From A To Z About LSAT : Law School Admission Test Complete Guide

LSAT ( Law School Admission Test) is important for students who aim to pursue law abroad. It is conducted by Law School Admission Council (LSAC) at 750 published centres worldwide.

Why take LSAT?

  1. It is a world-wide entrance level examination which is organized to offer admission to various law college.
  2. Students who want to pursue law programme in United States, Canada and Australia will have to clear the LSAT test.
  3. It is a mandatory test to get admission into ABA

( American Bar Association) approved law schools, most of the law schools in Canada and also other law schools.

  1. This test examines the students verbal reasoning skills and reading.
  2. Some law school place an immense amount of weight in LSAT than any other entrance tests.

Exam information

Test Pattern

Different entrance tests have different question pattern, so knowing the test pattern is very important because, through it, students can prepare accordingly.

  1. LSAT is a 101- question test and is divided into 5 sections and the total time of the test is 4 hours and 25 minutes, where each section is allotted a total time of 35 minutes. There is also one- 25-minute essay.
  2. Four sections are scored and the fifth section and essay question are not scored.
  3. The logical reasoning section examines a students ability to analyze, understand, criticize and complete a variety of arguments. The analytical reasoning section evaluates a student’s ability to understand relationships and to draw logical conclusions out of it. Reading comprehension section examines a student’s ability to understand complex material.
  4. The first section, i.e., logical reasoning- 1 and second section, i.e., logical reasoning- 2 is divided into a 24-25 argument based multiple choice questions.
  5. The third section is analytical reasoning ( Logic games) which is divided into 22-23 multiple-choice based logical games passages.
  6. The fourth section is reading comprehension which is divided into 25-28 passage based multiple choice questions.
  7. The fifth section is experimental section and consists of 22-28 questions. The question type in this section is logical games, logical reasoning or reading comprehension section.
  8. After the fifth section, students are required to write an essay.

Eligibility

Being eligible is very important for a candidate and this is the basic step to be looked out by a student when he/she is thinking to appear for LSAT.

There is said to be no eligibility criteria for LSAT laid down by LSAC but the students will have to adhere to the eligibility requirements of the many law schools which they would be applying to.  

Key highlights

  1. Many of the law schools prefer that the LSAT should be taken by December so that the admission can take place in the following fall. But the best time to take the test is in June or September.
  2. No negative marking is allotted for the incorrect answer.
  3. LSAC makes many study materials available which will help the students prepare for LSAT.
  4. The material will make sure that the students are familiar with the test pattern and other important aspects.
  1. It is a world-wide entrance level examination which is organized to offer admission to various law college.
  2. Students who want to pursue law programme in United States, Canada and Australia will have to clear the LSAT test.
  3. It is a mandatory test to get admission into ABA

( American Bar Association) approved law schools, most of the law schools in Canada and also other law schools.

  1. This test examines the students verbal reasoning skills and reading.
  2. Some law school place an immense amount of weight in LSAT than any other entrance tests.

Now let’s look into the most important part of the entrance test which will make sure that the students will get an in-depth detail on the crux of the information.

  1. It is a half-day standardized and skill based and paper-based test.
  2. It consists of multiple choice questions.
  3. The test is conducted 4 times a year i.e., in June, September/October, December and February, worldwide.
  4. LSAT is mostly conducted on a Saturday, except in June when it is conducted on a Monday.  
  5. The test is divided into, i.e., logical reasoning, analytical reasoning and reading comprehension.
  6. The registration fee for LSAT is $180 ( INR 11500 )

The LSAT scores are converted into a scale that ranges from 120-180, that has an average score of 150. The scoring is done through the statistical equation. The percentile ranking is also received with the LSAT scores.

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