LSAT 2019: Application, Test Dates, Eligibility, Fees, Syllabus & Admit Card

The Law School Admission Test is generally an entrance examination of international level which is also known as LSAT. The examination will be organised by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) of USA. LSAT India is a national level entrance exam that is conducted in offline mode for the law aspirants (conducted by Pearson VUE). The examination is organised in order to provide admission in PG, UG and the integrated courses of law. The LSAT score is considered by more than 85 colleges and institutions for providing admissions. The LSAT is a standardized test of reading and verbal reasoning skills required for admission in law courses. The examination gives the opportunity to the seekers once in a year of India to catch the law courses which are offered in countries worldwide specifically USA as well as Canada. In this article we will let you know everything about LSAT 2019 including the syllabus, application form, pattern etc.

LSAT 2019

LSAT 2019 Exam Dates

Here we are providing the tentative exam schedule of LSAT India examination:

  • The registration of the LSAT 2019 examination will start from 1st week of October 2018
  • The last date for registration of the LSAT examination is 1st week of May 2019
  • The admit card of LSAT 2019 examination will be released from 1st to 3rd week of May 2019
  • Date of examination will be from the 3rd week of May 2019
  • The declaration of the LSAT 2019 exam results will be on June 2019

LSAT-India Eligibility Criteria:

Get the information here about the eligibility criteria of LSAT 2019. The exam commencing authority has not put any specific criteria to apply for the examination. The candidate has to follow eligibility pattern from one institution to other. Thus, the candidate needs to go through the eligibility criteria wherever candidate is planning to seek admission to. The general eligibility patterns are as follows:

For BA LLB course:

  • Candidate is required to pass 10+2 or equivalent exam from some recognized board
  • The minimum marks obtained by the candidate should be 45%

For LLB courses:

  • While applying for LLM course, candidate must have attained bachelor’s degree in any of the subject
  • The minimum scores obtained by the candidate must be 45% as aggregate in the qualifying examination

For LLM course:

  • Candidate must have passed 3 years of LLB exam or five years of BA. LL.B programme
  • Candidate must have secured at least 45% marks as aggregate marks
  • Those who are appearing can also apply for the examination

LSAT Exam Pattern

Below here we have mentioned about the exam pattern of the LSAT India exam.

  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be conducted through pen and paper based (offline mode).
  • Duration of Exam: The exam duration will 2 hours 20 minutes. For every section, the candidate will get around 35 minutes
  • Sections: The question paper will comprises of four sections, i.e. Analytical Reasoning, 1st Logical Reasoning, 2nd Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension.
  • Type of Questions: The question will be of a Multiple Choice Question some with four answer choices and others with five options.
  • Number of Question: There will be 92 – 100 questions will be asked in the exam.
  • Marking Scheme: The candidate will be awarded 1 mark for every correct answer
  • Negative Marking: There is no negative marking in LSAT exam.
Section Timing (Minutes) No. of questions
Analytical Reasoning 35 Around 24 questions
Logical Reasoning (1st) 35 Around 24 questions
Logical Reasoning (2nd) 35 Around 24 questions
Reading Comprehension 35 Around 24 questions
[TOTAL] 140 Minutes 92-100 questions

LSAT Application Form 2019

Here we have mentioned details about application form filling procedure:

  • LSAT registration 2019 will be done through online mode only.
  • The application form will be provided from the first week of October 2018.
  • There will be no offline mode provided to apply for the LSAT exam.
  • Firstly, candidates have to fill their registration details.
  • Candidates are required to upload the scanned image of the photograph.
  • After the registration, a confirmation mail will be sent to the registered Email ID.
  • Students must take printout of the LSAT 2019 application for further use.
  • There is no need to send the printed application to the authority.

Application Fee Process

  • The candidate is required to pay the Application Fee of Rs. 3800/– without any official LSAT India handbook.
  • Candidate can pay the application form payment through different modes such as debit card, credit card, or net banking facility.
  • If you are paying the payment through offline mode then ensure to pay by order/ banker’s cheque/DD which is to be drawn in favor of ‘Pearson India Education Services Private Limited’ payable at Noida or New Delhi

LSAT Examination Syllabus

The syllabus of the LSAT examination will comprise of total four sections. This will be one analytical Reasoning section, one reading Comprehension section and two logical reasoning sections. The detailed LSAT syllabus is mentioned below:

Analytical Reasoning:

It will measure the ability to understand a structure of relationships and to draw logical conclusions about that structure. Candidates will be asked to reason deductively from a set of rules & statements or that describes relationships among persons, events, etc.

Logical Reasoning:

This section checks the candidate’s ability to analyze, complete arguments and critically evaluate. Test taker has to read and comprehend a short passage, then answer a question about it.

Reading Comprehension:

This section will contain four sets of reading questions. Each section will consist of a selection of reading material, followed by four to nine questions that test reading and reasoning abilities

How To Prepare For LSAT 2019

It is very important for the candidates to know about how to prepare for the LSAT 2019 examination. The LSAT has a score range of 120-180. The raw scores are equated and the resultant scores lie on a bell curve. Generally, a score of 165 places you in the 90th percentile, while a score of 173+ will place you in the 99th percentile. It is advisable to solve a lot of Prep-tests  and analyse the results afterwards to create a sound preparation strategy. Moreover, it is imperative to take the tests in conditions that replicate the test-day as closely as possible to have a better understanding regarding the time that should be spent on various question types. Here we have mentioned some tips that will help the candidates to score well in the examination.

  • The candidates should prepare for the syllabus according to the syllabus that is prescribed
  • It will be better if the candidates make themselves familiar with the exam pattern, exam timing and the type of questions
  • Generally, this exam will be measuring how critical can the candidate’s thinking be. So, it is important that the candidates should focus more on reasoning type questions
  • You can take help from the reference books and practice all the questions from the previous year
  • Health is one more important factor. It is equally important to take care of your health and try not to get ill during the time of the examination.
  • Just like any other exams there is no point in stuffing your brain. So, take a good diet food and a sound sleep.

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. It is also advisable to consult preparation material from at least one company for important tips and strategies to tackle various question types- especially for handling problems knows as “logic games”. Moreover, it is good to have a look at the old LSAT tests to get the general pattern and flow of the exam.

LSAC, the test-taker, has published a PDF that elucidates the various LSAT sample question types and the general strategy for acing the exam. A complete official LSAT sample test is also provided here. Here is a list of the best LSAT preparation books that can help you in scoring well on the test.

LSAT 2019 Admit Card

  • The candidates who have registered their name for the examination, will be able to download the admit card through online mode. The admit card will be available from the first week of May to third week of May 2019
  • The admit card of the LSAT examination will contain many details like the time, exam date, address and test centre name, all the candidate details and instructions of the exam.
  • The candidates will be asked to bring an original ID proof during the day of examination. The candidates can carry any one of the IDs like Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Driving License, Aadhaar Card etc.

LSAT Result 2019

The LSAT 2019 Result will be provided by the LSAC in the month of June 2019. The result can be check via online mode. LSAT score card will be used for admission in 2019 session only.

Candidates note down that result will not be provided through Email or post. Candidates are required to enter their login details to check the result.

The admission process will be started after the results are declared Candidates have to download the score card and apply to that respective college where they are seeking for admission.

There are a large number of colleges in India, which accepts LSAT score for providing admission.

Admission process will be different in various colleges. Candidates have to participate in the admission process organized by their respective college.

Upcoming Test Dates Of The LSAT

The LSAT is offered five times a year, which means you’ve got options. The exam is typically administered on Monday in June and July, and on Saturday in January, March, September, and November, but there are a few exceptions:

  • A weekday option exclusively for Saturday Sabbath observers is paired with each Saturday administration. It usually takes place on the Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday after the regular Saturday date.
  • Administrations in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand are typically on a Sunday in February and June, and there are accordingly no separate administrations for Saturday Sabbath observers in those regions.
  • There is a Spanish LSAT offered once per year at two test centers in Puerto Rico. This exam is only intended for students applying to law schools in Puerto Rico.

What Is The LSAT Test Date For You?

The good news is you have many LSAT dates to choose from. All you have to do is to narrow down which option is best for you. You’ll want to consider when you’re planning to apply to law school, so you can ensure your LSAT scores will be available in time to apply. If you’re not sure when you want to start law school, you have a little more flexibility. LSAT scores are valid for up to five years, so you can take the test early and leave a cushion for retakes, work obligations, and other outside commitments.

Here are some pros and cons of each LSAT test date so you can decide which one is best for you.

June and July 2020

Summer test dates are the most popular test dates among students. For test-takers who are currently still in undergrad, they fall over summer break, so these administrations represent a rare opportunity to be able to study and take the test with fewer class and club responsibilities in the way. Keep in mind, however, that you’ll likely have final exams and course commitments to balance until just a few weeks before the test date if you take the June exam.

The June and July exams are early enough that you can take the test and get your scores back in time to apply early in the admissions cycle that same year. Also, you’ll have the rest of your summer to pull together letters of recommendation, personal statements, and resumes without burdening yourself with logic games. Even if you later decide your June score is too low and requires a retake, retaking the September test still puts you on the early end of the application cycle.

Since the June and July exams are also the only two tests that the LSAC administers in the afternoon, they’re the perfect choice for those of you who definitely aren’t morning people. So, no need to fear oversleeping or killing your score with too much of a caffeine buzz.

September 2020

One of the benefits of the September test date is that it gives you the entire summer to study – which is particularly advantageous for current undergraduates! However, remember that those pesky fall semester classes will have started up again by September, so if you’re still in school, you’ll have more commitments on your plate. If you’re worried about getting rusty on the LSAT skills you picked up over the summer, try to keep up with your study schedule as much as you can even in the midst of homework and other tests.

The downside to taking your first LSAT around this time is that you’ll really want to nail this test if you plan to apply early in the admissions cycle. Getting a golden LSAT score from this test date is ideal because it will still allow you to apply about as early as all of the students who sat for the June LSAT. If you’re not satisfied with your score in September, you’ll have to wait until December to retake – which takes you out of the running for an early admissions review.

November 2020

The November LSAT will be the last chance you’ll have to take the LSAT and still be considered for the current admissions cycle by top law schools. You’ll be applying on the later end with a score from a November test, but you’ll still be on time if you make sure other parts of your application (like your resume and personal statement) are ready to go. Keep this point in mind especially if you’re flip-flopping about how ready you are for the September test.

Some students intentionally impose a September test date on themselves, even if that’s unrealistic for them to achieve a good score. Remember that every single law school will accept your November score. Be sure to give yourself enough time to do your best!

January 2020

The January LSAT is great for eager students applying in the following application cycle–it can take a lot of stress off your mind to know that you have many opportunities to retake and many more months to study and prepare your applications, if needed.

However, the January LSAT would be less than ideal for students interested in matriculating that same year. A number of schools won’t consider a student with a January LSAT score in an applicant pool for that same year. And while it’s true that many schools will still consider such a student, you’d still be applying on the very late end of the application timeline.

March 2020

Like the January LSAT, the March LSAT is a great choice for students who are looking to get the LSAT out of the way early and have time to focus on other parts of the law school application. However, it’s not a good choice if you’re hoping to start law school the same year, because you’ll get the results back too late to apply to most schools. So, only consider the March LSAT if you’re hoping to get the LSAT done early in the application process and have time to retest if needed.

Best LSAT Test Day Recap

Pick a test date based on your own commitments. If you know you have a crazy course load in the fall, but a light summer then you have to plan accordingly. If you have plans for sitting home all summer and just can’t imagine bringing your LSAT books to crash that party, account for that. Everyone’s situation will look different.

The most important thing is to choose a date that you will be best prepared for. It’s stressful to be rounding the corner of your test date only to realize that you’re 10 points from where you want to be scoring. While there are pros and cons to each of the test dates on the calendar, no pro or con is outweighed by a fantastic score.

How Long Should A Candidate Study Before LSAT Date?

Ideally, you’ll give yourself about three months to study for the LSAT. Now you might ask why three months? If you commit that amount of time and study for about three hours a day, five days a week, you’ll have logged enough time to truly familiarize yourself with the game types, reading passages, logical reasoning stems, and whatever else the LSAC could have in store for you.

Remember, there is no way to “pass” or “fail” the LSAT. There is simply a way to master the test and get the score you need for the school of your dreams—or fall short and need to retake or reconsider your pool of potential schools. The LSAT stakes are high, so don’t sell yourself short on study time.

Now, on the other hand, you don’t want to go to the other extreme. Students who create year-long study plans often lose sight of the goal ahead and find it difficult to stay motivated. That said, you know your schedule best. Maybe you’ve got lots of work projects coming up or know that you’ve got lots of classes that cannot be missed. In those cases, you may very well need more than three months to pull together a great LSAT score.

Registration And Deadlines Of LSAT 2019

Generally, online registration deadlines fall about 5-6 weeks before their respective LSAT test dates. There is a late registration option, but that requires a substantial additional fee and only extends an extra week or so.

Mail and phone registration close about four weeks before that. Nonpublished test center registration closes about eight weeks prior to test day. One should note that this type of registration is only applicable to students who live over 100 miles from a published LSAC testing center and are unable to travel to a published center for the test.

If you’re registering on the day of the deadline, you should try to do so during normal EST business hours. If you experience technical glitches later at night, LSAC will not be able to make accommodations for you.

Remember that spots fill up rather quickly at popular test centers, so it’s best not to wait until the last minute if you’d like to have a convenient commute. Make sure you consider all the factors choose the best test center for you.

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