LSAT

Name of the Test: LSAT--India

Website of the Test: www.pearsonvueindia.com/lsatindia

E – Mail ID: lsatindia@pearson.com

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Academic Qualification – As per the eligibility criteria of LSAT--India 2019, the candidate needs to qualify 12th standard of 10+2 educational system /Higher Secondary School (HSC) Examination or equivalent examination from a recognized educational board with a minimum passing marks.

Age – At par LSAT--India 2016 eligibility criteria, you needed to have attended a definite age at the time of application/admission; where each participating law school of LSAT--India 2016 would be specifying the same. You needed to verify the minimum and maximum age required for LSAT--India 2016 applications from the respective law schools’ prospectus.

Date of Release of Forms

Application Fees

Last Date of Submission

Date of Release of Admit Card

Date of Exam

Date of Result

Mid October Rs. 3800 Mid May 3rd week of May Last week of May 2nd Weel of June

Candidates need to register online for the LSAT—IndiaTM at the website www.pearsonvueindia.com/lsatindia. Online Registrations will close at 11:59 PM IST (Indian Standard Time) on May 15, 2019. Pearson VUE shall not accept registrations from candidates in any other mode or form.

Registration completion and payment acceptance confirmation will be sent by electronic mail only. Pearson VUE shall not be held responsible for non-receipt of confirmation emails due to incorrect email addresses entered by the applicant or due to any technical problems. Candidates can access this information in their registration application dashboard as well.

Registration forms received without the proper registration fee, with insufficient or incorrect details, or received beyond the specified closing time and date will be summarily rejected. Pearson VUE shall not entertain any queries with respect to the same.

Candidates need to ensure that the information submitted by them is correct in all respects. In case any information is found to be incorrect at a later date, Pearson VUE shall have the right to cancel the test score and inform the institution receiving such a test score from Pearson VUE. In the event of the cancellation of the score due to incorrect information provided by the candidate, the registration fee paid by the candidate will not be refunded.

Candidates are required to upload their photographs as per the specification provided on the registration website. Failing to do so, they can be disallowed from testing.

There is no provision for on-the-spot registration for the LSAT—IndiaTM on the day of the test. Candidates have to follow the prescribed registration process published as part of the LSAT—IndiaTM announcement on the website.

Only one registration can be made by a candidate. Duplicate registrations are liable to be rejected and fee forfeited.

The online application form filling process allows candidates to save the form without submitting it. Candidates should note that once a form is submitted, the candidate cannot make any changes to the form.

A form is considered valid only if submission is made and the registration fee is received by Pearson VUE by the due date. Registration forms for which the registration fee is not received in time will be rejected outright.

In case the candidate registers online using a credit card that does not belong to him/her, the candidate needs to furnish a signed statement from the credit card holder as per the format provided below. Failure to furnish the below mentioned signed statement, if applicable, shall render the registration form invalid, and the same shall be void without prior notice. Failure to furnish the below mentioned signed statement, if applicable, shall render the registration form invalid, and the same shall be void without prior notice. The candidate needs to print the following statement, get it filled and signed by the credit card holder, and carry the physical signed statement along with the credit card that was used for the transaction, for signature verification, to the test venue on the day of the exam. The candidate will not be allowed to sit for the test if this requirement is not fulfilled.

(Candidates who register online using a credit card will receive instructions to this effect as part of the confirmation e-mail that will be sent based on successful online registration. This e-mail will include the statement format as given below)-

"I, ____________________________, owner of the credit card number ending with last 8 digits as ____________________________ do hereby agree and give my irrevocable consent to Mr./Ms____________________________, to use my credit card towards payment of:

"I, ____________________________, owner of the credit card number ending with last 4 digits as ____________________________ do hereby agree and give my irrevocable consent to Mr./Ms.____________________________, to use my credit card towards payment of: LSAT—IndiaTM Registration Fee: Rs. 3800/- and/or handbook fee, if requested by candidate to Pearson India Education Services Private Limited. I indemnify Pearson India Education Services Private Limited from any charge backs, repudiation of the charge on the aforestated credit card, or any other claim from me, i.e. the credit card holder. Given under my name, signature, at the place and date mentioned below."

  1. Admit Card is a document having candidate registration details and photograph. In order to take the LSAT—IndiaTM, candidates are required to produce the admit card along with other necessary documents on the day of the test.
  2. Only candidates whose registration form has been properly completed in all respects and received by Pearson VUE within the stipulated time and who have paid the applicable test fee will be entitled to an admit card to take the LSAT—IndiaTM examination. The admit card will be available for download from the LSAT—IndiaTM website for all candidates whose registration is accepted. Each admit card will include a unique candidate identification number generated at the time of registration which shall be the candidate's "registration number". Admit card will not be sent through e-mail or post.
  3. Admit cards of eligible candidates (complete registrations) will be available for download between 18 may 2019 and 25 May 2019.
  4. Pearson VUE is not responsible for any candidate who is unable to download the admit card because of wrong information. Pearson VUE is not responsible for non-download of the same due to any force majeure conditions. Candidates who are unable to download their admit card can call the customer support phone number published on www.pearsonvueindia.com/lsatindia or e-mail lsatindia@pearson.com to seek assistance.

The LSAT—IndiaTM is a test of reasoning and reading skills, not a test to see whether you happened to have memorized the right facts or equations. The theory behind the LSAT—IndiaTM is democratic and inclusive. It holds that students acquire critical thinking skills over their educational lifetimes, and that these skills are the most important for the study of law. Good critical thinking skills may be acquired in virtually any educational programme anywhere so long as it is rigorous and of high quality. Thus, no training in any specific field or set of fields is required to do well on the LSAT—IndiaTM The test rewards candidates with generalised abilities adaptable to a variety of circumstances.

Duration: 2 Hours 20 Mins

Section

Number of Questions

Minutes

Analytical Reasoning Approx. 24 35 Minutes
1st Logical Reasoning Approx. 24 35 Minutes
2nd Logical Reasoning Approx. 24 35 Minutes
Reading Comprehension Approx. 24 35 Minutes

The LSAT—India is a paper-and-pencil test with four sections. Two of the sections contain logical reasoning questions; one section contains analytical reasoning questions; and one section contains reading comprehension questions. The time allotted for each section is 35 minutes, with no scheduled break built into the exam. All questions are multiple-choice. Please note that some sections may consist of questions with four answer choices, while the other sections consist of questions with five answer choices. Answers are collected on a scannable answer sheet. Only correct answers count towards the score; there is no penalty for incorrect answers. The test duration is 2 hours 20 minutes.

  • Analytical Reasoning Questions

    These questions measure the ability to understand a structure of relationships and to draw logical conclusions about that structure. The test taker is asked to reason deductively from a set of statements and rules or principles that describe relationships among persons, things, or events. Analytical Reasoning questions reflect the kinds of complex analyses that a law student performs in the course of legal problem solving.

  • Logical Reasoning Questions

    These questions assess the ability to analyze, critically evaluate, and complete arguments as they occur in ordinary language. Each Logical Reasoning question requires the test taker to read and comprehend a short passage, then answer a question about it. The questions are designed to assess a wide range of skills involved in thinking critically, with an emphasis on skills that are central to legal reasoning. These skills include drawing well-supported conclusions, reasoning by analogy, determining how additional evidence affects an argument, applying principles or rules, and identifying argument flaws.

  • Reading Comprehension Questions

    These questions measure the ability to read, with understanding and insight, examples of lengthy and complex materials similar to those commonly encountered in law school. The Reading Comprehension section contains four sets of reading questions, each consisting of a selection of reading material, followed by four to nine questions that test reading and reasoning abilities.

  • North: Chandigarh, Delhi(NCR), Jaipur, Lucknow, Dehradun, Jammu, Varanasi
  • South: Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Vijayawada
  • West: Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Mumbai, Nagpur, Indore
  • East: Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Guwahati, Patna

The candidate must not carry any articles such as cell phones, calculators, pens, arms, etc., as only the admit card, IDs in original, HB pencils, sharpeners, and erasers are required for the test and all other articles have to be left outside the test hall at the candidate's own risk.

The students appearing for the test have to carry their admit card along with an ORIGINAL ID Proof. The admit card and the ID will be checked before entering the examination hall.

Important Instructions:

  1. Candidates are required to reach their assigned test centre on or before the reporting time indicated on the front of the admit card. Any Candidate reporting after the gates-closing time will not be allowed entry into the test centre under any circumstance. NO REQUESTS FOR EXCEPTIONS WILL BE ENTERTAINED IN THIS REGARD. The test will start at the exam start time mentioned on the admit card. Tests will be conducted in a comfortable environment.
  2. The candidate needs to bring the following to the test centre:
    • Admit Card: Candidates can download their admit card from this site after authentication of their payment. Click here to view the sample of the admit card.
    • HB pencils, sharpener, and erasers
    • Acceptable forms of photo identifications:
      1. UIDAI / Aadhar Card (Colored or black/white E-Aadhar Print would be acceptable but Aadhar registration slip is NOT acceptable.)
      2. Passport
      3. Election Card / Voter ID
      4. PAN Card
      5. Driver’s License
      6. SC/ ST Certificate with photograph
      7. Military ID / Government issued Armed Forces Dependent ID containing photograph of the test-taker
      8. Employee ID containing photograph and signature. If a registrant of LSAT—IndiaTM does not have any of the above IDs, she/he will be admitted upon presentation of ANY TWO of the following, in original:
      9. Tenth pass certificate/mark sheet that has date of birth on it.
      10. Photo Identity (Issued by School, College or University)
      11. Original admit card issued by University/Board for standard twelfth (XII) examination with affixed photograph.
  3. Candidates will not be admitted into the testing centre and shall not be offered a test-fee refund in following conditions:
    1. Candidates who are unable to produce valid ID (non–expired and in original)
    2. Candidates whose first and the last names on the ID do not match with the first and the last names entered in the registration form
    3. Report late to the testing center
  4. Please note that following are not acceptable as IDs on the day of the test:
    1. Photocopies (attested or otherwise)
    2. Notarised copies
    3. Learner's driving license
  5. The test invigilator, after checking the admit card of the candidate, will guide the candidate to the seat allotted to him/her in the examination hall. The candidate must ensure that he/she occupies the seat allotted to him/her by verifying the classroom number and seat number.
  6. All candidates should be seated well before the exam start time. The test procedure begins with the distribution of the answer sheet (OMR). The candidate must fill in his/her name, as it appears in the admit card. The test registration number and other details mentioned in the OMR sheet must also be filled. Candidate must use only HB pencil for filling up the OMR sheet. Any OMR sheet filled with pen will not be considered for results.
  7. Candidates must mark their answers in the OMR sheet. Click here to view the sample OMR sheet. Any answers marked on Question paper will not be considered for evaluation.
  8. Candidates will have to copy the full certifying statement on the back of the OMR sheet in their handwriting.
  9. On receipt of the question paper, candidates will tear open the tamper proof seal and enter the required details on the OMR sheet. The question paper must be opened only when the invigilator asks them to do so. Any candidate who opens the seal prior to the announcement by the invigilator may be liable to get disqualified from the test. When the candidate gets the question paper, he/she must make sure that the question paper is in right condition. In case of any issues, the matter should be immediately brought to the notice of the invigilator.
  10. The question paper contains four sections. The candidate must read the directions given for each section of the test carefully. If he/she skips the directions, he/she may miss some important test related information and lose credit for some questions in that section.
  11. Candidates must attempt the relevant section during the 35 minutes allowed for that section and not attempt any other section.
  12. There are no scheduled breaks included in the test. Any break taken by the candidate will mean that he/she will lose that much time from the total testing time allotted for the section and will be treated as an unscheduled break.
  13. Candidates should put their pencils down when the invigilator announces that the time is over. Candidates found marking answers even after this announcement may be disqualified. After the test is over, candidates should remain seated until the invigilator collects the answer sheets and question papers. Candidates will be allowed to leave the hall only after the answer sheets and question papers of all the candidates in the examination hall have been collected and accounted for.

There are sample test papers available on the website of LSAT – India. To download the candidate can visit this link: www.pearsonvueindia.com/lsatindia/official-test-prep

Test results will generally be reported within four (4) weeks after the test date and will be available on the candidate’s registration log-in. A score card will be available for download for two months from the date of announcement of results and cannot be requested after that. No score card will be sent through e-mail or post.