30 May 2014

UPSC Indian Forest Service Examination 2015

Union Public Service CommissionIndian Forest Service Examination 2015

The Union Service Commission will hold a Screening Test for selection to Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2015 through Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2015 which will be held on 23rd August, 2015.

Indian Forest Service Examination, 2015
No. of Posts: 110

Qualification: The candidates must a Bachelor’s degree with at least one of the subjects namely Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology or Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Forestry or in Engineering.

Age limit: A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on 1st August, 2015, i.e. he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1983 and not later than 1st August, 1994.
How to Apply: Candidates are required to apply online only.
Last date of submission of applications: 19.06.2015.

for more information refer Employment News 23 – 29 May 2015.

Civil Services Examination 2014

Union Public Commission 
Civil Service Examination 2014

Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for recruitment of IAS, IPS, IRS, IFS, and other central services will be held by the Union Public Service Commission on 24.08.2014.
Exam Details:
Civil Service Examination 2014
Total No. of posts: 1291
Eligibility: Any Degree.
Apply on line by using UPSC website.
Last date: 30.06.2014
For more details visit. click here
for Online Application 

28 May 2014

Jobs @ National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped

National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped

National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped invites applications for the recruitment of Assistant Professor, Lecturer Posts.
Post Details:
1. Assistant Professor in Special Education: 01 Post
Qualification: Master’s in Social Sciences with M.Ed. in Special Education(MR)/ M.Ed with DSE(MR). Five years experience.
2. Assistant Professor in Paediatrics: 01 Post
Qualification: A post graduate in Medical Degree, eg., MD in Paediatrics. Four years experience.
3. Assistant Professor in Psychiatry: 01 Post
Qualification: A post graduate Medical Degree, eg., MD in Psychiatry. Four years experience.
4. Lecturer in Special Education: 01 Post
Qualification: Masters Degree from a recognized University in any subject. One year Diploma in Special Education or B.Ed in Special Education of Mentally Retarded. Two years experience.
5. Office Superintendent: 01 Post
Qualification: Graduate with five years administrative experience.
6. Home Visitor/Teacher: 01 Post
Qualification: Master’s Degree in Social Work.
How to Apply: The applications are required to be addressed to the Director, National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped, Manovikasnagar, Secunderabad-500 009.
Last date for application: 18.06.2014
Website:   NIMH

Jobs at University of Hyderabad

University of Hyderabad

University of Hyderabad invites applications for the recruitment of Group- A Positions.
Post Details:
1. Registrar: 1 Post
2. Controller of Examinations: 1 Post
Qualification: A Master's degree with at least 55% of the marks or its equivalent grade of ‘B’ in the UGC seven point scale. At least 15 years of experience as Assistant Professor.
3. Deputy Librarian: 1 Post
Qualification: A Master’s Degree in Library Science / Information Science / documentation with at least 55% of the marks. Five years experience.
4. Assistant Librarian 2 Posts
Qualification: A Master’s Degree in Library Science / Information Science / Documentation Science or an equivalent professional degree with at least 55% marks. Etc.
How to Apply: The applicant has to submit his / her application online as well as hard copy with relevant enclosures.
Last date for application: 16.06.2014
Online Application:

Maulana Azad National Urdu University jobs

Maulana Azad National Urdu University

Maulana Azad National Urdu University invites applications for Teaching posts for various Departments, Centre and MANUU Arts and Science College for Women (Srinagar).
Post Details:
1. Professors: 14 Posts
2. Director – Physical Education: 01 Post 
3. Associate Professors: 24 Posts
4. Assistant Professors: 59 Posts
Qualification: A Master’s Degree / Ph.D. Degree. / B.Tech or BE (CS / CSE / IT) / MCA / M.Sc (CS / IT) and M.Tech./ ME Degree / NET / SLET / SET. Etc.
How to Apply: The filled-in applications should reach through Speed / Registered post to the Asst. Registrar, ER-I Section, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Gachibowli, Hyderabad – 500 032 (A.P.).
Last date for application: 23.06.2014

For notification

25 May 2014

State Bank of India Recruitment in Clerical Cadre in Associate Banks S B I

State Bank of India

Recruitment in Clerical Cadre in Associate Banks of State Bank of India

Recruitment Examination will be conducted online tentatively in Jan/Feb 2015 on various dates. Candidates are advised to regularly check Bank's website or for details and updates. The examination will be as detailed under point No. 5 - Selection procedure State Bank of India invites applications for the post of Clerk (Assistant). 

Applications are invited from eligible Indian Citizens for appointment in clerical cadre in Associate Banks of State Bank of India. Candidates can apply for vacancies in one Bank and one State only and will have to appear for the test from an examination centre for that particular State. Candidates can appear for the test only once under this recruitment project.

Eligibility: Any Degree

Age:  between 20 and 28

Application: online registration

Last date: 9 December, 2014.

For detailed notification click here

For more information visit

24 May 2014

Engineers Jobs @ Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)

Probationary Engineers Jobs @ Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) 

Recruitment 2014

Job Details:  Probationary Engineers : 200 posts  (100 Electronics, 75 Mechanical, 20 Computer Science, 3 Civil and 02 Electrical).
 Max Age : 25 years as on 01/05/2014.
 Educational Qualification : Graduate in Engineering in First Class.
Eligible Candidates needs to apply online by following Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) Recruitment 2014 online Apply. Send complete online application form along with necessary documents to the following address latest by 10th June 2014
Post Box No.3076, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003
Last Date to Apply Online is 05.06.2014
Application Fee: Rs. 500/- in the form of Bank DD to be paid by a payment challan to be paid in SBI
Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL).

20 May 2014

English Usage

What is the difference between ‘impetuous’ and ‘impulsive’?


What is the difference between ‘impetuous’ and ‘impulsive’?
(Abhishek, Bangalore)
First, let us deal with the pronunciation of ‘impetuous’. The first syllable is like the ‘im’ in ‘impossible’ and ‘immediate’, while the second sounds like the word ‘pet’. The first ‘u’ is pronounced like the ‘u’ in ‘put’, ‘push’ and ‘pull’, while the final ‘ou’ sounds like the ‘a’ in ‘china’. One way of pronouncing the word is ‘im-PET-yu-es’, with the stress on the second syllable. When a person does something without really thinking things through, he can be accused of being impetuous or impulsive. In both cases, the individual is taking decisions on the spur of the moment; he does things without really considering the consequences of his action. Of the two, ‘impetuous’ has a negative connotation. When you say that someone is impetuous, you are suggesting that the individual is hot-headed; the decisions he takes are rather reckless, and they usually result in something bad happening.
*Raina’s impetuous decision resulted in a huge loss for the company.
*My impetuous cousin bought a car even before he got a job.
‘Impulsive’, like ‘impetuous’, can be used with both people and their actions. An ‘impulsive’ person, like an ‘impetuous’ one, is governed by his emotions. Being impulsive, however, need not necessarily be bad; an impulsive decision may result in something good happening.
Ram’s impulsive decision to bet on the horse paid off big time.
Can the word ‘bath’ be used as a verb?
(V Mythreye, Secunderabad)
In British English, it is possible to use the word ‘bath’ as a noun and a verb. When used as a verb, it means to wash or bathe someone in a tub or a container filled with water. It can also be used to mean to wash oneself.
*Jeeva baths every evening after returning from the gym.
Our little puppy smells. I think it’s your turn to bath him.
Some people think that this use is rather old fashioned. Americans do not use ‘bath’ as a verb — they prefer to use ‘bathe’, instead.
What is the meaning of ‘uneasy lies the head that wears a crown’?
(K Uma, Chennai)
Remember what Uncle Ben tells his nephew Peter Parker in the movie ‘Spiderman’? “With great power, comes great responsibility.” This is something that a man wearing a crown — a king — would endorse whole-heartedly. Being an emperor is not easy, for he has many things to do: ensure his subjects are happy, maintain law and order, keep an eye on his enemies — both within and outside his kingdom, etc. A king who takes his job seriously, constantly worries about meeting his responsibilities. Since there is a lot on his mind, his head lies ‘uneasy’. This prevents him from getting a good night’s sleep. Unlike the common man, he doesn’t find the time to sit down and relax. Shakespeare coined this expression in his play ‘Henry IV’. Nowadays, it is used to refer to anyone who has a lot of responsibilities — not necessarily a king.
*Ever since she became the CEO, Gauri hasn't been sleeping well. Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown, I guess.
“Bath twice a day to be really clean, once a day to be passably clean, and once a week to avoid being a public menace.” — Anthony Burgess

13 May 2014

English Usage

Know your English — What is the difference between ‘talent’ and ‘skill’?


What is the difference between ‘talent’ and ‘skill’?
(Kapila Vishnu, Chennai)
‘Talent’ is something that one is born with; it is your natural ability to do something without really thinking about it. For example, you may have no experience in playing tennis, but if you have the talent, you may have no problem keeping the ball in play. You are a natural on the tennis court. ‘Skill’, on the other hand, is something that you acquire after putting in a lot of hard work; unlike talent, it is not inborn, but learnt. Not everyone is talented, but if you make the effort, you can learn a new skill.
*Sheba’s talent for painting showed at a very young age.
*Hemant is a wonderful teacher. It’s a skill he’s honed over the years.
What is the meaning and origin of ‘devil’s advocate’?
(Shivam Mishra, Kanpur)
Sometimes, when you are making an argument for something, the person sitting with you deliberately chooses to provide a counterargument. Though this individual may not actually believe in the position he has taken, he may choose to contradict you in order to prolong the argument. When you ‘play the devil’s advocate’ you pretend to be against something that someone has said; you do this in order to make the other person consider his argument in greater detail. You are compelling him to examine the merits and demerits of his case.
*Are they your true beliefs or are you merely playing the devil’s advocate?
The term ‘devil’s advocate’ is actually a translation of the Latin ‘Advocatus Diaboli’; it was first used by the authorities in church. Whenever people demanded that someone be made a saint (canonised), the Roman Catholic Church appointed a devil’s advocate. It was the job of this official to argue as to why the individual should be not be made a saint.
How is the word ‘hyperbole’ pronounced?
(Zeenat, Kochi)
The word consists of four syllables, not three. The ‘hy’ is pronounced like the word ‘hi’, and the following ‘er’ sounds like the ‘ir’ in ‘shirt’, ‘dirt’ and ‘skirt’. The ‘o’ in the third syllable is like the ‘a’ in ‘china’, and the final ‘e’ sounds like the ‘i’ in ‘bit’, ‘sit’ and ‘hit’. The word is pronounced ‘hi-PER-be-li’ with the stress on the second syllable. It comes from the Greek ‘hyperbole’ meaning ‘exaggeration’ or ‘extravagance’. When you use hyperbole in your speech or writing, you make someone sound much more important than he actually is — you exaggerate the person’s importance.
*When you introduce the speaker, please avoid hyperbole.
Is there a difference in meaning between ‘She has hidden the jewels’ and ‘She hid the jewels’?
(L Sreemathi, Nellore)
The first sentence suggests that the jewels were hidden sometime ago — we don’t really know when — and they still continue to remain hidden. No one has found them as yet. We cannot say, ‘She has hidden the jewels, but the police found them’. In the case of the second sentence, we are not really sure about the fate of the jewels. Perhaps they are still hidden. There is also the possibility that someone has found them.
“When a woman hires a detective to follow her husband, it’s probably to learn what the other woman sees in him.” — Leo J Burke

6 May 2014

Usage of English

Know your English - 6-5-14

What is the difference between ‘amateur’ and ‘novice’?
(J Shanthi, Chennai)
The word ‘novice’ is mostly used to refer to someone who is a beginner. For example, if you say, ‘When it comes to cricket, I’m a novice’, you mean that you are not very good at the game because you have just started playing it. When you say that someone is an ‘amateur’ cricket player, what you mean is that the individual is not a professional; he does not play the game for the money. An amateur is someone who takes part in an activity for the sheer joy of it. Unlike a novice, an amateur can be very skilled at the game; he is not necessarily a beginner. The word comes from the Latin ‘amotorem’ meaning ‘lover of’.
*Devi is an amateur cricket player. He plays on weekends.
*I didn’t want a novice like Mala on my team.
Unlike ‘novice’, the word ‘amateur’ can be used to show disapproval. When someone doesn’t do a very good job of something, you can say that he has done an amateur job.
*Raghavan did an amateur job of fixing the leak.
What is the meaning of ‘tail wagging the dog’?
(Vivek Sharma, Delhi)
The ‘tail’ is a very small part of a dog, and usually it’s the dog that wags the tail and not the other way around. The American expression ‘tail wagging the dog’ is normally used to refer to a situation where a minor or insignificant part of something controls the whole.
*In some households, the parents do whatever their children want them to. It’s a case of the tail wagging the dog.
Another expression that is sometimes heard is ‘wag the dog’. Whenever there is a scandal, the government tries to divert the attention of the public by turning the spotlight on something insignificant. Such a ploy is called ‘wag the dog’.
How is the word ‘emeritus’ pronounced?
(George Matthai, Cochin)
The first ‘e’ and the ‘i’ in the third syllable sound like the ‘i’ in ‘sit’, ‘lit’ and ‘fit’, while the ‘e’ in the second syllable is pronounced like the ‘e’ in ‘set’, ‘pet’ and ‘get’. The final vowel sounds like the ‘a’ in ‘china’. The word is pronounced ‘i-ME-ri-tes’ with the stress on the second syllable. It comes from the Latin ‘emereri’ meaning ‘earning one’s discharge by service’. It was first used to refer to veteran soldiers; those who had earned their retirement after having served in the army for many years. Nowadays, emeritus is frequently heard in academic contexts. When a professor who has served the university with distinction retires, he/she is sometimes given the title ‘emeritus’. The word can also be used to suggest that the retired individual retains the title on an honorary basis. For example, when the editor of a newspaper retires, he can call himself ‘Editor Emeritus’.
Is it okay to say ‘Sita has gotten to like him’?
(L Divya, Chennai)
In American English, ‘gotten’ is frequently used in speech. ‘I’ve gotten used to the pain’; ‘She’s gotten a new car’, etc. Such sentences would be frowned upon in writing because many people consider ‘gotten’ to be non-standard.
“Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.” — Ann Landers

4 May 2014

Intelligence Bureau (IB) Recruitment 2014

Intelligence Bureau (IB) Recruitment 2014

Intelligence Bureau (IB) Ministry of Affairs invites applications for the recruitment of Personal Assistant and Intelligence Officer. Total number of vacant posts that are going to be filled from this recruitment drive is 74

the following posts are advertised through notification 
o    Personal Assistant (PA)(42 Posts), Pay Scale: Rs.9300-34800/- and + Rs. 4600 as Grade pay of (PB-2), Educational Qualification: Should have passed 10+2 examination, Age Limit: 18 – 27 Years
o    Junior Intelligence Officer(32 Posts), Pay Scale: Rs. 5200-20200 and +  Rs. 2400 as their Grade Pay, Educational Qualification: Matriculation Examination with two years ITI certificate in one of the following trade: Radio Technician / Communication / Computer / Electronics / Electrical, Age Limit: 18 – 27 Years 

Important links

Intelligence Bureau (IB) Recruitment 2014 Link

Last Date to Apply is 02.06.2014 


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