LSAT Law School Admission Test

What Is LSAT?
The LSAT - Law School Admission Test is an examination in the United States, the Caribbean, Australia and Canada. And it is administered by the LSAC (Law School Admission Council) for interested and eligible candidates for admission into law schools of the countries. LSAT is conducted by the LSAC 4 times in a year. These exam happen mostly in the months of June, September, December, and February. The exam in the month of June is considered as the start of a new period of testing as most of the candidates apply for admission to law schools the following year. Also, a candidate cannot write LSAT  exam more than thrice within 2-years means one can write LSAT exam three times in two years. This policy holds well even if the LSAT score is cancelled or if the score is not reported. The LSAC reserves the right to cancel any LSAT registration.

What Is Tested?
The LSAT exam has three sections, namely, Reading Comprehension, logical reasoning, and verbal reasoning. The proficiency of the candidate on these sections is used to evaluate them for admissions in various law schools. The reading comprehension part is basically composed of 4 passages. The passages contain around 390 to 510 words each. Around 4 to 9 questions are asked from each of the four passages. Therefore one must be prepared to attend around thirty questions on the whole of this section. The logical reasoning sections of LSAT determine the test taker’s ability to analyze arguments and to recognize flaws in logic of a statement. It also tests the ability of the test taker to draw conclusions through inference and deduction techniques. To do well in this logical reasoning section does not require regular or deep study, but several hours of effective studying is necessary. The next is the analytical reasoning section, which most people feel should be attempted the first. This section measures the ability of the candidate to understand relationship-structures, etc and to form logical conclusions about the same. Analytical Reasoning section in LSAT reflects the kind of analyses that a law student needs to perform in the course of his/her legal situations.

Why Law Schools Use LSAT?
The testing patterns of LSAT tests the ability of the test taker to analyze complex situations and think analytically. This also mandates the use of their logical side, making them arrive at easy solutions for complex problems which the prospective lawyer might have to face in the courtrooms. The test requires the candidate to reason deductively form a set of statements that describe relationships among persons, events, things, etc. also the verbal section mandates the candidate to have proficiency in English language which is vital for a career in law.


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