JEE Exam pattern

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has notified following two changes in the JEE pattern from 2017:

  1. There shall be no weightage for the 12thclass marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE (Main) examination,
  2. For the candidates to qualify for the admission in the IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other CFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE (Advanced)/JEE(Main) ranks, they should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12thclass examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST students the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.

The States of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Nagaland, Odisha & some other institutions have joined JEE (Main) system, however, their admission criteria will be notified by the concerned authorities. Therefore, the candidates seeking admission to the institutions in these states, which were earlier admitting based on their State level examination, are also advised to fill in the JEE (Main)–2018  application form online. The Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.

Since there is no weightage of class 12th marks in calculation of ranks in JEE (Main) – 2018, so,  the roll number of class 12th is not verified this year by the CBSE, however, the candidates have to show the marksheet of class 12th (regular/improvement) with 75% marks at the reporting centres at the time of counselling/admission in IITs/NITs/IIITs and other CFTIs. 

IAS PREPARATION TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

 

Some Myths About UPSC IAS Exam Preparation – Truths

 

1) They say IAS is the mother of all exams. Is it?

Wrong. This is just  another exam. The mother of all exams is Life. You can afford to fail in IAS, but not in Life. So, take IAS preparation as a phase in Life, not as your Life.

2) They say IAS is not for faint-hearted. Is it?

If you think you are faint-hearted, better start preparing for IAS soon – it makes you stone-hearted.

3) One topper in an interview said that she studied 20 hours every day for 365 days. Is this true?

May be she suffered from insomnia. Even now she will be working 20 hours a day as an officer. On a serious note, good sleep is very necessary to prepare well for this exam.  It keeps you in good health. Don’t study beyond 14 hours unless you suffer from Insomnia.

4) Now you are saying 14 Hours! Are you mad?

Calm down. If you have left your job, as a punishment you should devote these many hours. Didn’t you work 12 hours for your company? Anyway, every day at least 8 hours of  planned study is required. If you can study more than that, it is well and good. But please ensure that you also get 6-8 hours of sound sleep.

5) My English is very poor. They say I am out of the race. Am I?

No. You are still part of the race. Now you have figured out the problem – that your English is poor. Work on it. All you need is basic English. Moreover, you can write this exam and give the interview in your mother-tongue. Buy a basic  Grammar book – read it, listen to English news on TV and radio, try to write something in English, everyday (don’t worry if it is very bad, keep trying) Necessity should push you to learn. Push yourself. Win the race.

6) I  am worried. I can’t go to Delhi because of some personal reasons. They say it is Mecca for IAS aspirants. 

Can’t go to Delhi? Wow. That’s great. These days you can study from home itself. IAS preparation is neither religion nor life to seek enlightenment in a far away concrete desert. Do your duty sincerely, if pleased, almighty UPSC will call you to its shrine, if pleased with your personality, it will give you a pass to Heaven – the IAS. Why go there uninvited?

7) So how can I study from my home?

These days you can buy books from online. Every topper has studied the same set of books as lakhs of aspirants do every year. The difference is that toppers plan their studies and execute those plans well. They practice writing. They take tests. They are confident. And they also have some luck.

8) Oh! So luck is needed for this exam.

Ya, only if you think you are unlucky. Anyway, let me modify a famous quote for you – Success is one percent luck and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Don’t let that 99% thing slip from your hand. Toil sincerely, and you will be rewarded with that 1 percent luck.

9) It was my last attempt. I failed in Prelims. Now I want to kill myself. Help me.

To kill you? First, kill your ego, not yourself. You took a journey but couldn’t reach the destination. It doesn’t mean the end of your life or the end of the road – start a new phase in your Life from where you are now. What matters in the end is how well you lived your Life, not how many successes you achieved. If the King has painful piles in his anus, what is the use of diamond studded golden throne?

10) Lakhs of aspirants give this exam and only few get into IAS. I am scared.

Though lakhs of aspirants apply and write this exam, the real competition is between only 2000-3000 serious aspirants. Those who study systematically and consistently, get into service. If you do the same, you will be one among them. Don’t have fears even before you start. You must enter the race and work hard to win it.

Remember this: “I never did a day’s work in all my Life. It was all fun” (Edison). Make the process fun, enjoy reading, love what you do and do everything to please your heart. Not the society.

11) They say there is corruption in recruiting IAS officers. Is it true?

This allegation is utterly false. The whole examination is so opaque that you have to trust it blindly (Oxymoron). There may be lacunae in the way examination is held, or there may be loopholes in how an UPSC member is appointed, but there is never corruption involved in the recruitment of civil service officers. The steel produced is pure. You can trust it. (it gets corroded later, that is a different story though)

12) Those veterans laugh when I tell them I am preparing for IAS. Instead, they insist I should say that I am preparing for civil services. What is the difference?

When you say you are preparing for civil services, you are not sure about getting into IAS/IPS. When you say you are preparing for IAS, you are confident that you want only IAS and you know how to get it. Choose the one suits you best. Not the veterans’.

13) I am getting headache while making notes. There are so many books to refer and I want my notes to be the best. What to do?

Note this. Leo Tolstoy writes in Anna Karenina “If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.” Also  someone said, “Perfection is the child of time“. When you scout too many sources to make that perfect notes, you end up both loosing invaluable time and discontented. Managing time during the preparation is the most important aspect of this examination. Read one or two books for a topic. Re-read the same book even if some coaching institution or a publication house releases new notes/book in the market that has become famous.

 14) They say IAS is the best job on Earth! Is it?

Well, I thought becoming the President of US was the best thing on Earth. Anyway, the above statement is wrong. Ask Durga Shakti Nagpal.

15) At least in India it is the best job. Right?

Yes. If you want to make a positive impact on the lives of thousands of poor, IAS is the best job. But you have to swim in the ocean infested by so many sharks.  You should know how to swim, be fearless and armed with  ammunition. There is a silver lining though. The ammunition is personal integrity and The People – if you do a good work, help the poor man on the streets and in the huts, people will love you. Sharks love votes. And the ocean will be safe for you.

16) Some say this exam is like a vast ocean and questions are asked from  outside the syllabus, even from extraterritorial sources. Is it?

No. Again wrong. UPSC strictly adheres to the syllabus. Though sometimes it seems like questions are asked from outside of the syllabus, they are actually in some ways related to it. For example, if there is a question like this, ‘Opportunity on Mars‘, one should not get bedazzled why UPSC is asking questions from ET source and start answering like, ‘If  Nuclear war takes place and the Earth is destroyed, the opportunities on Mars are immense for the Humankind…...’

Opportunity is the name of a Robot that was sent to mars in 2003. Awareness on ‘Robotics‘ and ‘Space‘ is part of the UPSC syllabus (Paper-IV).

Ias exam previous-question-papers

Year: 2018

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2018

National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I), 2018

 

CISF AC(EXE) LDCE – 2018

Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2018

 

Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2018

Year: 2017

Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2017

Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2017

 

Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2017

General Studies

Compulsory Subjects

Optional Subjects

Literature Subjects

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (II), 2017

 

Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2017

Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2017

 

COMBINED MEDICAL SERVICES EXAMINATION, 2017

Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination, 2017

 

CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY) EXAM. 2017

Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination, 2017

 

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (I), 2017

CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-2017

 

Combined Defence Services Examination(I), 2017

Engineering Services (Preliminary (Stage-I) Examination, 2017 (Objective type Papers) Paper-I (Common for all Candidates) General Studies and Engineering Aptitude) Model Questions

 

Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2017

Year: 2016

Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2016

National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II), 2016

 

Combined Medical Services Examination, 2016

Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2016

Literature Subjects

Optional Subjects

Indian Languages (Compulsory)

General

General Studies

 

Indian Forest Service (Main) Exam. 2016

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (II) 2016

 

Engineering Services Examination , 2016

Conventional Papers

Objective Papers

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2016

 

Year: 2016

Combined Defence Services Examination – I, 2016

 

Engineering Services Examination , 2016

General

 
       

 

CAPF (AC) Examination 2016

 

Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologist Exam 2016

 

 

Indian Economic Service And Indian Statistical Service Exam 2016

Indian Statistical Service

 

Indian Economic Service

 

General

 

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Exam (I), 2016

 
       

Year: 2015

Combined SOs/Steno’s (Gr.B/Gr.I) Ltd. Deptl. Examination, 2015

Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologist Exam, 2015

 

 

Combined Defence Services Exam – I, 2015

 

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2015

 

 

Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2015

Optional Subjects for Main Examination

 

Indian Languages (Compulsory)

 

Literature Subjects for Main Examination

 

General Studies

 

General

 

Combined Defence Services Examination – II 2015

 
       

 

Indian Forest Service (Main) Exam., 2015

Optional Subjects

 

General

 

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Exam (II), 2015

 
       

 

CAPF (AC) Examination, 2015

 

Combined Medical Services Exam, 2015

 

 

ENGINEERING SERVICES EXAMINATION, 2015

Conventional Papers

 

Objective Papers

 

General

 

Indian Economic Service / Indian Statistical Service Exam, 2015

General

 

Indian Statistical Service

 

Indian Economic Service

 

 

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Exam (I), 2015

 

CISF AC (EXE) Examination 2015

 

Year: 2014

Combined Defence Services (II) Exam, 2014

 

Combined SO – Steno Grade LDCE, 2014

 

CAPF (AC) EXAM, 2014

 

Combined Defence Services (I) Exam, 2014

 

 

SOs/Steno’s (Gr.B/Gr.I) Examination, 2014

 

Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Exam, 2014

General

 

Indian Statistical Service

 

Indian Economic Service

 
       

 

Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2014

Literature Subjects for Main Examination

 

General

 

Indian Languages (Compulsory)

 

Optional Subjects for Main Examination

 

Engineering Services Examination, 2014

Conventional Papers

 

Objective Papers

 

General

 

 

Indian Forest Service (Main) Exam., 2014

Optional Subjects

 

General

 

Combined Medical Services Examination, 2014

 
       

 

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Exam (II), 2014

 

Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam, 2014

 

 

CISF (AC) Limited Departmental Examination 2014

 

Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologists Exam, 2014

 

 

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Exam (I), 2014

 

 

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NEET previous years Question Paper

 

NEET question paper consists of 180 multiple choice questions with a time duration of 3 hours. Hence, the students must practice hard to improve their speed and time management skills. Since there are around 700 concepts included in the syllabus, therefore, it is difficult for a student to cover the entire portion without a well-structured study plan. One of the best ways to prepare for the exam is to practice previous years NEET question papers. The students can download and practice NEET previous years question papers along with NEET Answer keys and solutions from the links given below:

NEET previous years Question Paper (2017)

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NEET Answer Keys (2017)

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NEET Solutions (2017)

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NEET previous years Question Paper Phase 1 (2016)

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NEET Answer Keys Phase 1 (2016)

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NEET Solutions Phase 1 and Phase 2 (2016)

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Click here to download complete set wise Phase 1 and Phase 2 NEET paper 2016 with solutions and answer keys.

NEET previous years Question Paper (2015)

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NEET Answer keys (2015)

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NEET Solutions (2015)

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About NEET Exam

NEET Exam Pattern 2018: 

Aspirants willing to pursue MBBS/BDS can check the NEET 2018 Exam Pattern to know all important information related to the mode, medium and questions asked at the national level medical entrance examination.

CBSE has declared the NEET result 2018 on June 4, 2018. The exam pattern of NEET 2018 was determined and released by CBSE.  Through the NEET exam pattern 2018, aspirants will gain an insight into the paper pattern, division of questions, exam duration, NEET negative marking scheme and other relevant information. By knowing these details through the NEET 2018 exam pattern, the aspirants will be able to make comprehensive preparations for the medical and dental entrance examination. The entrance examination of NEET is 3 hours long exam, consisting of 180 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The questions asked in NEET are usually according to the syllabus specified by the CBSE for the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. NEET 2018 was conducted in various centres all across India on May 6, 2018. Read the full article to know more information about the NEET Exam Pattern 2018.

 

NEET 2018 Exam Pattern 

The exam pattern of NEET 2018 informs the candidates about the details regarding the offline examination and its pattern ie. duration of exam, number of questions asked, marking scheme and more. By checking NEET 2018 exam pattern, the aspirants will be able to process the information and prepare well beforehand. The detailed information NEET exam pattern 2018 has been given below:

 

Exam Pattern of NEET 2018

 

 

S. No.

Particulars

Details

1

Mode of Examination

Offline (Pen and Paper)

2

Duration of Examination

3 hours

3

Medium of Exam

English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Kannada and Urdu

4

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions

5

Sections

  • Physics – 45 Questions
  • Chemistry – 45 Questions
  • Biology – 90 Questions

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Total Number of Questions

180 Questions

7

Total Marks of Examination

720 Marks

8

Marking Scheme

For each correct answer, the candidates will be awarded 4 marks; if an answer is wrong, then 1 mark will be deducted.

 

Highlights of NEET 2018 Exam Pattern

 

  • NEET 2018 is being conducted in offline mode ie. pen and paper-based, on May 6, 2018 (Sunday).
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  • Urdu had been added to the list of language options available for NEET candidates. The candidates were able to select their choice of language from the eleven given options while filling the application form of NEET 2018
  • All questions are multiple choice in nature.
  • Those candidates who had selected Hindi or any of the regional languages as medium of question paper would receive the question paper in the selected language and English. However, those candidates who had selected English as their medium of language would receive the question paper only in English.
  • There is deduction of 1 mark for each wrong answer. 

 

Availability of Regional Languages for NEET 2018

 

Aspirants will have to note that the availability of regional languages depends upon the location of the examination centres. The options of regional languages will be available as per the given details:

NEET 2018 Regional Languages

S. No.

Medium of Question Paper

Examination Centres

1

English and Hindi

All Examination Centre Cities

2

English and Assamese

Examination Centre Cities in Assam

3

English and Bengali

Examination Centre Cities in West Bengal

4

English and Gujarati

Examination Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli

5

English and Marathi

Examination Centre Cities in Maharashtra

6

English and Tamil

Examination Centre Cities in Tamil Nadu

7

English and Telugu

Examination Centre Cities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

8

English and Oriya

Examination Centre Cities in Odisha

9

English and Kannada

Examination Centre Cities in Karnataka

10

English and Urdu

All Examination Centre Cities

 

Previous Year Question Papers

 

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