The Supreme Court of India has decided to cancel the National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT) 2020 exam. The apex court announced that the admissions to the National Law School of India University (NLSUI) Bangalore to be made on the basis of CLAT 2020 examination. Candidates who are seeking admission to NLSUI can appear for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020 exam scheduled on September 28.
Earlier, the three-judge bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and MR Shah had permitted to conduct the NLAT 2020 exam by NLSUI. The court had put a stay on the declaration of the NLAT result. A petition was filed challenging the decision of conducting the NLAT by NLSUI Bangalore's separately. NLSUI decided to conduct NLAT separate due to delay in conducting the CLAT 2020 examination.
Every year, the national-level CLAT exam will be held for admission to 3-year/5-year Integrated LLB and LLM programmes in 21 prominent National Law Universities spread across the country. The exam usually conducted in May. However, the CLAT 2020 online examination was delayed due to the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Consortium of NLUs has released the CLAT 2020 admit card on September 15. The shortlisted candidates can seek admission to 21 NLUs for courses - BA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, BBA LLB, BSW LLB and LLM.