On September 7,2020 the Consortium of National Law Universities will hold the Common Law Admission Test for this year. The exam was scheduled to take place in May, but because of the COVID-19 situation it has postponed several times. Last year, on May 26, the CLAT was held and in June the result was announced.
Recently, as per the new schedule it is supposed to be held in the month of August and last week the same was postponed till further notice. The exam will now take place on September 7 as per the new notice by the concerned authorities.
CLAT is an entrance-level exam for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate law courses. It is a national level exam and also a gateway to National Law Universities (NLUs). Every year, there are thousands of students who appear for the exam. The NLUs were also mulling the option of holding the exam from home in a proctor-based mode, however, no final decision on it is out yet. The case was in court.
Some of the other undergraduate-level law entrance exams include the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET), LSAT India, ULSAT by UPES and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) conducts UET. Because of the current situation, the LSAT India has been moved online.
A two hour exam of CLAT is conducted where candidates are to solve 150 questions. The candidates who score at least 40 per cent marks are considered to be pass in the exam and are eligible to take admission in undergraduate and postgraduate level courses. As per the rules, for reserved category candidates, the cut-off is 35 per cent.
The entire academic cycle has been shifted in the pandemic. Although, the classes for schools are being held digitally the new session for most of the colleges is yet to begin. Due to the pandemic, the admissions and entrance -exams across streams are put at a halt.