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LSAT India Syllabus – Suggested Topics, Important Books, Exam Pattern

Law School Admission Council (LSAC) prescribes the LSAT India syllabus. Taking safety measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic in account, LSAT India is now a Remotely Proctored Test (RPT) instead of a pen paper-based test. LSAT India syllabus has also witnessed a change as the ‘Variable’ section has been removed due to change in exam mode. The remotely proctored LSAT India will have around 92 questions divided into four sections, namely:

  1. Analytical Reasoning
  2. Logical Reasoning (I)
  3. Logical Reasoning (II)
  4. Reading Comprehension

Candidates preparing for this test must prepare in sync with the officially prescribed LSAT India syllabus to qualify the examination. Similar to the offline test, the online LSAT India will also have a sectional time limit of 35 minutes for each section. Candidates must have a good level of preparation as per the LSAT India syllabus to score well  in each section. Read further to get the complete knowledge about LSAT India syllabus. 

LSAT India Syllabus – Key Highlights

  1. Law School Admission Council furnished the LSAT India syllabus on the official portal (discoverlaw.in)
  2. Law School Admission Council does not define the comprehensive syllabus. Only the major sections are explained in LSAT India syllabus
  3. The LSAT India syllabus comprises topics from three different areas, i.e. Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension
  4. The ‘Variable’ section has been removed as LSAT India 2020 will be held as a Remote Proctored Test

Read More : LSAT India Exam Pattern – Section-wise Paper Pattern, Preparation Tips

LSAT India Syllabus – Sectional Overview

Candidates should have an overview of each of the three sections that form part of the LSAT India exam. This will help them in understanding the various subjects and skills they need to work on, in order to achieve a good section-wise and overall score. 

ANALYTICAL REASONING

As per the LSAT India syllabus, the Analytical Reasoning section assesses an examinee’s ability to use their analytical skills to decode multiple statements and come to a conclusion on the same. Candidates who are good at solving questions from this section are likely to exhibit exceptional problem-solving skills. 

Experts have suggested the following topics for preparation of this section:

LSAT Analytical Reasoning Syllabus

  1. Arrangements
  2. Coding & Decoding
  3. Comparisons
  4. Directions
  5. Family Based Problems
  6. Intersection Type
  7. Logical Deductions
  8. Selections

LOGICAL REASONING

The skill of presenting strong and logical arguments is a fundamental need to fly high in the profession of law. Hence, this section tests the logical thinking of examinees. LSAC designs the Logical Reasoning section with some situational questions wherein test-takers need to apply their logical analysis traits to reach to a conclusion. The questions in the Logical Reasoning section are based on short arguments with a blend of legal reasoning. 

As per the recommendations from previous years’ toppers, the following topics should be studied:

LSAT Logical Reasoning Syllabus

  1. Binary Logic
  2. Blood Relations
  3. Calendars
  4. Clocks
  5. Cubes
  6. Logical Connectives
  7. Logical Matching
  8. Logical Sequence
  9. Number and Letter Series
  10. Seating Arrangement
  11. Syllogism
  12. Venn Diagrams

READING COMPREHENSION

While practising and studying law, candidates need extensive reading skills. The basic motive behind the LSAT Reading Comprehension section is to gauge the ability of test-takers to read and understand long and complex passages. In addition, the Reading Comprehension section assesses the English proficiency and vocabulary knowledge of the candidates. 

Experts suggest the candidates to prepare the following topics for this section:

LSAT Reading Comprehension Syllabus

  1. Business
  2. Economics
  3. Law
  4. Philosophy
  5. Psychology
  6. Sociology
  7. Technology

LSAT India Exam Pattern 2020

Knowing about the exam pattern along with LSAT India syllabus will help aspirants in devising an ideal study plan. Candidates can check the exam pattern for LSAT India below.

  • Mode of the Exam – Remote Proctored Test using AI-enabled technology
  • Medium of Exam – English
  • Duration of Exam140 minutes, i.e. 2 hours and 20 minutes
  • Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
  • Number of Question – 92 approximately
  • Total Marks – Between 420 and 480
  • Number of Sections – 4
  • Sectional Time Duration – 35 minutes each

How to prepare for LSAT India 2020?

Experts prescribe the best preparation tips for qualifying the LSAT India from time to time. Candidates can read below some of the preparation tips, straight from the experts. 

  1. Start with understanding the structure of the test such as how will the test look like and what type of questions appear in the test.
  2. Candidates must practise as many mock tests as they can to get acquainted with the new test mode. The LSAT mock tests are available at discoverlaw.in.
  3. As there are not many days left for the exam, check the calendar and allot each day for revision of specific topics.
  4. Being a test with a sectional time limit, candidates would not want to leave questions unattempted. Hence, practice more and more to brush up your speed and accuracy.
  5. Take multiple practise tests while keeping a time check. Try to complete each section in less than 30 minutes.
  6. Practice mental calculations to become quick in answering the questions that involve complex data.

Most Recommended Books for LSAT India Preparation

A right set of books would help in registering success in this highly competitive law entrance test. Candidates are suggested to rely on the books mentioned below for an effective preparation of LSAT India.

Section-wise Important Books for LSAT India Preparation 

Analytical Reasoning Logical Reasoning Reading Comprehension
ExamKrackers LSAT Analytical Reasoning by David Lynch (Author) LSAT Logical Reasoning Bible Workbook (Powerscore Test Preparation) by David M. Killora LSAT Re-comprehension Bible (Powerscore LSAT Bible) Paperback by David M. Killoranading Co
GROUPED by Game Type: LSAT Analytical Reasoning: The Complete Collection of Actual, Official Logic Games by Traciela Inc. Universal’s Logical Reasoning for CLAT, LSAT and other Law Entrance Exams by Jain Prateek (Author) Manhattan Prep LSAT Strategy Guides) Fifth Edition by Manhattan Prep (Author)

LSAT India Syllabus – FAQs

✔️ How many questions shall be there in LSAT India 2020?

The LSAT India question paper will be designed with approximately 92 questions which are divided into four sections - Analytical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension and Logical Reasoning (I & II).

✔️ Will there be any negative marking in LSAT India?

No. There is no negative marking applicable in LSAT India. Hence, candidates must not leave any question unattempted and avoid any chance of getting marks even through guesswork.

✔️ Is there any sectional time limit in LSAT India?

Yes. Candidates have to attempt all the four sections in a total of 140 minutes. Candidates are required to solve each section approximately in 35 minutes.

✔️ Is there any distinction between the syllabus of LSAT Global and LSAT India?

No. There will be no difference between the syllabus of LSAT India and LSAT Global. However, the questions in LSAT India will be more brief as compared to LSAT Global.

✔️ Can I browse anything on the internet while taking the LSAT India in RPT mode?

No. You will not be allowed to access or use any other program on your system while taking LSAT India in a remotely proctored mode.

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