The National Law School of India University (NLSIU) has decided to not accept the scores of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) for the Academic Year of 2020-2021 for the fresh batch of the 5 years integrated course of B.A LL.B. The University issued a notice to inform about the same and also stated that it will be conducting its own Aptitude Test (NLAT) for the admission of 2020- 2021.
The noticed further stated that the NLAT is scheduled to be held on September 12,2020. Reportedly, the University has refused to accept the scores of CLAT as the postponement of dates have already caused a lot of delay. The NLAT shall be online based and shall not be an open book exam. The notice containing all the details has been uploaded in the official website of the University
The notice states, “Hence, if NLSIU is unable to complete admissions before the end of September 2020 it will inevitably result in a ‘Zero Year’ with no admission. This will deprive law students of the opportunity to pursue their studies this year at India’s premier law university. We are fully committed to ensuring that no student is denied the opportunity to study at NLSIU this Academic Year. Hence, NLSIU is compelled by the current circumstances to conduct a separate admissions process for the B.A., LL. B and LL.M programmes for the Academic Year 2020-21.”
The CLAT has been postponed to September 28 due to the increasing number of cases of Covid in the Country. The application process for NLAT shall begin on September 3, 2020 and shall conclude on September 10, 2020. Click Here to read the official notification.