CMAT – Common aptitude test for MBA admissions

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has announced that on-line Common Management Aptitude Test (CMAT) will be taken from 2013 by the students interested to join management courses.

The CMAT will be applicable for admission in post-graduate MBA courses and post-graduate diploma in business administration. CMAT will be a test for all AICTE-approved institutes in India. Only IIMs and deemed universities have been exempted from this national level entrance test for MBA courses.

Admission to 4,000 colleges that offer an MBA and another 500 which run diploma programmes will take place on the basis of the Common Management Aptitude Test (CMAT) from 2013.

 

Teachers Eligibility Test Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Teacher Eligibility Test – TET will be conducted in 2 papers viz. Paper-I & Paper-II. Who intend to be teachers for classes I to V have to appear at Paper-I and the candidates intending to be teachers for classes VI to VIII have to appear for Paper-II. The candidates who intend to be teachers for all classes from I to VIII can appear for both papers, Paper-I & Paper-II.

Structure and Content of Paper 1

For Paper I, candidates will be tested on five subjects — child development and pedagogy, language I and language II, mathematics and environmental studies. Each section will have 30 questions of one mark each.         

S.No Subject

No of MCQs

Marks

1

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

2

Language I – Telugu

30

30

3

Language II – Englsih

30

30

4

Mathematics

30

30

5

Environmental Studies

30

30

Total

150

150

Structure and Content of Paper 2

Paper II will have three compulsory sections of 30 marks each and optional section for mathematics & Science and social studies with 60 marks.

Compulsory sections are child development and pedagogy, language I and II.

Sl.N. Subject No of MCQs Marks

1

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

2

Language I

30

30

3

Language II (English)

30

30

4

Mathematics and Science

OR

Social Studies

60

60

Total

150

150

Mathematics & Science paper will cover mathematics, Physical Science and biological science. Marks for each section distributed as follow

Subject No of MCQs
Mathematics

30

Physical Science

14

Biological Science

16

Total

60

Social Studies cover the 4 section namely, History, Geography, Civics and Economics.

Marks for each section distributed as follow

Subject No of MCQs
History and Civics

30

Geography & Economics

30

Total

60

 

TET syllabus for

paper 1

Telugu

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Bengali

Gujrathi

Hindi

Kannada

Marathi

Oriya

Tamil

Urdu

Paper 2

Telugu 

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Kannada

Hindi

Oriya

Sanskrit

Tamil

Urdu

Marathi

APPSC Group 2 Recruitment 2012 Notification

APPSC Group 2 Notification willbe issued in January 2012

APPSC conducts Group 2 exam to fill Executive and Non- Executive post in various state public services.

THE SELECTION OF CANDIDATES FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE POSTS WILL BE MADE IN TWO SUCCESSIVE STAGES VIZ.,
1.  The selection of the candidates for Executive Posts will be made in two successive stages viz.,
i) Written Examination (Objective Type)
And
ii) Oral Test in the shape of Interview only for those qualified as per rules.

2. Non-executive posts and selections will be made on the basis of the Written Examination only for the common ranking list after completing the selection to the Executive category of posts notified

Written test consists of 3 papers

PAPER-I
GENERAL STUDIES

Maximum Marks – 150

No of question 150 questions

General Science

Current Events of National and International Importance.

History of India and Indian National Movement. India and World Geography.

General Mental Ability.

Questions on General Science will cover General appreciation and understanding of science including matters of every day observation and experience, as may be expected of a well educated person who has not made a special study of any particular scientific discipline. In current events, knowledge of significant national and international events will be tested. In History of India, emphasis will be on broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic and political aspects. Questions on Indian National Movement will relate to the nature and character of the nineteenth century resurgence, growth of Nationalism and attainment of independence. In geography emphasis will be on geography of India. Questions on geography of India will relate to physical, social and economic geography of the country, including the main features of the Indian agricultural and natural resources. On general mental ability, the candidates will be tested on reasoning and analytical abilities.

PAPER-II

Maximum Marks – 150

No of question 150 questions

SECTION-1: SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF ANDHRA PRADESH

1. The Satavahanas and their contribution – social structure – Ikshvakus and their cultural contribution; Buddhism and Jainism; The Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi – their socio-cultural contribution – growth of Telugu language & Literature.

2. Socio- Cultural and Religious conditions in Andhra Desha between first and fifteenth centuries of the Christian Era.

3. Establishment of British Rule – 1857 Revolt and its impact on Andhra and Hyderabad

Socio-cultural awakening ; Adi-Andhra/Dalit and Justice/self – respect movements;

Growth of Nationalist Movement in Andhra between 1885 and 1947 – Role of socialists – communists – anti-zamindari-kisan movements.

4. Asafjahi Dynasty – socio-cultural awakening in Telangana -Adi-Hindu Movement – Nizam

Rashtra Janasangham – Andhra Mahasabha – Andhra Saaraswata Parishat – Hyderabad State Congress and Vandemataram Movement.

5. Growth of Leftist / Communist Movement and Telangana People’s Armed Struggle – Ittehadul-Muslimeen – Razakars-anti-Nizam Struggles and end of Nizam’s Rule. Integration of Hyderabad State into Indian

SECTION-2: GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION

1) Salient features of the Indian Constitution – Preamble, Fundamental Duties, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy and their relationship.

2) Distinctive features of Indian Federation – Distribution of Legislative Powers between the Union

and the State; Relative roles of Legislature, Executive and Judiciary.

3) Community development experiment – 3 tier model of Panchayat Raj – 73rd and 74th amendments and their implementation.

4) Welfare Mechanism in India: Provisions for Scheduled Castes, Tribes and Minorities;

Reservations for SC, ST and Backward Classes; Prevention of SC and ST Atrocities Act; National and State SC and ST Commission; Women’s Commission; National and States Minorities Commission and Human Rights Commission.

5) Unicameral and Bicameral Legislatures – Functions and crises of accountability, decline of legislature.

PAPER-III

Maximum Marks – 150

No of question 150 questions

Section-1: PLANNING IN INDIA & INDIAN ECONOMY

1) Planning in Indian Economy – Socio-economic objectives and outlays of 5 year plans – Major controversies of planning in India – Alternative strategies – Goals and achievements – shortfall of different plans – Planning in the market – Major reforms/policy changes effect from 1991.

2) Broad fiscal, monetary, industrial trade and agricultural policies, objectives, rationale, constraints and effects.

3) Geographic size – Endowment of natural resources, population; size composition quality and growth trends – occupational distribution – effect of British rule with reference to drain theory and Laissez faire Policy.

4) Money banking and public finances – concept of money and measures of money supply velocity of money banks and credit creation, determination of price level – inflation, its causes and remedies , finance budget – taxes and non-tax revenue.

5) Meaning and measurements of growth- growth distribution and welfare, characteristics of under development, stages of development, sources of growth capital – human capital, population, productivity, trade and aid, growth strategies – types of average measures – dispersion-correlation-index numbers ; types, uses and limitations.

Section-2: CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN RURAL SOCIETY WITH

SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ANDHRA PRADESH

1. National Income & Main sectors of Economy, GDP (Gross Domestic Product), Per capita income and HDI (Human Development Index) as measures of development. Relative contribution of agriculture to income and employment in the recent four decades of AP.

2. Five year plans of AP – Outlays, Finance in public sector plan and resource allocation pattern in the recent five year plan.

3. Need for and aims of land reforms in AP – Structure of land holdings in AP. Forest, sown and irrigated area in AP. Cropping pattern. Sources of Agricultural finance in AP – Agricultural subsidies.

4. Growth and structure of Industries in Andhra Pradesh , factories, small and tiny sectors, their comparison , growth , weaknesses and problems- Institutional and non-institutional – growth and structure of cooperatives in Andhra Pradesh – Share of cooperatives in total credits – adequacy and problems.

5. Structure of Agricultural outputs – administered prices including support and procurement prices – Public Distribution System in AP ; Service sector of AP – importance, composition

and growth with special reference to transport and communication, tourism and information and biotechnology.

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APPSC Group 1 2012 Notification

APPSC had given Group 1 notification with 263 post in 19 departments on 28.11.2011

Number of posts  notified – 263 posts

Deputy Collector – 07

Employment Officers – 21

RTO – 6

Asst Commissioner of labour – 10

District Panchayath Officer – 01

Grade 2 Munciple Commissioner – 05

APGLI Asst Director – 06

Asst Audit Officers – 59

Dist BC Welfare Officers – 04

Dist Tribal Welfare Officers – 04

Dist Social Welfare Officers – 05

District Registers – 05

MPDO – 74

Divisonal fire officers – 04

Asst Treasury Officers – 09

Co – operative dy Registers – 12

 Important Dates:

Application will be issued from 09.12.2011 to 08.01.2012

Preliminary Exam – 27.05.2012

Mains Exam – 03.10.2012

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Common Written Exam for Bank Probationary Officers/ Management Trainees and Clerical Posts

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts common written exam (CWE) for  Bank Probationary Officers/ Management Trainees and Clerical posts. About 19 banks in the public sector fill their vacancy based on IBPS common entrance test. The examination will be conducted two times every year and the score validity for the examination is for one year.

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection: IBPS, an autonomous body registered under Societies Registration Act 1860 and a Public Trust under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950, has been authorised by IBA and has received a mandate from the 19 Public Sector Banks to conduct the Common Written Examination.

Any individual who aspires to join any of the above Public Sector Banks as a Clerk or in a post in that cadre, will necessarily be required to take the CWE. Prospective candidates who wish to appear for the CWE will have to apply to IBPS.

Each participating Public Sector Bank will independently issue a separate recruitment notification, specifying their vacancies and stipulating the eligibility criteria in terms of age, educational qualification, proficiency in Official Language of the State/UT for which vacancies he wishes to apply, experience (if any), minimum required level of IBPS score in each test and on Total Score (if any) etc.

Participating Banks:

  1. Allahabad Bank,
  2. Andhra Bank,
  3. Bank of Baroda,
  4. Bank of India,
  5. Bank of Maharashtra,
  6. Canara Bank,
  7. Central Bank of India,
  8. Corporation Bank,
  9. Dena bank,
  10. Indian Bank,
  11. Indian Overseas Bank,
  12. Oriental Bank of Commerce,
  13. Punjab National Bank,
  14. Punjab & Sind Bank,
  15. Syndicate Bank,
  16. Union Bank of India,
  17. United Bank of India,
  18. UCO Bank
  19. Vijaya Bank.

Educational Qualification:

For Bank PO’s

Educational Qualification (as on 01.07.2011)
A degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

For Bank Clerical posts:

Educational Qualification (as on 01.08.2011)

A pass with 60% marks in the aggregate in Matriculation/SSC (old pattern)/SSLC/10th std. Examination of 10+2+3 pattern or equivalent. For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EXSM candidates a pass in the aggregate in Matriculation/SSC (old pattern)/SSLC/10th std. Examination of 10+2+3 pattern or equivalent
OR
A pass with 50% marks in HSC examination of 10+2 (10+2+3 pattern) /11th Std. of (11+1+3) pattern or Intermediate/Pre-University or any equivalent examination/Diploma in Banking recognized by Central/State Government or U.T. administration. For
SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EXSM candidates a pass in HSC examination of 10+2 (10+2+3 pattern) /11th Std. of (11+1+3) pattern or Intermediate/Pre-University or any equivalent examination/Diploma in Banking recognized by Central/State Government or U.T.
administration
OR
Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Ex-Servicemen who do not possess the above civil examination qualifications should have passed while serving in the Armed Forces in any of the following examinations recognised by the Central Govt. as equivalent of the Civil Examination of HSC:
(i) IAF Education test for promotion to the rank of corporal
(ii) Passing out (Indian Navy) examination conducted by Boy’s Training establishment, Vishakhapatnam
(iii) Matriculate Ex-Serviceman candidates who have obtained the Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air Force after having completed no less than 15 years of service in the Armed Forces of the Union are eligible to apply

Written Examination Structure:

For Bank PO’s

Sr.No. Name of Tests (Objective) No. of

Questions

Maximum

Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning

50

50

Composite

Time of

150 minutes

2

English Language

50

25

3

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

4

General Awareness

(with special reference to Banking Industry)

50

50

5

Computer Knowledge

50

50

Descriptive Paper on English Composition

(Essay, Précis, Letter Writing etc)

25

60 Minutes

  Total

250

250

The above tests except the Test of English Language and Descriptive Paper on English Composition will be printed bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.
The Descriptive Papers of only those candidates who secure minimum qualifying marks in each of the objective tests will be evaluated.

For Bank Clerical Cadre:

Sr.No. Name of Tests (Objective) No. of

Questions

Maximum

Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning

50

50

150 minutes

2

English Language

50

25

3

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

4

General Awareness

(with special reference to Banking Industry)

50

50

5

Computer Knowledge

50

50

  Total

250

250

 Negative Marking

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Test. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.

Standardized Scores:

The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates will further be converted into standardized scores following Linear Conversion Method.

Cutoff Score:

Each candidate will have to secure a minimum standardized score in each of the tests to qualify in the written examination and to be considered for vacancies in the participating banks. The cut-off points will be decided based on the average (Average – ¼ Standard
Deviation for General category candidates and Average – ¾ Standard Deviation for Reserved Category candidates).

CWE Score Card:

IBPS will print the Score Cards for each of the qualifying candidates and will send the same by Registered/ Speed post to each candidate at the correspondence address specified in his/ her online application.

Validity Of CWE Score Card:

Score Cards issued by IBPS will be valid for one year from the date of issue of the Score Card.
Candidates can appear in subsequent examination(s) to enhance their scores if they so desire.

Application Fees:

For Bank PO’s

– Rs. 50/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
– Rs.450/- for all others

For Bank Clerks:

– Rs. 50/- for SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates.
– Rs.350/- for all others

Candidates have the option of:
(1) ONLINE MODE of payment of requisite fees
or
(2) OFFLINE MODE i.e. payment of fees through NEFT enabled branches of the 19 named Public Sector Banks

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