Paper Pattern for LSAT

Published On: 24 Feb 2012

 | Last Updated On: 19 Dec 2013

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) - India is designed by Law School Admission Council (LSAC), USA and is conducted by Pearson VUE. LSAC’s affiliate in India to admit candidates in the participating law colleges of India such as Amity Law School - Gurgaon, Jindal Global Law School - Sonipat (Haryana), K.L.E. Society’s Law College - Bangalore, School of Law, GITAM University - Visakhapatnam, School of Law, Sharda University - Greater Noida and many more.

The LSAT-India is a test of important critical-thinking skills that a student has acquired over his or her educational lifetime. It is background neutral, not memory based. That is, the LSAT-India does not include questions requiring the mastery of any specific discipline or set of facts, such as maths and general knowledge or current affairs.

Paper Pattern for LSAT Exam 2014 –

  • LSAT-India is a paper-and-pencil test with four sections.
  • All questions are in a multiple-choice format, some with four answer choices and others with five.
  • The duration of the test is 2 hours and 20 minutes.
  • Only correct answers contribute to a candidate's score.
  • There is no negative marking or penalty for guessing.
  • There is no substantial break between any sections of the test.


Number of Questions


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 sections on the LSAT-India may appear in any order but always consist of one Analytical Reasoning section, one Reading Comprehension section, and two Logical Reasoning sections.

  • Analytical Reasoning Questions: These questions measure the ability to understand a structure of relationships and to draw logical conclusions about that structure. The test taker is asked to reason deductively from a set of statements and rules or principles that describe relationships among persons, things, or events. Analytical reasoning questions reflect the kinds of complex analyses that a law student performs in the course of legal problem solving.
  • Logical Reasoning Questions: These questions assess the ability to analyze, critically evaluate, and complete arguments as they occur in ordinary language. Each logical reasoning question requires the test taker to read and comprehend a short passage, 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. These skills include drawing well-supported conclusions, reasoning by analogy, determining how additional evidence affects an argument, applying principles or rules, and identifying argument flaws.
  • Reading Comprehension Questions: These questions measure the ability to read, with understanding and insight, examples of lengthy and complex materials similar to those commonly encountered in law school. The reading comprehension section 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.

Invigilators carefully time each section using countdown timers provided by LSAC, allowing 35 minutes for each of the four sections. Invigilators give a 5-minute warning before calling time for a section. When the time is up, invigilators require candidates to stop work on the section, and begin work on the next section. During the test, candidates are allowed to work only in the section currently being timed. They 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.

For moreinformation about LSAT exam, please visit here.

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