In a bid to help ease the burden on the students and reduce the stress caused due to the difficult entrance tests, the Consortium of National Law Universities has decided to change the CLAT 2020 exam pattern.
CLAT or Common Law Admission Test 2020 is an undergraduate entrance test that is conducted by the National Law Universities in India. Through CLAT 2020, candidates will be able to take admission to one of the premier law institutes, i.e. NLUs in India.
Statements from the Proctor of Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur, Jalaj Goantiya, declared that the decision had been made to make the exam pattern of CLAT 2020 “less complicated”. He added that the exams which cause undue stress on the students should not be welcomed. Moreover, they are testing the scope of designing a more effective exam pattern for CLAT 2020. Other statements have added that the changes in CLAT 2020 are looking towards shortlisting more competent candidates for the programmes.
Debates and discussions have been held on the matter and the new and improved exam pattern for CLAT 2020 is currently under development. A new team has also been formed for the development of the new exam pattern, which has been scheduled to be announced this month. Further, the Vice-Chancellor of National Law Institute University Bhopal, V Vijayakumar, has been assigned as the President of the Consortium. On the other hand, the Vice-Chancellor of National Law University Jabalpur has been assigned the duty of developing the final report for the new exam pattern.
As per sources, the new exam pattern is expected to see comprehensive questions on Current Affairs, English and other subjects in the exam. Further, the number of exams in CLAT 2020 is said to be reduced to 120-150 questions from the present 200 questions. CLAT 2020 is expected to be held on 10th May 2020, the registrations to which will be commenced on 1st January 2020.