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LSAT - Law School Admission Test Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

  • 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.

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

  • 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
    • Passport
    • 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.