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LSAT-India Entrance Exam To Be Held On 25th March 2021

Jindal Global Law School Begins Admissions For 2021-22

Kolkata: LSAT--India is India's First Law Entr -ance Test being held for the Academic Year 2021-22. Application closes on 14 March for its first administration. Law Aspirants can take the Test from Home: LSAT—India 2021 is Online Remote-Proctored & Artificial Intelligence - Enabled Law Entrance Test.

Admission process to all the academic programmes offered at Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) of O.P. Jindal Global Institution of Eminence Deemed to be University (JGU) has started on February 1, 2020. JGLS, which is ranked as the No. 1 Law School in India and South Asia as per the QS World University Rankings by Subject (Law) 2020, offers five programmes, namely BA LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons) and BA (Hons) in Legal Studies available after Class XII; LLB 3-year programme for undergraduates and the LLM programme in different specialisations.

"Jindal Global Law School's decision to offer an early admissions process, which will enable the LSAT-India entrance exam to be taken in an AI-Enabled and Remote Proctored manner is a significant decision for three important rea- sons, said Professor (Dr) C. Raj Kumar, Foun ding Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global Univ-ersity and Dean, Jindal Global Law School, while announcing the admissions process for the upcoming academic year".

Professor Kumar said, "First, this is an Early Admission Process. Students writing 12th standard board examinations and also prep- aring for entrance exams always have a tough time every year balancing both these compe- ting aspirations. This year students can take the LSAT-India 2021 early and can secure their admission to the law school and write their board exams in an absolute peaceful state of mind."

Professor Kumar said, "Second, there was no opportunity in the past to law aspirants to improve their score. Law entrance exams were always a one-time opportunity. If it was a bad day for any student, you lose your chance for the year. Now, the students get a second chance in June 2021 to better their score and seek admission in case, they don't do well in the March exam. Students had no option but to wait for the next year if they didn't qualify LSAT--India cutoff earlier."

For example, in 2020, cutoff for JGLS was 60 Percentile score in LSAT-India. Anyone having received a score up to 59.99 percentile could never get an offer of admission to the 5-year BA/BBALLB programmes. This year students will get another chance to improve their score and can get a second opportunity for admi -ssion, even though the cut-off may be higher in 2021.

Professor Kumar said, "The conflict of entrance test with various class XII board exams has been completely avoided by double adminis- tration of LSAT--India Test. In the past year, the students of IB and Cambridge boards were adversely affected when exams happened only once in the month of May."

Professor Anand Prakash Mishra, Director of Law Admissions & Associate Dean of the Jindal Global Law School observed, "JGLS has always attracted the best talent from around the country and even abroad in all its academic programmes. More so in the LLM and LLB 3-year programme, it has attracted graduates of many leading international universities in the USA, UK, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, etc. The dual administration of LSAT--India Test in an Online and Remote-Proctored format will help international applicants in a significant manner. The students can plan their test and secure admission in a better way. Our academic year starts on 1st of August 2021 and there will be adequate time available with the students and parents to prepare for joining the law school."

Admission to JGLS is purely based on merit in the LSAT—India Test in all the academic programmes. Every seat in the flagship 5-year BA/BBALLB Hons. programme is filled only on the basis of LSAT—India percentile score, whereas the law school also utilises the JSAT-Law Entrance Test conducted by Pearson VUE and few other Test scores for its LLB, LLM and BA (Hons) Legal Studies programmes.

For the first time in its history, Jindal Global Law School as an 'Institution of Eminence' and in line with the leading law schools of the world is following an early admission process issuing the first set of admission offers immediately after the March LSAT-India exam.

LSAT--India Test was launched in India in the year 2009 when Jindal Global Law School started its first academic year. It's owned and administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) based in Pennsylvania in the USA. LSAC is world's first law admission test organisation and since 1947, has been conducting LSAT Test used by over 200 world's leading law schools in the USA, Canada and Australia. LSAT--India Test has four sections of 35 minutes each in Logical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning and Reading Compre- hension. This 2-hour 20 minutes test is objective type test, which became a fully Online and Remote-Proctored Test since 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic. Students can download past year question papers for free and register online for LSAT—India 2021 exam now at its official website: www.discoverlaw.in

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