ICAI CA result 2017: Two Mumbaikars among top three national rank holders

Two Mumbaikars are among the top three rankers at the final Chartered Accountancy (CA) exam that was held in May 2017.

Dombivali’s Raj Sheth, 22, topped the exam nationally with an aggregate score of 78.75% (630 out of 800 marks) and Krishna Gupta, 22, ranked third.

“I’m very happy to clear the exam in the first attempt. I have started working with a firm for my articleship and plan to study further before looking for a job,” said Sheth, who graduated in BCom from R A Podar College in 2016 with 87%. His father retired from a diamond industry job some years ago and his two older sisters are in the service industry.

Sheth plans to study in the insurance and finance market for another year before finding a suitable job. “My family is ecstatic,” he says.

Gupta, whose father is a CA also attempted the exam for the first time. The Goregaon resident who lives with his parents and older sister, said, “Since I was studying for BCom as well as CA exams simultaneously, I left Narsee Monjee College after my second year and joined Patkar College instead, since it was closer home. This gave me more time to focus on CA .”

Raj Sheth and Krishna Gupta are from Mumbai and ranked  first and third, respectively in the CA exam. The second rank was bagged by Vellore’s Agasthiwaran S.

Of the 79,851 candidates who appeared for the final CA tests, 10,276 cleared the exam. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), which announced the results on July 18, said that 41,373 candidates appeared for Group I test in CA finals, of which 13.82% passed the test whereas of the 38,478 candidates who appeared for the Group II test, 16.2% passed. 34,503 candidates appeared for both groups and 22.98% cleared both tests.

The second all India rank was bagged by Vellore’s Agasthiwaran S who scored 75.25% (602/800).

BTET 2017: Admit cards released, download them here

The Bihar School Education Board (BSEB) has released the admit cards for Bihar Teacher Eligibility Test (BTET) exam 2017. The admit card for the examination to held on July 23, 2017 has been released on the official website bsebonline.org.

Candidates can download their admit cards by clicking here. Key in your application number and password to login. The admit card will be displayed on the screen. Take a printout. Candidates must carry their original photo identity card (driving licence, Aadhar card, passport, voter Id etc) to the examination centre.

The Bihar School Education Board (BSEB) has released the admit cards for Bihar Teacher Eligibility Test (BTET) exam 2017.

There are two papers in the examination. The paper 1 of the examination will be conducted between 10am and 12.30pm and will test the merit of candidates for becoming teachers for Class 1 to Class 5. The second paper (paper 2) to be held between 2pm and 4.30pm will test ability of candidates applying to become teachers for Class 6 to Class 8.

Those applying to become teachers for both the categories (Class 1 to 5 and Class 6 to 8) will have to clear both the papers separately.

Both the papers are for 150 marks each. The qualifying marks for general category is 90 marks, for Backward Classes/ OBC/Female/Physically Handicapped candidates it is 83 marks while for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates it is 75 marks.

New York eatery tops world’s best restaurants 2017; India fails to make the list

At the annual World’s 50 Best awards held at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, the list of the top 50 restaurants in the world was revealed. According to the list, Eleven Madison Park, New York triumphed as a foodie’s heaven beating last year’s number one, Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. The Italian delicacy dropped down to second place. El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, took the third spot.

According to Bloomberg, Chef Daniel Humm said, “I never in my wildest dreams thought that I could find myself in this position. Cuisine has given me everything: I left school at 14 and pursued a craft that no one believed in at the time. Everything I have learned has been from food: languages, culture. I have traveled the world and met Will, who is my best friend as well as my business partner. It is unbelievable.”

This is the first time that a restaurant from the US has won since Chef Thomas Keller’s French Laundry in Yountville, California, bagged the title in 2003 and 2004. All other winners have been European.

Famous food scientist and chef, Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant Dinner at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London made the top 50 at number 36.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

1. Eleven Madison Park (New York, USA)

2. Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy)

3. El Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain)

4. Mirazur (Menton, France)

5. Central (Lima, Peru)

6. Asador Etxebarri (Axpe, Spain)

7. Gaggan (Bangkok, Thailand)

8. Maido (Lima, Peru)

9. Mugaritz (Errenteria, Spain)

10. Steirereck (Vienna, Austria)

11. Blue Hill at Stone Barns (New York, USA)

12. L’Arpège (Paris, France)

13. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée (Paris, France)

14. Restaurant Andre (Singapore)

15. Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy)

16. D.O.M. (São Paulo, Brazil)

17. Le Bernardin (New York, USA)

18. Narisawa (Tokyo, Japan)

19. Geranium (Copenhagen, Denmark)

20. Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico)

21. Alinea (Chicago, USA)

22. Quintonil (Mexico City, Mexico)

23. White Rabbit (Moscow, Russia)

24. Amber (Hong Kong)

25. Tickets (Barcelona, Spain)

26. The Clove Club (London, UK)

27. The Ledbury (London, UK)

28. Nahm (Bangkok, Thailand)

29. Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy)

30. Arzak (San Sebastian, Spain)

31. Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen (Paris, France)

32. Attica (Melbourne, Australia)

33. Astrid y Gastón (Lima, Peru)

34. De Librije (Zwolle, Netherlands)

35. Septime (Paris, France)

36. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (London, UK)

37. Saison (San Francisco, USA)

38. Azurmendi (Larrabetzu, Spain)

39. Relae (Copenhagen, Denmark)

40. Cosme (New York, USA)

41. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet (Shanghai, China)

42. Boragó (Santiago, Chile)

43. Reale (Castel Di Sangro, Italy)

44. Brae (Birregurra, Australia)

45. Den (Tokyo, Japan)

46. L’Astrance (Paris, France)

47. Vendôme (Cologne, Germany)

48. Restaurant Tim Raue (Berlin, Germany)

49. Tegui (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

50. Hof Van Cleve (Kruishoutem, Belgium)

PU CET UG result 2017 date and time: Results to be out at puchd.ac.in

PU CET UG result 2017: Panjab University is likely to release the merit list for admission in the undergraduate Common Entrance Test (CET) 2017 today at puchd.ac.in. Students who have appeared for this exam can check their results from the official website of the university (see steps below to know how).

The option filling too will start from July 14. The entrance exam was held on June 4. The provisional list will be released after July 18 while the candidates have to report to the alloted colleges on July 19 to 21. The classes will begin from July 24.

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PU CET UG result 2017: Here’s how to check results

Step 1: Go to the official website of Panjab University (puchd.ac.in)
Step 2: Go to the admissions page.
Step 3: Click on the link for “PU-CET (P.G.) Entrance Test- 2017” and follow the link provided to the exam portal.
Step 4: Click on the notification that reads “Click Here For Result”.
Step 5: Enter you roll number, select your course and search for your result.
Step 6: Download your result and save a copy for further reference.

The exam is held for admissions into various undergraduate courses such as Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery B.Pharmacy and B.Sc. (Hons.) in the Punjab University.

MPSC State Service exam 2017 final answer keys released at mpsc.gov.in

The Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) has released the final answer keys of the State Service preliminary exam 2017 on its official website – mpsc.gov.in. The preliminary examination was held on April 2, 2017. The Commission has on April 12 published the preliminary answer keys. Candidates can raise their objections to the answer keys by April 12. For submitting the objections, one need to mention the name of the exam (State Service Pre Exam 2017), question number and paper set (A, B, C, D).

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MPSC answer keys 2017, here’s how to download 
Step 1: Go to the official website of MPSC (mpsc.gov.in).
Step 2: On the homepage, under the recent news section, click on State Service preliminary Paper 1 and 2 answer keys
Step 3: The keys for all sets will appear
Step 4: Download and verify with your answer sheet
Earlier, the MPSC had released a notification to fill 155 posts through the State Service Exam 2017. There are two papers – in Paper 1 , 100 questions are asked of 200 marks while in Paper 2, 80 questions were asked.
The Maharashtra State Service Pre Exam was conducted across 37 cities. The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of performance in the preliminary and main exam. Now that the answer keys have been released, MPSC will soon release the results.

The Commission will conduct the main exam in September.

HPBOSE 10th, 12th supplementary results 2017 declared at hpbose.org

HPBOSE 10th, 12th supplementary results 2017: The Himanchal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE) has declared the results for the class 10 and 12 supplementary exams. Candidates who have appeared in these exams can check their results from the official website (see steps below to know how).

The supplementary exams were conducted in the state for candidates who had failed the matriculation or the plus two exams. The plus two supplementary exam from June 12 to June 21 in two shifts— from 8.45 am and from 1.45 pm. The matric exams also began on June 12 but were completed by June 19.

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Steps to check the HPBOSE 10th, 12th supplementary results 2017:

Step 1: Go to the official website for HPBOSE (hpbose.org).

Step 2: Click on the tab for the results page.

Step 3: Click on the link for the class 10 or class 12 results

Step 4: Enter your details in the fields provided.

Step 5: Download your results and take a print out of the same for further reference.

SSC CGL 2017: Tier 1 exam in August, know how to prepare

SSC CGL 2017: Examinations conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) are ranked high in importance among job seekers across the country. About 15 lakh aspirants appear for the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam conducted by the SSC and this year, the commission announced the it received 30,26,598 online applications for the SSC CGL tier 1 exam.

The exam will be conducted from August 1 to August 20, 2017 in four tiers. With only half a month left for the exam, it is time gear up the preparation and formulate a proper plan to be ready for the exam when the day comes. Here are five points that will help you prepare for SSC CGL 2017 tier 1 exam in the last 15 days:

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1. Revision

The best way to revise is by using time you have to go through all topics and not get stuck on a few topics. Students should be aware of their strengths and weaknesses. Sharpen your strong areas to fetch more marks but do not ignore the subjects that you find more difficult. Revise GS as much as possible because it is very wide in its scope.

2. Notes

If you have notes written down in different notebooks and scattered, gather all this and read through them as you sort them in a more compact location and keep the important topics highlighted. Preparing short notes while revising will help you during the last few days before the exam.

3. Mock tests

As the SSC-CGL examination is online, practice online mock tests as these will let you experience an environment similar to the real paper. Analyse the mock tests that you try and check your scores in the different subjects/topics. Prepare a strategy to score well according to your analysis. This will definitely help you in increasing your accuracy and speed.

Do not be afraid to ask help from your teachers or experienced persons for help in case you find some topic difficult. If you are facing difficulties in solving particular questions, asking questions regarding these topics will not only solve the questions you are attempting, but may also help you understand certain topics that you could not before.

5. Take breaks

It is important to spend time on preparation for the exam in these last days. However it is just as important to take care of your physical and mental health. Take breaks between preparation, eat healthy and catch enough sleep. A healthy mind and body are as important in contributing to your performance during the exam as your preparation.

NEET 2017: Round 1 All India Quota allotment list released, check it here

The Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday released the first allotment list for National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) Under Graduate (UG) admissions 2017 under the 15% All India Quota (AIQ).

Candidates can check their results by clicking here. Key in your roll number and submit to view result.

Candidates whose names appear in the first allotment list should report at the allotted Medical/Dental College for admissions between July 16 and July 22 (until 5pm). Candidates should try to take admissions as early as possible and not wait for last day as there are different schedule of holidays/working hours in various medical/dental colleges. In some of the colleges two to three days are required to complete the formalities.

If a candidate fails to join the allotted college within the stipulated time his seat will be cancelled and he will not be eligible for next round of counseling.

NEET UG 2017: Round 1 AIQ allotment list out, what next?

The Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday released the first allotment list for National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) Under Graduate (UG) admissions 2017 under the 15% All India Quota (AIQ). Candidates can check the list by clicking here.

Candidates whose names appear in the first allotment list should report at the allotted Medical/Dental College for admissions between July 16 and July 22 (until 5pm). Candidates should try to take admissions as early as possible and not wait for last day as there are different schedule of holidays/working hours in various medical/dental colleges. In some of the colleges two to three days are required to complete the formalities.

The first allotment list for National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) Under Graduate (UG) admissions 2017 under the 15% All India Quota (AIQ) will be released on Saturday.

If a candidate fails to join the allotted college within the stipulated time his seat will be cancelled and he will not be eligible for next round of counseling.

Candidates should keep in mind to carry the following original documents (along with their attested photocopies) while going for admissions:

(i) Admit Cards of exam issued by CBSE

(ii) Result/ Rank letter issued by CBSE

(iii) Date of birth certificate (if metric certificate does not bear the same)

(iv) Class 10 certificate

(v) Class 10+2 certificate

(vi) Class 10+2 marks sheet

(vii) Eight passport size photograph same as affixed on the application form

(viii) Provisional allotment letter generated on-line

(ix) Proof of identity

(x) Candidates belonging to SC/ST, OBC and Physical Handicap (PH) category should also bring certificate of proof issued by the competent authority (in the standard format as specified in the prospectus/information bulletin) and it should be in English or Hindi language. Please go through the prospectus/information bulletin carefully to understand and follow all the requirements regarding this.

Candidates should also see the college information, of allotted college for, any other document required by them for admission.

The second round of counseling process for eligible candidates will begin on August 1, 2017. The candidates will be given opportunity to exercise their choices, do the locking of choices and go for new registration. The registration process will be open until 5pm on August 4. The process of seat allotment for this round will take place between August 5-7 (3 days). The result of the second round will be published on August 8. Candidates will have to report at the allotted colleges against round 2 from August 9 to 5pm on August 16.

The counseling process for AIQ seats will end after two rounds and the vacant seats would be transferred to the state quota. The first year session for MBBS and BDS students would commence from August 4, 2017.

Note: Time 5pm mentioned above is by computer server time. Candidates should check details and latest updates on the official website.

 

 

 

NEET 2017: Domicile rules leave MBBS, BDS aspirants confused, give them limited college choice

Hundreds of candidates successful in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions to medical and dental programmes and colleges across the country, have been spending time, money and energy desperately seeking admission to colleges in various states of the country. Lack of a uniform domicile policy could put an end to their dreams to pursue fulfilling careers in medicine or dentistry.

While some states like Maharashtra and Punjab have barred candidates from other states from participating in counselling for admission to medical colleges (both private and government), Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka have no such restrictions.

The domicile policy puts students from states with few medical colleges at a disadvantage.

“I couldn’t fill the online form to join counselling in Maharashtra as candidates are required to be state domiciles,” complains a student from Delhi.

While some states like Maharashtra, and Punjab have barred candidates from other states from participating in  counselling for admission to medical colleges (both private and government), Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka have no such restrictions.

MBBS aspirants from Delhi have also been left with limited options as the sprawling Capital has only nine government medical colleges out of which only eight admit students through NEET. The All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, has a separate entrance examination.

Students from many north-eastern states such as Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland, Lakshadweep etc, which don’t have any medical colleges, say that if all states mandate domicile status, they will never be able to pursue MBBS education despite qualifying NEET.

“It’s fortunate that some states are not following domicile restrictions. If this happens then we will be left with only one option – 15% seat reserved under all-India quota in government colleges across the country. This, however, will benefit only the high-rank holders,” says a student who ranks below 20,000 in NEET 2017.

A Supreme Court order of June 7, 2012, states that the Directorate General of Health Services, ministry of health and family welfare, has to conduct online counseling for 15% seats under all-India quota for undergraduate MBBS and BDS programme.

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir have opted out of NEET.

In favour of domicile restrictions Dr Raj Bahadur, vice chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Science, which conducts counselling for MBBS admission in Punjab, says “Every state has the right to protect the interests of its students.” Candidates clearing Class 12 from Punjab can apply for MBBS and BDS programmes in the state.

Many experts disagree.

“A state can impose domicile restriction for admission in government-run colleges but I don’t think the same applies for the private colleges,” says Gulshan Garg, chairman, Sankalp Charitable Trust. It was Sankalp’s petition last year which led to the Supreme Court ordering the implementation of NEET as a single examination for admission to MBBS and BDS programmes in the country.

“What’s the point of a one-nation-one-examination when each state frames its own admission guidelines?” he asks.

Students also complain that the criteria to define domicile varies from one state to another. Some states want Class 12 certificates while others ask from other documents such as birth certificate etc.

NEET rules say that candidates wishing to apply for admission in state medical colleges or universities or institutes using merit list of NEET-2017 have to follow the instructions of the state government or that of the authorities of the medical and dental colleges of the concerned institution or university concerned for counselling. States can reserve 85% seats for their students and leave the 15% quota for students from across the country ranking high on the NEET merit list.

The order of the Tamil Nadu government reserving 85% of its MBBS and BDS seats for state board students was quashed today by the Madras High Court.