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Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions for applying for the LSAT—India 2018.

The terms & conditions envisaged herein are integral to, and over and above, other terms and conditions laid down by the educational institute/university where candidates are planning to seek admission,andalso other approvals, terms and conditions that may be laid down by concerned regulatory authorities.

Candidates applying for the Law School Admission Test—India, by LSAC ("LSAT—India") examination are advised to go through the terms and conditions carefully, understand the same, and thereafter apply for the test. A "Candidate" is one who registers with Pearson India Education Services Private Limited ("Pearson VUE") to takethe LSAT—India examination for possible admission to an educational institution in India conducting courses in the subject of law.

The Candidates need to click the "acknowledgement boxes" while registering. Clicking the "acknowledgement boxes" will be deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions and the undertakings provided therein and form a valid and binding contract relating to test rules. The role of Pearson VUE is limited to conducting the LSAT—India examination and declaring the results for the same. It is specifically understood that Pearson VUE is not the entity imparting legal education nor is it required to take any approvals for conducting these examinations.

Duplicate/Multiple registrations by the same candidates are liable to be rejected and the test fee forfeited. The same may alsolead to the cancellation of these candidates’ scores.

To help ensure that LSAT—India scores represent the true abilities of all candidates, Pearson VUE implements a series of test-security protocols designed to minimise possible cheating and to detect cheating if it occurs. Candidates must strictly follow all testing rules and obey instructions provided by the invigilators on the day of the test. If cheating is suspected, Pearson VUE will investigate the matter thoroughly and reserves the right to disqualify and revoke a suspect score, without the possibility of a retest or other recourse.

Registration dates

Registration Window (Online Payments only) 4th October, 2017to 4th May 2018

Prior to the test date

  • The LSAT—India is a paper-and-pencil test with four sections. The sections on the LSAT—India may appear in any order, but the test always contains two sections of logical reasoning questions, one section of analytical reasoning questions, and one section of reading comprehension questions. The time allotted for each section is 35 minutes, with no scheduled break built into the exam. All questions are multiple-choice. Please note that some sections may consist of questions with four answer choices, while the other sections consist of questions with five answer choices. Answers are collected on a scannable answer sheet. Only correct answers count towards the score; there is no penalty for incorrect answers.
  • The LSAT—India consists of questions that evaluate a candidate's logical reasoning, analytical reasoning, and reading comprehension abilities. The LSAT—India free practice tests can be downloaded from the following link www.pearsonvueindia.com/lsatindia/official-test-preparation/
  • The registration form for the LSAT—India is meant to be used only for registration for the Law School Admission Test—India, to be administered on 20thMay, 2018, in specified cities. It is not valid, and is not to be used, for any other purpose whatsoever.

Registration

  • Candidates need to register online for the LSAT—India at the website www.pearsonvueindia.com/lsatindia. Online Registrations will close at 11:59 PM IST (Indian Standard Time) on 4thMay, 2018. Pearson VUE shall not accept registrations from candidates in any other mode or form.
  • Registration completion and payment acceptance confirmation will be sent by electronic mail only. Pearson VUE shall not be held responsible for non-receipt of confirmation e-mails due to incorrect e-mail addresses entered by the applicant or due to any technical problems.
  • Registration forms received without the proper registration fee, with insufficient or incorrect details, or received beyond the specified closing time and date will be summarily rejected. Pearson VUE shall not entertain any queries with respect to the same.
  • Candidates need to ensure that the information submitted by them is correct in all respects. In case any information is found to be incorrect at a later date, Pearson VUE shall have the right to cancel the test score and inform the institution receiving such a test score from Pearson VUE. In the event of the cancellation of the score due to incorrect information provided by the candidate, the registration fee paid by the candidate will not be refunded.
  • Candidates are required to upload their photographs as per the specification provided on the registration website.Failing to do so, they can be disallowed from testing.
  • There is no provision for on-the-spot registration for the LSAT—India on the day of the test. Candidates have to follow the prescribed registration process published as part of the LSAT—India announcement on the website.
  • Only one registration can be made by a candidate. Duplicate registrations are liable to be rejected.
  • The online application form filling process allows candidates to save the form without submitting it. Candidates should note that once a form is submitted, the candidate cannot make any changes to the form except educational qualifications and associated college information.
  • A form is considered valid only if submission is made and the registration fee is received by Pearson VUE by the due date. Registration forms for which the registration fee is not received in time will be rejected outright.
  • In case the candidate registers online using a credit card that does not belong to him/her, the candidate needs to furnish a signed statement from the credit card holder as per the format provided below. Failure to furnish the aforestated signed statement, if applicable, shall render the registration form invalid, and the same shall be void without prior notice. The candidate needs to print the following statement, get it filled and signed by the credit card holder, and carry the physical signed statement along with the credit card that was used for the transaction, for signature verification, to the test venue on the day of the exam. The candidate will not be allowed to sit for the test if this requirement is not fulfilled.

(Candidates who register online using a credit card will receive instructions to this effect as part of the confirmation e-mail that will be sent based on successful online registration. This e-mail will include the statement format as given below.)

"I, ____________________________, owner of the credit card number ending with last 8 digits as ____________________________ do hereby agree and give my irrevocable consent to Mr./Ms.____________________________, to use my credit card towards payment of: LSAT—India Registration Fee: Rs. 3800/-

to Pearson India Education Services Private Limited. I indemnify Pearson India Education Services Private Limited from any charge backs, repudiation of the charge on the aforestated credit card, or any other claim from me, i.e. the credit card holder. Given under my name, signature, at the place and date mentioned below."

Name of credit card holder: ____________________________
Signature of credit card holder: ____________________________
Place: ____________________________
Date: ____________________________

Registration fees

  • FEES: Candidates can register for LSAT—India by paying the LSAT—India registration fee (Rs. 3800), payable by credit card/debit card only. For the last date of payments receipt, candidates are advised to check "Important dates" for details. Registration fee will be accepted only through VISA and Master Card credit cards/debit cards, issued in India.
  • Pearson VUE will not be held responsible for late or non-delivery of any material or information sent by it through electronic mail and/or post to candidates.
  • Pearson VUE shall not allow any candidate to sit for the test or release the test score to the educational institution/university concerned in case the online payment received from the candidate is repudiated. No such repudiation will be permitted after the expiry of 30 (thirty) days from the date of payment in case of payment by credit card or debit card or net banking. Any requests made after the time period of repudiation will not be entertained, and the amount so paid will be forfeited.

Refund of registration fee

  • No refund of registration fee will be made by Pearson VUE once the registration form is satisfactorily accepted.
  • All applicants who complete the test registration, pay the test fee by the prescribed date, and follow published test rules may sit for the LSAT—India. It is the responsibility of the candidate to understand the eligibility requirements of the law schools to which he/she is applying before deciding to register for the LSAT—India. If the candidate registers for the test and then determines that he/she is ineligible for admission to the law school of his/her choice, no test-fee refund will be available. For the eligibility requirements of associated law schools/colleges, please visit the college websites or the appropriate contact listed by the college at "Associated Colleges".
  • No refunds will be issued to candidates who:
    • (a) fail to appear for a scheduled test;
    • (b) fail to meet the identification and admit card requirements on the day of the test;
    • (c) fail to meet or violate LSAT—India test rules and policies;
    • (d) arrive late at the testing centre on the test date; or
    • (e) have their scores cancelled as a result of misconduct.
  • Test taker understands and accepts that Pearson VUE (test delivery partner) and LSAC (exam conducting body) may change the examination date for LSAT—India and no refund of examination fee will be provided to candidates in such cases.

Admit card

  • Admit Card is a document having candidate registration details and photograph. In order to take the LSAT—India, candidates are required to produce the admit card along with other necessary documents on the day of the test.
  • Only candidates whose registration form has been properly completed in all respects and received by Pearson VUE within the stipulated time and who have paid the applicable test fee will be entitled to an admit card to take the LSAT—India examination. The admit card will be available for download from the LSAT—India website for all candidates whose registration is accepted. Each admit card ticket will include a unique candidate identification number generated at the time of registration which shall be the candidate's "registration number". Admit card will not be sent through e-mail or post.
  • Admit cards of eligible candidates (complete registrations) will be available for download from 5thMay - 19thMay, 2018.
  • Pearson VUE is not responsible for any candidate who is unable to download the admit card because of wrong information. Pearson VUE is not responsible for non-download of the same due to any force majeure conditions. Candidates who are unable to download their admit card can call the customer support phone number published on www.pearsonvueindia.com/lsatindia or e-mail lsatindia@pearson.com to seek assistance.

Applicants with disabilities

Pearson VUE is fully committed to comply with the Persons with Disability (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 for candidates with documented proof of impairment(s).

Candidates who wish to request special assistance must fill the details in the online application while registering. Candidates must scan their Disability Certificate and email it with their LSAT—India registration number and name to lsatindia@pearson.com soon after submitting their registration form and before the registration’s closure date. Any request and/or certificate received after the closure of Registration Application will not be accepted and the candidate may have to test without any assistance in spite of their special status.

Candidates requiring scribe/reader will be required to submit the scribe details on a prescribed format. Candidates will need to arrange scribe/reader on their own as per the laid guidelines.

Each application will be reviewed on a case-to-case basis. Pearson VUE will contact the candidates to ensure that proper assistance is provided to them on the day of the test. In case it later transpires that the candidate did not fulfill any of the laid-down eligibility criteria or suppressed material facts, the candidature of the applicant will stand cancelled, irrespective of the result of the written test.

Pearson VUE reserves the right to make final judgment regarding testing.

Test centre change/rescheduling or cancellation of exam

A candidate cannot reschedule or cancel his/her examination or request for a test centre change once he/she has registered for the LSAT—India.

Test results reporting to candidates

Test results will generally be reported within four (4) weeks after the test date and will be available on the candidate’s registration log-in. A score card will be available for download for two months from the date of announcement of results and cannot be requested after that. No score card will be sent through e-mail or post.

Day of the test

1. Candidates are required to reach their assigned test centre on or before the reporting time indicated on the front of the admit card. Any Candidate reporting after the gates-closing time will not be allowed entry into the test centre under any circumstance. NO REQUESTS FOR EXCEPTIONS WILL BE ENTERTAINED IN THIS REGARD. The test will start at the exam start time mentioned on the admit card. Tests will be conducted in a comfortable environment.

2. The candidate needs to bring the following to the test centre:

  • Admit Card: Candidates can download their admit card from this site after authentication of their payment. Click here to view the sample of the admit card.
  • HB pencils, sharpener, and erasers
  • Acceptable forms of photo identifications:
  • Driving License
  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • Election Card / Voter ID
  • UID / Aadhaar Card / E-Aadhaar Card copy
  • Employee ID containing photograph and signature
  • SC/ ST Certificate with photograph
  • Military dependent ID containing candidate’s photo
  • Military ID containing candidate’s photo
  • Photo Identity issued by School/College/University
  • If a registrant of LSAT—India does not have any of the above IDs, she/he will be admitted upon presentation of ANY TWO of the following, in original:
    • Original Admit Card issued by University/Board for Twelfth Standard Examination (containing photo)
    • School Identity Card (containing photo)
    • Tenth Pass Certificate/Mark Sheet that has photograph and date of birth on it
  • Candidates who are unable to produce valid ID (non–expired and in original) will not be admitted into the testing centre and shall not be offered a test-fee refund.
  • Candidates whose first and the last names on the ID do not match with the first and the last names entered in the registration form will not be admitted to the testing centre and shall not be offered a test fee refund.
  • Please note that following are not acceptable as IDs on the day of the test:
    • Photocopies (attested or otherwise)
    • Notarised copies
    • Learner's driving license
  • centreThe test invigilator, after checking the admit card of the candidate, will guide the candidate to the seat allotted to him/her in the examination hall. The candidate must ensure that he/she occupies the seat allotted to him/her by verifying the classroom number and seat number.

    All candidates should be seated well before the exam start time. The test procedure begins with the distribution of the answer sheet (OMR). The candidate must fill in his/her name, as it appears in the admit card. The test registration number and other details mentioned in the OMR sheet must also be filled. Candidate must use only HB pencil for filling up the OMR sheet. Any OMR sheet filled with pen will not be considered for results.

    Candidates will mark their answers in the OMR sheet (Click here to view the sample sheet). Candidates please notice that they have to copy the full certifying statement on the back of the OMR sheet in their handwriting. Candidates need to ensure that they re-write the given text in their handwriting in the given space, without which, their test scores will not be considered for evaluation.

    On receipt of the question paper candidates will tear open the tamper proof seal and enter the required details on the OMR sheets. The question paper must be opened only when the invigilator asks them to do so. Any candidate who opens the seal prior to the announcement by the invigilator may be liable to get disqualified from the test. When the candidate gets the question paper, he/she must make sure that the question paper is in right condition. In case of any issues, the matter should be immediately brought to the notice of the invigilator.

    The question paper contains four sections. The candidate must read the directions given for each section of the test carefully. If he/she skips the directions, he/she may miss some important test related information and lose credit for some questions in that section.

    Candidates must attempt the relevant section during the 35 minutes allowed for that section and not attempt any other section.

    There are no scheduled breaks included in the test. Any break taken by the testtaker will mean that he/she will lose that much time from the total testing time allotted for the section and will be treated as an unscheduled break.

    Candidates should put their pencils down when the invigilator announces that the time is over. Candidates found marking answers even after this announcement may be disqualified. After the test is over, candidates should remain seated until the invigilator collects the answer sheets and question papers. The candidate will be allowed to leave the hall only after the answer sheets and question papers of all the candidates in the examination hall have been collected and accounted for.

Admitting the candidate & Valid identification

Candidates will be required to show identification, in original and non-expired, with recognisable photograph and signature. The only acceptable forms of ID are:

  • Driving License
  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • Election Card / Voter ID
  • UID / Aadhaar Card / E-Aadhaar Card copy
  • Employee ID containing photograph and signature
  • SC/ ST Certificate with photograph
  • Military dependent ID containing candidate’s photo
  • Military ID containing candidate’s photo
  • Photo Identity issued by School/College/University
  • If a registrant of LSAT—India does not have any of the above IDs, she/he will be admitted upon presentation of ANY TWO of the following, in original:
    • Original Admit Card issued by University/Board for Twelfth Standard Examination (containing photo)
    • School Identity Card (containing photo)
    • Tenth Pass Certificate/Mark Sheet that has photograph and date of birth on it
  • Candidates who are unable to produce valid ID (non–expired and in original) will not be admitted into the testing centre and shall not be offered a test-fee refund.
  • Candidates whose first and the last names on the ID do not match with the first and the last names entered in the registration form will not be admitted to the testing centre and shall not be offered a test fee refund.
  • Please note that following are not acceptable as IDs on the day of the test:
    • Photocopies (attested or otherwise)
    • Notarised copies
    • Learner's driving license
  • Candidates must arrive at the test venue at the reporting time mentioned on the admit card, else the candidate shall not be admitted.

    Persons accompanying the candidate will not be allowed into the test premises, and no waiting area will be provided.

    Candidates must adhere to the LSAT—India policies, rules and regulations.

    Invigilators shall have the right to exclude candidates who fail to follow the testing centre rules and procedures.

    Invigilators will not be expected to provide or collect any registration forms from candidates.

    Invigilators will neither score the completed LSAT—India answer sheets nor provide the candidate with any LSAT—India results.

    Only pre-registered candidates with names appearing on the attendance roster and carrying required identification documents with them will be permitted to take the LSAT—India.

    Once a candidate has been successfully registered at a testing centre, the candidate will not be permitted to transfer to another testing centre.

    In case the candidate registered online, using a credit card/debit card that does not belong to him/her, the candidate needs to furnish the signed statement from the credit card holder and the credit card for signature verification at the test venue on the day of the exam, as specified above.

Prohibited items

The candidate must not carry any articles such as cellphones, calculators, pens, arms, etc., as only the admit card, IDs in original, HB pencils, sharpeners, and erasers are required for the test and all other articles have to be left outside the test hall at the candidate's own risk.

Instructions for answer sheet

  • The OMR sheets for LSAT—India requires the candidate to darken the circle against an option considered correct by the candidate for every attempted question.
  • Candidates must read the instructions carefully for marking the answers on the OMR sheets.
  • Candidates must use HB PENCIL only and should not use a fountain pen or ball pen on the OMR sheets.
  • Since the OMR sheets will be read by an OMR machine, the candidate must ensure that he/she fills in the circles clearly, darkens the circles evenly and completely, and does not leave any smudges or stray marks on the OMR sheets. Pearson VUE is not responsible for any error in reading the OMR sheets due to use of pens, non HB pencil, or incomplete darkening of the intended answer. While adequate care is taken in processing the answer sheets, Pearson VUE will not entertain any request for reevaluation of OMR sheets.
  • DO NOT tear, bend, or mutilate the OMR.

Some do's & don'ts

  • Misconduct
    Any attempt to impersonate, to copy answers from another test taker, or to indulge in any other malpractice during the test or while filling up the form will not only lead to immediate or later revocation of scores but may also lead to prosecution. Detection of any such malpractice at any stage including after the LSAT—India is conducted may lead to disqualification and revocation of scores by Pearson VUE or the educational institution/university concerned. Under such circumstances, disqualification and revocation of a score may occur without the possibility of a retest.
  • Candidate's Undertakings
    The candidate hereby irrevocably undertakes and confirms that he/she understands that -
    • LSAT—India is a separate and distinct examination from the LSAT® and does not have any bearing on the LSAT examination which is conducted by Law School Admission Council, Inc., for securing admissions in foreign universities. The LSAT—India is designed to cater to the requirements of any Indian university or college that wishes to adopt it as an admissions criterion. LSAT—India should not be directly or indirectly equated to LSAT. The scores obtained by a candidate in LSAT—India will have no relevance for admissions in any foreign university. Furthermore, Candidate acknowledges that eligibility standards for admission to law school are determined solely by the applicable institutions and not by Pearson VUE or LSAC.
    • While Pearson VUE shall endeavour to provide the examination centre chosen by the candidate, he/she understands that the examination centre chosen by him/her may be changed and a centre in a different city could be allotted to the candidate. The candidate shall accept the same and shall not hold Pearson VUE accountable for non-allotment of the chosen examination centre. Any travel expenses that may have to be incurred by him/her for taking the examination will be borne by the candidate and no claim for any reimbursement shall be sought from Pearson VUE or LSAC.
    • He/she has read the Terms and Conditions and understandsthem completely and is submitting himself/herself of his/her own accord without any coercion or undue influence to the LSAT—India test.
    • He/she is fully compliant to the eligibility criteria for undertaking the course being conducted by the educational institute/university and no information has been withheld or incorrectly provided.
    • Pearson VUE is responsible only for conducting the LSAT—India examination and it holds no responsibility for requisite approvals, consents, or permissions of the concerned regulatory authorities for the education institution/university for conducting the relevant course, which the candidate shall ascertain from the concerned institution/university on his/her own.
    • He/she will not hold Pearson VUE liable or accountable for any issues relating to admission/course for which the exam is being conducted.
    • He/she will not violate any privacy policies or security policies of Pearson VUE’s website being used by the candidate.
    • He/she will not reproduce for distribution to any other parties any of the preparation material for the LSAT—India, or any of the copyrighted materials relating to the LSAT—India, whether in electronic or hard-copy format.
    • The jurisdiction of any matter relating to the LSAT—India examination by Pearson VUE, shall vest exclusively with the Courts of New Delhi, India, which the Candidate hereby irrevocably submits to.
  • Company Disclaimer:
    Any links provided to third party websites, or information supplied about third parties (third party information) on this website is supplied as a convenience. Linked sites are not under the control of Pearson VUE; and Pearson VUE is not responsible for any third party linked sites, the contents of such sites, any use of the same, or for third party information. The inclusion of a link or third party information does not imply endorsement by Pearson VUE of the linked site or third party information, any organisation or person associated with the linked site or third party information, or any products or services offered or marketed through the linked site or by the third party.
  • Transfer of Information to Test Sponsors:
    By registering for a test through us, the candidate gives his/her consent for personal information (with the exception of the debit/credit card information) to be transmitted by Pearson VUE to LSAC and associated law schools/colleges and universities.
  • Other Transfer of Information:
    In addition to transmitting certain personal information about the candidate to LSAC and associated law schools/colleges and universities, we may disclose personally identifiable information in the following situations:
    • In response to a subpoena, court order, or legal process, to the extent permitted and required by law;
    • To protect candidate security or the security of other persons, consistent with applicable law;
    • To address actual or suspected fraud or other illegal activities;
    • In connection with a sale, joint venture, or other transfer of some or all of the assets of company;
    • To our contractors or agent, including independent testing centres, who are committed or obliged to protect your privacy in a manner consistent with the Pearson VUE's Privacy Policy.

For purposes of validating test and user integrity and security, we may supply audio- and video-tapes of test candidates in a testing centre at a particular time to any test sponsor whose test was being administered at that time in such test centre. By registering for a test through us, the candidate gives his/her consent for transmission of personal information in situations outlined above.

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