Law School Admission Test 2017

International Level Exam

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About the Test

Study Level
Under Graduate / Post Graduate
Conducting Authority
Law School Admission Council (LSAC)

LSAT is an integral part of the law school admission process in the United States, Canada, and a growing number of other countries. It provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants.

The test consists of about 101 questions. There is no penalty for guessing. This means that students must answer every single question, even if it's a complete guess.

Section

Number of Questions

Description

Duration

Analytical Reasoning

24,Each set has 5 to 7 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.

35 mins

1st Logical Reasoning

24-26

• 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.
• 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.

35 mins

2nd Logical Reasoning

Reading Comprehension

26-28,Each set contains a passage about 450 words long followed by 5 to 8 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 eight questions that test reading and reasoning abilities.
• The subjects of passages in the LSAT Reading Comprehension section could be any of humanities, social sciences, biological, physical science, or law related matters.

35 mins

Writing section

1 essay

• The final section of LSAT is the LSAT Writing Section .
• The writing section measures a student's skills in reasoning, clarity, organisation, language skills and usage, and writing techniques.
• In the LSAT Writing Section candidates should write about one of the two topics that is assigned to them randomly.
• Students have about 35 minutes to organise their thought and write their essay.
• Remember it is more important to write well than to write long.

Note: There is an Experimental Section, which is either a game, an argument or a reading section. A student won't know which is the real section and which is the experimental one, so one should just try their best on every single section. The good news is that if at some point one has a bizarrely difficult section that makes no sense, there's a strong chance that it was the experimental section.

LSAT Syllabus

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 five to eight questions that test reading and reasoning abilities.

Analytical Reasoning Questions

  • These questions measure the ability to understand a structure of relationships and to draw logical conclusions about that structure.
  • Students are 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 analyse, 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.

Test Results Reporting to Candidates

Test results are generally reported approximately four (4) weeks after the test date.
 

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Test Format

140 Minutes

Duration of Test

4 Times

Frequency per year

0 - 180

Score Range

5 Years

Test Score Validity

Requirements

Eligibility

Although the Eligibility requirements of the participating law schools providing admission to Law courses may vary, but the basic eligibility for LSAT exam is –

  • Five Year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Programme 10+2 examination or equivalent with not less than 45% aggregate marks
  • Three Year LL.B. Programme Bachelor’s degree in any subject with not less than 45% aggregate marks
  • Two Year LL.M. Programme Three year LL.B. or five year B.A. LL.B. with not less than 45% aggregate marks
Note: Apart from above mentioned eligibility criteria, 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.

Application Fees

Registration fee for the test is Rs. 3800/- payable by credit card or demand draft/pay order/ banker's cheque at the time of registration.

  • This fee includes free practice tests that a candidate can download when he/she registers for the test
  • All three types of questions are included, along with explanations regarding how to approach each question type
  • The payment is 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

Refund of Registration Fee

No refund of registration fee is made by Pearson VUE once the registration form is satisfactorily accepted.

Application

Application Process

Registration for the LSAT—India is online and can be done by submitting the form on the LSAT—India website. Payment for the registration by test takers in India can be done online (via credit card only) , or through a demand draft. The demand draft should reach the below mentioned address either by post or courier:
Pearson VUE C/o Greenclouds 6708,
DLF Phase - IV Gurgaon,
Haryana - 122002
Phone: 09213027790

In case your registration is accepted, an acknowledgement of the same will be e-mailed by Pearson VUE. If your registration is not accepted, a notification will be e-mailed to you.

Note: Candidates should write LSAT—India at the bottom of the envelope.

Visit Test application page

Deadlines for Applications

Select the academic year of your choice to see the deadlines    
September 14 , 2016
Registration Window (Online Payments) starts from
May 3 , 2017
Registration Window (Online Payments) ends on
May 8 , 2017
Admit Card Release starting date
May 20 , 2017
Admit Card Release ending date
May 21 , 2017
LSAT-India 2017 , Test Date
June 20 , 2017
Announcement of Results

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Preparation

Time required for preparation

6 months / 12 months

Preparation Tips

It is developed by testing professionals with advanced degrees in psychometrics, English, linguistics, and logic. Each test question has been subjected to multiple levels of review and to a system of pre-testing, so candidates can be assured that every question has one and only one correct answer.

Most law school applicants familiarise themselves with test directions and question types, practice on sample tests, and study the information available on test-taking techniques and strategies. Although it is difficult to say when examinees are sufficiently prepared, very few people achieve their full potential without some preparation.

Retaking LSAT

Speaking of taking the test again, it is allowed. However, keep in mind that most schools do not consider the higher of the candidate's scores; they'll take the average. So only take the test again if one is positive that their score doesn't reflect their true ability and they know that they can do better.

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