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Important Topics for LSAT-India Preparation

Aindrila
AindrilaUpdated On: September 13, 2022 11:37 am IST | LSAT-India

Each year LSAT-India is conducted to offer admission to the law aspirants in various colleges. Find out the essential information and important topics that students must go through while preparing for the exam.

LSAT-India Imporant Topics

LSAT or the Law School Admission Test is conducted every year to assess the analytical skills, logical reasoning skills, and reading comprehension skills of students seeking law admissions. The test is conducted by the Pearson VUE on behalf of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) based in the USA (United States of America). LSAT India is conducted in the offline mode but in 2020, it was organised online due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country. It was held on several days through the RPT (Remote Proctored Test) mode.

In the year 2020, one more section had been included in the LSAT-India examination. Now the sections in the LSAT-India exam include Logical Reasoning 1, Logical Reasoning 2, Analytical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension and a 'Variable' section. The Variable section is one with questions either on Logical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension or Analytical Reasoning. Before appearing for the exam candidates need to ensure that they are covering all the LSAT-India important topics that are in the syllabus. The article gathers all the information regarding the syllabus and exam pattern, important topics of LSAT-India so that the aspirant finds it easy to appear for the exam.

LSAT-India: Overview

Captured below are the essential details of LSAT-India that you need to know for understanding the exam better.

Name of the Exam

LSAT-India (Law School Admission Test)

Frequency of the Exam

Once a year

Mode of the Exam

Offline/ Online

Exam Language

English only

Type of Exam

Objective Type Questions

Duration of the Exam

2 hours and 55 minutes

Total Questions

115 Questions

Total Colleges accepting the Exam Score

56 colleges

 Colleges Accepting LSAT India Score 


ICFAI Law School, Hyderabad

Indore Institute of Law, Indore

Alliance School of Law, Bangalore

VIT Law School, Chennai

Presidency University, Bangalore

Chotanagpur Law College, Ranchi

Bennett University, Greater Noida

VGU School of Law, Jaipur

Jagannath University, Jaipur

Ansal University, Gurgaon  etc.

Also Read: Top 20 Law Universities in India Accepting CLAT, LSAT, SLAT Scores

LSAT-India Sectional Breakup

The LSAT-India examination has three parts, Part I Reading Comprehension, Part II Analytical Reasoning and Part III Logical Reasoning which is further subdivided into 2 parts. The questions asked in the exam are MCQs based. Given below are the LSAT-India section-wise question distribution along with the time limit. 

LSAT Paper Section

Total Questions

Sectional Time Limit

Analytical Reasoning

23

35

Logical Reasoning Part I

22

35

Logical Reasoning Part II

23

35

Reading Comprehension

24

35

Total 

92

2 hours and 20 minutes

LSAT India Subject-Wise Question Distribution

As we have already discussed LSAT-India is divided into three sections, and the Logical Reasoning section tests the critical thinking capacity of the students appearing for the LSAT-India exam. The subject-wise question distribution helps the candidates understand which section of the LSAT exam paper carries what type of questions and it will help them to prepare well for the exam.

The following section contains the LSAT-India subject-wise distribution of questions:

LSAT-India Reading Comprehensions Question Distribution

The question distribution in the LSAT-India reading comprehension section is as follows:

  • This section consists of 4 sets of reading questions followed by five to eight questions.
  • The passages are normally single reading passages and shorter passages.
  • The questions asked in this section are mostly based on Social Sciences, Humanities, Biological & Physical Sciences and Law related issues.
  • The candidates may face reading passages with which they are not familiar.

LSAT-India Analytical Reasoning Question Distribution

The distribution of questions in the LSAT-India analytical reasoning has been provided below:

  • In the analytical reasoning section, the capability of a student is analysed to understand the structure of relationships and to draw logical conclusions about the structures.
  • This section also consists of questions that will analyse the legal problem-solving skills required for law students in the field of law. 

LSAT India 2022 Logical Reasoning Question Distribution

The distribution of logical reasoning questions in the LSAT-India paper is given below:

  • This section will assess the law aspirant’s ability to analyze, understand, criticize and complete a variety of arguments.
  • The questions will be based on speeches, letters to the editor, newspaper articles, advertisements, informal conversations etc.

Important Topics for LSAT-India

The candidates appearing for LSAT-India will be asked to answer questions based on the analytical skills, logical reasoning and reading comprehension. Aspirants can take a look at the section-wise important topics for LSAT-India below.

Analytical Skills

Logical Reasoning

Reading Comprehension

Arrangements

Clocks

Philosophy

Selections

Number and Letter Series

Law

Comparisons

Venn Diagrams

Technology

Intersection Type

Calendars

Sociology

Directions

Seating Arrangement

Psychology

Coding & Decoding

Logical Sequence

Economics

Family-Based Problems

Cubes

Business

Logical Deductions

Binary Logic

Logical Matching

Logical Connectives

Blood Relations

Syllogism

Important Books for LSAT-India

In order to cover the important topics for LSAT-India, the candidate is required to consult the right study material. Mentioned below are the books for LSAT-India that the candidates can consider in order to prepare for the exam.

Analytical Skills

Logical Reasoning

Reading Comprehension

Exam Krackers LSAT Analytical Reasoning by David Lynch (Author)

LSAT Logical Reasoning Bible Workbook (Powerscore Test Preparation) by David M. Killora

Manhattan Prep LSAT Strategy Guides) Fifth Edition by Manhattan Prep (Author)

GROUPED by Game Type: LSAT Analytical Reasoning: The Complete Collection of Actual, Official Logic Games by Traciela Inc.

Universal's Logical Reasoning for CLAT, LSAT and other Law Entrance Exams by Jain Prateek (Author)

LSAT Re comprehension Bible (Powescore LSAT Bible) Paperback by David M. Killoranading Co.

The Blueprint for LSAT Reading Comprehension Paperback by Trent Teti (Author), Jodi Teti (Author), Matthew Riley (Author)

Also Read: LSAT India Vs LSAT Abroad - What is the Difference Between Them

Preparation Tips for LSAT-India

In order to get through the LSAT-India exam and get enrolled in prestigious colleges, the candidate has to prepare well. Reading important topics for LSAT-India and acing it becomes easy if a candidate prepares in the right manner. Here are some preparation tips that aspirants must follow in order to crack the entrance exam.

Make the plan ready- The aspirant must ensure that the preparation plan is ready so that the process of implementation becomes uncomplicated.

Know the facts- An aspirant must be fully aware of what he/she is getting into. It is essential to know everything from the important dates of LSAT-India to the pattern and syllabus of the exam.

Pick the correct Books- Reading the right study material can make or break the candidate’s final performance. The aspirant must ensure that he/she is picking up the right books for studying and revision for the exam.

Stay Motivated- It is very difficult to not get into the trap of monotony and stay motivated throughout the preparation period. A candidate should devote his time to both study and recreation such that he/she does not take too much stress as it might end up hampering the result of the candidate.

Eat Well- Eating well and taking the proper amount of sleep can do wonders for the aspirants as it will keep the student’s mind from getting exhausted and will not wear the mind out.

Practice and Revise- Both are very important as they help solidify the preparation of the candidate. It is very important for the student to practice through the previous year’s question papers, sample papers and mock tests. It provides a clear picture of the exam. Further, revision is the key to acing the exams as it helps the candidate in remembering all the information which he/she might tend to forget.

Candidates preparing for the LSAT-India are required to stay calm and confident in order to give a great performance in the examination. CollegeDekho wishes the students appearing for LSAT-India all the best!

FAQs

What are some of the important books for the LSAT-India Logical Reasoning section?

As candidates are evaluated based on their logical thinking in LSAT-India logical thinking section, it is important to follow good books and study materials. The important books for this section are Universal’s Logical Reasoning for CLAT, LSAT and other Law Entrance Exams by Jain Prateek, Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Agarwal, A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Agarwal and A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-Verbal by B.S. Sijwali. 

What are the important topics of the LSAT-India Reading Comprehension section?

Both law school and the practice of law involve extensive reading of highly varied, dense, argumentative and expository texts such as cases, codes, contracts, briefs, decisions, and evidence. So, the reading needs to be exact, distinguished and precise as to what is said and what is not said. It involves comparison, analysis, synthesis, and application (for example, of principles and rules). The important topics asked in LSAT-India reading comprehension include Law, Philosophy, Sociology, Technology, Economics, Business and Psychology. 

How can I prepare for the LSAT-India Reading Comprehension section?

Reading is the most important thing and only reading can help you to improve your LSAT-India reading comprehension preparation. To prepare for the reading comprehension section, you must inculcate the habit of reading articles, magazines, blogs, passages etc. It not only improves your vocabulary but also helps in improving your speed. The questions asked in this section are designed in a way to test your ability to read with understanding and insight as in law schools you have to deal with lengthy and complex matters. 

How should I prepare for the Logical Reasoning section in LSAT-India?

The best way to prepare for the LSAT-India logical reasoning section is to identify the arguments and focus on finding the logical connections in the question itself. The questions asked in the examination are based on short arguments drawn from a wide variety of sources, including newspapers, blogs, general interest magazines, scholarly publications and advertisements. These arguments reflect legal reasoning in the types of arguments presented and in their complexity, though few of them have law as a subject matter.

What is the LSAT-India examination?

Pearson VUE on behalf of the LSAC or the Law School Admission Council, based in the United States of America conducts the LSAT-India examination every year. Through the LSAT-India scores, a lot of law schools/institutions grant admission to law aspirants to pursue BA LL.B, LL.B or LL.M courses. The law entrance test is conducted to check if the young Indians have the capability to study law after clearing the exam. The exam pattern is designed by the USA-based LSAC.

Are LSAT-India scores accepted outside of India?

No, with the help of the LSAT-India scorecard, candidates can get admission to the law school or institute of India only. Candidates have to appear for the LSAT to get admission to the North American and Australian graduate law programmes. LSAT-India is conducted only for law colleges within India. There is no age limit for appearing in the LSAT-India examination. 

What is the marking scheme for the LSAT-India exam?

Each question carries equal marks and there is no negative marking for unanswered or incorrect questions. Candidates while appearing for the LSAT-India exam won’t get any breaks during the exam. Before calling for a section, the examiner will give a 5-minute warning period time. The LSAT examination is conducted in online remote proctored mode.

What are the different sections asked in the LSAT-India exam?

The LSAT-India examination pattern is divided into three parts: one is Reading Comprehension, the second is the Analytical Reasoning section and the Logical Reasoning section is further divided into 2 segments. 24 questions are asked from each section totalling 92 questions. The exam is conducted for 2 hours and 20 minutes. All the questions asked in the exam are in MCQ format. 

How do I prepare for the LSAT-India exam?

Make a preparation plan for the LSAT-India exam and comprehend the syllabus. If you’re preparing for the LSAT exam then you must be aware of the important dates related to the exam. Once you plan the exam strategy, you need to know the different sections asked in the exam and the weight of marks each section carries. Understand your strength and weakness and prepare yourself accordingly. Practice as many mock tests as you can to identify your weak areas so that you can work on them. 

What are the important topics for the LSAT-India Logical Reasoning section?

LSAT-India is conducted by the US-based LSAC (Law School Admission Council) for admission to different law schools in India. The important topics for the LSAT exam are Clocks, Logical Matching, Seating Arrangement, Logical Connectives, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Cubes, Venn Diagrams, Binary Logic and many more. The logical reasoning section analyses the candidate's analytical skills.

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