LSAT : Law School Admission Test
The LSAT-India is a test of reasoning and reading skills, not a test to see whether you happened to have memorized the right facts or equations. The theory behind the LSAT-India is democratic and inclusive. It holds that students acquire critical thinking skills over their educational lifetimes, and that these skills are the most important for the study of law. Good critical thinking skills may be acquired in virtually any educational programme anywhere so long as it is rigorous and of high quality. Thus, no training in any specific field or set of fields is required to do well on the LSAT-India. The test rewards candidates with generalised abilities adaptable to a variety of circumstances.
LSAT-India 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.
LSAT-India is a paper-and-pencil test with four sections.
Test duration - 2 hours and 20 minutes
Question type - Multiple Choice format
Registration Fee - Rs. 3800/-
Registration Window: Candidates can register for LSAT-India through ONLINE mode only.
LSAT-India Registration/Student Application Process
Register online for the LSAT-India entrance test by logging on to lsat.formistry.com (registrations opens on 14th September 2016). The LSAT-India registration fee is INR. 3800/-. The fee can be paid online only through credit/debit cards. The candidate can also contact Pearson VUE at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. On completion of the registration, all candidates will get an LSAT-India registration number. Candidates will need to mention this LSAT-India registration number while submitting the application forms to the associated colleges.
After obtaining 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. Candidates must ensure that they write their LSAT-India registration number at the given place in the Application Form of the associated colleges.
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. It is the candidates' responsibility to understand the eligibility requirements of the associated law schools before deciding to register for the LSAT-India. If a candidate registers for the test and then determines that he/she is ineligible for admission to the intended law school, no test-fee refund will be available. Test Scores of students writing the LSAT-India will be transmitted to the Associated Colleges.
The school(s)/program(s) will not consider your LSAT-India score for admission if you do not complete the application form and pay the application fee for the program(s) prior to the last application date.
The LSAT-India 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-India 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-India 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-India 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-India 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-India. 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.
Candidates have the benefit of taking a single test - the LSAT-India - to become eligible for the admissions process of multiple law colleges in India which recognize the LSAT-India scores. Candidates can take the LSAT-India on Sunday, 21st May, 2017 at any of the test centres spread across multiple cities in India.
After completing the LSAT-India registration, candidates can apply to the associated colleges (colleges which will accept LSAT-India scores). Candidates can choose to apply to any or all of the associated colleges, however, LSAT-India scores will be given to all associated colleges. A list of associated law colleges is available on this site. Candidates can download the application forms from the respective college websites and apply to the colleges mentioning their LSAT-India registration number.
The LSAT-India 2017 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