Archive for July, 2007

Change in CBSE Board Exam Pattern in 2008

July 26th, 2007

CBSE X & XII board papers to become easier

CBSE modifies Exam Pattern from 2008-09. More emphasis on Testing Critical Thinking Skills

The exam pattern for both class X and XII is set to change this year and as per CBSE officials, the new paper format will make it easier and faster. The new pattern has more ‘very short answer’ type questions and lesser marks have been allotted for long answers than was the case earlier, ensuring less subjectivity.

The change in format will affect most subjects including Maths, Social Science and Science and Technology for Class X, and Economics, Accountancy, Business Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Maths for Class XII.

In line with the emphasis on testing ‘higher order thinking skills’, there will be a compulsory section of one-mark ‘very short answer type’ questions. “These questions resemble the multiple choice questions (MCQ) pattern and will judge conceptual understanding. However, we have avoided direct MCQs for two reasons — to ensure that the printed question paper itself doesn’t get too lengthy with four options for each question and to avoid chances of cheating,” said CBSE chairman Ashok Ganguly.

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16000 took GMAT in India in 2006

July 25th, 2007

New Delhi: From less than 6,000 in 2001, the number of Indians opting for GMAT increased to over 16,000 last year.

Out of the two lakh people taking GMAT every year across the world, about five per cent are from India.

Experts say, the number of GMAT takers in India is growing at 20 per cent per annum already.

“It’s one of the five most popular exams in the world. It’s also the fastest growing. Just three years ago, less than 10,000 students took the GMAT exam in India, so it’s not only an ideal market, it’s the fastest growing. And, we think, it could also be an indicator, where growth could be, in other countries in Asia,” said co-founder of Veritas Prep, Chad Troutwine.

Experts say, the number of GMAT takers from India will continue to grow at 20-25 per cent per annum for the next 3-5 years.

The increasing interest from Indians to study abroad, is cited to be the main reason for this growth. But that’s not all.

“Three-four of the IIMs have launched a one-year executive program, which used GMAT score as their entry criteria. ISB is probably the biggest GMAT user, within the Indian market,” said Managing Director of Career Launcher, Nikhil Mahajan.

With this increasing interest not only from students, but from educational institutions as well, GMAT, it seems, has taken off in India..



Lucknow University MBA Admissions 2008-09

July 25th, 2007


* MBA (E – Business)


* MBA (Rural Development & Management)
* MBA (Agri Business)


* MBA (Corporate Management)
* MBA (Finance & Control)
* MBA (HR & IR)
* MBA (International Business)
* MBA (Marketing)
* MBA (MS)
* MBA (Retail Management)
* MBA (Tourism)

Complete details: Lucknow University MBA Admission 2008-09


National Institute of Bank Management, Pune 2008-09 Admission Notice

July 25th, 2007

Admission on CAT 2007 Ranking – National Institute of Bank Management, Pune – Admission Notice 2008-2009 Post-Graduate Programme in Banking and Finance Admission

NIBM conducts a One Year Post-Graduate Programme in Banking and Finance (PGPBF). The one-year PGPBF is designed as a contemporary, rigorous, innovative and practical source of management education. The Programme is pitched to provide to the financial system, on a regular basis, a pool of talented youngsters thoroughly trained and fully prepared with Analytical Skills and Perspectives in Banking and Finance for directly taking up managerial responsibilities in the financial sector.


Major public, private and foreign banks and Flsare invited to participate in the campus placement programme. The programme has the distinguished achievement of 100 per cent placements since the very First Batch. Details


Supreme Court asks Kerala to provide security for examination

July 24th, 2007

The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the Kerala government to deploy an adequate number of police personnel at examination centres where private medical colleges will conduct an entrance test in August. Students unions affiliated to the ruling communists had disrupted the test earlier.>Read Complete News


Tripura Medical College MBBS Admission Notice 2007-08

July 22nd, 2007

Admission notice for Academic Session 2007-08 MBBS COURSE

THE COLLEGE IS RECOGNIZED VIDE NOTIFLCATION No. U. 12012/126/2004- ME (P-II) Dated 13 th July 2007 by ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India .

The entrance exam for the MBBS program is to be held on the 29 th July 2007 at TMC centers at Delhi/Patna/ Guwahati/ Agartala/Coimbatore/ Hyderabad .

Last Date: July 26, 2007

Details Tripura Medical College MBBS Admission Notice 2007-08


SC pulls up Tamilnadu Govt on MBBS Admissions

July 20th, 2007

New Delhi, July 19 The Supreme Court on Thursday criticised the Tamil Nadu government for making last-minute changes in its admission rules for state-run medical colleges, thereby depriving some students who were studying in other colleges from taking admission.

A bench headed by Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan pulled up the state government while staying a July 10 order of the Madras High Court order banning over 400 students, who were pursuing professional courses in other colleges of the state from participating in the counselling for admissions to medical colleges for the new academic year. >Read Complete News



SC Stays Law Entrance CET in Tamilnadu

July 18th, 2007

July 19 : The Supreme Court of India Wednesday stayed the Madras High Court Judgment which directed the TN Government to hold the CET for Law Admission to Colleges and Universities in Tamilnadu for the Session 2007-08.

A three-Judge Bench comprising Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, Justice R.V. Raveendran and Justice Dalveer Bhandari stayed the June 19 judgment on a special leave petition (SLP) filed by the State challenging the judgment.

The Bench, after hearing senior counsel Abhishek Singhvi for the State and K.M. Vijayan for one of the students, stayed the operation of the judgment and issued notice to the respondents.

Earlier, the State government had abolished the CET for engineering, medical and other professional courses and decided to admit students on the basis of marks obtained in the higher secondary examination. For law courses also a Government Order was passed in April abolishing the Law CET.

The State in its SLP said: “The Rules made by the Bar Council of India do not require that admission into law degree courses shall be made only on the basis of CET. There was no arbitrariness in the method of selection of students as selection was done purely on the basis of merit.”

Source: The Hindu


Indian MBA Institutes Profiles – Over 225 B. School Info

July 17th, 2007

Profiles of 225 MBA Institutes in India. The information provided is Business School Name , Website Address, Management Courses, Admission Process, Related Entrance Test, Placement, Salary offered on Placement etc can be seen here:

MBA Institutes India / B.School Profile


CAT 2008 4 MBA Admissions in IIMs on November 16

July 16th, 2007

Dates for CAT 2008 (Common Admission test) for admission to MBA Programmes in IIMs and other Management Institutes have been announced. CAT Bulletin having all the details regarding Dates, Eligibility, Institute profile, CAT Application Form is available for download.

Click here for details – CAT 2008 MBA Entrance Exam Dates

For details of other MBA Entrance Exams click here