CLAT 2020: Plea for taking law test from Home, HC seeks Center, NLU Stand

Himanshi Sharma Himanshi Sharma
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The Delhi High Court on August 4, 2020 (Wednesday) asked the center and Consortium of National Law Universities (NLU) to reply to a Law Graduate’s plea challenging the requirement of physically appearing at the test center for CLAT 2020 amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Justice Jayant Nath asked the Central Government to inform the court whether it would be permissible to hold such an exam at physical centers in view of the prevailing situation of COVID-19 Epidemic. 

The Court issued notices to the central government and the NLU, seeking their stand by August 10 on the petition which has sought that the online CLAT exam will be allowed to be undertaken from home. 

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CLAT is a centralized exam to get admission into bachelors and masters courses in Law in 22 NLUs in the country and is conducted by Consortium. 

Under the notification of CLAT 2020, the exam would be conducted online at notified centers where computers would be deployed for candidates to access the test. 

The Counsel appearing for the Consortium initially said that the plea was not maintainable in Delhi as the consortium was based in Bengaluru. 

He further added, it was decided not to hold CLAT at home as it would lead to rampant cheating. 

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