LSAT India vs LSAT Global - Are they interchangeable?
LSAT India vs LSAT Global - Are they interchangeable? - Law School Admission Council (LSAC) conducts the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) internationally for admission to several law schools in the USA, Canada and other countries. However, in the case of India, LSAC has an India specific law admission test; LSAT-India. Both LSAT and LSAT-India focus on Reading comprehension, Analytical abilities and logical reasoning. Then, how are they different? Can we use the LSAT India 2020 score for admission to a law school where LSAT (international) is accepted?. Read the article to know more about LSAT India vs LSAT Global and other related information.
LSAT and LSAT India - General overview
Law School Admission Council
Once in a year
Four times in a year
Level of difficulty
Logical reasoning (1)
Logical reasoning (2)
How is LSAT-India different from LSAT (international)?
As the name suggests, the LSAT-India is particularly designed after considering the law education in India where the legal education starts at the undergraduate level, and students come directly from their schools, hence the LSAT in the Indian context cannot be like the one conducted at the international level. As Dr Jason Dickenson, Director, India Testing - Law School Admission Council says, LSAT at the international level, in its original form, is designed to test the candidates at postgraduate level. So, there is a big gap in terms of education and hence the LSAT India has to be somewhat easier than the original LSAT. Also, LSAT-India is conducted for admissions to both LLB and LLM programmes whereas LSAT is mostly conducted for postgraduate law programmes.
The LSAT (international) is conducted 4 times in a year, and the exam centres of the test are available in several countries. Whereas, LSAT-India has to be as per the academic year followed in India and hence it is conducted only once in a year.
For other particulars like the syllabus, test scheme, scoring, the LSAT and LSAT-India are somewhat similar except that the level of exam is moderate in India from what we see in the original form of LSAT.
LSAT vs LSAT-India - are they interchangeable?
Certainly not, with the LSAT-India, in its current form cannot be interchanged with the LSAT(international). No law college outside India accepts LSAT-India because they are already accepting the LSAT(international) or some other exam. Being an India specific exam, LSAT-India has its limitations as it can be used only in India.
LSAT or LSAT India - What exam should I choose?
The answer to this question depends on the requirements of the candidate. If a candidate wants to study abroad, LSAT-India will not be the option to choose. In such a case, he/she will have to appear in LSAT (International) because that is what is accepted by several law schools across the world.
LSAT-India is a good option for the candidates who are looking for admission to the Indian law schools such as Jindal Global Law School, ICFAI Law School Hyderabad, GD Goenka University School of Law, Indore Institute of Law and other LSAT-India participating institutes.
However, if the candidate is eying for a seat in national law university, LSAT-India will not be the right option. Admissions to the national law universities are offered only on the basis of Common Law Admission Test which is conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities.
How good is LSAT-India?
The acceptability of the law entrance exam is one parameter that we must look at before deciding whether it is a good option or not. LSAT-India was conducted for the first time in 2009-10 and today, more than 70 law colleges accept the LSAT-India score and these include some top private law colleges like Jindal Global Law School, School of Law, UPES, Dehradun, ICFAI Law School and others.
LSAT-India is very different from the other law entrance exams such as CLAT, AILET, SLAT that are conducted in India. Most law entrance exams focus on testing the candidates on subjects like Current affairs, legal aptitude, general knowledge, maths etc, whereas, LSAT-India focuses on reading and comprehension ability, analytical thinking and logical reasoning. So, there is a big difference between LSAT-India and other law entrance exams conducted in India. In terms of students taking the exam, there are exams like CLAT and MHCET law in which more than 50,000 candidates appear every year. LSAT-India has also steadily gone up, and today thousands of students are taking the LSAT-India exam.
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Questions related to LSAT India
is the percentile calculated separately for 5 year and 3 year llb?
Hello Aspirant ,
Yes , The percentage calculated separately for 5 years and 3 years of LLB . 3 years LLB is an undergraduate program in LAW . Students can pursue this course only after they have successfully completed their graduation but that does not make it a postgraduate degree. 5 years LLB is an integrated program.
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)