The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a standardized, worldwide level entrance examination for admission to law schools/Institutions across the US, Canada, and increasingly many other countries. Interested and eligible Candidates must submit their LSAT 2018 Application form on or before the due date. It is a way of measuring the candidate’s reading, verbal and reasoning abilities which serve as an important factor in law school admissions.
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is administered 4 times each year (6 starting in 2018-2019) at designated testing centres throughout the world. LSAT is administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), the USA for prospective law school candidates, In India, this exam is conducted only once in a year. Through this exam, Indian candidates can get the opportunity to get admission in law courses offered in various countries like Canada and USA.
Here in this article, we have mentioned LSAT 2018 exam, including registration, important dates, eligibility, exam pattern, Fees, syllabus and other details etc.
LSAT 2018 Important Dates
|Online Registration Starts||October 04, 2017|
|Last Date to Online Registration||May 04, 2018|
|Release of Admit Card||May 05 to May 19, 2018|
|LSAT India Exam Date||May 20, 2018|
|Announcement of Results||To be Announced|
LSAT 2018 Registration (India)
The LSAT 2018 Registration will be done online only through the official website of LSAC. Other than online, no other mode will be entertained to fill the application form. The registration process will start from October 04, 2017 until May 04, 2018. In case paying through offline mode, the applicants can remit the fee via order/banker’s cheque drawn in the favour of Pearson India Education Services Private Limited payable at New Delhi or NOIDA.
For LSAT 2018, there is no specified eligibility is prescribed by the LSAC. However, the candidates should meet the basic eligibility according to that particular institution or university where the student is seeking for law courses admission. Below we are mentioning some basic eligibility for law courses:
For BA LLB Course
- Qualifying Exam: Candidate must pass the 10+2 or equivalent exam from recognized board.
- Minimum Marks: Candidate must obtain the minimum 45% marks.
For LLB Courses
- Qualifying Exam: Candidates should have a bachelor degree in any subject.
- Minimum Marks: Must score the minimum 45% marks in aggregate in qualifying exam.
For LLM Course
- Qualifying Exam: Candidates should have passed 3 years of LLB or 5 years of BA. LL.B programme.
- Minimum Marks: Candidate must secure 45% marks in aggregate.
- Appearing candidates can also apply.
LSAT 2018 Registration Fee
- The online registration fee for LSAT India is Rs. 3800/- without official LSAT India handbook.
- Candidates can pay the application fee online and offline.
- Only VISA and Master Card will be accepted for the payment of registration fee.
- They can also pay Offlineby demand draft/pay order/ banker’s cheque.
- The candidates who are paying the fee through demand draft/pay order/banker’s cheque will be required to enter payment details online and obtain an acknowledgement slip.
- The pay order/banker’s cheque must be drawn in the favor of Pearson India Education Services Private Limited payable at New Delhi or NOIDA.
- Thereafter, mail the physical DD/PO/Banker’s cheque along with the acknowledgement slip to the below mentioned address:
6708, DLF Phase –IV,
Gurgaon, Haryana – 122008
LSAT 2018 Exam Pattern
The LSAT 2018 exam pattern is mentioned below:
- Mode of Exam:The exam will be held in offline mode (pen and paper based mode).
- Sections: There will total 4 sections of the question paper.
- Duration of Exam: The exam duration will be 2 hours 20 minutes. For each section 25 minutes will be given.
- Type of Questions: The question will be of a Multiple Choice Question.
- Marking Scheme: 1 (One) mark will be awarded for each correct response.
- Negative Marking: There is no negative marking in this exam.
The LSAT 2018 exam pattern is given below:
|Section||No. of Question||Duration|
|Analytical Reasoning||24||35 Minutes|
|First Logical Reasoning||24||35 Minutes|
|Second Logical Reasoning||24||35 Minutes|
|Reading Comprehension||24||35 Minutes|
|Total||96-100 Questions||2hours 20 minutes|
LSAT 2018 Test Centers
LSAT India 2018 will be conducted in the following cities:
- North: Chandigarh, Delhi (NCR), Jaipur, Lucknow, Dehradun
- South: Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi
- East: Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Guwahati, Patna
- West: Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Mumbai, Nagpur, Indore
LSAT Admission Process
- A large number of law institutions/universities consider the LSAT scores in India to provide admission.
- Candidates with LSAT Scorecard can report to the college or institution where they are seeking for admission.
- Candidates have to follow the admission rules and regulation of that particular university or institution where the candidate is looking for admission.
LSAT 2018 Exam Syllabus
The LSAT 2018 syllabus is designed to test the candidate’s ability to solve the questions and accuracy. Candidates should prepare from the topics for the LSAT India exam.
- Candidates must check the proper syllabus of the exam.
- The questions will be prepared from 3 different sections such as Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension.
- The Analytic Reasoning will measure the ability to understand a structure of relationships and to draw logical conclusions of that structure.
- The Logical Reasoning will judge the ability to analyze, critically evaluate, and complete arguments.
- The Reading Comprehension section will measure the ability to read, with understanding and insight, examples of lengthy and complex materials.
LSAT 2018 Preparation Tips
- Candidates should prepare for the exam as per to the syllabus and by analyzing and solving earlier years question and sample papers to familiarize with the exam pattern and question weightage.
- Dedicated preparation of around 50 hours spread over a period of 3-4 months is usually enough for assimilating context and formulating the appropriate strategy.
- The practice previous year questions should be in the given limited time by making a time-table and preparing accordingly.
- Candidate can also choose the best preparation books for exam preparation.
- And there’s no better alternative than “THE OFFICIAL LSAT—India HANDBOOK” for deep knowledge about LSAT pattern and deeper level of preparation.
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