This year’s Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2020) will be held on August 22 as Consortium of National Law Universities has decided in a meeting held yesterday.
The date of application has also been extended to July 10 and the exam will be a computer-based online test held at exam centres across the country.
It concluded that an off-line test, as initially contemplated, would require large scale movement of students to limited centres, and significant logistics in the handling of question papers and answer scripts, which is not possible during the prevalent pandemic conditions.
Further, an on-line CLAT 2020 test at home with technological measures cannot ensure transparency, fairness and integrity of a high stakes examination process or maintain equitable access to necessary facilities.
Hence, the EC concluded that an on-line test at a large number of centres compliant with physical distancing and public health safety prescriptions is in the best interests of the health and safety of candidates and test administrators.
As per the notification issued on May 18, candidates will be given at least 21 days’ notice prior to the CLAT 2020 exam.
Furthermore, the consortium has issued guidance for safe “social distanced computer based testing”
Read the official notifications here: