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Essay for Civil Services exam; XAT; UPSC, Civil Services Exams: Tradition and Modernity: Friends or Foes?

Jean Baudrillard, a major theoretician of the European present, characterizes the present state of affairs, at least in the Western context, as “after the orgy”: the “orgy”, according to him, was the moment when modernity exploded upon us, the moment of liberation in every sphere.

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Current Affairs and Current GK for MBA, Bank PO, Bank Clerk, Hotel Management, NDA, CDS, Civil Services exams

We have updated following sections of the www.competitionmaster.com website with January 2010 news.

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XAT 2010 (XLRI Jamshedpur)

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XLRI Jamshedpur will hold the XAT 2010 on January 3, 2010 for admission to MBA programmes of XLRI and 60 other institutes that consider XAT scores for admission to their MBA courses.

Candidates will need to register separately for XAT and for various courses of XLRI or other institutes.

XLRI Registration

After registering for XAT, a candidate should register for XLRI’s programme(s) at www.xlri.edu. After successfully registering for XLRI, the candidate has to download the XLRI Pay-in-slip. A non-refundable amount is to be tendered along with the pay-in-slip to obtain XLRI Prospectus 2010 from select branches of Axis Bank. The detachable form given in the prospectus has to be filled-up and sent to Admission Office along with the XLRI’s copy of XLRI pay-in-slip (that was signed and sealed by Axis Bank at the time of buying the prospectus)

Alternatively, one can register for XLRI after obtaining a demand draft (DD). A candidate has to first make a non-refundable DD in favour of ‘XLRI Jamshedpur A/c Prospectus’ payable at Jamshedpur and then register for XLRI at www.xlri.edu after registering for XAT. He/she then has to send the XLRI PA Form (that is to be downloaded after registering for XLRI) along with the DD to Admission Office, XLRI, Circuit House Area (East), Jamshedpur-831001. The admission office will dispatch the prospectus to the candidate on receiving the form and demand draft.

The cost of the prospectus depends on the number of programme(s) applied for and is as follows:

For one programme, by paying cash at bank, for general candidates – Rs. 900/-, for SC/ST candidates – Rs. 600/-, through DD from admission office, for general candidates – Rs. 950/-, for SC/ST candidates – Rs. 650/-

For more than one but maximum of three programmes, by paying cash at bank, for general candidates – Rs. 1500/-, for SC/ST candidates – Rs. 1100/-, through DD from admission office, for general candidates – Rs. 1550/-, for SC/ST candidates – Rs. 1150/-

Test centres: Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Berhampur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Cuttak, Dehradun, Goa, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Thiruvananthapuram, Vadodara, Visakhapatnam

XAT is also used by more than 60 other Management Institutes for admission. Candidate has to apply separately to XAT associate institute after completing  XAT registration process.

XAT bulletin and XLRI prospectus will be available from Axis Bank XAT office/admission office after online registration from September 1, 2009 to November 30, 2009

For online registration, downloading pay-in-slip for Axis Bank payment and further details, visit  www.xlri.edu.

Last date of registration for XAT and XLRI: November 30, 2009.

Debate/GD: Celebrity Endorsements – Right or Wrong?

While roping in a celebrity may or may not work out for a company there are no two ways about the charisma of these individuals and their ability to get hold of the audience’s attention.  A well-formulated strategy could catapult the fortunes of a company or, in another scenario, it could well prove to be a costly mistake.  However, now that doubts are being raised and studies proving the harmful effects of certain products, the big question arising here is that whether celebrities should be endorsing products and services at all?

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Competitionmaster.com fully revamped

The revamped website, http://www.competitionmaster.com, was launched on Friday, May 22, 2009. Keeping in mind the feedback received from the subscribers the entire content, except for the e-books, can now be read in the browser itself and there is no need to first download the pdf files.

The layout of the website has also been made more user-friendly. Content has been segregated exam wise and it is now very easy to locate and read study material related to the competitive exams like civil services exam, bank recruitment exams, defence recruitment exams, Management exams like CAT, MAT etc as also other exams.

Unlike in the past, when the website was updated once a month, the updation now will be more dynamic and almost every day the visitor will find something new on offer. The current affairs section, especially, will be updated more frequently.

Very soon online practice module for various sections of competitive exams will also be launched. Subscribers will be able to practice solving questions on reasoning, general awareness, objective english and quantitative aptitude online. Each section will have a data bank of thousands of questions to practice. The Improve Your Word Power section will also be ready soon.

Al the features, articles, personality development and career development tips etc will of course continue to be available online.

Subscribers will find http://www.competitionmaster.com very useful resource in their preperations for various exams.

XAT 2008 Solved Paper

XAT 2008 Solved Paper is now available on our website in the Solved/Mock Test section of www.competitionmaster.com.

The Question paper is also published in the print edition of Jan 2009 issue due for release on December 22, 2008.

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XAT 2009

XLRI Jamshedpur School of Business & Human Resources invites applications for XAT and the Academic programmes of XLRI for the year 2009. XAT is also used by 60 other Management Institutes for Admission

XAT 2009 Exam will be held on January 4, 2009

1. For BM and PM & IR programmes, graduates who have completed three years of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline recognized by a University or Deemed University are eligible to apply. Those completing their final examination by June 10, 2009 may also apply.

2. For GMP, minimum 5 years of relevant experience after graduation (10+2+3) as on March 31, 2009 is required.

XAT 2009 Bulletin
1. A candidate can obtain XAT Bulletin from select branches of AXIS Bank on payment of Rs. 800/- (Rupees eight hundred only). To know the Axis bank branches where the Bulletin is available click here.

Registration for XAT 2009
After obtaining the Bulletin a candidate has to visit the website www.xlri.edu and go to XAT Registration section. Here he/she has to fill the online XAT form. The information to be provided includes XAT Bulletin No, date, AXIS Bank branch name and personal details. After online submission the candidate will immediately get his/her XAT ID and password.

Once the candidate provides the application details for XAT associate institute he/she can proceed to take printout of XAT Payment Advice cum Photo Form (XAT PP Form).

The candidate has to paste his/her recent photograph and put full signature in the designated space provided on the XAT PP Form. The candidate has to enclose the third copy of the bank ( XAT) pay-in-slip along with the completed XAT PP Form in the special envelope provided in the XAT Bulletin and send it by registered post / speed post / courier within a week of obtaining the XAT Bulletin. Mention your XAT ID and name on the reverse of the Bank pay-in-slip.

The last date for receiving the XAT PP Form at XAT office, XLRI Jamshedpur is December 5, 2008.

For Admit Card the candidate has to go online to www.xlri.edu anytime during December 18, 2008 and January 1, 2009 and take a print out of the XAT 2009 Admit Card.

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XAT 2007 Solved Paper is now available online

The paper has been posted in the Mock/Solved Paper section. We recommend that you download and save the file and then open it using Acrobat Reader instead of opening the file directly in the browser. The file size is heavy. (Approx. 1.3 MB)


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