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CLAT postponed for second time, now by a month on 21 June

'No way out': the second extension of CLAT dates was indeed inevitable

CLAT hopes for a semblance of normal to return by 21 June (for now)
CLAT hopes for a semblance of normal to return by 21 June (for now)

The 2020 Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) has been postponed for the second time now by another month this time, to 21 June, because to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and extended lockdown.

The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLU) has decided to extend the dates again in a meeting held today, confirmed this year’s CLAT convenor and DNLU Jabalpur VC, Prof Balraj Chauhan.

Chauhan told us today: “The new dates are that exam will be conducted on 21st June and the last application date has been extended to 18th May.”

“There’s no way out,” he explained about the reason for this extension, referencing the ongoing lockdown.

Update 16:08: The CLAT website has also now been updated with the new times
Update 16:08: The CLAT website has also now been updated with the new times

The first extension to the CLAT dates, as we were first to report on 27 March, had pushed the exam date by two weeks from 10 May 2020 to 24 May 2020.

The application deadline had also been extended from 31 March to 25 April 2020.

However, with that old application deadline having come up fast, and no certainty whatsoever about the duration of the current lockdown, another extension was no doubt inevitable.

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