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CBSE Announces Class XII Results today and Twitter can’t seem to handle it! Here’s how to check your Roll Number, Results
30 July 2021

After a long await, CBSE has decided to announce the CBSE class XII board exams today! This comes after the Supreme Court had asked both the CBSE and other state boards to declare board exam results by the end of this month. The results are to be declared at 2 PM today on the official website of CBSE.

CBSE posted the official announcement of declaring the results via a meme on their Twitter page. Students can access results via the UMANG app,

How to Get/Download Your Class XII Results

  1. Visit the official CBSE results website: http://cbseresults.nic.in/
  2. Click on any of the links below:
  3. You can use the direct link here:
    http://cbseresults.nic.in/class12/Class12th21.htm
    https://josaa.nic.in/class12/class12th21.htm
    https://testservices.nic.in/class12/class12th21.htm
  4. Fill in the following details:
    • Roll number
    • School number (You can find this on your admit card)

Here’s how to get your roll number if you have forgotten/ misplaced it!

  1. Visit the following link: https://cbseit.in/cbse/2021/rfinder/landing.aspx (If the website says, “The service is unavailable.”, wait for some time and try again! You’re among many looking for the same thing and the website may not be able to handle it!
  2. Select Class XII
  3. Now you will be redirected to fill a form, it will ask you to fill in the following details:
    • Candidate's Name
    • School Code
    • Father's Name
    • Mother's Name
  4. Click search and it should return your roll number.
  5. You would need this roll number for checking your results.

We at Filo, wish you all the best for your results and are here to help you if you need any help in figuring out what to do and how to go about before and after the results are out! Contact our private tutors for free by downloading the Filo App now!

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NEET 2021 LATEST JULY UPDATE: PATTERN CHANGE, COURSEWISE UPDATES AND MORE!
17 July 2021

NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG) (NEET) 2021, the National Medical entrance exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) has some important updates for you to consider as cited by their latest brochure.

The exam will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) on Sunday, the 12 September 2021 in Pen and Paper mode in 13 languages, as a uniform entrance examination for admission to MBBS/BDS/BAMS/BSMS/BUMS/BHMS and other undergraduate medical courses in approved/recognized Medical/Dental /AYUSH and other Colleges/ Deemed Universities /Institutes (AIIMS & JIPMER) in India.

The NEET (UG) – 2021 shall consist of one Question Paper containing 180 Multiple Choice Questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany and Zoology). Each of the three subjects will have two sections – A and B. While Section A will be mandatory and will consist of 35 questions, Section B will have 15 questions, out of which students will have to answer only 10. The languages in which the NEET (UG) 2021 would be conducted are : English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.

For complete information on NEET 2021, follow the information brochure here .

Exam Date: 12 September 2021 in Pen and Paper mode in 13 languages.

NEET 2021 Schedule of Examination



NEET 2021 Exam Pattern (Detailed)

Subjects Sections No. of questions Section-wise Marks
Physics Section A 35 140
Section B 15 40
Chemistry Section A 35 140
Section B 15 40
Botany Section A 35 140
Section B 15 40
Zoology Section A 35 140
Section B 15 40
Total Marks 720

NEET Exam Pattern 2021: Marking Scheme

Below is the NEET 2021 marking scheme mentioned according to the NEET 2021 information brochure .

  • For every correct answer, students will be awarded 4 marks and for every incorrect attempt, one mark will be deducted. Attempting multiple answers in the NEET exam can lead to negative marks.
  • There will be no negative marking for any unanswered questions.
  • Students will not be able to change their answers after marking in the OMR sheets.

Fee Details:

As per the brochure, the fee details is as follows:

Category of CandidateIn India (₹) Outside India (₹)
General 1500 7500
General-EWS/ OBC-NCL* 1400 7500
SC/ST/PwBD/Third Gender 800 7500

Processing charges & Goods and Services Tax (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.

*OBC-NCL (Other Backward Classes)-NCL (Non-Creamy Layer) as per the Central List of

Other Backward Classes available on the National Commission for Backward Classes. The candidates falling in this list (available on http://www.ncbc.nic.in/ ) may mention

OBC-NCL in the Category Column. State-listed OBCNCL Candidates who are not in OBC-NCL (Central List) must choose General.

Exam Registration:

For online registration, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to the NEET website:
    https://neet.nta.nic.in/webinfo/Page/Page?PageId=8&LangId=P
  2. Scroll down to the “ Fill Registration Form” button and click on it.
  3. Fill Online Application Form
  4. Upload Scanned Photo & Signature
  5. Pay Examination Fee

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Click here to download all the information about NEET 2021 in PDF format



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Private Tuitions For Good Tutors
12 July 2021

At Filo, we work on a very simple principle...

‘Great tutors will continue to generate more value for their students and we will ensure that it generates more value (earnings) for them.’

True to that spirit, we are happy to release Private Tuitions for a limited set of tutors, who are doing a great job of helping students with their studies. 

What is that?

Tutors start on Filo by participating in on demand live tutoring we call micro-sessions. These sessions are a great way to connect with a large number of students in a very short time for every tutor.

As time passes, tutors experience repeated students and these students request to have longer tutoring sessions with the tutor.

This is where private tuition comes in. 

Students request to spend longer time with you -> They book a private class -> You take that class and get paid .

Yes you heard that right! We transfer all the fee for the session paid by the student, directly to you after processing a minimal platform fee (5-8%).

How to set up a private session?

1. Use the link

  • Click on the link: https://forms.gle/aVasV8e7Dy2dJxZo8
  • Enter your name, name of your student and what the student wants to study.
  • Or, share the private tuition link with the student over chat and ask them to submit a request with your name, their phone number and the topic that they want to study. 

2. Using email

Send an email to us at private.classes@findfilo.com

Share following details:
  • Name of the student 
  • You Filo phone number
  • What does the student want to study?

Students are being requested to pay Rs 199 - Rs 249 for every private session with you.

You can choose a different price after discussing it with the student. Please let us know when you send the mail to private.classes@findfilo.com.

Premium Filo students will enjoy a 20% discount.

When to set up a private session?

As mentioned earlier, you are teaching in private sessions and lots of students start asking you for private classes themselves. You can set up only one at a time. 

But more importantly, as you are spending time with a student you learn more about them and understand how you can help them better. 

For eg. If a student is asking you a lot of questions about trigonometry, there might be cases where you realise that the student is not thorough with core concepts. If you know you can help the student strengthen her/his trigonometry over a course of say 4-5 private sessions, then you can let the student know about that. 

You can tell the students how you can help them through private classes. It could be things like - 
  • Learning a topic/chapter
  • Exam preparation 
  • Counselling and planning 
  • Revision
  • Homework help 
  • And the list goes on…

If the student agrees, you can go ahead and set up a private class. 

That’s it!

With every passing day we are adding more and more great tutors to the Filo family. And they are helping more and more students in return. Remember, we are only getting started.

Let us together take the next step in that journey with Private tutions. 

SET UP A PRIVATE SESSION- Fill This Form



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JEE Mains 2021, All You Need To Know
22 March 2021

JEE-MAINS 2021

Source: Reddit

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is a national level (All-India) Entrance examination in engineering. Candidates who quality this exam are eligible for IIIT, NIT, IIT, and Government aided engineering colleges across the country.

The exam was introduced in the year 2002 as the All-India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) till it was changed to JEE- Mains in the year 2013.

Until 2018, JEE-Mains exam was conducted in the first week of April by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). From 2019, the exam is being conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) which enables the students to take the exam in two sessions and both in pen-paper as well as CBT mode.

From 2021, the exam will be conducted 4 times a year. The complete examination comprises of two test- JEE Mains and JEE Advance. Mains is the first phase of the IIT Joint Entrance Exam.

 JEE Main consists of two papers, Paper-I and Paper-II. Candidates may opt for either or both of them. Both the papers ask questions in the Form of Multiple-choice questions (MCQ).  

Paper-I is for admission to B.E./B.Tech courses and is conducted in a Computer Based Test mode(CBT).

Paper-II is for admission in B.Arch and B.Planning courses and will also be conducted in Computer Based Test mode except for one paper, namely the 'Drawing Test' which requires to be  conducted in Pen and Paper mode or offline mode.

From January 2020 an additional Paper - III is introduced for B.Planning courses separately.

KEY DETAILS ABOUT THE JEE-MAINS EXAM

Source; indiatvnews

The Responsibility of conducting the Joint Entrance Examination JEE (Main) has been entrusted to the National Testing Agency (NTA) by the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (now known as Ministry of Education), Government of India.

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) comprises of two papers. The Paper1 is conducted for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programs (B.E/B. Tech) at NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs), Institutions/Universities funded/recognized by participating State Governments, as well as an eligibility test for JEE (Advanced), which is conducted for admission to IITs. Candidates of UPSEE (2021) will take JEE (Main) 2021. The Paper 2 is conducted for admission to B. Arch and B. Planning courses in the Country. From this year, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), Lucknow will also use the score sheet of JEE (Main) – 2021 for admission to the B.Tech / M.Tech (Integrated)/B.Arch. Courses in its affiliated colleges across the State.

Chances introduced in the year 2021

Starting 2018, the examination would be conducted across two sessions and candidates could take the exam either in the month of January or in April or take both the exams. The better of two NTA scores was considered

However, Due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, JEE Main 2021 has increased the number of the exam be attempted. Now the exam will be conducted across multiple sessions (February/March/April/May 2021) for admissions in the next academic session.

This changed has been introduced keeping in mind that;

·       This will give multiple opportunities to the candidates to improve their scores in the examination if they are not able to give their best in one attempt.

·       In first attempt, the students will get a first-hand experience of taking an examination and will know their mistakes which they can improve while attempting for the next time.

·       This will reduce the chances of dropping a year and droppers would not have to waste a full year.

·       If anyone missed the examination due to reasons beyond control (such as Board examination), then he/she will not have to wait for one full year.

·       A candidate need not appear in all the four Sessions. However, if candidate appears in more than one Session then his/her best of the 2021 NTA Scores will be considered for preparation of Merit List/ Ranking

However, Paper 2A & Paper 2B (B. Arch & B. Planning) will be held only twice a year.

 

 Mode of Examination JEE (Main)-2021

The JEE Mains Exams 2021 shall be conducted in the following modes:

 a) Paper 1 (B.E. /B. Tech.) in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only.

b) Paper 2A (B. Arch): Mathematics (Part-I) and Aptitude Test (Part-II) in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only and Drawing Test (Part-III) in pen & paper (offline) mode, to be attempted on drawing sheet of A4 size.

 c) Paper 2B (B. Planning): Mathematics (Part-I), Aptitude Test (Part-II) and Planning Based Questions (Part-III) in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only.

Mode of language of the Exam:

Deriving the values from the National Education Policy (NEP), the JEE (Main) 2021 is to be conducted for the first time in Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu for the first time, in addition to Hindi, Gujarati and English.

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2021

Educational Qualification: Candidates are required to have qualified their XII or equivalent exam in 2019, 2020 or must be appearing the exam in 2021, to be eligible to sit for JEE Main 2021.

Candidates must have passed qualifying examination with 50% marks in Mathematics and 50% in aggregate of the QE to sit for B. Planning Paper.  

B.E/ B. Tech applicants must have passed the qualifying examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/ Biology/ Technical Vocational Subject.

For B. Arch, candidates must have passed the Qualifying Examination with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

 

Age Limit Criteria: All those who have passed class 12th or equivalent in 2019, 2020 or appearing in 2021 irrespective of their age are eligible for the JEE Main 2021.

Total number of Attempts: A Candidate is allowed to take the exam maximum for 3 years consecutively. He can sit for all four sessions- February, March, April and May sessions. All of these will be counted as a single attempt. 

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021

Source; Dailypioneer

JEE Main 2021 examination shall be conducted for three papers – B. E/ B.Tech, B.Architecture and B.Planning Papers. 

Given the circumstances arising due to the Cvid-19 pandemic, JEE Main 2021 Exam pattern has undergone some drastic changes this year. This is the first time that Choice has been introduced for questions considering the reduction in syllabus by CBSE and other state boards. Although total questions in each of the 3 papers has been increased, but the total marks for the papers remains the same as the previous years.

JEE Main Syllabus 2021 is expected to be released by NTA on the official website i.e. jeemain.nta.nic.in/ nta.ac.in along with the official notification. 

The thing to note here is that the JEE Main 2021 Syllabus has not been impacted with 30% reduction in CBSE class XI and XII syllabus. This reduction has been compensated as the NTA has introduced choices in JEE Main Question Paper instead. 

Paper 1 Syllabus for JEE Main covers topics from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

Paper 2 Syllabus for JEE Main 2021 covers topics from Aptitude, Drawing, and Mathematics.

While that for Paper 3 will be from topics of Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning-based questions. 

JEE Main 2021 Admit Card

NTA will release JEE Main Admit Card for JEE Main 2021 January session.

Candidates can download their admit card by logging into the official website (jeemain.nta.nic.in/ nta.ac.in) using their application number and DOB.

The admit card is the most mandatory document that the candidate has carry with him at all costs on the exam day.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Centres

There’s has been an increase in the JEE Main exam centres from 570 to 660 during the last session. This year, NTA is expected to conduct JEE Main 2021 in 329 cities across India and 10 cities abroad.

Candidates can list up to 4 preferences in the exam centre category, during filling the JEE Main Application form.

NTA also has provided candidates with the option to change JEE Main exam centre city preferences through the form correction window given the extraordinary circumstances caused due to COVID-19.

It is advised that the candidate should visit the allotted exam centre prior to the actual date of exam to avoid any last-minute hassle

 

JEE Main Reservation Policy 2021

The 10% reservation to Economically Weaker Sections granted by the Government of India will be applicable in JEE Main 2021. NTA will release a separate category wise merit list and colleges accepting JEE Main score will also reserve 10% additional seats for EWS candidates.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

 

JEE Main 2021 will be held across 4 sessions – February, March, April and May 2021.

Due to COVID-19and reduction of syllabus by various boards, NTA has also decided to revise the JEE Main 2021 Paper pattern.

In addition to English and Hindi, JEE Main 2021 will also be taken into different regional languages such as Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu.

JEE Main 2021 will be held in 329 cities across India and 10 cities abroad.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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DECISION REGARDING HOLDING THE NEET EXAM TWICE
27 January 2021

The NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is an entrance examination conducted annually for admission in Medical and Dental courses. According to official data, an average of 1.3 Million candidates appeared for the NEET 2020 examination. 

Recently, the National Testing Agency (NTA) had requested the Union Health Ministry whether the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) could be conducted twice a year from 2021 onward. 

According to the latest reports, it is suggested that the education ministry is involved here but the final decision rests with the health ministry. 

Anonymous education ministry officials told a reputed media portal that a computer-based NEET 2021 will be more transparent and the evaluation process will be easier with no delay in the declaration of results.

This request from the NTA came into existence after an official from the NTA had highlighted the high level of stress prevailing among the students while preparing for the highly competitive NEET examination.

Hence, conducting the examination twice, a year is seen as reducing the stress and pressure on students. However, for any such decisions NTA needs permission from the ministry to take decisions regarding any such move. 

The NEET examination is presently only conducted by the National Testing Agency.

Previously, NTA had stated, “The move to hold the test twice would bring relief to students. However, presently it is not easy to conduct a pen and paper twice as it requires much larger arrangements. The NTA has also suggested that the possibility of holding it in the online mode may be examined.”

Therefore, it was decided that the senior officials of the education and health ministries and National Testing Agency (NTA) would hold a meeting on 25th January to discuss whether or not NEET-UG should be conducted more than once a year in CBT mode.

The main Agenda of the meeting:

  • Will NEET 2021 be conducted twice a year?
  • Will the exam be held online or offline?
  • What will be the exam date or dates?
  • When will registration and application form of NEET 2021 be released?
  • Will there be a change in exam pattern to include optional questions?


Other Advancements 

Earlier, Government officials had announced a report stating, “If NTA can manage the logistics and conduct the examination in online mode, NEET can also be held as a computer-based exam (CBT). It will be a great initiative. As the online exams’ reliability and security are well established, it is time for NEET to embrace the online mode of examination.”

Medical candidates have also been requesting NTA and Ramesh Pokhriyal to conduct NEET 2021 two times over Twitter. 

 Dr. Rakesh Yadav, President, Faculty Association of AIIMS gave a statement that , “There may be various reasons for which a student may not be able to sit for the NEET exam (in a particular session). If NEET can be conducted multiple times a year like JEE, this would prove to be beneficial for many students. Their academic year will be saved.”


The Final decision on holding the NEET exam in online mode will be entirely the decision of the Health Ministry. It is being expected that conducting NEET online will not only benefit the students but will also make the exam process more transparent and the results of the test will be evaluated faster and more accurately.

Besides, the Ministry of Education has confirmed that the syllabus of NEET 2021 or any other national level entrance exam will not be changed. The application form of NEET 2021 will be released at www.ntaneet.nic.in or www.nta.ac.in


It is safe to say that this Demand to hold multiple NEET exam sessions has been heavily influenced by the NTA’s decision to hold the JEE-Mains exam 4 times a year


Given NEET is the only entrance exam for undergraduate medicine programmes in the country, more than 16 lakh medical aspirants registered for it in 2020. 


THE MEETING ON 25TH JANUARY

As per a recent update, on 25th January a high-level meeting regarding NEET was conducted in the presence of Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal and Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan. 

It is being speculated that there was no satisfactory conclusion to the discussion and another meeting on the same issue shall be conducted within a week.

There is no update on the meeting officially. Even news reports are silent about it. At some point, questions also arise as to whether the meeting was held at all.

 The meeting was supposedly a very private affair and the details and conclusions of it are not to be shared at the moment. 

If any official update on it will come, it will be through the medium of either Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank’s twitter handle, or press release from Ministry of Education, or NTA website nta.ac.in, or NEET UG website ntaneet.nic.in. 


Teachers and NEET UG mentors are BEING advising students to stay away from the panic inducing news about the exam and instead focus on the preparations. Last year also there was a lot of chaos surrounding the exam date, and then its postponement. 

It is evident that the students are disappointed on the radio silence over NEET 2021 exam date, application form release, and other aspects. 

Social Media is fuzzing over the Issues regarding NEET 2021, such as the dates, syllabus and postponement with now the issue of holding two exams in an annual year being added to the list.


WHAT TO DO NEXT?

Education Minister’s twitter handle (@DrRPNishank) is the best source of any information regarding the NEET 2021 where Dr. Nishank posts multiple updates on various topics throughout the day. 

It can be said that if the dates of the board exams remain the same and there is no change in the exam pattern of NEET, then the exam date has to be by end of June. However, if the exam happens multiple times then it can be expected that the NEET exams will be in May, June or June, July. 

The application form is expected to be released soon.



FAQ’s

Question: What will be the mode of entrance exam?

Answer: NEET shall be conducted in offline mode i.e, pen and paper-based mode. 

Question: How many attempts does a candidate get for NEET?

Answer:  Candidates can appear for the exam as many times as they want. There is no limit on the number of times a candidate can sit for the exam.

Questions: Who conducts the NEET exam?

Answer: The National Testing Agency has been entrusted with the responsibility to conduct NEET.

Question: What is the eligibility Criteria for NEET ?

Answer:

  • Aspirants must have attained the age of 17 years as on December 31, 2021, will be eligible to take NTA NEET 2021.
  • Candidates must have completed their Class 12 or equivalent from a recognised central or state board with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English as the core subjects.
  • The qualifying marks for general category applicants is 50%, while for SC/ST/OBC, it is 40%.


  • Candidates who belong to NRIs, OCIs, PIOs and Foreign nationals category can also apply for NEET-UG.


Question: what will be the mode of answering in NEET Examination ?

Answer: NEET 2021 will be available in 9 different languages other than English and Hindi. Candidates who wish to write the test in Oriya can fill the language option in NEET application form 2021.





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How to prepare for the CBSE Board exams?
25 January 2021

The Board exams are right around the corner and your preparation in the coming few weeks will play a huge role in your performance in the exams. Let’s have a look at these suggestions about preparing the right way for the CBSE Board Exams 2020.

1. Create a balanced schedule and stick to it - Ahead of beginning the core preparation for the CBSE Board Exams 2020, one must create a schedule as unstructured preparation is bound to create gaps in the syllabus you will have covered. Many students create schedules that give each subject a large window, like 15 consecutive days or even a month, DO NOT do that. The problem that it creates is that once you reach halfway through this schedule, you will have likely forgotten the things you learned in the beginning. Create a balanced schedule. Dedicate each day to at least two subjects.

2. Importance of NCERT material - For the CBSE Board Exams, NCERT books and material has always been of paramount importance. Ideally, a student should be well versed with everything that is written in a subject’s NCERT book, including the examples, questions and exercises. The bulk of a typical CBSE Board Exam will be based on the examples and questions featured in the NCERT books.

3. For English and Hindi - For subjects of English and Hindi, don’t leave them for the end, which most students do. Leaving it for the last week makes it tedious. Start at least 3 months before or include them regularly in your study schedule. Focus on building your vocabulary. The vocabulary building exercise will help you sharpen your communication skills that find use in other aspects of life as well. Of course, don’t try and go into the Shashi Tharoor mode but try and bring flair in what you write.

4. Self-study - The time spent in school and coaching is mandatory but actual effective learning happens when one does self-study. Performance in exams such as the Boards and even competitive ones is a function of self-study. In self-study, there are definitely going to be roadblocks. This is where Filo comes to your rescue, it facilitates effective learning by connecting you with the top minds from IITs and Medical Colleges over video call, the instant you encounter something that hinders your progress. Filo Gurus are available round the clock to help quell all your doubts and queries. So, don't stress about the Boards, download Filo and let Filo Specialists help you out with whatever your learning needs. Download Filo Now




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What is KVPY and the SA, SB, SX streams?
25 January 2021

KVPY or the KISHORE VAIGYANIK PROTSAHAN YOJANA FELLOWSHIP AWARD - 2020, is a program launched by the Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology. The aim is to encourage the nation’s students into considering research-based career trajectories in the areas of the sciences. The exam is conducted to offer scholarships to students up till the pre-PhD level. On clearing the KVPY exam, students become eligible for direct admission into the nation’s top Science institutes like the IISc and the IISER.

The exam has been divided into three streams - SA, SB, and SX.

SA stream - Under the SA stream students enrolled in class 11 in the current year are eligible for the exam. The student must have an aggregate of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) in Science and Math subjects in their 10th class. Students selected under the SA stream get a fellowship when they enroll in Basic Science undergraduate courses in the academic year alongside securing an aggregate of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in their 12th class.

Stream SB - The SB stream is for students in the first year of an undergraduate program having secured 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) minimum in Basic Sciences (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in their class 12th exams. In addition to that, the students must also secure a minimum of 60%(50% for SC/ST/PWD) in their B.SC/B.Math/B.Stat/etc first year final examination before taking the KVPY exam.

Stream SX: Under the SX stream, eligibility lies with the students in their 12th standard during the current year and are aspiring to join the undergraduate program. The students should have registered a minimum aggregate of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) in their class 10 Science subjects. Under this stream, students activate the fellowship only if they join in the course and have a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in their Class 12 Maths and Science subjects.

Get started with your preparation for KVPY and get the best possible help, live on Filo, from IITians who themselves have been KVPY Scholars. Download Filo Now




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Keep these 5 things in mind for your KVPY preparation following your KVPY registration
25 January 2021

For students who satisfy the necessary KVPY eligibility criteria and are feeling overwhelmed before taking on the course for the KVPY exam (KISHORE VAIGYANIK PROTSAHAN YOJANA FELLOWSHIP AWARD), here is what the top mentors have to say about the exam.

For the majority portion of KVPY Physics, KVPY Chemistry and KVPY Math sections, the syllabus is largely the same as that required for the IIT JEE. The level of questions in the KVPY are under or at most at par with those that students encounter in IIT JEE Mains. And so, continuation of preparation of the IIT JEE exam will suffice for the KVPY exam as well. As such no specialised KVPY books are required and the material for IIT JEE will suffice. Apart from the preparation, the time management aspect for the KVPY exam is as important as required for the IIT JEE exam.

As observed by previous year students, including those who appeared for the KVPY 2020, one of the major problems faced by PCM students appearing for the KVPY is the Biology element of the exam. To tackle the Biology part of the exam, the students should go through or revise the Biology course of Class 9 and 10. The Biology syllabus of classes 9th and 10th will be sufficient to help students crack the Biology part of the exam.

Once after clearing the written exam, the students need to prepare for the KVPY Interview stage. For the KVPY Interview portion, a deep understanding of the subjects is needed. Since the interview portion has distinguished professors, who are checking for your conceptual knowledge that is within the scope of class 12th, you must be calm, composed and clear in presentation and in thought. The students must also show good composure while giving answers or demonstrating solutions, concepts and theories on a whiteboard.

Securing a KVPY fellowship, be it in the KVPY SX, SA, or SB, and becoming a KVPY Scholar gives a student credible reputation when they go further along in their studies like Masters and PhD in the Sciences. The reputation helps well when being considered for roles in STEM.

Get help while preparing for KVPY 2021 from KVPY Scholars from IITs and other reputed institutions. Download Filo Now




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Five Ways on How To Manage Time While Writing The CBSE Board Exams
25 January 2021

One of the major proble for students appearing for the CBSE Boards exam is time management. The consequences for not managing time efficiently can be dire for students. For most of the theory papers the duration is three hours and one needs to have a strategy for finishing the paper as well as revising the entire answer script.

Every student has their own method and approach by these are some of the tips that have worked well for high-performing students. The importance of time management is paramount. These are the five tricks for time management for students, or lets say time management techniques.

1. Having done sufficient amount of practise papers - Students need to solve enough practise or training papers similar to the actual CBSE exams that too in exam environments, like setting a clock for three hours and not having breaks. The activity is helpful for understanding the exam pattern and also getting used to solving 30-40 questions in one go without any large breaks.

2. Going through the paper, identity level of questions - The exam organisers give 15 minutes for students to go through the exam papers. Students must use this time to organise the paper into level of questions - easy, medium and hard. This will help you approach the question paper in an orderly manner.

3. Identifying the easy questions - Although answering the exam in an ordered manner is suggested but it is not mandatory. Getting the easy questions out of the way as it takes lesser time. This also gives you enough confidence before moving into the harder parts of the paper.

4. Allocate time wisely - Students must know how to manage time for study and how much time to allocate to questions. The ratio in these papers is usually 1.5 minute per mark and so one can allocate about three minute to a two mark question and nine minutes to a 6-mark question. Allocation also gives the students the space to figure out how much time would be required to tackle the hard questions and the time that might be left after completing different portions of the exam.

5. Always know how much time is left - Students must always know how much time is left after starting the exam. Students are allowed to carry wristwatches so that they can check the time at regular intervals.

Bonus Tip - Always adhere to the word limit.




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Here are the 5 tips that will help students prepare for the JEE Mains
25 January 2021

After successfully going through the process of JEE Main registration, students need to prepare themselves for the upcoming edition of the IIT JEE.

One thing students must ensure is that they have gone through the jee main previous year question paper, the jee mains 2019 question paper, this will help the students gain perspective about the areas from which questions came up in the exam last time. It also helps to get familiar with the pattern of the question paper by going through previous year question papers multiple times.

It is important to be in the know-how of solving questions from class 11. Students must be keeping in practise with concepts studied in the past. The key for students is that they need to revise concepts and old chapters by repeat readings, and solving some specific set of problems from time to time.

Students should concentrate on subjects and chapters they are confident about. Since each student has their own strength areas, they should try to do maximum questions from these chapters and make it stronger and score the most off of these areas. The basic idea behind this is that the students should not lose any marks in questions from these areas.

Students need to sleep well during this period and take adequate care of their health. Consume healthy food (try and avoid packed or fast food outside) as you need to be vary of catching sickness during the preparation period. you don't need any sickness during this period and relax.

Studying excessively long hours is not necessary for the perfect preparation. Sit according to the number of hours you can give effective attention and take small breaks in between. Try not to worry too much about not being able to stick to a tight schedule, in those moments don't lose hope and start afresh.




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How to Prepare for IIT JEE Physics
25 January 2021

JEE Physics will take a huge part in scoring well overall in the IIT JEE exam.

● Firstly, students need to focus on getting their basics strong. If you are in Class 11 then try and get the concepts of the following areas strong right in the beginning - Kinematics, Basic Mechanics, Trigonometry, and Error Measurement.

● Based on the physics taught in classes 8th, 9th, and 10th, the students wanting to score well in Physics in the JEE Main and JEE Advanced, should brush up well on the topics they learned in those classes. Try and brush up on the topics of - Newton’s Laws, Work and Energy, Motion and Electricity, and Electrostatics.

● To round off the preparation of such topics, one must try and complete the exercises in HC Verma on their own. Alongside HC Verma, one can try the exercises and chapters from DC Pandey Physics for JEE and DC Pandey Objective Physics for JEE.

For the first year of your preparation, most of the syllabus for IIT JEE Physics would revolve around mechanics and kinematics. Mechanics is considered one of the high scoring areas in the exam.

The rest of the part of the year would be concerned with Thermodynamics. Thermo also gets easy questions but they can be tricky and so the concepts should be clear.

The tough part of the year would most likely be Circular Motion and Rigid Body Dynamics. For these topics, one would require an intense focus on clearing concepts so that they can be used in tough questions with ease and without any confusion. The topics of Fluid Mechanics and Gravitation are not as tough as Circular Motion and as such can be dealt with with comparative ease.

For the second year of the preparation for JEE Main Physics and JEE Advanced Physics, one will encounter the topics of - Optics, Electromagnetism, Current and Electricity, Electronics and Modern Physics.

For the Electronics part, one needs to just be attentive to what is being told in these chapters about semiconductors and such. Intense preparation is not necessary, basic coverage of the NCERT material should be enough for this topic for JEE Mains.

In terms of preparation for Optics, one needs to have clarity of imagination as it will come in handy a lot in this topic. The questions from Optics can be tricky and so conceptual knowledge and imagination are key to solve them quickly.

One of the most important topics for JEE Physics is Electromagnetism. The topic has a huge number of concepts and formulas. Without conceptual clarity, the topic will be hard to tackle.

Additional Point - Solving questions from books like Krotov and IE Irodov for JEE Physics is not at all necessary. Most of the problems in these books lie outside the area of JEE Mains and as such are not necessary if one has a shortage of time. Try these only if you have a lot of time on your hands.




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How to Prepare for IIT JEE Chemistry
25 January 2021

Chemistry is arguably the most scoring subject in IIT JEE out of all the three subjects. There is a likelihood that students can score 100% in Chemistry if their conceptual grasp is strong. JEE’s easy questions are found in the Chemistry sections, some reckon.

These steps might help students in their preparation for IIT JEE Chemistry -

Step 1 – Physical, Organic, and Inorganic Chemistry are all important

Students must try and give the three aspects of IIT JEE Chemistry equal importance. The three parts, namely Physical, Organic, and Inorganic are all connected. A strong in all parts helps students score highly in both IIT JEE MAIN Chemistry and IIT JEE Advanced Chemistry.

I would suggest that students start their preparation with Physical Chemistry and then move to the Inorganic and Organic sections.

Step 2 – The Periodic Table is one of the most valuable resources in Chemistry

Students must remember the most critical parts of the periodic table. They should ideally be able to recite the whole of it. Try and keep a large-format Periodic Table in your vicinity as it will brush up your knowledge of the Periodic Table the elements.

Step 3 – Focus on Reaction Mechanisms

Trying to rote learn reactions is not a great idea, instead, students must focus on understanding reaction mechanisms. Especially when studying Organic Chemistry, try and grasp the mechanisms of the reactions and the behavior of compound families.

Step 4 – Be cognisant of formulas in Physical Chemistry

Students should always be sure of the formulas, especially in Physical Chemistry. Memorize the formulas and models in chemical radioactivity, bonding, chemical equilibrium, and kinetics. Try and solve a lot of problems in Physical Chemistry. Try problems from Numerical Chemistry by P Bahadur.

Step 5 – Pay extra attention to Periodic Table’s d,f-blocks, and coordination compounds

Inorganic Chemistry JEE easy questions tend to be posed from the Periodic Table’s p and s block elements, while students would like to pay special attention to coordination compounds and elements from the d-block.

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Eight steps on how to prepare for IIT JEE Mathematics
25 January 2020

Mathematics is one of the most important parts of both IIT JEE Mains and Advanced. To gain expertise in the subject one can try these steps in terms of preparation for the JEE Maths -

- Begin with the NCERT textbook - as this will help you build a base that is solid and will lay a foundation to tackle the harder questions that students will encounter in the exam.

- RD Sharma is also a good option to increase the level of questions.

- After having tackled questions from NCERT and RD Sharma, try the questions from previous year papers.

- The previous years' question papers would give you an idea of the level of questions you can expect from the IIT JEE. Apart from that one can try CENGAGE Mathematics for JEE MAINS to get questions that are similar to the level that appears in the Mains as well as the JEE Advanced Maths.

- Get extremely familiar with the model of questions based on the books and the previous years' questions.

- Try and solve other people’s doubts and concepts as it would help you achieve clarity in those areas.

- Books like ML Khanna IIT Mathematics and Arihant JEE Mains Maths are also good to serve as question banks after you have gained sufficient clarity and confidence in the areas of the Mathematics syllabus.

- Students can achieve speed in solving questions only after they have tackled the majority of the model of questions that can come up from each concept/area. Hence, extensive practice is essential to crack IIT JEE Mathematics.

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How to prepare for NEET
25 January 2020

NEET is one of the most arduous exams in the country. Students must be determined while preparing for this medical entrance exam. Here are 5 ways that will help students tackle the exam and polish their NEET prep -

1. Make a practical study schedule - Students should first look to make a practical study schedule as their first step in their preparation for the exam. The schedule should be made in such a way that it helps the students finish their syllabus in the time set according to the exam. And of course, it goes without saying that the students must stick to the schedule dedicatedly so as to not have a pile of pending topics later. Students should set practical and realistic targets according to their own capacity.

2. Thorough knowledge of the syllabus - Candidates need to be thorough in their knowledge of the syllabus that is covered in the exam. This knowledge of course also serves them while making the schedule. Formulating a preparation strategy also depends on their knowledge of each and every minute detail of the syllabus, and as such division of time between the sections can only be done effectively when they know the syllabus thoroughly.

3. Books - Students must be thorough with their NCERT books. Apart from them, here’s a list of books that are recommended for the NEET exam -

Physics - Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma, Objective Physics by DC Pandey, Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker, DC Pandey Physics for NEET

Chemistry - ABC of Chemistry for Classes 11 and 12 by Modern, Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee, Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon

Biology - Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman, Objective Biology by Dinesh, Objective Botany by Ansari

4. Analysis of previous years’ question papers - It is important that students get familiar with the previous years’ question papers to get familiar with the NEET exam pattern. This way they know which areas get covered most in the NEET exam and which areas they need to work on. Apart from getting to know the recurring areas, the students also can try and work the papers out in the stipulated time periods as this will give them the real-time practice of the NEET exam. Take a look at the NTA NEET 2020 exam to gauge the latest pattern. This way they can work on their speed too.

5. Area-wise weightage - There is always a dilemma of focussing on numerous topics rather than wasting time on less important topics. NEET 2021 chapter wise weightage is evaluated on the basis of the analysis of previous year question papers which will help in the preparation of the exam. The chapter-wise weightage of NEET also allows the candidates to identify the importance of a topic and the number of marks it is likely to fetch.




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10 tips for tackling Boards Physics/Class 12th Physics
25 January 2020

Experts believe that to tackle the Class 12th Physics exam effectively one must have a grasp on concepts and that thorough reading of the paper always helps towards minimization of errors and the dropping of questions.

1. When facing the exam, firstly, make the best possible use of the 15 minutes of reading time allotted at the start of the exam session.

2. To succeed, one must have a thorough grasp of the NCERT. The CBSE Physics Board exam depends critically on whether you have read the NCERT material from cover to cover. The reading will help you tackle the VSA and the 5 fill in blank questions easily. The board suggested marking scheme is totally dependent on the NCERT.

3. Students should practice MCQ questions from both the NCERT as well as the NCERT Exemplar Class 12th Physics. The exam will feature 10 MCQs and students must get in touch with these kinds of questions beforehand, and one could also try questions from HC Verma Class 12th.

4. Students should be well-versed with the formulae in each chapter and give themselves regular practice related to the formulae-based questions. Try to avoid common mistakes in formulae-based questions.

5. Students should also be thorough with the diagrams and labeling from the NCERT material. This will help them with the diagram-based questions in the exam.

6. Students should go through the ‘Model Answer Copy’ for the last year’s exam that has been made available by the CBSE on their website. This will help them get a clear understanding of how to convey their answers in a crisp and concise way.

7. One should focus on having all definitions, derivations, and inferences on their fingertips for the reasoning-based part of the question paper.

8. If students strike out a certain question and give it a second go in the paper, then they must clearly strike out their previous attempt. If this is not taken care of then CBSE states that examiners should mark the student based on their first attempt.

9. When answering long answer questions, students should try and abstain from answering in paragraphs. Examiners prefer answers that are written in a pointwise format, this highlights structure.

10. Physics CBSE is all about concepts fitting in the real world. So, whenever students study any concept, they should give some time to think up what the implications would mean in the real world, and what applications of the concept could exist in the real world.



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Everything you need to know about JEE 2021
25 January 2020

The JEE, the Joint Entrance Examination, is undergoing a few changes from 2021. Here are the 6 key facts that students and parents need to know about the JEE 2021 -

- India’s Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has announced the dates of JEE Main 2021. The engineering entrance exam will be held from February 23 to 26.

- From 2021 onwards, the JEE Mains date will be held four times in a year - February, March, April, and May.

- The pattern of the question paper has also been changed. From JEE 2021, no negative marking will be done in the 15 alternative questions. Students must attempt 75 questions out of the total 90 that will be in the exam paper. This means that they must attempt 25 questions out of the 30 in each section (namely Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics).

- The JEE 2021 will be held in 13 languages, including, English, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Assamese, Punjabi, Odia, Telugu, and Malayalam.

- The National Testing Agency (NTA) will administer the ranking process. Even if a student appears in all four sessions of the exam, the NTA will evaluate them on the basis of their best performance out of the four.

- The student can register for the exam till January 16. The fees for the same can be paid online till January 17 (jeemain.nta.nic.in). Students who have cleared their plus 2 with a minimum of 5 subjects can apply for the engineering entrance exam.

- With regards to the syllabus of JEE Mains 2021, notably, there will be no change in the JEE Main 2021 syllabus.

In case of any doubts regarding and/or from the JEE 2021 syllabus, feel free to click here to connect with the top experts from each subject.



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10 things you need to know about NEET 2021
25 January 2020

NEET 2021, or the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, is expected to be held on May 2, 2021. Here are the 10 things you need to know about NEET 2021:

1. The NEET 2021 will be an offline exam conducted across India. The exam will test students in three subjects namely Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. The paper will consist of 180 MCQs. Out of the 180, 90 questions will be from the Biology section, while 45 each from Chemistry and Physics. Students will be allotted a total of 3 hours for the exam.

2. Students can choose to give the exam from one of the following languages: English, Hindi, Odia, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Assamese, Gujarati, Telegu, Marathi, and Urdu.

3. Registrations for NEET 2021 have begun from the first week of December 2020.

4. NEET 2021’s application process has five steps - Online registration, Detail filling in the application, Upload of scanned image of photograph and signature, Completing application fee, and Printing of applications and Fee payment receipt.

5. Students can correct their applications for NEET 2021 from the third week of January 2021 to the last week of January 2021.

6. The NEET 2021 application fees are as follows - General/OBC category: Rs 1400, SC/ST category: Rs 750.

7. The NEET 2021 admit card will be made available to download from the NTA website from the final week of March 2021.

8. NTA will release the NEET 2021 answer key in the second week of May 2021.

9. The NEET 2021 exam results will be released by the NTA in the first week of June 2021.

10. In case of any doubts regarding and/or from the NEET 2021 syllabus, feel free to click here to connect with the top experts from each subject.



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What to expect from JEE 2021?
25 January 2020

The JEE, the Joint Entrance Examination, is undergoing a few changes from 2021. Here are the things that students and parents need to know about the JEE 2021 -

- The Union Minister of Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal, announced the dates of JEE Main 2021 alongside a few changes to the way the exam will be conducted in the future. Firstly, the engineering entrance exam will be held from February 23 to 26. The minister further announced that from 2021 onwards, the JEE Mains exam will be held four times in a year - in the months of February, March, April and May. Apart from this, the pattern of the question paper has also been revised. From the JEE 2021, there shall be no negative marking in the 15 alternative questions. Students will be required to attempt 75 questions out of the total 90 that will be in the exam paper. This means that students are required to attempt 25 questions out of 30 in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Moreover, the JEE 2021 will be held in 13 languages, including, English, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Assamese, Punjabi, Odia, Telugu, and Malayalam. The National Testing Agency (NTA) will administer the exam’s ranking process. The students have been given the option that even if they appear in all four sessions of the exam, the NTA will evaluate them on the basis of their one best performance out of the four. Registration for the exam lasts till January 16. While, the fees for the same can be paid online till January 17 (on jeemain.nta.nic.in). Students who have cleared their plus 2 with a minimum of 5 subjects are eligible to apply for the engineering entrance exam. Notably, there have been no changes in the JEE Main 2021 syllabus.

In case of any doubts regarding and/or from the JEE 2021 syllabus, feel free to click here to connect with the top experts from each subject.



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How to get under 1000 rank in JEE 2021 in two months
25 January 2020

There are millions of applicants that are set to appear in the JEE 2021 and when there are around two months of time left to prepare for it, students need to take things seriously. Here are a few things that you might want to keep in mind if you want to crack into the top-1000 in JEE 2021 in under two months -

JEE 2021’s syllabus is and most students have low retention for that vast a syllabus. Most students face difficulties in the coverage of topics and that makes their preparation hard. What they can look to do is to revise 10 topics a day, every day. This way they can go through the entire syllabus cyclically and keep their retention high and fresh. In the crunch times, like two months ahead of the exam, students need to cover multiple topics, and while doing that they forget the concepts from the topics studied in the distant past. To find a balance between studying crunch topics and revision, students must dedicate 6 hours to studying new topics while dedicating another 6 to revise old ones. They should break the chapters and bigger topics into smaller pieces. The cyclical way of revision and studying will help them, as it will force every topic in the syllabus to go through your brain every two weeks.

The distribution can lead to something like this - Each week consisting of 20 topics and the same for the next week. Each day can encompass 3 topics from a subject. The entire length of the syllabus will be revised cyclically this way.

Another important facet to consider while preparing in the last few days is that students must keep giving tests alongside the quick revision. Tests will give the students an opportunity to face a wide and different variety of questions.

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How to score 99+ percentile in JEE 2021 in under two months
25 January 2020

The applicant count for JEE 2021 is in the millions and when there's just a limited number of days left for the JEE 2021, one needs to take their preparation to the next level. Based on what experts say about short-term preparation, here are a few things that students might want to keep in mind if they want to crack a 99+ percentile in JEE 2021 in under two months -

JEE 2021 has a vast syllabus and students naturally have low retention for that vast syllabus. The majority of the students face difficulties in the coverage of topics and that makes their preparation harder than it should be. What students should do is to look to revise 10 topics a day, every day. In a way, they would be going through the entire syllabus cyclically which would keep their knowledge retention high and fresh. When there are just two months left for the exam, students need to cover a vast array of topics, and while doing so they tend to forget the concepts from the topics studied a few days ago. Students must find a balance between studying crunch topics and revising old ones, for that students must dedicate 6 hours to studying new topics while dedicating another 6 to revise the old ones. The chapters and bigger topics must be broken into smaller pieces. The cyclical way of revision and studying will help them, as it will force every topic in the syllabus to swirl through your brain every two weeks and that will keep their memory of the topics and concepts fresh at all times.

The distribution can look like this - Each week consisting of 20 topics and the same for the next week. Each day can encompass 3 topics from a subject. The entire length of the syllabus can be revised cyclically with this method.

Another important facet to consider while preparing in the last few days is that students must keep giving tests alongside the quick revision. Tests that are mock tests for JEE Mains and JEE Advanced will give the students an opportunity to face a wide and different variety of questions that too of varying difficulties. This will keep them on their toes.

And in all of this journey over the course of two months, if you find yourself getting stuck on any topics or questions, then don't hesitate to use Filo to connect with IITians on video calls, who are available 24x7 to cater to your needs, that too for free !! Download Filo Now




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What to expect from NEET 2021
25 January 2020

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, or NEET 2021, is expected to be held on May 2, 2021. Here are the 10 things students may need to know about the NEET 2021 exam:

1. NEET 2021 will be an offline exam conducted across centers in India. The exam tests in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. The exam pattern is - A total of 180 MCQs will be in the exam. Of the 180 questions, 90 will be from Biology, while 45 questions will be from Chemistry and Physics. Candidates are given three hours to attempt the exam.

2. Students can choose to give the exam from one of the following languages: English, Hindi, Odia, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Assamese, Gujarati, Telegu, Marathi, and Urdu.

3. The NEET 2021 registrations have been started from the first week of December 2020.

4. The application process for NEET 2021 has five steps - The online registration, The detail filling part of the application, Uploading of the scanned images of the candidate's photograph and signature, Paying the application fee, and Taking the print outs of the applications and the fee payment receipt.

5. In case of corrections in the NEET 2021 application, students do that from the third week of January 2021 to the last week of January 2021.

6. The application fee for NEET 2021 is as follows - For the General/OBC category: Rs 1400, For the SC/ST category: Rs 750.

7. The NTA website will have the NEET 2021 admit card made available to download from the final week of March 2021.

8. The NEET 2021 answer key will be released by NTA on their website in the second week of May 2021.

9. NTA will release the NEET 2021 exam results in the first week of June 2021.

10. For students who face doubts, queries, and questions regarding NEET 2021, feel free to click here to connect with the top experts from each subject.




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What will set apart toppers from the crowd in JEE 2021?
25 January 2020

There are millions of students that are set to appear for the JEE 2021 and despite the best efforts, only a handful of them are going to make it into the cream of the rankings. That brings us to the question - What sets apart toppers from the crowd in such a competitive exam? Here are a few things that previous years’ toppers have to say about making the cut -

1. Belief in oneself -

One of the most important things that a student needs to succeed is a strong belief in oneself and their abilities. Students need to remind themselves of this fact daily. Doing so will etch this belief in their subconscious mind and that will always give them confidence.

2. Be well-versed with NCERT to the last detail

Students preparing for IIT JEE from class 11, and especially without coaching, should recognize that NCERT is one of the most crucial materials for the exam. Almost all the questions featured in the JEE Mains and JEE Advanced too are based on NCERT books. So students should make sure that they are extremely well-versed with the NCERT books thoroughly. A thorough grasp of NCERT will ensure that students can crack the JEE Mains without even coaching.

3. A Time Table/Schedule

Successful people have a trait in common, they always have a set timeline towards their goals - a timetable or a schedule. Students must also recognize that there is nothing more precious than time.

If you really want to be in the cream of the rankings then need to crack the IIT JEE Advanced. For that one needs to know how to utilize time effectively and what topics should get more time and which ones should get less time.

For that students should make a timetable and follow it strictly. And as such for the preparation of JEE Advanced 2021, students need to give at least 10-12 hours daily.

Students should divide their time into three equal parts and study accordingly.

4. Make Your Own Notes

Most students suffer because they do not make their own notes. Making one's own notes help with revision and clearing of concepts on a later date. During the final stages of the preparation, it’s very difficult to go through entire books and so the notes came in handy for such times.

It has been suggested that students should make three separate notebooks for each subject and write down all the formulas of each chapter, and after each formula have two or three solved problems related to the formula.

Also, pro tip - write the SI Units after each solution, this will help with SI Unit questions. Keep revising the formula book every 15 days.

5. Previous Years’ Papers

To get the best feel for the JEE, students can take the help of the exam papers from the previous years. Students should attempt these papers at regular intervals of time. Since currently, JEE Mains occurs two times a day, students can get their hands on around 8 to 10 papers from each year.

Begin solving the papers chapter-wise first, then as a whole.

6. Practise on Test Series

Practice for the exam environment is really crucial for the students who want to make it to the top tiers. Students are encouraged to join a couple of test series. The test series can be joined online these days. Students should try and solve the complete Test series with complete dedication and time consideration. This will help them fare well in JEE Mains and JEE Advanced.

7. Students need smart work

Students need to be creative and need to employ smart work instead of hard work these days. Most students spend so much time on reading lengthy chapters from which only a few questions appear in the exam. Students should smartly divide their time and give more time to chapters that are going to give good returns.

Division of time based on weightage is critical for students to crack the top ranks in the JEE 2021.

8. Don’t go heavy with too many books

Several students emphasize on buying several books for each subject. This leads to them trying to read all of them or none of them. Toppers advise that students should buy just one or two books for every subject and try to get their grasp on those books. Trying to learn concepts from several books can lead to confusion.

9. Distractions

Social media has turned out to be the biggest distraction for students in today’s time. A lot of time can be utilized on important preparation aspects.

If you want to be inside the top ranks, you need to cut out the distractions. Try and distance yourself from mobile phones when studying. Focus is critical.

10. Shortcuts are not all bad

Time is a big constraint in the JEE Mains exam and so to solve a maximum number of questions in the given time you will need to employ shortcuts.

Students should go to YouTube and other such resources and scourge for shortcuts in Maths or Physical Chemistry and such. This will help you save time.

11. Don’t let doubts linger

Students tend to let go of the concepts they could not get cleared in class or coaching. This should not be the case if they want to crack into the top ranks. They should always go back to the uncleared concepts. For this students can take the use of the Filo app, where IITians are available 24x7 to help them out over video calls, that too for free.




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What will set apart toppers from the crowd in NEET 2021?
25 January 2020

There are millions of students that are set to appear for the NEET 2021 and despite the best efforts, only a handful of them are going to make it into the cream of the rankings. That brings us to the question - What sets apart toppers from the crowd in such a competitive exam? Here are a few things that previous years’ toppers have to say about making the cut -

1. Belief in oneself -

One of the most important things that a student needs to succeed is a strong belief in oneself and their abilities. Students need to remind themselves of this fact daily. Doing so will etch this belief in their subconscious mind and that will always give them confidence.

2. Be well-versed with NCERT to the last detail

Students preparing for NEET from class 11, and especially without coaching, should recognize that NCERT is one of the most crucial materials for the exam. Questions featured in the NEET are based on NCERT books. So students should make sure that they are extremely well-versed with the NCERT books thoroughly. A thorough grasp of NCERT will ensure that students can crack the NEET without even coaching.

3. A Time Table/Schedule

Successful people have a trait in common, they always have a set timeline towards their goals - a timetable or a schedule. Students must also recognize that there is nothing more precious than time.

If you really want to be in the cream of the rankings then need to crack the NEET 2021. For that one needs to know how to utilize time effectively and what topics should get more time and which ones should get less time.

For that students should make a timetable and follow it strictly. And as such for the preparation of NEET 2021, students need to give at least 10-12 hours daily.

Students should divide their time into three equal parts and study accordingly.

4. Make Your Own Notes

Most students suffer because they do not make their own notes. Making one's own notes help with revision and clearing of concepts on a later date. During the final stages of the preparation, it’s very difficult to go through entire books and so the notes came in handy for such times.

It has been suggested that students should make three separate notebooks for each subject and write down all the formulas of each chapter, and after each formula have two or three solved problems related to the formula.

Also, pro tip - write the SI Units after each solution, this will help with SI Unit questions. Keep revising the formula book every 15 days.

5. Previous Years’ Papers

To get the best feel for the NEET 2021, students can take the help of the exam papers from the previous years. Students should attempt these papers at regular intervals of time. Since currently, NEET 2021 occurs two times a day, students can get their hands on around 8 to 10 papers from each year.

Begin solving the papers chapter-wise first, then as a whole.

6. Practise on Test Series

Practice for the exam environment is really crucial for the students who want to make it to the top tiers. Students are encouraged to join a couple of test series. The test series can be joined online these days. Students should try and solve the complete Test series with complete dedication and time consideration. This will help them fare well in NEET.

7. Students need smart work

Students need to be creative and need to employ smart work instead of hard work these days. Most students spend so much time on reading lengthy chapters from which only a few questions appear in the exam. Students should smartly divide their time and give more time to chapters that are going to give good returns.

Division of time based on weightage is critical for students to crack the top ranks in the NEET 2021.

8. Don’t go heavy with too many books

Several students emphasize on buying several books for each subject. This leads to them trying to read all of them or none of them. Toppers advise that students should buy just one or two books for every subject and try to get their grasp on those books. Trying to learn concepts from several books can lead to confusion.

9. Distractions

Social media has turned out to be the biggest distraction for students in today’s time. A lot of time can be utilized on important preparation aspects.

If you want to be inside the top ranks, you need to cut out the distractions. Try and distance yourself from mobile phones when studying. Focus is critical.

10. Shortcuts are not all bad

Time is a big constraint in the NEET 2021 exam and so to solve a maximum number of questions in the given time you will need to employ shortcuts.

Students should go to YouTube and other such resources and scourge for shortcuts in Chemistry and such. This will help you save time.

11. Don’t let doubts linger

Students tend to let go of the concepts they could not get cleared in class or coaching. This should not be the case if they want to crack into the top ranks. They should always go back to the uncleared concepts. For this students can take the use of theFilo app, where doctors and medical students are available 24x7 to help them out over video calls, that too for free.




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CBSE BOARD EXAMINATION 2021 : LATEST ANNOUNCEMENT AND UPDATES
25 January 2020

Dates for class 10 and 12 CBSE board exams have been released. The Union Minister of Education, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nihsak released the dates for the much-anticipated CBSE Board exams 2021 on the eve of New Year. As of now, the minister revealed in a tweet that the exams will commence from May 4 and end before June 10.

https://twitter.com/DrRPNishank/status/1344825671827279872

HIGHLIGHTS

·        The CBSE board exams 2021 for classes 10 and 12 will begin on May 4.

·        The CBSE board practical exams 2021 will begin on March 1.

·        CANCELLATION OF CBSE BOARD EXAM 2021 NOT A POSSIBILITY

·        The CBSE board exams will have 33 percent internal choice with 30 percent of the reduced syllabus

Through a live Twitter session, the minister further notified that the CBSE practical exams will be held on 1st March and the CBSE Board exam 2021 result will be declared by July 15. The CBSE board exams will have 33 percent internal choice with 30 percent of the reduced syllabus, the Minister added.

Following the announcement of commencing the CBSE Board Exams 2021 from May, the central board of secondary education (CBSE) issuing a statement said, "Schools will be allowed to conduct Practical/Project/Internal Assessment of Class 10 and Class 12 from 1 March 2021 to the last date of conduct of theory examination of these classes. Date sheet of both Class 10th & 12th will be issued soon."

Given that now the mode of examination is confirmed as being offline, students are sure to be looking for online platforms to guide them in their board Exam preparation strategies as well as for clearing their confusions and doubts. Filo is one such platform where CBSE Board Toppers Studying in Various Delhi University Colleges are mentoring the students distressed about the board Exams. Link http://findfilo.com/download

Normally, the CBSE board exam dates are usually announced by November in the previous year but this time there has been a big delay in the announcement and a lot of confusion regarding the CBSE Board Examination 2021, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic situation.

This delay resulted in numerous speculations of whether the CBSE board exams 2021 would be canceled or whether a further syllabus reduction is on the cards after CBSE reduced the syllabus for class 10 and 12 students by 30% for the board exams 2021.

Students in general have not been able to attend schools ever since the lockdown started back in March 2020 and as such are rendered without proper guidance since there have been no physical classes and lessons. In such a situation, most have looked to online sources Such as YouTube, FILO and others for study material, tips, motivation and guidance.

Regarding the speculations of Cancelling the CBSE Board exam 2021, Dr. Pokhriyal said that the board exams would not be held online and hinted that no further syllabus reduction would be carried out. He ruled out the possibility of Claiming it might result in students facing a lot of trouble in getting jobs and perusal of higher education in near future.

The year “2020” has been especially hard for students who could not attend schools since the month of march back in 2020 and had no physical interactions with teachers. The Classes were held in an online mode and as such there has been a rise in the online educational Platforms. The FILO APP has proved to be one such platform where students from IIT’s and the top colleges of the North Campus , Delhi University are mentoring students appearing in the recent CBSE Board Exams. Whether it is concept clarification, exam preparation strategies, or simply a confidence-boosting session, these highly efficient Mentors are available 24/7 to cater to students queries, either through a phone call or a video call. No matter which part of the country, Filo is equally approachable to all. The best part is that the subscription to this APP for a student is completely FREE.

Given the previous year was very perilous and hard especially for the student community, Filo APP has turned out to be the perfect and an improved alternative of a Crash Course, where students not only learn to maximize the efficiency of the time but also enhance their self-studying capabilities.




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RRB NTPC PHASE 2 EXAM: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
25 January 2021

RRB NTPC is one the most sought-after exams in India. For 35,277 vacancies, Lakhs of candidates have applied and this in itself highlights the cut-throat competition. The Recruitment Notification has been released for Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) Posts by Railway Recruitment Board (RRB).

UPDATES FROM THE RAILWAY MINISTRY


On 2nd January 2021, Railway ministry of India released the RRB NTPC CBT 1 exam dates for the second phase. The exam will be conducted from January 16 to 30, 2021. Approximately, 27 lakh candidates will appear for the exam.

The 2nd phase of 1st computer-based test will be held from 16/01/2021 to 31/01/2021 for approximately 27 lakh candidates.

Candidates that come under this phase, the link for viewing exam city and date and downloading of free travelling authority for SC/ST will be made available on all RRB websites before 6/01/2021.

E-call letters can be downloaded 4 days prior to the exam date mentioned in the exam city and date imitation link.

All the necessary details have been sent to the candidates on their registered Email and Mobile Numbers.

RRB NTPC SYLLABUS AND EXAM PATTERN


RRB NTPC Exam Pattern


Like most of the Govt. Exams, the exam of RRB NTPC 2021 will be conducted in the below-mentioned steps:

● First Stage of CBT,

● Second Stage of CBT,

● Typing Test (Skill Test)/ Aptitude Test,

● Document Verification

● Medical Examination

The candidates must qualify each stage in order to be eligible for an appointment at the Indian Railways.

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2020

Standard of questions prescribed in RRB NTPC syllabus is of Class 10, 12 and graduation levels. The mathematics section comprises questions from Number System, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportions, Percentage, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, etc. The General Intelligence and Reasoning section will have questions from Analogies, Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical Operations, Similarities and Differences, Relationships, Analytical Reasoning, Syllogism, Data Sufficiency, etc. General Awareness questions will be from the current events happening in and around the world.

The syllabus of the RRB NTPC is exclusively covered by Filo, which is the perfect option to revise the whole syllabus in the minimum time taken. This not only enables the Preparing candidate to save his precious time by clearing any doubts in the most efficient way but also enables him to do a crash course of the entire syllabus in the most economical and judicious way as the Filo APP is Free and there are mentoring tutors available 24/7.

Note: The syllabus is the same for the CBT 1 and CBT 2 but the exam pattern varies in the two exams.

CBT 1 Exam Pattern

This phase of the exam is just a screening round and the marks of CBT phase 1 are not included in the final merit list. The normalized score of CBT 1 shall be used for shortlisting of candidates for CBT 2 which will be around 20 times the vacancies. All the questions will be objective in nature, i.e., Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s).

This exam consists of three sections

● General awareness: 40 questions

● Mathematics: 30 questions

● General Intelligence and Reasoning: 30 questions

While each question comprises 1 mark, there will be a negative marking of 1/3 Marks for every question wrongly attempted. No marks will be deducted for a question left unanswered. Time duration of the exam will be of 90 minutes while PWD candidates accompanies with scribes will be allotted a time duration of 120 minutes

Syllabus

Mathematics:

Number system, decimals, fractions, HFC, Ratio and proportion, percentage, mensuration, time and work, time and distance, simple and compound interest, profit and loss, elementary algebra, geometry, trigonometry, elementary statistics etc.


GENERAL INTELLIGENCE AND REASONING

Analogies, competition of number and alphabetical series, coding and decoding, number & Alphabet Series, Classification, mathematical operations, similarities and differences, relationships, analytical reasoning, syllogism, jumbling, Venn diagrams, puzzles, data sufficiency, statement- conclusion, statement- course of action, decision making, maps, interpretation of graphs etc.


GENERAL AWARENESS

Current Events of National and International Importance, Games and Sports, Art and Culture of India, Indian Literature, Monuments and Places of India, General Science and Life Science (up to 10th CBSE), History of India and Freedom Struggle. Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World. Indian Polity and Governance— constitution and political system. General Scientific and Technological Developments including Space and Nuclear Program of India, UN and Other important World Organizations. Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at Large, Basics of Computers and Computer Applications, Common Abbreviations. Transport Systems in India, Indian Economy. Famous Personalities of India and World, Flagship Government Programs, F1ora and Fauna of India. Important Government and Public Sector Organizations of India etc.


RRB NTPC CBT 2 Exam Pattern

This round consists of both a screening as well as the scoring i.e., the marks of CBT 2 will be included in the final merit list. This round decides the merit of the candidate. The candidates will have to secure more marks in order to meet the required RRB NTPC Cut-Off.

The normalized score of CBT 2 shall be used for shortlisting of candidates for Skill Test/ Aptitude Test. RRB NTPC Phase-II will as well have MCQ’s.

This exam consists of 120 questions where

● General awareness: 50 questions

● Mathematics: 35 questions

● General Intelligence and Reasoning: 35 questions

While each question comprises 1 mark, there will be a negative marking of 1/3 Marks for every question wrongly attempted. No marks will be deducted for a question left unanswered. Time duration of the exam will be of 90 minutes while PWD candidates accompanied with scribes will be allotted a time duration of 120 minutes.

Syllabus

The syllabus for the three sections i.e., Mathematics, General intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness is the same as the syllabus of the CBT 1, however one can expect an improvement in the standard and difficulty of the questions.

The normalized marks scored by the candidate in the 2nd stage CBT shall be used for shortlisting the candidates for document verification for the posts which do not have Typing Skill Test/Computer based Aptitude Test. For the posts having Typing Skill Test/Computer based Aptitude Test, the normalized marks scored by the candidate in the 2n stage CBT shall be used for shortlisting the candidates for Typing Skill Test/Computer based Aptitude Test.

All three sections of the CPT 1 and 2 are being exclusively covered by the Filo APP, which has a tutor base from the top IIT’s and University of Delhi colleges. This ensures that the doubt clarification is coming from the best of the best from their respective fields, be it maths, logical reasoning or general awareness.

Note: in both the CBT 1 and 2 minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories: M R-40%, EWS- 40%, OBC (Non creamy layer) -50%, SC-30%, ST-25%. These percentages of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PwD candidates in case of shortage of PwD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.

ADMIT CARD

Candidates can download RRB NTPC 2020 admit card for CBT 1 phase 1, 2 from the official website of regional RRB. Candidates need registration number and date of birth to download the Admit cards.

EXAM CENTRE AND CITY

The steps to view the RRB NTPC exam city are given below.

● Visit the official websites of 21 RRBs

● Click the link 'Login to view exam city'

● Enter user ID and password

● The details of the exam city will appear on the screen

● Check the exam city and save the details

Note: Candidates could select five exam cities for the exam.

Documents to carry to RRB NTPC exam centre

● RRB NTPC Admit card

● Photo ID (Includes Aadhaar Card, Driving License, Ration Card etc.)

● A passport size photograph

Exam day guidelines for RRB NTPC

● Candidates should reach RRB NTPC exam centre at least an hour before the exam commences

● They must carry all the required documents while appearing for the exam

● Candidates should not carry any electronic gadget inside the examination hall

● Due to COVID-19, candidates need to wear masks.

Eligibility

● For 7th CPC Level 2 and 3 undergraduate level posts, candidates should be between 18 to 30 years.

● The age limit prescribed for Graduate level posts is 18 to 33 years.

Note: Relaxation in age is provided to candidates belonging to the reserved categories.

Educational qualification: For undergraduate posts, candidates must have passed class 12 or 10+2. For graduate posts, candidates must be a graduate from a recognised university.

The exam will be conducted in 15 languages.

RRB NTPC Preparation

Due to many applicants, the competition is going to be tough. Therefore, candidates need to prepare well to crack it.

Candidates must have a clear idea about the exam pattern and syllabus. They can keep an eye on the previous years' question papers. They should Have a clear concept on each and every topic.

FILO APP is one excellent online platform offering solutions for basic concept clearing and mentorship when preparing for Government job exams and competitive examinations. The tutor base of FILO is exclusively from the Top IIT’s and elite colleges from the University of Delhi which means that your needs are being catered to by the best of the best. Given the APP is FREE, very User Friendly, Easy to use and tutors are responding to questions and queries throughout the 24 hours of a day, this APP provides a Crash course of the whole syllabus of RRB NTPC exam. This not only saves the time of the candidate but also increases the efficiency of the preparation and enhances the self-studying abilities of the candidates.




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