Editorial Team

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) reported a successful first day of the online, remotely proctored LSAT—India examinations on Sunday, July 19, with the vast majority of students, successfully completing their examinations.

“We are pleased to be able to provide online testing so that students all across India can earn an LSAT—India score to pursue their dream of legal education, while protecting the health and safety of our test-takers, testing staff, and the broader community,” said Yusuf Abdul-Kareem, Vice President of LSAC. “The vast majority of students successfully completed their LSAT—India on Sunday, and we will continue to make the testing experience even smoother in the days ahead.”

Approximately 1,000 students successfully completed their examinations in three sessions on Sunday, with approximately 5,000 students registered to take the test over the next seven days.

While most students were able to successfully complete their LSAT—India exam, some test takers were initially not able to log into the online testing system because they did not show the proper government-issued identification. LSAC worked with Pearson VUE, the remote proctoring service that is administering the online examination, to remind test takers of the requirements and help them address their issues.

As a reminder, students must present a proper government-issued ID, and capture a photograph showing their face and their ID, as shown below:

Test takers should review the list of “Do’s and Don’ts” to ensure they have a smooth test experience – https://www.discoverlaw.in/important-reminders-for-lsat-india-2020.pdf.

“While most students successfully completed their exams, we know how frustrating it can be for any test taker to encounter any sort of issue after working so hard to prepare,” said Abdul-Kareem. “We will continue to help all students have the opportunity to earn the score they need to pursue their goal of legal education, and we have reserved a number of opportunities to retest at the end of this week for students who experienced technical interruptions or problems with their IDs.”

The LSAT—India is a single test that students can use for admission to multiple law colleges and universities in India. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, LSAC shifted from a paper-and-pencil test administration to an online, AI-enabled, remotely proctored format, so that students could test in the safety and convenience of their own homes.

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