CLAT 2020 cannot be taken from home, exam postponed: NLU tells Delhi HC.

NLU told Delhi High Court on Monday that since CLAT had been postponed, the petition seeking that students be allowed to appear for it from home couldn’t be maintained.

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NLU told Delhi High Court on Monday that since CLAT had been postponed, the petition seeking that students be allowed to appear for it from home couldn’t be maintained.

Since CLAT has been postponed, the plea seeking for candidates to be able to appear for the common test for admission to National Law Universities from home is no longer maintainable, the National Law Universities (NLU) consortium told the Delhi High Court on Monday.

NLU said that the petitioner who wanted to pursue a master’s degree course should withdraw the case and file it again at a later date if required once the new dates for CLAT are announced.

NLU also said that the plea was about the admission test of NLU-Delhi which has a separate entrance exam from CLAT which too has been postponed.

Next hearing on September 10

Justice Jayant Nath adjourned the matter to September 10 since the immediate matter was regarding appearing for CLAT 2020 from home.

At the last hearing on August 4, the court had asked the central government to inform whether appearing for CLAT from home would be possible in view of the pandemic.

The counsel for the consortium had said at the time that the plea was not maintainable in Delhi as the consortium was based in Bangalore.

He has also noted that CLAT had been decided not to be held from home in order to counter rampant cheating.

The court had issued noticed to the central government and NLU asking them to take a stand by August 10.

The central government has not made a statement yet.

CLAT 2020 would be an online exam as per the notification. Exam centres with computers would be set up for candidates to appear for the centralised exam to the 22 NLUs in India.

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