Consortium of National Law Universities conducted the CLAT 2020 on September 28. The exam has been conducted for admission to 22 national law universities including NLSIU, Bangalore which was also directed by the Supreme Court to admit students only through CLAT.
Of the total 75,183 candidates who applied, 68,833 had downloaded admit cards. Of those who had downloaded the admit cards, 86.20% appeared for the test. At four centres 100% attendance was recorded. Centre Observers appointed by the Consortium have not reported any technical glitch.
CLAT 2020 was originally scheduled in May 2020 but had to be postponed several times due to Covid-19. Earlier, the exam was supposed to be conducted in pen and paper mode but the consortium conducted an online centre based test due to Covid-19.
This year, the exam itself was made student-friendly by giving students a chance to review their answers and there were no negative marks for not attempting any question. Unlike previous years, the Consortium also reduced the number of questions for CLAT (UG) from 200 to 150.