Mohali 31 May (KNS): Due to the prevailing pandemic COVID-19 in the country, Consortium of National Law Universities have decided to extend the last date of online applications for Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) to July 1, 2020. The date for the CLAT exam would be announced by July 1 giving students at least 21 days prior notice for the exam.
The exam will be conducted by National Law School of India University, Nagarbhavi, Bengaluru for the admission in 2020-21 in 22 National law universities (NLUs) and 50 affiliated Law colleges & Universities in India.
In 2019, around 60,000 candidates appeared for the CLAT. This year the number may increase as the interest of the students in Legal Education is growing dynamically across the Country.
Dr. Anshu Kataria, Chairman, Aryans College of Law, Rajpura Near Chandigarh said that Aryans College of Law is the first Private College in Punjab which has now also become part of those top Universities and Colleges of Legal Studies to use CLAT Score for the admissions in LL.B. (3 Years) and BA-LL.B. (5 Years) program. Moreover, it’s the 1st college in the region to host LSAT-2019 exam at its Campus.
Kataria thanked the CLAT committee for making Aryans the part of CLAT & permitting to use CLAT Score for its admissions. Kataria further thanked the students and staff for taking the law college to such a top position in short span of time with their efforts made in academics, innovations etc.
Kataria further added that in North India, Chandigarh has emerged out as the most preferred destination for the students of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, J&K etc.
CLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria:
For undergraduate programme (five-year Integrated Law Degree), an applicant must be a pass in 10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum of a 45% marks for all categories except for SC/ST categories in which case the applicant needs to have 40% marks. There shall be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer for both UG & PG.
For post-graduate programme (one year LLM degree), an applicant must have LLB degree with at least 55% marks. Candidates belonging to SC/ST categories need to have 50% marks in LLB degree. (KNS)