LSAT - India™ 2016, Application, Notification, Dates

LSAT
Pearson VUE has announced LSAT- India™ 2016. Law School Admission Test - India, LSAT—India™ is a special version of the LSAT test – to meet the Indian requirement to admit school-leaving (Grade XII) students to the 5-year integrated BA LLB / BBA LLB law program and graduates to the 3-year law program. More than 60 law schools accept LSAT—India scores in 2016.

Important Dates

Registration Window (Online Payments) : 9th Nov 2015 to 1st May, 2016 till 12 noon
Registration Window (Demand Draft Payments) : 9th Nov, 2015 to 28th April, 2016
Admit Card Release : 8th May, 2016 to 14th May, 2016
LSAT-India 2016 , Test Date : 15th May, 2016
Announcement of Results : 3rd June, 2016

LSAT India 2015 Eligibility Criteria

  1. LSAT scores shall be accepted by over 60 law institutions in India. Appearing for LSAT is mandatory for candidates seeking admission to these law schools.
  2. Candidates should note that they need to meet the eligibility criteria as laid down by each of the respective colleges for their respective programmes. 
  3. Candidates are advised to check the respective college sites for information on eligibility criteria and programs offered.

Application Procedure

  1. Register online for the LSAT-India entrance test by logging on to lsat.formistry.com (registrations opens on 9th November 2015). The LSAT-India registration fee is Rs 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 associated colleges.
  2. 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.
  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 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.

LSAT 2016 Test Centres

North: Chandigarh, Delhi (NCR), Jaipur, Lucknow
South: Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi
East: Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi
West: Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Mumbai, Nagpur

LSAT 2016 Pattern

  1. LSAT—India is a paper-and-pencil test with four sections.
  2. Test duration – 2 hours and 20 minutes
  3. Question type – Multiple Choice format

Section
Number of Questions
Time
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
Total: 4 sections
92-100 questions
2 hours and 20 minutes


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 nine questions that test reading and reasoning abilities.

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