The Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test administered four times each year at designated testing centers throughout the world. It is designed by the USA-based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for admissions to law schools in India. The LSAT—India is administered across 16 cities in India.
The locations for the LSAT—India are:
- North: Chandigarh, Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow
- South: Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi
- West: Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Mumbai, Nagpur
- East: Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi
The LSAT—India is designed for use by law schools in India and scores cannot be reported to law schools in other countries. For each year's admission cycle, the candidate needs to sit for the LSAT—India given in that year.
There are many colleges affiliated to LSAT. To view the list Click here. Each college has its own eligibility criteria and the candidate needs to check it on the respective college website.
The eligibility criteria for LSAT are mentioned below:
- 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 candidate's responsibility to understand the eligibility requirements of the participating law schools to which one is applying before deciding whether to register for the LSAT—India.
- For the eligibility requirements of the participating law schools, please visit the participating law schools' webpages and also please visit the websites of the participating schools for more detailed information about the school, their eligibility requirements and their courses.
- Registration is generally carried out till last week of April or first week of May.
- Registration for the LSAT—India is online and can be done by submitting the form on the LSAT—India website.
- Registration fee for the test is INR 3800, payable by credit card or demand draft / pay order / banker's cheque at the time of registration (kindly note that the last date of payments receipt differs for these two modes; candidates are advised to check "Important dates" for details).
- Payment will be accepted in Rupees for candidates writing the LSAT—India by Visa and Master Card credit cards issued in India only and no other debit or bank credit card.
- Demand draft/pay order/banker's cheque is to be drawn in favor of NCS Pearson India Private Limited payable at New Delhi or NOIDA (Address: Pearson VUE C/o Greenclouds, 6708, DLF Phase – IV, Gurgaon, Haryana – 122002, Phone: 09213027790).
- This fee includes free practice tests that a candidate can download when s/he registers for the test.
Uniqueness of LSAT
Syllabus for Law School Admission Test (LSAT):
|S.No||Type of Multiple choice questions||No of Questions||Time|
|1.||Analytical reasoning||Approx. 24||35 mins for each section|
|2.||1st Logical reasoning||Approx. 24|
|3.||2nd Logical reasoning||Approx. 24|
|4.||Reading comprehension||Approx. 24|
|Total Questions||92- 100 Questions||2 Hours 20 Mins|
- It is a paper and pencil based test with four sections.
- All questions are in a multiple-choice format, some with four answer choices and others with five.
- There is no negative marking or penalty for guessing. Only correct answers contribute to a candidate's score.
- Test scores are calculated on a percentile basis i.e. marks obtained divided by total number of examinee. In other words, there is comparison of each candidate’s performance to that of the others within his or her candidate group.
- These scores/percentile rankings are based on the overall performance of candidates and not the sectional performance.
Tips to prepare for the LSAT—India