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LSAT to be conducted online from July 2019

Tue, 11/12/2018 - 15:22:55 IST

NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 11: International law entrance test LSAT to be conducted online from July 2019. LSAC, the organizing body for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) has partnered with Microsoft to make LSAT digital. LSAT scores are used for admission to Law programs in USA and Canada.

LSAT will be administered on Microsoft Surface Go tablets preloaded with a program developed and patented by the LSAC. The digital test will be administered at select exam centres and LSAC will decide who will take the digital or paper and pencil test in July 2019. LSAT will be completely digital by September 2019.

The chief executive communications and public affairs officer for LSAC, Wendy Margolis, has said that there will be no change in the content of the exam. The LSAT exam pattern will remain the same with two Logical Reasoning sections, one each of Analytical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension. The question types, their distribution as well as the difficulty level will remain unchanged she further said.

The test will have the same tools as available for the paper and pencil tests, test takers will be able to highlight parts of the text, a question flagging option, as well as have a running timer and an automatic five-minute warning.

LSAT is also providing free online tutorials to the test takers to increase their familiarity with the digital format. The free tests are available on LSAC.org from December 2018.

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