Frequently Asked Questions
Ace Test Prep staff is here to help you succeed. Here are a list of common questions.
What is the LSAT?
The LSAT is the universally accepted test for admission to all ABA (American Bar Association) approved Law Schools in the United States and Canada and is required for admission to nearly all ABA approved law schools. The test is comprised of four scored multiple-choice sections, one unscored experimental multiple-choice section and an unscored writing sample section that is taken at a separate time.
How is the digital test different from the old paper version?
The digital LSAT test contains all the same content as the paper version but is administered on Microsoft Surface Go Tablets. Students receive a packet of 15 sheets of scratch paper to use during the test for diagramming and notes.
When is the LSAT administered?
Currently, there are nine test dates offered each year. The tests are typically either on Saturday mornings or on Monday afternoons. For specific dates and registration deadlines, click here.
What is a good score?
There are typically about 100 questions on the test, but scores are reported on a range from a 120 as the lowest score to a 180 as the highest score. Generally, the 50th percentile is a raw score of 55-58 correct and a reported score of around 152, the 80th percentile is a raw score of 80-82 with a reported score around 162, and the 99th percentile is generally 90-92 correct with a reported score around 172. To find the specific scores required for individual law schools you can usually find that information on the law school’s website or by contacting them directly.
What is the best way to study for the LSAT?
The most important thing is to start early! Cramming for the LSAT simply isn’t effective. Most of our students put in between 200 and 500 hours of study for the test. Also, it is crucial to get access to the real previously administered tests and practice on those real questions. Most reputable test prep companies will include those in your materials. An LSAT prep class isn’t always essential, but most students find they progress faster with some guidance.