Law School Admission Test 2016 (LSAT 2016)

Law School Admission Test 2016 (LSAT 2016):

  Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a national level Law entrance examination which is conducted to provide admission in various Law schools of India. In other words, it is a test conducted for the admission to the ABA approved or ABA non-approved Law schools and most Canadian Law schools and other important Law schools in the world. Thus, this can also be said as a national as well as international Law exam.

This exam is designed by testing professionals with advanced degrees in English, Linguistic, Logic and psychometrics and conducted by Law School Admission Council (LSAC) which is a USA based Law school. This is a standardized exam which tests the student’s verbal and reasoning ability.

Important points to note about the LSAT- India examination:

  1. This is paper and pen exam which consists of four sections
  2. LSAT 2016 will be conducted in 16 cities across India on May 15th
  3. Some of the top institutes that accepts the LSAT scores are Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual property Law, IIT Kharagpur Law school, UPES Dehradun, Amity Law school Gurgoan, Galgotia University Law school, The Jindal Global Law School, KLE Bangalore, etc.,
  4. The test centres can be at

 North: Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow and Chandigarh

 South: Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi

 West: Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Nagpur and Bhopal

 East: Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Raipur and Ranchi

  1. More than 50 Law colleges accept the score of LSAT.
  2. The total duration of the exam is 2 hours 20 minutes
  3. There are totally four sections and each section carries 25 marks
  4. The four sections are Analytical reasoning, logical reasoning part 1, logical reasoning part 2 and reading comprehension.
  5. This exam is scheduled to be conducted on May 15th
  6. The registration fee for the examination is Rs.3800/-.

Eligibility Criteria:

   The eligibility criteria for LSAT are

  1. Applicants must have cleared higher secondary education or equivalent examination from a recognized board to apply for this examination.
  2. Applicants must have scores at least 50% of aggregate in the Higher Secondary Education to be eligible for LSAT.
  3. There are no common eligibility criteria for all the Law institutions of India. Thus, students who are taking part in this exam must visit the official website of individual Law institution of India they wish to join to check their own admission process.
  4. There are about 61 Law institutions in India which supports LSAT LSAT scores are mandatory for getting admission in these colleges.

Syllabus for LSAT 2016:

  Here are the few important topics that can be covered during the preparation of LSAT 2016. They are

Analytical reasoning:

 The most important topics to be covered are

  1. Statements and conclusions
  2. Distributions and double line U
  3. Routes and networks
  4. Binary logics
  5. Cubes
  6. Venn diagram
  7. Calendars
  8. Quant based reasoning
  9. Blood relations
  10. Selections
  11. Seating arrangements
  12. Linear sequencing
  13. Ordering and sequencing

Logical Reasoning:

The most important topics that can be covered are

  1. Clocks
  2. Binary logics
  3. Syllogisms
  4. Conclusion
  5. Problem solving
  6. Assumptions
  7. Logical sequences
  8. Calendar
  9. Verbal reasoning
  10. Blood relations
  11. Problem solving

Pattern for LSAT 2016:

Mode of the examination: Offline mode or paper and pen exam

Total duration of the exam: 2 hours 20 minutes

Total number of questions: 100 multiple choice of questions

Section A: Analytical reasoning

 Total number of questions: Approximately 24

 Time for this section: 35 minutes

Section B: Logical Reasoning Part 1

 Total number of questions: Approximately 24

 Time for this section: 35 minutes

Section C: Logical Reasoning Part 2

 Total number of questions: Approximately 24

 Time for this section: 35 minutes

Section D: Reading comprehension

 Total number of questions: Approximately 24

 Time for this section: 35 minutes

No negative marks applicable for wrong answers.

Please note that LSAT is an examination which completely tests the applicant’s critical thinking power. There are no questions covered based on the topics such as legal knowledge, mathematical skills, current affairs or grammar. It covers the questions only on critical thinking which are divided into four sections as Analytical reasoning, logical reasoning part 1 and part 2 and reading comprehension.

Important dates for LSAT 2016:

Online registration: 9th November 2015 to May 1st 2016

Registration through demand draft/ banker’s cheque: 9th November to April 28th 2016

Application form start date (online): April 28th 2016

End of the online application: May 1st 2016

Admit card available from: May 8th to May 14th 2016

LSAT Examination date: May 15th 2016

Result declaration: June 3rd 2016

How to apply?

   Lets us see the steps of applying LSAT exam:

  1. Applicants must visit the website https://lsat.formistry.com
  2. Register yourself with the website with all the personal details such as name, contact number, contact address, education details, etc.,
  3. After finishing the registration form you will be getting the LSAT registration number for India.
  4. This registration number is very important and it is needed while submitting the application forms to the LSAT supporting Law colleges of India.
  5. After the registration process, download the application form, fill it up and send it through post or courier to the following address:

 Pearson VUE

 C/O Greenclouds

 6708, DLF Phase IV

 Gurgoan, Haryana- 122002

 Phone: 09213027790

  1. Applicants have to write their full name and registration number of LSAT at the back side of the application form before sending it.
  2. The application fees Rs.3800/- which can be paid either through demand draft/cheque or through net banking service.
  3. The registration fee will be accepted only through Visa or master card issued in India.

 

Admit card for LSAT 2016:

  The applicants who have successfully registered for the LSAT examination are issued Admit card after checking their personal details and eligibility criteria. The admit card will be available for download for all the candidates whose registration is accepted. Each admit card consists of candidate identification number which is a unique number provided during the registration process. This is the candidate’s registration number. LSAT admit cards are scheduled to be available from May 8th 2016.

The admit card is a very important document that a student should bring before entering the examination hall. Thus, if there is any problem with the details mentioned in the admit card, you have to immediately raise a complaint to the Pearson VUE, Gurgoan for further clarification.

 

Books to be referred for LSAT exam:

  Here are the few important books to be referred for clearing LSAT

  1. The Logic Bible games
  2. The Logical Reasoning bible
  3. The LSAT superprep
  4. 10 Actual, official LSAT preptest
  5. Next to 10 Actual, official LSAT preptest
  6. The Reading comprehension bible
  7. 10 Actual, Official LSAT preptest, Volume V
  8. LSAT Premier 2015 with 6 Real Practice test by Kalpan
  9. Cracking the LSAT with 3 Practice test
  10. LSAT trainer: A remarkable self study guide for self driven student.
How to prepare for LSAT 2016?

  Here are the few important preparation tips for clearing LSAT 2016

  1. Self study:

 The best way to crack LSAT 2016 is self study process. Try to learn as many things as possible from the reference books.

  1. Time management:

 As we all know, any competitive exam requires time management. Try to solve the questions within the specified time.

  1. Try to attend mock test conducted in various websites.
  2. Try to solve as many English comprehension passages as possible. Learn at least ten new words daily. This will help in improving your vocabulary.
  3. Try to attend easier questions first. Later, attend the difficult questions.
  4. Since there is no negative marks in the question paper pattern, try to attend all the possible questions in the question paper.
  5. Be cool before you take up this test. Cool mind will make you tension free and easily help you solve all critical thinking questions.
  6. Try to solve all the questions from the preparation books and from previous question papers.
  7. Since this exam requires more critical thinking power, it is better to be clear, cool and confident.
  8. The maximum score for the LSAT is 180. Thus, scoring 170 and above will place you in the top most position.
  9. Try to analyze each question than just practicing.
  10. Try to solve as many puzzles as possible. This will sharpen your brain and help you to clear the test easily.

  Best coaching centres for LSAT in India:

Here are the lists of few best coaching centres for LSAT in India

  1. The chopras which provides high quality training for the LSAT Their official site is below:

http://www.thechopras.com/test-prep-LSAT/

  1. CGS Coaching, New Delhi. Their official site is as below:

http://www.cgscoaching.com

  1. Elite IIT, Bangalore.
  2. Career Launcher India Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore
  3. Achiever’s point, Mumbai

LSAT Counselling:

  Since the results of LSAT 2016 has been planned to be declared on second week of June 2016, counselling dates will be announced after the release of the results.

Counselling of LSAT 2016 is conducted by the Person VUE is association with Law School Admission Council for the admission of various law courses such as 5 years integrated Law courses B.A.L.L.B, B.Com L.L.B and B.sc L.L.B.

LSAT scores are mandatory to get admission into LSAC associated Law colleges of India.

LSAT 2016 counselling process:
  1. On behalf of LSAC, Person VUE will send the scores of the successful candidates to the associated law colleges in India.
  2. However, all 61 Law schools which participated in the LSAT 2016 will be having separate admission process or separate counselling process.
  3. Thus, LSAT scores will be helpful only in attending the counselling session of the different Law colleges and successful admission is possible only according to the rules and regulations of each college.
  4. Counselling admission through LSAT 2016 will be valid only for that academic year.