Questions about Day of the Test

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Questions about Day of the Test

Postby Rogah » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:59 am

What LSAC has to say: http://lsac.org/jd/lsat/day-of-test

[Perhaps this thread might be a catch-all for questions about details of the testing conditions.]

"Expect the test day to cover up to seven hours."

Eh? The total test time is 6 times 35 minutes, or 3.5 hours. What else might happen to consume another 3.5 hours?

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Re: Questions about Day of the Test

Postby Mikey » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:00 am

Every test center is different. Your check in may be 15 mins, or it can be an hour, or even more. Then the time your proctors wait to begin is taken into account. That's why they give the time range

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Re: Questions about Day of the Test

Postby kindofcanuck » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:36 am

Rogah wrote:What LSAC has to say: http://lsac.org/jd/lsat/day-of-test

[Perhaps this thread might be a catch-all for questions about details of the testing conditions.]

"Expect the test day to cover up to seven hours."

Eh? The total test time is 6 times 35 minutes, or 3.5 hours. What else might happen to consume another 3.5 hours?


Total time testing 6x35 (four real sections, 1 experimental, 1 written). 3.5 hours. Add 15 minute break, which realistically stretches to 20-25 as all papers are collected, people drift back in after 15, all papers re-issued. Check-in means one or two people checking names, ID and photo for 100+ people. Then you get assigned to rooms, which people walk to slowly. Then about a page of A4 is read aloud slowly, then you have to write out the certifying statement. Then you have any questions, the rush of people going to the bathroom, and people coming back.

"Seven hours" is really to cover their bases. In my experience, it takes about five.

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Re: Questions about Day of the Test

Postby Rigo » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:28 am

kindofcanuck wrote:"Seven hours" is really to cover their bases. In my experience, it takes about five.

Agreed.

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Re: Questions about Day of the Test

Postby Blueprint Mithun » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:43 pm

Rogah wrote:What LSAC has to say: http://lsac.org/jd/lsat/day-of-test

[Perhaps this thread might be a catch-all for questions about details of the testing conditions.]

"Expect the test day to cover up to seven hours."

Eh? The total test time is 6 times 35 minutes, or 3.5 hours. What else might happen to consume another 3.5 hours?


That definitely sounds like an exaggeration. I remember getting there right before 8 AM, and getting out a little after 1 PM. But you never know how long it might take at certain testing centers, or if some issue came up. I think they're just trying to be safe with that number.

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Re: Questions about Day of the Test

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:17 am

The first time I took the test, we all got there for an 8:30 start time, but we didn't start the test until after 10 am. So sometimes things just go really slowly. I think I got out around 2 or 2:30? (I was STARVING.)



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