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). The purpose of the test is 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 to come. 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.
Latest News on LSAT 2021
- LSAT 2021 May Session Result Declared; Check Now - Published on Jun 17, 2021
- Jun 17, 2021: The scorecard for LSAT May 2021 is released. Candidates who appeared in the exam can check their scores by following the steps mentioned on LSAT Result.
- 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 the 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 the 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 (LSAT) 2021 is an international level entrance examination.A candidate becomes eligible to take admissions into 85 top law colleges across India and in Foreign countries, after taking the LSAT. The Law School Admission Council holds the right to conduct the LSAT 2021 and to allocate the seats to the qualifying candidates. The key details related to LSAT are given below.
|Exam Name||Law School Admission Test (LSAT)|
|Exam level||International Level|
|Conducting Authority||Law School Admission Council (LSAC)|
LSAT 2021 Exam Date
The official notification of LSAT is normally released in November and the exam is conducted in March and June. The LSAT Exam Dates are as follows:
|Online Application Last Date||May 14, 2021|
|Admit Card||May 21, 2021|
|Exam Date||May 29, 2021|
|Result Date||Jun 17, 2021|
|Counselling||To be announced|
LSAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria
LSAT eligibility criteria are different for LLB and LLM courses. Therefore, an aspirant must have a Bachelor's Degree or 10+2 depending on the course to which he or she has applied. There is no age bar for this exam. However, the individual institutions may have specific age criteria. LSAT Eligibility for different courses is as follows:
|5-year LLB||Qualifying Exam||Aspirants must pass the 10+2 or equivalent exam from a recognized board.|
|Aggregate||Candidates must obtain a minimum of 45% marks.|
|3-year 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 or 5 years of the LLB 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 of questions that are designed to test an aspirant's Analytical Thinking, Logical Reasoning, and Comprehension skills. As observed from the previous year's question papers, all the major questions are based on these topics only.
LSAT Syllabus for graduate and undergraduate candidates is the same, but the level of questions will be different for the courses.
Analytical Thinking: The questions in this section are specially curated to test the analytical ability of a candidate. There will be questions based on:
- understanding the structure of family relationships and drawing logical conclusions.
- analytical reasoning of statements describing relationships of people, events, or things.
Logical Reasoning (1) & Logical Reasoning (2): This section aims to assess a candidate's ability to use critical thinking in evaluating, analyzing, and completing arguments. It contains questions focused on:
- finding flaws in the argument.
- statements and conclusions.
- analogy-based reasoning.
- using extra evidence to influence arguments.
- applying appropriate rules and principles.
Verbal Comprehension: This section tests a candidate's ability to interpret things correctly. It evaluates the candidates:
- ability to read, understand and draw conclusions from passages.
- reading and reasoning strengths.
LSAT 2021 Registration
Step by step registration process for LSAT is as follows:
- Visit the LSAT official website.
- Click on the 'Registration' link.
- Enter Personal Details, Qualification details, Contact Information.
- Click on 'Submit'.
- Press on the 'Application Form' link.
- Enter Registration Number, Password.
- Click on 'Login'.
- Download the Application Form and take a printout.
Documents Required to Apply for LSAT
Scanned copies of the following are required to apply for LSAT:
- Candidate's photograph (It must have a clean background, preferably white, with focus on the face.)
LSAT 2021 Exam Pattern
The table below throws light on the LSAT Exam Pattern. The pattern has been updated recently by LSAC, 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 specified period of time, aspirants are allowed to answer a particular section. Hence, candidates cannot switch sections. The time duration is 35 minutes for each section. There is no negative marking in case of a wrong or unanswered 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. They must also carry their LSAT Admit Card along with their valid ID proof to the examination hall, without which entry will not be granted.
How to download LSAT Admit Card?
Do follow the steps given below to download the LSAT admit card 2021.
- Go to the official LSAT website.
- Click on the 'Existing User' tab.
- Enter your 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 printout.
LSAT 2021 Exam Centres
The LSAT exam will be conducted in 20 cities across India. The name and location of the test centre will be available on the 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 the examination hall:
- Admit Card
- Photo ID Proof (Driving License/Aadhar Card/PAN Card/Voter ID Card)
LSAT 2021 Results
Applicants can view the LSAT Results on the official website by using login credentials which include an aspirant's registration id and password.
How to download LSAT Result?
The following steps are to be undertaken for downloading the LSAT 2021 result:
- Visit the LSAT official website.
- 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 the 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.
Every candidate who appeared in LSAT 2021 will receive a scorecard as documentation 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 Cut Off will vary for various categories. LSAT cut off 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 cut off 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 the LSAT cut off depends on:
- Number of candidates giving the exam
- Number of seats available
- The difficulty level of paper
LSAT 2021 Selection Process
The LSAT scores will be sent to the different colleges by Pearson Vue. Each participating institution has its own method of selection. 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. 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.
Documents required for LSAT Counselling
Provided below are the documents that must be carried for LSAT counselling 2021.
- 10th and 12th Marksheets
- Character Certificate
- Aadhar Card
- LSAT 2021 Admit Card
- LSAT 2021 Scorecard
- Caste Certificate (If required)
How to prepare for the LSAT?
Provided below are few tips to keep in mind while preparing for the LSAT 2021:
- Know the format of the paper and familiarize yourself with it.
- Speed is key in this exam. The candidate cannot score good marks just by answering questions correctly. Timely completion is a must in this paper.
- There is no negative marking. Candidates are advised to attempt all the questions.
LSAT Reference Books
Following books can be very helpful for LSAT preparation.
- LSAT (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 Years' Question Papers
Solving the LSAT previous year question papers gives the candidate a feel of how the actual question paper will be. Also, it helps him/her analyze the pattern of the paper and the areas in which the candidate is lacking. Essentially, the previous year's papers make a candidate understand the pattern thoroughly and give them an idea of which topics are likely to appear.
LSAT Mock Test
The LSAT Mock Tests will help the candidate analyze his/her speed of doing questions in the exam. Mock tests provide a simulation that prepares a candidate to work effectively and score well. Moreover, as a result of solving the mock test, the candidate becomes aware of the areas that require more practice.
LSAT Coaching Centres
There are several institutes that provide coaching for LSAT in India. Some of them are:
- Pahuja Law Academy
- AB Tutorials
- CLAT Possible
- Career Launcher
LSAT Participating Institutes
There are many Indian colleges that are Global LSAC alliance. The institutes given in the table below accept LSAT scores, granting admissions to qualifying candidates.
|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.
Candidates are not allowed to enter the examination hall after the commencement of the examination.
In the examination hall, scratch papers are provided to all candidates for rough work. Rough work cannot be done on 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.
The candidate is not allowed to carry any personal belongings into the LSAT exam hall. Prohibited items include wrist-watches, cell phones, calculators, etc. In the case that candidates carry personal items, they will have to be kept outside the examination hall at their own risk. The examination centre will not responsible for any loss or damage to such items.
If the candidate completes the exam before the scheduled end time, he/she will not be allowed to leave the exam hall until instructed to do so.
Can a candidate use LSAT India Score for college located outside the country?
No, candidates cannot use LSAT India scores for colleges abroad. LSAT India score is only accepted by colleges inside the country.
Is there any sectional cutoff in LSAT paper?
No, there is no sectional cutoff for the LSAT India Exam. Total marks will be considered for the overall percentile.
Can changes be done in the Application form after submission?
No. The changes in the application can only be done before submission. After that, no changes can be done.
How will I receive my LSAT score?
The LSAT Score will be directly sent to the candidate\'s registered email Id once it is announced.
How many times a candidate can appear for LSAT?
After the change of rules in 2017, there is no limit on appearing for LSAT. Earlier, a candidate can only give LSAT 3 times.
Is there any difference between LSAT and LSAT India Exams?
Yes. There is a difference between LSAT and LSAT India Exam. The LSAT Exam is conducted for the admissions into graduate law programs in North American and Australian colleges and Universities whereas LSAT India is only for admissions into Indian Law Colleges.
Can candidates apply for the rechecking of their LSAT India Exam?
Yes. Candidates are allowed to apply for rechecking of the LSAT India Exam if they have doubts about the obtained score. In such a case, candidates will be required to pay INR 1500 for rechecking the exam.