Registration date extended due to CLAT Postponement

After announcement that CLAT is postponed indefinitely, law aspirants will have an extra day to register for 29 May onwards administration of the LSAT—IndiaTM

Delhi, 16 May 2021: Due to the announcement the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) was postponed indefinitely, the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) has decided that it will once again extend registration for the LSAT—India™ 2021, this time until 17 May 2021, which will allow for another 24 hours for students to sign up for the online remotely-proctored exam to be administered starting 29 May 2021.

The Executive Committee of the Consortium of National Law Universities announced Saturday that due to the current COVID-19 emergency, it was forced to postpone the CLAT until further notice. This announcement has left students who had intended to appear for the CLAT without a testing option for the upcoming admission cycle.

Because the LSAT—India™ 2021 is administered in an online, remotely proctored format, students can appear for the exam from the comfort and safety of their homes. The LSAT—India™ is a standardized test designed to measure the readiness of aspirants to take on the academic rigor of law college. The LSAT—India™, often called the gold standard, is used widely by premier Indian law colleges for their admission process as it provides reliable insights on essential skills such as high-level reading, informal reasoning, and deductive reasoning. All these skills are proven to be essential for law school success.

Due to the uncertainty of the testing dates for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, LSAC Global announced last month that the LSAT—India™ 2021 would be moved to May so that aspiring law college students could continue their law school admission process without interruptions. As a result, a total of 30 top law colleges in India are accepting LSAT—India™ 2021 scores as part of the admission criteria. More than 7,000 law college aspirants have registered for the exam this year.

In order to help students prepare for the LSAT—India™, LSAC Global launched a new service earlier this year - LSAC LawPrepsm - a digital learning platform for students to prepare for competitive law school entrance exams. LSAC LawPrepsm is an extensive library of practice exams offering students, a more complete LSAT—India test day experience and help them get familiarized with the digital interface. Based on more than 70 years of testing research and experience, LSAC LawPrepsm is designed to assist students in the development of the much needed critical and analytical thinking skills which are essential for a successful legal education journey.

About LSAT—India

LSAT—India is a standardized test adopted as an admission criterion by multiple law colleges across India. It measures skills that are considered essential for success in law school. LSAT—India is specially created for admission to law schools in India by the Law School Admission Council, USA (LSAC). The LSAC has been helping law schools in various countries evaluate the critical thinking skills of their applicants for more than 70 years.

For more information, please contact:

Neetu Dhadwal - discoverlawindia@LSAC.org

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