What is LSAT (Law School Admission Test)?

 What is LSAT?

The LSAT (Law School Admission Test) is an essential part of admission to law school in the developed countries such as United States, Canada etc. The LSAT aims to test the skills required for success in the first year of law school. Those skills include reasoning, writing and reading comprehension.

The LSAT is administered in 2 sections or parts. The 1st section of the exam is a multiple-choice test consisting of analytical reasoning, logical reasoning  and reading comprehension questions. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic, the Law School Admission Council is offering multiple choice exams in the form of LSAT-Flex, which is prevalent online and remotely. The 2nd section of the exam is a written essay which is called LSAT writing. LSAT writing is monitor by online secure software that can be installed on an applicant's own laptop or computer; this test can be taken 8 days before the Multiple Choice Exam.

This is the only exam accepted by all ABA-accredited law schools and it helps applicants to determine which law school is best for them.


The LSAT exam comprises of the following types of questions:

1. Reading comprehension (Thrity five minutes multiple choice section)

2. Analytical Reasoning (Thrity five minutes multiple choice section (The Logic Games section)

3. Logical Reasoning (2 Thrity five minutes multiple choice sections)

4. Experimental section (more than one multiple-choice section of an additional 35 minutes, not scored)

5. Writing (a 35-minute segment; unlicensed but sent to law schools). LSAT writing test is taken separately from the home. You will need to install proctoring software on your home computer and take it within one year of your LSAT test date.


(Note: From May 2020, LSAC is now providing LSAT-Flex, a remote, practical examination until it can safely re-manage the individual exam. Only three sections in LSAT-Flex There are each of the following: reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning. The writing part is still necessary and administered individually.)


What is a good score?

LSAT scores range from 120 to 180. A high LSAT score is the ticket to get admission in the law of your choice and maybe also help in getting scholarship money). All law schools report their twenty fifth, fiftieth and seventy fifth percentile scores. To view the school's LSAT score range, visit the ABA Standard 509 Report. Remember that your LSAT score is very much important; it is not the only entry factor.

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