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1. About the LSAT─India

How many questions are on the test? How long is the test?

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
Variable ~23 35 minutes
  ~115 Total 2 hours and 55 minutes Total

 

What is the ‘Variable Section’?
The variable section is a section of questions─either a second Analytical Reasoning Section, a third Logical Reasoning section, or a second Reading Comprehension section─that will be administered in order to obtain information about the performance of LSAT─India questions prior to operational use. The questions in this section will not be scored. You will not know which section is the variable section, so you should treat every question as if it will count toward your score.

How will I know which section is the ‘Variable Section’?
You will not be able to know which section is the variable section. You should treat every question on the test as if it will count toward your score.

What types of questions are on the test?
There are three types of questions on the LSAT─India: Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension. See here for examples of each.

When will the test be administered?
The LSAT─India will be administered on 17 May, 2020.

Which law colleges accept LSAT─India scores?
LSAC Global – India LLP has associated with many colleges where LSAT─India scores are a preferred criterion for admission. You can find the complete list of LSAT─India Associated Colleges here . Many other law colleges in India will accept LSAT─India scores; you should check with any law college you are considering regarding the admission test scores that they accept.

How is the LSAT─India different from the LSAT?
The LSAT is an admissions test for North American and Australian graduate law programmes. The LSAT─India is an admission test customised for Indian law colleges and is used only for admission to law colleges within India. The LSAT─India includes the same question types as the LSAT, but is shorter, and scores are reported on a different scale.

2. About Registering for the LSAT─India

When does registration open/close for the LSAT—India?
You can find out more about registering, including where to register when registration opens, by going here.

How can I register for the LSAT—India?
The link for registration when registration opens can be found here. There will be no registration for the LSAT—India at test centres on test day.

What will I need to register for the LSAT—India?
You will need a valid email address and mobile number, a photograph of yourself that you can upload, and a credit card for paying the registration fee.

What if I do not receive the test prep material that I am entitled to once I pay the registration fee?
Contact us here if you do not receive your test prep materials within 7 days of receiving confirmation that your registration was successful. Be sure to include your registration number in any communication with us.

Can I edit my registration application after I have submitted payment?
You may edit some of your registration information even after you have submitted payment. However, some information in your application cannot be changed after you have submitted payment, so it is important to enter all of the information carefully when first registering. If you do not have a required piece of information or you are uncertain about the accuracy of some information, you can save your application and return to it when you have the accurate information.

When is my registration for the LSAT—India complete? How will I know?
Your registration is complete when you have entered all of the required information on the registration site and submitted payment. You will receive an email confirming that your registration is complete.

Who do I contact for help with registration?
Contact us here for help with registration.

What is the purpose of the Registration Number?
The registration number is a unique number that you will use to identify yourself on the Answer Sheet on the test day, as well as at other times. You should note down your registration number and retain it for future reference (e.g. requesting a score card in the future).

3. Fees and Payment

What is the registration fee for the test?**
INR 3800/- When you register you will receive one Official LSAT—India PrepTest that is not available anywhere else.

This year, students now have an opportunity to get more for less with the new bundle pricing options. Applicants can receive copies of both The Official LSAT—India™ Handbook and The Official LSAT—India™ SuperPrep through the bundle pricing options.

Bundle Pricing Options:

  • Early Bird Price: Until March 31
    • INR 4700 + GST (includes books with INR 750 savings)
  • Regular Registration: Until May 01
    • INR 4999 + GST (includes books with INR 451 savings)

What is the mode of payment for the test?
Payment for the registration fee for the LSAT─India may be made online with a credit card and other online payment modes during the registration period. You have not completed your registration and you may not sit for the LSAT─India if you have not paid the registration fee during the registration period.

What do I do if I don’t have a credit card in my name?
If you do not have a credit card in your name and cannot pay using any other of the online payment modes, then write to us here and explain your situation.

Can I cancel my registration and get a refund?
No refunds for test registration or books will be issued.

4. Test Centres

Where can I take the test?
The LSAT─India will be offered in many cities across India. See here for the list of test centre cities. Exact locations of test centres will be available closer to the test date.

Can I change my test centre?
Requests to change your test centre will be considered upto one month before the end of the registration period. Any requests submitted after this date will not be considered.

How will I learn which test centre I have been assigned?
Your test centre address will be printed on your Admit Card, which will be available few days before the test day.

What happens if the test is cancelled at my test centre?
There may be certain circumstances in which a test would have to be cancelled at a test centre. If this occurs, you will receive notice of the cancellation and the new test day, time, and location as soon as is feasible.

5. About the Day of the LSAT─India

What is an Admit Card?
The Admit Card will include your uploaded picture, registration number, test centre address, and instructions for the test day. You will receive notice when the Admit Card is ready for download. You are responsible for printing it and bringing it with you on the test day. You will not be allowed entry to the test centre without your Admit Card.

When will the Admit Card be available?
The Admit Card is generally available a few days before the test day. You will receive an email notification that the Admit Card is available for download. You must print the Admit Card and bring it with you on the test day.

What form of ID will I need on test day?
You must show one form of acceptable ID on the test day in order to enter the test centre and sit for the LSAT─India. The ID must be original and should not be expired with a recognisable photograph and signature. The first and last names on the ID must match the names entered when registering. The following are acceptable forms of ID:

  • UIDAI / Aadhaar Card
    (Coloured or black/white E-Aadhaar Print is acceptable, but Aadhaar registration slip is NOT acceptable.)
  • Passport
  • Election Card / Voter ID
  • PAN Card
  • Driver’s License
  • SC/ ST Certificate with photograph
  • Military ID / Government-issued Armed Forces Dependent ID containing photograph of the test-taker
  • Employee ID containing photograph and signature.

 If you do not have any of the above IDs, you will be admitted upon presentation of ANY TWO of the following, in original:

  • Tenth pass certificate/mark sheet that has date of birth on it.
  • Photo Identity (Issued by School, College or University)
  • Original admit card issued by University/Board for standard twelfth (XII) examination with affixed photograph.

 

Please note that the following are NOT acceptable as IDs:

  • Photocopies (attested or otherwise)
  • Notarised copies
  • Learner's driving license

 

What can I bring to the test centre?
Besides your Admit Card and ID, you may bring pencils, sharpeners, eraser, and highlighter. You may not carry anything else into the testing room.

What can I not bring to the test centre?
You may not bring anything besides Admit Card, ID, pencils, sharpeners, eraser, and highlighter. You may not carry anything else into the testing room. Possession of any form of electronic device (phone, smart watch, recording device, calculator, etc.) in the testing room will be grounds for immediate dismissal and cancellation of your score. You may not bring bags of any kind into the testing room. There will be no provision for supervised storage of bags or other personal belongings in the testing centre.

How long will I be at the test centre?
You should plan to be at the test centre for about 4 hours.

What time should I arrive at the test centre?
You should arrive at the test centre no later than the reporting time printed on your Admit Card.

Can my parents accompany me to the test centre? Will there be any waiting area for them?
Your parents may accompany you to the entrance of the test centre, but there is no guarantee that any waiting area will be available for them. Parents may not enter the test centre itself.

Can I bring a snack?
No.

Is there a scheduled break during the test?
There is no scheduled break during the LSAT─India. If you need to take an unscheduled break, you will use test time to do so. No extra time will be allotted for unscheduled breaks that you may take. During an unscheduled break, you must remain silent and stay in the area designated by the test centre staff.

Can I work at any time on any section of the test?
You may work on only the section of the test mentioned by the invigilator at the beginning of the section timing. Working out of section will be grounds for dismissal and cancellation of your score. When an invigilator announces that there is no time remaining for a given section, you must immediately stop working on that section. Continuing to work on that section once it has concluded will be grounds for dismissal and cancellation of your score.

What happens if I arrive late to the test centre?
Late arrivals may be admitted at the discretion of the Chief Invigilator at the test centre, but no extra time will be allotted to latecomers for missed testing time.

Where can I keep my personal belongings during the test?
You should not bring anything to the test centre besides pencils, sharpeners, highlighters, tissues, watch (not a smart watch) and a beverage. Possession of any form of electronic device (phone, smart watch, recording device, calculator, etc.) in the testing room will be grounds for immediate dismissal and cancellation of your score. You may not bring bags of any kind into the testing room either. There will be no provision for supervised storage of bags or other personal belongings in the testing centre.

What do I do if my test materials are in poor condition?
If your test book or Answer Sheet are torn, creased, misprinted or unreadable for any reason, you must notify your invigilator immediately. You will be given a replacement.

6. About LSAT─India Scores and Misconduct

How will I learn my LSAT─India score?
You will receive email notification when your Score Card is available for download from the registration site.

When will I learn my LSAT─India score?
Scores are generally available a few weeks after the test date. Scores are released as soon as they are ready. No announcement of a score release date should be taken to be a guarantee that scores will be released that day.

What is a scaled score?
Your LSAT─India scaled score is based on the number of questions you answered correctly (your raw score) and is an estimate of your actual proficiency in the skills tested. As there are slight differences in the difficulty of different versions of the LSAT─India across test administrations, raw scores are not directly comparable. For this reason, your raw score is converted to an LSAT─India scaled score that ranges from 420 to 480, with 420 being the lowest possible score and 480 being the highest possible score. LSAT─India scaled scores can be directly compared across different administrations and testing years.

What is a score band?
LSAT─India scaled scores are reported along with a score band because the estimate of proficiency provided by a given LSAT─India scaled score is not perfectly accurate. Your actual proficiency in the skills tested on the LSAT─India may be slightly higher or slightly lower than that reflected by the score you received. The score band indicates a range of scores, including scores slightly higher and slightly lower than the score you received. Your actual proficiency in the skills measured by the LSAT─India is likely to fall within this range.

What is a percent below value?
To aid you in interpreting your LSAT—India scaled score, a percent below value for your scaled score is also reported. The percent below reflects the percentage of candidates for your programme whose scores were lower than yours. For example, a percent below value of 79.66% indicates that 79.66% of other test takers for your programme who took the LSAT—India within the same administration scored lower than you. Note that the percent below values of test takers seeking entrance to a 5-year LL.B. programme cannot be compared to the percent below values of those seeking entrance to a 3-year LL.B programme or an LL.M programme.

Can percentile rankings of different candidate groups (LL.B vs. LL.M) be compared?
No, percentile rankings are only comparable to other ranks within the same candidate group.

Under what circumstances can my score be cancelled?
Any failure to follow invigilator instructions, violation of the terms and conditions, or cheating are grounds for cancellation of scores. Scores may be cancelled if, during post-test analysis, there is evidence of cheating. Scores may be cancelled without an offer of a retest.

Can I request that my score or answer sheet be rechecked?
Yes. There will be a fee of INR 1500 to recheck scores or answer sheets, regardless of the reason for the request or the outcome of the recheck.

How long are LSAT─India scores valid?
Starting in 2019, an LSAT─India score became valid for 5 years. However, you should check with any law college you are considering about whether they will accept a score received during a prior year.

If my score is cancelled, will I be offered a retest?
Your score may be cancelled without the offer of a retest.

What activities count as ‘misconduct’ on the test day?
The following describes some forms of misconduct and is grounds for dismissal and cancellation of your score. This list is for illustration purposes only and is NOT an exhaustive list.

  • Any failure to follow invigilator instructions
  • Providing other test takers with test answers or information about the test
  • Receiving test answers or information about the test from other test takers
  • Seeking to provide or receive test answers or information about the test
  • Creating any kind of disturbance at the test centre
  • Bringing any forbidden item into the test centre

 

7. About LSAT─India Associated Law Colleges

Which law colleges accept LSAT—India scores?
Many law colleges accept LSAT—India scores as a criterion for admission. The list of LSAT—India Associated Law Colleges, for which an LSAT—India score is a preferred criterion of admission, can be found here

How do I apply to a law college?
You must visit the website of the law college to learn the eligibility requirements and procedures for application. Registering for and taking the LSAT—India does not constitute an application to any law college.

Must I submit applications for law colleges that are separate from the LSAT—India registration application?
Yes, you must visit the website of the law college to learn the eligibility requirements and procedures for application. Registering for and taking the LSAT—India does not constitute an application to any law college.

Will LSAT—India Associated Law Colleges receive confirmation of my score from LSAC Global – India LLP?
Yes, the LSAT—India Associated Law Colleges that you have selected during registration will receive official confirmation of your scores. You will receive a reminder to select the Associated Law Colleges that you wish to receive confirmation of your scores when you are notified that the Admit Card is ready for download.

8. 2019 Law College Forum

What is the 2019 Law College Forum?
The Law College Forum is an open-house-style recruitment event that makes it easy for you to research law colleges on a more personal level. You can learn about the application process, speak face-to-face with law college admission representatives, ask questions, and attend exclusive workshops.

How much does it cost for students to attend the 2019 Law College Forum?
The event is free for students to attend.

Where can I register for the 2019 Law College Forum?
Click Here

What are the Workshop topics at the 2019 Law College Forum?
Workshops will be held on the following topics:

  • Careers in Law
  • LSAT—India: The Deep Dive
  • Studying in the U.S.: The Graduate Law College Experience
  • Importance of Diversity in Law.

 

Where will the 2019 Law College Forum be held?
Le Meridien Hotel in New Delhi on 6 December 2019.

When will be 2019 Law College Forum be held?
Le Meridien Hotel in New Delhi on 6 December 2019.

9. LSAT—IndiaTM Topper Scholarship

Who will receive the scholarship?
The Topper Scholarship will be awarded to the test taker who receives the highest score on the 2020 LSAT—India.

How much is the award?
INR 4 lac

How many winners will there be?
There will only be one test taker who will win the scholarship.

What do I have to do to be considered for the Topper Scholarship?
All LSAT—India test takers are automatically eligible with no further action required.

Are there any requirements for accepting the scholarship if I receive the highest score?
You must be an Indian citizen and accepted to a 5 year law programme at an LSAC Global Law Alliance college. You may not accept any other scholarship.

What if there is a tie?
In the event of a tie, the names of the two or more top scoring students will be entered into a random drawing and one name will be selected.

Will I be recognized if I am tied for topper but my name is not selected in the tie-breaking random drawing?
Yes, you will be included in the Discover Law materials about the Toppers for the 2020 LSAT—India.

Can I receive other scholarships in addition to the Topper Scholarship?
No, this must be the only scholarship you receive. Acceptance of another scholarship will nullify the offer.

10. The Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship: An Essay Competition

Who was Shamnad Basheer?
Shamnad Basheer was the founding of Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education (IDIA), a trust which works on making legal education accessible for underprivileged students. Mr. Basheer had a profound effect on legal education in India. Sadly, he passed away in 2019.

Who can submit an essay?
You must have finished or about to finish grade 12 and must have registered and paid for the 2020 LSAT—India. You must be seeking admission to a 5 year Integrated law degree programme.

How long should the essay be?
The essay should be no more than 1,200 words.

What is the required topic of the essay?
The essay must address the question, ‘Why is it important to have diverse lawyers in India?’
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.
Write an essay in which you argue for or against this claim. Provide reasons for your position.

How should my essay be formatted?
It should be readable by MS Word, double spaced, 1-inch margins, and 12-point font. You should submit a cover page separately that includes the essay title and your contact information.

How will the essays be evaluated?
Essays will be judged on quality and clarity of writing, persuasiveness, and degree of insight into the issue under discussion.

Who will judge the essays?
A panel of legal professionals will evaluate each submission and select the winning essay.

Can I receive both this scholarship and the Topper Scholarship?
No. You can only receive one of the scholarships.

What will happen to my submitted essay if I win the competition?
It will become the property of LSAC Global. It will be published on DiscoverLaw.in and it may be printed in a legal publication or blog.

Where can I find complete entry rules and instructions for the Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship?
Click Here


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