Section Engineer Test Pattern of RRB Exam

RRB also conduct examination for section Engineer job in Railway.
Required education qualification for Section Engineer job is B.E/
B.Tech in different branch of engineering.
Question paper for Section Engineer exam is of 2 hour and number of
question is about 150 but some time it may be 120. there are about 50%
to 70% technical question and rest question are from general
knowledge, general mathematics and reasoning. All questions are of
objective type having four answers choice and all questions are of one
marks. there are also 1/3 negative marking for every wrong answer. in
non-tech. portion of question paper some times English language
question is also present but they are only two or three in numbers.
Almost all technical questions are easy because there are very less
number of numerical questions.

After two or three months from written examination RRB publish their
result on leading newspaper and on their website.there are more than
30% result as waiting list candidate also. There is no interview for
the Section Engineer post. After one month from result declaration
they call successful candidate for verification of documents.

Current General Knowledge: February 2010

Current General Knowledge: February 2010

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, 2009
Entrepreneur of the year: Anand G. Mahindra, Vice Chairman and MD of Mahindra Group.
Lifetime Achievement award: N. Vaghul, Ex-Chairman of ICICI Bank Ltd.
Entrepreneur of the year (Start-up): Amit Mittal, Chairman and Managing Director of A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd.
Entrepreneur of the year (Business transformation): Dr Vikram Akula, Chairperson & founder SKS Microfinance Ltd.
Entrepreneur of the year (Manager): O.P. Bhatt, Chairman, State Bank of India.
Entrepreneur of the year (Manufacturing): Harsh C. Mariwala, Chairman and Managing Director, Marico Ltd.
Entrepreneur of the year (Healthcare and Life Sciences): Pankaj R. Patal, Chairman and Managing Director, Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd.
Entrepreneur of the year (Services): Shashi Kiran Shetty, Chairman and Managing Director, Allcargo Global Logistics Ltd.

Sasawaka Prize of UNEP, 2010
A portable light that can be recharged by pedalling for 20 minutes and was developed for use in areas not wired for electricity, has won a Canadian of Indian origin, Sameer Hajee, the prestigious Sasakawa Prize of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

The device has been developed by Nuru Design (Nuru means light in Swahili). A pilot project is already in place in Madhya Pradesh and Orissa. The device, called the Nuru light, is essentially a lighting system that can be recharged by a pedal generator—the Nuru POWERCycle.

Nuru Light's objective is to replace the use of expensive, polluting, unhealthy, and dangerous kerosene as a source of lighting for the two billion people without access to electricity. Of those, nearly 580 million are in India.

Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards
Punjab has for the first time bagged the highest number of awards in the performing arts category for 2009, since the inception of the Sangeet Natak Akademi in 1952.
The winners of the coveted honour include Ustad Lachhman Singh Seen (classical music tabla), Ustad Vilayat Khan, Goslan Khanna (ragi/dhadi) and Neeta Mahindra (theatre). Besides Kamal Arora (theatre make-up) from Chandigarh is another recipient.

The award carries a citation, a shawl, a memento and a cash prize of Rs 1,00,000.

Grammy Awards, 2010
Life Time award: Michael Jackson, posthumously.
Album of the Year: Taylor Swift, Fearless.
Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Jai Ho, written by Gulzar, A. R. Rahman and Tanvi Shah, from "Slumdog Millionaire".
Record of the Year: Use Somebody, Kings of Leon.
New Artist: Zac Brown Band.
Song of the Year: Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It), written by Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash and Christopher Stewart (Beyoncé).
Female Pop Vocal Performance: Halo, Beyoncé.
Male Pop Vocal Performance: Make it mine, Jason Mraz.
Pop Performance, Duo Or Group: I Gotta Feeling, the Black Eyed Peas.
Pop Collaboration: Lucky, Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat.
Pop Instrumental Performance: Throw Down Your Heart, Béla Fleck.
Pop Instrumental Album: Potato Hole, Booker T. Jones.
Pop Vocal Album: The E.N.D., the Black Eyed Peas.
Solo Rock Vocal Performance: Working on a Dream, Bruce Springsteen.
Hard Rock Performance: War Machine, AC/DC.
Metal Performance: Dissident Aggressor, Judas Priest.
Rock Song: Use Somebody, written by Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill and Nathan Followill.
Rock Album: 21st Century Breakdown, Green Day.
Alternative Music Album: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, Phoenix.
Female R&B Vocal Performance: Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It), Beyoncé.
Male R&B Vocal Performance: Pretty Wings, Maxwell.
Female Country Vocal Performance: White Horse, Taylor Swift.
Male Country Vocal Performance: Sweet Thing, Keith Urban.
Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Up.

Google plunges into social networking with Buzz
On February 9, 2010, Google introduced a new service called Google Buzz, a way for users of its Gmail service to share updates, photos and videos. Buzz is Google's boldest attempt to build a social network that can compete with Facebook and Twitter. The service is built into Gmail. And Buzz comes with a built-in circle of friends, a group that is automatically selected by Google based on the people that a user communicates with most frequently in Gmail and on Google's chat service.

Like other social services, Buzz allows users to post status updates that include text; photos from services like Google's Picasa and Yahoo!'s Flicker; videos from YouTube; and messages from Twitter. Analysts say many of its features mimic those of Facebook.

Google executives say that Buzz would help tackle the problem of information overload, as Google would apply its algorithms to help people find the information most relevant to them.

SEBI takes investor education to schools
Class 8 and 9 students at 26 schools all over the country are taking lessons in investor education these days, courtesy the capital market regulator SEBI. The optional three-month course teaches these students the importance of money, how to manage it and concepts of budgeting and saving.

The initiative follows the Securities and Exchange Board of India's (SEBI) decision to facilitate financial literacy to children before they complete their secondary education. The regulator feels catching them young is the only way of increasing the number of households investing in the equity market. The number is paltry, even after decades of a free capital market. Consumer Pyramid, a survey of 120,000 households done by the Center for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), showed only 6.5 per cent of Indian households invest in shares and only 1.12 per cent of the total savings flow into listed shares and mutual funds.

SEBI is implementing the financial literacy programme through the National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), set up by the regulator to improve the quality of the market through educational initiatives. A pilot project, called the School Financial Literacy Programme, is being supervised by the National Progressive Schools Conference. Of the 26 schools, 13 are from north India, 11 from the south and two from the east.

India's 18th nuclear plant
India's 18th nuclear power plant at Rawatbhata in Rajasthan (RAPS-5) began production on February 6, 2010. The plant has been set-up by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India. The indigenously built 220 MW unit uses fuel imported from Russia which has been acquired after India got waiver from Nuclear Suppliers Group guidelines in September 2008. The operationalisation of RAPS-5 has increased the capacity of Rawatbhata plant to 96 MW. The project, set-up in September 2002, took six years to complete. It had remained idle for some months because of lack of fuel.

With the commissioning of RAPS-5 the total installed nuclear power capacity of India has risen to 4,340 MW.

Path-breaking energy source unveiled
Indian American Silicon Valley entrepreneur and former NASA scientist, K.R. Sridhar, has unveiled his "Bloom Box," which can generate energy by combining air and a range of fuels without going through the dirty process of combustion—all in its owner's back yard. He describes it as "the plug-and-play future of electricity."

The Bloom Energy Server, a patented solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology, provides a cleaner and more reliable alternative to both today's electric grid as well as traditional renewable energy sources. Sridhar says each Bloom Box can power up to six homes in India.

Bloom's fuel cell works in this way: Oxygen is pumped in on one side and natural gas on the other. The two combine inside the cell to create a chemical reaction that produces electricity, without any combustion or power lines. A Bloom Energy Server consists of thousands of Bloom's fuel cells—flat, solid ceramic squares made from a common sand-like "powder". Each server provides 100 kilowatts of power in roughly the area of a parking space. Unlike traditional renewable energy technologies, like solar and wind, which are intermittent, Bloom's technology can provide renewable power 24/7.

World's most precise clock
Scientists claim to have created the world's most precise clock based on the oscillation of a trapped aluminium-27 atom. According to the New Scientist, the new record-holder for the most precise timekeeper, built at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Colorado, USA, could tick off the 13.7-billion-year age of universe to within 4 seconds. The optical clock monitors the oscillation of a trapped atom of aluminium-27 and is more than twice as precise as the earlier version, reported in 2008.

Panel to study merits of another time zone for India
India may be looking at another time zone in the near future, a move that could fulfill a long-standing demand. A committee, chaired by the director-general of Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), is trying to examine the implications of another time zone in India.

The committee will report on the energy savings that would result because of a number of interventions, of which another time zone for the country is a possibility.

While another time zone is desirable, a lot of problems can crop up that have to be carefully examined. The magnitude of the task of setting up another time zone is enormous.

A separate time zone for the north-eastern and eastern parts has been a longstanding demand. The east-west spread of India extends for about 28 longitudinal degrees, accounting for about 2 hours as a result of which the sun rises two hours earlier in the eastern part of the country.

MPs can now wear tricolour to Lok Sabha
On February 18, 2010, Lok Sabha decided to allow Members of Parliament to wear the Tricolour to the House. Amending the long-standing rules of procedure of the Lower House that prohibited the members from wearing badges of any kind to the House, the Rules Committee of the Lok Sabha made a vital exception to the norm to honour the National Flag.

The altered rule number 349 reads, "MPs shall not wear any badges to the Lok Sabha, except in the form of the Tricolour as a lapel pin". The change comes courtesy Kurukshetra MP Naveen Jindal, who made a proposal to this effect to the committee.

Model paper for RRB SectionEngineers

Here is one model paper for RRB, Railways Recruitment Board, SectionEngineers. In our earliest post we discussed that what would be the sections of written exam viz. Maths, Reasoning and General Awareness. This sample paper has questions for these sections. As far as subject knowledge paper is concerned that you have to prepare on your own. Also, Banglore Metro Corporation will have the same level and sections in its section engineersexam. So consider this as BMC section engineers sample paper as well.



Reasoning Section:


1. In a certain code OMNIBUS is Writ ten as SUBINMO. How is TROUBLE Written in that code? (l) ELBUORT  (2) ELRTBOU  (3) EBOURLT  (4) ELBTROU (5) None of these


2. How many such pairs of letters are there' in the word CORPORATE each of which has as many letters between them in the word as in the Englishalphabet?

(1) None  (2) One  (3) Two  (4) Three (5) More than three


3. In a certain code BOND is written as '0035' and DAZE is Written as '5@72'. How is ZONE. Written in that code?

(l) 2©73 (2) 7©23 (3) 7©32 (4)©723 (5) 2©37


4. If it is possible to make only one meaningful word with the first, second, fIfth, and siXth letters of the word 'EDUCATION', which would be the last letter of the word? If more than one such word can be fonned, give X as the an swer. If no such word can be formed, give K as your answer.

(l) T  (2) X  (3) A  (4) E (5) K


5. How many such digits are there in the number 5269183 each of which is asfar away from the beginning of the number as when the digits are arranged in descending order within the number?

(1) None  (2) One  (3) Two  (4) Three (5) More than three


6. Rohan walks a distance of 10 km towards North, then turns to his left and walks 20 km. He again turns left and walks 10 km and then, he takes a right turn and walks 5 km. How far he is from the starting point?

(1) 10km (2) 20km (3) 30km (4) 25km (5) 15 km


7. If 'g' means '-', 'B' means 'x', 'A' means'+' and 'F' means '+', then 12 B 20 A 4 Q 10F 30 = ?

(l) 60  (2) 80  (3) 70  (4). 90 (5) None of these


8. The positions of the first aJ.ld eighth digits of the number 92753481 are interchanged. Similarly, the posi tions of second and the seventh digits are interchanged and so on, which of the following will be the fIfth digit to the left oJ the second digit from the right end after the .


(l) 8 (3) 4 (5) 3


9. What should come next in the fol lowing letter series?


(l) V  (2) Y  (3) Z  (4) U (5) None of these


10. 'GJ' is related to 'MP' in the same way as 'QT is related to __ .

(l) WZ  (2) WY  (3) VZ (4) VY (5) VW


Directions(11 - 15) : Study the following information carefully and an swer the questions given below:

P, Q, R, S and Tare five friends who travelled to five different cities DehradUn, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Raipur, and Bengaluru by three different modes of transport - train, aeroplane, and car from Delhi not necessarily in the same order. Out ofthe three modes of trans port. two modes have been used for by at most two persons. Aeroplane has been used as a mode of transport only by the person who travelled to Bengaluru then to Jaipur by car and. P went to Chandigarh by train. One who travelled by train didn't go to Dehradun. Q travelled by train whereas R travelled by car.


11. Which of the following combina tions is true for Q ?

(1) Chandigarh - Car

(2) Jaipur-Train

(3) Dehradun - Train

(4) Jaipur - Car

(5) Raipur - Train


12. Which of the following combina tions of person and mode is cor rect?

(1) T - Train (2) P- Car . (3) R... Aeroplane (4) Q-Car (5) S - Aeroplane


13. The person travelling to Dehradun went by which of the following modes? 

(1) Train (2) Aeroplane (3) Car (4) Data inadequate (5) Train or Car


14. Who among the following travelled to Dehradun?

(1) T .  (2) S  (3) R  (4) P (5) Data inadequate' .


15. Which of the follOwing combina tions of place and mode is not cor rect ?

(1) Chandigarh-Train (2) Raipur - Car (3) Jaipur-Car (4) Bengaluru'- Aeroplane (5) Dehradun - Car


16. There are seven. persons up on a ladder A, B, C, D, E, F and G. A is above E by three steps but is lower than only C. B.'s position is exactly in the middle. G is in between A and B. E is in between B and F. Who is on the·bottom step of the ladder?

(l)D (3) F (5) G (2) B (4) E

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    Arithmetic Section


    1. Three number.s are in the ratio of, 3: 4 : 5 respectively. If the sum of the frrst and third numbers is more than the second number by 52, then which will be the largest number?

    (1)65  (2)52  (3)79  (4)63 (5) None of these


    2. The compound interest on a'cer tain amount for 2 years at the rate of 8 p.c.p.a. is Rs. 312. What will be the simple interest on the same amount and at the same rate and same time?

    (1) Rs. 349.92 (2) Rs. 300 {3) Rs. 358.92 (4) Rs. 400 (5) None of these


    3. The length of a rectangle exceeds .its breath by 7 cm. If the length is decreased by 4 cm. and the breadth is increased by 3 cms., then the area of the new rectangle will be the same as the area of the original rectangle. What will be the perimeter of the original rect angle?

    (1) 45 cm.  (2) 40 cm;  (3).50 cm.  (4) 55 cm. (5) None of these


    4. The sum of the digits of a two digit number is 12. If the new number formed by reversing the digits is greater than the original number by 54, then what will be the origi- ' nal number ?

    (1)28  (2)48  (3)39  (4)93 (5) None of these


    5. In a fraction. twice the numerator is two more than the denomina tor. If 3 is added to the numerator and the denominator each, then resultant fraction is 2/3. What is the original fraction:

    (1) 5/18 (2) 6/13 (3) 13/6 (4) 7/12 5. none of these


    6. Four-fifth of a number is 10 more than two-third of the same num ber. What is the number?

    (1)70  (2)75  (3)69  (4)85 (5) None of these


    7. A shopkeeper purchased 200 bulbs for Rs. 10 each. However, 5 bulbs were fused and had to be thrown away. The remaining we~e sold at Rs. 12 each. What will be the percentage profit?

    (1)25  (2) 15  (3) 13  (4) 17 (5) None of these


    8. What should come in place of the question mark (?) in the number' series given below?

    25 34 52 79 115 ?

    (1) 160  (2) 140  (3) 153  (4) 190 (5) None of these


    9. What number should replace both, the question marks (?) in the fol lowing questions?

    ?/ 49 = 49/?

    (1)95   (2)76  (3)82   (4)84 (5) None of these


    10. The sum of three consecutive even numbers is 252. What is the sum of the smaiIest and the largest numbers?

    (1) 158  (2) 148  (3)168  (4) 198 (5) None of these


    11. Ajay spends 25 per cent of his salary on house rent, 5 per cent on food, 15 per centtravel, 10 per cent on clothes and the remaining amount of Rs. 27.000 is saved. What is Ajay's i,ncome ?

    (1) Rs. 60,000 (2) Rs. 80,500 (3) Rs. 60,700 (4) Rs. 70,500 (5) None of these

    In how many different ways, can the letters of the word 'CRISIS' be arranged?

    (1) 150  (2) 240  (3) 120  (4) 200 (5) None of these



    12. The length of a rectangular field is thrice its breath. If the cost of cultivating the field at Rs. 367.20 per square metre is Rs. 27,540, then what is the perim eter of the rectangle ?

    (1)47m  ,(2)39m  (3)52 m  '(4)40 m (5) None of these


    13. The present ages of Chetna and Shikha are in the ratio of 5 : 7 respectively. Mter 7 years, their ages will be in the ratio of 11 : 14 respectively. the differ ence between their ages ?

    (1) 9 years  (2) 4 years  (3) 5 years  (4) 7 years (5) None of these


    14. If 13 men can complete a piece of work in 36 days, then in how many days will 18 men complete the same work ?

    (1) 16 days  (2)20 days  (3) 26 days  (4) 30 days (5)None of these


    15. If the area of a circle is 75.46 cm, then what is the circumference of the circle?

    (1)29:2 cm.  (2)28.9 cm.  (3) 30.8,cm.  (4)40.2 cm. (5) None of these

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  • General Awareness section:

    1. Primary colours are:

    a. Red, blue and green

    b. Red, blue and black

    c. Red, blue and yellow

    d. Red, blue and orange


    2. Moon is a:

    a. Luminous body

    b. non- Luminous body

    c. Transparent body

    d. Vague body


    3. Which ray carries no charge?

    a. Cathode Ray

    b. X-Ray

    c. Positive

    d. Gamma Rays


    4. Human Arm is a _____class lever

    a. first

    b. second

    c. Third

    d. None of these


    5. Flower colours are due to?

    a. Chlorophyll

    b. anthocyanin

    c. Water

    d. None of these



    6. Strongest muscle in the body is?

    a. Thighs

    b. Calf

    c. Arm

    d. Nape


    7. Liver forms?

    a. Urea

    b. Uric Acid

    c. Ammonia

    d. Creatin



    8. chicken pox is caused by

    a. Virus

    b. Bacteria

    c. Bug

    d. excessive RBCs


    9. The Indian Home Rule Society was founded in?

    a. 1901


    c. 1903

    d. 1905


    10. The biggest ocean in the world is?

    a. Atlantic

    b. Pacific

    c. Red see

    d. Arctic



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    JAN 1 – Cuba celebrates 50th anniversary of its revolution.

    JAN 6 – Shekh Hasina sworn in as Prime Minister in Bangladesh.

    JAN 9 – The Srilankan Army captures Elephant Pass, a crucial base of the LTTE at the gateway to Jafna linking peninsula with Wanni.

    JAN 11 – British drector Danny Boyle's 'Slumdog Millionaire' based on Indian Diplomat Vikas Swarup's novel 'Q and A' emerges big winner at the 66th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calofornia. Composer A.R. Rahman bags best composure honours, the first Indian to win the award.

    JAN 20 – Barack Hussain Obama is sworn in the 44th President of US, breaking the colour barrier. Joe Biden takes oath as the 47th Vice-President.

    JAN 21 – In a rare do-over, Barack Obama is sworn in for the second time as the US President.

    Israel completes troops pull out from the Gaza strip after a three week offensive.

    JAN 23 – Japan launches the Greenhouse Gas Observing Satellite, the world's first satellite dedicated to monitoring greenhouse gas emissions from Tanegashima, a small island.

    The US authorities approves the first human trials using embryonic stem cells testing a pioneering therapy for stroke patients.

    FEB 1 – Johanna Sigurdardottir takes over as Iceland's first women Prime Minister.

    FEB 8 – Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain wins Grammy in the Contemporary World Music category for his collaborative album 'Global Drum Project'.

    FEB 11 – Awami League loyalist Zillur Rahman is elected Bangladesh President.

    FEB 14 – King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia appoints for the first time a woman Noura al-Fayez, Deputy Minister for girl's education

    FEB 16 – The Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wins referendum on scrapping term limits for elected posts, paving the way for his seeking re-election in 2012 and beyond.

    FEB 22 – Slumdog Millionaire, a small budget British film bags eight Oscars at 81st Academy Awards Functions in Hollywood including Best Director (Danny Boyle), Original Music Score and Song(A.R. Rahman, the first Indian to win two Oscars), Sound Mixing (Resul Pookutty of Kerela shares it with Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke), Best Picture.

    'Smile Pinki', the tale of a little girl with cleft lip, Pinki Sonkar, from Uttar Pradesh gets Oscar for Best Documentary (Short).

    FEB 25 – Fifty persons are killed as Bangladesh Rifles personnel launched an armed rebelliobn seeking better pay and putting an end to the deputation of Army officers to command paramilitary bodyguards. BDR chief Major General Shakil Ahmad is taken hostage

    FEB 27 – Bangladesh security forces discover a mass grave of at least 42 massacred Army officers at the Pilkhana Headquarter of the BDR, including Bangladesh Rifles chief Major General Shakil Ahmad.

    MAR 1 – Chang'e-1, China's first lunar probe impacts moon ending its 16 month mission.

    MAR 2 – The President of Guinea-Bissau Jao Bernardo Vieira is assassinated by renegade soldiers at his place.

    MAR 4 – The International Criminal Court, The Hague, issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Beshir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. It is the first by the court against a sitting head of State.

    MAR 9 – Vinayagamoorthy Muralidharan (Karuna), former deputy leader of the LTTE, is sworn in Sri Lanka's Minister of National Integration in Colombo, shortly after joining ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party.

    President Barack Obama lifts curbs on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research.

    MAR 12 – The former Nasdaq chairman Bernard Madoff is jailed after he pleads to an epic fraud that robbed investors worldwide of billions of dollars.

    An Iraqi Court hands down a three year jail term to journalist Muntazer Al- Zaidi for hurling shoes at then US President George Bush during a globally televised press conference in Baghdad last December.

    MAR 16 – The Pakistan Government agrees to restore the deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhary.

    MAR 26 – Charles Simonyi becomes the first person to travel twice to space as a tourist.

    Russian-French mathematician Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov is chosen for the Abel Prize for 2009.

    MAR 29 – Ninety countries take part in 'Earth Hour 2009', a global event in which landmarks and homes go dark to highlight the threat for climate change.

    APR 1 – Benzamin Netanyahu assumes office as Israeli Prime Minister

    APR 2 – The G-20 Summit in London pledges $1.1 trillion to boost global economic growth. Leaders agree on measures to reform the banking system.

    APR 3 – Najib Tun Razak is sworn in as Malaysia's sixth Prime Minister.

    APR 4 – France returns to the NATO fold at the 60th anniversary summit of the Organisation at Strausborg. Albania and Croatia become new members. Spanish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen is named is named the next Secretary General.

    APR 6 – Over 100 people are feared dead and nearly 1200 injured after a powerful earthquake strikes the historic central town of L'Aquila in the mountainous Abruzo region.

    APR 13 – Sri Lanka de-recognizes Norway as the official facilitator of Peace talks.

    APR 14 – North Korea pulls out of denuclearisation expels IAEA inspectors and US monitors from the Yongbyon nuclear complex.

    APR 24 – India and Poland sign agreements on cooperatin in health care and medicine and tourism, in the presence of Presidents Pratibha Patil and Lech Kaczynski.

    APR 30 – The six year British Occupation of Iraq ends.

    MAY 1- The British government appoints Scottish Poet Carol Ann Duffy, the country's first woman Poet Laureate.

    MAY 4 – Pushp Kumar Dahal "Prachanda" resigns as Nepal Prime Minister after the President Ram Baran Yadav asks the Army Chief General Rookmangud Katawal to continue in office.

    MAY 7 – Patxi Lopez assumes office as the first non-nationalist President of the Basque region( Spain).

    MAY 8 – The Pakistam Army launches full scale military action named Operation Rah-e-Rast in the Swat valley to flush out militants.

    MAY 9 – Jacob Zuma assumes office as the forth President of the post –aparthied South Africa.

    MAY 18 – The LTTE Supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran is killed in an intense battle with Sri Lankan Military at Mullivaikkal in Mullaithivu district bringing an end to the 33 month long Ealem War IV.

    MAY 21 – Former British Gorkha soldiers won a major victory after the government accepts their demand to settle in Britain.

    Apa Sherpa of Nepal climbs Mt. Everest for the record 19th time.

    MAY 23 – The former South Korean President Roh Moo-Hyun, who was at the center of a multi million dollar corruption probe commits suicide by jumping of a hill .

    Horst Koehler, the former head of IMF is re-elected German President.

    MAY 25 – Cyclone Aila wreak havoc in Bangladesh.

    MAY 27 – Canadian short story writer Alice Munro wins the £ 60,000 Man Booker International Prize.

    JUN 1 – All 228 passengers on board an Air France aircraft flying from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil to Paris are killed as the plane crashes into the Atlantic ocean after being stuck by lightning.

    JUN 3 – The Organisation of American States decides to lift a 47 year old ban on Cuba at the OAS General Assembly meeting in Honduras.

    JUN 11 – The WHO declares the swine flu pandemic, the first global flu epidemic in 41 years.

    JUN 13 – Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad secures a landslide victory in presidential polls trounching his nearest rival Mir Hosein Mousavi.

    JUN 16 – The first-ever summit of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) at Yekaterinburg, Russia calls for the creation of a "more diversified international monetary system" and a "more democratic and just multipolar world order".

    JUN 19 – Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei endorses the presidential pole result and awnts protesters to keep off the streets.

    JUN 20 – 13 persons killed in crackdown on protesters in Iran.

    JUN 25 – Pop King Michael Jackson (50) dies at Los Angeles. His entertainment career hit high water marks with the release of "Thriller" in 1982.

    JUN 28 – Honduran Army ousts leftists Presindent Manuel Zelaya and exiles him to Costa Rica in Central Americas first military coup since the cold war, hours before a rogue referendum he had called in defiance of the courts and congress.

    JUN 30 – Atleast 152 people on board a Yemeni Airbus jet are killed after the aircraft crashes into the Indian Ocean while trying to land in Comoros Islands.

    US forces pull out of Iraqi cities.

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  • Full detail about the Civil Service Examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission.

    I have given the full detail about the Civil Service Examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission.

    The Preliminary:-

    The objective of this test is to select candidates for the main examination. The preliminary examination is only a screening test, in the sense that the marks scored in this will not be counted for the final ranking. However, you should not forget that if you fail in this, you cannot appear in the main examination. The duration of each question paper is two hours. The questions match the standard of a university degree. They are set in English and Hindi. The detailed syllabus of the examination will be given as part of the notification.

    All the questions will be of the multiple-choice objective type. There will be penalty in the form of negative marks for wrong answers. No question will demand a descriptive answer.

    There are two papers—general studies (150 marks) and one optional subject (300 marks)

    The candidate has the option to choose this from the 23 subjects that include agriculture, animal husbandry and veterinary science, botany, chemistry, civil engineering, commerce, economics, electrical engineering, geography, geology, Indian history, law, mathematics, mechanical engineering, medical science, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, public administration, sociology, statistics and zoology. The eligibility gained for appearing in the main examination is valid only for the concerned year; it cannot be carried forward to another year in the future.

    Main examination:-

    The written examination consists of nine papers, each of three hours. All the questions are of the conventional essay type. The question papers other than language papers will be set both in English and Hindi.

    Paper I is Indian language. You can select it from the languages included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. The questions will be of Matriculation standards. The marks scored will not be counted for ranking.

    Paper II: English. The questions will be of Matriculation standards. The marks scored will not be counted for ranking

    Paper III: Essay (200 marks)

    Papers IV and V: General Studies (300 x 2 = 600 marks)

    Papers V, VII, VIII, & IX: two subjects (two papers each, 300 x 4 = 1,200 marks)

    Total marks of seven papers= 2,000 marks

    Interview (personality test)= 300 marks

    Grand total marks for ranking = 2300 marks

    Optional subjects

    Optional subjects for the main examination can be chosen from 25 subjects, and the literature of one of the 30 specified languages. The subjects you choose need not be from what you have studied in the college. The subjects include agriculture,

    animal husbandry and veterinary science, anthropology, botany, chemistry, civil engineering, commerce and accountancy, economics, electrical engineering, geography, geology, history, law management, mathematics, mechanical engineering, medical science, philosophy, physics, political science and international relations, psychology and public administration, sociology, statistics and zoology.

    Literature of one of the following languages: Arabic, Assamese, Bodo, Bengali, Dogri, Chinese, English, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Pali, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Santali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

    The following combinations of subjects will not be allowed, since there are areas of overlap in the syllabi.

    Public administration and political science and international relations

    Commerce and accountancy and management

    Anthropology and sociology

    Mathematics and statistics

    Agriculture and animal husbandry and veterinary science

    Management and public administration

    Medical science and animal husbandry and veterinary science

    Of the Engineering subjects, viz., civil engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering–not more than one subject.

    You can answer the questions in papers III to IX in English or in any language listed in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. While doing so, you may give the English version of technical terms within brackets. But, if you misuse this rule, a deduction will be made from your total marks. The first two papers, Indian Language and English, should however be answered in the respective languages. In the question papers, SI units will be used, wherever required.

    Marks will not be allotted for mere superficial knowledge. Credit will be given for orderly, effective, and exact expression combined with due economy of words in all subjects of the examination. UPSC may fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination. If your handwriting is not legible, a deduction may be made from your total marks.

    You will be allowed the use of scientific (non-programmable type) calculators in the essay type examinations. You cannot interchange calculators with other candidates in the examination hall. Calculators are not allowed for the preliminary examination. Please note that these regulations give a hint on the style of preparation you make for the examination.

    The interview

    This part carries 300 marks making the total significant marks of the main examination 2,300, for determining the final merit and ranking.


    The CSE generally follows the following schedule:

    Notification inviting applications: December

    Preliminary examination: May

    Results of preliminary examination: July/ August

    Main examination: October/ November

    Interview/ personality test: April/ May

    Please find the attached file for the Union Bank of India Clerical Results.

    Dear All,
    Please find the attached file for the Union Bank of India Clerical Results.

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  • Life Insurance Corporation of India---Engagement of Direct Sales Executive

    Life Insurance Corporation of India

    Engagement of Direct Sales Executive
    Approximately 2418 Direct Sales Executives are proposed to be engaged by various Offices of the Corporation purely on Contract basis for 3 years under the jurisdiction of Northern Zonal Office. The number of engagements may be changed during the selection process depending on the requirements of the office.
    Sr No Name of Divisional Office Name of Direct Marketing unit No of DSEs to be engaged
    General SC ST OBC Total
    Current Backlog Current Backlog Current Backlog
    01 Delhi-I Delhi- I 59 15 00 09 02 24 03 112
    02 Delhi-II Delhi- II 64 11 06 05 05 20 11 122
    03 Delhi-II Faridabad 82 28 00 00 00 40 00 150
    04 Delhi- III Delhi- III 65 12 04 08 02 22 13 126
    05 Delhi- III Gurgaon 82 28 00 00 00 40 00 150
    06 Ajmer Ajmer 75 26 00 19 00 30 00 150
    07 Chandigarh Chandigarh 69 22 00 00 00 38 00 129
    08 Chandigarh Patiala 76 43 00 00 00 31 00 150
    09 Jaipur-1 Jaipur DO 1 70 20 03 16 01 27 01 138
    10 Jaipur-2 Jaipur DO-2 75 26 00 19 00 30 00 150
    11 Jalandhar Jalandhar 76 43 00 00 00 31 00 150
    12 Jodhpur Jodhpur 75 26 00 19 00 30 00 150
    13 Karnal Ambala 82 28 00 00 00 40 00 150
    14 Ludhiana Ludhiana 69 33 10 00 00 21 08 141
    15 Ludhiana Bhatinda 76 43 00 00 00 31 00 150
    16 Srinagar Jammu 82 12 00 16 00 40 00 150
    17 Udaipur Udaipur 75 26 00 19 00 30 00 150
    Job Requirement :-
    It is primarily a Marketing job. The DSEs shall be directly responsible for Procuring New Business, Providing Policy Servicing and related jobs from the areas allotted to them. They shall also carry out any other instructions given to them from time to time. For this purpose considerable movements including tours covering entire area allotted to them are involved.

    Eligibility Conditions:

    Applicant shall possess the Bachelor's Degree of a University in India established under a statute. Preference may be given to those applicants who possess who possess the Bachelor Degree or Diploma in Marketing /Management. Good working knowledge of English and also one Regional language preferably local language is desirable. Knowledge of soft skills such as Power Point / Word / Excel would be additional advantage.

    Age Limit : The applicant shall have completed 21 years of age and not more than 35 years of age as on 01.05.2010.

    Pay Scale : Rs 25000/- per month.

    Selection Procedure :
    Selection will be made on the basis of a written test if necessary, followed by an Interview of candidates who qualify in the written test. Written Test will be of Objective Type covering Sales aptitude, Test of Reasoning, Numerical Ability and General Knowledge.
    Interview: Candidates successful in the written test (if conducted) or eligible candidates will be called for an Interview. The Corporation reserves the right to restrict the number of candidates to be called for written test and/or interview commensurate with number of Direct Sales Executives to be engaged and the decision of the Corporation in this regard shall be final. No correspondence will be entertained in this regard.

    Application Fee :
    A crossed Demand Draft of Rs.100/- drawn in favour of "Life Insurance Corporation of India" payable at (....Divisional Headquarters......). SC/ST candidates are not required to pay any fee. Candidates should write hi s/ her name and date of birth on the back side.

    How to Apply:
    Application Form completed in all respects with enclosures should be posted in a closed cover with a superscription on the cover "Application for Engagement of Direct Sales Executives, _________ Division" to the following address:
    The Senior Divisional Manager,
    LIC of India, Delhi Division-I
    Jeevan Prakash
    25, K.G. Marg
    New Delhi-110001
    The Senior Divisional Manager,
    LIC of India, Delhi Division-II
    Scope Minar, 9th Floor (North Tower)
    Laxmi Nagar
    The Senior Divisional Manager
    LIC of India, Delhi Division-III
    Jeevan Pravah
    Distt. Centre
    The Senior Divisional Manager
    LIC of India, Divisional Office
    Jeevan Prakash
    Ranade Marg
    Ajmer, Rajsthan-305029
    The Senior Divisional Manager
    LIC of India, Divisional Office
    Jeevan Prakash
    The senior Divisional Manager
    LIC of India, Divisional Office-1
    Jeevan Prakash
    Bhawani Singh Road
    The Senior Divisional Manager
    LIC of India, Divisional Office-2
    A/20, Nangi Plaza,
    Anita Colony
    Opp. Gandhi Nagar Rly. Stn.
    The Senior Divisional Manager
    LIC of India, Divisional Office
    Jeevan Prakash
    Model Town Road
    The Senior Divisional Manager
    LIC of India, Divisional Office
    1, West Patel Nagar
    Circuit House Road
    The Senior Divisional Manager
    LIC of India, Divisional Office
    Jeevan Prakash
    489, Model Town
    The Senior Divisional Manager
    LIC of India, Divisional Office
    Jeevan Prakash
    Urban Estate-Phase1, Dugri
    The Senior Divisional Manager
    LIC of India, Divisional Office Cell
    Jeevan Jyoti Bldg.
    18A, Rail Head Complex
    The Senior Divisional Manager
    LIC of India, Divisional Office
    Jeevan Prakash
    Sub City Centre
    Udaipur (Rajasthan)-313001
    Last Date of Receipt of Application Form : 24-5-2010.

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