IBPS PO Final Results for CWE VII, Clerk VII, CRP SO Out; Check @

The wait for all IBPS PO 2018 interview aspirants is finally over. Final results for PO Common Written Examination (CWE) VII, Clerk VII, and Common Recruitment Process for Specialist Officers (CRP SO) have recently been announced by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) on its official website at

Here is All You Need to Know about IBPS PO 2018

Results have been declared via online mode for all qualified candidates. The same have been announced, combined with the results for mains and interview round. The final result for IBPS PO will be based on the combined score of the Mains exam and the interview process which the candidates appeared for. Candidates can check their results by visiting the official website of IBPS and following the necessary steps. This year, IBPS had announced around 7000 vacancies for the clerical posts across various banks in the country.

Candidates, lucky enough to have qualified the interview round, will be handed over the joining letter of different banks very soon.The steps to be followed by the candidates for checking their final results for IBPS PO are:

  1. Head to the official website of IBPS at
  2. Click on the link present on the homepage of the website which says ‘CWE Specialist Officers’.
  3. You will be redirected to a new page.
  4. This new page will have another link which says ‘Common Recruitment Process for Specialist Officers (SO) VII’. Click on this link.
  5. You will be further redirected to a new page.
  6. On this new page, click on the ‘Combined result for Main Exam and Interview for CRP SPL- VII’ link which will be present on the page.
  7. Enter the required details on the next page which will be the candidate’s registration number, date of birth, roll number and password and the captcha to verify human and AI.
  8. Click on the Login button below.
  9. Take a print out of the result for future reference.

The provisional allotment list for the post and the reserve list of the candidates have been announced with the final result. The official site of IBPS will have the list of candidates who will be given provisional allotment for the given posts and the reserve list as well will be present on the official website.

These lists will be displayed only till May 1, 2018. These provisional allotments are decided on the basis of combined merit and preference of the candidates as well as the guidelines issued by the Government for the concerned posts.

The preliminary exam for IBPS SO was conducted on 30th and 31st December 2017 and the main exam for IBPS SO 2018 was conducted on January 28, 2018. The Mains exam for IBPS PO 2018 was conducted on November 26, 2017. The commencement of results had been from April 1, 2018, and the closure of results will be by May 1, 2018.

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Application Forms Out for TS ICET 2018 MBA, MCA. Apply Before April 30

The application form for TS ICET 2018 have been released. Interested candidates can register for it online on its official website at The last date of filling and submitting the online form is April 30, 2018.

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In case you miss to register online by April 30, 2018, you would be able to register with penalty of INR 500 by May 05, 2018. In case you further miss it, you will be given three more chances to register with penalty of INR 2000, INR 5000, and INR 10000 by the due dates May 10, 14 and 19, 2018 respectively.
TSICET 2018 will be carried out in the online mode in two slots on May 23 and 24, 2018. The Kakatiya University, Warangal conducts the exam on the behalf of Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE), Hyderabad. If eligible, candidates must appear for this entranceto secure admissions to the MBA and MCA courses at various institutions in Telangana.

TS ICET 2018 Application Form
Note that TS ICET 2018 application form is available only in online mode and applications through any other medium will not be accepted for any candidate.
Candidates aspiring to fill TSICET 2018 application form will first need to pay the application fee through TS online, AP online, Mee Seva, and e-Seva centers. Additionally, you can pay it through payment gateway (credit card, debit card, or net banking) by visiting the official website –
Post paying the application fee, you will need to click on link that reads ‘Fill Application Form’ on the home page of the official website of TSICET. The application form will then be made available.
In the opened application form, you need to provide various
Candidates can then fill the application form by filling up personal details such as Name, Gender, Date of Birth, E-mail, Exam Center, Aadhaar Card and other details related to the qualifying exam. In case you are appearing in the final year of the qualifying exam in 2018, you are eligible to register.
Post submitting the form details, you will need to click ‘Submit’. You must take a printout of the acknowledgement screen of application form submission for future reference.

To be eligible for TSICET 2018 for the MBA course, candidates should have passed the bachelor’s degree of at least three years from any discipline, from a recognized university or institution with at least 50% marks (45% for the SC/ST category).
For applying to the MCA course, you should have passed the bachelor’s degree of at least three years from any discipline and a recognized university or institution along with Mathematics as one of the subjects in class 12th with at least 50% marks (45% for the SC/ST category).

Note that the candidates appearing the final year of graduation in 2018 are also eligible to apply.

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SET: An Alternative to NET for Aspiring Teachers

Aspiring teachers who could not clear UGC NET 2018, now have an alternative to the examination. A state level examination named State Eligibility Test (SET) will be conducted by all states separately, to test the eligibility of candidates who wish to apply for the post of assistant professor in colleges and universities in their states.

Prof Ved Prakash, the Chairman of University Grants Commision (UGC) declared that all state governments should conduct SET in their respective states. The same will act as an additional platform to candidates who do not qualify in UGC NET 2018.

This step is taken by UGC to promote education in the country. Former Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr. Parkash Singh Badal is keen on opening UGC constituent colleges in Punjab. However, other state governments have not shown any interest in this scheme yet.

Mr. Ved Prakash has informed that two-thirds of the colleges that are to be established under this scheme will be funded by UGC. There has been a growing demand for autonomous status by many colleges but UGC claims that it will be granting the status to only those colleges which fulfill the specified set of conditions. Maximum number of such colleges have sprouted in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

With increase in the number of colleges and expansion in education facilities, it is important to employ skilled teachers who will in-turn work to improve the quality of education. The same will enable the students to have a shot at better employment opportunities after they graduate from their respective colleges.

Maharashtra state government recently declared that MH SET will be conducted by University of Pune in the month of January. Punjab state government conducts Punjab SLET (State Level Eligibility Test) in the month of August. Similarly, many other states have started with SETs, making it easier for aspirants to get selected for the post of lecturers in colleges and universities within the states.

This type of model is already followed in Teacher Eligibility cum Entrance Test (TETs) and starting with SETs will not only be a good idea, but will also reduce the pressure faced by the candidates when they appear for national level examinations. It opens up more opportunities for them even if they are unable to clear other exams like CTET 2018 or UGC NET 2018.

The educational qualification for SET is very similar to that of NET. Those who wish to appear for these tests must have acquired their Master’s degree or equivalent postgraduate diploma from an institution recognized by UGC. The minimum qualifying percentage for their post-graduation is 55% for General category candidates and 50% for SC/ST//PH/VH candidates. Those candidates who have appeared or will appear for the qualifying examination during their final years or those candidates who are waiting for their results can also apply for the exam.

However, candidates will be granted provisional admission for SET and will need to complete their postgraduate degree or diploma examination within two years from the date of the declaration of results for SET. Failing to do so will result in being disqualified. The examination will have objective type questions and the syllabus will be similar to that of nationalized eligibility tests. Candidates can apply for SET through the official website of the examination.


5 B-Schools with Lowest Fee Accepting MAT Score

Aspiring to be a management professional but worried about the hefty fee charged by B-Schools? The fees for these B-schools may go up to more than 19 lakhs. MAT, the second most preferred management exam after CAT facilitates B-Schools to screen candidates for admission to its MBA program not only with affordable fees but also best-in-class education.

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Getting above 80 percentile in MAT can land you in the top management colleges all over the country. And, we bring to your knowledge the 5 top B-Schools with affordable fee apart from their excellent placements. Have a look.

  1. Institute of Management, Christ University

Christ University, Bangalore accredited ‘A’ grade by NAAC offers well reputed 2-year management program. With just INR 6.75 lakhs for whole program, MBA aspirants can become a part of this fraternity.

When we talk about reputation, the first factor depends upon how well placements are offered for a program. At Christ, on the completion of the program, an average salary of INR 6 Lakhs p.a. is offered. Besides that, the highest package offered till now is INR 10 lakhs p.a.

Around 140 companies have visited this campus which is a whopping number. You can witness around 90% placement record of the college which really counts.

  1. DC School of Management and Technology

DC might not be the first thought of any candidate. But, the fact you must know that this college belongs to a group of colleges offering a competing package with modest fee of just INR 4 lakhs. An average package offered by the companies may range between INR 5 -6 lakhs. The highest package offered till now is 7 lakhs p.a. It perfectly justifies the college’s reputation amongst its competitors.

You may find companies like DHL Express, ICICI Prudential Insurance, Lloyd and more have visited the campus with appealing packages. This is how this college engraves its name amongst the top-most affordable colleges in India.

Going through the reviews of this college, we could find rating to be 4 on 5. This mark speaks for itself. Ranging from infrastructure to faculty and placements, this college excel in every aspect.

It has achieved Grade ‘A’ through NAAC on 4-point scale.

3.    MS Ramaiah Institute of Management – MSRIM

MSRIM is rated as one of the best management schools in Bangalore. It imparts global standard education and must coveted career plans. In the 2-year plan, the average fees charged by this B-school is INR 7.25 Lakh which is a modest amount for a bright future.

This school has placed its 98% students successfully with well-known companies. You can get an average package of INR 4.5 lakh p.a. which has also gone up to INR 14 lakh p.a. as the maximum salary.

RIMS provides the best placement programs with companies like Deloitte, KPMG, Citi Bank, Goldman Sachs, ICICI Securities, HDFC bank and list continues. One experiences a very stable recruitment and selection process.

Rated by various sources, RIMS gained 80% satisfaction by its candidates. This number seems to go up with every upcoming batch of MBA program. It has achieved Grade ‘A’ through NAAC.

  1. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

The most sought-after and good ranked B-School is N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai.  While we talk about the 2-year plan, the fees charged by the institution is INR 5.19 lakh. N.L. Dalmia justifies its fees with world class infrastructure and brilliant faculty. Its students outshine others with brilliant packages.

The average package of INR 5.82 lakhs is a beatdown for lot many competing institutions. From a large pool of companies, let me name some of the most famous companies – ICICI bank, NSE, Parle Agro, Reliance and the list goes on.

Maximum students are placed well with reputed companies. On an average, reviews for this college is 3.5 on 5 which is a good number. The students are quite satisfied with the college and its faculty. These are the major factors considered for the feedback.

  1. The Oxford College of Business Management

This college is affiliated to Bangalore University. Its MBA program is approved by AICTE and is UGC recognized. The Institute has been accredited ‘A’ Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council.

It offers 2-year MBA program in diverse fees with nominal fees around INR 39,600 to be precise. This fee is justified by the unmatchable faculty and world-class-education.

The reputation of a college is based on its placement. Companies like Infosys, Oracle, Bosch, HDFC bank, Myntra etc. have visited this campus and placed considerable number of students with decent salary.

Talking about numbers, Oxford has hit a good mark of 3.5 out of 5.

Now that you are aware about 5 most affordable and excellent colleges, get your pick and plan further. Good luck!


Why are States Resisting NEET?

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test was first introduced in 2012 by CBSE and Medical Council of India as a single entrance exam for admissions into MBBS and BDS courses offered by the medical colleges across the country. However, due to all the repercussions around the test, it was delayed by a year and was at last conducted in May 2013, for the very first time.

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The rationale behind introducing the exam was to make the whole process more transparent and streamlined, so that unfair practices being conducted by some private players and corrupt sections could be stopped. But, many institutes opposed this new mechanism of admissions and more than 100 petitions were filed against the test. After hearing the petitioners, the Supreme Court announced that the test was unconstitutional and NEET was scrapped. This was done citing the reason that admission to educational institutes should be a matter under decision of the institutes/states themselves, rather than that of centre.

However, NEET was reintroduced in May, 2016 and the test restored itself back as the single entrance examination for medical admissions. In the same year, the test was conducted twice, so that the candidates who missed the test due to all prevailing confusions could secure admissions. The Supreme Court ruled out the pleas of state government and private institutions to conduct a separate exam, thus giving monopoly to NEET.

Tamil Nadu’s stand against NEET

Although the test is being opposed by many states including West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra, the prime mover state has been Tamil Nadu. It has been speaking against this central testing system right from the introduction of its very idea.

In Tamil Nadu, the admissions (before NEET) were generally done on the basis of marks secured by candidates in Class 12 boards. Even when the state had an entrance test for admissions during 2005-06, marks secured by candidates in their board examination were still considered and carried certain weightage.

The state has been particularly concerned about other states’ students taking away seats from local students in Tamil Nadu’s institutes. Speaking on the matter, AnbumaniRamadoss, leader of PMK said,” We will spend out people’s money, build quality institutions. You will come from other states, take away seats under NEET, study and go back to your own state. Why should we run such institutes and spend our people’s money on you?”

Other concerns and objections regarding the introduction of a single, centralized test included:

Education is a State Subject, not Centre’s

One major reason for opposing NEET is letting states and private institutions have more autonomy on their admission process. The line of reasoning behind this is that if state government or private person is building a college or institute and is spending its time, money and effort on it, then why should not it control its admission process as well.

Even in 2013, the test was ruled out as it infringed upon the right of states to controleducation. The similar line of reasoning still continues in states.

Difference in Syllabus

NEET is conducted by CBSE and thus, it is heavily skewed towards CBSE syllabus. There are differences between syllabi notified by regional boards and that by CBSE, makingit advantageous for those studying under CBSE.However, people in favour of exam say that it is based on NCERT and not on CBSE.

The Language Barrier

Most students studying under regional boards study in regional language, and are unable to perform well in Hindi/English paper. NEET is mostly dominated by candidates appearing for the exam in either in English or Hindi, which makes it difficult for candidates from vernacular backgrounds to ace the exam.

Until last year, the paper was conducted in 10 different languages, which included regional languages as well. But the question papers in regional languages were different from those in English, and many candidates found that the regional question papers were of higher level of difficulty than English language paper. This incident gave the issue new heights and the protests increased further.

But in a recent announcement, it has been made clear that all the papers will be a mere translation of English language’s paper, and thus no difference in level of difficulty will be there.

School grades are a better benchmark

Another reason put forward by states is that the performance of a candidate in board exam is a better benchmark, rather than a single day test. Since a candidate works hard for a whole year to secure good well in Class 12, why have an additional test to test him/her further.

Also, if the candidate is unable to perform well on that particular day, it can ruin his/her dream of getting into his desired institute. Tamil Nadu has been providing admissions on the basis of Class 12 scores and has maintained quality education in its institutes, proving that things can be done well without NEET as well.

Many of the arguments made by states are definitely worth considering. It is always difficult for state board student to quickly adapt himself or herself to this highly competitive NEET environment.

Also, the role played by coaching institutes is also debatable. Many candidates who do not perform well in 12th boards are doing well in NEET just because they have joined a coaching centre. It becomes a little unfair to those students who work hard for two years to score well in boards. Also, since many rural aspirants cannot afford coaching due to economical and logistical constraints, cracking NEET is also becoming a game of the rich.

MCI and CBSE are making changes in NEET to make the exam as fair and neutral as possible. Will it turn out to be a defining move for country’s medical education standards, this question still remains unanswered.


5 ways to ensure your employability after completing MBA

In India, where MBA is gradually losing its charm due to the rise in unemployed MBA graduates, the brimming startup culture and digitalization instills hope as qualified business leaders are required.

So, this contrast is explained by many education enthusiasts. They believe due to lack of skills; MBA graduates are not being employed for better posts. All agree on a fact that a college or a degree is not capable to grab anyone a well-deserved job. Rather it’s the abilities and practical exposure which helps any student gain the best jobs available in different industries.

Therefore, through this article, our aim is to aware students about the 5 ways by which they can surely ensure their employability even before they pass MBA.

Let’s Begin!!

  • Choosing your B-school wisely

Firstly, remember that getting into an IIM, for an MBA course, is not your sole worry. Actually, what you need is a good college, that gives you an enriching learning experience, and helps you understand the management world and its requirements.

So, take time in evaluating other top B-schools, as well, for pursuing MBA. Like one of the requisites on your MBA school checklist could be its placement trend in the past years.

According to the recent trends and job placements analysis of the MBA degree, most of the placements this year had gotten over within a week with recruiters offering a number of high salary job offers from across sectors. Some of the sectors that recorded the most recruitments in 2017, included Banking, Finance, Services and Consulting, Insurance (BFSI) IT/ITES, Operations, Manufacturing etc.

There has indeed, been a growth of MBA colleges with a high average salary in placements, over the years.

The best placement packages for top three MBA colleges in 2017:

First on this short list to feature is S.P.Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai, with an average salary package of Rs. 20.90 Lakhs p.a. in 2017. Their highest salary was Rs. 39 Lakhs p.a. and also recorded a 5.4% increase of highest salary package as compared to last year.

Next, is the Faculty of Management Studies, the University of Delhi with Rs.20.60 Lakhs p.a. as their average salary package. Also, this year, their highest salary offered was Rs. 54 Lakhs p.a., although it was an 18.18% decrease from last year (Rs. 66 Lakhs p.a.)

And last, but not the least, is XLRI, Jamshedpur. This year, an average package of Rs.19.26 Lakhs p.a. was offered during its MBA campus placements. And their highest package came up to Rs. 43 Lakhs p.a. This increased from Rs. 29 Lakhs p.a. in 2016.

IIFT Delhi, IIM Kozhikode, IMI New Delhi, SIBM Pune, and IFMR Chennai etc. are some of the other college options for MBA degree.

Another trend that was noticed in the recent MBA Placements, for this year, was that many of the top B-schools, recorded, either a high salary package or has remained somewhere near the same package, as that of the previous year. But their average salary package has not come down. And this is a good thing to look out for.

2)  Focus on developing skills

Moving on, gaining admissions into a well reputed MBA college, does not serve the purpose, alone. There is more to that, an interest and engagement in extracurricular activities would go a long way, in shaping up the rest of your career. For any aspirant focusing on academics should be important but following your passion is even more important. It can be theater, arts, music, dance, sports, debates etc.

These activities help to develop a mature, disciplined and interesting approach to life. This is the kind of thinking, needed for solving complex problems in the business world.

Also, through engagement in extracurricular activities, one gradually acquires skills of leadership, team building, problem-solving, analytical skills.

Try to be involved in tasks which broaden your exposure to business and management and helps to develop good interpersonal communication.

3) Keep your goals high

The more you keep yourself occupied, the more your mind will open itself. Diving into the world of MBA, and business management can open a range of career possibilities, with an innovative touch. And entrepreneurship is just, one of those possibilities. It is an option, for those who are open to new challenges, creative thinking, and ideas to produce products and technologies, amidst cut-throat competition.

Hey, in the end, the rewards are definitely promising. So, during your MBA, do try to explore as much as you can. Maybe open an entrepreneur club in college? The aim is to be focused on what you want and where you are going.

4) Practical Exposure

Gaining maximum practical exposure in any management course is beneficial beyond expectations. This is true, especially in an MBA course. So, choose, research well and plan your internships wisely and seriously.

Many companies, nowadays, offer on-the-job training experiences including paid internship and pre-placement offers. For a student, a good internship with a decent stipend is like hitting two birds with a single stone.

As per a recent report on the highest median monthly pay for internships, in India for interns over the last year, we are able to provide you a quick list of such best companies. American Express (Rs. 68,000), Deutsche Bank (Rs. 57,000), Britannia (Rs. 55,000), Directi (Rs. 52,000), PayPal (Rs. 50,000), ITC (Rs. 45,000), Arista (Rs. 43,000), Cadbury (Rs. 42,000), Microsoft (Rs. 40,000), Goldman Sachs (Rs. 37,000), Cisco (Rs. 36,000), Adobe (Rs. 35,000), Amazon (Rs. 33,000), Google, IBM and Samsung (Rs. 30,000) etc. And these are just the tip of the iceberg!

5) Read success stories

The road to success is never an easy one. It is always different and vibrant for every one of us. So, do take time, in reading as many success stories as you can; stories of grit, courage, and determination. Our world is full of them, people excelling in endless streams and fields of study! Find out your passions and work your way with your beliefs as steady pillars.

You can find, an endless list of alumni on many college websites, those who dared to break stereotypes to top examinations, crack interviews and even pursue Ph.D. degrees at 15 years! There is no end to the endless motivation you require, and it is around you.

These success stories will provide you inspiration and zeal to achieve your dreams just like these people did. Especially, refer to the stories of business leaders, their rise and fall will leave you motivated and defeat will not scare you anymore

Well, for now, we do think you are ready. Now, go make your dreams your reality by following these simple ways.


How is Christian Medical College Taking Strides to Improve Medical Health?

Christian Medical College or (CMC) is a private medical institute located in Vellore, Tamil Nadu. It is not only known to be the best medical institution but is also an internationally acclaimed medical institute.

Christian Medical College carries some very important milestones in Indian Health Care to its name. The institute established the first nursing college of the country, performed the first successful open-heart surgery of the country, performed the first kidney transplant and first bone marrow transplant in India as well.

CMC has been regularly taking long strides to improve the health care situation in the country. As in India, lack of awareness amounts to the biggest challenge to medical professionals.

So, with the objective of spreading information as well as providing hands-on experience to future doctors, this institute is doing a commendable job at both ends.

Let us take a look at some recent efforts being done by Christian Medical College, Vellore, and appreciate their remarkable efforts:

CMC takes initiatives to detect and treat Cervical Cancer

Christian Medical College has taken a brilliant initiative to detect and treat cervical cancer in women in the nearby region. In the initial years of the project, from 2007 to 2010, CMC faced a lot of difficulties as the awareness level about the method that they have adopted was zero. Also, women hesitated for the checkup as they feared of being found positive in the test.

The initiative depends upon the visual screening method of detecting the disease, which is performed by Christian Medical College’s Rural Unit for Health and Social Affairs (RUHSA). After a woman is found positive in the screening test, the confirmation is done through biopsy and then the treatment starts.

This easy and affordable method of screening is seeing high success in the area. In the past 10 years, CMC doctors have tested more than 7500 women. However, 235 women have been found positive under the test, which is a high number. Out of these 90 women are in early stages, and can definitely be cured by a consistent procedure.

Dr. Rita Isaac, Head of RUHSA, said that their goal is to provide simple and affordable treatment to women. She said that we are encouraging women to participate voluntarily in the test so that the program becomes successful and this disease can be eradicated completely from the region.

CMC performs swap kidney transplant

Performing a kidney transplant is becoming the need of the hour in medical health care. However, still, we have a limitation that without finding the perfect match, it cannot be performed.

In such a situation, swap kidney transplants are a great relief for patients, where kidney transplants can be done even if matching kidneys and blood groups are not available directly.

CMC Vellore performed a successful swap kidney transplant in July, which is a big achievement. This transplant was performed involving a man, his wife, and two girls, who were sisters.

The problem was that the man could not donate his kidney to his wife, as they had different blood groups. The similar problem was with the sisters as well. However, doctors made the overall transplant possible by transplanting the man’s kidney to the elder sister, and her kidney was later transplanted to man’s wife.

This complex operation involved 4 operation theatres running simultaneously. The doctors said that they have to do it as quickly as possible, and shorter delay leads to better results.

CMC doctors told that this is not the first such transplant performed at CMC, in fact, two such transplants have already been conducted at the hospital.

Presently, both the patients are completely fine and living a normal life, which proves the excellence of CMC doctors.

CMC becomes the lifesaver for an unborn baby

In April 2017, CMC doctors performed a surgery on an unborn baby, which was vital to keep the baby in existence.

It all started when a 37-week pregnant lady was referred to CMC Vellore. Proper scans were performed on her and it was found that the baby in her womb had a big neck mass of size about 7*8 cm. If the baby had born with such mass, he/she would not have been able to breathe after birth.

The doctors said that a baby breathes through mother inside the womb. However, after the birth, baby needs to breathe on his/her own, and such a mass wouldn’t have made it impossible.

The doctors performed an EXIT (ex utero intrapartum treatment), which involved passing a breathing tube through baby’s airway so that oxygen could be provided.

Such surgeries are often very complex, but the doctors did it very successfully. This again proves the diligence that this institute carries in its work.

CMC opens a new center for Low Vision Rehabilitation

Blindness and lack of vision due to old age and other nutritional deficiencies are a big problem in the country and CMC is rightly prepared to tackle this problem.

Department of Ophthalmology of Christian Medical College, Vellore has inaugurated a new center for low vision rehabilitation inside the premises of Shalom Family Medicine Centre of the college.

The focus of this center will be on lifestyle modifications and the activities or devices that patients can use in their daily living to stay healthy. In addition to these, this center will also help in skill training, vocational rehabilitation, and community-based rehabilitation.

CMC discusses the Dengue Problem

Dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases are a big problem in India. The lower level of public hygiene, improper cleanliness, ineffective urban management and lack of awareness are some of the reasons of why this problem is extrapolating. Dr. George Varghese made some important remarks on this problem of the country.

Speaking on the issue, Dr. Varghese said that even a small thing like a coconut left out in the rain can become the cause of this problem. By this, he targeted the problem of waterlogging, since the mosquitoes breed where water in unnecessarily logging and is not removed properly. These mosquitoes mostly bite during the day, which means that to stay safe, you have to be in properly sanitized and ventilated areas.

Talking about curing this problem, Dr. Varghese said that Antibiotics can have the reverse impact on the body as well. He said that a dengue virus has 4 serotypes (a group of micro-organisms within a virus, with own different features), and an infected person may have more than one serotypes functioning inside the body.

When one of these serotypes is tackled by antibiotics, they can lead to increase in the activity of the second serotype, and thus ultimately may not be able to cure the person completely. According to Dr. Varghese, this could be a big reason why the problem of dengue is increasing severely in India.

Being one of the best medical colleges in India, CMC Vellore is definitely taking some admirable steps towards betterment of medical health care in the country. India currently needs a lot of such steps to cater the needs of rising population.



How to Prepare for IES (ESE) Without Coaching?

Most candidates aspiring to get a government job wait for the prestigious engineering services’ examination to live their dream. With the notification out to fill the application form, students need to start their preparation and follow the IES syllabus very carefully.

Many aspirants face the same problem of searching for the right study material. Especially if you are a working professional who does not have time to opt for coaching or a student who wants to work out a self-study plan, you are at the right place.

A combined competitive examination is conducted by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) for recruitment to the Indian Engineering Services (IES), it constitutes of a written examination followed by an interview and the personality test.

The recruitment of qualified candidates is made under the following categories:

  • Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering

IES refers to the services that cater to the technical and managerial functions of the Government of India. Successful candidates are trained and recruited into various public-sector units that include roads, railways, inspection, manufacturing, power, public works, and telecommunication.

Through this article our aim is to equip aspirants with IES (ESE) exam pattern, syllabus, preparation sources. Hope it helps you in gaining an insight about Engineering Services Exam(ESE).

Let’s Get Started!!


First Let’s understand the IES (ESE) Exam Pattern

This examination is conducted in three different stages. Following table briefly describes these stages:

Stage – I (Preliminary) Objective Papers Duration Marks
Paper I (Common to all) General Studies & Engineering Aptitude 2 Hours 200
Paper II Engineering Specific 3 Hours 300
Stage I Total 500
Stage II (Mains) Subjective Papers
Engineering Paper I 3 Hours 300
Engineering Paper II 3 Hours 300
Stage II Total 600
Stage I + II Total 1100
Stage III Personality Test   200
Grand Total     1300

The candidates who qualify at Stage I are permitted to appear for Stage-II examination, similarly, candidates who qualify at Stage-I as well as the Stage-II, are then permitted to appear for the final stage, Stage-III examination.

Keep A Note of IES (ESE) Syllabus
You can easily download the IES Syllabus from the official website of UPSC. Need is to know the important topics and the exam relevant topics which can be the difference between making it through and just miss.


General Studies and Engineering Aptitude
Current issues of National and International importance relating to Social, Economic and Industrial development, Environmental pollution and degradation, Basics of Project Management, Basics of Material Science and Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) based tools, and Ethics and Values in Engineering profession are important.

  • Mechanical EngineeringPAPER – I
    Topics like Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Heat transfer, IC Engines, Refrigeration and Air conditioning, Turbo Machinery, Power Plant Engineering, Renewable Sources of Energy are considered to have main presence in the examination – I.


Topics like Engineering Mechanics, Engineering Materials, Mechanisms and Machines, Design of Machine Elements, Mechatronics and Robotics are important for PAPER – II.

  • Civil EngineeringPAPER – I
    Topics like Building Materials, Solid Mechanics, Structural Analysis, Design of Steel Structures, Design of beams and beam column connections, Design of Concrete and Masonry structures, Construction Practice, Planning and Management have main presence in the examination – I.


Topics like Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow, Pipe Flow, Hydraulic Machines and Hydropower:, Management, Harbors, Airports are important for PAPER – II.

  • Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering


Topics like Basic Electronics Engineering, Basic Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation, Network Theory, Analog and Digital Circuits have main presence in the examination – I.


Topics like Analog and Digital Communication Systems, Control Systems, Computer Organization and Architecture, Electro magnetics, Advanced Electronics Topics, Advanced Communication Topics, Cellular networks, TCP, satellite communication, and Fibre-optic communication systems are important for PAPER – II.

  • Electrical Engineering


Topics like Engineering Mathematics, Electrical Materials, Electric Circuits and Fields, Electrical and Electronic Measurements, Computer Fundamentals, Basic Electronics Engineering have main presence in the examination – I.

Topics like Analog and Digital Electronics, Systems and Signal Processing, Control Systems, Electrical Machines, Power Systems, Power Electronics and Drives are important for PAPER – II.

Online and Offline Methods for Self-Preparation to crack ESE

  1. Collect handwritten notes from any good institute. Also, you can buy/hire some standard books. On Google, search panel write ‘ESE Mechanical Engineering Notes’. Similarly, you can search for PDF and notes for other branches of Engineering. Examples of reference websites:, etc.
  1. Maintaining a copy of notes and formulae is very important, as at this moment you might not see their importance but they will come very handy when you start forgetting things, revising subjects in short time.
  1. Keep records of the reoccurring mistakes that you have made in a separate diary. These will help you understand about your weak areas too.
  1. You might not understand everything in one go, so take 4 to 5 readings of a topic at different point of time before you reasonably understand it.
  1. Get a study mate- though Group studies can sometimes produce more noise than results. But having a study mate can sometimes be helpful, as this will help in monitoring each other’s progress, discuss doubts. Thus, creating a healthy constructive competition between each other.
  1. IES syllabus must be stuck on your wall where you can see it regularly remembering about your dream each day. This can be the best form of motivation.
  1. Join test series to practice subject wise and mock tests. Register yourself on websites of institutes like IES Master (Institute for Engineers), Online Test Series etc.
  1. Try to do previous year questions topic wise they will appropriately challenge you and give you an idea of what is expected out of you.
  1. Set your own targets and deadlines- Literally, note down the subject/chapter/topic you intend to study in say a week/day. Challenge yourself to meet the set target within the decided deadline. This will ensure you have a steady pace while preparing.
  1. While solving problems, you must have a balance between speed & accuracy
  1. Regularly practice or revise the concepts so that you will not forget until exams.
  1. Follow blogs of the successful candidates who keep posting about the examination. Some of them are listed below:

Preparation without coaching

For anyone who cannot join or afford coaching centers, can rely on trusted online sources of information. But to qualify any exam above everything else utmost dedication and unwavering focus is needed.



Find out How 99+ Percentilers prepared for Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) ?

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is one of the most reputed national-level management entrance exams, conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur on behalf of Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI), for students aspiring to take admission in MBA/PGDM courses.

XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) is the next big exam after CAT for MBA aspirants. But if you have already appeared or prepared for other management entrance tests like CAT, SNAP, IIFT, and performed as per your expectations, you can still not afford to take XAT lightly because of the nature of questions. And as there are some additional sections in XAT such as Essay Writing, General Awareness and Decision Making which you need to focus and prepare in order to get a good percentile.

XAT happens to be one of most sought-after entrance test, due to a number of reasons. First of all, it opens the gateway to top B-schools, like SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Institute of Rural Management, FORE School of Management, including the 11 XAT member institutes.

XLRI, which is consistently ranked among the top 10 colleges for PGDM courses, also enrolls students based on their XAT scores. This college has acquired accreditation from prestigious international bodies, such as AMBA and AACSB.

Another reason why aspirants prefer XAT? It is a single-slot exam. It takes place on the same day, at the same time across the country, which eliminates complexities. So, it is just the good old direct competition.

One uniqueness of XAT is that unlike a lot of other exams conducted in the country, XLRI releases the question paper along with the answer key. This provides an aspirant greater opportunity for self –analysis.

Through this article we bring to you the expert preparation tips from XAT toppers:

How toppers topped XAT?

  • Anish Narula, who topped XAT 2017 Exam, believes that entrance tests are nothing but a test of one’s own temperament, and by simply keeping your cool on the exam day, everything else will be fine. He himself followed the same mantra and secured 99.6 percentile.

He got admission in XLRI, Jamshedpur and has begun the journey of his dream of studying in one of the finest management schools in the country.

His strategy during the exam was to solve as many questions as possible and keep calm. In order to prepare for XAT, he took a break from his job and directed all his focus on cracking XAT Exam. He believes solving past year question papers and mock tests was the real key to success for him.

He stated, “Previous Years’ question papers are your best bet.” He recommended solving CL’s or TIME’s test series and also taking Gejo Sir’s lectures. If you are weak at Verbal or RC or DM, you can also go through CL’s night classes.

Lastly, he said that the exam hugely depends on your exam temperament. So along with your preparation, make sure that you don’t panic and are able to keep your cool during those 3 hours of XAT 2018.

  • Kunal Choudhary, a XAT topper, who scored 99.97 percentile, believes that the most important thing to remember during the exam is not to waste time on one question or section. He advised every aspirant to follow a ’10 second’ rule according to which, one should give only 10 seconds to a question. If you know the answer then mark it, or else move away to another question.

He believes the key to crack the exam is to work on basics of every section, mental calculations and ability to juggle with information. Give as many mock tests as you can and analyze your performance and learn from your mistakes.

  • Preetam Modi, a 99.88 percentiler, shared that he used a reverse strategy by first selecting the questions to not attempt rather than the other way. He gave credit to systematic preparation and time management skills. He believes decision-making section is the most securing section, where you just have to be ethical while answering the questions.

Like all other toppers, he also believes that solving past year question papers and mock tests is really beneficial to get a grip over the pattern and time management strategy. He shared that while doing the exam, his strategy was to dedicate all his time to the questions, he was confident about solving. But at the end of the day, one has to solve maximum questions correctly to secure maximum marks.

  • Reeka Choudhury, who secured 99.8 percentile in XAT exam, believes that solving past year question papers is the best way to crack the XAT exam. She shared that solving past year papers for all sections, made her acquainted with the pattern and types of question.

During the exam, her strategy was to start with the sections which were time-consuming, gradually moving to the other sections, which were easier. She advised the aspirants to practice a lot regularly and keep in touch with what is happening in the world, by reading newspapers.  Lastly, she said that staying calm and confident during the test, is very important.

  • V, a XAT topper, securing 99.2 percentile, believes that the trick to crack XAT is Logical Thinking. The XAT paper is all about testing a student’s decision making and risk-taking abilities. He advised aspirants to solve papers and mock test regularly and focus on learning the basics.

At the time of the test, he attempted easy questions first and kept the difficult questions for the end. The idea behind this was to not waste energy and time on a question. While attempting the decision-making section, he advised everyone to be logical and think for the greatest good, and not leave this particular section for the end.

All other toppers of XAT Exam believes that time management and working on the basics of each section is the key to crack the exam. In the examination hall, keep yourself calm and be confident. Don’t waste time on one question and try to attempt as many questions correctly as you can. Educated Guess can be helpful in the exam.

Preparation Tips to score 99 Percentile in XAT

  • Brush up Basics

If your basics are strong, especially in English, then you will be able to crack the exam with required efforts. You have to have a good vocabulary & the ability to read comprehensions quickly, which can be easily attained by reading editorials every day for 30 minutes from newspapers like The Hindu, The Economist, Mint, WSJ, etc. and note down the new words and its synonyms and antonyms.

This may take some time to build, but once you have, half your work is done. The key is to concentrate on sharpening the basics of each section. With your basics clear you would be able to solve any type of questions, be it easy and direct or complex and sitter based.

  • Speed Up & Stay Calm

During the exam, you have to solve 103 questions in 205 minutes (3 ½ hour), which is almost impossible to complete is you haven’t prepared. Each one of those questions is a 10-minute problem. So, your helpers in this area are Confidence, Speed Reading, and the ability to do the fast-mental math, especially approximations.

If you keep re-checking your answers to be sure, you won’t be able to complete the paper. Therefore, confidence is really important, it helps you to take risks. Eliminate options, and if it comes down to one out of two, make a guess. Attempt as many questions as you can for which, you will have to stay calm.

Fussing over one question or section will be harmful. If you don’t know the answer, make an educated guess and if you are clueless then leave it and move on to the next question. In the examination hall, make sure you’re attacking the test, not defending yourself.

  • Focus on the exclusive areas

There are certain sections like General Knowledge, Essay Writing and Decision Making, for which you have to make special preparation strategy. Read newspaper regularly and follow the current trends. Consider Kaplan’s GMAT book for Quantitative Aptitude & Verbal Ability and “Handa Ka Funda” online course for brushing up your GK and decision-making abilities.

While attempting the decision-making section, remember to make the choice “for the greater good”. Be good, honest, look at both sides of any story before making up your mind. The situations and stories can be tricky, but always keep in mind to think for the best of the majority and you will be through the dreaded decision making.

Essay Writing is the section of Part B, which also consists of GK. 35 minutes will be given to complete both the sections, so you have to prepare for essay writing, by having a fair knowledge of the contemporary topics and practicing writing within the specific time duration. The evaluators not only look for language skills, but they also check the thought process, ideas, and knowledge pertaining to the topic.

  • Take XAT Mock Tests and Last Year Papers


Solving last years’ papers and taking mock tests, will be really helpful in understanding the question types and difficulty levels and will also help in time management, which is an important factor in the test. Therefore, it is advised to take at least two mock tests in a week in order to review your preparations and have an idea of how actual exam would be. If you spend 4-5 focused hours daily, it is sufficient for completing the preparation effectively.

We hope these tips and tricks shared by XAT toppers would be beneficial to XAT aspirants. Also, we recommend you to customize them according to your level of expertise and caliber.


Cheat Sheet to Crack SNAP Exam: Important Topics & Study Material

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test, commonly known as SNAP, is a national level management entrance exam, which offers admission into various institutes that fall under Symbiosis International University. SIU conducts SNAP once in a year, and more than 50000 candidates appear in this examination.

SNAP is amongst the most popular non-CAT management entrance tests. SNAP checks the knowledge of candidates in 4 major areas, which are quantitative ability, logical reasoning and data interpretation, verbal ability, and general knowledge.

Since SIU do not release any official syllabus for SNAP, aspirants are always eager to know the most important topics, which they should study for the exam.

So today, we bring you the most important topics and recommended books for each section of SNAP exam.

SNAP 2017 Exam Pattern

SNAP 2017 is to be conducted online. SNAP 2017 will feature a total of 150 questions which will have to be answered in 120 minutes. Take a look at the following table to know the complete examination pattern for the exam –

General English 40 120 minutes
Quantitative Ability, Date Interpretation and Data Sufficiency 40
Logical and Analytical Reasoning 40
General Awareness 30

Each question in the examination will be of 1 mark, and each incorrect answer will carry a negative marking of 0.25 marks.

Now let us take a look at the important topics for each section of SNAP 2017 –

SNAP 2017 Important Topics for General English

General English section broadly contains 4 types of questions – Reading Comprehension, Grammar Based questions, Vocabulary based questions and questions based on Verbal Reasoning.

Now the important thing here is that SNAP has not been regular with the division of questions amongst topics, which means that different topics carry different weightages every year.

But the two important topics, from which a lot of questions have been asked regularly, are Vocabulary and Grammar.

So, topics like antonyms synonyms, fill in the blanks (both grammar and vocabulary based), sentence correction and error spotting become the most important topics for SNAP.

After this the obvious option is Reading Comprehension. You can be sure of 1 RC with 5 questions in the paper, however, you can get to see 2 RCs with 8 or even more questions as well.

Books for Preparing General English

For Vocabulary, Word Power Made Easy is a good source to start. But since Vocabulary is a very diverse topic, we suggest that you learn at least 10 new words every day and also understand their usage.

For Grammar, High School Grammar Book by Wren and Martin is enough to understand the concepts. Completing this book should be followed by a lot of practice.

Apart from these, you can refer to any standard MBA entrance preparation book for this section. You can refer to book written by Arun Sharma or Sujit Kumar for this. However, practicing from past years papers of SNAP is always the best source.

SNAP 2017 Important topics for Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, and Data Sufficiency

This section of SNAP exam covers many topics and thus becomes the most diverse section of the exam. However, still, we can identify some of the most frequent topics in the exam, through previous years’ papers.

A first important topic that we would suggest is number system. Questions on number system have been a regular feature in SNAP, and they have not been very tough as well. So, you will need to brush up your knowledge of Factors, LCM HCL, Division and multiplication properties and other such things for SNAP.

Second important chunk is Arithmetic. In arithmetic, questions based on Ratios, Percentage and Time and Work have been a regular feature of SNAP paper, which makes this topic a notable.

The third most important topic is geometry. Geometry can never be ignored, and SNAP 2016 paper had 6 questions based on Geometry and Mensuration, which makes it a hot topic for SNAP 2017.

For Data Interpretation, there is no such specific type of diagrams that can be said as important. Overall, you can expect 2 DI sets in the exam, covering 7-8 questions.

Recommended Books for Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency

For basics of Quantitative Aptitude, any standard MBA preparation book like the one written by Arun Sharma, Nishit K Sinha or Sarvesh Verma will suffice.

For Data Interpretation, having fast calculation speed is always very important. So learning Vedic Maths tricks will be helpful.

Practice is the key to ace this section. Do a lot of practice and don’t forget to go through the past year papers of SNAP.

SNAP 2017 Important topics for Logical and Analytical Reasoning

Logical and Analytical Reasoning is also a diverse section and contains questions on a lot of topics. Division of questions amongst topics in this section has been really fluctuating and thus identifying 2 or 3 most important topics is never easy.

However, if see a long-term trend of past 4 years, Analytical Reasoning in general has carried the largest chunk of questions.

The first thing that you should be ready for is set based reasoning, where a piece of information is given and is followed by 4-5 questions. After this, questions on Seating Arrangements (Circular and Linear), and questions on Statement-Conclusions have been very frequent.

However, if we see SNAP 2016 paper, the two important topics that emerged here, apart from above mentioned, are Number Series and Input Output. So it is always advisable that you do these topics as well.

Best Books for Analytical and Logical Reasoning

Preparation of this section is entirely based on practice. There is not much that you need to think about this section, relying on more and more practice is the best thing to do.

We suggest you buy any two books, from the books by Arun Sharma, Sarvesh Verma or any other author, and refer to past year papers for practice.

Important topics for General Awareness

General Awareness section is probably the most unpredictable section of SNAP. But just like all other sections, there are some topics which constantly have been occupying some space in the question paper.

The most important topic in SNAP for GK is current affairs and news related to Companies and Economy. This topic is definitely expected to have more than 5 questions in the exam, and the number can go as high as 8-9 questions as well.

Maintaining knowledge about corporate sector will definitely help you a lot. Other topics are Books and authors, Abbreviations, Sports, Awards, Honors and Appointments.

Recommended Books for General Awareness

For General Awareness section of SNAP, the golden tip of reading a National Level Newspaper definitely stands true, just like for any other exam. You can refer to The Hindu, Economic Times or The Tribune or any other which you like, to cover the current affairs.

Apart from this, Manorama Year Book will also be a handy source for current affairs. You can refer to GK Digest by Mani Ram Aggarwal for static GK. Also, a lot of online forums keep on posting important questions and conduct free GK sessions and tests. Referring to these will also be a handy option.

The topics mentioned above are topics which are a must do for SNAP. However, it does not mean that you can ignore other topics. Having a balanced preparation is always the key to success.