Law School Admission Test 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 31st August, 2021

The Law School Admission Test also known as LSAT is conducted by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for admission into law schools in the United States, Canada, and a growing number of other countries.

Studies have consistently shown that LSAT is the single best predictor of first-year law school performance, even better than undergraduate grade-point average. LSAC strongly believes the LSAT should be just one part of a holistic admission process that considers the skills and lived experience of each candidate.

The LSAT is the only test accepted by all ABA-accredited law schools, and it is the only test that helps candidates determine if law school is right for them. Some law schools will accept tests other than the LSAT for admission; however, students who want to maximize their chances for admission and to be best prepared for law school are advised to take the LSAT.

Exam Highlights

Level of Exam Under Graduate, Graduate, International Level
Exam Medium English
Exam Frequency Twice in a year
Purpose of the Exam The purpose of the LSAT is to test the skills necessary for success in the first year of law school.
Conducting Body Law School Admission Council (LSAC)
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Law School Admission Test Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. Candidates from any country across the world can appear for this exam.

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. The candidates should pass class 12 to take admission in 5 years course and the candidate should be graduate to take admission in 3 years course.

  5. Age Limit
  6. There is no age limit.

  7. Restrictions on Attempts
  8. No more than 3 attempts in one LSAC year (June–May), no more than 5 attempts in 5 years, no more than 7 attempts in a lifetime. Exceptions may be granted for special circumstances.

Law School Admission Test Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application To be notified
Last Date of Application To be notified
Date of Exam To be notified

Law School Admission Test Pattern 2021

The LSAT is administered in two parts.

  • The first part of the test is a multiple-choice exam that includes reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning questions.
  • The second part of the test is a written essay, called LSAT Writing. LSAT Writing is separately administered online using secure proctoring software on the candidate’s own computer. Candidates can complete their LSAT Writing as early as eight (8) days prior to the multiple-choice exam.

Pattern for LSAT

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 First Paper
No Effect 92 Objective (Multiple Choice) 140 mins 480
2 Second Paper
No Effect Descriptive 35 mins

Law School Admission Test Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for LSAT

1 First Paper

Reading Comprehension 

  • comparison
  • analysis
  • synthesis
  • application

Analytical Reasoning

  • Comprehending the basic structure of a set of relationships by determining a complete solution to the problem posed (for example, an acceptable seating arrangement of all six diplomats around a table)
  • Reasoning with conditional (“if-then”) statements
  • Inferring what could be true or must be true from given facts and rules
  • Inferring what could be true or must be true from given facts and rules together with new information presented in hypotheticals
  • Recognizing when two statements are logically equivalent in the context

Logical Reasoning

  • Reasoning by analogy
  • Drawing well-supported conclusions
  • Recognizing the parts of an argument and their relationships
  • Recognizing similarities and differences between patterns of reasoning
  • Recognizing misunderstandings or points of disagreement
  • Determining how additional evidence affects an argument
  • Detecting assumptions made by particular arguments
  • Identifying and applying principles or rules
  • Identifying flaws in arguments
  • Identifying explanations

2 Second Paper

The second part of the test is a written essay, called LSAT writing. LSAT writing is separately administered online using secure proctoring software on the candidate’s own computer. Candidates can complete their LSAT writing as early as eight days prior to the multiple-choice exam.

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