The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is an admissions test required for entry to law schools mainly in the US and Canada.

The LSAT comprises four scored multiple-choice sections, an unscored “Variable” section, and an unscored Writing Sample, and is designed to assess skills in the following areas:

Section I: Reading Comprehension

Comparison, analysis, synthesis, application of princples and rules, inference, application of ideas and arguments to new contexts, comprehension of challenging material.
Section II: Analytical Reasoning

Deductive reasoning; reasoning with condition (“if-then”) statements; inference; recognition of logical equivalences
Section III: Logical Reasoning

Analysing, evaluating, constructing, and refuting arguments
Section IV: Writing Sample

Argumentative writing skills: reasoning, clarity, organisation, language use, and writing mechanics.
Reading Comprehension26 - 28 multiple choice35 minutes120 - 180
Analytical Reasoning22 -24 multiple choice35 minutes
Logical Reasoning 124 - 26 multiple choice35 minutes
Logical Reasoning 224 - 26 multiple choice35 minutes
Writing Sample1 essay prompt35 minutesUnscored
Total3 hours 45 minutes

Including 15 minute break
120 - 180


Which schools require the LSAT?

The following universities recognised by the Singapore Ministry of Law require the LSAT:A further non-exhaustive list of Law schools requiring the LSAT include:
Columbia University
Harvard University
New York University
University of Michigan
Duke University
Northwestern University
Stanford University
University of Chicago
University of Pennsylvania
Yale University

What is a good LSAT score?

Generally speaking, a competitive LSAT score is above 165 with an accompanying 90th percentile placement for entry to the most selective Law schools.

How long is my LSAT score valid for?

LSAT scores are valid for 5 years.

How often can I sit for the LSAT?

With effect from September 2019, candidates may only sit for the LSAT three times in a single testing year; five times within the current and past five testing years; and a total of seven times over a lifetime.

When is the LSAT held?

The LSAT is usually held once a month in June, October, January, and March.

When will my results be available?

LSAT scores are typically available within 3 weeks of the test sitting.


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