4. What Does The LSAT Test? What Counts?

Q. What does the LSAT test?
A. The short answer is that the LSAT is multiple choice test of reading and reasoning in context. The reading and reasoning skills are tested in the context of three question types – Analytical Reasoning (Logic Games), Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension.

Q. What is the format of the LSAT and how many questions are there?
A. The LSAT is composed of five thirty-five minute sections. Four of these sections contribute to your LSAT score and one is experimental (meaning it does not contribute to your score). The four sections that count are (in no particular order):

1. Logical Reasoning 24 – 26 questions
2. Logical Reasoning 24 – 26 questions
3. Reading Comprehension – 26 – 28 questions (including the new Comparative Reading Question Type)
4. Analytical Reasoning – 23 – 25 questions

Regardless of the exact number of questions in each section the LSAT is composed of 101 questions.

LSAT test takers are required to complete a thirty minute writing sample which does not contribute to your LSAT score.

Q. Can you tell me more about the experimental section? Why is it there? How is it used?
A. The experimental section is an additional thirty-five minute section that test takers are required to complete. It is NOT identified as being experimental. The purpose is so that LSAT can try out future questions for possible use. It will be a repeat of one of the three question types that counts. All questions in the experimental section will be of that one question type. For example, your LSAT might have an additional section of Reading Comprehension. Although all test takers get exactly the same four sections that count – different test takers will receive different experimental sections.

Q. Is the LSAT a paper based or computer based test?
A. At the present time the LSAT is a paper based, standardized test.

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