The US-based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) has announced to conduct the Law School Admission Test, LSAT-India 2020 exam online due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is the first time ever that the Law Entrance test will be conducted online to avoid students from gathering up at exam centres.
The move from a paper and pencil test to an online exam and that too from the convenience of their home or other respective settings will enable candidates to take the test without worrying about their health and safety. LSAT 2020 India entrance examination is set to be conducted on June 14, 2020.
This announcement from LSAC will now help the law aspirants to have clarity in the admission process as several entrance exams in the country are getting delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier, Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) had announced to conduct the Global Management Entrance test, GMAT in a similar format.
LSAT India, which was a paper-pencil test since its inception in 2009, becomes India’s first Law Entrance Exam to be entirely online, AI-enabled remote-proctored exam. 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 for the students in this format.
LSAT-India 2020 Exam Date and Format
Candidates seeking admission to law schools in the country will now take the LSAT-India from June 14 using an online test delivery system.
Last date to Register for LSAT 2020
Students who are preparing to write the LSAT-India 2020 exam should register for LSAT 2020 before May 22, 2020.
The registration deadline for LSAT-India has also been extended to May 22, the law aspirants can apply through the LSAT India website.
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.
LSAC President and CEO Kellye Testy said, “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.”
Law School Admission Test LSAT-India is a standardized test adopted as an admission criterion by multiple law colleges across India. More than 138,000 LSATs are administered annually at over 920 testing centres worldwide. LSAC does not assess an applicant’s chances for admission to any law school; all admission decisions are made by individual law schools.
The candidates who clear LSAT-India 2020 will be eligible for undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes admission at various law colleges across India. There are over 50 law schools in India that accept LSAT scores for admissions.
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