Candidates seeking admission to law schools in the country will be able to take the LSAT—India from 14 June 2020
In an unprecedented technological move, the US-based The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) has decided to administer the 2020 LSAT—India entrance examination online for the first time ever, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. LSAT—India™ is a standardised test adopted as an admission criterion by multiple law colleges across India.
Candidates seeking admission to law schools in the country will be able to take the LSAT—India from 14 June 2020 using an online test delivery system. Pearson VUE administers this test as an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled, online solution for aspirants to take their required college admissions tests in a safe manner, thereby overcoming the restrictions posed by the Covid-19 lockdown.
Speaking about the move to take LSAT—India online, LSAC’s President & CEO Kellye Testy said, “The worldwide pandemic Covid-19 has clearly had a profound impact on how we live and on how business is conducted around the world. But we know, too, that it is acutely affecting the academic pursuits of millions of students everywhere. In order to safeguard the ability of Indian students to apply to law schools in India, we have partnered with Pearson VUE to offer students a technologically advanced entrance exam this year. The test delivery system has technical features that ensure the transparency, convenience, and integrity of the testing process, without sacrificing security.”
Applicants will continue to register for the LSAT—India™ by visiting discoverlaw.in/register-for-the-test. After the closure of registration period, candidates will receive information regarding the date and slot during which they will be required to appear for the test. Log-in details and instructions for appearing for the test will be shared closer to the assigned test slot to ensure a seamless experience. Applicants can prepare for the test using the material that is free to download from the Discover Law website (https://www.discoverlaw.in/prepare-for-the-test).
It is the first time in more than 25 years of existence of Pearson’s Virtual University Enterprises (VUE) that an Artificial Intelligence-enabled remote-proctored online solution has been made available in this format.
“LSAT—India has given hope and aspiration by launching this exam in an online format. As an ‘Institution of Eminence’ in India and also as a leading law school in the world, it is our endeavour at Jindal Global Law School to offer the best of educational opportunities to our valued students and that includes a world-class, transparent, fair and scientifically evolved online admission test,” said Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) & Founding Dean, Jindal Global Law School.
In a statement The Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), one of the reputed law education schools in India said that students seeking admission to all programmes of Jindal Global Law School can take this exam at their own convenience from the safety of their homes or other settings to complete the admissions process in an efficient and timely manner. LSAT–India (Law School Admission Test–India) is the only admission test for the flagship 5-year BA/BBALLB Hons. programme of JGLS for the last 11 years and it also remains the key exam for admission to LLB, LLM and BA (Hons.) in Legal Studies programs.