IMPORTANCE OF NEET QUESTION PAPERS AND MOCK TESTS

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Wondering why NEET question papers and mock tests are such a big deal for everyone? Read on to find out the answer to this question.

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Any preparation article, be it from an expert or a topper, is incomplete without the mention of NEET previous years question papers and mock tests. This often leaves candidates wondering why it is important to solve the NEET question papers of previous years and mock tests. There are many reasons as to why experts and toppers emphasize solving these during the preparatory phase. This article will help you understand why it is important to solve the question papers of previous years and mock tests for NEET 2020.

NEET 2020: WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO SOLVE THE QUESTION PAPERS OF PREVIOUS YEARS AND MOCK TESTS?

Understanding the Exam Pattern

When it comes to understanding the exam pattern there is no better guide than the question papers of the previous years. They help you understand the type of questions that can be asked from a topic in NEET 2020. An in-depth analysis of the question papers will also help you judge which topics are important with respect to NEET.

Time Management and Speed

According to the exam pattern of NEET, you have to solve 180 questions in 3 hours (180 minutes), which implies that you get only 1 minute per question. To attempt the maximum number of questions on the exam day, you need to achieve this speed. NEET question papers of previous years and mock tests are designed to be solved in a duration of 3 hours. Setting a timer while solving these will help you achieve this speed.

Accuracy

Solving NEET question papers and mock tests will not only help you with time management but will also help improve your speed and accuracy. You may be able to solve 10 questions in 10 minutes, but how many of these are correct? To get good results, you must achieve accuracy and considerable speed.

Confidence

It is not uncommon for candidates to feel nervous or anxious before or during the examination. But, according to the exam day experiences shared by various candidates, candidates who have solved NEET question papers of previous years and mock tests feel confident as compared to those who relied only on books.

Prepare you for anything and everything

During the initial stages of preparation, a candidate sticks to solving the question papers of previous years and a few basic mock tests. As you progress, you are advised to attempt mock tests of intermediate and advanced difficulty levels. Mock tests of various difficulty levels prepare a candidate for almost any question. This will help you on the day of the examination and you will not be overwhelmed by the NEET 2020 question paper.

Preparation Analysis & Performance Evaluation

Solving the question papers and mock tests on your own will also help you analyse your preparation. After every mock test, spend some time analysing the results. Your preparation may be rock solid and you may have read everything, but there will be questions/ topics which prevent you from getting a perfect score. Analysing the results of mock tests will help you strengthen these areas and will help improve your performance on the exam day.

 

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SCIENCE STUDENTS PEEKABOO – TOP PHARMACY EXAMS IN INDIA 2020

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December, 2019

Several universities and institutions at national and state level are ready to conduct Pharmacy Entrance Exams for the year 2020. Candidates who wish to take admission in diploma, graduate and postgraduate programmes in Pharmacy can refer to this exclusively curated list of top pharmacy entrance exams in India.

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Pharmacy is one of the most opted professional course in India. The rapidly growing Pharmaceutical industry and Pharmaceutical research has attracted the interest of the students to take Pharmacy as a career option. In India there are various colleges and universities of International repute which offers programmes in Pharmacy at different levels such as Diploma, Undergraduate and Post-Graduate levels. These programmes are approved by the PCI (Pharmacy Council of India) and AICTE (All India Council of Technical Education), New Delhi.

In order to gain the expertise in various branches of Pharmacy, students can choose from a range of programmes offered at Post-Graduation level. The various branches offered during M. Pharma (Master of Pharmacy) are Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacognosy, and pharmacovigilance.

Students who wish to make a career in the field of Pharmacy can refer to this curated list of important Pharmacy Exam for 2020 divided according to their level such as National level, State level and University level.

Exam Name Conducting Body
GPAT (Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test) National Testing Agency (NTA)
NIPER JEE National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali
West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE- Pharmacy) West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board
Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE-Pharmacy) Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Uttar Pradesh
Odisha Joint Entrance Examination – Pharmacy (OJEE-P) Odisha State Government
Maharashtra Common Entrance Test – Pharmacy (MHT CET) Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra
Rajasthan University of Health Sciences (RUHS-P) Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur,
KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test) Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)
GUJCET (Gujarat Common Entrance Test) Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSEB)
Goa Common Entrance Test (Goa CET) Department of Technical Education, Goa Government
GITAM GAT (GITAM Graduate Aptitude Test) Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM), Vishakhapatnam
MET (MAHE Entrance Test) Manipal Academy of Higher Education or MAHE formerly known as Manipal University
Jamia Hamdard Pharmacy Jamia Hamdard University (A Deemed to be University), New Delhi

NATIONAL LEVEL PHARMACY EXAM LIST

GPAT

GPAT 2020 or the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 2020 is a national level entrance exam which allows candidates to take admission in to M. Pharma courses in colleges and institutes approved by the AICTE in India. GPAT 2020 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency or the NTA. GPAT 2020 exam is scheduled to happen on January 28, 2020.

NIPER JEE

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Joint Entrance Exam 2020 or NIPER JEE 2020 is a national level exam which offers M. Pharm, M. Tech (Pharm), MBA (Pharm) and Ph.D. in pharmacy across its seven campuses all over India. The exam is conducted by the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali.

The exam duration is of two hours and is conducted in the English medium. NIPER JEE 2020 comprises 200 multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Each correct answer is awarded 1 mark and there’s a negative marking of 0.25 mark for every wrong answer.

STATE LEVEL EXAMS

DELHI CET

Delhi Common Entrance Test (CET) is a state level entrance test. Delhi CET is conducted by the Department of Training and Technical Education, Delhi for admissions in a diploma course in Pharmacy. Delhi CET is also known as Delhi Polytechnic examination. Delhi CET exam will be held somewhere in the last week of May 2020.

GOA CET

Goa Common Entrance Test (Goa CET) exam is a state level entrance test conducted by Department of Technical Education, Goa Government for admissions to professional degree course in Pharmacy offered by colleges in Goa. The authority organizes GCET exam in the month of May.

GUJARAT CET

The Gujarat Common Entrance Test or the GUJCET is held by the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSEB) for admission in degree and diploma programmes in Pharmacy across Gujarat. The exam is expected to commence in the month of April.

KCET

KCET or the Karnataka Common Entrance Test is a state level entrance exam which facilitates admissions into B. Pharma and D. Pharma programmes across colleges in Karnataka State. KCET is conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). The commencement of KCET registration is expected in the month of February 2020.

UKSEE

UKSEE or the Uttarakhand State Entrance Exam is a state level entrance exam which is conducted by Uttarakhand Technical University. UKSEE facilitates admission in B. Pharma and M. Pharma programmes across colleges in Uttarakhand State. The online registration is expected to begin in the second week of April 2020.

UPSEE

Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam or the UPSEE is a gateway for the candidates seeking admissions in B. Pharma programme across colleges in Uttar Pradesh. The state level exam is conducted by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), Uttar Pradesh. UPSEE application forms are expected to be available online from the Third week of January 2020.

WBJEE

WBJEE or the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination is a state-level exam which facilitates admission into B.Pharmacy courses at universities, government colleges and self-financing institutions in West Bengal. WBJEE exam is conducted by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board (WBJEEB). The WBJEE 2020 exam will be conducted in offline mode on February 2, 2020.

RUHS PHARMACY

RUHS Pharmacy exam is a state level exam. The Rajasthan University of Health Sciences (RUHS) conducts the RUHS Pharmacy exams for admission in B. Pharma and D. Pharma programmes to its affiliated colleges across the Rajasthan State. RUHS will make the online application forms available soon on their official website, ruhsraj.org. RUHS will open online registrations around Fourth week of June 2020.

KEAM ENTRANCE EXAM

KEAM or the Kerala Engineering, Agricultural and Medical Entrance Exam facilitates admission in B. Pharma, B. Pharma (Lateral Entry) and M. Pharma programmes across government and private colleges in the Kerala state. The KEAM exam is conducted by Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE), Kerala. CEE will start accepting the online registrations in the First week of February 2020.

CHHATTISGARH PRE PHARMACY TEST (CG PPHT)

CG PPHT or the Chhattisgarh Pre Pharmacy Test is a state level entrance exam administered by Chhattisgarh Vyapam also known as Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board, Raipur. The CG PPHT exam is a gateway for students to take admissions in B. Pharma, D. Pharma and M. Pharma programmes across affiliated colleges and institutions in Chhattisgarh state. CG Vyapam is expected to start inviting applications and registrations from the Third week of March 2020.

PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (PTU) EXAM

PTU or Punjab Technical University exam is conducted by the I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala, Punjab. PTU exam facilitates admission into undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Pharmacy. The final admission is granted after the centralized counselling. Candidates can register for the exam somewhere around the fourth week of April 2020.

ODISHA JOINT ENTRANCE (OJEE) EXAM

OJEE or the Odisha Joint Entrance Exam is conducted by the Odisha State Government to facilitate admission into B. Pharma and M. Pharma courses across the affiliated colleges and institutes in Odisha State. The registration for OJEE exam is expected to begin in and around First week of February 2020.

UNIVERSITY LEVEL EXAMS

JAMIA HAMDARD PHARMACY EXAM

Jamia Hamdard Pharmacy entrance test is conducted by the Jamia Hamdard University, which is a Deemed to be University, New Delhi. Hamdard College of Pharmacy has started the diploma course in 1972 which was affiliated to Delhi Board of Technical Education. The B. Pharm. course was started in 1973 under Delhi University and the M. Pharma course in all the four disciplines with PhD programme was started in 1986. Jamia Hamdard is expected to start the registration and application process in and around the Third week of March 2020.

MAHE 2020 OR MET 2020

Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MCOPS) is the institute under Manipal Academy of Higher Education or MAHE formerly known as Manipal University. MCOPS offers various courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level in Pharmacy. MCOPS or MAHE conducts Manipal Entrance Test commonly called as MET 2020 for admission into B. Pharma/Pharm. D and M. Pharma programmes.

MET 2020 Pharmacy will be conducted by MAHE and has already started the online registration and applications for B. Pharma and M. Pharma programmes on October 5, 2020. The last date for submitting the application forms March 15, 2020.

GITAM GAT 2020

GITAM GAT 2020 is conducted by Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM). GITAM GAT 2020 which is commonly known as GITAM Graduate Aptitude Test. GITAM GAT 2020 exam is conducted for admission in M. Pharma programmes. For M. Pharma programmes, candidates who have qualified the GPAT will be exempted from the GITAM GAT 2020. The examination is a computer-based test expected to be held in April 2020. Candidates can register and apply till March 30, 2020.

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15 STEAM SUMMER LEARNING IDEAS FOR STUDENTS OF ALL AGES

 

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When students leave the classroom for the summer, they lose approximately one to three months of learning. For low-income students who do not have access to regular care or summer camps, they can experience ‘summer learning loss’ at an even higher rate.

Take a look at 15 STEAM summer learning ideas that can help students of all ages achieve academic and personal growth this summer!

SCIENCE

  • Create hands-on biology projects — For students who need extra support in biology during the summer months, experiential learning can help them take charge and investigate science outside of the traditional classroom. Challenge students by asking them to create their own algae reactors, or find ways to collect water from plant leaves to develop a deeper understanding of scientific concepts.

  • Plan an environmental science camp — Through daily field exercises during a summer environmental science camp, students get hands-on experience with chemical testing and water supply assessments. At MHS, middle school students visit nearby colleges to practice their skills within local watersheds.

  • Analyze water chemistry — During the summer months, students can spend time outdoors and combine their science, technology, and math knowledge by installing water quality probes in bodies of water. After installing a water quality probe in a campus stream this spring, MHS students will be analyzing the data this summer and looking for trends.

TECHNOLOGY

  • Design rockets — This is a creative summer learning activity that excites many younger students. By designing and launching their own rockets, students learn about flight and motion and develop problem-solving skills through the design thinking process.

  • Introduce technology clubs — To help students get excited for the school year during the summer months, MHS middle schoolers can participate in a summer Technology Student Association (TSA) camp where they learn how to design and create objects through technology-related activities — including catapult design, video game design, CAD foundations, and digital photography.

  • Create electrical circuits with play-dough — Work with students to make insulating dough and conductive dough, and then set up a simple circuit with LED lights to teach students about electronics and technology in a fun way!

ENGINEERING

  • Build forts with natural materials — To help younger students develop an early interest in engineering during the summer months, plan outdoor adventure activities that allow them to be inventive such as building forts with natural materials.

  • Design nature trails — At the MHS Environmental Center, high school students have the opportunity to maintain nature trails, design new paths on campus, and build fire pits and benches. This type of activity allows students to spend quality time outdoors while making connections to engineering and design thinking concepts.

  • Construct birdhouses — Something as simple as constructing birdhouses can be a hands-on way for students of all ages to understand basic engineering principles – such as creating logical designs and calculating the cost and size of materials.

ART

  • Offer guided painting classes — To help students get creative this summer, guided painting classes give middle and high school students the chance to practice art techniques with an instructor who will help guide them to a finished product.

  • Organize choral camps — MHS elementary students can sign up for choral camps throughout the summer months. Learning how to express themselves through music and perform in front of an audience can boost students’ confidence and self-esteem.

  • Paint birdhouses — The arts connect to a variety of subjects, especially engineering. As students learn about engineering and carpentry by constructing birdhouses, they can expand on their artistic abilities by painting the birdhouses with colorful illustrations.

MATH

  • Help students run their own business — As they learn how to process customers’ orders and make business decisions, students can apply their mathematics knowledge in real-world contexts while developing lifelong customer service skills. At MHS, high school students participate in the school’s STEAM Project Market program during the summer — it features a student-run produce stand and ice cream center that supports entrepreneurial instruction.

  • Host a Lego derby — To help younger students learn about concepts like math, gravity, and friction, try planning a Lego derby. Through math-related lessons, students will use their creativity and logic to design cars using Legos. They’ll also experience the friendly excitement of racing them against one another!

  • Create a MakerSpace — At MHS, students have the freedom to design items in the MHS MakerSpace year-round using knowledge gained from their math classes. When students have the space to bring their ideas to life, that’s when they experience growth — especially during the summer months.

 

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THE EVER-EVOLVING ROLE OF A FASHION STYLIST

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From working under big designers to getting bylines on luxurious fashion magazines, stylists have experienced an evolution in their own journey. Nowadays, they are the go-to person for eminent designers.

With the ever-evolving digital landscape, the role of fashion stylists is also evolving. Throwing light on this very topic, Shalini Gupta, Head of Department – Styling, and Beauty, School of Fashion, Pearl Academy takes us through the various aspects of Fashion Stylists.

 

WHAT IS FASHION STYLING AND WHO ARE SOME OF THE FAMOUS FASHION STYLISTS?

Images have become central to the way we consume culture, make fashion and lifestyle choices and even stay updated on current global affairs. A fashion stylist is the ‘Image Maker’. Be it for magazines, brands, people or films, a stylist works on building characters we can relate to and aspire to be like. Some of the most famous stylists are Anahita Shroff and Vijendra Bhardwaj for Magazines, Rhea Kapoor and Ami Patel for celebrities, Niharika Khan and Manish Malhotra for films.

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FASHION DESIGN AND FASHION STYLING?

Fashion Design gives us products whereas Fashion Styling weaves stories around the product to make it relatable and places it in our own life and context. Based on consumer preferences, audience profiles, and aesthetic compositions, fashion styling bridges the gap between the product and the buyer. It builds connections with you as a consumer and builds aspirations.

 

WHAT ARE THE SKILL SETS REQUIRED AND WHAT ARE THE CAREER OPTIONS?

To be a good stylist, you should be a keen observer and stay updated with current affairs. Doing research is very important. Graphic visualization skills, photography, make-up, and hair and editing skills will be a plus point to help with visual and digital communication.

You can work as a stylist for magazines, television, films, web series and celebrities. Additionally, you can work for brands, on social media campaigns, for commerce websites, as a fashion show director, visual merchandiser as well as in public relations.

 

IS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE A FORMAL EDUCATION AS A STYLIST?

Because of the growing competition, formal education will give you the skills you need to prove yourself faster as you will gain experience while in college by working on projects. You will be able to think on your feet and create original work due to the theoretical and practical knowledge you will acquire through class work and projects.

 

WHAT THINGS SHOULD A STUDENT LOOK FOR WHILE CHOOSING A DESIGN SCHOOL FOR SUCH COURSES?

A student should look for a good team of faculty with relevant teaching and industry experience. Also, it is important to see that they have a good alumni pool in the industry which will provide a lot of opportunities to engage with the industry. Becoming a stylist today takes as much work as any profession and one should not get swayed by promises of quick results. Like any other profession, it takes sustained effort and a lot of practical work.

 

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ENDLESS CAREER OPPORTUNITIES : ABOUT TRAVEL AND TOURISM

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The travel and tourism industry in India is currently experiencing unprecedented growth. The industry is one of the largest and most profitable industries in India and contributes significantly to the foreign exchange earned. As per various studies, the industry is expected to create over 45 million jobs in India by 2025.

Students have endless career opportunities in this fast growing industry of travel and tourism. Candidates looking to pursue their career in the industry can choose to work for travel agencies, government tourism departments, tour operations, immigration and customs services, airlines, hotels, and the list continues.

Candidates can pursue a degree, diploma, or certificate course in travel and tourism at graduation or post-graduation level. Candidates can also pursue PhD in their chosen subject of travel and tourism to build their career in the field of research.

Know what all a travel and tourism course has to offer in terms of the course curriculum, job profiles, top recruiters, and more.

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REQUIRED SKILLSET FOR TRAVEL & TOURISM

 

Professionals working in the industry of travel and tourism are concerned with providing quality services to people who are away from home on a holiday or business. Candidates looking to pursue a career in tourism industry must have a love for travelling along with the hunger to learn new things and knack of staying up-to-date with the latest news as well as socio-economic trends of the world.

Some of the traits and skills that candidates should have to build a successful career in travel and tourism industry are:

Skillset for Travel & Tourism Candidates
Confidence Excellent communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills Pleasant and well-groomed personality
Diligence Flexibility
Commitment Enthusiasm
Good administration and management skills Patience
Good research and planning skills Problem-solving skills
Organisation skills Time management skills
Strong networking skills Teamwork
Hardworking Leadership skills

 

TRAVEL & TOURISM: ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

 

There are many colleges and universities in India that offer undergraduate or postgraduate level degree, diploma, certificate, distance learning, and online courses in various sectors of travel and tourism. Some such sectors include tourism management, tour operation, airline management, airline ticketing, travel administration, etc.

Given below is generic travel and tourism eligibility criteria for UG as well as PG courses. It may be noted that the eligibility criteria might vary depending on the policies of the college/ university in which a candidate is applying.

Eligibility Criteria for Bachelor Degree Courses: Candidates should clear Class XII in any stream from a recognised board with a minimum aggregate percentage (usually 50% – 60%).

Eligibility Criteria for Master Degree Courses: Candidates should clear graduation from a recognised institute/ university with a minimum percentage (usually 45% – 60%). Preference for admission is usually given to candidates who have proficiency in any of the foreign languages.

Eligibility Criteria for Diploma Courses: Candidates should clear Class XII from a recognised board with minimum 50% – 60% aggregate marks.

Eligibility Criteria for PG Diploma Courses: Candidates should clear graduation from a recognised university with minimum 50% – 60% aggregate marks.

Eligibility Criteria for Certificate Courses: Candidates should clear Class XII from a recognised board with at least 45% – 50% marks.

Eligibility Criteria for Distance Learning/ Online Courses: Candidates must note that Travel & Tourism distance learning/ online courses are offered at all – degree, diploma and certificate levels. Therefore, eligibility criteria for distance learning programmes remains the same as mentioned above for different courses.

 

COURSE CURRICULUM FOR TRAVEL & TOURISM

 

Curriculum of a travel and tourism programme depends on the course a candidate is pursuing – degree, diploma, or certificate. However, to get an overview of the subjects taught in some of the popular travel and tourism courses (mentioned in the table below)

Popular Travel and Tourism Courses
Certificate course in Travel & Tourism Cruise Line Operations and Management
Airfares & Ticketing Computer Reservation System
Bachelor of Tourism Administration BA (H) Hotel Management, Travel and Tourism
BBA (Tourism and Travel Management) BCom Tourism and Travel Management
Executive MBA in Tourism, Hospitality and Aviation Programme Master of Tourism Administration
MBA Tourism and Travel MBA Tourism and Leisure
MBA International Business (Tourism) MBA Tourism and Cargo Management
PG Diploma in Travel and Tourism MA in Travel and Tourism
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Tourism PhD in Travel and Tourism

 

TRAVEL & TOURISM: JOB PROFILES & TOP RECRUITERS

 

While experience is a significant factor to grow in the field of travel and tourism, there are endless job opportunities that candidates can avail in both private and public sectors after pursuing a course in the same. Some of the popular job profiles in travel and tourism are:

    • Holiday/ Travel Agent: A travel agent evaluates the requirements of tourists and help them make the best possible travel arrangements. Many hotels and travel groups hire travel agents to sell their tour packages to clients.

 

    • Travel Executive: A travel executive is responsible for managing different aspects of a travel including transportation, flight booking, hotel accommodation, destination information, etc.

 

    • Tourism Manager: A tourism manager promotes tourism in his/her region through different advertising strategies and campaigns. The manager also offers assistance to tourists of different cultures and traditions. Travel Officer/ Coordinator: A travel coordinator finds best prices on hotels, flights and rental cars; processes employee travel expenses, sets up corporate discounts with travel vendors, creates itineraries, etc.

 

    • Airlines/ Ground Staff: The ground staff plays a crucial role in areas such as commercial activities, running of airports, airline operations, etc. The job of ground staff is vast and include responsibilities such as inspecting, storing and transporting luggage; and stocking the aircraft with food and beverage items. Tourist Guide: A tourist guide helps tourists visiting different tourist places and provides them information on cultural, historical and contemporary heritage of religious and historical sites, museums and other places of interest.

 

    • Transport Officer: A transport officer is typically appointed by a state government or local transport body to carry out activities like maintenance of the vehicle fleet, overseeing vehicle establishment programmes, certifying ground transportation budget etc.

 

    • Travel Counselor/ Consultant: A travel counselor has the responsibility of providing complete guidance on travel to clients. A counselor ensures best travel deals for the clients. Tour Operator: A tour operator is a professional who organises tours and manages the travel and stay of tourists. There are many companies which operate tours for domestic as well as international clients and thus require tour operators.

 

    • Travel Writer: A travel writer is responsible for writing an array of stories related to travel such as historical places, vacations, adventure, hotel industry, culture, etc.

 

Some of the top recruiters in the field of travel and tourism are:

Top Recruiters in Travel & Tourism
Cox & Kings Ltd Thomas Cook (India) Ltd
MakeMyTrip (and GoIbibo) Balmer Lawrie Travel & Vacations
Yatra ClearTrip
Jet Airways India Healthcare Tourism (IHCT)
Flying Fox SOTC India
Kuoni Travel East India Travel Co
Kesai Tours Club Mahindra Holidays
Expedia TravelGuru
Air Asia American Express Global Business Travels
Travix Leisure & Travels Pvt Ltd

 

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TEST ANXIETY & HOW TO TREAT IT

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Most people get nervous before taking a test. In fact, feeling nervous motivates us to study so we can pass! But for some students, it goes beyond feeling nervous to the point that it causes them to freeze up and be unable to perform well. In this section, we discuss the definition and symptoms of test anxiety and how students can prevent it from getting out of control.

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WHAT IS IT?

 

Students with test anxiety become so anxious that it causes a physical response. They may feel their heart beating fast, begin to sweat and become nauseous. Unfortunately, the more they are preoccupied with the anxious feelings, the more anxious they become, creating a seemingly never-ending cycle. In other words, it’s the worrying about worrying that gets in the way.

 

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

 

The main symptom of test anxiety is an accelerated heart rate. However, there are additional physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms that can occur. For instance, students may feel light-headed, have digestive problems and sweat profusely. It’s also common to become angry and scared and feel disappointed in yourself. All these symptoms make it impossible to concentrate.

 

HOW CAN STUDENTS HANDLE IT?

 

Therapist Jessica Tappana explains that knowing how to breathe is an important part of fighting test anxiety. “Breathing helps us to ground and center and feel present. The increased oxygen flow to the brain will help students think more clearly.”

Getting a good night sleep and eating a balanced meal in the morning is mandatory, adds mental health professional Stefanie Juliano. College students should avoid substances such as alcohol before a test.

Juliano stresses that knowing your triggers will help. “If you feel yourself tensing, getting a headache, feeling your back hurt, or so on, take a quick break either standing (if able) or seated and continue to breathe. Older students can also investigate alternative practices prior to major tests, such as acupuncture, essential oils, massage or chiropractic care.”

QUICK STUDENT STRESS BUSTERS

 

Learning how to recognize signs of stress and practicing ways to address these symptoms are important steps on the path to good mental health. Here are some activities from our mental health experts that parents and educators can teach children and teens to get them started.

 

FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL KIDS

 

DRAW YOUR FEELINGS

Children respond well to visual manifestations of stress. Ask them to draw their feelings of stress on a piece of paper. They can use crayons, markers, colored pencils or even paint. Then ask them to crumple up the paper or tear it into pieces. As they get up to throw the paper away, explain to them that they are also throwing away the negative feelings and stressors.

 

DEEP BREATHING EXERCISES

Breathing exercises are good practice for learning how the body responds when we breathe correctly. Ask children to take a deep breath through the nose and then slowly, slowly, slowly breathe out as though they are blowing bubbles, dandelions or candles on a birthday cake. Remind them to pay attention to how their stomach and chest move in and out.

 

PROTECTIVE BUBBLE

This activity models how to feel safe even when feeling stressed. Instruct children to image they are in a big bubble that surrounds them completely. Inside the bubble are all the people and things that make them feel safe like family members, friends, pets and stuffed animals. Let them sit for a few minutes as you prompt them to listen to how their bodies feel in a safe space that they can go to in their minds when they are feeling stressed.

 

FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS

 

SILENT CATCH

This activity requires complete silence, so children should be instructed that there is no talking at all. Use a lightweight ball such as a nerf ball to ensure nobody gets hurt. Tell the children to throw the ball to each other but that they can’t throw it to the same person who threw it to them. If they miss, they must sit down. This activity can relieve stress and calm down an anxious classroom.

 

LEARNING TO STRETCH

Teach older children how to stretch correctly to relieve tension and help their bodies relax. It can be done at any time of day for a quick break.

Neck: Put your hands behind your back, grasping your right wrist with your left hand. Use your left hand to gently straighten your right arm, pulling it slightly. Lower your left ear toward your shoulder and hold for 30 seconds. Switch to the other side. Repeat with your left wrist and right hand.

Back: Lie on the floor stretching your arms above your head and pointing your toes. Bend your right leg to your chest with your hands behind your knee and hold for 30 seconds. Repeat with the left leg.

 

FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

 

PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION

Progressive muscle relaxation is a useful tool for teens to relax, especially at night when having trouble falling asleep. They can sit or lay on the floor. Instruct them to relax each part of the body, starting with their toes and working up until they get to their heads. Take time to address each part in detail. Instruct them to repeat what you say in their heads, “I’m relaxing my toes, relaxing the top of my foot, bottom of my foot, etc.”

 

DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING

Because breathing becomes erratic when we are stressed, it’s helpful to practice breathing from the diaphragm which is the natural method. Lie down, place a hand on your chest and a hand on abs. Breathe in through nose and out through mouth.

 

EXPERIENCE CLASSICAL MUSIC

Classical music slows your pulse and heart rate, lowers your blood pressure and decreases stress hormones. Make it a habit to play classical music in the classroom and at home to reduce stress and prevent distractions. Free classical music is available on Spotify and YouTube.

 

FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

 

VISUAL IMAGERY

Visual imagery involves using the imagination to create soothing feelings. Using free guided imagery scripts like those available from Healthy Place PSU at Plymouth State University, teaches students how to use visual imagery to feel calm and centered.

 

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION

There are many benefits associated with mindfulness including lowered heart rate, decreased stress hormone levels, and better physical and emotional health. Instruct students to sit on floor with their legs crossed. Posture should be straight but relaxed. Have students place their hands on their legs. They should become aware of their breathing, letting their thoughts go. It’s alright if a thought comes, in which case they should acknowledge it and let it go while continuing to breathe in and out.

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9 WAYS TO OVERCOME CHALLENGES IN JUNIOR COLLEGE

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It is a big struggle when we encounter problems in school. May it be a personal or academic problem, it can really affect your performance when it comes to your school work. But always keep in mind that there are ways to overcome these challenges and will also help you achieve your goals in life. Obstacles in life are there to shape you and be a lesson for you to improve yourself.

 

HERE ARE 9 WAYS TO OVERCOME THE BARRIERS TO YOUR ACADEMIC SUCCESS:

 

 

  • Manage your time well.

 

 

    1. Balancing your time well can be a big help in doing your school works. Do not let your social relationships take over all of your time. Don’t lose sight of doing well in school especially when you have goals in life.

 

    1. When torn between hanging out with friends and your school work, make sure that you have set a schedule when meeting up with them. In that way, you will not cram in finishing your works that need to be done.

  • Tell someone if you’re being bullied or threatened.

 

 

    1. Bullying is a serious issue in school, you shouldn’t hide it when you are experiencing it too. You should stand for the people who bring you down. And when the situation really gets worse, do not be afraid to talk to your guidance counselor or your parents. Never be afraid to tell anyone, they will help you with what you are going through.

 

    1. Drama can be very damaging especially when it gets worse. Avoiding it as much as possible will help you be stress-free. Do not spread rumors about other people and when you experience it too, do not hesitate to stand up for yourself and tell other people. Nobody deserves to be disrespected like that.

  • Choose your friends wisely.

 

 

    1. Having true friends in school is good especially when you need to vent out problems and other frustrations. Choose your friends who do not take you for granted and will only talk to you if they need something. A true friend will be there for you even when they don’t need anything from you. And a true friend also influences you with doing well in your studies as well as enjoying your social life.

 

    1. Have a friend who is someone you can lean on in good times or in bad times. And of course, someone who will encourage and support you to be better and will be there for you every step of the way.

  • Rethink your constantly up and down relationships.

 

 

    1. Having a partner when you’re still studying can be a good thing but it can affect you in a bad way when you have a toxic relationship. Try to reconsider if it still works for the both of you or it’s already affecting both of you badly. Romantic relationships can motivate you to do better in school but if your relationship has been on and off for so long and it affects both of you then it’s time to reconsider if it’s still worth it or not. It is better to let things go than to keep something that will not be beneficial for the both of you.

  • Have a positive attitude.

 

 

    1. Life can make you feel discouraged and lonely but always keep in my mind that it will all get better in the end. Being optimistic can help you feel less worried and start looking forward to the future. A negative mind or thinking will not give you a positive life. Life can be really hard but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Focus on the things that are important and will make you achieve your dreams in life.

  • Open up to your family.

 

 

    1. Whenever you’re struggling at school, do not hesitate to open up to your parents or siblings. They know you better than the others. They can give you the right advice and will support you in what you are doing. Their support alone can encourage you enough to conquer any obstacles you face in school.

  • Prepare.

 

 

    1. Nothing can beat a person who is prepared. Organizing your schedule, and having a to-do list can be a big help in doing your school works. You can also avoid cramming when you have a list of what project/school work should you do first. This will also help you to be less stressed whenever there are a lot of things to do.

  • Get rid of distractions.

 

 

    1. When you are working on an assignment or a project, avoid getting distracted such as using mobile phones or laptops to watch a movie or scroll through your social media account/s. There is a time for everything, you can finish your work on time when you’re not distracted.

  • Reward yourself.

 

 

    1. When you have achieved something whether it is a big thing or not. You should reward yourself once in a while for doing well. In that way, you would not feel burned out in studying and doing your school works. This can also be your way of relaxing after all the stress you’ve encountered. You deserved it.

 

    There will always be challenges that will come to you as a student or life in general. Applying these ways to your life can help you become less stressed on how you handle problems. Always know that problems are temporary and they are there to help you improve to become the best version of yourself. And no matter how hard the problems or challenges may be, remind yourself that you are not alone in this battle and you are not going to be stuck in that situation forever.

 

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