The Law School Admission Council™ (LSAC®), the creator of the LSAT—India™, has announced plans to administer the 2020 LSAT—India online for the first time ever, to provide a secure and timely testing opportunity for candidates despite the Covid-19 pandemic. The move from a paper and pencil test to an online administration will enable candidates to take the test from the safety and convenience of their homes or a location of their choice, and continue their goal of pursuing legal education despite necessary public health restrictions on travel and public gathering.
Candidates seeking admission to law schools in the country will be able to take the LSAT—India starting the week of June 14, using an online test delivery system with artificial intelligence-assisted remote proctoring to ensure the integrity and validity of the test. The paper-and-pencil LSAT—India exam was originally scheduled for June 7; the online LSAT—India will begin a week later to allow for the transition to online testing.
Speaking about the move to take LSAT—India online, LSAC’s President & CEO, Kellye Testy said, “The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on families and communities everywhere, and our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected. We have heard from so many students across India that want to pursue their legal education so they can make a difference in their communities, so we are pleased that we can offer this secure online testing solution to help support Indian students and law schools during this difficult time. The online LSAT—India will be composed of genuine LSAT—India questions that have been developed and tested in accordance with our strict standards and processes, and will provide a fair and rigorous opportunity for candidates to demonstrate their skills and continue their legal education journeys.”
LSAC will implement a rigorous data forensics programme to ensure the integrity of the remotely proctored test. The remotely proctored online LSAT—India will require candidates to complete a virtual check-in process, which includes enhanced identification and authentication procedures. After successful identity validation, the candidate will be approved to take the test using a secured browser. Every candidate’s test will be proctored remotely using AI-assisted technology and the candidate’s entire examination will be recorded via the computer’s web camera. If misconduct of any kind is detected, then the exam will be invalidated.
Applicants can continue to register for the June LSAT—India by visiting discoverlaw.in/register-for-the-test. After the closure of the registration period, candidates will receive scheduling details and instructions on how to take the online test to ensure a seamless experience. LSAC will provide additional information about the online LSAT—India in the weeks ahead.