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Friday, December 30, 2016

Some more online sources for competetive exams

Entrepreneurship

The following book is very interesting for budding entrepreneurs, i felt it's worth sharing: (about productivity, money and values)-

21st_Century_Business_FP2014.pdf

Innovation Challenge 1

You might have heard about screen reader software, which reads out the text in any computer document. This is very useful for persons who are visually impaired/blind. Try to build a braille printer(Hardware to punch holes + software). You should be able to connect this to computer and any text put in the box should be printed on paper. (Read about braille on wikipedia, plus about Braigo(Braille+Lego), one such innovation made of Lego Mindstorms EV3). It should be user friendly. Pls read about assistive devices for physically handicapped on internet.

online resources for entrepreneurs
https://yourstory.com/

(This post needs lot of updation.. i'll do it slowly. If anyone has good resources for starting a business, especially in service sector(=other than manufacturing sector) etc. pls share in comments section)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

General competetive exams guidance

Competetive exams guidance
SKILLS REQUIRED and how to develop:
General Studies : [Rely mostly on NCERT/Telugu Academy/Telugu medium inter books]
o   General Science ( Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry),
o    Economy,
o    Polity,
o    Modern History,
o    Geography (Physical, Economical-crops, industries etc).
o   Current affairs – The Hindu, Eenadu, Udyoga sopanam, Yojana, K Nageshwar rao articles, Radio news, DD News.

General English:
o   Grammar,[Wren and Martin or Raymond Murphy]
o   Essays [Rajendra Pal and Premlata Suri grammer book]
o   Keep Oxford Pocket Dictionary with you always.
o   Word power made easy by Norman Lewis
o   Reading stories, News Paper
o   News and current affairs in All India Radio (AIR), DD-News

Mathamatics:
o   Simple equations, Percentage, Average, ratio, speed and distance, time and work, puzzles etc.
o   Read Medaduku meta, Medaduku padunu – both by Mahidara Nalini Mohan
o   RS Agarwal Quantitative aptitude, Shakuntala devi puzzle books

Logical Reasoning:
o   RS Agarwal Modern Approach to Logical reasoning
o   Old question papers

Some suggestions
1                    Prioritise what you read – identify what is important for exam; 20:80 prinicple i.e. 20% most important topics will fetch you 80% marks in exam.
2                    Practice answer writing.
3                    Read Notification and Syllabus-Cover entire syllabus
4                    Preliminary Ground work:
                                            i.            Collection of Books[spend some time in library or book shops to pick up good books]
                                          ii.            Selection of Coaching Centre that suits you
5                    Fix your boundaries through syllabus and previous actual question papers- not model papers.
6                    Prepare time table covering entire syllabus. Synchronise/tune with coaching classes.
7                    Write synopsis and revise 2-3 times. 

8                    Take control of Preparation:
                                            i.            Self evaluation in preparation

                                          ii.            Preparation for changing situations or to accommodate multiple exams  :eg. Bank, Groups and Mains
9                    Health Grounds:
                                            i.            Balanced diet, regular exercise – walk daily
                                          ii.            Duration of Minimum sleeping-Rest
                                        iii.            Good and satisfying hard work
10                Books:
                                            i.            Guidance[eg. How to crack civil services, Raj Bapna’s mind power books, how to read books]
                                          ii.            Telugu Academy – NCERT ( Basics will remain same)
11                Current affairs:
                                            i.            News, news analysis and current affairs in All India Radio (AIR), DD-News
                                          ii.            Yojan, kurukhetra
                                        iii.            Guidance provided in news papers- Eenadu-Chaduvu, K Nageshwar rao articles in Eenadu, Sakshi-Bhavitha etc.

12                General Knowledge and General Studies:
                                            i.            General Knowledge is basic and general information and generally in the shape of bits / objective type (State capitals, Vitamins etc)
                                          ii.            General Studies is concept based, analytical and application.

Few tips for memory
a.       Read properly, slowly until you get clarity. Don’t over read i.e. don’t read everything you come across, but be choosy. Try to understand. This leads to interest in subject, concentration and memory.
b.      Apply subject in day to day life. Eg. Vitamins – which is good for eyes etc.
c.       Reciting (kallu musukoni mananam chesukovatam), writing short notes and revising it helps a lot. Read-Recite-Write-Revise.[3RW]
d.      Mnemonics (eg. SMART – simple, moral, accountable, responsive, transparent  for good governance)

See below websites for jobs
               http://srujannakidi.blogspot.in/
http://www.apspsc.gov.in/
http://ssc.nic.in/SSC.html or http://ssc-cr.org      [staff selection commission]
www.ibps.in/   [bank]
              www.rbi.org.in/