Entrance Exams Arts, Social Science & Law

Law School Admmission Test(LSAT)

Information

LSAT-India is a standardized test adopted as an admissions criterion by multiple law colleges across India. LSAT India measures skills that are considered essential for success in law school. LSAT-India is specially created for admissions to law schools in India by the Law School Admission Council, USA (LSAC). The LSAC has been helping law schools in several countries evaluate the critical-thinking skills of their applicants for more than 60 years.
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.
LSAT- India is designed to measure skills that are considered essential for success in law school - critical-thinking skills, such as logical reasoning and problem solving. These skills are considered as key to success in the practice of law throughout the world.
The LSAT- India test will be administered by Pearson VUE in India. Pearson VUE delivers millions of high-stakes tests every year across the globe for clients in the licensure, certification, academic admissions, regulatory, and government testing service markets.
After completing the LSAT-India registration, candidates can apply to the participating colleges (colleges which will accept LSAT- India scores). Candidates can choose to apply to any or all of the participating colleges, however, LSAT-India scores will be given to all participating Colleges. A list of participating law colleges is available on this site. Candidates can download the application forms from the respective college websites and apply to the college mentioning their LSAT-India registration number.

Important dates and Eligibility

Eligibility

Five Year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Programme10+2 examination or equivalent with not less than 45% aggregate marks (students graduating in 2013 can apply).
Programme Fee Rs. 5,00,000 per year
Residence hall, dining and laundry Rs. 1,00,000 per year
Three Year LL.B. Programme Bachelor’s degree in any subject with not less than 45% aggregate marks (students graduating in 2013 can apply).
Programme Fee Rs. 6,00,000 per year
Residence hall, dining and laundry Rs. 1,00,000 per year
Two Year LL.M. Programme Three year LL.B. or five year B.A. LL.B. with not less than 45% aggregate marks (students graduating in 2013 can apply).
Programme Fee Rs. 4,00,000 per year
Residence hall, dining and laundry Rs. 1,00,000 per year(available on request)

Application Fee and Mode of Payment

Registration Fee - Rs. 3800/-

Details

  • 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 will be administered in 16 cities on 18th May, 2014
  • 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 or by sending a Demand Draft. Registration windows are different for these modes.
    • Online Registration – 12th Nov, 2013 to 30th Apr, 2014
    • Registration through Demand Draft/PO/Banker's cheque – 12th Nov, 2013 to 28th Apr, 2014
    The demand draft/pay order/banker's cheque (favouring NCS Pearson India Pvt. Ltd., payable at New Delhi/ Noida) should reach the below mentioned address on or before 28th Apr, 2014 either by post or courier. Pearson VUE C/o Greenclouds 6708, DLF Phase - IV Gurgaon, Haryana - 122002 Phone: 09213027790
LSAT—India Registration/Student Application Process
  1. Register online for the LSAT—India entrance test by logging on to lsat.formistry.com. The LSAT—India registration fee is INR 3800; the fee can be paid online or by a demand draft/pay order/ banker's cheque. The candidate can also contact Pearson VUE at LSATIndia@pearson.com 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 participating colleges.
  2. After obtaining the LSAT—India registration number, the candidate must download/obtain the application form from the participating 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 participating colleges.
  3. 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 participating law schools to which he/she is applying 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.
  4. Test Scores of students writing the LSAT—India will be transmitted to the participating colleges (refer to Participating Colleges link for details).

Pattern and Scoring of the LSAT—India
# 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 law 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 a test of important critical-thinking skills that a student has acquired over his or her educational lifetime. It is background neutral, not memory based. That is, the LSAT—India does not include questions requiring the mastery of any specific discipline or set of facts, such as maths and general knowledge or current affairs. Credit is given for each question a test taker answers correctly, and all questions count equally. There is no negative marking or penalty for guessing, so a candidate should answer each and every question.
Test Scoring for Undergraduate and Post-Undergraduate Programmes
Test scores are reported on a percentile basis, comparing each candidate’s performance to that of the others within his or her candidate group (Five-Year Integrated LL.B. Programme or Two-Year LL.M./ Three-Year LL.B. Programme). Scores for one candidate group cannot be compared to those for the other candidate group since they are based on group performance. So, for example, an undergraduate candidate earning an LSAT—India score of 82.5 has performed better on the test than 82.5 percent of the total undergraduate candidate pool. This score does not indicate what the candidate’s standing would be within the post-undergraduate candidate pool. Note also that this score does not mean that the candidate answered 82.5 percent of the LSAT—India questions correctly. Thus, LSAT—India scores tell law schools the relative strength of the critical-thinking skills measured by the test for each candidate in comparison to the others in his or her candidate pool.
Pattern Details
Section Number of Questions Timing
Analytical Reasoning Approx. 24 35 minutes
1st Logical Reasoning Approx. 24 35 minutes
2nd Logical Reasoning Approx. 24 35 minutes
Reading Comprehension Approx. 24 35 minutes
TOTALS: 4 sections 92-100 questions 2 hours and 20 minutes

# The sections on the LSAT—India may appear in any order but always consist of one Analytical Reasoning section, one Reading Comprehension section, and two Logical Reasoning sections. The LSAT—India is a paper-and-pencil test. All questions are in a multiple-choice format, some with four answer choices and others with five (all questions in the 2013 exam will have five answer choices). Answers are collected on a scannable answer sheet.
# There is no substantial break between any sections of the test. Invigilators carefully time each section using countdown timers provided by LSAC, allowing 35 minutes for each of the four sections. Invigilators give a 5-minute warning before calling time for a section. When the time is up, invigilators require candidates to stop work on the section, and begin work on the next section. During the test, candidates are allowed to work only in the section currently being timed. They are not permitted to go back to an earlier section or forward to a later one even if they finish a section before time is called.
Analytical Reasoning Questions—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.
Logical Reasoning Questions—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 Questions—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 eight questions that test reading and reasoning abilities.
Participating Colleges

Participating Colleges
LSAT—India 2014 scores of all candidates will be sent to the following institutions which have made LSAT—India 2014 a mandatory criterion for admissions to full or partial batch of 2014. However, candidates should note that they need to meet the eligibility criteria as laid down by each of the respective colleges for their respective programmes. Candidates are advised to check the respective college sites for information on eligibility criteria and programs offered.
Amity Law School - Gurgaon (Affiliated to Amity University, Gurgaon)
Central India College of Law, Godhani - Nagpur (Affiliated to RTM, Nagpur University)
Chotanagpur Law College – Ranchi (Affliated to University of Ranchi – Ranchi)
G H Raisoni Law School - Nagpur (Affiliated to RTM Nagpur University)
Jindal Global Law School - Sonipat (Haryana) (Jindal Global University)
JSS Law College – Mysore (Autonomous under Karnataka State Law University, Hubli)
K.L.E. Society’s Law College – Bangalore (Affiliated to Karnataka State Law University)
MATS Law School, MATS University - Raipur (MATS University)
Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law (RGSOIPL) - 3 yr LL.B. (IIT Kharagpur)
School of Law, Galgotias University - Greater NOIDA (Affiliated to Galgotias University, Greater NOIDA)
School of Law, Sharda University - Greater NOIDA (A constituent of Sharda University, Greater Noida)
In addition to the above mentioned list of Colleges, LSAT—India 2014 scores are also accepted by the following institutes. Candidates can choose the colleges individually or select "all” option to apply to these colleges while registering for LSAT—India.
Alliance College of Law - Bangalore (Private University established in Karnataka State)
AURO University School of Law - Surat (Affiliated to AURO University, Surat)
B.S. Anangpuria Institute of Law - Faridabad (Affiliated to Maharshi Dayanand Universitry, Rohtak)
Chanakya Law College - Rudrapur (Affiliated to Kumaun University, Nainital)
Durgapur Institute of Legal Studies – Durgapur (Affiliated to University of Burdwan)
Dr. Anushka Vidhi Mahavidyalaya - Udaipur (Affiliated to Mohan Lal Sukhdev University)
Faculty of Law, K N Modi University - Tonk (Affiliated to K N Modi University – Tonk)
Himgiri Zee University Law School - Dehradun (Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun)
IMS Law College – Noida (Affiliated to CCS University,Meerut)
IMS Unison University, Dehradun (details to be shortly updated)
Institute of Law and Research – Faridabad (Affiliated to M.D. University, Rohtak)
Jai Hind Defence College of Law - Bhopal (Affiliated to Barkatullah University)
Jaipur School of Law - Jaipur (Affiliated to Maharaj Vinayak Global University, Jaipur)
M A B Institute of Judicial Science - Murshidabad (Affiliated to Kalyani University)
M. P. Law College - Aurangabad (Affiliated to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University)
NIMT Vidhi Evam Kanun Sansthan, Greater Noida (Affiliated to Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut)
R. N. Patel Ipcowala School of Law and Justice - Anand (Affiliated to Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand, Gujarat)
Royal College of Law - Ghaziabad (Affiliated to Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut)
Sardar Patel Subharti Institute of Law - Meerut (Affiliated to Swami Vivekananda Subharti University)
School of Law, Gitam University - Visakhapatnam (AP) (Affiliated to Gitam University, Visakhapatnam)
Shri Swami Dayal Bhatnagar Law College, Sikandrabad (UP) (Affiliated to Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut U. P.)
Siddhartha Law College - Dehradun (Affiliated to Uttarakhand Technical University)
Tagore Institute of Law – Jaipur (Affiliated to University of Rajasthan)
Vaikunta Baliga College of Law - Udupi (Affiliated to Karnataka State Law University, Hubli)

Test Centers

The LSAT—India 2014 test will be conducted in the following cities:
North:
Chandigarh, Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow
South: Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi
West: Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Mumbai, Nagpur
East: Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi

Curriculum

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