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Government Revises DA for Employees

Friday, January 20, 2017 / No Comments
The State government has sanctioned 3 percent dearness allowance for government employees and pensioners with effect from 01.07.2016. The Govt Order GO(P)No.6/2017/Fin dated 19.01.2017 published. The revised DA would be distributed along with the salary for January 2017 and arrears will be merged with the Provident fund. With the latest revision , the DA would be 12 percent. The arrears for the period from 01.07.2016 to 31.12.2016 will be drawn and credited to the Provident Fund Account of the employees along with the salary bill for any of the months from January 2017 to May 2017. Click the below link for downloading the govt order published by Finance department.
Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief - Revised to 12%. GO (P) No. 6/2017/Fin dated 19.01.2017
DA Arrears Order and Withdrawal Table
PF Loan and Advance Maker Software

ASAP Summer Skill Skool

Thursday, January 19, 2017 / No Comments
Additional Skill Acquisition Programme(ASAP) a project by Higher education and General education departments offers the students a chance to spend the summer days in a constructive way through "Summer Skill Skool" programmme. ASAP offer skill courses for students,who need an immediate job along with first rate training through professionals, together with practical training. Only Higher Secondary/Technical/Vocational/College final year students studying in Government/Aided institution can apply. The student should fill in the online application form before 05-02-2017. The student has to report at the Skill Development Centre at 9.30am on February 11th,2017 and should bring :
1. Print out of online application form
2. Aadhar card/copy
3. copy of SSLC certificate
4. 2 passport size photograph
5. Ration card copy
6. The student’s college /school ID card.
Students without necessary documents will be excluded from selection process. The admission will be from 10 AM on 11-02-2017. Admission and will be based on first come first serve basis. 
Summer Skill Skool Project
ASAP Summer Skill Skool Online Application Portal
ASAP Summer Skill Skool-Guidelines
ASAP Summer Skill Development Centre
ASAP Portal

Plus Two Chemistry Practical Scheme

Sunday, January 15, 2017 / 1 Comment
Higher Secondary Second year(Plus Two) Practical Chemistry is revised from 2016-17 batch onwards. The introduction of Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry experiments and new type of Volumetric Analysis are some changes. Here we publish the Organic chemistry Functional group Analysis Scheme, Some volumetric estimations - Principle and Procedure, Scheme of salt analysis (in simplified form), Plus Two Chemistry Practical Scheme and Model Question Paper. We hope it may be helpful to students.
Scheme for Identification of Functional Group in an Organic Compound
Reactions of Some Common Organic Functional Groups
Systematic Analysis of Simple Salts
Volumetric Analysis
Related Downloads
Chemistry Practical Scheme and Model Question Paper
Higher Secondary Practical Scheme and Question Paper(All Subjects)

Plus One/Plus Two Physics Previous Question Papers

Saturday, January 14, 2017 / 4 Comments
Previous Question papers are a great way to revise and prepare for Higher secondary exams. They also help you manage your time better and be familiar with the method and pattern used in the Higher Secondary exam. Chapter wise previous questions of Higher Secondary First and Second Year (Plus One/Plus Two) Physics prepared by Saju K. John, Doctoral Research Fellow at NIT Calicut published. The Higher Secondary Plus One/Plus Two Physics Previous Question Bank are divided into chapters, which makes them easy for handling. Students can avail of the link below to download Higher Secondary Plus One,Plus Two Physics Question Bank for their exam preparation.
Higher Secondary Previous Question Paper Downloads
Higher Secondary First Year (Plus One) Physics Question Bank(Chapter wise)
Higher Secondary Second Year (Plus Two) Physics Question Bank(Chapter wise)
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Higher Secondary Plus One/Plus Two Physics Study Notes
Higher Secondary Study Notes(All Subjects)

Higher Secondary Model Examination 2017

Saturday, January 7, 2017 / 18 Comments
Update: First year model examination time table revised.
Model Examination for Kerala Higher Secondary Plus Two class 2016-17 is scheduled to be conducted from 06.02.17 to 13.02.17 and Plus one class 2016-17 is scheduled to be conducted from 20.02.2016 to 28.02.2016. Here is a collection of Previous question papers, Exam Notification and Time table of Kerala Higher Secondary Model Examinations 2017 which will be highly useful to the students who prepare for the Higher Secondary Examinations 2017.
First Year(XI) Model Examination-Time Table Revised.Circular dtd 13.01.2017.
XI/XII Model Examination-Time Table & Notification .Circular dtd 05.01.2017.
XII Model Question Paper Prepared by SCERT
XI Model Question Paper Prepared by SCERT 
XI/XII Previous Public exam Question Papers,Answer Key & Class Notes
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Kerala Higher Secondary Examinations March 2017 Time Table and Notification

School Mela Results and Schedules

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / 6 Comments
The results and time schedule of Kerala School Kalolsavam and Sasthrolsavam are given here State-District and Sub district wise.The particulars being given here are not accurate and authorative. It is the sole responsibility of the readers to assure the credibility of the results. To include the result links in the list ,it can be send to the blog in the following address

StateSchool Kalolsavam Results
State Kalolsavam State School Kalolsavam Result 2016-17

State School Kalolsavam Off-Stage (writing competition items) entries

State School Kalolsavam Live Video 2016-17

State School Kalolsavam Programme Schedule & Route Map 2016-17

State School Kalolsavam Identity Card Format 2016-17

State School Kalolsavam Appeal Entry Details

State School Kalolsavam Appeal Form
DistrictSchool Kalolsavam Results(Sub District/Revenue District)
Trivandrum Trivandrum Kalolsavam Result
Trivandrum Revenue District Kalolsavam Programme Schedule
Kollam Kollam Kalolsavam Result-Itemwise (Final)

Kollam Kalolsavam Result -Sub District Point (Final)

Kollam Kalolsavam Result -Schoolwise Point (Final)

Kollam Kalolsavam Result -Higher Level participants (Final)

Kollam Revenue District Kalolsavam -List of Sanctioned Appeal
AlappuzhaKalolsavam Result
Programme Schedule
Pathanamthitta Not Available
Kottayam Result Link
Programme Schedule
Idukki Programme Schedule
Identification Certificate
Ernakulam Result Link
ID Card Format
Programme Schedule
Thrissur Result Link
Palakkad Kalolsavam Blog Link
Programme Schedule
MalappuramResult Link
Programme Schedule
Wayanadu Not Available
Kannur Result Link
Kasaragod Not Available
DistrictState School Kalolsavam
PDF Kerala School Kalolsavam Manual and Circular
PDF Kerala School Sasthrolsavam Manual and Circular
PDF Kerala School Sports and Games Manual and Circular

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)

Sunday, January 1, 2017 / 1 Comment
National Aptitude Test in Architecture, 2017 (NATA-2017) for admission into B.Arch. Degree course for the academic session 2017-2018 shall be conducted by the Council of Architecture (CoA) as one-day offline examination all over the country on 16.04.2017 (Sunday).The online application process will start from 02-01-2017 onwards. The last date for application is 02-02-2017.
The purpose of conducting NATA is to provide a single scheme of examination for holding aptitude test and to facilitate prospective students all over the country to apply for admissions in architecture seats in institutions spread across the country and to avoid appearing in multiple aptitude tests. NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test makes an assessment of drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, Mathematics and critical thinking ability that have been acquired over a long period of time and are related to the specific field of study.
Schedule of Examination: 
Date & Time of Examination :16.04.2017 (Sunday), 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.

Pattern of Questions:
SubjectDistribution of MarksTotal Marks
Mathematics (20 Multiple Choice Questions)20 x 240
General Aptitude (40 Multiple Choice Questions)40 x 280
Drawing (2 Questions)2 x 4080
There is no negative marking, but wrong answering will be penalized in case of tie breaking.
Eligibility Criteria for Candidates:
(a) 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination.
(b) 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognized by Central/State Govts with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination.
(c) International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.
Application Procedure:
Application has to be filled up ONLINE at the NATA portal of NIC
Application Fee Details:
A candidate applying for NATA– 2017 has to pay Rs.1250 as application fee, through ONLINE mode.
Result Format:
Qualifying marks for NATA-2017 would be based on the following rules:
1. At least 25% must be secured in Multiple Choice Questions portion (30 out of 120)
2. At least 25% must be secured in Drawing portion (20 out of 80)
3. Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) would be based on post-exam statistics and at the discretion of the Council.
Candidate will not qualify in NATA-2017 unless (s)he satisfies all three conditions mentioned above. NATA-2017 score shall be valid only for admission in the session 2017-18.

Syllabus for NATA 2017:

Algebra: Definitions of A. P. and G.P.; General term; Summation of first n-terms of series Σn, Σn²,Σn3 ; Arithmetic/Geometric series, A.M., G.M. and their relation; Infinite G.P. series and its sum.
Logarithms: Definition; General properties; Change of base.
Matrices: Concepts of m x n (m ≤ 3, n ≤ 3) real matrices, operations of addition, scalar multiplication and multiplication of matrices. Transpose of a matrix. Determinant of a square matrix. Properties of determinants (statement only). Minor, cofactor and adjoint of a matrix. Nonsingular matrix. Inverse of a matrix. Finding area of a triangle. Solutions of system of linear equations. (Not more than 3 variables).
Trigonometry: Trigonometric functions, addition and subtraction formulae, formulae involving multiple and submultiple angles, general solution of trigonometric equations. Properties of triangles, inverse trigonometric functions and their properties.
Coordinate geometry: Distance formula, section formula, area of a triangle, condition of collinearity of three points in a plane. Polar coordinates, transformation from Cartesian to polar coordinates and vice versa. Parallel transformation of axes, concept of locus, elementary locus problems. Slope of a line. Equation of lines in different forms, angle between two lines. Condition of perpendicularity and parallelism of two lines. Distance of a point from a line. Distance between two parallel lines. Lines through the point of intersection of two lines. Equation of a circle with a given center and radius. Condition that a general equation of second degree in x, y may represent a circle. Equation of a circle in terms of endpoints of a diameter . Equation of tangent, normal and chord. Parametric equation of a circle. Intersection of a line with a circle. Equation of common chord of two intersecting circles.
Three-Dimensional(3D) Co-ordinate geometry: Direction cosines and direction ratios, distance between two points and section formula, equation of a straight line, equation of a plane, distance of a point from a plane.
Theory of Calculus: Functions, composition of two functions and inverse of a function, limit, continuity, derivative, chain rule, derivative of implicit functions and functions defined parametrically. Integration as a reverse process of differentiation, indefinite integral of standard functions. Integration by parts. Integration by substitution and partial fraction. Definite integral as a limit of a sum with equal subdivisions. Fundamental theorem of integral calculus and its applications. Properties of definite integrals. Formation of ordinary differential equations, solution of homogeneous differential equations, separation of variables method, linear first order differential equations.
Application of Calculus: Tangents and normals, conditions of tangency. Determination of monotonicity, maxima and minima. Differential coefficient as a measure of rate. Motion in a straight line with constant acceleration. Geometric interpretation of definite integral as area, calculation of area bounded by elementary curves and Straight lines. Area of the region included between two elementary curves.
Permutation and combination: Permutation of n different things taken r at a time (r ≤ n). Permutation of n things not all different. Permutation with repetitions (circular permutation excluded). Combinations of n different things taken r at a time (r ≤ n). Combination of n things not all different. Basic properties. Problems involving both permutations and combinations.
Statistics and Probability: Measure of dispersion, mean, variance and standard deviation, frequency distribution. Addition and multiplication rules of probability, conditional probability and Bayes’ Theorem, independence of events, repeated independent trails and Binomial distribution.

2.General Aptitude
Objects, texture related to architecture and built environment. Interpretation of pictorial compositions, Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawing. Visualizing different sides of 3D objects. Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal), General awareness of national/ international architects and famous architectural creations.
Mathematical reasoning: Statements, logical operations like and, or, if and only if, implies, implied by. Understanding of tautology, converse, contradiction and contrapositive.
Sets and Relations: Idea of sets, subsets, power set, complement, union, intersection and difference of sets, Venn diagram, De Morgan's Laws, Relation and its properties. Equivalence relation — definition and elementary examples.

3.Drawing Test
Understanding of scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape, building forms and elements, aesthetics, colour texture, harmony and contrast. Conceptualization and Visualization through structuring objects in memory. Drawing of patterns - both geometrical and abstract. Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces and volumes. Generating plan, elevation and 3D views of objects. Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms. Perspective drawing, Sketching of urbanscape and landscape, Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc., from memory.

Important Dates
Sl NoActivityDate (with time)
1Online application Submission begins02.01.2017
2End of online submission02.02.2017
3Confirmation page printing available till28.02.2017
4Downloading Admit Card26.03.2017
5Date and Time of Examination16.04.2017(11AM to 2PM)
6Publication of Results10.06.2017
Click the below links for National Aptitude Test in Architecture NATA Previous Question Papers, NATA Syllabus, NATA Online Application form and Information Brochure.
NATA 2017 - Information Brochure
NATA 2017 - Sample Question Paper(Drawing Test)
NATA 2017 - Online Application Portal(Will be available from 02-02-2016)