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Next EducationOctober 17, 2017

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The Central Board Of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to change its three-language formula. The three-language formula will continue up to Class 10 from the next academic year. At present, students can choose a second language other than English following Class 8. From the next year, there will be no options for foreign languages. As a result, students will have to learn such languages as ‘fourth languages’.


Next EducationOctober 16, 2017

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The Uttar Pradesh government plans to reform the education system. It expects to introduce changes such as syllabus and exams based on the NCERT pattern. The government will also install CCTV cameras in the exam halls.

The state board will declare the dates for the exams very soon and expects to wrap up the exams within a month.

The government expects to curb cheating through the use of the cameras.

The Deputy Chief Minister of the state recently made these announcements at an event in …


Next EducationOctober 11, 2017
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The State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) in Uttar Pradesh has created 500 educational videos for classes 1-8. The basic education department has uploaded these videos on a central government website, nroer.gov.in.

About the videos

They have also uploaded 200 clippings on YouTube, where anyone can access them.

The videos have content related to the syllabus for classes 1-8.

The basic education department has requested that authorities should make teachers…


Next EducationOctober 10, 2017

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Around 80% of the brain architecture is developed by the age of 6. Children are the most curious and active between the ages of 2.5 and 6. In fact, as early as age 1, they show embedded qualities which have the potential to grow into values, if they are provided with assistance. For instance, a kid described as stubborn at a young age could grow to be perseverant.

Effective pre-primary education is needed to instil a love …


Next EducationOctober 10, 2017
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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the state education boards will stop spiking of marks from next year. However, they will carry on with the moderation policy and the awarding of grace marks.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has conveyed the decision to CBSE and the state boards.

The boards give grace marks to students who need just a few marks to pass. However, they indulge in spiking of marks when a question paper is of unusual difficulty or when the l…


Next EducationOctober 10, 2017
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IIT Kanpur, which is to conduct JEE Advanced 2018, has decided that 4000 more candidates will be eligible for it. The date for the exam will be May 20, 2018.

This year, 2,20,000 candidates were eligible to appear in JEE Advanced.

About JEE Advanced

Candidates can seek admission to Dual Degree, Integrated Master’s and Bachelor’s programmes in all IITs, through the exam.

They first have to clear the JEE Mains, in order to appear for the JEE Advanced.


Next EducationOctober 3, 2017

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From next year, candidates will appear in the JEE Advanced only through computers. The exam will not have a pen and paper format.

IIT Kanpur will conduct the exam.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the JEE Mains, which will be the qualifying exam for JEE Advanced. CBSE is likely to release the brochure and application form by the end of this month or early next month.

JEE Advanced website

The official website, jeeadv.ac.in, will soon have all the detai…


Next EducationOctober 3, 2017

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The Government of India has decided to merge two of its similar education schemes – Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA).

The Schemes

Both of the schemes have the aim of universalising education in the country.

At present, SSA  is applicable for class 1 to 8 and RMSA for classes 9 and 10.

The government hopes to improve the reach of school-level education through the merger.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development is making the plans …


Next EducationSeptember 27, 2017
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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has begun the process of online registration for classes 9 and 11. The process is for schools affiliated with CBSE, for 2017-18.

The board has issued a notification, according to which all affiliated schools have to register before they conduct online admission. They have to enter the Aadhaar  numbers of all their students. They can provide bank details instead, in case Aadhaar is not mandatory in their states.

Requirem…


Next EducationSeptember 26, 2017
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 We celebrate Gandhi Jayanti every year on October 2, which is the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. The whole country pays tribute to him on this day, remembering all that he did for the achievement of India’s freedom. We also recall his principles of nonviolence, which he used during the freedom struggle.

Note: Write the speech on the …