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LSAT Exam: Exam info, Paper pattern,Syllabus and Tips

Updated on 04 November 2020
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Updated on 04 November 2020

LSAT refers to Law school admission Test ,which is India's most prominent law entrance test. The LSAT exam is conducted by Law School Admission Council(LSAC) which is for undergraduate and postgraduate students. This course offers admission to more than 85 law colleges in India. Here we will discuss about LSAT exam: Eligibility, paper pattern, syllabus, etc.

The exam was going to be conducted in June, but due to the COVID condition the exam has been postponed to July 19th, 2020. The exam will be conducted at candidate's home itself as a remote online test exam. 

LSAT Exam: Eligibility

This test is offered for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The courses offered after accepting in law colleges are:

  1. Five year integrated LLB course: Students who have passed their 12th with at least 40% score.
  2. Three year LLB: Students who are holding a Bachelor degree with minimum 50% score.
  3. Masters of Law: Students who are holding a LLB degree from a recognized university.

LSAT Exam Pattern:

Section Type

No of Questions


Analytical Reasoning


33 minutes

Logical Reasoning(1)


35 minutes

Logical Reasoning


35 minutes

Reading comprehension


35 minutes


2hrs 20 minutes

  1. No negative marking.
  2. You will receive a scaled score between 420-480 and percentile.
  3. There are only three areas that you need to study : Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension.
  4. If you see the course is limited but the questions asked are quite in depth.
  5. Candidates obtaining 80+ percentile can get into top law college.
  6. There is sectional duration for each section.

LSAT Exam Syllabus & tips:

Analytical Reasoning

  1. The Analytical questions in this section are quite similar to CLAT and AILET papers.
  2. The questions are based on Data Arrangements, Seating Arrangements, Statements and Conclusion ,Legal Statement and Relationships, Persons and events.

Logical Reasoning

  1. This section is the 50% of the LSAT exam and has the highest weightage.
  2. In this section a passage will be given and you need answer the questions based on the passage.
  3. The questions asked in this section are based on the assumption, conclusion, inference, strengthening and weakening, flaws, paradox, parallel reasoning, boldface ect.
  4. In this section do refer to LSAT and GMAT books available online or market.

Reading comprehension

  1. Reading comprehension is quite similar to the format of maximum entrance exam.
  2. Passage will be given you need to answer questions based on the passage
  3. In this section your reading and analysing skills should be great.
  4. Practice LSAT past paper to get a good percentile.

Let's look at the top colleges that accept LSAT score:

  1. OP Jindal Global University
  2. Kirti Mehta School of Law
  3. UPES, Dehradun
  4. VIT, Chennai
  5.  Bennett University

And many more…

Technological devices and updates you need:

  1.  Windows 8 or above Operating system  
  2.  Integrated camera
  3. High speed internet
  4.  Updated web browsers (Mozilla or Chrome)

  Here are some of the tips of you are giving the LSAT exam paper

  1.  Get yourself the best study tools.

 There are huge sets of books available in the market. But before buying the books make sure you review and check those books and then take the decision of buying it or not. Take plenty of time to research and find appropriate study tools.

2. Plan ahead and be prepared to work.

Getting better at the LSAT is largely about reading skills and memory. Prepare a good strategy and work on it. Study regularly if you want a good percentile.

3. Practice mock papers.

Practicing mock papers is the best strategy for the LSAT exam paper. At first you might get less scores but after 3-4 months of consistent training and solving paper, you will see an increasing pattern in your LSAT scores.

4. Don't look for shortcuts.

LSAT is a completely well patterned exam and your score is a reflection of how you do compared to other test takers.

Always look for ways to get better and faster but do not take this test lightly.

5. Worry about getting good before you worry about getting fast.

 Time plays an important role in this exam and this is something you need to think about while you are studying for this test. At the same time it is important to remember that your timing is largely a reflection of how good you are at solving questions.

If you are good at solving them you will go quickly and when it takes 10 extra steps to get the right answer then you need to worry. Therefore make sure you worry about getting good than getting faster.

This was all about the LSAT exam: Eligibility, paper pattern, tips, etc. I hope you strategize your study preparation for LSAT with my given tips and get a good percentile. LSAT is not that difficult if you create a proper study pattern and practice mocks. I hope you found this information helpful. Good Luck!

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