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Scope of Marine Engineering in India

Marine Engineering course

While marine engineering attracts quite a lot of students each year many are still hesitant to go for this rather unconventional engineering course. If you too are one of those who is indecisive of whether to go for this course or not then the information shared here should help. Here is a detailed look at the course, its scope, eligibility criteria and other details related to it:

What is Marine Engineering?

As the name suggests, the Marine Engineering course has been designed to prepare the candidates become successful marine engineers after its completion. They are awarded the Class 4 Marine Engineer Certificate of Competency by the Ministry of Shipping, India after successfully completing the course that includes 6 months of sea service.

New Pattern of Class 12 Maths Paper for 2017 CBSE Board Exams

New Pattern of CBSE Board Exams

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has made certain changes in the pattern of class 12th mathematics examination paper this year. The decision has supposedly been taken after the board faced criticism for the class 12th maths board exam in 2016 from students, parents and others. Here is a look at the changes in the class 12th maths board exam pattern:

  • As per the information received, 20% questions in the paper will be under the easy category, 60% will fall under the average category and the remaining 20% questions will be under the difficult section.

Is DLP Sufficient for IIT JEE / Medical preparation?

One question that often perplexes students preparing for competitive examinations such as JEE and medical is that whether it is sufficient to go for DLP (Distance Learning Program of any coaching) or should they opt for a proper coaching. Read through to know what exactly to expect from DLP and what will suit you best.

NCERT Suggests Students Should Be Taught In Their Mother Tongue till Class 8

The National Council of Educational Research and Training recently suggested that the students must be taught in their mother tongue till the 8th standard. The NCERT has given these inputs for draft national education policy of the reigning government.
The Human Resource Development Minister, Prakash Javadekar has invited suggestions from the various educationists and think tanks to come up with an effective policy. Besides the National Council of Educational Research, it has received inputs from NGOs, MPs, states, individuals and minority organizations. Workshop on the issue was conducted on the 10th of November to discuss the suggestions sent from various sources.
Some of the big shots who have given their word of advice on the matter include the Rajya Sabha MP and former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, Rajya Sabha MP Rajkumar Dhoot and MP Badruddin Ajmal. While Tendulkar has suggested that the curriculum should include an active sport that can be followed by every student, Dhoot on the other hand has advised that pre-schooling must be done away with so that children don’t get burdened by studies at an early age. He also suggested that the schools should not start early morning – not before 9: 30 am. MP Ajmal has suggested making yoga an optional subject and that the Muslim students should have the option of studying Arabic/ Urdu instead of Sanskrit.

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Common Preparation Mistakes of NTSE

The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national level scholarship program conducted to select students with high academic talent and excellent intellectual level. Around 500,000 students sit for this talent search exam each year and only 10,000 scholarships are awarded. You need to be very good in your academics in order to get though this tough exam. Here are a few common mistakes most students make while preparing for NTSE. Avoid these to crack this exam:

Param Vir Chakra Awardees to Feature in NCERT Books

The National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT) will be featuring twenty one war heroes of India who have received the prestigious Param Vir Chakra Award which is the highest military decoration. NCERT will publish this after consultation with the Defence Ministry.
This inclusion was planned in December last year. Confirming the same the then Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said, “The NCERT has initiated measures to publish a supplementary reader titled ‘Veer Gatha: Stories of Param Vir Chakra Awardees’, about 21 war heroes, in consultation with the Ministry of Defence,” Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani said in a written response to a question in Lok Sabha.
The supplementary reader is already being worked upon and will include the inspiring stories of these brave heroes. The details of each of these 21 war heroes shall be shared one by one to give you an insight into their lives.

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Ways to Smartly Reduce the Study Hours

Do you study for long hours each day only to see that your friends, who claim to study for much lesser time, outperform you? Well, studying for long hours is definitely not the mantra to enhance performance. Here are a few smart ways in which all you students can reduce your study hours:

Do Not Study at a Stretch
Various studies state that studying at a stretch for long hours reduces the ability to grasp things at a good pace. The brain does not work as efficiently after a certain point and slows down the learning process. It is thus suggested to take short breaks in between to refresh your mind.

Use Different Modes of Studying
Researchers state that different modes of learning hit different areas of the brain. The more parts of the brain you stimulate, the better you will be able to learn. So don’t just keep reading the text to memorize it, write down what you read simultaneously, record your chapters to hear them later, watch online lectures and teach your classmates. All these will help you learn more thoroughly.

Do Not Multitask
Multitasking hampers productivity. The more things you do the less you are able to focus and more mistakes you are likely to make. In order to study more in less time you must focus wholly and solely on what you are studying. Keep your phone aside, turn off the internet connection of your computer, keep your study tidy and put all the other distractions at bay to concentrate on your studies.

Prepare a Schedule
Check your syllabus and spread it tactfully so as to complete it much before your exams and have enough time for revision. Prepare a workable schedule and stick to it diligently. When you have a schedule handy, you know exactly what to do when and are able to follow a systematic approach.

Sleep Well and Exercise
Besides working hard it is also important to take good care of your mental as well as physical health in order to study better. It is essential to take 7-8 hours of sleep every day. Also make sure you squeeze in half an hour each day to exercise. This will help in boosting your power to concentrate and help you learn more in less time.

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How Etoos Is Breaking the Barriers of Online Tutorials?

Online education is one of the best ways to study especially for competitive examinations such as JEE and NEET. While there are several online tutorials available to prepare you for different subjects and examinations, the quality of education provided by Etoos remains unmatched. Here is all how Etoos has broken all the barriers of online tutorials:

Audio-Visual Quality
One of the main problems with the online tutorials is that the sound and video quality of these is often not up to the mark. However, with Etoos you will not be faced with such a problem. The quality of the online lectures offered by Etoos is so high that you feel like sitting in a real classroom like environment.

No Revaluation for Class 12 CBSE From 2017

The Central Board of Secondary Education has reportedly decided to scrap the paper revaluation procedure for class 12 from the coming year i.e., 2017. The reason stated for the same is that the number of students applying for revaluation on an average is around 1.8% which is much higher in comparison to the genuine cases and beneficiaries.
While the news has led to a lot of tension among the students and parents, the officials have affirmed that they will put a new process in place to look over all the genuine cases. Talking about the same, the chair person of CBSE, R.K. Chaturvedi stated, “Students can put in an application at the regional office, and a committee can be formed to look into the need for re-evaluation.”
Nevertheless, it is suggested to be doubly sure that whatever you write in your exam is clear enough so that the evaluator can evaluate it appropriately in the first go itself. Your answers must be neatly written and answer sheets must be tied properly. Following tips should help you with this:

  • Make sure you keep your answer sheets neat and tidy – no ink spots or scratches.

Remembering Formulas: Tips and Tricks

While learning formulas can be quite a task for most students, some find it quite easy to grasp these small pieces of information. If you are one of those who find it hard to remember formula then here are a few tips and tricks that should come handy:

Understand the formula :-
Many students make the mistake of jotting down all the formulas at a place and mugging them up one after the other. This only creates confusion. It is suggested to understand each formula properly in order to learn it thoroughly.

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