LSAT India 2018 – The application process for Law School Admission Test (LSAT) India started from October 4, 2017. LSAT India 2018 is a national level examination conducted by Pearson VUE on behalf of USA-based LSAC. LSAT 2018 is a pencil and paper based test scheduled to be held on May 20. LSAT India is conducted for admission to law programmes at more than 80 law schools in India. LSAT 2018 application fee is Rs. 4250 with LSAT India handbook and Rs. 3800 without the handbook. To apply for LLB programmes of LSAT India 2018, applicants must have passed or appearing in their Class 12 board examination while for the LLM programmes, candidates must have an LLB degree from recognised board. LSAT India 2018 will be a pen and paper based examination and it will test the reasoning and reading skills of candidates. The exam includes around 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) covered within a duration of 2 hours 20 minutes. The questions of LSAT India 2018 exam are divided into four sections – Analytical Reasoning, 1st Logical Reasoning, 2nd Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension. Know more about LSAT India 2018, dates, eligibility criteria, application form, exam pattern, syllabus, participating institutes, cutoff, result, etc. from this article.
|Exam name||Law School Admission Test India|
|Exam category||Undergraduate & Postgraduate|
|Conducting Body||Pearson VUE on behalf of USA-based LSAC|
|Commonly known as||LSAT India|
|Programmes covered||BA L.L.B, L.L.B. and L.L.M|
|Duration||2 hours 20 minutes|
|Exam type||Paper-pencil based|
The list of LSAT India important dates 2018 has been announced along with the notification by Pearson VUE. Law aspirants are advised to get familiar with LSAT India schedule to avoid missing deadlines. The important dates of LSAT India are provided in the table given below:
LSAT India dates 2018
|S.No.||LSAT India Events||Dates|
|1.||LSAT India registration starts||October 4, 2017|
|2.||Last date to submit LSAT India application form||May 4, 2018|
|3.||Availability of LSAT India admit card||May 5, 2018|
|4.||Candidates can download LSAT India hall ticket until||May 19, 2018|
|5.||LSAT India exam date||May 20, 2018|
|6.||Announcement of LSAT India result||Second week of June 2018|
Law aspirants applying for LSAT India must make sure they fulfill all the necessary eligibility norms of the test. The LSAT India eligibility criteria 2018 for the LLB and LLM programmes vary from each other. Check the table below to know about the LSAT India eligibility norms
LSAT India 2018 eligibility
|Eligibility Criteria||LSAT India LLB||LSAT India LLM|
|Age limit||No age limit||No age limit|
|Education Qualification||Class 12 board exam (applicants appearing in the final year of the qualifying exam are also eligible to apply)||LLB degree (applicants appearing in the final year of the qualifying exam can also apply)|
|Minimum qualifying marks||Varies with the institute||Varies with the institute|
|Reservation norms||Differs with the Institute||Differs with the Institute|
The application form of LSAT India is available online from October 4, 2017. Eligible applicants have to follow the steps given below to apply for the test –
For more details regarding the LSAT India 2018 application process, click here
The test is conducted across 20 cities in paper-pencil mode. LSAT India exam centre will be allotted according to the test city preference entered in the application form. Complete address of the LSAT-India examination centre will be mentioned on the admit card along with the timing of the test. The exam officials won’t accept any request for changing the test centre after the registration process is over. For more information on LSAT India exam centre (test cities), click here.
The admit card of LSAT India 2018 will be released online on May 5, 2018. Applicants who have successfully applied for the test within the given time period will be able to download LSAT India 2018 dmit card. To download the admit card of LSAT India, applicants have to enter their registered email ID and password. Details about candidate’s registration, photograph, timing of the test, address of the examination centre etc. will be mentioned on the LSAT-India admit card. The exam officials won’t be sending the admit card through post or courier. For more details on LSAT India admit card,click here.
As mentioned above, the test will be held in a paper-pencil based mode and it will include around 100 MCQs divided into four sections. The duration of the test is 2 hours 20 minutes and 35 minutes will be allotted for each section of the question booklet. In the exam, candidates answering a particular section currently allotted won’t be able to move to another section before the allotted sectional time is over. All the questions will carry equal marks and based on candidate’s total correct attempt, the percentile will be calculated. There is no negative marking for wrong attempts in LSAT India. Know more about the LSAT India exam pattern from the table below.
LSAT India test pattern
|Section||No. of MCQs (approx.)||Allotted time|
|1st Logical Reasoning||24||35|
|2nd Logical Reasoning||24||35|
The syllabus of LSAT-India 2018 will help aspirants to become familiar with the topics and sub-topics of the test before starting their preparation. Once applicants are aware of the LSAT India syllabus, they won’t be wasting time on unnecessary topics. However, there is no definite syllabus of LSAT India and the entrance test focuses on challenging the test taker’s reading and analytical ability. The questions in LSAT India 2018 will be based on topics coverd in the pattern testing their reading and critical uniderstanding skills.
Once aspirants are familiar with the test pattern and syllabus, then they can start solving the sample papers. Solving the LSAT India sample papers will help aspirants to improve their efficiency and understand the weightage of the topics on which the questions will be based. Sample papers are prepared by various experts as per the latest trend and syllabus of the exam. After solving each sample papers of LSAT India exam, candidates are advised to analyse their answers to know their strengths and weaknesses. To download LSAT India sample papers and know more about the benefits of solving them, click here.
On the day of the test, applicants are required to reach the exam centre on or before the reporting time printed on the admit card. To the examination centre, candidates must make sure to carry the following items:
Things to carry to the exam LSAT exam hall
Two weeks after the conduct of LSAT India 2018, the result cum scorecard will be released. The LSAT India result will be available online and to download scorecard, candidates are required to log in to their exam accounts by entering email ID and password. The result of LSAT India will provide candidate’s percentile along with their details. No scorecard will be sent through post or courier. The percentile will indicate candidate’s position compared to other test takers. For more details on LSAT India result 2018, click here.
After the announcement of the result, the various participating institutes will be releasing their cutoff scores. Candidates appearing in LSAT India must make sure they obtain the minimum cutoff percentile to get shortlisted for the counselling rounds of the participating law schools. The exam officials will not release any details regarding the LSAT India cutoff percentile. Each participating law schools will have their own cutoff score and it will vary from each other. Also, the LSAT-India cutoff scores will differ with the category of candidates. For more details on LSAT India cutoff, click here
Pearson VUE will be sending the percentile ranking of test takers to the associated colleges after the announcement of result. Each participating institute will conduct their own counselling rounds according to their own admission process. For dates and details about the process, applicants are advised to visit the official websites of the participating institutes. Only candidates obtaining the minimum LSAT India cutoff percentile will be shortlisted for the counselling rounds. Higher the percentile, higher are the chances of getting admission to a reputed law school. Click here to know more about LSAT India counselling rounds 2018.
LSAT India 2018 scores will be accepted by more than 85 law schools of India. After the announcement of the result, the exam officials will send candidate’s percentile rank to all the LSAT India 2018 participating institutes. Candidates can check the list of top 8 LSAT India participating institutes in the table given below:
Law schools accepting LSAT India score
|S.No.||Institute Name||Affiliated University|
|1.||Jindal Global Law School||OP Jindal Global University|
|2.||N.A. Global Law School||Karnataka State Law University|
|3.||GD Goenka University School of Law, Gurgaon||GD Goenka University|
|4.||Alliance School of Law||Alliance University|
|5.||VIT Law School||VIT University|
|6.||Faculty of Law||ICFAI University|
|7.||College of Legal Studies||University of Petroleum and Energy Studies|
|8.||Central India College of Law||RTM, Nagpur University Maharashtra|