LSAT India 2017: Exam Dates, Registration and Pattern
Updated June 2017
LSAT remains one of the popular competitive exams because it can gain you an entry into top law schools and courses all over the world. Conducted by Law School Admission Council, over 100,000 candidates take the test every year. LSAT India 2017 is a law entrance exam for admissions to five-year integrated undergraduate and two-year postgraduate law programmes in more than 70 law schools in the country. You can also use the LSAT score to apply to foreign law schools of your choice. While the exam is designed by LSAC, the test is administered by Pearson Vue in India.
LSAT India 2017 details you need to know
Given the significance of the test for law aspirants in the country, it’s important to pay attention to details of LSAT India 2017. To make things easier, we have listed them for you here.
Registration for LSAT India 2017 began in September 2016 and the deadline has been extended till 3rd May 2017. You can register for the test only through the online process detailed on the official LSAC website.
LSAT India 2017 registration fees are Rs. 3,800. You can make the payment via credit cards or demand draft/pay order/ banker’s cheque. Offline payments have to be drawn in the favor of Pearson India Education Services Private Limited.
LSAT Exam dates
This half-day standardized test is held four times a year in different parts of the world. However, LSAT India 2017 is set for 21st May 2017.
Although officially there is no fixed eligibility criteria to appear for the LSAT, admissions criteria of universities and law schools are taken into account. There are a few basic criteria that need to be met based on the program you want to apply for.
LSAT Exam pattern
LSAT is a 2 hour 20 minute long test with around 100 multiple choice questions. Unlike other standardized tests, LSAT is conducted offline (paper-pencil). You are awarded one mark for each correct answer and the good news is that there is no negative marking in the test. The test takers should make sure that they attempt every question carefully.
The LSAT test aims to assess the reading and verbal reasoning skills of aspiring law students. The LSAT India 2017 test is ideal for those with critical thinking skills. The standardised test breaks down the critical thinking skills into three main areas: logical reasoning, analytical reasoning, and reading comprehension. The test is divided into four sections – Analytical Reasoning, 1st Logical Reasoning, 2nd Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension.
The exam contains five 35-minute sections containing multiple-choice questions. Out of these, four sections contribute to the final LSAT score. You can expect around 24 questions in each section with 35 minutes to answer them. There is an additional unscored section, which is used to test new questions. This section can appear anywhere in the exam and has no fixed order. Test takers cannot identify the section on the exam day. In addition, candidates have to take a writing sample at the end of the LSAT. These samples are sent to every law school that the students have applied for.
Understanding these LSAT India 2017 details are the first step in staying on top of the challenges the test brings.
LSAT 2017 Exam Results
The LSAT India 2017 results have been declared on June 8, 2017. Earlier, the results were supposed to be declared on June 20, but the results have come out almost two weeks in advance. The LSAT India 2017 exam results are announced in the percentile format. Students can check their LSAT India 2017 scores from the official website. You can check the respective websites of the Indian law schools to find out the schedule for the admission counseling sessions.
Article you may like: What is LSAT Raw Score?