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CLAT-2020 to be Held on May 10 Next Year; Exam Pattern Revised

CLAT-2020: The Consortium of NLU has announced that Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) – 2020 will be conducted on May 10, 2020. The exam notification will be made available in the last week of December 2019, while online application forms will be open from January 1, 2020 onward.  The decision was taken by the Consortium of NLUs at its meeting on Thursday chaired by President of the Consortium Faizan Mustafa, Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR University of Law.

The CLAT-2020 would also have a change in the pattern of questions with a focus on comprehension-based questions from quantitative techniques, English, current affairs, and logical reasoning. President of the Consortium, Prof. Faizan Mustafa explained it will enable the NLUs to attract “better students to National Law Universities who have competence in reading texts and demonstrate skills in inferential reasoning.”

Just like the UG exam, the PG exam too will now have comprehension-based questions. The descriptive section, however, will remain the same.

Last year the CLAT question paper included 200 MCQs, but from the new session the number of questions will be 120-150. Explaining the changes, Prof. Faizan said, “asking students to answer 200 questions in 120 minutes is not right as it puts students under a lot of mental stress.”

The duration of the exam will be 2 hours like earlier, and so will be the mode of the exam (offline).

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