Tips to Ace DI and LR Section in IIFT 2018

Indian Institute(s) of Foreign Trade (IIFT) are amongst the top business schools of the country. Many Students aspire to take admission in these colleges. But to get admission, one has to clear the IIFT Test which is not an easy nut to crack.

More than 30000 candidates appear for this exam whereas the number of colleges under it is just two. Therefore, if someone wants to take admission in IIFT, he/she must perform well in the written examination.

IIFT tests a candidate’s knowledge on various parameters like Quantitative Ability, Reasoning, GK, English and Data Interpretation. However, two of these 5 parameters- Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation are assumed to be of great importance.

There are several reasons for this, but the main reason is that LRDI has more weightage in the exam. It tends to be the make or break section for many candidates.

Therefore, to make sure that you crack the LRDI section of IIFT 2018, we bring you some tips that are exclusively targeted at this section.

Understanding the LRDI Scenario

IIFT’s examination pattern keeps changing and so does the framing of LRDI section. Sometimes, LR and DI are clubbed under one section, while other times, they are kept as separate sections in the paper. At times, these are clubbed with other sections as well.

The syllabus for LR section mostly includes Analytical Reasoning, Syllogisms, Blood Relations, Linear and Circular Arrangements, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding and Statement-Conclusion.

On the other hand, syllabus for DI includes Tables, Line Graph, Bar Graphs, Pie Charts and other types of charts.

LR is presumed to be an easy and scoring section. On the other hand, DI is assumed to be slightly tougher than LR, making it important to be careful while picking the sets. In IIFT 2016, LR and DI were included in a single section, with 28 questions carrying a total of 33 marks. The sectional cut off for this section was 7.25 marks.

How to start?

If it was known that LRDI is going to be a single section in IIFT 2018, you could have started either with DI or LR. But due to the unpredictable nature of this exam, we advise you to prepare for both the sections simultaneously.

In LR, it is better to solve easy topics first, such as Syllogisms, Blood Relations etc. As these topics can be solved quickly and practicing these topics does not take much time, you should resort to these topics in the initial days. When you are done with these topics, then move to slightly trickier topics like Arrangements, Statement Conclusion and Analytical Reasoning.

For DI, understanding tables is an obvious start as these are the simplest type of data you can have. Slowly, start moving on to other types such as line chart and pie chart.


Faster Calculation and Approximation is the key for DI

Data Interpretation in IIFT papers is majorly calculation intensive. Therefore, it is of utmost important that you have a real good calculation speed. Also, you must have the knowledge of doing approximation to eliminate options. Let us see these specifically-

If you are given a pie chart, and the measures are given in degrees, you must know how to quickly convert these degrees into percentages or vice versa. Like 180 degrees is 50%, 108 degrees is 30% and so on.

Also, you should know the conversion of fractions (p/q form) to percentages and vice versa. As data given in percentages may be asked to be converted in ratios and vice versa. For example, 3/20 is 15%, 4/25 is 16% and so on.

Also, if the options are not too close, these tricks can be useful in getting to the correct options very quickly. For example, if you have to find 21% of 5943, and options are 1010, 1248 and 1732, you should be able to deduce quickly that this is close to 20% of 6000 and thus 1248. This can save a lot of your time.

Practice with timer

The thing with DI LR is that most of the questions on these topics are doable. If you are given 10 sets and you have to do them in a day, it is quite probable that you will be able to do all the sets with great accuracy.

But unfortunately, you do not have the whole day to complete the paper. Only 120 minutes are there to solve more than 120 questions. Therefore, you must solve the questions quickly.

For this, it is important to check with a timer whenever you are practicing. Note down the time you take to do a particular set or a particular question. This will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses.

Learn the art of ‘skipping’ questions

This may sound odd but is actually an important point. An obvious fact about IIFT paper is that it is going to be a mixture of easy and tough, time consuming and smart questions. The talent needed here is not that you do all the questions, rather you should be able to spot easier questions and do them quickly.

In IIFT 2016, there was a set based on hexagonal arrangements. As questions related to seating arrangements are easy, many candidates started doing this set and eventually, it turned out to be set with ambiguous information. It is not entirely the mistake of candidates, but many candidates regretted to have wasted this much of time on this set.

The purpose of recalling this incident is to save you from falling into such trap. Be smart enough to leave time consuming questions and be confident enough to do all easy ones quickly.

Use Mock Tests to develop strategy

Having a strategy for such examinations is very important. However, to know if a strategy is feasible or not, you cannot wait until the day of exam. Therefore, we suggest that you take at least 5 IIFT mocks before appearing for the actual exam.

Mocks help in building overall strategy. With mocks, you will be able to test whether your preparation is going in the right direction or not, and also whether your approach towards the examination is proper or not.

T.I.M.E. and Career Launcher’s mocks are good for IIFT preparation. You may also take mocks for IMS and Hitbullseye.

Be ready for anything and everything

Another important thing is that you should not presume anything before paper. Rather, just trust your preparation level and try to give your best. We are saying this is because of two reasons – First, examination pattern in unpredictable, and second, you can face wrong questions in the paper as well.

Many experts say that wrong questions are deliberately put in the exam paper so as to check the candidate’s wit. Therefore, they key is to not panic if you face such questions. If the paper is tough, then it is tough for everyone. Just make sure that you attempt adequate number of questions and maintain your accuracy.

The secret to crack DILR section of IIFT still remains practice. It is practice with which you learn to pick the right sets. With practice, you increase your speed and finally it is the practice which increases your confidence. Therefore, practice as much as you can and stay positive. Good Luck!


Top 5 Law Colleges in India- Rankings, Fees, Placements and more

Law is the career that builds leaders. Most students aspire to pursue it because they believe that someday, somehow, they’d make a difference. The zeal to enter the legal profession is usually drawn from inspiration- Mahatma Gandhi to Barack Obama, the list of luminaries who have used this profession as a stepping stone to greatness runs long and wide.

If you are quick-witted, presentable and fearless as to voice your opinion, Law is definitely a career you should consider. If you are absolutely determined to make a lawyer of yourself, you’re halfway there already!

However, being aware of your career choice is not where the struggle ends. It is as important to find the right school to pursue your dream course as it is to finally decide what you want to do.

As for law, it’s necessary to consider all the facts while choosing the right law school, such as faculty houses, fees, internships, placements, etc. The five year law programme builds a lawyer inside you, hence, you need a school that polishes your skills and nourishes your abilities to become a successful lawyer.

While you are busy dealing with the anxiety of new beginnings, we decided to ease your trouble all we could by providing you with all the information you’d require to pick the right law school! Read more to know all about India’s top 5 law colleges along with their admission process, placement structure and everything that lies in between.

  1. NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

Ranked as the best law school in India, the university is doing exceptionally well in the field of legal education by creating new opportunities for the students through innovative and improved methods of teaching.

Going by the reviews, College provides all the facilities that might be needed by the students, that too at a feasible tuition fee of INR 65,000. Trends depict that Nalsar University, undoubtedly, has been successful in setting highest placement record in corporate sector.

Some of the top recruiters that take part in placement drive at Nalsar University are: GAIL, DLF, Tata Project Limited, Indian Oil Corporation, and Alstom Group amongst many. NALSAR functions with the belief that no student should be denied the access to knowledge.

Hence, University has facilities for loans, scholarships and fee concessions. It works collectively with the centre and state to ensure that all students at NALSAR get all government schemes for financial aid.

The university also facilitates access to student loans from bank. Apart from all the facilities, campus at NALSAR University of Law is spread in over 55 acres, providing its students with all the basic amnesties such as spacious dining halls, residential complexes (one each for men and women), a stadium, tennis lawns and even a small pond of its own.

  1. National Law University, Delhi

NLUD (National Law University, Delhi) is youngest of NLU’s which admit students on the basis of their AILET score. NLUD was ranked 19 India by The Week‘s “Top Law Colleges in 2017”.

It is a successful destination to learn about basics and technicalities of legal studies. The most persistent query that you might have about placements NLUD provides is solved too. National Law University, Delhi keeps up the tradition of providing best industry placement to its students.

Be it some renowned law firms or corporate sector, NLUD successfully places its graduates in all walks of life. Some of the top recruiters are Bajaj Finance Limited, Herbert Smith Freehills, ICICI Bank, J. Sagar Associates (Delhi), Khaitan & Co., Luthra and Luthra (Delhi), STAR India, Supreme Court Judicial Clerkship, TATA Power, Trilegal (Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore).

The course fee at NLUD is approximately INR 85,000. NLU provides various facilities at its Delhi campus, spread over a large area. The campus houses Library, Auditorium, and Moot Court, Digital classroom, medical centres and resident areas. NLUD believes in imparting knowledge to every person, hence, providing scholarships and fee waiver to the deserving candidates.

  1. Faculty of Law, Delhi University

Faculty of law was ranked third in India by The Week‘s “Top Law Colleges in 2017”. Situated in hub of Delhi’s most happening campus life, Faculty of law, is said to be legal institute of par excellence.

The department has successfully established itself as pioneer in producing many legal luminaries such as Supreme Court and High Court Judges, Legal Advocates, policy makers and trend setters in all walks of life.

Some of the notable alumnus are: Kapil Sibal, Kiran Bedi, Arun Jaitely and list is too long. By now, the question of placements provided by the university must be clear in your mind. The faculty is spread over a large area in North Campus, DU and provides wide area with facilities like library, moot court amongst others.

There are various programmes organised to enhance and impart legal knowledge to its students. One of these programme is Legal Services programme which is organised with the objective to impart clinical legal education, provide social service opportunities, and impart socially relevant legal education

  1. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

Situated in Salt Lake City of Kolkata, NUJS is claimed to be one of the best amongst national law schools in India. The university has laid its foundation on the five-year law degree model approved by Bar Council of India and admits its students on the basis of one of the prestigious Law entrance exam, CLAT.

The alumni claim NJUS to be successful in providing 100% placements to its students. Going by the trends, it can be safely said that average salary of an NJUS graduate ranges between INR 9-10 Lac.

The college also provides internship with top law firms with a decent stipend. Spread in over 5 acres, college also provides resident/hostel facility to its students. The course fee which is around 2 lac per annum includes the cost of the hostel, library, and Moot court facilities provided by the college.

NJUS also provides scholarships to weaker sections of the society and also top 100 CLAT scorers get their fee reimbursed by the institute.

  1. National Law Institute University, Bhopal

Ranked fifth in “Top Law Colleges 2017” list by ‘The week’, NLIU is said to be spread over 60 acres of land providing all basic amenities to its students. The entire campus is built around Gyan Mandir, which houses library, computer lab, moot court and debating hall amongst other many facilities.

Along with facilities to impart or enhance knowledge, NLIU also follows the belief that sports/extra-curricular activities help in freshening up the students mind and help him/ her stay focused.

The university also houses a sports complex which has a gym, table tennis, badminton, tennis and a pool amongst courts and fields for various other sports. According to the alumnus, The Nescafe outlet and the ‘College’ Canteen in the campus are the favourite haunts of the students during breaks and evenings.

The university has a successfully established placement cell which ensures that most of the students get placed in top Notch law firms like Amarchand, Khetan, LKS, AZB &Partners, ICICI, etc.

Average salary package that a NLIU pass out earns ranges from INR 8 to 19 lakhs each year. NLIU is seen as a pioneer institute for law with a successful placement record and numerous facilities offered in minimal amount of fee, ranging from INR 30,000 to 1.5 lac. The scholarship is provided to students falling under SC, ST, O.B.C and physically handicapped category.

Candidates aspiring career in this field needs to build their foundation from a renowned university/institute in order to have a successful and strong future. An institute can provide you with knowledge that strengthens your base and gives you a platform to showcase your skills in the industry.

Law is undoubtedly one of the most aspired fields, for it being recession free and yielding a good success rate. It is indeed the most aspired field but the candidates must also know that the hard work and dedication it brings along is tremendous. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it!

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Fear of travel? Do distance education

 “Distance is like pain it only bothers you if you pay attention to it “or so I’ve been believing for a long time now. The process of actually doing something afar, the process of relocating to the area and trying to pursue your interests is the reason for the pain that causes you to want to discontinue. The problem of failing in the long run and returning dejected can be seen as the natural conclusion of following the path which you felt like the most exciting and least familiar. Such problems are held in belief by people around the world and about a variety of topics some regarding studies and the pursuing of the same. It is not an easy topic to handle for sure, but It make us think a lot about the things we want to do in places that are foreign to us in belief and tradition. For example, one cannot go into a Muslim majority country and expect there to be an active night life of booze, attractive members of the opposite sex and loud music. If you believed you would be different and find the one place in that country where there was a place that allowed all of your vices; then you should probably get out of there before you become the very attractions you been seeking.

So, travelling is actually a problem for people who will no doubt feel the whole process moot and therefore not worth the effort. Students (college students) often want to travel to places outside their comfort zones and explore the cultures their families or friends all tell them about and this may not help them come to grips with the fact the whole travelling thing is for different people with different expectations and different familiar backgrounds.So, if studying in a campus is troublesome, the answer might be enrolling in the top Distance MBA colleges in India. This is because there might be an ulterior scary part that many who go to different countries may not return the same way. Amity University is helping students achieve the same agenda in terms of Engineering and writing the Amity JEE 2018 may help students get a seat and study an engineering degree remotely if needed. Some may have painful experiences which they do not want to share or worst comes home with a fascination with communism or a form of religious fundamentalism that even the most conservative member of his or her family can’t stomach.

Some may not even come home because they had been kidnapped by their tour guide and now are being used as spare parts for rich patrons with poor health habits, such is the minor downside of those wanting to look for college degrees in places where they really should fear to tread. But there is a way, there exist programs for people who can’t travel to other places for education, these are called distance education programs which helps people get degrees for cheaper rates than regular programs. They are more convenient as they can be perused from your home than any institution. Which can also be completed at your own pace as there are different levels to the course you are applying for.


Strategy to crack Civil Services Prelims Exam

Civil Services Prelims exam is the first hurdle in achieving your dream of becoming a civil servant. It is the first of the three levels of exams that one has to crack in order to be recommended by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) for various posts in the Central and All India Services. The UPSC conducts IAS exam annually for recruitment of candidates for the offices of Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Revenue Service, Indian Forest Service etc. IAS exam is considered one of the toughest exams due to the vastness of the syllabus. An aspirant can clear the exam in his first attempt given that he follows the right strategy with utmost sincerity and dedication. Formulating the right strategy reduces half the burden. Read on to find out what sort of a strategy can sail you through the UPSC Prelims exam.

  1.    Be very serious about the exam:
    As clichéd as it may seem, it is important for you to be very serious about the exam. About 10 lakh candidates register for the examination and only about half of them take the civil services prelims test. Among the 5 lakh candidates, only about 15 thousand make it to the mains examination. Make sure you are one of the serious candidates who badly want to get into the civil services in one attempt. Be sincere in your studies and most importantly consistent.  Ask yourself why you want to clear this exam and keep reminding yourself of your reason to clear the examination.
  1.    Prepare a standard book list:
    History, Polity, Economy, Geography, Science & Technology, Environment & Ecology are the important subjects to be covered for the prelims. There are certain standard books available in the market for these subjects. Do some research on which books you are comfortable with and prepare a final list of book to be followed. Read these books over and over again instead of reading multiple books. It will surely yield better results.
  1.    Follow a newspaper:
    Current affairs are an important part of UPSC prelims and Newspaper reading, an indispensable part of your preparation. Select any newspaper of your choice and read all the relevant news thoroughly on a daily basis. It is also advisable to make short notes which would come handy at the time of revisions.
  1.    CSAT preparation:
    The CSAT paper i.e. Paper-2 of civil services prelims is now made a qualifying paper. A candidate has to score 33% marks in order to qualify in the prelims. Though it might look like a cake walk, it is essential for one to practice reading comprehension and basic mathematics for this paper as it is mandatory to clear both the papers to qualify prelims.
  1.    Revise! Revise! And Revise!
    When the syllabus is too huge and a large number of topics are to be covered, it becomes essential to revise the topics over and over again in order to remember the details. Prelims exam is a test of knowledge and hence it is important to remember factual details as well. Make sure you prepare your timetable in such a way that there is ample time for at least 2 revisions before you appear for the prelims. The IAS syllabus is indicative; therefore plan your studies well within the boundaries of the syllabus to get rid of the unnecessary burden.

For UPSC online preparation, guidance on covering the current affairs topics, subscribe to Byju’s YouTube channel which provides tips on how to crack the civil services examination.


Tamil Nadu Introduces Tamil Nadu Aptitude Test in Architecture (TANATA); 5 Facts to Know Before Applying

Tamil Nadu Aptitude Test in Architecture (TANATA) is a state level entrance exam, conducted for admissions to B.Arch. course. The exam is conducted by Anna University on annual basis in offline mode.

Most of you must be wondering that how TANATA is different from NATA. Well, as mentioned above, TANATA scores will only be accepted in Tamil Nadu, while NATA Scores will be accepted across India. Candidates who have successfully filled NATA Application Form last year, may apply for TANATA this year.

TANATA exam is a recently introduced exam, conducted for filling seats in B.Arch. course that are left vacant after completion of the counselling process.Ithas replaced the old scheme of filling allvacant or left-over seats based on the marks obtained by candidate in 10+2 examination.

Eligible candidates can apply for TANATA in the month of July 2018at its official website. Successfully registered candidates will sit for the exam in August 2018.They would be tested for their basic architecture level aptitude and drawing skills.

Candidates should secure a minimum of 25% (30 out of 120 marks) in written MCQ exam as well as 25% (20 out of 80) marks in drawing test in order to be considered for TANATA merit list.

For all those willing to apply for TANATA 2018, here are 5 key facts to know:

TANATA 2018 Important Dates

For the reference of all interested candidates, we have tabulated all the important dates below. Make sure you do not miss upon them.

Events Dates
Availability of TANATA 2018 Application Form July 2018
Last date to register for TANATA 2018 July 2018
Last date to pay application fee July 2018
Issuance of TANATA Admit Card One week before exam.
TANATA 2018 Exam date August 2018

Candidates must note that the schedule of examination (mentioned above) is a tentative one and is subjected to change as per Anna University’s notification.

TANATA Eligibility

Candidates before registering for the exam must check that whether all the eligibility criteria are satisfied by them.These eligibility criteria would be set by the exam conducting authority and maybe modified if required.

The detailed eligibility criteria for TANANAT 2018 is mentioned below for your reference:

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • He should have secured a minimum of 50% marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination (with Mathematics as one of the subject).


  • He should have acquired a 10+3 Diploma in any stream from recognized Central/State government with a minimum of 50% marks examination (with Mathematics as one of the subject).


  • He should have an International Baccalaureate Diploma passed after 10 years of schooling with 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of exam.

TANATA 2018 Application Form

TANAT 2018 application form would be made available in online mode only. Candidates would have to visit the official website in order to make application for the exam.

The step by step registration cum application process is mentioned below for your reference.

Registration Process

  1. Go to the official website of Anna University- edu/tanata2017/
  2. Click on TANATA 2018 application.
  3. A new web page would be opened. Fill in the registration details asked for new users like the name; e-mail ID, mobile number etc.
  4. Click on submit. A new registration ID and password would be sent to the registered E-mail address.

Application Process

  1. Login to the portal using the credentials received through E-mail.
  2. Fill-in the details as per the directions given on the webpage.
  3. Select the preference, of course, exam center etc.
  4. Upload your signature and Photograph (as per dimensions provided in the notification) in .jpeg format.
  5. Click on submit.

The details regarding application fee to be submitted by candidates (which vary from condition to condition) are mentioned below.

Category Application Fee
General INR 2000
SC/ST INR 1000


Details in TANATA Application Form   

Candidates would be required to furnish certain information in the application form which is to be filled to the best of their knowledge. Candidates must keep their relevant documents ready at the time of filling of application form.

Following are the details (asked in the application form) and the required format for their answer.

Details Asked Filling criteria
Name Name of candidate in around 40 to 50 characters
Gender Respective gender of the candidate that is Male, Female, or Other
Category Choose your respective category that is reserved or general
Correspondence details Fill the necessary details like e-mail id, mobile number, and address

TANATA Application Form Correction

Though the process of application is in online mode,the official notification does not mention any procedure for correction of the application form. Hence, candidates are required to apply utmost care while filling the form.

Any mistake, if made, in the application form, has to be corrected then and there before the submission is made.  Candidates must fill the form with calm and composure so as to avoid any possibility of a mistake creeping in.


Question: I have secured 60% overall in +2 examination, but one mark less than 50% in PCM. Am I eligible to apply then?

Answer: No, you have to satisfy the 50% aggregate criteria in order to be eligible for the exam. However, in case you are reserved category candidate then you can apply.

Question:  How many seats would be available for admissions through the exam?

Answer: The number of seats to be filled through TANATA 2018 exam would depend upon the number of seats remaining vacant after the completion of all rounds of counselling.

Question: Are only management quota seats are at offer?

Answer: Government quota seats along with the Management quota seats would be filled through TANATA 2018 exam.

Question: What if my application doesn’t get submitted?

Answer: In that case, your should contact the exam conducting authority at

Question: Will the money be refunded on the rejection of the application due to any cause?

Answer: No, money would not be refunded in any case.



All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) vs Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), which one to choose?

To start with the differentiation between All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) and Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), one should know about the basics first i.e. their full form and their conducting bodies first. This is where the most confusion of both the exams prevails.

The All India Law Entrance Test or commonly known as AILET, is a national level entrance test. It is conducted by National Law University, Delhi. AILET is conducted to seek admission in courses such as B.A.LL.B. (hons.), LL.M.  and Ph. D programs.  The registration for AILET is expected to begin in January 2018, while AILET Admit Card will be available on the official website from April 2018 onwards.

On the other hand, the Common Law Admission Test or CLAT is also a national level admission test. However, unlike AILET, CLAT aspiring applicants have the edge of taking admissions to almost 18 law schools across the country. It is also conducted by National Law University to seek admission in both undergraduate and post-graduate degree programs in the field of law. NLU will open the registration window of CLAT 2018 in January, and the final exam will be held in May 2018.

Since both AILET & CLAT are quite reputed exams in the field of law, candidates must put in the best of their efforts to ensure good score. All of you desirous to apply for either of the exams, must have clarity over the underlying differences between the two. For this, we have curated some of the most important aspects that you must know.

Exam Mode

AILET is conducted in pen and paper mode with partial OMR pattern answer sheet. And CLAT is an online exam where candidates must choose the correct answer from the options available on computer screen in the exam hall.

Exam Duration

Time duration for AILET is 1 hour 30 minutes, while for CLAT it is 2 hours.

Total Questions

AILET consists of 150 questions. And CLAT consists of 200 questions.

Sectional Weightage

For under graduate courses through CLAT as well as AILET, it covers five sections namely- English, General Knowledge, Reasoning, Legal Aptitude and Elementary Mathematics.

CLAT English section is of 40 marks, General Knowledge 50, numerical ability covers 20 marks, legal aptitude covers 50 marks while logical reasoning covers 40 marks.
AILET English section is of 35 marks, General Knowledge 35, numerical ability covers 10 marks, legal aptitude covers 35 marks while logical reasoning covers 35 marks.

For post graduate courses, both AILET and CLAT cover five sections namely- Law of contracts, Law of torts, Criminal law, Constitutional law and Legal theory.

In CLAT, all questions are in multiple choice formats since it is an online test.
In AILET, 100 marks of the paper will be in objective format while the remaining 50 marks are covered in the form of essay.

For Ph. D course, the exam covers 100 marks of multiple choice objective type questions while the other half covers research paper where candidates need to write a research paper of 15 pages.

AILET is comparatively tougher than CLAT, since it has more subjective type questions than its counterpart. CLAT gives more weightage to current affairs questions than AILET. AILET follows usual general knowledge questions for the entrance exam.

Weightage given to math

Math might or might not be your forte, but the weightage that the AILET gives for your mathematical capabilities is much less than the CLAT.

Marking Strategy

One mark is allotted per correct answer for both AILET and CLAT. There is no negative marking for AILET. However, 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer in CLAT.

Selection Process

Based on the score in AILET, candidates will be called for counseling. Candidates must understand that it is utmost importance to carry all required original documents at the time of counselling.

CLAT scores on the other hand will be published in rank format where candidate’s score will decide the rank, one has obtained. Based on the rank, candidates will be recommended the most suitable law school amongst the list of available colleges.

Participating Colleges

AILET is the entrance test for only National Law University Delhi. CLAT caters to 18 law colleges for admission.

Number of Seats

Candidates appearing for AILET will be fighting for 50 seats within NLU Delhi. Candidates appearing for CLAT will have a chance over 1100 seats.

We hope the article cleared the cloud circling the two most popular law exams in our country. With clearing the differences between the two, we see you all making an informed choice. Whichever exam you choose to appear, our good wishes are with you!

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Say Hi to the Architectural Genius in you! Apply for National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) Today

Students who wish to pursue Architecture, it is time to buckle up. National Aptitude Test in Architecture or NATA is around the corner. All of you preparing to have a career in the field of Architecture, should be aware that National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is prescribed by the Council of Architecture as a compulsory criterion for taking admission to any Architectural College or course(s) in India. NATA is conducted by National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA) each year.

NATA is a national level examination to assess a candidate’s aptitude for admission to undergraduate courses in Architecture (5-year B.Arch degree) at all recognized institutions all over India. It evaluates an applicant in different areas such as drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, mathematics and general aptitude.

Who can Apply?

Before applying for NATA, you must be aware of the eligibility criteria that is decided by the conducting authority. It is compulsory for all the candidate to meet these conditions before filling NATA Application Form.

#1 Firstly, if you are a minimum of 17 years of age as on July 31, 2018, then you are eligible to apply.

#2 Secondly, you have passed 10+2 or equivalent/10+2 Diploma/International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of Schooling.

#3 Thirdly, you have passed the above examination with mathematics as one of the subjects and have secured at least 50% marks in aggregate.

If you are appearing candidate, then also you can apply for NATA.

How to Apply?

You can register for NATA through online mode only. NATA Application Form will be available to fill on the official website of NATA from the 1st week of January 2018 till the 1st week of February 2018.

You have to fill your personal details & upload your passport size photograph, left-hand thumb impression & signature in a specified format at the time of filling the form.

You will also have to pay the registration fee of INR 1250. Payment can be made through online or offline mode including debit card/credit card/net banking & e-Challan.


What is the pattern of NATA?

NATA is held in pen paper-based mode. The question paper comprises 60 questions that are divided into three sections, i.e. Mathematics, General Aptitude & Drawing.The question of Mathematics & General Aptitude are multiple choice questions. The duration of the exam will be three hours.

NATA test will be of 200 marks. For each correct answer, two marks are awarded to the candidates in Mathematics & General Aptitude test, while no marks are deducted for incorrect answer. If you will secure minimum 25% marks in MCQ portion (30 out of 120) & 25% marks in Drawing portion (20 out of 80), then you will get qualifying marks for NATA.

NATA Result

The result of NATA will be announced few weeks after the examination. You will be able to check your results from the official website. NATA result is published in three formats: marks secure out of 200, merit list, percentile score. The validity of NATA Score is one year only.

NATA offers a great opportunity for all those seeking a career in the architectural field. It has gained immense popularity over past few years. To meet the demands, the number of seats have also increased. Currently, about 24 thousand seats are offered in about 450 recognized institutions across the country, most of which accept NATA scores.

We hope all the deserving candidates save themselves a seat in their desirous college. Good luck!


Need Scholarship to kick start your career? Apply for NTSE

India is a country of world’s 2nd largest population and there is so much talent to tap in the youth of our nation. But a lot of talent in our country is wasted because of lack of resources and means. Do you believe in your academic skills? Are you lacking resources to kick start your career? If so, read this blog post and apply for NTSE. Know more about what our government can offer to you if you have the right amount of talent and skill.

What is NTSE and who can apply for it?

NTSE stands for National Talent Search Examination. It is anational level exam to grant monthly scholarship to the students of class 10th. The conducting body of this prestigious exam is National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). NCERT launched their primary scheme in the year 1963 with the intent to hunt down the talented students and encourage them for their future. NTSE identifies students from the areas of study like Social Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Management, Sciences and Law. It provides financial aid to the deserving students by providing them monthly scholarship.

NTSE 2018: Important updates

NTSE is a two-stage exam where candidates are tested for their academic talent. Stage 1 of this exam is organised by theStates/UTs and stage 2 of this exam is organised by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) at the national level. NTSE Application Form is already available starting from 14th August, 2017 and will last till 25th September, 2017. The date of examination for stage 1 (State level exam) are November 4 and 5, 2017 and the stage 2 (National level) will be conducted on May 13, 2018. The last date to apply for NTSE varies for all states/UTs.  The objective behind this exam is to test candidates’ Mental Ability, Scholastic Ability and Language Ability. NTSE stage 1 and stage 2 will be conducted in offline mode only

Candidates can read further to know all about NTSE including test pattern, result as well as qualifying criteria, reservation and selection criteria mentioned below.

For how long the NTSE scholarship scheme is valid for the candidates?
The qualifying candidates will be awarded the scholarship for 10th and 12th class and also for their PG and Ph.D. studies depending on their stream.

NTSE 2018 Reservation Criteria

NCERT, the conducting body has set a reservation quota for some categories as mentioned below –

Category Reservation Criteria
Scheduled Caste 15%
Scheduled Tribes 7.5%
Physically Handicapped 4%
Total reserved scholarships 26.5% of 1000 scholarships

What should you expect in the examination?

The respective states and UTs will organise the stage 1 exam of NTSE 2018. The date of examination for the states Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islandis 4th November2017. And for all other states and Union Territories is 5th November 2017. The nature of NTSE is objective type only. There will be three tests organised for stage 1 and stage 2 exam of NTSE 2018.

  1. Mental Ability Test (MAT) – 50 Questions
  2. Language Test (LT) – 50 Questions
  3. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) – 100 Questions
  • Mental Ability Test (MAT) –A total of 50 objective type questions for one mark each will be there in this section. The maximum time allotted to attempt this section will be 45 minutes. Topics such as analogies, series, problem solving, reasoning, classification, figures, coding words, etc will be covered. It tests the candidate’s ability to solve a problem and reasoning.
  • Language Aptitude Test (LAT) – In this section, a total of 50 objective type questions for one mark each will be there. It will comprise of questions from either English or Hindi as selected by the candidate during the time of application. Time duration for this section will be 45 minutes.
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) – This section comprises of 100 questions carrying one mark each. This section of the exam NTSE will be a scholastic aptitude test. There will be questions from the topics such as Science, Mathematics, history, geography, political science and economics.

*Note: For stage 2 also same NTSE 2018 exam pattern mentioned above will be followed.

Stage 1 has no negative marking criteria but in stage 2 there will be negative marking of 1/3 marks for each wrong answer. The final score will be evaluated according to this pattern only.

NTSE Syllabus 2018

There are no prescribed topics provided by NCERT for NTSE. However, as observed in previous year papers, the candidates must prepare questions based on topics such as Science, Social Science and Mathematics. NTSE stage 1 exam will have questions from class 9 and class 10 levels and NTSE stage 2 exam will have questions from NCERT syllabus of class 10thonly. Candidates can refer to the syllabus of class 9thand class 10th for NTSE stage 1 (state level exam) and they can refer to class 10thNCERT syllabus for NTSE stage 2 (national level exam) 2018.

A lot of practise is required before appearing for NTSE national level examination. Candidates must regularly solve sample papers and previous year questions. Those appearing for the state level exam of NTSE 2018 can download the sample papers from the official website of NTSE. The sample paper of NTSE 2018 mentions the paper pattern and the type of questions that can appear in the exam. Candidates should thoroughly go through all the sample papers. By the help of sample papers the candidates can have an idea about the type of questions they have to practise and the pattern of paper they can come across while solving the actual paper.

How are results declared?

NTSE results are announced online andno postal communication is made with the candidates. The results are displayed in the form of a scorecard only.  NTSE 2018 stage 1 result is announced by the respective states and UTs.NTSE result 2018 for stage 1 exam is announced separately for each conducting state or UT within a month after the conduct of exam.

Candidates can login through the official websiteto check their NTSE Result 2018. Login details required will be candidates’ registration number and date of birth to check their result for NTSE 2018 stage 1 exam. The candidates who qualify the stage 1 exam can appear for the national level stage 2 exam of NTSE 2018.After the stage 2 exam, a merit list will be prepared of the qualifying candidates and the result of stage 2 exam of NTSE will also be announced in online mode only. Candidates who will qualify both the stages of NTSE 2018 exam will be awarded monthly scholarships.

What to expect after NTSE Result?

After the final result is announced by NCERT, the qualified students are rewarded with monthly scholarships for their future studies. Different amount of scholarship money is provided according to the level of education. Financial aid is provided to students of 11th and 12th class and the students pursuing their Post Graduation and Ph.D. programs.

The conducting body decides the scholarship amount for different levels of education as mentioned below –

Level of Education Scholarship amount for year 2018 (in INR)
Class XI to Class XII Rs.1250
Undergraduate level Rs. 2000
Postgraduate level Rs. 2000
Ph.D. level

As per UGC norms



Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Exam Pattern- Ace English in IIFT

Reading Comprehension and verbal ability section in the paper pencil based Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is one of the most important score determiners and stands at par with other sections. Out of 125 questions in IIFT, this section consists of 36 questions in MCQ format and is to be solved in suggested time limit of half an hour. IIFT is conducted every year in offline mode in November. Candidates who appear in the exam checks their IIFT Result after one week of the examination.

Verbal Ability as per IIFT Exam Pattern is the section to test the English language skills including Grammar, Vocabulary other Verbal Ability areas and Reading Comprehension passages. Difficulty level in Language Comprehension section in IIFT is not very high. The exam has moderate to difficult level questions with overall difficulty level on moderate side.

IIFT is a national level entrance test for admission to MBA/ PGDM institutes where thousands of the aspirants test their skills. It is used as admission criteria for MBA/ PGDM programmes offered by more than 400 B-schools in India.

30% Weightage

Language Comprehension with 36 questions in IIFT carries maximum 31 raw marks out of total 100 marks with 30% weightage awarded to this section.

About IIFT Language Comprehension

In Language Comprehension section of IIFT, there are few questions on the rearrangement of sentences of a paragraph. In each question, there are four and six sentences, in jumbled form.

You are required to identify the opening sentence, the conclusion and then arrange the remaining sentences in such a manner that the entire paragraph reads in a coherent manner.

  • Before you can form paragraphs, it is important to understand the gist of the paragraph. This requires one to read all the sentences carefully. Apart from practicing past years’ papers, one should study sentence construction rules in greater depth. Identifying the opening and concluding sentences are easy.
  • The opening sentence is usually the sentence that introduces an idea or a concept. The last sentence will conclude what has been covered in the paragraph.
  • Once the opening sentence has been identified, you should zero in on the next sentence that acts as a continuation of the idea being discussed in the paragraph. To ace this section, it is important to find links between two sentences.

Language Comprehension is a scoring and important score determiner section. Candidates who have good command over English Language including grammar, vocabulary, verbal ability and reading ability. The syllabus of this section of IIFT is as follows:

  • English Usage and Sentence Correction
  • English Proficiency
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Vocabulary Usage
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Idioms
  • Phrases
  • Verbal Ability
  • Reading Comprehension Passages


IIFT proposes to place more synonyms and antonyms. Usually we mug up the words, their similar and opposite meanings and tend to forget. There is no need to go for it now at this juncture.

The pattern of vocabulary words asked in IIFT exam reveals that these words are moderate ones and do not belong to a tough literature. There may be some of the words whose meaning is hidden in the word itself. There may be 2 words joined in one, if you split them the meaning will be clear to you. Therefore, it is suggested to leave mugging of words now and focus on simple usage for next 2-3 days without beginning anything new. It will be much easier to decode the 4-5 vocabulary words and arrive at correct answer. This will help you to score high without any loss of marks.

Tips to Ace Language Comprehension in IIFT

To crack the Language Comprehension candidates, need to choose the right topic in the reading comprehension section and understand the main idea of the passage. If the candidate understands the concept of the passage, answering questions related to it becomes easy.

  • Search for structural words like Similarly, additionally, moreover, though, however, thus etc. so as to get the right meaning of the sentence and hence the passage.
  • Time Management is very important, try to manage time while reading the passage so that less time is consumed while answering the questions.
  • The candidates must regularly read newspapers, books, novels, magazines to improve English proficiency and vocabulary.
  • Underline the words that you don’t understand and find their meaning in the dictionary. Also look for their synonyms and antonyms.
  • Practice IIFT sample papers and reading comprehensions as much as you can.

Given below are some topics which need to be practiced more questions are asked from these topics:

Preparation Books for IIFT

Language Comprehension passages in IIFT could prove to be a good source of high scoring as each passage is followed by more than one question. If you practice only today and tomorrow on moderate RC passages, Newspaper editorials, magazines carrying rich vocabulary among others source material, you can ensure high score in Language Comprehension section.

Good book is a success of every exam. If you want to crack IIFT Exam, buy books according to syllabus and written by a good writer. NCERT Textbooks of class 11th and 12th are very good for building basics for Preparation. These books will help you in IIFT preparation. But don’t forget to check the IIFT syllabus. Given below is the list of books that students can refer to for preparing for IIFT:

Name of Book Author’s Name ISBN Number
IIFT solved papers Disha experts 9384905011
10 mock test papers for IIFT Carrier launchers 9384905011
Barron’s guide for IIFT Eugene D. Jaffe 0764139932
IIFT Entrance guide Deepak Aggarwal 935012582X
Mission MBA guide B. S. Sijwali & Tarun Goyal 9351764591
IIFT entrance exam with CD GKP 9351764591
Pearson IIFT super course with CD Pearson 8131731790
Study package for IIFT Arun Sharma 0070221154
10 challenges IIFT Dharmendra Mittal
IIFT score accelerator Disha Publications 9381250480


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Colleges of Delhi University offering Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication

Journalism and mass communication is a course known to offer all the glamour and excitement to young enthusiastic youth and hence it is one of most “look forward to” course these days.There are various colleges that offer post graduate degree in journalism and mass communication but the number of colleges offering a bachelors degrees in the same course (often called BJMC) is relatively less.

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Here’a list of few of the colleges of Delhi University that offer a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.

    The first college of DU to introduce a course in journalism. DCAC started the course in 1989.
    Location: Netaji Nagar
    Established in 1994, Maharaja Agrasen College aimed to empower the populated East Delhi woth education.
    Location: Vasundhra Enclave, Delhi.
    Considered as one of the best colleges for girls in India, Lady Shri Ram college was established in 1956 in the memory of his late wife by Sir Shri Ram. The college introduced a course in journalism in 1995.
    Location: Lajpat Nagat
    Fee: 24, 000
    Established in the year 1964, Kamala Nehru college is the top women’s college of DU.
    Location: Defence Colony, Delhi
    Another college of DU for girls. It was established in 1967.
    IP college for women is the oldest women’s college of DU which was established in 1924.
    Location: Civil Lines, Delhi.
    Fee: 66, 775

The admission in all of the above mentioned colleges will be through merit based on the cut off lists of the respective college