The CLAT 2020 to be held on August 22, 2020, has been once again postponed till further notice. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) exam for the academic session 2020-2021 was initially intended to be held on May 10, 2020, which, was later postponed to May 24, and then again to June 21, 2020. The pandemic due to novel coronavirus has forced its postponement for the fourth time.
The official website of CLAT organizing Consortium of National Law Universities reads, “Registration for the examination closed on 10th July 2020. The exam scheduled for 22 August, has been postponed until further notice.” The new dates are speculated to be announced in September after consulting with the Education and Home Ministries.
According to some reports of NDTV, Vice-Chancellor of Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur, and CLAT 2020 Convenor Professor Balraj Chouhan on Wednesday declared the further rescheduling.
“We want every student to get their fair chance to appear for the exams. Due to the lockdowns announced in various parts of the country, students will find it difficult to appear for the exams. Keeping that issue in mind, we have decided to postpone the exams until further notice,” Prof Balraj further said.
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The exam was held on May 26, whereas the result was announced in June last year. Various competitive exams have been postponed this year due to coronavirus outbreak.
Over 68,000 applications for undergraduate admissions and 9,000 for postgraduate admissions have been received this year. According to the notifications, CLAT would be held online at the notified centres across the country.
CLAT is an aptitude-based exam testing the calibre of interested students for admissions to Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Law programs offered by 22 premier Law Universities across the country.
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