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Govt unlikley to roll back UPSC aptitude test

The government is unlikely to roll back the aptitude test — introduced in 2011 — from the civil services preliminary examination and would stick to the 2014 format that kept English comprehension out of the first stage of the three-phased exam.

India’s educational institutes form major roadblock for the disabled: study

A survey conducted earlier this month by the National Centre for Promotion of Employment of Disabled Peoples (NCPEDP) found that even 20 years after the Disabilities Act, 1995, was enacted, the actual implementation is only 0.5% as against the mandated 3% — mostly due to educational institutes not being disabled-friendly.

James Bond: A new method of explaining experimental physics

When it was released in 1995, GoldenEye had to impress James Bond fans with some spectacular action since it marked the British secret agent’s return to the silver screen after six years — and it did not disappoint.

'Idea of the new Whistling Woods music school is to create a non-film music industry'

The Whistling Woods International (WWI) film institute in Goregaon will launch a music school starting in July, with diploma courses in various aspects of music and music production.

Undergrads turn summer entrepreneurs in Mumbai

Turnover instead of going internship route, Mumbai students are launching full fledged businesses during holidays to gain experience and boost their CVs.

Plea for a common IIT-NIT exam

Rajeev Kumar, professor at IIT Kharagpur, had taken up the issue of a common examination with the human resource development minister in January 2010 along with several other JEE reform proposals.

‘Implementation will be a challenge’

Implementing common counselling for IITs and NITs admissions has its challenges. “One challenge is to use two separate merit lists of JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced) and do an allocation that is optimal for each candidate.

It’s all about getting your calculations right

The smart strategy: Reduce writing time to about 160 minutes to ensure ample revision time during the chemistry and economics exams.

Empathise with the hero and the story will come alive

Feel for fiction: Creative thinking will help you write free-flowing and clear prose.

Here's how to get ready for the board exams

Brace up with confidence: Your preparation for the CBSE Boards is all about consolidating your past learnings and understanding the basics. Once you've cracked these, you'll see the difference in your confidence.

‘Children need appreciation’

Continuing its efforts to reach out to students getting ready for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Board exams, HT Education, with HT’s learning centre, Studymate and Expressions India, the National Life Skills, Values Education and School Wellness Programme organised its second academic and stress/anxiety counselling workshop of the exam season at Mount Abu Public School, Rohini.

Celebrate the Board exam season

Doing what you love and managing your time well will help you be better prepared for the tests.

Take it easy: Boards are like any other exam

Comparisons with other students, parental expectations and peer pressure are major concerns for students attempting these exams. It is important that parents create a comfort zone and generate a 'we-are-with-you' feeling among children, especially during exams.

Take into account your dream of a big score

Accountancy is considered as the key subject in the commerce stream. With right planning, we can easily score around 95% marks in the subject. Some important tips that you should be following; start right from today.

Do not be a slave to the system

This year I have to get into the top business school. I will study very hard and not do anything else until I get admission - these are common pronouncements of many students seeking happiness and meaning in life.
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Ranchi student secures 10 GPA despite major accident before exam

Sharanya Ghorai
Sharanya Ghorai, a Delhi Public School student in Ranchi, met with a major road accident 30 minutes before her mathematics exam, but went on to score a perfect 10 GPA in the subject despite the excruciating pain and profuse bleeding.

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Eligibility: First class in graduation in engineering/technology/medicine or first class in master’s degree in science or pharmacy or equivalent or first class MBA with any of the above.

Shell Science Scholarship Programme

Royal Dutch Shell, one of the largest investors in India’s energy sector, among major global integrated oil companies, has opened registrations for its third Shell Junior National Science Scholarship programme 2014-2015.