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‘Don’t panic’: CLAT 2021 plans TBC by May, subject to (unpredictable) pandemic

CLAT 2021 notification
CLAT 2021 notification

The 2021 Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) remains scheduled for 13 June 2021 but with the pandemic re-raging more strongly than ever, the CLAT Consortium of National Law Universities has announced that it is aware of this (see notification above).

The consortium would take a call on how things progress by May 2021, though it stopped short of announcing a postponement right now.

That may be stating the obvious, as may be its plea that “applicants are advised not to panic at this stage”, though to be fair to the consortium everything is up in the air right now, with an end of this wave, let alone its upper limits, being impossible to predict.

Going by the precedent and multiple postponements of CLAT 2020, and considering the Covid-19 numbers are worse now than they ever have been, an eventual postponement or other measures seem quite likely.

The current CLAT dates also face a partial (but not insurmountable) scheduling conflict with the CISCE and CBSE board exams, which the CLAT consortium is also aware of.

But with the overriding and more pressing concern of the pandemic, all bets are off in any case.

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