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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

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
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