Exam Pattern, Syllabus of LSAT 2018 | Way2college.com

EXAM PATTERN, SYLLABUS OF LSAT 2018

  • The paper consists of five sections which are reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, logical reasoning, variable section and writing sample.
  • The total time for the paper is 3 hours and 30 minutes.
  • One need to attempt every question of respective section within the time limit.

Section

Number of Question

Time

Analytical Reasoning

23-24

35 minutes

1st Logical Reasoning

24-26

35 minutes

2nd Logical Reasoning

24-26

35 minutes

Reading Comprehensions

26-28

35 minutes

Variable section

24-28

35 minutes

Writing Sample

1-2

35 minutes

 

Analytical Reasoning

  •  It measures ability to understand structure and draw logical conclusion from the information.
  • It checks the skill required by a law graduate during legal proceedings.
  • The questions are based on basic logic, system of order and outcomes.
  • Each question modifies or introduces new rule and candidate need to be quick in reorganising the known information.
  • The candidates are required to draw conclusion from set of lines provided as a question.

Logical Reasoning:

  • Find alternate conclusion to the argument or
  • Identify error in logical explanation or
  • Find alternate argument
  • This section has two section, each consisting of 24-26 questions.
  • Each section is to be attempted within 35 minutes.
  • This section measures ability to test ability to dissect and analyse arguments.
  • The candidate needs to
  1. Find alternate conclusion to the argument or
  2. Identify error in logical explanation or
  3. Find alternate argument

Reading Comprehension:

  • There are generally four passage each of 400-500 words.
  • 5-8 question per passage is asked.
  • Total off 26-28 questions in this section
  • The question is generally about some information from passage, drawing interference from the passage or describing the passage structure.

Variable Section:

  • This section is not calculated in the total score.
  • The candidate is unaware of the variable section.
  • The section is to be attempted with same accuracy and speed.
  • The questions may be on any topic which are tested for future examinations.

Writing Sample:

  • In this section, a problem with two criteria is provided.
  • The candidate need to present its argument favouring one topic over the other.
  • This section is not scored but is to evaluate the writing ability.
  • The essay is sent to the applied college for comparing the writing skills.

 

 

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