Coronavirus scare: Will CLAT 2020 be postponed in view of rising cases?
With the number of coronavirus cases spiking in India, the central and state governments are scrambling to put in place stringent measures like the closure of schools, colleges, malls, and entertainment and recreational venues. The emerging situation has also kept CLAT-aspirants on the tenterhooks, as if the situation deteriorated any further there is every chance that the exam may be postponed.
The pen-and-paper based CLAT 2020 exam is currently slated to be conducted on May 10, with the application form currently open. The last date to submit the completed CLAT 2020 application form is March 31.
At the point of writing this news, the total number of coronavirus cases in India stands at 117. So far two people have succumbed to the virus, which causes COVID-19 disease.
Maharashtra has recorded the highest number of cases, more than 33 at last count after detection of 19 new cases. Kerala comes second at 24 cases.
To stop the contagion from spreading, most states have closed down shopping malls, schools, colleges, recreational and entertainment areas.
In states like Maharashtra, malls, schools and colleges will remain shut till March 31. The Assam government has ordered shutting of these institutions till March 29.
The central government is evacuating Indian nationals who were stuck in foreign countries, including in coronavirus epicentres like Italy and Iran.
Major events like the IPL have been suspended, as travelling becomes more and more hazardous.
International figures like the wife of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s wife has tested positive for coronavirus. Donald Trump, the US President, who many speculated has contracted the virus, has however tested negative.
Precautions against Coronavirus:
Wash hands frequently using alcohol-based hand rub or with soap and water.
Maintain social distancing of at least 1 metre (3 feet) from people who are coughing or sneezing.
Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Follow respiratory hygiene like covering your mouth or nose when coughing or sneezing.
Seek medical intervention if you have fever, cough or difficulty in breathing.
Follow any other guideline issued by the government or health authorities.
What are chances of CLAT 2020 being postponed?
The exam conducting authority hasn’t come out with any notification yet as to whether the coronavirus scare may have any influence on the CLAT exam schedule. But if the situation gets out of control, we can expect a comment from CLAT authorities.
Also, given the fact that the CLAT exam will be conducted in May, the authorities have some time in their hands to assess the situation and react accordingly.
NUSRL, Ranchi will conduct CLAT 2020 exam for admission to law courses offered by the 22 participating NLUs. The CLAT-based seat intake is 2538 for 5-year integrated law program, and 742 for LLM program.
In addition to the NLUs, affiliates (private universities) will also use CLAT scores for admission.
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Questions related to CLAT
are clat regestration still open??
Sorry to inform you that CLAT registrations closed on July 10th and exam is scheduled to happen on September 7th, date of issuing of admit card hasn't been announced yet. You can visit clat consortium official website where it is mentioned that registration has been closed officially on July 10th.
To know more about CLAT 2020 latest updates visit the link below.
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is it good to go out another city for clat preparation, because the place where I live has no facility but after I clear this exam , again I have to somewhere else for law. what to do? which city is best for clat preparation.
Well preparing for clat is also possible without coaching but it do require extra work as you will have to collect all the required materials such as notes and books by yourself, where in a coaching centre you are provided all the required materials.
However it isn't necessary to go to a different city to prepare untill and unless you are not ready. You have made a very good point here that for law college you will eventually have to go to a different city. Well if you are ready and comfortable than go for it. I will recommend you to go for delhi, as it has some of the best coaching centres and crowd is also good.
However if you are not ready to go to a different city you can also try online coaching programs. In offline coaching centres you get to interact with competitive crowd which pushes you up further to work hard however in online classes it isn't possible.
Anyways I hope you will make best decision for yourself. Hope you find it helpful.
If i have appear for CLAT after 12 but dont get success can i apper again in CLAT after BA.if yes is any difference in value of degree.Please reply.
Yes you can appear for CLAT even after completing your Graduation in BA. After completing BA programme you can apply for CLAT Entrance exam. CLAT is the national level exam for the admission to Five year integrated programme & Post Graduate law ( LLM) programme and if you have already completed your Graduation programme then you can also go for 3 Years law programme.
If you want to go for five years Integrated law programme then to apply for CLAT you should have minimum 45% in your 10+2
I am in class 11th and i have opted for humanities. i want to clear clat first and then compete the upsc exam , please tell me the right path
If you wish to give CLAT then you can take BA/LLB or BBA/LLB then after graduation you can appear for upsc . UPSC basic criteria includes graduation degree in any discipline from any recognized University. Candidate must be more than 21 years of age and the upper age limit is 32 years for general candidates. Therefore as per your interest you can do graduation in law and then give upsc after completing your graduation.
CLAT की exam के बाद BA.LLB के कोर्स क्या है CLAT का फॉर्म कब तक भर सकते हैं
Hello student ,
First of all as you know this is a national level entrance exam for admission of candidates who want to pursue in under graduation and post graduation law course in national law universities or in other universities .
Further , the students who want to make career in law and in legal area . They have to pursue Bachelor of arts - bachelor of legislative (BA LLB ) course and for this they have to give common law admission test and you can start filling form for this exam from January - July .
Hope it will help you !