Most of the aspirants for Law school feel confused whether to opt for GRE or for LSAT. The acceptance of GRE has increased rapidly in colleges including Harvard yet there are colleges which prefer LSAT. Let us bring out some key differences between GRE and LSAT exam.
Computer based GRE is an adaptive test, which means each correct question will increase the difficulty level and vice versa. There are no such parameters for LSAT.
Medium of Exam
GRE is generally administered over the computer whereas LSAT is in a paper format.
GRE contains verbal and quantitative section whereas LSAT does not have it. On the other hand LSAT has games section which tests your aptitude in logical situations.
GRE exam can be taken after a gap of 21 days and can be taken five times in one calendar year (It is conducted six times in a calendar year). LSAT can be attempted throughout the year.
Preview of Score
GRE allows you to preview your score before sending it to the probable university whereas LSAT does not allow that.
General versus Specific
LSAT was established to test the aptitude of the students who choose to apply in a law school. GRE on the other hand is conducted for more general grad admissions.
We understand that even through the points above, it might not be easy to choose which one you should go for. You can also choose to attempt a practice test, just to get to know each test. It will help you to know in which test you need to prepare comparatively less and score more. This is more suited for working professionals.
Nikki Guela (from an admissions and test prep consulting firm) opine about attempting the practice tests, ”They provide a great opportunity for students to gain insight into the test they are better suited for, areas in which they need to improve, and pacing troubles. They also help to boost confidence on test day.”