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Where to Find an LSAT Diagnostic Test

So, you are ready to begin studying for the Law School Admission Test, or LSAT. Congratulations! You have taken a big step toward becoming a lawyer. At this point, you have accepted that you will have to take the LSAT, polish your personal statement, potentially find an LSAT tutor, request LSAT accommodations if you qualify, and secure some top-notch letters of recommendation for each law school. But you may still be wondering…where do I begin my LSAT prep journey?

Enter the LSAT diagnostic test. You may have heard of it, but what exactly does it mean? And where can you find one?

You are in luck – Blueprint Prep is here to answer all your questions.

What Is a Diagnostic Test? 

A diagnostic test is a previously released, actual LSAT exam that you take before you begin studying for your LSAT. The goal is to discover where your natural strengths and weaknesses are. This information helps you figure out where you will spend the most time studying, as well as roughly how much time you will need to hit your goal score. 

Spoiler alert–the score on your diagnostic test probably isn’t going to be anywhere close to your goal LSAT score. That’s totally normal! The LSAT is probably drastically different from any standardized test you have taken before. You just haven’t learned the language yet. That is okay! Don’t sweat it. Regardless of what LSAT score comes out, taking a diagnostic before you begin studying is the best way to get the most out of your official LSAT prep course. 

Where Do I Find a Diagnostic Test?

There are three things you are looking for in a diagnostic exam:

#1: Diagnostic exams are real Law School Admission Tests that previous test takers took and then were released by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for students to use as official LSAT practice tests.

#2: The interface you take the diagnostic on is similar to the one you will see on your LSAT test day. 

#3: You take the diagnostic test on a site that will give you feedback on the sample questions, i.e., won’t just spit out a score.

These three criteria are why I suggest taking Blueprint’s Free Practice Test as your diagnostic. For one, it is a real, previous LSAT on an interface similar to the official standardized test. Also, after you take the practice exam Blueprint will break down the test prep analytics for you, helping you figure out where your strengths and weaknesses are after looking at each practice question, and where to begin studying. It’s the best way to set yourself up for success on your study journey. Best of all, this LSAT practice exam is totally free.

Good luck on your journey studying for the LSAT! Go crush it!