LSAT India 2018 – Pearson VUE on behalf of USA based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) had announced notification for Law School Admission Test (LSAT) India on October 3, 2017. The online registration process for LSAT India application form 2018 begun on October 4, 2017 and ended on May 9, 2018. LSAT India 2018 is a law entrance exam conducted offline (paper-pencil based) for admissions to five-year integrated undergraduate and two-year postgraduate law programmes in over 85 law schools of India. LSAT India is a standardized test of reading and reasoning skills was conducted on May 20, 2018. The paper-pencil based law school admission test for India had as many as 100 questions and was to be attempted within two hours and twenty minutes (140 minutes). Candidates seeking admissions in the undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes across the participating Indian law schools were needed to apply for LSAT India 2018 by May 9. LSAT India aspirants need to check here the nitty-gritty of the Pearson VUE administered admission test including eligibility criteria, application form, admit card, exam pattern, result and important dates of LSAT India 2018.
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LSAT India 2018 Admission Process
Pearson VUE administers LSAT India for admissions into Indian law schools. LSAT India 2018 admission process begun with the notification of the law school admission test on October 3. The LSAT India application form has also begun on October 4, 2018. There was an entrance test, LSAT india 2018 was held on May 20, 2018 for shortlisting candidates among those who will be applying for LSAT India 2018. Based on the results of LSAT India 2018 and scores secured by the candidates, over 85 Indian law schools will be preparing a merit list for admitting the qualifying candidates.
Pearson VUE announced LSAT India 2018 important dates mentioning dates of application form availability, issue of admit card, conduct of offline exam and result announcement. As per the important dates of LSAT India 2018, aspirants could register online for LSAT India 2018 application form between October 4, 2017 and May 9, 2018. Pearson VUE conducted LSAT India 2018 in paper-pencil mode on May 20, 2018 for which the admit cards were issued on May 11 and could be downloaded till May 19, 2018. The results of LSAT India 2018 will be declared on June 8, 2018 followed by admission process by respective law schools across India.
LSAT India 2018 Important Dates
LSAT India 2018 exam events
Important dates of LSAT India 2018
October 3, 2017
October 4, 2017 – May 9, 2018 (11:59 pm)
Last date for payment of application fees
May 9, 2018 (11:59 pm)
May 11–19, 2018
LSAT India 2018 offline exam
May 20, 2018
June 8, 2018
Pearson VUE notified LSAT India 2018 eligibility criteria on October 3, 2017 for those seeking admissions through the law school admission test. As per the eligibility criteria of LSAT India 2018, applicants need to be a citizen of India and should have qualified 12th board examination of 10+2 education system of CBSE or any other equivalent education board, if applying for undergraduate law programmes including BA LLB. Those applying for postgraduate law programmes including LLM need to be an LL.B degree holder with minimum qualifying marks. The qualifying marks, however, shall vary for each of the participating colleges across India.
Pearson VUE has opened the online application window for LSAT India 2018 on October 4, 2017. Candidates applying for LSAT India 2018 were first required to register online through the official link. LSAT India application process is completely online including payment of fees. Candidates had to enter their name, date of birth, e-mail id and mobile number beside setting a password for online registration of LSAT India 2018. Once the candidate registered for the law school admission test, a confirmation mail was sent to his/her registered mail account. Next, the candidate had to fill all fields of their LSAT India application form 2018 and proceed to the next step of application fee payment. Candidates had to pay a fee of Rs. 3800 against LSAT India 2018 application fee using any of the online payment options– Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking. The duly filled-in applications of LSAT India was to be submitted online only by the last date, i.e. May 9, 2018 (11:59 pm), after which no application forms of LSAT India 2018 was entertained under any circumstances.
Pearson VUE released LSAT India 2018 admit card on May 11. Applicants could download their admit card of LSAT India 2018 till May 19 by logging into their registered accounts of law school admission test. The LSAT India admit card is the hall ticket to appear in the law school aptitude test. LSAT India 2018 admit card (hall ticket) mentions the examination and candidature details including exam name, programme level, exam duration, timings and venue besides the roll number, name and date of birth of the candidates. In case any candidate finds any mistake in their LSAT India admit card 2018 details including their names and date of birth, they need to bring it to the notice of exam officials, immediately and get it rectified. No applicant, in any case, will be allowed to appear in the admission test without a valid LSAT India 2018 admit card.
The Pearson VUE administered offline entrance exam for admissions to Indian law schools is a standardised test for testing reading and reasoning skills. Dan Bernstine, LSAC President in an interview with Careers360 said, “LSAT India syllabus is so designed that it does not test prior legal knowledge, mathematical knowledge, grammar or current affairs, rather has holistic exam content.” As per LSAT India 2018 syllabus, an aspirant must prepare for questions which comprise analytical and logical abilities besides reading comprehensions that are considered as essential skills by LSAC to become a successful lawyer.
USA based LSAC announced the exam pattern of LSAT India 2018, which mentions that candidates will be examined upon good thinking skills, therefore there was no questions for assessing prior legal knowledge or mathematical skills or updates on general knowledge and current affairs. LSAT India 2018 was held on May 20. The offline question booklet had as many as 100 questions of objective (multiple-choice) nature. The applicants needed to attempt the LSAT India 2018 questions within 140 minutes where they have to mark the most appropriate choice among those given against each question. The Pearson VUE administered entrance exam covered three parts– Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension. The Logical Reasoning was further divided into two parts, thence dividing the LSAT India 2018 question paper into a total of four sections. Each section needs to be attempted in a time limit of 35 minutes. No candidate was allowed to attempt the question of other sections, after or before the commencement of respective section. There was no negative marking for any wrong answer, therefore it was advised not to leave any question unmarked. Further candidates are to note that there was no breaks given during the 140 minute-LSAT India 2018 offline test.
Pearson VUE will be announced LSAT India 2018 result on June 8, 2018. The test scores and result of LSAT India 2018 will be reported on a percentile basis. As per LSAT India 2018 result, each test-takers’ performance will be compared to others of his/her group, classified as the five-year integrated undergraduate and two-year postgraduate. The LSAT India 2018 results and scores will specify the law schools about each test taker’s relative strength of critical thinking ability.
Pearson VUE has listed out over 85 law schools as participating institutes of LSAT India 2018. The admission test scores will be accepted by these LSAT India 2018 participating institutes. Careers360 here mentions some of the popular law colleges participating in LSAT India 2018.
LSAT India Participating Institutes
Faculty of Law, ICFAI University
Faculty of Law, ICFAI University
ICFAI Law School, IFHE