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LSAT - Law School Admission Test Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

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 is patterned after the world-renowned LSAT. It is developed by testing professionals with advanced degrees in psychometrics, English, linguistics, and logic. It is not created by ad hoc committees of faculty. The LSAT—India pattern rigorously follows prescribed specifications that are essentially the same every year. Each test question has been subjected to multiple levels of review and to a system of pretesting, so candidates can be assured that every question has one and only one correct answer.

The LSAT—India is meant to help anyone with good critical thinking skills embark on the study of law. So, there are no questions designed to assess prior legal knowledge, no questions requiring mathematical knowledge and no questions on current affairs or grammar. 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. There is no negative marking or penalty for guessing. Only correct answers contribute to a candidate's score. Therefore, candidates should leave no question unanswered and guess on those questions they cannot carefully consider.

4 Sections are there- 


Number of Questions


Analytical Reasoning

Approx. 24

35 minutes

1st Logical Reasoning

Approx. 24

35 minutes

2nd Logical Reasoning

Approx. 24

35 minutes

Reading Comprehension

Approx. 24

35 minutes

Total: 4 sections

92-100 questions

2 hours and 20 minutes

The sections on the LSAT—India may appear in any order but always consist of one Analytical Reasoning section, one Reading Comprehension section, and two Logical Reasoning sections. The LSATIndia is a paper-and-pencil test. 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.

There is no substantial break between any sections of the Test. Invigilators carefully time each section using countdown timers provided by LSAC, allowing 35 minutes for each of the four sections. Invigilators give a 5-minute warning before calling time for a section. When the time is up, invigilators require candidates to stop work on the section, and begin work on the next section. During the test, candidates are allowed to work only in the section currently being timed. They are not permitted to go back to an earlier section or forward to a later one even if they finish a section before time is called.

Total Questions:- 92-100

Total Duration:- 2 hours and 20 minutes

Marking System:- There is no negative marking or penalty for guessing. Only correct answers contribute to a candidate's score. Therefore, candidates should leave no question unanswered and guess on those questions they cannot carefully consider.

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 2
No. Of Unit 5
No. Of Chapter 31
  1. Critical Reasoning
  1. Number series
  2. Letter Series
  3. Series Missing Numbers
  4. Odd one out
  5. Blood Relation
  6. Calender
  7. Clock
  8. Matrix
  9. Cubes
  10. Coding Decoding
  11. Direction and Distance test
  12. Ranking Tests
  13. Sitting Arrangement
  14. Linear Arrangements
  15. Matrix Arrangements
  16. Mathematical Puzzles
  17. Venn Diagram
  1. Data Sufficiency (statement type)
  1. Strong & Weak Arguments
  2. Statements Assumptions
  3. Statements and Conclusions
  4. Statements & Inferences
  5. Logical Sequence of Words
  6. Analogies
  7. Verbal Classification (Odd one out)
  8. Syllogism
  9. Logical Deduction (based on syllogism)
  10. Course of Action
  11. Causes and Effects

How to prepare

How To Prepare

Official LSAT—India Test Taking Tips

• The most important test taking tip is that prior to sitting for the exam, you should spend as much time as possible becoming familiar with the test pattern, which includes the question types and test timing, by taking advantage of the test preparation materials available on the official website. There is no substitute for PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. This should help you to experience no surprises during the exam and enhance your confidence so that you can do your best.

• We recommend that you work with the free sample questions and the PrepTests available on the official website in three steps:  

1st Practice answering questions and sets of questions with no time limits using the free sample questions and PrepTest No.-1. 

2nd  Practice answering all of the questions in a section with strict adherence to the sectional time limit (35 minutes) using PrepTest No. 2.  

3rd Practice taking two entire tests with strict adherence to the time limits and other simulated testing conditions explained on page 4 of the PrepTests using PrepTest No. 3 and PrepTest No. 4.  

• In working with the free sample questions and the PrepTests available on the official website, always review the questions you answered incorrectly and try to see why the credited response is the correct answer.

• You should spend as much time as possible preparing for each of the three question types—

Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension. However, be aware that two of the four sections on the test are Logical Reasoning sections.

Since the LSAT—India measures critical thinking skills, not mastery of any specific body of knowledge, cramming facts, mathematical formulae, and other general knowledge prior to the exam is not necessary and will be a waste of time.

• All of the information that you will need to answer the questions is provided on the test papers.

You just need to apply your reading and reasoning skills. Work within the context provided by the reading passage for a question. Answer each question on the basis of the information that is given, even if you do not agree with it. The questions do not involve any tricks or hidden meanings.

• Always read all of the answer choices before selecting the best answer. The best answer choice is the one that most accurately and completely answers the question being posed. Rule out any clearly wrong answer choices before selecting the best answer.  

• Do not pick a response simply because it is a true statement. Although true, it may not answer the question posed.

• Each section of the test is timed separately, with 35 minutes per section. Finishing a section can sometimes require strategizing. If you find that you are stuck on a question, move on to the next one and come back to the one you skipped at the end if there is time remaining for that section.

• Be aware that sections are taken in the order that they appear in the test book. Candidates are allowed to work only in the section currently being timed by the invigilators. Candidates are not permitted to go back to an earlier section or forward to a later one even if they finish a section before time is called.

• The test taking rules are strictly enforced. Please carefully follow your invigilator’s instructions and the instructions on the test paper and OMR answer sheet.

• Credit is given for each question a test taker answers correctly, and all questions count equally.

You will not be disqualified for leaving questions or a section blank. However, there is no negative marking or penalty for guessing. So the best strategy is to answer each and every question; guess on those you can’t carefully consider.

• Be your best on test day. Avoid unnecessary stress and arrive well rested.

Duration : 140 Minutes

Important Instructions

1. Candidates will be required to show identification, in original and non-expired, with recognizable photograph and signature. The only acceptable forms of ID are: • Driver's license • PAN Card • Passport • Election Card / Voter ID • UID / Aadhaar Card / E-Aadhar 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 2. Candidates who are unable to produce one of the above forms of valid ID (non-expired and in original) will not be admitted into the testing centre 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 licenseIf a registrant for five-year 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 it2. Candidates must arrive at the test venue at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled start time of the test, else the candidate shall not be admitted.3. Persons accompanying the candidate will not be allowed into the test premises, and no waiting area provision will be provided.4. Candidates must adhere to the LSAT—India policies, rules and regulations which will be available at the specified website. 3. Proctors shall have the right to exclude candidates who fail to follow the testing centre rules and procedures. 4. Proctors will not be expected to provide or collect any registration forms from candidates. 5. Proctors will neither score the completed LSAT—India Answer sheets nor provide the candidate with any LSAT—India results. 6. Only pre-registered candidates with names appearing on the attendance roster and having admit cards with them will be permitted to take the LSAT—India. 7. Once a candidate has been successfully registered at a testing centre, the candidate will not be permitted to transfer to another testing centre. 8. In case the candidate registered online using a credit card that does not belong to him/her, the candidate needs to furnish the signed statement from the credit card holder and the credit card for signature verification at the test venue on the day of the exam, as specified. APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES In case a candidate has a vision or mobility impairment, he/she is required to state the same in the registration form. A scribe will be allowed to assist candidates with vision impairments, and mobility assistance will be available for those with mobility impairments. Candidates with vision impairment please note that a large-print test may be available, depending upon the severity. Pearson VUE reserves the right to make final judgment regarding testing accommodations in accordance with LSAT—India's requirements.