On Wednesday, the Supreme Court rejected a petition requesting permission to administer the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT Exam) in offline mode, given the increase of COVID-19 cases throughout the country.
A bench led by Justice L Nageswara Rao declined to consider the plea filed by counsel Mitul Jain.
The advocate who appeared for the petition argued that the CLAT exam panel had originally agreed to hold the examination offline but now the online assessment is progressing forward. The lawyer insisted the move would discourage candidates who have no access to computers for appearing for the admission test.
The CLAT exam committee should have come up with a foolproof plan and offered the prospective candidates a month’s time, the lawyer said.
The CLAT, a nationwide entrance exam for undergraduate and postgraduate law courses taught by 22 national law universities across the country, is administered by the National Law Universities Consortium composed of representative universities.
As per CLAT, registrations for the examination closed on July 10, 2020, and the online exam will be conducted on August 22, 2020.
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