The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) – 2020 will be held on May 10, 2020
The exam will remain off line and the duration will be two hours.
The notification for CLAT – 2020 will be released in the last week of December, 2019 and the online application form would be available from January 1, 2020.
Professor Balraj Chouhan, Vice-Chancellor of Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur will be the convenor for CLAT 2020.
This decision was taken by the Consortium of NLUs in its meeting held at the Consortium’s Permanent Secretariat in Bangalore.
The meeting was chaired by the President of the Consortium, Prof. Faizan Mustafa, Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad and all the Vice-Chancellors of member NLUs of the Consortium attended the meeting.
The CLAT – 2020 will also have a change in the pattern of the questions for the UG.
Comprehension based questions would be asked from Quantitative Techniques, English,
Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning and Logical Reasoning.
It was also resolved to reduce the number of questions from 200 to 120-150 questions.
Prof. Mustafa said that asking students to answer 200 questions in 120 minutes is not right as it puts students under lot of mental stress.
He told that the idea is to get better students to National Law Universities who have competence in reading texts and demonstrate skills in inferential reasoning.
The admit card will be released in the first week of May. Candidates need to download the admit card and take a print out.
Number of changes were made in CLAT – 2019, i.e., the test was made off line from online and for the first time carbonised copy of the OMR sheet was provided to the candidates.