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LSAT India Reading Comprehension 2023

Author : Aparna

Updated On : January 30, 2023


Reader's Digest: Reading Comprehension is considered one of the tricky and Lengthy sections of the LSAT Exam. It also consumes more time because the passages are somewhat of a moderate to difficult level. Also, you are required to have a good vocabulary stash so that you don't get confused or jumbled upon encountering complex words. Additionally, you can easily achieve a good score in this section if you have ample time to practice and implement the right strategy to do so. How? Check out below because we can make you the master of LSAT India Reading Comprehension 2023.

LSAT India Reading Comprehension 2023 Overview

The reading comprehension section contains four passages, three excerpts from a single author, and one combination of texts from two sources addressing the same topic. 

Your ability to extrapolate from text, establish fundamental concepts of passages, identify required information within such a text, and grasp a complicated academic text will be assessed here. Law, cultural studies, epistemology, psychology, technology, economic history, and business are all possible topics for this section. You will have 35 minutes to complete 23-27 MCQs related to the text.

In this section, all the questions are picked from a passage or the pair of passages given to you in the Reading Section. You need to go through the passages carefully and deduce the answer according to the information catered to you in the passage. Also, instead of struggling to find the accurate answer, try to find the best answer for the Question. It will help eliminate confusion and frustration. 

Also, LSAT India doesn’t have negative markings, which means that you can focus on solving questions without bothering about score deductions. Also, while solving the passage, we advise you to analyse it critically and understand the underlying ideas of the passage instead of superficially reading it. 

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How To Prepare For LSAT India Reading Comprehension 2023 Section?

You might find the sample questions helpful, but are they of use if you don’t know the tactics to break them down and solve them? Don’t think too much. We have listed some tips on how to ace your LSAT India Reading Comprehension 2023 section to score the best in it. 

  • Take notes while reading: It is important to note that the LSAT Comprehension is lengthy and has information distributed over passages. That’s why it won’t be possible to remember every key piece of information using your memory alone. To make sure that you don’t miss out on the important details, make a note of it. Avoid making Lengthy notes; just keep it 2-3 lines long per paragraph. 
  • Avoid Skimming the passage: if you quickly go through the passage, you might miss out on the thesis and the idea the author intends to discuss. So, rather than skimming the passage, read it closely to analyse the underlying information to gather the big picture of the passage. 
  • Remember that details support functions: If you are asked why the author included a specific detail from the passage, keep in mind that all relevant information within a piece of writing is broadly used to strengthen the purpose of that paragraph. To solve specific LSAT detail topics, you may need to step back a bit and consider the purpose of the passage in which the detail is found.
  • Focus on the big picture instead of generic details: When you read the passage for the first time, think about the details and structure. Think of each paragraph contributing to the passage's main idea, and if it does, how much? How did the author create his opinion on this particular topic? You can trail back to the minor details, but it can be a little overwhelming if the passage is picked from an unfamiliar background or is Complex. 
  • Watch out for concession: Quite often, the writer will have a strong view and assert it throughout the paragraph, only to make an unforeseen concession to the opposing side, thereby appearing to undermine his statement. Don’t be concerned. The author’s authentic theory is whatever he devotes the most time to focusing on - he may just have some moral qualms about one or more attributes of it.

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LSAT India Reading Comprehension Sample Questions For Practice

Here are two sample Questions handpicked for you. It will give you an idea about the types of passages and questions you will encounter in your LSAT Exam. 

Passage 1

For decades there has been a deep drift between poetry and fiction in the United States, especially in academic settings; graduate writing programs in universities, for example, train students as poets or writers of fiction but almost never as both. Both poets and writers of fiction have tended to support this separation, in large part because the current conventional wisdom holds that poetry should be epileptical and lyrical, reflecting the inner state and processes of thought and feeling. In contrast, character and narrative events are the stock-in-trade of fiction. 

Certainly, poetry and fiction are indeed distinct genres, but why have specialised education and literacy territoriality resulted from this distinction? The answer lies perhaps in the widespread attitude in the U.S. culture, which often casts a suspicious eye on the generalists. Those with knowledge and expertise in multiple areas risk charges of dilettantism as if abilities in one field are diluted or compromised by the accomplishment in another. 

Fortunately, there are signs that the bias against writers who cross generic boundaries is diminishing; Several recent writers are known and respected for their work in both genres. One important example of this trend is Rita Dove, An African American Writer highly acclaimed for both her poetry and fiction. A few years ago, speaking at a conference entitled "Poets who wrote fictions", Dove expressed gentle incredulity about the habits of the segregation of the genres. 

She had grown up reading and loving both fiction and poetry, she said, unaware of any purported danger lurking in an attempt to mix the two. She also studied for some time in Germany, where she observed, "Poets write plays, novelists compose libretti, Playwrights write novels - They would not understand our restrictiveness."

It makes little sense, Dove believes, to persist in the restriction to poetry and fiction prevalent in the U.S. because each genre shares the nature of the other. Indeed, her poetry offers example after example of what can only be regarded as a lyrical narrative. Her use of language in the poetry is undeniably lyrical- that is, it evokes emotions and inner states without requiring the readers to organize ideas or events in a particular linear structure. Yet this lyric expression simultaneously presents the elements of a plot in such a way that the reader is led repeatedly to take account of clusters of narrative details within the lyrical flow.

Thus, while the language is lyrical, it often comes to constitute, cumulatively, a work of narrative fiction. Similarly, many passages in her fiction, though undeniably prose, achieve the status of lyric narrative through the use of poetic rhythm and elliptical expression. In short, Dove bridges the gap between poetry and fiction by writing in both genres and fusing two genres within individual work. 

Q. Which one of the following most accurately expresses the main point of the passage:

  1. Rita Dove's work has been widely acclaimed primarily because of the lyrical element she has introduced in her fiction. 
  2. Rita Dove's lyrical narrative presents a cluster of narrative details to create a cumulative narrative without requiring the reader to interpret it linearly. 
  3. Working against a bias that has long been dominant in the US, recent writers like Rita Dove have shown that lyrical language can effectively enhance narrative fiction. 
  4. Unlike many of her US Contemporaries, Rita Dove Writes without relying on the traditional techniques associated with poetry and fiction. 
  5. Rita Dove's successful blending of poetry and fiction exemplifies the recent trade away from the rigid separation of the two genres that have long been prevalent in the U.S. 

Q. Which of the following is most analogous to the literary achievement the author attributes to Dove?

  1. A chef combines non-traditional cooking methods and traditional ingredients from disparate world cuisine to devise a new recipe. 
  2. A professor of film studies becomes a film director and succeeds, partly due to the wealth of theoretical knowledge of filmmaking. 
  3. An actor who is also a theatrical director teams up with a public health agency to use street theatre to Inform the public about health matters. 
  4. A choreographer defies convention and choreographs a dance that combines elements of both ballet and jazz dance. 
  5. A Rock musician records several songs from previous decades but introduces extended guitar solos into each one. 

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Q. According to the passage, in the U.S., there is a widely held view that:

  1. Poetry should not involve characters or narratives.
  2. Unlike the Writing of poetry, the writing of fiction is rarely an academically serious endeavour. 
  3. Graduate writing programs focus on poetry to the exclusion of fiction. 
  4. Fiction is most aesthetically effective when it incorporates lyrical elements. 
  5. European literary cultures are suspicious of Generalists. 

Q. The author's attitude towards the deep rift between poetry and fiction in the U.S. can be most accurately described as one of the:

  1. Perplexity as to what could have led to the development of such a rift. 
  2. Astonishment that academics have overlooked the existence of the rift. 
  3. Pessimism regarding the possibility that the rift can be overcome. 
  4. ambivalence towards the effect the rift has had in U.S. literature. 
  5. Disapproval of attitude and presupposition underlying the rift. 

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Q. In the passage, the author conjecture that a clause of the deep drift between fiction and poetry in the United States may be that: 

  1. Poets and fiction writers each end up seeing their craft as superior to the other's craft. 
  2. The methods used in training graduate students in poetry are different from those used in training graduate students in other literary fields. 
  3. Publishers often pressure Writers to concentrate on what they do best. 
  4. A suspicion of generalism deters writers from dividing their energies between 2 genres. 
  5. Fiction is more widely read and respected than poetry. 

Q. In the context of the passage, the author's primary purpose in mentioning Dove's experience in Germany (lines 32-36) is to 

  1.  Suggest that the habit of treating poetry and fiction as a nonoverlapping domain is characteristic of English Speaking societies but not others. 
  2. Point to an experience that reinforced Dove's conviction that poetry and fiction should not be rigidly separated. 
  3. Indicates that Dove's strength as a writer derives in large part from the international character of her academic background.
  4. Presenting illuminating biographical details about Dove to enhance the human interest appeal of the passage. 
  5. Indicates what Dove believes to be the origin of her opposition to the separation of fiction and poetry in the U.S. 

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Q. It could be inferred from the passage that the author would be most likely to believe which one of the following? 

  1. Each of Dove's works can be classified as either primarily poetry or primarily fiction, even though it may contain elements of both. 
  2. The Aesthetic value of the lyric narrative resides in the representation of an event sequence, rather than its ability to invoke the inner state of emotions.
  3. How Dove blends genres in her writing without precedent in U.S. Writing. 
  4. Narratives that use Lyrical language are generally aesthetically superior to pure lyric poetry. 
  5. Writers who successfully cross the generic boundaries between poetry and fiction often try their hand in different genres like drama as well. 

Q. If the passage had been excerpted from long texts, which one of the following predictions about the near future of the U.S. literature is most likely to appear in the passage? 

  1. The number of writers who wrote both poetry and fiction will probably continue to grow. 
  2. Because of the increased interest in mixed genres, the small market of pure lyric poetry will shrink further. 
  3. Narrative poetry will probably come to be regarded as a subgenre of fiction. 
  4. There will probably be a rise in specializations among writers in university writing programs
  5. Writers who continue to work exclusively in poetry or fiction will likely lose their audience. 

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Passage 2

The World Wide Web, a network of electronically produced and interconnected (or linked) sites called pages that are accessible via a personal computer, raises legal issues about the intellectual property owner's rights, notably those who create documents for inclusion on Web pages. Some of these intellectual property owners claim that intellectual property on the Web will not be protected from copyright infringement unless copyright law is strengthened. Web users, however, claim that if their ability to access resources on the Web pages is reduced, the Web cannot live up to its potential as an open interactive medium of Communication. 

The debate arises from the web's ability to link one document with another. Links between pages are analogous to the inclusion in a printed text of reference to others' works, but with one difference; the cited document is instantly retrievable by the user who activates the link. This immediate accessibility creates a problem since current copyright laws give the intellectual property owner to sue a distributor for the unauthorized copies of their material even if that distributor doesn't make the copies personally. Id person A, the author of the document, puts the document on a Web page, and person B, the creator of another Web page, creates a link to A's Document, Is B committing copyright infringement?

To answer this question, it must first be determined who controls the distribution of a document on the Web. When A places a document on a Web page. When A places a document on the Web page, this is comparable to recording outgoing messages on one's telephone answering machine for others to hear. When B creates a link to A's Document, it is akin to B giving out A's telephone number, allowing third parties to hear the outgoing messages for themselves. Anyone who calls can listen to the message; that is its purpose. While B's link may facilitate access to A's documents, the crucial point is that A, simply by placing the document on the web, is offering it for distribution. Therefore, even if B leads others to the document, it is A who controls access to it. Hence creating a link to the documents is not equivalent to making or distributing a copy of a document. Moreover, techniques are also available by which A can restrict access to a document. For Example, B may require a password to gain entry to A's web page, just as telephone owners can request an unlisted number and disclose it only to selected parties. Such a solution would somewhat compromise the Web's openness, but not as much as the threat of copyright infringement litigation. Changing Copyright law to benefit the intellectual property owner is ill-advised because it would impede the development of the Web as a public forum dedicated to the free exchange of ideas. 

Q. Which one of the following is closest in meaning to the term "strengthened" as that term is used in line 8 of the passage?

  1. Made more restrictive. 
  2. Made uniform worldwide.
  3. Made to impose harsher penalties.
  4. Dutifully enforced.
  5. More Fully recognized as legitimate. 

Q. Which one of the following most accurately expresses the main point of the passage:

  1. Since the distribution of a document placed on a Web page is controlled by the author of that page rather than by the person who creates the link to the page, creating such a link should not be considered copyright Infringement. 
  2. Changes in Copyright law in response to the development of web pages and links are Ill-advised unless such changes amplify rather than restrict the free exchange of ideas necessary in a democracy. 
  3. People who are concerned about the access others may have to the Web documents they create can easily prevent such access without inhibiting the rights of others to exchange ideas freely. 
  4. Problems concerning intellectual property rights created by new electronic media forms are not easy to resolve if one applies basic common sense principles to these problems. 
  5. Maintaining a free exchange of ideas on the web offers that far outweighs those that a small number of individuals might gain if a radical alteration of copyright laws aimed at restricting the Web's growth is allowed. 

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Q. With which one of the following claims about documents placed on Web Pages would the author be most likely to agree?

  1. Such documents cannot receive adequate protection unless current copyright laws are strengthened. 
  2. Such documents cannot be protected from unauthorized distribution without significantly diminishing the potential of the Web to be a widely used form of communication. 
  3. The nearly instantaneous access afforded by the Web makes it impossible to practice limiting access to such documents. 
  4. Such documents can be protected from copyright infringement with the least damage to the public interest only by altering existing legal codes. 
  5. Such documents cannot fully contribute to the Web's free exchange of ideas unless their authors allow them to be freely accessed by those who wish to do so. 

Q. Based on the passage, the relationship between strengthening current copyright law and relying on passwords to restrict access tiba web documents is most analogous to the relationship between:

  1. Allowing everyone to use a public facility and restricting its use to members of the community. 
  2. Outlawing the use of a drug and outlawing its sale. 
  3. Prohibiting a spirit and relying on the participants to employ the proper safety gear. 
  4. Passing a new law and enforcing that law. 
  5. Allowing unrestricted entry into a building and restricting those with a badge. 

Q. The passage most strongly implies which of the following?

  1. There are no creators of links to Web pages who are also an owner of Intellectual property on the Internet. 
  2. The person who has access to a Web page document should be considered the distributor of that document. 
  3. The right to privacy should not be extended to the owner of the Intellectual property placed on the Web. 
  4. Those who create links to Web pages have primary control over who reads the document on those pages. 
  5. A document on a web page must be converted to a physical document via printing before copyright infringement takes place. 

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Q. According to the passage, which of the following features of outgoing messages left on telephone answering machines is more relevant to the debate concerning copyright infringement? 

  1. An electro-medium of communication carries such messages.
  2. Such messages are not legally protected against unauthorised distribution. 
  3. Transmission of such messages is virtually instantaneous. 
  4. People do not usually care whether or not others might record such messages. 
  5. Such meetings have purposely been made available to anyone who calls that telephone number. 

Q. The author's discussion of telephone answering machines serves primarily to:

  1. Compare and contrast the legal problems created by two different modes of electronic media. 
  2. Provide an anthology to illustrate the positions taken by each of the two sides in the copyright debates. 
  3. Show that the legal problems produced by new communication technology are not themselves new. 
  4. Illustrate the basic principles the author believes should help determine the outcome of the copyright details. 
  5. Show that telephone use also raises concerns about copyright infringement. 

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Q. According to the passage, current copyright laws:

  1. Allow completely unrestricted use of any document placed by its author on a Web Page. 
  2. Allow those who establish links to a document on a Web page to control its distribution to others. 
  3. Prohibit anyone but the author of a document from making a profit from the document's distribution. 
  4. Allow the author of a document to sue anyone who distributes the documents without permission. 
  5. It should be altered to allow complete freedom in the morning exchange of ideas. 


We have assembled the sample questions for reading comprehension for your reference.

This blog will give you an overall idea of the question you can encounter in the LSAT India Exam for Reading Comprehension Section.

So, now practice and ace the passage-solving techniques while we work on bringing some more tests & blogs like this for your help!

Frequently Asked Questions

Regular practice and a thorough knowledge of the writing style alongside mock test practice can help you gain an upper hand in this section.
There are 23-26 questions from General passages and mixed passages. You are advised to attempt at least 21 to 24 questions.
You have to practice the previous year's questions. Take Mock Tests regularly and during the exam, make sure to grasp the underlying information before you pick your answers.
Law, cultural studies, epistemology, psychology, technology, economic history, and business are all tentative topics for this Reading Section.
To improve your score, begin by reading the passage closely. Followed by taking notes and analyzing the core idea of the thesis. You must not jump to conclusions without analysis.
You can use previous year's Questions, Samples papers as well as Online Mock tests for practicing it.
Yes, you must read editorials because it will improve your reading skills and it will also develop your vocabulary to great lengths.


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