Career News : APTET Notification, Syllabus, Previous Papers, Eligibility & Other Details

Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (APTET): Government of Andhra Pradesh (School Education Department) conducts Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test in two papers i.e Paper I & II.

Online applications are invited from candidates who intend to be teachers for classes I to VIII in schools in Andhra Pradesh for appearance in the Fourth Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (APTET-September, 2013) to be conducted by Department of School Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday, 1stSeptember, 2013 in all 23 Districts of the State

Candidates who want to teach I to V classes have to write Paper-I & to teach VI to VIII classes must write Paper-II and to teach all the classes from I to VIII must appear for both the papers i.e Paper I & II. 

Minimum Educational Qualification: Intermediate/ Senior Secondary with Diploma in Elementary Education/ B.EI.Ed/ B.A/ B.Sc/ B.Com/ D.Ed/ B.Ed or equivalent.

All questions in APTET - September 2013 will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), each carrying one mark, with four alternatives out of which one answer will be correct. There will be no negative marking.

There will be two papers of APTET-September 2013.
(i) Paper I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V.
(ii) Paper II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.

A person who intends to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II)
Pass Criteria OF APTET- September 2013:

APTET September, 2013 Results will be declared on 20.09.2013. The criteria for considering pass in APTET are as follows:
i) OC 60% Marks and above
ii) BC 50% Marks and above
iii) SC 40% Marks and above
iv) ST 40% Marks and above
v) Differently abled (PH) ** 40% Marks and above
How to Apply :

Candidates can apply for APTET – September 2013 to be held on Sunday 01.09.2013 'ONLINE' only through APTET website from 15.07.2013.


Candidates can download their Hall Tickets from the website at from 25.08.2013.

Important dates of APTET September-2013:
  • Payment of Fees at AP Online or e-Seva / mee seva 15.07.2013 to 31.07.2013
  • Download of APTET Information Bulletin 15.07.2013
  • Online submission of application through 16.07.2013 to 01.08.2013
  • Help Desk services on all working days 15.07.2013 to 01.09.2013
  • Receiving of Complaints pertaining to Online application 16.07.2013 to 02.08.2013
  • Downloading of Hall Tickets 25.08.2013 onwards
  • Date of Examination : 01.09.2013 (Paper-I - 9.30 AM to 12.00 Noon and Paper-II - 2.30 PM to 05.00 PM)
  • Declaration of Results 20.09.2013

IBPS PO Exam 2013 Notification for 2014-15 recruitment : Important Dates

Common Written Examination (CWE) 2013 Important Dates


Online Registration 22.07.2013- 12.08.2013
Payment of Application Fees- Online 22.07.2013- 12.08.2013
Payment of Application Fees- Offline 24.07.2013- 17.08.2013
Download of Call Letter for Pre-Examination Training (PET) for SC/ST/ Minority Community candidates After 25.09.2013
Pre-Examination Training 07.10.2013-12.10.2013
Download of Call letter for Examination After 07.10.2013
Online Examination (Tentative dates)- some/ all/ additional dates as the need arises 19.10.2013/ 20.10.2013/ 26.10.2013/ 27.10.2013
Declaration of result status of examination (CWE) Third/ fourth week of November 2013
Download of call letters for Interview First week of January 2014
Conduct of Interview Third week of January 2014
Allotment March 2014


Technology News : Linux bug - Comes to Android

Android users have been warned that a recently-discovered Linux bug has been modified to work on Android smartphones and tablets.

Perhaps not the easiest threat to remember, CVE-2013-2094 is a vulnerability that allows criminals to escalate privileges to a point where they can, effectively, achieve complete control of a device.

The threat exists on the Android platform due to the fact that Android was developed using Linux, and so many Linux vulnerabilities could potentially be exploited on Android.

The Linux vulnerability originally affected systems running on the 2.6 version of the Linux Kernel. In Android, Jelly Bean (version 4.2) uses version 3.0 of the Linux Kernel, although previous versions were built upon 2.6. This doesn't explicitly mean that Jelly Bean devices aren't at risk, but it does mean that tablets or smartphones using older versions of Android are more likely to be.

Unfortunately, for devices using older versions, any threat has little chance of going away without an update to resolve the issue. That's a problem if a device is continually out of date, but even more so if hardware receives no support or OS updates after release.

In regards to the exploit itself, the Symantec Connect Blog explains the seriousness of privilege escalation software: "Privilege escalation exploits are particularly dangerous as they can allow cybercriminals to gain complete control over the compromised device. The Android operating system normally sandboxes every application so they cannot perform sensitive system operations or interfere with other installed applications".

Adding to that and highlighting potential issues users might face, the blog states, "In the past, we have seen malware use privilege escalation exploits to access data from other applications, prevent uninstall, hide themselves, and also bypass the Android permissions model to enable behaviours such as sending premium SMS messages without user authorization."

Android users should take steps to avoid allowing malware using the CVE-2013-2094 vulnerability – or any other exploit – to gain access to devices. To protect yourself and reduce the risk to your Android or smartphone or tablet you can do the following…

  • Ensure your Android smartphone or tablet has the latest version of Android installed (if available)
  • Restrict app installs to those from Google's Play Store
  • Protect your device with Norton Mobile Security, ensuring the latest update is loaded.

Together, these three precautions will ensure that you minimise the risk as much as possible, while having help on hand to remove any malware which seeks to give itself free reign. 

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Historical News :telegram services no more -at 9pm today (IST)

144 years after Samuel Morse sent the first telegram in Washington, the world's final telegram will be sent in India on July 14, 2013.

Telegraph services ended in the United States seven years ago, but in India, the century-and-a-half old communication medium is still widely used to send messages.

The 163-year old telegram service in the country - the harbinger of good and bad news for generations of Indians - is dead.

Once the fastest means of communication for millions of people, the humble telegram was today buried without any requiem but for the promise of preserving the last telegram as a museum piece.

Nudged out by technology - SMS, emails, mobile phones - the iconic service gradually faded into oblivion with less and less people taking recourse to it.

Started in 1850 on an experimental basis between Koklata and Diamond Harbour, it was opened for use by the British East India Company the following year. In 1854, the service was made available to the public.

It was such an important mode of communication in those days that revolutionaries fighting for the country's independence used to cut the telegram lines to stop the British from communicating.

Old timers recall that receiving a telegram would be an event itself and the messages were normally opened with a sense of trepidation as people feared for the welfare of their near and dear ones.

Pockets of rural India still use the service but with the advent of technology and newer means of communication, the telegram found itself edged out.

"The service will start at 8am and close by 9pm tonight," BSNL CMD RK Upadhyay said. "The service will not be available from Monday."

State-run telecom firm BSNL had decided to discontinue telegrams following a huge shortfall in revenue. The service generated about Rs 75 lakh annually, compared with the cost of over Rs 100 crore to run and manage it.

Telecom and IT minister Kapil Sibal had said last month that "We will bid it a very warm farewell and may be the last telegram sent should be a museum piece. That's the way in which we can bid it a warm farewell."

There are about 75 telegram centres in the country, with less than 1,000 employees to manage them. BSNL will absorb these employees and deploy them to manage mobile services, landline telephony and broadband services.

Faced with declining revenue, the government had revised telegram charges in May 2011, after a gap of 60 years. Charges for inland telegram services were hiked to Rs 27 per 50 words.

Within a short time of BSNL handling telegram services in 1990s, the PSU had a rift with the Department of Posts following which telegrams were accepted as phonograms from various villages and other centres from telephone consumers.

GATE 2014 Notification: Released and Complete details

New in GATE 2014 

  1. Examinations for all the 21 papers will be conducted by an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT). 
  2. GATE 2014 examinations will be held during forenoon and afternoon on alternate weekends (Saturday and Sunday) between 1st February 2014 and 2nd March 2014. Examinations for some of the papers in GATE 2014 will be held in multiple sessions. Exact details regarding complete examination schedule will be notified at a later date. 

Important Dates

GATE Online Application Processing System (website) Opens Monday 2nd Sep 2013
(00:01 Hrs)
Last date for Submission of Online Application (website closure) Thursday 3rd October 2013
(23:59 Hrs)
Last date for the receipt of printed version of ONLINE Application at the respective zonal GATE Office Thursday 10th October 2013

Changes in GATE 2013 that will continue to remain in force for GATE 2014

  1. Application Process: For GATE 2014, as in GATE 2013, all candidates' related information will be available in a single GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). Candidates have to register and fill the application via ONLINE mode only by accessing any of the zonal GATE websites of IISc and seven IITs. Candidates must upload his/her photograph and signature during online application. The application process is complete only when a print out of the filled ONLINE application with the candidate's signature and a good quality photograph affixed in the appropriate place is received by the respective GATE offices along with necessary documents, if any, on or before 10thOctober 2013. Please note that application forms arenot available for sale anywhere else.
  2. Downloadable Admit Card: Admit cards will NOT be sent by e-mail/post. Admit cards can ONLY be downloaded from the zonal GATE websites. The candidate has to bring the printed admit card to the test center along with at least one original (not photocopied / scanned copy) and valid (not expired) photo identification. It may be noted that one of the following photo identifications is ONLY permitted: Driving license, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, College ID, Employee identification card, or a notarized affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address. The details of this ID proof have to be given while filling the online application.
  3. Numerical Answer Type Questions: The question paper for GATE 2014 will consist of questions of multiple-choice type and questions of numerical answer type. For multiple choice type questions, candidates have to choose the answer from the given choices. For numerical answer type questions, choices will not be given. Candidates have to enter a number as the answer using a virtual keypad.  
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