LSAT-INDIA 2020 EXAM goes online
Saturday, 9 May, 2020 : New Delhi : In an unprecedented technological development, 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, which was a paper-pencil test since its inception in 2009, becomes India’s FIRST & ONLY Law Entrance Exam to be entirely online, AI-enabled remote-proctored. The move from a paper and pencil test to an online exam will enable candidates to take the test from the convenience of their home or other respective settings without worrying about their health and safety.
Candidates seeking admission to law schools in the country will be able to take the LSAT—India from 14June 2020 using an online test delivery system. Pearson VUE, one of the leading players in computer-based testing in the world, 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. 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. 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.
The Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), which was ranked No. 1 law school in India and South Asia and among the top 101-150 law schools globally in QS World University Subject Rankings 2020, has opened its doors for admission to the class of 2020. JGLS offers four major degree programmes in law and legal studies viz. 5-year BA/BBALLB Hons, 3-year LLB, 1-year LLM, and the 3-year BA (Hons) in Legal Studies programme.
LSAT--India (Law School Admission Test--India) has been 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.
“At a time when the global pandemic has created unprecedented uncertainty for all law entrance exams generating huge anxiety among law school aspirants, 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.
LSAT—India™ is a standardised test adopted as an admission criterion by multiple law colleges across India. It measures skills that are considered essential for success in law school. LSAT—India™ is specially created for admission to law schools in India by the Law School Admission Council, USA (LSAC). The LSAC has been helping law schools in various countries evaluate the critical thinking skills of their applicants for more than 70 years.
Applicants will continue toregister 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)