Thursday, November 20, 2014

SLC Exam 2071 Routine Published

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Office of the Controller of Examinations, Sanothimi has published the routine of this year's SLC exam. The 2071 SLC exam will be held from Chaitra 5, 2071 to Chaitra 13, 2071.

In addition to this, OCE has said that from this year onward, students will have to appear for exams of practical topics too. The examination of practical exams will be monitored by OCE itself. Before, such exams were taken by schools themselves and the scores were submitted to OCE. The practical exams will start after regular exams have ended, which means SLC exams this year will end on Chaitra 16, 2071.

The routine is as follows:

Chaitra 5 - Comp. English
Chaitra 6 - Comp. Nepali
Chaitra 8 - Mathematics
Chaitra 9 - Science
Chaitra 10 - Social Studies
Chaitra 11 - Health, Population and Environment
Chaitra 12 - Optional 1
Chaitra 13 - Optional 2
Chaitra 14 - Chaitra 16 - Practical Exams

Sunday, November 16, 2014

First Ever Google Day (GDay) in Nepal is Happening on 29th November 2014

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Type GDAY and send SMS to 4001 for more details

Google Business Groups Kathmandu - a community of business professionals sharing knowledge about Google web technologies for business success is organizing the first ever Google Day in Nepal on 29th November, 2014. The community which is most commonly known as GBG is represented by local groups (GBG chapters) who organize social gatherings, workshops, online hangouts, larger events and other activities and who look to act as a bridge between technology experts and businesses to provide both groups a common platform to share their ideas. The manager of GBG Amit Agrawal said that the event will have two major highlights - Celebrating Success Stories and Mobile Apps Expo.





Celebrating Success Stories will look to uncover successful stories of tech firms who have managed to empower their businesses with Google Technologies and capitalize on the rewards provided by them. Similarly,  Mobile Apps Expo will feature Nepali apps where visitors and viewers can get to learn in detail about the applications. 


Google Day will communicate the notion that use of mobile technologies and applications can pave the path for new business models, ideas and innovation.


Its also understood that Google representatives will be in Nepal for the event. 


Date: November 29, 2014

Venue: Moksh, Jhamsikhel 
Entry: Free for all

Friday, November 14, 2014

Himalayan Science Fair 2014 Happening Today and Tomorrow

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To vote for your college, Type HSF2014<space>Stall No and send SMS to 2200

Himalayan White House International College is organizing Himalayan Science Fair 2014 - An exhibition coupled with showcasing of scientific experiments, products, inventions and prototypes from different colleges in Nepal. The contest is starting from today, 14th November and will end tomorrow, 15th November 2014. Innovation, improvisation and invention are likely to be the attraction of the two-day science fair which is being held at Himalayan White House College Premises, Tinkune, Kathmandu.

Sparrow SMS has partnered with HSF 2014 as the official SMS partner for SMS voting. The list of all colleges participating in the event along with their stall numbers are as follows:

Stall Details:

Short Code
                       College Name
HSF2014 01
Model Multiple College, Janakpurdham
HSF2014 02
Model Multiple College, Janakpurdham
HSF2014 03
Model Multiple College, Janakpurdham
HSF2014 04
Times College
HSF2014 05
Oxford College
HSF2014 06
Kanjirowa College
HSF2014 07
Banasthali College
HSF2014 08
Takshashilla College
HSF2014 09
Himalayan WhiteHouse Int'l College
HSF2014 10

HSF2014 11
Himalayan WhiteHouse Int'l College
HSF2014 12
Himalayan WhiteHouse Int'l College
HSF2014 13
Himalayan WhiteHouse Int'l College
HSF2014 14
Southwestern State College
HSF2014 15
Gurukul College
HSF2014 16
Pentagon College
HSF2014 17
NASA
HSF2014 18
Goldengate Int'l College
HSF2014 19
Princeton College
HSF2014 20
GEMS College
HSF2014 21
GEMS College
HSF2014 22
Universal College
HSF2014 23

HSF2014 24
Asian Institute of Technology and Management  College
HSF2014 25
Liverpool College
HSF2014 26
Liverpool College


HSEB Notice Regarding Transcripts, Migration and Provisional Certificates

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HSEB has published the notice for Transcripts, Migration and Provisional Certificates (TMP). TMP certificates will be distributed after 10 days from the date of HSEB Supplementary Results.

Students who have 68 or greater number at the beginning of their registration number can get their TMP documents from respective district offices of HSEB (except for Janakpur).

Sparrow SMS wishes a very bright future to all the candidates.

To see your HSEB Supplementary Results, Type HSEB<space>symbol-no and send SMS to 5001

Thursday, November 13, 2014

HSEB +2 Supplementary Exam Results with latest Stats!

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Type HSEB<space>Symbol-no and send SMS to 5001 to get results in your phone with marksheet!

#hseb has published the supplementary exam results of Grade 12. Out of 29784 students, 24937 students have passed the exam. A total of 83.72% have passed the exam.

Congratulations to all the students who have passed.

HSEB Supplementary Exam Results 2071 Published

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Type HSEB<space>Symbol-no and send SMS to 5001
Eg: HSEB 12345678 

The results of the HSEB 12 Supplementary Exam have been published. After a long delay, HSEB has finally published the result today. The exam was held on Kartik 11, 2071.

Results are NOW LIVE on Sparrow SMS!

Type HSEB<space>symbol-no and send SMS to 5001 to get results in your phone with marksheet!
Eg: HSEB 12345678 and SMS to 5001


HSEB Supplementary Exam Result 2071 Coming Today!

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Type HSEB<space>symbol-no and send SMS to 5001 to get results in your phone with marksheet

Finally the wait is over! HSEB +2 supplementary exam results are coming today. The supplementary exam of both science and non-science stream (Management, Humanities and Education) which was held on Kartik 11, 2071 saw students who could not pass in one exam of Grade 12 appear for the exam.

After a long wait, HSEB has announced that it will publish the result TODAY! Sparrow SMS will be at Sanothimi soon to collect the results and update in our system. So please stay updated with us!

As always, Sparrow SMS brings you minute by minute update of the result. After the results are published, type HSEB<space>symbol-no and send SMS to 5001 to get results in your phone with marksheet

Sunday, November 9, 2014

HSEB +2 Supplementary Exam Result Coming Soon

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The result of HSEB +2 Supplementary Exam which was held on Kartik 3 2071 (October 28, 2014) will be published soon.

As in the regular +2 exam results, there are again delays from HSEB to publish the result. The delays could be mainly due to the time involved in checking the papers, data entry tasks and double verification tasks. Since it it supplementary exam, HSEB wants to ensure that all activities are error-free. HSEB also wants to ensure that no student have to bear the hassles of coming to Sanothimi again for re-totaling.

Sparrow SMS, just like you all waiting for results can only hope that results get published at the earliest. We will bring you all the updates and we request you to visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sparrowsms and our blog posts to stay updated.

After the results are published, cnadidates have to type HSEB<space>symbol-no and send SMS to 5001 to get exam results in their phone along with their obtained marks,

Thursday, November 6, 2014

WordCamp Nepal 2014 is Happening on November 22

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WordPress Nepal, one of the established powerful IT communities of WordPress lovers, power users and developers in Nepal is once again organizing WordCamp Nepal 2014. 


WordCamps are events that include sessions on how to use WordPress more effectively, beginning plugin and theme development, advanced techniques, security, etc. In addition to that WordCamps are events where WordPress lovers and IT enthusiasts can find common minds to network with and find out new possibilities using WordPress.




Overall, it is a great platform for IT enthusiasts and WordPress aspierrs to share and network with IT entrepreneurs and professionals

Sparrow SMS has partnered with the event as the Official SMS Partner

Event day: November 22, 2014
For details: Type WP and send SMS to 4001



Monday, November 3, 2014

Latest Telecom Stats of Nepal: Penetration rate crosses 93%

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Nepal Telecommunications Authority has again published the latest Telecom Stats under its Management Information System Reports for the month of Shrawan (July 16 – Aug 15).

The key highlight of this issue is that telephone density rate in Nepal has gone up to 93.69%.  This is an increment from Ashad( June 15 – July 15) when the penetration rate was 92.68%. This can be attributed to 267,000 more subscribers of telephone and telecom-related services in the country in the space of one month.

Another key talking point in this issue is that NTC has managed to increase its market share from 44% to 45% in the voice telephony category, but it has suffered a disappointment in ADSL services as more than 20,000 people have unsubscribed from it.

Mobile penetration rate has also gone up from 83% to 84%, where more increases have been in NTC SIM subscribers than in Ncell SIM subscribers.  Likewise, internet penetration rate has increased from 33.15% to 33.76% of the 93.69%.

However, these data may not be indicative of the actual scenario because of different reasons. First of all, one individual can have multiple SIM cards of which some or many may be inactive. The problem of inactive SIM cards raises doubts on the authenticity of the information provided by NTA. Secondly, there may be many individuals who are connected by different internet and data services all at once. The use of constant population to express rates as its percentage is also subject to criticisms from experts.


You can find out more by viewing the slideshare below. Happy reading!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Scholarship Notice from Ministry of Education for Undergraduate Biology courses

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Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced this year’s scholarship selection examination notice for Undergraduate Level Biology Group for MBBS, BDS, BSc. Nursing, B. Pharmacy, BMLT, BAMS and BSc. Forestry.

Application Opened from: Kartik 5, 2071 (October 22, 2014)
Application Deadline: Kartik 19, 2071 (November 5, 2014)
Examination Date:  Mangsir 6, 2071 (November 22, 2014)

In order to be eligible to give the exams, all candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent (Physics, Biology, and Chemistry) with minimum 50% marks obtained in each subject and in aggregate. Candidates are also eligible if they have passed HA, CMLT, Diploma in Ophthalmic Science, Diploma in Dental Science (Dental Hygiene) or Diploma in Pharmacy, with minimum 50% marks and have passed Bridge Course conducted by HSEB and secured 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

The details of the exam are as follows:
Examination Date: Mangsir 6, 2071 (November 22, 2014)
Examination Center: Will be published after Kartik 19, 2071
Examination Type: Written (Multiple-choice Questions)
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Examination fee: Rs. 500

The details of marking are as follows:
Full Marks: 100
Topic-wise marks breakdown: Physics (30), Chemistry (30), Zoology (20), Botany (20)
Marking system: 1 mark for every correct answer, -25 for every incorrect answer

More details can be found at: http://scholarship.moe.gov.np/

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Notice: SLC Vocational Stream Exam Results to be converted to Grading System

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Examinations Controller’s Office, Sanothimi has announced that it will change the SLC result formats for Vocational Stream. Previously, all vocational stream exams were graded in the same way as other SLC exams were graded (out of 100). However, from this year onward, the Examination Controller’s Office has decided to change the system to grade-based wherein all grades will be published as an A, B, C, D or F. This replaces the old system in which candidates were cited as ‘topper’, ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ and the marks were scored out of 100.

This system will only apply for the 99 schools that are running vocational program.

HSEB +2 Chance Exam Today

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HSEB +2 Chance (Supplementary) exam is being held today from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. HSEB is conducting supplementary exams of science, management, humanities and education faculties all across Nepal today. Only students who have passed all examinations of grade 11, but have failed in only one exam of 2071 HSEB exam are allowed to give the supplementary exam.


We wish all the students appearing the exam the very best.

After the resutls are published, type HSEB<space>symbol no and send SMS to 5001

Monday, October 27, 2014

The POWER OF TEXT: Unleashing your Marketing Potential with Sparrow SMS

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Today, the world of Information Technology and Mobile has become a global theater wherein all users of mobile and digital applications, cell phones and mobile devices have become actors, players, audiences and critics. The many cell phone networks throughout the world each make up the different stages to unite all of us throughout mobile devices in one single digital platform. This has given birth to new forms of marketing and new ways to engage with customers.

In Nepal too, this is no exception asthe mobile penetration rate has gone up to 83% of  91% tele-density rate (source: Nepal Telecommunications Authority). This means that 91% of people of the country are connected via telephones, mobile phones and data services, out of which 83% users are of mobile phones.

Globally, different researches have been conducted to analyze the use of SMS in marketing. Some very interesting facts about SMS marketing are - SMS campaigns perform seven times better than do email campaigns (source: eMarketer), an average person looks at his/her cell phone 150 times a day (source: annual Internet Trends Reports) , 98% of all text messages are read (source: Frost & Sullivan), on average text messages are read within 5 seconds (source: Frost & Sullivan) and coupons sent via SMS are 10 times more likely to be redeemed (source: Slick Text)

Due to its quick nature and highly personalized nature and supported by all these statistics, SMS marketing is an effective and highly profitable tool if combined with proper marketing tactics.  There is a huge opportunity to employ mobile marketing to tap into the growing markets in Nepal.  Being a leading VAS service provider in the country, Sparrow SMS lets you do just that. The various services Sparrow SMS provides businesses include, bulk SMS services, inbound/outbound SMS services and API integration for SMS.




What can you get from Sparrow SMS ?

Sparrow SMS provides a shortcode (3001, 4001, 5001 etc.) each time an account is created. From that short-code, the different possibilities include:

One-way bulk SMS Service

One-way push SMS system that allows you to send offers, promotions, news, notices, personalize your messages as per your needs
Beneficial for: Promoting Campaigns, Launching New products, Reminding Customers, Public Service Notices

Two-way SMS service
It lets you respond to customers queries and questions from our system. Create multiple campaigns and respond to them accordingly as per your need and interest

Beneficial for: Voting Campaigns, SMS contests, Question and Answers, Quizzes, Answering to multiple queries, Replying to urgent needs such as blood requirements

API Integration Services

If you have your own system then you can integrate your system with Sparrow SMS system and send SMS/receive queries from   your own system. API lets you integrate SMS Gateway with your systems/database and the Telecom providers. Sparrow SMS will only provide you the SMS gateway. API Integration is possible for both one-way and two-way (inbound/outbound SMS)

Beneficial for users woho have their own system and just want to integrate with the system of Sparrow

Benefits for users include:
Secure Cloud Based Service
Dedicated Server
Updated with latest technology
Secure with double verification feature

Further details can be obtained by contacting us at:

01-5522492, 9802005009

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

5th EPS Result Published Today

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The results of Korean Language Test (KLT) as part of the Employment Permit System (EPS) has been published today (October 15, 2014). Only 6.2% of the total candiates appeared have passed the exam

Each year the Human Resources Department of Korea conducts language tests to determine eligible candidates from Nepal to legally work in South Korea. Government of South Korea and Government of Nepal had agreed under EPS in 2007 and from 2008, EPS tests have been regularly conducted in Nepal to test a candidate's Korean Language skills. This year South Korean Human Resources Department has allocated 5700 jobs to Nepali workers. Candidates passing the Korean Language Test under EPS can apply for labor contracts in South Korea.

To get this year's results in you phone, Type EPS<give space>Registration No and send SMS to 4001.

Example, EPS 11400480



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