Last Updated: May 29, 2021
The LSAT is a standardized test taken by candidates who want to gain admission for JD programs in law schools in countries like the US, Canada, Australia, and others. The test started in the year 1948 and is considered to be one of the most prestigious examinations that have to be mandatorily cleared in order to get into law schools.
The test was created to provide law schools an easy way to access the skills of candidates who are applying, ensuring that they will fit in at the law school despite their consistent or inconsistent GPAs. The importance of the examination creates a lot of general confusion regarding both the registration process and the actual act of taking the examination.
What is LSAT-Flex?
LSAT-Flex is the option that has been provided for candidates to take the LSAT exam online during the pandemic. This exam contains the three multiple-choice sections of reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning. candidates are given the option of completing their writing section 8 days before the examination date in order to receive their LSAT results at the earliest.
What are the ID requirements for LSAT?
Candidates are supposed to use a governmental Photo ID that has the following information stated on it-
- Photograph of the candidate which is recent and recognizable
- First Name
- Last Name
- Date of Birth
- Expiry Date not before the date of the LSAT examination
What are the different sections in the LSAT?
The LSAT is divided mainly into 2 parts- the graded multiple-choice section and the ungraded writing section. The multiple-choice section is further divided into three sections called Reading Comprehension, Analytical Reasoning, and Logical Reasoning.
What is the scoring range in LSAT?
The LSAT score range starts from 120 to 180 where 120 is the lowest score attainable and 180 is the highest score possible. Candidates will be provided a score based on the number of correct answers they mark during the examination which is called the raw score. This score will be converted on an LSAT scale which puts the score between 120 and 180 and is mentioned in the score report.
How can one register for LSAT?
Candidates have the option of registering for the offline LSAT exam in three modes-
- Online mode- Candidates can log in to the official LSAC website and register by creating an official LSAC account on the site.
- Phone- Candidates can register for the examination by calling (215)968-1001.
- Mail- Candidates can register for the examination by procuring a copy of the LSAT/LSDAS Registration and Information Book from their law school or career centers, duly filling the form in the book and mailing it in the pre-addressed envelope available in the book.
How many times is LSAT conducted in a year?
LSAT is conducted 9 times every year in the US but not all testing centers conduct the test all 9 times, so candidates should check the date with the center they are applying to.
How can one register for the LSAT-Flex?
To register for the LSAT-Flex, candidates can create or log in to their LSAC official account and register for the LSAT-Flex option available on the page. The online registration process is available both for the LSAT exam and the LSAT-Flex exam and so candidates have to be careful of the choice they are making.
While registering for the LSAT-Flex, they will be prompted to select a date and time for the examination. They will also have to be pre-aware of the feasible conditions they have for taking the test and applying for accommodations if they have problems in fulfilling the criteria required for the online exam.
When will the LSAT scores be published?
Candidates will be able to view their LSAT scores online after 3 weeks of taking the test. The official scores will be mailed only after 4 weeks of taking the test.
For the LSAT-Flex exam, the result will be published are 19-20 days of the test which is one week prior to the duration of time taken to publish LSAT results. This result will be mailed to the candidate once it has been published in their official account.
Is there a choice for score cancellation in LSAT and LSAT-Flex?
Candidates have the option of canceling their score from the day after they have taken the test for up to 6 days. This choice will be provided on the LSAT Status page on their official account on the LSAC website.
If they want to cancel their scores for LSAT-Flex, they will have to contact the LSAC directly at LSACinfo@LSAC.org or call 215.968.10001 within 6 days after taking the test.
Canceling the scores does not provide the candidate with a refund nor will they be able to reverse the score cancellation decision under any circumstance.
How many retakes are possible for LSAT?
Candidates will be allowed to take the LSAT test 3 times in an LSAT year which starts in June and ends in May. They can attempt the exam 5 times in 5 years and a total of only 7 times in their lifetime since September 2019. There are exceptions made to candidates based on special circumstances.
What does the LSAT score report contain?
The LSAT score contains the following information-
- Candidate’s current LSAT score
- Candidate’s results for all reportable LSAT tests
- Candidate’s percentile rank
What is the fee for LSAT?
The basic registration fee for LSAT is $200. This fee entitles the candidate to only one free score report of the test. If they wish to send multiple score reports to universities, they will have to pay an additional fee of $45 per score report.
What is the registration fee for LSAT-Flex?
The registration fee for the LSAT-Flex is $200 which is the same basic fee of registering for offline LSAT.
What are the requirements for LSAT-Flex?
The candidate should have the following equipment if they wish to apply for the LSAT-Flex.
- A private room to take the test. This room should preferably be well-lit.
- Laptop or Desktop Computer with Windows or Mac.
- Webcam and Microphone
- Internet Connection
- Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
To make the exam more inclusive, candidates that do not have the required equipment for the test can request to LSAC for loaning the required device for the test before the Assistance Request deadline.
What is prohibited in the exam hall during LSAT?
Candidates are not allowed to electronic gadgets of any kind in the examination hall. They are also not allowed to bring stationery items or weapons into the examination hall under any circumstance. Violating any of the codes mentioned in the Candidate Agreement will ensure that their scores are canceled by LSAC.