The brainchild, LSAT can be said to be a result of 1945 inquiry of Frank Bowles, a Columbia Law School admissions director. The inquiry showcased the need for a more satisfactory admissions test to law courses.The goal was to find a test that would correlate with first year grades rather than bar passage rates. This led to an invitation of representatives from Harvard Law School and Yale Law School who began to draft the first administration of the LSAT exam.
The LSAT-India has been modeled on similar lines of LSAT Exam and has been developed by the Law School Admission Council, US. The LSAT-India exam is an offline exam and subject to a thorough fairness 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-India exam is meant to check the reasoning abilities, predictive ability and critical thinking skills of the students to a great extent. To check the critical thinking skills and predictive abilities of the students, the paper is divided into 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-India.
To do well in this exam, it is important that students have thoroughly practiced the syllabus. That’s the only key to perform well in an exam like this. Practicing previous year papers and 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.
The LSAT-India is the ideal exam for students with good critical thinking skills along with an interest in Law. The paper is only meant to check the reasoning abilities of the students and not their knowledge. On the basis of a student’s score in LSAT-India, he/she can secure admission in law programmes offered in more than 70 colleges in India. Prominent law schools including Jindal Global Law School-Sonipat, Sharda University-Greater Noida, VIT Law School-Chennai, UPES Dehradun, RGSOIPL-IIT Kharagpur, etc.
LSAT Test Format
The test consists of four sections and the time allotted to each section is 35-minutes. The pattern of the questions is objective, i.e., multiple-choice questions. These sections include one Reading Comprehension section, one Analytical Reasoning section and two Logical Reasoning sections
The LSAT test is aimed at giving a question paper which challenges 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 exam:
- Reading Comprehension: 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 measure the ability to understand a given situation and to draw logical conclusions about that structure;
- Logical Reasoning Questions assess the ability to analyze, critically evaluate, and complete arguments as they occur in ordinary language.
Question Paper Pattern
||Number of Questions
|1st Logical Reasoning
|2nd Logical Reasoning
|Total: 4 sections
||2 hours and 20 minutes
LSAT INDIA REGISTRATION / STUDENT APPLICATION PROCESS
- Register online for the LSAT-India entrance test by logging on to the official website, i.e. lsat.formistry.com.
- The registration fee is Rs 3800/ which can be paid online or offline. Once it is paid, all candidates will get an LSAT-India registration number.
- Once the student has obtained the LSAT-India registration number, the candidate must download/obtain the application form from the associated college.
- The college admission application forms will require candidates to mention their LSAT-India registration number.
All registrants who complete the test registration, pay the test fee in a timely way, and follow published test rules may sit for the LSAT-India.