What is LSAT: Law School aspirants must know it all!

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Piyush Kohli
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Updated on Apr 11, 2020 18:08 IST

What is LSAT       Law School aspirants must know it all!

LSAT is a standardized paper-based test you’ll need to take and pass to get yourself into most law schools, globally. It is currently only offered as a paper-based test. In the US, around 202 law schools accept LSAT score, 17 in Canada and many in Armenia, Australia, China, Hungary and India. Currently, the basic fee for taking the LSAT is $160. In addition, most law schools require that applicants use the LSAC's Credential Assembly Service (CAS), which costs an additional $155.  CAS will create a report that summarizes your LSAT scores, academic record, letters of recommendation and professional record, and send the report to the law schools you apply to. Below is the basic information about LSAT.

What is LSAT Score

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Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test which is required for admission to all law schools that are members of the Law School Admission Council.

The test consists of five 35-minute sections of multiple-choice questions. Four of the five sections contribute to your score. The unscored section is called a variable section and is used to pretest new test questions. The essay is also unscored but copies of it will be sent to all law schools to which you apply

LSAT measures skills that are considered important for success in law school:

  1. Reading and understanding of complex texts with accuracy
  2. Ability to assess information and drawing reasonable inferences from it
  3. Critical thinking
  4. Analysis and evaluation of the reasoning and arguments of others

When to register for LSAT

Candidates can register for LSAT—India through Online mode or by sending a Demand Draft.

  • Registration Window (Online Payments) - 12th Nov 2013 to 30th Apr 2014
  • Registration Window (Demand Draft Payments) - 12th Nov 2013 to 28th Apr 2014
  • Admit Card Release - 8th May 2014 to 18th May 2014
  • LSAT—India Test Date - 18th May 2014
  • Declaration of Results - 14th Jun 2014

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LSAT Test Centres in India

The LSAT—India 2014 test will be conducted in the following cities:

  • North: Chandigarh, Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow 
  • South: Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi 
  • West: Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Mumbai, Nagpur
  • East: Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi

LSAT Format


Question Type




 Logical Reasoning #1

Argument-based multiple choice



 35 mins

 Logical Reasoning #2

Argument-based multiple choice



 35 mins

 Analytical Reasoning (Logic Games)

Multiple-choice based on Logic Games passages



 35 mins

 Reading Comprehension

Passage-based multiple-choice



 35 mins

 Experimental section

Logical Reasoning, Logic Games, or Reading Comprehension section



 35 mins


Essay writing


 One Essay

 35 mins

Total Time (with breaks)


3.5 hours (approx.)

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