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About the LSAT Exam

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LSAT Exam Test Dates
September 2023
September 8 & 9
October 2023
October 13 & 14
November 2023
November 10 & 11
January 2024
January 12 & 13
February 2024
February 9
April 2024
April 12
June 2024
June 7 & 8

The Law School Admission Test, or LSAT, is a standardized exam consisting of five 35-minute sections. Multiple-choice questions cover reading comprehension, analytical reasoning (also known as "logic games"), and logical reasoning skills. The test is scored on a scale of 120-180.

Your LSAT score is a major determining factor in whether you get accepted into law school and which schools accept you. It is not advisable to take the LSAT for practice. Instead, you should complete your preparation and practice before you attempt the official LSAT. Law schools have varying policies on how they view multiple attempts at the LSAT.

The English-version LSAT exam is a proctored test administered eight times a year.

Only four out of the five sections are scored (although you do not know during the test which four sections are scored). Separately, the test administers a writing sample that does not contribute to your score on the 120-180 scale.

Illustration of taking the LSAT at home
The LSAT exam is administered both online through LSAC LawHub®  (proctored remotely) or in person at Prometric digital testing centers – your choice.

Learn about the LSAT's Digital Format

The LSAT went digital in September 2019. The digital LSAT exam provides a timer with a five-minute warning, text highlighting capabilities, and the ability to flag questions that you want to revisit within a section.

At test centers, LSAT test-takers are given a Microsoft Surface Go tablet, a device known for its smaller size and adjustable kickstand, which positions the screen how the user wants. The tablet also provides accessibility features. A private Wi-Fi feeds the LSAT questions to the tablets from a hub. The questions within each section will be the same for all test-takers.

LSAC allows test-takers to use scratch paper and a pen during the test.

Learn about the LSAT's Online Writing Exam

The essay writing section is administered separately on a secure online platform. Test-takers can type their essays (instead of writing by hand) where and when they want as of the date of the LSAT and up to one year thereafter. Repeat LSAT test-takers do not have to repeat the essay.

To ensure that the essay writer is not receiving improper assistance, the writer must complete a check-in process. The writer must display an ID to the computer's web camera, and show that the workspace is clear of electronic items. Both sides of any scratch paper must be shown. No other people may be in the room. The software will automatically close any messaging, word-processing, or web-browsing applications and prevent such applications from being opened during the essay writing time.

The writer will be recorded via webcam and microphone, as well as everything that happens on the screen. Audio and video from every writing session will be reviewed by proctors, and retained for later review in case of a misconduct investigation.

LSAT Exams May Taken online or in a testing center.

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Online Version of LSAT Exam Available