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LSAT-India 2017 - Exam Pattern
Exam Paper Type : Pen & Paper | Exam Duration : 2.5 Hr
|Analytical Reasoning||35 Minutes||24||24|
|Logical Reasoning- I||35 Minutes||24||24|
|Logical Reasoning-II||35 Minutes||24||24|
|Reading Comprehension||35 Minutes||24||24|
The LSAT—India breaks critical thinking skills down into three main types: logical reasoning, analytical reasoning, and reading comprehension. Since the first of these types is most predictive of success in law school, there are two sections of logical reasoning questions in the LSAT—India. There is also one section each of analytical reasoning and reading comprehension questions, which contribute to the predictive validity of the test.
- Total Marks - 96
- Total Questions - 96
- Total Duration - 2 Hours 20 Minutes
- Marking System - There is no negative marking or penalty for guessing. Only correct answers contribute to a candidate's score.
LSAT-India 2017 Syllabus
- Critical Reasoning
- Number series
- Letter Series
- Series Missing Numbers
- Odd one out
- Blood Relation
- Coding Decoding
- Direction and Distance test
- Ranking Tests
- Sitting Arrangement
- Linear Arrangements
- Matrix Arrangements
- Mathematical Puzzles
- Venn Diagram
- Data Sufficiency (statement type)
- Strong & Weak Arguments
- Statements Assumptions
- Statements and Conclusions
- Statements & Inferences
- Logical Sequence of Words
- Verbal Classification (Odd one out)
- Logical Deduction (based on syllogism)
- Course of Action
- Causes and Effects
LSAT-India Exam Prepartions FAQ
1) What is the duration of the test?
The total duration of the test is 2 hours and 20 minutes without any break.
2) 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.
3) 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.
4) 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.
5) In case a candidate completes answering and reviewing a section before the allotted section time completion, can he go to the previous or next section(s) to complete?
No, in LSAT—India, candidates are not allowed to work on any section other than the one being timed by the invigilators. In case a candidate completes answering and reviewing a section before the allotted section time gets over, he/she is not allowed to attempt any other section — previous or next. The balance time cannot be used on any other section.
6) Is there a special need to prepare for the LSAT—India? If yes, then what are preparation tips for the LSAT—India?
Yes, the candidates should become as familiar as possible with the test pattern, which includes the question types and test timing, by taking advantage of the test preparation material available on this website. Since the LSAT—India measures critical thinking skills, not mastery of any specific body of knowledge, cramming facts, mathematical formulae, and other general knowledge is not necessary and will be a waste of time.
7) What is the difference in preparation for the LSAT—India for 5-year and other law programmes?
For all programmes, candidates should become as familiar as possible with the test pattern, which includes the question types and test timing, by taking advantage of the test preparation material available on this website or Handbook available at a nominal cost. Scores are derived separately for these two groups, and scores for one candidate group cannot be compared to those for the other candidate group since they are based on group performance.
8) Which are the good guide books available in the market in addition to the material available on the website?
There are some guide books available in the market for the LSAT—India. However, the LSAT—India is a test of reason, so one doesn't need to cram facts/data. Understanding of the test pattern and gaining familiarity hold the key for a candidate's success. To gain familiarity with the LSAT—India test pattern, candidates are recommended to go through test pattern and official test prep links.
9) How much preparation is needed to get a good score?
Ideally, a candidate should prepare as long as it takes to feel comfortable with the question types and how they are answered. Candidates can use the free preparation material available on this website to gain familiarity and comfort. To achieve a deeper level of preparation, candidates can purchase The "Official LSAT—India Handbook". This inexpensive guide can help in gaining familiarity with every type of LSAT—India question.
10) What all things can a candidate carry to the test centre?
The candidates should carry their IDs in original, their Admit card and writing material (HB pencils, sharpeners and erasers) for the test. Candidates must not carry any article such as cellphones, calculators, pens, arms, etc., as all these articles have to be left outside the test hall at the candidate's own risk.
11) What if a candidate receives a question paper that is in poor condition?
Once the test paper is distributed and the tamper proof seal on the question paper is broken, a candidate should inform the invigilator immediately if the question paper is defective or in poor condition. The candidate will be given a replacement question paper.
12) What if a candidate believes there is an error in one of the test questions or answer choices?
A candidate should inform the invigilator if he or she believes there is an error in a test question or answer choice. Invigilator will note the candidate's concerns and share with LSAT—India team. Regardless of the concerns, the candidate should mark an answer to the question on the answer sheet. The concerns will be investigated and the candidate will not be penalized if the concern is warranted.
13) Are there any breaks during the test?
There are no scheduled breaks in the test. However, candidates can take unscheduled breaks if they want during the test session. An unscheduled break means a break during which the test clock does not stop. If a candidate chooses to take a break, the actual time spent on the break will be deducted from the time allocated to complete the test. No extra time will be given to complete the test. During the break, the candidate must leave the testing room. Upon re-entering the testing room, the candidate must show a valid ID.
14) Will a candidate be allowed to access his/her personal belongings during the unscheduled breaks that he/she takes?
Candidates will not be allowed to access any personal belonging including study material and mobile phone during the breaks they take. Candidates will only be allowed to access food or medicines, if necessary for medical reasons.