India LSAT 2020 law entrance exam to be held online

India LSAT 2020 law entrance exam to be held online

LSAT 2020, one of the main Law entrance examinations in India, will be held online this year due to disruption caused by the Coronavirus outbreak.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, US-based Law School Admission Council (LSAC), which administers the exam, has decided to move the LSAT 2020 for Indian candidates online.

This move will allow candidates to take their entrance exam from a safe place of their choice, without any fear for their health and safety.

The “Law School Admission Test (LSAT) – India” is an annual entrance exam conducted by LSAC for admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate law courses across the country.

Several Indian institutions use LSAT scores as part of their admission criteria to their law courses. These law schools include OP Jindal Global University, ISBR Law College, PES University, etc.

Pearson VUE working with LSAC to deliver India LSAT 2020 online

Indian newspaper Hindustan Times reported that, according to Kellye Testy, President and CEO of LSAC, they have partnered with Pearson VUE (Virtual University Enterprises) for the creation of a technologically-advanced entrance exam in these special circumstances.

The test delivery system will be enabled through Artificial Intelligence (AI) and is such that it will not undermine the transparency, convenience, and integrity of the testing process.

This online test will still allow the students to continue with their admission process in an efficient manner while they are still restricted in their homes.

Similar to centre-based testing, this test will also require candidates to complete an online self-check-in process, which will include several steps to ensure the identity of the candidate.

These steps include the submission of enhanced identification, authentication and, only after successful validation the candidate will be approved to take the test.

All throughout the time of the test, with the help of AI tools, the candidates will be monitored live through the device’s webcam.

Potential India LSAT 2020 law candidates can start taking the exam online from 14 June.

Applicants can find more details regarding the exam on LSAC’s LSAT-India 2020 webpage.

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Zahra Hamdani - Reporter, Global Education Times (GET News)

Zahra Hamdani is an Ireland-based reporter for Global Education Times who focuses on European and South Asian education news. When she is not writing for GET News, Zahra is a school-teacher and educationist with experience in both Primary and Secondary schools in the Republic of Ireland as well as in Pakistan.

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