|For Immediate Release: 29 February 2012|
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Pearson VUE Announces Date for Law School Admissions Test—India 2012
New Delhi, India, February 29, 2012 —Pearson VUE, the global leader in computer–based testing for academic, professional and licensure examinations, has announced the opening of registrations for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)–India 2012. The test will be conducted on 5 May 2012 in major cities across the country.
LSAT—India is a special version of the renowned LSAT® which is conducted globally by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). The test is specifically designed by the LSAC for admissions to Indian law colleges. It is a standardised test that assesses critical-thinking skills, logical-reasoning, problem-solving skills and traits that are needed for a successful career in law. Many of the country's leading law colleges, such as Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law - Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and Jindal Global Law School – Sonipat, use LSAT—India scores as part of the admissions criteria for their law courses.
Candidates can register for the 140-minute test at www.pearsonvueindia.com/lsatindia.
Sandeep Dua, Vice President, Pearson VUE India, said: “We are excited by the response received for LSAT—India, with several law colleges expressing an interest in the test. Currently, over 40 Bar Council of India approved law colleges across the country have agreed to accept LSAT—India 2012 scores. We expect this number to grow significantly as we continue receiving college sign-up forms.”
With the experience of conducting successful testing in more than 150 countries, the announcement will allow Pearson VUE to bring its global standards of testing to the local market for the benefit of LSAT—India.
Dan Bernstine, President LSAC USA, said: “The increasing number of law colleges which are accepting LSAT—India for admissions indicates that they understand the benefits of a standardised test. These law colleges understand the advantages of a test which measures essential skills for success in law education. We have received feedback that they are very happy with the calibre of students who come to them through the LSAT—India program.”
Pearson VUE is providing candidates with the option to download a free sample test from www.pearsonvueindia.com/lsatindia/test_prep.html. Candidates can also buy the Official LSAT—India Handbook at www.pearsonvueindia.com/lsatindia/test_prep.html.
About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.co.uk) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programmes around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centres in 165 countries. Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international education and information company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.
The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is a non-profit corporation whose members are over 200 law schools in the United States, Canada and Australia. It was founded in 1947 to coordinate, facilitate and enhance the law school admission process. LSAC has been helping law schools in several countries evaluate the critical-thinking skills of their applicants for more than 60 years and is best known for administering the Law School Admission Test® (LSAT). LSAC administers an average of 140,000 LSATs each year at over 600 test centres. LSAC provides a growing number of important services and programs to simplify the admission process for law schools and their applicants.