In 1945, Frank Bowles, a Columbia Law School admission director made an earnest attempt to devise and develop a more satisfactory admission test that could be used as an effective tool to adjudged the prospective law aspirants, which led to the invitation of representatives from Harvard Law School and Yale Law School who drafted the first structural framework of LSAT exam. The first LSAT occurred in the year 1948.
Currently Law School Admission Council (LSAC) administers the LSAT four times per year: June, September/ October, December and February. The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is a non – profit organization and includes more than 200 law schools throughout the united states, Canada and Australia. Its headquarters are in Newtown, Buck County, Pennsylvania. The main purpose of LSAC is to facilitate the admission process for law schools and almostall law schools approved by the American Bar Association are LSAC members.
LSAT – India
LSAT – India exam started in the year 2009 only after establishment of Jindal Global Law School. In order to introduce a single common test for multiple law colleges O.P Jindal Global University and the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), USA came up with the current version of LSAT exam for Indian Law Schools through their Indian affiliate Pearson VUE.
In the inception year 2009, LSAT – India catered to one law school and a few hundred applicants. In a short period of 9 years it has now 85 Law colleges across the country accepting its score for admission.
LSAT India 2018 was conducted on May 20,2018, a law entrance exam conducted offline for admission to five years integrated undergraduate and two years’ postgraduate law programmes in over 85 law schools of India.
Test Pattern and Scoring
The LSAT – India is a test of reading and verbal reasoning skills designed by the USA based Law School Admission Council (LSAC). The LSAT – India tests the critical thinking skills in three different headings: logical reasoning, analytical reasoning and reading comprehension. As logical reasoning is a prerequisite of the legal profession there are two sections of logical reasoning and one section each of analytical and reading comprehension. There is no negative marking.
|Section||Number of Questions||Timing|
|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 LSAT scores are calculated on percentile basis wherein the performance of each candidate is compared with that of others within his or her group (Five Years Integrated LLB programme or LLM programme). The score of one candidate who has appeared for Five Years Integrated LLB programme cannot be compared with the score of a candidate who has appeared for LLM programme.
Method of Checking LSAT – India Score
Pearson Vueannounced the LSAT India 2018 result on 4th June, 2018. The result of LSAT India 2018 was declared in an online mode.
Candidates can check their LSAT score by logging in the e-mail address which they must have provided during the registration process for LSAT – India. The Submission of a valid and operating email id thus becomes a mandatory requirement while registering for LSAT- India.