Law school Admission Test [LSAT]
LSAT or Law School Admission Test contributes to being a well-renowned entrance examination which is held worldwide. LSAC or Law School Admission Council manages this entrance examination. The examination is conducted for students who are willing to seek admission in different law courses which are offered by the universities of Canada, United States, and other foreign countries. This entrance test is conducted four times every year which include June, February, December and October / September. The examination is generally conducted on the last Saturday of September or first Sunday of the month.
The examination is conducted in pen and paper mode. The examination is conducted across 16 different cities in India. Candidates who are willing to appear in this entrance examination should fill the application form. The registration form is available on the official website of LSAT. The question paper of LSAT 2017 comprises of objective type of questions. There is time allotment of 2 hours and 20 minutes for completing the question paper. No negative marks will be deducted in case of wrong answers. Until the year of 2014, only 50 colleges used to accept the scores of LSAT. 10 more colleges joined the list in the year of 2015 whereas the number of colleges was increased to 74 in the year of 2016. In the year of 2017, more than 75 colleges offered admission to candidates in post graduate and undergraduate law courses in accordance with the scores of LSAT. The LSAT Entrance examination is going to be conducted tentatively on 21st May in 16 different cities.
It is a prerequisite that the students should fill the eligibility criteria for appearing in LSAT entrance examination. Candidates should check the eligibility criteria to avoid confusion later on as failing to meet the eligibility criteria may lead to disqualification of the candidate at a later off stage.
LSAT Exam Date
The registration window for LSAT will close in the last week of April. The LSAT entrance examination is going to be conducted on 3rd week of May in the year of 2018 . Results will be declared on the first week of June 2018 .
The following are the important dates to be followed:
Events of LSAT India
Online registration starts
14th September 2017
Last date to online registration
10 th April 2018
Admit card release
15th April to 22nd April 2018
LSAT India Exam date
23rd April, 2018
20th May 2018
LSAT Eligibility criteria
The candidates need to satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria to appear for LSAT entrance exam 2018 .The following are the basic eligibility criteria mentioned for the candidates to sit for the exam.
For BA LLBA: The candidates should pass class 10+2 from any recognized board of education.
The candidates appearing for class 12th exam are also eligible.
The candidates need to have a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate.
LLB: The candidates having a bachelor’s degree from any UGC Recognized institute and are having 45% marks in aggregate.
The final year appearing candidates can also apply.
LSAT Application Form & fees
Candidates who are willing to apply for the entrance examination require filling the application form. Candidates must log on to lsat.formistry.com and fill the application form by providing basic information. Applicants require entering education, personal and other details mentioned in the form before submitting the same. After filling the application form, the student will receive the LSAT India registration number. Candidates require paying application fees of Rs. 3800. The fees can be paid online through Debit Card, Credit card. Candidates can also pay the application fee offline via pay order, demand draft and banker's cheque.
LSAT Syllabus & Exam Pattern
The question paper of LSAT will comprise of total 4 sections. There will be approximately 92-100 objective type questions in the paper. Candidates should be choosing the right answer only. There will be a time allotment of 35 minutes for every section. Thus, candidate requires finishing the entrance paper within a time period of 2 hours and 20 minutes. One mark will be awarded to the candidate for every correct answer. The best thing about this entrance test is that there is no negative marking. The entrance test will be conducted in pen and paper mode. The syllabus for LSAT will be inclusive of Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning and Analytical Reasoning.
LSAT Admit Card
The admit card for LSAT 2018 can be downloaded from the official website of the entrance test. The admit card will consist of several important information such as name and registration number of the candidate, time, place, and venue of the entrance test. The registration number will be unique for every student. All students should be downloading admit card from the official website. No separate admit card will be issued to them via post.
LSAT Results & Score Card
Results of LSAT exam will be announced tentatively in the month of June. Candidates can view the results from the official website of LSAT. Students can view the results by entering their login credentials. No rank lists are issued by the authority. Instead, the results are passed to LSAT marks, in accordance with the law institutes in the country. Candidates scoring high marks will gain more preference from the candidates scoring low marks. Participating colleges will be shortlisting the candidates and invite them later on for attending the counselling session. The name of the finalists will be announced in the counseling procedure.
LSAT Counselling & Admission
After the release of results, candidates require reporting to institute or colleges where they are willing to seek admission. Almost 74 law colleges in India accept the scores of LSAT entrance examination. Students require following admission rules and regulation of the specific institute or university where candidates are willing to seek admission.
LSAT Participating Colleges
More than 74 colleges accept the scores of LSAT entrance examination. Candidates require meeting the eligibility criteria of the respective institute for the respective course. Some of the top participating institutes are
- Alliance School of Law, College of Legal Studies, Faculty of Law - Dehradun,
- Chotanagpur Law College, Ranchi,
- G H Raisoni Law School - Nagpur,
- ITM Law School - Gurgaon,
- Galgotias University, School of Law, Greater Noida,
- JSS Law College – Mysore.
List of LSAT examination centres
LSAT 2018 will take place in various cities in India. The exam centers are organized in all parts of India keeping in mind the feasibility of the candidates to choose the exam center. The regions are divided in South, North, west and east.
The following are the cities mentioned for the exam center:
- North: Chandigarh, Delhi (NCR), Jaipur, Lucknow
- South: Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi
- East: Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi
- West: Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Mumbai, Nagpur
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