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January 29, 2015
Maharashtra Postal Circle Postman/ Mail Guard Recruitment 2015

Maharashtra Postal Circle Postman/ Mail Guard Recruitment 2015

Maharashtra Postal Circle Recruitment 2015 Maharashtra Postal Circle of Department Of Posts, Govt of India has published the advertisement for recruitment of 1701 vacancies for the posts of Postman and Mail Guard in its 42 Postal/4 RMS divisions. So if you are interested, within 27 years of age and a matriculate, better hurry: last date for submission of online application form for Maharashtra Postal Circle Exam 2015 is 18th February, 2015.

Since the educational qualification eligibility for these posts is Matriculate only, number of candidates appearing in the recruitment exam is going to be huge. So you need to prepare seriously to be selected. How do you do that? Please wait for my next article: Maharashtra Postal Exam 2015 Syllabus, Sample Papers and Prep Books which would provide you the prep materials, along with a discussion on the exam pattern.

This blog post is made to help you apply for the Postman and Mail Guard job for the current recruitment by Maharashtra Postal Circle by quoting the information from the official notification. You can click here to download the Maharashtra Postal Circle Recruitment 2015 Notification.

First a small synopsis on the selection process:
Selection process for Maharashtra Postal Circle would consist of a written exam - Aptitude Test, which consists of four test sections: GK, Maths, English and Regional Language. There are total 100 mark to be answered in 2 hours. You can find more about the Exam in my subsequent article: Maharashtra Postal Circle Exam 2015 Prep Materials.

Based on the written test, the common Merit list for Postman & Mail Guard would be prepared for the Maharashtra circle as a whole (i.e. Maharashtra State & Goa State). The finally selected candidate would be posted on the divisions, based on their preferences of the divisions & position in the Merit list.

For this, while submitting the form, you can give maximum preferences of 10 postal divisions if applying for post of Postman and 4 preferences for RMS divisions if applying for post of Mail Guard. 

Maharashtra Postal Circle Vacancy 2015Number of vacancies:
There are a total of 1701 vacancies - 1680 Postman and 21 Mail Guards. You can find the region-wise, category-wise vacancy in the table at right.

Examination Centres:
Maharashtra Postal Circle Exam 2015 will be conducted in following 26 locations:
Mumbai- Dadar, Mumbai- Andheri, Thane, Alibag, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Dhule, Osmanabad, Solapur, Parbhani, Satara, Nanded, Nasik, Panaji, Kolhapur, Ratnagiri, Ahmednagar, Sangli, Pune, Nagpur, Akola, Amravati, Buldhana, Chandrapur, Wardha, Yeotmal. 

Salary of Postman & Mail Guard:
Scale of Pay for these posts is Rs.5200-20200 (Pay Band – 1) with Grade Pay of Rs. 2000 + other admissible allowances.

You need to posses following eligibility if you want to try for the Postman & Mail Guard job in Maharashtra Postal Circle:

Age (as on 18/02/2015): 
Minimum 18 years and Maximum 27 years.

Educational Qualification:
Matriculation or Equivalent from a recognized board Or University.

Maharashtra Postal Circle Exam 2015 Application Form
There is no offline application form for this recruitment. You have to apply online only.

The Application Fee is Rs. 100/- and Examination Fee is Rs.400/-. But however, Examination Fee is payable only by OC and OBC Candidates. SC/ST/PH/ Women are exempted from the exam fee – they have to pay the application fee only.

You can submit only one application. But you can opt for the post of only Postman or only Mail guard or for both. How to apply online for Maharashtra Postal Circle Recruitment 2015 is given very clearly in section: “16. How to Apply” from page-5 of the notification. Also download this How to Apply instructions.

If you have gone through the same carefully, click here to find the Maharashtra Postal Circle online form.
Maharashtra Postal Circle  Application Form

Admit Cards for Maharashtra Postal Circle Exam 2015:
You would be intimated through SMS and E-mail when the admit card becomes available. On receipt of this info, download it from this Departmental l website. 

Hope above helps you to apply for this recruitment excise easily. To prepare for the exam, please visit my accompanying article subsequently.
January 25, 2015
Prep Materials for BARC OCES DGFS 2015 Exam: Syllabus, Sample Papers & Books

Prep Materials for BARC OCES DGFS 2015 Exam: Syllabus, Sample Papers & Books

Study materials for BARC OCES DGFS 2015 ExamBhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has recently announced OCES DGFS 2015 Exam which is going to be held online from 12th to 20th March, 2015. While posting a previous blog article titled: BARC OCES DGFS 2015 Exam: What is it and How to Apply, I had also wanted to post prep materials for the Written test of BARC OCES DGFS exam to help you prepare for the same. However, while locating the sample papers and books on the net, although I had invested considerable time, I could not find that much of noteworthy materials. Therefore, along with a short discussion on the exam pattern/selection process of BARC OCES written test, I would advise you to base your preparation for this recruitment exam on GATE & NET exam.

Selection process of BARC OCES DGFS exam:
Selection process for BARC OCES DGFS program is based on the performance in interview only. But to be selected for the BARC Interview, you have to clear the shortlisting based on two alternative modes: i) The written test i.e. OCES DGFS 2015 Exam or ii) GATE 2015 score.

While applying for the BARC OCES DGFS program, you have to chose which option you would like to take - the written test or the GATE score. You can also opt for selection through both the GATE score and OCES DGFS 2015 Exam score. In fact, BARC advises you to do so to maximize your chance of being selected for the Interview.

BARC OCES DGFS Exam 2015 Pattern:
The online exam is held for eight Engineering disciplines (Chemical, Civil, Computers, Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation, Mechanical and Metallurgy) and five Science subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Biosciences, Geology and Geophysics). There is no separate exam for Radiological Safety Engineering (RSE), which is considered as an additional Training Scheme option for applicants in Physics and Chemistry disciplines. The online exam is held in thirty five cities spread across India.

The OCES DGFS 2015 Exam consists of 100 questions and each question is worth 3 marks - therefore there are 300 marks in total. The duration is 2 hours. Thus you have 72 seconds to answer each question. But beware! there is negative marking in BARC OCES DGFS Exam: minus one for each wrong answer.

Syllabus for BARC OCES DGFS Exam 2015:
BARC has not specified any specific syllabus for this exam. As I quote the notification:
"The syllabus for the Online Exam is specific to the Engineering discipline which a candidate has selected. The questions are intended to assess the basic understanding of subjects in the area of the Engineering discipline selected by the candidate. Emphasis would be on the knowledge and problem solving ability rather than on the memory of the candidate."
But you must be relieved to know that only the subject specific questions are asked in the online exam - there is no test sections to check your mental aptitude like :General English, General Knowledge, Test of Reasoning etc.

So how do you prepare for this exam? My advise would be to make your preparation based on following two national level exams:

For the Science disciplines: Use the Syllabus and test prep materials for the CSIR-UGC NET subject, specific to your discipline. To find this, please go through my article: CSIR NET 2014 Syllabus, Sample papers & Books: Prep Materials.

For the Engineering disciplines: Use the Syllabus and test prep materials for the GATE subject, specific to your discipline.To find this, please go through the links as given in the section on Sample papers and Prep Books given below.

Sample papers & Prep Books BARC OCES DGFS Exam:
BARC OCES DGFS Exam 2015 Mock Test PaperAs I had told you previously, there is hardly any material worth the name for BARC OCES DGFS exam in the net. However, you can have the most authentic OCES DGFS exam paper and that too on online mode through the official BARC site in the link "Online Test Demo". This is the closest you can get for knowing the actual test environment as well as to gauge the standard of questions.

But however, to prepare seriously for the exam, you can use the GATE & NET subject prep materials as given in the following links:

For the Science disciplines: Find the sample papers and books that you can use in  my article: CSIR NET 2014 Syllabus, Sample papers & Books: Prep Materials, specific to your discipline.

For the Engineering disciplines: Find the following sample papers and Prep Books of GATE, corresponding to your subject:
GATE CE Syllabus, Sample Papers & Books
GATE CS study material: Syllabus, Exam Papers & Books
GATE EC Prep material Syllabus, Sample Papers & Books
GATE EE Syllabus, Sample Papers & Books
GATE IN Prep material: Syllabus, Sample Papers & Books
GATE ME Prep material: Syllabus, Exam Papers & Books

Hope above prep materials for BARC OCES DGFS Exam helps you in your preparation. I would also be on the lookout for more Sample Papers & Books on BARC OCES DGFS Exam and post the same here as and when I find them. Therefore please keep visiting this blog!

January 21, 2015
BARC OCES DGFS 2015 Exam: What is it and How to Apply

BARC OCES DGFS 2015 Exam: What is it and How to Apply

What is BARC OCES DGFS 2015 Exam
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has recently published the advertisement for selection of Engineers and Scientists for two of its very prestigious programs: OCES & DGFS through the online exam: BARC OCES DGFS 2015. This blog post is an honest attempt to introduce you this job opportunity in BARC and help you apply for the same, if you are interested. 

At end of this, if you want to apply for the same, please do it within 6th February, 2015 which is the last date for Online Application. The online exam would be conducted in various slots from 12th to 20th March, 2015. And if you want to study seriously for the exam, please do visit my subsequent article: Prep Materials for BARC OCES DGFS 2015 Exam: Syllabus, Sample Papers & Books.

But before that let us know about BARC as an organisation briefly.

What is BARC?
BARC OCES DGFS 2015 NotificationBhabha Atomic Research Center (was previously known as Atomic Energy Establishment, Trombay) on January 3, 1954. It is India's primary nuclear research organisation and has a number of nuclear reactors, all of which are used for India's nuclear power and research programs. BARC also conducts research in biotechnology and has developed numerous disease resistant and high-yielding crop varieties.
More about BARC can be found in its About us page.

What is BARC OCES program:
BARC OCES (Orientation Course for Engineers and Scientists) is a one year training program for graduates in Engineering or post-graduates in Science. On successful completion of the training, the trainees are posted as scientific officers in one of the following DAE units:
Atomic Minerals Directorate of Exploration & Research (AMD), Hyderabad
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC),Mumbai
Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (BHAVINI), Kalpakkam
Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology (BRIT), Mumbai
Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore
Heavy Water Board (HWB), Mumbai
Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam
Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), Hyderabad
Uranium Corporation of India Ltd(UCIL), Jaduguda
Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), Mumbai
Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata.

The list of eight Engineering disciplines for BARC OCES is Chemical, Civil, Computers, Electrical, Electronics (also Electronics & Communication, Electronics and Controls), Instrumentation, Mechanical and Metallurgy. While the six BARC OCES Science subjects are: Physics, Chemistry, Biosciences, Radiological Safety Engineering (RSE), Geology and Geophysics.

What is BARC DGFS program:
BARC DGFS (DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme) is actually a Fellowship Scheme for those who secure admission in select institutes on their own (based on valid GATE score) for following disciplines:
Mechanical Engineering, Cryogenic, Chemical Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Civil Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Nuclear Hydrology, Nuclear Hydrology, Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Science/ Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Reliability Engineering, Systems & Control Engineering, Energy Systems, Power/ Communication/ Control Engg, Integrated Electronics & Circuits, Instrumentation, Computer Science, Engineering & Technology, Applied Optics, Lasers & Optoelectronics, Nuclear Engineering & Technology, Solid State Materials/ Electronic Materials, Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering.
You have to take admissions only on the prescribed institutes (mostly IITs and few NITs) and also prescribed Pre-M Tech qualifications, list of which can be found in "Table-8" in page-21 of the Information Brochure.

DGFS are paid stipend and tuition fee to pursue M.Tech course. After successful completion of one-year course work at select institutes, the fellows undertake project work, which is assigned and supervised jointly by a DAE and an institute guide. On successful completion of M.Tech, they are posted as Scientific Officers in BARC, Mumbai or RRCAT, Indore or IGCAR, Kalpakkam..

Salaries for BARC OCES/DGFS:
OCES trainees as well as DGFS fellows are paid stipend of Rs 20,000 per month during the period of their training and a one-time book allowance of Rs 10,000.
On successful completion of the training, they are posted as Scientific Officer (C) in the pay band Rs 15,600-39,100 with grade pay of Rs 5,400. Monthly salary (with three increments) at the time of joining is approximately Rs 61,000.

BARC OCES/DGFS Eligibilities:
Age Eligibility: (as on August 1, 2015)
Max 26 years.
You need to be a B E/ B Tech/ B Sc (Engineering) with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks or AMIE/AIETE with minimum of 60% aggregate marks in Part A and Part B individually, in any of the engineering disciplines mentioned in table: "Table-4. Eligibility Criteria" in page: 11 of the Information Brochure.

BARC OCES/DGFS Selection process:
Selection process for OCES/DGFS consists of short listing of candidates followed by interview. The short listing is based on two alternative methods:
i) BARC Written Test or
ii) GATE score.
Cut-off GATE score and Written Test marks for short-listing candidates for interview in each discipline are decided after the last date of receipt of applications.

Important dates for BARC OCES/DGFS 2015:
Commence of  of Online Application :6th January, 2015
Last date for Online Application: 6th February, 2015
Online Test: 12th - 20th March, 2015
Last date for candidates to upload their GATE score: 30th March, 2015
Display of List of candidates short-listed for Interview: 2nd week of April, 2015
Selection Interviews 18th May - 18th June, 2015
Display of List of Candidates finally selected: 24th June, 2015

BARC OCES/DGFS 2015 Online Form:
You can apply for BARC OCES/DGFS programs only online.
Go through this exclusive page on How to Apply.

If you have gone through the same carefully,
Click here for the BARC OCES/DGFS 2015 Online application form for Engineering Disciplines.
Click here for the BARC OCES/DGFS 2015 Online application form for Science Disciplines.
On arrival at the resultant page, please tick the check box near "I have read and understood the information from Information Brochure" in the bottom as shown below:
BARC OCES DGFS 2015 Online Form Step-1
It is only after tick the check bos that "Proceed" button would be shown as below:
BARC OCES DGFS 2015 Online Form Step-2
 Click the "Proceed" button to find the Online form.
BARC OCES DGFS 2015 Online Form Step-3

Hope with above information you can apply confidently for the BARC OCES/DGFS 2015. Best wishes!

January 20, 2015
All India Bar Exam (AIBE) 2015 Pattern, Syllabus, Model Papers & Prep Books

All India Bar Exam (AIBE) 2015 Pattern, Syllabus, Model Papers & Prep Books

All India Bar Examination Sample Papers
This blog post of mine follows an earlier blog article titled: AIBE Exam 2015 Dates, Notification & Application Form which tells you that if you are a law graduate passing out in academic year 2009-10 or later, you must clear the AIBE exam before you can begin to practice in the court of law.

While that blog post introduces you to the AIBE exam, telling you what are the eligibilities, where to find the forms along with the schedule dates of AIBE 2015, this blog post would help you prepare for the exam with study materials – it would give you the AIBE exam pattern and than go on to give you the syllabus and sample papers for AIBE.

All India Bar Exam Pattern:
AIBE would have 100 multiple-choice (objective type) questions from 19 subjects. Duration of the exam is 3-n-half hour.

The 19 subjects in AIBE paper is split into two categories: Category-1 & Category-2: the first comprises subjects that may be considered ‘foundational’ in nature, those that form the basis for large areas of law. The second comprises other subjects, which a new entrant to the legal profession must also have a basic understanding of. The 100 AIBE questions will be divided into ‘knowledge-based’ and ‘reasoning’ questions. You can have a fair idea about the pattern of All India Bar Exam from following table:
All India Bar Exam Pattern
Further All India Bar Exam would be an “Open-book’ exam, you are allowed to bring any prep-materials (such as the prep-material provided by AIBE, textbooks and treatises and even handwritten notes). But electronic gadgets such as laptop, cell-phones etc. would be barred.
The emphasis throughout is on assessing an advocate’s understanding of an area of law, rather than assessing how much he/she can cram up – memorizing large texts or rules.

Also AIBE result would just say you – whether you have passed or failed – BCI would not declare percentage, percentile, rankings, or absolute marks.

All India Bar Exam 2015 Syllabus:
You can find the Syllabus for AIBE exam 2015 as below:
Syllabus for All India Bar Exam 2015

There will be total 23 questions in Category II subject. This will include questions from at least 5 subjects out of 9 subjects as given above.

Sample/Model papers for All India Bar Exam 2015 :
You can download the following official Model Papers of AIBE, which I have uploaded in
Click here to Download AIBE Model/Sample Paper.
Click here to Download Explanation/Answers to above AIBE Model Paper.

All India Bar Exam Prep Book:
All India Bar Exam Prep BookI had searched on the net for prep book for All India Bar Exam (AIBE) and could find the following book.

Sure Succes AIBE (All India Bar Examination) & JCJ (Junior Civil Judges) by D. V. Rao
Publisher: Bharat Law House
MRP: Rs. 550/=; Offer Price: Rs. 270/=; Discount: Rs. 280/= (50%)

This books is available in most of the bookstores, but you can also order them online by clicking the links above, from which offers free home-delivery as well as huge discount of 50%. You can choose to pay through Credit Card/Debit Card/Internet Banking. You can also choose to pay through “Cash-on-Delivery” i.e. you pay in cash only when the same is delivered at your doorstep:

Hope above information on All India Bar Exam helps you in preparing for the exam. I would be on the lookout for more study materials for AIBE exam and post the same here. So keep visiting this blog. Best wishes!