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LSAT

The LSAT or the Law School Admission Test is an entrance exam required for admission to most law schools. It is a multiple-choice paper-and-pencil test that is administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).

About Exam

Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a law admission test operated each year at the appointed test centers throughout the world. LSAT is operated by Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for interested law school candidates.

LSAT is designed to assess reading comprehension, logical, and verbal reasoning proficiency. This law test is an essential part of the law school admission process in the United States, Canada (common law programs only), the University of Melbourne, Australia and a growing number of other countries.

Eligibility

For LSAT Exam, there is no certain eligibility is prescribed via the LSAC. But, eligibility criteria vary from institution to organization. Applicants can check the eligibility of the institution in which they want to get admission. Beneath we are mentioning a few basic eligibilities for law courses:

  • Applicants should have passed 10+2 from a recognized board or equivalent with minimum 50% marks.
  • Eligibility criteria are different for all the participating colleges. Please go to their respective profiles for more info.

Application Fees

The application fee details for LSAT exam are given below:

  • The LSAT - India registration fee is INR 3800.
  • You can pay the fees online or by a demand draft/pay order/ banker's cheque. 
  • Completion of the registration, all applicants will get an LSAT - India registration number. Applicants will need to mention this number while submitting the application forms to the associated colleges.

Application Procedure

Application procedure for the exam of LSAT can be seen below:

  • Fill LSAT India Application Form
  • Download LSAT India Admit Card
  • Give LSAT India  Exam
  • Check LSAT India Result
  • LSAT Application Form is available in online mode
  • Applicants have to upload their scanned image of recent photograph and signature
  • Pay the application fee through online mode
  • Applicant must take a printout of the filled application for further use

Exam Pattern

Exam pattern for the exam of LSAT can be seen below:

Section
No. of Questions
Timing
Analytical Reasoning
Approx 24
35 minutes
1st Logical Reasoning
Approx 24
35 minutes
2nd Logical Reasoning
Approx 24
35 minutes
Reading Comprehension
Approx 24
35 minutes
Total92- 100 questions
2 Hours
20 Minutes


Study Material

Some reference books for the LSAT exam are as follows:

  • LSAT Reading Comprehension Bible Paperback by David M. Killoran
  • LSAT Forum ( LSAT Discussion Forum | PowerScore Test Preparation )
  • 10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests, Volume V

Courses Under Exam

LSAT exam is conducted for admissions in various graduate and post-graduate law courses like:

Test Centres

Some of the test centers for the exam of LSAT are as follows:

  • Chandigarh
  • Delhi
  • Jaipur
  • Lucknow
  • Bangalore, 
  • Chennai
  • Hyderabad
  • Kochi
  • Ahmedabad
  • Bhopal
  • mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Kolkata
  • Raipur
  • Ranchi

FAQs

Some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) related to the exam of LSAT are as follows:

Q: Can I get the application form through offline mode?

Ans: No.

Q: After submission of application, am I permitted to change the examination city?

Ans: No.

Q: Is there any concession in application fee for SC/ST candidates?

Ans: No. The application fee is the same for candidates of all category.

Q: What is the mode of submission of application form?

Ans: Application form can be submitted through online mode only.

Q: Can a candidate use the LSAT India score to apply to law colleges outside India?

Ans: No, the LSAT India is designed for use by law colleges in India.

Q: If a candidate has an LSAT score, can he/she use it to apply to a law school in India?

Ans: LSAT scores cannot be substituted for LSAT India scores for admission to law colleges in India.

Q: Are there any sectional cut-offs?

Ans: No.

Syllabus

The syllabus for the exam of LSAT can be seen below:

LSAT Syllabus for Reading Comprehension:

This section measures a candidates ability to read, understand and give insights into passages. The questions asked in the passage will be related to the following characteristics:

  • The main idea or primary purpose
  • The organization or structure
  • Principles that function in the selection
  • Information that is explicitly stated
  • Analogies to claims or arguments in the selection
  • Information or ideas that can be inferred
  • The application of information in the selection to a new context
  • The impact of new information on claims or arguments in the selection
  • The meaning or purpose of words or phrases as used in the context
  • An author’s attitude as revealed in the tone of a passage or the language used

LSAT Syllabus for Analytical Reasoning:

This section checks the ability to understand the structure of relationships and to draw logical conclusions for those structures. Analytical Reasoning questions test a range of reasoning skills which includes:

  • Recognizing when two statements are logically equivalent in context by identifying a condition or rule that could replace one of the original conditions while still resulting in the same possible outcomes
  • Reasoning with conditional (“if-then”) statements and recognizing logically equivalent formulations of such statements
  • Inferring what could be true or must be true from given facts and rules
  • Comprehending the basic structure of a set of relationships by determining a complete solution to the problem posed (for example, an acceptable seating arrangement of all six diplomats around a table)
  • Inferring what could be true or must be true from given facts and rules together with new information in the form of an additional or substitute fact or rule

LSAT Syllabus for Logical Reasoning:

This section will assess a candidates ability to analyze, critically evaluate, and complete arguments as they occur in ordinary language. The questions are designed to assess a wide range of skills involved in thinking critically, with an emphasis on skills that are central to legal reasoning such as:

  • Recognizing the parts of an argument and their relationships
  • Identifying explanations
  • Reasoning by analogy
  • Recognizing similarities and differences between patterns of reasoning
  • Determining how additional evidence affects an argument
  • Identifying flaws in arguments
  • Recognizing misunderstandings or points of disagreement
  • Detecting assumptions made by particular arguments
  • Drawing well-supported conclusions
  • Identifying and applying principles or rules

Cut-Offs

LSAT India cut-off is on the basis of the following factors:

  • Total number of candidates
  • Total availability of seats
  • The difficulty level of examination

Documents to be Carried

The important documents to be carried for the exam of LSAT are as follows:

  • Admit Card
  • Stationery
  • Driving License
  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • Election Card/Voter ID
  • UID Aadhaar Card/E-Aadhaar Card copy
  • Employee ID containing photograph and signature
  • SC/ST Certificate with a photograph
  • Military dependent ID containing the candidate’s photo
  • Military ID containing the candidate’s photo
  • Photo Identity issued by School/College/University

Intakes

LSAT India is conducted across 20 test cities in India. The number of colleges accepting LSAT India was limited to 50 till 2014. In 2015, 10 colleges were added to the list and in 2016 this number was further increased to 74. On the basis of LSAT India 2017 scores more than 76 colleges offered admission to candidates in under-graduate as well as post-graduate law programmes. In 2018 more than 85 law schools have started accepting LSAT India scores for admission.

Important Dates

Here candidates can check the important dates for LSAT exam:

Events
Dates
Issue of Notification
October 4, 2018
Commencement of Registration for LSAT India
October 15, 2018
End of Registration for LSAT India
May 15, 2019
Commencement of Application Form
October 15, 2018
End of Application Form
May 15, 2019
Fee payment for LSAT India starts
October 15, 2018
Fee payment for LSAT India ends
May 15, 2019
Issue of Admit card
May 18-25, 2019
LSAT India 2019 exam
May 26, 2019
LSAT India Result
June 8, 2019
LSAT India counseling
To be notified by different participating institutes*


*Tentative date; Subject to change