LSAT Exam Pattern 2018
Sherin Tressa, 27 Apr 2018, #LSAT

LSAT Exam Pattern 2018 – Law School Admission Council (LSAC) has released the LSAT 2018 exam pattern. Candidates who plan to appear for LSAT 2018 in the coming session should go through the exam pattern of LSAT 2018 to know more about the sections and types of questions that can be asked for the exam. As per the LSAT exam pattern 2018 prescribed by LSAC, there will be three topics namely Reading Comprehension, Analytical Reasoning and Logical Reasoning. Candidates must make sure to prepare themselves to attempt questions related to the above topics. LSAT is conducted in four sessions in the months of February, June, September/ October and December every year. Candidates who wish to pursue legal studies in countries like the United States, Canada, Australia, Middle East, Caribbean and other Asian countries must make sure that they attend LSAT 2018.


LSAT Exam Pattern 2018

LSAT 2018 consists of five 35-minute sections of multiple-choice questions out of which only four will be considered for calculating the actual score. The topics included in the syllabus are reading comprehension section, analytical reasoning section and two logical reasoning sections. Along with this, a 35-minute writing test will be held at the end of the exam which will be unscored. According to which the total duration of LSAT 2018 will be 3 hours 30 minutes. The details of what will be included in the syllabus toipics are given here.


Reading Comprehension: This section will measure a candidates ability to read and understand and give insights to passages. The questions asked in the passage will be about the following characteristics of a particular passage.

  • The main idea or primary purpose

  • Information that is explicitly stated

  • Principles that function in the selection

  • Analogies to claims or arguments in the selection

  • The organization or structure

  • The application of information in the selection to a new context

  • Information or ideas that can be inferred

  • The meaning or purpose of words or phrases as used in context

  • 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

Analytical Reasoning: This sections checks the ability of a candidate to understand the structure of relationships and to draw logical conclusions about that structure.

Analytical Reasoning questions test a range of reasoning skills which will include

  • Reasoning with conditional (“if-then”) statements and recognizing logically equivalent formulations of such 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)

  • Recognizing when two statements are logically equivalent in context by identifying a condition or rule that could replace one of the original conditions while still resulting in the same possible outcomes

  • 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 in the form of an additional or substitute fact or rule

Logical Reasoning: This section will assess a candidates ability to analyze, critically evaluate, and complete arguments as they occur in ordinary language. The questions are designed to assess a wide range of skills involved in thinking critically, with an emphasis on skills that are central to legal reasoning such as

  • Identifying explanations

  • Recognizing the parts of an argument and their relationships

  • Recognizing misunderstandings or points of disagreement

  • Determining how additional evidence affects an argument

  • Drawing well-supported conclusions

  • Reasoning by analogy

  • Recognizing similarities and differences between patterns of reasoning

  • Detecting assumptions made by particular arguments

  • Identifying and applying principles or rules

  • Identifying flaws in arguments

LSAT Exam Pattern 2018


Number of questions


Reading Comprehension

26 to 28 (approx)


Analytical Reasoning

22 to 24 (approx)


Logical Reasoning (Two sections)

24 to 28 (approx) for each section


Variable section (Unscored)



Writing section (Unscored)



LSAT Exam Pattern 2018 – Important Points

  • LSAT is designed to measure a candidates skills which is considered necessary for success in legal studies.

  • LSAT 2018 will be based on the number of questions answered correctly.

  • There will be no negative marking.

  • Candidates must note that individual questions on the different sections will not be weighed differently.

  • The selection process will start as soon as the LSAT 2018 scores are out.



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Hi there Sanjeev !

Hope you are having a nice day !

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Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019
As per the basic eligibility criteria of LSAT INDIA 2020 for 3 years LLB program, is that, the candidate applying for this course must hold a bachelor's degree from a recognized institute scoring minimum 45% marks in aggregate. There is no upper age limit for applying.

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Aditya kumar Student Expert 16th Nov, 2019
Hello there!


  • LSAT 2020 application form will be released in November 2019 and will get closed in third week of May 2020 for the applicants. So last date is 3rd week of May 2020.Application form will be available in online mode for the applying students.

LSAT syllabus is provided below to help you in your preparation :-

  • Analytical Reasoning:-Selection, Comparison, Arrangement, Logical deductions, Intersection Type, Direction, Coding & Decoding, Family Based Problems etc.
  • Logical Reasoning:-Cubes, Clock, Calendar, Binary Logic, Venn diagram, Logical Matching, Syllogism, Blood Relation, Seating Arrangements, Logical Connectives etc.

  • Reading Comprehension:Some Topics of reading comprehension are mentioned by the Authority which includes Sociology, Technology, Law, Economics, Business, Psychology, Philosophy etc

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Are CLAT or LSAT marks required for ifim law college Bangalore?

Siddhi Shenoy 10th Nov, 2019

Hello aspirant,

As per my knowledge, to get admission in IFIM Law college in Bangalore, you need to fulfill the eligibility criteria, which includes that the candidate must qualify either of the entrance exams (CLAT, LSAT, AILET or ILAT).

Also, the applicant should have passed PUC with atleast 45% marks.

Good luck.


Please tell me overall information about lsat abroad?

Ayshi Ghosh Student Expert 9th Nov, 2019


The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a standardized test to assess one’s aptitude for studying Law. LSAT is an integral part of admission process for law schools in United States, Canada and some other countries abroad.

LSAT is mandatory for admission to law schools affiliated to American Bar Association (ABA) and Canadian Common Law Schools. The test was created in the year 1948 as a measure to provide the Law schools with a standardized way to test candidates in addition to their GPA.

In 2020, it will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2020 and

Sunday, March 29, 2020.

For detailed information, you may visit the official site-

All the best!

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