In a few days earlier Vice-Chancellor of  Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur and the  Convenor of this year  Prof Balraj Chouhan announced that CLAT 2020 postponed news. He confirmed that CLAT 2020 has been postponed again due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country. He will not reveal the further date of the exam. The Consortium of National Law University exam is for those who want to pursue their career in law. Earlier this exam was set for August 22nd,2020 which is now postponed and the further notice coming soon. Common-Law Admission Test or CLAT is a national exam. Every year millions of students applied for CLAT. However, this year whole nation facing the Corona Virus pandemic.


CLAT 2020 Postponed Discussion-

At first CLAT2020 exam was scheduled on May 10, 2020. Then the CLAT 2020 postponed and set up for 24th May. Although for this change online application submission date was extended to May 18 after that this last date also changed and extended to July 10th.  Then set up a new date on June 21 and also decided the exam will take place from 3 Pm to 5 Pm. This was again rescheduled for the rising cases of ongoing Corona Virus.

New dates coming for CLAT 2020-

Prof Chouhan said that “We want every student to get their fair chance to appear for the exams. Due to the lockdowns announced in various parts of the country, students will find it difficult to appear for the exams. Keeping that issue in mind, we have decided to postpone the exams until further notice,”.

He also mentioned they will confirm the date of the law entrance exam date after consulting with the home ministry.

New dates will be published very soon. Reportedly the date will be revealed by the   Consortium on their official website at in September 1st 2020.

The new CLAT 2020 notification the exam will be taking online at the informed centres. In these centres, computers will be set up applicants so that they can give the test easily.

The CLAT exam takes for the admission to undergraduate as well as postgraduate degree courses in the twenty-two different law university in all over India. The exam arranges by the recognized and renowned Consortium of National Law Universities having spokesperson of the universities as members.

On 4th August Tuesday, the Delhi High Court asked the organizer of CLAT exam Consortium of National Law Universities (NLU). They told that to a law graduate’s appeal challenging the precondition of physically coming at the exam centre due to Corona Virus pandemic. The great justice Jayant Nath asked the government specifically central government to notify the court that whether it would be acceptable to take such an exam at present physically on the centres in the prospect of this COVID-19 Pandemic situation. The Delhi Court published a notice to National Law Universities (NLU) and the central government for their stand by August 10th 2020. This Circulation main lookout about  CLAT online exam should allow being taken from home or not.

Exam pattern-

CLAT is a general aptitude-based exam for those who are interested pursue studies in law. Not necessary that applicant has knowledge in law.

The Exam consists of various multiple-choice question or MCQs. It has a question from the areas such as Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge including Current Affairs and Legal Reasoning.

Earlier mentioned that CLAT exam is for both the undergraduate and postgraduate students. However, there is a small change in their questions patterns.

For those students who are applying for an undergraduate degree, their paper will contain 150 multiple choice questions or MCQ. There is also mentioned that 0.25 negative marking for each wrong answer. The total duration of the examination will be for two hours. However, for those students who are appearing for postgraduation degree, their paper will comprise 100 multiple choice questions or MCQ of 1 mark for each question. Also, two essay type questions each contain 25 marks.

Applicants have to write two, eight hundred words essays on the topic of contemporary issues or law. There is also a negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in MCQs


What CLAT offer-

CLAT  or Common Law Admission Test is a centralized governmental entrance test. This test offered the admission of National Law Universities in India. Many of the private of self-financed law colleges in India use the CLAT score for their admissions. Some of the Public Sector Undertaking or PSU in India such as BHEL, NTPC, ONGC, OIL India, Steel Authority of India, COAL India etc. take the CLAT Post Graduation( CLAT PG) scores for the hiring of the legal positions in these companies. These exams offer two degrees LLB and LLM.

Eligibility Criteria-

a)There is no upper age limit for giving the CLAT examination

b) For Undergraduate Applicants belonging to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories must have Fifty percentage (50%) marks in their qualifying examination( 10+2 or an equivalent examination. Applicants belonging to SC/ST categories must have Forty percentage (40%) marks in their qualifying examination( 10+2 or an equivalent examination.

c) For Postgraduate applicants belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories must have a minimum of Fifty percentage (50%) of marks B Degree or any other bachelor’s degree or equivalent from any institution recognized by the Government of India. applicants belonging to SC/ST must have Forty-Five percentage (45%) of marks or its equivalent grade.

d)Applicants appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2020 are also eligible to apply.

Hopefully, new dates coming soon.

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