How do I appear for the LSAT—India 2022 and other law exams?
What is LSAT—India 2022?
Before appearing for the LSAT—India exam, it is highly significant to familiarize yourself with the method and format of the test. LSAT—India is an entrance exam that enables students to get admission in the top private colleges of India. A superior score in the LSAT—India exam increases your chances of getting into a top-tier law school. The exam is conducted by The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate level courses.
How is LSAT—India exam different from other law exams?
LSAT—India is a uniform and standardized test that has a single question paper for admissions to five-year integrated LLB courses, three-year LLB course or LLM course. On the other hand, other entrance exams may have separate question papers for candidates appearing for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
The format for the test has not changed since its inception in 2009 while all other tests have been making some or the other changes to their test format; thus making it easier for you to prepare well in advance without worrying what changes may happen in the test format.
LSAT—India tests your essential critical reasoning skills rather than your rote learning or ability to remember dates and places of current affairs. No Maths questions make it possible for aspirants from all streams to appear for the test without having any disadvantage.
The test is not speeded test allowing enough time for test takes to analyse the case studies and reading comprehension passages. With no negative marking either, test takers can take calculated risks just as they will take in their professional and personal life.
Most importantly, it is conducted twice a year and on multiple slots on multiple days to allow law aspirants to appear for the test when it is most convenient for them and even appear twice if they wish to improve their test scores. The rest of the tests in India are conducted once a year and mostly on a single day and single slot leaving no opportunity for aspirants to choose from.
Application for LSAT—India 2022
The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) has commenced with LSAT—India 2022 registrations. Accordingly, the registrations are open till January 3, 2022, for the January test and April 25, 2022, for the May test. The application process is open for both cycles to be held in January and May.
Who is eligible to apply for LSAT—India 2022 exam?
Any candidate who desires to pursue 3 or 5 year LLB programmes or LLM programmes from any of the LSAT—India affiliated colleges can appear in the entrance test. The basic criteria to be eligible for appearing in the exam is as mentioned below-
- 5- Year integrated LLB – Appearing or passed Class 12
- 3-Year LLB – Appearing or Completed Graduation in any stream
- LLM – Appearing or Completed 3 year or 5 year LLB programmes
Procedure to apply for LSAT—India 2022
Below are the steps that will help you to apply for LSAT—India 2022 exams-
- Create your profile - On the registration link, enter your basic details like name, email ID, mobile number and city
- Form filling - Enter your personal information, communication details, colleges where you wish to apply and details of your academic qualifications
- Document Upload - Upload your photograph and ID as required
- Payment of Fee - Lastly, you will be required to pay the application fee through the multiple options of online mode - credit card, debit card, wallet or net banking
Preparation for LSAT—India 2022
On completion of the aforesaid process, candidates must start preparing for the tests by familiarizing themselves with the types of test questions, taking mock LSAT—India tests. Studying the Official LSAT—India Introductory Guide, and going through the Official LSAT—India Handbook and Official LSAT—India SuperPrep books which are considered as useful resources for the LSAT—India exam.
These books provide details about the test pattern, types of questions, and other important information so that you can understand why a response is correct or wrong and assess your strengths and weaknesses.
LSAC introduced LSAC LawPrep earlier this year to allow aspirants a library of full length test (upto 10 in number) for practice in a timed manner and get familiarised with the testing interface thus alleviating a lot of anxiety. You will receive a raw score, i.e. based on the number of questions answered correctly immediately upon submitting a PrepTest.
The LSAT—India exam does not test your knowledge of history, political theory, mathematics, or even general knowledge. It rather tests the knowledge of critical thinking that you have developed over your educational lifetime. Thus, LSAT—India is a test of important critical thinking skills.
It is apparent that while you prepare for a law school entrance exam, you are determined to make a career in law that will help you achieve many milestones in the upcoming future. Good regards to all! Best of luck for your future and career!