The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) India is organized by a North-American association LSAC. 

  • The conducting body for the exam in India is Pearson Vue.
  • The exam date had been preponed from June 14 to May 29, 2021.
  • The last date for submission of the application form is May 17, 2021.

Through this exam, you can get admission to the 5-year Integrated law program, 3 year LLB program, and the LLM in various participating institutes.

Want to get more details of the exam? Just navigate through the article.

LSAT 2021 exam Highlights

The details of the LSAT exam that you must acknowledge before appearing in the exam are listed here. Go through the details to know the nitty-gritty of the exam.

Conducting Body Law School Admission Council
Medium of Exam English Only
Question-type Multiple Choice Questions
Number of Subjects 3
Number of exam Sections  4
Sectional time 35 minutes per section
No. of questions in each section 23-24
Mode of examination Remote proctored mode
Score Between a band range of 420-480
Total no. of questions 92
Total time duration of the exam 2hrs 20mins.

Application form

LSAT India 2021 application form was released on November 10, 2020. 

  • The last date for submission of the LSAT exam was May 17, 2021.
  • The process is in online mode, you can do it by yourself.
  • You have to register yourself before applying for the exam.
  • Application Fees for candidates of each category are the same, i.e., INR 3499.
  • For late applicants, the fee to apply for the exam is 3799.
  • You can make payments using a credit card, debit card, UPI gateways, and net banking.
  • Save the application form, registration no., and password for future reference.

Eligibility Criteria

LSAC does not specify eligibility criteria to appear in the exam. But the participating colleges do consider eligibility criteria to confirm your admission in a particular course.

Course Eligibility Criteria
Five-year integrated LLB course You should have cleared Class 12 or equivalent exam with at least 45% of aggregate marks.
Three-year LLB course You must hold a bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized university/ college with at least 45% of aggregate marks.
LLM course You must have a degree in law i.e. LLB degree from a recognized university/ college with at least 45% of aggregate marks.

Admit card

Your LSAT admit card will be available to you if you have successfully registered for the same.

  • The admit cards will be uploaded on May 18, 2021, on the official website.
  • You will need your email id and password to access the admit card.
  • Download and save the admit card for future reference.
  • Read details and instructions on admit card carefully.
  • Contact the respective authority in case of any discrepancy.

Exam centers 

LSAT India 2021 exam will be conducted in mentioned cities:

Name of the Institute City Name
Infinite Dimension Dehradun
NEF Group Of Colleges Guwahati
Bharti Public School Delhi
Mount Abu Public School Delhi
Rayat Bahra Chandigarh - Mohali Campus Chandigarh
UPTEC Lucknow
Chotanagpur Law College Ranchi
Indore Institute Of Law Indore
Jagannath University Jaipur
LJ Institute SG Highway Campus Ahmedabad
ISC College Kochi
Patha Bhavan (Candidates) Kolkata
PATHA BHAVAN (Candidates) Kolkata
Babasaheb Gawde Institute of Technology Mumbai
G H Raisoni Law School, Nagpur Nagpur
MATS University Raipur

Section-wise LSAT India exam pattern and syllabus

The four sections of the LSAT India exam are:

Two sections of logical reasoning, one section of analytical reasoning, and one section of reading comprehension.

  • Each section has a time limit of 35 mins. When the time limit is exceeded you are not allowed to attempt questions from that section.
  • There is no negative marking for a wrong answer. 
  • Each question has 4-5 answer choices.

Syllabus of LSAT exam 2021:

Analytical Reasoning Logical Reasoning Reading Comprehension
Arrangements Syllogism specific details
Legal problem solving Strengthen arguments inference
Comparisons Weaken arguments comparison
Structural relationships Inference parallel reasoning
Logical Deductions Assumptions Reading skills
Coding-Decoding The flaw in the argument Comprehension

LSAT India Exam Strategy

The LSAT India exam 2021 will be conducted through remote proctored mode. You should consider the following points to perform better in the exam.

  • Solve last year’s question papers, sample papers, and mock tests to get yourself ready for the exam.
  •  Each section is given a time limit of 35 mins. 
  • Solve all the 22-24 questions in those 35 mins as you can not use time from an easier section to utilize in a difficult section.
  • Manage your time properly and maintain a rapid-fire speed right from the beginning.
  • Each question carries 1 mark and no negative marking for a wrong answer. Attempt all the questions to get better results.
  • Mark the answer carefully so that you don’t lose marks for answers you solved with effort.
  • You can not move between sections during exam time. A time limit of 35 mins is provided to attempt one section at a time.
  • You can skip a question and come back to it later.

LSAT India study material: Books Recommendation

You invest your precious time and trust in study material to get a college of your choice. It is important that the books you read must be trustworthy. It must deliver the study material according to the exam pattern of the LSAT India 2021.

Book Name Publisher
Superprep Book for LSAT India  Pearson VUE
Legal Aptitude for the CLAT and other Law Entrance Examinations: A Workbook A. P Bhardwaj
Thinking Like a Lawyer: A New Introduction to Legal Reasoning Frederick Schauer

Exam Analysis

I am providing the LSAT India 2021 exam analysis for the four sections in brief.

Logical Reasoning (1)

It was the first section in the LSAT India 2021 exam. The difficulty level of this section was easy to medium. Answer 20-22 questions of this section is considered to be a good attempt. 

4-5 questions were in dialogue form. The questions were 3-5 lines long.

Analytical reasoning

This section consists of four sets of questions based on Grouping, Conditionalities, Arrangements, and task assignments. It has a medium to difficult level of difficulty quotient. 

Questions were time-consuming and tricky. If you attempted 15-18 questions, it was a good attempt.

Logical Reasoning (2)

This section was in a range of medium to difficult levels. Questions from topics like a paradox, role in the argument, argument completion were challenging. An attempt of 18-20 questions was considered to be good.

Reading Comprehension

All the above sections were having five answer options. Only this section offers four answer options. 17 questions from this section were easy-medium. 6 questions were challenging. A good Attempt was 17-19 questions.

LSAT Answer key

  • The answer key for the Law School Admission Test India will be released by Pearson Vue on its official website.
  • The answers in the answer key are finalized by the conducting authority.
  • It will be available to download in pdf format.
  • You can match your response with the answer key to get an estimate of your band score.

LSAT Result

The LSAT result is announced within a few days after the exam date. It is expected to be declared around May 18, 2021, this year.

  • The exam for this session was conducted between May 29 to June 5, 2021.
  • The result will be declared in a band range of 420-480.
  • Your percentile will be calculated by comparing your score with other candidates in the group.
  • LSAC shares your result with the participating institutes.
LSAT India 2021 exam dates May 29 onwards
Result Declarations third week of June

LSAT Cut-off

  • Cut-off marks are the minimum marks you need to score to qualify for an exam.
  • Pearson Vue the conducting body of the LSAT India exam declares a cut-off list to shortlist students for its participating colleges.
  • Colleges participating in the Law School Admission Test India release a separate cut-off list for each course. 
  • Each college has a different no. of applicants and seats available for a course, therefore their cut-off scores vary significantly.

Counseling Process

The counseling process for the LSAT India exam 2021 will start from the third week of June.

  • You will need to apply to law colleges of your choice separately after the announcement of cut-off scores.
  • The admission process is different for different colleges.
  • The number of seats is limited in renowned colleges. Make sure to apply quickly just after the cut-off announcement of the respective college.
  • If the seats are filled before your application you will lose the college even after qualifying the cut-off score.
  • In the counseling process, your documents are verified. So, make sure to take your educational qualification proof to the counselling center.
  • Educational qualification requirements vary for different colleges, and courses. Make sure to check these before applying to a college.

FAQ's

Can I apply to a law college with my previous year's LSAT result?

No, you can apply to colleges with current year LSAT results only.

How many times I can apply for the LSAT India exam if I could not qualify on my first attempt?

If it is your first attempt, do not panic. There is no limit on the number of attempts you are allowed to take the LSAT exam.

How can I improve my LSAT score?

Steps to improve your LSAT scorecard:

  • Make a study plan for the LSAT at least one year before appearing in the exam.
  • Read thoroughly the topics included in the LSAT syllabus with recommended books.
  • Practice at least 100 questions from one topic after understanding the basics.
  • Practice last 10 years’ papers.
  • Give online mock tests.

How much it costs to apply for the LSAT exam?

The LSAT exam costs INR 3499 to every candidate. There is no relaxation in fees for different categories. If you missed the last date to apply, you can still register for the exam with a fee of INR 3799.

If am not sure about a question, should I attempt it?

You should attempt as many questions as possible at lightning-fast speed. Leave the time-consuming questions to attempt towards the end of each section.

There is no negative marking in the LSAT exam. So don’t hesitate in guessing the answers.

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