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Air Force Common Admission Test 2020 is conducted twice every year. The first session of AFCAT scheduled on 22nd and 23rd February was conducted successfully. However, the interview process for the same has been postponed due to the COVID- 19 outbreak. For the second session to be conducted in August, the exam dates are August 24 and 25.
The AFCAT exam consists of 100 questions with 300 marks.
Here is the complete examination pattern:
Let's take a look at the pattern of questions asked and the important topics included in the same.
AFCAT General Awareness Section
3-4 questions from the History section based on ancient, medieval and modern history.
5-8 questions from the Geography section based on topics like Forests, Land Forms, Deserts etc.
2-3 questions from the Economics section based on topics like world economy and Indian economy.
3-4 questions from Scientific Research based on topics like Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Maths.
3-4 questions from General Policy including topics like Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles and more.
AFCAT English Section
3-4 questions based on Reading Comprehension with a passage related to topics like Demonetization, Literature and more.
3-5 questions based on ParaJumbles or Sentence Jumbles.
9-10 questions based on Fill in the blanks, error spotting, phrase replacement etc.
From the vocabulary section, one can expect 3-4 questions on spellings, 4-5 questions on cloze tests, 4-5 questions on Idioms, 7-8 questions on Synonyms and Antonyms.
AFCAT Numerical Ability section
2-3 questions from Algebra based on topics like graphs of linear equations, elementary surds etc.
2-3 questions from topics like simplification, geometry and mensuration.
1-2 questions from Profit & Loss section
1-2 questions from Speed, Time and Distance
3-4 questions from Time & Work and Percentages
AFCAT Reasoning and Aptitude section
4-6 questions from Analogy based on topics like semantic, numbers or plane figures.
3-4 questions from topics like classification
2-3 questions from Series
4-5 questions from Venn diagram
15-18 questions from non-verbal sections like a mirror image, embedded figures, water image, cubes and dice, counting figures and more.
The National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has named Govindarajulu Chintala, the state's senior agriculture scientist as their next chairman. He currently serves as the Deputy Managing Director of NABARD based in Mumbai.
Chintala joined NABARD as a grade B officer in 1985 and held several positions across the country before handling the position of deputy director of medicine in 2019.
Here are some quick facts about NABARD that you should know:
- NABARD was established on the recommendations of B.S Shivaramman Committee on 12 July 1982 to implement the national bank of agriculture and rural development act 1981.
- Appex development financial institute in India.
- Active in developing Financial Inclusion Policy.
- With the headquarters based in Mumbai, the purpose is development assistance and poverty reduction.
- The first chairman of NABARD is Shri M Rama Krishanayya.
- NABARD is also known for its 'SHG Bank Linkage Programme' which encourages India's banks to lend self-help groups (SHGs).
As the CLAT examination pattern has changed, candidates are paying as much attention as possible when it comes to various scoring sections like Data Interpretation. With the sample paper released by the CLAT official site, it is certain that the Data Interpretation section would be full of questions based on Tables, Pie Charts, Bar Graph, Line Graph and more.
Let's take a look at some quick tips to do well in the Data Interpretation section for CLAT 2020 exam.
- Get your basics clear from one single book rather than several available options. The best pick for books can be RS Aggarwal with Data Interpretation and Magical Book Series Data Interpretation by K Kundan.
- Focus on gaining speed while solving questions related to Data Interpretation, hence work hard on your basics.
- As the paper will be consisting of paragraphs and passages, read the statement and the options along with the instructions carefully before you begin.
- In the questions asked with tabular data, you may be given extra rows and columns just for confusion. Solve such questions carefully.
- Make it a habit to check the units before marking questions as missing a single-digit can lead to a completely different answer.
- Verify whether the data is given in percentage or decimal as both are different when calculated.
- Always try solving previous years papers to get a detailed idea regarding the difficulty level of the questions.
- Take up mock tests and test your time while you are solving the paper.
IIT JEE is one of the toughest Engineering Entrance Exam conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology every year for admitting meritorious students. Aspirants aspiring to get admission to any of the top IITs must have a minimum score called the cut-off score for advancing to the next stage. JEE is conducted in two phases – JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. Students must qualify JEE Main to become eligible to appear for JEE Advanced exam.
The JEE Main Exam is conducted two times every year by National Testing Agency. The exam is conducted in January and April. However, this year due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the JEE Main April 2020 examination which was earlier scheduled to be conducted on April 5th to 11th has been postponed. The NTA will release the revised schedule of JEE Main April 2020 examination dates after 3rd May 2020. According to the current scenario, the exam is proposed to postpone until the last week of May 2020. The exact date will be announced after assessing the situation in the upcoming weeks.
JEE Main Exam Pattern
The JEE Main Exam Pattern has undergone some changes. The number of questions has reduced for the same amount of time. The new pattern is expected to be more difficult than before. The difficulty level is due to the introduction of the NATs and reduced number of questions. The new pattern details are as follows.
With the introduction of Numerical answer type questions, guessings have to be stopped. The current B.E/B. Tech paper has a weightage of 20% NATs in the JEE Main Exam.
IMPORTANT TOPICS OF JEE MAIN 2020
As per the analysis of the previous years’ JEE Main Engineering Entrance Exam papers, here is a list of few important topics of each subject that must be understood and worked upon for scoring high in the exam.
|Biomolecules and Polymers||Matrices And Determinants||Rotational Motion|
|Amines And Diazonium Salts||Vector||Waves And Sound|
|Aldehydes And Ketones||Straight Line||Conservation Collision|
|General Organic Chemistry
|Alkyl Halide||Circle||Semiconductors And Communication System|
||Area Under Curves||Thermal Properties Of Matter|
|P Block Elements
||Probability||Units And Dimensions|
|d and f block elements||Application Of Derivatives||Gravitation|
||Functions||Magnetic Effects Of Current|
|Haloarenes And Phenols||Definite Integration||Electromagnetic Waves|
||Statistics||Calorimetry And Kinetic Theory Of Gases|
|Electrochemistry||Quadratic Equations||Properties Of Matter And Fluid Mechanics|
||Mathematical Reasoning||Center Of Mass And Momentum|
|S Block Element And Hydrogen||Sequence And Series||Properties Of Matter And Fluid Mechanics|
||Indefinite Integration||Photoelectric Effect|
|Mole Concept||Binomial Theorem|
|Chemical Bonding And Molecular Structure|
YOUR DAILY ROUTINE 30 DAYS BEFORE EXAM
With only 30 days in hand before the examination, you need to prepare a daily routine that will help you cover all the topics for your upcoming JEE Main Exam. A routine will help you prepare with relatively less stress and in an organized manner. Before devising a daily routine, make sure you are thorough with the syllabus as well as the new pattern. These two are important for planning a routine. Here are a few suggestions from our end to help you score well.
TAKE CARE OF YOU
With so much negativity around with almost no certainty, the first and foremost thing that you need to do is take care of yourself. Please maintain a healthy lifestyle by sleeping and eating on time and staying fit. A healthy lifestyle is a door to a high concentration level of mind. Don’t stress yourself.
GET CONCEPTUALLY SOUND
It is very important to be sure that you are conceptually sound of all topics of the upcoming Engineering Entrance Exam. If you have any doubts in any chapter, make sure to clear those doubts with some help.
Go through notes taken down by you every day. Divide the chapters based on their difficulty for 25 days. Make sure to follow revising your allocated chapters for that particular day. Most of the answers to the questions are formula-based and it is difficult to retain the memory of formulas every day. Thus, divide the formulas into small portions for revision every day.
Take up a mock test everyday. There are numerous mock tests available on Eduwhere.in. You can apply for Eduwhere Edge Pass which is available at Rs 99 for 1 month and Rs 199 for 3 months. Through this pass, you open yourself a pandora’s box of Mock test for JEE 2020. Through these mock test, you can devise the right question-solving approach for each kind of question.
PAPER ATTEMPTING STRATEGY
This is a very important aspect for securing good marks in JEE Main Exam. By attempting a mock test every day, you may devise a variety of strategies and choose the best of the rest. Solving the entire paper without the right strategy will mess up your mind. It is advisable to attempt Chemistry section first as they are more subjective and require less calculation and thus less time to solve. This will give you more time for the other two sections.
JEE Main is an important Engineering Entrance Exam for securing admission to some of the best Engineering Colleges of India. Thus, preparations for this exam should be done thoroughly. Good preparation is a relative term and thus can be measure only by comparison. So make sure to have some video-based group study with other candidates. Here are a few benefits of group study that you might want to consider if you are not opting for it:
- Studying in a group helps a lot in clearing doubts.
- You can also have an idea of other’s paper attempting approach and how it is better or worse than yours.
- Through group study, you get into a competitive environment where you can determine where you stand in your preparation for JEE Main Exam.
- Last but most important is that studying in a group is less stressful and more learning with a fun concept that helps you learn well.
The All India Management Association has initiated the MAT 2020 registration for the Internet-Based Test (IBT) mock test Proctored on the official website. With this, the candidates can calibrate skills for Remote Proctored Internet-Based Test (IBT) mode. Due to the COVID- 19 outbreak, as most of the exams are getting postponed, the IBT mode is a great step taken by the AIMA.
As announced on April 29, along with the CBT and PBT, the registrations for the IBT are open currently.
Here is the complete schedule for the IBT MAT 2020 exam.
Here are some of the FAQ's that all the candidates have about the MAT IBT test.
How to register for MAT IBT mode?
The candidates can visit the official site https://mat.aima.in/may20/register-online and register themselves easily.
What is the newly introduced MAT IBT mode exam?
With the IBT mode introduced for the MAT exam, candidates can appear for the examination without putting their safety at risk. The candidates can give this test from their home with the help of internet connection along with a desktop or a laptop. In the IBT mode test, which is a remote proctored test, the candidates will be invigilated through the live video and the audio feed and the screen will be monitored all the time.
What should be the suitable internet bandwidth for attempting the exam?
512kbps is the required bandwidth for the MAT IBT mode exam. Candidates might witness technical glitches in case of bandwidth lesser than this.
What is the screen specification to appear for the MAT IBT mode exam?
A desktop or laptop with a webcam, mic with Windows 7 or above version of the operating system is ideal to give the test.
Why does one need to download MSB for the MAT IBT mode exam?
MSB is a security feature to check test takers if they are practising any kind of unfair practices on the test day. This software cannot run in systems with an older version of OS.
What documents do the candidates need to produce to appear for remote Proctored IBT?
The candidates need a valid photo ID proof as well as an original document on the test day. The candidate will also have to submit a live image of the document and get it authorized by the exam invigilator.
The candidates are expected to read the complete manual for the exam before attempting, check the demo video or attempt the IBT Mock test to understand the exam procedure. They should also download and install MSB in the laptop/ computer for the test.
In a recent notification by the Consortium of National Law University, the registration date for CLAT exam has been extended till 1 July 2020. The candidates can now apply till 1 July 2020 for attempting the examination. The CLAT examination for all the law aspirants is hence postponed.
Along with this, the official CLAT website also mentioned that the updated date for the CLAT examination will be announced before 1 July. The date will be announced at least 21 days before the scheduled date of the examination. For more information, the aspirants can visit the official website https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/ and get detailed information.
Due to the COVID- 19 pandemic outbreak, the dates have already been postponed twice as the exam was initially scheduled to be conducted in May 2020.
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance examination for admissions to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programs offered by 22 NLUs all over the nation.
Logical Reasoning is a very crucial section of the CLAT Exam 2020. This section tests the reasoning and understanding ability of the candidates. This section can be considered as one of the easiest section of the exam and can be a score booster. To score well in this section, one needs to practice this section well as there is no factual context provided. The candidates have to find out the factual context from the given passage.
Logical Reasoning section can also be a time-saving section of CLAT Exam 2020. It is believed that a candidate can answer this section in about 25 minutes only. Through this section, analysis of candidates’ logical foundation of a given argument, situation, and axioms defining the statement is whether true or false can be done. Some of the Logical Reasoning Important topics are as follows:
- Seating Arrangement
- Logical Sequences
- Number Test
- Verbal Reasoning
- Family/ Blood Relation
- Ranking & Order
- Statement Conclusion/ Assumption
- Data Interpretation
- Inference based question
These are a few important topics, candidates shouldn’t restrict their preparation merely to these topics. Candidates can widen their range of topics while preparing for this section for the section Logical Reasoning CLAT 2020.
The logical reasoning section of CLAT comprises of several short passages of around 300 words. These passages are the argument or information that form the basis of answering the questions. At times there are two arguments if two people are presented as speakers. To tackle the Logical Reasoning CLAT 2020 effortlessly and effectively follow the following steps:
- Read the questions first and then read the passage. This gives you a purpose behind reading the passage. Many students end up reading the passage again after reading the question.
- Breaking the passage into conclusion and supports makes it easy for many questions. For some questions, it's useful to piece the claims together. Some questions hints you to jump to the passage’s conclusion. Thus, read and identify the arguments along with its subsequent premises and conclusions.
- Determine the patterns of reasoning critically and assess how conclusions may vary with a particular premise or evidence.
- Apply from the solutions from the passage to fresh situations.
- Draw analogies and relationships, identify contradictions and equivalence and assess the effectiveness of arguments.
Thus, the passage plays a huge role in the logical reasoning section and should be attempted as mentioned above.
STUDY MATERIAL FOR LOGICAL REASONING CLAT 2020
To score well, one needs to refer good study material while preparing for the entrance exam. For CLAT Exam 2020, the following books should be referred to as study material.
- A Modern Approach To Logical Reasoning by R S Aggarwal
- Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey
Candidates may refer to any good Logical Reasoning book. One must refer only one good book instead of creating confusion by using multiple books.
Besides referring books, candidates should solve previous years’ papers. Solving these papers can help candidates determine the type of questions asked and their difficulty level.
Candidates should also attempt mock tests available online. Eduwhere presents Eduwhere Edge Pass through which candidates can take up mock tests online CLAT Exam at the rate of Rs 99 for 1 month and Rs 199 for 3 months.
SHORTCUT METHODS FOR PREPARATION
Logical Reasoning CLAT 2020 section can be solved faster using the shortcut methods devised for a particular topic. Not every topic will have a shortcut method, but those that have should be understood properly. The shortcuts can help you finish the section in less time.
Candidates can learn about these shortcuts along with other easy techniques mentioned in the books. Candidates should not merely depend on these methods as they have their drawbacks.
Thus, study smartly yet wisely to excel in the CLAT Exam 2020.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman came up with the first instalment of the mega Rs 20 lakh crore package. This instalment was announced after PM Narendra Modi announced the Aatmanirbhar Bharat package to work on making India self-reliant as things are no more normal due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Aatmanribhar Bharat rests on five pillars: Economy, Infrastructure, Technology-driven systems, Demography, and Demand.
Here is a complete set of the key takeaways of the package:
- Government to infuse Rs 5000 cr liquidity by reducing rates of TDS.
- EPF Contribution of Rs 25,000 crore that will benefit 72.22 lakh employees has been extended till August.
- Rs 30000 crore special liquidity scheme for NBFCs, HFCs, and MFIs.
- Rs 45000 crore partial credit guarantee scheme 2.0 for NBFCs.
- Rs 90000 crore liquidity injection for DISCOMs.
- Govt advices States/UTs to extend the registration & compilation dates of RERA projects by 6 months.
- Rs 50000 crore equity infusion for SMEs through fund of funds
- Collateral free loan of Rs 3 lakh crores for SMEs to benefit 45 lakh units so that they can resume work and jobs
- For Stressed MSMEs, Subordinate debt provision of Rs 20,000 cr has been announced for 2 lakh MSMEs.
- Definition of MSMEs has been revised to allow MSMEs to aim for expansion and not lose benefits. Also, there'll be no distinction between manufacturing & service sector MSMEs.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on 12 May 2020 amidst the lockdown due to the COVID- 19 outbreak. In his speech, Modi talked about lockdown 4.0 to be different than the previous three lockdowns. Modi encouraged the citizens to buy and promote local products to help the Indian economy. Purchasing goods made in India will help the poor class like the street hawkers, daily wages workers and others to support themselves in a better way.
PM Modi announced a special economic package worth Rs 20 lakh crores for supporting people like farmers, labourers, honest taxpayers, MSME's and cottage industry.
In his appeal to make a self-reliant India and fight against coronavirus, Modi mentioned the 5 most important pillars that can help us do so.
- An economy that brings a quantum jump, not just incremental change
- An infrastructure that becomes the hallmark of modern India
- The cycle of demand and supply in our economy, the power that needs to be harnessed to its full potential
- Self-Reliant India with our vibrant demography as our strength and source of energy
- Technology-driven systems that fulfil the dreams of the 21st century, not the policy of the past century
For competitive examinations like SSC, Banking and many more, candidates are expected to have knowledge about general awareness that includes topics from current affairs. To stay aware of it, there are several important appointments made every month in various significant sectors that the candidates are supposed to know. Candidates can expect several questions around the new appointments in their exams. Hence, staying updated is always a good way to score well marks.
In this article, we will take a look at the important national as well as international appointments made in April 2020.