About LSAT

ABOUT LSAT—INDIA™

The LSAT—INDIA™ is a test of reasoning and reading skills, not a test to see whether you happened to have memorized the right facts or equations. The theory behind the LSAT—INDIA™ is democratic and inclusive. It holds that students acquire critical thinking skills over their educational lifetimes, and that these skills are the most important for the study of law. Good critical thinking skills may be acquired in virtually any educational programme anywhere so long as it is rigorous and of high quality. Thus, no training in any specific field or set of fields is required to do well on the LSAT—INDIA™ The test rewards candidates with generalised abilities adaptable to a variety of circumstances.

Candidates have the benefit of taking a single test — the LSAT—INDIA™ — to become eligible for the admissions process of multiple law colleges in India which recognise the LSAT—INDIA™ scores. Candidates can take the LSAT—INDIA™ on Sunday, 2nd June 2019 at any of the test centres spread across multiple cities in India.


ABOUT THE TEST

  • LSAT—INDIA™ is a standardized test of reading and verbal reasoning skills designed by the USA–based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for use by law schools in India.
  • The LSAT—INDIA™ will be administered in multiple cities on 2nd June 2019.
  • LSAT—INDIA™ is a paper-and-pencil test with four sections.
  • Test duration – 2 hours and 20 minutes
  • Question type – Multiple Choice format
  • Registration Fee – Rs. 3800/-
  • Registration Window: Candidates can register for LSAT—INDIA™ through ONLINE mode only.
  • Online Registration – 16 October 2018 - 20 May 2019

LSAT—INDIATM REGISTRATION/STUDENT APPLICATION PROCESS

Register online for the LSAT—INDIA™ entrance test by logging on to https://lsat.nopaperforms.com/ (registrations opens on 16 October 2018). The LSAT—INDIA™ registration fee is INR. 3800/-. The fee can be paid online only through credit/debit cards. The candidate can also contact Pearson VUE at lsatindia@pearson.com for more information. On completion of the registration, all candidates will get an LSAT—INDIA™ registration number. Candidates will need to mention this LSAT—INDIA™ registration number while submitting the application forms to the associated colleges.

After obtaining the LSAT—INDIA™ registration number, the candidate must download/obtain the application form from the associated college. The college admission application forms will require candidates to mention their LSAT—INDIA™ registration number. Candidates must ensure that they write their LSAT—INDIA™ registration number at the given place in the Application Form of the associated colleges.

All registrants who complete the test registration, pay the test fee in a timely way, and follow published test rules may sit for the LSAT—INDIA™. It is the candidates' responsibility to understand the eligibility requirements of the associated law schools before deciding to register for the LSAT—INDIA™. If a candidate registers for the test and then determines that he/she is ineligible for admission to the intended law school, no test-fee refund will be available. Test Scores of students writing the LSAT—INDIA™ will be transmitted to the Associated Colleges.

The school(s)/program(s) will not consider your LSAT—INDIA™ score for admission if you do not complete the application form and pay the application fee for the program(s) prior to the last application date.

IMPORTANT DATES

Candidates can register for LSAT—INDIA™ through ONLINE mode only. No demand draft will be accepted for LSAT—INDIA™ 2019

Event Dates
Registration Window Start 16 October 2018
Registration Window Ends 20 May 2019
Admit Card Release 18 May 2019 - 25 May 2019
LSAT—INDIA™ 2019, Test Date 2 June 2019
Announcement of Results 8 June 2019

PATTERN AND SCORING OF THE LSAT-INDIATM

The LSAT—INDIA™ is a standardized test of reading and verbal reasoning skills designed by the USA-based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for use by law schools in India. The LSAT—INDIA™ is patterned after the world-renowned LSAT®. It is developed by testing professionals with advanced degrees in psychometrics, English, linguistics, and logic. It is not created by ad hoc committees of faculty. The LSAT—INDIA™ pattern rigorously follows prescribed specifications that are essentially the same every year. Each test question has been subjected to multiple levels of review and to a system of pretesting, so candidates can be assured that every question has one and only one correct answer.

The LSAT—INDIA™ is meant to help anyone with good critical thinking skills. So, there are no questions designed to assess prior legal knowledge, no questions requiring mathematical knowledge and no questions on current affairs or grammar. The LSAT—INDIA™ breaks critical thinking skills down into three main types: logical reasoning, analytical reasoning, and reading comprehension. Since the first of these types is most predictive of success in law school, there are two sections of logical reasoning questions in the LSAT—INDIA™. There is also one section each of analytical reasoning and reading comprehension questions, which contribute to the predictive validity of the test.

There is no negative marking or penalty for guessing. Only correct answers contribute to a candidate's score. Therefore, candidates should leave no question unanswered and guess on those questions they cannot carefully consider.

TEST SCORING FOR UNDERGRADUATE & POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

Test scores are reported on a percentile basis, comparing each candidate's performance to that of the others within his or her candidate group (Five-Year Integrated LL.B. Programme or LL.M./ LL.B. Programme).

Scores for one candidate group cannot be compared to those for the other candidate group since they are based on group performance. So, for example, an undergraduate candidate earning an LSAT—IndiaTM score of 82.5 has performed better on the test than 82.5 percent of the total undergraduate candidate pool.

This score does not indicate what the candidate’s standing would be within the post-undergraduate candidate pool. Note also that this score does not mean that the candidate answered 82.5 percent of the LSAT—IndiaTM questions correctly. Thus, LSAT—IndiaTM scores tell law schools the relative strength of the critical-thinking skills measured by the test for each candidate in comparison to the others in his or her candidate pool.

PATTERN AND SCORING OF THE LSAT-INDIATM

Section Number of Questions Timing
Analytical Approx. 24 35 minutes
1st Logical Reasoning Approx. 24 35 minutes
2nd Logical Reasoning Approx. 24 35 minutes
Reading Comprehension Approx. 24 35 minutes
Total: 4 sections 92-100 questions 2 hours and 20 minutes

The sections on the LSAT—IndiaTM may appear in any order but always consist of one Analytical Reasoning section, one Reading Comprehension section, and two Logical Reasoning sections. The LSAT—IndiaTM is a paper-and-pencil test. All questions are in a multiple-choice format, some with four answer choices and others with five. Answers are collected on a scannable answer sheet.

There is no substantial break between any sections of the test. Invigilators carefully time each section using countdown timers provided by LSAC, allowing 35 minutes for each of the four sections. Invigilators give a 5-minute warning before calling time for a section. When the time is up, invigilators require candidates to stop work on the section, and begin work on the next section. During the test, candidates are allowed to work only in the section currently being timed. They are not permitted to go back to an earlier section or forward to a later one even if they finish a section before time is called.

Analytical Reasoning Questions — These questions measure the ability to understand a structure of relationships and to draw logical conclusions about that structure. The test taker is asked to reason deductively from a set of statements and rules or principles that describe relationships among persons, things, or events. Analytical Reasoning questions reflect the kinds of complex analyses that a law student performs in the course of legal problem solving.

Logical Reasoning Questions — These questions assess the ability to analyze, critically evaluate, and complete arguments as they occur in ordinary language. Each Logical Reasoning question requires the test taker to read and comprehend a short passage, then answer a question about it. 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. These skills include drawing well-supported conclusions, reasoning by analogy, determining how additional evidence affects an argument, applying principles or rules, and identifying argument flaws.

Reading Comprehension Questions — These questions measure the ability to read, with understanding and insight, examples of lengthy and complex materials similar to those commonly encountered in law school. The Reading Comprehension section contains four sets of reading questions, each consisting of a selection of reading material, followed by four to nine questions that test reading and reasoning abilities.

TESTING LOCATIONS

  • North: Chandigarh, Delhi(NCR), Jaipur, Lucknow, Dehradun, Jammu, Varanasi
  • South: Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Vijayawada
  • West: Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Mumbai, Nagpur, Indore
  • East: Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Guwahati, Patna