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CLAT postponed for 3rd time to 1-21st July over ‘ecosystem uncertainties’ • Starts Telegram channel to connect to the kids

CLAT postponed yet again, perhaps to some day in July (via CLAT website)
CLAT postponed yet again, perhaps to some day in July (via CLAT website)

Again, very few surprises to anyone as the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020 has again announced that it would postpone its exam from 21 June to some indeterminate point after 1 July, in light of the ongoing and extended Covid-19 crisis and lockdowns.

The consortium noted:

This decision has been taken after taking into account the uncertainties regarding the lockdown, travel to chosen centres, financial issues brought upon by the virus spread, unpredictability around the dates for Board exams and several such issues raised by students.

Ecosystem has been as uncertain for the exam organizers as the takers and we hope to aid students with whatever is in our control. Until then, keep safe, prepare well, and do not believe any news coming out of non-official channels.

A month ago, the CLAT had been postponed for the second time to 21 June.

Today, the CLAT consortium announced on its website that the new application submission deadline would be 1 July, and that a new examination date would be announced at least before then, with at least 21 days’ of notice.

That means, that the next scheduled date could fall any date between 1 and 22 July.

The LSAT meanwhile, which is much smaller than the CLAT, has currently targeted 14 June 2020 to hold its admissions test entirely online.

While the CLAT may not be up for an online exam, the consortium is moving with the times in other ways.

Much like the Government of India for its Covid-19 channel (and Legally India's very own news alerts Telegram channel), the CLAT consortium has also started two Telegram channels with updates:

The former channel has amassed nearly 22,000 subscribers since starting only around six days ago, after 12 May 2020.

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