WHAT IS LSAT

WHAT IS LSAT– Following school completion, students who wish to get into a prestigious law school tend to gravitate toward three of the most popular entrance exams in India and they are- CLAT, AILET, and LSAT.

So far, we have covered the CLAT exam pattern, topics, syllabus, doubts, preparation tips, etc, extensively in our articles. 

In our forthcoming topics, we’ll do a detailed study of AILET and related topics. 

In this article, we will examine one of the most talked-about, gaining prominence among law aspirants and a relatively easier exam than CLAT- LSAT India.

LSAT India is gaining prominence as it has been incorporated into more than 70 law schools. 

Latest Update: LSAT India 2022 May exams rescheduled; to be conducted starting June 22, 2022.

Following is the table of contents, which we are intending to cover in this article regarding LSAT-India. 

  1. What is the full form of LSAT India?
  2. What is LSAT India?
  3. How is it different from the LSAT being conducted in the US?
  4. Who conducts LSAT India?
  5. What are the LSAT India 2022 Eligibility Criteria?
  6. Highlights of LSAT India
  7. Courses offered through LSAT India
  8. Exam Pattern for LSAT India 2022: Key Features
  9. LSAT India 2022 Syllabus
  10. LSAT India 2022 Registration
  11. LSAT India 2022 Sectional Weightage
  12. LSAT INDIA- Marking scheme
  13. LSAT—India Affiliated Law Colleges
  1. What is the full form of LSAT India?

– The LSAT stands for Law School Admission Test (LSAT). 

  1. What is LSAT India?

– LSAT India is an Indian version of LSAT (conducted by the USA). This exam is mainly conducted for private law universities in the country. LSAT India is as unique as CLAT.

  1. How is it different from the LSAT being conducted in the US?

– In the US, the law is reserved strictly for graduate students but in India, it is even considered by undergraduates as well. 

  1. Who conducts LSAT India?

– The Law School Admission Council, also known as LSAC Global, administers the test for admission to associated law schools. 

LSAT India 2022– There are three main subjects of the LSAT India question paper – Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension. LSAT India consists of a total of 92 questions to be answered in 2 hours and 20 minutes. The LSAT scorecard carries a scaled score on a score band of 420-480 and a percentile rank. The exam is accepted by more than 50 law colleges in India for admission to the five-year Integrated LLB course, three-year LLB course, and LLM course. 

LSAT India examination is a standardized test for assessing the skills of law aspirants based on advanced reading skills, critical thinking, and informal and deductive reasoning skills. 

  1. What are the LSAT India 2022 Eligibility Criteria?

Although LSAC has not specified any specific eligibility criteria for appearing in the law entrance exam, candidates should meet the requirements for UG and PG law courses offered by the accepting law colleges as follows:

Course Eligibility Criteria
Five-year integrated LLB course
  • Candidates who have passed Class 12 or equivalent exam
  • Those who are appearing in the qualifying examination or awaiting results are also eligible to apply and appear for the LSAT India exam
Three-year LLB course
  • Candidates holding a bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized university/ college
  • Those who are awaiting results of the final year qualifying examination are also eligible to appear for LSAT India
LLM
  • Candidates holding a degree in law i.e. LLB degree from a recognized university/ college
  • Those who are awaiting results of the final year qualifying examination are also eligible to appear for LSAT India
  1. Highlights of LSAT India

Students who take the test will be shortlisted for admission to various law colleges in India that offer undergraduate and postgraduate law courses. 

Features Details
Name of the exam  Law School Admission Test – India
Popularly known as  LSAT India 
Conducting body LSAC Global (Discover Law)
Courses offered
  1. 5-year integrated LLB program
  2. 3-year LLB course
  3. 1-year LLM program
Exam fee INR 3,499 discounted fees 

INR 3,799 regular fees (without discount)

Exam mode Online mode exam
Exam duration 2 hours 20 minutes
Subjects Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension
Score band 420-480 
LSAT India 2022 exam date January Cycle – January 15 

May Cycle – June 22 onwards

Number of seats UG courses – around 3,000 seats of five-year Integrated LLB courses

PG courses – around 1500 seats of three-year LLB and LLM courses

Accepting colleges More than 50 colleges accept LSAT India scores
  1. Courses offered through LSAT India

-There are various courses offered by LSAT India for undergraduate and postgraduate as well, they are as follows:

  1. BA LLB 
  2. BA LLB (Hons)
  3. BCom LLB
  4. BCom LLB (Hons)
  5. BTech LLB 
  6. BSC LLB 
  7. LLB
  8. BBA LLB
  9. BBA LLB (Hons)
  10. LLM
  1. Exam Pattern for LSAT India 2022: Key Features

Candidates can check the highlights of the LSAT India exam pattern mentioned in the table below: 

Features  Details 
Exam mode Remotely-proctored online exam
Exam duration  2 hours and 20 minutes
Time per section 35 minutes for each section
Test Language  English only
Type of questions Objective-type questions 
Sections  Four sections based on three subjects
Question per section 23-24 questions for each section
Total questions 92 MCQs
Total marks  On a scale of 420-480

 

  1. LSAT India 2022 Syllabus

     

The section-wise syllabus for the law entrance exam is as under:

Subjects Topics
Analytical Reasoning The section is based on the structure of relationships with logical conclusions, relationships based on things, persons, or events, statements and conclusions, and some legal statements and relationships based on problems 
Logical Reasoning 1 & 2 The sections assess candidates’ ability to analyze, critically evaluate, and complete arguments through logical reasoning questions based on passages (comprehension or legal). 

The type of questions will be statement-conclusions, reasoning by analogy, determining how additional evidence affects an argument, applying principles or rules, and identifying argument flaws.

Reading Comprehension The section carries questions to assess candidates’ reading and interpretation skills based on 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.
  1. LSAT India 2022 Registration

LSAT Registration – 

Click on the application link. 

In the registration form that opens, enter your name, email id, mobile number, pin code, and academic details.

  1. Fill out the form- In this step, you will have to enter your personal information, communication details, course preference (8 choices allowed), colleges where you want to apply, and exam centers. Note that a maximum of THREE centers can be selected in the order of priority.
  2. Upload document – The photograph and signature must be uploaded by the prescribed specifications.
  3. Pay the application fee – Registration – Click on the application link. In the registration form that opens, enter your name, email id, mobile number, pin code, and academic details.
  1. LSAT India 2022 Sectional Weightage

In the past, the allotment of questions by section was not defined; however, the new pattern and weighting of the LSAT India will be as follows:

Sections of LSAT India paper Question per section Time allotted per section
Analytical Reasoning 23 35 minutes
Logical Reasoning – 1 22 35 minutes
Logical Reasoning – 2 23 35 minutes
Reading Comprehension 24 35 minutes
Total 92 questions 2 hours 20 minutes

Candidates have to attempt each section within the allotted time against each section as there is no flexibility in moving between the sections. However, the candidates would be able to utilize the remaining time to attempt unanswered questions after they complete the test for all three sections. 

  1. LSAT India 2022 Marking Scheme 

  • The exact mark allotment per question is not available, however, it can be assumed that each question carries one mark to three marks. 
  • Each correctly answered question will be added to the total scores obtained by candidates and it will now be given on a scale of 420 – 480 as per the new pattern of LSAT India. 
  • However, there is no negative marking for the wrong questions i.e. no marks will be deducted if candidates have marked incorrect options on the OMR sheet.
  1. LSAT INDIA- Affiliated Colleges 

  1. Asian Law college 
  2. VIT-AP university 
  3. Kalinga University 
  4. SRM university 
  5. Shobhit University
  6. ISBR Business School
  7. GITAM School of Law
  8. Indore Institute of Law
  9. IILM University
  10. Amity University Jaipur
  11. Amity University Raipur
  12. Amity University Gwalior
  13. Amity University Lucknow
  • Important Points to Remember: 
  • The participating colleges will publish their cut-off lists.
  • Candidates who meet the LSAT India cut-off scores will be shortlisted for the selection process.
  • Every law school/participating college will have its admission procedure and criteria.

 

Also read-

CLAT PG SYLLABUS 2022- Questions Paper Format, Exam Pattern Books

How to prepare legal reasoning for CLAT (Best tips for legal reasoning 2022)

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