LSAT 2020 Registration(Extended): Exam Date, Pattern, Syllabus

Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is an international level entrance exam conducted by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), USA. The LSAT India exam is a national level entrance test conducted through offline mode to offer admission in UG, PG, and integrated law courses in more than 50 law institutions in India.

LSAT is mandatory for admission to law schools affiliated to the American Bar Association (ABA) and Canadian Common Law Schools. The test was created in the year 1948 as a measure to provide Law schools with a standardized way to test candidates in addition to their GPA.

LSAT is conducted in online mode/digitally in Canada, Puerto Rico, United States, and the United States Virgin Islands. It is conducted in offline/pencil and paper mode in more than 70 countries in the world.

 

Latest Updates

LSAT India 2020 Registration Extended to July 10. Exam Postponed to 19 July onwards. Check here

 

Highlights:

 

Exam Name Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
Conducting Body Law School Admission Council (LSAC), USA
Mode Online (Digitally) and Offline (Pencil & Paper-based)
Duration 2 hours 20 minutes
Type of Questions Multiple Choice format
Registration Fee Rs. 3800/-
Negative marking No Negative marking

 

LSAT 2020 Schedule:

The official schedule of LSAT 2020 is published on the official website of LSAT.

Event Date
Registration started 6 December 2019
Last date for registration 10 July 2020
Release of admit card To be released soon
Exam date 19 July 2020 onwards
Declaration of result To be announced

 

LSAT 2020 Admit card:

Candidates can download their admit card from the official website of LSAT India. All candidates who successfully register themselves will be able to download the hall ticket. It is issued by Pearson VUE.

 

Here is the procedure to download the admit card:

  • Visit the official website of LSAT 
  • Click the ‘LSAT Admit Card’ link
  • Enter the required details that are Registration Number and Password
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button
  • The admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Take a print out of it for future use.

 

Details Present in the Admit Card:

  • Candidate’s name, photograph, and signature
  • Unique Identification Number or Registration Number 
  • Course appearing for 
  • Exam schedule including date and timings 
  • Test centre as allotted with name, location and reporting time 
  • Exam day guidelines

 

LSAT 2020 Syllabus:

The syllabus comprises of one Analytical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension section, and Logical Reasoning. The detailed LSAT syllabus is mentioned below:

 

Highlights of LSAT Syllabus:

Subject  Syllabus
Analytical Reasoning
  • Mathematical ability in scientific form
  • Comprehending data
  • Comprehending situation
  • Data Analysis 
  • Data Interpretation
Reading Comprehension
  • Understanding of Language
  • Understanding of Reading Data
  • Comprehending Reading Data 
Logical Reasoning
  • Data and Logic Interpretation
  • Intelligence Quotient
  • Resolving

 

LSAT Syllabus in Detail:

 

Analytical Reasoning:

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.

 

Reading Comprehension:

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:

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.

 


Exam Pattern

The LSAT exam is conducted through offline mode (pen & paper)based and the total duration of the exam is 2 hours 20 minutes. the question paper consists of 92 MCQs and each correct answer carries 1 - 3 mark without any provision for negative marking. The total marks vary from 120 - 180.


The question paper is divided into 4 sections:

  • Analytical Reasoning
  • 1st Logical Reasoning
  • 2nd Logical Reasoning
  • Reading Comprehension

 

Marking Scheme:

Section Name Number of Questions Duration
Analytical Reasoning 23 35 minutes
Logical Reasoning 1 22 35 minutes
Logical Reasoning 2 23 35 minutes
Reading Comprehension 24 35 minutes
Total 92 2 hours 20 minutes

 

LSAT 2020 Cut off:

  • Cut off mark is the minimum mark required to qualify the exam.
  • The cut-off is determined from the total score of 120 - 180.
  • According to the overall performance of the candidate, Pearson VUE sends the percentile ranking of the candidate to the associate college.
  • There is no sectional cut off in LSAT.
  • LSAT cut off marks will be decided by the participating colleges of particular country and state.

 

LSAT 2020 Expected Cut-Off:

Here we have mentioned the LSAT cut-off for top Law colleges in India category wise.

Name of College General OBC SC ST Physically Handicapped (PH)
Alliance School of Law, Alliance University 145 132 102 99 109
ITM Law School 142 133 104 98 111
School of Law, Ansal University 134 104 89 76 72
AURO University, School of Law 131 104 81 83 49
School of Law, GITAM University 122 109 80 62 60
Central India College of Law 125 111 73 64 48
JSS Law College 120 103 81 61 60
School of Law, K.R. Mangalam University 121 101 71 60 51
K.L.E. Society's Law College 119 103 62 55 44
Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law 119 104 62 51 46

 

Check Indian Colleges associated with LSAT India

 

LSAT 2020 Application form

 

Steps to Apply:

  • Go to the official website of LSAT/LSAT India
  • Click on "Register Now"
  • Enter details such as Full Name, Email Id, Phone Number, State, City, and Programme
  • Then click on "Register"
  • Fill the application form by providing necessary details
  • Pay the application fee
  • Submit the application form

 

Application Fee:

Candidates can pay the fee through online mode like credit card/debit card/net banking/wallets, etc. The LSAT application fee is the same for all category candidates.

Type of LSAT India 2020 application form  Application fee Total Fee (including 18% GST)
LSAT India Test Only Form Rs 3800 Rs 4484 
LSAT India - Bundle (only test-prep material by LSAC) Rs 4700 Rs 5546

 

LSAT 2020 Exam Centers:

Region Cities
Central
  • Indore
  • Bhopal
  • Raipur
East
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Ranchi
  • Guwahati
  • Patna
  • Kolkata
South
  • Chennai
  • Hyderabad
  • Kochi
  • Vijaywada
  • Bengaluru
North
  • Chandigarh
  • Dehradun
  • Delhi
  • Jammu
  • Varanasi
  • Lucknow
West
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Ahmedabad
  • Jaipur

 

LSAT 2020 Counselling:

 

  • Person VUE on behalf of LSAC will be sending the scores of the appearing candidates in LSAT India 2020 to the colleges.
  • The law schools participating in LSAT India 2020 will be admitting the candidates based on their respective admission procedures.
  • LSAT India 2020 percentile scores will be therefore the only basis for attending the counselling of LSAT India 2020 to be conducted by the law schools on their part.
  • You may be getting a list of colleges where you can participate in the counselling process after your LSAT India 2020 Results will be announced.
  • Each and every law school will be having its own counselling procedure for LSAT India 2020 admissions.
  • The counselling admissions through LSAT India 2020 scores will be valid only for the academic year 2020.

 

LSAT 2020 Result: 

Candidates can get their LSAT results on the official website which will be announced a few days after the exam is conducted. The scorecard of LSAT is valid for up to one calendar year.

 

Steps to View the LSAT 2020 Result:

  • Go to the official website of LSAT
  • Click on " Download Scorecard"
  • Enter your login ID and password and click on 'Login/ View Result/ Scorecard'
  • The scorecard will appear on the screen containing your percentile, qualifying status, scaled score
  • Click on the "Download Scorecard" tab
  • Save and take print outs for future use

 

LSAT Scoring:

  • All questions on the various test sections are weighted exactly the same. The total number you get right is what matters for your score, not which particular questions you get right or wrong.
  • Raw scores are converted to an LSAT scale that ranges from 120 to 180, with 120 being the lowest possible score and 180 being the highest possible score.
  • Most law schools assign a weightage to your LSAT score along with your GPA. Generally, weightage assigned to LSAT score is greater or equal to 50%.

 

LSAT 2020 Answer Key:

The answer key for LSAT 2020 will be released on the official website. If there are any issues with the answer, then it can be reported to the authorities between the given time. The candidate can access the answer key by logging in with their Email ID and Password. The answer key will help the candidates to evaluate their results before the release official result.

 

LSAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

There is no specific eligibility is mentioned to apply for LSAT India. Here we are providing the basic eligibility which is required to apply for various law courses:

 

For Integrated Law Courses:

Qualifying Exam: The student should have qualified 12th board exam of 10+2 education system of CBSE or any other board.

Minimum Marks: The minimum marks required in the qualifying exam vary as per the colleges. The basic minimum marks will be 45% which is accepted by most of the colleges


For UG Law Courses:

Qualifying Exam: The students must hold a bachelor's degree in any stream from any recognized college or university.

Minimum Marks: Students must have secured 45% marks in the qualifying exam.


For PG Law Courses:

Qualifying Exam: To apply for PG law courses, students should have passed UG or integrated law courses from any recognized college.

Minimum Marks: Students must have obtained 45% marks.

 

 FAQs:

 

Q: Who is the conducting body for LSAT?
A: LSAC (Law School Admission Council) is the conducting body for LSAT.

 

Q: What are the courses offered through LSAT?
A:  Through LSAT, candidates are offered  BA LLB/LLM courses in India.

 

Q: What is the mode of registration and exam?
A: The candidates can fill the application form in online mode only while the exam will be conducted in offline mode that is pen & paper based.

 

Q: Is there any negative marking for the incorrect answer?
A: No, there is no negative marking for the incorrect answer.

 

Q: Is there any concession in fee for the reserved category?
A: No there is no such concession in the fee for the reserved category.

 

Q: Is there any sectional time limit in LSAT 2020?
A: Yes, each sectional time limit is of 35 minutes.

 

Q: What is the duration of the exam?
A: The duration of the exam is 2 hours 20 minutes.

 

Q: How many sections are there, a candidate has to cover?
A: There are 4 sections such as Analytical Reasoning, 1st Logical Reasoning, 2nd Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension in LSAT.

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