual learning is that it is only to help the students from the primary school level or for the students who are struggling to understand the basic concepts. In recent years the scientists have made several observations on understanding how a human brain responds to the logical subjects like Mathematics through the visuals. This attempt to have a nuanced understanding of the functioning of the brain has revealed some interesting facts. How does the brain respond to visual math? Our brain is a tissue which has a distributed network. When our brain processes knowledge, different areas of the brain communicate with each other. While working on Mathematics, the brain activity is distributed among several such networks. This widely spread brain network acts as the foundation for processing the mathematical concepts. The research also includes the evidence showing the connection between the visual pathways and how they are connected with the other pathways of the brain. This research is called embodied cognition. The most popular perception is that the body and mind are two different entities where the body is the medium for the mind through which it absorbs and processes the ideas. The cognition researchers believe that the Mathematical concepts are held in visual and sensory-motor memories. In other words, observe your Math teacher next time when they are explaining a concept. They often use, indicate or point at the object which looks similar and enunciate the mathematical ideas. For example, while talking about a circle, you will notice that your teacher draws a circle in the air or on the board. While explaining the dimensions, you often notice that your teacher is using pencils or pens to indicate the axis. There are more such evidences which indicate that the simplest and the most complicated concepts in Math can be understood through visual learning. Who are visual learners? Visual learners are those who respond well to the visual interaction. If you come across a little kid who is glued to the TV for every time it is turned on, understand that they are learning from the television set. The visual learners have the artistic inclinations where the progression of the knowledge is from whole to the part but not the other way around which is considered as common. The teachers in the school focus of sequential teaching where they simplify the whole by discussing each part. When it comes to Math all of us are taught the basics before we are given to solve the complex equations. Our journey begins with simple additions and subtractions and then the multiplications before we understand the concepts of exponentials. The visual learners do not respond well to the sequential learning. They often question why they are learning what they are learning if the motivated to give their attention. This may seem directly in contradiction to Mathematics which requires you to assume and derive conclusions. The visual learners respond well to the reason. A visual learner expects to understand how Math is relevant in our daily lives. Before diving into the concepts of additions and subtractions you can show them why they should learn these concepts. Take them out for shopping. Buy them their favorite stationary and have them help you figure out the total bill for the purchase. The simple Math can be taught with the help of legos, Piggy banks etc. However, when it comes to the formal math the learning goes a little deeper into detail with the emphasis on colors, pictures, and cartoons. What may not go well with visual learners? Visual learners are an enthusiastic and curious bunch and would like to explore and learn at their own pace. Any attempts memorize the concepts will de-motivate them from learning. Do not include timed quizzes and games. Such activities will cause anxiety and will put them under unwanted pressure. Math is made out to be one of the complicated subjects which is another popular myth, perhaps because the way it is taught is always same. Through the interactive program learning, Math can be a fun stimulating activity for the learners and the researchers alike. About Author Vivek is a content marketer and branding strategist at BenErg Software solutions. He wrote several blogs and articles on Digital marketing. He is right now trying to understand the Market research, Data analysis and Consumer behavior. A comic book geek, fiction lover and TV series binge watcher when he is at leisure.

How to Prepare General Awareness for SBI PO Exam

General Awareness section is one of the most scoring and the least time consuming section of SBI PO Mains Exam 2017. The beauty of this section lies in the fact that you don't have to solve anything; if you know the answer, just mark it and you are good to go, if you can score high in this particular section it will give you a definite edge over others. But it requires a lot of dedication and determination to master the subject. People are still not able to do well in the GA section despite the fact that it is one of the easiest section of the SBI PO exam . It is probably because the range of questions being asked is exceptionally long. The full discussion of this section is beyond the ambit of one book, so aspirants get confused what to study and what not. There is a saying which goes like “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles “, same you need to apply here. Your very first step should be to familiarize yourself with the syllabus of the General Knowledge. After doing the above mentioned step formulate a study plan(which topics you are going to target first and how much time you are going to spend on them) SBI PO GA Sections will be based on General Awareness with special reference to banking industry. One should be well versed in Current and Basic GA of economy, corporate and various other. Time Frame to Cover General Awareness and Financial Awareness for SBI PO : On the whole, you should cover all news up to a week before the exam. You need to go through the last 4-5 months to cover all the main events and occurrences. Since your examination date is June 4th, ideally you should make it a point to go through all news from Jan 1,2017 to May 28, 2017. Examiners usually expect candidates to be well aware about the recent developments and this is why questions on recent events fills up a majority of the questions from this section. Along with this, the news within 1.5 to 2 months of the examination date are of paramount relevance. Hence, you should lay special emphasis on the events that take place in this “sweet spot”. Syllabus: General Awareness comprises three subjects; Banking & Economy Current Affairs Static GK I) BANKING & ECONOMY : Topics to be covered under this subject : 1) Indian Banking Industry: History of banking (focus more on history of State Bank of India) Nationalization of Banks Role Of Banking (Why we need banks and what they actually do) Types Of Banks Functions Of Banks Important acts of Banking Sector Banking Abbreviations, terms and concepts Banking services: Assets, liabilities and working capital of a bank; NEFT; RTGS; Banking Correspondence agents;Bancassurance; Ombudsman Scheme 2) RBI and Monetary Policy History of RBI Role of RBI Hierarchy of RBI (Incumbent Governor, Deputy Governor) Aim Of Monetary Policy and how it is implemented Current policy and Reserve Rates BASEL Committees (focus more on BASEL III) Credit Rating Agencies Anti money Laundering act Introduction to National financial institutions like RBI, IRDA, SEBI, SIDBI etc. and of International organisations like World bank, IMF, UN, ADB, NDB, AIIB etc. (Headquarters, Members and Heads) 3) Money Market in India Money Market Concepts FEMA & Foreign Exchange reserves of India. FDI and FII Negotiable Instruments Types Of Cheques 4) Capital Market in India Primary Market Secondary Market 5)National Income (National Income is the total income earned by a nation) Source Of Income Types Of Goods 5) Miscellaneous Concept of Budget Union Budget Latest Passed Bills Schemes and policies implemented by Govt (Central Govt. as well as State Govt.) Inflation GST Non Banking Financial companies, payment Banks : Definition, Difference from bank etc NPA and SARFAESI Financial Inclusion and various initiatives for it Priority Sector Lending Headquarters and Taglines of various Banks   Note: Now don't you all get bogged down by the length of the syllabus, nobody expects you to do a thesis on the above mentioned topics, you should have a basic idea about them, mainly from the point of view of the interview, as most of the questions in interview will be from above mentioned topics.   II) Current Affairs National Current Affairs International Current Affairs Person in News/ Awards Summits & Conferences Sports News The Latest news related to Science & technology, like defence & navy, Airforce, missiles Economy Current Affairs FDI limits in different sectors (Mug up the exact figure) Schemes and policies implemented by Govt (Central Govt. as well as State Govt.) RBI Monetary Review Announcements made by RBI, SBI and other banks Business News: Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts. Committees & Recommendations : Questions on committees are among the favourites of the examiner. Usually 1-2 questions are asked from this year in every paper. So a candidate must be well aware of the recent committees that have been either set up by the Government…

Top Government Exams for 2017: What is Awaiting?

There is plentiful employment announcements issued every year by government and it’s subordinate. Most of the recruitment boards conduct a common competitive examination as a part of the respective selection process. Government jobs are an ideal option for the job aspirants. Every candidate wants to bag the much coveted government or banking sector job. Most of the time they are in search of examination dates to be conducted so that they can apply and prepare for it. They are aware that the rigorous examinations ensure that only a deserving handful gets recruited thus one needs to prepare in advance to be the part of these lucrative sectors. This article will update the readers with the forthcoming government examinations to be held in the year 2017 & exam preparation, which will help them to look for the relevant information at one place only.  The aspirant can find the upcoming recruitments and examinations in employment news. It is ideal if the aspirants keep an eye on the major recruitment examinations in 2017 and pull up their socks to face the competition well in advance.  According to the calendar provided by various examining bodies, let us discuss top such recruitment examinations in 2017. IBPS BANK PO The post of a bank probationary officer (PO) would superimpose the approach for a great future in the banking sector. A bank PO job is an access to reach the high level position. Characteristically there is a need for a 2-year probation period or training before one joins as an Assistant Manager or a branch. The job profile entails for general banking and banking administration skills, good communication skills to tranquilly resolve conflicts, administration of clerical work, and Mounting bank business with enhanced services.                 Online registration starts: July to August 2017                 IBPS PO (CWE VI) Prelim Exam: October 2017                 IBPS PO (CWE VI) Main Exam: November 2017   SBI PO Recruitment 2017 The State Bank of India is a giant bank with kindling branches in inaccessible corners of the country and caters to every banking requirement. Improved roles and responsibilities also give rise to superior learning opportunity. It has a two year probation period involving frequent trainings and transfers before a formal                 joining. The job contour involves general banking tasks, administrative errands, along with a marketing focus, which is a major factor in SBI.                 Online registration starts: April 2017                 SBI PO Prelim Exam: June 2017                 SBI PO Main Exam: July 2017 The Specialist Officer enrollment is however one more chief job opportunity from IBPS. Specialist Officers are appointed to explicit departments for specific roles, according to their educational backdrop. It has an assorted Job profile for different posts: IT Officer: To take care of the software systems in the banks Law Officer: To Handle the bank's legal and judicial matters Agriculture Officer: To Promote loans in rural areas for agricultural purposes Marketing Officer: To take care of the bank's marketing and branding HR Officer: To handle the functions of the Human Resource Department Rajbhasha Adhikari: To translate related works.   Online registration starts: 16 November, 2016 IBPS SO (CWE VI) Exam: 28, 29 January, 2017   SSC CGL The Staff Selection Commission demeanors Combined Graduate Level Examination (SSC CGL) to fill up available job at special Central Civil posts and different ministries. The CGL exam is carried out for group B and C cadre posts. The vacancies expected to come up this year along with their job profiles are specified below: Examiner-To access and examine the goods, checking samples, examining import and export cargo and levy charges for the same. This is an inspector post and is an all-time coastal job Assistant CSS- To deal with various governmental work files. Posting would be in various ministries in Delhi Preventive Officer- To deal with files and paperwork, while field postings would involve keeping a watch for smugglers, similar to the working of a customs preventive officer. This is the post of an inspector. Income Tax Inspector- Work related to assessment and non-assessment of tax, TDS, along with accompanying of a raid team Central Excise Inspector- Executive work relatd to central excise and service tax augmentation, detecting tax evasion etc. Assistant in MEA & Assistant- Possible postings in the foreign countries, along with lucrative facilities such as accommodation, children's education etc. Assistant Enforcement Officer- Field postings which involve executive work by locating money launder, conducting searches on suspected persons and premises, seizing incriminating materials etc. This is an inspector post with round the clock duty Sub-Inspector in CBI-To do regular tasks of an inspector position will be involved. Weapons won't be issued unless carrying out tasks in dangerous places Inspector of Posts-…

General Knowledge Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams

Find Latest General Knowledge Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams like IBPS SBI Bank PO/ Clerk, SSC, Civil Services and other exams. We provide latest daily current affairs on our website. Please click on the links that you wish to see Current Affairs Questions and Answers Daily Current Affairs Monthly Current Affairs PDF Static / Traditional GK All the Questions in the Current Affairs Multiple Choice Questions Set are classified on basis of months. It is highly recommended that for any exam you read atleast previous 6 months current affairs. These questions and answers set are very very important from the point of view of exams. If you want to ready daily current affairs then too we have a really very useful resource. Just click on the above link of daily current affairs. We have divided each current affairs in various category of national, internationall, books and authors and various other categories. This makes it useful for the student to study according to the exam. Every current affair is given in detail, in points and a question is given at the end related to that news. Hope you found this article and teh given resources useful. Thank you.

SSC CHSL syllabus

SSC CHSL syllabus and Selection Process is as follows Objective Type (Tier-I) Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) Typing Test/Skill Test (Tier-III) (Qualifying) Objective Type (Tier-I) paper syllabus and details: Objective Type, Computer Based Total 100 Questions and 75 min. 4 sections (General Intelligence and Reasoning, English Language, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude) Syllabus of each section will be as follows General Intelligence and Reasoning SSC CHSL Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning will include questions on Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Space Orientation, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/Number Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification, Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding , Series, Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and de-coding, syllogisms, mirror images and water images, cube and dice etc. English Language SSC CHSL Syllabus for English language section consists of Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting Mis-spelt words, Idioms & Phrases, One word substitution, Improvement of Sentences, Active/Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Cloze Passage, Comprehension Passage. General Awareness General Awareness section questions are based on knowledge of current affairs, facts relating to India's History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research and Neighbouring Countries. Quantitative Aptitude SSC CHSL Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude section includes: - Arithmetic: Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time and work. Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations. Geometry: Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles. Mensuration: Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin20 + Cos20=1 etc. Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) syllabus and details: Letter Writing Essay writing Note: Minimum Qualifying Marks in this exam is 33%. Sample Questions: Q1.Write a letter in 200 words to Sports Secretary, Department of Sports, Government of India, giving your assessment about the  performance of India in Rio Olympic games and suggestion on how can improve in next Olympic games. Q2. Write an essay on " Swacch Bharat Mission" in about 250 words. Note: The candidates who clear Descriptive Test will be called to attempt the skill test & Typing Test. Typing Test/Skill Test (Tier-III) syllabus and details Skill Test: You have to just qualify this exam. Candidates should possess Data Entry Speed of 8,000 key depressions per hour on computer. They will be given printed matter in English which they have to type on computer. The test is of 15 minutes and candidates should have a minimum speed of 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions in order to qualify. Also typing speed of MS office will also be tested. Typing Test Pattern: Typing Test will be conducted only in English or Hindi and candidates while applying for the Examination will have to indicate his/her choice/option for Typing Test Medium in the Application Form. Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per minute and those opting for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute. 35 wpm. Corresponds to 10500 key depressions per hour and 30 wpm corresponds to 9000 key depressions per hour. The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes. Visually Handicapped candidates (with 40% disability and above) will be allowed 30 minutes. In English the passage to be typed in 10 minutes has 1750 key depressions and in Hindi it has 900.


As in my previous articles I have told you about “What are five ways you can improve self discipline?” and “Implementing The Infallible Framework for Habit Development”. So, this particular article is dedicated to the decision making process, which I think is very important part of the previous two articles. An effective decision making process can save your valuable time as well as it can give you out of the box quality of the efficient initiation. They understand that our ability to make decisions is limited. Very limited. I was waiting in line for the till. I needed basil. A couple standing in front of me, and then it would be my turn. Next to them, some thoughtfully positioned discounted coffee. She grabs two. Looks at him. “Which one do we get?” He looks at the coffee. He doesn’t care. He looks again. She holds the two bags of coffee in the air. “That one”. Great. Now, this may be a very normal exchange. But if you pay attention throughout your day, you’ll see a pattern: most people do not like to take decisions. Decisions are risky: if you decide, you take responsibility. Decisions can be impolite: it’s a fine line between leadership and bossy behavior. Decisions are also limited. This is a phenomenon called decision fatigue. Essentially, our ability to choose rationally deteriorates as the day progresses. This means that, as the day goes by, you become increasingly likely to make bad or rash decisions. In a world of choice, this is a real and constant problem. The average supermarket stocks 42,214 items at any one time. I checked my shop, it had 41 varieties of toothpaste. We only have 32 Netflix? In 2014 it had 6,494 movies and 1,609 TV Food? If you live in a city, chances are you have a lot of choice around you. Sometimes there’s so much choice, you just go for “the usual”. Daily choices. This abundance of options means that we need to make decisions all the time. The problem is, not all choices are created equal. If you use your daily decisions on toothpaste and salad dressings, you may have a hard time taking more important decisions. You’ll be more likely to feel paralyzed, to procrastinate, or to make a rushed choice. This is why Mark Zuckerberg’s wardrobe looks so bland: he knows that menial morning decisions will impact his ability to make fundamental decisions later in the day. Willpower and prison sentences Decision fatigue is actually a manifestation of will fatigue: our daily willpower is limited. Like a muscle, self-control weakens with each extra rep, until it’s too tired to do another one. At that point, our willpower lets go, and we tend to fall back on our default setting or the easiest option. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is known to use this to his advantage: he schedules his negotiations for the early evening. By then, most people have gone through the whole day, having but a drop of willpower left. Except, Carl Icahn will sleep until 4pm, and then join the negotiation at 6pm just after reaching his peak mental ability. Easy. Still don’t believe me? A research study from Columbia University examined 1,112 parole rulings assigned to 8 judges over a 10-month period. Judges are under a lot of pressure, as they have to hear arguments and take a decision on 14 to 35 parole requests a day with only two breaks in between to rest: a morning snack and a late lunch. The impact of this relentless schedule is striking: chances of being granted parole peak at 65% at the start of the day and right after each break, and plunge to practically 0% at the end of each shift. Here’s what eats away at your willpower: Implementing new behaviours, Filtering distractions, Making decisions, Resisting temptation, Suppressing emotion, Suppressing impulses, Taking tests, Trying to impress others, Dealing with fear, Doing somethin1g you don’t enjoy, Selecting long-term over short-term rewards. With a plethora of everyday choices, we squander our willpower on things that don’t matter, and have none left for things that are really important. What you can do about it Good news. Now that you know that willpower fatigue is a thing, you don’t have to be a victim of it. Here are a few strategies you can use to use your limited resources throughout the day. Take naps - Like Carl Icahn, you can take a nap to break your day in two and reset your cognitive levels. You’ll be sleeping like a billionaire.   Move around - Willpower is the exertion of self-control, so let go for a while. Go for a run, dance in the kitchen, do something fun, immediately rewarding, and that involves moving around. The point is to let go of all the control. Do things that motivate you - Research experiments have shown that strong incentives allow you to keep exerting self control even if you feel exhausted. Essentially, depending on whether your actions are aligned with your goals and mindset, you will feel either invigorated or exhausted by your efforts. Minimize choice - Just like Mark Zuckerberg,…

Implementing The Infallible Framework for Habit Development

A habit is a routine of behavior that is repeated regularly and tends to occur subconsciously. As behavior is repeated in a consistent manner, there is an incremental increase in the link between the context and the action. This increase the automaticity of the behavior in that context. I developed dozens of daily habits without a fail using this framework. This is a summary focused on implementation of all frameworks’ pieces. Implementation How to build a habit then? Here is the step-by-step framework I used with success to develop dozens of habits: Decide what habit do you want. Be specific. Design it. How often? When? Where? What will you do? How many repetitions? For how long? Define the trigger and endpoint for your habit. Perform your discipline at least once a day. Weekly and monthly habits have their place too, but if you cannot build and maintain a daily habit, a weekly one will be a nightmare to develop. Learn the art of habit development in the most efficient way, via daily activity, and only then start more ambitious projects. Track your habit daily. “You can’t change what you don’t measure.” — Tony Stubblebine That’s exactly my experience. When I measure my habits, when I track them, the process of habit development is smooth and efficient (well, compared to NOT tracking, of course). Make sure that the tracking method you choose serves its purpose, but doesn’t become an end unto itself. You shouldn’t spend too much time and attention on tracking. Remember what your main goal is: building a new habit. This will help you with your motivation like nothing else. In the end, they will integrate your habits into your personality. You will not be able NOT to perform your disciplines. Continuous tracking is your feedback loop. Your habit is not set in stone. Build streaks. I did a single series of consecutive pushups for years. First I struggled with consistency, so I coupled this activity with my morning prayer. That instantly helped. Then I modified this habit and started doing various pushups; my workout started to be more interesting, I had more records to beat (diamond, legs-elevated, wide-grip pushups etc.) and I used less time for exercises (doing 100 pushups takes several minutes). I became so strong, that even the most difficult kind of pushups took me several minutes. Then I switched to pullups. I can do quite a lot of them, but I can’t do them for longer than two minutes. This is my ideal workout. This habit morphed throughout the years, but the underpinning stayed the same: I couple my morning prayer with it; it’s very short and very intensive; I can track the number of repetitions and motivate myself by beating records. The purpose behind the habit stayed the same and it’s still fulfilled: to train my mind, body and soul first thing in the morning. The challenge I declare that it’s impossible to fail using my framework. I have never failed using it. I’ve quit on many good habits and I’ve been doing some in an erratic manner, but only when I missed at least one framework element: conscious design, identifying with the habit, doing it daily, tracking, building a streak. Using them all I’m invincible. Part I: The Habit Loop and Its Endpoint Part II: Identity Habits Part III: Habits Tracking PART IV: Habits Streaks

How to Make an Exam Revision Timetable?

There are two types of revision session during the study span; 1.  First when you complete your syllabus. 2.  Second at the time of examination.  As we have told you about the “The Science of Revision” and “How can I organize an effective study timetable?” in the previous articles. So, this particular article will combine both the topics into one, to give you an idea about “How to Make an Exam Revision Timetable?” . Examinations, like sports, require tenacious practice until you’re good at them. To excel in an examination, you need not only strong subject knowledge (e.g. Chemistry), but also great examination skills, which include the following: Using exam-specific language Working to a strict time limit Working in silence in a big hall Coping with the stress that examinations bring, Follow these 8 rules to practice examination skills effectively and you will maximize your performance on examination day. 1.  Revision is a full-time job (38 hours per week) To get enough spaced repetition for all the subjects you’re studying, you’ll need to study full time: that’s about 38 hours per week. This is about the same amount of time as you usually spend in school (7×50-minute lessons plus 2 hours of homework per night). You can fit 38 hours of revision comfortably into just 6 days of the week, leaving your Sundays completely free to relax and catch up on sleep. Start full-time revision several months before your big exams. 2. Revise in 3.5-hour blocks This will train you to sit and focus for an entire examination. In 3.5 hours, you’ll have enough time to finish an examination paper and then mark it immediately afterwards. 3. Revise during regular, scheduled revision sessions at the same times every day Research has shown that people recall more information when they’re in a similar physiological state to when they learned it: at the same time of day, and with similar hunger and stress levels. Revise for 2 of these 3 sessions, 6 days a week: Morning study session: 9:00am to 12:30pm Afternoon study session: 1:30pm to 5pm Evening study session: 6pm to 9:30pm Try to revise for morning examinations in the morning and afternoon examinations in the afternoon where possible. 4. Create a revision timetable and stick to it Get a giant wall calendar (minimum size is A3) from Office works and split each day into thirds. Each third represents one of the three study sessions mentioned above. Get colored stickers from Office works and use them to label your examinations. Use a different color for each subject. Working back from those examinations put more stickers on the chart to denote which subjects you’ll study in each study session. Rules when filling your timetable: Revise for 11 sessions each week (about 38 hours) Revise for no more than two sessions in a day. Take one day off each week. Use your free time to relax or get some exercise. 5. Revise in exam-like conditions! Disconnect from all social media until after your examinations have finished. Just leave one tweet/status update saying “Preparing for exams now full-time until November XXth. Wish me luck!” and delete all the social media apps from your phone. People will understand! Revise in a comfortable, clean, quiet, uncluttered room. (Some students in China rent hotel rooms at this time of year to help them revise more effectively!) Is your study place as clean and quiet as a hotel room? Revise sitting upright at a desk without a computer present. Don’t cross your legs. Use a desk that’s high enough, and sit 10cm from the edge of the desk. Remove all non-study-related objects from your desk and put them behind you. Don’t listen to music while revising. Not only will music distract you (no matter how much you insist otherwise!), but it’s also forbidden in the examination hall. Eat and drink only things that are allowed in the examination while you’re revising. For the vast majority of people, that’s water only! Only two pieces of technology are allowed: your scientific calculator and an analogue clock. (Why? That’s all you’ll get in the examination hall!) 6 . Practice examination sessions (50% of study sessions) In half of your revision sessions for each subject, do a past paper examination and mark the paper immediately after you’ve finished it. Circle any questions you didn’t get full marks on: you’ll use these as the basis for your next note-taking session for that subject (step 7). 7. Note-taking sessions (the other 50% of study sessions) Use your textbook, your teacher and your Chemistry notes to correct any questions you answered incorrectly in your previous practice examination. Make detailed theory notes from the textbook on concepts you don’t fully understand and arrange them neatly on your wall. Make these notes colourful and large enough to be legible from a distance of 2 metres. Not only will this help you to get 100% in those topics next time, but a bedroom wall covered with succinct study notes also look really impressive to anyone else who…

How can I organize an effective study timetable?

Study time-table is a very essential part of the effective study plan. It helps you: 1. To  1.create action plan. 2. To organize your work. 3. To set targets. 4. And to analyze your drawbacks.  So, as we have told you about “The science of revision” in our previous article. So this article will help you to create an effective study timetable. Few things that are very essential while preparing the timetable are: Know when you're free. Plan your timetable using two kinds of slots - free slots and fixed slots. (i) Free slots are those slots whereby you may be down for something in school or have to     go out (get groceries or stuff like that). (ii) Fixed slots are slots whereby you need to do something which you determine               beforehand regardless of most situations. As a general guide, free slots should take up a maximum of 40% of your timetable and should ideally exist on days only when you have school. Know how long your attention span is. If yours is exceptionally long, keep it capped at 2.5 hrs. After that, take a 30 minutes break and DO NOT do anything except for walking around or closing your eyes and resting. Do not attempt to play your console or stuff like that because it would only make you more stressed. Prepare your timetable in such a way that you always have around 8.5 hours of sleep irrespective of anything else. The extra 0.5 hrs is just a buffer for the initial stages of sleeping which do not really count for anything. Sleep is important and it should never be treated as a 'bank of time' which can be tapped into when you need to study for a test. In general, do not place more than 2 'study' periods back to back. Remember to place at least a free slot in between. During your study slots, remember to have 100% concentration in ONLY studies. Do not get any electronics in your room. Here are tips for having a good concentration in studies: Find a suitable studying environment. Your bedroom or classroom isn't always the best possible place. Find a nice, quiet place with a large, comfortable chair, like you’re sitting room, preferably without a television, a computer or a cell phone within your reach. Collect revision materials, such as pens, highlighters, rulers etc before you study. Do not plan to look for them in the middle of studying. It can be really distracting at times, so prepare everything you think you need. Collect suitable revision snacks. No energy drinks or coffee, because sooner or later, you will crash out. Cereal bars, fruit, and water are good, because they are simple and effective at releasing carbohydrates. However, don't use food as a reward. Find a study partner. Pick someone who is sensible and focused like you are on the same task. Don't always pick your best friend, as you may ruin both your concentrations by chitchatting. Having a study partner is a great idea, as you can bounce ideas off each other, and see things form a different perspective as yourself. Take short breaks. After 45 minutes of studying, take a 10 minute break and do something different, but get back to your studying after the break and the break shouldn't be longer than 20 minutes. Don't panic! When you panic, you make mistakes, so keep calm throughout. If you successfully planned your revision, you will have no need to panic when the exam looms. Take a deep breath, tell yourself "I can do this" and cool down. Minimize computer use. Especially the internet. You learn better when you write things out yourself. Also refrain from using your cell phone as you will be replying to texts every minute, which is very distracting. Get Motivated! If you do your revision well and prepare for the exam, you will do fine. Get to a point with your revision so you can enjoy the exam when it happens. Do not think that the exam is a big deal, think of it as something to challenge your learning.

What are five ways you can improve self discipline?

At the heart of any successful; person, is self discipline. Whether its success in their personal lives or their professional lives, it all starts with an inherent ability for self control through discipline. Your thoughts. Your emotions. And all your habits. If you want to achieve those lofty goals you set, understanding how to discipline yourself is a key ingredient to the success recipe.   1. Watch your mouth. No person can govern themselves if they don't govern their tongue. Saint James wrote in his letter that “Someone who does not trip up in speech has reached perfection and is able to keep the whole body on a tight rein.” This is absolutely truth. Wallace D. Wattles wrote that “There is no harder work than to think a consecutive thought, but I think that the effort of governing your tongue is even bigger. I know, because I tried both controlling my thoughts and controlling words I uttered. I found controlling my thoughts easier.” Several methods that can help you with governing your speech: -free-style journaling; it reveals your internal voice and your speech patterns -introducing specific vocabulary to your utterances; try using a new word 10 times in one day; try saying 100 times a day "thank you" or "yes"; track how many times you say a specific curse and in the following days eliminate it from your vocabulary -silence; try to not say a word for a whole day or its part (e.g. two hours normally full of social interactions) 2. Watch your thoughts. Remember what Wattles said? It's a hard work. No joke. If it wasn't many people would have thought more and better thoughts at that. My friend, Randy Harris, said that we, as human being, are very lazy creatures. Majority of us prefer to leave their thinking on autopilot. This is part of the problem. If your thoughts were "on their own" for a very long time you amassed a whole load of thinking habits that are solidified, even petrified. Overcoming them is not an easy task. Everything that happens in your life starts in your head. All the work you do on everyday basis is the result of your thinking processes. Years ago you decided to go the college, to start the family or to get that job, and now you have to contribute on daily basis as a consequence. So, the more discipline you can apply to your thinking, the more control you will be able to yourself and your deeds. Helpful techniques in that regard: meditation; being present in the moment brings awareness about your inner chatter like nothing else -affirmations; it introduces new speaking patterns into your self-talk -cultivating gratitude; it makes your whole thinking more positive, I never met a single person who couldn't have used more positivity in their thinking -changing your data sources; start following a new blogger, stop watching TV, start reading books every day- it all will shift your thinking -meeting new people; simply decide what qualities and way of thinking you would like to adopt and start seeking people who already have them, you will absorb them via social osmosis even without your conscious effort (but being intentional can speed up this process significantly) 3. Discipline your body. Your body, mind and soul are interconnected. Your whole life is a sum of complex processes. Everything affects everything else. Lack of discipline in one area spills over to other areas. I discovered that in my case self-discipline starts from controlling my bodily urges. I also see that a lot among people I know: my friends, workmates, church community members or coaching clients. Laziness causes zero physical activity which brings down a person to a lethargic level. So, foremost, start exercising. By "exercising" I mean any regular physical activity. It may be playing with your children, it may be sport, jogging or bodyweight exercises. Move your butt! If you can force yourself to do series of pushups to the point of failure it can only have positive effect on your self-discipline. Your sleep, eating and drinking habits are important as well. If you succumb too often to temptation of sweets, soda or snoozing the alarm clock one more time, your self-discipline will suffer. Some methods to discipline yourself in those areas : -change your diet; introduce new, or more, kind of foods you know are healthy and useful for you, like eating one vegetable a day -wake up after the first alarm clocks signal, never snooze your alarm clock -eliminate some harmful foods from your diet;g. abstain from sweets for one day, one week, for ever 4. Master your habits. Your habits constitute who you are. If you habitually, overeat, beat yourself with your self-talk, curse, come always late, watch TV, over stimulate with alcohol or even coffee, complain, judge others in your mind, play video games for hours a day or procrastinate how can you be a self-disciplined person? If you habitually exercise, meditate, watch your thoughts and words, keep your promises, deliver projects on time, stick to a…

How to prepare for boards examinations?

The 12th board exam, although marks the end of your school life, opens the door to a greater arena where you step in to pursue an education that matches your career aspirations. Thus, this exam holds prominence in life as a deciding factor for you, and a selection factor for different colleges, institutes and entrance exams that can open up new avenues. In India, board examinations refer to the public examinations that occur at the end of the 9th to 10th grade education (SSC), or at the end of the 11th to 12th grade education (HSC). The scores achieved in these exams are considered very important for getting into universities, professional courses or training programmes, and even possibly in finding employment. So, this particular article is dedicated to all those students who are having their board’s exams this year. This article is divided into subjective parts to give readers the efficient methodology for the effective preparation. Tips on Science :- Physics: - Get a grip on the fundamental and concepts of the subject to acquire an extra edge over the competitors. - Generally the exams contain a number of questions that are direct formula- and theorem-based. Therefore, make sure to revise these as many times as possible. - Repeated practice is the key strategy here. Use the formulas and theorems extensively in solving different problems of last years' papers and model papers, making sure to time yourself. Try and solve at least five numerical problems daily. - Some of the relatively easier topics are ; 1.Modern Physics, 2.Optics, Oscillation & Waves, and 3.Heat & Thermodynamics.These are more based on theory and direct formula. Preparing these well will get you sure-shot marks. Chemistry: - This is a high-scoring subject while less time-consuming compared with other subjects.- The questions on Organic and Inorganic Chemistry can be attempted first as these are fact-based and can be solved very quickly. This will boost your confidence and give ample time for rest of the paper. - Speed with accuracy in solving problems can only be acquired thorough in-depth study of the subject and extensive practice.- Thoroughly study the name reactions in Organic Chemistry, along with examples, as these are extremely important. - Write down all the important formulae on a piece of paper and paste it where you can't help seeing it on a daily basis. Biology: - As the subject include lots of diagrams, emphasize on special diagrams along with their theory part.- Biology involves learning and memorizing difficult terminology. Practice spelling and writing such terms repeatedly so as to get acquainted with them.- Once you go through the entire syllabus, try to solve objective questions first. Whenever stuck, consult the book to revise that portion. This will help you to get in-depth knowledge on the topic. Solve previous years' questions within the time limit.- Adopt a learning style that you are most comfortable with. It can be the use of visual devices like drawing, charts, pictures, graphs and maps, to name a few. These supplements help you to retain the knowledge on the subject as you immediately associate the question with a diagram or a picture that you have gone through while studying the subject. Tips on Mathematics :- Get the fundamentals and concepts clear. Practice a lot as this is the key to success. Take out an hour in a day to practice mathematics regularly. The more you practice the more clear you will be about the concepts and techniques. Solve the problems using conventional methods first. Once you are thorough enough, try out short-cut methods to increase speed. Be alert that you do not jump crucial steps, which may confuse you later. Calculations can be lengthy and time is a major factor during the exams. Thus practice a lot to acquire speed so as to attempt the entire paper. Beware of the silly mistakes that you often make. Try to improve on these while you practice. Jot down important formulae and tables that you need to memorize. Copy them on to a list and carry it around wherever you go. Practice common square root and cube root problems so that you can quickly solve them during exam. Tips on Commerce :- Accountancy: - Accountancy is mostly about fundamentals and calculations. Firstly, make sure that the concepts are absolutely clear. - The second important step is practice. Solve as many problems as possible. Get hold of previous years' papers. Regular practice gives you an idea about the different nuances of the subject. - Show calculations properly, with sufficient explanations and narrations. Be alert and avoid oversights that are commonly committed in accountancy. - Be clear about various formats of different statements of accounts. Draw formats neatly using scale and pencil. Always start an account statement on a new page and try to complete on a single page. Rough work should be done on the rough sheets provided or on a different sheet. - The subject includes…

How to prepare for SSC CGL 2017?

SSC’s much awaited CGL (Combined Graduate Level) notification 2017 will be realized soon. So, this article is dedicated to the preparation of SSC CGL exam. Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an organization under Government of India to recruit staff for various posts in the various ministries and departments of Government of India and in Subordinate Offices. SSC’s much awaited CGL (Combined Graduate Level) notification 2017 will be realized soon. So, this article is dedicated to the preparation of SSC CGL exam. Study the syllabus. The first thing you have to do is study the whole syllabus and exam pattern of the examination. Download the syllabus and exam pattern for both tier 1 and tier 2 as well as tier 3 examinations and print it out so that it becomes handy to you and you can analysis at any time you need. Identification of topics. Identify the topics and sections in the syllabus which are easier to you and which are tougher to you. Note down every strong and weak topics and make plans and strategies to overcome it. Plan for study. Make a planned and smart daily routine for your study. Define your preparation time and divide the preparation time on daily hour’s basis. Give more or less time depending upon the importance of the topic. Give more time to weaker areas and lesser time to strong areas. Also plan your study time to manage a balanced preparation for all the sections and topics. Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension. If you are preparing for tier 1 exam then give more time to Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension since questions from these topics are asked in both tiers 1 and tier 2 examinations. Shortcut tips & trick. While preparing Reasoning or quantitative aptitude if you get any shortcut tips & trick to solve any question then note it down in a notebook for further references. Find other shortcut tricks for solving Quantities aptitude and reasoning questions. Revision. Revise the weaker areas as much as you can so that you can develop the solving tricks for tougher questions. Study the previous year question papers. Download previous year question papers and cut off marks and make a details analysis how questions are asked and how many students were appeared in the examination, how many of them were able to clear the cut offs and make estimated cut offs so that you can prepare accordingly. To have detail cut off analysis of SSC CGL exam go through my another post link. Keep yourself updated. Practicing essay writing, letter writing and report writing is also required. In English news paper there is few editorial section which helps a lot for essay writing. Read daily newspaper and develop writing habits.
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