Skip to main content
India
FAQ

FAQ

LSAT—India 2021

COVID-19 has affected the way education is being imparted and entrance tests are being conducted. Accordingly, LSAC has decided to administer the LSAT—India 2021 through an online platform, as we did in 2020. Every candidate’s test will be proctored remotely using AI-assisted technology and will include recording the candidate's entire examination via the computer’s web camera. Candidates registered for LSAT—India 2021 will be able to test from the comfort of their homes without paying anything additional or worrying about travelling to a test centre. LSAC will help Candidates make arrangements to acquire the necessary equipment if they do not have or are unable to arrange to get the equipment on their own.

The online LSAT—India 2021 will be administered over multiple days starting 10 May 2021. Towards the end of the registration period, candidates will be asked to provide preference of testing slot from the date and time slots available for testing. Candidates will be allotted one of their preferred slots and will receive information regarding the date and slot on which they will be required to appear for the test—their ‘Test Appointment’.

LSAC understands the importance of fairness and integrity in the law school admission process, which advances access and equity in legal education. Therefore, we are providing the important information below regarding the LSAT—India 2021 registration and test administration for your convenience.

1. Registering for the LSAT─India

Who is eligible for LSAT—India?
All registrants who complete the test registration application, pay the registration fee in a timely way, submit a registration photo and electronic copy of a valid photo ID, and follow the published test rules may sit for the LSAT—IndiaTM. It is the candidate's responsibility to understand the eligibility requirements of the law colleges to which one is applying before deciding whether to register for the LSAT—IndiaTM. If one registers for the test and then determines that one is ineligible for admission to the intended law school, no test-fee refund will be available. For the eligibility requirements of the LSAC Global Law Alliance colleges, candidates are requested to visit the respective law colleges' webpages.
 
What will I need to register for the LSAT—India?
You will need a valid email address, mobile number, and a photograph of yourself that you can upload.You can choose to pay the registration fee through any of the digital payment options available.
 
Can I edit my registration application after I have submitted the registration fee?
You may edit some of your registration information even after you have submitted your registration fee. 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 application and submitted the requisite payment. However, please note that closer to the test date you will be required to submit a Test Appointment preference as well as upload your valid photo ID in order to be eligible to appear for the test.  You will receive an email on your registered email ID confirming that your registration is complete. You can also access this information from the dashboard available in registration application after you sign in.
 
Who do I contact for help with registration?
Contact us here for help with registration.

2. Fees and Payment

What is the fee for LSAT—India in 2021?

Following is the fee structure for LSAT—India to be administered in 2021:

Early Bird Registration fees (exclusive of GST): 
(Applicable until 15 Jan 2021)
 
Registration fee INR 3499/-
Bundle Registration fee
(includes registration fee, The Official LSAT—India Handbook, and The Official LSAT—India SuperPrep)
INR 4499/-
Regular Test Registration fee (exclusive of GST): 
(Applicable from 16 Jan 2021 till the end of registration)
 
Registration fee INR 3799/-
Bundle Registration fee
(includes registration fee, The Official LSAT—India Handbook, and The Official LSAT—India SuperPrep)
INR 4699/-
Test Prep Material including courier charges (exclusive of GST):
(Applicable through the registration period) 
 
The Official LSAT—India Handbook INR 799/-
The Official LSAT—India SuperPrep INR 1199/-
Bundle Test Prep fee
(includes registration fee, The Official LSAT—India Handbook, and The Official LSAT—India SuperPrep)
INR 1699/-
Exam fee with The Official LSAT—India Handbook  INR 2999/-

 

What will I need to register for the LSAT—India?

You will need a valid email address, mobile number, and a photograph of yourself that you can upload. You can also capture your photo through the integrated camera within the registration application to upload. You can choose to pay the registration fee through any of the digital payment options available.

 

Is the registration fee same for all the candidates who register for LSAT—India 2021?

LSAC is committed to promoting quality, access, and equity in law and education for candidates in India. If you belong to SC/ST/OBS category or are from an economically weaker section, you may write to discoverlawindia@lsac.org with requisite documents (Category certificate if you are applying under SC/ST/OBC and Relevant certificate issued by competent authority if you fall under BPL or EWS category/) to support your request for a discount fee voucher.

 

What is the mode of payment for the registration fee and/or buying test prep material?

Payment for the registration fee and/or for test prep material for the LSAT—India may be made online using a credit card and/or other digital payment modes during the registration period. Your registration will not be considered completed and you may not sit for the LSAT—India if you have not paid the registration fee during the registration period.

 

Can I cancel my registration and get a refund?

No request for refund of registration fee will be entertained once candidate has successfully registered for the test.

3. Online LSAT─India

What will the test pattern be for online LSAT─India?
The online LSAT—India test pattern will remain the same as the 2020 online LSAT—India administration and the standard pen & paper LSAT—India delivered between 2009 and 2019. Just as with the previously administered tests, the online LSAT—India will be comprised of four scored 35-minute sections as below:
 
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
  ~92 Total 2 hours and 20 minutes Total
 How long is the online LSAT--India?
The maximum testing time for taking the LSAT—India is 2 hours 20 minutes. The test consists of four timed sections of 35 minutes each. Candidates will not be able to attempt questions or review answers once the section time is over. There will be additional time required for check-in procedures and other formalities before the test.
 
If a candidate completes answering all the questions before the allotted section time, will the balance time be added to the next section/s?
No. If a candidate completes answering a section before the allotted section time expires, the balance time will not be added to the next section’s allotted time.
 
Will there be any breaks during the test?
There are no breaks for candidates during the online LSAT—India.
 
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 in 2021?
The 2021 LSAT—India will be administered over multiple days and slots starting 10 May 2021. The specific test dates will be announced closer to the exam starting date, though be advised that the starting date is subject to change. Candidates will be notified promptly if there is a change in the starting date. Candidates will be able to provide their choice of preferred dates and slots from the testing slots available.
 
What are the technical requirements to take the online LSAT—India?
Please refer to the Testing and Equipment requirements for LSAT—India . It is candidate’s responsibility to read and understand the requirements failing which they may not be able to take the test.
 
Will I be able to select my preferred date and slot of the test?
Candidates will be able to provide their choice of preferred dates and slots from the test slots offered during a scheduling window that will open shortly before the close of registration. LSAC will try to provide the preferred Test Appointment selected by the Candidate.
 
Will I be able to reschedule my test slot in case of an emergency?
In case of any emergency that may not allow you to take the test on the allotted / selected slot, you may write to discoverlawindia@lsac.org with the request to reschedule your test to a new date and slot and candidate support team will do their best to accommodate your request. This request must be received by the end of the ‘Rescheduling Window’ mentioned on the Key LSAT—India Dates page. Please note that the request for such a change will be entertained only once. 
 
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 also accept LSAT—India scores in their selection process; you should check with the 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. Scores from the two tests cannot be compared.

 

4. Testing and Equipment Requirement for online LSAT—India

What kind of equipment do I need in order to take the online LSAT—India?
To provide broad availability to candidates, the online LSAT—India can be accessed by candidates with a laptop or desktop computer having following configuration:
Windows 8 or above Operating System, 2-4 GB and above RAM, Dual Core / i3 or above processor, attached or integrated Camera, Internet with consistent speed (as equivalent to browsing), Updated Web Browser (Chrome or Firefox), 15 GB or more of free disk space and a functional Audio-Video-Microphone. Also, the web browser should have pop-up blockers disabled in order to launch the test successfully. It is recommended to have a decent, branded Antivirus also installed. 
The candidate will be sent a link to a mock test closer to the exam date in order to test whether their computer and other equipment meet the requirements to take the online LSAT—India or not.
 
What if I don’t have all the equipment that I need to take the online LSAT—India 2020 (i.e. a webcam, etc.)?
Candidates are required to have the mentioned equipment with the configuration to take LSAT—India 2020. In case, you are unable to arrange for the required equipment, you may write to DiscoverLawindia@lsac.org and we will work with you to try to address your need.
 
How will LSAC ensure that the online LSAT—India doesn’t create additional barriers for candidates from economically disadvantaged backgrounds?
LSAC is committed to expanding opportunity and access for candidates who continue to be underrepresented in legal education and the legal profession. Even as we are administering the online LSAT—India as an emergency measure to provide a safe testing alternative during the current situation, we are very much aware that the COVID-19 crisis is having a disproportionate impact on many communities. You may write to DiscoverLawindia@lsac.org and we will work with you to try to address your need. 
 
How will LSAC ensure the online LSAT—India is secure?
LSAC considers the security, integrity, and validity of LSAT—India to be of utmost importance. We are accordingly implementing the highest standards of security. Candidates will take the test via a secured browser and will be unable to access any of the computer’s other programs during the test. Candidates’ activities during the test will be recorded via their webcam. Any sign of possible candidate misconduct, including collaboration with others, will be detected using the AI-assisted technology and human reviewers. 
 
Will personal information from my computer be accessed while taking the onlineLSAT—India?
No personal information can be accessed from your computers without your knowledge while you take the online LSAT—India.

5. Preparing for the online LSAT—India

How can I prepare for the LSAT—India?
LSAC has made several resources (printed as well as online) available to candidates to prepare for the LSAT—India. Candidates can access the material currently available here. They may also buy the Official LSAT—India Handbook and the Official LSAT—India SuperPrep as a bundle with the test or as separate study material.
 
Is there any special preparation necessary for the online LSAT—India?
To make you familiar with the navigation through the exam and functionality of the online LSAT—India, a short mock test will be shared with you few days before the test.

6. Day of the online LSAT─India

What is the procedure for taking the online LSAT—India?
After the Registration end date  , a candidate’s Test Appointment (date and time) will be communicated to the candidate. A few days before the test, candidates will be required to perform a system verification step to verify that they meet the system specifications for taking the online test. Additional communication regarding the process of taking the test will be made available to the candidates as their Test Appointment approaches.
 
Can I work at any time on any section of the test?
The sections will be timed (35 minutes) and you will not be able to access a section once the time for that section is over or you have navigated to the next section. However, you will be able to review your answers in that section during the allotted section time.
 
What am I allowed to have with me during the online LSAT—India?
Candidates must not have in their work space (desk or table or work surface and the area within arm’s reach of that space) at the time of their test, including during the check-in period, any articles such as mobile phones, cameras, headphones, earphones, smart watches, beepers, calculators, notes, notebooks, dictionaries, arms, etc. Only pencils, sharpeners, erasers, beverage in clear container, and two (2) single sheets of unmarked paper are permitted in Candidate’s workspace. All other articles are prohibited items and must be excluded from the Candidate’s workspace. Accessing a prohibited item at any time during the test will be grounds for cancelling Candidates score with no possibility of refund or retest. 
 
What kind of identification do I need to take the online LSAT—India?
Near the end of the registration period you will be required to upload an electronic copy (photo, scan, etc.) of one of the IDs below on the registration site.   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.
Please note that the following are NOT acceptable as IDs:
  • Photocopies (attested or otherwise)
  • Notarised copies
  • Learner's driving license
 
What behaviours are prohibited?
Adhering to the highest moral and ethical standards is essential for those in the legal profession. 
Generally, during the test you may not:
  • Use a mobile phone for any purpose
  • Use or access a prohibited item
  • Permit another person the ability to access the test content
  • Modify the web camera’s view in any way except to permit a better view of your face
  • Have any electronic device in the vicinity of testing area
  • Communicate with anyone other than your proctor
  • Speak aloud or appear to speak aloud
  • Allow your face to leave the webcam’s view
  • Leave your seat
  • Attempt to run any software application besides the test application
  • Attempt to copy the test material text or record the screen
  • Connect or disconnect any external storage devices
  • Attempt to take the test in a cyber café, library, or other public place
  • Share details of the test in any form, oral or written, which includes sharing test content on the internet or through any means or media (either during or after the test)
  • Attempt to copy or save any test material on your computer
 
What electronic devices are prohibited?
The following devices cannot be in work space when you are testing: mobile phones, timers of any kind, electronic cigarettes, fitness-tracking devices, digital watches, calculator watches, chronograph watches (digital or nondigital), beepers, pagers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), calculators, cameras, recording devices, listening devices, headsets, and iPods and other media players. Please note that tablets, laptops, and personal computers that are not being used to take the test are also prohibited. If your session is flagged for a violation during the test, your web camera data gathered during the test may be referred to for an investigation and any misconduct detected may lead to cancellation of your score.
 
Can I access any material on my computer or browse anything on the internet while I take the online LSAT—India?
You will not be able to access or use any other program on your system while taking the test. Attempts to do so will be grounds for cancellation of your score.
 
Where should I take the online test?
Choose a quiet, well-lit, and private work area where you can complete the test without interruption. Ensure that your workspace is clean and clear of all prohibited items. Your entire face must be clearly visible throughout the test. Once you begin testing, do not move out of view of the webcam or change working environments until the test is over. 
 
Can I take the test in a cyber-café, library, or other public place?
No, you may not take the LSAT—India in any public space. Doing so will be grounds for cancellation of your score.
 
What if I need headphones, earphones  , or earbuds to take the test?
Unless a specified accommodation has been granted, candidates cannot wear headphones or earphones, earbuds, or anything similar but may use earplugs for noise cancellation. These may be basic foam-style earplugs that are inserted into the ears and are easily available in the market.
 
What should I wear during my testing session?
Your testing session will be proctored live, and video of your session will later be reviewed by LSAC personnel. Please dress as you would if you were taking the test in person at a physical testing centre. Items that can obscure your face from the camera’s view, such as hats or hoods (with the exception of religious apparel), sunglasses, and headphones, may not be worn.
 
What happens if I lose my internet connection, or have other technical difficulties during the test ?
In most cases, the remote proctoring system will save your progress and pause the test while the technical issue is resolved, then restart the test and allow you to resume where you left off. You will not lose any test time. If your connection is interrupted during the test and you return after a gap of 30 minutes you will not be able to continue the test.
If you are unable to restore your connection within 30 minutes, your testing session will be terminated. You may be allowed to take the test again if you submit a request for a retest using the form that will be available on this website at that time, and if after investigation it is found that the interruption in the test was not due to any misconduct.
 
What if someone else enters the room while I am taking the test?
You must inform your family members and other people present at your home to not be present anywhere near the area where you are taking the test. If someone enters the area by mistake, ask them to leave immediately. Your testing session will be flagged for review, but you will not be penalised if it is concluded that no misconduct occurred.
 
I am a PWD (Person with Disability) candidate. How will the new test format accommodate my special needs and support requirement?
LSAC is committed to working with candidates with disabilities to see that their special needs are met under the circumstances. All candidates who have provided details of their disability during registration will be contacted to understand their support requirements for taking the test. If you have any disability that provides for additional time or other needs, LSAC will communicate directly with you to ensure the same is available to you for taking the online LSAT—India.

 

7. 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 about 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.
 
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.
 
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 cancellation of your score. This list is for illustration purposes only and is NOT an exhaustive list. It counts as misconduct to:
  • Use a mobile phone for any purpose
  • Use or access a prohibited item
  • Permit another person the ability to access the test content
  • Modify the web camera’s view in any way except to permit a better view of your face
  • Have any electronic device in the vicinity of testing area
  • Communicate with anyone other than your proctor
  • Speak aloud or appear to speak aloud
  • Allow your face to leave the webcam’s view
  • Leave your seat
  • Attempt to run any software application besides the test application
  • Access any prohibited materials
  • Attempt to copy the test material text or record the screen
  • Connect or disconnect any external storage devices
  • Attempt to take the test in a cyber café, library, or other public place
  • Share details of the test in any form, oral or written, which includes sharing test content on the internet or through any means or media (either during or after the test)
  • Attempt to copy or save any test material on your computer

8. LSAT─India Associated Law Colleges

Will law colleges accept the online LSAT—India as a valid alternative to the standard LSAT—India?
LSAC has received overwhelming support for the online LSAT—India from our associated law schools. We have not received any indication from any member school that they will not accept the online LSAT—India as a valid part of a candidate’s application.  However, every law college has its own process for admission. And as is always the case, candidates should check the eligibility requirements directly from the law schools to which they are applying.
 
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 you wish to apply, 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, LSAC Global – India LLP will officially send your scores to the law colleges associated with LSAT—India.

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 LSAT—India 2021.

How much is the scholarship award?
Under the Topper Scholarship, a maximum of INR 4 lac is awarded to the winner.

What do I have to do to be considered for the Topper Scholarship?
All LSAT—India test takers appearing for 5-year Integrated LL.B. law programme are automatically eligible with no further action required. This scholarship is not open to applicants to 3-year LL.B. or LL.M. programmes.
 
Are there any requirements for accepting the scholarship if I achieve the highest score?
You must be an Indian citizen and accepted to a 5-year Integrated LL.B. 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 scholarship amount will be distributed equally amongst all the winners.
 
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.
 
Where can I find complete entry rules and instructions for the Topper’s Scholarship?
Please Click Here to access entry rules and instructions for the Topper’s Scholarship.
 

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 2021 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 topic for 2021 will be announced in Jan 2021. Please visit this website to know more.

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?
All essay entries submitted for this competition will become the property of LSAC Global. Winning entries will be published on DiscoverLaw.in and 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?
Please Click Here to access entry rules and instructions for the Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship.


Back to top