LSAT India Vs LSAT Abroad - What is the Difference between them?

Published: | July 19, 2019
LSAT India Vs LSAT Abroad - What is the Difference between them?

The LSAT entrance exam is conducted by the USA based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) with the aim of providing admissions to law aspirants in both India and abroad.

Law has evolved as one of the most prominent career options and there are a number of colleges in both India and abroad which offer both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the field of law.

Admissions to these law colleges are generally done on the basis of the marks scored by the students in the entrance examinations. LSAT is one such popular entrance examination which law aspirants can appear for in India and abroad as well. This article will examine LSAT India Vs LSAT abroad to highlight the similarities and differences between both. Candidates aspiring to appear in any of the LSAT entrance examinations are advised to go through this article in order to get some clarity about the information related to the entrance examination.

LSAT India

The LSAT entrance examination which was designed by the USA based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is an offline entrance test which is conducted every year by Pearson. Candidates who wish to pursue 5 years integrated law programmes offered by different institutes in India appear in this exam. It is conducted in different cities all across the country. Few important points about the examination are mentioned below:

  • It is a national level entrance examination.

  • LSAT India is conducted only once every year.

  • The conducting authority of the examination is the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).

  • The duration of the examination is 2 hours 18 minutes.

  • The language used in this examination is English.

  • The number of questions asked in the examination varies from 92-100.

  • The type of questions asked in LSAT India is multiple choice.

  • Candidates can apply online in order to appear in the examination.

  • The courses offered if the candidates crack the entrance examination are BA LLB and LLM.

  • Aspirants are needed to register themselves to appear for this entrance examination.

  • The registration or the application fees of LSAT India is INR 3800.

  • 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer.

  • There is no provision for negative marking.

The question paper of LSAT India can be divided into four major sections - Analytical Reasoning, First Logical Reasoning, Second Logical reasoning, and Reading Comprehension. Generally, around 24 questions are asked in each section of LSAT India. It is to be noted that the difficulty level of the LSAT India entrance examination is pretty high. Candidates can click here in order to know more about the LSAT India entrance examination

Top Law Colleges accepting LSAT India Score

Given below is the list of the top colleges accepting the LSAT India score:

Apart from these, there are several other institutes that accept a valid LSAT score when it comes to providing admissions to the offered law courses.

Also Read: Lawyers as Entrepreneurs in India

LSAT Abroad

LSAT abroad has been designed in a way to test a candidate’s aptitude and evaluate if he/she is capable of becoming a future lawyer. It is an integral part of the admission process to various law courses in countries such as Canada, the USA and many more.

This entrance examination began in 1948 and now is conducted in various test centres all across the globe. It is conducted six times a year. The examination conducting authority of LSAT is the same as that of LSAT India i.e Law School Admission Council (LSAC). There are no such specific eligibility criteria that have to be fulfilled by the candidates to appear in the examination. Interested students are advised to check the criteria of their preferred law schools. Also, there is no age limit to appear for the entrance examination.

Here are some important highlights related to LSAT abroad:

  • The level of the entrance examination is international.

  • The score range of the LSAT abroad examination varies from the 120-180 scale.

  • The number of test centres of LSAT abroad is around 740 all across the world.

  • Candidates appearing in the examination have to carry certain important documents along with them as documents for identification.

  • The question paper can be divided into 5 major subsections which include the Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Variable Section, Reading Comprehension and Writing Section.

  • Candidates can apply online in order to appear in the examination.

  • The type of questions asked in LSAT Abroad is the MCQ type.

  • The total duration of the entrance is 3 hours 30 minutes.

Top Law Colleges accepting LSAT Score

Given below are the names of the top law colleges accepting LSAT score all across the world:

  • Yale Law School

  • Harvard Law School

  • Stanford University

  • Columbia University

  • University of Chicago

  • McGill University

  • University of Toronto

  • University of Windsor

  • Osgoode Hall Law School

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

The level of competition for this entrance is pretty high. Candidates are required to prepare in an effective manner if they aim to crack the entrance test. Acing such an examination will give the students a chance to join the courses offered by the best law schools across the world.

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