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(Current Affairs For SSC Exams) In The News | June 2014


Current Affair In the news

June-2014


Juan Carlos Varela:

  •  Vice-President Juan Carlos Varela was declared the victor of Panama’s presidential election , thwarting an attempt by former ally President Ricardo Martinelli to extend his grip on power by electing a handpicked successor.

Amit Shah:

  • The CBI has sought dismissal of the plea by GopinathPillai, father of Javed Sheikh aliasPranes

(Current Affairs For SSC Exams) Sports | June 2014

June 2014

Rome Masters

  •  Serena Williams won her third title of the season as she delivered a crushing 6-3, 6-0 defeat to Sara Errani to win a third trophy at the Rome Masters .

  •  The world number one now heads to the French Open on solid form after winning the week in Rome after withdrawing from a Madrid semi-final last weekend with a thigh injury. Williams becomes the first player on the WTA to lift three trophies this season after beating Italy’s Errani for the seventh time with the loss of just one set in that series.

World's Highest Paid Footballer

  •  Barcelona and Lionel Messi have agreed an improved contract that will reportedly make the four-time World Player of the Year soccer's best-paid player with a net annual salary of 20 million euros ($27.4 million).
  •  The Argentina captain would also regain control of his image rights, further boosting the income of a man Forbes magazine estimates is the 10th highest-earning athlete, with annual revenues of $41.2 million including wages and endorsements.
  •  FC Barcelona has reached an agreement to adjust the terms in the contract binding Leo Messi to the club as a professional first team player.
  •  Messi is Barca's all-time leading scorer with 354 goals in 424 official games and news of the deal is a boost for the club before Saturday's La Liga showdown against Atletico Madrid.

Violence in World cup venues

  •  Protesters and police clashed in Sao Paulo , as demonstrations against the World Cup and rallies calling for improved public services erupted in several Brazilian cities.

  •  Officers in Brazil's largest city fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who set piles of rubbish alight to barricade a central avenue.

  •  Demonstrators blasted the billions spent to host next month's football tournament and said they wanted to draw attention to what they called a lack of investment to improve poor public services.

  •  Protesters staged a soccer game with dirty tactics, and one man put on a costume of a giant skeleton dressed as a Brazil player.

Validity of sports code

  •  The Delhi high court has directed all National Sports Federations (NSF) to follow the national sports code. This simply means that the Union sports ministry's guidelines on age and tenure restriction have attained legal sanctity.

  •  This is a shot in the arm for the ministry which suspended the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) and Archery Association of India (AAI) for not implementing age and tenure directives. The court's directive will certainly make all NSFs accountable and their functioning transparent.

  •  The sports ministry has repeatedly outlined that recognition to any NSF would rely on the current legal status of the organisation, recognition by the respective international federation, the Asian federation and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). The IOA had also challenged the government's authority, but the latest directive from the court has come as a jolt.

Most searched IPL player

  •  Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper ViratKohli takes the top spot as the most searched IPL player this season, closely followed by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

  •  Yuvraj Singh from Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captured the third position.

  •  With one of the most stunning catches taken in cricket history against Royal Challengers Bangalore to his credit, IPL debutant Chris Lynn (KKR) takes the fourth spot as the most searched player.

  •  Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) lead batsman VirendraSehwag may not have scored big runs on the ground yet, but continues to attract a lot of queries from his fans on Google Search, thus puttting him up at the fifth spot

  •  Royal Challengers big man Chris Gayle, Chennai Superkings Suresh Raina, and Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper ShikharDhawan are also among the top 10 trending IPL players on Google Search.

2 medals for Indian archers

  •  Indian men's recurve archers went down fighting against Korea in the final of the World Cup Stage II at Medellin, Columbia recently.

  •  The Indian team of Atanu Das, ThupuvoyiSwuro and Sanjay Boro fought gallantly to go down in the tiebreak and claim the silver medal.

  •  The Indian mixed team of Das and LaishramBombayla Devi won the bronze medal by beating their Mexican rivals. The Korean side began strongly winning the first two sets to go 4-0 up.

India's oldest Test cricketer

  •  India's oldest Test cricketer MadhavMantri, the maternal uncle of the legendary Sunil Gavaskar, due to old age complications. He was 92 and died a bachelor.

  •  Mantri was a wicket-keeper-batsman who played only four Test matches, one in India (1951), two in England (1952) and his last in Dhaka (1954-55 in the then East Pakistan), compiling 63 runs and accounting for 8 catches and a stumping.

  •  His most impressive performance with the bat in Tests was a 75-run partnership. He made 39 and also put on as opener with Pankaj Roy in the first Test in England on the disastrous 1952 tour in which India lost all four games.

  •  Mantri was incidentally one of four batsmen dismissed for 0 by fiery Fred Truman against India on the same tour in the second innings of the Leeds Test, when the visitors were tottering at 0 for 4 before captain Vijay Hazare and all rounderDattuPhadkar scored half centuries and took the score to 165 and forced England to bat again. But he was a consistent performer in Ranji Trophy and a mentor for the likes of Polly Umrigar and BapuNadkarni.

Monaco GP

(Current Affairs For SSC Exams) Science & Technology | June : 2014

June 2014


KLOTHO

  •  People who have a variant of a longevity gene have improved brain skills such as thinking, learning and memory. Researchers found that increasing levels of the gene, called KLOTHO, in mice made them smarter, possibly by increasing the strength of connections between nerve cells in the brain.

  •  The study was published in Cell Reports. Those who have one copy of a variant of the KLOTHO gene, called KL-VS, tend to live longer and have lower chances of suffering a stroke whereas those who have two copies may live shorter lives and have a higher risk of stroke.

  •  The study also found that those with one copy performed better on cognitive tests regardless of age, sex or the presence of the apolipoprotein 4 gene, the main genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease.

India’s first cyber lab

(Current Affairs For SSC Exams) Economic |June: 2014

June 2014

E-auction of iron ore

  •  The Goa Mines and Geology Department will hold its third e-auction of iron ore on May 12, wherein six lakh tonnes of ore, lying at jetties and the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) would be e-auctioned.

  •  The State, through MSTC Ltd., has auctioned 1.62 million tonnes of iron ore through two e-auctions in February and March, realising around Rs.260 crore, which would go to the State treasury.

  •  These e-auctions are held under the supervision of a Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee, headed by U. V. Singh.

  •  The Supreme Court, partially relaxing its October 5 ban on iron ore activities in the State, in December last had permitted the Goa Mines Department to auction about 15 million tonnes of iron ore lying at jetties, mining leases, plots, beneficiary plants and port, all under the supervision of its committee.

  •  However, on April 21, the apex court lifted its ban on mining activities, but putting a cap of 20 million tonnes for annual production and ruling that since the renewal of all the deemed mining leases in the State had expired on November, 2007, and the operations carried out, thereafter, have been termed illegal, the mining lessees will not be entitled to the sale value of the ore sold in e-auction but to the approximate cost (not actual cost) of the extraction of the ore.

  •  Making government the custodian of the money collected through e-auction, the court directed the State to pay 50 per cent of wages of all the workers who were laid off or were not paid salaries since the time the mining operations were suspended.

'Global 2000'

  •  MukeshAmbani-led Reliance Industries leads the pack of 54 Indian companies in Forbes' annual list of the world's 2000 largest and most powerful public companies, with Chinese companies occupying the top three slots on the list.

  •  The Forbes 'Global 2000' is a comprehensive list of the world's largest, most powerful public companies, as measured by revenues, profits, assets and market value.

  •  China is home to the world's top three biggest public companies and five of the top 10.

  •  The US retains its dominance as the country with the most Global 2000 companies at 564.

  •  Japan trails the US with 225 companies in aggregate.

  •  India is home to 54 of the world's biggest companies.

  •  Reliance Industries is ranked 135 on the list with a market value of 50.9 billion dollars and 72.8 billion dollars in sales as on May 2014.

  •  Reliance is followed by State Bank of India which is ranked 155 and has a 23.6 billion dollars market value.

  •  The other Indian companies on the list are Oil and Natural Gas ranked 176, ICICI Bank (304), Tata Motors (332), Indian Oil (416), HDFC Bank (422), Coal India (428), Larsen & Toubro (500), Tata Consultancy Services (543), BhartiAirtel (625), Axis Bank (630), Infosys (727), Bank of Baroda (801), Mahindra & Mahindra (803), ITC (830), Wipro (849), Bharat Heavy Electricals (873), GAIL India (955), Tata Steel (983) and Power Grid of India (1011).

  •  Also making the list are Bharat Petroleum (1045), HCL Technologies (1153), Hindustan Petroleum (1211), Adani Enterprises (1233), Kotak Mahindra Bank (1255), Sun Pharma Industries (1294), Steel Authority of India (1329), Bajaj Auto (1499), Hero Motocorp (1912), Jindal Steel & Power (1955), Grasim Industries (1981) and JSW Steel (1990).

Issue of natural gas export

  •  A bi-partisan group of 22 American senators have expressed reservation on the export of natural gas to Asian countries such as India and China, arguing that such a move by Obama Administration would result in an increase in cost for consumers and businesses at home.

  •  They said the “large-scale exports of natural gas to Asia could also jeopardize America’s goal of achieving energy independence, a goal made more achievable by the recent increase in domestic gas production”.

U.K. rich list

  •  India-born Hinduja brothers have emerged as Britain’s richest, valued at £11.9 billion, in the Sunday Times’ annual list of the super rich.

  • Gopichand and SrichandHinduja run the multinational Hinduja Group with interests across automotive, real estate and oil.

  •  Arsenal shareholder and Russian tycoon AlisherUsmanov fell to second place after his estimated fortune dropped to £10.65 billion. He is followed by Laskshmi Mittal with £10.25 billion, registering a growth of £250 million.

  •  London now has the most billionaires for any city with 72. The total number for U.K. has crossed 100 for the first time to reach 104 billionaires with a combined wealth of over £301 billion. The next most prosperous city in the world is Moscow with 48 billionaires, just ahead of New York and San Francisco.

  •  The Duke of Westminster is the richest Briton with around £8.5 billion and is ranked 10th.

Introduction of minimum wage in Switzerland

  •  Swiss voters have rejected a proposal to introduce a minimum wage of 3,000 Swiss francs per month (4,500 dollars).

  •  77 per cent of voters cast ballots against the measure.

  •  At 25 dollars an hour, it would be the highest minimum wage in the world.

  •  The referendum was launched by left-wing parties and trade unions, which argued that such a salary was necessary for making a decent living in Switzerland, where the cost of living is among the highest in Europe.

  •  The government and employers associations had campaigned against the plan, warning that companies would shift operations to neighbouring countries and Switzerland’s important tourism sector would suffer.

Most Expensive Billionaire Home

  • ` Reliance Industries Chairman MukeshAmbani’s skyscraper residence in Mumbai is the most expensive billionaire home in the world, according to a Forbes list, which also includes Indian-origin steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal’s houses in London.

  •  Ambani’s 27-storey, 400,000-square-foot skyscraper home ‘Antilia’, named after a mythical island in the Atlantic, tops the Forbes list of the most expensive homes in the world.

  •  The house has six storeys of parking, three helicopter pads, and reportedly requires a staff of 600 to keep it running.

US-China trade

  •  United States Secretary of State John Kerry has described China’s moves to deploy an oil rig in waters disputed by Vietnam as “provocative,” prompting an angry rebuttal from Beijing.

  •  The Chinese government accused the U.S. of making “erroneous” remarks that had “emboldened some countries’ provocations.”

  •  In recent days, Chinese and Vietnamese vessels have been in a tense stand-off, sparked by China’s deployment of an oil rig in the waters of the South China Sea off the Paracel Islands, which are claimed by Beijing.

  •  Vietnam dispatched ships in response, arguing that the waters were within its exclusive economic zone, located around 200 nautical miles from its coastline.

  •  China has maintained that it was well within its rights to deploy the $ 1 billion rig in the waters off the Paracel Islands, which it claims. Beijing would, however, have been aware of the possibility of a backlash from Vietnam, which disputes China’s claims.

Myntra acquired by Flipkart

  •  Flipkart India Pvt Ltd, the country’s largest e-commerce firm, has acquired rival Myntra.com in the largest-ever deal in the country’s e-commerce market.

  •  The current policy does not allow FDI in business-to-consumer e-commerce even as 100 per cent FDI is allowed in business-to-business e-commerce.

  •  Myntra co-founder and chief executive MukeshBansal will head the fashion business of both Myntra and Flipkart, and Myntra will operate as an independent entity and retain its website, while Flipkart will continue selling apparel on its site.

  •  The Flipkart-Myntra deal comes amid a strong revival of interest in the Indian e-commerce market, but the trigger clearly

(Current Affairs For SSC Exams) National Events | June 2014

June  2014

Super city

  • In line with the principles of sustainable development advocated in the Medellin Declaration, Gravity 2.0 Research Foundation recommended that a capital city region be considered rather than a single urban agglomeration for the location of a new capital for the State of Andhra Pradesh post bifurcation.

  •  In a representation submitted to the Expert Committee on identification of location of new capital for the State of Andhra Pradesh , the Gravity 2.0 Research Foundation, suggested that the new capital be located in the Visakhapatnam-Rajahmundry-Vijayawada ‘Super City’ ensuring inclusive growth.

  •  They also suggested that coastal shipping be promoted and the National Waterway 4 be extended to Visakhapatnam.

INS Vikrant’s another lifeline

(Important Dates) Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) 2014-2015 for Male Candidates


Indian Air Force


Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) - 2014 / 2015 for Male Candidates

:: Important Dates ::

  •  Online Applications will Open on 06 December 2014.

  • Online Applications will Close on 01 January 2015.

(Important Dates) Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) 2014-2015 for Female Candidates


Indian Air Force


Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) - 2014 / 2015 for Female Candidates

:: Important Dates ::

  •  Online Applications will Open on 06 December 2014.

  • Online Applications will Close on 01 January 2015.

(How to Apply) Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) 2014-2015 for Female Candidates


Indian Air Force


Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) - 2014 / 2015 for Female Candidates

:: How to Apply ::

 If you meet the eligibility criteria, please click on “CANDIDATE LOGIN” in the career website of IAF www.careerairforce.nic.in and follow the instructions. You are advised to note down Registration number for future correspondence. Candidates are advised to read the notification for AFCAT 01 / 2015 and the detailed guidelines for filling up Online application as given in the website www.careerairforce.nic.in  prior to commencement of filling up Online applications. While filling Online application, it is advisable to keep the relevant documents readily available, as details are to be filled as per

(How to Apply) Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) 2014-2015 for Male Candidates


Indian Air Force


Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) - 2014 / 2015 for Male Candidates

:: How to Apply ::

 If you meet the eligibility criteria, please click on “CANDIDATE LOGIN” in the career website of IAF www.careerairforce.nic.in and follow the instructions. You are advised to note down Registration number for future correspondence. Candidates are advised to read the notification for AFCAT 01 / 2015 and the detailed guidelines for filling up Online application as given in the website www.careerairforce.nic.in  prior to commencement of filling up Online applications. While filling Online application, it is advisable to keep the relevant documents readily available, as details are to be filled as per matriculation & other educational certificates. Please save your recent colour passport size photograph (size 10 to 50 KB) in the computer for uploading it with your Online application form. Please note that utmost care needs to be taken while filling up the online application. In case any information is found to be incorrect then the candidature is likely to be cancelled at any stage of the selection process. Submission of more than one application may also lead to cancellation of candidature

(Selection Procedure) Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) 2014-2015 for Male Candidates


Indian Air Force


Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) - 2014 / 2015 for Male Candidates

:: Selection Procedure ::

(a). All applicants whose online applications have been successfully submitted will be called for Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) and Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) (applicable only for candidates applying for technical branch) to be conducted on 22 February 2015 (Sunday) at one of the examination centres mentioned below. Candidates will be required to login to their candidate login accounts regularly for information on AFCAT, EKT(if applicable) and AFSB testing. The AFCAT will be of two hours duration and will contain multiple choice questions on verbal ability, numerical ability, reasoning, general awareness and military aptitude. Sample question paper and syllabus of AFCAT is available on IAF career website www.careerairforce.nic.in  EKT would be for 45 minutes and conducted immediately after AFCAT

(b). Candidates who are short-listed on the basis of Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) will be called for further testing at one of the Air Force Selection Boards (AFSBs) at Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar or Varanasi. The testing would consist of three stages as given below.

(Selection Procedure) Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) 2014-2015 for Female Candidates


Indian Air Force


Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) - 2014 / 2015 for Female Candidates

:: Selection Procedure ::

(a). All applicants whose online applications have been successfully submitted will be called for Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) and Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) (applicable only for candidates applying for technical branch) to be conducted on 22 February 2015 (Sunday) at one of the examination centres mentioned below. Candidates will be required to login to their candidate login accounts regularly for information on AFCAT, EKT(if applicable) and AFSB testing. The AFCAT will be of two hours duration and will contain multiple choice questions on verbal ability, numerical ability, reasoning, general awareness and military aptitude. Sample question paper and syllabus of AFCAT is available on IAF career website www.careerairforce.nic.in  EKT would be for 45 minutes and conducted immediately after AFCAT

(b). Candidates who are short-listed on the basis of Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) will be called for further testing at one of the Air Force Selection Boards (AFSBs) at Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar or Varanasi. The testing would consist of three stages as given below.

(Type of Commission) Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) 2014-2015 for Female Candidates


Indian Air Force


Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) - 2014 / 2015 for Female Candidates

:: Type of Commission ::

Permanent Commission

Candidates joining as Permanent Commission (PC) officers would continue to serve till the age of superannuation.

Short Service Commission

(Type of Commission) Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) 2014-2015 for Male Candidates


Indian Air Force


Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) - 2014 / 2015 for Male Candidates

:: Type of Commission ::

Permanent Commission

Candidates joining as Permanent Commission (PC) officers would continue to serve till the age of superannuation.

Short Service Commission

(Training) Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) 2014-2015 for Male Candidates


Indian Air Force


Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) - 2014 / 2015 for Male Candidates

:: Training ::

(Training) Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) 2014-2015 for Female Candidates


Indian Air Force


Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) - 2014 / 2015 for Female Candidates

(Pay and Allowances) Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) 2014-2015 for Female Candidates


Indian Air Force


Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) - 2014 / 2015 for Female Candidates

:: Pay and Allowances ::

Flying Officers will be entitled to Pay in Pay Band of Rs. 15,600 - 39,100 per month along with Grade Pay, Military Service Pay, Dearness Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance, Transport Allowance. In addition, other allowances are applicable based on nature of duty / place of posting and would include Flying Allowance, Technical Allowance, Field Area Allowance, Special Compensatory (Hill area) Allowance, Special Force Allowance, Siachin Allowance, Island Special Duty Allowance, Test Pilot & Flight Test Engineer Allowance, Hard Area Allowance and Remote Locality Allowance. On successful completion of Training, the newly Commissioned Flying Officers would be entitled to approximate gross monthly emoluments in different branches including Transport Allowance of major cities as follows:-

(Pay and Allowances) Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) 2014-2015 for Male Candidates


Indian Air Force


Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) - 2014 / 2015 for Male Candidates

:: Pay and Allowances ::

Flying Officers will be entitled to Pay in Pay Band of Rs. 15,600 - 39,100 per month along with Grade Pay, Military Service Pay, Dearness Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance, Transport Allowance. In addition, other allowances are applicable based on nature of duty / place of posting and would include Flying Allowance, Technical Allowance, Field Area Allowance, Special Compensatory (Hill area) Allowance, Special Force Allowance, Siachin Allowance, Island Special Duty Allowance, Test Pilot & Flight Test Engineer Allowance, Hard Area Allowance and Remote Locality Allowance. On successful completion of Training, the newly Commissioned Flying Officers would be entitled to approximate gross monthly emoluments in different branches including Transport Allowance of major cities as follows:-

(Eligibility Criteria) Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) 2014-2015 for Male Candidates


Indian Air Force


Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) - 2014 / 2015 for Male Candidates

:: Eligibility Criteria ::

(1). Flying Branch

Age Limit

20 to 24 years as on 01 January 2016 i.e. Born between 02 January 1992 to 01 January 1996 (both dates inclusive). (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and Current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 years i.e. born between 02 January 1990 to 01 January 1996 (both dates inclusive).

Educational Qualifications:

Graduates (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognised University who have attained minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together and have passed Maths and Physics at 10+2 level or BE / B Tech degree (Four year course) from a recognised University with minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together.

Physical Standards

  • Height and Weight : Minimum height : 162.5 cms with correlated weight, Leg Length : Min -99 cms. Max - 120 cms.Thigh Length : Max - 64 cms.Sitting Height : Min - 81.5 cms. Max - 96 cms.

  • Vision : (a) Minimum Visual Acuity 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other, correctable to 6/6 only for hypermetropia. (b) Manifest Myopia - Nil. (c) LASIK Surgery for correction of vision is admissible in Transport and Helicopter streams of Short Service Commission (Flying Branch) if the following conditions are fulfilled at the time of Air Force medical examination:- (i) LASIK Surgery should not have been carried out before the age of 20 years. (ii) The axial length of the eye should not be more than 25.5 mm as measured by IOL master. (iii) At least twelve months should have lapsed post uncomplicate stable LASIK. No history or evidence of any complication. (iv) The post LASIK corneal thickness as measured by a corneal pachymeter should not be less than 450 microns. (v) Individuals with high refractive errors (>6D) prior to LASIK are to be excluded. Candidates must not suffer from colour or night blindness.

  • All other medical criteria would be evaluated by the Air Force Medical Authorities whose decision on the fitness would be final.

(2). Technical Branch - 198/16T/PC/M & 198/16T/SSC/M

Age Limit

20 to 26 years as on 01 January 2016 i.e. born between 02 January 1990 to 01 January 1996 (both dates inclusive).

(Eligibility Criteria) Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) 2014-2015 for Female Candidates


Indian Air Force


Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) - 2014 / 2015 for Female Candidates

:: Eligibility Criteria ::

(1). Flying Branch

Age Limit

20 to 24 years as on 01 January 2016 i.e. Born between 02 January 1992 to 01 January 1996 (both dates inclusive). (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and Current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 years i.e. born between 02 January 1990 to 01 January 1996 (both dates inclusive).

Educational Qualifications:

Graduates (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognised University who have attained minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together and have passed Maths and Physics at 10+2 level or BE / B Tech degree (Four year course) from a recognised University with minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together.

Physical Standards

  • Height and Weight : Minimum height : 162.5 cms with correlated weight, Leg Length : Min -99 cms. Max - 120 cms.Thigh Length : Max - 64 cms.Sitting Height : Min - 81.5 cms. Max - 96 cms.

  • Vision : (a) Minimum Visual Acuity 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other, correctable to 6/6 only for hypermetropia. (b) Manifest Myopia - Nil. (c) LASIK Surgery for correction of vision is admissible in Transport and Helicopter streams of Short Service Commission (Flying Branch) if the following conditions are fulfilled at the time of Air Force medical examination:- (i) LASIK Surgery should not have been carried out before the age of 20 years. (ii) The axial length of the eye should not be more than 25.5 mm as measured by IOL master. (iii) At least twelve months should have lapsed post uncomplicate stable LASIK. No history or evidence of any complication. (iv) The post LASIK corneal thickness as measured by a corneal pachymeter should not be less than 450 microns. (v) Individuals with high refractive errors (>6D) prior to LASIK are to be excluded. Candidates must not suffer from colour or night blindness.

  • All other medical criteria would be evaluated by the Air Force Medical Authorities whose decision on the fitness would be final.

(2). Technical Branch - 198/16T/SSC/W

Age Limit

20 to 26 years as on 01 January 2016 i.e. born between 02 January 1990 to 01 January 1996 (both dates inclusive).

Educational Qualifications

Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)}. Candidates applying for AE (L) branch would be eligible if they have undergone a minimum of four year degree qualification from a recognised University or cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership examination of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies. Candidates should also fulfil conditions given in Para 4 (a).

Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}. Candidates applying for AE (M) branch would be eligible if they have undergone a minimum of four year degree qualification from a recognised University or cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies. Candidates should also fulfil conditions given in Para 4 (b).

Essential Subjects for Technical Branch:

Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)}. All candidates applying for AE(L) branch should have scored a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together and studied at least eight subjects out of the eighteen subjects listed below in their qualifying exam:-

(L1) Physics / Engineering Physics (L2) Mathematics / Engineering Mathematics (L3) Engineering Graphics / Engineering Drawing (L4) Electrical Engineering / Electrical Technology (L5) Control Engineering (L6) Microprocessors (L7) Digital Electronics / Basic Electronics (L8) Computer Networks (L9) Information Technology (L10) Network Theory Design (L11) Telecommunication Systems (L12) Electronic Circuit Design (L13) Radar Theory (L14) Switching Theory (L15) Instrumentation (L16) Microwave Engineering (L17) Antenna and Wave Propagation (L18) Electronic Devices.

Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}. All candidates applying for AE(M) branch should have scored a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together and studied at least eight subjects out of the eighteen subjects listed below in their qualifying exam:-

(M1) Physics / Engineering Physics (M2) Engineering Maths / Mathematics (M3) Engineering Drawing / Graphics (M4) Automotive Engineering / Plant Engineering / Industrial Engineering (M5) Engineering Mechanics / Strength of Material (M6) Aerodynamics (M7) Thermodynamics and Applications / Heat Power Engineering (M8) Heat and Mass Transfer (M9) Theory of Machines (Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery) (M10) Fluid Mechanics / Turbo Machines (M11) Flight Mechanics (M12) Machine Drawing / Machine Design (M13) Mechatronics (M14) Material Science / Metallurgy (M15) Vibrations (M16) Workshop Technology /

(Courses Commencing) Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) 2014-2015 for Female Candidates


Indian Air Force


Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) - 2014 / 2015 for Female Candidates

(Courses Commencing) Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) 2014-2015 for Male Candidates


Indian Air Force


Air Force Common Admission Test ( AFCAT ) - 2014 / 2015 for Male Candidates

(Result) SSC Junior Engineers (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Quantity Surveying and Contract) Examination, 2014 (Paper - 1)

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Staff Selection Commission

(Result) Junior Engineers (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Quantity Surveying and Contract) Examination, 2014

Junior Engineers (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Quantity Surveying and Contract) Examination, 2014- declaration of result of candidates qualified for
appearing in Paper-II

1. Staff Selection Commission conducted an open competitive examination for recruitment to the post of Jr. Engineers (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Quantity Surveying and Contract) Exam. 2014 on 25.5.2014 on all India basis. 264945 candidates appeared in this examination.

2. Representations received from the candidates regarding answer keys were carefully examined. Wherever the representations were found genuine, modified answer keys were used for evaluation.

3. Based upon the cut-offs fixed by the Commission, following are the details of the candidates qualifying for appearing in Paper-II:-

Civil Engineering:

  SC ST OBC OH HH UR TOTAL
CUT-OFF MARKS 75.75 70.00 82.00 69.00 40.00 93.75  
CANDIDATE AVAILABLE 1622 724 4254 112 32 2108* 8852

* In addition to the number of UR candidates shown above, 1951 OBC, 395 SC and 139 ST candidates are also meeting the cut-off for UR category. Such candidates have been shown in their respective category.

Electrical/Mechanical Engineering:

  SC ST OBC OH HH UR TOTAL
CUT-OFF MARKS 102.50 93.75 109.50 93.00 69.00 117.50  
CANDIDATE AVAILABLE 243 123 1068 27 25 649* 2135

* In addition to the number of UR candidates shown above, 377 OBC, 32 SC and 5 ST candidates are also meeting the cut-off for UR category. Such candidates have been shown in their respective category.

Note 1: Candidates belonging to reserved categories meeting the cut-off fixed for UR category are shown in the respective category in both Lists)

Note 2: Subject has been taken from the OMR Score Data. Category has been taken from data sent by Regional Offices of SSC.

4. The results are provisional and subject to the recommended candidates fulfilling all the eligibility conditions prescribed for the respective post in the Notice of Examination and also subject to thorough verification of their identity with reference to their photographs, signatures, handwritings, etc., on the application forms, admission certificates, etc. The candidature of the candidates is liable to be cancelled by respective Regional Directors in case candidates are found not fulfilling the eligibility conditions or any other genuine reasons.

(News) Aspirants protest against alleged irregularities in SSC exams


Aspirants protest against alleged irregularities in SSC exams


Thousands of aspirants of Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exams-2013, CGL Exams (Pre)-2014 and Combined High Secondary Level (CHSL) Exam-2014, conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC), took to to street on Wednesday demanding cancellation these exams. They also demanded a CBI inquiry into the alleged irregularities in these examinations. The demonstration was held under the banner of Akhil Bharatiya SSC Sangharsh Morcha (ABSSCSM). High Court Bar Association and some local political leaders are supporting the agitation. The administration deployed police and PAC personnel in a large number to ward of any untoward incident.

Thousands of agitated aspirants gheraoed the central regional office of the commission and staged a sit-in. They wanted to meet the district magistrate to hand over the memorandum, addressed to the Prime Minister. As the official was out of station, the agitated aspirants kept on sitting at the sit-in site.

(Notification) SSC : Detailed Option for Post in Order of Preference for Combined Graduate Level Examination , 2013

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Staff Selection Commission


Combined Graduate Level Examination , 2013

(Detailed Option for Post)

Candidates should indicate their options, in order of preference, separately for the post in the following format:

Code POST Ministries/ Departments/Offices/Cadre
A Assistant Central Secretariat Service
B Assistant Central Vigilance Commission
C Assistant Intelligence Bureau
D Assistant Ministry of Railway
E Assistant Ministry of External Affairs
F Assistant (Cypher) Ministry of External Affairs
G Assistant AFHQ

(Corrigendum) SSC : Change in State Preference for Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2013

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Staff Selection Commission


Combined Graduate Level Examination , 2013

F.No.3/10/2012-P&P-1

Candidates may refer to the Notice of the above mentioned Examination published in the Employment News dated 19.01.2013. The following modifications/amendments to the Notice are made as indicated below:

S.
N
Para No FOR READ
01. 12-B Commission will make State-wise allocation of the candidates taking into
consideration his position in the merit list and option exercised for the
posts. The States/UTs for the purpose are grouped and coded as below:

Commission will make allocation
 of the candidates taking into
consideration their position in the
merit list and option exercised for
the posts. Candidates are advised
to exercise their option carefully,
when called for, as the option
exercised will be final and no
change will be allowed under any
circumstance.

Code State/UT Code State/UT

(अधिसूचना "Notice") SSC: हिन्दी कौशल परीक्षाओं के सम्बंध में (पत्र संख्या - 12015/13/2011-रा.भा.)

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Staff Selection Commission

(अधिसूचना) हिन्दी कौशल परीक्षाओं के सम्बंध में (पत्र संख्या - 12015/13/2011-रा.भा.)

(Result) SSC : List of Candidates Qualified In Written Exam For Skill Test in Stenographer Grade (C&D) Exam 2014

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Staff Selection Commission


Stenographer Grade (C&D) Examination, 2014

LIST OF THE CANDIDATES QUALIFIED IN WRITTEN EXAM FOR SKILL TEST

Exam Name : Stenographer Grade (C&D) Examination, 2014

Exam Date : 14-09-2014

SSC CGL Exam Previous Year Papers Download : Latest 2014 Papers Added

SSC: Combined Graduate Level Examination (Previous Year Papers)


CGL Exam - 2014 (Tier - I) held on 19-10-2014 & 26-10-2014

CGL Exam - 2013 (Tier - II) held on 21-9-2014

new.gif (47×17)(Download) SSC: CGL Tier-II 2013 Exam Paper (English Language & Comprehension) Held On 21.9.2014

new.gif (47×17)(Download) SSC: CGL Tier-II 2013 Exam Paper (Numerical Aptitude) Held On 21.9.2014

Re-Exam CGL Exam - 2013 (Tier-I) held on 27.04.2014

CGL Exam - 2013 (Tier-I)

Combined Graduate Level Exam - 2012 (Tier - 1)

Combined Graduate Level Exam - 2011 (Tier - 1)

  19.06.2011 (1st Sitting)

DOWNLOAD: FULL QUESTION PAPER: First Sitting : 19-06-2011

  19.06.2011 (2nd Sitting)

DOWNLOAD: FULL QUESTION PAPER: Second Sitting : 19-06-2011  

  26.06.2011 (1st Sitting)

DOWNLOAD: FULL QUESTION PAPER: First Sitting : 26-06-2011  

  26.06.2011 (2nd Sitting)

DOWNLOAD: FULL QUESTION PAPER: Second Sitting : 26-06-2011  

Combined Graduate Level Exam - 2010 (Tier -1)

Combined Graduate Level Examination (Tier II)

(Result) SSC Recruitment of Various Posts For Various Department - 2014

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Staff Selection Commission

(Result) Recruitment of Various Posts For Various Department

Result & Advertisement No Details:

  1. Recruitment to the post of Housekeeper advertised vide Cat No. B-18 of Advt. No. NR/1/2014
  2. Recruitment to the post of Senior Technical Assistant (Cooperation) advertised vide Cat No. B-27 of Advt. No. NR/1/2014
  3. Recruitment to the post of Tourist information officer advertised vide Cat No. C-46 of Advt. No. NR/1/2012
  4. Recruitment to the post of Trained Graduate Teacher (Tamil) advertised vide Cat No. SR-B-03 of Advt. No. SSC/SR/2/2013
  5. Recruitment to the post of Draughtsman advertised vide Cat No. B-43 of Advt. No. NR/1/2012
  6. Recruitment to the post of Teacher (Primary) advertised vide Cat No. MPR-04 of Advt. No. 04/2012
  7. Recruitment to the post of Senior Technical Assistant (Credit) advertised vide Cat No. B-21 of Advt. No. NR/1/2014
  8. Recruitment to the post of Investigator advertised vide Cat No. 2/BG of Advt. No. KKR-03/2013
  9. Recruitment to the post of Zoological Assistant advertised vide Cat No. NWR-01 of Advt. No. SSC/NWR/1/2014
  10. Recruitment to the post of Senior Radio Technician advertised vide Cat No. SR-B-07 of Advt. No. SSC/SR/2/2013
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