Take the LSAT

Steps for Taking the LSAT

Take the LSAT, if you dream of becoming a lawyer. Take the LSAT, if you feel that you have in you that argumentative power that can solve somebody else's problem. Take the LSAT, which is offered four times in a year at various established test centers spread across the world. The tests are offered in the months of February, June, September or October and December. LSAT has a fixed schedule, except for the month of June, the test day come on a Saturday. In June the test day is on a Monday. In June, the test is conducted from 12:30 p.m., whereas, in the other months the timings are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

LSAT Test and Registration Dates

Exam Date

Sabbath Exam Date

Registration Online/ Telephone/ Mail

Late Registration by Mail

Late Registration Online/Telephone

Feb 11,2012

Feb 13, 2012

Jan 10, 2012

Jan 17, 2012

Jan 20, 2012

June 11,2012

May 8, 2012

May 15, 2012

May 18, 2012

Oct 6, 2012

Oct 10, 2012

Sep 4, 2012

Sep 13, 2012

Sep 14, 2012

Dec 1, 2012

Dec 3, 2012

Oct 29, 2012

Nov 5, 2012

Nov 9, 2012

LSAT Test Locations

Take the LSAT, at test centers available at various locations, like the United States, Canada, Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, South America, Central America and Mexico. All the centers are not available on all the testing dates. If an established center is not available within 100 miles from your home, you can request for a non-published test center.

LSAT Registration

Registration for LSAT can be done online, through telephone or through mail. The registration needs to be done using the prescribed form available online on the official website www.lsac.org or you can contact the nearest law schools for assistance.

Steps for Taking the LSAT

  • Planning- The first step for taking the LSAT begins with planning. Plan and decide a test date on which you want to appear. Register for the test in advance to avoid last minute confusions.
  • Preparation- Once the test date is finalized, the second step is the preparation. Start your preparation 3-4 months before the exam. This provides you with enough time to revise each and every concept.
    • Method of Preparation- The method of preparation depends on an individual's style, requirement, time and budget. You can join a prep course or go for e-learning. A private tutor can be hired for guidance or you can go for self-study.
    • Materials for Preparation- If you are joining a prep course, the institute will be providing you with prep materials. If you want, you can buy additional prep materials. If opting for the self-study method, then the study materials needs to be selected very carefully. Compare different books before buying, you can consult your teachers or friends in this regard. Purchase books which are not older than five years, this assures that the latest updates and pattern of the test are available in your book. Select books authored by professionals, this guarantees quality of material.
  • Mock test- Once the method of preparation has been finalized, then you can begin your preparation by taking a mock test. This test lets you know your level of knowledge and helps in identifying your weaker and strong areas.
  • Time-table- Make a time-table for your study and strictly follow it. Schedule you study plan in such a way that you get maximum learning time. Take breaks in between, this increases the grasping power.
  • Practice tests- Attempt unlimited practice tests. Practicing again and again will make the concepts clear to you. Begin with taking a test after understanding a new concept. When thorough with all the concepts take an untimed test and later go for timed tests.
  • Timed tests- Taking timed tests will increase speed and will make you familiar with the exam day routine. Take the tests at the same time as that of your LSAT.
  • Review- Learning concepts and attempting practice tests are not enough. You need to review your learning pace and keep a check on the mistakes made. Analyze why a mistake occurred or why you were not able to achieve your set goal. Design a plan for avoiding mistakes.
  • Be Calm- Don't overstrain yourself, this will have a negative effect. Try to learn whatever can be learned in the possible time without straining yourself. Be calm on the examination day and try to give your best. Don't worry if you are not able to perform well, prepare again and retake the LSAT.

Take the LSAT on a date suitable to you at a location comfortable to you. Take the LSAT after a rigorous preparation schedule. Take the LSAT when you feel that you are ready to give your best and the results will provide you with a seat in a law school.

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