CLAT Exam Day Guidelines: COVID Specific Instructions, Dress Code & Rules

Samiksha RautelaPublished On: July 10, 2020

Keeping in mind the current coronavirus scare, the conducting body of CLAT has released a set of COVID specific guidelines. Find the detailed instructions and manual ahead.

Guidelines for CLAT

The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has released a notice on the official website describing the CLAT exam day guidelines and instructions. The notice has underlined the importance of social distancing and has assured that CLAT 2020 will be conducted safely if each individual adheres to the precautionary measures.

CLAT 2020 has been postponed and is scheduled for 22nd August 2020. Due to the chaos caused by coronavirus pandemic in the nation, multiple law exams have either been postponed or cancelled. However, CLAT 2020 is all set to be conducted through a social distanced computer-based testing. The inputs and guidance from prominent health experts have been taken to validate the processes and procedures that need to be followed at various stages of the exam. Candidates are provided with the authority to either reconfirm/select their test centres or withdraw from the CLAT 2020 until 10th July 2020.

Guidelines for CLAT 2020 are divided into two types. The first one talks about the code of conduct while the other one highlights COVID specific instructions. These norms are announced with the intent to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Table of Contents

COVID Specific Instructions for CLAT 2020

Model of Conduct for CLAT 2020

Banned Items for CLAT 2020

Dress Code for CLAT 2020

CLAT Exam Day Guidelines: Code of Conduct

Enlisted below are the basic code of conduct that needs to be followed.

  • Candidates must bring the admit card and a valid ID proof such as Aadhar, Voter ID, Passport etc.

  • Each and every candidate needs to participate in the thermal screening process.

  • Aspirants need not form groups or crowd at places. Maintaining social distance is a must.

  • Nothing except the prescribed items are allowed within the exam centre. The list of the permitted items is given below.

  • Study material, paper or calculator are prohibited inside the examination centre.

  • The exam is supposed to be conducted through a CBT (Computer-Based-Test) mode. Students are expected to be familiar with the usage of computers. For ensuring the same an aspirant can practice through CLAT Mock Test 2020.

  • Reach the exam centre on time. Entry would not be granted to latecomers.

  • Verify the seating arrangement soon after entering the exam venue to avoid any hassle.

CLAT Exam Day Guidelines: COVID Specific Instructions

Go through the COVID specific instructions issued by the Consortium of National Law Universities that need to be followed sincerely.

  • If a candidate has temperature more than 99.14, he/she would be taken to the isolation lab to take the test.

  • In case a candidate arrives with the scribe to the exam venue, he/she and the scribe, both must carry an N95 mask.

  • The items that an applicant can carry to the venue are Gloves, Mask, Personal transparent water bottle, Personal Hand Sanitizer (50 ml), a simple pen and exam related documents that include an admit card, valid id card, etc.

  • Candidates with mobile phones need to switch them off and submit at the designated location. They can collect their phones after the exam ends.

CLAT Exam Day Guidelines: Model of Conduct

The norms and rules are not only applicable for students but a set of instructions needs to be followed by the staff too. Check out the model of conduct given below.

  • The staff will be assigned duties whereby they have to control the crowd and ensure orderly movement. In nutshell, the staff will have to manage the crowd.

  • Staff will be present at the entry gate of every exam centre with Thermo Guns.

  • Sufficient centre administration, clearing staff and invigilators with hand gloves and face masks will be deployed.

  • The exam centre will be sanitized thoroughly with spraying machines containing disinfectant liquid.

  • The test centre and washroom will be equipped with sufficient hand soap and hand sanitizers.

  • Candidates showcasing symptoms of coronavirus (fever, cough etc.) will not be allowed to enter the exam venue. They would be accommodated in a separate isolation lab where they would appear for the law exam.

  • PPE Kits will be provided to the staff functioning in the isolation lab.

  • Gloves and 3 ply masks will be provided to isolation lab candidates.

Also Read:Colleges Accepting CLAT 2020 Score and Seat Matrix

CLAT Exam Day Guidelines: Banned Items

All the items except for the ones prescribed by the conducting body will be banned in the examination hall. Few of them are as follows.

  • Any kind of metallic substances

  • Food items

  • Electronics or gadgets such as headphones, headset, health band, camera, Bluetooth, cellphones, pager, microphones etc.

  • Items like goggles, wallets, caps, handbags and belts are banned

  • Study materials or stationery items are not allowed inside other than the one mentioned on the notification. Candidates can not take pencil box, books, paper, calculator, plastic pouch, pen drive, eraser, log table, paper bits, writing pads, electronic pens, scanner etc.

CLAT Exam Day Guidelines: Dress Code

Aspirants are required to meet the dress code guidelines issued by CLAT 2020. Any candidate found not complying with them will be disqualified from the exam.

  • The aspirant needs to wear clothes with half sleeves. They should also not have a badge or big button which can be used to hide materials.

  • Candidates must wear light coloured clothes in order to eliminate any chance of concealing any kind of cheating material.

  • Shoes are not allowed in the exam centre. Candidates must either wear sandals or slippers.

  • CLAT 2020 does not have a safekeeping place so the aspirants must not carry expensive or precious materials with them.

  • Candidates must not carry nose pins, rings, badges, chains etc. at any cost.

Also Read:CLAT 2020: Reservation of Seats in NLUs

Students are advised to stick to the CLAT exam day guidelines issued by the conducting body in order to contain the spread of coronavirus. They also need to follow the dress code and instructions closely to avoid any disqualification or inconvenience from the exam. For an advisory or more information on CLAT 2020 aspirants can check out the links mentioned below.

How to Prepare for CLAT 2020

Exam Pattern of CLAT 2020

Previous Year’s Question Paper of CLAT 2020

Admit Card of CLAT 2020

Paper Analysis of CLAT 2019

Result of CLAT 2020

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