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- What is LSAT
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is designed to know the basic skills necessary to do well in first year in law school. The students should have skill in comprehension, critical reading, analytical, and reasoning. The test is basically reasoning oriented and not content oriented. Regular admission tests are conducted nationwide four times each year
- Eligibility Criteria
All students who are interested to seek admission in Law Schools in USA are required to appear in the LSAT test. The test helps the admission officer to assess the student skill for the proposed field of their studies
- Test Details
The SAT is offered every year in October, November, December, January, March or April, May, and June The Education Testing Services offers the SAT dates seven times a year. Mostly the days of examination falls on Saturday. But, if, any student who cannot take the SAT on Saturday for religious reasons can appear in the test on following Sunday subject to produce a proof from clergyman on official letterhead explaining reasons that prevent the student to appear in the exam on Saturday. Accordingly, the registration form is needed to fill in special test center code i.e., 01000.
- Exam Structure
The LSAT consists of five 35-minute multiple-choice sections. The scores counted for four sections and one experimental section is repeat of other sections does not count towards scores. The students are required to answer the questions: Reading Comprehension (one section), Analytical Reasoning (one section), and Logical Reasoning (two sections).
* Disable candidates with proof are eligible to have special relaxation.
- Reading Comprehension:
Contains four passages of about 400 to 600 words with 5 to 8 questions per passage for a total about 26 to 28 question. The passages are from 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:
This section appears to be most difficult but can be prepared by the students. 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:
Comprises of two sections 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. These sections total form 96 to 104 questions. About 60 percent correct answer is necessary to obtain an average score.
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.
Objective portion test ranges from 120 to 180 and the writing sample4s are sent to law schools of choice for evaluation. No minus marking for wrong answer and unanswered questions.
- Application Details
All students who are interested to seek admission in Law Schools in USA are required to appear in the LSAT test. The test helps the admission officer to assess the student skill for the proposed field of their studies.