GUJCET 2018 answer key released; Check and download from gseb.org

Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSEB) has released the provisional answer key of GUJCET 2018 online on the official website of the board.

The students, who had appeared for Gujarat Common Entrance Test 2018 can check and download the official answer keys from gujcet.gseb.org. GUJCET 2018 examination was conducted on Monday, April 23, 2018.

Over 1.35 lakh candidates had appeared for the Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GUJCET) examinations at 34 centres across the state of Gujarat.

Victorious moment for all 12 students who secured their positions in the Top 200 of JEE (Main) 2018. Heartiest congratulations to all of them

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This year 18 lakh students had appeared for class 10, 12 board exams in the State.

Event Date
GUJCET 2018 April 23, 2018
GUJCET Provisional Answer Key April 26, 2018
Deadline to challenge GUJCET answer key 2018 April 29, 2018 (5 PM)
GUJCET Final Answer Key April 30, 2018
GUJCET 2018 Result/Rank announcement June 2018
 STEPS TO DOWNLOAD GUJCET 2018 ANSWER KEYS
  1. Log on to the official website: gujcet.gseb.org
  2. Look for the GUJCET 2018 answer keys link
  3. Click on the link and download answer keys
  4. A pdf with answer keys will open
  5. Take a print out, if required, for further reference

Source Credit: Times of India

NEET UG 2018 On May 6; Last Minute Preparation Tips By Expert

The countdown to NEET UG 2018 exam has begun. With barely 6 days left for the exam, it is natural for aspirants to feel nervous and anxious. NEET is the one stop gateway to prestigious medical colleges in the country. Hence, the preparation for NEET examination requires a well-planned strategy both for the short and medium term. With approximately 13.36 lakh students registering for the examination, it is extremely crucial to not only crack the exam but also secure a good rank.

Here are a few important last minute tips given by Mr. Rohit Manglik, CEO, EduGorilla, which will help you ace the examination easily:

Study with short breaks: Studying for 12-14 hours at a stretch can lead to mental fatigue. Focus on quality of study rather than just the number of hours put in. It is advisable to take short breaks and relax your mind with light music or games.

Brush up basics:  A deep study of NCERT books is highly recommended. If you have prepared notes from NCERT, ensure you revise them thoroughly. Since there is a small gap between board and NEET examination, build on your board examination preparation.

Avoid reading any new topic or study material: With the ocean of study material available, it is common for students to fall prey to a new study material just a few days before the examination. Refrain from doing it. This will not only increase your stress level but also make you difficult to retain information learned at the last moment.

Strike the right balance: The study sessions should be a mix of theory, problem-solving and revising all previous years’ papers. Equal emphasis should be given to all subjects.

Revise concepts and formulae: Ensure that you devote ample time in revising important concepts and formulae. This will help you retain information better and boost your confidence.
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2974 Selections in NEET 2017 from Resonance.

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Know the focus areas: It is equally important to pay attention to selected topics. These are:-

  • Physics: Mechanics, Optics, Thermodynamics and Nuclear Physics
  • Chemistry – Mole Concept, General Organic Chemistry, Periodic Table, Chemical Bonding, Coordination Chemistry
  • Biology- Ecology and Environment, Genetics, Cell Biology, Morphology, Reproduction and Physiology of Plants and Animals, Basics of Biotechnology

Take mock tests in exam -simulated environment: Try to take mock tests to get into the groove and muster the art of time management. Stick to the time-limit and try to improve your performance with every mock test. It is better that you take mock tests at the examination timings to make yourself habituated to taking the examination at that time. After every mock test, analyze your performance. Work on your weak areas during the time of revision.

Keep calm and beat anxiety: Try to keep calm. Remember this is just another phase of life. Try to relax in a way that suits you- yoga, meditation, talking to friends over the phone, playing with your pets. Good Luck!

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NLUs Flouting Disability And NRI Seat Norms: Affidavits Filed Before SC Reveal Sorry State Of Affairs [Read Affidavit]

A public interest petition (PIL) to reform the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), filed more than 3 years ago, appears to have been resuscitated recently, Supreme Court bench comprising Justice S.A.Bobde and Justice Nageswara Rao asked the Additional Solicitor General to address the Court on the question whether National Law Universities (NLUs) can be considered and declared as institutes of national importance.

The PIL filed by Prof. Shamnad Basheer asks that a permanent body be established for conducting CLAT, rather than leaving this to individual NLUs (National Law Universities) year after year. The PIL takes issue with the opaque and inefficient implementation of CLAT and  highlights innumerous lapses and errors.

Subsequent affidavits filed in court point to the fact that various NLUs have violated norms relating to reservation of seats for PWDs (Persons with disabilities), as well as norms relating to Non-Resident Indian (NRI) seats. In this regard, LiveLaw examined two such affidavits filed by Prof. Basheer. Here is a summary of the submissions from the affidavits

CLAT-2016

The first affidavit filed in August, 2016, concerns the ninth edition of CLAT which was conducted by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab, on 8 May, 2016. The Affidavit points out that the seat allotment for CLAT-2016 was in blatant contravention of Section 39 of Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995, which mandates a minimum of 3% reservation for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs).  It alleges that:

  1. No seats had been horizontally reserved for PWD by NUSRL, Ranchi, and MNLU, Mumbai
  2. Less than 3% of seats were reserved by DSNLU, Vishakhapatnam and HNLU, Raipur.
  3. NALSAR, Hyderabad, NLIU, Bhopal, WBNUJS, Kolkata, GNLU, Gandhinagar, and RGNUL, Punjab had rounded down decimal figures to the nearest lowest integer, thus flouting the settled legal position in relation to the rule of rounding off, i.e., if part is half or more, its value shall be increased to one. For instance, if 3% of the total seats at a college equaled 3.84 seats, these colleges rounded down the decimal and horizontally reserved only 3 seats for PWDs instead of 4.
  4. Lastly, some NLUs had not based their calculations on the total intake of seats (i.e., all India Category, State Category and Special Category Seats) but only on the All India Category Seats and State Category Seats, which again is in violation of the mandate of Section 39, as interpreted by the courts. The Affidavit asserted that the total number of seats earmarked for PWD candidates would have been higher had the 3% rule been adhered to in letter and spirit.

The Affidavit went on to point out that no consolidated rank list was released, keeping the candidates in the dark about their chances of getting upgraded to a higher NLU in the subsequent allotment lists. Further, in the absence of such list, there was no way of verifying the errors in the allotment of seats under various horizontal (PWD, women) and vertical (general, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, etc.) categories.

The affidavit also alleged violation of NRI seat norms as laid down by the apex court in P.A. Inamdar & Ors v. State Of Maharashtra & Ors., which clearly held that such seats must be capped at 15% of total number of seats, and two conditions are to be complied with: “First, such seats should be utilized bona fide by the NRIs only and for their children or wards. Secondly, within this quota, the merit should not be given a complete go-by.” 

Various NLUs flouted the above norm by  stipulating that candidates seeking admission through the NRI quota need only be “NRI sponsored”. This, the affidavit alleged allowed any rich privileged student in India with some far-flung nexus to an NRI to gain special unequal treatment, without scoring well enough in CLAT. Moreover, the Affidavit also pointed to the fact that various NLU’s did not ensure that the amounts received from NRI fees were used to subsidize the education of the underprivileged, as required under Inamdar.
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CLAT-2017

Another Additional Affidavit filed in November, 2017, concerned the tenth edition of CLAT, which was conducted by Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna, on 14 May, 2017.
The Affidavit pointed out that the publication of allotment list was fraught with errors, including by way of listing candidates who held ranks under reserved categories as unreserved category candidates, causing them to be denied an allotment. This problem was exacerbated by the fact that there was no consolidated rank list, making it difficult to verify the errors in the allotment of seats under various horizontal (PWD, women) and vertical (general, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, etc. (categories)

The Affidavit also highlighted the mishandling of supernumerary seats reserved for Jammu and Kashmir students. As per the Affidavit, even though several participating NLU’s had 2 supernumerary seats reserved for candidates from Jammu and Kashmir, the CLAT office did not release any official rank list for this category, forcing students to individually follow multiple deadlines and different procedures to submit their applications for seats under this category. Moreover, the J&K merit list was delayed to the point where a few NLU’s had already closed their application windows. This, it said, “severely prejudiced” candidates from the state, giving them no certainty or predictability in the admission process, and posed the risk of them losing their duly earned seats altogether.

In the light of such allegations, the Affidavit reiterated the need for a centralized process, submitting, “Absence of a centralized, streamlined process only causes further confusion and anxiety in the minds of students; while at the same time paving way for authorities to take advantage of this opacity to potentially admit students who may not be entitled to the seat in accordance with the merit list.”

The Affidavit went on to highlight the irregularities in publication of the NRI/ NRI Sponsored merit list as well, submitting that the absence of a consolidated category-wise merit list rendered the entire process of seat allotment devoid of any transparency whatsoever. Illustratively, it points out how the CLAT Committee, on its official CLAT 2017 Counselling website, had provided a link titled ‘WBNUJS NRI List’, which upon opening reflected the names of the candidates admitted to WBNUJ under the NRI/NRI Sponsored category for the previous year.

This, it said, reflects the “sheer callousness and apathy in administering a professional exam in a competent manner and releasing accurate merit and category lists“, adding, “More egregiously, such inaccurate lists only serve to mislead candidates, who, upon not seeing their names reflected on the list, would assume that they were not allotted a seat in WBNUJS, when in fact the list has nothing to do with the 2017 exam, but predates to the 2016 exam!”…

Furthermore, discrepancies in the seats reserved for PWD category had surfaced during CLAT-2017 as well. As per the Affidavit:

  1. No seats were horizontally reserved by NUSRL
  2. As many as seven colleges rounded down decimal figures to the nearest lowest integer, while calculating the seats to be horizontally reserved for PWD.

Read the Affidavit Here

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kAuSBX6C3Ff5ypIZjxXnFFd0koC1R5f4/view

Source Credits: LiveLaw

 

How to deal with Anxiety and Stress

Do you get nervous when preparing for exams? Stress occurs when you feel pressured to get certain grades; you compare yourself with others or perhaps due to your family expectations. Although, a mild level stress can be beneficial at times, producing a boost that gives you the drive and energy to help you get through situations like exams or assignment completion deadlines. However, an extreme amount of stress can affect your health badly. Here are some tips that can help you cope with the stress of examinations, and study effectively. Continue reading

How to prepare for ResoFAST?

Entrance exams around the world, have become important stepping stones in every student’s journey towards a successful career of her/his choice. Entrance Exams are powerful tools to identify and nurture young buddying talent; they help in forming an intelligent talent pool of smart students by testing their skills against other students appearing in the exam. Continue reading

Rajasthan NTSE 2015-16 Stage 1 Results: 71 Selections From Resonance

The Result of NTSE stage-1 conducted by Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) AJMER has been declared on  Thursday 18.02.2016. As per the declared results of Rajasthan Total 249 students qualified for  NTSE stage-2 examination among which 71 are from Resonance PCCP division. The Highlights of the Result is as follows: Continue reading

JEE Advanced 2016 to be conducted on May 22, no changes in boards marks weightage.

Putting an end to the confusion of students amid the speculation of major changes, IIT to continue with their existing pattern of the two-tier selection process. IIT JEE Advanced is going to be held on May 22, 2016.  However, this time the 2 lakh students will be able to sit for the exam as against 1.5 lakh for the upcoming year. IIT Guwahati will be conducting the JEE Advanced 2016.

The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has decided to continue with the existing pattern of boards marks as well. Like every year, 40 per cent weight will be given to board marks and 60 per cent to the JEE-Main score. The eligibility criteria will also remain same for the students, although, those students who have already accepted any of the seats in any of the IITs or ISM in 2015 will not be allowed for the JEE Advanced in 2016. Continue reading