IMPACT OF COVID ON CLAT EXAM AND ASPIRANTS
The spread of COVID has increased in India. As a result, many stringent measures like the closure of schools, colleges, malls, and entertainment & recreational venues were taken by the central as well as the state government. It also affected many entrance exams. One such top law entrance exam that took the toll was the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT).
CLAT 2020 Examination was originally scheduled to be conducted on 10th May 2020. But the COVID outbreak forced the CLAT Consortium to reschedule the exam. Later on, the Law entrance exam was decided to be conducted on 24th May 2020. But the increasing cases of COVID further put pressure on the Consortium of Law Universities to delay the exam until the situation gets any better.
As per the latest decision of The Consortium of National Law Universities that conducts the Common Law Admission Test, the CLAT 2020 Examination will be held on 22nd August 2020. The last date for online applications is 10th July 2020.
The exam will be a computer-based, online, centre-based test. As per the latest notice, all registered candidates must select or reconfirm their test centres or withdraw their registration by 10th July 2020. A complete list of examination centres for the CLAT 2020 Examination will be notified to the aspirants on 1st July 2020. Detailed guidance with respect to the protocols and modalities of the computer-based, online, centre based mechanism will also be issued.
CLAT 2020 EXAMINATION STATISTICS
As per the record, around 60,000 candidates from all over the country appeared in Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2019) and 58,000 candidates appeared for the CLAT 2018. This year due to the outbreak of COVID, the number of candidates expected to appear for CLAT Exam has reduced to around 50,000.
CLAT 2020 EXAMINATION PATTERN
To comply with the current pandemic, NLU has taken the CLAT examination online. The new exam pattern will be way different from the old one major difference will be the computer mode replacing the pen and paper mode. The national law entrance exam will be of 2 hours. The online mode will have 150 objective type questions for UG, and 120 MCQs for PG. 1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer and 0.25 marks will be deducted as a penalty for every wrong answer.
EXAM PATTERN FOR CLAT LLB
The section-wise breakup of questions for CLAT 2020 question paper is as follows:
EXAM PATTERN FOR CLAT LLM
The CLAT LLM exam will have 120 Multiple Choice Questions and will carry a maximum of 120 marks.
SAMPLE PAPERS FOR CLAT 2020
The consortium has released official sample papers for both UG and PG programmes. Candidates who have successfully registered for the CLAT Exam 2020 can get access to these papers by simply logging in to their respective accounts.
CLAT MOCK-TEST 2020
In order to help students prepare for the CLAT Exam, the consortium will conduct CLAT Mock Tests 2020 for UG and PG aspirants from July 17 onwards. The test will be conducted in centre-based mode. The law consortium has released mock test online accessible only by those who have registered for the examination.
The mock test schedule laid out by the CLAT Consortium is as follows:
Besides this, Eduwhere will also be providing mock tests for the CLAT Exam that will help students practice more. Candidates can unlock Eduwhere’s mock test simply by opting for Eduwhere Edge Pass which is available for Rs 99 for 1 month and Rs 199 for 3 months.
CLAT Exam is taken by many students every year but only a few manage to qualify. The students can ace this examination using the right preparation strategy and correct understanding of the questions in the paper. The delay in the exam has in a way proved beneficial for the students as it gave them more time to prepare. It’s only the pattern that has changed, the syllabus remained the same which has been a cherry on the top as students have been deeply immersed in the preparation for CLAT Exam.
The new CLAT 2020 Examination is designed to test a candidate’s necessary aptitude and skills for legal education rather than prior knowledge. It will be a thorough test of student’s Lockdown studies. To successfully attempt the new CLAT 2020 Exam, students must
- Be well-aware about the syllabus and the pattern.
- Thoroughly go through the sample papers
- Practice CLAT Mock Tests
- Study Smart
- Revise Syllabus regularly
- Go thoroughly from the books mentioned for CLAT