Friday, April 24, 2009

AIEEE 2009

All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) is held for the candidates seeking admission to Engineering, Architecture, Planning and Pharmacy degree courses in different engineering colleges and institutes in India. The exam is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), and Department of Secondary & Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in compliance with the directives of the Government of India (GOI). A centralized counselling system is provided for filling up the available seats all over India. This counselling is available only for the candidates who stand in merit of All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE).AIEEE is probably the simplest of all the engineering exams held across the country, which makes it tougher to crack. Sounds strange? It isn't!.Many IIT-JEE (Indian Institute of Technology - Joint Entrance Examination) toppers fail to do well in the AIEEE exam each year. IIT-JEE demands building concepts and proper application of the concept, where as AIEEE demands speed and accuracy in the stipulated time, besides in-depth knowledge of the subject that JEE demands.JEE requires you to have strong command on fundamentals to be able to crack tough questions that may be presented in an indirect manner, so that it loks more complex than it actually is. Trivial concepts have to be understood, for they are the basis on which questions are being framed.To clear AIEEE paper, coverage of the entire syllabus, tricks to solve questions quickly and memorising ability, play an important role. Of course, luck matters, too!.AIEEE and CBSE Board exams have a lot in common and preparing for both of them side-by-side helps reduce burden as well as save crucial time especially, when every second counts! CBSE focuses more on theory while AIEEE has a numerical-based approach. It becomes relatively easy to solve numericals once the theory part has been understood thoroughly.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Courses for Journalism and mass communication

1...Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha (GGSIP) University
The seven institutes under GGSIP University offer a total of 550 seats for the Bachelor’s programmes in journalism and mass communication .Students should have completed their class XII exam under CBSE or an equivalent board with a minimum of 50% aggregate to be eligible for the course.The common entrance test (CET) will be held on June 4.centre for media studies ,GGSIPU,25% of the test is dedicated to language skills (English)and comprehension,25% of it is based on general awareness,25% of it is based on reasoning and the remaining 25% is dedicated to media aptitude.the paper contains a total of 150 objective-type questions.each question carries four marks and is provided with four alternative answers.there is negative marking for incorrect answers.the two and half hour test carries 600 marks
For details students can log on to the website
2....AJK Mass Communication Research centre (MCRC),Jamia Millia Islamia.Six courses are offered by MCRC at postgraduate level in the field of mass communication .while the Diploma programmes are of one year’s to the test pattern of the MA courses,MO Siddiqui,professor of journalism at MCRC,explains that the test for the convergent journalism at MCRC,explains that the test for the convergent journalism programme will be divided into two parts –A and B.‘part A’ comprises 100 multiple choice questions,each carrying one mark.’part B’ consists of five descriptive questions(15 marks each).25 marks will be allotted to one’s writing style,command over the language and addition,45 marks will be reserved for interview and 55 marks for portfolio presentation.The entrance test for a Master’s in mass communication programme camprises two papers.the first paper(200 marks)is designed to evaluate general knowledge and aptitude while the second paper (40 marks)is designed to gauge the candidate’s analytical addition ,100 marks is accorded to portfolio presentation.this should pertain to media related activities.for more information candidates can refer to the website
3....Indian Institute of Mass Communication,Delhi
The Master’s programme in mass communication,offered by the Indian institute of mass communication(IIMc),Delhi,has a totle of 220 seats.There are 55 seats each for print journalism in hindi and English.there are 45 seats for broadcast journalism and 65 seats for advertising and communications.The entrance test is scheduled for may 19.candidates are assessed on the basis of their observation powers,analytical skills and creativity.pradhan informs that the entrance test is of 85 marks,followed by a group discussion and interview comprising 15 marks.Graduates in any discipline who have scored at least 50% marks are eligible to apply.the application forms are currently on sale.

IIT-JEE 2009

For over 6,000 seats in 15 IITs across the country, nearly 3.6 lakh students appeared in examination.In JEE 2009, the major changes were disappearance of assertion reasoning type of questions, subjective questions were back in the paper, and negative marking in (multiple) choice types.There was a qualitative shift in the kind of questions asked - these do not require a lot of rigorous problem solving, but rather a fairly good understanding of the concepts and the ability to comprehend and analyse.Overall, the number of questions were reduced from 135 last year to 117 this year.This year, Mathematics was the most difficult followed by Physics and Chemistry