How to prepare for LSAT India 2020
How to prepare for LSAT India 2020 - Pearson VUE will conduct LSAT-India 2020 from June 14 onwards in online proctored mode, Unlike other law entrance tests conducted in India, LSAT-India is different in terms of pattern, syllabus, scoring pattern. Hence it is very important for the candidates to know the right LSAT-India preparation strategy. Law School Admission Council (LSAC) has designed the Law School Admission Test India and it is more or less similar to the original LSAT (Global). The candidates are tested for their analytical and reasoning skills which are essential characteristics of a successful lawyer. For cracking LSAT-India 2020, the first requirement is to have good reading skills and then the candidates are expected to think critically within the framework of the question and deduce a conclusion. There is no fixed syllabus, so it makes the LSAT-India preparation more complicated and often the candidates do not understand how to prepare for LSAT India 2020. Careers360 has compiled the guidelines and preparation tips to help the candidates in their pursuit of scoring a good percentile in LSAT-India 2020. Read the complete article to understand and know more about the examination.
How to prepare for LSAT-India 2020 - Exam Pattern, Syllabus and all you need to know
The exam pattern provides a basic framework for the test, hence, it is important for the candidates to be aware of it. The LSAT-India will now be conducted in online proctored mode and candidates can appear in the test from their safe locations. The test will consist of around 92 multiple choice questions and candidates will be given two hours and 20 minutes to complete the test. More details of the LSAT-India exam pattern are given below.
Mode of Examination
Online proctored mode
Duration of Examination
2 hours and 20 minutes
Type of questions
Total Number of Questions asked
The score is depicted in
Percentile and score band
LSAT India 2020 sections (syllabus)
LSAC has now removed the variable section from the test, so now there will be only 4 sections. Each section will have around 22-24 question and separate time limits will be given to attempt each section.
Number of Questions (approximate)
Time allotted to attempt the section
First Logical Reasoning
Second Logical Reasoning
2 hours 20 minutes
How to prepare LSAT India - Analytical reasoning
In this section, the questions are designed to test the candidate's ability to understand the complex relationships and to draw a logical deduction. There may be a set of statements, rules or conditions, arrangments that may define relationships and candidates may have to provide the logical answers to the questions.
To answer the questions from LSAT-India analytical reasoning, candidates must follow the right approach and learn time management. the following tips would be useful while answering the questions form analytical reasoning.
- Careful reading and analysis of the text - Candidates should read the text carefully and pay attention to the words such as “only,” “exactly,” “never,” “always,” “must be,” “cannot be,” etc as these words define the relationships and can change the meaning of a sentence completely. Reading is also important because all the information that is required to answer the questions will be provided in the passage only.
- Questions are independent - Candidates must refrain from making unnecessary and out of context assumptions while answering the question. Each question in a given passage or set will be different from others and hence should be viewed independently.
- Highlight the text - Candidates are advised to highlight the important lines, information while reading the text, this will make it easy to answer the question and may also save some time.
LSAT India 2020 preparation for reading comprehension
The reading comprehension will test the candidate's ability to read and understand the complex texts. There will be around 4 passages from this section, and each passage will have 5 to 8 questions. The content of the passage will be drawn from subjects like social sciences, humanities, legal issues, biological and physical sciences. Candidates will be asked to identify the main theme of the passage, meaning or purpose of certain words. Also, there will be questions from the information provided in the passage and will test the deductive knowledge of the candidate.
To answer the questions from the reading section, it is important to have the ability to read the passage carefully and quickly. Read the questions and then again read the passage to find the answer. the following tips will be helpful in preparing the reading comprehension section of LSAT-India.
- Read the passage carefully - While reading a passage the candidate should try to identify the main theme of the passage as everything hangs around it. Mark important words and information. Try to understand what point the author is trying to make, or on what argument an opinion or conclusion can be drawn.
- Read the question and all answer option carefully - It is important to understand what the question is and what are the available options of the answer. Do not jump into a conclusion without going through all the options.
- Answer from the passage - The arguments given in the passage may be factually correct or not. If it is not asked to evaluate the correctness of an argument, answer it according to the passage and do not go into the factual correctness
How to prepare LSAT India - Logical reasoning
In this section, the candidates will be tested for their ability to understand, analyze or criticize different kinds of arguments. The arguments will be given in short passages that may be taken from a variety of sources such as news editorials, letters, opinions etc. Candidates will have to answer a variety of questions such as identifying the arguments, detecting the assumptions, drawing the conclusions from given arguments, applying the principles, detecting errors and misrepresentations etc. The following tips may help the candidates in answering the questions from the logical reasoning section of LSAT India.
- Read the passage and question correctly, understand the meaning.
- Choose your answer on the basis of the information given in the passage even if it is factually incorrect or you don't agree with the answer.
- The questions will not have any tricks or hidden meaning, so answer only within the given framework.
Golden Rule for the preparation of LSAT India 2020 -
The examination comprises five sections, and each of these sections has an almost equal number of questions, thus equal weightage. So, no section can be prioritized or skipped when preparing for LSAT India 2020.
Attempt as many questions as you can
LSAT India 2020 does not have a negative marking system. Thus, solving all the questions will prove beneficial.
Previous years question papers
How to prepare for LSAT India 2020 with the help of previous years question papers is a frequently asked question. LSAT India is a complicated examination, thus past years’ question papers prove useful in understanding the type of questions that can be asked during the examination. They also help you figure out a pattern in the questions asked and help you on the day of the examination.
Since there is no fixed syllabus for LSAT India, how to prepare for LSAT India becomes a task. To prepare for this examination, the more mock tests you solve, the stronger you become. Analyse the results of every mock and try to understand why you lost marks in the test.
Read carefully and understand every question -
The most important of all the preparation tips is to read the question carefully and understand what they are asking you. The purpose of LSAT India is to test your reasoning skills, and you cannot reason well if you don’t understand the question.
Develop reading speed
LSAT India 2020 is all about reading comprehension and involves a lot of reading. Thus, it is important to work on your reading speed.
The preparation strategy of any examination is largely affected by the marking system of the examination. In this case, the LSAT India result is depicted in percentile. However, this percentile is not calculated in the regular format, i.e, marks obtained by total marks. This percentile score is basically a comparison of the performance of a candidate to the rest of the candidates in his/her candidate group. The following example will help you to understand the marking system better.
Example - Suresh scored 79% in LSAT India 2019 for 5-year LLB
Explanation - Suresh performed better than 79% of the candidates who had appeared for LSAT India 2019 for 5-year LLB.
The score obtained by Suresh cannot be compared to the candidates who have appeared for the examination conducted for LLM or 3-year LLB programme. They simply compare Suresh to the rest of the candidates who had appeared for the entrance test for 5-year LLB.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - How to prepare for LSAT India 2020
Question: When will the LSAT-India 2020 be conducted? will it be conducted on multiple days?
LSAT-India 2020 will be conducted from June 14 and it will be conducted on multiple days.
Question: Do I need to visit the exam center for appearing in the LSAT-India 2020
No, LSAT-India will be conducted in online proctored test mode, so, you can appear in the exam from a location of your choice. exam centres will not be issued to the candidates.
Question: Can I appear in LSAT-India 2020 y using iPad or mobile phone?
No, for appearing in LSAT-India, you must have a computer or laptop with a webcam.
Question: Why is it important to solve the LSAT-India sample papers?
The LSAT-India sample papers let you know the type of questions that are asked in the exam. also, you can learn the difficulty level of the exam, time management by solving the sample papers.
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Questions related to LSAT India
what are options if I am looking for LLM after MBA
After any graduation you can to do an MBA or LLB, but you can do your LLM only after your LLB, which is your basic degree in law. From your question we can infer that you already have an LLB degree and would like to pursue your LLM after your MBA.
One primary advantage you may develop after your MBA is to understand which stream of business law your would like to pursue in LLM or position yourself as the legal person within a company, who also understand how a company functions or need to function based on your study of MBA and the application of Law within the framework of the organization and protecting the organization from all legal issues.
which are best colleges in LSAT India for BBA LLB?
Following are some of the best colleges that take admission through LSAT for BBA LLB. These colleges provide quality education and have high ratings.
Alliance School of Law
Auro University School of Law
Azim Premji University
Institute of Law
College of Legal Studies
JSS Law College
KLE Society's Law College
MATS Law School
NCU Law School
VIT Law School
what is the average score of lsat india for getting admisson in o.p jindal college
Hello student cut off vary every year on various factors like the level of question in the entrance examination and total number of applicants in that examination, its difficult to predict exact score but as per previous year records 80 percentile or more than 80 percentile for 5 year law program at jindal law school.
Feel free to comment if you have any doubt
Does LSAT India have negative marking?
No. A very important point to remember is that there is no negative marking. So, once you reach the end of the section if you haven't answered every question or attempted every question then absolutely go back and answer. You have roughly twenty percent chance of getting it right just by guessing so please save 30 seconds to a minute at the end to go back and make sure that you have an answer entered for every single question.
Dr. Jason Dickenson
Director, India Testing- Law School Admission Council (LSAC)
How should a student plan to score a decent percentile in the LSAT India examination?
I think it's a misperception that it is an easy test and you don't have to prepare for iit and you can just walk in and take it unlike the CLAT and I think that's wrong. I don't think it is an easy test and I know it is not because I actually see the raw scores and it's certainly a test that you have to practice for so one thing I will tell you as far as percentiles and so forth is that even our highest scoring test takers over the years get a lot of questions wrong.
If you take the practice tests and you get 30 or 40 wrong out of 90- 92, they might want to give up but that's not necessarily the case. Again, you can get a good score with quite a number of questions answered incorrectly. So don't lose hope.
Dr. Jason Dickenson
Director, India Testing- Law School Admission Council (LSAC)