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Education in India

Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a standardized test that is a pre-requisite for admission to law schools in US and Canada. It provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants. LSAT is designed to measure skills considered essential for success in law school. It is administered by the LSAC (Law School Admissions Council) and can be administered four times a year at various locations around the world.

All students who are interested to seek admission in Law Schools in USA are required to appear for the LSAT test.

Contents of the test:
The LSAT consists of five 35-minute multiple-choice sections. The sections include:

  • Reading Comprehension:

    It contains four passages of about 400 to 600 words with 5 to 8 questions per passage. The passage is related to the field of science, philosophy, economy, history, law etc., but the questions are required to be answered from actual passages given only and not from any specific knowledge of a subject.

  • Analytical Reasoning:

    In this section four sets of conditions, statements, or rules are given. Each set is followed by 4 to 7 questions for a total of 22 to 24 questions.

  • Logical Reasoning:

    It comprises of two sections that includes short passages, statements, arguments, or discussion, followed by 1 or 2 questions. Each section contains between 24 to 26 questions. The students with good reading and reasoning skills score good marks.

  • Objective portion:

    This test ranges from 120 to 180 and the writing samples are sent to law schools of choice for evaluation.

After the multiple-choice sections a 30-minute unscored essay is required to be written. A copy of this essay is sent to law school to which the student is seeking admission and is used as a tie-breaker between two applicants, as a measure for admittance in the school.


The LSAT is offered several times a year. Registration for the test can be done Online/by Phone/by Mail. For the up-to-date LSAT registration information, the candidate needs to refer to the site: www.LSAC.org


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