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.

 

UPSC Civil Service Exam prelims 2017: These 9 tips will help you score full marks

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Are you planning to take the civil services preliminary examination on June 18? If so, this article will help you make a good strategic plan to prepare for your exam. The exam draws attention of thousands of candidates every year, so adopting a coherent and organic approach to preparation becomes indispensable. There is always a fair amount of luck involved in a mass examination, but there is also always a plenty of preparation you can do.

Here are nine tips to follow in order to score full marks in UPSC civil services preliminary examination 2017:

1. Make sure this test is for you

Before embarking on preparation for an examination, decide whether the work is worth it. It’s prudent to study the exam announcements and make sure that you meet requirements like: Percentage of marks, or grade point average, educational level or experience needed to qualify to take the exam. Any maximum or minimum age limit that applies to your exam

2. Go back to your fundamentals

Once you know you qualify for your exam, your next step should be to decide how to brush up on fundamentals you have not practiced latterly. Dig out your old textbooks and put them where you can see them.

3. Get up to date

For civil service aspirants, it’s necessary to work on general knowledge and keep it updated. Good grasp of general knowledge will enable you to discuss the current events that affect the bureaucracy or government you aim to join. Daily look at news media on current events will help you stay updated.

4. Consider paying for coaching (‘Joint Coaching Institutes’)

However, it is not essentially required to enroll in a coaching institute to crack civil services examination and you can do remarkably well without joining any coaching centre also but a good coaching institute can map out right preparation strategy for you, consequently you do not waste time boning up on irrelevant study material. A good coaching institute can extend you:

  • Study materials with which to structure your time
  • Counselling
  • Reassurance

5. Set realistic goals

Consider how much time you are left with until the test date and what are the other activities, you will be involved in — including fun things. Take in consideration the resources you have and your level of ability and then set modest, realistic and achievable goals and deadlines for accomplishing different steps of your preparation. Manage your time so that your preparation embraces each section of the test, with more time allotted to sections which are your Achilles heel.

6. Create a support group

Make a circle of friends who are interested in preparing for the same or similar examination. It will be extremely helpful in keeping up your morale. It will make you realise that you are not struggling alone – many other people long for success, just like you do. Studying in a group helps you to effortlessly identify your areas of weaknesses and strong suit.

7. Be positive

Those who stay positive in spite of facing thousands hurdles emerge as winner at last. There is no guarantee that you will pass the examination in the first attempt but it’s also illogical to assume that you will not notch up success. Be patient and support yourself over the long haul.

8. Take mock tests

It may not be difficult to answer all the questions in a test but some aspirants find themselves in a tight spot when it comes to answering all the questions in the allotted time. Solving previous year questions will help you understand whether it’s to your own advantage to guess at answers you are not sure of, or whether you should skip these questions.

While writing the test, you will make out, how fast you have to work to answer every question that has a chance of increasing your score.

9. Go easy on yourself

It’s important to stay healthy while you prepare. Regular yoga and exercise boost your mental as well as physical strength. Aspirants tend to stave off fun activities during their training period assuming that it will bugger up their time. In truth, indulging in fun activities stamp out scores of psychological blockades, consequently you give optimal performance.

 

RPSC Sr Teacher GR II Exam 2017: Answer key released, raise objections from June 17

The Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) has released the answer keys of Senior (Sr) Teacher Grade II 2011 examination on its official website. The examinations were held on May 27 and May 28, 2017.

The answer keys have been released for General Knowledge (GK), Maths, English, Science, Social science examinations.

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Steps to check answer keys of senior Teacher Grade II – 2011 exam from the official website:

1) Go to the official website of RPSC

2) Under the News and Events section, there are separate links for answer keys of each subject

3) Click on the relevant link to go to the pdf page containing the answer key for that subject

4) Take a print-out

The commission has also released a press note for filing objection to the answer keys.

Candidates can raise their objections online to the answer keys from June 17 to midnight of June 19 by paying the required fees (Rs 100 per question) through the commission’s website. The question papers of the exam are available on the commission’s website.

 

Shashank Sharma from Mohali’s preparatory institute tops NDA entrance exam

Over 5 lakh students appeared in the NDA exam for entry to the armed forces this year.

Of these, two in the top 10 — including All-India Rank (AIR) 1 Nangal’s Shashank Sharma and Muktsar’s Armaandeep Singh, AIR 8— are from the same institute in Chandigarh.

With 25 selections of 41 students who appeared (the exam was held in September), the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Armed Forces Preparatory Institute (AFPI), in Sector-77 Chandigarh, a Punjab government institute set up in 2011, has been a consistent success.

Twelve of the institute’s students are in top 100.

Students at the AFPI do their Classes 11 and 12 from Shemrock Senior Secondary School, Sector 69, SAS Nagar.

Final call letter for joining the academy is issued subject to medical fitness of the applicant, an official said.

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‘Discovery channel programme triggered desire’

Both Shashank and Armaandeep want to join Armoured Corps in the army.

“An episode on Discovery Channel in 2014, featuring the NDA motivated me to join the forces. Since then, I started dreaming about how to get into the army,” said Shashank, son of a BSNL employee.

Prior to joining the AFPI, he was a student of Mount Carmel School, Jindwari, Ropar.

The first in a family of civilians to harbour dreams of a military career, he said, “At the AFPI, we rigorously followed the programme that director Maj General BS Grewal (retd) chalked out. What also helped was that we did not have our mobile phone.”

“There was no distraction of WhatsApp and Facebook. I studied for five hours a day,” he adds.

Shashank’s father Dinesh Kumar Sharma belongs to Manakpur village in Nangal. His mother is a teacher.

‘Relatives inspired me’

Armaandeep, the son of a farmer from Muktsar, said, “I was hopeful of a good position but never thought, I will get be ranked 8th,” he said.

“A relative in the family who rose to the rank of a brigadier inspired me to join the NDA,” he added. He credits the strict regime and the discipline instilled at the institute as key reasons for his success.

52 applicants per seat at the institute

The first batch of cadets passed out in April 2013. So far, five batches have passed out from the institute and 63 students have joined various military academies.

Admission to the institute starts in January every year with an entrance test for boys from across the state. The exam is conducted at Jalandhar, Patiala and SAS Nagar and those in Class 10 can apply.

The batch starts in April. The institute’s intake capacity is 48 seats, with 2,500 students apply for admission. So, 52 apply for each seat. All students of AFPI do their Classes 11 and 12 from Shemrock Senior Secondary School, Sector 69, SAS Nagar.

 

AIIMS MBBS 2017 result: Topper Nishita Purohit had to give up basketball to focus on exam

Nishita Purohit, a national-level basketball player, led the list of toppers in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) MBBS entrance examination 2017, results of which were declared on Thursday.

The 18-year-old told the Hindustan Times she was extremely happy with her achievement.

“I was not sure about the topper’s rank in AIIMS but was certain about being selected …” Purohit said when asked if she expected to ace the exam.

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She said she owed her success to the coaching institute she attended in Rajasthan, her parents and family. “While my coaching institute guided me to success, my mother regularly visited me during my stay in Kota and both she and my brother, Anshul, motivated me to do my best,” she said.

Her IIT alumnus father Nirmal Indu is the president of a private firm in Odisha, and mother Himanshu is a pharmacy graduate and a homemaker. Anshul, also an IIT-Bombay alumnus, works in the United States and has remained a “source of inspiration” for Purohit.

Her preparation strategy was simple, she “attended around six hours of coaching classes daily and later used to self-study for six hours.”

The Surat girl said, “classroom learning was most important followed by homework completion on a daily basis and revision”. She added she also made short notes but did not rely too heavily on them.

She said she played basketball “at the school level and national levels, but left it for a medical career” as she did not see much scope in the sport. The young athlete, who is also interested in shot put and discus throw and loves singing and music, was, however, quick to clarify she would continue to play basketball.

She kept away from social media platforms while preparing for the AIIMS exam but did not give up her smartphone. “I did not open a Facebook account but used WhatsApp for contacting teachers to clear concepts related to the exam,” she said.

Purohit, who scored 91.4% marks in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 board exams this year, plans to study cardiology or radiology at AIIMS, New Delhi.

Candidates, who appeared for the AIIMS MBBS exam, can check their results on www.aiimsexams.org and also on the websites of the other six AIIMS. Click on results and then on the link for MBBS exam 2017 result.

Date of the results for another medical examination, National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) 2017, are also likely to be announced soon.

 

New GMAT exam feature to offer greater control, flexibility

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), which conducts the GMAT, has announced the launch of a new feature that will provide candidates with the flexibility to choose the sections in the order in which they are most comfortable with.

The Select Section Order will be available to test takers worldwide beginning July 11.

“The idea of being allowed to choose the section order had been commonly requested by test takers,” Ashok Sarathy, GMAC’s vice-president for product management, said in a press release on Thursday.

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“We conducted a pilot in 2016 to test this feature and received overwhelmingly positive feedback, with 85% of participants surveyed expressing that this new feature boosted their confidence prior to even taking the exam. Our pilot findings also concluded that taking the exam in different section orders continues to maintain the quality and integrity of the GMAT scores,” Sarathy added.

Candidates will be able to select their desired section order at the test centre on the day of the exam, immediately before it starts. They will be able to choose from three options: analytical writing assessment, integrated reasoning, quantitative, verbal (original order); or verbal, quantitative, integrated reasoning, analytical writing assessment; or quantitative, verbal, integrated reasoning, analytical writing assessment.

The GMAC is a global nonprofit association of 220 leading graduate business schools.

 

Does Your Child Stay Up Late for an Early Exam? It Can Affect His Grades

Inadequate sleep seems to be a trend these days. With more and more people travelling long hours for work and working till late, sleep is one thing that begins to take a toll of our highly demanding, haphazard lifestyle. Though experts suggest 7-8 hours of good night’s sleep every day, it seems like a challenging task for most around. Even teenagers and young adults are beginning to give less important to one of the most important aspects of our health – sleep.

Sleep plays an important role in maintaining your physical and mental health, but a lot of teenagers resort to late night studies especially before their exams. A new study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, suggests that teens should go to be early for better grades. According to the study, students who do not go to bed early or wake up at a consistent time every day are more likely to have lower grades

Sleep plays an important role in maintaining your physical and mental health. Lack of sleep, disturbed sleep or even irregular sleep patterns can affect your brain and body in many ways. You body follows an internal circadian clock to regulate the sleep-wake cycle and also manage various functions. If this cycle is disturbed, it can confuse your body and affect your biological processes.

Does Your Child Stay Up Late for an Early Exam? It Can Affect His Grades

For the study, 61 students from Harvard College were asked to maintain online diaries to record their sleep schedules for 30 days. Researchers identified two groups: regular sleepers, or those who went to bed and woke up around the same time every day, and irregular sleepers, who had different sleep patterns every day.

One of the major differences between regular and irregular sleepers could be noticed in the grade point averages. The team used a unique scoring index where every student’s sleep regularity was calculated on scale of 0 to 100. Students with very irregular sleep patterns were given lower scores and vice versa. The results showed that with every increase of 10 points on the regularity index, the students had an average increase of 0.10 in their GPA.

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A regular sleep pattern is as important as the quality and quantity of sleep

The primary reason for this has been discovered as the delayed release of the sleep hormone melatonin. Melatonin manages our sleep and wake cycles. If you are an irregular sleeper, melatonin is released later at night which further pushes your sleep time and disturbs your circadian clock. Researchers explain that this can confuse your body regarding and make it feel like it is in another time zone.

Moreover, irregular sleepers were also found to have less exposure to light during the day but more exposure at night, which also can affect the circadian clock, whether it is sunlight, fluorescent light in a classroom or artificial light from a phone or any other electronic device. This is important to note because the human circadian clock is very sensitive to light. The team of researchers feel that there has been a lot of talk about the quantity and quality of sleep but one aspect of sleep has been a bit ignored which is regularity. The important point that the study is trying to make is that going to bed early may not be enough, you need to make sure that your sleep timings are consistent which means that you sleep and wake up around the same time every day.

Your sleep pattern is equally important because if your internal body clock is disturbed it not only affects your physiological systems but can also lower your immunity, increase the risk of infection and flu, make you gain weight, affect your cognitive abilities and of course, impact your grades.
 

RPSC Sr Teacher GR II Exam 2017: Answer key released, raise objections from June 17

The Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) has released the answer keys of Senior (Sr) Teacher Grade II 2011 examination on its official website. The examinations were held on May 27 and May 28, 2017.

The answer keys have been released for General Knowledge (GK), Maths, English, Science, Social science examinations.

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Steps to check answer keys of senior Teacher Grade II – 2011 exam from the official website:

1) Go to the official website of RPSC

2) Under the News and Events section, there are separate links for answer keys of each subject

3) Click on the relevant link to go to the pdf page containing the answer key for that subject

4) Take a print-out

The commission has also released a press note for filing objection to the answer keys.

Candidates can raise their objections online to the answer keys from June 17 to midnight of June 19 by paying the required fees (Rs 100 per question) through the commission’s website. The question papers of the exam are available on the commission’s website.