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LSAT—India 2021

COVID-19 has affected the way education is being imparted and entrance tests are being conducted. Accordingly, LSAC administered the LSAT—India 2021 through an online platform, as done in 2020. All tests were proctored remotely using AI-assisted technology and included recording the candidate's entire examination via the computer’s web camera. Candidates registered for LSAT—India 2021 were able to test from the comfort of their homes without paying anything additional or worrying about travelling to a test centre.

The LSAT—India was administered in multiple slots in March and during May-June 2021.

LSAC understands the importance of fairness and integrity in the law school admission process, which advances access and equity in legal education and continues to strive in that direction through each initiative.



1. Registering for the LSAT─IndiaTM

Who is eligible for LSAT—IndiaTM?
All registrants who complete the test registration application, pay the registration fee in a timely way, submit a registration photo and electronic copy of a valid photo ID, and follow the published test rules may sit for the LSAT—IndiaTM. It is the candidate's responsibility to understand the eligibility requirements of the law colleges to which one is applying before deciding whether to register for the LSAT—IndiaTM. If one registers for the test and then determines that one is ineligible for admission to the intended law school, no test-fee refund will be available. For the eligibility requirements of the LSAC Global Law Alliance colleges and LSAT—India Associated colleges, candidates are requested to visit the respective law colleges' webpages.
 
What will I need to register for the LSAT—IndiaTM?
You will need a valid email address, mobile number, and one of the valid photo IDs mentioned below. You will also either need a photograph of yourself that you can upload or you can capture your photo through the integrated camera within the registration application to upload. You can choose to pay the registration fee through any of the digital payment options available.
 
Can I edit my registration application after I have submitted the registration fee?
You may edit some of your registration information even after you have submitted your registration fee. However, some information in your application cannot be changed after you have submitted payment, so it is important to enter all of the information carefully when first registering. If you do not have a required piece of information or you are uncertain about the accuracy of some information, you can save your application and return to it when you have the accurate information.
 
When is my registration for the LSAT—IndiaTM complete? How will I know?
Your registration is complete when you have entered all of the required information on the registration application and submitted the requisite payment. However, please note that closer to the test date you will be required to submit a Test Appointment preference as well as upload your valid photo ID in order to be eligible to appear for the test.  You will receive an email on your registered email ID confirming that your registration is complete. You can also access this information from the dashboard available in registration application after you sign in.
 
Who do I contact for help with registration?
Contact us at discoverlawindia@lsac.org for help with registration.

2. LSAT—IndiaTM May-June 2021 Administration

Do I need to register again if I want to appear for LSAT—India in May after taking the March test?
You may choose to appear for March administration and then decide to pay fee for the May test at a later stage by relogging into the same registration application. You need not create another registration for the same.
 
Which score will be selected for my law school admission in 2021?
LSAC will report both of your scores to all LSAC Global Law Alliance and LSAT—India Affiliated colleges. However, you may select which of the two score reports to submit when applying to law colleges.
 

3. LSAC LawPrepsm

What is LSAC LawPrepsm ?
LSAC LawPrepsm is a new digital test prep product that will allow law aspirants studying for the CLAT, AILET, SLAT, LSAT—India, and many other law entrance exams to practise the critical thinking skills commonly tested by those exams. It offers a library of digital practice tests that exclusively focus on these essential skills. Further, it is an ideal study tool for those preparing for the LSAT—India, since it replicates the LSAT—India test day experience. Students can access this digital product anytime, anywhere, on their Internet-connected devices.

What is the advantage of preparing through LSAC LawPrepsm?
LSAC LawPrepsm includes a realistic online exam test mode, a record of the student’s practice test history, and instant calculation of practice test score reports. Based on that score, the student can assess their strengths and weaknesses and design a self-guided study regimen or reach out to a coaching institute for mentoring.

What PrepTest collections are available through LSAC LawPrepsm?
PrepTests are available in three collections – Silver (3 PrepTests), Gold (5 PrepTests), and Platinum (10 PrepTests) as a six-month subscription for INR 2399, INR 3499, and INR 5999 plus GST respectively, offering access to a comprehensive collection of practice tests. Each PrepTest has unique content that does not overlap with other PrepTests. Note that the Gold series contain some of the same PrepTests as the Silver series and the Platinum series contains all of the PrepTests that are in the Silver and Gold series.

Can I experience the LawPrepsm platform before buying any of the PrepTest series?
A free PrepTest (the LSAT—India Mock Test) is included when a student creates a profile by clicking Register for the LSAT—India or Discover more about LSAC LawPrepsm on www.discoverlaw.in. It is one full practice test using the authentic LSAT—India test environment launched in 2020.

How many attempts can I make for each PrepTest?
A student may attempt each PrepTest, including the free PrepTest, five times.

How does LSAC LawPrepsm compare to the other test preparation products in terms of pricing?
The collections under LSAC LawPrepsm  are very cost effective. For students who just want to attempt a practice test, we are providing that opportunity for free. For students who want to do more in-depth studying and take multiple practice tests, our Silver, Gold, and Platinum collections provide six-month subscriptions to PrepTests up to 5 times each. It offers the high-quality standardised tests that LSAC is known for and compares very favourably to the digital preparation packages offered by other test preparation companies. Also, by practicing on the LSAC LawPrepsm platform, students will get LSAT—India test day experience and will get familiarized with the digital interface used on test day.

Can students continue to practice the old way – just buy books, or sign up for a commercial test prep course?
Yes, students can practice on their own with books and printed materials, or through a commercial test prep course. Students can continue to prepare using our free Official LSAT—India Introductory Guide and the tutorials and worked examples at Khan Academy Official LSAT Prep resources, which are available free online. Students can also buy The Official LSAT—India Handbook and The Official LSAT—India SuperPrep through the LSAT—India registration system.

Are there any discounts available to SC/BC/OBC/EWS students?
We are providing a variety of options that will ensure that students can access a great deal of high-quality content either for free or at a very low cost. Every student who creates an account will automatically receive access to one free PrepTest (the LSAT—India Mock Test), with one full practice test in the authentic LSAT—India format. LSAC LawPrepsm, with multiple collections, compares favourably to the pricing of other standardized test preparation materials. And it’s important to note that any student can apply for a waiver by providing the relevant documents to LSAC through discoverlawindia@lsac.org and LSAC will review these requests on  a case to case basis to provide relevant support. 

Are there any key differences between the LawPrep experience and what an LSAT—India test taker will experience on test day?

  • Unlike the PrepTests on LawPrepsm, in order to take the real LSAT—India, you will need to download a special locked-down browser that we will provide to you.
  • Unlike the PrepTests on LawPrepsm, on test day your webcam will record you and you will be able to see your own image in a corner of the screen.
  • While you can navigate freely back and forth between sections on the PrepTests, you will not be able to return to a section once you navigate away from it on the real LSAT—India.
  • Some questions in the PrepTests on LawPrepsm only have four answer choices, but every question on the real LSAT—India will have five answer choices.

 

Will there be any additions to the products available on LSAC LawPrepsm?
Yes, we will be adding additional PrepTests and other law prep products and services over time.

Who do I contact if I have a technical problem with LSAC LawPrepsm?
Write to us at disoverlawindia@lsac.org and describe your problem in detail.

Can I change the timer to give myself more time when taking a PrepTest?
You have 35 minutes for each section and the timer cannot be adjusted. It is important to learn to practice under times conditions in order to simulate a real test experience. Bear in mind, however, that you do have five attempts for each PrepTest. Also, you may review your test after each attempt and take your time to understand questions you may have missed or skipped when taking the PrepTest initially.

Are there solutions provided for the questions in the PrepTests?
Currently you are only given the correct answers once you submit a PrepTest. There will be future products with solutions provided for some PrepTest questions. If you would like to get started with a practice test that has detailed solutions for every question, you are advised to purchase the Official LSAT—India SuperPrep book.

4. Fees and Payment

What is the fee for LSAT—India in 2021?

Following is the fee structure for LSAT—India to be administered in 2021:

Early Bird Registration fees (exclusive of GST): 
(Applicable until 12 Feb 2021)
 
Registration fee for March Administration INR 3499/-
Bundle Registration fee for March Administration
(includes test registration fee, The Official LSAT—India Handbook, and The Official LSAT—India SuperPrep)
INR 4499/-
Registration fee for May Administration INR 3499/-
Bundle Registration fee for May Administration
(includes test registration fee, The Official LSAT—India Handbook, and The Official LSAT—India SuperPrep)
INR 4499/-
Registration fee for March and May Administration INR 6999/-
Bundle Registration fee for March and May Administration
(includes test registration fee, The Official LSAT—India Handbook, and The Official LSAT—India SuperPrep)
INR 7999/-
Regular Test Registration fee (exclusive of GST): 
(Applicable from 13 Feb 2021 till the end of registration)
 
Registration fee for March Administration INR 3799/-
Bundle Registration fee for March Administration
(includes registration fee, The Official LSAT—India Handbook, and The Official LSAT—India SuperPrep)
INR 4899/-
Registration fee for May Administration INR 3799/-
Bundle Registration fee for May Administration
(includes registration fee, The Official LSAT—India Handbook, and The Official LSAT—India SuperPrep)
INR 4899/-
Registration fee for March and May Administration INR 7299/-
Bundle Registration fee for March and May Administration
(includes registration fee, The Official LSAT—India Handbook, and The Official LSAT—India SuperPrep)
INR 8399/-
Test Prep Material (exclusive of GST):
(Applicable through the registration period) 
 
The Official LSAT—India Handbook INR 799/-
The Official LSAT—India SuperPrep INR 1199/-
Bundle Test Prep fee
(includes registration fee, The Official LSAT—India Handbook, and The Official LSAT—India SuperPrep)
INR 1699/-
Exam fee with The Official LSAT—India Handbook  INR 2999/-

 Note – Additional courier charges will be applicable on the Test Prep Materials and Bundle starting 13 Feb 2021.

 

What will I need to register for the LSAT—India?

You will need a valid email address, mobile number, and one of the valid photo IDs mentioned below. You will also either need a photograph of yourself that you can upload or you can capture your photo through the integrated camera within the registration application to upload. You can choose to pay the registration fee through any of the digital payment options available.

 

Is the registration fee same for all the candidates who register for LSAT—India 2021?

LSAC is committed to promoting quality, access, and equity in law and education for candidates in India. If you belong to SC/ST/OBS category or are from an economically weaker section, you may write to discoverlawindia@lsac.org with requisite documents (Category certificate if you are applying under SC/ST/OBC and Relevant certificate issued by competent authority if you fall under BPL or EWS category/) to support your request for a discount fee voucher.

 

What is the mode of payment for the registration fee and/or buying test prep material?

Payment for the registration fee and/or for test prep material for the LSAT—India may be made online using a credit card and/or other digital payment modes during the registration period. Your registration will not be considered completed and you may not sit for the LSAT—India if you have not paid the registration fee during the registration period.

 

Can I cancel my registration and get a refund?

No request for refund of registration fee will be entertained once candidate has successfully registered for the test.

5. Online LSAT─IndiaTM

What will the test pattern be for online LSAT─IndiaTM?
The online LSAT—India test pattern will remain the same as the 2020 online LSAT—IndiaTM administration and the standard pen & paper LSAT—IndiaTM delivered between 2009 and 2019. Just as with the previously administered tests, the online LSAT—IndiaTM will be comprised of four scored 35-minute sections as below:
 
Section Type Number of Questions Duration
Analytical Reasoning 23 35 minutes
Logical Reasoning (1) 22 35 minutes
Logical Reasoning (2) 23 35 minutes
Reading Comprehension 24 35 minutes
  ~92 Total 2 hours and 20 minutes Total
 
How long is the online LSAT─IndiaTM?
The maximum testing time for taking the LSAT—IndiaTM is 2 hours 20 minutes. The test consists of four timed sections of 35 minutes each. Candidates will not be able to attempt questions or review answers once the section time is over. There will be additional time required for check-in procedures and other formalities before the test.
 
If a candidate completes answering all the questions before the allotted section time, will the balance time be added to the next section/s?
No. If a candidate completes answering a section before the allotted section time expires, the balance time will not be added to the next section’s allotted time.
 
Will there be any breaks during the test?
There are no scheduled breaks for candidates during the online LSAT—IndiaTM.
 
What types of questions are on the test?
There are three types of questions on the LSAT—IndiaTM: Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension. See the Introductory Guide for examples of each.
 
When will the test be administered in 2021?
The 2021 LSAT—IndiaTM will be administered in multiple slots on 29-31 May 2021. The testing dates are subject to change. Candidates will be notified promptly if there is a change in the testing dates. Candidates will be able to provide their choice of preferred date and slot from the testing slots available. The dates and slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. LSAC will try to provide the preferred Test Appointment selected by the Candidate, but LSAC reserves the right to determine Candidate's Test Appointment in order to meet overall scheduling needs.
 
What are the technical requirements to take the online LSAT—IndiaTM?
Please refer to the Testing and Equipment requirements for LSAT—IndiaTM section on this page. It is the candidate’s responsibility to read and understand the requirements, failing which they may not be able to take the test.
 
Will I be able to select my preferred date and slot of the test?
Candidates will be able to provide their choice of a preferred dates and slots from the test slots offered during the scheduling window,  between 13 to 20 May 2021. The dates and slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. LSAC will try to provide the preferred Test Appointment selected by the Candidate, but reserves the right to determine Candidate's Test Appointment in order to meet overall scheduling needs.
 
How can I select my preferred date and slot for May LSAT—IndiaTM administration?
You can select your exam date and slot by logging into your registration application
  • Visit https://discoverlaw.excelindia.com/LSAT/
  • Click on the ‘Schedule’ button on your application dashboard
  • In the pop up window , select OS Type and OS Version.
  • Select an exam date to check the available slot on that day. Thereafter choose your preferred date from the drop down
  • Select the time slot that suits you best. The slot availability may change depending upon selection of the slots by other candidates.
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button to book your test appointment. Your slot will not be confirmed until you click on the ‘submit’ button.
  • Check test appointment details section for your username, password, exam date & time on your registration application dashboard.
  • In case you want to reschedule your exam appointment within the scheduling window, you may click on the ‘Reschedule’ button and follow the steps as above. You will be allowed to reschedule your appointment only once during this window.
  • Check the rescheduled exam date and time in test appointment details section on your registration application dashboard.
 
Will I be able to reschedule my test slot after the scheduling window in case of an emergency?
In case of any health emergency that may not allow you to take the test on the allotted / selected slot, you may submit a request for a rescheduled Test Appointment on the Query system on your Registration Dashboard. From your dashboard, click the yellow tab on the right side of the screen that says 'Any Queries? Ask Us'. Please attach a medical certificate from a competent authority alongwith your request on Query system. Reschedule requests submitted by email or any other means and/or not containing a medical certificate  may not be granted. Please note that the request for such a change can be entertained only once. 
 
Will I be able to appear for LSAT—IndiaTM 2021 in May if I miss scheduling my test appointment in the scheduling window?
Candidates who have missed selecting their preferred date and slot will be automatically scheduled as per the availability of slot. The allocated slot will be communicated to them after 25 May. 
 
Which law colleges accept LSAT—IndiaTM scores?
LSAC Global – India LLP has associated with many colleges where LSAT—IndiaTM scores are a preferred criterion for admission. You can find the complete list on the LSAT—India Associated Colleges page . Many other law colleges in India also accept LSAT—IndiaTM scores in their selection process; you should check with the law college you are considering regarding the admission test scores that they accept.
 
How is the LSAT—IndiaTM different from the LSAT?
The LSAT is an admissions test for North American and Australian graduate law programmes. The LSAT—IndiaTM is an admission test customised for Indian law colleges and is used only for admission to law colleges within India. The LSAT—IndiaTM includes the same question types as the LSAT, but is shorter, and scores are reported on a different scale. Scores from the two tests cannot be compared.

 

6. Testing and Equipment Requirement for online LSAT—IndiaTM

What kind of equipment do I need in order to take the online LSAT—IndiaTM?
To provide broad availability to candidates, the online LSAT—IndiaTM can be accessed by candidates with a laptop or desktop computer. Only Windows and Mac operating systems are supported.
 
Windows Operating Systems supported:
  • Windows 10 (64-bit) (excluding 'S Mode')
  • Windows 8.1 (64-bit) (all editions except 'RT')
  • Windows 8 (64-bit) (all editions except 'RT')
 
Other Windows OS requirements:
  • Windows Operating Systems must pass Genuine Windows Validation.
  • Dual Core / i3 or above processor
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 (or higher) installed/enabled in your system
  • Note that Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 7 are strictly prohibited for exam delivery.
 
Mac Operating Systems supported:
  • macOS 10.12 (excluding beta versions)
  • macOS 10.13 (excluding beta versions)
  • macOS 10.14 (excluding beta versions)
  • macOS 10.15 (excluding beta versions)
 
Requirements for BOTH Window OS and Mac OS computers:
  • OS specified minimum RAM
  • 4 GB RAM or more
  • Attached or integrated working Camera, allowing camera to access the video capture during the exam 
  • Administrator privileges to install applications
  • Internet with consistent speed (as equivalent to browsing) (2 to 5 Mbps)
  • Supported web browser – Chrome (Ver 82.0 or above), Firefox (Ver 68 or above), Safari (Latest version)
  • Disabled pop-up blockers in web browser
  • Installed updated Antivirus software
  • End all web sharing applications like Skype, Team Viewer, MS Teams, Zoom, GoToMeeting, ShareIt, Webex, etc.
 
The candidate will be required to complete a system verification step closer to the exam date in order to test whether their computer and other equipment meets the requirements to take the online LSAT—India. If candidate’s equipment does not successfully pass the system verification, the candidate must obtain replacement equipment and perform the system verification step again. No one will be allowed to take the LSAT—India who hasn’t successfully completed the system verification step.
 
What if I don’t have all the equipment that I need to take the online LSAT—IndiaTM 2021 (e.g. a webcam, etc.)?
Candidates are required to have the mentioned equipment with the configuration to take LSAT—IndiaTM 2021. In case you are unable to arrange for the required equipment, you may contact us at discoverlawindia@lsac.org and we will help you make arrangements to obtain the required equipment.
 
How will LSAC ensure that the online LSAT—IndiaTM doesn’t create additional barriers for candidates from economically disadvantaged backgrounds?
LSAC is committed to expanding opportunity and access for candidates who continue to be underrepresented in legal education and the legal profession. Even as we are administering the online LSAT—IndiaTM as an emergency measure to provide a safe testing alternative during the current situation, we are very much aware that the COVID-19 crisis is having a disproportionate impact on many communities. For candidates who are unable to arrange for equipment for testing from their homes, we will help make arrangements to obtain the required equipment.  
 
How will LSAC ensure the online LSAT—IndiaTM is secure?
LSAC considers the security, integrity, and validity of LSAT—IndiaTM to be of utmost importance. We are accordingly implementing the highest standards of security. Candidates will take the test via a secured browser and will be unable to access any of the computer’s other programs during the test. Candidates’ activities during the test will be recorded via their webcam. Any sign of possible candidate misconduct, including collaboration with others, will be detected using the AI-assisted technology and human reviewers. 
 
Will personal information from my computer be accessed while taking the online LSAT—IndiaTM?
No personal information can be accessed from your computers without your knowledge while you take the online LSAT—IndiaTM.

 

7. Preparing for the online LSAT—IndiaTM

How can I prepare for the LSAT—IndiaTM?
LSAC has made several resources (printed as well as online) available to candidates to prepare for the LSAT—IndiaTM. Candidates can get more information on the Prepare for the LSAT—India page.
 
Is there any special preparation necessary for the online LSAT—IndiaTM?
To make you familiar with the navigation through the exam and functionality of the online LSAT—IndiaTM, a free full-length mock test is available from your LSAT—IndiaTM registration dashboard.

8. Day of the online LSAT─IndiaTM

What is the procedure for taking the online LSAT—IndiaTM?
After 25 May 2021, a candidate’s Test Appointment (date and time) will be communicated to the candidate via email. Please see the ‘Online LSAT—IndiaTM’ section on this page to know about the scheduling and rescheduling process. Starting 5 May 2021, candidates are required to perform a system verification step to verify that they meet the system specifications for taking the online test. Additional communication regarding the process of taking the test will be made available to the candidates as their Test Appointment approaches.
 
Can I work at any time on any section of the test?
The sections will be timed (35 minutes), and you will not be able to access a section once the time for that section is over or you have navigated to the next section. However, you will be able to review your answers in that section during the allotted section time.
 
What am I allowed to have with me during the online LSAT—IndiaTM?
Candidates must not have in their work space (desk or table or work surface and the area within arm’s reach of that space) at the time of their test, including during the check-in period, any articles such as mobile phones, cameras, headphones, earphones, smart watches, beepers, calculators, notes, notebooks, books, dictionaries, arms, etc. Only pencils, sharpeners, erasers, beverage in clear container, and two (2) single sheets of unmarked paper are permitted in Candidate’s workspace. All other articles are prohibited items and must be excluded from the Candidate’s workspace. Accessing a prohibited item at any time during the test will be grounds for cancelling Candidates score with no possibility of refund or retest. 
 
What kind of identification do I need to take the online LSAT—IndiaTM?
During registration you will be required to upload on the registration site an electronic copy (photo, scan, etc.) of one of the IDs below. The ID must be original and should not be expired, with a recognisable photograph and signature. The first and last names on the ID must match the names entered when registering. The following are acceptable forms of ID:
  • UIDAI / Aadhaar Card
  • (Coloured or black/white E-Aadhaar Print is acceptable, but Aadhaar registration slip is NOT acceptable.)
  • Passport
  • Election Card / Voter ID
  • PAN Card
  • Driver’s License
  • SC/ ST Certificate with photograph
  • Military ID / Government-issued Armed Forces Dependent ID containing photograph of the test-taker
  • Employee ID containing photograph and signature.
Please note that the following are NOT acceptable as IDs:
  • Photocopies (attested or otherwise)
  • Notarised copies
  • Learner's driving license
 
What behaviours are prohibited?
Adhering to the highest moral and ethical standards is essential for those in the legal profession. The following describes some forms of misconduct that are grounds for possible dismissal and cancellation of your score. This list is for illustration purposes only and is NOT an exhaustive list:
  • Using a mobile phone or tablet (including hybrid tablets like Windows Surface Pro) for any purpose.
  • Having any electronic device other than the testing equipment in the vicinity of testing area or using it for any purpose.
  • Permitting any other person any kind of access to the test content or computer you are using for testing.
  • Communicating or interacting with anyone during the test (aside from the Support Team, if necessary).
  • Using or accessing any books, notes, or study materials of any kind.
  • Taking the test in a cyber café, library, or other public place.
  • Speaking aloud.
  • Allowing your face to leave the webcam’s frame on screen.
  • Leaving your seat for any purpose.
  • Attempting to run any software application besides the test application.
  • Accessing any prohibited materials.
  • Attempting to copy the test material text or record the computer screen.
  • Connecting or disconnecting any external storage devices.
  • Sharing details of the test in any form, oral or written, which includes sharing content on the internet or through any means or media.
  • Collaborating or receiving assistance from any other person in answering the test questions.
 
What electronic devices are prohibited?
The following devices cannot be in your work space when you are testing: mobile phones, tablets (including hybrid tablets like Windows Surface Pro) timers of any kind, electronic cigarettes, fitness-tracking devices, digital watches, calculator watches, chronograph watches (digital or nondigital), beepers, pagers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), calculators, cameras, recording devices, listening devices, headsets, and iPods and other media players. Please note that laptops, and personal computers that are not being used to take the test are also prohibited. If your session is flagged for a violation during the test, your web camera data gathered during the test may be referred to for an investigation and any misconduct detected may lead to cancellation of your score.
 
Can I access any material on my computer or browse anything on the internet while I take the online LSAT—IndiaTM?
You will not be able to access or use any other program on your system while taking the test. Attempts to do so will be grounds for cancellation of your score.
 
Where should I take the online test?
Choose a quiet, well-lit, and private work area where you can complete the test without interruption. Ensure that your workspace is clean and clear of all prohibited items. Your entire face must be clearly visible throughout the test. Once you begin testing, do not move out of view of the webcam or change working environments until the test is over. 
 
Can I take the test in a cyber-café, library, or other public place?
No, you may not take the LSAT—IndiaTM in any public space. Doing so will be grounds for cancellation of your score.
 
What if I need headphones, earphones or earbuds to take the test?
Unless a specified accommodation has been granted, candidates cannot wear headphones or earphones, earbuds, or anything similar. You may use non electronic earplugs for noise cancellation. These may be basic foam-style earplugs that are inserted into the ears and are easily available in the market.
 
What should I wear during my testing session?
Your testing session will be proctored live, and video of your session will later be reviewed by LSAC personnel. Please dress as you would if you were taking the test in person at a physical testing centre. Items that can obscure your face from the camera’s view, such as hats or hoods (with the exception of religious apparel), sunglasses, and headphones, may not be worn.
 
What happens if I lose my internet connection, or have other technical difficulties during the test ?
In most cases, the remote proctoring system will save your progress and pause the test while the technical issue is resolved, then restart the test and allow you to resume where you left off. You will not lose any test time.
If you are unable to restore your connection within 60 minutes, your testing session will be terminated. You may be allowed to take the test again if you submit a request for a retest using the Query system on your Registration Dashboard. From your dashboard, click the yellow tab on the right side of the screen that says 'Any Queries? Ask Us'. Retest requests submitted by email or any other means may not be granted
 
What if someone else enters the room while I am taking the test?
You must inform your family members and other people present at your home to not be present anywhere near the area where you are taking the test. If someone enters the area by mistake, ask them to leave immediately. Your testing session will be flagged for review, but you will not be penalised if it is concluded that no misconduct occurred.
 
I am a PWD (Person with Disability) candidate. How will the new test format accommodate my special needs and support requirement?
LSAC is committed to working with candidates with disabilities to see that their special needs are met under the circumstances. All candidates who have provided details of their disability during registration will be contacted to understand their support requirements for taking the test. If you have any disability that provides for additional time or other needs, LSAC will communicate directly with you to ensure the same is available to you for taking the online LSAT—IndiaTM.

 

9. LSAT─IndiaTM Scores and Misconduct

How will I learn my LSAT—IndiaTM score?
You will receive email notification when your Score Card is available for download from the registration site.
 
When will I learn about my LSAT—IndiaTM score?
Scores are generally available a few weeks after the test date. Scores are released as soon as they are ready. No announcement of a score release date should be taken to be a guarantee that scores will be released that day.
 
Under what circumstances can my score be cancelled?
Any failure to follow invigilator instructions, violation of the Candidate Agreement (Terms and Conditions), or cheating are grounds for cancellation of scores. Scores may be cancelled if, during post-test analysis, there is evidence of cheating. Scores may be cancelled without an offer of a retest.
 
How long are LSAT—IndiaTM scores valid?
Starting in 2019, an LSAT—IndiaTM score became valid for 5 years. However, you should check with any law college you are considering about whether they will accept a score received during a prior year.
 
If my score is cancelled, will I be offered a retest?
Your score may be cancelled without the offer of a retest.
 
What activities count as ‘misconduct’ on the test day?
The following describes some forms of misconduct and is grounds for cancellation of your score. This list is for illustration purposes only and is NOT an exhaustive list. It counts as misconduct to:
  • Using a mobile phone or tablet (including hybrid tablets like Windows Surface Pro) for any purpose.
  • Having any electronic device other than the testing equipment in the vicinity of testing area or using it for any purpose.
  • Permitting any other person any kind of access to the test content or computer you are using for testing.
  • Communicating or interacting with anyone during the test (aside from the Support Team, if necessary).
  • Using or accessing any books, notes, or study materials of any kind.
  • Taking the test in a cyber café, library, or other public place.
  • Speaking aloud.
  • Allowing your face to leave the webcam’s frame on screen.
  • Leaving your seat for any purpose.
  • Attempting to run any software application besides the test application.
  • Accessing any prohibited materials.
  • Attempting to copy the test material text or record the computer screen.
  • Connecting or disconnecting any external storage devices.
  • Sharing details of the test in any form, oral or written, which includes sharing content on the internet or through any means or media.
  • Collaborating or receiving assistance from any other person in answering the test questions.

10. LSAT─IndiaTM Associated Law Colleges

Will law colleges accept the online LSAT—IndiaTM as a valid alternative to the standard LSAT—IndiaTM?
LSAC has received overwhelming support for the online LSAT—IndiaTM from our associated law schools. We have not received any indication from any member school that they will not accept the online LSAT—IndiaTM as a valid part of a candidate’s application.  However, every law college has its own process for admission. And as is always the case, candidates should check the eligibility requirements directly from the law schools to which they are applying.
 
Which law colleges accept LSAT—IndiaTM scores?
Many law colleges accept LSAT—IndiaTM scores as a criterion for admission. Go to the LSAT—India Associated Law Colleges page for information about colleges that accept an LSAT—IndiaTM score as a preferred criterion of admission.
 
How do I apply to a law college?
You must visit the website of the law college you wish to apply, to learn the eligibility requirements and procedures for application. Registering for and taking the LSAT—IndiaTM does not constitute an application to any law college.
 
Must I submit applications for law colleges that are separate from the LSAT—IndiaTM registration application?
Yes, you must visit the website of the law college to learn the eligibility requirements and procedures for application. Registering for and taking the LSAT—IndiaTM does not constitute an application to any law college.
 
Will LSAT—IndiaTM Associated Law Colleges receive confirmation of my score from LSAC Global – India LLP?
Yes, LSAC Global – India LLP will officially send your scores to the law colleges associated with LSAT—IndiaTM.

11. LSAT—IndiaTM Topper Scholarship

What is the required topic of the essay?
The essay topic for 2021 is “The introduction of artificial intelligence tools in the legal profession mitigates bias, increases access to justice, and promotes diversity in the society”. Please visit the Scholarship page to know more about the same.
 
Who will receive the scholarship?
The Topper Scholarship will be awarded to the test taker who achieves the highest score on the LSAT—IndiaTM 2021 in March and May combined.
 
How much is the scholarship award?
Under the Topper Scholarship, a maximum of INR 4 lac is awarded to the winner.
 
What do I have to do to be considered for the Topper Scholarship?
All LSAT—IndiaTM test takers appearing for 5-year Integrated LL.B. law programme are automatically eligible with no further action required. This scholarship is not open to applicants to 3-year LL.B. or LL.M. programmes.
 
Are there any requirements for accepting the scholarship if I achieve the highest score?
You must be an Indian citizen and accepted to a 5-year Integrated LL.B. law programme at an LSAC Global Law Alliance college. You may not accept any other scholarship. 
 
What if there is a tie?
In the event, that two or more test takers score the highest marks on the LSAT—IndiaTM, we shall have the right and sole discretion to award the Scholarship to the test taker with the highest score on the LSAT—IndiaTM or by a random draw in case of a tie amongst the test takers with the highest score.
 
Can I receive other scholarships in addition to the Topper Scholarship?
No, this must be the only scholarship you receive. Acceptance of another scholarship will nullify the offer.
 
Where can I find complete entry rules and instructions for the Topper’s Scholarship?
Please go to the Scholarship Terms and Conditions page to access entry rules and instructions for the Topper’s Scholarship.
 

12. The Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship: An Essay Competition

Who was Shamnad Basheer?
Shamnad Basheer was the founder of Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education (IDIA), a trust which works on making legal education accessible for underprivileged students. Mr. Basheer had a profound effect on legal education in India. Sadly, he passed away in 2019.

Who can submit an essay?
You must have finished or about to finish grade 12 and must have registered and paid for the 2021 LSAT—IndiaTM. You must be seeking admission to a 5 year Integrated law degree programme.

How long should the essay be?
The essay should be no more than 1,200 words.

What is the required topic of the essay?
The claim to be examined in the essay is: How might the introduction of artificial intelligence tools in the legal profession mitigates bias, increases access to justice, and promotes diversity in the society? Visit the Scholarships page for more information.

How should my essay be formatted?
It should be readable by MS Word, double spaced, 1-inch margins, and 12-point font. You should submit a cover page separately that includes the essay title and your contact information.

How will the essays be evaluated?
Essays will be judged on quality and clarity of writing, persuasiveness, and degree of insight into the issue under discussion.

Who will judge the essays?
A panel of legal professionals will evaluate each submission and select the winning essay.

Can I receive both this scholarship and the Topper Scholarship?
No. You can only receive one of the scholarships.

What will happen to my submitted essay if I win the competition?
All essay entries submitted for this competition will become the property of LSAC Global. Winning entries will be published on DiscoverLaw.in and may be printed in a legal publication or blog.

Where can I find complete entry rules and instructions for the Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship?
Please go to the Terms and Conditions page for the essay competition to access entry rules and instructions for the Shamnad Basheer Access to Justice Scholarship.