Want to be involved in the most pressing issues of the day and advance the cause of justice? Now is the time to discover how legal education can open the door to a wide range of career opportunities and equip you to make a real difference in a rapidly changing world. Law School Admission Test (LSAT) - India is an entrance exam conducted by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate law courses. The test is conducted to shortlist law aspirants for admission in undergraduate and postgraduate level courses offered at more than 85 law colleges in India.
LSAT is a skills-based exam designed to test the critical reading and analytical thinking skills that are crucial for success in law school. Before you begin your LSAT prep, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of the exam so you can be prepared for what is on the LSAT. No matter what you are passionate about, the law touches almost every facet of life—health care, technology, the environment, human rights, entertainment, international affairs, and even cyber-security. There is no “typical” legal career, and there is no “typical” law school student. All you need to get started is a thirst for knowledge and inquiry, and the desire to make a difference.
Latest News on LSAT 2020
- November 10, 2020: The LSAT 2021 Application Form is released today. Candidates can sign up for the examination until April 20, 2021. Visit the LSAT Application Form page for more details.
- What is LSAT?
- LSAT 2021 Exam Date
- LSAT 2021 Eligibility
- LSAT 2021 Syllabus
- LSAT 2021 Registration
- LSAT 2021 Exam Pattern
- LSAT 2021 Admit Card
- LSAT 2021 Exam Centres
- LSAT 2021 Result
- LSAT 2021 Cut off
- LSAT Selection Process
- LSAT 2021 Counselling
- How to prepare for LSAT?
- LSAT Coaching Centres
- LSAT Participating Institutions
- Guidelines for LSAT
- Related Exams
What is LSAT?
LSAT is the Law School Admission Test. LSAT 2021 exam is an entrance exam which is conducted by Pearson VUE India on behalf of Law School Admission Council (LSAC). Through this exam, you can get admissions into different UG and PG law programs such as B.A LLB, B.Sc LLB, and B.Com LLB. This Law School Admission Test 2021 (LSAT 2021) is an international level entrance exanimation. LSAT examination is conducted only once a year in India.
A candidate becomes eligible to take admissions into 85 top law colleges across India and in Foreign countries, after taking LSAT. The Law School Admission Council has the complete rights for conducting LSAT 2021 and to allocate the seats to the applied candidates. The key details related to LSAT are given below.
|Exam Name||Law School Admission Test|
|Commonly known as||LSAT 2021|
|Exam level||National/International Level|
|Conducting Authority of LSAT 2021||Law School Admission Council (LSAC)|
|Exam Stream of LSAT 2021||Law Entrance Exam|
LSAT 2021 Exam Date
The official notification of LSAT is normally released in November and the exam is conducted normally in May. The tentative LSAT Exam Dates are as follows:
|Online Application Start Date||November 10, 2020|
|Online Application Last Date||April 20, 2021|
|Admit Card||May 19, 2021|
|Exam Date||May 24, 2021|
|Result Date||June 13, 2021|
|Counselling||July 16, 2021|
LSAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria
LSAT Eligibility Criteria is different for BA LLB, LLB, LLM courses, so an aspirant must have a Bachelor's Degree or 10+2 depending upon the course to which he or she has applied. There is no age bar for this exam. However individual institution may have their age criteria. LSAT eligibility for different courses is as follows:
|BA LLB||Qualifying Exam||Aspirants must pass the 10+2 or equivalent exam from a recognized board|
|Aggregate||A Candidate must obtain the minimum 45% marks|
|LLB||Qualifying Exam||Interested candidates should have a bachelor's degree in any subject|
|Aggregate||Must score a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate in the qualifying exam|
|LLM||Qualifying Exam||Candidates should have passed 3 years of LLB or 5 years of BA. LL.B program|
|Aggregate||Test-takers must secure 45% marks in aggregate.|
|Pursuing Candidate||Students who are appearing for their final exams can also apply.|
LSAT 2021 Syllabus
LSAT Exam Syllabus comprises questions that are designed to test an aspirant's Analytical and Logical thinking and Comprehension skills. As observed from the previous year question papers, all the major questions are based on these topics only. Analytical Thinking section involves relationships of things, people and events, statements, and conclusions, legal questions, and relationship problems. The logical section is mainly composed of passage-based questions, identifying arguments and laws, statements and conclusions in legal and comprehension. The Comprehension section in the test evaluates the candidate's reading and interpretation abilities. LSAT syllabus for graduate and undergraduate candidates is the same, but the level of questions will be different for the courses.
- Analytical Reasoning
- Logical Reasoning (1)
- Logical Reasoning (2)
- Verbal Comprehension
Analytical Reasoning: The questions in the Analytical Reasoning section are specially curated to test the analytical ability of a candidate with questions based on the structure of family relationships with logical conclusions, analytical questions on reasoning concerning some things, persons, statements, events, and conclusions, and some analytical questions with legal statements problems.
Logical Reasoning (1) & Logical Reasoning (2): The of questions in this section contain analogy based questions, finding flaws in the argument, statement conclusion, etc. The questions aim to assess a candidate's ability to use critical thinking in evaluating the argument, analyzing and completing arguments. In this section, a comprehension or a legal passage is given.
Verbal Comprehension: The Verbal comprehension section tests a candidate's ability to interpret things correctly. It has thoroughly put questions on reading and reasoning.
LSAT 2021 Registration
Step by step registration process for LSAT is as follows:
- Visit the LSAT official website and click on the "Registration" link.
- Enter Personal Details, Qualification details, Contact Information. Click on Submit.
- Click on the "Application Form" link. Enter Registration Number, Password, and click on Login.
- Download the Application Form and take a printout.
- Courier the Application Form along with DD to the official LSAT address.
LSAT Application Form
The LSAT Application Form will be available from November 10, 2020 to April 20, 2021. Candidates can register by paying the registration fee of INR 3800 which is payable by Credit/ Debit Card only. The LSAT application form for the exam will be available only through online mode. The mode of fee payment is online only. Therefore, Candidates are requested not to try submitting LSAT Application Form or pay the fee in any mode other than that instructed. If after the results are declared and the candidate is not satisfied with his/her obtained score, then he/she has an option to apply for the rechecking of his/her LSAT Exam for which they have to pay INR 1500.
|Form Filling||Fee Amount|
|LSAT Registration fee||INR 3800 + 18% GST|
|The fee to avail combo of registration and LSAT India Handbook||INR 4700 + 18% GST|
Documents Required to Apply for LSAT
Scanned copies of following are required to apply for LSAT:
- Candidate's Photograph (It must have a clean background preferably white with focus and coverage on the face, and go for a fresh photo)
LSAT 2021 Exam Pattern
The table below throws light on the LSAT 2021 Exam Pattern. The Pattern has been updated recently by 'Discover Law' the exam conducting body.
Questions will be asked in the following 4 sections:
- Analytical Reasoning
- Logical Reasoning (Part – 1)
- Logical Reasoning (Part – 2)
- Reading Comprehension
|Exam Mode||Remote Proctored Online Exam|
|Duration||140 minutes (2 hours and 20 minutes)|
|Types of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions|
|Total Marks/Scoring||420-480 Score band|
|Negative Marking||Not applicable|
The table mentioned below describes the LSAT Sectional Weightage:
|Section||Total Time Allotted||Number of Questions|
|Logical Reasoning -I||35 minutes||23|
|Logical Reasoning -II||35 minutes||23|
|Reading Comprehension||35 minutes||24|
These sections may appear in any order in the LSAT 2021 exam. At a particular duration of time, aspirants are allowed to answer on that particular section that is prescribed. So, candidates cannot switch sections. The time duration is 35 minutes for each section. There is no negative marking in case of a wrong answer or an unattended question.
LSAT 2021 Admit Card
Once the application form has been filled correctly, the LSAT Admit Card will be available on the official website soon. Candidates are advised to download and check all the details on the admit card. Candidates are requested to carry LSAT admit card along with a valid government-issued ID to the examination hall. Entry will not be granted without admit card. Make sure all your details match with your official ids such as Aadhar Card.
How to Download LSAT Admit Card?
Do follow the following steps to download the LSAT, Admit Card.
- Go to the official LSAT 2021 website to get the Admit Card.
- Click on the “Existing User” tab.
- Enter your LSAT 2021 login id and password.
- Click on Login.
- You will be redirected to your LSAT 2021 candidate profile.
- Click on the “Download LSAT 2021 Admit Card” button.
- Save your LSAT 2021 admit card on your system and take a print out.
LSAT 2021 Exam Centres
The LSAT Exam will be conducted in 20 cities across India. Name and Location of test centre will be available on LSAT Admit Card. LSAT Exam centres are there in the following cities:
Northern India: Dehradun, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Delhi (NCR), Jaipur
Southern India: Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi
Eastern India: Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Guwahati, Patna
Western India: Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Mumbai, Nagpur, Indore
Documents Required at the LSAT Exam Centre
The candidate must carry only the following things to examination hall:
- Admit Card
- Photo ID Proof (Driving License/Aadhar Card/PAN Card/Voter ID Card)
LSAT 2021 Results
Applicants can view LSAT exam result on the official website by using login credentials which includes an aspirant's registration id and password. Following things will be displayed on the page:
- Current Score
- Average Score
- Aspirant's Percentile Rank
LSAT Result 2021 will be sent to applicants after 4 weeks from the test date. But if a candidate has LSAC.org.account, then he or she will be receiving the result scores around 3 weeks after the LSAT Exam. Also, Pearson VUE will pass the results to the LSAT 2021 participating colleges. The LSAT results are announced at 09:00 AM in the morning.
How to Download LSAT Result?
The following steps are to be undertaken in downloading the LSAT 2021 Result:
- Visit the LSAT official website and click on the "Result" link.
- Enter Login ID and Password. Click on Submit.
- Download and take a printout of the result for further reference.
LSAT India 2021 Scorecard
LSAT uses the Standard Error of Measurement method to determine the score of aspirants in LSAT. The LSAT exam pattern is very different from general exam patterns, the objective of such a pattern is to evaluate the aspirant thoroughly on multiple aspects not just on volatile memory. The Standard Error of Measurement Method is applied to ensure the objectives of the LSAT exam. Every candidate who appeared in LSAT 2021 will receive a scorecard as a document of the result. This scorecard will be used in counselling rounds of various colleges that the candidate will apply for. The details mentioned below will be printed on the LSAT scorecard.
- Candidate's personal information such as name, roll number, contact number, etc.
- Score on the 420-480 scale obtained by the candidate in LSAT 2021.
- Percentile obtained by the Candidate in LSAT 2021.
Moreover, instructions related to future processes such as selection, verification, counselling, and admission might be available on the LSAT scorecard, along with the helpdesk details.
LSAT 2021 Cut off
The LSAT cutoff will depend on many factors like the number of candidates appearing for the exam, the difficulty level of paper and the number of seats. The cutoff will only be declared for the candidates who make it through the test. Also cutoff will vary for various categories. LSAT cutoff will be decided by individual institutes in the country. Depending on the number of students who went for counselling and the number of seats in that college, the cutoff will be decided. Every institute has its own cutoff, generally the colleges don't reveal their set number instead they conduct admissions based on the merit list of applicants. Following is the list of factors on which the Cutoff depends:
- Number of candidates giving the exam
- Number of seats available
- Difficulty level of paper
LSAT 2021 Selection Process
The LSAT Scores will be sent to the different colleges by Pearson Vue. Each participating institution can have its method of selection. Candidates can participate in the counselling process of the institution. Based on ranking and other criteria decided by the institution, the candidate will be given admission.
LSAT 2021 Counselling
The LSAT 2021 Counselling process is most likely expected to be in June 2021. However, test-takers must wait for official notification from exam authorities. It is an online process. LSAT is accepted by a large number of institutes in India. These law schools receive the LSAT 2021 scores and they shortlist the applicants based on the percentile scores. For the LSAT 2021 counselling sessions, the applicants must bring original documents and certificates. If applicants fail to bring the required documents and certificates then their admission gets cancelled. Every participating college has a fixed date of admission. Colleges also have fixed dates for submission of fee after seat allotment so be prepared for the same. In case you fail to submit the fee within due time, your admission will become void. Also, there can be multiple rounds of counselling depending upon the number of seats allotted are filled. Thus, it is advisable to check notifications from your target colleges, frequently.
- 10th and 12th Marksheets
- Character Certificate
- Aadhar Card
- LSAT 2021 Admit Card
- LSAT 2021 Scorecard
- Caste Certificate (If required)
How to prepare for LSAT?
The first thing is to know the format of the paper and getting familiar with it. Moreover, speed is the key in this exam, the candidate cannot score good marks just by doing questions correctly. Timely completion is a must in this paper. As there is no negative marking, candidates are advised to attempt all the questions.
LSAT Reference Books
Following books can be very helpful for LSAT:
- LSAT (Law School Admission Test) (Barron’s LSAT Law School Admission Test (Book Only)).
- LSAT Reading Comprehension Bible Paperback by David M. Killoran.
- LSAT Logical Reasoning Bible Paperback – Import by David M. Killoran.
Know more about LSAT Reference Books.
LSAT Previous year Question Papers
Solving the LSAT previous year question papers gives a candidate a kind of live experience of the actual Question paper. Also, it helps him/her/x to analyze the pattern of the paper and the areas in which the candidate is lacking. Essentially, the previous year papers make a candidate understand the pattern thoroughly.
LSAT Mock Test
The LSAT mock tests will help the candidate to analyze his/her speed of doing questions in the exam. Mock tests provide a simulation that prepares a candidate to score more. Moreover, as a result of solving the mock test, the candidate can become aware of the areas that are taking more time and thus require more practice.
LSAT Coaching Centre
Several institutes provide coaching for LSAT in India. Some of them are:
- Pahuja Law Academy
- AB Tutorials
- CLAT Possible
- Career Launcher
LSAT Participating Institutes
There are several Indian colleges which are Global LSAC alliance. LSAT has a lot of participating colleges. These colleges accept LSAT Scores to give admission to the interested candidates. These colleges are enumerated below.
|OP Jindal Global University||SGT University||NIMT Institute of Method & Law|
|N A Global Law School||SRM University||RN Patel lpcowalaSchool of Law and Justice|
|Global University||IFIM Law College||Royal College of Law|
|Indore Institute of Law||Lovely Professional University||Sardar Patel Subharti Institute of Law|
|GD Goenka University School of Law, Gurgaon||Saveetha University||Shri Swami Dayal Bhatnagar Law College|
|Marwadi University||Amity University||Shri Vaishnav Institute of Law|
|IFIM Law College||IIMT||Siddhartha Law College|
|Alliance School of Law, Alliance University||Asian Law College||Smt Kamlaben Ghanbirchand Shah Law School|
|NMIMS School of Law||Presidency University||Tagore Public Law College|
|Parul Institute of Law||BMS College of Law||Vaikunta Baliga College of Law|
|Aurora's Legal Sciences Institute||B.N. Law College||C.M.R Law School|
|Auro University School of Law||B.S. Anangpuria Institute of Law||Disha Law College|
|Azim Premji University||Chanakya Law College||Jagran Lakecity University|
|Central India College of Law||D.R Anushka Vidhi Mahavidyalaya||Jaipur School of Law|
|UPES College of legal studies||Durgapur Institute of Legal Studies||Reva University|
|ICFAI University||Geeta Institute of Law||Jagan Nath University|
|G.H. Raisoni Law School||HLC Law College||RNBGU School of Law|
|NCU Law School||IMS Unison University||Adamas University|
|JSS Law College||Institute of Law & Research||LJ School of Law|
|K.R. Mangalam University||IMS Noida||Glocal University|
|KLE Society’s Law College||Jagan Nath University||JECRC University|
|MATS Law School||Jai Hind Defence College of Law||NOIDA International University|
|Rajiv Gandhi School of IP Law||Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women's University||School of Law, Ansal University|
|School of Law, Gitam University||KLE B V Bellad Law College||School of Law, Sharda University|
|Midnapore Law College||KLE GK Law College||VIT University|
|Manikchand Pahade Law College||M A B Institute of Juridical Science||School of Law, Galgotias University|
LSAT Examination Guidelines
The following are the guidelines that will help the students in preparing for the LSAT Exam day.
The candidate is advised to report to the exam venue as per the reporting time mentioned on the LSAT 2021 Admit card.
Note: Candidates are not allowed to enter the examination hall after the commencement of the examination.
Rough Work: Scratch papers are provided to all candidates for rough work at the examination hall. Rough work cannot be done any other paper sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the testing room. Upon completion of the test, candidates will have to hand back all the scratch paper to the administrator.
Personal Belongings: The candidate is not allowed to carry any personal belongings to the LSAT 2021 exam centre including but not limited to wrist-watch, cell phones, calculators, etc., In case of candidate carry the personal item, it will have to be kept outside the examination hall at your own risk. The examination centre will not responsible for any loss or damage to such items.
Punctual: If the candidate completes the exam before the scheduled end time, he/she will not be allowed to leave the exam hall. The candidate is allowed to leave the exam only after the scheduled three hours of the exam are over.