LSAT Syllabus 2018 – Law School Admission Council (LSAC) has released the LSAT 2018 syllabus for candidates who wish to appear for LSAT. The LSAT syllabus 2018 includes the different topics which candidates need to refer to while practising for LSAT 2018. As per the LSAT 2018 syllabus, the different subjects are reading comprehension, logical reasoning and analytical reasoning. Along with these, there will be another compulsory section called writing sample where a candidate will be evaluated based on their argumentative skills and how they put it into words. This sample will not be evaluated along with the other sections but on the contrary, will be sent to the law schools that the candidates have opted for. LSAT syllabus 2018 will help candidates check the different topics which they need to refer to while preparing for LSAT 2018. LSAT is mandatory for candidates who wish to pursue law abroad. In this article, candidates can check the topic-wise LSAT syllabus.


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LSAT Syllabus 2018


LSAT Exam Pattern 2018

The examination will be carried out for a total of 3 hours 30 minutes with each section lasting for a span of 35 minutes. There will be a total of five sections which need to be attempted. A detailed test pattern of LSAT 2018 is given below.


LSAT 2018 Exam Pattern


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 Syllabus 2018: Important Topics

According to the LSAT 2018 syllabus, there are three important topics of LSAT 2018 such as reading comprehension, analytical reasoning and logical reasoning. Candidates can look through the details of each section here.


LSAT Syllabus for Reading Comprehension

This section measures a candidates ability to read, understand and give insights into passages. The questions asked in the passage will be related to the following characteristics.

  • The main idea or primary purpose

  • The organization or structure

  • Principles that function in the selection

  • Information that is explicitly stated

  • Analogies to claims or arguments in the selection

  • Information or ideas that can be inferred

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

  • The impact of new information on claims or arguments in the selection

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

  • An author’s attitude as revealed in the tone of a passage or the language used

 LSAT Syllabus for Analytical Reasoning: This section checks the ability to understand the structure of relationships and to draw logical conclusions for those structures.

Analytical Reasoning questions test a range of reasoning skills which include

  • 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

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

  • Inferring what could be true or must be true from given facts and rules

  • 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 together with new information in the form of an additional or substitute fact or rule

LSAT Syllabus for 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

  • Recognizing the parts of an argument and their relationships

  • Identifying explanations

  • Reasoning by analogy

  • Recognizing similarities and differences between patterns of reasoning

  • Determining how additional evidence affects an argument

  • Identifying flaws in arguments

  • Recognizing misunderstandings or points of disagreement

  • Detecting assumptions made by particular arguments

  • Drawing well-supported conclusions

  • Identifying and applying principles or rules

Writing Sample

Apart from the three topics another section that students need to answer is the Writing Sample. The writing sample is to evaluate a candidates general writing skills. This section helps candidates to put forward their argumentative skills through writing.

Candidates will be given a choice between two positions or course of action. Both the choices are defensible and the candidates will be given criteria and facts on which they can base their decision. Since there is no right and wrong in this the quality of each candidates response will be taken into account and not the choice they make. Candidates will be evaluated on their writing skills and not the basis of the side chosen by them to answer the question. The questions asked will usually be from a non-legal point of view.


Law School Admission Council conducts LSAT for the admissions to Law Schools in Canada, USA and a few other countries like the Caribbean, Middle East, Australia etc. As per LSAT test dates, the test is conducted four times in a year.



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what are the eligibility criteria for lsat exam,i want to do llm abroad

Manisha Gupta Expert 30th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

There is no specifically eligibility criteria for LSAT  provided by LSAC. Instead, candidates should ensure that they meet the individual eligibility criteria of the specific programs and universities of application. Generally, candidates who have obtained an undergraduate degree or are in the final year of their undergraduate program register for the LSAT exam.

You can check the complete information to go through with the given below link.

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what is cutoff marks for LSAT and what ia syllabus for LSAT

sushmitha M 30th Mar, 2020


The syllabus for LSAT india is:

1. Analytical Reasoning- Logical Conclusions, Relationship based on things, people, events,statements and conclusions, Legal problem solving questions.

2. Logical Reasoning- Critical Thinking, legal Reasoning, Short passage, Argument flaws and reasoning by analogy.

3. Reading Comprehension- reading passages.

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There are many factors that determine the cutoff in LSAT i.e Number of seats, number of candidates and number of candidates who are qualified and many more which makes it c=vary every yearr.

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Am law aspirant I have applied for clat and ailet.. If i want to apply for VIT law collage. How should I ? is lsat required? will it benifit? if my clat n ailet scores are not upto Mark? how does this process go can anyone help me

sushmitha M 27th Mar, 2020


To get admission in VIT Law School, you must have a minimum of 60 % in your 12th. It considers  CLAT, LSAT & anyother widely recognized law test as an entrance test. So you can write either of them and then fill your application for LLB course in the official website of VIT by filling the required details and submit your registration form. Then the merit screening happens based on your marks in LSAT, CLAT or any other law exam and candidates are shortlisted in that process.

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Are CLAT and LSAT examinations different ?

Akram Khan 22nd Mar, 2020

Yes, CLAT and SLAT are different.

Clat is   The Common Law Admission Test . It is conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities for admissions to candidates in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law courses offered at 22 NLUs and other colleges/ universities accepting exam scores.

SLAT is Symbiosis Law Admission Test. It is conducted by symbiosis university for admission to symbiosis law schools and few other institutions.

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lawcet,lsat,aliet application fee

Deepshikha Student Expert 17th Mar, 2020
Osmania University has released the application form of TSLAWCET 2020 on March 6, in online mode. The last date to submit TS LAWCET application form 2020 is April 6. The application fee is 800 INR(General), 500 INR(SC/ST).
The application fee of LSAT is 3800 INR.
NLU Delhi has released the application form of AILET 2020 on January 15, 2020, last date to apply is April 8, 2020. The application fee is 3050 INR for General/OBC/Kashmiri Migrants. For SC/ST/PWD 1050 INR and for BPL candidates belonging to SC and ST category it is free.
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