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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.
12 May is observed as International Nurses Day all across the world to mark the contribution that nurses pay to the entire world.
This day is observed on the birth anniversary of Florance Nightingale.
In 1982, president Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation recognizing May 6 as National Recognition Day for Nurses.
May 6- May 12 is celebrated as Nurses Week every year.
It is the 200th birth anniversary of Florance Nightingale this year. She is also known as "The Lady With the Lamp" and regarded as the founder of modern nursing.
The theme for International Nurses Day 2020 is "Nursing the World to Health".
The COVID- 19 pandemic is a stark reminder of the vital role that nurses play in this world and do their job recklessly.
Being a good teacher is not just having knowledge of a subject but also the skills to make others understand your point with clarity. Thus, to pick the best and the most deserving candidates for the teaching job for class 1 to 8, CBSE conducts CTET exam. The exam is conducted twice a year - July and December.
CBSE has already released the official notification for CTET 2020 on 23 January 2020 according to which the exam for the July session will be conducted on July 05 2020. With the release of the notification, the search for 'how to prepare for CTET exam' also starts. As there are only a few months left for the exam and due to the lockdown, it is not possible to go out for the coaching classes, the only way left for CTET preparation is self-study at home. But to gain the maximum benefit from self-study you need the right preparation strategy.
Thus, to help you save time and efforts, we are here sharing some helpful tips and tricks to learn from home for your CTET preparation.
How to prepare for CTET 2020 from home?
Know your syllabus
There are two papers under CTET. Paper I is for the candidates who want to apply for teaching jobs for class 1-5 while Paper II is for the candidates who wish to become teachers from class 6-8. Based on the paper you applied for, you should carefully go through CTET syllabus and accordingly make your study plan. As the candidates are also allowed to apply for both the papers, if you have chosen that option, you need to consider syllabus of both the papers.
CTET 2020 Important Topics for Paper I
CTET 2020 Important Topics for Paper-II
Understand the exam pattern
The candidates need to have knowledge of CTET exam pattern before they start their preparation. It gives you an idea of the type of questions asked, sections covered, marking scheme, duration of the exam and the total number of questions asked in the exam.
Go through NCF 2005 and NCERT Textbooks
NCERT textbooks make the most important resource for CTET preparation. However, you can also refer to some other books and additional study material in the form of video lectures. In addition to this, you should also study the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) books as around 5-7 questions are asked from these books.
Choose the best study material
No doubt NCERT books make the best resource for CTET exam preparation, however, there is no harm in referring to some additional study material. Selection of the best books like Arihant, Wiley etc. will help you give your CTET preparation an edge. But make sure you don't end up getting too many books as it will just create unnecessary pressure of going through all of them.
- Success Master CTET Paper-I (Class I-V) by Arihant Publication
- Mathematics Exam Goalpost for CTET & TETs by Wiley Publication
- Study Guide for CTET Paper 2 (Class 6 - 8 Teachers) Social Studies/ Social Science with Past Questions 4th Edition by Disha Publication
- CTET and TETs English Language and Pedagogy (Paper I & II) by Arihant Publication
Though you cannot go for coaching classes due to this COVID-19 pandemic, you can bring coaching classes at your home with online classes. You can join online classes or can watch recorded video lectures by experts to understand difficult topics. You can also clear your doubts by using different mobile apps provided by coaching centres.
Further, to continue your CTET exam online preparation, you can solve online mock tests provided by platforms like Eduwhere. There you not just get the mock tests as per the latest exam pattern but also get detailed performance analysis reports to work on your weak areas.
Prepare short notes
As you have decided to opt for self-study for CTET 2020 preparation, you need to make your own notes. Develop a habit of making short notes that you can use to quickly revise the entire syllabus.
Don't wait for CTET syllabus to get over to start your revision; rather, you should focus more on revision than cramming the complete syllabus. Make it a part of your regular routine. It will not just help you get a good command on topics but will also help you save time and efforts during the final revision. Further, you will feel less pressurised before the exam as you have already gone through the syllabus multiple times.
Work on your reading speed
Along with the answering speed, you should also work on your reading speed. It will help you save time while answering long questions. You can do it by reading essays, newspapers etc. daily.
Test yourself regularly
You cannot spend a lot of time on just going through the basics. At least, 50% of your entire preparation time should be spent on testing what you have learnt. Choose the testing platforms that provide mock tests with detailed answer sheets and performance analysis reports.
Set daily, weekly and monthly targets and try your best to achieve those targets. Every time you achieve your target, treat yourself with something like an outing, your favourite dish, movie etc. It will help you feel motivated during your preparation.
Prepare Smart, Score better!
The Indian Air Force conducts a drive for the position of Flying Branch and Ground Duty Staff every year. The AFCAT examination is conducted twice every year. This is a golden opportunity for everyone who wishes to have a career in the Indian Air Force. The result for AFCAT 2020 first session was announced on 17 March 2020. For the upcoming session, as the candidates enrol, the first question in their mind is ‘How to study for AFCAT?’
We are here to help you with the correct strategy to be followed for the AFCAT examination and crack it in one go.
Let’s begin with understanding the complete pattern for AFCAT 2020.
It is better to go through the complete AFCAT Complete Syllabus
Here are some easy preparation tips
Get a time table: As everyone is staying indoors due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it is essential for the candidates to utilize this time to their best with preparation from home. The first move is to come up with a flexible time table that allows you to study enough, take rest, get a room for your creativity and entertainment.
Focus on Time Management: The most important factor while you are attempting any exam is how well you manage your time. The target should definitely be to solve all the 100 questions in 120 minutes. However, solving each question correctly and in a speedy manner is the ultimate goal to be achieved. Always remember that you need to prepare and practice with time limits set for yourself. Most of us feel that Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning questions take up too much time, but the time can be saved in the English section. So everyone should focus on increasing the speed for Quant and Reasoning and get a hold on the general knowledge and English section as much as you can.
Best Books: Choosing the apt study material is a must to crack any examination. With vast study material available in the market, picking the best ones for AFCAT is a necessary decision to make. Here are some books you can consider for AFCAT 2020.
Lucent’s General Knowledge
Newspapers for current affairs
Arihant Publications for current affairs
Previous year question papers
Online Mock Tests: One of the finest ways to prepare with a complete exam like experience is by taking up online mock tests. It is a good habit to prepare with previous year papers and take up online mock tests at regular intervals is essential now. Most of the candidates prepare with the online mocks that help them with their time, accuracy and speed while attempting the exam. If you aren't taking online mocks, you should consider doing so right now.
Previous Year Papers: Previous years papers are a great help as they can give you a complete overview of what sort of questions you will face in the exam. Practising a previous year question paper with a complete exam like feel and timers set to get your best is the exact way to go with previous year AFCAT papers.
How can Eduwhere help you?
Eduwhere brings up the best online mock tests for your AFCTA 2020 exam preparation. With Eduwhere Edge Pass just for Rs 99 for each month, you can get complete access to all the mock tests available at Eduwhere.in for various exams. Your AFCAT preparation in quarantine should definitely be with Eduwhere and the best mock tests for your success path to getting a job in the Air Force.
@neha-gore JEE Exam dates announced! JEE Main exams to be conducted from 18-23 July, 2020
SBI PO examination is considered as one of the finest examinations for the banking aspirants. Like every year, according to the schedule, the preliminary exam for SBI PO 2020 is considered to be held in June and the mains shall be scheduled in July. However, with the current condition of COVID-19 outbreak, the examination dates can be postponed.
As English Grammer is one important part of the SBI PO examination, let’s talk about some tips and tricks to do well in this section.
In this post, let’s talk about Articles, Tenses, Active & Passive Voice, Direct and Indirect Speech
The three important types of articles used in the English language are A, An, The.
A: Used to describe any indefinite thing and usually used before words beginning with consonants. For example. A book, A library.
An: Used before words beginning with vowels. For example. An idiom, an elephant.
The: Used to denote a definite or a particular thing. For example. The book, The basement
There are three types of tenses viz. Past, Present and Future.
Past Tense has listed subsections: Simple Past, Continuous Past, Past Perfect, Past Perfect Continuous.
Present Tense has listed subsections: Simple Present, Present Continuous, Present Perfect, Present Perfect Continuous.
Future Tense has listed subsections: Simple Future, Continuous Future, Future Perfect, Future Perfect Continuous.
Let’s look at a simplified example in a combined form:
Active and Passive Voice:
Active voice: A verb that expresses the action done by the subject.
Passive voice: A verb that expresses what is done to the subject.
Direct and Indirect Speech
If the reporting verb is in the present tense, the tense of the verb in the reported speech is changed to the corresponding past tense.
If the reporting verb is in the future tense, the tense of the verb is changed in a way that simple future tense becomes future conditional and the future conditional tense becomes conditional continuous tense.
If the reporting verb is in the past tense, the tense of the verb in the reported speech is changed into an earlier form of the past tense.
NEET- The entrance examination for all the medical aspirants was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, the new dates for the examination have been announced now. The National Entrance Cum Eligibility Test conducted by the National Testing Agency will be conducted on July 26, 2020.
HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal in his live webinar announced the dates for both NEET 2020 and JEE MAIN 2020 examinations.
More than 16 lac candidates will be appearing for the NEET 2020 examination. Considering the present situation, it is possible that the NEET 2020 admit cards may be released about a week or 10 days ahead of the examination. It is considered that the National Testing Agency would be releasing the complete schedule for the NEET 2020 examination. It is likely that the NEET 2020 admit cards may be released by the end of June or in the first week of July.
HRD Minister Pokhriyal has interacted with candidates in this live webinar over social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. He advised the students to utilize this time in studying from home and making the most of online study material for their exam preparation.
The complete revised schedule for NEET 2020 would also be made available on nta.ac.in as well as on ntaneet.nic.in The new dates and updates would be provided on this page as well, once made available.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) had announced to extend the online application form editing option of NEET 2020. It has allowed candidates to choose the exam centre of their choice in order to minimise any commute for the examinees and their parents.
Along with this, Pokhriyal mentioned that the dates for 10 and 12 class will also be announced soon.
The JEE Main 2020 examination was postponed earlier due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, the dates for JEE Main 2020 examination is announced. The JEE Main 2020 exam will be conducted from July 18 to July 23, 2020. The examination will be conducted at various centres all over the nation.
Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Tuesday announced the dates for JEE Main 2020 examination. Once the JEE Main examination is done and the results for the same are declared, the JEE Advanced will be held in August. Dates for the same are not announced yet.
In his note, Pokhriyal asked candidates to make the most of their time with self-study and make the use of online study material and digital modes for their examination.
Around 9 lakh candidates have registered themselves for the JEE Main examination to have a bright career in engineering.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) had announced to extend the online application form editing option of JEE Main 2020. It has allowed candidates to choose the exam centre of their choice in order to minimise any commute for the examinees and their parents.
Along with this, Pokhriyal mentioned that the dates for 10 and 12 class will also be announced soon.
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Let's learn about Indices and the Law of Indices
Indices are a useful way of more simply expressing large numbers. They also present us with many useful properties for manipulating them using what is called the Law of Indices.
Let’s consider an example over here.
The expression 25 is defined as follows:
We call "2" the base and "5" the index.
Law of Indices
To manipulate expressions, it can be done using the Law of Indices. For all the expressions with the same base, for example, 24 and 22 , this law can be used to manipulate. However, we cannot use the Law of Indices to manipulate the expressions with a different base, for example 35 and 77 can’t be manipulated as their base differs (their bases are 3 and 7, respectively).
Let's take a look at the Six Rules of the Law of Indices