CLAT 2020 NEWS
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The current pandemic has changed the face of education drastically, while educational ministries and institutions struggle to keep it as feasible as possible. NLAT is a law entrance examination held for students wishing to take up the LLB course at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore- a premium law school in India. It is scheduled for 12th September this year . This law entrance examination has been introduced in an online mode through home-centres subject to the current pandemic of the COVID-19.
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On September 3rd 2020, The National Law School of India University, Bangalore ‘completely disassociated’ itself with the CLAT ( Common Law Admission Test) Consortium and has specified that the Law school will only be accepting scores from the NLAT test conducted solely by the school.
On 6th September 2020, a press release was made by the NLSIU stating the withdrawal. This quick decision was made owing to the following reasons:
The NLSIU has also notified that it has withdrawn from CLAT consortium in all terms – administrative as well as executive. Following which, the Vice Chancellor of NLSIU who was also the Secretary-Treasurer in the General Body has withdrawn participation this year.
|DATE OF EXAMINATION||12TH SEPTEMBER|
|APPLICATION WINDOW||3RD SEPTEMBER- 10TH SEPTEMBER|
|APPLICATION FEE||RS. 150|
|MOCK TEST BY NLSIU||9TH SEPTEMBER – 11TH SEPTEMBER|
|EXAM DURATION||45 MINUTES – UG NLAT 40 MINUTES – PG NLAT|
|NUMBER OF QUESTIONS||40 QUESTIONS – UG NLAT 30 QUESTIONS – PG NLAT|
|NEGATIVE MARKING||YES (0.5 PER NEGATIVE ANSWER )|
|MODE OF PAYMENT||ONLINE|
|OPENING OF APPLICATION WINDOW||3rd – 10th SEPTEMBER|
|MOCK TEST WINDOW||9th – 11th SEPTEMBER|
|PROVISIONAL ANSWER KEY FOR MOCK TEST||12th SEPTEMBER|
|EXAMINATION DATE||12th SEPTEMBER|
|FINAL ANSWER KEY||14th SEPTEMBER|
|RESULT DECLARATION||15th SEPTEMBER|
|ACADEMIC YEAR COMMENCEMENT||18th SEPTEMBER|
|GENERAL CATEGORY||RS . 150/-|
|SC/ ST CATEGORY||RS. 125/-|
The following agency can also be contacted for further information : Mr. Yogender Chauhan, Testpan India Pvt. Ltd., +91 7428461194.
The NLAT will consist of a similar set of subjects as in CLAT for the entrance examinations this year. The subjects are :
The per subject weightage of the NLAT 2020 will be as follows :
|ENGLISH LANGUAGE||08 QUESTIONS OUT OF 40 QUESTIONS|
|LOGICAL REASONING||08 QUESTIONS OUT OF 40 QUESTIONS|
|LEGAL REASONING||08 QUESTIONS OUT OF 40 QUESTIONS|
|CURRENT AFFAIRS||08 QUESTIONS OUT OF 40 QUESTIONS|
|QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE||08 QUESTIONS OUT OF 40 QUESTIONS|
The NLAT examinations 2020 which will be conducted on online mode has also been introduced in selected test-centres in various cities. Originally, the examinations could be accessed only through home-centres. After facing dissent from the candidates due to factors like availability of uninterrupted internet connectivity, specified electronic devices along with other specifications, the institution has decided to introduce 15 test-centres in selected cities where examinations will be conducted apart from the individual home-centres. Although certain technical requirements have been mentioned by the institution, the body has been working on relaxing these specifications to suit all sections of the candidates:
The examination body is working on reducing the required internet bandwidth, data access on various devices including the android and mac phones. Suitable proctoring algorithms are also being worked on, without lowering the integrity of the institution;
The scribe provision has also been enabled by the examination body which allows students with special needs upon presenting the required medical certificates to the institution.
Although most of the question patterns are same for both the examinations, the following differences are :
|BASIS OF DIFFERENCE||CLAT||NLAT|
|NO. OF QUESTIONS||120 QUESTIONS||40 QUESTIONS|
|MARKING SCHEME||1 MARKS PER QUESTION|
-0.25 PER NEGATIVE ANSWER
|2 MARKS PER QUESTION|
-0.5 PER NEGATIVE ANSWER
|REVISITING QUESTIONS THROUGH NAVIGATION||ALLOWED||NOT ALLOWED ONCE ANSWER IS SUBMITTED|
Ques. How can the NLAT results be accessed ?
Ans. The NLAT 2020 results will be declared on the 15th September and can be accessed on the online portal of the website.
Ques. Can the CLAT fee be refunded if one opts to appear for NLAT?
Ans. NLAT and CLAT are two separate bodies. Any queries related to CLAT can be directed to the CLAT consortium.
Ques. Will the NLAT examination be conducted using artificial proctors?
Ans. Yes. The examination will be conducted through proctors using a combination of artificial, technological and human proctors.
Ques. What is the marking scheme for the examination ?
Ans. For the UG candidates, the entire question paper consists of 40 questions, each question carrying two marks and a negative marking of 0.5 per incorrect answer. The same marking scheme is applied for the PG candidates, the total number of questions being 30.