LSAT 2014: exam notification

LSAT India is a test designed by USA-based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for use by law schools in India. Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores are used for admission to five-year integrated LL.B Programmes, 2 year LL.M. and 3 year LL.B. Programmes. LSAT 2014 is scheduled to be held in third week of the May 2014 across 15 cities of India. Desired candidates can fill in their forms which are available online form 12th Nov, 2013 to 30th Apr, 2014. 

Eligibility LSAT 2014:
Candidates interested in 3 year LLB programmes and 5 year integrated LLB programmes should have completed 10+2 in any stream, candidates interested in LLM course should have completed Graduation. Every participating Law school has different eligibility criteria for admission. Candidate must visit the website of participating law school to know the eligibility. If one registers for the test and then determines that one is ineligible for admission to the intended law school, no test-fee refund will be available.

List Participating Law Colleges:

  •     Amity Law School – Gurgaon
  •     Central India College of Law, Godhani – Nagpur
  •     Chotanagpur Law College – Ranchi
  •     G H Raisoni Law School – Nagpur
  •     Jindal Global Law School – Sonipat (Haryana)
  •     JSS Law College – Mysore
  •     K.L.E. Society’s Law College – Bangalore
  •     MATS Law School, MATS University – Raipur
  •     Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law (RGSOIPL)
  •     School of Law, Galgotias University – Greater NOIDA
  •     School of Law, GITAM University – Visakhapatnam
  •     School of Law, Sharda University – Greater Noida

How to apply?

Aspirants who want to apply for LSAT 2014 India are required to fill in the online registration form or can send a Demand draft. Registration Fee: Rs. 3800/- The demand draft/pay order/banker’s cheque (favouring NCS Pearson India Pvt. Ltd., payable at New Delhi/ Noida) should reach the below mentioned address on or before 28th April, 2014 either by post or courier.

Pearson VUE
C/o Greenclouds
6708, DLF Phase – IV
Gurgaon, Haryana – 122002
Candidates should write “LSAT-India” at the bottom of the envelope.

Important dates:

  • Registration opens: 12th Nov, 2013
  • Registration close: 30th Apr, 2014
  • Demand Draft Payments: 12th Nov, 2013 to 28th Apr, 2014
  • Admit Card Release    8th May, 2014 to 17th May, 2014
  • LSAT-India 2014, Test Date 18th May, 2014
  • Announcement of Result   14th Jun, 2014

Talk the walk!

Like Hilton’s essentials for a hotel’s success, ‘Location, location, location’, here the winsome threesome is – ‘Communication, communication, communication’.

Yet, people emerge from even the most elite education powerhouses, with tongues tied up in knots.

What use your ideas if you can’t convey them convincingly? What use your leadership if you find it awkward to express yourself? What use yearning to be a sought-after guy if you mumble a speech and stumble so badly over a punch-line that the joke falls flat on its face?

Public speaking skills make all the difference to how you come across.

‘Avoid eye contact’ is as stupid because using your eyes is among the best ways to win ‘ayes’.

Here’s my maxim: bring about a ‘C’ change

The 6 ‘C’s are – Content, Conviction, Confidence, Contact, Conflict (on occasion) and Cool (always).

In our eagerness of ‘how’ to say, we can’t overlook the primary importance of ‘what’ to say. Work on ideas first. You’re never going to win over anyone to views in which you yourself don’t believe.

Once you have content and conviction, the third ‘C’ is a shoo-in, with a little rehearsing.
Personalizing your message is the surest way of getting it across – and the best messenger is eye-contact.Conflict, via controversial remarks, is a great way to wake up your audience – but use this judiciously.

Finally, keep your cool – lose your temper and you lose the battle.


Gorgeous Christmas Trees Across the World

As the world gets ready to celebrate the holiday season, this illuminating tradition – the lighting up of the Christmas tree – sheds a whimsical winter glow upon us. With multi-coloured Christmas lights on the beautifully decorated tree that brightens up pathways, the spirit of this holiday makes us wonder if this could be paradise. Here’s a look at some gorgeous Christmas trees that will leave you awe-struck



Bavaria Rotenburg Christmas tree, Germany


Tbilisi, Georgia  


Tbilisi, Georgia  


The Ritz Cartlon, North Carolina



The Grand Hyatt,Mumbai


Sheraton Hotel, Bangalore



Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Highest Paying Post Graduate Degrees in Finance



There are several Post Graduate Degrees in Finance that can help one land a high paying job. Finance programs from leading Universities are tickets to high paying jobs. Finance programs are popular among bright students as they can then plan their careers in investment management, Portfolio management, Banking, investment banking, investment management, private equity and hedge funds. They can also make it big as personal financial advisors and actuaries.

According to US Department of Labor, job prospects are expected to grow 20 percent for Finance Post graduates through 2018 the future is indeed very bright. A Master of Finance – M.Fin. or Master in Finance is a degree that prepares graduates for high paying careers in corporate finance, investment management and as analysts. M.S.F or Master of Science in Finance or MSc In Finance is the same degree with difference in title.

An MBA without specialization in Finance would not have studied many topics that are covered under M.Fin. An MBA program generally is diverse and covers covering general aspects of business like human resource management and operations management. M.Com. or MSM in Financial management have the same topics covered in M. Fin but in these courses the stress is more on theory. Master of Financial Economics focuses on developing models and theories, thus emphasising more on the theoretical aspect of Finance. The CFA, Chartered Financial Analyst designation can be compared to M. Fin. However CFA is more focussed on investment analysis and portfolio management.

Normally highest paying jobs also go to CFAs – Chartered Financial Analysts, CPAs- Certified Public Accountants and CFPs – Certified Financial Planner. Professionals with licences ( such as the Series 7 & Series 63 licenses ) issued by FINRA, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority can rule securities industry. The acquisition of licenses and above mentioned designations requires completion of a course of study and an exam.

M.Fin Post graduates from Princeton University, University of Chicago and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been leading as far the as the highest paid salaries are concerned. Princeton University stresses on topics like Financial Economics, Computational Methods and Financial Engineering in its very successful Post Graduate Finance Program. MIT provides a one year course where students have an option of writing a Master thesis. MBAs from Dartmouth college, Northwest University and Stanford University have been making their alma-mater proud.

Getting a high paying Finance job has a lot to do with you and your job search strategy. Companies need candidates that fit in their requirements strategically

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Over 22L to take CBSE 2014 boards

NEW DELHI: The CBSE exams for Classes X and XII, which are going to start on March 1, 2014, will break all records in terms of number of candidates. Overall, 22.65 lakh students are going to take the 2014 exams against 21.76 lakhs in March 2013.

The Class X exam will, for the first time, get over 13.25 lakh students, nearly 70,000 more than in March 2013. The count for the Class XII exam has increased by over 20,000. The schedule for both exams is likely to be released next week. According to CBSE officials, 13,25,627 candidates have registered for the Class X exam. Of these, 7.29 lakh students will sit for the school-based Summative II, while 5.96 lakhs will take the Board-based external exam. “The number of students taking the external and school-based exams has stabilized. Now, 55% students prefer the school-based exam,” said CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi.

In 2014, students from around 14,700 schools-800 more than the previous year-will take the exams. “In Class XII, 9,40,228 candidates have registered. There has been a gradual increase in the number of candidates as many new schools have joined the CBSE system and numbers will go up significantly in next two years,” said Joshi.