LSAT 2023 Syllabus

The LSAT syllabus consists of questions based on Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension. LSAT questions are majorly based on these topics. LSAT is conducted by US based- Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and to appear in Law School Admission Test a candidate should have passed 10+2 exam or should be appearing in the 10+2 exam. LSAT is conducted in paper and pen mode, and there is no negative marking for the incorrect or unattended questions in the exam.
Table showing the LSAT subjects and there marks distribution
Sr. No. LSAT Subjects Number of Questions Time Allotted
1. Analytical Reasoning 23 35 minutes
2. 1st Logical Reasoning 22 35 minutes
3. 2nd Logical Reasoning 23 35 minutes
4. Reading Comprehension 24 35 minutes
Total 4 Sections 92 questions 2 hrs 20 mins
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Analytical Reasoning
  • In this section, candidates have to solve questions based on the relationships where they have to draw logical conclusions, which could be based on persons, places, things or events.
  • The paper will include 4-5 statements, out of which the candidates must choose the correct one that describes the relationship aptly.
  • The Analytical Reasoning section evaluates the legal problem-solving ability of the students.
Some of the important topics are stated below:
LSAT Syllabus for Analytical Reasoning
  • Arrangements
  • Comparisons
  • Selections
  • Family Based Problems
  • Intersection Type
  • Logical Deductions
  • Directions
  • Coding & Decoding
Preparation Books for Analytical Reasoning
Candidates can refer to the following preparation books for this section:
Analytical reasoning
M.K. Pandey
Magical Book on Quicker Maths
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic
Rajesh Verma
Logical Reasoning
  • The logical Reasoning section evaluates the logical thinking of a student.
  • Candidates must read and comprehend the given passage and answer the questions based on it.
  • This section also assesses the critical thinking skills and other related skills that are required for legal reasoning to pursue any program in Law.
Some of the important topics are stated below:
LSAT Syllabus for Logical Reasoning
  • Number and Letter Series
  • Calendars
  • Clocks
  • Cubes
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Binary Logic
  • Logical Sequence
  • Logical Matching
  • Logical Connectives
  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relations
Preparation Books for Logical Reasoning
Candidates can refer to the following preparation books for the Logical Reasoning section:
Universal’s Logical Reasoning for CLAT, LSAT and other Law Entrance Exams
Jain Prateek
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
RS Agarwal
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-Verbal
B.S. Sijwali
A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning
RS Agarwal
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Reading Comprehension
  • This section focuses on analysing the reading and understanding skills of a candidate.
  • The questions in reading comprehension also evaluate the candidate's reasoning ability.
  • Passages are sourced from multiple areas such as law, sociology, technology, philosophy, business, psychology, economics, etc. Although n this section, the main focus will be on the law.
  • It consists of four sets of questions based on reading which could appear from the areas such as Law, Business, Legal acts and rights, Economy, etc.
  • The conducting body sets no such reading criteria, but students must practice as many passages as possible from the important topics.
Some important topics are stated below:
LSAT Syllabus for Reading Comprehension
  • Law
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Technology
  • Economics
  • Business
Preparation Books for Reading Comprehensionstrong>
Candidates can refer to the following books to prepare for the reading comprehension section.
LSAT Reading Comprehension Bible (Power score LSAT Bible)
David. M. Killoran
10 New Actual, Official LSAT Prep tests with Comparative Reading (LSAT Series)
Law school admission council
Wiley's GMAT Reading Comprehension Grail
Aristotle Prep
The Blueprint for LSAT Reading Comprehension Paperback
Trent Teti (Author), Jodi Teti (Author), Matthew Riley (Author)
What are the subjects in LSAT?
LSAT comprises three sections - Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension. These sections are devised to analyse candidates' critical thinking and legal skills. You can check the details of the syllabus on our website.
Is the syllabus of CLAT and LSAT the same?
The major difference between CLAT and LSAT syllabus is that the CLAT focuses on topics like Mathematics, General Knowledge, Legal Aptitude and others. In contrast, the LSAT analyses a candidate's reasoning and critical thinking ability.
Is LSAT difficult?
LSAT is a moderately difficult test designed to test the candidates’ critical thinking and legal skills. It might be possible that the undergraduates might not have developed these skills yet. However, LSAT is considered less difficult than the CLAT exam.
Is there Math in LSAT India?
No, there is no math section in the LSAT exam. Candidates can prepare a bit related to percentages and numbers, but there are no equations or sums. The test mainly focuses on your analytical skills rather than maths and calculations.
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