LSAT-India 2020 Examination to be held online due to coronavirus pandemic
New Delhi : US-based The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) on Friday announced that the 2020 LSAT-India entrance examination will be held online for the first time ever from June 14 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
LSAC said LSAT-India will become India's first and only Law Entrance Exam to be entirely online, AI-enabled remote-proctored.
With this the candidates will be able to take the test as per their convenience of home without worrying about getting infected with the coronavirus.
Candidates seeking admission to law schools in the country will be able to take the LSAT-India from June 14, 2020 using an online test delivery system.
It said 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.
LSAC President and 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," Kellye said.
LSAT-India is a standardised test adopted as an admission criterion by multiple law colleges across India.