What is on the LSAT?

Instructor: William White
The vast majority of the items on the LSAT are multiple-choice questions; there is just one open-response component. Read on to learn more about what you can expect to see, and how you can prepare for it.

LSAT Overview

The LSAT is comprised of six sections. Five of these sections are multiple-choice questions that measure reading comprehension, analytical reasoning and logical reasoning. The sixth section is a writing section that provides a prompt and requires you to write an argument based on the information provided. Each of these sections is 35 minutes in length.

Only four of the five multiple choice sections are scored. According to the LSAC, the unscored section may be used for trying out new questions. The writing section is also unscored but it is still sent to schools that you apply to.


The cost for taking the LSAT in 2015-2016 is $175. If you register late, it will be an additional $90. While you may change your test date or the location of your test, it will cost you an additional $90 for each change.

Preparing for the LSAT

Due to the role that the LSAT can play in the admissions process, studying for it is essential. The LSAC offers many study materials on its website. Sample questions with explained answers and a full sample test are available for free. Other materials, such as prep books and additional practice opportunities, are available for purchase.

Study.com's reasonably priced prep resources include video lessons and practice quizzes and exams. The lessons' instructors can be easily contacted if you have any questions. Check out the LSAT Test Prep course to get ready for the exam.

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