CLAT 2020: Delhi High Court Rejects Plea to Appear in the National Law Exam from Home

Published on: Sep 16, 2020 15:52 IST
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CLAT 2020: The Delhi High Court has rejected the plea to take CLAT 2020 exam from home. The HC said that it cannot rule out the possibility of the Common Law Admission Test 2020 being compromised by examinees or coaching centres if the exam is taken from home instead of test centres. The plea seeking candidates to allow to take CLAT 2020 from home owing to the COVID-19 pandemic has thus, been dismissed by the High Court.

The court also said that added to it is the fact that over 78,000 candidates seeking to appear for CLAT 2020 might not have access to appropriate technology, internet connection, laptop or desktop computer and as such, the plea is not acceptable. The order was passed on 10th September 2020 itself but was made available on the official website of Delhi HC on 16th September 2020. The petition had been filed by the petitioner on medical grounds. The Delhi HC said that the plea does not hold enough merit and also said that the order of the Supreme court would be binding in this regard.

CLAT 2020 has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic is scheduled to be finally conducted on 28th September 2020. CLAT 2020 is a centralised exam conducted by the Consortium of the National Law Universities for the screening of candidates admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate law courses offered by the participating NLUs. Recently, the National Law School of India University, Bangalore opted out of CLAT 2020 and will be conducting its own separate entrance test NLAT 2020 for aspirants in a home-based manner. CLAT 202,0 however, will be conducted in the online mode at the designated test centres where computers would be set up for candidates to take up the test.

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