All you need to know about Law School Admission Test

Introduction

Does the thought of wearing a black coat fascinate you? If yes, then hang on to the page because it is all about fulfilling and shaping your dreams about being a lawyer in the right direction. A lawyer listens to your affairs, gives you legal advice, discusses your options and way out, takes instructions about what you want to do, and helps you understand how it applies to your case. Lawyers also represent their clients in courts. Pearson VUE on behalf of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) conduct each year The Law School Admission Test, also abbreviated as LSAT India.

LSAT

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For pursuing law as a career, it is essential to understand the process of law admission through various entrance exams conducted yearly in our country.

Pearson VUE on behalf of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) conduct each year The Law School Admission Test, also abbreviated as LSAT India, is an entrance exam conducted by for admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate law courses including BA LLB, B.Sc LLB, B.Com LLB, and LLM programs. The national-level law entrance exam is conducted to shortlist
eligible candidates for admissions to over 85 law schools pan India.

Overview

Name of the exam  – Law School Admission Test for India
Abbreviation – LSAT (law school admission test) India
Exam type – Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Exam level – National
Exam mode – Paper-based or Offline
Duration of Exam – 2 hours 20 minutes
Number of participating institutes – 85+ law colleges

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Eligibility Criteria

For appearing in the Law entrance exam, LSAC has not stated any peculiar eligibility criteria guidelines; however, candidates should fulfill the eligibility criteria for UG and PG law courses offered at the accepting law colleges as under: 

Course -Eligibility Criteria

  • Five-year integrated LLB course-Candidates passed in Class 12th or equivalent
  • Three-year LLB course-Candidates holding a bachelor degree in any stream from a recognized university/ college
  • Master of Laws- Candidates holding a degree in Law LLB degree from a recognized university/ college
  • Different colleges also set the age criteria for law programs.

Courses offered through LSAT India.

The law entrance provides admissions to the following courses: 
Courses offered at the accepting colleges 

  • BA LLB 
  • BCom LLB
  • BBA LLB
  • BBA LLB(Hons)
  • BCom LLB(Hons)
  • BTech LLB
  • BSc LLb
  • LLB
  • LLM
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LSAT application 

  • To begin with, the candidates will have to register for the LSAT-India Application notification.
  • Secondly, students will need to give a valid e-mail id and set up a password for the LSAT-India account.
  • After completing the registration, candidates can apply after logging into the account to fill up the application form.
  • You will then need to fill up general details like name, parents’ name, date of birth, etc.
  • Make sure to Mark your colleges’ preference list given in the application form.
  • In the last, you then have to read the ‘Terms and Conditions’ and click on the checkbox stating ‘Yes, I declare that I have…’ and click on the ‘Submit Application’ button.
  • After this, you will see a confirmation mail sent on your registered e-mail Id.
  • Lastly, remit an application fee either in online mode or offline mode.

New LSAT India 2020 exam pattern

LSAC has introduced the particular changes to the exam pattern of LSAT-India because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Test mode  – From paper-based test mode to the online proctored test mode.
  • The test will be recorded using the webcam of the laptop/computer.
  • The variable section has been removed, making it easier for the candidates to complete the test in online mode.
  • The test date and timings will be informed to the candidates only once the registrations are closed.
  • The test duration has been shortened from 2 hours, 55 minutes to 2 hours, 20 minutes.
  • The number of questions has also been decreased from 115 to approx 92.
  • During the test, candidates will have to look into the webcam, computer screen while working on the keyboard. Any suspicious movement is to be considered as a violation of test rules.
  • No exam centers will be assigned to the candidates.
  • The candidates will be allowed to take an online mock test to familiarize themselves with the test mode and style.
  • Having a laptop or computer is obligatory for appearing in the test since The LSAT India 2020 cannot be given on an iPad or mobile phone; 
  • Each section will have a time duration of 35 minutes, and candidates will not be allowed to access any section if the time limits are over.
  • Candidates can keep a transparent water bottle and an analog wristwatch during the test; any other material such as paper, camera, phone, and electronic devices will violate rules of conduct.
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Exam pattern

There will be four sections which include:

  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning – 1
  • Logical Reasoning – 2

Reading Comprehension

The duration of each section is of 35 minutes. There will be around 22 – 24 questions in each section. There will be a Multiple-choice type. Some questions will have four answer options, while the rest will have five answer options.

However, there will be only one correct answer. There is no negative marking in this exam, and the Test scores will be provided as a scaled score between 420 and 480, a score band, along with percentile rank. 

Identification Proof 

Any government-issued id card can be used as an Identification proof.

  • UIDAI / Aadhaar Card
  • Passport
  • Election Card / Voter ID
  • PAN Card
  • Driver’s License
  • SC/ ST Certificate with a photograph
  • Military ID / Government-issued Armed Forces Dependent ID containing a photograph of the test-taker
  • Employee ID containing photograph and signature.

If the candidate does not have any of the ids, as mentioned earlier, he/she can be admitted for the test upon presentation of any two of the following.

  • Tenth pass certificate/mark sheet having date of birth as a proof on it.
  • Photo Identity (Issued by School, College, or University).
  • Original admit card issued by University/Board for standard twelfth (XII) examination with an affixed photograph.

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