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CLAT 2020

07 September 2020

An NLSIU student, who has requested anonymity, has received more than 220 responses online from candidates who were interested in joining a national law school this year, but who were facing problems due to the NLSIU's plans for an online-only proctored entrance test. Legally India has seen a copy of the Google form responses. A selection of these has been shared in the article below, but identities of respondents have been anonymised. We have reached out to the NLSIU administration for comment.

07 September 2020

The cold war that has mostly been fought via press releases between the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) Consortium and NLSIU Bangalore, after the latter’s shock decision to hold its independent entrance test last week, has escalated.

04 September 2020

The first of what are widely expected to be many writ petitions has been filed this morning before the Jharkhand high court at Ranchi on behalf of five Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) aspirants against the new NLSIU Bangalore admissions test.

03 September 2020

NLSIU Bangalore has decided to conduct separate admissions to its BA, LLB and LLM programmes this year, outside the oft-postponed Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), on 12 September 2020 with a week for applicants to register for 4% of the fees of the CLAT.

28 August 2020
Scoop: This latest postponement will now push the CLAT nearly to October
10 August 2020
Exclusive: The CLAT had last week been postponed indefinitely though now has a tentative date again, less than one month away*
25 July 2020

Following our report on 17 July of a particularly test-taker-unfriendly format in the first mock exam, the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) has tweaked its software for the second mock exam that has been made live today.

17 July 2020

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020 had rolled out its mock exams today to registered students and apparently it is still a work-in-progress that may take feedback of students’ on board.

30 June 2020
Diverging approaches as the CLAT will play it more old-school with an in-person test while the smaller AILET emulates LSAT model with online proctored exam.*
25 June 2020
CLAT is overwhelmingly likely to remain an English CLAT this year though very few other things remain certain about it
28 May 2020

The LSAT-India exam has been postponed from 14 June to 19 July, due to an apparent clashing with students’ preparations for the CBSE board exams, which are scheduled between 1 to 15 July, continuing the long-running Covid-19-triggered experiment of being the first to hold a law university entrance test where the stakes are high and the risks are many.

26 May 2020
CLAT convenor and DNLU Jabalpur VC Prof Balraj Chauhan shares some of his and the committee's current deliberations surrounding potentially taking the admissions test online this year
18 May 2020

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.

18 May 2020

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.

21 April 2020
'No way out': the second extension of CLAT dates was indeed inevitable
27 March 2020

The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLU) has extended the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) date to 24 May 2020, with the application deadline extended to 25 April 2020.

21 November 2019

The next Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) will take place on 10 May 2020 with 25-40% fewer questions and revised undergraduate test patterns to reduce the “mental stress” of law school aspirants, according to the decision made by the CLAT Consortium of national law schools today.