About the LSAT─India
The LSAT—India is a test of high-level reading, informal reasoning, and deductive reasoning skills. These acquired critical thinking skills are essential to succeed in law college and in the practise of the law. The LSAT—India was developed specifically to be used by law colleges in India. It will be administered across India on 17 May 2020.
LSAT—India Question Paper Pattern
The LSAT—India assesses critical thinking skills with three types of multiple-choice questions, as follows:
These questions test deductive reasoning skills by requiring you to deduce what could or must be the case about a certain scenario, based on some rules and conditions.
See examples of analytical reasoning
These questions evaluate your ability to understand, analyse, criticise, and complete a variety of arguments contained in short passages.
See examples of logical reasoning
These questions measure your ability to read, with understanding and insight, examples of lengthy and complex materials similar to those commonly encountered in law colleges.
See examples of reading comprehension
In addition to the scored sections of questions, you will likely see one unscored section of questions in your test. This is called a ‘Variable Section’ because the type of section varies. On the test day, your unscored section could be another Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, or Reading Comprehension section. You will not be able to identify the unscored variable section, so it is important to attempt every question.
LSAT—India by the Numbers
|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|
|~115 Total||2 hours and 55 minutes Total|
The LSAT—India is a paper and pencil test. You will record your answers on an answer sheet.
While you will receive credit for the correct answers, there is no negative marking or penalty for incorrect answers. Accordingly, be sure to save some time at the end of each section to fill answers to any unanswered questions.
You will receive a scaled score between 420 and 480, a score band, as well as a percentile rank.