LSAT India Exam Pattern 2020 - The exam conducting body, LSAC has updated the LSAT India 2020 exam pattern by removing the variable section from the test scheme. The LSAC has also announced that this year LSAT India will be conducted in online mode instead of pencil-and-paper mode. The exam will be conducted on multiple days starting from June 14 onwards. Further, the exam can be taken from any place, including from the confines of one's home. This means the candidate is not required to visit the exam centre. As per the updated LSAT India 2020 exam pattern, the paper will comprise of four sections - one on analytical reasoning, two on logical reasoning, one on reading comprehension. The newly added variable section is now not a part of the test scheme for this year, this means, the number of questions will be reduced to approx 92 from 115. All questions will be of multiple choice type. The LSAT India applicant by consulting the exam pattern will not only know how to prepare but also what to prepare for. A national-level exam, LSAT India is conducted for admission to various law courses like BA LLB, BBA LLB, 3-year LLB, and LLM. Go through the rest of the article to learn the full details of LSAT India exam pattern 2020.
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Explained - New LSAT India 2020 exam pattern

LSAC has introduced the following changes to the exam pattern of LSAT-India.

  • Test mode - From pencil-paper test mode to the online proctored test mode, LSAT-India 2020 can be given directly from the homes or a location of the candidate's choice.
  • The test will be proctored remotely using AI-assisted technology. The entire test will be recorded using the webcam
  • Test scheme updated - The variable section has been removed for this year to make it easy for the candidates to complete the test in online proctored mode.
  • The test date and timings will be informed to the candidates only after the registration is closed.
  • The test duration has been reduced from 2 hours 55 minutes to 2 hours 20 minutes.
  • The number of questions has been reduced from 115 to approx 92.
  • During the test, candidates will have to watch the webcam, computer screen while working on the keyboard. Any suspicious movement will be considered as a violation of test rules.
  • No exam centres will be issued to the candidates.
  • A few days before the test, the candidates will be given an opportunity to take an online proctored test (mock test) to make the students aware of the test mode and style.
  • The LSAT India 2020 cannot be given on an iPad or mobile phone, having a laptop or computer is mandatory for appearing in the test.
  • Each section will have a time limit of 35 minutes, candidates will not be allowed to access one section if the time limits for that section is over.
  • Candidates can keep a transparent water bottle and an analogue wristwatch during the test, any other material such as paper, camera, phone, electronic devices will be considered a violation of rules of conduct.

LSAT Exam Pattern 2020 - Major Highlights (Updated)



Mode of exam

Online mode

Pencil-and-paper based (offline)

Duration of the exam

2 hours 20 minutes

2 hours 55 minutes

Number of questions

92 approx 115


There will be four sections. These include:

  1. One section on Analytical Reasoning

  2. Logical Reasoning - 1

  3. Logical Reasoning - 2

  4. Reading Comprehension

  5. Variable section (Newly added)

Candidates will get 35 minutes to complete each section.

Section-wise number of questions

Each section will have around 22 - 24 questions

Question format

Multiple-choice type.

Some of the questions will have four answer options, while the rest will have five answer options.

Every question will have only one correct answer.

Marking scheme

There is no negative marking

Scoring pattern

Test scores will be provided as a scaled score between 420 and 480, a score band, along with percentile rank.

LSAT India 2020 Exam pattern: Section-wise questions and time allotment

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Number of questions

Time allotted

Analytical Reasoning


35 minutes

1st Logical Reasoning


35 minutes

2nd Logical Reasoning


35 minutes

Reading Comprehension


35 minutes


35 minutes

Total: 4

92 (approx) 115

2 hour and 20 minutes

2 hours 55 minutes

Other important tidbits about LSAT India exam pattern 2020

  • The LSAT India 2020 will be conducted in online proctored test mode; the exam was previously conducted in paper and pencil mode.

  • Importantly, the exam can be taken from the confines of one's home or any location of their choice. So there is no need to VISIT an LSAT India exam centre to take the online exam.

  • To take the exam, the student simply needs a computer system with internet access.
  • The test will be delivered using Artificial Intelligence (AI) assisted remote proctoring technology to ensure integrity and validity.

  • Before starting the exam, the candidate will have to go through a virtual check-in process, which has enhanced identification and authentication processes.

  • The entire exam will be recorded via the computer's web camera. In case any misconduct is detected on the part of the candidate, he/she will be disqualified.

  • More details into the online exam, including how to take the online exam, will be released and shared with the candidate after the closure of LSAT India 2020 registration.

  • Further, the candidate will be allowed to answer only that section which is currently being timed. What this also means is the candidate cannot attempt multiple sections simultaneously.

  • There will be no meaningful break between sections, which means the sections will have to be completed in one go.

  • If the candidate has completed all the sections but has still some time left, still the candidate cannot go back to a previous section to answer unattempted questions.

What identification proof can be used for appearing in the test?

The candidate can use any government-issued id card to the proctor when prompted on the screen. The id must be original and valid with a recognisable photo and signature. The name printed on the id must be same as provided at the time of registration. The following id cards are accepted for appearing in the test.

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Election Card / Voter ID

PAN Card

Driver’s License

SC/ ST Certificate with a photograph

Military ID / Government-issued Armed Forces Dependent ID containing photograph of the test-taker

Employee ID containing photograph and signature.

If the candidate does not have any of the above-mentioned ids, he/she can be admitted for the test upon presentation of any two of the following.

Tenth pass certificate/mark sheet that has date of birth on it.

Photo Identity (Issued by School, College or University)

Original admit card issued by University/Board for standard twelfth (XII) examination with affixed photograph.

Clear all your doubts related to LSAT-India 2020 and the new pattern

LSAT India application form 2020

Exam officials has extended last date to fill LSAT 2020 application from till June 7. Applicants must note that there is no LSAT India-specific eligibility criteria; instead the candidate needs to meet the eligibility criteria prescribed by the participating institute he or she is applying for admission to. As part of the LSAT 2020 application filling process, the candidate needs to get registered, fill in academic, personal and academic details, upload scanned documents, and pay the exam fee. Such candidates who successfully complete the application process will be issued LSAT India 2020 admit cards.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - LSAT India Exam Pattern 2020 (Changed) - No 'Variable' Section, Check here

Question: What are the different sections included in LSAT India 2020?


As per the latest exam pattern of LSAT India 2020, the question paper will have 4 sections: one section each on Analytical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension, and two sections on Logical Reasoning.

Question: Can I answer more than one section at the same time?


No, the candidate will be able to answer questions for only that section which is currently timed. The candidate can move to the next section once the allotted 35-minute is over.  

Question: How will my marks evaluated in LSAT India 2020?


The scores of LSAT India will be evaluated on the basis of your performance. The marks will be converted into percentile form.

Question: What is the benefit of consulting LSAT India exam pattern 2020?


The LSAT India exam pattern 2020 has been updated, candidates. By consulting LSAT India exam pattern candidates will get to know about the exam mode, question types, marks distribution etc. For example, the candidate may focus on MCQs questions rather than wasting time preparing for subjective questions.

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what is the average score of lsat india for getting admisson in o.p jindal college

Yash Dev Student Expert 23rd May, 2020

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

Good luck


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)


Do you advise the test takers to read the questions first before reading the passage for reading comprehension in LSAT India exam?

People believe that reading questions first is helpful and that will save time and that makes sense theoretically but my hunch is that for most people anyway that it is actually not going to work out very well because what is going to happen is that if you try to read the questions and then you read the passage and then you go back to the questions and you still wouldn't know the answer. You will have to go back to the passage. So you have to read the questions one time more than you need to. One thing to remember is that time is very precious in this test. It is a tough test and a good number of questions in the section and you don't have a lot of time so you have just a minute or two per question so you really should not waste your time. Time management is absolutely critical so reading questions first may work for some people and may work for some kinds of tests, our passages are not conducive to that practice because they are so dense and they have so many ideas in them and they are complex. The answers are not just going to pop off the screen at you once you read the passage. You really need to focus on the passage first and then go and tackle the questions.

Dr. Jason Dickenson
Director, India Testing- Law School Admission Council (LSAC)


Will there be any kind of intergration at some point of time so that LSAT India takers will also be able to apply for international universities?

We do, in fact administer the global LSAT in India for people who want to apply for law school in North America or elsewhere and I do think that students who are interested in going to law school in India should take the LSAT India and get into LSAT India accepting law school and it's certainly possible that if a student has global aspiration and want to study internationally,it is a very tried and true thing to do to get your undergraduate degree in law and then study in US Or Canada and get your LLM degree in law so it's a very standard path that people take. It gives you the grounding in Indian law and then it gives you that international exposure in the LLM degree.

Dr. Jason Dickenson
Director, India Testing- Law School Admission Council (LSAC)

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