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Entrance Exam : LSAT 2015 Law School Admission Test
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About the Test :
1. What is the Law School Admission Test-India, (LSAT—India)?
The LSAT—India is a standardized test of reading and verbal reasoning skills designed by the USA based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for use by law schools in India.
The LSAT—India will be administered in 16 cities across India. The test will be administered in a paper and pencil format.
2. What is the duration of the test?
The total duration of the test is 2 hours and 20 minutes without any break.
3. What is the description of the test?
The LSAT—India is a paper-and-pencil test with four sections. Two of the sections contain logical reasoning questions; one section contains analytical reasoning questions; and one section contains reading comprehension questions. The amount of time allotted for each section is 35 minutes. All questions are in a multiple-choice format, some with four answer choices and others with five. Answers are collected on a scannable answer sheet.
4. When will the LSAT—India be administered?
The LSAT—India will be administered on 17th May, 2015.
5. Where will the test be administered?
The locations for the LSAT—India are:
North: Chandigarh, Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow
South: Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi
West: Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Mumbai, Nagpur
East: Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi
6. What is the last date to register?
Candidates can register till 1st May, 2015 (11:59 P.M.) through the online mode or till 28th Apr, 2015 (11:59 P.M.) through bankers cheque/demand drafts or pay order.
8. Are there eligibility requirements to sit for the LSAT—India?
All registrants who complete the test registration, pay the test fee in a timely way, and follow published test rules may sit for the LSAT—India. It is the candidate’s responsibility to understand the eligibility requirements of the associated law colleges to which one is applying before deciding whether to register for the LSAT—India. If one registers for the test and then determines that one is ineligible for admission to the intended law school, no test-fee refund will be available. For the eligibility requirements of the associated law colleges, candidates are requested to visit the associated law colleges’ webpages.
9. How is the LSAT—India different from the LSAT®?
The LSAT—India is an admissions test customised for Indian law schools – brought by The Law School Admission Council, USA and Pearson VUE. The LSAT—India includes the same question types as the LSAT, but is shorter, and scores are reported on a different scale. The LSAT—India does not include a writing sample, while the LSAT does. LSAT scores are used for admission to many law schools in the US, Canada and Australia, while LSAT—India scores are used only within India.
10. Can a candidate use the LSAT—India score to apply to law colleges outside India?
No, the LSAT—India is designed for use by law colleges in India and scores cannot be reported to law colleges/schools in countries other than India.
11. A candidate has an LSAT score. Can he/she use it to apply to a law school in India?
LSAT scores cannot substitute for LSAT—India scores for admissions to law colleges in India. However, if some law colleges in India decide to accept LSAT scores at a later stage, LSAT—India has no bearing on the admissions process of these law colleges..
12. Can a candidate use LSAT—India 2015 score for admission in later years?
No, LSAT—India 2015 scores can be used for admissions in 2015 only.
13. Are there any sectional cut offs?
No. Pearson VUE sends the total scores/percentile rankings of applicants to the respective institutes. These scores/percentile rankings are based on the overall performance of candidates and not the sectional performance.
14. Are different sections given different weightages in score evaluation?
There may be relatively small differences in weightages given to different sections because of a difference in the number of questions they contain, but, all questions count equally. The number of questions in a section can vary somewhat, but it is always approximately 24.
15. What is the marking scheme for the different sections?
There are no significant differences in the marking scheme for the different sections. All questions on the test count equally. However, the number of questions in a section can vary somewhat, but it is always approximately 24.
16. Is it possible to alter the sequence of answering the sections?
No. Sections are taken in the order that they appear in the test book. Candidates are allowed to work only on the section being timed by the invigilators, at any given point of time. Candidates are not permitted to go back to an earlier section or go forward to a later section, even if they finish before the section time is called.
18. Is there any negative marking or penalty for guessing in LSAT—India?
There is no negative marking in LSAT—India and candidates should answer every question, even if they need to make guesses.
20. What are the specifications of the photograph to be uploaded on the registration application?
Candidates need to upload their recent photograph while filling out the registration application. Candidates must ensure the following while uploading their photo in the registration application:
Photos in JPEG format only, 200 pixels high by 150 pixels wide.
File size should not exceed 500 kb.
Photo should have either white or light coloured background.
Eyes should be open and clearly visible.
Candidate face should be distinctly visible, straight and at the centre. Shoulder tops should also be clear in the photo.
Photograph should not be more than 6 months old.
Following photos are not acceptable and liable to be rejected:
Facebook type of photos and/or photos not having the above mentioned specifications
Photos where candidate is wearing cap or goggles
Photos with dark background
24. What are percentile scores?
The percentile rank or score shows how a candidate scored when compared to all other candidates who took the exam (e.g. all candidates who took LSAT—India 2015). For example, if a candidate is said to be at the 75th percentile, the candidate scored better than 75% of the candidates who appeared in LSAT—India 2015.