LSAT-India: A test of reasoning skills
Updated on Feb 7, 2019 - 10:56 a.m. IST by Pritha Roy Choudhury
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Here’s a law entrance exam conducted in India at par with global standards that tests whether you have the reasoning skills required to enter the competitive legal domain...

Are you vying for one of the best law schools in India which will pep you up on theoretical concepts and also expose you to the legal needs across the globe? LSAT India will help you gain access to prestigious law schools like Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat. “Almost every law school in the US, Canada, Australia and even other parts of the world admit students only through LSAT,” says Anand Prakash Mishra, Head of Admissions at Jindal Global Law School.

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Why LSAT—India?

LSAT—India assesses your aptitude to study law. It tests your logical and analytical reasoning along with your English reading and comprehension skills. It is also a test to check your ability to comprehend and interpret information.  “LSAT—India is designed to be a difficult test in order to ensure that it provides information about students of all ability levels,” says Jason Dickenson, Senior Test Developer, Law School Admission Council (LSAC), which conducts LSAT—India through Pearson VUE that grants admissions to more than 50 law colleges across India. 

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What makes LSAT—India different?

LSAT—India does not have mathematics or general knowledge or legal aptitude as that of CLAT or AILET. It is designed specifically to assess those reasoning and reading skills that students need to do well in legal education. “Research in legal education both in North America and across the world demonstrates that it is the very high-level and complex reasoning and reading skills that are called upon in legal education that best predict success in law school,” adds Dickenson.

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LSAT—India differs from the North American and Australian LSAT because it is designed to be used in the context of India’s higher education. It is designed for an undergraduate admissions test and also for a postgraduate admissions test for legal education in India. Therefore, the difficulty level has been made adaptable to both the intentions.

Preparing for LSAT—India

The best way to prepare for LSAT—India is to practice. You can use the tests available on its official website for this purpose. This will familiarize you with the exam pattern of LSAT India. Initially, you need to work through all of the questions on this test, without timing yourself. Practice will hone the skills for attempting in the entrance exam. Although each individual test is unique with no questions that overlap with other tests, the different types of exercises captured in the test questions are repeated in each test, so all LSAT—India tests are very highly parallel with one another. Practicing will familiarize you with the sort of questions you can expect to find on your test and how those questions are worded. 

Once you understand the pattern of the questions, take the last two practice tests under full testing conditions. You will need to take four test sections, each of 35 minutes duration. In this stage of your practice, you should not check your answers until the entire test is over.  

Role of practice

Practicing this way will not only help you have a grasp on the type of questions in each section but will also increase your confidence. According to Dickson, the question pattern of LSAT—India is usually set in such a manner that even if you can attempt a little higher than 50 percent correctly, then your score is highly respectable and you have a chance to secure the seat you aspire.    


Anand Prakash Mishra,

Head of Admissions, Jindal Global Law School

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Lily Knezevich,

Senior Vice President for Learning and Assessment, Law School Admission Council

Q. Why LSAT—India not have Mathematics and GK/Current affairs?

A. LSAC has conducted validity studies in many contexts over the years, and these studies have confirmed the importance of these high-level reading and reasoning skills to legal education. LSAC research has shown that this fact holds whether the education is for a common law tradition or a civil law tradition. LSAC has partnered with schools of law in the EU and in Asia to conduct research on the predictive validity of the LSAT and its question types and that research has confirmed the relevance of the skills assessed by the questions in the LSAT—India for legal education in every nation that has been studied. 

Q. Why is it that there’s so much stress on the Logical Reasoning part?

A. The Logical Reasoning section generates a great degree of psychometric information because each of the questions is independent from all the others in the test. The Logical Reasoning question type is not set-based. That is, each question in the section is based on its own short argumentative passage. Hence, in a section of 25 Logical Reasoning questions, there will be 25 short argumentative passages. The other two sections (Analytical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension) are each divided into four sub-sections, where each sub-section depends on a common passage. 

Q. How is LSAT—India different from LSAT in terms of standards of questions presented?

A. LSAT—India is constructed according to the exact same rigorous and high standards as are used to construct the North American and Australian LSAT. It is assembled by the same professional test development staff using the same sets of data and the same criteria as is the North American LSAT. The test questions are written by the same staff and with the same criteria as the North American LSAT. The intense rigor of the standards and the quality control procedures that go into LSAT—India are the same as those that go into the LSAT given for admission to law schools in North America and Australia.   

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42 % in 12 can i give this exam

Indrajit Gupta 9th Feb, 2020

Hello pradyumn,

No, you are not eligible for LSAT exam if you belongs to general. The minimum percentage is 45. But If you belongs to reserved category then there is some relaxation in marks.

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what is the price of SLAT application form?

Atharva pandit 3rd Feb, 2020

Hi Hope you are doing great! Well symbiosis law admission test has released application form on Jan 22nd and it is till 16 April 2020. The application fee for SLAT Exam 2020 is Rs.1750 and candidate also needs to fill Rs.1000 more for the program selection. The total application fees are Rs.2750

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do lsat India score is accepted by foriegn University for ba llb

Rashi Shukla 23rd Dec, 2019

No, LSAT India exam as the name suggests, scores are only accepted by the Indian Universities of Law. It is an entrance test at national level. But if you are willing to study law in foreign you can apply for LSAT Abroad. As the scores of this exam is valid and accepted for the foreign university admissions.

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do foriegn University accept lsat India score for ba llb pls tell?

Masira 23rd Dec, 2019

No, the LSAT India scores are not acceptable in foreign universities. The LSAT India scores are accepted by some private colleges in India and in some foreign colleges that have partnered with Indian Law schools apart from them Indian scores are not accepted. You need to give LSAT abroad which is an international exam in order to study BA LLB in foreign country.

Hope this helps, Good luck.

has the LSAT India 2020 entrance exam form been opened?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 19th Nov, 2019

Hello Vijay,

The online application form of LSAT- 2020 may release in this month that is November, 2019.But the official date is not yet announced.So need to wait until there is an official notification regarding this.The last date to fill the online application form will be in the 3rd week of May, 2020 and exam will be conducted in the 1st week of June, 2020.Until then stay updated for new announcements.

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