LSAT India 2020 online RPT concludes; students give their feedback
New Delhi: The LSAT India 2020 exam, which was conducted in online remote-proctored AI-enabled mode for the first time, concluded on July 26; the online exam was conducted on July 19 - 22, and July 26. The feedback for the online exam is now in, with the general consensus among students so far being that the exam was a success.
A total of 6651 students register for the online test
Out of this, 5706 candidates applied for the 5-year BA/BBA LLB programme, 686 for the 3-year LLB and another 259 candidates for 1-year LLM programme.
LSAT India scores are used for admission to a number of private law colleges in India, including Jindal Global Law School (JGLS).
Declaration of result
The results of LSAT India 2020 will be declared tentatively in the second week of August. The LSAT India exam is owned and administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), and is conducted in India by its affiliate, Pearson VUE.
Professor (Dr.) C Raj Kumar, Founding Dean of JGLS gives his reaction
"The LSAT India 2020 exam has been a success. These are extraordinary times when the world of higher education has been challenged by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Most of the registered students successfully completing the test in an online and remote-proctored exam format proves our decision to go online as the best and safest option that was available. We were conscious of the inherent safety, security and well-being of the students and their concerns relating to health. We are starting our classes on 1st September."
Easy to moderate difficulty level, no technical issues
Srishti Varma of JSS Private School Dubai, UAE who took the test on July 24 in the UAE said that she didn’t face any IT or connectivity issues. “The test was not very difficult and at the same time not very easy, the time allotted for each section is 35 minutes and I was able to finish the sections 2-3 minutes before time. I wouldn’t say it was lengthy" she said.
It was a smooth process
Raghav Kapur, a class 12 pass-out of The Doon School, Dehradun said - "From the timely support when the browser wouldn’t open up to the uninterrupted testing period, it felt as though I was giving the exam in a centre with no distractions or complications. The questions were well balanced, with a mix of easy and challenging ones and the ability to highlight, strikethrough and easily navigate between questions allowed for seamless test taking."
Exam was of moderate difficulty level
Archit Kohli of Ryan International School, Rohini, Delhi wrote the test for admission to BBA LLB programme on July 26. He said - "My exam went quite well. All the sections were of moderate difficulty level. I expect a good score."
Sectional time limit
Siya Ahuja who completed class 12th in humanities from Bal Vikas School Panipat, Haryana said, "I had my LSAT exam on July 22. I faced some issues with the allotted sectional time limit. Analytical reasoning to me was the best section followed by Logical reasoning sections and then Reading Comprehension."
Easy to moderate paper & user-friendly interface
Karan Gandhi from Delhi who studied in Army Public School Pune wrote the LSAT exam on July 22. He said, "I was really worried about my preparation. But when I saw the questions I felt reassured. English comprehension was lengthy but I solved it. And I am pretty happy. Overall the paper was good and I am expecting myself in JGLS."
Yukti Gupta, another resident of Delhi who completed schooling from Amity International School, Noida said, "As an aspiring lawyer, I wish to get admission to the BA LLB programme at JGLS. The Analytical Reasoning section had reasonably easy questions that could be solved with simple tricks. Both sections of Logical Reasoning were quite time consuming but I was able to answer all questions to the best of my ability. The passages in the Reading Comprehension section were a little strenuous but good concentration and a clear mind frame helped me solve them easily. I was able to take the exam in a smooth manner only because of the user friendly interface and the team's constant support."
Rolina Cruz from Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu) who completed ISC 2020 exam from Sacred Heart International School, Pammam, Marthamdam said, "I felt very comfortable in taking my LSAT exam. I didn't come across any technical issues during my exam. I was easily able to reschedule my exam when I couldn't write it on my appointed date due to lack of internet connection. I felt the exam was easy overall. Logical and Analytical reasoning were easy and Reading Comprehension was moderate. Overall the exam set up was student friendly and comfortable."
Reading comprehension was lengthy
Some students believed the Reading Comprehension section of the test was lengthy and time consuming, who claimed that they couldn’t complete the section due to paucity of time. Anshula Shreshth from Varanasi (UP) who studied in Guru Nanak English School, Varanasi said, "I was really very worried about my examination. But when I saw the questions they were very easy to solve. Analytical was a bit tricky but I enjoyed solving it. The length of Reading Comprehension was making me afraid of it but when I started reading it, that was very easy to understand. Overall the paper was good."
Muskan Goyal of The Millennium School Panipat who took the test on the very first day, July 19, said, "Reading comprehension was a bit of a hurdle for me. I found it somewhat lengthy and faced time problems but I managed it."
No technical glitches
Vibhor Jain of DPS Panipat Refinery said, "I did not face any technical difficulties."