LSAT 2019 or Law School Admissions Test is an internationally recognized law examination. It is conducted by Pearson VUE India on behalf of the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) of USA. The exam scores are considered by around 85 law schools in India as well as many law schools abroad. LSAT 2019 offers admission to law courses such as BA.LLB, B.Sc.LLB, B.Com.LLB. The plus point of clearing the LSAT 2019 – India is that since it is a universally accepted examination, students have the scope of checking out the law courses abroad and studying there.
LSAT 2019 Registration:
The LSAT Registration process is slated to begin from October 2018 and end in May 2019 (tentatively). For the registration process, the candidate has the visit the official site – http://www.lsac.org/.
The registration is only done online. Scanned copies of a recent passport size photograph and signature are to be kept in hand for uploading. After entering the site candidate has to click on ‘apply online’ and after that enter all the necessary application details online.
Candidates have to pay Rs. 3800 as LSAT-India registration test fee. Payment has to be done online (via credit or debit card). After successfully registering oneself, the candidate will receive an LSAT-India registration number. Applicants will have to produce this registration number when submitting applications to individual connected colleges. Applicants have to download the completed form from the related college and fill in the LSAT-India registration number at the given place. The fee has to be paid within the given due date in order to get the application considered.
LSAT 2019 Application Form Details:
For the LSAT Application form, students will have to register themselves online. Application forms will be available from October 2018. After filling in registration details, candidates are needed to upload a scanned copy of their photograph and signature. After registration is completed, a confirmation mail is sent to the registered email id. Students need to take out a printed copy of the application form for future references. NO hard copy needs to be sent to the concerned authorities. The application fee of Rs. 3800 has to be paid by the candidate during form fill-up. Payment can be done via net banking, credit or debit card. The application fee is the same for all categories.
LSAT 2019 Rules and Regulations:
There are a few rules and regulations to be followed on the test day of the LSAT 2019. Students need to remember to carry their admit card, valid government-issued identification proof, and pencils. No latecomers will be allowed inside the examination hall. No bags are allowed inside the exam hall. Students are allowed to carry a clear ziplock bag in which they can keep necessary items such as valid ID proof, pencils, eraser, highlighter, sharpener, tissues, water or juice bottles, and some light food, which can only be consumed during the 15 minute break that is given after the completion of section 3. Students are not allowed to carry cell phones, digital watches, books of any kind, rulers, calculators and the like. Passport forms as the primary identification proof.
It is very important to follow the prescribed rules otherwise the candidature stands canceled. Supervisors in the rooms will be available to provide all-round assistance so it is necessary that the candidate follows every instruction that is conveyed by them.
LSAT 2019 Eligibility:
Students applying for the LSAT 2019 need to meet the following eligibility criteria in order to apply:-
- A student must have passed 12th board examinations from CBSE, ISC or from any other state equivalent board.
- There are no specific age criteria which are to be met by the candidate for applying for the LSAT 2019.
- Every participating law school has a different set of eligibility criteria which the student must check before applying for the same. However, a minimum mark of 45% is accepted by most law schools.
- LSAT 2019 can only be applied for by students who wish to continue with Legal Studies abroad.
- There is no maximum limit to the number of times a candidate can apply for the LSAT examination.
- LSAT Eligibility criteria for students who wish to apply for LLM programme requires them to complete their LLB course or to be in their final year of study (3 years LL.B programme or the 5 years BA.LLB programme).
LSAT 2019 Exam Dates and Exam Pattern:
The LSAT examination happens four times throughout the year, in the months of June, September/October, December, and February. Some important dates which have been released (tentatively) with regards to the LSAT 2019 examination are given below :
- Registration starts from October 2018 and will continue up to the first week of May 2019.
- Admit cards will be released during the first to third week of May 2019.
- LSAT 2019 exam date will be in the third week of May 2019.
- Results will be announced in June 2019.
The exam pattern for LSAT 2019 is as follows :
- It will be an offline examination (pen and paper examination).
- The time duration of the examination will be 2 hours and 20 minutes – (35 minutes per section).
- There will be no negative marking hence it is advisable that students attempt all questions.
- There will be a total of 92-100 questions asked.
- Each question will carry 1 mark.
- Questions will all be multiple choice – some with four options to choose from and others with five options to choose from.
- The question paper will be divided into four parts – Analytical Reasoning, 1st Logical Reasoning, 2nd Logical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension.
- All the four part of the question paper will have approximately 24 questions each.
LSAT 2019 Syllabus:
The LSAT syllabus will include topics from logical reasoning, analytical thinking, and reasoning, reading, and comprehension. Students should have good critical thinking skills as well. There will be no questions testing a student’s current affairs, mathematical skills, legal knowledge or English grammar.
LSAT 2019 Preparation Tips:
LSAT has a score range of 120-180. The raw scores get equated and the resultant score lies on a bell curve. Getting a score of 165 puts the score on 90%, whereas a score of 173+ places the score at 99%. In order to achieve such scores, it is necessary to solve PrepTests (official practice tests) and analyze the results well. It is necessary to time oneself when solving practice papers so that the candidate is used to solving the paper in the given time. Preparing for the LSAT examination for 5-6 months is more than enough. Remember to go through a proper study material such as Princeton Review, Kaplan to get a proper hold of what to expect in the examination.
How to crack LSAT 2019?
The five best tips to follow if one wants to crack the LSAT are as follows :
- Knowing the question paper pattern. Having a clear knowledge of the type of questions to expect, the number of questions in each section, time provided for each section and also being sure of the topics help in being confident about the exam. The detailed information regarding the pattern for each year is usually provided in their official website – pearsonvueindia.com or lsatindia, some days or a month before the examination.
- Practicing through prep tests. PrepTests are the official sample test papers which are provided from Pearson for candidates to practice and get used to the exam. Practicing the paper helps one gain confidence. In order to make it more competitive and seem like one is actually taking the test in the practice test, time yourself and see the questions or topics you’re not doing well in. Try solving those questions more.
- Being confident with your guesswork. Since the questions are all multiple choice in nature, be confident about the answers you are not sure of as well. Since there is no negative marking, there isn’t anything to lose but if your guesswork clicks, you stand to gain 1 mark.
- Be confident of your preparations. On the exam date, follow the rules that have been strictly mentioned in the site. Don’t do any untoward actions in the exam hall that may cause complications for you. Listen to the supervisors in the exam halls and take the necessary things needed for the exam.
Participating Institutes for LSAT – India:
Given below are the institutes in India which accept LSAT scores according to Pearson Vue India.
(P.S. – Please keep in mind that there are institutes abroad too, who accept LSAT scores. Requirements depend on the country and institute. For further information, visit the individual institute’s website. There are around 221 law schools in the USA, 1 in Australia and 17 law schools in Canada.)
- OP Jindal Global University
- GD Goenka University, School of Law, Gurgaon
- Alliance School of Law, Alliance University
- IFIM Law College, Bangaluru
- PES University
- Auro University School of Law
- Azim Premji University
- College of Legal Studies (UPES)
- NCU Law School
- R. Mangalam University
- School of Law, Gitam University
- School of Law, Ansal University
- VIT Law School
- Faculty of Law, SRM University
- Amity Law School/Amity University, Haryana
- KLE Society’s Law School
- Glocal University’s Glocal Law School
- School of Law, Sharda University
- School of Law, Galgotias University
- Lovely Professional University
- Faculty of Law, ICFAI University
- Adamas University
- Asian Law College (ALC)
- Aurora’s Legal Sciences Institute, Nalgonda
- N. Law College
- S. Anangpuria Institute of Law
- BMS College of Law
- M.R Law School
- Central India College of Law
- Chanakya Law College
- Chotanagpur Law College
- Disha Law College
- Anushka Vidhi Mahavidyalaya
- Durgapur Institute of Legal Studies
- Faculty of Law, Marwadi University
- LJ School of Law
- Faculty of Law, SGT University
- H. Raisoni Law School
- Geeta Institute of Law
- Haldia Law College
- IIMT – Greater Noida
- IMS Unison University
- Indore Institute of Law
- Institute of Law and Research
- Institute of Law/AISECT, University Bhopal
- ISBR Law College, Bangalore
- Jagan Nath University
- Jai Hind Defence College of Law
- Jaipur School of Law
- Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University
- JECRC University
- JSS Law College
- Karnavati University, Unitedworld School of Law
- KLE B V Bellad Law College
- KLE’s GK Law College
- MATS Law School, MATS University
- Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT KGP
- M A B Institute of Judicial Science
- L. and G.E. Society’s Manikchand Pahade Law
- Midnapore Law College
- N A Global Law School
- NIMS Law School
- NIMT Institute of Method and Law
- Parul Institute of Law
- School of Law, Presidency University, Bangalore
- RN Patel Ipcowala School of Law and Justice
- Raffles School of Law, Raffles University
- REVA University
- RNBGU School of Law
- Royal College of Law
- Sardar Patel Subharti Institute of Law
- Saveetha College of Law
- School of Law, Jagran Lakecity University
- School of Law, Noida International School
- Shobhit University
- Shri Swami Dayal Bhatnagar Law College
- Shri Vaishnavi Institute of Law
- Siddhartha Law College
- Kamlaben Ghambirchand Shah Law School
- Soundarya College of Law
- Tagore Public Law College
- The ICFAI Law School
- Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur
- Vaikunta Baliga College of Law