CLAT 2020 Postponed, New Exam dates to be announced on September 1
The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has postponed the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2020) due to COVID-19 Pandemic. Earlier the exam was scheduled to be held on August 22, 2020 in a Social-distanced online mode.
The Revised dates will be announced on the official website i.e. consortiumofnlus.ac.in on September 1, 2020. The Application Window for CLAT 2020 has been further extended till August 15, 2020.
Moreover, the consortium has increased the number of test centers to conduct the exam in a safe environment and maintaing the social distancing.
The decision to postpone the exam was taken by the exam convenor, Prof. Balraj Chouhan, Vice Chancellor of Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur along with the participating NLUs in a video-conference.
On August 5, 2020 (Tuesday), the Delhi High Court asked the center and the Consortium of NLU to reply to a law graduate’s plea challenging the requirement of physically appearing at exam center amid the pandemic.
The Court has further issued notice to the central government and NLU to come up with their decision by August 10, 2020 on the petition that demanded the CLAT exams be allowed to be undertaken from home.
The Consortium will be sharing the CLAT 2020 revised schedule after considering the prevailing condition of COVID-19.