Logical reasoning is one of the most important sections of LSAT, it comprises of almost half of the paper and this section can be the game-changer for your admission to a top law school of the country, one of the major problems that an aspirant face, particularly in the LR section is that after taking considerable number of mocks, the score in this section reach to a threshold and becomes static. 

The best way to get through this cobweb is PRACTISE, I know it might look to you as a fairly simple solution to a complex issue but it is the best way to get through this, practising with 

The right approach is what is needed to get through this. Logical reasoning can be termed as the most mentally tasking section of the LSAT paper, the 

best way to tackle it is by solving sectional tests almost on a regular basis, the best way to solve them by doing them in a time bound manner. 

Solving 25-26 questions in 35 minutes should be a step in the right directions(you should solve more questions than asked in the given time period to increase your problem solving ability and this will also enhance your speed giving you more time to revise your paper). 

One of the reasons that your score has become fairly static is that many aspirants start the logical reasoning section from the first question, it is not a very wise choice, to be honest. The easier questions should be dealt first and after that one should move to the difficult ones. 

The critical reasoning questions are usually divided in 4 categories which are 

  1. Strength/weakness
  2. Assumption
  3. Parallel Reasoning
  4. Alternate Conclusion 

In order to maximize the score in this section one should begin with strength/weakness and assumption questions first. This is because the answer is usually found in the prompt, making these quicker and more straightforward. Then, with your remaining time, finish up with parallel reasoning and alternative conclusion questions.

You have to solve 23 questions in 35 minutes, which makes to approximately 1.5 minutes per question; the best way to increase your accuracy and score is by skimming the options and the passage. 

30-60 RULE 

Usually, we see that 1-2 options can easily be eliminated while reading them so the best way to get past these questions such that we devote our time in choosing the right option among the confusing ones is by skimming the passage and the options in the first 30 seconds and then reading the rest of the passage and the options in the meantime. 

One of the major advantages of this rule is that while skimming the passage and the options in the first half, our mind subconsciously pictures them and it becomes fairly easy for us to comprehend as after picturing it, it becomes very easy for us to think from the author’s perspective. 


Pictorial representation is an extremely easy way of dealing with logical reasoning questions as it declutters your brain and provides exact answers whenever you need. Now you will need to keep this in mind that not all types of questions can be dealt with through this method but we will get to that later on. 

The first and foremost thing is to understand what kind of questions can be dealt with through this method and the answer is - 

(a) Tabular arrangement questions 

(b) Clock hour questions 

(c) Blood relation questions 

The basic guideline for all questions applies here as well and you will need to first be extremely careful while reading the questions because even a slight error in the diagrams can cause you a world of pain. 

Try to absorb all the information given in the questions and then proceed with the diagrams. Don’t waste your time in drawing elaborate diagrams because ultimately only you need to understand it and not the examiner. 

You will find the difference in your accuracy and time management after mastering this approach and in no time you would be running out of things to study in logical reasoning.

Practise practise and practise some more 

I've said it before and I'll say it again: practise is the only way to get better. Consider it a must-do routine that will eventually determine your level of success. You can never be 100 percent sure what's in store for you when it comes to logical thinking, so it's best to plan for the worse and hope for the best. 

If you think the LSAT problems are simple, consider practising the GMAT reasoning questions, which will put your talents to the test. Try to improve your speed once you've mastered the general technique to tackling these sorts of questions. 

Speed checks are essential for every competitive exam, and the LSAT is no exception. You should bear in mind that, unlike other legal entrance examinations where you can take up GK and solve it fast, you won't have that luxury here, so study on this element and you'll see how strong your logical thinking skills have grown.