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14 February 2019

NHAI Recruitment 2019 - NHAI Internship Scheme 2019 for Graduates, Post Graduates and Researchers


NHAI Internship Scheme 2019

Sub: NHAI Internship scheme for Academic Year 2019-2020 (1st July 2019 – 30th June 2020)
NHAI Department is inviting Internship applications from the scholars pursuing in their Graduation/Post-Graduation/Research from any documented University/Institution are invited for internship in NHAI for the year 2019-20. More information related to this NHAI Internship Scheme 2019 is given below in this article. You can apply for this scheme up to 31st March 2019.

The eligibility criteria and other features of the NAHI Internship scheme are as under:

(a) Currently studying in the final year or pre-final year/semester of their course.

(b) Should have obtained overall 70% marks or equivalent grade in all the previous yearly/semester examination and no backlogs (re-appears) of any subjects.

(c) Can apply for NHAI internship only once during one’s academic career.

Other Features Related to this NHAI Internship Scheme 2019:

NHAI Internship Scheme 2019
(a) The interns will be granted a stipend of Rs.5,000/- per month and the duration of internship shall be for a maximum period of 02 (two) months. The months of internship for the Academic Year 2019-20 (1st July 2019 – 30th June 2020) will be decided by NHAI.

(b) The selected applicant can be deployed at any place of work of NHAI (HQs/Regional Office/Project Implementation Unit) scattered all over the country.

(c) As the number of seats are limited, selection will be on ‘first-come, first served’ basis.

(d) Application can be filled and submitted by the concerned College/University/Institute. The “No Objection Certificate” (NOC) in the attached proforma needs to be uploaded while filling/submitting the application form.

(e) At the time of joining, selected applicant shall be required to produce original certificates, ID proof and a letter from their Supervisor/Head of Department/Principal, indicating their status in the institution.

(f) The list of selected applicants will be displayed on NHAI website only.

(g) Closing date of submission of application is 31.03.2019.


31ST March 2019 is the Last date to apply.


13 February 2019

Civil Services Exam is a Major Challenge - Keep Your Option Clear

Keep Your options Clear For UPSC Civil Service Exam
Civil Services Exam is a Major Challenge

Choosing the right optional subject in Civil Services examination is a major challenge for aspirants. The liberal decision of the UPSC of taking one optional subject out of two papers from 2013, has reduced a lot of stress for the aspirants. Now they need to select only one optional subject. But choosing that one optional subject also matters a lot as the subject consists two papers of 250 marks each. Selecting the right optional subject is of paramount importance as it will surely step up your chances of selection, so an aspirant should know all the factors before picking up the optional subject. Let’s dig into the factors that a candidate must consider before picking up an optional subject.

Scoring quotient
Most of the students attempting for the first time choose an optional subject which is considered as the most scoring subject. Therefore, most of the students prefer to choose geography, history, political science, public administration or psychology. Statistics reveal that most of the students select geography and public administration as optional subject. More than 80 per cent of aspirants opt for these subjects as all these subjects overlap with general studies which they usually study while preparing for GS pre and Mains.

In the past few years, candidates have been scoring above 350 marks in public administration and more than 400 marks in geography, which is pretty good. This explains why more and more students are opting for these subjects. Let’s see what makes certain subjects more scoring:

■ Public administration is more about having knowledge of administrative traits and involves more self – study and self-understanding than personal coaching.

■ As almost everyone studies history till at least Class VIII, it is a familiar subject for most students. With multiple choice questions it is easier to score more in this.

■ Most of the students are interested in map-based questions, especially those from engineering or medical background. No wonder geography is one of the most popular subjects among IAS aspirants.

Civil Services Exam is a Major Challenge

Have a good command over a subject
Although, when we talk about which paper is more scoring, it is better to remember that no subject is less scoring as it largely depends upon the interest of the candidate and his academic background. If a candidate is exceptionally good in a subject, he will obviously score more in that paper. So, if geography is your forte, it will not be prudent to pick up history as it is scoring subject.
■ If a candidate has already mastered a subject in school or in graduation, it becomes easier to understand and it is natural to select it. Moreover, the availability of preparation material and guidance are also important. Thus, choosing the right optional subject is half the battle won and candidates must factor in all the pros and cons of a particular choice before going ahead.

Languages are generally seen as less scoring than other subjects and require a higher level of proficiency. But in spite of that over the past few years the trend of selecting a language as an optional subject is on the rise. Many students opt for Hindi Literature, which is not too surprising as a large number of candidates from Hindi speaking states appear for IAS exam. Similarly, languages like Pali are also gaining currency and most of the students are opting for the language, but again it completely depends upon one’s interest, academic and geographical background and knowledge. Tamil literature is being opted by many of candidates from Tamil Nadu and so on.

Develop Your skills for Banking job - Essential Skills Required for Banking Sector Jobs

Develop Your skills for Banking job

The banking industry has been consistently evolving. With the changing business and regulatory environment, innovation has become the key focus area for most organisations. In such a scenario, banks need to continuously evolve their processes, systems and also develop employees in line with changing customer needs and demands. The magnitude of change seen in banking sector in past five years is unprecedented. In addition to the core banking skills, banks now want a workforce equipped with new age skills viz digital agility, data science/analytics, design thinking, cyber risk and artificial intelligence.

Along with the acquiring specific skills and expertise, one should always remember the importance of primary skills that are must to secure a banking job. Here are a few such skills required for a banking job:

Develop Your skills for Banking job
Job readiness: Job readiness is the combination of knowledge and ability to provide effective solutions to address business needs. It is important that one has a complete understanding of the business environment and is constantly learning & adapting to the changing context. Albert Einstein said, “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” Curiosity leads to invention of new product, service, and innovative way to address customers. It always work to be curious and be open to learn and adapt new things.

Communication prowess In banking industry communication is the key to success. Being a good communicator is an important skill to develop for a job in the banking sector.

Interpersonal competence Whether it is a desk assignment or a field job, it is crucial to be a team player to achieve a particular goal. In a team you might have to wear multiple hats — that of a team leader, an active listener, or someone who can drive the whole team through a challenge. If you know which of these skills you are best at, talk about it during your interview. For example, for a job in sales, you would require skills to develop a good rapport and persuade a probable buyer, or, for a job in HR, you might require skills around mediation or providing motivation.

Analytical skills In a world where loads of data is generated every minute, it is important to assess, deduce and select the data that will be of use, i.e to select the right data in the world of big data. Further to selecting the right data, you would also have to understand how to put it to task by crafting a product or solution to lessen the challenges faced by the bank. This can range anywhere from mapping the demography where credit products are required to battling a challenge of data/security breach. Hence, if you are able to work with data and understand how to put it to the right use, you are apt for a job in banking. A positive amalgamation of all these skills, will help you take one step closer to finding the right job in the banking sector.

An aptitude for leadership
One is expected to navigate through complexities and resolve the problem at hand in the shortest possible time and provide efficient solutions. The ability to work in an ambiguous situation with limited and often incomplete information with dependency on various internal/external factors is not a skill which one can acquire through theoretical knowledge. This skill/ability comes by actually working on real life problems and learning from every such experience.

06 February 2019

Strike the right balance For CAT Preparation - How to Prepare for CAT Examination ?

Strike the right balance For CAT Preparation

How to Prepare for CAT Examination?

Majority of CAT aspirants are either college students or recent graduates with one-two years of work experience. Since the exam isn’t as knowledge-intensive as others like UPSC or JEE, most aspirants prepare for it alongside their college or work, as the case may be. This makes sense, especially if you have more than four-five months at hand. The trick then is to be able to balance the requirements of CAT preparation with the obligations at your college or workplace.

Draw out a plan
A good way to plan your CAT preparation from now till November end, when the CAT is typically scheduled, is to see it as 45-week time period, and have a weekly schedule in place. It should allow you to balance your CAT preparation with your other engagements. One must understand that CAT is more a test of skill than knowledge. The skills that one needs to develop are how you think about problems, simplify them, make use of options by either selecting the right one or eliminating the wrong ones and get to the right answer in as less time as possible. Even when it comes to other skills like painting, acting, sports or music, you only get better with regular practice and not with sporadic bursts of effort. Two hours a day would take you farther than 14 hours dedicated to studies in one single day of the week. You can study regularly alongside your college or job.

Know your strengths
A thorough CAT preparation would require around 800- 1,000 hours of time investment, depending upon when you start, your strengths and weaknesses. Usually, one third of this is spent inside the coaching classes. There you will learn various topics, cover syllabus and use of shortcuts. You will also develop lateral thinking and learn test-taking and strategic inputs to maximise scores. At the same time, you must ensure that you make the best use of the remaining two-thirds of the time on your own. For this time that is roughly around 600-650 hours, it is imperative that you have:
1. A weekly plan that ensures the discipline that skill-building needs.
2. A knowledge of your stronger and weaker areas that ensures optimum investment of time.
CAT Preparation
A BREAK IS IMPORTANT Day-seven should ideally be the rest day – that allows you to take a break and re-energise. A good performance in CAT requires you to be fresh in your mind rather than being exhausted and jaded by the time the CAT arrives.

CHANGE THE STRATEGY WHEN REQUIRED Your plan will need to change once you start getting closer to the CAT, with more focus needed on mock-CATs, analysis and temperament. But remember, a beautiful building wouldn’t last long without a solid foundation. That is exactly what you need to focus on right now — maintaining the right pace and peaking at the right time. And while you are at it, don’t forget to enjoy the process

Add self-study to coaching
Assuming that you are engaged with a formal coaching for two days a week, which for most regular college students and working professionals might be the weekend, you essentially need to plan for the remaining five days for two hours a day. For the first few months of your preparation, this time should ideally be invested in getting basics right in various topics. This will prove invaluable later when you practice mock CATs and also when you actually appear for the CAT, because it allows you to select questions or leave them as per your strengths and weaknesses.

The right start
In the initial stages of your preparation, you could look to devote 90 minutes to VARC (verbal ability and reading comprehension, which is basically English), DILR (data interpretation & logical reasoning, which tests your logical ability and ability to infer from data) and QA (quantitative ability, which revolves around mathematical concepts) in rotation on fixed days of the week. The remaining 30 minutes daily should ideally be devoted to the areas such as reading, listening, watching, writing and speaking. Language as a skill proves invaluable not only during the written test i.e. the CAT, but also during interviews, written-ability test and group discussions that form the final step in the selection to various top MBA colleges.
Reading from as diverse sources as possible regularly improves performance in reading comprehension portion at the CAT, which has been the single biggest component of CAT, with 24 questions out of a total of 100, over the past several years. A day of the week should be devoted to the weakest areas of VARC, DILR and QA. Weakest areas allow for the maximum scope of improvement.

30 January 2019


GATE Exam 2019-way to success

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a premier examination for graduate engineers who are aiming to secure a job in the PSUs or proceed for higher studies in IITs/ NITs, etc. These career defining goals of each aspirant are achieved with rigorous preparation and practice for more than 100 days. The GATE exam pattern comprises 65 questions and is divided into two sections — general aptitude (GA), which includes 10 questions and technical section, which has 55 questions.


The technical section has about 20 questions in NAT format, while the remaining are MCQs. In all, candidates have 3 hours to answer the exam. In the GA section, question one to question five carry one mark, while question six to question 10 carry two marks. In the technical section, question one to question 25 carry one mark while question 26 to question 55 carry two marks. Negative marking for MCQ is 0.33 for one-mark questions and 0.66 for two marks questions. NAT questions do not have negative marking. Candidates should follow their desired method of attempting the question paper. Preparation for GATE is considered to be complete only once the exam is taken.

Here are two ways to attempt the GATE exam and to maximize your score:

Common method
Solve the entire paper in one or two scans.

■ The procedure is: Click on each question, read the complete question, understand the question and answer it in the first attempt (without any guesses).

■ Always solve easy questions in minimum time in a single go.

■ Hard or lengthy questions can be kept for the second scan of the paper.

■ Answering any question should not take more than four to six minutes.

■ All the unsolved and reviewed questions must be attempted only in the second scan. 

Alternative method
■ Candidates are provided with a notepad, which is used for attempting and solving questions in GATE.

■ Candidates may treat this as an offline exam, where they can solve questions and answer them on the notepad with options.

■ After 100 or 120 minutes, candidates can start marking the answers on the online system in a single flow.

■ GATE exam includes more than 20 NAT questions, which do not have any options. So, there is always an uncertainty about the correct answer. Therefore, a candidate should spend more time on these questions, only if she is absolutely sure about the answers. Else, one can skip the questions and come back later.

■ Your aim should be to attempt more than 50 questions, which you are confident about.

■ Restrict your guesswork to a maximum of two-three questions only if you are able to eliminate two options in an MCQ.

■ You may guess the answer for NAT as these do not carry negative marks. Choice of section to attempt first: GA or technical section.

■ Generally, candidates have a tendency to begin from the very first question, therefore it is advised to first attempt GA section and secure at-least 10-12 marks from this section.

■ Also, the candidate can then focus on technical questions till the last second of the exam.

■ If a candidate is confident about technical section, she can proceed with it first, followed by the GA section.

23 January 2018

How to Choose a Career- Choosing a Career Which Suits you

How to Choose a Career- Choosing a Career Which Suits you
Hello Dear reader. My name is Pankaj Rattan (CEO: WISE TECH). Today I am going to share my own experience on How to Choose a Career which suits you best. This is very common question among youngster that which career Suits me? My simple career advice to them all to read this article carefully all of their doubts will be clear. Career Guidance for all youngster who don’t know which is the best career for themselves. Choosing a Career is never easy. That’s why I decide to share some views of mine related to the career advice.

Today in the evening I am just thinking about how I choose my career?
After a long though I decide to share my complete view related to the career guidance.

As we all know there are thousands of career options, we always confuse to pick a career that's right for us? If you are in the same state of mind that you don't have any idea related to your career. You don’t know what you want to do? Then you have to think about it. After you start thinking about it, there are batter chances of making a good decision.

Here are Few Steps you should think About before Choosing a Career:

Calculate About Yourself
First step is to do some calculation about you. Before anyone of you choose the best career, you must discover about yourself. It means you should know your INTEREST, SOFT SKILLS, VALUES & most important APTITUDE. Your personality type is one of the important factor.

There are many Self-Assessment Tools online which are also well known as the Career Tests. Use such tool to JUDGE yourself. After you are going through those Career Test you should gathered all information about your Character.
Now next step is to produce a listing of occupations which are a good fit based on your Character. 

Make a List of Occupations to Explore
I am sure that you have a several lists of occupations in front of you after going through the self-assessment tools, which mean after going through the CAREER TEST. Personally I go through these Career Tests many times before deciding which the best career is for me. You can perform these career tests online for free. Perform these career test based upon your education qualification.
1. Now your next task is to combine them and make a master list for yourself.

2. Those Careers which comes in multiple lists, you have to print them onto a blank white page.

3. Title them "Occupations to Explore."

4. Now the next move is to search any occupations on your lists that demand to you. Those occupations may be the careers you know a bit about and want to discover further.

5. My personal thought is that you should also include some new profession which you don’t know much. You will surly learn something unexpected from those new professions. Add those careers in your master list.

Discover the Occupations on Your listing:
Collect the some basic information about each of the occupations on your listing. After this now you have a narrow list which contains 10 to 20 options! This list will help you in deciding how to choose a Career?
After that you have to find complete job descriptions related to the educational, training and licensing requirements which is published in any sources. Use government-produced labour market information to get data about earnings and job outlook. There are many website on which you can find Government Jobs updates. 

Conduct Informational Interviews

After doing all this now you have a small list of various occupations. Now you have to do in-depth research related to each one of them for the best career. Go for the interviews under which career you want to go.
Personally I want to advise you to meet with people who work in the occupations in which you are interested. These people will help you in providing knowledge about the career under which you are going.

Now It’s Time To Make A Career Choice Which You Preferred as Best

After doing all these research work, I am pretty much sure that you are able to make the best choice of your career. You have to choose the occupation which you think will bring you the most happiness based on all the information you have gathered. Understand that you are allowed to do this process over and over if you change your mind related to your career.

NOTE:::PLEASE DO THE REASEARCH BASED UPON YOUR SKILLS AND EDUCATION. Now I hope you i solved your Question that Which is the Best career for Me ?

Thank you for reading this. I hope you like this article related to the career Guidance.

Pankaj Rattan