The Law School Admission Test (LSAT 2020) is a standardized test for reading and verbal reasoning skills designed by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). Through this test, candidates get the opportunity of enrolling in the law courses in India as well as Abroad. In India, this test is held on an annual basis. The test will most probably be conducted in the month of May 2020. Candidates need to study hard for the test to obtain great scores. Aspirants can go through this article for more details on the LSAT 2020 examination.
Important Dates for LSAT 2020
The tentative dates for the LSAT 2020 exam are given below-
|Online registration begins||1st week of October 2019|
|Last date to register online||1st week of May 2020|
|Admit card availability||2nd to 3rd week of May 2020|
|LSAT exam||3rd week of May 2020|
|Result announcement||2nd week of June 2020|
Note: The schedule will be updated once the official announcement is made by the authority.
LSAT 2020 Exam Pattern
Candidates can note down the exam pattern for the LSAT for their quick reference-
- Exam Mode: Pen and Paper mode
- Duration: 2 Hours 20 Minutes
- Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions
- Marking Scheme: 1 mark will be given for right answer
- Negative Marking: No negative marking is applicable
|Sections||No. of Questions (approx)|
|First Logical Reasoning||24|
|Second Logical Reasoning||24|
The syllabus for LSAT 2020 is given below-
Reading Comprehension: This section assesses the ability of a candidate to read and understanding, examples of lengthy and complex materials similar to those commonly encountered in law school. It contains four sets of reading questions, each consisting of a selection of reading material, followed by four to nine questions that test reading and reasoning abilities.
Analytical Reasoning: This section measures the candidate’s ability to understand a structure of relationships and to draw logical conclusions. It will also include questions on deduction from a set of statements and rules or principles that describe relationships among persons, things, or events.
Logical Reasoning: This section assesses the ability of a candidate to analyze, critically evaluate, and complete arguments as they occur in ordinary language. Candidates will be asked to comprehend a short passage, and then answer a question about it. The questions are designed to assess a wide range of skills involved in thinking critically, with an emphasis on skills that are central to legal reasoning.
Here are some of the books with the help of which candidates succeed in cracking the exam-
- Kaplan LSAT
- LSAT Reading Comprehension Bible by David M. Killoran and Steven G. Stein
- LSAT logic Flashcards by McGraw Hills
- Baron’s LSAT
Preparation Tips for LSAT 2020
Candidates can follow these preparation strategies to fetch good marks in the LSAT examination-
- Go through the syllabus first. List down the important topics.
- Collect the reliable study material.
- Make a timetable according to your learning capacity and stick to it.
- Update yourself with the current affairs (International + National level).
- Participate in group discussions to get a viewpoint on a matter.
- Take the help of YouTube for lectures on reasoning for LSAT.
LSAT 2020 Application Form
Applicants can register themselves for the exam by logging on to https://lsat.fdshive.com/. On completing the registration, candidates will get a unique registration number which they need to mention while submitting the application form to the associated colleges. Candidates need to download the application form from the website of the associated colleges. The particulars mentioned in the application form must be filled very carefully. After filling the form, candidates need to pay the application fee for the exam and submit the form to the associate colleges.
Applicants must pay the registration fee of Rs. 3800/- via credit card or debit card. The fee stated here is non-refundable.
Eligibility Criteria for LSAT 2020
The eligibility criteria vary from college to college. Therefore, candidates should visit the website of the colleges associated with the LSAC. Given below are the basic eligibility criteria that a candidate must fulfill in order to appear for the test-
For B.A LLB: Candidates should have passed class 12th from a recognized board and have scored minimum 45% marks.
For LLB: Candidates should have obtained a bachelor’s degree with minimum 45% marks from a recognized university.
For LLM: Candidates should have done 3 year LLB course from a recognized university with at least 45% marks. Those appearing in the final year of LLB can also apply for the test.
Ph.D law: Candidates should hold the masters degree in law with minimum 50% marks.
LSAT 2020 Admit Card
Candidates can get the admit card from 2nd to 3rd week of May 2020. It is mandatory for all the candidates to carry the admit card to the exam hall without which they won’t be given the entry to the hall. The admit card should be kept safe and must not be damaged/mutilated under any circumstances.
The authority will announce the result for the LSAT 2020 on the official website. The candidates can download their scorecard from the website. The LSAT scorecard includes details like current score, percentile rank, average score, results of all tests up to 12 and score band. The candidates who will qualify the exam can participate in the admission process. The admission procedure will be different for different colleges.