Wednesday, July 15, 2009

MAT 2009 - Management Aptitude Test

MAT goes online

Entrance Test for MBA and Allied Programmes of over 160 Business Schools
Visit website: for details

Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline. Final year students of Graduate Courses

How to apply: Candidate can choose any one of the three modes to apply

• Obtain Form with MAT Bulletin/CD against cash payment of Rs 980/- from listed branches of Bank of Baroda, listed Study Centres of AIMA or from AIMA, New Delhi (Phones 011-24653382 & 41757046)

• Obtain crossed DD of Rs. 1050/- in favour of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at Delhi from any Bank. Register online at website link

• Register online at website link with Credit Card payment. Detailed procedure is given on the website link

How to take the test: Candidate can choose any one of the two options

Paper-Pencil Test or Computer Based Test (Online Test)

• Paper-Pencil Test will be held on 06 September 2009 (Sunday). The paper-pencil test timing is 1000 – 1230 hrs

• Computer Based Test (Online Test) will be held from 07 September 2009 (Monday) onwards in different time slots at specified test venues; subject to number of candidates registering for Computer Based Test.

Branches for sale of MAT form: Agra – 2464362, Ahmedabad – 26585175, Ajmer – 2622019, Allahabad – 2624394, Amritsar – 2554042, Aurangabad – 2334345, Bangalore – 22259604, Bareilly – 2557474, Baroda – 2791724, Belgaum – 4208349, Bhagalpur – 2421317, Aurangabad – 2334345, Bangalore – 22259604, Bareilly – 2557474, Baroda – 2791724, Belgaum – 4208349, Bhagalpur – 2421317, Bhopal – 4257152, Bhubaneswar – 2532214, Bikaner – 2202915, Bilaspur – 238715, Calicut – 2723250, Chandigarh – 5007208, Chennai – 23454241, Coimbatore – 2300047, Dehradun – 252035, Delhi Defence Colony – 24622063, Laxmi Nagar – 22540338, Uttam Nagar – 25333344, Jawahar Nagar – 23851235, Dhanbad – 252035, Ernakulam – 2351205, Erode – 2214102, Faridabad – 2419914, Gorakhpur – 2333953, Gurgaon – 2320098, Guwahati – 2549946, Gwalior – 2421991, Hissar – 232029, Hyderabad – 23465102, Indore – 2454173, Jabalpur – 2481475, Jaipur – 2577047, Jaipur – 2377807, Jammu – 2451481, Jamshedpur – 2424723, Jodhpur – 2636613, Kanpur – 2310820, Kolkata – 22297120, Kota – 2380628, Kottayam – 2564577, Kurukshetra – 222811, Lucknow – 2616113, Ludhiana – 2745630, Madurai – 2622938, Mangalore – 2424182, Meerut – 2661186, Mumbai-Borivalli (E) – 28923370, SM Road – 23433192, Muzaffarpur – 2245021, Mysore – 2521266, Nagpur – 2522859, Panipat – 2642016, Patna – 2225284, Pondicherry – 2337147, Pune – 26137530, Raipur – 2523572, Rajkot – 2227615, Ranchi – 2218021, Rohtak – 257734, Salem – 2213901, Shillong – 2224601, Shimla – 2653153, Silliguri – 2430117, Surat – 2325145, Tiruchirapally – 2704268, Trivandrum – 2320254, Udaipur – 2420671, varanasi – 2414767, Vijaywada – 2574294, Vizag – 2569757

AIMA Study Centres: New Delhi – Asian Institute of Management Studies, 25454921, 25468536, Delhi Institute of Management and Services, 23316475, 9350390764, DIMS Institute of Management Studies, 23370989, 9811711699, Faridabad – Faridabad Institute of Management Studies, 2278895, 2273403, Noida – Vishwa Bharati Institute of Management, 2453404/9312321419

Last date of sale of forms/online registration: 10th August 2009 (Monday)

Last date for receipt of filled-in forms at AIMA, New Delhi: 13th August, 2009 (Thursday)

Management House, 14 Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003, Fax: 24626689, Email:, Website:

For MAT related queries, please contact AIMA help line at: 011-40770300

MAT Score is acceptable even to certain other Institutes for considering admission of candidates for Post Graduate Degree / Diploma programmes, besides the above Institutes, subject to specific cut-off marks and other admission parameters.

Q. How many Management Institutes participate in MAT. Do they keep on changing or remain the same? Is there a same admission criterion for each & every Institute? Are they recognized, by AICTE? Do they have hostel facility? What about the total fee?

A. The number of participating Management Institutes may vary. The number of MI’s keeps on changing from test to test. Admission criteria for every institute is different. All MIs participating in MAT are either AICTE approved or affiliated to some Universities, for further information you may contact the MIs/Universities of your choice. The list of various Management Institutes /Universities is available in MAT bulletin along with the admission notification. It may be worthwhile to go through the brochure of the Management Institutes for detailed information.

Q. What is the validity of MAT score?

A. Validity of the MAT score is for that particular session for most Management Institutes, but for AIMA-CME’s PGDM & PGDITM programmes, the score is valid for one year. For more detail, please visit our website:-

Q. What is the last date of submitting filled in MAT OMR Form?

A. Last date for submission is mentioned in the MAT bulletin. The last date also appears in the notification released by AIMA in various national & regional newspapers.

Q. Do applicant has to buy the prospectus of the MI’s opted by him/her?

A. For applying to MI’s it is suggested that the prospectus of the MI’s opted should be bought.

Q. Is MAT held all over the country what about a person living abroad? Can he/she apply for it?

A. MAT is conducted in all major cities in the country and in leading cities abroad. For further clarification, see MAT bulletin or contact our information centre.

Q. Do we get a separate Admit Card for appearing in MAT?

A. Candidate has to download his/her admit card from aima website 7 days before the Test Date with the registration form number. No separate admit card is mailed to candidate.

Q. Is there any age bar for it? Any Job experience required, to appear in MAT?

A. There is no age bar. Job experience is not necessary.

Q. Is appearance in MAT necessary for getting admission into PGDM/ MBA programme ?

A. Yes, MAT is necessary for admission into PGDM / equivalent programmes offered by AIMA or other MIs who participate in it.

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NTSE-2010 National Talent Search Examination Notification - Scholarship Exam

National Talent Search Scheme is a flagship activity of the NCERT started in the year 1963. The purpose of the scheme was to identify talented students and nurture their talent. Talent refers to the potentiality that manifests itself in a high level of performance in one or more specialized areas. The scheme, therefore, covers areas like Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Management and Law. It honours and helps talented students by providing financial assistance in the form of a monthly scholarship. For the courses in Basic Sciences, Social Sciences and Commerce, this assistance is provided up to Ph.D. level. For professional courses like Engineering, Medicine, Management and Law this assistance is given only up to Post Graduation. From the selection year 2010, the NCERT will conduct the National Talent Search Examination for students studying in Class VIII only.

1. Scholarships: On the basis of the examination conducted, 1000 scholarships will be awarded for each group of students appearing for Class VIII examinations. The amount of scholarship will be Rs.500/- per month as per NTS rules.

2. Reservation: 15% scholarships will be reserved for students belonging to the SC category, 7.5% scholarships for students belonging to the ST category and 3% for Physically Challenged Group of Students each in respect of the class VIII.

3. Selection: There will be two-stage selection process for award of scholarship. For Stage-I, selection will be done by States/UTs through a written examination. Students who qualify Stage I will be eligible to appear for Stage II examination conducted by NCERT.

4. The States/UTs will also conduct the selection test for National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme along with the Stage-I written examination for NTS.

5. NTSE 2010 Important Dates:

Dates for Submission of Application Form and conduct of examination are given below:

Stage I (State)

Last Date for Submission of Application Form - 31 August, 2009

Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands - 7 November, 2009 (Saturday)

Examination in All other States and Union Territories - 8 November, 2009 (Sunday)

Stage II (National)

Examination in All States and Union Territories - 9 May, 2010 (Sunday)

6. Eligibility: Students of Class VIII studying in recognized schools are eligible to appear for the respective Class VIII Stage I examination conducted by the States/UTs in which the schools are located. There will be no domicile restriction.

7. Examination: The pattern of written examination for Class VIII will be as follows:

• Stage I examination at the State/UT level will comprise two parts, namely (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT) and (b) Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) covering social sciences, sciences and mathematics.

• Stage II examination at the National level will comprise (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT), (b) Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) covering social sciences, sciences and mathematics, (c) Interview. Only those candidates who qualify the written examination at the National Level will be invited for interview.

8. State Quotas: Each State/Union Territory has been allotted a quota to recommend a specific number of candidates for the Stage II examination, the details of which will be made available on NCERT website. However, there will be no State/Union Territory Quota for the final award of scholarship after the Stage II examination. Reservation for SC, ST and physically challenged will be as notified in para 2 above.

9. NTSE Application Form: You may contact the State/UT Liaison officer for procuring application form. However, application form can be downloaded from NCERT website also. All correspondence relating to application forms should be addressed to the State Liaison Officers (LOs) whose addresses are given at the end/Website.

10. The completed application form duly signed by Principal of the school should be submitted to the LO/ concerned district official of the State before the last date.

11. Fees: States and Union Territories may notify the fee required (refer NCERT website) which will be paid for the Stage-I examination. However, NCERT does not charge any fee for the Stage-II examination.

12. Announcement of NTSE 2010 Results: NTSE Results of the Stage-I examination will be announced by the respective State Governments/ Union Territories. Results of Stage-II examination will be announced by NCERT.

13. Indian Students Studying Abroad can appear directly for Stage II NTS Examination under conditions prescribed in the NTS brochure for class VIII which is available on the NCERT website. Candidates may fill up relevant items of the Application Form available on the NCERT website and send to the undersigned along with a photocopy of the mark sheet of previous examination latest by March 15, 2010.

Department of Educational Measurement & Evaluation
National Council of Educational Research & Training
Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi-110016

For the addresses and phone numbers of Liaison Officers of other States and UTs, visit the NCERT Website:

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Monday, July 13, 2009

North Dakota Surveying

Guys as you all know North Dakota has a variety of rich and varied resources and abundant natural wealth.It has a lot of wealth earning resources like oil wells and land resources which are yet to be explored.These things matter a lot and hence need a proper surveying.

North Dakota surveying has become completely necessary and it has to be handled in a proper way because it involves many difficult tasks such as drafting plans,aerial and topographic photo surveying,hardcore engineering,CAD,and proper management to carry on the tasks.

After all these things are to decide on the future of the investor and the country.So I say when you are deciding on the firm to survey the land resources and oil wells be extra careful and select a reputed firm which has loads of experience and skilled manpower to carry out such stupendously risky tasks and that enables the company to take on projects "large and small" throughout North Dakota and neighboring states.

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Applications are invited for KVPY FELLOWSHIPS for school and college students interested in research careers

The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, offers attractive fellowships (Rs.4000 to Rs.7000 p.m) and contingency grants (equivalent of four months fellowships) to students studying in XI standard to B.Sc / Integrated M.Sc., and I/II year of B.E./B.Tech/B.Arch/MBBS. Selection to the program takes into account academic excellence and demonstrated interest in research.

Selection is open to Indian nationals studying in India.


• Stream SA : Students enrolled in the XI Standard (Science subjects) during the academic year 2009 – 2010 and have secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board Examination.

• Stream SB + 2 (SX) : Students enrolled in class 12 (+2) during the academic year 2009 – 2010 and aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc / Int. M.Sc) for the session 2010 – 2011 provided they secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board Examination.

• Stream SB : Students enrolled in 1st year B. Sc / Int. M.Sc. during the academic year 2009 – 2010 and have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in SCIENCE subjects in the XII Standard Board Examination.

• Stream SP (Basic Sciences) : Students enrolled in XI/XII standard, I/II year (B.Sc./Int. M.Sc.) in Basic Sciences during the academic year 2009 – 2010 and have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in the X & XII Standard Board Examinations. A hard copy of an original and creative science based research project is required along with the application.

• Stream SP (Engineering) : Students enrolled in I/II year B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. during the academic year 2009 – 2010 and have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in the X and XII Standard Board Examinations. Students enrolled in the II year B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. program must have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in the I year examination. A hard copy of an original and creative science / engineering based research project is required along with the application.

• Stream SP (Medicine): Students enrolled in I/II professional year of the MBBS program during the academic year 2009 – 2010 and have secured 75% (65% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in SCIENCE subjects in the XII Standard Board Examination. Students enrolled in the II professional year of the MBBS program must have secured 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in the I year examination .

A hard copy of an original and creative Bio-Medical project is required along with the application.

• Each Stream has its own application form. Students who wish to apply for more than one stream should submit separate applications.

• Applicants may apply either by Hard copy or Online. (

• Application forms may be downloaded from the KVPY Website. Those who are unable to do so, may request for a Hard copy.

• A hard copy of the application form can be obtained from KVPY on request by remitting a processing fee of Rs. 200/- (Rs. 100/- for SC/ST) at any core banking branches of STATE BANK OF INDIA, to the credit of Administrative Executive, KVPY A/c. No. 10270577392”. The “pay-in-slip” should be sent along with the request clearly indicating the stream (i.e., SA, SB + 2 (SX), SB, SP, etc.).

SC/ST candidates should provide a copy of the caste certificate issued by a competent authority in the prescribed proforma.

• The completed application form along with

I. Caste certificate in the case of SC/ST candidate
II. A copy of the project report in the case of Stream SP
III. Original pay-in-slip of Rs. 200/- (Rs. 100/- for SC/ST)
IV. Copy of the marks statement of the qualifying examination should reach KVPY on or before 11/9/09.

• KVPY will not be responsible for postal delays in receiving the
completed application form.

• Last date for receipt of the request for application form: By post 1st September 2009
In person at KVPY 10th September 2009

• Last date for receipt of the completed application (both : 11th September 2009
online/hard copy)

A “pay-in-slip” form is available at

Aptitude Test for Stream SA/SB and SB + 2 (SX) on 1st November 2009

Funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and
Administered by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Hey friends recently i came across a site is a very active social conversation site with a selection of easy-to-use widgets that give you complete control over how you interact with the community. You simply decide what information you would like to know and your account is then automatically updated with your friends' latest blog posts, emails, updates and more.

Thoughts has a daily news section where members discuss breaking news stories and participate in community news discussions. The personal blogs and honest thoughtful posts make one of the most interactive communities on the web. The people at thoughts enjoy writing and they have a solid community based on the site’s “one love” policy. You are not required to agree with everyone, but they do require people to be respectful of each other and they also ask you to consider others peoples perspective in the case of disagreements. They do this with the hope that we all can learn more from our experiences and society can better adapt to the rapidly changing times.

Now it also shows variety of news like the one I just read
U.S. economy sheds 467,000 jobs in June
2009-07-02 13:02:47
By David Lawder

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. employers cut 467,000 jobs in June, far more than expected, while the unemployment rate rose to 9.5 percent, the government said on Thursday in a report that showed a labor market continuing to struggle with a deep recession.The June job losses were more than 100,000 greater than the 363,000 consensus of Wall Street economists polled by Reuters and broke a four-month trend of moderation in job losses.

However, the Labor Department also said new weekly claims for jobless benefits fell in the latest week, largely in line with forecasts.The Labor Department data showed that in April and May, 8,000 fewer jobs were lost than previously reported. The May job losses were revised downward to 322,000, while the April losses were revised upward to 519,000.

Now this Story was so beautifully covered which I really liked.It was so beautifully written that could engross anyone.It also shows news in variety of subjects like Home,Oldly enough,Politics,Sports,Business Life ,Technology.And you can also view the categorized ones like most viewed,most emailed,most recommended or most bookmarked.

So guys a must site to watch out daily for new updates and latest news covered from all over the world.

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