What is the format of the LSAT?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Tutor Bernadette Chimner discusses the format of the LSAT.

    Host: What is the format of the LSAT?

    Bernadette Chimner: The LSAT is broken into five multiple choice sections. One of the sections is going to be an experimental section, it won't count towards your score at all but the other four sections one of them is going to be Reading Comprehension and it's going to have four reading comp passages that you will read and have multiple choice answers for. One of the sections will be what's called Analytical Reasoning also known as logic games. And logic games are going to give you four basic scenarios like, seven people are running a race, if Albert finishes before Betty and Betty finishes before Kalib where could Don finish and you are going to have four of those games in that section and then there are two sections of what's called logical reasoning and logical reasoning gives you a short paragraph and will ask you questions based on that paragraph. So for the logic games you are going to get about 22 questions or so. For the reading comprehension you can get 26-28 questions and for your logical reasoning you are going to have around 26-27 questions and all those sections are going to be 35 minutes long and multiple choice A through E. There is also a sixth section and it's writing a sample, is also 35 minutes but you write a short essay on the topic they would give you and that's not scored at all.