LSAT 2020 – Exam Date, Eligibility, Applications, Preparations…

LSAT 2020 exam marking
LSAT 2020 exam marking

LSAT 2020 or Law School Admission Test is a national level entrance exam organized by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) annually for providing admissions to various under graduate, post graduate and integrated law courses in the law colleges of the country. Admission to these law courses would be based on LSAT scores.

LSAT 2020 Application Form has been made available on 6th December 2019. The revised date of Examination is 17th May 2020

LSAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The applicants for LSAT 2020 can check the eligibility criteria given in the following table.

Course Eligibility Criteria
Five-year integrated LLB course Candidates should have passed class 12th from a recognised Board or University with a minimum of 45% marks.
Three-year LLB course Candidates holding a bachelor degree in any stream from a recognised university/ college with a minimum of 45% marks.
LLM Course Candidates holding a degree in law i.e. LLB degree from a recognised university/ college with a minimum aggregate of 45% marks.

There is no age limit for applying. However, the candidates must check the minimum age limit prescribed by the individual colleges.

LSAT 2020 Highlights

Exam Name Law School Admission Test – India
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Mode Offline
Exam Duration 2 hours 20 minutes
Accepting Colleges 53 colleges
Official Website

Important dates for LSAT 2020 India exam are given in the following table.

Events Dates Notes 
Starting of LSAT India online registration 06-Dec-2019
Last date to apply 01-May-2020 Candidates can fill and submit the application form in all respect including fee payment before the extended last date of application, earlier it was available till 14-Apr-2020. 
Availability of admit card 20th to  30th April 2020 Candidates who have successfully submitted the application form can download the admit card for LSAT India. 
LSAT India 2020 exam date 17-May-2020 LSAC will now conduct LSAT India 2020 on the revised exam date in more than 23 test cities across India in pen-paper based test mode. 
Result announcement May 29, 2020 The result will be announced on the official website and candidates can log in with their email ID and password to download scorecards. 
Counselling Process June –July 2020 The candidates should bring the required documents to the Counselling sessions.

LSAT 2020 Application Form

Applicants can apply online at the official website of LSAT India. The application process is inclusive of online registration, filling up the application form, uploading of scanned documents, fee payment procedure and submitting of forms. If a candidate submits multiple application forms, they will be rejected.

Candidates are required to fill all the necessary details like name, email id, etc. and submit them. Candidates should verify their email id on clicking the verification link.

Candidates should login and complete their application form by filling their personal, educational and contact details.

The Application fee of Rs.3800 for all the candidates can be paid via debit/credit card.  No payment through demand draft is accepted.

After making the payment of the application fee, the students must take print out of the proof of the payment for further use.

Candidates should check their form and if there is any mistake, they must correct it before submitting the application form.

The examination is conducted in pen and paper-based test mode. The candidates must carry their admit card to the allotted exam centres.

 They can download the scorecard from the official website of LSAT only.The final admission process will be at college level.

LSAT 2020 Admit Card

The LSAT Admit Cards will be released in the month of April 2020. The Admit card can be obtained by downloading. They need to enter their login id and password for viewing and downloading of Admit Card.

LSAT 2020 Important Dates

Events Dates  
Starting of LSAT India online registration 06-Dec-2019 LSAC has started accepting the online application forms for LSAT India 2020 on website.
Availability of LSAT India 2020 application form 01-Jan-2020 LSAT India 2020 application process was affected by technical glitches and candidates were not able to obtain the online application form. However, the LSAC Global council has corrected the issue. 
Last date to apply 01-May-2020 Candidates can now fill and submit the application forms in all respect including fee payment before the extended last date of application. Earlier it was available till 14-Apr-2020. 
Availability of admit card 20th to 30th April 2020 Candidates who have successfully submitted the application form can download the admit card for LSAT India. 
LSAT India 2020 exam date 17-May-2020 LSAC will now conduct LSAT India 2020 on the revised exam date in more than 23 test cities across India in pen-paper based test mode. 
Result announcements May 29, 2020 The results will be announced on the official website and candidates can log in with their email ID and password to download scorecards. 

How to Download the LSAT Admit Card?

All applicants can download their LSAT Admit card by visiting the official website at

Press the Download Admit card tab and enter your login details like email and password. Upon login, the admit card will be displayed on your screen.

It is advised to cross check and verify the entered details before proceeding to Download. Take printouts of LSAT 2020 Admit Card and keep it safe for the counselling process.

What all Details Should be present?

  • Candidate’s name, photograph and signature
  • Unique Identification Number or Registration Number 
  • Course applied for. 
  • Exam schedule including date and timings 
  • Test centre as allotted with name, location and reporting time 
  • Exam day guidelines to be followed by candidates

In case of any discrepancy in the Admit Card, the candidate should contact the help desk t the email

LSAT 2020 Entrance Exam Results

The final scorecard of LSAT 2020 willbe available only for two months after the declaration of results. The LSAT 2020 schedule of results announced:

            Events LSAT India 2020 Dates
LSAT India 2020 exam date 17-May-2020
Declaration of LSAT India 2020 results and scorecards 29-May-2020
Last date of download scorecards  29-Jul-2020 (Tentatively)

Check your LSAT Exam results

Login to the official website of LSAT India at

Press Download Scorecard button. A new login window opens. Enter your login id and password. Proceed to Login/View Result/Scorecard. The resultswith all important information is shown in the scorecard.

Check your Results and click on Download Scorecard tab. Save it and take printouts as necessary.

LSAT 2020 Details of the Result will include Name, Roll Number, photograph of the candidate, scores obtained by the candidate on a scale of 420-480 and percentile obtained by the candidate. 

LSAT 2020 Exam Pattern

Features  Details 
Exam mode Offline mode as pen-paper based test
Exam duration  2 hours and 20 minutes with 35 minutes for each Section
Test Language  English only
Type of questions Objective-type questions with multiple choice.
Sections  Four Sections:  Analytical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Logical reasoning-1  and Logical reasoning-2
Total questions 115
Marking Scheme 1 mark for each right answer with  no negative marking for incorrect answer

LSAT 2020 Exam Pattern Weightage

The LSAT 2020 exam pattern has been updated with new subject wise weightage for questions framed:

Sections of LSAT India paper Question per section Time allotted per section
Analytical Reasoning 23 35 minutes
Logical Reasoning – 1 22 35 minutes
Logical Reasoning – 2 23 35 minutes
Reading Comprehension 24 35 minutes
Variable 23 35 minutes
Total 115 2 hours 55 minutes

Kindly Note: All candidates have to attempt each section of questions within the time limit.

 LSAT 2020 Exam Syllabus Pattern

The section wise distribution is illustrated below:

Subjects Topics
Analytical Reasoning The section is based on the structure of relationships with logical conclusions, relationships based on things, persons or events, statements and conclusions, and some legal statements and relationship-based problems.
Logical Reasoning 1 & 2 The sections assess candidates’ ability to analyse, critically evaluate, and complete arguments through logical reasoning questions based on passages (comprehension or legal).  The type of questions will be of statement-conclusions, reasoning by analogy, determining how additional evidence affects an argument, applying principles or rules, and identifying argument flaws.
Reading Comprehension The section carries questions to assess candidates’ reading and interpretation skills based on four sets of reading questions, each consisting of a selection of reading material, followed by four to nine questions that test reading skills and reasoning abilities. Some Topics for testing comprehension skills as  mentioned by the Authority include Sociology, Technology, Law, Economics, Business, Psychology, Philosophy etc.

Break down of LSAT Exam Pattern & Syllabus

LSAT India Test Features  Exam Pattern Details 
Exam mode Pen-paper based test
Exam duration  2 hours and 55 minutes
Test Language  English only
Type of questions Objective-type questions 
Sections  Five subjects based on three subjects
Sectional weightage 23 questions each for Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning 2 and Variable section 22 questions for Logical Reasoning 1 24 questions for Reading Comprehension
Total questions 115 Questions
Total marks  On a scale of 420-480 

Subject Wise Preparations for LSAT 2020

Reading Comprehension – The section will carry 24 questions to be completed in 35 minutes. The candidates should enhance their reading skills. Few tips to prepare the section are: 

  • Read books, novels, and blogs to increase reading speed 
  • Spend time in understanding the correct meaning of sentences 
  • Improve vocabulary with help of podcasts, videos and even word games 
  • Limit the time consumed in solving passage-based questions

Logical Reasoning – There will be two sections of Logical Reasoning i.e LR 1 & 2 which totals the number of questions to 45 out of total 115. Therefore, making it the major section of the LSAT India exam. Candidates should prepare the section as under:

  • Understand the questions before reaching conclusions 
  • Clear concepts and learn tricks to solve the questions based on patterns, arrangements and sequencing 
  • Improve vocabulary to deal with ‘wordy sentences’ 

Analytical Reasoning – The section will carry 23 questions to be attempted in 35 minutes. Therefore, candidates should improve their speed and accuracy to attempt the section. The questions will be based on charts, graphs and data and require candidates to analyse it to reach the correct answers. 

  • To be quick in data analysis, candidates should practice mental calculations 
  • Learn to identify the type of question before attempting
  • Don’t stop practising the mock test papers 

LSAT 2020 Exam Day Guidelines

1. The candidate should reach the allotted test centres for LSAT India at least an hour before the exam timings so as to avoid the last-minute rush

2. Please carry any one of the documents listed below along with the admit card in original as well as photocopies: 

  • UIDAI / Aadhaar Card (card is valid and not the Aadhaar enrolment slip)
  • Passport
  • Election Card / Voter ID
  • PAN Card
  • Driver’s License
  • Reserved category certificate with photograph
  • School/ College/ University ID proof with photograph 
  • Employee ID with photograph and signature of the candidate
  • Class 12th or University Hall Ticket with a photograph

3. You should carry your own stationery items such as two HB pencils, eraser and sharpener. 

4. Mobile phones, headphones, calculators etc. are not permitted.

5. The instructions of the exam invigilator may be strictly followed to avoid being banned due to misconduct. 

LSAT 2020 Entrance Exam Preparation

A stepwise preparation plan for clearing the LSAT 2020 Entrance exam is suggested below:

It is necessary to understand and know the exam pattern along with the syllabus of LSAT 2020.  The students have to make a timetable for studying different topics at suitable times. It is advisable to make a preparation strategy for the entrance exam.

As a prospective candidate for LSAT 2020, you should look forward by clearing your basics and concentrating more on the revised topics. Advance to the tough topics gradually keeping in mind the time limit at hand.

Studying with reference books and numerous study materials makes an applicant well qualified and confident for the entrance exam. It is always recommended that one should practise previous years’ question papers and mock test to get a clear picture of the exam pattern, questions, time limits and accuracy.

Revise and practise the topics that are tough and need repeated study. Try solving the question paper first at your time limit and then proceed to the time limit of the mock tests.


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