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LSAC Announces Expanded LSAT Schedule

Last Updated - September 06, 2017

Law School Admission Council (LSAC) announced that they have decided to expand their testing schedule, LSAC will increase testing dates of LSAT from four times a year to six times a year.

  • Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a standardized test conducted 4 times each year (6 starting in 2018-2019) at designated testing centers throughout the world.
  • LSAT is designed to assess reading comprehension, logical] and verbal reasoning abilities of aspirants. 
  • LSAT has five sections: four scored multiple choice sections, an unscored experimental section, and an unscored writing section.
  • Original LSAT scores are converted to a scaled score with a highest of 180 and a low of 120, and a median score around 150.

When an applicant applies to a law school all scores from the past five years are reported, though, depending on the school, the highest score or an average score may be used. LSAT is one of the most important tests of the law school admission process in the United States, Canada (Common Law programs only), Australia, and a growing number of other countries.

The change in testing students will benefit both the law aspirants, who will now have more options and law schools, whose application cycles have shifted in recent years.

Dean Susan L. Krinsky, chairman of LSAC’s Board of Trustees said The additional test dates are an important part of LSAC’s continuing efforts to reduce barriers to entry into legal education, LSAT has always been the most valid, reliable, and widely used test in law school admissions. It is the best test for predicting success in law school, and therefore LSAC constantly explores ways to improve its delivery. We will continue to look for innovative ways to enhance access and diversity in legal education while ensuring the quality of both the LSAT and all the services we offer.

LSAT 2017 Registration (Global)

Aspirants can fill the application form for LSAT via online mode only. Aspirants have to visit the official website of LSAT to get registered. The law entrance exam will be conducted by Law School Admission Council (LSAC) six times during the year 2018-19, starting from June 2019.

Before applying for LSAT, the aspirant must make sure that they fulfill all LSAT eligibility norms. Eligibility criteria of LSAT India will differ for different countries.

Steps are given below for details regarding the LSAT Application procedure –

  • Applicants will have to register online for the test by entering their email ID, name and set a password to create LSAT registration ID and password.
  • After the successful registration, applicants will receive a confirmation email on their registered email address.
  • Applicants can now log in with LSAT Registration ID and Password to access the application form.
  • LSAT Application Form has six tabs, which are Personal Information, Address Information, Program Preferences, Educational Qualification, Additional Information and Terms and Conditions.
  • In the Personal Information tab, applicants are required to fill in their personal details such as the name, gender, date of birth, address details, category, and nationality, upload signature and a photograph and some other details.
  • After filling in the details, click on the Submit Application tab.
  • After submission of the personal details, Applicants will be required to fill in their address information. Applicant’s phone & mobile number, communication details, and permanent address must filled-in here.
  • Once applicants are done filling in their address information, then click on Submit.
  • In the Programme preferences, applicants must choose the law program he/she want to apply for along with the exam center and the associated college where they want to take admission.
  • After selecting their preferred programs, applicants will be required to fill in the Education Qualification tab.
  • Applicants have to enter their complete academic profile i.e. high schools, senior secondary details and also graduation (for 3-year LLB and LLM programs).
  • After entering the academic profile, applicants will be redirected to fill in the additional information tab.
  • In this tab, applicants are required to enter their Parents’ name, occupation, designation, phone & mobile number and email address.
  • The last tab of the LSAT Application Form is “Terms and Conditions”.
  • Applicants must read carefully the terms and conditions before the final submission. If the candidates agree with the Terms and Conditions, the candidates can click on the check box provided regarding the Terms and Conditions of the test.

After agreeing to the Terms and conditions, candidates are required to pay the application fee via the given payment option to successfully finish LSAT Application Process.

LSAT Exam Pattern

LSAT Exam Pattern in India is a Pencil & paper based test. The question paper will contain 92-100 questions divided into five sections: Reading Comprehension, Analytical Reasoning, and Logical Reasoning I and II.

All the questions are of multiple objective types. Some questions may have 4 options others may have 5. Each section has to be completed in 35 minutes only. The total time duration will be of 2 hours 20 minutes. There is no marks allotment scheme for the correct answer and no mark will be deducted for the wrong answer. The score calculation is done on the percentile basis.

LSAT exam pattern will be announced in the month of September 2018 and the details in the exam pattern include:

  • Total number of questions
  • Marks
  • Subject-wise distribution of questions besides marking scheme
  • Timing
  • List of exam centers

About LSAT and LSAC

Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is conducted worldwide for admission into law schools. LSAT is managed by Law School Admission Council (LSAC). LSAT is conducted across 60+ countries. Through this exam, candidates are shortlisted for admissions in undergraduate and postgraduate law courses offered in multiple law colleges all over the world.

LSAT Exam is conducted four times a year (June, September/October, December, and February). From Mid-2018, it is going to be conducted six times a year for all.

It is conducted four times a year (6 starting in 2018-2019) in the designated test centers throughout the world.

There are approximately 10 test centers in each country; all test centers are located in top cities or states.

222 law schools are considering LSAT test for admission to law programs.

60,000 applicants are asked for admission to the law programs across the globe.

Some law schools prefer students who take LSAT exam in December session so that they can join the law school in the next fall.

Taking LSAT exam in the month of June or September/October is often advised. 

LSAT India

LSAT India is  a standardized test of reading and verbal reasoning skills designed by the Law School Admission Council(LSAC), USA. The test is conducted to shortlist aspirants for admission in undergraduate and postgraduate level law programs in various law schools in India.

LSAT India is a paper-and-pencil test with four sections. All the questions are of multiple objective types. Some questions may have 4 options others may have 5. Each section has to be completed in 35 minutes only. The total duration of the test is 140 minutes.

LSAT India Application process can be completed through online mode only. LSAT India Registration Fee is INR 3800

Know More About LSAT India Application Form

LSAT India 2017 was conducted across 20 test cities in India. The number of colleges accepting LSAT India was limited to 50 till 2014. In 2015, 10 colleges were added to the list and in 2016, this number was further increased to 74. On the basis of LSAT India 2017 scores, more than 76 colleges offered admission to aspirants in under-graduate as well as post-graduate law programs.



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