January 27, 2021
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With the NEET 2021 registration to start tentatively by the year-end, it is important to know the NEET 2021 eligibility to avoid any confusion in days to come. You can also check the Eligibility Criteria in the month of Dec 2020 on the NTA website. Based on the NEET eligibility of last year, medical candidates must satisfy the nationality criteria, age criteria, and other academic requirements in order to attempt the exam.

  • The ‘Upper Age Limit’ criteria are removed by NTA, which will ensure the candidates with 25 years of age to attempt the exam.
  • Another update on NEET 2021 eligibility is the number of attempts limit has been removed.
  • Students who have taken biology as an additional subject in 12th can also apply.
  • NRIs will have to clear the NEET 2021 exam before starting to practice.

Let’s read further to know more about NEET 2021 eligibility.

NEET 2021 Eligibility – Basic Eligibility, Age Limit, 15% Quota & State Quota Eligibility

Below mentioned are the basic NEET 2021 eligibility criteria to attempt the exam:

  • Aspirants must have passed or appeared in 12th class or similar examination with subjects – Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Biotechnology, and English as core subjects from a recognized board.
  • Students from the General category must secure at least 50%.
  • SC/ST/OBC candidates will have to score 40% marks, and PwD candidates must secure 45% marks.
  • Students must be 17 years old by 31st December 2021 to clear the NEET 2021 eligibility.
  • Indian Nationals, NRIs, OCIs, PIOs, and Foreign Nationals can attempt the exam.
  • Foreign Nationals must hold either of the following qualifications from schools – IB (International Baccalaureate), GCSE, Advanced Placement.
  • As mentioned earlier, students can attempt the exam any number of times.

NEET 2021 Eligibility – Age Criteria

All aspirants must fulfil age limit to clear NEET 2021 eligibility criteria set by NTA:

  • Aspirants must have acquired 17 years of age by 31st December 2021
  • Aspirants with an age of 25 years can take the exam. There is a five years relaxation for the candidates from reserved categories.
  • Candidates who are more than 25, can be provisionally allowed to take the examination. But their admission will depend on the Supreme Court verdict.

NEET 2021 Eligibility for 15% AIQ Seats

All, Indian citizens, NRIs, Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin or PIOs and Foreign Nationals are eligible for the 15% All India Quota seats. To lay claim on the 15% AIQ seats, candidates must register for the NEET counselling by MCC.

  • If any seats remain vacant under the AIQ after the 2 rounds of counselling, they will come under the State Quota seats.
  • The merit list will have the same number of names as the seats under the AIQ. Candidates will thus have seats allotted directly.
  • Students whose names will be in the waiting list will be guided as per the directions of the Director-General of Health Services.
  • Telangana and Andhra Pradesh can now take part in the 15% All India Quota Counselling.
  • There will be no need for the submission of the self-declaration form.
  • Students from Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh are not eligible for 15% All India Quota seats. This is because they chose not to be a part of the All India Scheme.
  • Therefore, to clear the NEET 2021 eligibility, aspirants will have to submit an online self-declaration.
  • During the NEET Counselling by MCC, the self-declaration form will be verified by the officials. Any discrepancies will tantamount to a rejection of the application.
  • Students of JAMMU and Kashmir and Ladakh will be able to apply to the private colleges or deemed universities to study – Medical, Dental, Ayurveda, Homeopath, and other streams.

NEET 2021 Eligibility – State Quota Seats

Here, we will discuss the rules to clear the NEET 2021 eligibility to claim the State Quota Seats. The states participating in the NEET exam will carry out seat allotment of the 85% of their MBBS/BDS seats. The allotment will be done through State Counselling. Following are the criteria –

  • Candidates must have completed or appeared in 10th and 12th exams from their respective states.
  • Also, aspirants should have all the valid documents stating them as a resident of the state.
  • The respective State’s & Union Territory’s norms on NEET 2021 eligibility will be applicable for admission to State Quota seats.
  • Deemed Private Universities will carry out their counselling procedures.
  • Indian Nationals, Foreign Nationals, NRIs, Overseas Citizen of India, and Persons of Indian Origin are eligible to take admission to state colleges.
  • Foreign nationals have to clear NEET 2021 eligibility from respective colleges or states.

What is the demand for 27% OBC Reservation?

Recently, a plea has been filed with the Delhi High Court seeking a 27% quota for OBCs in the Medical Colleges. However, the Supreme court has rejected the plea and told petitioners to file a plea at the state High Courts.

The Supreme Court has also rejected a plea demanding 50% quota in Tamil Nadu Medical Seats for the academic year 2020 – 2021.

We are hopeful that the above information on NEET 2021 Eligibility will clear doubts from student’s minds planning to take the exam next year. To be aware of eligibility is critical before attempting such a popular and national level exam. We will further urge the aspirants to visit the NTA website frequently to check updates on NEET 2021 registration, Admit Card & Exam Dates.


Are you preparing for the JEE Main 2021 exam? If yes, then this article will help you in learning more about this exam and how to prepare well to score well in the exam. Mock tests play an important role while preparing for a competitive exam like JEE Main 2021 as it helps you to judge your performance.

To help candidates with their JEE Main 2020 preparations, the National Testing Agency created a free AI-Powered Mock Test Application with the name, ‘National Test Abhyas‘. The same facility is going to be available specifically for the 2021 aspirants. Scroll down to know more about the same.

Free JEE Main 2021 Mock Tests

The free AI-Powered mock tests for JEE Main 2021 will be made available on the NTA website soon. Students preparing for this exam will be able to take more mock tests by clicking on the “mock test” link on the official website after that.

In addition to the free mock tests, the exam authority has also made online lectures available on their official website for JEE Main 2020. The same is expected of 2021 aspirants.

NTA has established close to 3000 Test Practice Centers so that the candidates living in rural areas can avail the online computer-based test. All students need to do is to register at the official website to book slots based on their convenience.

JEE Main 2021-How to take Mock Test?

Candidates planning to give the JEE Main examination 2021 can give the mock tests in 2 ways i.e. either registering with the NTA Test website – https://www.ntatpcsr.in/login or straightaway visiting this link – https://www.nta.ac.in/Quiz. The detailed process to give mock tests on JEE Main 2021 is mentioned underneath:

Step 1: To begin with, candidates need to visit the https://www.ntatpcsr.in/login/  or https://www.nta.ac.in/Quiz. The former link will require your registration while the later will allow you to take the test without registering.

Step 2: If you have opted to register first, then post-registration a window will appear where you will have to click on the Mock Test option on the left side. You will be able to see a new window on the main screen.

In case candidates wanting to give the mock tests without registering are supposed to select the exam for which they will be appearing after visiting https://www.nta.ac.in/Quiz. From now on the process is similar for both cases. Click on. JEE Main from the drop-down list. Post that hit on the “Start Mock Test’ Link.

Step 3: After that, a login window will be displayed on the screen. You are not required to enter credentials any further. Tap on the login icon to continue doing the test.

Step 4: Once candidates have logged in successfully, they are supposed to go through the general instructions before giving the mock tests. Make sure that all the instructions are read carefully, before clicking on the “Proceed” button.

Step 5: Once the entire procedure as mentioned above is read, JEE Main 2021 mock test window will be displayed on the screen, and students can easily give the test.

Step 6: Post doing the test, candidates must tap on the “Submit” icon. Go through the exam summary after giving the exam. If you believe all the answers are correct, click on the “Yes” icon, your test will be submitted successfully.

Important things to note while giving the JEE Main 2021 Mock Test

Candidates giving JEE Main 2021 mock tests are suggested to go through all the directions once they start taking the same.

Status of Answers on the Question Palette

Candidates who have given the exam can understand the status of questions and answers with beneath mentioned colour codes-

Colour of the buttonDetails
RedQuestions that are not answered
GrayQuestions that are not checked by the candidates yet
GreenQuestions that are answered by the candidates
Purple with a green circleQuestions that are answered but marked for review by the candidates
PurpleQuestions that are not answered, but marked for review

How to navigate a question in JEE Main 2021 Mock Test

Adhering to the following instructions will help candidates to attempt the answers correctly:

  • Tap on the question number mentioned in the Question Palette at the right-hand side of the screen to go to that numbered question directly. One must note down that using this option will not save the answer to the current question.
  • There is a need to tap on the save option before proceeding to the next one.
  • Aspirants can also tap on ‘Mark for Review’ & then tap on ‘Next’ to save the answer for the current question. Click on the review option, and then go to the next question.

Things that need to be considered while giving JEE Main Mock Test

  • The entire duration for the JEE Main 2021 mock test will be 180 minutes.
  • The remaining time of the mock test would be displayed on the countdown timer that is displayed on the right-hand corner on top of the screen.
  • On completion, the exam would be submitted automatically.
  • In case any answer is marked for review, the same will be considered while giving the marks.
  • Students are allowed to revisit the questions that were not answered previously and marked for review.

Benefits of JEE Main Mock Test

  1. JEE Main 2021 Mock Test will be a replication for the real exam that helps understand more about the exam pattern, kinds of questions asked in the exam, etc. By taking more mock tests, candidates can develop a familiarity about the latest exam patterns and the style of questions asked in the exam.
  2. By practising more Mock Tests, aspirants can understand the correct procedure to give the test, which is taken online.
  3. With the help of JEE Main Test series, students can learn new techniques that help complete the exam within the allotted time.
  4. Since completing the test on time is crucial, doing more mock tests makes you an expert in time management.
  5. Another important advantage of such mock tests is that they assist candidates in understanding their loopholes. By knowing their weaker points, they can work on the same to get a good score in the exam.
  6. Additionally, such tests will help the candidates, especially the ones who are not so familiar with the online mode. They can adapt to the real-time scenario and can boost their much-required skills. Knowing the mistakes will help candidates to work on the ways that help improve their score.

So all the candidates who are preparing for the JEE Main examination 2021 must refer to the official website of NTA to take mock tests. In this global pandemic, candidates preparing for the JEE Main 2021 from their homes can refer to the NTA Mock Tests for free. All the best for an effective preparation!


This year festive spirit is missing. Earlier we have used to wait entire year for big bash on New Year.

We never imagined in dreams will miss New year Party . Corona virus new variant has further enforced to take additional measures. Each state wise there are different restrictions on number of people allowed for party .Even for terrace parties advance permissions are required . There is ban on firecrackers also.

Most of people are celebrating New Year with in their house with born fire or food and web series . Inviting only close members or friends. There is concept of bubble exposing to few people who are near to you and maintaining social distancing from rest of people. Elders have to take extra measures not to mix up with other people.

People are waiting for Corona vaccinations to start life at normal pace .The effectivity of these vaccines and their impact will guide our life normalcy further .There are always two sides of coins.Definately 2020 has made each home a complete home with all the members interacting ,working along and extended family time.

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  • The Gaming Master esports competition has been introduced by Jio and MediaTek.
  • On Garena’s Free Fire, the 70-day tournament will be played and provides a prize pool of about 12.5 lakh.

Registrations are now open and players have until January 10 to enrol.
Reliance Jio, an Indian telecoms firm, has collaborated with chipset manufacturer MediaTek to launch Gaming Masters, an esports tournament for Indian gamers on the JioGames website.

Garena’s battle royale game Free Fire will be included in the 70-day tournament and provides a prize pool of about 12.5 lakh. A cash reward of 3 lakh will be won by the grand finale winner.

The tournament registrations are now live on the JioGames platform and will remain open till January 10. The tournament will begin on January 13 and the grand finale is scheduled for March 1.

How to register for the Gaming Master tournament

  • Players can register for free for the Free Fire Gaming Master tournament on the JioGames platform.
  • To register for the JioGames Gaming Master tournament, players need to first register on the JioGames platform.
  • Then, sign in to your account.
  • Now, go to the registration page and click on Join.
  • Now, enter the required details and register for the tournament.
  • The Gaming Masters tournament will be broadcasted live on the JioTV HD Esports Channel and YouTube channel.

As we are waving goodbye to 2020, let’s ponder on best practices of 2020. we want to carry forward and dust off all the miseries . we shall start fresh on many aspects. For few may be professional front, reskilling and adopting alternate skills as traditional white jobs are not sole mode of earning. We have learned the balance of work life .

we should carry forward this. Work from home will be gradually accepted culture where it is permissible to carry work from remote location. Many have lost their close friends and family members in pandemic and life is definitely different. It’s more challenging but hope is light which keep us guiding. Be it young or old health will be cause of concern in all age groups.

Exercising, boosting immunity are key practices which we need to maintain next year also. Minimizing commuting will result in less road congestions and reduce the pollution also to great extent.

Pollution, global warming are few next alarming things before they blew up completely and affect day to day life .Online mode of schools though its barrier for remote location due to infrastructure hurdles but we should continue this best practice for maximum attendance in academics and specially for children home confined for several days due to illness or other reasons.

Economic boosters like Make in India are next leap which not only reduces unemployment but also strengthen our home ground business and good offers to eradicate unemployment.

We want to close the diaries of 2020 by expressing gratitude to all who have fore fronted in fighting this pandemic and special thanks to front line workers. This has reemphasized generosity in society and believes in each other. Unity is strength.


The days when women were merely recognized and supposed to be homemakers and child-bearers are long gone, whilst the man remained the primary earner of bread. Today, the long-standing battle of women empowerment has reached a crucial stage in the year 2020.

With widespread recognition of the need for equal rights and women’s inclusion in diverse sectors, women today are developing and running more and more enterprises. One such women-run company, PlutusPlus, tackles the growing need for remedies and alternatives for organic skin care.

PlutusPlus is an ode to the devotion and wisdom of our ancestors, who understood the benefits of Indian herbs and had a home remedy for all diseases, including skin care, founded by Ms. Mridula Bhardwaj and Ms. Neerja Gaur.

With an aim to promote homegrown skin care products, Plutus Plus in coming with an exiting offer.

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STUDDS Accessories Ltd., the world’s largest two-wheeler helmet maker (in terms of volumes sold in one year), has launched the Thunder D7 Décor Helmet, reaffirming its dedication to provide protection and comfort to India’s two-wheeler riders.

Thunder D7 Decor is a higher impact full face helmet with mirror visor and product features such as aerodynamic construction with UV-resistant paint, EPS controlled density, dynamic airflow system with top air vents and back chin with hot air exhausts, hypoallergenic and replaceable liner, visor and chin strap fast release. For added protection, the outer shell is injected with a particular high impact grade of engineering thermoplastic.

The aerodynamic shape of the helmet helps to decrease the drag pressure while the car is in motion and the visor’s fast release mechanism allows the rider convenience when necessary for adjusting visors. With this helmet, a concentrated dynamic ventilation system is mounted that assists in heat dissipation, allowing free air passage through the helmet.

Comfort is improved by the incorporation of soft inner padding of high quality cloth in the helmet. In fact, the hypoallergic liner protects riders from allergies or ailments resulting from frequent contact with wet helmet liners due to extended cycling. The lower removable trim protects the helmet from degradation and extends its shelf life.

Priced at approximately 1795, it is one of the most fashionable helmets in its range. 7 different paint choices are available for the helmet: Red, Neon Yellow, Matt Blue, Matt Turquoise, Matt Red, Matt Neon Yellow and Matt Neon Green. The UV-resistant paint preserves the hue of the helmet with a long-lasting and rich finish from fading. For all riders, it is ideal and comes in three general sizes: Medium(570MM), Big(580MM) and Extra Large (600M)

Art-n-Culture Recipies

Kumaoni Dubke is one of the authentic dishes of Kumaon, Uttarakhand. Made with locally grown Organic Lentils like gram, green gram, gahat and Bhatt, this is an extremely flavour full and nourishing dish. This one’s a true labour of love. Slow cooked lentils in earthen pots, imparts a distinct smoky flavours and keeps the nutrition locked in.


  • Whole Moong Dal 1 Cup
  • Chana Dal 1/2 cup 
  • 4 tbsp ghee.
  • 2tbsp crushed garlic. 
  • 2tsp cumin seeds (zeera)
  • Whole red dry chillies. 2-3.
  •  1tsp turmeric powder 
  • 2 tsp Coriander powder 
  • 1tsp garam masala powder
  • Heeng – a pinch 
  • 4-5 cups water

Soak the dals overnight. 

In the morning wash well removing the green peels that separate from the dal.

Grind the soaked washed Dal’s to a fine paste adding enough water.  Set aside.

 In a Lange heavy bottom pot (earthenware) heat ghee.  Put in cumin seeds, garlic, whole red chillies, heeng and fry well.  Put in the dal paste, 4-5 cups of water, salt, turmeric, coriander powder and garam masala. Keep stirring till one boil comes. lower the flame and let it simmer for further 40-45 mins.

Once done temper with ghee and red chilli powder (optional) 

Serve with rice topped with a dollop of ghee.


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