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The National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Banglore, rolled out a press release on September 6, 2020 stating the decision to opt out from CLAT 2020 and instead introduce National Law Admission Test (NLAT) 2020.
Reasons vented for the introduction of aseparate law entrance test were:
With the introduction of NLAT 2020, the debate over NLAT vs CLAT has taken rise. Students' rage has reached to the doors of Jharkhand High Court wherein students have filed a writ petition against NLSIU holding NLAT 2020. However, NLSIU is determined to conduct a separate law entrance test and is continuously working towards addressing internet connectivity issues faced by the students.
|Exam||NLAT 2020||CLAT 2020|
|Exam Mode||Home-based Online Test||Center-based Online Test|
|Number of Questions||UG- 40 PG- 30||UG- 150 PG- 120|
|Exam Duration||45 mins||120 mins|
|Marking Scheme||Correct Answer: +2|
Incorrect Answer: -0.50
Unattempted Question: -0.25
|Correct Answer: +1|
Incorrect Answer: -0.25
Unattempted Question: No Negative Marking
NLSIU has taken a bold step by deviating from the traditional exam pattern of CLAT.
The university will conduct an online home based test that students can give from the comfort of their homes and feel safe in this COVID-19 pandemic time.
The paper for undergraduate students will consist of 40 questions, which is way to less in comparison to that of CLAT 2020 which consists of 150 questions.
The NLAT PG paper will also comprise of 30 questions instead of 120 questions of CLAT.
The entire exam duration will be 45 minutes. The most important difference between the two papers is the marking scheme. Whereas CLAT consists of questions of 1 mark each with a negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer, and no marks deduction for unanswered questions, NLAT on the other hand carries questions of 2 marks with a negative marking of 0.50 for every wrong answer and 0.25 for every unattempted question. Thus, students are advised to attempt all questions in NLAT 2020 with accuracy. Check NLAT 2020 Syllabus here