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HRD considering aptitude test to help students in their career choice

HRD considering aptitude test to help students in their career choice

In a move to help students choose realistic career goals and tackle parental pressure, the Centre is planning an aptitude test for class 11 and 12.
The HRD ministry, sources said, is ready to set up a National Testing Service (NTS), a body that will conduct a test similar to Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) which would include questions on numerical, verbal and diagrammatic reasoning.
Initially, the test will be conducted for class 11 and 12 students and later introduced for those in class 9 and 10, sources said. The move comes three months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Teachers’ Day address to students in September said aptitude certificate would replace the character certificates in schools soon.
On the lines of US-based Educational Testing Service (ETS), the largest educational testing and assessment organisation that conducts various tests like GRE and TOEFL in US and abroad, the government will set up the NTS that will develop and conduct the aptitude test for students from 2017-18 academic session.
Sources in the ministry said a meeting comprising all stakeholders including various higher education institutions (IITs and NITs), regulatory bodies (CBSE and AICTE) and educationists is planned in January to chart out the way to set up NTS.

The move is based on the recommendations of the Ashok Mishra committee report that said SAT type test would help students determine whether they are suitable for engineering/medical examinations or not.
“It is believed that the SAT examination is a very good measure of the aptitude of students that get into leading universities and institutes in USA. SAT is very well tried and tested system and has shown excellent correlation with the ability of students to succeed in college,” the committee in its recommendations had said.
The committee was set up in October this year with a mandate to recommend ways to overhaul the IIT JEE examination system so as to reduce the pressure on students and also reduce their dependence on coaching centres.
It was a good idea to conduct the test as not every child is meant to crack IIT JEE or medical entrance tests. In the current scenario parents force their child to take such examinations irrespective of his/her aptitude for it. The aptitude test will help the students as well their parents make an informed decision.
The test, the professor said, will also help parent save money on the coaching centres. “Parents spend their hard earned money on sending their children to coaching factories in Kota even if he/she is not meant for the engineering stream.”
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Education and Career After 10th, SSC

Education and Career After 10th, SSC


Most of the students completing their 10th standard are confused about deciding a right career path. Selecting the right course after class X is not an easy task. For a successful career, careful planning and following it up with a workable plan is needed.  Career exploration, knowledge about one’s own self, decision making ability, future goals are some among the essential elements needed for a successful career planning. For deciding a potential career, one can also attend educational fairs, career guidance seminars that allow you to get in touch with several institutes and courses. They should have a persistent focus towards his or her goal and can seek the help of their teachers, parents and elders.

To obtain a strong foundation for further studies like graduation and post graduation, a good option after 10th is studying +2 or PUC. The selection of the streams in +2 depends upon the student’s aptitude, grade and marks. But the most important factor is one's keen interest in the subject and the purpose for selecting the course. 

The streams available in the PUC level are:

1.            Science Stream with Mathematics / Biology / Computer / Bio-Math
2.            Commerce Stream
3.            Arts or Humanities Stream

If you are selecting science stream, you have an option to come back to commerce or arts field after PUC. There are lot of options available for students of science stream. They can either take up conventional courses such as engineering, medical, management etc. or go for many other upcoming options in the present scenario. If you are selecting commerce stream in PUC, you can have the option of taking courses in arts field at a later stage but cannot go for science field.

Some other career options after 10th are -

Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and Industrial Training Centres (ITCs) :

Constituted under Ministry of Labour, Union Government of India, Government-run ITIs and privately-run ITCs are training organizations which provide training in technical field. ITI courses are designed to impart basic skills needed for a specified trade like electrician, machinist, fitter, plumber, turner, welder etc. and depending upon trade, the duration of course may vary from one year to three years. After passing the course a person may opt to undergo practical training in his trade in an industry. A National Trade Certificate (NTC) in provided by NCVT (National Council for Vocational training) in the concerned trade and to obtained this certificate one has to qualify the All India Trade Test (AITT). These people can find job openings in government sectors like Indian Railways, telecom departments etc. after qualifying a written examination.

Indian Army : 

After matriculation, one can join in Indian Army to the posts of soldiers in technical trade through written exams like Indian Army Soldier Clerks Examination, Indian Army Soldier General Duty (N.E.R.) Examination, Indian Army Soldier Technical (M.E.R.) Examination, Indian Army Soldier Nursing Assistants (M.E.R.) Examination etc.

Indian Navy: 

Job opportunities are available in Indian Navy as Dock Yard Apprentices, Sailors, Artificer Apprentices, etc. on the basis of written examination.

Police Force: 

On the basis of physical test and written test, one can join as constable (tradesmen) in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts clerk’s grade examination for those who passed matriculation. For those who interested in teaching field can undergo training in diploma course for nursery and primary teachers conducted by the departments of primary education in various States. Students can join for 3 year engineering diploma courses in polytechnics. Several job oriented short term courses are available in IT sector and other fields like web designing, animation, fashion designing etc. Apart these, there are so many options, especially self employment opportunities are available for the school leavers depending upon their expertise.

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As life is becoming fast, busy and hectic day-by-day, people are looking for a stress-free lifestyle and are flocking to spas and wellness clinics. This has increased the global value of wellness industry and has boosted up the requirement for professionals in the field. 

Spa therapy has been practiced since ancient times for its healing properties. It is a good solution to relax and relieve the rising stress, stress-related ailments, anxiety and exhaustion of everyday life.

Spa / massage therapists are professionally qualified practitioners who deliver a variety of therapies and body care treatments such as massage, body wraps, body scrubs, therapeutic baths etc. It is the Spa Therapists, who provide therapeutic benefits to reduce stress alleviate muscle aches and pains and help to improve the overall well being of their clients. Besides massaging, some therapists provide skin-care and aesthetic services like facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing, makeup, nail treatments, aromatherapy, reflexology, electrotherapy, hydrotherapy etc.

A spa therapist helps people to relax from their stressful life situations. A good spa therapist should know exactly why a certain spa treatment is given. A therapist should be able to present his/ her expertise in a convincing way to the customer. Before initiating a session, a spa/ massage therapist should learn each client's medical history and any physical conditions they need to pay special attention to or avoid. 

Spa/ Message therapy is a mini hospitality industry with plethora of career options. It is a career that offers tremendous growth potential along with good pay package, stress-free work environment and opportunities to work abroad. 


Spa education helps one to develop their healing skills and offer a wide range of job and business opportunities to students. There is no specific educational qualification required to enter into this profession. These courses train students with skills necessary to provide the best in massage and spa therapy by making them aware about the basic physiology and anatomy of the human body.

Several institutes in India, especially in Kerala offer professional courses in massage and spa therapy, ranging from short term certificate course, diploma to post graduate diploma courses and more. Aspiring candidates after 10 +2 can do Diploma/ Certificate courses and can become a spa therapist. The duration of these courses vary with the institute, which is from 1 month to 6 months. In some institutes, these courses are offered for a short-term period of 15 days to 1 month. 


List of Institutes conducting Spa / Massage Therapy courses

  • Advance Diploma in Spa Management
  • Advanced Spa and Beauty Theraphy
  • Basic Spa and Beauty Theraphy
  • Business Ethics and Management of a Spa and Salon
  • Certificate Course in Spa Therapy
  • Certificate in Spa Therapy, Management and Operations
  • Diploma in Ayurveda Panchakarma and International Spa Therapy
  • Diploma in Beauty Therapies and Ayurvedic Spa
  • Diploma in Holistic Spa Therapy
  • Diploma in International Spa Therapy
  • Diploma in Professional Spa Therapy
  • Diploma in Spa Management
  • Diploma in Spa Massage
  • Diploma in Spa Therapy and Management
  • International Spa Therapy Course
  • Master Diploma in Spa Management
  • Online SPA Therapy and Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Spa Therapies and Management
  • Spa Body Therapy
  • Spa Ed certified Therapist

Spa therapy is all about customer satisfaction and one can earn name and reputation in the field on the basis of the number of clients. The remuneration of spa therapists mainly depends on factors such as experience, qualifications, location and type of practice. In the beginning, a fresh Graduate Spa therapist can earn a monthly salary in the range of Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 14,000 approximately. Experienced persons can earn upto Rs. 20,000 per month. Those progresses to management position can earn Rs. 30,000 to 80,000 per month or more. After few years of experience they can earn upto Rs.1 lakhs per month. Spa therapists with own clinics usually earn a good income than those working on hourly wages. The Spa therapists with good reputation can get number of clients on a day-to-day basis and they can achieve good profits.
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Army Institute of Fashion and Design: 2015 PG CAT Admissions

Army Institute of Fashion and Design: 2015 PG CAT Admissions

Army Institute of Fashion and Design: PG Creative Aptitude Test (CAT) 2015 Admission

Important Dates

Last date for submission of application form
30th May 2015
Last date for receipt of application form (With late fee of Rs.100/-)
16th June 2015
Dispatch of admit cards to students
16th June 2015
Creative Aptitude Test (CAT) & Interview
23rd June 2015
Declaration of results
4th July 2015
Reporting to Institute for admission (Selected candidates only)
3rd August 2015
Commencement of Course
5th August 2015
Candidates will be required to report at AIFD, Bangalore at
09:00 am half an hour before

CAT 2015 for admission to the PG Courses offered by the AIFD Bangalore it will be held on Thursday 23rd of June 2015 from 09:30 hrs to 17:00 hrs at AIFD, Bangalore.

PG Programmes:

PG Diploma in
Fashion Design
PG Diploma in
Apparel Merchandising and Logistics Management
2 years
No: of Seats
20 seats in each
Any graduate recognized by Indian University or Equivalent

Admission Procedure:
  • Candidates are required to fill in the form given at the end of the Prospectus. The Prospectus can be obtained by the Candidates from the Office of AIFD Bangalore, Nagareshwara Nagenahalli, Kothanur Post, Bangalore- 560077 through requisition alongwith a crossed demand draft for Rs.550/- which includes Rs.50/- as postal charges in favour of ARMY INSTITUTE OF FASHION & DESIGN, BANGALORE payable at Bangalore. Money order/ Cheque/ Postal order will not be accepted.
  • Prospectus is also available on cash payment of Rs.500/- at Institute, Army Headquarters (AWES) and all the Army Command Headquarters (AWES). 
  • Candidates are advised to check their eligibility before filling in their application form. Application forms duly completed in all respects along with relevant certificates documents should reach the Principal.
  •  In case if the applicant desires to send an advance copy of the application they can download the application form from the website. However it is eminent that candidates obtain hardcopy of the prospectus and the application form as mentioned above.

Note: Students downloading the forms from website will have to attach a draft of Rs 550/-(Including Rs 50/- as postal charges) along with the application form.
More details can be obtained from the institute website.

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Sonam Kapoor at Cannes 2015

Sonam Kapoor at Cannes 2015

In her fifth consecutive year at the Cannes Film Festival, Sonam Kapoor made heads turn on the second day of her appearance at the red carpet in a light yellow feathered Elie Saab couture.
The unique dress had Sonam Kapoor looking like a fashion goddess as she attended the premiere of ‘Inside Out’ on Monday

Bollywood fashionista Sonam Kapoor has always managed the fashion critics with her wardrobe choices and this time too she doesn’t seem to fail at that. Her fashion choices have only been getting better with the day.
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at Canes

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at Canes

She’s had hits and misses in the past on the Cannes red carpet, however, this year,Aishwarya Rai Bachchan seems to be acing most of her red carpet appearances at the 68th Cannes Film Festival.
Her stunning look in the deep coloured strapless Oscar de la Renta gown for the launch of her forthcoming film, ‘Jazbaa’, left us wanting more and the beauty sure did deliver. 
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made quite a fashion statement when she took over the red carpet on Wednesday (May 20) in a gorgeous Ralph & Russo couture gown. The monochrome creation featured a strapless design, clinched at the waist with a dramatic ruffled bottom skirt that did flash a bit of leg Marilyn Monroe style. The diva paired the evening gown with metallic heels and soft neutral makeup

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Application Form Available Online : 10th November 2014- 10th January 2015
Last Date of submission                  : 10th January 2015
Availability of Admit Card                : 23rd January 2015
Paper Based Test (PBT)                 : 8th February - 22nd February
Computer Based Test (CBT)          : 8th February - 22nd February
Entrance Examination Result         : End of May/June 2015
Situation Test/ GD/ Interviews       : April - May, 2015
Counseling                                     : 10 January 2015

National Institute of Fashion Technology application is available for 4 years undergraduate and 2 years post graduate professional programmers’ for the academic year 2015

Bachelor Programmes – Design

B.Des. Fashion Design
B.Des. Leather Design
B.Des. Accessory Design
B.Des. Textile Design
B.Des. Knitwear Design
B.Des. Fashion Communication

The +2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination.

General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/ Cambridge/ Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.

Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in Foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system.

A pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School.

3 or 4-years diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.

Bachelor Programme – Technology

B.FTech. (Apparel Production)

The +2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, and Council for Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi with Physics, Chemistry and Maths.

General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/ Cambridge/ Sri Lanka) at the advanced (A) level with Physics, Chemistry and Math’s.

Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system with Physics, Chemistry and Maths.

A pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects with Physics, Chemistry and Math’s.

3 or 4-years diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education (Engineering background). (Candidate must be pass in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics)

Master Programme – Design

M.Des. (Master of Design)

Undergraduate Degree from any institute / university recognized by law in India.
 Diploma in UG Design from NIFT/NID only.

Master Programme - Management
M.F.M. (Master of Fashion Management)

Undergraduate Degree from any Institute / University recognized by law in India.

Master Programme – Technology

M.FTech. (Master of Fashion Technology)

B.F.Tech. from NIFT
B.E / B.Tech. from any Institute / University recognised by law in India.
For Bachelor Programmes: 
Maximum age: 23 years as on 1st October, 2014 i.e. born on or after 1st October

Online Application

candidates can apply online at www.nift.ac.in.

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Important Dates
Last date to submit application from online or in person – 16th January 2015
Jain Entrance Test – JET                                                  - 31st January 2015
List of selected Candidates for admission                       - 2nd February 2015
Last date for payment of fees                                          - 9th February 2015
Commencement of program                                           - June 2015

PG Programs Offered

1.      Master of Business Administration at CMS Business School, Jain University, the MBA student can choose any one of the below following
Human Resource
2.      MBA (Jain University) + MIB
3.      Executive MBA

Students with Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline or equivalent 10+2+3
Students appearing in their final semester/year exams are also eligible to apply.
Work experience preferred.

Selection Process
JET an Aptitude test for students without Cat/XAT/GMAT/MAT/CMAT
Extempore Round
Simulation Game
Case Study

Test Centers

Ahmadabad, Bhubaneshwar, Bokaro,
Cochin, Coimbatore, Dimapur, Guwahati,
Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jamshepur, Kolkata, Vigaz
Lucknow, Mangalore, patna,
Raipur, Salem, and Siliguri

How to apply

1     Can apply online
2     Collect the MBA Application form in person by paying INR 100/- at the admission Office in Bangalore.
3     Download the application from and send the duly filled from with a demand draft of Rs.1000/- in favor of Jain University payable at Bangalore.

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