The anxious wait for the results of the ICSE/ISC Board exams for classes 10 and 12 is now over! The results have just been announced today at 3:00 pm on the official website: www.cisce.org. You can also get to know the result via SMS on GSM phones.
For class 10 : Enter your index number after typing ICSE
eg: ICSE T1234/567
For class 12 : ISC B/5678/910
You can send this message to the following numbers to get your result:
Wishing you all the best,
May 17th, 2013
The Supreme Court of India in a surprising turn of events has declared that the results of the NEET 2013 be made optional for admissions into medical colleges for the year 2013 for MBBS, Dental and Postgraduate courses. The verdict directs all states and colleges to begin the admission procedure based on the entrance exams without waiting for the NEET results. This is however, an interim judgment. The final decision will be taken in July 2013.
This news has created quite a storm among medical aspirants. About 90,000 medical hopefuls sat for the exam this year ignoring the entrance exams of many other private colleges in the hope that NEET ranks will be the deciding factor for admissions.
For many others, especially in the states that had opposed the NEET, this verdict will come as a huge sigh of relief. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and several private colleges and individuals had filed petitions in their state High Courts and obtained an interim stay against NEET applicability.
A Supreme Court bench comprising of Chief Justice Altamas Kabir and Justices Vikramajit Sen and Anil R Dave had heard arguments based on the petitions filed by Andhra Pradesh Government and others for over 4 months and reserved the judgment on April 30.
July 2 2013 will be a day that will hold a lot of importance for all medical aspirants.
Hoping for a balanced judgment…
C. Muthu Kumari
May 16th, 2013
The maiden NEET UG- National Eligibility cum Entrance Test- Undergraduate exam) 2013 made a flourishing debut last Sunday on the 5th of May, 2013 and on analyzing it we found out that the difficulty levels were quite similar to the erstwhile AIPMT 2012!
In Physics however, though the syllabus was similar, the difficulty level of the questions asked in the section was higher than the NCERT prescribed questions. There were some questions that tested higher order analytical skills of the students but we think that this, in no way should undermine the overall quality of the paper. No questions were asked from the chapter “Oscillations” while “Rotational Dynamics” and the topic, “Rolling of a rigid body without slipping” gained importance in the weightage of marks in the exam. The discrepancy that was discovered was that there was no mention of this topic in the NEET 2013 syllabus. 22 questions from class 11 and 23 questions from the topics studied in class 12 were asked in the exam in this section.
The Chemistry section consisted of a healthy mixture of questions from Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry . The focus here was more on testing the basics so all those of you who had a good command over the basics can look back confidently at this section. 19 questions based on the syllabus of class XI and 26 questions based on the class 12 syllabus were asked in this section.
The Biology section boggled the student mind with challenging questions. However, again, those who were confident about the basics and had read the NCERT thoroughly can relax a bit. A further analysis of the paper revealed that some of the information mentioned in the question paper from this section did not come under the scope of the older editions of the books prescribed by NCERT. The biology section comprised 44 questions based on the class 11 syllabus and 46 questions based on the class 12 syllabus.
All in all, the paper in terms of the weightage of marks allotted to chapters and the difficulty level did not vary much from AIPMT 2012. There were some differences but then, if you have had a thorough preparation and a strong knowledge base, we are sure you will pass with flying colours in the exam!
To view the solutions to the NEET-UG 2013 paper click here
To know more about strengthening your preparation for NEET 2014 and NEET 2015, click here
All the very best for the results!
C. Muthu Kumari
May 10th, 2013
Today is an important day in the life of all JEE aspirants. The JEE (Main) examination, 2013 results are out (Paper I). About 10.5 lakh students appeared for JEE Main – 9 lakh students opted for the pen-and-paper test while 1.5 lakh students took the online test. The JEE (Main) has replaced the erstwhile All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) this year.
The JEE (Main) is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education. How much a candidate scores on JEE (Main) will determine admission to the National Institutes of Technology (NIT) and the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT) and some deemed universities.
Class12 board marks will carry a 40% weightage and JEE scores will carry 60% weightage for admissions. The JEE (Main) scores will also determine a student’s eligibility for the JEE (Advanced) – a test an Engineering aspirant will have to take if he/she is seeking for admission to the undergraduate programs offered by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian School of Mines Dhanbad. The 15 IITs which will provide admissions via JEE advanced are: IIT-Bhubaneshwar, IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi, IIT-Gandhinagar, IIT-Guwahati, IIT-Hyderabad, IIT-Indore, IIT-Kanpur, IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-Madras, IIT-Mandi, IIT-Patna, IIT-Rajasthan, IIT-Roorkee and IIT-Ropar.
You can check your results by clicking on the link below. http://cbseresults.nic.in/jee/jee_cbse_2013.htm
To know more about Meritnation’s online courses for IIT JEE click here
All the Best!
IIT JEE Expert
May 7th, 2013
With the NEET UG 2013 set to take place this Sunday, the 5thof May 2013, we have had a lot of anxious callers and a lot of distress queries this week. Our advice to all you people out there, burning the midnight oil, is that you should now just RELAX!
You have studied and prepared well for the exam. Do not let yourself get the last minute jitters about your preparation. You must not try looking at a new topic. Instead, just focus on reading up on the topics you have prepared, look at revision notes and refresh the basics once again.
If you are still worried, I suggest you read the chapters in the NCERT book and look at the suggested pattern in it. You can also focus on revising these topics to increase your score in the exam.
Kinematics, Laws of Motion in class 11 and Optics and Electronics in class 12 are highly important units.
Strengthen your class 11 and 12 basics.
Read the chapters thoroughly.
Concentrate on p- block elements, d and f- block elements, coordination compounds in Inorganic chemistry.
For Organic chemistry focus on the IUPAC nomenclature, oxygen and nitrogen containing compounds
Solutions, Electrochemistry, States of Matter, Equilibrium, Chemical Kinetics are highly important chapters for Physical Chemistry.
- Analysis of previous year papers has shown that the unit, ‘Structural Organisationin Plants and Animals’ in Grade XI contributes to the maximum number of questions. In Grade XII, the units ‘Biology for human welfare’ and ‘Ecology’ are important.
- In biology, all the concepts pertaining to human biology are equally important.
- Try to remember :
- the structural and morphological features of plants and animals.
- the essential ratios of genotypes and phenotypes in genetics.
Remember to keep all your pens, pencils, erasers etc. Keep your admit card in a safe place and remember to take it for the exam!
Don’t go hungry for the exam! Get up early, go for a walk to calm your nerves and freshen up before going to the exam centre.
Read the question paper carefully. Don’t panic if at first you feel overwhelmed when you see the question paper. Read it once again and you will realize that there are a lot of questions that are simple and only have been twisted a little to assess your understanding of the topic.
Wishing you the very best!
C. Muthu Kumari
May 3rd, 2013
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April 26th, 2013
Did you know that about 12 to 15 trees are cut down every day to make available to you that pencil and sheets of paper that you use for writing?
Many such sheets of paper are not used optimally and are thrown away randomly in around the work area.
In our opinion this is a criminal waste of non renewable and very important life sustaining resources.
We believe that every step you take to reduce your dependence on non renewable resources goes a long way in ensuring the effective conservation of trees and as result, the environment.
The 42nd year of Earth Day Celebrations is upon us this April 22nd and we are pretty excited about it.
Here are some tips that you as a student can follow to save the trees!
- Remember to throw all plastics, chemically treated items etc in the dustbin. These items are then taken to the recycling plant where they can be used to make different useful items.
- Ensure that you switch off all lights, fans, other gadgets when you leave the room.
- Do not pluck flowers in the school garden and home yards.
- Study with the help of online video tutorials, revise using digital revision notes, take tests online and type out notes to yourself on the computer/ laptop / phone.
- Trade the stationery you don’t need or are tired of using with your friends in class and help save the Earth!
April 19th, 2013
With the Board exams finally over, you can now concentrate completely on preparing for NEET UG on the 5th of May 2013. We do hope our online course on NEET has helped you understand and revise difficult topics better.
According to the latest update from CBSE, the board conducting the maiden NEET UG 2013,you can now download the admit cards from www.cbseneet.nic.in from 10th of April, 2013 onwards. If you are unable to download the admit card, you are advised to get in touch with the board at email@example.com. You can also fax them at 011-22509251.
The entrance exam will contain 180 multiple choice questions spread over Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology, to be attempted in Blue/ Black ball point pen.
The correct answer will be awarded 4 marks, and there will be a system of negative marking. The wrong answer will be penalised by 1 mark. The three hour exam will be held between 10.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m on 05 May 2013. There is no limit for number of attempts, students can reappear for NEET UG in the subsequent years.
To get full clarity on our NEET online preparatory course, click here.
Best of Luck!
April 4th, 2013
JEE (Mains) is merely 4 days away. How is your preparation? Have you arranged all the necessary items that you need to take to the exam hall on the 7th? Add one more very important item to the list.
Your class XII Board exam admit card.
According to the latest update from CBSE, JEE aspirants will have to take their class XII hall pass along with the JEE (Mains) admit card to the exam centre on Sunday.
The decision was taken keeping in view the fact that many students have still not been able to update the correct details of their class XII roll numbers on the CBSE website. A lot of students had also requested the board to let them change the information and put in correct data on the roll number sheet.
CBSE believes that the hall ticket procedure will ensure that students do not make any istakes while submitting the details.
On the day of the exam, examinees will be provided with an authentication sheet to verify their roll numbers. The class XII board admit card has to be submitted to the invigilator.
Students who cleared their XII the standard boards in 2011 and 2012 will also have to submit the photocopy of their final marksheet tot he invigilator. Students who passed in 2011 and 2012 but sat for improvements in 2013 in all subjects must submit the copy of their new board admit card for 2013.
All the Best!
April 3rd, 2013
Hope your preparation for the JEE (Mains) 2013 is getting along in full steam. Well, on the 7th of April you face your first hurdle. We wish you the very best! Hopefully, some of you will go through this to face your next hurdle- the JEE (Advanced) 2013 on the 2nd June. We wanted to help you in your preparation by bringing you something that will give you an opportunity to test yourself in real time, along with other aspirants and help you strengthen your weak areas.
To help you do this, Meritnation has brought out a battery of live tests for the JEE (Advanced) exam. Beginning from the 4th of April and going right up to the 26th May, each of these eight power-packed tests has two papers of three hours each, each mirroring the JEE (Advanced) pattern. Both papers have to be finished on the same day. In the JEE (Advanced) 2013 examination, there will be a gap of 2 hours between Paper 1 and Paper 2.
The two test papers in our LIVE test series can be attempted at any time in the day though we recommend that you do not take more than a 2 hour break between the papers. This will help you simulate the ‘real’ thing and let you effectively analyze your time management strategy over the various sections.
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Praveen Tyagi – IIT JEE Expert
April 3rd, 2013