The Consortium of National Law Universities will hold the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) this year on September 7, 2020. It was planned to be to be held in May and has been deferred multiple times since then due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019 the CLAT was conducted on May 26 and the results were declared in June.
Lately, it was arranged to be held this month but last week the exam was postponed till further notice. As per the latest notice by the authorities, the exam will now be held on September 7, 2020.
CLAT is an entrance-level test for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate law courses. It is a national level exam and also a entry point of National Law Universities (NLUs). Every year, lakh of students appear for the exam. The NLUs were also mulling the option of holding the exam from home in a proctor-based mode, however, no final decision on it is out yet from the court.
- CLAT is a two-hour exam where candidates are to solve 150 questions.
- Those who score at least 40 per cent marks are considered to be pass in the exam and eligible for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate level courses.
- For reserved category candidates, the cut-off is 35 per cent, as per rules.
Other undergraduate-level law entrance tests include the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET), LSAT India, ULSAT by UPES and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) conducts UET.