The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day, standardized test that attempts to measure logical and verbal reasoning skills, administered four times a year at designated testing centers throughout the world. All American Bar Association-approved law schools, most Canadian law schools, and many other law schools require applicants to take the LSAT as part of their admission process.
PURPOSEThe LSAT is designed to measure skills that are considered essential for success in law school
TEST FORMATThe test consists of five 35-minute sections of multiple-choice questions. Four of the five sections contribute to the test taker’s score. The unscored section, commonly referred as the variable section.
A 35-minute writing sample is administered at the end of the test. LSAT does not score the writing sample, but copies of the writing sample are sent to all law schools to which you apply.
SCORENormalized scores are distributed on a scale from a low of 120 to a high of 180. Prior to 1991, the scale was from 10 to 48 and had also been from 200-800.
The LSAT is not scored based on test-taker performance on the day of the test. The relationship between raw questions answered correctly and score is determined before the test is administered, through a process called equating.
This means that the conversion standard is set beforehand, and the distribution of percentiles can vary during the scoring of any particular LSAT.
LSATLSAT Exam Fee is US$ 160