In the light of class 12 board exams getting postponed, the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) has advanced the date for conducting LSAT—India Test.
The AI-Enabled and Remote-Proctored LSAT—India Entrance Test shall be held during 29th May to 2nd June, 2021.
This decision will help various law schools that use LSAT score for admission, including the Jindal Global Law School, to complete the admissions process in the month of June itself.
The last date to apply for the entrance test is 14th May, 2021.
Interested students may register at LSAT—India official website: www.discoverlaw.in
LSAC informed the students that, "Due to uncertainty of the date for the Board exam, which will not be announced until at least June 1, LSAC Global felt it was unfair for the current class of law school aspirants to have to put their exam preparations on hold. Most importantly, the date change assures students that the exams will not fall in concurrent dates, giving students the flexibility to adequately prepare for both examinations."
Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University & Dean of Jindal Global Law School also expressed his satisfaction over this decision. He said:
"First of all, when board exams and all other tests are simply getting postponed and cancelled in the country creating an uncertain environment in higher education, LSAC advancing the LSAT--India Test to 29th May is a great relief for law aspirants and parents. Law aspirants will be free from their entrance exam burden and focus on their 12th board exams expected in the coming months."
Secondly, he added that "in the changed situation of the cancellation of all 12th board exams, it was absolutely advisable to advance the entrance test dates to May when there is no board exam. LSAT--India being a fully Online, Remote-Proctored and Artificial Intelligence enabled Test can be taken from the comfort of student's home or any other location without risking their health and safety in the present COVID-19 pandemic situation."
Third and most important benefit as observed by Professor Raj Kumar is "advancing the test ends the perennial problem of one entrance exam conflicting with another putting students and parents under a lot of stress. There is no such conflict expected now and students can take their entrance exam peacefully."
Professor Anand Prakash Mishra, Associate Dean of Jindal Global Law School and Director of Law Admissions observed, "the Covid situation in the country demands early decisive action on the part of students and parents as well as the Universities and law schools like us to ensure higher studies of the youth must not suffer. As our law school is ready to commence its academic year on 1st August 2021 strictly as per our academic calendar, it's simply fantastic to receive the LSAT Results in the month of June and complete the entire admission process of law school in June itself. Students can take their 12th boards later and join their law school classes in August first week."
LSAT—India Test is a standardized exam of analytical reasoning, logical reasoning and reading comprehension. LSAT—India 2021 application closes on 14 May and the exam will be conducted during 29th May to 2nd June. Students can download past papers of the exam for free from its official website.
Jindal Global Law School was established in 2009. Recently, it was Ranked Number 1 in India and 76th in the World as per the QS World University Rankings by Subject Law 2021. It is India's only law school, which is ranked among the top 100 in the world. It has over 450 full-time faculty members from more than 20 different countries, and over 3500 law students enrolled full-time in its residential programmes.