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Law School Admission Test for India

Jun 29, 2018 13:29 IST
    All about LSAT India
    All about LSAT India

    Law School Admission Test (LSAT) for India is conducted by Pearson VUE on national level for admissions to undergraduate courses in law such as BA LLB, BBA LLB, B. Com. LLB etc. that are five-year integrated courses. More than 85 Law Schools and Universities participate in LSAT India. This law admission test is conducted by Law School Admission Council (LSAC) at international level and the exam organising body for India is Pearson VUE. The admission test is conducted to analyse understanding and reasoning skills among students who want to pursue law courses. Candidates can know all about LSAT India including eligibility, application process, exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus and selection process as mentioned on this page below –

    Key Features about Law School Admission Test India:

    Exam conducing body – Pearson VUE at India level

    Exam level – The exam is conducted on National level

    Exam mode – Written test

    Total number of participating institutes – More than 85 law schools and universities

    Important Dates of LSAT India:


    Important dates

    Notification releases on

    By last week of September or first week of October every year

    Online application begins

    First week of October to first week of May

    LSAT India exam dates

    In the third or fourth week of May


    First week of June

    Eligibility Criteria of LSAT India:

    Candidates seeking admissions to UG Law courses need to fulfil the eligibility criteria for LSAT India as mentioned by the exam conducting authority. The basic eligibility criteria include nationality, academic qualifications, and minimum qualifying marks.

    • The eligibility criteria mentioned by Pearson VUE is common for all LSAT India participating law colleges and universities.
    • The students must be India national and also, resident of India only.  
    • The students must have passed Class 12th board examination from CBSE or any state board.

    How to apply for LSAT India?:

    The application form of LSAT India is available in last week of September or by first week of October. Candidates can apply for LSAT India in online mode only by registering themselves with required information like basic personal details, academic details, exam centres choice and application fee payment. Check below the complete application process of LSAT India as mentioned below –

    1. Registration Candidates need to visit the official website to apply for LSAT India. The candidates need to click on ‘New Registration’ for LSAT India. In new registration, candidates need to fill their details like name and create a new password for user account. Once, registered successfully, candidates will be able to login with their user name and password. And also, they will receive verification link on their registered e-mail id.

    2. Filling up the application form To apply for LSAT India, candidates need to fill all the required information in the online application form. The information required for LSAT India application form is personal details, address information, course preference, education details, and some other information details like parents, name, occupation and communication details.

    3. Payment of application feeThe application fee for LSAT India is Rs. 380. After filling the application form, candidates can pay the application fee in online mode only using Debit Card/Credit Car/ NET Banking or any other available option.

    Exam Pattern of LSAT India:

    LSAT India is a written examination i.e. pen-paper based test. The question paper of LSAT India is designed by USA based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) only. The test paper of LSAT India is designed to assess basic knowledge of law. Moreover, there are no questions based on mathematics, current affairs or grammar which are there in other law entrance exam in India. Check below the complete pattern of LSAT India –

    Exam modePen-paper

    Exam timings/duration2 hours and 20 minutes

    Type of questions - Multiple Choice Questions with four or five options

    Sections – Four sections

    Subjects Analytical reasoning, Logical reasoning, and Reading Comprehension

    Total questions – There could be 92-100 questions

    Weightage –



    Time allotment

    Analytical reasoning

    At least 24 MCQs

    35 minutes

    Logical reasoning section 1

    At least 24 MCQs

    35 minutes

    Logical reasoning section 2

    At least 24 MCQs

    35 minutes

    Reading comprehension

    At least 24 MCQs

    35 minutes


    92 -100 questions

    140 minutes

    Marking Scheme –

    There is no negative marking in case of wrong attempts. The marks will be allotted on basis of questions attempted by students correctly. Therefore, candidates are required to attempt all questions (leave no question).

    LSAT India Syllabus –

    LSAT India Syllabus for Analytical Reasoning section — This section is designed to evaluate candidates’ ability to understand a structure of relationships and to draw logical conclusions about that structure. Therefore, the candidates are required to reason deductively from a set of statements and rules or principles that describe relationships among persons, things, or events.

    LSAT India Syllabus for Logical Reasoning section — The section includes questions to assess the ability of candidates to analyze, critically evaluate, and complete arguments as they occur in ordinary language. The question in this section requires the candidates to read and understand a short passage, then answer the relevant questions. The questions are based on various skills including critical thinking in general as well as legal reasoning which requires candidates to draw well-supported conclusions, reasoning by analogy, determining how additional evidence affects an argument, applying principles or rules, and identifying argument flaws.

    LSAT India Syllabus for Reading Comprehension section — The section is aimed to measure the candidates’ ability to read, understand and insight, examples of lengthy and complex materials as commonly encountered in law school. It includes 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.

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