RPSC 2nd Grade Admit Card Released, Exam Starts 30 June

RPSC admit card for 2nd Grade teacher exam has been released by the Rajasthan Public Service Commission. Earlier on April 26 & May 1, the Paper 1 (General Knowledge) was conducted by the Commission, while Paper 2 (subject-wise) was postponed. As the RPSC 2nd Grade Teacher exam starts June 30, the admit cards have been issued for all the applicants. The candidates can download RPSC 2nd Grade teacher admit card from the official website www.rpsc.rajasthan.gov.in.

Rajasthan Public Service Commission is conducting the recruitment examination for filling 6,468 posts of Senior Teachers (Grade-II). The posts are distributed among 8 subjects, namely, Hindi, Sanskrit, Mathematics, Urdu, Social Science, Science, English & Punjabi. Over 9 lakh applications were received by the Commission for these posts, hence the candidates were clubbed in two groups, based on the subjects.

The candidates who applied for Hindi, Sanskrit, Mathematics & Urdu are now Group 1 candidates, while the remaining belong to Group 2. The written examination was proposed to be conducted as two papers; Paper 1 (GK and Educational Psychology) and Paper 2 (subject specific). GK Paper was conducted by RPSC on April 26 and May 1 respectively for Group 1 & 2. As much as 3,99,691 candidates appeared in Group 1 exam and 4,47,925 appeared under Group 2. Check answer keys of GK Paper.

RPSC notified subject-wise exam date on May 1 according to which the 2nd Grade teacher exam was to held on June 28 & 30 and July 1 & 2. on June 7, the Commission further rescheduled the exam date for Urdu and Punjabi subjects. As per the revised schedule, RPSC will hold Mathematics and Sanskrit papers on June 30, Hindi & Science papers on July 1 and Social Science & English papers on July 2. Rajasthan 2nd Grade Teacher exam will be conducted in two sessions (9 am to 11.30 am and 3 pm to 5.30 pm) across all the district headquarters. Urdu and Punjabi papers will now be conducted on July 7 in online mode.

Exam Pattern: The competitive exam for the post of Senior Teacher will carry total 300 marks, distributed equally among 150 multiple choice questions. The questions will be broadly divided in three parts and the distribution of marks in each part will be as follows:

  1. Knowledge of Secondary and Senior Secondary Standard about relevant subject matter – 180 marks
  2. Knowledge of Graduation Standard about relevant subject matter – 80 marks
  3. Teaching methods of relevant subject – 40 marks

Each question will carry 2 marks which means Part 1 will have 90 questions, Part 2 will have 40 questions and there will be 20 questions in Part 3. Negative marking will also be applicable in the exam.

RPSC admit card, 2nd Grade teacher admit card is now available at the official website and two separate links have been provided for Group 1 & 2. The applicants can download their admit card by using the application ID and date of birth. On the exam day, the candidates must carry their valid admit card, 1 passport size photo and on original photo ID card.

Those candidates who will be appearing for more than one subject paper in a Group, will have to inform RPSC about the roll number by which they had taken GK Paper 1 so that the marks obtained in GK Paper can be added to the subject paper marks for selection purposes.

 

Bihar board 10th result on June 22, board to give 8 grace marks to improve pass percentage

The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) will declare the result of the Class 10, or matriculation examination, at around 11am on June 22, board officials said on Tuesday.

The board completed physical verification of the top 10 rank holders on Monday after experts took oral and written test of the toppers.

The results,already been delayed twice due to verification process, will decide the fate of the an estimated 16.5 lakh students who took exams, held between March 1 and 8.

Several students were out of station to apply for admissions and could not reach the board office on the day of verification, resulting in delay.

Bihar board 10th result 2017

From this year onwards, the board has decided to grant eight grace marks to students to improve the pass percentage, for which the state government has given its approval. BSEB will grant eight marks to students who fail in one subject and four in each subject if the student fails in two subjects. Last year the pass percentage was 44.6%.

This year, the pass percentage is expected between 50 and 60%. There are around 40 students falling under Rank 1 to 10 in which 15 are from Simulatala Awasiya Vidyalaya.

Steps to check BSEB 10th Board Result 2017:

* Log on to biharboard.ac.in

* Click on the Bihar board Class 10 matric results 2017

* Enter roll number

* The Bihar Class 10 matric result will appear

* Click on ‘Save’ to download the result

* Students can take a printout for further reference

Students can also check their Bihar 10th Matric Result 2017 via SMS

SMS – BIHAR10<space>ROLLCODE + ROLLNO – Send it to 56263

Student can also check the results on livehindustan.com

 

CBSE also makes mistakes, should not have scrapped re-evaluation policy: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Friday orally observed that the CBSE ought not have done away with its re-evaluation policy as it also makes mistakes in evaluation of answer sheets.

“You (CBSE) should not have done that. You too make mistakes,” Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva said while hearing a student’s plea for re-evaluation of her class 12 board exam answer sheets of English and Maths subjects.

In response, the lawyer for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said the re-evaluation policy was scrapped as there were only 0.21% mistakes out of the 10 lakh students who undertake the board exams across the country.

CBSE

To this the court remarked that it would mean “careers of 2100 students are at stake”.

“We all know what happens on a fraction of a mark or percentage,” the court added.

While the court did not pass any order on the student’s plea for re-evaluation, it told CBSE that if she has made an application for a copy of the answer sheets it be provided to her.

Regarding the student’s plea for a direction to the board to carry out re-verification of her answer sheets, the CBSE lawyer said re-verification has been carried out and there is no change in her marks.

The lawyer said the outcome of re-verification would be uploaded on its website.

The court, thereafter, listed the matter for hearing on June 19 as the CBSE in another similar matter had submitted that it will on that date be challenging an Orissa High Court order directing it to re-evaluate answer sheets of 159 students of the state.

The Orissa High Court order had come after the CBSE lawyer there had submitted that re-evaluation can still be carried out.

In the other similar matter, the CBSE told the court that the submission made before the Orissa High Court was incorrect.

 

Only 2.47% students requested for verification of marks: CBSE

Amid allegations of “faulty evaluation process” adopted for class XII exams, the CBSE on Monday clarified that it has received requests for verification of marks from only 2.47 per cent of the students.

A total of 10,98,891 students appeared for the CBSE Class 12 exams this year.

According to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the percentage of students applying for verification of marks in 2014, 2015 and 2016 were 2.31, 2.09 and 2.53 respectively.

The clarification by the board comes amid news reports claiming that there has been an increase in the number of verification requests by students who allege that there have been severe faults in the evaluation process.

“This year out of total answer scripts evaluated by the CBSE for Class XII examination 2017, only 2.47 per cent answer scripts were applied for verification by the students.

CBSE re-evaluation

“Similarly figures for examination 2014, 2015 and 2016 were 2.31 pc, 2.09 pc and 2.53 pc respectively. This shows that there is no unprecedented increase in the number of applications for verification as stated in some news reports,” a CBSE statement said.

The board also said that it had done away with the process of re-evaluation on the basis of a decision taken by its examination committee and the Governing Body in June 2016 as data suggested that there was no change in marks after re- evaluation in more than 99.98 per cent cases.

 

NEET 2017: Only two rounds of counselling for all-India quota seats in medical colleges

The Union ministry of health and family welfare has limited the round of counselling for admission to medical colleges under the all-India quota.

According to the directions issued to deemed universities and state governments, two rounds of counselling would be conducted instead of three. Common counselling to all-India quota and state quota seats is to be conducted by the directorate general of health services (DGHS) and the state government (or designated authority), respectively.

After the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declares results of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), the health ministry conducts counselling for 15% seats under the all-India quota and state government for the remaining 85% seats.

NEET

However, following the new directions, an applicant who has taken admission under the all-India quota in the second counselling will not be allowed to vacate the seat for a better college. Earlier, students had an option to wait till the third counselling.

Giving reasons for scrapping the third counselling, the directions read: “This will ensure that a few seats are reverted to the state quota and also all-India quota seats are filed by students from the all-India merit list only. The students who take admission in deemed universities pursuant to the second round of counselling conducted by the DGHS will not be eligible to participate in any other counselling.”

“Disallowing students who take admission under the all-India quota after the second counselling to vacate seats will stop the practice of blocking seats. However, the real effect will be seen only after its implementation. Not having a third round of counselling by the DGHS for the all-India quota seats may prove to be counterproductive,” said a Chandigarh-based NEET trainer.

The directions also state that 15% of MBBS/BDS seats of all private deemed medical universities will now be filled through the central counselling to be conducted by the DGHS. Earlier, all deemed universities used to conduct the counselling at their own level for 15% seats. From now on, their admissions will also be done under the all-India quota.

COLLEGES CANNOT REFUSE ADMISSION

According to the directions, a student who secures admission in the MBBS course pursuant to the common counselling conducted by the state government should be made to deposit a demand draft towards the fees payable to the institution. The admission/counselling committee will forward the demand draft to the institution. This has been done to stop the practice of denying admission to students after counselling.

MANUAL COUNSELLING IN CASE OF VACANT SEATS

To ascertain the number of seats that still remain vacant after the counselling, the state government will conduct manual counselling. The government will then forward a list of students in order of merit, equalling to 10 times the number of vacant seats to the medical college so that in case of any stray vacancy in any college, the seat may be filled from the list.

 

Average package of Rs 22 lakh for ISB students, 1,113 job offers made by international, domestic hirers

About 1,113 job offers were made to students of the Indian School of Business (ISB) at its annual placements, with an average salary of around Rs 22 lakh. There was a 39% increase in the number of recruiters participating in the current placements at ISB’s Hyderabad and Mohali campuses. A total of 400 domestic and international companies made the offers to students of the postgraduate programme in management (PGP), class of 2017.

Regulars included McKinsey & Co, BCG, Parthenon, AT Kearney, Apple, Microsoft, Citibank, Novartis, Siemens, Amazon , Cognizant and, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. Those visiting the campus for the first time included Jones Lang LaSalle, Havells, Revigo, P&G, Lending Kart, Reliance Jio, Mindtree Consulting, L’ Oreal, Bain & Co and Roland Berger.

B-school placements

Interestingly, leadership roles were in demand, ISB said. More than 70 offers were made to students for leadership roles by leading corporates, including Aditya Birla Group, Citibank, Yes Bank, Philips India Ltd, Tech Mahindra, MAX, Mytrah Energy and Genpact.

Gender diversity too was in focus. Axis Bank hired women students for their exclusive leadership programme for the third year, with roles across treasury, corporate finance, retail and consumer banking. PSU manufacturing giant Ashok Leyland, on campus for the first time, also recruited women for leadership positions across product, general management and strategy.

The Andhra Pradesh government was one of the biggest hirers visiting the campus for the second year and making 21 offers. Several public advocacy and strategy roles were also made to the students, including those of executive assistants to district magistrates at select districts in the state. Other roles offered were in the areas of fin-tech, textiles, tourism, and infrastructure among others.

Plum international offers in the form of senior management positions in Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Abu Dhabi, Tokyo, Japan and Singapore came from Cargill, Apple, Coty Inc, Landmark Group, Baycurrent and Credit Access Asia.

Consulting and IT/ITES sectors continued to be the largest recruiting sectors constituting 20% and 21% of total offers, respectively, followed by BFSI and healthcare and pharma. With a class size of 903, PGP at ISB is one of the largest group of experienced talent in the region.

 

Jharkhand Board Class 12 arts result declared at jac.nic.in, 71.95% pass, check it here

The Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) on Tuesday declared the result of the humanities stream of Class 12 board examination. The overall pass percentage is 71.95%. The pass percentage of boys is 69.19% and for girls it is 74.02%.

Candidates can check their results on council’s official website jac.nic.in after they are uploaded on the website. Click on the link for Class 12 arts result and key in the required details (like roll code and roll number). The result will be displayed on the screen.

Jharkhand board

This year, the exams between February 19 and March 7 were conducted amidst strict security as many of the exam centres fell in Maoist-hit areas of the tribal state. Few students were caught using unfair means and leaking of questions papers was also reported.

The result for the science and commerce were declared on May 30. The pass percentage of both the streams dipped as compared to last year. Out of the 90,871 examinees in science, 47,589 or 52.36% passed the exam. In commerce, out of the 47,622 students, 28,618 passed, recording a pass percentage of 60.09.

 

Jharkhand Board Class 12 arts result declared at jac.nic.in, 71.95% pass, check it here

Jharkhand board

The Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) on Tuesday declared the result of the humanities stream of Class 12 board examination. The overall pass percentage is 71.95%. The pass percentage of boys is 69.19% and for girls it is 74.02%.

Candidates can check their results on council’s official website jac.nic.in after they are uploaded on the website. Click on the link for Class 12 arts result and key in the required details (like roll code and roll number). The result will be displayed on the screen.

This year, the exams between February 19 and March 7 were conducted amidst strict security as many of the exam centres fell in Maoist-hit areas of the tribal state. Few students were caught using unfair means and leaking of questions papers was also reported.

The result for the science and commerce were declared on May 30. The pass percentage of both the streams dipped as compared to last year. Out of the 90,871 examinees in science, 47,589 or 52.36% passed the exam. In commerce, out of the 47,622 students, 28,618 passed, recording a pass percentage of 60.09.

 

Top cop Jatin Narwal is the custodian of law and order of Delhi University he once topped

Delhi University (DU) boasts a number of Bollywood celebs, such as actors Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, as its alumni. However, the list of notable alumni of DU is not restricted to actors only, it also includes top cops. Jatin Narwal, IPS officer and DCP (North), who is often referred to as modest, humble and approachable by his subordinates and public alike, is one such IPS officer who is doing his university proud.

Jatin Narwal

As DCP (North), the Delhi Police top cop also takes care of the law and order of the North Campus of the University of Delhi, which falls in his administrative area. He shares some of his college memories with us. Excerpts:

FACT FILE
  • College: Hans Raj
  • Course: BA, History Honours
  • Year of enrolment: 2001

“Those were the days… I am from Haryana and getting into DU was itself an achievement for me. I remember the day I got admission in Hans Raj College, my mother stopped the car near Bahadurgarh border and bought sweets. Ladke ka DU mein admission ho gya tha, mithai toh banti thi (This boy got through DU, the occasion demanded sweets),” says the fit cop.

The hype and craze of Delhi University was much more during his college days, he says. “That time, neither the culture of going abroad was popular nor were there any private universities worth vying for. So, DU used to be the ‘it’ dream,” says Narwal.

And it was here that this Hans Raj College graduate nurtured a dream to excel at the prestigious administrative services. “The day I entered DU, I decided to go for USPC. When other students would hang out, I preferred to sit in the library and study,” says Narwal, who not only topped the college but was also among the University toppers.

However, he wasn’t the no-fun-only-books guy; he was up-to-date with the latest flicks, too. “Amba and Liberty theatres were my go-to places. I used to watch films on weekends with my friends, aur third year main Satyam khul gaya tha, to bas bike pe vahan chale jaatey the (and by the time I was in third year, we had Satyam. We would pick up our bikes and vroom there),” he says.

He is now married to Anamika, a civil servant posted as Divisional Forest Officer. And the two have recently become parents to an adorable daughter. “It is a great feeling and responsibility to safeguard your city. And I must say that my wife has been a great support… it’s not easy to be a cop’s wife,” he smiles.

 

NEET 2017: Stage set for CBSE to declare results, know how to check

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is all set to declare the results of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), which was taken by 12 lakh students aspiring to join medical and dental colleges across the country.

The process of declaring the result was set in motion after the Supreme Court on June 12 gave a go-ahead to the board by staying a May 24 interim order of the Madras high court, which restrained it from publishing the result.

The top court said it was inclined to grant a stay on the high court’s order, which was indirectly “diluting” the schedule for NEET-2017 earlier fixed by the apex court.

CBSE NEET results

A vacation bench comprising justice PC Pant and justice Deepak Gupta directed the authorities to proceed with the process of announcing the results, subsequent counselling and admission as per the schedule fixed by the apex court.

However, the bench said the result declaration, as well as the subsequent counselling and admission through NEET 2017, would be subject to the decision of the apex court in the matter pending before it. It also asked the high courts not to entertain pleas in the matters relating to NEET 2017.

The bench posted the matter for hearings after the summer vacation.

The CBSE moved the Supreme Court on June 9 seeking an immediate stay of the Madras high court order. The board also sought the transfer of petitions on NEET 2017 from various high courts to the apex court.

The petitioners demanded before the high court that NEET 2017 should be cancelled and a fresh exam with a uniform question paper be conducted. They claimed that different sets of question papers were used at various places, though a common syllabus had been announced.

The school board released the answer keys of the examination on June 15 and candidates were given time until 5pm on June 16 to challenge the keys. On June 13, CBSE displayed the images of OMR answer sheets and responses to the questions marked by candidates who appeared in the exam.

According to the schedule of the exam, the CBSE was expected to declare the results on June 8.

Candidates can check their results on cbseresults.nic.in after they are declared.

Steps to check the results:

1) Go on cbseresults.nic.in

1) Click on link for NEET 2017 results to visit the login page

2) Enter required details

4) Result will be displayed on the screen

5) Take a printout and download it on your computer for future reference