LSAT- Law School Admission Test for International Law Colleges

What is LSAT?
The Law School Admission Council, US developed the LSAT-India which has been modelled on the similar lines of the LSAT exam. The LSAT-India is an online exam and is subjected to a thorough review by the LSAC team and Pearson VUE India team to ensure that the subject matter of all of the test questions is appropriate for test takers in India. The LSAT─IndiaTM is a standardised law school entrance exam that has been widely recognised and accepted for law school admissions at multiple colleges in India since its inception in 2009. The test assesses informal reasoning, high-level reading, and deductive reasoning skills. The acquired critical thinking skills are necessary to succeed in law college and in the practice of law.
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To perform well in the LSAT exam, it is important that the LSAT aspirants thoroughly practice the LSAT syllabus. Practicing the LSAT previous year papers and LSAT sample papers is a must to feel comfortable with the LSAT-India pattern. Candidates should take advantage of the free test preparation material available on the LSAT-India website.
LSAT is only law entrance exam that is meant to check the thinking and reasoning abilities of the students and not their subjective knowledge. Based on the LSAT score, they can secure admission in law programmes offered in the most revered private law colleges in India. Prominent law schools which accept the LSAT scores include Jindal Global Law School-Sonipat, Asian Law College, BITS Law School, BML Munjal University, etc.
LSAT—India is meant for admissions Indian private law colleges. The LSAT aims at challenging all the skills considered essential for a successful law career, such as, the grasping ability of the students, management and understanding of information, ability to draw reasonable inferences from a given situation, logical reasoning and evaluation of the same.
There are three types of multiple-choice question in the LSAT:
  • Reading Comprehension:- The RC questions measure the ability to read, with understanding and insight, examples of lengthy and complex materials similar to those commonly encountered in law school;
  • Analytical Reasoning Questions:- The LSAT analytical reasoning questions  measure the LSAT aspirants ability to understand a given situation and to draw logical conclusions about that structure.
  • Logical Reasoning Questions:- The LSAT logical reasoning section  assess the LSAT aspirants ability to analyze, critically evaluate, and complete arguments as they occur in ordinary language.
Considering the LSAT for an international level of law education is undoubtedly a wise and reliable step towards the legal career. Apart from all these features of the LSAT, one major advantage of appearing in the LSAT is that it can be taken at various levels which are the 5-year integrated, 3-year law, and the LLM programme.   
What is the LSAT eligibility criteria?
LSAT eligibility for 5-year-integrated programme in law
  • The LSAT aspirant should have qualified their 12th or equivalent exam from a recognized board.
  • There is no minimum marks requirement to be eligible for the examination. However, the participating colleges may have their own minimum marks required for admission to particular courses. Candidates should check the college/universities' official website to learn more.
LSAT eligibility for 3-year LLB programme
  • For filling the LSAT LLB entrance form, the candidates should have passed graduation or equivalent exam from a recognized college or university.
  • The LSAT aspirants should have scored 45% or more for appearing in the LSAT LLB entrance.
LSAT eligibility for LLM programme
  • For filling the LSAT LLM entrance exams the candidates should have passed LLB from a recognized college or university.
  • The LSAT LLM aspirants should have scored minimum 45% in their LLB.
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Upper age limit for the LSAT
There is no upper age limit for appearing in the LSAT so the candidates should not get confused for the number of attempts as they are not restricted by the age factor.
What are the selection criteria of colleges accepting LSAT scores?  
To make it to the colleges accepting the LSAT scores, the students should be familiar with the LSAT exam pattern. The sections of the same are mentioned below in the table.
LSAT Question Paper Pattern
LSAT Section
Number of Questions
Timing for each section
LSAT Analytical Reasoning
35 minutes
LSAT 1st Logical Reasoning
35 minutes
LSAT 2nd Logical Reasoning
35 minutes
LSAT Reading Comprehension
35 minutes
92 questions
2 hrs and 20 minutes
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The LSAT—India aims to evaluate candidates on their critical thinking reasoning and reading skills, it is not based on rote learning and does not intend to check whether you remember facts or figures. It is a democratic and inclusive test which tests aspirants on a level playing field. LSAT is conducted on the assumption that students acquire critical thinking skills over the course of their educational journey, and these are the skills essential for a career in law, and that good critical thinking skills can be gained in any educational stream anywhere, provided it is rigorous and of a high quality. Thus, no formal training in any specific field or set of fields is required to do well on the LSAT—India. The test tends to reward candidates with generalised abilities adaptable to a myriad of circumstances.
LSAT scores are sent to all the LSAT India associated colleges. The private law colleges follow their separate admissions criteria for selecting candidates. LSAT—India scores are used by such colleges as per their defined admissions process. The LSAT scores are sent in the percentile format. Based on the LSAT Percentile, LSAT aspirants are called for counseling for admission to the course of their choice.
Considering the provided information will be of help to the candidates who are preparing for the LSAT exam, we wish them a very best of luck for the LSAT.
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