Executive Committee of the Consortium of National Law Universities has decided to postpone CLAT 2020 from September 7 to September 28, 2020. The Executive Committee held a meeting on August 27, 2020 and decided that since there is a lockdown imposed in various parts of the nation, Common Law Admission Test 2020 must be pushed back by a few more days.
While taking the decision, the committee in particular, took into consideration the lockdown announced in the state of West Bengal for the September 7, and the continued lockdown in the state of Bihar until September 6. On the new exam, the exam will held for 2 hours in computer based test mode from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.
Further, the committee will be soon issuing the admit card for CLAT 2020, to the registered candidates. It will be released online through which the candidates will get the information about their allotted exam centre. Registered phone number and password will be required to login and download the CLAT 2020 admit card. The date of availability of the admit card has not been announced but it is expected to release in 1st or 2nd week of September.
Consortium of NLUs have uploaded the following notice to announce the postponement of the exam on August 28, 2020 at consortiumofnlus.ac.in.
Along with trends of postponing JEE Main and NEET 2020 on social media, postpone CLAT 2020 was also seen. Now that the CLAT 2020 exam has been delayed, candidates are rejoicing and are hoping a similar turn of event for JEE Main 2020 (1 – 6 Sep 2020) and NEET 2020 (13 Sep 2020). However, the conducting body of both the exams, NTA, has issued the admit card for both exams.
CLAT 2020 was supposed to be held in an offline mode. It was taken online due to COVID-19. Now the exam will be held across a total of 203 test center locations. The exam pattern has been modified this year. There will be 120 MCQ and there will be no descriptive questions in CLAT PG. For the CLAT UG exam, the number of questions in CLAT has been reduced to 150 from 200. Now, comprehension based questions will also be asked from Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning, and Logical Reasoning in both UG and PG tests.
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level law entrance exam. It is held for admission in UG and PG law courses such as LLB, LLB 5 year Integrated, LLM, etc. In all, 22 NLUs and various private / Government colleges accept the score of the exam.