ENTRANCE EXAMS

  • Sons of gas vendor, generator operator top class 12 board exam May 28, 2014

    Sons of a gas vendor and a contractual generator operator in Bihar have topped the state board Class 12 examination in science and commerce. Both are from the rural background with their families struggling to eke out a living. The result was announced Tuesday evening. Ravish Kumar, 17, who topped in Bihar...
  • Police announce cash award for arrest of absconding senior IPS officer March 7, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Police Special Task Force (STF) has announced a reward of Rs 3,000 for the arrest of absconding senior IPS officer and suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) R K Shivhare who is an accused in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Board Examination (MPPEB) scam. The IPS officer who is an accused in the Pre-Postgraduate (Medical) entrance...
  • CAT 2013 results declared January 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The results to Common Admission Test (CAT) 2013 have been declared. Candidates can check their result by logging on to the official website of CAT, http://www.cat2013.iimidr.ac.in. The result is also being distributed by the National Informatics Centre. More than one lakh aspirants appeared for the entrance test held...
  • Supreme Court agrees to relook its verdict on NEET October 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to have a relook at its judgement scrapping the single common entrance test for admissions to MBBS, BDS and postgraduate courses in all medical colleges which was delivered three months back. The apex court has decided to grant oral hearing to the Centre and...
  • FTP: Should journalists have to pass an exam before they enter journalism? August 21, 2013

    Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Monday said the media industry should consider holding a common exam for journalists, on the lines of that conducted by the Bar Council, after which they could be given licence to pursue the profession. ...
  • Two arrested for providing imposters to clear veterinary entrance July 29, 2013

    Following busting of a gang which facilitated admission to MBBS course by providing imposters to write entrance exam, police on Monday arrested two persons who ran a similar racket with regard to veterinary medicine colleges in Madhya Pradesh. Rajbir Singh and Dilip Shakya, both students of a government veterinary college, were...
  • SC verdict on admission to medical colleges evokes mixed response July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions into all medical and dental colleges. The apex court ruled that the Medical Council of India cannot conduct a unified examination. While some members of the medical fraternity welcomed the judgement, others said that...
  • Assam: 10 held for impersonating at medical entrance exams May 19, 2013

    Guwahati: Ten persons were on Sunday arrested for allegedly impersonating as candidates appearing for the Assam Medical College Entrance examinations and writing answer scripts for them, the police said. The police picked them up acting on a tipoff that a group of people, mostly students from Bihar, have arrived in...
  • SC tells medical colleges to declare results; NEET voluntary for now May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed medical colleges to declare all pending Post Graduate results, which were stayed by the December 13, 2012, order. However, this is only an interim arrangement for this year and a final judgement will be delivered by the Supreme Court in the first week...
  • Mumbai: Narsee Monjee institute entrance test racket busted May 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Police claimed to have busted an MBA entrance test racket, with the arrest of six persons, including a B Tech graduate, at the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS). The B Tech graduate, who is the prime accused in the case, has been identified as Alok Kumar, who...
  • No SC verdict on NEET yet as medical students wait anxiously April 24, 2013

    New Delhi: After exposing the rot in medical education, CNNIBN now turns its focus to the plight of medical students who are caught in the standoff between private colleges and the government. With the Supreme Court decision on the single entrance exam National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) still pending,...
  • Mumbai: Medical college students say admissions need monitoring April 4, 2013

    Students of the Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College in Sion, Mumbai say that the sale of seats has been a longstanding scam. ...
  • Medical aspirants desperately await SC verdict on entrance exams February 7, 2013

    Bangalore/New Delhi: Even as the Supreme Court's verdict on National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for medical and dental courses is awaited, private colleges have started conducting their own entrance exams. Caught in the middle of the Centre versus state tussle are thousands of students who have no idea what the...
  • ExIIT students help poor kids prepare for entrances December 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Akshay Saxena and Krishna Ramkumar left high paying corporate jobs to help students from economically weaker families nurture their dreams. Through their organisation Avanti, Krishna and Akshay help economically weaker students from far flung areas prepare for medical and engineering entrance exams absolutely free. Raj Kumar has studied...
  • Cheating racket: PGIMER withholds MD entrance results November 12, 2012

    Chandigarh: The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh has withheld for an indefinite period the result of the 7,300 candidates who appeared for its MD entrance examination on Saturday after the CBI took 14 people, including seven girls, on remand till November 15 to probe...
  • CBI arrests 17 for using gadgets to cheat November 11, 2012

    New Delhi: In a multicity swoop, the CBI on Saturday busted a gang allegedly involved in a cheating racket, arresting 17 people who were facilitating copying using high profile gadgets in a postdoctoral entrance exam. During a surprise check by CBI in Chandigarh, it was found that some women candidates...
  • IITKanpur accepts common test as 'interim' measure July 28, 2012

    Kanpur/New Delhi: IITKanpur on Saturday decided to accept the common entrance based on percentile ranking as an "interim" measure only for 2013 and retain the existing eligibility condition for students who passed their board examination in 2012. For 2014 and onwards, it suggested constitution of a senate committee which will study...
  • The old IIT entrance test was for the rich: Sibal June 21, 2012

    Union Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal has made it clear that there is no going back on the new entrance test format for all the engineering institutes including the IITs. In an interview with CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, he defended the new format saying it would help improve...
  • No stay on subquota quashing to hit IIT aspirants June 14, 2012

    New Delhi: A total of 325 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) aspirants are likely to be affected if the quashing of 4.5 percent subquota for minorities in central institutions was not stayed, the government told the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Additional Solicitor General Gourab Banerji told this to the apex...
  • IIT faculty to meet PM on common test row June 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Leaders of the All India IIT Faculty Federation (AIIITFF), who are on the warpath over the Centre's 'onenation onetest' proposal for admission in IITs and other centrallyfunded engineering institutes, will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday. "Prime Minster's Office has responded to our request. We will meet PMO...
  • Sibal ready to address objections raised by IITs June 12, 2012

    Washington: Maintaining that the move to have "One nation One test" is in the best interest of the students and parents, Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal has offered to address the objections being raised by certain IITs in this regard. Currently in Washington to attend the IndiaUS Education Dialogue, Sibal...
  • Should IITs be totally independent from the govt? June 12, 2012

    Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday virtually ruled out a rollback on his new onenationonetest proposal for engineering colleges. But defending the format, he did say that the government had no intention of infringing on the autonomy of the IITs. The IIT Faculty federation has want the Prime...
  • Senate's views discarded by the Govt: IIT Delhi faculty June 12, 2012

    Sanjeev Sanghi, President, Faculty ForumIIT Delhi, says they want the Prime Minister to intervene and have sought an appointment with him. ...
  • IIT faculty upset with Sibal, wants PM to intervene June 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Faculty Federation and Alumni Associations of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) have accused Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal of disregarding the senates' concerns about the new format. They want the Prime Minister to intervene and are pushing for an appointment with him this Thursday. ...
  • Sibal defends IIT test, fails to impress faculty June 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal's assurance on the new entrance test format seems to have done little to allay the fears of some of the IITs. The faculties of some of the IITs were not impressed with Sibal's defence. President of the Faculty Forum of IIT Delhi Sanjeev...
  • Divide in IIT Kharagpur over entrance exam June 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Differences have begun to emerge among the IITs over HRD Minister Kapil Sibal's proposal for the entrance exam procedure. The Director of IIT Kharagpur, Damodar Acharya, is the first to go against the wave of opposition, endorsing Sibal's idea. This has upset the institute's senate, which is to come...
  • States back joint engineering test, against favour to IITs June 5, 2012

    New Delhi: After facing opposition from certain sections of the IIT, HRD minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday got some much needed support from almost all the state government, who reached a consensus on the common entrance test for engineering colleges. "We have to compete internationally, all states have endorsed it. They...
  • BJP states support common engineering exam June 5, 2012

    New Delhi: State education ministers have given a go ahead for a joint entrance test for all central engineering colleges. BJP run states like Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have also endorsed the new common admission test system which will factor in class 12 board results as well. Bihar...
  • IITs reject Sibal's common entrance test format June 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal's 'One Country One Test' dream seems to be running into legal hurdles. Less than a week after he announced a Joint Entrance Exam for all centrallyfunded engineering colleges including the IITs, the IIT Alumni Association is up in arms and says...
  • UP's Bondstyle plan to foil cheating in entrance test June 2, 2012

    Lucknow: Haunted by the spectre of cheating in the MBBS entrance exam for those aspiring to be doctors, the Uttar Pradesh Combined PreMedical Test (CPMT) organisers have this year put in place unprecedented security measures. These include bringing answer sheets on a chartered flight, keeping secret the forward route of the...