LSAT Required by 98.5% of law schools in USA:
Nearly all American Bar Association (ABA)–approved law schools require the LSAT as one component of an admission file. While three law schools have recently announced that they will accept either the LSAT or the GRE for the 2017–2018 application cycle, candidates should take the LSAT unless they are applying only to a school or schools that will accept the GRE. The ABA, which accredits law schools in the US, has not set its policy regarding the use of GRE scores for law school admission, and has advised schools that if they use a test other than the LSAT, they do so at their own risk. LSAC candidate service representatives are available to assist applicants in successfully applying to law school.
The test consists of five 35-minute sections of multiple-choice questions. Four of the five sections contribute to the test taker’s score. These sections include one Reading Comprehension section, one Analytical Reasoning section, and two Logical Reasoning sections. The unscored section, commonly referred to as the variable section, typically is used to pretest new test questions or to preequate new test forms. The placement of this section will vary. Identification of the unscored section is not available until you receive your score report.
A 35-minute, unscored writing sample is administered at the end of the test. Copies of your writing sample are sent to all law schools to which you apply.
What the Test Measures:
The LSAT is designed to measure skills that are considered essential for success in law school: the reading and comprehension of complex texts with accuracy and insight; the organization and management of information and the ability to draw reasonable inferences from it; the ability to think critically; and the analysis and evaluation of the reasoning and arguments of others.
LSAT India syllabus consists of three major heads which comprise of Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension. The LSAT syllabus basically comprises of questions based on critical thinking and legal skills.