Thursday, November 25, 2010

Amrita 2011 Entrance Exam Dates - Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University

Amrita Medical Entrance Examination Dates for PG and UG Courses 2011

For various courses in Amrita Schools of Medicine/Dentistry/Ayurveda/Pharmacy and College of Nursing
MDS
Sale of application commence on: 28th February, 2011, Monday
Date of examination: 09th April, 2011, Saturday
MD/MS/PG Diploma
Sale of applications commence on: 28th February, 2011, Monday
Date of examination: 10th April, 2011, Sunday
Pharm.D
Sale of applications commence on: 25th March, 2011, Friday
Date of examination: 08th May, 2011, Sunday
MBBS/BDS/BAMS
Sale of applications commence on: 01st March, 2011, Tuesday
Date of examination: 22nd May, 2011, Sunday
M.Sc (Nursing)
Sale of applications commence on: 01st April, 2011, Friday
Date of examination: 28th May, 2011, Saturday
B.Sc (Nursing)
Sale of applications commence on: 01st April, 2011, Friday
Date of examination: 29th May, 2011, Sunday
M.Pharm/Pharm.D (PB)
Sale of applications commence on: 25th April, 2011, Monday
Date of examination: 05th June, 2011, Sunday
For more details contact 0484-2855651, 8037, 8374, Email ugadmissions@aims.amrita.edu, Website www.amrita.edu

MGIMS WARDHA MBBS 2011 Admission Notice

ADMISSION NOTICE KASTURBA  HEALTH SOCIETY - MAHATMA GANDHI INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES,
P.O. SEVAGRAM, WARDHA-442102 MAHARASHTRA

M.B.B.S. Course for the academic year 2011-2012

Admission to the MBBS course at MGIMS

Kasturba Health Society Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences Wardha
P.O. Sevagram, Wardha-442102, Maharashtra
Admission Notice
MBBS course for the academic year 2011-12
Applications are invited on prescribed form for admission to MBBS course starting from 1st July 2011.
The candidates shall be selected as per their merit in the Entrance Examination to be held on 17th April 2011 at Nagpur, Delhi, Hyderabad Mumbai, Varanasi and Guwahati.
Those students who are going to appear in 10+2 higher secondary board examination in March/April 2011 are also eligible to appear in the competitive entrance examination.
In the entrance examination the paper of Physics, Chemistry and Biology will have multiple choice questions, while that on Gandhian thought will be of long and short answer type.
The Prospectus and Application Form with syllabus, question papers of Gandhian thought for the last 5 years, with model question papers of Physics Chemistry and Biology can be had from the office of the Dean by remitting a sum of Rs.1100/- (Rs.1000 + Rs.100 as postal charges) only by Money order in favour of the Dean, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, District Wardha - 442102 or by paying Rs.1000/- in cash at the college counter. Candidates must write their full address in capital letters and phone number on the "space for Communication and the space for sender's address on the money order form.
Candidates must write their full address in capital letters and phone number on the ‘space for communication and the space for sender’s address on the money order form.
The Prospectus & Form will be available from 1st December 2010.
The last date of receipt of filled up application with Entrance Examination fee of Rs.1500/- is 28th February 2011 and with an additional late fee of Rs.100/- is 15th March, 2011.
ELIGIBILITY:
The candidate must attain 17 years of age on or before 31st December of the year of admission. The Candidate must have passed 12th standard examination under 10+2 system of Maharashtra State Higher Secondary Education Board or equivalent examination of any recognised Board or any Indian University with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology individually in each subject in one and the same attempt. The candidate must have obtained minimum 50% marks (40% in the case of SC/ ST/ VJ/ NT/ OBC) taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
The admission is subject to any direction given by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, Hon'ble High Court of Bombay Bench, Nagpur, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik and the Medical Council of India.
NOTE
1. The institute has sought the permission for increasing the capacity of admissions to 1st year MBBS from 65 to 100. In case the permission is received by the time the admission procedure is completed, it will be our endeavor to admit 100 students.
2. The fee structure in MGIMS is as applicable to the Govt. Medical Colleges in Maharashtra State. The Institute does not have any paid seats.
3. Please visit our website www.mgims.ac.in for updates

Contact:
Dean,Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences,
Sevagram,
District Wardha,
Maharashtra – 442102, India.
Ph: 07152-284341 to 355
Visit: www.mgims.ac.in

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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Comed-K will not share seats with govt this time, Announces Dates

It’s private colleges vs state government yet again. The admission season to professional courses started off on a stormy note with the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges-Karnataka (Comed-K) deciding not to share a single seat with the government next year.

It has even gone ahead and announced the dates for the Undergraduate Entrance Test (UGET) and Post-Graduate Entrance Test (PGET) on May 8 and February 13, 2011, respectively.

“On November 17, Comed-K decided to go ahead with merit determination of 100% seats. The state government has not kept its word on the consensual agreement signed last year. They only want seats, not work for it,” Shamanur Shivashankarappa, president, Karnataka Private Medical and Dental Colleges Association, told STOI.

The government warned the association of “serious action” if it fails to fall in line. “We have called for a meeting on December 2 to dis
cuss the issue. We’re ready to listen to their problems. We have kept a legislation in abeyance which we will enforce to make the association fall in line in the interest of students,” higher education minister V S Acharya said.

Comed-K’s decision means the Common Entrance Test conducted by the state government will be reduced to just government colleges
and 25% of seats shared by deemed universities in the state. Comed-K has 11 medical, 25 dental and 148 engineering colleges under its ambit. This year, over 1.1 lakh candidates appeared for the CET, while 67,000 candidates took the UGET.
This year, Comed-K had shared 35% of its dental, 42% medical and 50% engineering seats with the state government.

UGET ON MAY 8, PGET ON FEB 13


  • The Undergraduate Entrance Test (UGET) 2011 that decides admission to over 180 professional colleges in the state will be on May 8, 2011.
  • Comed-K, which administers the exam, said UGET 2011 would be conducted across Karnataka but candidates from all over the country are eligible to take it.
  • Comed-K PGET 2011 entrance examination will be conducted on February 13 for admission to PG medical and dental courses and only in Bangalore. The calendar of events and details about the examination will be notified later. “This year’s entrance exam will test the comprehension skills too,” said executive secretary of Comed-K, S Kumar.

WB JEE-2011 NOTIFICATION

WEST BENGAL JOINT ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS BOARD
This is to inform all concerned that the Joint Entrance Examination for the year 2011 (JEM 2011) for admission to undergraduate courses in Engineering / Technology /Architecture/Medical/Dental and Pharmacy in Universities/Colleges in West Bengal for the academic session 2011-2012, on the basis of a JOINT ENTRANCE EXAMINATION, to be conducted by the "WEST BENGAL JOINT ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS BOARD".
Detailed information will be available in the Information Brochure which will be sold along with Application Form and will also be available in the
The Application Form for the aforesaid examination will be available from 25th Nov to 31st Dec.
Scheme of Examination WBJEE 2011

Option Availability of Courses for admission through
“JEM-2011”
Subjects to be appeared-JEM-2011 Type of form to be applied
1 Engineering & Technology / B.Arch. / Dairy
Technology/Agricultural Engineering / Pharmacy
Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry "E"
2 Medical / Dental / Pharmacy Biological Sciences, Physics & Chemistry "M"
3 Engineering & Technology/B. Arch./Dairy
Technology / Agricultural Engineering / Pharmacy /Medical / Dental
Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry and Biological Sciences "C"
Schedule of Examination (WBJEE 2011):
Date of Examination
9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.
12.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.
3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
17.04.2011, Sunday
Mathematics (100 marks)
Physics (50 marks) & Chemistry (50 marks)

Biological Sciences (100 marks
WBJEE 2011 Eligibility Criteria
The applicant must be a citizen of India and should have passed the H.S.(10+2) or its equivalent examination. The general candidates must have to secure at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Biology taken together (40% for SC/ST candidates) and at least 30% marks in English (for all categories).
In addition, candidates must secure at least pass marks in the subjects individually including vernacular (or any other fifth subject) as mentioned below:
  • B.E/B.Tech./B.Arch :Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English and vernacular or any other fifth subject.
  • M.B.B.S/B.D.S. : Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English and vernacular or any other fifth subject.
  • PHARMACY: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Biology, English and vernacular or any other fifth subject.
  • For MBBS and BDS courses : In addition to the aforesaid eligibility criteria, the general candidates must have to secure at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biological Sciences taken together (40% for SC/ST) in the Joint Entrance Examination, W.B.
Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in 2011 will be allowed to sit for JEM-2011 provisionally and their admission, if merit listed, will be subjected to satisfying the minimum requirements of eligibility as specified above.
  • Age Restriction : Candidates must be 17 (seventeen) years of age or above as on 31.12.2011. There is no upper age limit except for the Marine Engineering course for which the upper age limit is 25 years as on 31.07.2011.
  • Residential Requirements: Candidates desirous of seeking admission to Government Engineering / Technology Colleges, Govt. Medical and Dental Colleges as well as to Private Medical and Dental Colleges, must have been residing in the State of West Bengal continuously at least for last 10 (ten) years as on 31.12.2010 or their parents must be permanent resident of West Bengal having their permanent home address in the State of West Bengal.
  • Reservation : Reservation for SC/ST/PC candidates are as per State Govt. Rules.
Examination Centre:
To be located in the State of West Bengal and Tripura.
Cost of Application Form : The Application Kit (i.e., prescribed printed application form along with Information Brochure and a printed window envelope) will be available from different Branches of United Bank of India (as specified below) on payment of Rs.500/- (for E / M type Form) and Rs.600/- (for C type Form) in cash.
Sale of WBJEE 2011 Application form : The Application Kit will be available from 25.11.2010 to 31.12.2010 at the following Branches of UNITED BANK OF INDIA : Old Court House St., College St, Sealdah, Hatibagan, Jadavpur, Behala, Mayukh Bhawan – Salt Lake, BESU Shibpur, Sonarpur, Asansol, Durgapur City Centre, Burdwan (B.C.Rd.), Katwa (Station Rd.), Serampore, Chinsurah, Arambag, Kalyani, Krishnagar, Barasat, Diamond Harbour, Kolaghat, Haldia, Kharagpur, Suri, Bolpur, Bankura, Purulia, Berhampur, Raghunathgunj, Raiganj, Balurghat, Malda, Siliguri, Alipurduar, Darjeeling (25, H.D. Lama Rd.), Jalpaiguri, Coochbehar, Agartala (Tripura) on all working days between banking hours on payment of requisite fee. The Application Kit may also be obtained by Post from the Board’s Office on application with an additional fee of Rs.200/- (Rupees two hundred) only. The total amount (i.e., cost of application form plus Rs.200/-) has to be paid by Demand Draft drawn in favour of “WEST BENGAL JOINT ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS BOARD” payable at Howrah/Kolkata. The last date for request for application-kit by post is 15.12.2010 and the last date for receipt of completed application form by Speed Post only is 12.01.2011. Request for application form received beyond the stipulated date as mentioned above will not be entertained and the Board shall not be held responsible in any manner whatsoever for such non-receipt arising out of postal delay. The Application Kit may also be obtained from the Board’s Office only with payment of actual cost of the form plus late fee of Rs. 300/- (Rupees Three hundred) only. The whole amount is to be paid through a Bank Draft to be drawn in favour of “West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board” payable at Kolkata / Howrah from 01.01.2011 to 07.01.2011. The application form once purchased cannot be returned or replaced.
How to Apply : The duly filled in application form must be sent in the printed window envelope received by the candidate within the Application Kit by SPEED POST only so as to reach the office of the Board by 12.01.2011. Submission of Application Form by hand or courier service will not be accepted.
Important Dates:
  1. Sale of Application Kit ( from listed UBI Branches) : 25.11.2010 to 31.12.2010
  2. Last date for
  • Receipt of request for Application Kit “by post” : 15.12.2010
  • Receipt of duly filled in applications “by Speed post” only : 12.01.2011

MANIPAL ENAT-2011

Manipal ENAT 2011 Entrance Examination Details
Manipal University is the place to start your education for a dream career. Your future is here for the making. Little wonder then, we are the preferred destination for students from 52 countries. A world of opportunity awaits you with 286 courses across 15 professional streams. The world class facilities and infrastructure are incomparable. As for the faculty, they form the driving force. So, make a beginning with Manipal University to discover the full potential in you and the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. Manipal University encourages and sustains an exemplary culture of academic excellence. As part of the ongoing initiative, 100% freeships are offered to meritorious students and Rs. 16.29 crores is allocated for the academic year 2011.
Manipal ENAT 2011Engineering Courses Offered
BACHELORE OF ENGINEERING : 4 Years
  • BE Aeronautical Engineering
  • BE Automobile Engineering
  • BE Biomedical Engineering
  • BE Biotechnology Engineering
  • BE Chemical Engineering
  • BE Civil Engineering
  • BE Computer Science & Engineering
  • BE Electrical &Electronics Engineering
  • BE Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • BE Industrial &Production Engineering
  • BE Information Technology
  • BE Instrumentation & Control Engineering
  • BE Mechanical Engineering
  • BE Mechatronics
  • BE Printing Technology
Manipal ENAT 2011 Dates
Last date of Receipt of Application Form
MBBS
Bachelor of Dental Surgery(BDS)
Bachelor Engineering (BE)
Bachelor ofPharmacy (BPharm)
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

15th March 2011
ENAT Booking Schedule
BE, BPharm, PharmD (Maths)
Booking start date: 21.03.11
Booking End Date: 28.03.11
Entrance Test Schedule
MBBS, BDS, BE, BPharm, PharmD
1.04.11 to 22.05.11
Merit List
MBBS, BDS, BE, BPharm, PharmD
25th May 2011
Commencement of Classes
BE/B.Arch
15th July 2011
Manipal ENAT 2011 Eligiblity
  • Citizenship Indian Nationals.
  • Qualification: Pass in 10+2, A Level, IB, American 12th grade or equivalent with Physics, Mathematics and English as compulsory subjects along with Chemistry or Biotechnology or Biology as optional subjects and a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Mathematics and any one of the optional subjects.
Admissions Procedure for ENAT 2011
  • General Category: Admissions are done on the basis of rank in the All India Manipal University Online Entrance Test 2011.
  • Foregin/NRI Category: Admissions under this category are handled by a separate office.The Office of International Admissions of Manipal University (MU) is the nodal point for international students. Foreign/ NRI students from abroad (outside India) will generally be admitted at the beginning of the academic year commencing in July/ August every year.

    MU earmarks certain percentage of seats for international students which include, foreign citizens, PIO Card Holders, OCI (Overseas Citizens of India), Non-Resident Indians and NRI sponsored students under the Foreign/ NRI category. The admissions are based on merit and marks/grades obtained in the qualifying examination (equivalent to the +2 examinations of India). International students are not required to take the entrance examination conducted by Manipal University for resident Indian students.

    Just sent in an email to the Office of International Admissions for any further details/queries ( foradmission@manipal.edu This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

    Categories of International Students


    • Foreign Students: Students holding the passport issued by foreign countries including people of Indian origin who have acquired the nationality of foreign countries are classified as foreign students
    • Non Resident Indians (NRI): An NRI student is one who has an NRI status. Students who have studied their qualifying examination (equivalent to the +2 of India) from schools or colleges abroad (outside India) will be considered as NRI/ International students.
    • NRI Sponsored Students: An NRI sponsored student is an Indian citizen whose direct blood relative (Parents, Grand Parents, Parents direct Brother/Sister or Candidates direct Brother/Sister) is an NRI.
Candidates can apply both under General and Foreign/NRI category. Change of category from Foreign/NRI to General after admission will not be entertained under any circumstances.
Application Procedure for Manipal ENAT 2011
You can select any one of the following options suited to your convenience.

1. Apply Online
The total amount for online application includes following components:
  1. Application Fee of Rs.500. This is mandatory for all applicants.
  2. Entrance test Fee of Rs.1000, only if the course you are applying requires entrance test.Click here for the list of courses.
This payment can be done through Credit Card/Net Banking or Demand Draft. Click here and follow the procedure for submitting application online.
NOTE:
Before applying online kindly keep the following items ready/ handy
  • Scanned copy of your passport size photograph in .jpg format (200 x 200 dpi)
  • Scanned copy of your signature in .jpg format ( 200 x 200 dpi)
  • Your credit card or demand draft towards payment of fees ( Application fee - Rs.500 + Entrance Test fee [ for ET courses only ] Rs.1000)
Important:
Application no's will not be valid if the application is incomplete in terms of information or is not accompanied with the requisite documents or payment confirmations.

2. Apply Offline
  • Download Application
Please fill in your details and register yourself below before downloading the prospectus and application form .Candidates should print the application form, complete it in all respects and mail it to Admissions Office along with the demand draft of total fees. The DD should be drawn in the name of 'Manipal University' payable at Manipal or Udupi. The total amount includes following components:
  1. Application Fee of Rs.500. This is mandatory for all applicants.
  2. Entrance test Fee of Rs.1000, only if the course you are applying requires entrance test.Click here for the list of courses.
  • Sale Outlets:
  1. State Bank of India
  2. Syndicate Bank
Purchase the application forms from selected branches of State Bank of India or Syndicate Bank. Click here for the list of branches.
OR
Write to Manipal University at the following address to request for application form.

Director, Admissions
Manipal University
Manipal – 576 104
Tel: 0 9243777700
admissions@manipal.edu

Saturday, November 20, 2010

TIPS TO IMPROVE UR CONCENTRATION

Here are a few tips to help you Improve your concentration
1. To enhance your concentration and powers of focus, count your steps when you walk. This is a particularly strong technique. Take six steps while taking a long inhale, hold your breath for another six steps, and then exhale for six steps. If six steps is too long for the breaths, do whatever you feel comfortable with. You will feel very alert, refreshed, internally quiet and centered after this exercise. So many people allow their minds to be filled with mental chatter. All peak performers appreciate the power of a quiet, clear mind which will concentrate steadily on all important tasks.
2. Enhance your will-power; it is likely one of the best training programs you can invest in. Here are some ideas to strengthen your will and become a stronger person:

a) Do not let your mind float like a piece of paper in the wind. Work hard to keep it focused at all times. When doing a task, think of nothing else. When walking to work, count the steps that it takes to get all the way to the office. This is not easy but your mind will soon understand that you hold its reins and not vice versa. Your mind must eventually become as still as a candle flame in a corner where there is no draft.
b) Your will is like a muscle. You must first exercise it and then push before it gets stronger. This necessarily involves short term pain but be assured that the improvements will come and will touch your character in a most positive way. When you are hungry, wait another hour before your meal. When you are laboring over a difficult task and your mind is prompting you to pick up the latest magazine for a break or to get up and go talk to a friend, curb the impulse. Soon you will be able to sit for hours in a precisely concentrated state. Sir Issac Newton, one of the greatest classical physicists the world has produced, once said: "if I have done the public any service, it is due to patient thought." Newton had a remarkable ability to sit quietly and think without interruption for very long periods of time. If he can develop this so can you.


c) You can also build your will-power by restraint in your conduct with others. Speak less (use the 60/40 Rule = listen 60% of the time and speak a mere 40%, if that). This will not only make you more popular but you will learn much wisdom as everyone we meet, every day has something to teach us. Also restrain the urge to gossip or to condemn someone who you feel has made a mistake. Stop complaining and develop a cheerful, vital and strong personality. You will greatly influence others.

3. Become a highly disciplined time manager. There are roughly 168 hours in a week. This surely allows plenty of time for achievement of the many goals we desire to accomplish. Be ruthless with your time. Set aside a few minutes each morning to plan your day. Plan around your priorities and focus on not only those tasks which are immediate but not important (i.e., many telephone calls) but especially on those which are important but not urgent, for these allow for the greatest personal and professional development. Important but not immediate activities are those which produce long-term, sustainable benefits and include exercise, strategic planning, the development of relationships and professional education. Never let the things which matter most be placed in the backseat as compared to those that matter least.
4.The Two Minute Mind is an excellent exercise for developing concentration. Simply stare at the second hand on your wristwatch for two minutes and think about nothing else for that time. At first your mind will wander but after 21 days of practice, your attention will not waver during the routine. One of the greatest qualities a person can develop to ensure his success is the ability to focus for extended periods of time. Learn to build up your concentration muscles and no task will be too difficult for you.
5. To enhance your concentration, read a passage in a book you have never explored. Then try to recite it verbatim. Practice this for only 5 minutes a day and enjoy the results which follow after a few months of effort.
6. 83% of our sensory input comes from our eyes. To truly concentrate on something, shut your eyes and you will remove much distraction.

MURDER - A STUDY PLAN

MURDER- A STUDY PLAN
Mood:
Set a positive mood for yourself to study in.
Select the appropriate time, environment, and attitude

Understand:
Mark any information you don't understand in a particular unit;
Keep a focus on one unit or a manageable group of exercises

Recall:
After studying the unit,
stop and put what you have learned into your own words

Digest:
Go back to what you did not understand and reconsider the information;
Contact external expert sources (e.g., other books or an instructor) if you still cannot understand it

Expand:
In this step, ask three kinds of questions concerning the studied material:
o If I could speak to the author, what questions would I ask or what criticism would I offer?
o How could I apply this material to what I am interested in?
o How could I make this information interesting and understandable to other students?

Review:
Go over the material you've covered,
Review what strategies helped you understand and/or retain information in the past and apply these to your current studies

TIPS TO MANAGE UR TIME

TIPS TO MANAGE UR TIME
 Studying is a big commitment and needs time to work on it. Managing time is the best way for students to succeed. By managing your time, other commitments can be fulfilled and you can study without distractions. But finance and child care are serious problems. I found that the only way to get good grades was by doing less paid work so that I had more time for my studies. The problems are real, but make your action plan for the week and stick to it. This will help you study and deal with your other responsibilities in the best way.


You need to balance time. If you are bad at balancing things make a personal timetable. Even if you do not stick to it, you will have an idea what you should be doing each day. This is better than trying to do everything each day and, at the end of the week, not achieve anything.
  • Choose a degree you are generally interested in rather than studying for the sake of having a degree. You will learn more because you are interested in the subject.

  • Always look at your assignments as a challenge rather than saying "it is too hard". A task thought of as too hard can slow you down to a standstill. The same task thought of as a challenge can spur you on.

  • It is best to keep up with your work. A timetable should be arranged each week, to ensure that you do not fall behind.

  • You should be aware of all your assignments and deadlines from the earliest stages of each Class/Semester. You can make a calendar for each module, stick on the wall in your room, where you can refer to it as and when the need arises.

  • If you organise your studies around the important outside commitments you have, such as work and family, you will find that you can cope quite well with what is expected of you.
Here are some tips to improve your study, but they will only work if you manage your time to get the best out of study.
  • Do not leave your course work to the last minute
  • Make sure you understand the lecture before you leave the classroom.
  • Be prepared to ask questions.
  • Read your text books and lecture notes again and again as you get new information.
  • You should be prepared to spend at least 3 to 4 hours every day reading lecture notes and text books, and gathering information.

Tips for getting the best out of study at College/ university are:
* Try to attend all lectures, seminars and workshops. Although, obviously there will be times when for some personal reasons you cannot attend.
* Do work when you get it
* Work with others.
* To stop yourself from getting stressed and overloaded with work, try to organise time for your study in and around others demands on your life. Try to make a healthy balance of all of them.
Balancing study and other aspects of your life
Manage your time well for each module, but also make sure you get a good balance between work and social life. That is vital for life in general.
Set aside time specifically for each subject. Try to study one subject a day.
How to go about managing TIME
LIST all your activities on a piece of paper. How much time do you spend, on average, completing homework or studying?

What organizations do you belong to and when do they meet?

What sports are you involved in and when are the practices and games held? You get the picture. Put them in your
planner, in PENCIL, in case you need to adjust things later on.

PRIORITIZE. Give each item a number or letter as to how important it is. and according to when it needs to be
completed.
For example:
A. Needs to be done today.
B. Can wait until A tasks are finished.
C. Not that important and can wait until a later time or date.
GET REAL. You may want to list that Biology assignment as a C task but if your marks slip we don't see many Cricket Matches or Nach Baliya or BIG Boss in your future. Keep yourself honest and get the studying done first so you can fun later on.
Stay FOCUSED. The key to a managing your time with a calendar or planner is to stick with it. If it sits in your dresser drawer and never is used, it isn't serving its purpose very well. Make sure to keep at it and keep it up to date. Cross off tasks
If you do this SUCCESS IS YOURS !

Friday, November 19, 2010

CBSE AIPMT-2011

CBSE AIPMT-2011

CENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION DELHI

All India Pre-Medical / Pre-Dental Entrance Examination (AIPMT) 2011


ADMISSION NOTICE 2011
Applications are invited in the prescribed form for All India Pre-Medical / Pre-Dental Entrance Examination (AIPMT) 2011to be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi as per the following schedule for admission to 15% of the total seats for Medical/Dental Courses in all Medical/Dental Colleges run by the Union of India, State Governments, Municipal and other local authorities in India except in the States of ANDHRA PRADESH AND JAMMU &
KASHMIR :-
1. Preliminary Examination - 3rd April, 2011 (Sunday)
2. Final Examination - 15th May, 2011 (Sunday)
PATTERN OF EXAMINATION: BOTH PRELIMINARY AND FINAL EXAMINATION WOULD BE OBJECTIVE TYPE.

Eligibility for CBSE AIPMT 2011

(i) He/She has completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year M.B.B.S./B.D.S. course and is an INDIAN NATIONAL.

(ii) The upper age limit for All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Examination is 25 years as on 31st December of the year of the entrance examination. Further provided that upper age limit shall be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for the candidates of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes.

(iii) The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at All India Pre-Medical/Pre- Dental Entrance Examination shall be limited to 3 (three) uniformly for all the candidates.

(iv) The candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology at the qualifying examination. In respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together in qualifying examination be 40% instead of 50% for General Candidates. Further, for persons for locomotory disability of lower limbs, the minimum of 45% marks for General-PH and 40% marks for SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH are required. Those who are taking plus two examination in 2011 can also appear for the entrance test provisionally subject to their fulfilling the conditions later.

(v) 15% seats for SC candidates, 7.5% seats for ST candidates, 27% seats for non-creamy layer OBC candidates in Central Institutions only and 3% seats on horizontal basis for Physically Handicapped candidates are reserved in 15% All India Quota for MBBS/BDS courses.

CBSE AIPMT 2011 Important Dates

Sale of bulletin: 13th December, 2010 to 31st December, 2010
Online submission: 15th November, 2010 to 31st December, 2010
Last date of receipt of off line application: 07th January, 2011
Last date of receipt of online application (confirmation page): 07th January, 2011

How to Apply 

Online

Online submission of application may be made by accessing the board’s website www.aipmt.nic.in from 15th November, 2010 (10.00 a.m.) to 31st December, 2010 (5.00 p.m.). Instructions for sending online application, payment of fee and computer generated printout are available on website. Candidates submitting online application have been given exemption of Rs 100/- in the examination fee irrespective of their category
Accordingly, fee of Rs 700/- for general/OBC category candidates and Rs 350/- for SC/ST category candidates may be remitted in the following ways; by credit card, or through demand draft in favour of Secretary, central board of secondary education, Delhi drawn on any nationalized bank payable at Delhi
Offline
Offline submission of application may be made on the prescribed application form. The information bulletin and application form costing Rs 800/- for General/OBC category and Rs 450/- for SC/ST category can be obtained against cash payment from the designated branches of Canara bank/regional offices of the CBSE between 13th December, 2010 to 31st December, 2010. Information bulletin and application form can also be obtained by post from the board by sending a written request with a demand draft for Rs 850/- for general/OBC category and Rs 500/- for SC/ST category payable to the secretary, central board of secondary education, Delhi along with a self addressed envelope of size 12”x10”. The request must reach to the board on or before 24th December, 2010. The request should be superscribed as request for information bulletin and application form for AIPMT-2011
IMPORTANT
-Candidates must purchase the application forms from the designated branches of Canara bank or regional offices of CBSE only. Application form obtained from an unauthorized source will be rejected
-Candidates are advised to dispatch their filled in application forms through registered post/speed post only. Candidates are also advised not to dispatch application form by courier
-Application may be submitted with late fee also. Related details are available on website
-Application forms after later date will not be accepted irrespective of the date of booking


- Detailed information is available on Board’s website www.aipmt.nic.in

Sunday, November 14, 2010

AIPMT-2011 BIOLOGY SYLLABUS

BIOLOGY (BOTANY & ZOOLOGY)

Unit : 1 Diversity in Living World

Biology – its meaning and relevance to mankind
What is living; Taxonomic categories and aids (Botanical gardens, herbaria, museums, zoological parks); Systematics and Binomial system of nomenclature.
Introductory classification of living organisms (Two-kingdom system, Five-kingdom system); Major groups of each kingdom alongwith their salient features (Monera, including Archaebacteria and Cyanobacteria, Protista, Fungi, Plantae, Animalia); Viruses; Lichens
Plant kingdom – Salient features of major groups (Algae to Angiosperms);
Animal kingdom – Salient features of Nonchordates up to phylum, and Chordates up to class level.
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Unit : 2 Cell : The Unit of Life; Structure and Function

Cell wall; Cell membrane; Endomembrane system (ER, Golgi apparatus/Dictyosome, Lysosomes, Vacuoles); Mitochondria; Plastids; Ribosomes; Cytoskeleton; Cilia and Flagella; Centrosome and Centriole; Nucleus; Microbodies.
Structural differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic, and between plant and animal cells. Cell cycle (various phases); Mitosis; Meiosis.
Biomolecules – Structure and function of Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids, and Nucleic acids.
Enzymes – Chemical nature, types, properties and mechanism of action.
Unit : 3 Genetics and Evolution
Mendelian inheritance; Chromosome theory of inheritance; Gene interaction; Incomplete dominance; Co-dominance; Complementary genes; Multiple alleles;
Linkage and Crossing over; Inheritance patterns of hemophilia and blood [^] groups in humans.
DNA –its organization and replication; Transcription and Translation; Gene expression and regulation; DNA fingerprinting.
Theories and evidences of evolution, including modern Darwinism.
Unit : 4 Structure and Function – Plants

Morphology of a flowering plant; Tissues and tissue systems in plants;
Anatomy and function of root, stem(including modifications), leaf, inflorescence, flower (including position and arrangement of different whorls, placentation), fruit and seed; Types of fruit; Secondary growth;
Absorption and movement of water (including diffusion, osmosis and water relations of cell) and of nutrients;
Translocation of food; Transpiration and gaseous exchange; Mechanism of stomatal movement.
Mineral nutrition – Macro- and micro-nutrients in plants including deficiency disorders; Biological nitrogen fixation mechanism.
Photosynthesis – Light reaction, cyclic and non-cyclic photophosphorylation; Various pathways of carbon dioxide fixation; Photorespiration; Limiting factors .
Respiration – Anaerobic, Fermentation, Aerobic; Glycolysis, TCA cycle; Electron transport system; Energy relations.
Unit : 5 Structure and Function - Animals

Tissues; Elementary knowledge of morphology, anatomy and functions of different systems of earthworm, cockroach and frog.
Human Physiology – Digestive system - organs, digestion and absorption; Respiratory system – organs, breathing and exchange and transport of gases. Body fluids and circulation – Blood, lymph, double circulation, regulation of cardiac activity; Hypertension, Coronary artery diseases.
Excretion system – Urine formation, regulation of kidney function
Locomotion and movement – Skeletal system, joints, muscles, types of movement.
Control and co-ordination – Central and peripheral nervous systems, structure and function of neuron, reflex action and sensory reception; Role of various types of endocrine glands; Mechanism of hormone action.
Unit : 6 Reproduction, Growth and Movement in Plants

Asexual methods of reproduction; Sexual Reproduction - Development of male and female gametophytes; Pollination (Types and agents); Fertilization; Development of embryo, endosperm, seed and fruit (including parthenocarpy and apomixis).
Growth and Movement – Growth phases; Types of growth regulators and their role in seed dormancy, germination and movement; Apical dominance; Senescence; Abscission; Photo- periodism; Vernalisation; Various types of movements.
Unit : 7 Reproduction and Development in Humans

Male and female reproductive systems; Menstrual cycle; Gamete production; Fertilisation; Implantation; Embryo development; Pregnancy and parturition; Birth control and contraception.
Unit : 8 Ecology and Environment

Meaning of ecology, environment, habitat and niche.
Ecological levels of organization (organism to biosphere); Characteristics of Species, Population, Biotic Community and Ecosystem; Succession and Climax.
Ecosystem – Biotic and abiotic components; Ecological pyramids; Food chain and Food web; Energy flow; Major types of ecosystems including agroecosystem.
Ecological adaptations – Structural and physiological features in plants and animals of aquatic and desert habitats.
Biodiversity – Meaning, types and conservation strategies (Biosphere reserves, National parks and Sanctuaries)
Environmental Issues – Air and Water Pollution (sources and major pollutants); Global warming and Climate change; Ozone depletion; Noise pollution; Radioactive pollution; Methods of pollution control (including an idea [^] of bioremediation); Deforestation; Extinction of species (Hot Spots).
Unit : 9 Biology and Human Welfare

Animal husbandry – Livestock, Poultry, Fisheries; Major animal diseases and their control. Pathogens of major communicable diseases of humans caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses, protozoans and helminths, and their control.
Cancer; AIDS.
Adolescence and drug/alcohol abuse;
Basic concepts of immunology.
Plant Breeding and Tissue Culture in crop improvement.
Biofertilisers (green manure, symbiotic and free- living [^] nitrogen-fixing microbes, mycorrhizae);
Biopesticides (micro-organisms as biocontrol agents for pests and pathogens); Bioherbicides;
Microorganisms as pathogens of plant diseases with special reference to rust and smut of wheat, bacterial leaf blight of rice, late blight of potato, bean mosaic, and root - knot of vegetables.
Bioenergy – Hydrocarbon - rich plants as substitute of fossil fuels.
Unit : 10 Biotechnology and its Applications

Microbes as ideal system for biotechnology;
Microbial technology in food processing, industrial production (alcohol, acids, enzymes, antibiotics), sewage treatment and energy generation.
Steps in recombinant DNA technology – restriction enzymes, DNA insertion by vectors and other methods,
regeneration of recombinants.
Applications of R-DNA technology. In human health [^] –Production of Insulin, Vaccines and Growth hormones,
Organ transplant, Gene therapy. In Industry – Production of expensive enzymes, strain improvement to scale up bioprocesses. In Agriculture – GM crops by transfer of genes for nitrogen fixation, herbicide-resistance and pestresistance including Bt crops.

AIIMS-2011 ENTRANCE EXAM

AIIMS MBBS 2011 Entrance exam important dates :
Submission of Application form – from mid February 2011 – Mid March 2011
Tentative date of written exam – first week of June 2011
AIIMS MBBS 2011 Eligibility Criteria : Those who are interested in getting admission in AIIMS MBBS program has to be eligible to fill the form & give the exam. He / She must have passed 12th exam from a recognized board with at least 60% aggregate marks. Student should have Physics, Chemistry and Biology as compulsory subjects in 11th & 12th. Also, the age should be at least 17yrs. Those who are appearing in the final exams of the qualifying exam in 2011, can also apply for this exam.
AIIMS MBBS 2011 Exam Pattern : There will be written exam of 3 1/2 hours duration. There will be 200 multiple choice questions in the exam. There will be 60 questions each on Physics, Chemistry and Biology and 20 questions on General knowledge. For wrong answer, marks will be deducted.
AIIMS MBBS 2011 Application procedure : The application form can be obtained from the Bank of India branches as indicated. Also, one can get the form from AIIMS by requesting for the form along with the demand draft.

CARISSA CARANDAS

Ratio between leaves ,branches and thorns at each node is 1:1:2 (2:2:4)
each node produce two branches and each one ends with two thorns

ASPARAGUS

Asparagus, perennial garden vegetable (Asparagus officinalis) of the family Liliaceae (lily lily, common name for the Liliaceae, a plant family numbering several thousand species of as many as 300 genera, widely distributed over the earth and particularly abundant in warm temperate and tropical regions. Most species are perennial herbs characterized by bulbs (or other forms of enlarged underground stem) from which grow erect clusters of narrow, grasslike leaves or leafy stems. A few are woody and some are small trees. family), native to the E Mediterranean area and now naturalized over much of the world. As in the other species of this Old World genus of succulent plants, the stems are green and function as leaves, while the leaves themselves are reduced to small scales. The tender shoots of asparagus are cut and eaten in the spring. It grows wild in the salt marshes of Europe and Asia, where it has also been under cultivation from antiquity. In early times it was regarded as a panacea. Cato in his On Farming gave directions for growing asparagus similar to those in a modern manual of agriculture. The San Joaquin valley is the main asparagus-growing area of the United States; over half the crop is processed, i.e., canned or frozen. The feathery sprays of the mature garden asparagus are sometimes used by florists, but more popular for decorative purposes are other plants of the same genus-the asparagus fern (A. plumosus, not a true fern) and the florists' smilax (A. asparagoides), both climbing vines native to S Africa. The wild smilax, usually called greenbrier, belongs to the genus Smilax. Asparagus is classified in the division Magnoliophyta Magnoliophyta , division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms,class Liliopsida, order Liliales, family Liliaceae.
 Asparagus Officinalis Extract INCI Name Asparagus Officinalis Extract Asparagus Officinalis Root Extract CAS 84649-90-1 EINECS ELINCS No 283-471-7 aqueous extracts of asparagus photo picture image

 Stems - Up to 6 feet tall, herbaceous, erect, much branched, glabrous, from rhizomes. Branches thin and drooping.To 2m tall, herbaceous, erect, much branched, glabrous, from rhizomes, green. Branches thin and drooping.

 Leaves - Fernlike (actually branches functioning as leaves). They appear somewhat like pine needles. Alternate and reduced to scales on main stem, glabrous. Leaves of upper branches linear, to 2.5cm long, .5mm broad, in groups of 1-5 per node, glabrous, appearing as if in fascicles like pine needles.

 Flowers - Seldom noticed; whitish-green; stamens 6; anthers orange; appear from May - June.Perianth segments(tepals) whitish-green, to 6.5mm long, 1.5mm broad, with subscarious margins, rounded to obtuse at apex, glabrous. Stamens 6, adnate at base of perianth segments, included. Filaments to 3mm long, glabrous. Anthers orange, 1.6mm long. Style 1.1mm long, glabrous. Stigmas 3. Ovary superior, 1.8mm long, green, 3-locular. Berries to 1cm in diameter, red, glabrous, with 3-6 seeds.

 Inflorescence - Single or paired flowers from leaf axils. Pedicels jointed, to +1cm long, glabrous.

 Habitat: Pastures, fencerows, old cultivated fields, disturbed sites, open woods, roadsides, railroads. Escaped from cultivation. Native to Europe.

 Asparagus root consists of the rhizome of Asparagus officinalis L. [Fam. Liliaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage. The rhizome contains saponins.

 Asparagus Root is also known by the names Sparrowgrass, Tien Men Tong, and Shatavari. Asparagus is a perennial plant with short, horizontal rootstock having long, thick roots and sending up the young shoots that we eat as vegetables. The parts of this plant used medicinally are the root, shoots, and seeds. The word Asparagus is from the Persian "asparag", referring to tender shoots that can be consumed. Due to its phallic shape, it has long been regarded as an aphrodisiac. The Ayurvedic name, Shatavari, means "she who has one hundred husbands". Asparagus Root has been used to help one develop peace of mind, a loving nature, a good memory, and a calm spirit. Asparagus is a highly regarded herb worldwide. Chinese pharmacists save the best roots of this plant for their families and friends in the belief that it will increase feelings of compassion and love. In India, Asparagus is used to promote fertility, reduce menstrual cramping, and increase milk production in nursing mothers. In the Western world, it has been touted as an aphrodisiac. These customs and beliefs are not mere superstition - the root contains compounds called steroidal glycosides (asparagoside) that directly affect hormone production and may very well influence emotions. Asparagus is also high in folic acid, which is essential for production of new red blood cells. Other primary chemical constituents of Asparagus include essential oil, asparagine, arginine, tyrosine, flavonoids (kaempferol, quercitin, rutin), resin, and tannin. Asparagus acts to increase cellular activity in the kidneys and thus increases the rate of urine production. This herb also encourages evacuation of the bowels by increasing fecal bulk with undigested fiber. The roots considered diuretic, laxative, induce sweating, and are recommended for gout, dropsy, and rheumatism. Chinese studies report that the roots can also lower blood pressure. The powdered seeds have antibiotic properties and help to relieve nausea while calming the stomach.Studies report that green Asparagus aids protein conversion into amino acids. Because Asparagus helps to dissolve uric and oxalic acid, it benefits arthritic conditions and kidney stones. It is also a nourishing, blood-building tonic that enhances the health of both male and female reproductive organs. In India, the racemosa species is used to increase sperm count and nourish the ovum. Known topical applications have included use as a poultice and compress for muscle spasms and stiff joints. This herb also has culinary applications - the young shoots are eaten raw or cooked in salads and omelets; the root and shoots are added to soups; the seeds can be roasted and used as a coffee substitute. The common name Asparagus also includes the species Asparagus racemosus and Asparagus cochinchinensis, which are often used interchangeably with Asparagus officinalis.
 Asparagus Officinalis Extract INCI Name Asparagus Officinalis Extract Asparagus Officinalis Root Extract CAS 84649-90-1 EINECS ELINCS No 283-471-7 aqueous extracts of asparagus photo picture image

 Physical Characteristics:

 Perennial growing to 1.5m by 0.75m.

 It is hardy to zone 4 and is not frost tender. It is in flower in August, and the seeds ripen from September to October. The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required) and are pollinated by Bees. The plant not is self-fertile. It is noted for attracting wildlife.

 The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and requires well-drained soil. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very acid, very alkaline and saline soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It requires moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

SOME TIPS JUST BEFORE THE TEST

Some tips just before the test

1. Take at least 6-8 hours of sound sleep before the test to keep yourself fresh and awake while solving questions.

2. Don’t forget to take breakfast or meal before the examination so that you don’t feel drowsy or weak during the paper. Some students have a habit of going to the centre without eating any thing .NEVER GO TO THE CENTRE ON AN EMPTY STOMACH

3. Make a list of all required objects for the exams like wrist watch ( in proper working condition ) pen ,pencil ,rubber, sharpener, hall ticket and other relevant stationary etc and always check this list before proceeding to the examination centre.

4. Revise only those topics that you have studied earlier. Do not start reading any new topic just before the exams, since this will be wastage of time and you may forget the information you have already gained and it can also confuse you at that crucial time.

5. You should try to reach the center at least half an hour before the examination and if you haven't seen it before, then you must go and visit the center a day before the examination.

6. If your examination center is in another city- in that case try to reach there one day before the examination.

7. Some students complain of nausea or headache close to the test. If you also have any such problem, keep relevant medicines with you.

8. If you have your own vehicle, ensure it is in proper running condition and has enough fuel in its tank. Now try to reach the test center at least 1 hour before the exam so that you can manage the time in case of any unforeseen incidents (accident, tyre puncture traffic jams etc)

9. If you do not have a vehicle, ensure a means of traveling that reaches you to the center well in time; again give at least an hour of time for unforeseen delays...
10. Last but not the least always pray to god and take the blessings of your parents before leaving the home

TIPS IN EXAMINATION HALL

1 Before start doing the paper, First thing is to maintain your cool stabilize yourself. Keep your eyes closed for 30 seconds, remember your god, your parents and other loved ones and finally your ambition. And when you feel your heart beats are normal and your confidence is back, open your eyes

2 Synchronize your watch with the clock in the examination hall

3 Open your hall ticket and keep it with other stationary on your table. It can save your valuable time and also distraction during the exams.

4 Read the instructions given on the question paper very carefully. also listen carefully any announcement made by the examination authority in your room.

5 Use pen or pencil as suggested by the examination authority, also keep in mind about the allowed color of the pen. Mostly black or blue pen are allowed and red pen is forbidden so keep this in mind

6 Fill up your details in the answer sheet with full senses intact any mistake at this point can cost your seat, even if you perform outstandingly in the exams.

7 Take a quick glance of the whole paper; go through all the pages of it quickly so that you can get aware of types of questions and their placement in the paper but it should be done in first 2 or 3 minutes only.

8 Develop art of judging the question .You should be able to judge, whether you should go for it or not. Every question has equal marks, easier o tough. So it is important to judge the question. You should never attempt any question which you don’t know head and tail of it.

9 You can proceed with the paper in the order of questions or can attempt it subject wise according to you command over the subjects. This is your personal priority. Take the strongest subject first and weaker latter.

10 While attempting multiple choice questions ( MCQs ), use 4 stages method

  1st stage these questions are from topics that you have prepared well. You have done questions containing similar concepts earlier with ease and you are confident that you will be able to solve these. These are the easiest questions for you and the most scoring ones also .do it fast but without any carelessness. There is no place of mistakes in these questions; it is like a bonus round so try to score as much as possible.


 2nd stage you know you can solve these questions but they are a bit time-consuming, nevertheless you are confident you will be able to crack them when you come back to them. These questions should be attempted in the second round of question attempting, tick them in the first stage for easy identification later.
  3rd stage: these are the most time consuming questions you are not sure you can crack them rightly or not but you can give it a try after doing 1st and 2nd stage questions. Mark them double tick for easy identification later.

  4th stage these are the questions you have no idea about...Encircle them (for identification) and don’t attempt them.

11 Never attempt many questions at the same time. Concentrate on only one question at a time. Give your 100% to it and solve it correctly remember attempting the questions in haste increases the chances of error only.

12 Carry out all rough work only in the space given in the paper. If you need a diagram or picture to understand questions in say physics or biology etc, do make one. Don’t hesitate to do the rough work.

13 Use the value of constants given in the question paper in solving a numerical. If the value is not mentioned, than only use the one you remember. Sometimes the value given is not the exact one but it is the one which will derive the right answer.

14Give all three subjects equal time

15 Keep your eye on the watch. If any question is taking more than expected time, leave it for the last moment.

16 Many students do silly mistakes like marking option of the different question on the answer sheet, sometimes marking the whole column wrong ( frame shift mutation, as I called it) so always keep a ruler or scale horizontally over the answer sheet while marking to minimize these mistakes.


17 At last count the no of circles (left questions) and the match them with the all blank options question no. on the answer sheet to ensure that the questions you left are really the ones left unmarked on the answer sheet

Dear the most important point in the whole mission selection is “how you perform on the day of the entrance test"

Asthra