The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020 has been postponed again until further notice by the Consortium of #National Law Universities. The decision to postpone CLAT 2020 Law Entrance Test was taken at the VC Meeting held today and was formally announced by Vice-Chancellor of Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur and CLAT 2020 Exam Convenor Prof Balraj Chouhan.
As per a notification carried by the portal, a new date will be announced by September 1, giving candidates at least three weeks’ notice.
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— Education Reporter (@EducationRepor2) August 5, 2020
Under the CLAT 2020 notification, the exam would be held online at notified centers where computers would be set up for candidates to access the test.
On Tuesday, the Delhi High Court asked the Centre and the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLU), the organiser of CLAT exams, to reply to a law graduate’s plea challenging the requirement of physically appearing at exam centre amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Justice Jayant Nath asked the central government to inform the court whether it would be permissible to hold such an exam at physical centres given the prevailing pandemic. The court issued notices to the central government and the NLU, seeking their stand by August 10 on the petition which has sought that the online CLAT exams be allowed to be undertaken from home.
Earlier, the CLAT 2020 examination was scheduled on August 22.
CLAT is a national level entrance exam for admission to undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate law programmes in 22 National Law Universities in India. The exam is conducted by the National Law University, Bhopal.
The CLAT 2020 paper will comprise questions from topics- English language, current affairs, legal reasoning, logical reasoning, and quantitative techniques.
Details of CLAT 2020, including admission procedure, participating institutes, and information brochures are available on the official website. So candidates are advised to keep a tap on the official website for the latest updates.