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MPSC Agriculture Services Mains Admit Card 2022 Download: The MPSC has released the admit card for the Maharashtra Agriculture Services Main Examination 2021 on the official website. The Maharashtra Agriculture Services Main Examination 2021 will be held on October 1, 2022. Visit MPSC Online's official website www.mpsconline.gov.in or www.mpsc.gov.in to get the admit card if you are one of the applicants who have qualified for the Maharashtra Agriculture Services Main Examination round. MPSC Agriculture Services Mains Admit Card 2022: Important Information You will need to enter your login details at the link on the official website to download the MPSC Agriculture Services Mains Admit Card 2022 The mains exam round is open to all candidates who successfully passed the prelims exam for the Maharashtra Agriculture Services Main Examination 2021 against Advt. No. 067/2022 MPSC Agriculture Services Mains Admit Card 2022: Important DateThe Maharashtra Agriculture Services Main Examination 2021 will be held on 1st October 2022 MPSC Agriculture Services Mains Admit Card 2022: How to Download Go to the MPSC official website, which is www.mpsc.gov.in Now you have to click on the ‘Download Admission Certificate’ link given on the homepage You will be taken to a new page where you have to select the exam name - ‘Maharashtra Agriculture Services Main Examination 2022’ Now enter your Mobile Number and OTP OR Your Email ID and OTP to move forward Now you can download MPSC Agriculture Services Mains Admit Card 2022 and save it for the later use Candidates can download or get any other detailed information about the MPSC Agriculture Services Mains Admit Card 2022 from the official website www.mpsconline.gov.in or www.mpsc.gov.in
MHT CET 2022: The State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra will today release the provisional allotment list for MHT CET 2022. Candidates can find the list at the official MHT CET website — cetcell.mahacet.org.Candidates have to participate in the counselling process to be considered for admission based on MHT CET 2022 result.This year, the MHT CET 2022 exam for PCM group was conducted between August 5 and August 11, and the PCB group exams were successfully held from August 12 till August 20 in an online mode as a Computer Based Test (CBT).MHT CET 2022: How to check provisional allotment list Step 1: Visit the official MHT CET website — cetcell.mahacet.org.Step 2: Click on the link for provisional allotment list available on the home page.Step 3: Key in your application number and date of birth to log in, if needed.Step 4: The list will be available on the screen.Step 5: Download and save the list for future reference.This year, in the PCM group, this year, a total 13 students have scored 100 percentile and 14 candidates have earned the perfect score in the PCB group.A total of 605944 (282070 in PCM and 323874 in PCB group) candidates registered for the MHT CET exam, which was much higher than last year’s number of registrations (517132). Out of 605944, 467379 (231264 in PCM and 236115 in PCB group) candidates appeared for the exams this year.
MUMBAI: For over three weeks, some of the B-school aspirants who gave the state's common entrance test (CET) for MBA/MMS in three of the five slots have been doing the rounds of the CET cell to seek transparency in the normalisation process. While the ones who gave the test in slot one are claiming to be the most disadvantaged, students in slots four and five also are alleging that their percentile scores may have been scaled down as their question papers were comparatively easier. TimesviewThe state’s CET cell needs to fix the anomaly in the normalisation process, if any, at the earliest or give a satisfactory explanation to the students. The process needs to be made as transparent as possible. In a competitive exam taken over a period of time, it is advisable to keep the difficulty level similar in all slots. Students cannot be penalised for choosing a particular slotThe CET cell follows the normalisation method, but with little transparency for the last two years, claim students and teachers. CET results were declared on September 11. While earlier the question papers had four defined sections - quant, logic, English, abstract reasoning - for the last two years, the questions from all sections are jumbled up, said a mentor from a leading coaching class. "It is also unfair that the number of questions in each of these sections are not uniform. For instance, the quant section in one slot may have 40 questions, and in another slot, 20 questions," he said. Ideally, if the exam is conducted over multiple slots, efforts should be taken to keep the difficulty level as similar as possible, said ttihe mentor, adding that none of the high percentilers is from slot one. Students claimed that slots two and three were the most difficult ones, and many students from these slots got higher percentiles and are eligible for admissions to JBIMS, one of the most sought-after institutes in the state. Even with the dissimilarities, normalisation process would have helped straighten the differences in the difficulty level. But if the scores were normalised, each of the slots would have seen an equal representation of 99.9+ percentilers, which is not the case, said an aspirant. Another teacher pointed out that unlike CAT, the CET cell has not given the scaled down scores of students, leaving no scope for transparency. "Students only have percentiles. They used to share data of all students in a PDF, which has been discontinued now. There's no way to understand the system, it's a complete black hole," alleged the teacher. A CET cell official confirmed they have got complaints but said they have used the same normalisation method used in the past and there is no anomaly in the process.
The Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET), Maharashtra has released the answer key for the Recruitment Exam of Craft Instructors held on September 28 and 29, 2022. Candidates who have given the DVET Craft Instructor Exam can download the answer key from October 04, 2022, to October 06, 2022, from the official website – dvet.gov.in. Candidates are required to submit objections, if any, along with valid documents and an Objection handling fee (which is non-refundable) through online mode within the stipulated time. Objections submitted before October 4, 2022, or after October 06, 2022, will not be taken into account. Steps to check the DVET Craft Instructor Answer Key 2022:∙ Search for the official website of the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training ∙ On the homepage, click on the link that reads – Answer Key for Recruitment Exam of Craft Instructor held on 28 and 29-09-2022 ∙ A PDF file will open, as you will scroll down, you’ll find a Login Link ∙ When you’ll click on the Link, a new page will open ∙ After entering the User ID and password, the DVET Craft Instructor Answer Key 2022 will appear on your screen ∙ Check your answers and download the Answer Key for future reference With the help of the DVET Answer Key, you can calculate what your result of the Craft Instructor exam will probably be. The final result will be released after analyzing all the objections submitted by the candidates. The candidates who have qualified for the written examination will be called for the next round which is Skill Test. Through this recruitment process of the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training, Maharashtra, a total of 1457 Craft Instructor vacancies will be filled. For more details, candidates can check the official notification on the website of DVET - dvet.gov.in.
MUMBAI: The University of Mumbai issued a circular on Tuesday postponing all semester-end winter exams scheduled to start in the coming week. The revised dates for the exams will be issued by the university soon, but it will be scheduled after Diwali. While final-year students across courses had been demanding deferment of the exams for some time, the university has postponed even first- and second-year exams. A total of 450 exams were postponed on Tuesday. The decision to change the exam timetable was taken in a board of examinations and evaluations meeting, after the university received several appeals from students. TOI had earlier reported that final-year students from DG Ruparel, RD National, Rizvi, Vikas colleges had written to the university. In their letter, students have claimed that the exam schedule was released at a short notice and they have not been given adequate time to practice to grapple with physical exams, especially when long-form answers are expected. For two years, these students have given online exams where the papers had multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Students had asked the university to schedule the semester V exam after Diwali, when the ATKT (allowed to keep term) exams are scheduled, which will give them a study break. Last Wednesday, senate members affiliated to Yuva Sena also gheraoed the acting director (board of examinations and evaluations), Prasad Karande, in his office and sought postponement of exams.
A Russian national was detained at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in Delhi Monday and is currently being questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with its probe into the irregularities in the Joint Entrance Examination (Mains) exams conducted in 2021, said officials.The accused has been identified as Mikhail Shargin who is suspected to have tampered with the software that is used to conduct the exams.“The accused was detained by the Bureau of Immigration at IGI Airport, Delhi while he arrived from Almaty, Kazakhstan. A lookout circular was opened against him,” a CBI spokesperson said.According to the CBI, it came to light during the investigation that some foreign nationals were involved in compromising many online examinations, including JEE (Mains), by colluding with the other accused in the case.The JEE (Mains) is held for admission to undergraduate engineering programmes (B.E/B.Tech) at NITs, IIITs, other Centrally- Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs), and certain institutions or universities recognised by some state governments.“The role of one Russian national who had allegedly tampered with the iLeon software (the platform on which the JEE (Main)-2021 examination was conducted) was revealed. He helped other accused in hacking the computer systems of suspect candidates during the examination. Therefore, a lookout circular was opened against the Russian national,” the spokesperson said.In September last year, the CBI had conducted searches at 19 locations across Delhi NCR, Pune, Jamshedpur, Indore, and Bangalore apart from arresting 11 people. As many as 25 laptops, 7 PCs, around 30 post-dated cheques along with voluminous incriminating documents/devices including PDC’s marksheet of different students were seized during the time.Sources said the racket was being run by a Noida-based company—Affinity Education Pvt Ltd—in connivance with those managing online examination centres in Haryana and elsewhere.Those candidates who had paid money to the company will get the answers solved by ‘solvers’ remotely arranged by an associate in Jharkhand. The candidates themselves would merely pretend to be appearing in the exam, sources said.“While the initial information was about an examination centre at Sonepat in Haryana, we have now learnt there are more such centres around Sonepat which had been compromised by the accused. Candidates from as far as Maharashtra had come to appear for the exams at Sonepat. We are also probing if they have done this last year and already got some students admitted to premier engineering institutes. It is likely there are more such institutes. The probe is on in this matter,” a CBI officer said.Top rankers in JEE (Mains) get a chance to appear for JEE (Advance) which is an examination for admission into IITs. Since, 2020 the exams are being held online in four sessions and multiple shifts every year.According to the First Information Report (FIR) registered by the CBI, Affinity Education was registered with the Registrar of Companies in 2019 with Vishvambhar Mani Tripathi, Siddharth Krishna and Govind Varshney as its directors. The company also has an office in Pune.Krishna and Tripathy were arrested by the CBI in September along with other employees of the company who have been identified as Ritik Singh, Anjum Dawoodani, Animesh Singh and Ajinkya Patil. Ranjit Singh Thakur from Jharkhand, who arranged for solvers, has also been arrested.CBI investigations have found that the accused scouted for students willing to appear for the exams fraudulently against a payment of Rs 12-15 lakh. The accused allegedly took post-dated cheques from the candidates and kept their original Class X and Class XII marksheets as security. The idea, sources said, was to encash the cheques after the candidates secured a place in the merit list.The accused also “collected the User ID and Password of the candidates appearing for the examination and made necessary modification for getting desired examination centres as planned by them. The counselors also collect a copy of the downloaded admit card of the candidates in advance before the examination,” the CBI has said in its FIR.One of the accused’s associate—Ranjeet Singh Thakur from Adityapur in Jharkhand — arranged for solvers for these candidates.According to the CBI, this person would arrange “a solver sitting at a remote location for solving the questions which are displayed on the computer terminal allotted to the candidate at the examination centre in connivance with the centre authorities. The centre supervisor who has access to the computer network is also a part of the fraudulent act and the solver gets access to the system being used by the candidate by using remote access software. The candidates are directed to pretend that they are operating the computer by keeping their hand on a mouse and making calculations on a sheet so that nothing adverse is recorded in the camera installed at the centre whereas the questions are solved by solvers.”