The Law School Admission Council (LSAC), headquartered in Pennsylvania, U.S.A., is a not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting quality, access, and equity in law and education worldwide by supporting individuals’ enrolment journeys and providing pre-eminent assessment, data, and technology services.
The reputation of the LSAT as the premier measure of assessing reading and reasoning skills extends far beyond the United States, Canada, and Australia. Many countries consult with LSAC about their legal education programmes. LSAC’s expertise in test development and psychometrics is a valuable resource and model for institutions seeking to achieve world-class standards in admissions testing.
In 2009, LSAC introduced the LSAT—India, a version of the LSAT specifically designed for law colleges in India. Over 35,000 law aspirants have taken the test, seeking admission to LL.B. and LL.M. programmes at some of the most prestigious law colleges in India. In 2019, LSAC renewed its commitment to promoting legal education in India by opening LSAC Global – India LLP. The company is dedicated to deploying LSAC’s deep knowledge and experience to meet the needs of law aspirants and law colleges in India.
LSAT—India™ will take place on May 17, 2020.
The LSAT—India is a test of high-level reading, informal reasoning, and deductive reasoning skills. These acquired critical thinking skills are essential to succeed in law college and in the practice of the law. The LSAT—India was developed specifically to be used by law colleges in India.
LSAT—India™ is a standardized test adopted as an admission criterion by multiple law colleges across India. It measures skills that are considered essential for success in law school. LSAT—India™ is specially created for admission to law schools in India by the Law School Admission Council, USA (LSAC). The LSAC has been helping law schools in various countries evaluate the critical thinking skills of their applicants for more than 70 years.
The LSAT is one of the many products and services offered by the Council’s approximately 350 employees. LSAC is the only major testing organisation that has developed a completely electronic, web-accessible clearinghouse for collecting and transmitting undergraduate transcripts, letters of recommendation, and law school applications. The data reports generated from this system provide essential information to the legal education community.
LSAT—India Question Paper Pattern
These questions test deductive reasoning skills by requiring you to deduce what could or must be the case about a certain scenario, based on some rules and conditions.
In addition to the scored sections of questions, you will likely see one unscored section of questions in your test. This is called a ‘Variable Section’ because the type of section varies. On the test day, your unscored section could be another Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, or Reading Comprehension section. You will not be able to identify the unscored variable section, so it is important to attempt every question.
The LSAT—India is a paper and pencil test. You will record your answers on an answer sheet.
While you will receive credit for the correct answers, there is no negative marking or penalty for incorrect answers. Accordingly, be sure to save some time at the end of each section to fill answers to any unanswered questions.
You will receive a scaled score between 420 and 480, a score band, as well as a percentile rank.
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