National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I) – 2012

For more information, download UPSC’s official notification (PDF format) from:
Last Date for Receipt of Applications : 30.01.2012
For information about other exams conducted by the UPSC, visit:

All India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE) – 2012

The CBSE have now officially declared the information about the All India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE) – 2012 on their website:

The complete information brochure can be found on:

Below is some basic information extracted from their website

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology – Admission Test 2012

Please find below information about the ISAT-2012 (Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology – Admission Test – 2012) extracted from the Times of India website.
To summarize, below are a few key dates:
  • Online registration begins on: 1st November 2011
  • Last date of Online registration: 31st December 2011
  • Date of ISAT-2012: 21st April 2012

You can visit the official ISAT-2012 website for further information

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Post HSC Admission Announcements 2011-12

For Attention Of: Students who/or parents whose child is taking the 12th Board exams this March/April (2011).

Below are admission announcements based on the 12th Boards for undergraduate/post-graduate degrees from Nirma University in Law and from DA-IICT for various technical courses. Both Nirma University and DA-IICT are among the top-ranking academic institutions at a national level in India.

Nirma University – Institute of Law – Admission Announcement 2011-12
Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology
Admission Announcement 2011-12

Extracted from The Times of India.

MHT-CET 2011 on Thursday 12th May 2011

MHT-CET is an entrance exam conducted for admission to all private, Government, Aided & Unaided engineering, health sciences and pharmacy universities/colleges in Maharashtra for Undergraduate Engineering courses. In simple terms for candidates in Maharashtra MHT-CET is the most important Entrance Exam for getting admission in Maharashtra Engineering Colleges. Though there are large number of seats in all these colleges but there is a lot of competition for getting admission in best colleges and courses.

The overall standard of the Examination has risen to a great height. Comparing to all the state level examination conducted for admitting engineers, the MHT-CET sets its own standard and is recognized with an extreme high respect value. The exam is held in a singled stage format with multiple type questions involved. The candidates will be required to answer the right answer from a choice of four, with each wrong attempt by the candidate costing him/her a negative mark. The Institutes that are affiliated to the exam strongly believe in the authenticity of the exam and the transparent manner in which the whole exam all over the state is conducted.

The Exam is held once every year and the candidates are advised to follow certain steps. These are:

• The candidates who are applying through post application form have to send a requisite letter along with mentioning of his or her registration number at the top right hand side of the letter.

• The candidates who are applying through website application form should only forward the filled form after carefully going through each and every steps mentioned.

Candidates even from outside Maharashtra can appear for MHT-CET 2011, though they can only get admission in Private unaided colleges for a limited number of seats. Candidates can also get admission through their AIEEE scores in private unaided colleges.

Candidates who have domicile certificate of the State of Maharashtra can also apply and appear for this test.

Eligibility Criteria:

A candidate should have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with English, Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics with at least 50% aggregate marks in PCM. There is 5% relaxation for Maharashtra backward classes. Candidates appearing for 10+2 examinations in 2010 can also apply.

Availability of Application Forms:

There will be a common form for Engineering, Health Science and Pharmacy Courses. Application forms along with brochures for MHT-CET will be available at the schools/junior colleges of students where they have studied in Maharashtra. Candidates have to submit the completely filled application forms in their schools before the last date.

Important Dates(Tentative):

• Availability of CET Forms: 2nd-4th week of March, 2011

• Last Date for submission of CET forms: 4th week of March, 2011

Date of CET: Thursday 12th May, 2011

• Declaration of Results: Mid June, 2011

Pattern of Examination:

The entrance exam for engineering entrance will consist of two papers of 1 and a half hours each:

1. Physics & Chemistry (50+50 marks)

2. Mathematics (100 marks)

All the questions will be objective type with 4 options each. There will be no negative marking so the candidates are advised to attempt all the questions. The syllabus of the exam will be same as HSC Examination of Board of Maharashtra.

Detailed Brochure:

Excellence has no barriers

In the early part of the 19th century, Michael Faraday, a self-made scientist, in his quest for excellence, discovered the semiconductor effect. This quest continued throughout the decades and centuries that followed during which the pro-active scientists, engineers, businessmen, committed world citizens contributed their best.

Their “small steps” each turned out to be “giant leaps” for the mankind and one cannot help but be in awe considering the advancements made in any field today.

At Atmiya Vidya Mandir, we are proud to take one such small step in our commitment towards providing excellence to our dearest students. It is a great pleasure to announce our partnership with ViSiON IIT Kota – Surat, beginning this academic year from June 2010. As part of this initiative, the students of Class 11 Science (and 12 Science next year onwards) will be offered an integrated school programme:

– To target overall academic excellence in the 11th and 12th CBSE board exams

– To prepare them for competitive exams like IIT-JEE, AIPMT, SAT-AP, AIEEE and CET

The integrated approach will ensure optimal use of the students’ time and efforts for academics (and preparing for such reputed exams like IIT-JEE) which will also provide them the opportunity to further enhance the essential 21st century life skills like leadership, social responsibility and adaptability.

Furthermore, the school has experienced many a young lives getting positively transformed in its mere 6 years since inception, the very fact which makes Atmiya Vidya Mandir a truly unique and life-transforming alma mater!

We look forward to many such small steps…

About IIT JEE – Applying, Studying and Cracking

IIT JEE is probably the toughest exam in the whole of Asia – the simple reason is that IITs are the best undergraduate institutes in the world. There are just ten thousand seats and lakhs of students vie for it (about 4 lakh students appeared for the exam last year). The competition is tough but to be an IITian is a dream for every engineering aspirant. Heres finding out how to crack the IIT JEE
Entry to IIT is based on one single exam and that is IIT JEE. Director of IIT Mumbai, Prof Devang Khakhar says, You have to be smart and work hard to enter IIT. It’s important to know the concepts and fundamentals well to pass the IIT JEE exam. You must be thorough with the basics taught at HSC. Praveen Tyagi, MD, IITians Pace says, It comprises of class XI and XII Physics, Chemistry and Maths syllabus. The difference between board exams and IIT JEE is that you need conceptual clarity in the concepts involved.
When to start
Earlier, students began studying for IIT after Std X exams, that is the routine now too. But with competition getting tougher, students now begin attending coaching classes right from class VIII, XI and X. Praveen says, The syllabus of Std VIII, XI and X is almost same as Std XI and XII. A class VIII student learns the subjects in depth and in point of view of IIT. If that is stressing then you can start off immediately after Std X. Sincere students should take a lead by studying immediately , adds Praveen.
Applying for IIT
You will find ads in the newspapers announcing the IIT JEE. The forms for can be collected from State Bank branches from Oct-Nov . December end is the last date for the form submission and the admit card is sent to the students within a month. The IIT JEE is conducted in the month of April.
Get ready for the challenge
I started studying after class X exams. A lot of practice tests prepared me. You need a lot of self study in the form of solving problems, says Pararth Shah, first year student of IIT and 4th ranker of IIT JEE 2009. The exam is not as tough as it is said to be, says Pararth. Your concepts should be clear and you should be able to apply it in new ways. The paper pattern and format of questions is new every year, so you have to be ready for the challenge.
Develop analytical skills
In school exams you are only tested for memory, but here you need analytical and problem solving skills. Shailee Mehta , last year IIT Mumbai student, says, They want to know if there is concept clarity, analytical thinking rather than cramming of definitions. Problems are 99% never seen before so its not like recalling it and putting it on paper. Its more about applying the concepts you have understood. They want to solve the challenging problems in technology and so they want the best students.
Being cautious
Because the exams are popular, one must do a proper verification of the coaching class as many of them are known to advertise results of students who have never studied at their class. Also check if the classes have teachers who are former IITians. You can also talk to current IIT students to get the right guideline. Praveen Tyagi says that it is not necessary that the child has to score top marks in SSC to get in IIT. IIT is not cramming. Right guidance is necessary. In depth studies are necessary either through proper self study or guidance through a coaching class, he adds.
Can Schools be of any help?
Yes, reading through the article one can easily understand that cracking an IIT exam is not easy for all the students and the basic reason for this is that only good memory cannot help one to crack this exam. You should have the basic and in-depth understanding of the concepts and that you should be able to apply them in different situations. Since the paper is completely different every year only the students who have good application, critical and creative thinking skills can crack this exam like having a cup of coffee. If the teachers at school focus more on the concepts than the examination or syllabus every child could possibly become a superstar student and make every engineering school an IIT.