Format

For a more in-depth look at the components of the LSAT, take a look at this LSAC.org video.

 

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LSAT Sections - 35 minutes each

Reading Comprehension 15%

This section will test your ability to identify the purpose and structure of a passage or passages, define main ideas, or evaluate arguments and conclusions. There will be 4 reading passages with 5-8 questions for each passages.

Logic Reasoning 40%

This section contains short, argumentative texts and questions that will test your ability to understand, analyze, manipulate and evaluate arguments and draw conclusions. Each LSAT includes 2 scored sections with 24-26 questions in each section.

 

Logic Games 15%

You will solve problems with many pieces of data simultaneously that incorporate basic logic, systems of order, and outcomes. There will be 4 sets of data with 5-7 questions per set.

Writing Sample 15%

This section will ask you to choose between two different courses of action. Your writing sample should illustrate your ability to make a persuasive argument. It is hand-written and ungraded, but provided to all law schools that receive your LSAT scores.

Experimental 15%

LSAC uses this section to normalize new questions for future LSATs. This section will either be another Logical Reasoning, Logic Games, or Reading Comp section. You will not be able to tell which section is experimental.