When you’re getting ready to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), it’s absolutely key to practice with high-quality materials—and more specifically, official LSAT and remote LSAT practice tests (known as PrepTests). It’s important to see what the test looks like, and study the format as much as possible. And there’s no better way to do that than by looking at previous exams—particularly when they’re free LSAT practice tests!
To get you started, we’re sharing a free LSAT practice test with official questions and expert explanations for every single question. Use this practice test to polish your skills before test day, or use it as an LSAT diagnostic test to learn the lay of the land! Bonus: just as the LSAT is now remote (through at least June 2022), you’ll get to practice with a remote, online LSAT exam, as well!
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How to Take an LSAT Practice Test
First of all, know what you’ll see on it! Here’s what you can expect from this practice test:
|Section Name||Number of Questions||Time|
|Logical Reasoning (two sections)||24-26 (x 2)||35 minutes|
|Logic Games (AKA Analytical Reasoning)||24-26||35 minutes|
|Reading Comprehension||24-26||35 minutes|
|Writing Sample||1||35 minutes|
With that in mind, what will you need to know to practice? Working through an LSAT piecemeal—one section on the bus, the next during dinner—won’t prepare you for the endurance you’ll need on test day. Instead, use the following guidelines to make sure your environment is as test-like as possible.
- Take the test in one sitting. It bears repeating—just doing a bunch of sample questions isn’t enough! Yes, you really do need to take a full-length exam.
- Pick the right place. It’s important to practice in a quiet, calm environment where you won’t be disturbed—just like on test day.
- Time yourself. You won’t get an accurate sense of your current abilities on the LSAT unless you stick to the official timing guidelines. If you’re taking the test digitally, you won’t need a timer; there’s an official countdown timer on-screen that will tell you how long you have left in the section of the LSAT. If you are taking a paper practice test, make sure to have a watch or timer handy. Don’t use the one on your phone, as you won’t be able to have your phone in the room on test day (and it’s distracting!).
- Understand the differences between this free LSAT practice test and the official exam. While the content on this test is exactly like what you’ll see on test day, there are two key differences to remember.
- First, if you choose to take it (more on this below!), this test’s variable/experimental section is one of the two Logical Reasoning sections. On test day, though, you won’t know which section the variable section is (though there is one scored section for each section type, the unscored section won’t be labeled).
- Second, even though taking a practice exam can be stressful, it’s still not as stressful as your actual test date, where you’ll be in an unfamiliar environment, facing a set of conditions that many people find anxiety-provoking. You can prepare for this, though (see the first bullet point above) by working in a library or other calm setting.
- Plan on taking more than one practice test. You’ll want to take a few practice LSATs, so you can find out where your strengths and weaknesses are. Once you find that out, figuring out what to study next gets much, much easier.
- Look for patterns in your responses. It should become clear after doing each section two or three times where you need the most work. If you’re perfect already, you should just probably go and take the LSAT before your luck wears out. For every other normal person out there, you’ll see a pattern.
With all of that in mind…are you ready for it?
By permission of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC®), Magoosh is pleased to be one of the most recommended and most affordable test prep providers to use official LSAC questions in our LSAT Prep product. In fact, a Magoosh subscription gives you:
- Access to the LSAC Official Prep Plus tests for no extra charge: all of LSAC’s official released tests, free with your Magoosh account!
- The option to take eight of these official LSAT practice tests as timed, full-length practice tests, and save your results to your account.
- As a bonus, this is all in addition to Magoosh’s huge library of LSAT video lessons/instructional videos and detailed explanations by experts for each question, 7,000+ official practice problems, and targeted, customizable study schedules. We’re so sure that we can help you get the score you want on test day, we offer a 5-point score guarantee. You can try it out at no cost with a free trial, too!
Ready to try out a free LSAT practice test remotely? Download the free practice test, then read on for more about how to use it!
How to Score Your LSAT Practice Test
You’ve finished your free LSAT practice test—congratulations! What now? It’s time to score your work. Take a look at Magoosh’s explanations.
- If you want to score your LSAT practice test as a remote LSAT, check out Magoosh’s LSAT Flex Score conversion table for info on how to do this!
Then, find out how your score stacks up by reviewing how the LSAT scoring scale works (the remote LSAT scores will count incorrect answers similarly—see the starred point above) and checking out average LSAT scores at the top 100 law programs.
A lot of students leave their practice tests behind once they get their scores—but the highest-scoring students know that they can mine the test for even more information. After you take and grade your test, it’s time to review your practice LSAT. Using this exam as an LSAT diagnostic test will help you learn your strengths and target your weaknesses as you move forward.
Click here for tips on reviewing your LSAT practice test
Here are a few ways to make the most of your review:
- Log your errors, including the question types you got wrong.
- Jot down how you’d prevent any timing/pacing issues from happening on your next LSAT practice test. Examples include running out of time on a section of the test, getting stuck and being unable to recover, or finishing with too much time in the end. (Yes, the last one can happen!)
- If you were tripped up by unfamiliar words or concepts, incorporate them into flashcards.
- Talk it out. If you did well on a particular question, explain to a study buddy, fellow students, or your tutor why the correct answer to that question is correct. This can help reinforce your thought process.
- Give yourself a breather between this practice test and the next. Spend some time, ideally a week, practicing the content you struggled with before moving on.
LSAT Practice Test FAQ
How many official LSAT practice tests are there? How many LSAT practice tests should I take?
There are 77 numbered PrepTests from the LSAC (and yes, a Magoosh subscription does give you access to alllll of them!). But that doesn’t mean you need to—or even should—do one a day for the next two months!
In an ideal world, you would do 2-3 practice tests per week as part of your practice plan. In other words, we only recommend doing all of these PrepTests if you have nine months or more to study for the LSAT! Otherwise, adapt that recommendation to your own schedule or check out Magoosh’s LSAT study plans for expertly crafted study plans using these practice tests!
How long is the free LSAT practice test?
The LSAT practice test is 140 minutes long (two hours and twenty minutes) if you take all four multiple-choice sections. There’s a 10-minute break on the official exam between the second and third sections, so if you’re practicing under test-like conditions, include a break there, too. The actual LSAT is a strictly timed test, so it’s important to work with actual time constraints as you practice—you don’t get a huge amount of time!
On the actual day of the test, test-takers can anticipate spending about 2.5 hours in front of the computer, including time for instructions at the beginning.
Remember that you’ll submit the writing sample portion of the test separately for the official exam— there’s no need to work on it immediately following your practice test!
How predictive is this practice test score for the actual LSAT?
This practice test contains actual LSAT multiple-choice questions that appeared on official previous tests—so it’s pretty predictive. Follow these test day tips for your best possible score on the official exam.
How much time do I need to prep for the LSAT?
That’s exactly what an LSAT practice test can help you figure out! How close are you to your score goals? How much study time do you have? When do you hope to enter law school? Take a look at Magoosh’s LSAT study plans to see which one best fits into your life right now.
Where I can find more LSAT sample questions and study resources?
Excellent question! Here are some stellar additional practice resources (including a number of free resources!) to take your skills to the next level, as well as who they’re best for.
|Resource||What It Is||Best When...|
|Free Practice Test PDF||The PDF version of the digital test you just took.||You want to review problems that gave you trouble or re-try them after some time has passed.|
|Magoosh's LSAT study schedules||LSAT study schedules ranging from two weeks to six months.||You want expert help constructing an LSAT study schedule that works for you.|
|FREE LSAT prep checklist||A document allowing you to track and check off the topics you've studied for the LSAT.||You want to keep track of and to measure your LSAT readiness along your prep journey.|
|Magoosh's free LSAT study guide||A 30-page guide to preparing for the LSAT—what you'll need, how to do it, and expert advice.||You're new to the test and want to familiarize yourself with the LSAT and how to study for it.|
|Magoosh LSAT prep||Video lessons, practice tests...and access to over 7,000+ official LSAT test questions.||You want thorough prep and practice for the LSAT!|
|LSAT Sample Questions||Three sample questions, one for each section of the LSAT.||You want an overview of the types of questions you'll see in each section on test day.|