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One important way to prepare for the LSAT—India is to simulate the day of the test by taking a practice test under actual time constraints. Taking a practice test under timed conditions helps you to estimate the amount of time you can afford to spend on each question in a section and to determine the question types on which you may need additional practice.
LSAT India Sample Papers
Since the LSAT—India is a timed test, it is important to use your allotted time wisely. During the test, you may work only on the section designated by the test supervisor. You cannot devote extra time to a difﬁcult section and make up that time on a section you ﬁnd easier. In pacing yourself, and checking your answers, you should think of each section of the test as a separate minitest.
Be sure that you answer every question on the test. When you do not know the correct answer to a question, ﬁrst eliminate the responses that you know are incorrect, then make your best guess among the remaining choices. Do not be afraid to guess, as there is no penalty for incorrect answers.
Students can download official sample papers from pearsonvue india website for links given below.
- LSAT India Sample Paper 1
- LSAT India Sample Paper 2
- LSAT India Sample Paper 3
- LSAT India Sample Paper 4
The multiple-choice questions that make up the LSAT— India reflect a broad range of academic disciplines and are intended to give no advantage to candidates from a particular academic background. The LSAT—India does not include questions requiring the mastery of any specific discipline or set of facts. For example, it does not test a candidate’s knowledge of history, political theory, or even general knowledge. Rather, it is a test of important criticalthinking skills that a student has acquired over his or her educational lifetime. Thus, the LSAT—India is different from other legal-education admission tests used in India. It measures a different set of skills and, even for those admission tests that do partially address critical thinking, it measures those skills in different ways.
The four sections of the test contain three different question types. The following material presents a general discussion of the nature of each question type and some strategies that can be used in answering them.
Credit is given for each question a test taker answers correctly, and all questions count equally. There is no negative marking or penalty for guessing, so a candidate should answer each and every question. Test scores are reported on a percentile basis, comparing each candidate’s performance to that of the others within his or her candidate group (Five-Year Integrated LL.B. Programme or Two-Year LL.M./ Three-Year LL.B. Programme). Scores for one candidate group cannot be compared to those for the other candidate group since they are based on group performance. So, for example, an undergraduate candidate earning an LSAT—India score of 82.5 has performed better on the test than 82.5 percent of the total undergraduate candidate pool. This score does not indicate what the candidate’s standing would be within the post-undergraduate candidate pool. Note also that this score does not mean that the candidate answered 82.5 percent of the LSAT—India questions correctly. Thus, LSAT—India scores tell law schools the relative strength of the critical-thinking skills measured by the test for each candidate in comparison to the others in his or her candidate pool.
Official LSAT—India Test Taking Tips
The most important test‐taking tip is that prior to sitting for the exam, you should spend as much time as possible becoming familiar with the test pattern, which includes the question types and test timing, by taking advantage of the test preparation materials available on this website. There is no substitute for PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. This should help you to experience no surprises during the exam and enhance your confidence so that you can do your best.
We recommend that you work with the free sample questions and the PrepTests in three steps:
- 1st, practice answering questions and sets of questions with no time limits using the free sample questions and PrepTest No. 1.
- 2nd, practice answering all of the questions in a section with strict adherence to the sectional time limit (35 minutes) using PrepTest No. 2.
- 3rd, practice taking two entire tests with strict adherence to the time limits and other simulated testing conditions explained on page 4 of the PrepTests using PrepTest No. 3 and PrepTest No. 4.
In working with the free sample questions and the PrepTests available on this website, always review the questions you answered incorrectly and try to see why the credited response is the correct answer.
You should spend as much time as possible preparing for each of the three question types— Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension. However, be aware that two of the four sections on the test are Logical Reasoning sections.
Since the LSAT—India measures critical thinking skills, not mastery of any specific body of knowledge, cramming facts, mathematical formulae, and other general knowledge prior to the exam is not necessary and will be a waste of time.
All of the information that you will need to answer the questions is provided on the test papers. You just need to apply your reading and reasoning skills. Work within the context provided by the reading passage for a question. Answer each question on the basis of the information that is given, even if you do not agree with it. The questions do not involve any tricks or hidden meanings.
Always read all of the answer choices before selecting the best answer. The best answer choice is the one that most accurately and completely answers the question being posed. Rule out any clearly wrong answer choices before selecting the best answer.
Do not pick a response simply because it is a true statement. Although true, it may not answer the question posed.
Each section of the test is timed separately, with 35 minutes per section. Finishing a section can sometimes require strategizing. If you find that you are stuck on a question, move on to the next one and come back to the one you skipped at the end if there is time remaining for that section.
Be aware that sections are taken in the order that they appear in the test book. Candidates are allowed to work only in the section currently being timed by the invigilators. Candidates 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.
The test taking rules are strictly enforced. Please carefully follow your invigilator’s instructions and the instructions on the test paper and OMR answer sheet
Credit is given for each question a test taker answers correctly, and all questions count equally. You will not be disqualified for leaving questions or a section blank. However, there is no negative marking or penalty for guessing. So the best strategy is to answer each and every question; guess on those you can’t carefully consider.
Be your best on test day. Avoid unnecessary stress and arrive well rested.