EXAMS

  • Proposal to bring back class 10th board exams in CBSE under government's consideration 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In what could be bad news for CBSE students, the Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ministry is considering a proposal to bring back class 10th board exams in schools. However, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said that they have not been consulted by the government yet. The...
  • HC directs Maharashtra to ensure power supply at exam centres September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Expressing concern over load shedding, the Bombay High Court directed the Maharashtra state government on Tuesday, to ensure uninterrupted power supply to all exam centres during HSC and SSC examinations in October 2014. A bench of Justice Abhay Oka also asked the state to come out with an action plan...
  • J&K floods: UPSC shifts NDA, NA exam centre from Srinagar to Jammu September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: All candidates who had opted for Srinagar centre to appear in the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) examination will now have to take the test from Jammu, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has said. The NDA and NA Examination (II) is scheduled to be held on...
  • 4.5 lakh aspirants appear in UPSC preliminary examination, 1.27 lakh more from last year August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 4.5 lakh aspirants on Sunday appeared in civil services preliminary examination which passed off incidentfree at various centres across the country after bring mired in controversy following protests over change in pattern. 4,51,602 candidates took the examination, about 1.27 lakh more than the last year, at 2,137...
  • UPSC prelim exams today, police on toes in national capital August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Civil services aspirants will appear for their preliminary examinations on Sunday as scheduled after the Supreme Court had refused to postpone the examination. As valiant demonstrations were witnessed in the past one month across the country specially north India over alleged language bias in the examination, police in national...
  • UPSC aspirants prepare to boycott prelim exams scheduled on Sunday August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The hardest hit in the UPSC language row has been aspirants preparing for the exam. While many are lagging behind in preparations, some have even decided to boycott the exam and stage a walkout from the examination hall. After a rigorous round of protestations, lathi charge and detainment,...
  • UPSC aspirants seek SC stay on Prelim exam scheduled on Sunday August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: UPSC aspirants on Saturday moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the Prelim exams scheduled on Sunday. The SC is expected to hear the matter at 11 AM today. "What is the rush in conducting this exam? The changes in the exams were made in a huff. It...
  • MPPSC exam paper leak: Two accused arrested, sent to police remand till Aug 16 August 13, 2014

    Two candidates, accused of buying leaked questionpapers of the examination conducted by Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission in 2012, were arrested by the Special Task Force of police on Wednesday. Assistant Inspector General of Police Kamal Mourya identified the duo as Sumit Shivhare and Awdhesh Parashar. The arrested belong to...
  • BJP demands postponement of UP Subordinate Services Selection exam July 30, 2014

    BJP on Wednesday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to postpone preliminary examination of UP Subordinate Services Selection 2014 slated on August 3 till the time Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) system was notabolished. "UP Public Service Commission should be directed to postpone preliminary examination of subordinate service selection. Till the time CSAT system...
  • Language bias: UPSC aspirants meet Rahul Gandhi, seek his support July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: As protests continue in the capital over the Civil Services exam, a delegation of the UPSC aspirants met Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday. Aspirants have demanded the scrapping of the current format of the Civil Services Aptitude Test, calling it discriminatory against nonEnglish speakers. "We met...
  • Language bias: UPSC aspirants' exam preparation marred by protests July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: As protests against the Civil Services Aptitude Test refuse to die down, several aspirants are unsure about the fate of the exam. It's been days since admit cards were issued for the UPSC preliminary exam. The students who should've been preparing are instead on the streets, protesting against...
  • Jaipur Police announces reward for information on IAS officer absconding in rape case July 22, 2014

    Jaipur: The Jaipur Police has announced a reward of Rs 5,000 for information on IAS officer BB Mohanty, who is accused of raping a 23yearold woman. The woman lodged an FIR in January claiming that Mohanty had raped her repeatedly after promising to clear her civil services exam. Mohanty has...
  • Decision on pattern of UPSC Civil Services exams in 23 days: Government July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: A decision on whether to change the pattern of the civil services examination will be taken by the government within twothree days, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Monday. "The government will decide on the issue within another 23 days. Whatever decisions we take, we will take Prime Minister...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 16, 2014

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  • Protests against 'bias' in UPSC Civil Services exam intensifies, rocks Parliament July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: After the government urged the Union Public Service Commission to postpone the Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2014 following protests by several aspirants from the Hindi medium , the issue was raised in Parliament on Wednesday. Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh told the Lok Sabha that no...
  • After RASPre exam, now RPSC cancels commerce paper of school lecturer exam July 16, 2014

    Following reports of defective question paper, the Rajasthan Public Service Commission on Tuesday cancelled the commerce paper of school lecturer examination which was held on Monday. Nearly 5,000 candidates appeared for this paper. The commission found that the pages of question paper series C and D were interchanged, therefore series of questions...
  • Rajasthan paper leak: Police conduct raids, main accused refutes charges July 12, 2014

    Jaipur: The prime accused in the Rajasthan Administrative Services Preexam paper leak case, merit holder Amrutlal, has refuted police claims that he had leaked the papers in 2013. He has said that he had merely bought the papers from a third party. Amrutlal was arrested along with six others for...
  • Rajasthan Administrative Service Commission Preexam leaked, 7 arrested July 12, 2014

    Jaipur: A year after the Rajasthan Administrative Service Commission Preexam papers were leaked, the Rajasthan Police has arrested four merit holder students and three government officials. In 2013, the leak of papers of the Rajasthan Administrative Service preliminary examination shocked the Rajasthan Police. The Special Operations Group has now finally...
  • Madhya Pradesh Assembly debates Vyapam scam July 2, 2014

    The ruling BJP Wednesday stumped the opposition Congress in the state Assembly by agreeing to its motion for discussion on the alleged "mega" Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam involving the 'high and mighty'. The decision to accept the motion for discussion was announced by Speaker Dr Sitasharan Sharma after...
  • CBI arrests 13 candidates for Railway exam paper leak June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI sleuths on Sunday arrested 13 candidates for the Assistant Railway Loco Pilot Examination even as it claimed to have busted a gang allegedly involved in leaking the question paper for the test. According to a CBI spokesperson, an FIR has been registered for criminal conspiracy and cheating under...
  • Congress demands independent probe in MP exam scam June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday demanded an independent investigation under the auspices of the apex court into the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board scam. The scam is related to recruitment in various government jobs. "We demand a thorough, independent and completely dispassionate investigation into the MP exam scam with a time...
  • Children of cobbler, labourers crack IIT exam with help from Super 30 June 19, 2014

    The sons and daughters of a cobbler, daily wage labourers and a landless farmer, among others, have cracked the highlycompetitive IITJEE exam this year thanks to a free coaching centre for underprivileged students in Bihar. Wards of poorest of the poor comprise 27 of the 30 students of the Super 30...
  • IITJEE results declared, Rajasthan's Chitraang Murdia the topper June 19, 2014

    Kolkata: The much awaited IITJEE (Advanced) results were declared on Thursday. As many as 1.19 lakh students had attended the joint entrance examination to make their way to 16 premier engineering colleges. Chitraang Murdia of Rajasthan has topped the exam by securing 334 out of a total of 360 marks....
  • China says 127 students hired others for taking their exam June 19, 2014

    Beijing: At least 127 testtakers in a Chinese province hired other people to take the country's allimportant college entrance exam on their behalf, the provincial college admission office said. The Higher Education Admission Office of the central Henan province promised a full investigation into the scam after state broadcaster China...
  • Girl found hanging from tree committed suicide: Police June 16, 2014

    The identity of the girl whose body was found hanging from a tree in Aligarh has been ascertained with police on Monday saying that her death was a case of suicide. The body was found hanging from a tree yesterday near Kherashwar temple in the Lodha area in Aligarh. Police said...
  • UPSC Civil Services Exams 2013: Meet the topper Gaurav Agrawal who hails from Jaipur June 12, 2014

    For the first time in four years, a male candidate has topped the prestigious Civil Services Examination 2013, results of which were declared on Thursday. Gaurav Agrawal has got the first rank in the exam with Economics as his optional subject. He holds Bachelor of Technology (Computer Science) degree from Indian...
  • Depressed over academic performance, teenager commits suicide June 10, 2014

    Depressed over his academic performance, an 18yearold boy allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself dead in Mughalsarai area, police said in Chandauli. Ashu Dubey shot himself dead with the licensed gun of his father on Monday, they said. Police said Ashu was suffering from depression after he failed in his Class XII...
  • Chaos at stations, bus stops as lakhs of candidates appear for police recruitment exam June 2, 2014

    With more than 11.64 lakh candidates appearing for Rajasthan Police recruitment examination in 3700 centres across the state, there were chaotic scenes in railway stations and bus stands in the state. More than 11.64 lakh examinees appeared for the examination to fill up 12,178 posts of constable in Rajasthan Police, official...
  • UPSC aspirants get six attempts to crack civil service exams June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has effected major changes in norms of civil services examination like granting aspiring candidates two additional attempts and consequential age relaxations from this year onwards. "Every candidate appearing for the examination, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts (two more than...
  • Girls outperform boys in Class X UP Board exams May 31, 2014

    Girls outperformed boys in Class X examinations under Uttar Pradesh Board, results for which were declared here on Friday. A total of 33.34 lakh students had appeared in the examinations held earlier this year, and 28.91 lakh (86.71 per cent) of them secured pass marks, said Board's Secretary Shail Kumari Yadav. The...