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LSAT-India 2017 - Application Steps
How to Apply for LSAT-India 2017
- Candidates need to register online for the LSAT—India at the website. Online Registrations will close at 11:59 PM IST (Indian Standard Time) on 3rd May, 2017. Pearson VUE shall not accept registrations from candidates in any other mode or form.
- FEES: Candidates can register for LSAT—India by paying the LSAT—India registration fee (Rs. 3800), payable by credit card/debit card only. For the last date of payments receipt candidates are advised to check "Important dates" for details. Registration fee will be accepted only through VISA and Master Card credit cards/debit cards, issued in India.
- Pearson VUE will not be held responsible for late or non-delivery of any material or information sent by it through electronic mail and/or post to candidates.
- Registration completion and payment acceptance confirmation will be sent by electronic mail only. Pearson VUE shall not be held responsible for non-receipt of confirmation e-mails due to incorrect e-mail addresses being entered by the applicant or due to any technical problems.
- Registration forms received without the proper registration fee, or with insufficient or incorrect details, or received beyond the specified closing time and date will be summarily rejected and Pearson VUE shall not entertain any queries with respect to the same.
- Candidates need to ensure that the information submitted by them is correct in all respects. In case any information is found to be incorrect at a later date, Pearson VUE shall have the right to cancel the test score, and inform the institution receiving such a test score from Pearson VUE. In the event of the cancellation of the score due to furnishing of incorrect information, the registration fee paid by the candidate will not be refunded.
- Candidates are required to upload their photographs as per the specification provided on the registration website, failing which they can be disallowed from testing.
- There is no provision for on-the-spot registration for the LSAT—India on the day of the test. Candidates have to follow the prescribed registration process published as part of the LSAT—India announcement on the website
- Only one registration can be made by a candidate. Duplicate registrations are liable to be rejected.
- The online application form filling process allows candidates to save the form without submitting it. Candidates should note that once a form is submitted, the candidate cannot make any changes to the form except educational qualifications and associated college information.
- A form is considered valid only if submission is made, and the registration fee is received by Pearson VUE by the due date. Registration forms for which the registration fee is not received in time will be rejected outright.
Eligibility for LSAT-India 2017
- As per the eligibility criteria of LSAT-India 2016, you need to qualify 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized education board with a minimum marks in aggregate.
- However, LSAT-India Eligibility Criteria doesn’t specify any specific criterion, rather have their own admission criteria and you need to refer to the respective law schools for the same.
LSAT-India 2017 Important Instructions
- Candidates are required to reach their assigned Test Centre on or before the reporting time indicated on front of the Admit Card. Any Candidate reporting after the gates-closing time will not be allowed entry into the Test Centre under any circumstance. NO REQUESTS FOR EXCEPTIONS WILL BE ENTERTAINED IN THIS REGARD. The test will start at the Exam start time mentioned on the admit card. Tests will be conducted in a comfortable environment.
- The candidate needs to bring the following to the test centre:
- Admit Card: Candidates can download their Admit Card from this site after authentication of their payment. Click here to view the sample of the Admit card.
- HB pencils, sharpener and erasers.
- One valid (original and non-expired) photo identification proof from the following list:
- Driving License
- PAN Card
- Election Card / Voter ID
- UID / Aadhaar Card / E-Aadhaar Card copy
- Employee ID containing photograph and signature
- SC/ ST Certificate with photograph
- Military dependent ID containing candidate’s photo
- Military ID containing candidate’s photo
- Photo Identity issued by School/College/University
- If a registrant of LSAT—India does not have any of the above IDs, she/he will be admitted upon presentation of ANY TWO of the following, in original:
- Original Admit Card issued by University/Board for Twelfth Standard Examination (photo)
- School Identity Card (photo)
- Tenth Pass Certificate/Mark Sheet that has Date of Birth on it
- Candidates who are unable to produce valid ID (non—expired and in original) will not be admitted into the testing center and shall not be offered a test-fee refund.
- Candidates whose first and the last names on the ID do not match with the first and the last names entered in the registration form will not be admitted to the testing center and shall not be offered a test fee refund.
- Please note that following are not acceptable as IDs on the day of the test:
- Photocopies (attested or otherwise)
- Notarised copies
- Learner’s driving license
- The test invigilator, after checking the admit card of the candidate, will guide the candidate to the seat allotted to him/her in the examination hall. The candidate must ensure that he/she occupies the seat allotted to him/her by verifying the classroom number and seat number.
- All candidates should be seated well before the exam start time. The test procedure begins with the distribution of the answer sheet (AS). The candidate must fill in his/her name, as it appears in the admit card. The test registration number and other details mentioned in the OMR sheet must also be filled. Candidate must use only HB pencil for filling up the OMR sheet. Any OMR sheet filled with pen will not be considered for results.
- Candidates will mark their answers in the OMR sheet (Click here to view the sample sheet). Candidates please notice that they have to copy the full certifying statement on the back of the OMR sheet in their handwriting. Candidates need to ensure that they re-write the given text in their hand writing in the given space, without which, their test scores will not be considered for evaluation.
- On receipt of the question paper candidates will tear open the tamper proof seal and enter the required details on the OMR sheets. The Question paper must be opened only when the invigilator asks them to do so. Any candidate who opens the seal prior to the announcement by the invigilator may be liable to get disqualified from the test. When the candidate gets the question paper, he/she must make sure that the question paper is in right condition. In case of any issues, the matter should be immediately brought to the notice of the invigilator.
- The question paper contains four sections. The candidate must read the directions given for each section of the test carefully. If he/she skips the directions, he/she may miss some important test related information and lose credit for some questions in that section.
- Candidate must attempt the relevant section during the 35 minutes allowed for that section and not try to attempt any other section.
- There are no scheduled breaks included in the test. Any break taken by the test-taker will mean that he/she will lose that much time from the total testing time allotted for the section and will be treated as unscheduled break.
- Candidates should put their pencils down when the invigilator announces that the time is over. Candidates found marking answers even after this announcement may be disqualified. After the test is over, candidates should remain seated until the invigilator collects the answer sheets and question papers. The candidate will be allowed to leave the hall only after the answer sheets and question papers of all the candidates in the examination hall have been collected and accounted for.
- The candidate must not carry any articles such as cellphones, calculators, pens, arms, etc., as only the admit card, IDs in original, HB pencils, sharpeners and erasers are required for the test and all other articles have to be left outside the test hall at the candidate's own risk.
Instructions for answer sheet:
- The OMR sheets for LSAT—India requires the candidate to darken the circle against an option considered correct by the candidate for every attempted question.
- Candidates must read the instructions carefully for marking the answers on the OMR sheets.
- Candidates must use HB PENCIL only and should not use a fountain pen or ball pen on the OMR sheets.
- Since the OMR sheets will be read by an OMR machine, the candidate must ensure that he/she fills in the circles clearly, darkens the circles evenly and completely, and does not leave any smudges or stray marks on the OMR sheets. Pearson VUE is not responsible for any error in reading the OMR sheets due to use of pens, non HB pencil or incomplete darkening of the intended answer. While adequate care is taken in processing the answer sheets, Pearson VUE will not entertain any request for revaluation of OMR sheets.
- DO NOT tear, bend or mutilate the AS.
LSAT-India Application FAQ
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 US based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for use by law schools in India for their various law programs — BA L.L.B, L.L.B. and L.L.M. The LSAT—India is administered in 16 cities across India. The test is administered in a paper and pencil format.
2) When will the LSAT—India be administered?
The LSAT—India will be administered on Sunday, 21st May, 2017.
3) How can a candidate register for the LSAT—India?
- Registration for the LSAT—India is online and can be done by submitting the form on the LSAT—India website. Payment for the registration by test takers in India can be done online only (via credit card only) before before 3 May.
- LSAT—India shall not accept any registrations from candidates in any other mode or form.
4) Are candidates required to fill separate forms for LSAT—India test and for the colleges that they wish to apply?
Yes, candidates need to fill a separate form for respective colleges where they wish to apply. Please note that each college has its own eligibility criteria and admission procedure.
5) Where will the test be administered?
The locations for the LSAT—India are:
- North: Chandigarh, Delhi(NCR), Jaipur, Lucknow
- South: Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi
- West: Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Mumbai, Nagpur
- East: Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi.
6) 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.
7) How will a candidate know if his/her registration has been accepted?
Candidate will be informed about acceptance/non-acceptance status of the registration via an e-mail, sent to the email address given during LSAT—India registration.
8) What can lead to cancellation of the registration?
Candidates need to ensure that the information submitted by them is correct. In case any information is found to be incorrect at a later date, Pearson VUE and LSAC shall have the right to cancel the test score. In the event of the cancellation of the score due to furnishing of incorrect information, the test fee paid by the candidate will not be refunded.
LSAT—India registration will also stand cancelled if the application has incomplete information or test fee is received by Pearson VUE after the due date. Registration forms, for which the registration fee is not received in time, will be rejected outright.
9) What will happen if registration form or payment details are incomplete?
If any detail is incomplete in the form or the payment has not been completed, the registration will not be accepted. If this happens, a notification will be sent to the candidate.
10) How can a candidate get help during registration?
Candidates can contact the LSAT—India helpdesk, details as follows:
Phone support - Monday to Friday (except public holidays) - 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM IST at the following chargeable number - +91-7863027791
E-mail support - Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Live chat support - Monday to Friday (except public holidays) - 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM IST.
11) Can candidates have different names on the registration application and the ID shown at the testing center?
Candidates must enter their name on the registration form as it appears on their photo identification that they would carry to the testing center. If the name on the ID does not match with the registration details, the candidate will not be allowed to test and will be turned away from the testing center.
12) Can candidates edit their registration application?
The online application form filling process allows candidates to save the form without submitting it. Candidates should note that once a form is submitted, the candidate cannot make any changes to the form except educational qualifications and associated college information.
13) 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. Admit cards with have the candidate's photograph, hence candidates must upload a high resolution photo as per the specifications below.
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.
14) What is the Admit card? How can candidates download it?
The Admit card is a document containing candidate registration details and photograph. Candidates can download their Admit card from the link "Download Admit Card" (to be provided later). It is mandatory to carry the Admit card along with required IDs, on the day of the LSAT—India test.
15) What will happen if a candidate arrives late for the test?
Candidates, who arrive at the test centre on the specified scheduled test date later than the published exam start time, will not be permitted to take the test and will have to forfeit the full cost of the test.
16) Are there any coaching institutes where LSAT—India coaching is available?
The LSAT—India is a test of reason, and a candidate should understand the test pattern and gain familiarity. Official LSAT—India study material is available on this site. We don't authorise any coaching centres in India.
List of LSAT-India 2017 Centers (Expected)
|State||City||Mode of Exam|
|Andhra Pradesh||Hyderabad||Pen & Paper|
|Assam||Guwahati||Pen & Paper|
|Bihar||Patna||Pen & Paper|
|Chandigarh||Chandigarh||Pen & Paper|
|Chhattisgarh||Raipur||Pen & Paper|
|Gujarat||Ahmedabad||Pen & Paper|
|Jharkhand||Ranchi||Pen & Paper|
|Karnataka||Bangalore||Pen & Paper|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal||Pen & Paper|
|Madhya Pradesh||Indore||Pen & Paper|
|Maharashtra||Mumbai||Pen & Paper|
|Maharashtra||Nagpur||Pen & Paper|
|Orissa||Bhubaneswar||Pen & Paper|
|Rajasthan||Jaipur||Pen & Paper|
|Tamil Nadu||Chennai||Pen & Paper|
|Uttar Pradesh||Lucknow||Pen & Paper|
|Uttaranchal||Dehradun||Pen & Paper|
|West Bengal||Kolkata||Pen & Paper|
|Kerala||Kochi||Pen & Paper|
|Delhi||Delhi||Pen & Paper|