Paper Pattern for LSAT 2016

Published On: 24 Feb 2012

 | Last Updated On: 10 Nov 2015

LSATLaw School Admission Test (LSAT 2016) is a standardized test of reading and verbal reasoning skills designed by the USA-based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for use by law schools in India. The LSAT—India is patterned after the world-renowned LSAT®. It is developed by testing professionals with advanced degrees in psychometrics, English, linguistics, and logic.

Paper Pattern for LSAT 2016:

  • 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.

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 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. The LSAT—India is a paper-and-pencil test. All questions are in a multiple-choice format, some with four answer choices and others with five. Answers are collected on a scannable answer sheet.

There is no substantial break between any sections of the test. Invigilators carefully time each section using countdown timers provided by LSAC, allowing 35 minutes for each of the four 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.

For more information about LSAT 2016, please visit here.

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