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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

25 August 2020

A faked Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) consortium notification (see above) has been making the rounds on social media, purporting postponement of the 2020 CLAT.

10 August 2020
Exclusive: The CLAT had last week been postponed indefinitely though now has a tentative date again, less than one month away*
05 August 2020
Exclusive: CLAT now unlikely to be held any time soon*
03 August 2020
Students have understandably been on tenterhooks about whether the CLAT will happen on its scheduled date; equally understandably, the consortium has tough if not impossible decisions to make
29 July 2020

After initially criticising the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) national law universities' approach of holding centre-based law school admissions tests as everything from not “patriotic” and carrying the “risk” of “mass infection” of candidates and their families, NLU Delhi has done an about turn and announced that it too would hold a centre-based physical test.

27 July 2020

Reports and attempts have surfaced of how easy it had been to apparently circumvent some of the security measures in place for the home-proctored Symbiosis Law Admissions Test (SLAT), which was taken by around 20,000 aspirants this year for its five-year BA, BBA, LLB and LLB Honours programmes, according to an official with Symbiosis.

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.

02 July 2020

The Cold War-esque rivalry between NLU Delhi’s All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) and all the other national law universities’ (NLUs) competing Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) has intensified, with the former directly implying that the latter’s plan to conduct the admissions test would be unsafe and against government policy, amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.