CLAT 2020 NEWS
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National Law School of India University, Bengaluru (NLSIU) has released the specifications that the candidates must meet in order to appear for the National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT) 2020. The institute is conducting its own entrance test this year for admissions to BA LLB (Hons) and LLM programmes.
|1||Impersonation (determined at stage of candidate validation prior to examination commencement)||1. Record Malpractice. 2. Do not allow the impersonator to start the examination. 3. For PWD candidates, both, the candidate’s and scribe’s Govt. Photo- ID must be verified.|
|2||Inappropriate surroundings at test location /External help solicited (suspected): (Someone other than permitted scribes present in the vicinity, candidate looking in other directions continuously/ periodically, candidate talking/ communicating in any other manner with someone other than permitted scribes)||1. Proctors will send a message to such candidates: “Please sweep the camera in a circle around the place you are taking the assessment” and / or: “Please tilt the device/ keyboard you are using for the assessment”. 2. Candidates to show a 360-degree view of the entire room by turning on a webcam (laptops/desktops) or front/ selfie camera (as directed by proctor) (mobile devices)/ tilt the device/ keyboard, as instructed. 3. If any unauthorised person or unauthorised device is observed in the candidate’s vicinity, including but not limited to person(s) other than permitted scribes, HDMI cables/ external devices/ projection of the test screen, etc., proctors to terminate the candidate’s examination attempt immediately. 4. If the proctor observes a phone/ tablet/ other device falling/ slipping when the device/ keyboard used for the assessment is tilted, proctor to terminate the exam immediately. 5. Any candidate who fails to comply with the proctor’s instruction within 45 seconds will be logged out of the examination. Proctors may permit 10 additional seconds in situations where they, in their discretion, determine that the candidate may not have noticed messages from the proctor in the course of attempting the examination.|
|3||Talking/Speaking/Maki ng Gestures (could include gestures that indicate to the proctor candidate may be using another device/ looking at chat applications/ mirror/ other screen, etc.)||1. Send two warnings to the candidate. 2. If a candidate persists with this behaviour, the proctor shall inform the Super Proctor. 3. Super Proctor may recommend that candidates should be contacted through the system for clarification, or disqualified.|
|4||Window Switch (Accessing any other window other than the test window)||1. Candidate will be logged out of the examination after 5 such attempts (accounts for occasional system pop- ups; inadvertent errors). 2. Proctor may issue warnings to candidates when the first few attempts are detected.|
|5||Candidate’s Face not Detected (Candidate not present in front of system)||1. Send one warning. 2. If the candidate does not return within 45 seconds, terminate the candidate’s examination attempt immediately. 3. Proctors may permit 10 additional seconds in situations where they, in their discretion, determine that the candidate may not have noticed warning messages from the proctor in the course of attempting the examination.|
|6||Multiple persons detected||1. Send one warning to the candidate. 2. If the other person does not leave immediately, terminate the candidate’s examination attempt immediately. 3. Proctors shall, when contemplating the above actions, account for: a. PWD candidates that may be using scribes; b. Candidates that may be appearing for the examination at test centres.|
|7||Foreign Device Observed (Mobile/Tablets/Calcula tors etc.)||1. Send one warning to the candidate. 2. If the candidate still persists, terminate the candidate’s examination attempt immediately.|
|8||Candidates observed wearing Earphones/||1. Send one warning to the candidate|
2. Check if the candidate is only using it for microphones purposes (i.e. device plugged into system as an external/ attached microphone, but candidate is not wearing earpiece/ headset) 3. If the candidate does not comply with the proctor’s instructions, terminate the candidate’s examination attempt immediately.
|Headphones/Bluetooth Audio devices|
|9||Simultaneous login attempts from multiple devices||1. Proctors will observe the pictures of candidates from all such devices. 2. If it is observed that someone other than the candidate is using such other devices, proctor to terminate the exam immediately. 3. If a candidate is observed on all such devices, proctor will flag the issue for the Super Proctor’s attention. Super Proctor may recommend that candidates be contacted through the system for clarification, or disqualified. Further investigation post the examination may be carried out with help of audit logs generated on the system, and NLSIU may disqualify the candidate upon such examination.|
|10||Any other malpractices not describe above||1. Proctors/ Super Proctors may, in addition to situations where Proctors/ Super Proctors detect any potential malpractices as described above, ask the candidate to perform any of the actions described in this column titled ‘Proctor Action’, at any time, and at their discretion. 2. In addition to the details set out in these Protocols, the Super Proctors shall have the authority to disqualify a candidate/ terminate the candidate’s examination attempt in the event they detect any act or omission that does not comply with the requirements of integrity of a test of the nature of the NLAT 2020.|
The interested candidates for the entrance test can apply till 10th September 2020 midnight, and NLAT 2020 is supposed to be conducted online on 12th September 2020.
In order to be eligible for the NLAT 2020 undergraduate exam, a candidate must have cleared 10+2 or its equivalent examination with an aggregate percentage of 45% in case of General Category and PWD students and aggregate percentage of 40% in case of SC/ST categories.
The list of the admitted students will be released and they will have to confirm their admission by producing the required documents and paying the admission fee.