Law School Admission TestÂ or LSAT is a standardized test conducted by Law School Admission council four times an year at designated centers across the world and is required for admission to all American Bar Council approved law schools, most Canadian law schools and many non-ABA approved law schools.
The LSAT is designed to measure skills that are considered essential for success in law school: the reading and comprehension of complex texts with accuracy and insight; the organization and management of information and the ability to draw reasonable inferences from it; the ability to think critically; and the analysis and evaluation of the reasoning and arguments of others.
The test consists of five 35-minute sections of multiple-choice questions, in three different item types â€“ Reading Comprehension, Analytical Reasoning and Logical Reasoning. Four of the five sections contribute to the test takerâ€™s score. These sections include one reading comprehension section, one analytical reasoning section, and two logical reasoning sections. The non scored section, commonly referred to as the variable section, typically is used to pretest new test questions or to pre-equate new test forms. The placement of this section will vary. A 35-minute writing sample is administered at the end of the test. LSAC does not score the writing sample, but copies of the writing sample are sent to all law schools to which you apply.
No of Questions
Type of questions
26-28 questions, arranged into four sets, each containing a passage followed by 6-8 questions.
Approximately 24 questions, arranged in four sets of analytical problems or “setups” with 5-7 questions apiece
around 24-26 questions
around 24-26 questions
Variable/Non scored Section
The students have an option of registering online, through telephone or mail. The candidates can register online atÂ https://os.lsac.org/Â The registration fee for LSAT is 127 US$. In addition the students are required to pay 25 US$ if they wish to receive hardcopy of scores.
The LSAT is scored on a scale from 120 to 180, with 180 being the highest possible score. The writing test is not scored by LSAC.
Those registering online receive their scores via email 3 weeks after taking the test. The score reports are mailed 4 weeks after the test. Additional score reports cost 12 US$ per recipient.
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