How To Prepare For LSAT India
About LSAT India
LSAT India or Law School Admission Test is one of the biggest law entrance examinations of India. The test judges the candidate’s aptitude through his Reading Skills, Logical Reasoning, and Deductive Reasoning.
LSAT India 2020 is going to be India’s first Online Law Entrance Test which can be taken from the comfort of your home. The candidates can take the test from June 14 onwards.
The test will be administered by Pearson. Through a combination of AI and remote proctorship, it will be ensured that no student uses unfair means in the exam.
LSAT India mainly tests the aspirants on three fronts (Not subjects but categories)
- Analytical Reasoning: These questions test deductive reasoning skills by requiring you to deduce what could or must be the case about a certain scenario, based on some rules and conditions.
- Logical Reasoning: These questions evaluate your ability to understand, analyse, criticise, and complete a variety of arguments contained in short passages.
- Reading Comprehension: These questions measure your ability to read, with understanding and insight, examples of lengthy and complex materials similar to those commonly encountered in law colleges.
Pattern of LSAT India
The subjects of the paper along with the number of questions and duration is given below.
|Logical Reasoning 1||22||35|
|Logical Reasoning 2||23||35|
|Total||115||2 Hrs 55 Mins|
There is no negative marking in the paper.
Official Sample Paper and Explanations by LSAT IndiaSample_Questions_with_Explanations_LSAT-India
A simple reading of the sample paper gives us the following observations
- The test requires good reading skills to score well. Even sections other than reading comprehension require a considerable amount of reading.
- Questions are generally tough with the exception of a few and therefore try reaching to every question so that you do not invest all your time on tough questions and do not even get time to reach the easy ones.
- Since there is no negative marking, once you’re done with the questions you’re certain to get right, take an attempt on all the rest. You’re not losing out any marks, might as well score a few brownie points on a fluke.
Still, wondering about how to prepare for LSAT India?
The first thing one needs to know about the preparation of reading comprehension is that it needs time and practice. Not just the practise of solving questions but a habit of reading newspaper editorials and quality articles online as well as keeping an eye out to new words to brush their vocabulary.
- Start a habit of reading at least 10 pages a day. It can be news, sports, editorials or pages from a book. 10 quality pages of any literature in the English Language.
- Make sure you understand what you read. Skimming through a paragraph is good but you should be able to grasp the meaning of the text. If a few words confuse you, use the context of the paragraph to figure out their meaning.
- Read new words and use them in sentences (written and oral). This sounds like a cliche but this advice works, ask anyone who has done this for a month or more. Try doing this for 4 weeks religiously and you will spot the difference.
- Solve practice papers and mocks regularly. The key to scoring well in this section is to be able to solve questions quickly and correctly.
This section is one portion of the reasoning section of the exam. As the name suggests, the questions require you to analyse/deduce a given data/passage and then answer the questions that follow on the basis of your analysis/deduction.
- Any form of reasoning requires a disciplined regime of practice to master. Make a chart and write down 1-30. That is the number of practice sets that you should solve every two weeks of this section. Make sure you mention your marks beside the number.
Eg: If you scored 40% in the first test and then 60% in the fifth, mention that on the paper.
See yourself grow as you practice.
- Refer to the official sample paper guide to understand the type of questions that are asked in the exam. Do not confuse with analytical reasoning questions that are a part of other entrance tests. The level of difficulty is key in this section, do not prepare for an easier test or a much more difficult test. Make sure your preparation is according to the exam you are targetting.
- Read the given information with utmost sincerity, a second of distraction while reading the questions can affect your understanding and then cost you the questions. Be wary of such things in the final test and therefore practice concentration in your practice papers as well.
This is one of the most popular sections in law entrance examinations so when you think how to prepare for LSAT India Always think about scoring well in this section. Almost every law entrance test has this section. The main objective is to judge the aptitude of the aspirants.
This section tests your abilities of understanding, critical thinking and analysis.
- Read the questions well. Most of the times, the answer will jump out of your mind as soon as you finish reading the questions.
- In some questions like floor puzzles or blood relations etc, you might need to draw a diagram, ALWAYS DRAW A DIAGRAM. Do not depend on your imagination to reach a conclusion. Most of the times you will be missing a variable, therefore always draw a diagram.
- Practice at least 2 papers a day comprising of 10-20 questions. The key is to solve as many types of questions as possible so as to avoid a surprise in the exam. Every question that comes your way in the exam, you should have solved a similar one in your preparation. Remember how you solved it and then attempt the given questions.
See this video by Jindal Global Law School on LSAT India
If you’re wondering about books while thinking how to prepare for LSAT India, a few basic books are recommended by CLATalogue but this is not an exhaustive list. Consult your mentor/senior to recommend you more books and solve as many questions as possible.
- Official LSAT India Handbook
- Official LSAT India Superprep
- Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
- Logical Reasoning by R.S Agarwal
- English Language by Wren and Martin
- Casual reading books of your choice to enhance speed and understanding