LSAT Exam Pattern 2020
LSAT Exam Pattern 2020 - LSAC which conducts the LSAT exam will release the exam pattern of LSAT 2020. The student by consulting the LSAT exam pattern will know in which mode the exam is conducted, types of questions asked, and importantly what skills the examiners are looking for in the student. As per the official LSAT exam pattern 2020, the exam will be of two parts. Part I will have five 35 minute sections - one reading comprehension, one analytical reasoning, and two logical reasoning sections, in addition to an unscored section, called the variable section. The second part of LSAT will be an unscored writing sample, calle LSAT Writing, which will be administered online using secure proctoring software. Go through the rest of the article to learn the full details of LSAT exam pattern 2020.
LSAT Exam Pattern 2020 - Types of LSAT Questions
The LSAT exam will be administered in two parts. The first part will include five sections each 35 minutes long. Also, of these five sections, only four will be scored, while one section will be unscored. The unscored section, usually referred to as the variable section, is used to pre-test new questions or examine new test forms. Interestingly, the unscored section won’t have any identification marks, so the candidate won’t be able to distinguish them. So, it is recommended that the candidate answers all the questions given in the LSAT 2020 question paper.
The second part of the LSAT 2020 exam is the LSAT Writing section, which is also unscored and 35 minutes long. The LSAT Writing, also called writing sample, will be conducted online using secure proctoring software; before taking the exam the candidate has to install the software on their computer system.
The LSAT Writing prompt will present a decision problem, wherein the candidate will have to pick a position or course of action from two options, and defend their choice. In fact there is no “right” or “wrong” position to the problem, as the writing sample judges your argumentative writing skills. Copies of your writing sample are sent to all Law schools to which you apply, which they use to judge your reasoning, clarity, organization, language usage, and writing mechanics.
LSAT Exam Pattern 2020
Number of questions
26 to 28 (approx)
22 to 24 (approx)
Logical Reasoning (Two sections)
24 to 28 (approx) for each section
Variable section (Unscored)
Writing section (Unscored)
LSAT Exam Pattern 2020 - Description of questions asked in part one
The Reading comprehension (RC) section tests the candidate’s ability to read and understand examples of long-form, complex materials that one will have to handle in a law school.
The main idea or primary purpose
Information that is explicitly stated
Information or ideas that can be inferred
The meaning or purpose of words or phrases as used in context
The organization or structure
The application of information in the selection to a new context
Principles that function in the selection
Analogies to claims or arguments in the selection
An author’s attitude as revealed in the tone of a passage or the language used
The impact of new information on claims or arguments in the selection
The Analytical reasoning (AR) section will evaluate the ability of the student to deduce the structure of relationships and draw conclusions about that structure.
Analytical Reasoning test will evaluate reasoning skills including:
Reasoning with conditional (“if-then”) statements
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)
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 context
The Logical reasoning (LR) section will test the ability of the student to analyze, critically evaluate, and complete arguments.
Recognizing the parts of an argument and their relationships
Recognizing similarities and differences between patterns of reasoning
Drawing well-supported conclusions
Reasoning by analogy
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
LSAT Exam Pattern 2020 – Important Points
The questions included in the LSAT exam will measure the applicant’s skills set that are necessary to pursue legal studies.
LSAT 2020 scores will be based on the number of correct answers.
There will be no negative marking.
Individual questions on the different sections will not be weighed differently.
The selection process will start as soon as the LSAT 2020 result is declared.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - LSAT Exam Pattern 2020
Question: What will be the test duration of LSAT 2020?
The exam will have two parts: part I will have five 35 minute sections, and part II of 35 minutes. So, total time will be 210 minutes or 3 hours 30 minutes.
Question: What are various sections of LSAT 2020?
As per official exam pattern, part I will have five sections - reading comprehension, one analytical reasoning, and two logical reasoning sections, and an unscored section. Part II will only have an unscred writing section.
Question: Why should one consult the LSAT exam pattern 2020?
The LSAT 2020 exam pattern will tell in what mode the exam will be conducted, types of questions asked, etc.
Questions related to LSAT
where can i get the LSAC registration link?
which are best law colleges in NIRF ranking for law in LSAT
Thank you for your query. The following are the list of the best law colleges in NIRF ranking:
- NLSU Bangalore
- NLU Delhi
- NALSAR Hyderabad
- NUJS Kolkata
- NLU Jodhpur
- Symbiosis Law School
- NLU Bhopal
- School of Law, KIIT
- School of Law, Christ University
All the best
need to know from where can i find the 2018,2019 papers of lsat as it is not available on offical site of lsat?
Thank you for your query. You can find the question papers from other official websites such as career 360 and others which offer guidance for students.
all the best
colleges of Bangalore which come under lsat test three years course
There are very few colleges in Bengalore which takes admission on the basis of LSAT. Those colleges are enlisted below :-
- Alliance school of law
- IFIM Law college
- Presidency University
- KLE Society's Law college
- ISBR Law college
- NMIMS Bangalore
For more details about these colleges visit - https://law.careers360.com/colleges/list-of-law-colleges-in-bangalore-accepting-lsat-india
I hope this information helps you.
What should be one month strategy to prepare LSAT Examination?
I would start with very basic & familiarization of different type of questions. Once you done with the basic questions then you take one practice test & just focus on the section. When you done, look at the performance, really look at the finding areas in the entrance you cover on. Try to find your weakness & analyse your performance, You wouldn’t keep the same mistake again & again. Doing section level practice is very important, Go back & Try to find out where you are wrong.
Understanding of your strength & weakness is something, Only you can do. You know yourself well. Alternately you can build up a test under the time limit to get the experience of real test from beginning to end.
Dr. Jason Dickenson,
Director, India Testing-Law School Admission Council (LSAC)