Tuesday, 28 February 2017

CTET Model Papers and New Syllabus 2017

CTET Model Papers
To get a ‘good’ teaching job in a Government school with a respectable pay package, Central Teacher Eligibility Test conducted by the Government of India is a must. Every year, many job vacancies are posted by Government in Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodayas, and State Government schools. CTET qualified teachers are eligible to apply for these vacancies and draw a salary as high as Rs.40,000 to Rs.50,000 per month with retirement benefits. Further, CTET Certification is not just accepted by the Government schools but also by private schools. So, if you are planning to appear for the CTET Exam, gear up well as the exam is just around the corner. A detailed look at the new syllabus and attempting CTET Model Papers will definitely increase your chances of success.

CTET Exam syllabus

CTET Exam 2017 consists of two papers—Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is for candidates who intend to become a teacher for classes I to V (primary school teacher) and Paper 2 is for candidates who wish to teach students from classes VI and above( secondary school teacher). So, while you have prepared everything well, yet a last look at the syllabus will help you check if you have covered all that is there.

CTET Exam Paper 1 syllabus

  • Child Development and Pedagogy 
  • Child Development (Primary School Child) 
  • Concept of inclusive education and understanding children with special needs 
  • Learning and Pedagogy

1. Language I

  • Language Comprehension 
  • Pedagogy of Language Development

2. Language – II

  • Comprehension 
  • Pedagogy of Language Development

3. Mathematics

  • Content 
  • Pedagogical issues

4. Environmental Studies

  • Content 
  • Pedagogical issues

CTET Exam Paper 2 syllabus

  • Child Development and Pedagogy 
  • Child Development (Elementary School Child) 
  • Concept of inclusive education and understanding children with special needs 
  • Learning and Pedagogy

1. Language I

  • Language Comprehension 
  • Pedagogy of Language Development

2. Language – II

  • Comprehension 
  • Pedagogy of Language Development

3. Mathematics and Science

  • Number System 
  • Algebra 
  • Geometry 
  • Mensuration 
  • Data handling 
  • Pedagogical issues 
  • Food 
  • Materials 
  • The world of the living 
  • Natural resources 
  • Pedagogical issues

4. Social Studies/Social Sciences

  • History 
  • Geography 
  • Social and Political Science 
  • Pedagogical issues 
For a more detailed breakdown of CTET syllabus visit TalentSprint.

CTET Model Papers

While taking a cursory look at the CTET syllabus for one last time is necessary, going through CTET Model Papers is much more important as this can acquaint you with the question paper pattern, the total number of questions, marks per question etc. After completing all the topics in the syllabus, you should solve these papers. Solving these papers can help you in your revision and also increase your speed. You can also access preparation tips and important techniques and methods to approach CTET exam in these videos https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQBswY9WQE9wsS-xBwoiuEw

TalentSprint makes these CTET Model Papers available for you and imparts coaching and much more to the aspiring candidates. You can download them here.

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Friday, 24 February 2017

Multiplication Shortcuts for SBI PO 2017 Bank Exam

Multiplication Shortcuts
Think ‘bank job’ and what you see in your head are numbers - long lines of multi-digit numerals marching into the horizon as far as the eye can see!

The SBI PO 2017 is THE bank job notification of the year. Yes, it’s all about numbers here too. Here are a few numbers to consider:

Almost 10,00,000 to 15,00,000 candidates will be competing for about 2300 vacancies.

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After the last date of application on March 6, there are 53 to 61 days to get ready to write the preliminary exam depending on which of the dates between April 29th and May 7th you will be attempting the exam.

Coming to the preliminary examination itself, we’re sure you know that 100 questions carrying 100 marks have to be answered in 3600 seconds (1 hour). This means 36 seconds for each question.

Yes, it is difficult to do.

No, it is not impossible.

Still following the outdated and lengthy procedures of calculation that you were taught in school? If yes, then you have reason to be nervous.

Now is the time to wise up and enroll with a good training institute where experts will train you with you invaluable methods and shortcuts to tackle all the sections in the shortest possible time.

Let’s just consider the Quantitative Aptitude section which has 35 questions. Experienced trainers in Mathematics know ways to cut short answering time.

Which is faster - putting pen to paper or making the connections in your head? The principle behind these quick and easy methods is to avoid the time that writing takes and just think it through.

Here are a few examples of how multiplication, for instance, is made easier by these Math wizards. For the sake of easy explanation, we have taken small numbers:

Example#1: split and merge.

12 x 23 means 12 should be taken 23 times. We split the number 23 into 20 + 3.
12 x 23 So now it is (12 x 20) + (12x 3) = 240+36=276


98 x 93
Consider the numbers according to their distance from the base, 100:
      a.     98 (-2) ;  93 (-7)
      b.    Cross difference by subtracting 98-7 or 93-2 = 91
      c.     Multiply  91 by the base = 91x100= 9100
      d.     Add product of differences -2 x -7 = 14
Add this c. and d 9100 + 14=9114
Time taken: less than 3 seconds!!


386 x 724
(Note:Figures in bold in column A are carried into the Ans. column)

Sum: 386 x 724
A
B
carry forward
(c/f)
Ans.
386
724
Step 1
Multiply the units
6x4= 24
2
4
Step 2
Unit of A x 10s of B
6x2=12
Unit of B x 10s of A
4x8=32
Add these 2 products and the c/f
12 + 32 +2=46
4
64
Step 3
Unit of A x 100s of B
6x7=42
Unit of B x 100s of A
4x3=12
10s of A x 10s of B
8x2=16
add all these with the c/f
42+12+16+4=74
7
464
Step 4
10s of A x 100s of B
8x7=56
10s of B x 100s of A
2x3=6
Add these 2 and the c/f
56+6+7=69
6
9464
Step 5
Multiply the 100s of A & B
3x7=21
Add the c/f
21+6=27
279464

Your answer is 274964! This might seem complicated now, but the right hands-on training will prove how simple it is!

These are just three examples of how multiplication can be shortened and done in your mind.

We, at TalentSprint, will train you to literally visualize these complex calculations without having to put in the effort to work it all out on paper 

and thus lose precious time. Remember that every second counts and even 1 mark will plunge you into a lower rank considering the super intense competition.

Practice and shortcuts are the keys to being successful in the SBI PO 2017 examinations.

It’s not magic; it’s skill and aptitude. Our intensive coaching programme will gift you both to ace the SBI PO 2017, the Preliminary first and then the Mains.


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Thursday, 23 February 2017

10 Pointers for SBI PO 2017 Application

 Application Process

The much awaited SBI PO 2017 recruitment call has been notified!

It’s all over the internet. Students in their final graduation year are talking about it excitedly. Graduates with aspirations have been preparing with eager anticipation. The not-so-lucky candidates who hadn’t made the grade earlier are ready to try their hand yet once again. Hope rises high, and the air is feverish with excitement.

Come down to earth: there’s plenty to be done even as your preparations need to step into top gear.

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Let’s take a look at the SBI PO 2017 application process. The last date for this is March 6, 2017.

The entire process and FAQs are available on the SBI official site. These have also been reproduced across cyberspace repeatedly. Overdrive? Information blitz? Read on for some helpful hints which are precise and concise.

We, at TalentSprint, will get to the heart of the matter and stress a few important points which you will find useful, especially if you are a first timer.

#1. DO NOT wait until the last minute to apply and register. This job is in such high demand that there are lakhs of aspirants and the traffic to upload is going to be very high.

#2. The whole process is an ONLINE one. So the first thing that you will need is a good internet connection with an uninterrupted power supply so that you can complete the registration and application with no hitches. You can use a good and reliable internet café if this facility is not available elsewhere. The browsers specified are Internet Explorer 9 or above, Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or above, Google Chrome 3.0 or above with javascript enabled.

#3. Get a valid Email ID. All communication will be routed through this ID. Your Email ID must remain active until SBI completes the entire selection process.

#4. The State Bank of India is a public sector bank, and its recruitment is guided by our government’s social objectives. There are jobs reserved for several categories: details are clear in the notification. Do get the necessary certificates ready before applying. Also, once you apply in a particular category, this cannot be changed. So take good care of the relevant documentation.

#5. These are the basics of the SBI PO application process:
  •  Click on SBI’s website
  •  Apply online by filling in the form
  • Upload your photograph and signature as per specifications. DO NOT exceed the required file size or you will not be successful.
  • Pay the fees online using any one of the various options available
  • Submit the form
#6. Choice of a centre for the SBI PO 2017 examination: The notification offers 34 centres. A candidate must choose two sets of centres, one each for the preliminary examination and the main exams. We advise that you choose at least one major city centre in case of cancellation of smaller centres for some reason. SBI reserves the right to allot, cancel or change centres.

#7. Save the application form as you go along and a provisional registration number and password will be generated. NOTE THEM DOWN as you will need them later, for example to edit.

#8. Fill the SBI application form with care. As long as you do not click the ‘submit’ button, you can make corrections using the provisional registration number and password but not after you submit the data.

#9. Your registration is only provisional until you make the online fee payment using any one of the several options. An e-receipt and the SBI application form duly filled are generated once this is successful. Print these and keep them for your record.

#10. Be Careful with your signature for uploading. Do not try fancy signatures which you will find difficult to repeat. The uploaded signature will be printed on the call letter and other places. If you cannot match it again, you will be disqualified. So stick to something simple like writing your name in running hand.

These pointers will help to ease the process of applying for SBI PO 2017.

Keep your prepping going at all times. Time seems to be competing with Usain Bolt now, and it won’t be very long before the preliminary examination date has arrived!

Crack these SBI PO 2017 examinations with the best of guidance and coaching from an experienced Trainer with a proven track record. There isn’t much time, but enough for you to prepare to make a difference.

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Best Preparation Strategy for SBI PO 2017

SBI PO 2017|Strategy for Success

It’s out! It’s out!

The SBI PO exam notification is out and the last date for online application and payment of fee is March 6, 2017.

Is your heart beating like a pair of bongo drums? It’s the adrenaline rush- the fight or flight stress response of your body.

So what’s it to be?

We say FIGHT!

This is a chance to get one of the most wanted jobs in India and lakhs of graduates eagerly wait for the SBI recruitment drive every year.

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The SBI preliminary examination dates are the 29th & 30th of April, the 6th and 7th of May 2017.  The Main Examination is scheduled for the 4th of June. There’s no need to stress out. You can put in your concentrated best efforts to make every single second count and come up a winner with the correct strategy.

Speed vs. Accuracy

You have to strike a balance between these two if you have to win this game. With about ½ a minute to solve a question, there’s barely time to think: you have to take off like the sprinter at the sound of the starter’s gunshot. The key to this is PRACTICE.

Do it again and again

Set a daily target for yourself.

You can devote an entire day to one topic: for example, English one day followed by Quantitative Aptitude the next day and so on.

Alternatively, you can go through a cycle of 1 hour for each paper and cover all the topics every single day.

Breaks to refresh mind and body are important but please avoid frittering away precious time. You must schedule study and break hours and forget about the world till the Mains are done in June.

Rigorous practice is also needed to build mental stamina.

Shortcut methods

There are ways to tackle QA tests so that you can speed through the questions with accuracy. Which method is applicable? Which shortcut will you use? Square roots, squares, multiplications, compound interest and seemingly complicated calculations can be tackled with ease and speed if you know how.

Be methodical, cool and calm. This will come naturally to you when you know what to do and how to do it, and you are confident that you are in control of time.

Tip the test in your favour

Many aspirants lose out while tackling the SBI PO sections like Reasoning Ability and Data Analysis because their confusion makes them lose time.

There’s a way to crack these “riddles.” There is a method to this madness and it is called logic. The right tips to channelize your thinking are invaluable for successful performance.

Practice with a timer

Time is of the essence in the SBI PO examinations: we are sure you know this. Practice like you are doing the real tests and that includes timing yourself. Ideally, set yourself a modest target when you are in the initial days of your preparation and increasingly shorten the target time for each section as you progress.

Nothing funny about mock tests

Mock tests are a good way to assess yourself in the later stages of preparation.

The SBI PO exam is a competitive one. Your relative position in the lakhs of candidates who will be writing this exam is what marks your success or failure. Professionally conducted all India mock tests will give you a fair idea of where you stand.

Be Descriptive

Is English your weak point? There is a Descriptive Test that you will have to take. This is a vast ocean. But experienced trainers can prepare you in important topics for letter writing and essays and can even guide you in what to expect.

Steady, steady! Is all this making you more nervous and jittery? Well, you don’t have to walk this path alone.

Thankfully, professional coaching is available. We at TalentSprint bring years of experienced coaching to the table. We will show you the best way to study, what to expect and how to make optimal use of this short time that you have before the SBI PO examinations.

Shortcuts, tips and logical ways of thinking to solve questions will make the trickiest of problems seem like child’s play to you. We will teach you how to pace yourself so that you can manage your time.

You can be calm and confident when you know that you are ready to fight this battle …… and WIN IT!

Don’t delay. Enrol now and we will launch you on your flight to success. 

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Thursday, 16 February 2017

SBI PO NOTIFICATION 2017



The bells have chimed announcing that there are 2313 jobs up for grab! Yes, we are talking about the SBI PO 2017 Notification that has come this week and is one of the most awaited notifications by lakhs of banking aspirants across the country. It’s time to pull up your socks and gear up to ensure that one of those openings is booked for you. Without a doubt, the competition is huge with almost 25 lakh aspirants vying for the openings, but you have to remember that one of those 2313 jobs is definitely yours and there are 2312 extra jobs! With 11 weeks to go for the preliminary exam, it is not just hard work but hard work coupled with smart work and effective use of techniques and strategies along time management that will set you apart from the remaining applicants.

For you to be a Probationary Officer by August 2017 there are various doors to be unlocked before you finally reach the treasure. The first door is the where you will face the maximum competition, almost at the ratio of thousand applicants for every one seat, however, this should not unnerve you but only push you further to make sure you do the right things. The journey after that, to be a part of 2313 candidates, is much easier because the number of competitors is down by almost 500%. A well planned methodical approach over a span of eleven weeks is enough for people to climb Mount Everest, so just imagine the feats that you can achieve! The biggest demon you have to overcome is for you; you need to believe not only that you can but that you will do it.

So what you waiting for? It’s time to step up, get yourself together and practice the right set of questions with the right technique and guidance and be successful because you can and you will.
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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

India’s Top 10 Recruitment Exams in 2017: Get Set and Go!

Recruitment Exams in 2017

The top 2 ‘most wanted’ careers in India have been in Banking and the IT sector in recent times. Now, with new winds blowing in from foreign shores, is the IT industry in a state of flux? Only time will tell.

The Banking and Finance sector is all set to enter a new year with targets for growth and recruitment set afresh. Here are some recruitment exams for graduates to shift into top gear for:

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#1. State Bank of India, Probationary Officer

SBI PO is one of the most awaited exams as it recruits for one of the most prestigious jobs in Indian Banking.
  • The notification is out and the last date for applications is 06.03.2017.
  • The preliminary examination will be held on the 29th & 30th of April and the 6th & 7th of May.
  • The main examination is slated for the 4th of June.
There’s time to apply and time to prepare too. Accelerate now!

#2. State Bank of India, Clerk

Why is this job so much in demand?
  • SBI is the most prestigious banking institution after the Reserve Bank of India.
  • The job is secure and commands respect.
  • The clerical cadre of the SBI is entitled to many perks like petrol, newspaper allowance etc.
  • The promotion policy of the SBI is one of the best and so offers prospects for career growth.
The notification and the release of the online application will probably be in the first week of April 2017. The prelims and mains will follow in mid to end of May and June respectively.

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts exams for recruitment into all public sector banks(PSBs) and many other banking and financial institutions. 

#3. IBPS PO exam

The tentative dates for the Common Written Examination (CWE)  for PO recruitment into PSBs is as follows:

Preliminary examination: 7.10.2017, 8.10.2017, 14.10.2017 and 15.10.2017
Main Examination: 26.11.2017

So, the online registration will probably start around July-August.

#4. IBPS Clerk CWE

The online registration will start around the end of August.

The preliminary exam is slated for 2.12 & 3.12, 9.12 and 10.12 of this year.
The main exam will be conducted on 21.01.2018.

Recruited candidates will receive six months of training and will then be posted to a branch. Clerks can climb the ladder to become officers by clearing internal exams.

The Regional Rural Banks(RRBs) in India aim to improve the rural economy by channelising cooperative credit to the rural and agricultural sector. The IBPS conducts exams for recruitment into RRBs too. In 2016, CWEs were held for 16500 jobs in 56 RRBs.

#5. RRB Officers & RRB Office Assistants

Graduates are eligible to apply. Applicants must be proficient in the local language of the resident state and must have passed at least Class 8 in that language.

Applicants for Office Assistants and Officer, Scale I will have to appear for a preliminary which will test reasoning and numerical ability with 40 questions in each section carrying 40 marks to be answered in a composite time of 45 minutes. This means ½ a minute to answer a question! 

There is no preliminary exam for recruitment of Officer Scale II and Scale III; only a main exam.

The mains mean answering 200 questions in 2 hours. The subjects covered are reasoning, general awareness, quantitative aptitude, English, Hindi and computer knowledge.

The exam schedule is as follows:
  • Preliminary examination for Office Assistants and Officer Scale I : 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 23 & 24 September 2017
  • Main Exam for Officer Scale I and Single Exam for Officer Scale II & III: 5 November 2017
  • Main Exam for Office Assistant: 12 November 2017

#6. Specialist Officers CWE

Banks also need specialist officers with professional degrees like engineering, agriculture, law, Hindi language etc. 

There is a qualifying preliminary exam. The main examination tests only professional knowledge. Candidates will be shortlisted only on the main examination marks.

The date for the Preliminary examination: 30 & 31 December 2017
Main Examination: 28 January 2018

#7. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) Grade A & B officers

Officers in NABARD are required to work towards and manage rural development banking. Are you a
  • Graduate with at least 50% marks?
  • Have a working knowledge of computers?
  • Proficient in Hindi, English and a regional language?
Then get ready! The preliminary exam will be held around April-May. It consists of Part 1 testing general knowledge, math, English, computer knowledge, and reasoning.

Part 2 tests 1) Economic and social issues 2) Agricultural and rural development

This will be followed by the main exam testing English, knowledge of agriculture and the economy.

Recruitment for 2017 is predicted to be bigger than ever. So be prepared!

The Reserve Bank of India is the central bank of our country. Working at the RBI means that you are part of the decision-making process that controls the whole of banking in India!

#8. RBI Grade B Officer

This is an entry level managerial position. 2-4 years on the job will open the doors of greater opportunity.

The Phase-1 exam question paper will have test General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning; 200 questions to be answered in 2 hours. Beware of negative marking!

The Phase-2 exam will have 1) descriptive English paper 2 &3) objective type in Economic & social issues and Finance & management. 90 minutes are given for each paper.

An interview follows.

The expected date for application is mid-July with Phase 1 exam to be held around September and Phase 2 in October.

#9. RBI Assistant

The recruitment to these posts also follows the preliminary and main examination pattern.

The prelim exam will test English, numerical ability and reasoning with 100 questions to be answered in 1 hour.

The mains consist of General awareness and Computer knowledge papers in addition to the papers of the prelims. So, 5 papers in all with 200 questions to be answered in 2 hours.

Get ready for the whole process to kick off around the first week of July.

#10. State Public Service Commissions

Banking jobs are in great demand, but so are these!

PSCs are formed by the Government of India for recruitment into posts under state governments as and when required. Common exams are conducted to fill vacancies in civil services, police etc.

The process of selection is a preliminary test followed by the main examination and a personal interview.

Since each state recruits as per its own necessity, there is no general date of notification. It is best to look up the state’s website regularly to be alerted to any recruitment drive.

The long jump from the life of a graduate student to the solid ground of a fulfilling career is one that should be attempted after rigorous preparation. 

Banking jobs are poised to be the most in-demand in every aspect.

There is time now at the beginning of 2017: almost 6-9 months for you to get career ready with the right guidance and coaching. Give yourself the advantage of being well prepared.

Get ready for the power leap now!

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Monday, 13 February 2017

SBI PO 2017: 7 Things You Must Know

SBI PO 2017

Wake up! Wake up! The trumpet has sounded! The State Bank of India has put out its notification for the recruitment of Probationary Officers and the online registration has kickstarted on the 7th of February 2017.

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If you are a graduate or in your final year, let’s get going! This is one of the most awaited recruitments because it’s a dream job by any standard.

#1 Super Bank of India!

The SBI has had glorious innings of more than 2 centuries and is still batting strong. This Grand Dame of the Indian banking industry has changed with the times spearheading technological innovation that has transformed the essence of banking in India. No wonder that SBI is the only Fortune 500 bank from India.

#2 Superwoman power!

The SBI prides itself on its woman-centric approach: women form 20% of the workforce here. The work environment is safe and comfortable. The current chairperson and managing director is Ms. Arundhati Bhattacharya: need more be said?

#3 Super salary

The starting monthly take home salary of a PO is around ₹36000/-. In addition, there’s a house rent reimbursement up to ₹29500/-. Other benefits include Medical Aid (100% for self and 75% for family), leave fare concession (paid holiday) and loans at concessional rates of interest.

These are the reasons why working as a PO in SBI is the stuff made of dreams. And it IS the dream of 10 to 15 lakh hopeful graduates every year.

#4 Test of knowledge, skill and endurance

The online test is divided into the preliminary and main examinations. Go through the schedule here and you will get to know the minutest details of what is needed to write the exams.

#5 Here’s what is not in the fine print:

The prelims need 100 questions to be answered in 1 hour: that means 36 SECONDS for each question.

Lucky or skilled enough to get through this? Enter the lion’s den for the mains!

The mains require you to answer 155 questions in 3 hours: this works out to about 1 minute and 10 seconds per question. DON’T breathe a sigh of relief thinking it’s more time. This is the mains, the test by fire! The questions are NOT easy-peasy. The time allotted to EACH section is limited and there’s no going back for a second try once the time is over. You’ll have to be in top form for 3 whole hours:  strain on your brain must not make you falter and fumble.

Then there’s the big pitfall of negative marking. Don’t think that you can guess your way into passing the mains. 1/4th of the marks allotted to the question will be cut for wrong answers. This holds good for both the prelims and the mains.

#6 Mop your brow

Breaking out in a sweat at the very thought? Well, cool down and get savvy.

You have 2 months to prepare for the preliminaries and 4 months to gear up for the main exams. Use them wisely.

Enroll in a programme conducted by one of the most experienced trainers in the field of banking who will prepare you rigorously for success.

The online platform is technologically superior: video lessons, live problem-solving sessions and invaluable reference material will sharpen your skills.

The experience TalentSprint brings to the table will help you concentrate on what is important to crack the exams: practice tests will give you a workout like nothing else can. Mock tests will mimic the real ones and will give you a fair idea of your relative position.

Forewarned is forearmed: your trainers will help identify your weak points and transform them into strengths.

#7 Don’t lose your nerve

You have to learn to perform under pressure. The best of skills and knowledge go for a toss when a small stumble is enough to plunge you into despair. Professional coaching equips you with the skill to think like lightning. It gives you the confidence to keep your cool. It gives you the endurance to keep your brain cells working at their most efficient from start to finish.

There are some things that are so important in life that you must go all out to give it your best shot. You can acquire the talent and race right ahead leaving your competition far, far behind. Many have already done it: we at TalentSprint boast of a 75% success rate based on our student survey.

Don’t lose this race, there’s no time like the present with barely 2 months till the sand slips out of the hour glass. Register now!

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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

CTET Vs TET Vs B.Ed.: Choosing the Right Certification to Lift-off your Teaching Career

Over the years, teaching as a profession has picked up tremendously in both the Private and Govt. sectors. The number of candidates applying for the post of teachers has multiplied immensely. This competition has put tremendous pressure on the recruiters to select the right one amongst the available list of applicants . The traditional certification systems have given way to modern methods of evaluation for teachers.

Let’s take a quick look at what certifications are available and how they fair in helping your teaching career.
  1. CTET: Central Teacher Eligibility Test is a common entrance exam conducted by the Government of India for all those who are aspiring to become teachers.
  2. TET: Teacher Eligibility Test is also a common entrance exam conducted by the Govt. for aspiring teachers. The individual States may hold their own TETs.
  3. B Ed.: Bachelor in Education is a professional undergraduate degree for two years for those who wish to become teachers. 
The eligibility for a B.Ed. is as follows:
  1. Must have completed a bachelor's degree in any of the streams i.e. BA, B.Com, B.Sc from a recognized university with a minimum of 50%
  2. Must clear the entrance exam conducted by the Government and also by some of the reputed universities.
  3. In addition to the theory papers, the students are also expected to fare well in the practical training sessions.

So, what’s the difference between the two courses?

  1. Cadre: Clearing CTET and TET would give you eligibility to teach students from class 1 to class 8th. However, if you wish to teach at the secondary level and above, that's when B.Ed. comes into the picture.
  2. Category: After clearing CTET, one can apply for teaching jobs across India. Whereas, with TET one can apply only to schools within that State, where the score is valid. B.Ed. can be opted by clearing the entrance exam conducted by the Government. However, some reputed universities have their own entrance exams too.

3. Syllabus:

The syllabus for CTET and TET are broadly divided into:

Child Development Pedagogy
Language I
Language II
Mathematics and
Environmental studies.

For both the exams, the subjects are the same, but the severity of questions will differ. The CTET exam has two language papers, both English papers that test the candidate's vocabulary and comprehending capacity respectively. Whereas in TET, even though there are two language papers, one is English and the other is the State language.

The Syllabus for B.Ed. would include:

Paper I: Philosophical and biological basis of education
Paper II: The learner- Nature and development
Paper III: Teaching- learning process
Paper IV (Part A): School management (Part B): Computer education
Paper V: (Part A): Guidance and counselling
(Part B) One out of 16 subjects like school library services, comparative education, adult, and continuing education, health and physical education and more.
Paper VI and VII comprise of 2 subjects from 22 topics that one has during the education phase i.e. life sciences, history, mathematics, agriculture, commerce, etc.

Now that you about B.Ed. and CTET, choose the one which best suits you depending on your penchant for growth and learning abilities.

But preparation is the key…

You can now choose which certification can help you become a better teacher. In any case, thorough preparation is a must. Given the competition, it is evident that proper guidance is necessary to prepare and clear exams in the first go. Professional coaching Institutes like TalentSprint are specialised in guiding students to succeed in such competitive exams. With expert faculty, latest teaching syllabus and state-of-the-art teaching methodologies, you can be sure of launching your teaching career with elan.
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CoCubes: The New Gold Standard for Recruitment is here.

An Engineering degree was once considered an achievement in itself. But now with the number of engineering colleges all over the country, the number of Engineers graduating is posing a challenge for the jobs available. The talent pool of fresh graduates, in a wide variety of different streams, is flooding the job market every year. Nowadays, only having a qualification and ability does not ensure placement in an on-campus or off-campus drive. It is here that employment assessment tests come to your rescue and one such important job evaluation and hiring platform is the CoCubes exam portal.

So what exactly is CoCubes?

CoCubes is an online assessment and employee hiring platform with a broad reach. The test serves the purpose of standardising evaluation of talent across various competencies that are critical to forecasting on-job performance and fitment of a potential recruit. CoCubes works simultaneously with the corporate world and Universities by connecting them together. The objective is to ensure every student in any corner of India gets an equal opportunity to build a career. Their online assessments for various companies on-campus or off-campus drives help students get their first step into a job in the corporate world. With a combined experience of more than 20 years in designing and conducting scientific assessments, CoCubes ensures that companies get the right people they are looking for, and the college students forge their career path by getting discovered via the CoCubes PRE-ASSESS Test. It is an employability test that has been designed scientifically to assess a student’s potential across a range of skills comprising of Analytical, Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal, Technical questions and much more. The score is then used by 200+ corporates across India for hiring.

Is CoCubes such a big deal?

Students at IIT Kharagpur mention their CoCubes PRE-ASSESS score on their resumes. The Institute has made it mandatory so that too many individual campus tests are avoided. Other Institutes like NIT Meghalaya and IIT Kanpur use CoCubes to measure employability. As of now CoCubes has successfully managed to reach out to over 2100+ colleges across 26 different states in India and has managed to tie up with more than 750+ corporate organizations thereby connecting more than a million candidates to these corporate organizations for their employment needs. CoCubes is running more than 15 lakh + assessments every year in over 250 cities.

Not just this, the line-up of companies using CoCubes is impressive.

CoCubes has conducted recruitment for companies like Robert Bosch, Mahindra & Mahindra, L&T, JBM, ABB, Triveni Turbines, Renault, Hero Motocorp, Force Motors Grey Orange Robotics, Shriram Pistons, Phoenix Lamps, Ericsson, EMC2 and many others. These companies cater to Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical stream of Engineering.

Apart from these CoCubes has also partnered with many big brands like Oilfield services company Schlumberger, Just Dial, Uber, Flipkart, Samsung R&D, Amazon, Onida, Voltas, Finolex, India Bulls, CGI, Think Analytics, MuSigma, Aon Hewitt and much more. These companies hire students from other streams in various domains including Analytics, Finance, etc.

CoCubes PRE-ASSESS is also widely used by top notch IT & Consulting companies like Capgemini, Mphasis, Accenture, Cognizant, Deloitte, IBM, iGate, Infosys, HCL, Citi Corp, Bosch, CMC Limited, BirlaSoft, Tata-Teleservices, L&T Infotech, TCS, Tech Mahindra, Wipro.


Finally, don’t forget the score

Freshers, CoCubes is your gateway to an exciting career in a job just meant for you. So, get a high CoCubes score with the right preparation and coaching. Don’t settle for anything less than the best. Always choose the best coaching professionals for CoCubes who not only have the right study materials but are ready to support through online coaching from the best trainers in the industry.
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Choose the Right Bank Exam for your Banking Career


The banking sector is growing leaps and bounds creating employment for a large number of people. The reason for this huge demand is that the banking sector too, like any other industry, has many job opportunities in different cadres. However, irrespective of the cadre, the one thing that is mandatory for all those who are applying for a bank job is to clear the bank exam.

Bank Exams Practice Kit

So, from clerical level to probationary officer or regional to national banks, here is a look at some of the key exams that one can opt for:
  1. Probationary Officer: Individuals who wish to join at the probationary/management trainee level must appear for the common written exam, conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). This exam is approved by 22 public sector banks and the managing committee of the Indian Bank’s Association with the consent of the Government of India. The exam is conducted in two phases: Preliminary exam of 100 marks that consists of 3 papers viz., Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and English. The Main exam is of 200 marks and covers Reasoning, English, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, and Computer Knowledge. In addition to the common exam, State Bank of India conducts a Bank PO exam for probationary officers. This test comprises of a written test divided into two phases. Phase 1 consists of objective questions whereas phase 2 is a descriptive one.
  2. Clerical position: IBPS conducts a common written exam i.e. CWE-IV that is mandatory for individuals opting for a clerical post in public sector banks. These exams are usually conducted between November/December every year. People shortlisted in the entrance are later called for a common interview that is held by the participating banks. Depending upon the vacancies and various reservation policies, jobs are allocated to the selected candidates. In addition to this exam, State Bank of India conducts an objective type test that covers General Awareness, General English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and Marketing Aptitude/Computer Knowledge.
  3. Private banks: Private banks like ICICI, HDFC, and others conduct bank exams. The selected candidates then undergo an exclusive full-time training program at reputed institutes.
  4. Common Written Exam for rural banks: Individuals at the regional level looking for bank job opportunities at the regional level must appear for the Common Written Exam conducted for officers for scale I, II, and III.
  5. Exam for Specialist Officers: Public sector banks also need specialist officers with functional competencies in the area of Marketing, HR, Law, IT, etc. At that time, they hold Common Written Exam for Specialist Officers in coordination with IBPS. The notification comes out only when there are vacancies for such posts.
Thus, depending upon the category and banking sector you wish to join, you can opt for the bank exam of your choice. Bank exam notifications are intimated online and also on the official websites of the banks.

Competition has made these exams tough to pass. It is necessary to undergo a thorough training to clear Bank PO exams. It is always advisable to approach Institutes with expert faculty who have enough experience to coach and guide you to success in Bank exams in the very first attempt.

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