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LSAT: A COMPLETE GUIDE

-Soumya Sahu


The Law School Admission Test or LSAT, as it is popularly known, is a standardised test conducted by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) to assess the readiness of a prospective law candidate. The test is an integral part of the admission process into law schools of the USA and Canada but is steadily gaining popularity in several other countries, including India.


The test is conducted twice a year in the months of January and June. The application fee for the exam is $215. A candidate has to pass their 12th grade or an equivalent examination from a recognised board with an aggregate of 45% to be eligible for the LSAT exam, apart from meeting the eligibility criteria of the course as prescribed by the law school.


The LSAT is comprised of 5 multiple choice sections which are:-


  • LOGICAL REASONING

It consists of about 24-26 questions and a time limit of 35 minutes. It tests the ability of analysis and evaluation of a candidate alongside application of practical logic.


  • ANALYTICAL REASONING

It is a 35 minute section with about 4-7 questions which examines a student's ability to determine relationships and analyse complex situations and draw conclusions amidst a set of given rules.


  • READING COMPREHENSION

This section puts the ability of a candidate to draw inference based on a text to test. Determination and understanding of the main ideas, moods and information of a context forms the main element of this section. It is yet another 35 minute section which consists of 27 questions.


  • VARIABLE SECTION

It is a 35 minute, unscored experimental section which can be arguments, logic or reading comprehension.


  • WRITING SAMPLE

It is an unscored section of 35 minutes that tests a candidate on the basis of expressing an idea in a written format in the English language. Even though it is an unscored section, it is sent to all the schools that a student applies to.


To ace the LSAT exam, one has to comprehend complex texts with clarity and accuracy, draw practical inferences and analyse situations critically. If you prepare well enough, you can most definitely crack the exam with flying colours.


All the best!




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