LSAT 2018, Eligibility Criteria, LSAT India Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Question Paper, Results, Answer Key

LSAT 2018, Eligibility Criteria, LSAT India Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Question Paper, Results, Answer Key

LSAT 2018, Eligibility Criteria, LSAT India Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Question Paper, Results, Answer Key

Below You can access the latest updates, procedures, guidance for taking Admission in 2018 for LSAT 2018 Law Entrance Exam 2018

 

LSAT 2018, Eligibility Criteria, LSAT India Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Question Paper, Results, Answer Key

Candidates can register for LSAT 2018 —India through ONLINE mode only. No demand draft will be accepted for LSAT—India 2018

Inportant Dates LSAT 2018

Event
Registration Window Start
Registration Window Ends
Admit Card Release
LSAT-IndiaTM 2018 , Test Date
Announcement of Results
Dates
4 October, 2017
4 May, 2018
5 May – 19 May, 2018
20 May, 2018
To be announced

 

Pearson VUE reserves the right to make any change to the above dates and candidates are advised to visit this website periodically to note any changes.

 

LSAT 2018 EXAM Pattern & Test Scoring

Pattern and Scoring of the LSAT 2018 —IndiaTM

The LSAT—IndiaTM is a standardized test of reading and verbal reasoning skills designed by the USA-based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for use by law schools in India. The LSAT—IndiaTM is patterned after the world-renowned LSAT®. It is developed by testing professionals with advanced degrees in psychometrics, English, linguistics, and logic. It is not created by ad hoc committees of faculty. The LSAT—IndiaTM pattern rigorously follows prescribed specifications that are essentially the same every year. Each test question has been subjected to multiple levels of review and to a system of pretesting, so candidates can be assured that every question has one and only one correct answer.

The LSAT—IndiaTM is meant to help anyone with good critical thinking skills. So, there are no questions designed to assess prior legal knowledge, no questions requiring mathematical knowledge and no questions on current affairs or grammar. The LSAT—IndiaTM breaks critical thinking skills down into three main types: logical reasoning, analytical reasoning, and reading comprehension. Since the first of these types is most predictive of success in law school, there are two sections of logical reasoning questions in the LSAT—IndiaTM. There is also one section each of analytical reasoning and reading comprehension questions, which contribute to the predictive validity of the test.

There is no negative marking or penalty for guessing. Only correct answers contribute to a candidate’s score. Therefore, candidates should leave no question unanswered and guess on those questions they cannot carefully consider.

 

Test Scoring for Undergraduate &  Post-Undergraduate Programmes LSAT 2018

Test scores are reported on a percentile basis, comparing each candidate’s performance to that of the others within his or her candidate group (Five-Year Integrated LL.B. Programme or LL.M./ LL.B. Programme). Scores for one candidate group cannot be compared to those for the other candidate group since they are based on group performance. So, for example, an undergraduate candidate earning an LSAT—IndiaTM score of 82.5 has performed better on the test than 82.5 percent of the total undergraduate candidate pool. This score does not indicate what the candidate’s standing would be within the post-undergraduate candidate pool. Note also that this score does not mean that the candidate answered 82.5 percent of the LSAT—IndiaTM questions correctly. Thus, LSAT—IndiaTM scores tell law schools the relative strength of the critical-thinking skills measured by the test for each candidate in comparison to the others in his or her candidate pool.

Pattern Details LSAT 2018

SectionNumber of QuestionsTiming
Analytical ReasoningApprox. 2435 minutes
1st Logical ReasoningApprox. 2435 minutes
2nd Logical ReasoningApprox. 2435 minutes
Reading ComprehensionApprox. 2435 minutes
Total: 4 sections92-100 questions2 hours and 20 minutes

The sections on the LSAT—IndiaTM may appear in any order but always consist of one Analytical Reasoning section, one Reading Comprehension section, and two Logical Reasoning sections. The LSAT—IndiaTM is a paper-and-pencil test. All questions are in a multiple-choice format, some with four answer choices and others with five. Answers are collected on a scannable answer sheet.

There is no substantial break between any sections of the test. Invigilators carefully time each section using countdown timers provided by LSAC, allowing 35 minutes for each of the four sections. Invigilators give a 5-minute warning before calling time for a section. When the time is up, invigilators require candidates to stop work on the section, and begin work on the next section. During the test, candidates are allowed to work only in the section currently being timed. They are not permitted to go back to an earlier section or forward to a later one even if they finish a section before time is called.

  • Analytical Reasoning 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.
  • Logical Reasoning Questions — 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. 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.
  • 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 four to nine questions that test reading and reasoning abilities.

For further information on the LSAT—IndiaTM question types, as well as free practice tests, explanations to sample questions, test preparation videos, and test-taking tips, click here to go the Official Test Prep page.

 

LSAT 2018 Registration fees

REGISTER ONLINE

  1. FEES: Candidates can register for LSAT—India by paying the LSAT—India registration fee (Rs. 3800), payable by credit card/debit card only. For the last date of payments receipt candidates are advised to check “Important dates” for details. Registration fee will be accepted only through VISA and Master Card credit cards/debit cards, issued in India.
  2. Pearson VUE will not be held responsible for late or non-delivery of any material or information sent by it through electronic mail and/or post to candidates.
  3. Pearson VUE shall not allow any candidate to sit for the test or release the test score to the educational institution/university concerned in case the online payment received from the candidate is repudiated. No such repudiation will be permitted after the expiry of 30 (thirty) days from the date of payment in case of payment by credit card or debit card or net banking. Any requests made after the time period of repudiation will not be entertained and the amount so paid will be forfeited.
SectionNumber of QuestionsTiming
Analytical ReasoningApprox. 2435 minutes
1st Logical ReasoningApprox. 2435 minutes
2nd Logical ReasoningApprox. 2435 minutes
Reading ComprehensionApprox. 2435 minutes
Total: 4 sections92-100 questions2 hours and 20 minutes

The sections on the LSAT—India may appear in any order but always consist of one Analytical Reasoning section, one Reading Comprehension section, and two Logical Reasoning sections. The LSAT—India is a paper-and-pencil test. All questions are in a multiple-choice format, some with four answer choices and others with five. Answers are collected on a scannable answer sheet.

There is no substantial break between any sections of the test. Invigilators carefully time each section using countdown timers provided by LSAC, allowing 35 minutes for each of the four sections. Invigilators give a 5-minute warning before calling time for a section. When the time is up, invigilators require candidates to stop work on the section, and begin work on the next section. During the test, candidates are allowed to work only in the section currently being timed. They are not permitted to go back to an earlier section or forward to a later one even if they finish a section before time is called.

  • Analytical Reasoning 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.
  • Logical Reasoning Questions — 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. 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.
  • 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 four to nine questions that test reading and reasoning abilities.

For further information on the LSAT—India question types, as well as free practice tests, explanations to sample questions, test preparation videos, and test-taking tips, click here to go the Official Test Prep page.

LSAT 2018 Testing Locations

The LSAT—India 2018 test will be conducted in the following cities:

  • North: Chandigarh, Delhi (NCR), Jaipur, Lucknow, Dehradun
  • South: Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi
  • East: Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Guwahati, Patna
  • West: Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Mumbai, Nagpur, Indore

 

LSAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

There is not any fixed eligibility criteria mentioned by the authority. The eligibility criteria for admission will be considered of that particular institution or university where the student is seeking for admission. But the candidates should meet the basic eligibility needs to apply for law courses. The basic eligibility criteria are as following:

  • For BA LLB course, candidates should have cleared 12th or equivalent examination with securing minimum 45% marks.
  • For LLB courses, students must have a bachelor degree in any subject with scoring minimum 45% aggregate.
  • For LLM course, candidates should have passed Three year (LLB) or five-year (BA LLB) exam with securing minimum 45% marks.
  • Candidates appearing in qualifying examination are also eligible to apply.

 

LSAT 2018 SYLLABUS | Official Test Prep

The LSAT—IndiaTM is a test of analytical reasoning, logical reasoning, and reading comprehension, including comparative reading. 

What’s the best way to learn how to approach these types of questions before you encounter them on the day of the test? We invite you to use the following preparation materials:

1. Official LSAT—IndiaTM Free PrepTests

Students can download four sample tests –

 

 

 

These include the ACTUAL 2009 LSAT—IndiaTM, the ACTUAL 2010 LSAT—IndiaTM, and the ACTUAL 2012 LSAT—IndiaTM, along with descriptions of the question types, scoring, etc.

We recommend that you practice with all of these tests, and take at least one entire test in simulated testing conditions, with a strict adherence to time limits.

2. Official LSAT—IndiaTM free explanations to sample questions

It is recommended that students should go through the explanations and understand the manner in which the questions can be answered.

 

3. The Official LSAT—IndiaTM Handbook

To achieve a deeper level of preparation, there’s no better way than “THE OFFICIAL LSAT—IndiaTM HANDBOOK”, published by the Law School Admission Council. Use this inexpensive guide to become familiar with every type of LSAT—IndiaTM question and the skills they are designed to assess, so that you can make the most of the rest of your test preparation and do your best on the test.

Payment options – Candidates who wish to avail of “THE OFFICIAL LSAT—IndiaTM HANDBOOK” can buy it Online only.

THE OFFICIAL LSAT—IndiaTM HANDBOOK purchase

Students can purchase THE OFFICIAL LSAT—IndiaTM HANDBOOK as follows:

  • THE OFFICIAL LSAT—IndiaTM HANDBOOK purchase along with LSAT—IndiaTM registration – Candidates need to pay an incremental amount of Rs. 450 for the THE OFFICIAL LSAT—IndiaTM HANDBOOK purchase at the time of registration. Combo offer price Rs. 4250 (Test registration + Handbook purchase)
  • THE OFFICIAL LSAT—IndiaTM HANDBOOK only – Candidates can buy the handbook by paying Rs. 600.

Candidates can purchase THE OFFICIAL LSAT—IndiaTM HANDBOOK by clicking here. An additional prep-test will be available for those who purchase the Handbook.

4. Additional Resources

We recommend the following free online courses on critical thinking:

  • http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/critical-reasoning-beginners
  • http://oli.cmu.edu/courses/free-open/argument-diagramming-course-details/
  • https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/wi-phi/wiphi-critical-thinking

 

LSAT 2018 Registration

  1. Candidates need to register online for the LSAT—India at the website www.pearsonvueindia.com/lsatindia. Online Registrationswill close at 11:59 PM IST (Indian Standard Time) on May, 2018. Pearson VUE shall not accept registrations from candidates in any other mode or form.
  2. Registration completion and payment acceptance confirmation will be sent by electronic mail only. Pearson VUE shall not be held responsible for non-receipt of confirmation e-mails due to incorrect e-mail addresses being entered by the applicant or due to any technical problems.
  3. Registration forms received without the proper registration fee, or with insufficient or incorrect details, or received beyond the specified closing time and date will be summarily rejected and Pearson VUE shall not entertain any queries with respect to the same.
  4. Candidates need to ensure that the information submitted by them is correct in all respects. In case any information is found to be incorrect at a later date, Pearson VUE shall have the right to cancel the test score, and inform the institution receiving such a test score from Pearson VUE. In the event of the cancellation of the score due to furnishing of incorrect information, the registration fee paid by the candidate will not be refunded.
  5. Candidates are required to upload their photographs as per the specification provided on the registration website, failing which they can be disallowed from testing.
  6. There is no provision for on-the-spot registration for the LSAT—India on the day of the test. Candidates have to follow the prescribed registration process published as part of the LSAT—India announcement on the website
  7. Only one registration can be made by a candidate. Duplicate registrations are liable to be rejected.
  8. The online application form filling process allows candidates to save the form without submitting it. Candidates should note that once a form is submitted, the candidate cannot make any changes to the form except educational qualifications and associated college information.
  9. A form is considered valid only if submission is made, and the registration fee is received by Pearson VUE by the due date. Registration forms for which the registration fee is not received in time will be rejected outright.
  10. In case the candidate registers online using a credit card that does not belong to him/her, the candidate needs to furnish a signed statement from the credit card holder as per the format provided below. Failure to furnish the aforestated signed statement, if applicable, shall render the registration form invalid, and the same shall be void without prior notice. The candidate needs to print the following statement, get it filled and signed by the credit card holder, and carry the physical signed statement along with the credit card that was used for the transaction, for signature verification, to the test venue on the day of the exam. The candidate will not be allowed to sit for the test if this requirement is not fulfilled.

(Candidates who register online using a credit card will receive instructions to this effect as part of the confirmation e-mail that will be sent based on successful online registration. This e-mail will include the statement format as given below)-

“I, ____________________________, owner of the credit card number ending with last 8 digits as ____________________________ do hereby agree and give my irrevocable consent to Mr./Ms____________________________, to use my credit card towards payment of:
LSAT—India Registration Fee: Rs. 3800/-
to Pearson India Education Services Private Limited. I indemnify Pearson India Education Services Private Limited from any charge backs, repudiation of the charge on the aforestated credit card, or any other claim from me, i.e. the credit card holder. Given under my name, signature, at the place and date mentioned below.”

Name of credit card holder: ____________________________
Signature of credit card holder: ____________________________
Place : ____________________________
Date : ____________________________

LSAT 2018 Scholarships

  • Auro university School of Law
  • Azim Premji University
  • Faculty of Law, ICFAI University
  • K.R. Mangalam University
  • MATS Law School
  • School of Law, Noida International School
  • School of Law, Sharda University
  • The ICFAI Law School, The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education
  • N A Global Law School

 

LSAT 2018 Refund of registration fee

  1. No refund of registration fee will be made by Pearson VUE once the registration form is satisfactorily accepted.
  2. All applicants who complete the test registration, pay test fee by the prescribed date, and follow published test rules may sit for the LSAT—India. It is the responsibility of the candidate to understand the eligibility requirements of the law schools to which he/she is applying before deciding to register for the LSAT—India. If the candidate registers for the test and then determines that he/she is ineligible for admission to the law school of his/her choice, no test-fee refund will be available. For the eligibility requirements of associated law schools/colleges, please visit the college websites or the appropriate contact listed by the college at “Associated Colleges”.
  3. No refunds will be issued to candidates who:
    (a) fail to appear for a scheduled test;
    (b) fail to meet the identification and admit card requirements on the day of the test;
    (c) fail to meet or violate LSAT—India test rules and policies;
    (d) arrive late at the testing centre on the test date; or
    (e) have his/her score cancelled as a result of misconduct.

 

LSAT 2018 Admit card

  1. Admit Card is a document having candidate registration details and photograph. In order to take the LSAT—India, candidates are required to produce the Admit Card along with other necessary documents on the day of the test.
  2. Only candidates whose registration form has been properly completed in all respects and received by Pearson VUE within the stipulated time and who have paid the applicable test fee will be entitled to admit card to take the LSAT—India examination. The admit card will be available for download from LSAT—India website for all candidates whose registration is accepted. Each admit card ticket will include a unique candidate identification number generated at the time of registration which shall be the candidate’s “registration number”. Admit card will not be sent through e-mail or post.
  3. Admit cards of eligible candidates (complete registrations) will be available for download from from  April –  May, 2018.
  4. Pearson VUE is not responsible for any candidate who is unable to download the admit card because of wrong information. Pearson VUE is not responsible for non-download of the same due to any force majeure conditions. Candidates who are unable to download their admit card can call the customer support phone number published on www.pearsonvueindia.com/lsatindiaor e-mail lsatindia@pearson.comto seek assistance.

 

LSAT 2018 Applicants with disabilities

Pearson VUE is fully committed to comply with the Persons with Disability (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 for candidates with documented proof of impairment(s).

Candidates who wish to request for special assistance must fill the details in the online application while registering. Candidates must scan their Disability Certificate and email it with their LSAT—India registration number and name to lsatindia@pearson.com soon after submitting their registration form and before the registrations closure date. Any request and/or certificate received after the closure of Registration Application will not be accepted and the candidate may have to test without any assistance in spite of their special status.
Candidates requiring scribe/reader will be required to submit the scribe details on a prescribed format. Candidates will need to arrange scribe/reader on their own as per the laid guidelines.
Each application will be reviewed on a case-to-case basis. Pearson VUE will contact the candidates to ensure that proper assistance is provided to them on the day of the test. In case it later transpires that the candidate did not fulfill any of the laid-down eligibility criteria or suppressed material facts, the candidature of the applicant will stand cancelled, irrespective of the result of the written test.
Pearson VUE reserves the right to make final judgment regarding testing.

 

LSAT 2018 Test centre change/rescheduling or cancellation of exam

A candidate cannot reschedule or cancel his/her examination or request for test centre change once he/she has registered for the LSAT—India.

 

LSAT 2018 Test results reporting to candidates

Test results will generally be reported within four (4) weeks after the test date and will be available on candidate’s registration log-in. Score card will be available for download for two months from the date of announcement of results and cannot be requested after that. No score card will be sent through e-mail or post.

 

LSAT 2018 Day of the test

  1. Candidates are required to reach their assigned Test Centre on or before the reporting time indicated on front of the Admit Card. Any Candidate reporting after the gates-closing time will not be allowed entry into the Test Centre under any circumstance. NO REQUESTS FOR EXCEPTIONS WILL BE ENTERTAINED IN THIS REGARD.The test will start at the Exam start time mentioned on the admit card. Tests will be conducted in a comfortable environment.
  2. The candidate needs to bring the following to the test centre:
  • Admit Card: Candidates can download their Admit Card from this site after authentication of their payment. Click here to view the sample of the Admit card.
  • HB pencils, sharpener and erasers.
  • One valid (original and non-expired) photo identification proof from the following list:
    • Driving License
    • PAN Card
    • Passport
    • Election Card / Voter ID
    • UID / Aadhaar Card / E-Aadhaar Card copy
    • Employee ID containing photograph and signature
    • SC/ ST Certificate with photograph
    • Military dependent ID containing candidate’s photo
    • Military ID containing candidate’s photo
    • Photo Identity issued by School/College/University
  • If a registrant of LSAT—India does not have any of the above IDs, she/he will be admitted upon presentation of ANY TWO of the following, in original:
    • Original Admit Card issued by University/Board for Twelfth Standard Examination (photo)
    • School Identity Card (photo)
    • Tenth Pass Certificate/Mark Sheet that has Date of Birth on it
  • Candidates who are unable to produce valid ID (non—expired and in original) will not be admitted into the testing center and shall not be offered a test-fee refund.
  • Candidates whose first and the last names on the ID do not match with the first and the last names entered in the registration form will not be admitted to the testing center and shall not be offered a test fee refund.
  • Please note that following are not acceptable as IDs on the day of the test:
    • Photocopies (attested or otherwise)
    • Notarised copies
    • Learner’s driving license

The test invigilator, after checking the admit card of the candidate, will guide the candidate to the seat allotted to him/her in the examination hall. The candidate must ensure that he/she occupies the seat allotted to him/her by verifying the classroom number and seat number.

All candidates should be seated well before the exam start time. The test procedure begins with the distribution of the answer sheet (AS). The candidate must fill in his/her name, as it appears in the admit card. The test registration number and other details mentioned in the OMR sheet must also be filled. Candidate must use only HB pencil for filling up the OMR sheet. Any OMR sheet filled with pen will not be considered for results.

Candidates will mark their answers in the OMR sheet (Click here to view the sample sheet). Candidates please notice that they have to copy the full certifying statement on the back of the OMR sheet in their handwriting. Candidates need to ensure that they re-write the given text in their hand writing in the given space, without which, their test scores will not be considered for evaluation.

On receipt of the question paper candidates will tear open the tamper proof seal and enter the required details on the OMR sheets. The Question paper must be opened only when the invigilator asks them to do so. Any candidate who opens the seal prior to the announcement by the invigilator may be liable to get disqualified from the test. When the candidate gets the question paper, he/she must make sure that the question paper is in right condition. In case of any issues, the matter should be immediately brought to the notice of the invigilator.

The question paper contains four sections. The candidate must read the directions given for each section of the test carefully. If he/she skips the directions, he/she may miss some important test related information and lose credit for some questions in that section.

Candidate must attempt the relevant section during the 35 minutes allowed for that section and not try to attempt any other section.

There are no scheduled breaks included in the test. Any break taken by the test-taker will mean that he/she will lose that much time from the total testing time allotted for the section and will be treated as unscheduled break.

Candidates should put their pencils down when the invigilator announces that the time is over. Candidates found marking answers even after this announcement may be disqualified. After the test is over, candidates should remain seated until the invigilator collects the answer sheets and question papers. The candidate will be allowed to leave the hall only after the answer sheets and question papers of all the candidates in the examination hall have been collected and accounted for.