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LSAT India- Dates, Admission Process, Remote Proctored Test Guidelines

Law School Admission Council is conducting LSAT India as a Remote Proctored Test (RPT) on 19, 20, 21, 22, and 26 July 2020. LSAC has shifted the mode of conduct of LSAT India 2020 from pen & paper-based mode to RPT, keeping in mind the safety of examinees amid COVID-19. Candidates can choose their desired slot to appear for LSAT India on any of the exam dates. 

Candidates can download the LSAT India admit card by visiting the official LSAC application portal @ discoverlaw.in. The slot booking for LSAT India is now over. Candidates who missed the slot booking have been allotted a slot randomly by the conducting body. 

LSAT India score of a law aspirant is valid in 53 law colleges in India for the 5-year UG law, 3-year UG law and one year PG law programmes. While taking the LSAT India RPT, candidates have to answer approximately 92 questions from four different sections. All the four sections will have a sectional time limit of 35 minutes each. Read this article further to fetch comprehensive information on different aspects of LSAT India 2020.

Important Update- The Law School Admission Council  has announced that the LSAT 2021 will be conducted on 10th May 2020. The application window opens from 9th November 2020 and deadline for filling the application form is 20th April 2021.

LSAT India – Key Highlights

  1. Law School Admission Council is conducting LSAT India in a remotely proctored mode in response to the safety measures against COVID-19
  2. LSAC has removed the ‘Variable’ section from LSAT India question paper, owing to a shift to the RPT mode
  3. 53 law colleges in India accept the LSAT India score as the admission criteria for different law programmes
  4. The four sections of LSAT India will be based on questions from three different subjects, namely:
    • Analytical Reasoning
    • Logical Reasoning (I & II)
    • Reading Comprehension
  5. LSAT India will not have any centralised counselling. Candidates have to participate in the individual selection processes of institutes accepting LSAT India scores

LSAT India – Important Dates

Candidates can check the table below to keep track of all the key dates of LSAT India 2020.

Key LSAT India Dates 2020

Events Important Dates
Release of online application form December 6, 2019
Last date to fill and submit the application form July 5, 2020
Re-opening of the online application form window July 7 – July 10, 2020
Issuance of admit card Available at the official website
LSAT India 2020 exam dates
  • July 19, 2020
  • July 20, 2020
  • July 21, 2020
  • July 22, 2020
  • July 26, 2020
Release of LSAT India scores To be notified soon

Key LSAT India Dates 2021

Events Important Dates
Release of online application form 9th November 2020
Last date to fill and submit the application form 20th April 2021
Re-opening of the online application form window
LSAT India Exam Date (2021) 10th May 2021

LSAT India – Eligibility Criteria

The Law School Admission Council does not define any particular eligibility criteria for taking the test. However, candidates need to abide by the eligibility conditions of their preferred institute/s accepting LSAT India score. The basic eligibility criteria for UG law admission in India are as follows:

  1. Candidates belonging to UR/OBC (unreserved) categories have to obtain a minimum of 45% in class 12th
  2. Candidates belonging to SC/ST categories will have a relaxation of 5%, i.e. 40% is the minimum marks requirement for them
  3. There is no age limit to pursue a law programme in India

LSAT India – Application Form

Candidates were able to fill and submit the LSAT India 2020 application form until July 10. Steps, as mentioned below, have to be followed for the application form fillup.

Step 1 – Registration

  • Complete the registration process by providing your email ID and creating a password at the official website of LSAT
  • Verify your email by using the validation link received on your email

Step 2 – Filling details in LSAT India Application Form

  • Fill your personal details including name, date of birth, gender, category and more
  • Provide your contact information including phone number, address, email ID, etc.
  • Enter your academic credentials
  • Enter your parent’s name and occupation along with their contact details

Step 3 – Payment of Application Fee

Candidates have to pay an amount of Rs. 3,800 (irrespective of the category or gender) as the LSAT India application fee.

LSAT India  – Admit Card

Candidates are able to download the LSAT India admit card until the exam date. In order to obtain the LSAT India 2020 admit card, candidates have to access the login portal using their user ID and password. 

It is mandatory for the candidates to show their valid photo ID card and admit card on the day of the test. 

Note: Candidates have to use their email ID and password for entering the login window of the RPT dashboard and begin the entrance test. 

LSAT India – Exam Pattern

Candidates must know the exam pattern beforehand for an effective preparation of LSAT India. The details mentioned below provide insightful information on LSAT India exam pattern 2020.

  1. Mode of Exam – Remote Proctored Test using AI Technology
  2. Medium of Exam – English only
  3. Duration of Exam – 140 minutes
  4. Sectional Time Limit – 35 minutes (for each section)
  5. Type of Questions – Multiple Choice Questions
  6. Number of Questions – approximately 92
  7. Number of Sections – 4
  8. Total scaled scores – varies between 420 – 480

Sectional Overview of LSAT India Question Paper

Section Type Number of Questions Duration
Analytical Reasoning 23 35 minutes
Logical Reasoning (1) 22 35 minutes
Logical Reasoning (2) 23 35 minutes
Reading Comprehension 24 35 minutes
Total ~ 92 140 minutes

LSAT India – Syllabus

The Law School Admission Council has not defined any syllabus for LSAT India. However, experts suggests the following topics to cover while preparing for LSAT India:

Syllabus of LSAT India 

Analytical Reasoning Logical Reasoning (I & II) Reading Comprehension
  • Arrangements
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Comparisons
  • Directions
  • Family Based Problems
  • Intersection Type
  • Logical Deductions
  • Selections
  • Binary Logic
  • Blood Relations
  • Calendars
  • Clocks
  • Cubes
  • Logical Connectives
  • Logical Matching
  • Logical Sequence
  • Number and Letter Series
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Technology

LSAT India – Do’s and Don’ts

Candidates have to follow the below mentioned guidelines on the day of the remote proctored test:

  1. No breaks will be allowed during the LSAT India online exam
  2. You will not be able to access a section once its 35 minutes of sectional time limit ends
  3. You can review the answers during the allotted sectional time only
  4. You must disable the pop-up blockers from your web browser while taking LSAT India
  5. You must grant permission to the LSAT exam site to access your camera and microphone
  6. You must disable all the web sharing applications from the windows task manager of your system
  7. Make sure to appear 30 minutes before the exam time for the verification purpose
  8. Keep a valid government-approved ID with a recognizable photograph handy
  9. Photocopies, notarized copies, and learner’s driving license are unacceptable as ID proofs
  10. You are not allowed to speak aloud or leave the room during the test
  11. Do not use a mobile phone or any other gadgets, else the proctor may cancel your score on the grounds of misconduct
  12. Do not connect or disconnect any external storage devices
  13. Do not copy the test questions or record the screen
  14. In case of technical issues, the system will save the test progress and pause the test until the issue gets resolved. However, if the issue prevails for more than 30 minutes, you will be unable to take the test on the same day

SYSTEM/TECHNICAL CONFIGURATION

  1. Operating System – Windows 8 or above
  2. RAM – 2 GB to 4 GB or more
  3. Processor – Dual-Core / i3 or above
  4. Additional hardware – Attached or integrated working camera
  5. Connectivity – Internet with consistent speed (as equivalent to browsing)
  6. Supported web browser
    • Chrome (Ver 80 or above)
    • Firefox (Ver 75 or above)
  7. Unsupported Web Browser
    • Internet Explorer
    • Microsoft Edge
  8. Disk Space – 15 GB or more of free space
  9. Recommendation – Install a decent branded antivirus

LSAT India – Preparation Tips

Candidates must follow the below-mentioned preparation tips to get a better score in LSAT India:

  1. Work on increasing your reading speed by reading blogs, newspapers, and magazines regularly
  2. Practice mock tests and try to answer each question within one minute
  3. Brush up your logical reasoning skills by practising as many previous years’ question papers as possible
  4. Study using the official study material provided by LSAC. You can buy the same online. Also, subscribe to the official telegram channel to get the latest model test question papers

LSAT India – Result

Law School Admission Council will release the LSAT India result soon after the exam has been conducted. Candidates can check the LSAT India result using their login credentials @ discoverlaw.in. Candidates will receive the scaled scores between 420 – 480, and score band. Also, candidates will be able to view their percentile rank in the LSAT India result card.  

LSAT India – Selection Process

The participating institutes will conduct the selection process for admission to their law programmes on the basis of LSAT India scores. Candidates have to apply for the counselling/selection process of institutes accepting LSAT India score as there will be no common counselling process.

LSAT India – Participating Colleges

As many as 53 colleges accept the LSAT India score for admission to their law programmes. Candidates can check below the list of universities that provide law admissions in its affiliated colleges/institutes through LSAT India.

LSAT India Participating Institutes

S.No Name of Institute
1 O.P. Jindal Global University
2 MIT-World Peace University (MIT-WPU), Faculty of Law
3 Hindustan Institute of Technology Sciences
4 University of Petroleum and Energy Studies
5 Adamas University
6 Vellore Institute of Technology
7 Asian Law College
8 School of Law and Constitutional Studies, Shobhit Deemed University
9 JIS University
10 ISBR Law College
11 Vivekananda Global University
12 GITAM School of Law, GITAM (Deemed to be University)
13 Indore Institute of Law
14 Kalinga University, Raipur
15 Lovely Professional University
16 Faculty of Law, Manav Rachna University
17 Bennett University (Times of India Group)
18 SVKM’s NMIMS Kirit P. Mehta School of Law
19 IFIM Law School
20 Vijaybhoomi School of Law, Vijaybhoomi University
21 JLU School of Law

LSAT India – Scholarships

LSAC Global provides two scholarships, out of which one is awarded to the highest scorer of the LSAT India. INR 4,00,000 are awarded to LSAT India topper under the scholarship programme named ‘Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship’. This scholarship has the following features:

  • Covers the tuition and residence fees for the first year of the law programme
  • The unutilized amount from the first year (if left) will be rolled over to compensate for the expenses of the second year

The second scholarship under ‘Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship’ is awarded on the basis of an essay competition. Test-takers who are interested to participate in this contest-based scholarship need to submit their essay via email. Candidates must write an essay in which they argue for or against the following claim, while providing adequate reasons.

Claim – “Having a legal professional class (lawyers, judges, etc.) characterized by diversity of gender, caste, wealth status, language, and regional identity makes for a more just legal system”

  • The essay must not exceed the count of 1200 words
  • Candidates must email the essay at DiscoverLawScholarship@LSAC.org with the subject link as ‘Diversity Essay’

LSAT India – Assistance

In case a candidate requires immediate assistance regarding the LSAT India remote proctored test, he/she can contact via the following means.

Via Call 

  • +91 73037 66330 / +91 995588 62887 (Available on all days between 9 AM to 8 PM IST)
  • +91 8989800123 / +91 7827903766 / +91 7503405737

Via WhatsApp

  • +91 8989800123

Via Email

LSAT India – FAQs

✔️ Who is conducting the LSAT India 2020?

Law School Admission Council is conducting LSAT India in multiple shifts starting from July 19, 2020.

✔️ What is the mode of LSAT India 2020?

The LSAT India 2020 is being conducted as a Remotely Proctored Test (RPT) as a response to the safety measures against COVID-19. Earlier, the LSAT India was conducted in a pen and paper mode.

✔️ What if there is an internet or power breakdown during the LSAT India RPT 2020?

Candidates must not worry in case of connectivity issues or power breakdowns. LSAC provides the candidates the facility to reconnect and re-login to resume the exam from where they left. However, this facility is only available within 30 minutes of an internet or power breakdown. If the idle time exceeds 30 minutes, then the test is rescheduled and candidates are notified about the same via email.

✔️ I am not able to see anything on the screen after login, what should I do?

Candidates are advised to clear the cache, cookies, reset the internet and then re-login. If the issue is still not resolved, examinees can contact via email at LSATIndia@Pearson.com. Also, candidates can call on the following numbers:

+91 73037 66330
+91 99588 62887

✔️ What are the sections included in the LSAT India 2020 exam pattern?

LSAT India will comprise 4 sections which will include questions from three different areas. The questions will be based on Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension.

✔️ What if there is a power failure for more than 30 minutes?

In case of a power failure, candidates will be able to resume the test from where they left. However, if the idle time exceeds 30 minutes, candidates will be able to reschedule for another date. Candidates will receive an email regarding the rescheduled test within 24 hours of the date. It is essential to contact the helpline number or email in such cases.

✔️ Is there any sectional time limit in LSAT India 2020?

All the four sections will have a time limit of 35 minutes each. Candidates will not be able to access any section once the time for the same is over.

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