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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.
- What is LSAT?
- LSAT 2020 Exam Date
- LSAT 2020 Eligibility
- LSAT 2020 Syllabus
- LSAT 2020 Registration
- LSAT 2020 Exam Pattern
- LSAT 2020 Admit Card
- LSAT 2020 Exam Centres
- LSAT 2020 Result
- LSAT 2020 Cut off
- LSAT Selection Process
- LSAT 2020 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 2020 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 2020 (LSAT 2020) 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 2020 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 2020|
|Exam level||National/International Level|
|Conducting Authority of LSAT 2020||Law School Admission Council (LSAC)|
|Exam Stream of LSAT 2020||Law Entrance Exam|
LSAT 2020 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 Applications Start Date||December 6, 2019|
|Online Application Last Date||April 14, 2020|
|Admit Card||May 20, 2020|
|Exam Date||May 1, 2020|
|Result Date||May 29, 2020|
|Counseling Date||June 20, 2020|
LSAT 2020 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 2020 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. LSAT syllabus for graduate and undergraduate candidates is the same, but the level of questions will be different for the courses.
LSAT 2020 Registration
How to Apply for LSAT?
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 December 6, 2019 to April 14, 2020.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.
|Form Filling||Fee Amount|
|Registration fee||INR 3800/-|
|The fee to avail combo of registration and LSAT India Handbook||INR 4250/-|
Documents Required to Apply for LSAT
Scanned copies of following are required to apply for LSAT:
- Candidate's Photograph
LSAT 2020 Exam Pattern
The LSAT 2020 Exam will be conducted offline in pen-paper mode. The exam duration is of 2 hours and 20 minutes. There will be a total of 100 MCQ type questions divided into 4 sections, each of 25 marks.
Questions will be asked in the following sections:
- Analytical Reasoning
- Logical Reasoning (Part – 1)
- Logical Reasoning (Part – 2)
- Reading Comprehension
These sections may appear in any order in the LSAT 2020 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 2020 Admit Card
Once the application form has been filled correctly, the LSAT Admit Card will be available on the official website from May 20, 2020. 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.
How to Download LSAT Admit Card?
Do follow the following steps to download the LSAT, Admit Card.
- Go to the official LSAT 2020 website to get the Admit Card.
- Click on the “Existing User” tab.
- Enter your LSAT 2020 login id and password.
- Click on Login.
- You will be redirected to your LSAT 2020 candidate profile.
- Click on the “Download LSAT 2020 Admit Card” button.
- Save your LSAT 2020 admit card on your system and take a print out.
LSAT 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 participating colleges.
How to Download LSAT Result?
The following steps are to be undertaken in downloading the LSAT 2020 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 2020 Cut off
The LSAT cutoff will depend on many factors like the number of candidates appearing for 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.
LSAT 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.
The LSAT Counselling process is most likely expected to be in June 2020. However, test-takers must wait for official notification from exam authorities. LSAT is accepted by a large number of institutes in India. These law schools receive the LSAT 2020 scores and they shortlist the applicants based on the percentile scores. For the LSAT 2020 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.
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 previous year question papers gives a candidate a kind of live experience of the actual Question paper. Also, it helps him/her to analyze the pattern of the paper and the areas in which the candidate is lacking.
LSAT Mock Test
The LSAT mock tests will help the candidate to analyze his/her speed of doing questions in the exam. 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
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 2020 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 2020 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.