3rd year means you're in your 3rd year when you apply.
2nd year means you're in your 2nd year when you apply.
It doesn't need interpretation. @Surgence is a 3rd year, because of how many courses they completed when they applied.
If you want to apply as a 2nd year, you will need a 90th percentile LSAT.
The content delivery and examinations were fine. For me, it was the extra-curriculars that were tough; dissemination of information was not the best (especially at the beginning of the year, which is when a lot of moot stuff happens). I’m happy I had a year of in person under my belt because it’s very hard to make friends through a screen