Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
What is LSAT India about?
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT)—India is an admission test for Indian law colleges. It is modeled on the world-renowned LSAT, used by law schools in North America and Australia. The LSAT—India assesses the critical thinking skills essential to success in law college. This is an entrance exam conducted by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate law courses.
Official website – http://www.discoverlaw.in
Law School Admission Council (LSAC), is the official body to conduct the LSAT exam and doesn’t specify any conditions to write the exam. There is no maximum age bar for appearing in this exam.
Minimum eligibility criteria for UG and PG law courses offered at the accepting law colleges are as follows –
For a 5 year integrated LLB course – Candidates passed in class 12th or equivalent.
For 3 year LLB course – Candidates holding a bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized university/ college.
For LL.M – Candidates holding a degree in law i.e. LLB degree from a recognized university/ college.
Candidates are advised to check for any specific criteria with their targeted law schools.
Details about Application form :-
- Last date of Application Form – 1st May 2020
- Application fees for all students is Rs. 3800 + 18% GST = Rs. 4484 which is to be paid through online mode only.
- LSAT India Test Prep bundle is an option provided to candidates who want to practice for the upcoming examination with official study material and if one wants to buy it, the total application fees is Rs. 5546
- The entire application process of LSAT India 2020 is in online mode including registration and form submission.
Following details are to needed in the application form –
- Candidate’s name
- Birth details.
- Contact number
- Full address
- Course preference
- College preference
- Examination Center preference
- Educational details
How to Apply:
Step 1 : Visit – https://discoverlaw.excelindia.com/LSAT/
Step 2 : Create your account and verify your email address.
Step 3: Login into your account and fill up personal details including uploading of the documents, entering educational details, preference for examination center, Course preferences, payment of registration fees, providing additional personal details and agreeing to the terms and conditions.
Syllabus and Examination Pattern:-
- All questions will be of MCQ format.
- There is no negative marking or penalty for incorrect answers.
- Every question will have 4 options out of which only 1 option will be the correct answer.
- There will be 5 sections viz., Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning 1 & 2, Reading Comprehension and Variable Section.
- Note – In addition to the scored sections of questions, you will likely see one unscored section of questions in your test. This is called a ‘Variable Section’ because the type of section varies. On the test day, your unscored section could be another Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, or Reading Comprehension section. You will not be able to identify the unscored variable section, so it is important to attempt every question
- Each section will have 24 questions approx.
- Each section will be allotted 35 minutes.
- Total time = 35 x 5 = 2 hours 55 minutes.
- It is a paper and pencil test and you will have to mark your answers on an answer sheet.
Analytical Reasoning section will consist of around 23-24 questions based on deductive reasoning skills by requiring you to deduce what could or must be the case about a certain scenario, based on some rules and conditions.
The logical Reasoning section will consist of around 48 (24 x 2sections) questions to evaluate your ability to understand, analyze, criticize and complete a variety of arguments contained in short passages. There will be 2 sections comprising of questions covered under this head. So you should focus more on this section and try to score maximum marks.
Reading comprehension section will consist of around 23-24 questions to measure your ability to read, with understanding and insight, examples of lengthy and complex materials similar to those commonly encountered in law colleges.
Participating Colleges –
- Hindustan School of Law, Chennai
- IFIM Law School, Bangalore
- Alliance School of Law
- JLU School of Law, Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal
- O.P. Jindal Global University Sonipat, Haryana
- NMIMS Kirit P. Mehta School of Law
- Vijaybhoomi University Village Jamrung, District – Raigad ,MH.
- School of Legal Studies, CMR University
These are some of the major Law colleges which take admission on the basis of LSAT score.
ALL THE BEST WITH YOUR PREPARATIONS CHAMPS 🙂