Aspirants of Higher Education
I. Competitive Exams
a) UPSC is India's central agency that conducts exams like Civil Services Exam (CSE) to recruit candidates into top government services like IAS, IPS, IFS etc. UPSC recruits candidates to both civil services as well as defense services.
UPSC Exam Pattern 2020
The pattern of UPSC examination is officially divided into two stages called Preliminary and Main Examination while in practice, it is a three-stage exam.
As per the IAS exam pattern, candidates who clear the Prelims are eligible for Mains and candidates who clear the Main reach the interview stage.
The three stages of the IAS exam are Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test.
b) State Service Commission:
The Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) is a body created by the Constitution of India to select applicants for civil service jobs in the Indian state of Telangana according to the merits of the applicants and the rules of reservation.
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection:
IBPS currently functions as an autonomous body that is mainly engaged in conducting competitive exams for recruitment to clerical and officers' posts in the banking sector. ... IBPS SO exam takes place for the recruitment of Specialist Officers, which are Scale-I officers in the national public sector banks.
A Graduation Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government.
MBA Entrance Exam
NMAT by GMAC
MAH MBA CET
NIPER JEE MBA
CAT Exam (Common Admission Test) is a computer-based selection test conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as a prerequisite for admissions to their business administration programs.
Common Management Admission Test or CMAT is taken by roughly 1.5 lakh candidates. Conducted by the National Testing Agency. The exam score is accepted by more than 1000 MBA institutes across the country. The CMAT exam is held in January every year.
CMAT is a computer-based exam (held for 180 minutes) and tests the candidate’s aptitude in four main sections:
MBA Colleges accepting CMAT in Hyderabad
1) IPE Hyderabad - Institute of Public Enterprise. ...
2)Vishwa Vishwani School of Business. ...
3) Woxsen School of Business. ...
4) Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management. ...
5) Vishwa Vishwani Institute of Systems and Management. ...
5) IMT Hyderabad - Institute of Management Technology.
6) BS Hyderabad: ICFAI Business School
7) IPE Hyderabad: Institute of Public Enterprise
9) Siva Sivani Institute of Management (SSIM) Secunderabad
Another top management entrance, Xavier Aptitude Test or XAT is a computer-based management aptitude test. Conducted by Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) Jamshedpur, XAT is taken by approximately one lakh candidates, annually. XAT is held on the first Sunday of the year (January). XAT scores are accepted by XLRI Jamshedpur and more than 1000 management institutes. XAT exam tests the candidate on four fronts:
English Language & Logical Reasoning
Overview of SNAP
Conducted by Symbiosis International University, Symbiosis National Aptitude Test or SNAP is also a national-level management entrance examination. SNAP score is primarily used for admission to 15 institutes under Symbiosis International University. However, many other MBA colleges use SNAP scores for admission. SNAP registrations take place from August to November and the exam is held in December.
Eg: Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad
SNAP Test is a computer-based exam and the duration is two hours. It tests candidates on:
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
Analytical & Logical Reasoning
Overview of NMAT by GMAC
NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) is also one of the popular MBA entrance exams. It was acquired by GMAC in 2015 and rebranded as NMAT by GMAC. NMAT by GMAC is a computer-based exam, held over a 75-day testing window, between October and December. Candidates need to attempt 108 MCQs in 120 minutes. This year, NMAC has provided the facility of taking the test from home in remotely proctored mode, to students. This provision has been made in wake of COVID-19 situation in the country.
Overview of MAT
Management Aptitude Test or MAT is also a very popular MBA entrance exam. More than 600 institutes accept MAT exam scores for admission to management programmes. Conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA), MAT is held four times a year – February, May, September and December.
The exam is held in Computer Based Test (CBT), Paper Based Test (PBT) mode and Internet Based Test (IBT) mode. Held for 150 minutes, MAT question paper has 200 questions.
The aspirant is tested on the following five areas:
Indian and Global Environment
Data Analysis and Sufficiency
Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
Overview of IIFT Exam
IIFT exam is an institute specific entrance test. The exam is conducted by the NTA for admission to the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT). IIFT exam score is valid for admission to IIFT only. It is held in online mode in over 200 cities. IIFT exam is conducted in December. The duration of exam is two hours and the question paper consists of 200 multiple choice questions.
It tests a candidate’s aptitude in the following areas:
General Knowledge & Awareness
Overview of IBSAT
ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test or IBSAT is an institute-level entrance test. The exam is conducted by ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education. IBSAT exam score is used for admission to MBA and PhD programmes at nine ICFAI Business School (IBS) campuses – Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Dehradun, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune.
IBSAT exam is a computer-based test (CBT) and it assesses the candidate’s ability in the following:
Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation
List of MBA courses offered by OU
List of Courses offered by NALSAR university :
Sustainability & Innovation Management
Financial Services & Capital Markets
Human Resource Management
Masters of Commerce or M.Com is a post graduate level course ideal for candidates who wish to make a career in banking financial services and insurance (BFSI) as well as accounting and commerce sectors.
MCom(Accounting & Finance)
MCom (Banking & Fianance)
M.Com(Finance & Control)
CA Eligibility Criteria
To become a Chartered Accountant, the candidate has to go through a process of training and exams as various levels, conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
Eligibility criteria for Foundation Route:
The candidate must have passed Class XII and completed four months of study period to be able to appear for Foundation examination
The candidate needs to register with Board of Studies for four months of study period
Eligibility criteria for Direct Entry Route:
For direct entry to Intermediate course, the candidate must be:
Commerce Graduates/Post-Graduates (with minimum 55% marks) or Other Graduates/Post-Graduates (with minimum 60% marks) from a recognized university (including Open University)
Intermediate level passed candidates of Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI)
About ICAI Exam
In India, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), conducts CA exams and certify a candidate as a qualified Chartered Accountant on successful completion of the three-level course.
Examinations conducted are:
Common Proficiency Test (CPT)
Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Examination
Common Proficiency Test is the entry level exam for CA course, followed by Intermediate and Final examination. Intermediate (IPC)E & Final examinations are conducted twice a year, in May and November. CPT is conducted twice a year, in June and December.
ICWA Course Eligibility
The course a student aims to pursue will determine their eligibility:
Have passed Class X or equivalent followed by Class XII or equivalent
If they have received National Diploma in Commerce Examination (AICTE or by any recognized board)
Passed SSC or equivalent
Foundation or entry level of Common Admission Test (CAT) by Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI)
Graduation in any stream (except Fine Arts)
Even students who are awaiting results would pass ICWA Course eligibility
Students who are done with their Intermediate level at school
Graduation in any stream (except Fine Arts)
Have passed all the eight papers of Intermediate course
ICWA Course Fees and Duration
The entrance examination, ICWAI Exam, is held twice a year, once each in June and December. If a student wishes to apply for the June exam, they can apply before January 31 of the same year. For the December exam, the last date of application is July 31.
Company Secretary (CS) is one of the principal posts in a company. He/she act as a conscience seeker of the company. A certified Company Secretary is hired to handle the legal aspects of a firm. A CS is responsible for complete company’s tax returns, keep records, advise board of directors and ensure that the company complies with legal and statutory regulations
CS – Eligibility
CS - Entrance Exams
The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) shall be conferred by Osmania University in the Faculties of Arts, Commerce, Management, Education, Law, Social Sciences, Oriental Languages, Science, Technology, Pharmacy, Engineering, Informatics and in such other faculties as may be notified in future, in accordance with the provisions of these rules and regulations in current or amended form, and subject to the conditions laid down herein.
Procedure for admission into Ph.D
In all the Faculties a candidate is eligible for registration/admission into PhD course in a subject, if he/she has obtained a Post-Graduate Degree, from a recognized University or a Post Graduate Degree through Distance mode from a recognized University and approved by the Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi, in the concerned subject or in an allied subject approved by the Osmania University securing not less than 55% marks at the Post-Graduate Degree and securing not less than 50% marks in the case of SC/ST candidates.