CBSE Clears 8,000 New Schools for Affiliation

CBSE Clears 8,000 New Schools for Affiliation

Quality education has become a priority for the Central Board of School Education. Hence, CBSE has made the unprecedented move of granting affiliation to 8000 schools. What is it? The Board has decided to grant “affiliated” status to almost all the schools which have applied for the application process. This includes cases dating back to 2007. What’s the reason behind this? The latest move comes after the board revised its bye-laws. Now, the entire process…

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Write NEET from Your District

Write NEET from Your District

Sitting for the NEET exam is going to be easy for medical aspirants, as they no longer have to travel to the centers located miles away. One can write the exam from their district itself. What is it? From the coming academic year, medical studies aspirants will be writing the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) in their respective districts, Union Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar informed Rajya Sabha on Thursday. The assurance came when a member spoke about…

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JEE (Main), NEET to be Held Twice a Year

JEE (Main), NEET to be Held Twice a Year

NEET and JEE aspirants can heave a sigh a relief now, as govt. announces twice a year examination pattern, spanning multiple days. What is it? Two of India’s most popular competitive exams, the JEE (Main) and NEET, will now be held twice a year. The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (Main), for undergraduate admission into various engineering colleges, will be held in January and April. The National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET), for admission into medical…

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Aspirants in a Fix Over NEET-1 Answer Key Delay

Aspirants in a Fix Over NEET-1 Answer Key Delay

With registration for national eligibility-cum-entrance test (NEET-2) ending on June 25 and CBSE not releasing the answer keys of NEET-1, students are in a fix and unable to decide whether to apply for NEET-2 or not.  This because applying to NEET-2 will mean surrendering the marks scored in NEET-1. Parents and academicians have started writing to the CBSE through e-mails, requesting them to display the answer key so that it enables students to calculate their…

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CBSE Results: Girls Outshine Boys

CBSE Results: Girls Outshine Boys

With a pass percentage of 88.58 per cent, girls once again outperformed boys in the CBSE Class XII Board examination, the results of which were declared on Saturday. Boys recorded a pass percentage of 78.85 per cent. Girls have secured first top three positions. Sukriti Gupta of Montfort School in Delhi has topped the exams, scoring 497 marks out of 500. Regionwise, south India has done better than others. Thiruvananthapuram region is number 1 with…

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Over Six Lakh Students Appear for NEET-I

Over Six Lakh Students Appear for NEET-I

More than six lakh students on Sunday appeared for the first phase of the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), a common medical entrance test for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses across the country. According to CBSE officials who conducted the test, over 6.67 lakh students had registered for the exam. The CBSE had allowed candidates to wear traditional and religious clothes, including burqas, in exam halls. The Supreme court had cleared the decks for…

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CBSE Announces Results of JEE (Main) 2016

CBSE Announces Results of JEE (Main) 2016

The CBSE on wednesday announced the results of JEE (Main) 2016 for admission to IITs and other engineering colleges. CBSE said 1,98,228 candidates cleared the examination which was held both online and offline in 132 cities earlier this month. Nearly 12 lakh candidates had taken this exam of which 19,820 have qualified for the JEE (Advanced) online while 1,78,408 candidates have qualified for the JEE (Advanced) offline test. The cut-off for General category students was…

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CBSE Issues Advisory To Schools To Use NCERT Textbooks

CBSE Issues Advisory To Schools To Use NCERT Textbooks

Central Board of Secondary Education has put up an advisory to schools affiliated to it to use the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) books for all classes. CBSE has received reports and complaints from parents that they were pressurised by schools to buy an excessive number of textbooks published by others. Calling prescription of too many books and coercing parents and children to buy the same as unhealthy, the board reiterated that…

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