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.

 

SSC CGL 2017 STATISTICS: MORE THAN 30 LAKH HAVE APPLIED, APPLICATIONS CLOSED

 

Government job aspirants have given a huge response to recently notified SSC CGL 2017. A staggering 30,26,598 have submitted online application form.

Staff Selection Commission closed CGL application form today, on 19 June 2017 at 5 PM. From 16 May to 19 June, applications came flowing in at ssconline. However, it is worthy to note that this number is lesser than last time.

Comparison of applicants for SSC CGL with last year

For Tier 1 examination held in 2016, number of applicants was 38,04,000. What has probably caused this drop in figures is difficult to pin-point. Though it might be that there have been several good government job recruitment in intervening time, where several aspirants have been offered positions, thus bringing down numbers for SSC CGL 2017. Other reasons are open to speculations.

Initially last date to apply was 16 June 2017, which was extended by three days as candidates could not access online application form. There were some issues in server that was causing trouble.

Issue of admit card

After receiving applications, Staff Selection Commission will release SSC CGL Admit Card 2017. Regional and sub-regional offices – Northern, Southern, Kerala-Karnataka, Western, North-Eastern, Central, Eastern, Madhya Pradesh, North Western – will release admit card a few weeks before exam. Applicants can download it with registration number. Admission certificate (admit card) will intimate about exam center and date of exam.

More SSC CGL aspirants since 2015

When Tier 1 result was announced two years ago, number of test takers reported was 17,86,047. It is evident that since that year, numbers have doubled.

Cut off last year was 137 for UR, 125 for OBC, 114 for SC, 103 for ST.

Computer based exam of SSC CGL 2017 is from 01 to 20 August 2017, as per notification. There will be 100 questions divided among General Intelligence Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Comprehension.

To beat this competition, hard work and dedication are key factors in exam preparation. It is difficult, but surely not impossible to clear Combined Graduate Level exam. Best wishes to aspirants!

 

Ladies, Just 30 Minutes of Exercise Can Make You Feel Positive

We know that regular exercise is good to keep yourself active and fit, but a new study suggests that it can also help in making women feel positive and confident about their body. According to a research, conducted by experts from the University of British Columbia, working out for just 30 minutes can have an immediate positive effect on a woman’s health. The study indicates that exercising does not only offer physical health benefits but it can also help women feel better, especially those who are a bit concerned and insecure about their body image.

Researchers Martin Ginis along with her graduate student Lauren Salci believe that women tend to think negatively about their bodies and this can impact their psychological and physical health leading to low self-esteem, depression and even eating disorders. Therefore, they set out to understand how exercise can help in mitigating these negative feelings.

exerciseExercising made these women feel stronger and thinner

For the study, they compared the body image and physical perceptions of women who completed 30 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise with those who sat and read instead. The results showed that women in the exercise group experienced significant improvements in their body image as compared to those who didn’t exercise. Interestingly, it was noted that this immediate positive effect lasted for at least 20 minutes after exercising.

 

The research team explained that this positive effect was not due to a change mood but because exercising made these women feel stronger and thinner. We’ve all been through days where we don’t really feel great about our body and how we look. This study establishes that on such days all you need to do is indulge in a quick 30 minute workout session to get some motivation, generate positive thoughts and feel encouraged instantly.

WhatsApp Will Stop Working on Nokia Symbian, BlackBerry OS Phones on June 30

WhatsApp users still on handsets running the ageing BlackBerry OS and Nokia S40 and S60 platforms will not be able to use the popular messaging service after June 30. The Facebook-owned company will officially pull the plug on the dated Nokia Symbian software and the BlackBerry OS as July starts. This comes after WhatsApp delayed ending support for them by six months, from the original date of December 2016 to June 2017. The reason behind WhatsApp killing support for old Nokia and BlackBerry phones is that they don’t have the capabilities needed to add new features in the app.

The most widely used instant messaging app had last year announced that it will drop support for a few platforms. The company later extended the support until June 2017 after BlackBerry expressed its disappointment with WhatsApp’s decision to abandon the platform. Support for Android 2.2 Froyo, iOS 6, and Windows Phone 7 was ended by WhatsApp in December last year.

In its Support page, WhatsApp explains, “These platforms [Nokia S40, S60, and BlackBerry OS] don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future. If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer OS version, or to a newer Android running OS 2.3.3+, iPhone running iOS 7+, or Windows Phone 8+ so that you can continue using WhatsApp.”

WhatsApp Will Stop Working on Nokia Symbian, BlackBerry OS Phones on June 30
Interestingly, the lack of support for the old Nokia Symbian phones is the reason WhatsApp will not work on the new Nokia 3310 feature phone. The Facebook-owned company has advised that anyone with the above-mentioned older platforms who want to keep chatting with friends via WhatsApp will need to upgrade to a newer operating system or a new device.

WhatsApp also clarifies that currently there’s no way users can transfer your chat history between platforms though the company will provide the option to send your chat history attached to an email, if requested by users. You can head to WhatsApp’s Support page to understand the steps.

WhatsApp had previously emphasised how much the market changed in the years since WhatsApp was launched in 2009. Recapping the market, the messaging service said that in 2009 Android and iOS platforms were running on less than 25 percent of the devices, while BlackBerry and Nokia’s operating systems dominated the market with roughly a 70 percent share. WhatsApp’s decision to pull the plug on Symbian and BlackBerry, however, recaps how the platforms have lost popularity.