Published: 28th August 2020
Finally, CLAT exam postponed to September 28 owing to COVID-19 pandemic
The entrance exam to the 22 National Law Universities was supposed to be held on September 7. The decision was taken on August 27
The Consortium of National Law Universities which conducts the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) has decided to postpone the entrance exams until September 28, according to an official notification. The exam was originally supposed to be held on September 7.
"The Executive Committee of the Consortium of National Law Universities met on the 27th August 2020 to review the precautionary measures taken in the context of the COVID 19 pandemic and the resulting situation in various states of the country," reads the notification. "The CLAT 2020 examination for both UG and PG candidates scheduled for 7th September, 2020 has been postponed to Monday, the 28th September, 2020 from 2 to 4 PM," it said.
CLAT is a national level entrance exam for admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes offered by 22 National Law Universities around the country. A large number of students across the country have been deamnding postponement of the examination, along with IIT JEE and NEET, owing to a surge in the number of COVID cases.
A lot of students in containment zones, under quarantine and in flood-struck areas have previously said that they may not be able to make it to the examination centres on September 7. India currently has more than 3.39 million COVID cases, with more than 77,000 cases getting reported on Thursday.
Before this notification, there have been speculations about a possible postponement. Even though there were social media forwards about an indefinite postponement, the consortium had clarified that it was fake.