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Elections 2012 for the State Legislative Assembly are over in Uttarakhand and Punjab What will be the judgment of the Uttarakhand public? What would be the result of the poll 2012 in Uttarakhand?

Today Uttarakhand registered more than 70% polling which is much better than the previous 58 %. Experts are pointing that voters have voted for a change.
In Punjab voter’s turnout is expected to be around 77% as against previous 75%.

Well coupled with the good weather condition which allowed the common man and woman of Uttarakhand to come out and vote and probably the “change” factor has played its role.

But whether the peoples of Uttarakhand have voted for sweeping change in favor or against for party/candidate as a whole or they have done it for or against the candidate of their respective constituencies yet to be seen.

One thing that crosses mind is that peoples can make all the difference if they want to. That is what democracy is all about.

Whoever wins or looses if peoples come out in large numbers and give their verdict, Probability Theory also points out that the final outcome would be at least tilted to a generalized viewpoint of the common public. And no one will point out the low turnout as the culprit affecting the poll result.

Analyst are saying that the wave can be benefiting the Congress Party in general and if it looses than they should be cursing the dissidents in their cadre who would have snatched substantial share of party votes.

The good turn out of the voter if goes in favor of BJP then it will be because of the “Khanduri” or “Khanduri Hai Jaroori” factor.

There can also be fragmented verdict of the so called “Janta Janardan”

Remember that the whole poll arithmetic may give a different picture when things are seen in their combined effect. So better to keep your finger crossed till the results of the Uttarakhand Assembly poll are declared in the first week of March, 2012.

What is your opinion? Share it with your comments.

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If you don’t want to caste your vote or don’t support any political party or candidate in the elections what you can do: a suggestion, an option Process of voting: how to reject candidates or political party?

In India Right to reject is yet to materializes but as a good informed and responsible citizen of a country or state in India what you can do is to at least use an option provided in the process of election.
Many might not be aware of this so we thought it to present before you which will help you at least doing part of your moral duty.

Consider the situation of the day of election in your state. Most of your friends and relatives would be etching to vote. And you are not willing to give vote to any candidate whether from BJP, Congress, BSP, UKD etc and you also don’t like any of the independent candidates standing there in the list of the candidates for the elections.

But you are willing to exercise the legal right given to you by the constitution of India,
In such case you can just visit the nearby Polling Booth of your area or territory (generally a school) and just carry your Voter ID card with you. Check your name in the register (17-A) or sign there. Generally this is the process of the voting. And tell the officer or the concerned person on duty there that you are not voting for any of the candidate.
And come out without pressing any button in the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM).

The polling officer there might ask you to write or put signature; just do those. Remember there is nothing serious therein and it is just a formality.
And legally speaking, no one can force you or caste vote on your behalf.

Through the above activity you have in a way rejected each candidate.
It might not make a big difference to the total ballot but you might feel a sense of fulfillment of your duty as an informed person of a society.

Try it if you want to.
Tell us your experience also.

Campaigning or Convincing is over on 28th Jan for the Uttarakhand Assembly election to be held on 30th January, 2012, Modes and methods of campaigning used in the elections and its implications

So today legally speaking at 5 pm, after almost a month’s ordeal (at least a bigger part) of the politicians is supposed to be over. But that ordeal will be a deciding factor in their coming five years.
However some would be more aggressive now in clandestine manner playing some of the known strategies or cheap strategies to woo the floating voters mostly comprising of overconfident but ignorant and confused youths. (Hope you understood what I said).

So everyone in the arena tried almost every common and even uncommon activity and the tactics to win the favor of the voters in their constituencies. After all if substantial work had been done on ground level then perhaps there would no need of the campaigning! Isn’t it?

Some were cajoling the voters through the politician type of promises and assurances given on their behalf through their wives. So who dares to go against the “home minister” of house? But the efficiency (output/input in scientific terms) of this method is not doubted by many. Ask some candidates in Dehradun seats and they will vouch for this method.

Ladies wearing make-up and going door-to-door distributing handbills or so was also common sight. I saw in newspaper one well known candidate even sent his young girl to his territory for campaigning. Cache of cash supposed to be used in convincing seized at many places. And I also heard that someone was distributing Samosas in one village. So if those samosas can work wonder!

Well I have heard of Cocktails earlier too. And this had been last ditch effort in earlier instances also. I personally saw two old pahadi Granny campaigning in their own way.  Literally speaking when they entered the chamber no one expected that they would hand over a small pamphlet of a candidate.
Some Candidates were seen on scooters and cycles or on foot campaigning for themselves. Irony was that peoples doubted not their credibility but their effectiveness. So someone irrespective of what he/she has done in past with cavalcade of vehicles and campaigners mostly manual labors is more effective?
Who you will vote for?
Actually most of us have ambiguity in our thoughts and deeds.

 Some well known candidates and politicians were also seen and heard by the public, who otherwise remains elusive and inaccessible and will surely become out of reach again till next campaigning or you can then have their exclusive glimpse in the news on TV or paper and for some other reasons most of them would not be related to what they are saying to you right now.
Opposition parties were crying for mainly for development and corruption though interpreted in their own term without going deep into the available ground level reports and data from almost each and every constituency of Uttarakhand.
Important issues like unemployment and migration from the hill areas were no where in the picture.
But after all the poor junta don’t ask for these matter when beloved netaji comes to them.
We wave hands to them, jostle to get their autographs, congregates to hear them making statements against other politician or party or have a glimpse of them.

If you observe them carefully most of them in maximum time during their rally would be telling you what are wrong doings of the other party or the opposing candidates but very few or less time will be devoted to telling you that what he/she has done for you.

Specially designed songs and announcements even disturbed us when attending any phone call on roads. Some still ringing in my head like earworm (a relatively new term given to a jingle or song or something of that sort that keeps coming to your mind even if don’t want it rather it can become obnoxious at times)
Manual labors and the vehicles owners did good business. There could be more instance some of them might be funny some are brazenly making mockery of the so called democracy.

A disgusting real example is that from some villages in Pauri, families living there have already decided to vote (one caste families will vote for one party and others will vote for other party) in spite of the condition of roads in those villages. Netaji visit there and give them treat (including goat meat etc.) but no one has gut to ask for the roads and other amenities. And probably he/she would win again from there.
 Take another instance; I read a survey article in “Times of India” regarding the ground level condition of dalits in neighboring UP. People in lower voice say that they need jobs rather than the alms but when asked to choose the leader they unanimously like to prefer…  So whose mistake?
Of course it is not Netaji’s fault.

Perhaps they are short of alternatives but where alternatives are there we don’t want to change our ingrained biasness. We don’t want to try changes.

Well friends fault finding is easy but what can be done to rectify it? That is the question we should think of. But again when I see some well educated persons more than often blindly prejudiced and don’t see a bigger picture or try to apply unbiased mind. It really hurts. Why it is so?
 Share your comments with us if you could find or suggest something unique.

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CTET of January 29, 2012 in Manipur, Uttarakhand and Punjab postponed, new date of the CTET Jan-2012 for these states is 5th of May, 2012

According to the latest information regarding the CTET Jan-2012, CBSE has postponed the date of the central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET JAN-2012) for the states of Uttarakhand, Manipur and Punjab. Elections are due in Uttarakhand and Punjab (on 30th Jan), Manipur (29th January). So following the advice of Election commission of India, CTET JAN-2012 which was supposed to be held on 29th of this month has been cancelled in those states only.

New date of CTET JAN-2012 in Manipur, Punjab and Uttarakhand is May 5, 2012 (Saturday).
Other things like the centers of the exam, Admit card and the time of the CTET exam will remain the same.

Check the official press note regarding cancellation of CTET Jan-2012

Note- However in all other states of India the CTET-Jan 2012 will take place on 29th of January, 2012 according to old schedule.

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Kumaun University: Recruitment of Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors, Recruitment of Teachers in Kumaun University 2012

Kumaun University requires faculty in 23 subjects including Hindi, English, Commerce, Economics, Political Science, Education and other science subjects etc.

Click here to check the number of seats and reservation status for various subjects

Last date of submission of the application of the form along with the other testimonials: 10 February, 2012

Minimum Qualification:
Check the necessary minimum qualification and eligibility criteria according to new rules of UGC

Application form can be had from the office of Registrar of the University by cash Payment of INR 1000 (500 for SC/ST) or by DD of INR 1050 (550 for SC/ST) in favor of “Finance officer, Kumaun University” payable at Nainital.

Download the application format with other forms

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Check the result of the Kumaun University B.Ed. entrance exam 2011 and other information

Kumaun University: B.Ed. Entrance Exam 2011: result of the entrance exam, counseling

Kumaun University Nainital, Uttarakhand has declared the result for the B.Ed. session.

Click here to see your result by entering the Roll number and father’s name as mentioned in the admit card

And visit the Page again for latest update in this issue.

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National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) Joint entrance exam (JEE) 2012 for admission in B.Sc. in Hospitality and Hotel administration And other courses: Eligibility, Date of exam, Age Limit, Application form and other information

NCHMCT is an autonomous and regulatory body under the Ministry of Tourism of the Government of India is going to conduct a Joint entrance exam JEE 2012 for admission in various courses run by 21 central, 12 state governments (including the IHM Dehradun) and 18 private institutes related to Hotel and Hospitality industry.

Note- full time 3year (six semesters) Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Hotel administration is offered jointly in collaboration with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).

Eligibility: 10+2 from recognized board in any stream with English as one of the subject.
Check the detail of eligibility criteria

Upper age limit as on 1st July, 2012: 22 years (for General and OBC) and 25 years (SC/ST)
Click to check the reservation of seats for various categories and the age bar

Fees: INR 900 (for GEN and OBC) and INR 450 (for SC/ST/PD)

Application form and the information brochure will be available from:
Check the list and addresses of Bank of Baroda Branches

Check the addresses, contact numbers and the list of the institutes where forms would be available

Check the list and locations of the Axis Bank branches

Last date to get the application forms: 9th April, 2012

Candidate can also apply online:
Click here to apply online and read the guidelines

Click here to reprint the application form

Last date of the filled form or the print out of the completely filled online form to reach the “JEE National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology, A-34, Institutional Area, Sector-62, Noida, UP 201309” through speed post latest by 13th April, 2012.

Admit card: will be available after 19th April for downloading

Date and time of the Entrance Exam: 28th of April, 2012 from 10 am to 1 pm
Check the whole Schedule of the Exam and other information

Pattern of the exam: check the information Brochure link below
Click here to see a sample question paper

For information regarding centers of exam, various courses on offer and career opportunities available etc.
Click here to check the detailed information brochure or Handbook

Click here to visit the official website

And visit the page again for more updates on this issue.

Download provisional admit card of CTET January 2012, previous year question papers of Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) held on June 2012

1- Paper first in the morning session for class 1 to 5 teachers
2- Paper second in the afternoon session for the class 6 to 8 teachers

Note- check the language you have filled in the admit card and keep that in mind while solving the paper.

Get your admit card for the CTET exam to be held on 29th of January, 2012 from the link below by entering your application form number or registration number and your Date of Birth.
Click here to down load the provisional admit card of CTET January, 2012

Get the previous question papers of Central Teacher Eligibility test held on June 2011.

Paper 1 of CTET June 2011 for class 1 to 5 teachers

Paper 2 of CTET June 2011 for class 6 to 8 teachers

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Recruitments of Inspectors, Sub-Inspectors, Assistant Sub Inspectors and Constables in Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force 2012, Group B and group C recruitments in ITBP force 2012

1- 58 posts of Head Constables (Motor Mechanic) Group ‘C’
2- 135 posts of Constables (Motor Mechanic) Group ‘C’
3- 425 posts of Constables (Driver) Group ‘C’

Last date- 24th February, 2012 (2nd March 2012 from far flung areas)
Click here to get more details and the applications forms

4- 10 posts of Sub Inspector (overseer) Group ‘B’

Last date- 29th February, 2012 (7th March, 2012 for far areas)
Click here to get further details and the application forms

5- 21 posts of Inspector (Hindi Translator) Group ‘B’
6- 1 post of Sub-Inspector (Hindi Translator) Group ‘B’

Last date- 29th February, 2012 (7th March, 2012 for far flung areas)
Click here to get further details and the application forms

7- 22 posts of Head Constable (dresser veterinary) male only Group ‘C’

Last date- 31 January, 2012 (7th February, 2012 for remote areas)
Click here to download the form and get other important details

Click here to visit the official site

HIHT University or Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences pre medical entrance exam (PMEE) 2012 for MBBS admissions: eligibility, application form, exam date, centers of exam, number of seats

HIHT University, Swami Ram Nagar, PO- Doiwala, Dehradun-248140 is going to conduct the pre medical entrance exam (PMEE) 2012 for admission in MBBS course (100 seats) for the session 2012-13.
Note: 30% seats are reserved for the domiciled candidates of Uttarakhand.

Age limit: 17 to 25 years as on 31st of December, 2012

Minimum qualification: passed 12th standard with 60% (50% for others) marks in aggregate and at least 50% (40% for others) separately in each of these subjects ; Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English

Application form and information brochure will be available from 15th January to 31st of January, 2012 from Ramesh Book Depot, Dehradun and other book depots in major cities. Or it can be had from Office of the controller of Exam University at above address near Doiwala or Delhi office (NIL 24A, Malviya Nagar) by paying cash or Demand Draft of INR 1200.
Or through post by paying DD of INR 1250 drawn in favor of “HIHT University” payable at State Bank of India, Jolly Grant (branch code-10580)

Centers of the exam: Allahabad, Delhi, Dehradun, Haldwani, Jaipur, Lucknow and Chandigarh

Last date of submission of the form: 6th April, 2012

Date of Entrance Exam: 1st June, 2012

Timing: 10 am to 12:30 pm

Contact No:  0135-2471156

Negative marking in PCS exams: how to make it more reasonable, Changes need to be made in the Uttarakhand PSC exam negative marking system

Read the point number 8 of the instructions given on the very front page of the question papers of the Uttarakhand Public Service Commission (UKPSC) Civil/Upper Subordinate (pre) Exam-2010 held recently on 8th January, 2012.

The instruction goes; “There will be negative marking for the Exams conducted by PSC. In case a candidate give more than one answer or option for any given question (even if one of the answer is correct among them) then negative mark (1/4th) will be given for that question and it will be deducted from the total marks.”

So encircling more than one answer to a particular question will be penalized in form of negative marking even if you have done it by chance or deliberately (which may be rare)

Note- perhaps it is to deter over smart candidates marking all options.
But suppose one has marked a wrong option and later on during revision or so candidate realize the committed mistake and is sure that some other option would be the correct answer. Now as it is difficult or say impossible to rub it properly without taking the risk of damaging the answer sheet.
Moreover, if it is left as such or the candidate marks the correct answer along with the wrong answer, in both case negative marking will be done according to this rule.

This seems bit harsh on the genuine candidates.

Our contention is; Rather than giving negative marks for such questions (marked with two or more options as their answers), why not count such questions as “not attempted” and don’t allot any marks for such questions.

It will help the candidate by giving him/her a fair chance to at least avoid the negative marking by “knowingly marking or encircling another option”.

We have also made a written request to the UKPSC regarding this proposal. But they also said that it will materialize if many will suggest the same.

What you would like to say? Tell us through your comments.

Would you like to propose other changes?

Kumaon University Ph.D. Admissions-2012: Research Entrance Exam (RDET) 2011-12, Pre- Ph.D. Entrance exam of Kumaon University 2011-12

Kumaon University, Nainital has advertised for the Ph.D. programs. Kumaon University is going to conduct Research entrance test (RDET) for the total of 178 seats in various subjects on 12th of March, 2012.
Check number of seats in the various subjects

Exam pattern- Test will be objective type without any negative marking (100 questions based on the subject) and minimum qualifying marks is 50.

Form availability- from website or research directorate on/after 10th January, 2012.
Click here to download the form

Last date and the Place- on or before 15th February, 2012 to Directorate (R&E) of Kumaon University, Nainital.

Fees- INR 1000

Centers of Exam-
1- DSB Campus Nainital.
2-Soban Singh Jeena Campus, Almora,
3-Government Mahila Degree College, Haldwani,
4-LSM Government PG college Pithoragarh.

NET qualified candidates are exempted from appearing in the entrance test.

Click here for further details from the official website

3- Question paper and answer key- combined state civil/upper subordinate service (pre) exam-2010 by UKPSC, Haridwar, Uttarakhand PSC exam general studies questions with answers

Updated on 19th February, 2012-UKPCS combined Civil services pre exam 2010 (Upper Subordinate) official answer keys have been declared but again with some mistakes. Click here to check the officially declared answer keys of different subjects

Check new article on Negative marking system of UKPSC exam

Note- you can suggest the answers to other questions and also modifications (with some evidences) in the answers if needed. And visit again for the missing answers in the three pages

102- Bombay was taken over by the English East India Company from
Ans: (d) Portuguese

103- Abnormal level of cholesterol is associated with
Ans: (a) Hardening of arteries

104- The joint session of both houses of parliament is presided over by
Ans: (c) speaker of Lok Sabha

105- Ranbir Singh Bisht is related to
Ans: (b) Painting. He was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 1999

106- The first political organization established in India in 1838 was known as
Ans: (d) Zamindari Association

107- The first railway line in India was started in the year
Ans: (a) 1853

108- The battle field of Plassey is situated in
Ans: (d) West Bengal, it is small village between Calcutta and Murshidabad

109- Which of the following is the oldest Vedas?
Ans: (c) Rig-Veda

110- In the third battle of Panipat Marathas were defeated by
Ans: (a) Afghans, Ahmad Shah Durrani of Afghanistan along with Rohillas and others defeated them on 14th January, 1761

111- The famous Historian who visited India with Mahmud Ghazni was
Ans: (b) Al-Beruni

112- Who was defeated in the battle of Khanva?
Ans: (c) Rana Sanga defeated by Babur in 1527AD

113- Mahatma Gandhi wrote his autobiography originally in
Ans: (c) Gujarati. Sathya Sodhini (The Story of My Experiment with Truth) was originally published in Gujarati and later on translated into English and other languages.

114- A visa is required for the Kailash Mansarovar Pilgrimage because it is located in
Ans: (b) Chinese Tibet

115- Where is Lothal situated?
Ans: (a) Gujarat

116- Right to property according to constitution of India is a
Ans: (c) Legal Right

117- Mana Pass is located in
Ans: (b) Uttarakhand

118- The rotation of crops is essential for
Ans: (c) Increasing the soil fertility

119- Influenza is caused by a
Ans: (a) Virus

120- Who among the following is known as Cleopatra of Hollywood (who died on March 23, 2011 at the age of 79?
Ans: (b) Elizabeth Taylor

121- In World Cup Cricket 2011 what was the highest score among all matches?
Ans: (d) 370 runs by India against Bangladesh in the Inaugural match

122- Who wrote the Book “a passage to India”?
Ans: (c) E.M. Forster

123- In which of the following film, A.R. Rahman gave outstanding sound track and song which enabled him to get two Grammy Awards in Los Angeles?
Ans: (b) Slumdog Millionaire

124- From which district of Uttarakhand “Chipko Movement” organized?
Ans: (a) Chamoli

125- Which of the following is not moderate?
Ans: (d) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

126- Which of the following actions is not related with the evaporation of sweat?
Ans: (b) Endothermic reaction, where heat is absorbed

127- For which branch of science UN has designated the year 2011?
Ans: (a) The International year of Chemistry

128- Moon is a
Ans: (c) Satellite

129- The study related to the plants being used as vegetables is called
Ans: (d) Olericulture

130- Enzyme is a
Ans: (c) Bio-catalyst

131- Which of the following is not an infectious disease?
Ans: (a) AIDS

132- Which of the following is not a genetic disorder?
Ans: (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

133- Which of the following is of organic origin?
Ans: (a) Coral

134- Which of the following country secured the highest number of gold medals in the medal tally of the Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010?
Ans: (c) Australia

135- Which gas is obtained from the plastic?
Ans: (d) polyethylene

136- Water soluble Vitamin is
Ans: (b) Vitamin C and Vitamin B
137- What rays of sunlight are mostly utilized by chlorophyll in the photosynthesis?
Ans: (a) Red

138- Combination of what substance in the alloy renders stainless steel non-magnetic?
Ans: (c) Nickel

139- Which of the following is not a chemical fertilizer?
Ans: (b) Sodium Phosphate is not used as a fertilizer but others are used as fertilizers

140- Montreal Protocol is related with the protection of
Ans: (c) Ozone layer

141- The venom of Cobra is
Ans: (a) Neurotoxin as it mostly affects the nervous system

142-In surgery, what is arthroplasty?
Ans: (b) Hip-Joint replacement

143- Which of the following is the most fragile ecosystem that will be first affected by global warming?
Ans: (a) Arctic and Greenland ice sheet

144- Which one of the following is the unit of the thickness of the ozone layer of the atmosphere?
Ans: (b) Dobson

145- The headquarter of National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) is at
Ans: (c) Nagpur

146- Night Blindness is caused due to deficiency of
Ans: (a) Vitamin A

147- Which gas if filled in refrigerators?
Ans: (b) mafron

148- What is the color of the Black Box that is found in aircraft?
Ans: (a) Orange

149- The velocity of sound is maximum in
Ans: (b) metal

150- Which of the following is a biodegradable pollutant?
Ans: (d) Sewage

Important- We have taken due care in preparing these answers but we don’t claim any authenticity of the above answers so please check the official answer keys later. And if you want to suggest anything you are welcome.

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2- Question paper and answer key- combined state civil/upper subordinate service (pre) exam-2010 by UKPSC, Haridwar, Uttarakhand PSC exam general studies questions with answers

Page updated on 19th February, 2012
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55- The writer of the book “India’s second freedom” is
Ans: M.G. Devashrayam on contribution of Jai Prakash narayan in the emergency period in India
Check this- India's second freedom: an untold saga

56- For what is the Manas sanctuary in Assam known?
Ans: (b) Tigers, Established in 1923 as reserve forest then designated as tiger reserve in 1973. Named after Manas River (act as border between Bhutan and India) and situated in the foothills of Bhutan Himalayas it is also famous for golden leafy monkeys.

57- Most of the unemployment in India is
Ans: (d) structural

58- Four Mathas established by Adi Shankaracharya are
Ans: (a) Joshimath, Dwarka, Puri, Sringeri

59- The core concept of 11th five year plan is
Ans: (b) Growth with social justice and equality

60- What is ‘KAABA’?
Ans: (c) Muslim shrine

61- Unemployment problem leads to poverty because
Ans: (a) people living below poverty line increase.

62- The number of bones in the adult human body is
Ans: (c) 206

63- Who is credited with introducing the beans and potatoes in the Bhagirathi valley?
Ans: (a) Wilson
64- Which of these is not a dance of Uttarakhand?
Ans:  (c) Terahtali

65- Soje-e-vatan is book written by
Ans: (b) Premchand

66- The first ever summit meeting of ‘BRICS’ nations took places at
Ans: (c) Russia, Yekaterinburg in June 16, 2009

67- The UN Human Development Index has been developed by
Ans: (a) Mahboob-ul-Haq, a Pakistani Economist in 1990

68- The estimate of national income are prepared by
Ans: (d) Central Statistical Organization

69- ‘G-8 Mascoca initiative’ is concerned with
Ans: (b) Maternity and child health

70- When the Reserve Bank of India was established
Ans: (c) 1935

21- The one rupee note bears the signature of
Ans: (b) Secretary. Ministry of Finance

72- The red colored Human figures engraved in the Lakhuodyar near Almora belongs to
Ans: (c) Stone Age

73- The State who launched “Atal Khadyanna Yojna” is
Ans: (c) Uttarakhand

74- In which of the following seasons Christmas is celebrated in Australia?
Ans: (b) summer

75- The call for Quit India Movement was given in
Ans: (b) 1942

76- Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place in the city
Ans: (c) Amritsar

77- Which dynasty did not rule over the north India?
Ans: (a) Chalukyas

78- The Battle of HaldiGhati was fought in
Ans: (b) 1576AD

79- The revolutionary woman who led the revolution of 1857 in Oudh was
Ans: (d) Begam Hajrat Mahal

80- When did Mahatma Gandhi start fast unto death?
Ans: (a) At the time of communal award

81- What is Baku famous for?
Ans: (d) petroleum

82- The proof of burying the dog with the human body at which of the following place?
Ans: ()

83- The first Lokpal was presented in the parliament in
Ans: (c) 1968 and also passed by 4th Lok Sabha but it fell in Rajya Sabha  

84- Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were sentenced to death in
 Ans: (b) Lahore conspiracy case

85- The Chief Election Commission of India is appointed by
Ans: (c) President

86- At the time of gaining Independence the President of Indian National Congress was
Ans: (a) J.B. Kriplani

87- Which extremist leader of the freedom movement was given 6 year jail Imprisonment in 1908?
Ans: (b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak was sent to mandlay Jail in earlier Burma

88- The most famous center of learning during Maurya period was
Ans: (a) Taxila

89- The Famous Buddhist scholar Ashwaghosh was contemporary of
Ans: (c) Kanishka. Under the influence of Ashwaghosh Kanishka embraced Buddhism. And is also Know as second Ashoka due to his patronization of many Buddhist scholars.

90- Which Viceroy was assassinated during his tenure?
Ans: (b) Lord Mayo

91- The Forest Research Institute is situated at
 Ans: (c) Dehradun

92- Which of the following is the latest country to reach an agreement on civil nuclear cooperation with India?
Ans: (a) Australia. Ruling party endorsed plan to sell uranium to India under a bilateral nuclear agreement in December, 2011 and
(b) Korea reached nuclear agreement with India around July. 2011

93- The famous cave temples of Elephanta are ascribed to
Ans: (a) Chalukyas or
(d) Rashtrakutas

94- What article of constitution provides the safeguard to person accused of crime against double jeopardy and self incrimination?
Ans: (d) Article 20

95- When was Bengal re-united?
Ans: (b) 1911

96- Who is the writer of “Humayun-Nama”?
Ans: (c) Gulbadan Begum, was sister of Humayun

97- 'Leelawati' a treatise on mathematics was written by
Ans: (d) Bhaskaracharya II

98- Which community is given nominated seat in the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly?
Ans: (c) Anglo-Indian

99- Who was the founder of “Servants of India Society”?
Ans: (d) Gopal Krishna Gokhale on June 12 1905 in Pune

100- Which is the correct chronological sequence of the following events in the political life of MK Gandhi?
Ans: (b) 1,3,2,4 but
Note- (2) Ahmedabad mill strike and (3) Kheda Satyagraha took place in 1918 and (1) Champaran Satyagraha in 1919 and the (4) Non- Cooperation movement started in 1920

101- Muslim League passed the resolution demanding the partition of India in its session held at
Ans: (a) Lahore on March 23, 1940

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Question paper and answer key- combined state civil/upper subordinate service (pre) exam-2010 by UKPSC, Haridwar, Uttarakhand PSC exam general studies question paper with expected answers

Updated on 19th February, 2012-UKPCS combined Civil services pre exam 2010 (Upper Subordinate) official answer keys have been declared but again with some mistakes. Click here to check the official answer keys

Perhaps the Commission would have to revise the answer sheets before declaring the result of the UKPSC Civil service/Upper Subordinate Pre exam 2010.

You can also write to UKPSC regarding the errors in the answer keys read

We are giving you the questions asked in the general studies paper set A of Uttarakhand PCS civil services (pre) exam-2010 held on 8th January, 2012 and answers to those questions are also given below. But please check the answers in the official answer keys later. And just see if you can add some more answers or cross examine the answers given here with proof. This page will be updated as and when needed. So please check it again. There are also two other pages of this article (see the end of this page below).

1-Which was the principle plant used in green revolution?
Ans: (d) Mexican wheat

2- Which tribe of Uttarakhand practice transhumance?
Ans: (c) Bhotia

3- Jog fall is on river
Ans: (a) Sherawati River and it is 253 meters in height.

4- Number of union territories in India.
Ans: (b) 7

5-In India which of the following is not natural Harbour?
Ans: (d) Chennai

6- Where is black Pagoda?
Ans: (b) Konark sun temple is also named as black Pagoda.

7- The second largest island of the world after Greenland is
Ans: (d) New Guinea

8- The largest part of our hydrosphere is
Ans: (c) Pacific Ocean since it is the largest ocean

9- Ozone layer is situated in
Ans: (b) 90% of ozone layer is in stratosphere

10- Island between India and Sri Lanka
Ans: (c) Rameshwaram

11- Which of the following area of India does not comes under Zone of High seismic intensity?
Ans: (d) Karnataka Plateau

12- Which of the following is not included in the geographical group of countries known as OCEANIA?
Ans: (a) Indonesia

13- Which of the following is the largest producer/exporter of the castor oil seeds?
Ans: (b) India is largest exporter and the European Union countries are the largest importers.

14- Total length of the Equator is about
Ans: (c) 40075 km

15- Which of the following state has greatest Mica resources?
Ans: (a)

16- What are Kingi Bingri, Neeti, Shait-shail and Dharma of Uttarakhand?
Ans: (d) passes in the district of Pithoragarh.

17- The local time of a place is 6 AM when Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 3AM, what will be the longitude of the place?
Ans: (b) 45 degree east, 1 degree change in longitude is equal to 4 minute change in the time

18- Which one of the following is World Heritage in Uttarakhand?
Ans: (c) Nanda Devi Bio-sphere reserve

19- Which one is not part of great lakes?
Ans: (a) Bear

20- On which River Dulhasti Power station situated?
Ans: (c) Chenab, a 390 MW project in Jammu and Kashmir by NHPC.

21- Which District of Uttarakhand has the highest sex ratio according to 2011 census report?
Ans: (a) Almora has 1142 females per 1000 males

22- Under the Constitution of India organization of village Panchayat is a
Ans: (c) Directive Principles

23- The Altitude of the Shiwalik peaks falls in between
Ans: (a) 850-1200 Mts
Or (b) 750-1100 Mts

24- Through how many Indian states the Tropic of Cancer passes?
Ans: (b) 8, Gujrat, Rajasthan, MP, Chattisgarh, Bihar, WB, Tripura, Mijoram

25- Geometric mean can be used to find out

26- Two series having the same Mean, Median and Mode may

27- For group data the formulae for Median is based on

28- How many squares are there in the following figure?
Ans: (b) 5

29- One of the following is nor the characteristic of India agriculture
Ans: (d) predominance of large farms

30- What will be the length of the longest bamboo which can be put in a room of 12 meters length, 9 meters width and 8 meter height?

31- A clock is showing 8AM. How many degrees the hour hand will move by the time it shows 2 PM?
Ans: (a) 180 degree

32- A train covers 5km of its journey at a speed of 30 km/h and next 15 km at a speed of 45 km/h. The average speed of train was
Ans: (b) 40 KM/hour

33- The arithmetic mean (AM) of two numbers is 6.5 and the geometric mean is 6. The two numbers are
Ans: (d) 4, 9

34-Which Parliamentary committee scrutinizes the report of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG)?
Ans: (d) Standing committee

35- Which is the missing fraction in the following series?
Ans: (b) 19/42

36- Which of the following is not the direct tax in India?
Ans: (d) sales tax is kind of indirect tax

37- EXIM bank was set up in the year
Ans: (b) 1982

38- “Integrated child development services” scheme was started in
Ans: (c) 1975

39- First Finance Minister of Independent India was
Ans: R.K. Shanmukham chetty and John Mathai was finance Minister from 1949-1951

40- Central issue of the Doha round of talks of the WTO was
Ans: (a) issue related to agriculture

41-In which state the Buddhist Toba Monastery located?
Ans: (b) spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh

42- The Somnath (Masi) fair is joyfully celebrated in the
Ans: (a) Uttarakhand, Shiva temple near Almora

43- Which ancient Indian book has been translated into 15 Indian and 4 foreign languages?
Ans: (b) Panchtantra

44- Which is the most common input device used today?
Ans: (c) Keyboard

45- A speedometer of a car represents
Ans: ()

46- A network of networks simply called
Ans: (d) internet

47- Which Industry is primary user of MICR or Magnetic Ink Character Reader?
Ans: (b) Banks, used at bottom of cheque etc.

48- The name of Indian supercomputer is
Ans: (b) Param

49- IC chips of computers are usually made up of
Ans: (c) Silicon

50- Net National Product (NNP) and Gross National Product (GNP)
Ans: (d) are different
Or (a) measure the value of National production

Note- GNP= NNP- depreciation of fixed capital

51- In the website of organization “.com’ indicates
Ans: (d) commercial

52- City of Japan recently hit by the Tsunami and Nuclear Radiation
Ans: (c) Fukushima

53- Match the following:
Ans: (d) correct match is
MK Gandhi- Dandi
Jawaharlal Nehru- Purn swaraj
Abdul Gaffar Khan- red shirt movement
Vallabh Patel- Bardoli

54- Newspaper started by Lokmanya Tilak
Ans: (b) Kesari

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Objective type of third paper of National Eligibility Test (NET) of UGC from June 2012 onwards, new minimum qualifying marks system in the NET, new pattern of NET exam

University Grant Commission (UGC) in its meeting on 22nd December, 2011 has decided to conduct objective type of test for the third paper in the NET like it is conducted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for science subjects. So all three papers of NET will have objective-type questions from June 2012 onwards.
UGC NET moderation committee cited delay in declaration of result and transparency among others in the whole matter for the reason behind this big change.

New marking system of NET:
General category- Minimum 40-40 marks in first paper and second paper and 100 marks (50%) in total.
And minimum 100 (50%) marks in third paper.

OBC category- Minimum 35-35 marks in first paper and second paper and 90 marks (45%) in total.
And minimum 90(45%) marks in third paper. Earlier it was 80 marks.

SC/ST, PH category- Minimum 35-35 marks in first and second paper and 80 marks (40%) in total.
And minimum 80(40%) marks in third paper.

Note- please check the official gazette link later.

These changes will have long term impact on the NET, one of the prestigious exams in India. Some points may be worth noting:

1-There would be increase in the number of candidates appearing in the exam.

2-This might slightly increase the chance factor of selection in the exam.

3-Persons with thorough and deep knowledge but lacking the power of expression or presentation will have the benefit.

4-Candidates might not be practicing too much of writing for the exam.

5-But how can the qualities of expression and presentation of any topic or subject matter in few words or in form of essays would be adjudged? After all it is also one of the necessary qualities we expect in a highly educated person of any society.

6-A paper, whether of say qualifying nature, which can measure such qualities should be there? What you suggest.

However it will be on the paper setter how they do justice with the level and integrity of the NET exam to select the best.

Views expressed above are personal.

Uttarakhand Board Secondary or High School (10th class), Senior Secondary or Intermediate (12th class) exam 2012: date sheet, day, date, time, subjects

Intermediate exam schedule:
12th March, 2012 to 30th March, 2012

Click here to check the complete Date Sheet of the Uttarakhand Board Intermediate Exam 2012

Secondary exam schedule:
12th March, 2012 to 28th March, 2012

Click here to check the complete Date Sheet of the Uttarakhand Board High School Exam 2012

Note- student should reach the exam center by 9:30 am and 15 minutes (9:45 am-10:00 am) will be given for the reading the question paper.

New update- Check the result of the UK board exam 2012

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CBSE Secondary or High School (10th class), Senior Secondary or Intermediate (12th class) exam 2012: date sheet, day, date, time, subject code, summative exam 2012 by CBSE

Note- this schedule is for the students who have opted for the summative exams by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Delhi.

Intermediate exam schedule:
1st March, 2012 to 13th April, 2012.

Click here to see the complete time table

Secondary exam schedule:
1st March, 2012 to 26 March, 2012

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M.Ed. entrance exam result of Garhwal University 2010-11: where is the M.Ed. entrance result? Why the M.Ed. entrance result is not there in the official website of University? Cut-off of M.Ed. admission in Garhwal University 2010-11

So let us inform you that M.Ed. (Master of Education) entrance result 2010-11 of the Garhwal University Srinagar, Pauri Garhwal has already been declared. But the official website has been updated regarding this, perhaps on 2nd January, 2011 after 11:30 am (as checked by us today). If it was there please tell us also. And the update is just regarding the minimum cut-off for the self financed institutions.

Click here to check the minimum cut-off for admission in the private colleges

And nothing regarding the result of the candidates or higher or lower marks as obtained by the all candidates as happened in the last couple of years.

Note- the M.Ed. session of Garhwal University is running late by a year.

However it came as surprise to us that the M.Ed. entrance result and even other results are available on another commercial website even before any information was uploaded in to the official website.

And when you try to download your result there you will have to face the bombardment of lots of forced advertisement and malwares (we got 6-7 malwares blocked by our antivirus software when we tried to open and print the scorecard). Further candidate can see his/her result only. There is no file of results as it used to be earlier.
It should be open for all. There is comparatively small number of candidates in this entrance exam. Isn’t it?

We don’t know why a central University gave result to a commercial website rather than uploading the result in its own authentic website?

Click here to see the M.Ed. entrance result 2010-11 or score card

And how to know about the minimum cut-off marks for different categories in the government college?

Probably you can get it through RTI. But by then you would surpass the admission date in the government seat. (If you have enough marks altogether)

Has anyone got any public notice in any newspaper or anywhere else regarding these changes?

Any way we will try to find it out from our side also.
And you can also ask or complain regarding it to the University Authorities.

Click here to know the contacts of the various officials of the university.


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