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National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT)

The National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT) was started by NLSIU Bangalore in September 2020 as the exclusive admissions test for itself, pulling out of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) that year in the process.
21 September 2020

NLSIU Bangalore has reacted to today’s Supreme Court decision striking down the National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT), noting that it would re-join the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) as well as issue partial refunds, implementing the judgment “in letter and spirit”.

21 September 2020

The Supreme Court has ruled that NLSIU Bangalore’s National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT) exam as invalid, accepting nearly all arguments of the petitioners and rejecting nearly all of NLS’.

16 September 2020

NLSIU Bangalore has furtively updated the 64 frequently asked questions (FAQs) relating to the National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT) on its website to remove mention of its decision to drop the the so-called “Safe Assessment Browser (SAB) Tool” from its online home-proctored entrance test.

15 September 2020

NLSIU Bangalore has stated in a press release that “some cases of examination malpractice deserve criminal investigation and the University has already lodged a criminal complaint against some actors”, in relation to its controversial National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT) that saw more than 27,500 candidates.

14 September 2020

From noon today some lucky / unlucky candidates for NLSIU Bangalore have been taking up the offer of a chance to re-take the controversial National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT), Saturday’s exam date of which had been mired in technical errors and reports of few if any serious technological measures that could curtail cheating.

14 September 2020

As controversial National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT) re-takes for candidates who had issues will be underway from noon today (14 September), the Jharkhand high court petition challenging the exam has been submitted to the Supreme Court with an intervention application, to join the matter that is set to be heard on Wednesday, 16 September.

12 September 2020

NLSIU Bangalore has made a press release about the National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT) that it concluded today for 24,603 registered candidates for its flagship undergraduate LLB programme.

12 September 2020

We have just witnessed a live demonstration that the National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT), the online home-proctored admissions test announced eight days ago by NLSIU Bangalore that has taken place today, is impossible to conduct without significant risk of cheating.

12 September 2020

Yes, only eight days after the exam was announced on 3 September, following three writ petitions and a partial stay on results in the Supreme Court yesterday, plus a whole lot of last minute tweaks and some technology Snafus, the National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT) of NLSIU Bangalore is actually happening.

11 September 2020

Teething issues are to be expected for an exam announced with such short notice but the simulation of the National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT) admissions test to NLSIU Bangalore today was dogged by myriad issues.

10 September 2020

While the National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT) for admission to NLSIU Bangalore’s LLB and LLM programmes was launched yesterday and NLS has announced a fully-proctored simulation to take place tomorrow, with the actual exam on Saturday (12 September), serious questions remain about whether the university will catch any of the inevitable cheating attempts (besides the plethora other issues, some of which have been highlighted in our Claxit live blog).

10 September 2020

To some extent, NLSIU Bangalore can’t be faulted for the lack of quantity in its communication about the last-minute announcement of the National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT), with its frequently asked questions (FAQ) page having seen an average of half a dozen or more updates per day.

08 September 2020

NLSIU Bangalore has relaxed the technical requirements of its National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT) that is happening in four days, to include more operating systems, to require less internet bandwidth and, in seemingly rare cases, allow candidates to take the test in test centres in 14 cities. Test centres for all? Or just for some?

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.