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LSAT—India: The admissions test subscribed to by more than 60 law colleges in India

LSAT—India: All You Need is Reason™
LSAT—India: All You Need is Reason™
Sponsored: LSAT—India, the test subscribed to by more than 60 law colleges in India, 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 test is specially created for admissions to law schools in India by the Law School Admission Council, USA (LSAC). The LSAT—India test is administered by Pearson VUE in India.

LSAT—India is designed to measure skills that are considered essential for success in law school — critical-thinking skills, such as logical reasoning and problem solving. These skills are considered as key to success in the practice of law throughout the world.

The LSAT—India is a test of important critical-thinking skills that a student has acquired over his or her educational lifetime. It is background neutral, not memory based. That is, the LSAT—India does not include questions requiring the mastery of any specific discipline or set of facts, such as maths and general knowledge or current affairs. Credit is given for each question a test taker answers correctly, and all questions count equally. There is no negative marking or penalty for guessing, so a candidate should answer each and every question.

After completing the LSAT—India registration, candidates can apply to the participating colleges (colleges which will accept LSAT—India scores). Candidates can choose to apply to any or all of the participating colleges; however, LSAT—India scores will be given to all participating Colleges. A list of participating law colleges is available at: http://www.pearsonvueindia.com/lsatindia/participating_colleges.html

Candidates can download the application forms from the respective college websites and should mention their LSAT—India registration number when applying.

Pattern Details


Number of Questions


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

TOTALS: 4 sections

92-100 questions

2 hours and 20 minutes

  • Analytical Reasoning QuestionsThese 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 QuestionsThese 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 QuestionsThese 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.
  • Test date: 19th May, 2013
  • Online registrations closing on: 30th April, 2013
  • DD based registrations closing on: 28th April, 2013
  • Test duration – 2 hours and 20 minutes

For more details, logon to www.pearsonvueindia.com/lsatindia

This post was sponsored and written by Pearson Vue.

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