Fact check: Has CLAT 2020 been postponed indefinitely?
New Delhi, Aug 27: A notice stating the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020 has been postponed has gone viral on social media.
It says that the Executive Committee of the Consortium of National Law Universities met on August 25 2020 and unanimously decided to postpone CLAT 2020 from its scheduled date of September 7, 2020, until further notice. While the note on the social media is a fake one, the CLAT has said that the exams would be held on September 28.
The Consortium of National Law Universities, following a meeting said that 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.
At this meeting, the Executive Committee assessed the prevailing lockdown situation in various parts of the country and in particular, took into consideration the lockdown announced in the state of West Bengal for the 7th September, and the continued lockdown in the state of Bihar until the 6th September. On this basis, the Consortium has taken the following decision:
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.
The exam it may be recalled was postponed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The centralised exam is held for admissions to the bachelors and masters courses in law in 22 NLUs in the country and is conducted by the consortium.
The Delhi High Court had asked the Centre and the consortium of NLU to reply to a law graduate's plea challenging the requirement of physically appearing for the exam amidst the pandemic.
The CLAT 2020 had been postponed multiple times owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The exam was set to be conducted in the month of April and then it was pushed to May 24 and then to August. Candidates are advised to keep a tab on consortiumofnlus.ac.in.
CLAT 2020 has been postponed until further notice.
CLAT held a review meeting and decided exams would be held on Sep 28