WBPSC Recruitment 2019 Notification Out: Apply Online for 38 Welfare Officer Posts at pscwb.ucanapply.com, Steps How to Apply Check here.

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West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) is looking for candidates for the post of Principal (Government Degree Colleges). WBPSC is the state agency authorized to hold the civil services examination for the appointments to the various civil services and other posts in the West Bengal City.

It’s main aim to hire best and talented candidates for the various posts in the city. Interested candidates should check the eligibility criteria and then apply for the posts before 24th December 2019.

Vacancy Details

There are total of 38 posts released by the West Bengal Public Service Commission and the last date to submit the application is 24th December 2019. Application will be accepted through online mode only.

Candidates who will be selected will work at Kolkata City, West Bengal, India and they can read the full recruitment details at official website which is https://pscwb.ucanapply.com/

Educational Qualifications

Candidates should note that the following educational qualifications will be accepted for the post of Principal by WBPSC:-

  1. Candidate must have a master degree with minimum score of 55 percent marks by any recognized university. There is relaxation applicable for the reserved categories as per provision -I.
  2. Candidate must have a Ph. D. Degree in concerned discipline in the institution concerned with evidence of Published work and research guidance.
  3. Candidate must have a min. score stipulated in the API (Academic Performance Indicator) based Performance Based Appraisal System (PBAS) set out in the U.G.C. regulation 2010 and subsequent amendment thereto in appendix III for direct recruitment of principal in colleges.
  4. Candidate with any other stipulations prescribed by UGC from time to time as accepted by the State Government will also be considered for the desired posts.

It is mandatory that the applications are submitted in the prescribed form on the official website before 24th December 2019.

WBPSC IDO and Clinical Instructor Admit Card 2019 to be Release soon at pscwbonline.gov.in, Steps How to Download Exam Hall Ticket.

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West Bengal Public Service Commission is a statutory body responsible for selection and recruitment of suitable candidates for various vacancies available with different ministries, departments, and organisations of the West Bengal Government.

Every year thousands of candidates who are interested in working with the government of West Bengal, apply for the recruitment campaigns organised by West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC).

Recently, WBPSC had invited applications from interested candidates for the vacancies available against the position of Clinical Instructor and Industrial Development Officer.

As the application window has been closed now, candidates are awaiting the release of the admit cards for the upcoming preliminary exams. There is important news for all the candidates who have registered for these vacancies.

As per the latest notification published on the official website of WBPSC @ www.pscwbapplication.in, admit cards for the preliminary examination for the vacancies available against the position of Clinical Instructor and Industrial Development Officer will soon be available for download.

Therefore, the candidates must keep a close watch on the official website of WBPSC and download their admit cards as soon as they are available for download.

Another notification released by the WBPSC states that the admit cards for the WBPSC IDO Preliminary Exam 2019 will be released on 12th December 2019, and the admit cards for the WBPSC Clinical Instructor Exam 2019 will be released on 19th December 2019.

As per the official notification, the WBPSC IDO Preliminary Exam 2019 will be conducted on 22nd December 2019, and the WBPSC Clinical Instructor Exam 2019 will be held on 29th December 2019. Although both these exams will be held on separate dates, the timings would be the same, i.e. 12.00 PM to 1.30 PM.

On the day of the examination, candidates must carry along their admit cards along with a valid government-issued ID proof. Any candidates reaching the venue without their admit cards and ID proof will not be allowed to participate in the respective examination.

WBPSC IDO Preliminary Exam 2019  and WBPSC Clinical Instructor Exam 2019: Important information

Candidates must note the below mentioned important information pertaining to the above-mentioned examinations:

  • The admit cards for the WBPSC IDO Preliminary Exam 2019 will be released on 12th December 2019, and the examination will take place on 22nd December 2019.
  • The admit cards for the WBPSC Clinical Instructor Exam 2019 will be released on 19th December 2019, and the examination will take place on 29th December 2019.
  • Candidates must bring a printout of the admit card along with a valid ID proof on the day of the examination.
  • No gadgets or communication devices will be allowed inside the hall.
  • Candidates must reach the examination venue at least a couple of hours before the scheduled start time.

UPSC IAS 2020: How to prepare for current affairs in UPSC Civil Services exam.

Source – indiatoday.in

PSC IAS 2020: Since the changes in the UPSC exam pattern, current affairs has become a very prominent component in Civil services examination as many questions at every stage of the three-tier examination are asked from this section. Most of the aspirants whether they are beginners or veterans of the exam are still skeptical about Civil Services exam preparation.

Current Affairs is a dynamic and undefined part of the UPSC Syllabus that puts aspirants in a dilemma thinking how and from where to start current affairs preparations for IAS.

To clear all the doubts and give aspirants’ a fair idea on how to deal with the current affairs, GS SCORE presents a strategy on how to cover the current affairs part of the UPSC Syllabus for UPSC 2020 aspirants.

Identify sources: There is a deluge of reading material both online and offline on current affairs which makes it difficult for the aspirants to understand what to read.

Aspirants are pilling CSR, Pratiyogita Darpan, EPW, Chronicle, Yojana and every random magazine you can name on their desks and never opening them due to paucity of time. This exercise is definitely counter-productive. You should choose quality over quantity.

Current Affair sources:

  • Daily Newspapers
  • GS SCORE Weekly Current Affairs Compilation
  • All India Radio
  • GS SCORE gist of RSTV’s Big Picture, India’s World, Yojana, Kurukshetra, PIB, and PRS India
  • Internet

Don’t waste much time on Current Affairs: The problem with most aspirants is not that they neglect newspapers, but they overplay its importance. Some read newspapers for almost 3-4 hours a day, leaving them with no time to read other subjects. Current affairs are important; newspapers are important, but not so much that you invest time disproportionately. Ideally one should finish reading day’s current affairs in 1-2 hours.

Strategy for current affairs preparation consists of:

Prelims study:

  • Practice 50 MCQs on current affairs daily (Practice GS SCORE Weekly Current Affairs MCQs)
  • When the exam is nearer practice 100 MCQs daily (Join GS SCORE PT Test Series)
  • Revise at the end of the month

Mains study:

  • Newspaper reading (30-45 min) – every day
  • Look for issues and make notes on them (one or two a day)
  • Weekly or monthly current affairs compilation is a useful aid in this regard that compiles all the dimensions and developments on a topic in a lucid manner.

Weekly and monthly revision

Cover issues and not news: Civil servants aspirants should look beyond news and headlines. They must have a nose for issues. UPSC generally asks questions on issues that are in news. So you must understand the issues in news thoroughly and make notes on them. Usually, coaching institutions cover issues comprehensively and current affairs compilation is the best among them.

Usability: UPSC aspirants must develop the ability about the usability of the information and data they are obtaining from current affairs.

Note making: Making notes online or offline comes handy during exams as they help in quick revisions. Therefore, it is advised that aspirants must make short notes for the revisions.

Revisions: Mark Twain said that there is nothing as good as re-writing. With the same token clause, there is nothing as good as revision in the civil service preparation. The aforementioned methods will ensure that you capture 90-95 per cent of current affairs in a manner relevant to this exam. But current affairs are a continuous and evolving field that keeps piling up by the day. The best way to retain the content is through constant revision.

Answer-writing practice: There is no substitute for answer-writing. It is a craft as well as art. You must learn it before it is too late. Academic, newspaper and article writing is different from answer writing for UPSC examination.

Your answer should represent an IAS officer in the making and to learn that you must not skip test series which provides at affordable costs with easy accessibility across the country.

IBPS Clerk Prelims 2019: Expected Important Topics from English Language.

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IBPS Clerk Prelims 2019 exam begins soon on 7th December 2019. Check here the important topics of the English Language section that are highly expected in the exam. The English Language Section is regarded as one of the high scoring sections of the IBPS Clerk Prelims 2019 Exam. Questions from this section test the candidates’ grip of English Language particularly in Vocabulary and English Grammar.

If a candidate has practised well he or she can attempt questions from the English Language section in much less time in comparison to other sections. Questions in this section are asked in the form of Reading Comprehension, Antonym & Synonym; Fill in the blanks, Para Jumbles, Sentence Rearrangement, Cloze Test and others. If you have practised this section well, then English section can be your strength area in order to fetch a high score.

Have a look at the major topics covered under the English Language Section of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2019:

TopicsDifficulty Level
Reading ComprehensionModerate-Difficulty
Synonyms & AntonymsModerate
Fill in the blanksEasy-Moderate
Cloze TestModerate
Spelling TestEasy-Moderate
Idioms and PhrasesEasy-Moderate
One-word substitutionEasy-Moderate
Sentence or Phrase ImprovementEasy-Moderate
Sentence correction/ Spotting the errorEasy-Moderate
Active/ Passive & Direct/ Indirect SpeechModerate
Jumbled Sentence/Sentence RearrangementEasy-Moderate

Details about all English Language Topics

Reading Comprehension: In this section, an unseen passage or poem is given in the exam and around 5 to 10 questions are asked from the given passage. Questions can be fillers, antonym & synonym and others.

Antonyms and Synonyms: An Antonym is a word that means the opposite of another word. On the other hand, Synonym means the same or nearly the same as the given or asked a word.

Cloze Test: It contains a passage along with the blanks. Candidates need to fill the blanks with an appropriate answer based on the given passage.

Fill in the blanks/Fillers: You need to fill the blanks with the most appropriate option given among the four options.

Spelling Test/Spell Check: Candidates need to select the correct spelling of the word given in the question.

Idioms and Phrases: Candidates are either asked the meaning of the given idioms and phrases or the other way round.

One-word substitution: You need to select the most appropriate word that replaces the given group of words or sentences without changing the meaning.

Sentence Improvement:  You need to choose the correct word from the given options that improve the meaning of the given sentence. This could be in terms of grammar or vocabulary usage.

Active/ Passive Voice:  A sentence is given in either Active or Passive Voice, candidates need to select the opposite (Active/ Passive) from the four options.

Direct-Indirect Speech: A sentence is given in either Indirect or Direct Speech; you need to choose the best option that expresses the same meaning in the opposite form – Indirect/Direct.

Sentence Rearrangement: Here, various jumbled up sentences are given; candidates need to rearrange the sentences to make them meaningful. This kind of question can be asked in either paragraph form or in the form of sentences.

UPSC 2018: 50% successful IAS-IPS candidates had Hindi as mother tongue.

Source – business-standard.com

As many as 485 candidates who had chosen Hindi as mother tongue were selected through the civil services examination in 2018, the government said on Thursday.

A total of 812 candidates were recommended for central civil services on the basis of the 2018 test. Of these, 485 chose Hindi and the rest had opted for other regional languages as their mother tongue, it said.

The civil services examination is conducted annually by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to select officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.

The examination is conducted in three stages — preliminary, main and interview.

During the 2017 exam, 1,056 candidates were recommended for different services. Of them, 633 had chosen Hindi as their mother tongue, according to data given by Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

Out of the 1,209 candidates selected in the civil services exam in 2016, 664 had Hindi as their mother tongue. In the 2015 examination, 643 had claimed Hindi as their mother tongue as against 743 such candidates who were selected in the 2014 test.

A total of 1,164 and 1,363 candidates were recommended in civil services examination in 2015 and 2014, respectively.

“The government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply and participate in civil services. Female candidates are exempted from payment of fee for civil services examination,” the minister said.

Further, relaxation of age up to 35 years (up to 40 years for members of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes) is given to widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands who are not re-married for employment to Group ‘C’ and erstwhile Group ‘D’ posts that already exist, Singh said.

Similar relaxation also exists for Group A’ and Group B’ posts except where recruitment is made through open competitive examination, he said.

“It is, however, stated that these instructions are applicable only to central government civilian employees holding civil posts,” the minister said.

A senior Personnel Ministry official said a significant number of people with Hindi as the mother tongue have been selected through the civil services examination which is an encouraging trend.

“It is an encouraging trend to see that significant number of people with Hindi as their mother tongue are getting selected for civil services through the civil services examination,” he said.

Half-burnt bodies of two women found in separate incidents in Bihar.

Source – thehindu.com

The half-burnt bodies of two women were found at two different places over the last two days in Bihar, following which Opposition parties slammed the Nitish Kumar government over the “failed” law and order situation in the State.

On Wednesday, the half-burnt body of a woman was found at Dardari Chaur under the Warisnagar Police Stationin Samastipur district. “The woman could not be identified as the body was burnt till her knees. It appears that she was killed somewhere else and her body was dumped at this isolated spot after being set on fire,” Prasunjay Kumar, a police official said. He added, “The body has been sent to the hospital in Samastipur for post-mortem, which will ascertain whether she was subjected to sexual assault or not.”

In a similar incident on Tuesday, the half-burnt body of a woman who had been shot dead was found on a farmland in the outskirts of the Kukudha village in Buxar district. The incident triggered protests by villagers demanding the immediate arrest of the culprits.

Half of her upper body, including her face, had been burnt beyond recognition. “A spent cartridge was found at the place where her burnt body was found…She might have been set on fire to destroy the evidence,” said Buxar Superintendent of Police Upendra Nath Verma. Evidence of sexual assault has not been ascertained yet, said the police.

Opposition parties have slammed the government over the failed law and order situation in the State. “Bihar has truly become a lawless State” tweeted Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly Tejashwi Yadav.

Congress leader Prem Chandra Mishra said, “The law and order in Bihar has completely failed.I fail to understand where Nitish Kumar’s sushashan (good governance) has gone.”

Dented perception

The State Women’s Commission Chairperson Dilmani Mishra said, “The sensitivity of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar towards the female population, apparently, has been dented by the callous administration…There have been occasions when the local administration has not even bothered to reply to a notice issued by us about a crime against a woman.”

But the ruling National Democratic Alliance’s leaders countered the Opposition’s attack. “Those involved in such a heinous crime will not be spared at any cost by this government…The police have been doing their work and, in Nitish Kumar’s government, no one can be spared after committing a crime,” said Janata Dal( United) leader and spokesperson Rajeev Ranjan.

Most Sudan blast victims are from T.N., U.P., Bihar: embassy.

Source – thehindu.com

Most of the Indians hospitalised or reported missing after the LPG tanker blast at a ceramics factory in Sudan belonged to Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, and authorities are trying to ascertain the identities of the victims, officials said on Thursday.

The Indian Embassy has issued a detailed list of the Indians who were reported missing, hospitalised, or survived the blast at the Seela Ceramic Factory in the Bahri area in Khartoum on Tuesday that killed at least 23 people. Eighteen Indians were among the dead.

“Six have been identified and the Embassy is contacting families in India to send back their mortal remains,” the Indian mission tweeted.

It said efforts are on to identify other victims. “The bodies have burnt beyond recognition. We are trying to establish their identity,” an Indian official told PTI over phone from Khartoum. The official said one more person died on Thursday and identified the victim as Niraj Kumar Singh from Bihar.

More than 130 people were injured. Seven Indians have been hospitalised and 16 still missing.

Among those missing are Ramakrishanan and Venkatachalem from Tamil Nadu; Ram Kumar, Amit Tiwari and Nitish Mishra from Bihar, Jishan Khan, Mohit Kumar, Hari Nath and Pradeep Verma from Uttar Pradesh, and Pawan and Pradeep from Haryana.

Intezar Khan from Delhi, Bahadurbhai Somabhai Pagi from Gujarat and Rajasthan’s Jaideep are also reported missing.

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said 60 Indians were employed in the factory and 53 of them were understood to be present at the factory and the residential area at the time of the accident. “We are working with the Sudanese authorities to facilitate the identification of the deceased at the earliest,” he said, expressing his grief.

Jharkhand polls: Campaigning ends for second phase.

Source – indiatoday.in

The campaigning for the second of the five-phase Jharkhand assembly elections scheduled to be held on Saturday ended on Thursday, officials said.

Of the 20 seats, polling will take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on 18 seats, and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on two seats — East Jamshedpur and West Jamshedpur.

Sixteen of the 20 seats are reserved for Scheduled Tribe (ST) and one for Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates.

There are a total of 260 candidates in the fray including 29 women.

The highest number of candidates are in East Jamshedpur and West Jamshedpur with 20 on each seat while Seraikela has the least number – seven candidates.

The second phase of the Jharkhand assembly polls will decide the fate of heavyweights in the state.

The constituencies comprise all 14 seats in the Kolhan division and another 6 in South Chottanagpur division. Kolhan is a stronghold of the JMM if the results of 2014 are taken into consideration. Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “wave”, JMM had won eight seats.

The focus is on the Jamshedpur East seat from where Chief Minister Raghubar Das is contesting. He is pitted against his old cabinet colleague Saryu Rai and Congress spokesperson Gaurabh Vallabh.

The 20 seats which will go to the polls in this phase are in Maoist infested areas.

In the second phase, besides Chief Minister Raghubar Das, more than half of the candidates in the fray are VIPs.

Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Dinesh Oraon, Urban Development Minister Neelkanth Singh Munda, Water Resources Minister Ramchandra Sahis, former Cabinet Minister Saryu Rai and state BJP president Laxman Giluwa are in the fray.

Jailed Maoist commander Kundan Pahan is contesting from the Tamar assembly seat.

The BJP has fielded its candidates on 20 seats which include 2 female candidates, the Congress has pitted 6 candidates, the AJSU 12 candidates including 2 women contenders, the JVM 20 candidates including 4 female candidates and the JMM 14 contenders including one woman candidate.

Campaigning for 2nd phase of Jharkhand assembly elections ends today.

Source – newsonair.com

In Jharkhand, campaigning for the 2nd phase of Assembly elections will come to an end today. Twenty assembly constituencies spread over seven districts will go to polls in this phase on Saturday.  Voting would take place in East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum, Saraikela-Kharsawan, Ranchi, Khunti, Gumla and Simdega districts.

On the last day of campaigning, Chief Minister Raghubar Das, BJP working President Jagat Prakash Nadda and senior party leader and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath, will hold public meetings.

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha working President Hemant Soren, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha President Babulal Marandi, All Jharkhand Students’ Union Chief Sudesh Kumar Mahto and RJD leader Tejaswi Prasad Yadav are also scheduled to address election rallies.

AIR correspondent reports that commitment towards protection of rights of tribal people over water, forest and land, issues of reservation and employment are the main poll planks of almost all political parties in this phase.

In the ongoing campaigning, BJP leaders are focussed on development initiatives of Centre and State governments phrasing it as achievements of  Double Engine government. Senior BJP leader and union minister Nitin Gadkari claimed in a public meeting at Dakra that incumbent government has launched many initiatives to boost MSME sector in the state. Senior Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha said that BJP claim about development is just an eyewash. Senior leader of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha Hemant  Soren is promising to voters that if voted to power his alliance will  ensure pride and self-respect of tribal people. Jharkhand Vikas Morcha President Babulal Marandi said his party would work on enactment for job guarantee to youths. All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) party chief Sudesh Mahto alleged that Congress and JMM have forged alliance to grab power in the state. 

Excluding Jamshedpur East, Jamshedpur West and Baharagora, sixteen constituencies are reserved for tribal candidates whereas Jugsalai seat is reserved for Scheduled Caste community. 260 candidates, including 29 women, are in the fray.

In poll-bound 20 assembly seats, 18 constituencies are naxal- affected. Elaborate security arrangements will be made at polling stations. Out of 5,784 polling booths, 1,844 are critical.

The polling process for 81-member Jharkhand Assembly will be completed in five phases between the 30th of November and the 20th of December. Counting of votes will be held on the 23rd of this month.

Bihar Police SI Recruitment 2019: Apply for 212 vacancies for enforcement SI @ bpssc.bih.nic.in

Source – indiatoday.in

Bihar Police SI Recruitment 2019: Bihar Police Subordinate Services Commission (BPSSC)has invited online applications for the post of sub- inspector. Interested candidates can apply online at Bihar Police official website–bpssc.bih.nic.in.

Bihar Police SI Recruitment: Total number of vacancies

There are a total of 212 vacancies.

Last date to apply for Bihar Police SI Recruitment

The online application process began on December 2 and the last date to apply is January 6, 2020.

BPSSC recruitment 2019: Eligibility criteria

Applicant must be a graduate from any stream from a recognised university.

Selection process:

Students must note that the selection process will comprise of the preliminary exam, main exam, physical standards test, and interview.

Bihar Police SI Recruitment: Age limit:

For a male candidate belonging to general and EWS category, they must not be younger than 21 years and older than 42 years. Notably, the age limit will be calculated as on August 1, 2019.

Application fees for Bihar Police SI Recruitment 2019

The application fee for SC, ST category students is Rs 400 while for other categories, it is Rs 700.

Exam pattern:

Candidates will have to appear for two papers. First paper will be an objective exam (prelims) carrying 200 marks. Those who clear the exam will have to appear for the descriptive (main) exam.