The LSAT scoring system does not deduct points for wrong answers. Your score is determined solely from the number of correct answers, and each question is given equal weight.
Your initial score is called the raw score, and is the number of correct answers out of approximately 101 questions.
Your raw score is then plotted on a normal curve and reported on a scale of 120 to 180, with 150 being the median. This new score is your scaled score.
Your standing-relative to all test-takers in the previous three years-is reported as a percentile ranking. This score indicates the percentage of candidates who scored below you on the test.
There are two ways to cancel your LSAT score. The first is to fill out the cancellation section of the answer sheet that you receive on test day. If you decide to cancel your score during the test, pay close attention to the instructions for doing so. Once you have submitted your answer sheet, it is impossible to have your score reported if you should later change your mind. You should receive confirmation of the score cancellation within four or five weeks.
The second way to cancel your score is to send a written request to LSAC within nine days of the test. This can only be done by mail or fax because the request must include your signature. See the LSAT Information book for further details and for the cancellation address.
The law schools to which you apply will be informed of all of your previous cancelled tests when they receive your LSAT score record.