Lockdown: Law entrance exam LSAT to be held online due to COVID-19 #coronavirusnewstolive - May 10, 2020 31 0 COMMENTS
New Delhi: US-based The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) has determined to administer the 2020 LSAT-India entrance examination online for the primary time ever from June 14 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
LSAC mentioned LSAT-India, which was a paper-pencil take a look at since its inception in 2009, turns into India’s first and solely Law Entrance Exam to be completely online, AI-enabled remote-proctored.
The transfer to online exam will allow candidates to take the take a look at from the comfort of their dwelling or different respective settings with out worrying about their well being and security, it mentioned in an announcement.
Candidates in search of admission to legislation faculties within the nation will be in a position to take the LSAT-India from June 14, 2020 utilizing an online take a look at supply system.
It mentioned Pearson VUE, one of many main gamers in computer-based testing on the earth, administers this take a look at as an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled, online resolution for aspirants to take their required faculty admissions checks in a protected method, thereby overcoming the restrictions posed by the Covid-19 lockdown.
It is the primary time in additional than 25 years of existence of Pearson’s Virtual University Enterprises (VUE) that an AI-enabled remote-proctored online resolution has been made out there on this format.
LSAC President and CEO Kellye Testy mentioned, “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 mentioned.
The assertion mentioned college students in search of admission to all programmes of Jindal Global Law School can take this exam at their very own comfort from the security of their houses or different settings to full the admissions course of in an environment friendly and well timed method.
C Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) & Founding Dean, Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), mentioned: “At a time when the global pandemic has created unprecedented uncertainty for all law entrance exams generating huge anxiety among law school aspirants, LSAT-India has given hope and aspiration by launching this exam in an online format.
“As a leading law school in the world, it is our endeavour at Jindal Global Law School to offer the best of educational opportunities to our valued students and that includes a world-class, transparent, fair and scientifically evolved online admission test,” he mentioned.
JGLS has opened its doorways for admission to the category of 2020. It affords 4 main diploma programmes in legislation and authorized research — 5-year BA/BBALLB Hons, 3-year LLB, 1-year LLM, and the 3-year BA (Hons) in Legal Studies programme.
Kumar mentioned the AI-assisted remote-proctoring resolution contains the recording of the candidate’s examination for overview with a view to defending the integrity of the exam course of.
“This is a technologically advanced admission solution, which allows students a seamless new system to complete the admissions process into the various courses of their choice,” he mentioned.
LSAT-India is a standardised take a look at adopted as an admission criterion by a number of legislation schools throughout India.
Each yr, LSAC, headquartered in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. helps greater than 60,000 legislation college candidates navigate the admission course of and offers the important admission software program and knowledge relied upon by greater than 220-member legislation faculties within the United States, Canada, and Australia.
More than 138,000 LSATs are administered yearly at over 920 testing centres worldwide. LSAC doesn’t assess an applicant’s possibilities for admission to any legislation college; all admission choices are made by particular person legislation faculties.