COVID-19 Lockdown: CLAT 2020 rescheduled again

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, this year’s Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2020) has been postponed again. Explicitly, it is the entrance exam for the 22 National Law Universities (NLUs) and other undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes.

The decision after the meeting of the CLAT Consortium

Jabalpur Prof. Balraj Chouhan, Convenor of CLAT 2020 and Vice-Chancellor of Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), confirmed the development. “For queries, candidates can mail at [email protected] or call at 080-47162020. The telephone helpline will be running from 10 am to 5 pm on all working days,” states the official notice.

As per the ongoing Lockdown due to Coronavirus outbreak, the Consortium of National Law Universities has rescheduled the following;

  1. The deadline for online applications – Monday, May 18, 2020
  2. The examination date – Sunday, June 21, 2020 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.” – The notice reads.

Changes in the format of the exam

There has been a reduction of questions from 200 to 150. Additionally, the time limit would be 2 hours. As a matter of fact, the pattern of the exam was also revised. The paper focuses on the comprehension and reasoning skills of the candidates more than their mugging up skills. Passing marks are 40 per cent marks for general and 35 per cent for reserved category.

The exam was earlier scheduled for May 10 and postponed to May 24.

Ishan Harlalka
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